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Ellen Page and Michael Cera in "Juno."

Ellen Page and Michael Cera in "Juno." Credit: Ellen Page and Michael Cera in "Juno."

Movie Night in Astoria Park presents ‘Juno’
You should “fo shizz” head out to Queens Monday night for Astoria Park’s Movie Night, which will be screening the quirky comedy “Juno.” The 2008 Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay (won by screenwriter Diablo Cody) follows the life of offbeat teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) and how she navigates high school, friendships and, of course, teen pregnancy. The star-studded cast includes Michael Cera as Juno’s friend, love interest and father of her baby, Paulie Bleeker; J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney as Juno’s parents; Olivia Thirlby as her best friend and Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner as the hopeful adoptive couple. (Monday night, 8:30-10 p.m., FREE, Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd. between Ditmars Blvd. & Astoria Park South, 718-728-7820, /parks/astoriapark)

Book Event

‘Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives’: Stories from the trailblazers of domestic suspense
Stop by BookCourt Tuesday evening to pay tribute to female trailblazers of domestic suspense with crime fiction authority Sarah Weinman, editor of “Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives,” a collection of 14 suspenseful tales by women from the 1940s to mid-1970s. Weinman will be joined by Koethi Zan, Alafair Burke, Sara J. Henry and Jami Attenberg for readings, audience Q&A, a book signing and panel discussion. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, BookCourt, 163 Court St., Cobble Hill, 718-875-3677,

Book Event

Mix it up with ‘An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails’ at McNally Jackson
Feel like mixing things up a bit? Try creating some cocktails with “An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails” author Orr Shtuhl, who will be at McNally Jackson this Wednesday evening, along with New York Times spirits writers Clay Risen and Robert Simonson and Flatiron Room whiskey sommelier Heather Greene, to discuss cocktails and drinking culture with all you libation connoisseurs out there. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St., 212-274-1160, mcnally


Syfy Movies With A View
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy Movies With A View close out their summer movie season this Thursday with the tradition of letting viewers choose the film for the final screening. Your choices are “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Lost in Translation” and “Sharknado,” so log on and place your vote. With this kind of power comes great responsibility, so weigh your options and choose wisely. You’ll be affecting the Thursday night lives of your fellow New Yorkers, after all. (Thursday, 6 p.m., FREE, Harbor View Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, enter at Furman St., Brooklyn Heights,


Alicia Keys
No one, no one, no o-o-o-one will get in the way of you seeing Alicia Keys this week. The vocal dynamo and New York native will take the stage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park Friday morning for the latest in “Good Morning America’s” FREE summer concert series. The girl is on fire! (Friday, 7-9 a.m., park opens at 6 a.m., FREE, Rumsey Playfield, 72nd St. entrance on Fifth Ave.,


Annual Unicycle Festival
Cycle your way on down to the ferry to Governors Island this weekend for New York City’s annual Unicycle Festival. The festival kicks off Friday with a 13-mile unicycle ride across Brooklyn, which is sure to be an interesting sight to behold. But the real fun happens on Saturday and Sunday on Governors Island, with races, competitions, exhibits, unicycle basketball and hockey — that’s right! — and world-famous riders showing off their mad skills. If you’re feeling brave, or want to fulfill those childhood dreams of joining the circus, hop on a one-wheeler yourself! (Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m., FREE, Governors Island,

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