QNYC events roundup – fundraiser, fiesta, Diwali motorcade

Image source: The Queens Kickshaw

The Queens Kickshaw was spared from Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects and actually benefited greatly from increased patronage. To give back some of the luck and good will, the Astoria eatery will hold a Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser. All profits from 7 am this morning until 1am tomorrow will be donated to the American Red Cross. Whether you love coffee, cheese, beer, cider or kombucha (generously donated by Astoria’s very own Beyond Kombucha), come by to show your support for fellow New Yorkers in need.

Image source: Thalia Spanish Theatre

Colombia de FiestaThalia Spanish Theatre invites the general public to embark on an uplifting journey through Colombia’s favorite music and dance holiday traditions. A total of 14 dancers and musicians take part in this extravaganza, which features the Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez & his Band. Opening night is Nov. 9, but the Sunnyside performance space will repeat the show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 9, 2012.$30/$27 for students and seniors. All tickets are $25 on Fridays.

Image source: Grand Diwali Motorcade and Cultural Show

The Grand Diwali Motorcade and Cultural Show – Known as “The Festival of Lights,” Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. All around the world, Hindus and some Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains observe the holiday. Starting at 3 pm on Nov. 10, Queens notes the festival with an annual Hawan dedicated to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of light at the Arya Spiritual Center Grounds, 104-20 133rd St. in Richmond Hill. At 4:30 pm, vehicles in a motorcade line up on Liberty Avenue and 133rd street. The motorcade begins at dusk. Free.