In this 4-week course taught by veteran comedian Carole Montgomery, you’ll learn the basics of joke writing, brainstorm ideas for material, workshop that material on the Q.E.D. stage, receive feedback from Carole and fellow students and, finally, perform your five minutes at a “graduation” show with fellow students . The class is conducted on the…

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Award-winning Roots musician D.B. Rielly and his band will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, spanning several genres including Roots, Zydeco, Blues, and Alt-Country. D.B. promises his listeners an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions.” 6-10pm Admission is free www.dbrielly.com

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Hear true stories about mental health (or the lack thereof) and tell your own 6-minute story at Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic at QED Astoria. This month featuring comic Jackie Jax and storytellers Krista Komondor and Heather Dockray. $5.

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Calling all small business owners, bloggers and those looking to market their brand! Learn 8 key formulas to create original content for social media. Style photos that tell and sell your story with these informative tips + tricks! Enjoy approximately 45 minutes of examples + formulas via slide show presentation, followed by a 30 minute…

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Are you a kid? Do you HAVE a kid? Have they ever wanted to learn how to draw a rocketship? What about a kitten? The Flash? Or maybe it might be nice for them to get crazy with colors and have some fun making a mess on someone ELSE’s table! Bring your little ones (ages…

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“We all have baggage; some of us talk about it on stage” is the motto of Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic, a monthly storytelling show hosted by Lori Baird at QED: A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria. The show features comics, actors, storytellers, and regular folks telling true stories — sometimes funny,…

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Award-winning Roots musician D.B. Rielly and his band will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, spanning several genres including Roots, Zydeco, Blues, and Alt-Country. D.B. promises his listeners an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions.” 6-10pm Admission is free www.dbrielly.com

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Producers/Comedians Brandon Collins (“Comedy Outliers”) and Mike Feeney (“On the Offensive”) introduce “So Get This…” – A Comedy Storytelling Show! During this FREE showcase professional comedians will be ditching their material and telling one TRUE hilarious, honest story from their lives. Things are bound to get weird and personal in what guarantees to be an…

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Oh, Caffe Benne – you had potential. Let’s be real: We’re not completely  sad to see you go. See, Astoria’s becoming a home for more coffee shops than we can count: there’s a new cafe popping up every other week. Some of them are great. Some of them not so much. But there’s one tiny reason we’re a…

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