Jun
19
Tue
The N.E.X.T. OPEN MIC Showcase: FINALS @ Shillelagh Tavern
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The N.E.X.T. OPEN MIC Showcase: FINALS @ Shillelagh Tavern | New York | United States

Last & final night of the N.E.X.T. OPEN MIC Spring 2018 competition. This is your last chance to win cash, studio time and your own gig at the tiny local pub once voted “Best Music Venue In Astoria”. Come and vote for your favorite act. (free beer by Budweiser) 21+ with I.D.

Jun
28
Thu
Truth Serum @ QED
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Truth Serum @ QED | New York | United States

Every 4th Thursday of the month, you can catch host Zoe Yellen with three of her most daring friends completing outlandish tasks and answering trivia questions. In between rounds, you’ll find some of New York City’s best stand ups and sketch comedy groups showing their stuff. Audience involvement and alcohol consumption are both highly encouraged in this one of a kind comedy escapade.

Stand up:
Tom Achilles
Bill Schafer

Musical Performance from La Dynasty

Contestants:
Ricky Meyer
Hannah Berry
Katie Hutch

Hosted by Zoe Yellen

Jul
10
Tue
The Con Artist Book Launch! @ The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 10 all-day
The Con Artist Book Launch! @ The Astoria Bookshop | New York | United States

Join in to celebrate the launch of Fred Van Lente’s new book The Con Artist! As the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of comics like The Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool vs. the Punisher, and Archer & Armstrong, Fred Van Lente has been called “a popular culture maven” (Vice). His work has been praised as “some of the funniest material you’ll read in any format” (The Hollywood Reporter), and his debut novel, Ten Dead Comedians was an Amazon Best of the Month in Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense. In The Con Artist Van Lente, who has worked in the comic book industry for nearly twenty years, returns with his second novel, a murder mystery set at a comic convention.

An unconventional whodunit for comic book fans and mystery lovers alike, THE CON ARTIST perfectly captures the chaotic energy of comic cons and reveals that heroes and villains aren’t just reserved for the pages and panels of our favorite graphic novels.

Jul
12
Thu
Glynnis MacNicol on No One Tells You This @ The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Glynnis MacNicol on No One Tells You This @ The Astoria Bookshop | New York | United States

Join Glynnis MacNicol on her memoir No One Tells You This. If you’re over the age of 40 and you’re not a wife or a mother, then what are you? What defines your life and your womanhood?

A revelatory memoir that pulls back the curtain on the lives of “all the single ladies” through the prism of one woman’s 40th year as she embarks on a journey of adventure and self-discovery and an inspirational quest to embrace a seemingly radical lifestyle: living without a husband or children, happily. The very best of memoirs crystallize a particular experience with telling detail in a way that makes it universal, which is what MacNicol does so powerfully in this memoir.

Jul
19
Thu
Darnell L. Moore & Kleaver Cruz on No Ashes In The Fire @ The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Darnell L. Moore & Kleaver Cruz on No Ashes In The Fire @ The Astoria Bookshop | New York | United States

Join Kleaver Cruz and Darnell L. Moore on his memoir ‘No Ashes In The Fire.’ From a leading organizer with the Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ movements comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir of radical black love.

When Darnell L. Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his Camden, NJ neighborhood tried to set him on fire. Darnell was tall and awkward and constantly bullied by those who saw him as other. That afternoon, the boys doused him with gasoline and tried lighting a match—but it was too windy. It was not the last time he would face death.

‘No Ashes In The Fire’ is a story of beauty and hope, giving voice to the rich, varied experiences of all those who survive on the edges of the margins. As he reckons with what it means to be free, Darnell charts a glorious path toward liberation.

Jul
31
Tue
The Shortest Way Home Launch Party! @ The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Shortest Way Home Launch Party! @ The Astoria Bookshop | New York | United States

Come celebrate with Astoria Bookshop for the launch of THE SHORTEST WAY HOME with debut author Miriam Parker. Miriam will be joined by Beth Parker, as well as a few adorable pups (yes, this is a dog-friendly event)! Many of us, no matter how happy or lucky we may be, have two lives: the life we have and the life we dream about pursuing. For Miriam Parker, that dream life revolves around escaping the responsibilities and stress of a nine-to-five job in New York City to enjoy a simpler, more romantic existence in the California wine country. Parker invites readers on a journey into this duality with her novel, THE SHORTEST WAY HOME, an unforgettable debut that sparkles with humor and heart.