This Week on the Avenue

10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, October 6, 2016
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This weekend has quite a lot in store! We are kicking off October with a variety of unique events around the boroughs. Take a day or two to visit the new exhibitions popping up around the city or escape from reality in the theatre. Once again, we’ve got you covered with activities to celebrate the upcoming weekend.

Shen Wei Dance Arts: Neither

Through October 8

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Shen Wei, a prominent figure in contemporary dance who also choreographed for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics joins the New Wave Festival. Get tickets here before they run out!

The New Yorker Festival

October 7 – October 9

Multiple Venues

The New Yorker Festival is taking place this weekend and has lots to offer. Various events include talks between Jhumpa Lahiri and New Yorker writer Judith Thurman, live performances and talks by artists included Father John Misty, Jeremy Irons talking with Rebecca Mead and much more. To view the complete list and varying locations visit here.

Autumn Crafts Festival 

October 8-9

Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, 64th Street at Columbus Avenue

Browse work from over 260 artisans around the world at this year’s Autumn Crafts Festival. Admission is free and there will be a wide variety of jewelry, furniture, fashion, paintings, photography and much more. For more information visit here.

NY Quadrille

Through October 9

Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue

This weekend only, audiences at Joyce Theater are able to watch four dance companies from all four sides of the theater. The featured companies include Pam Tanowitz Dance, Tere O’Connor Dance, RoseAnne Spradlin and Loni Landon Dance Project. For tickets and more information visit here.

The Battle of Algiers

October 7 – October 13

Film Forum, 209 W. Houston Street

Relive the eye-opening historical film, “The Battle of Algiers” this weekend at Film Forum. The film returns in a digital 4K restoration with the same astounding and revolutionary story. Tickets are $14. For more information visit here.

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

October 8 – October 30

The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx

The Japanese chrysanthemum, Kiku, will fill the Botanical Gardens starting this weekend. Get lost in a sea of floral sculptures and chrysanthemums of all shades and sizes. The exhibition also features traditional displays from the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo. For more information visit here.

Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy

Through March 26

Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street

Unlike any exhibit before, the Museum of Chinese in America is inviting you to learn about Chinese cuisine. With 33 Chinese and Asian-American chefs, the exhibition features a video installation detailing inspirations and stories from the chefs. For more information visit here.

The Roads to Home

Through November 6

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street

To celebrate the Centennial of Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, the Cherry Lane Theatre is putting on a new production of his comic drama. The play is set in the 1920s and follows three women who have just recently moved to Houston and continually wonder “What is home?” For tickets visit here.

One: One Planet One Future

Through November 21

Westbeth Center for the Arts, 155 Bank Street

Prepare for an eye-opening exhibition of the natural beauties the world has to offer and the negative effects the human race has on them. Anne de Carbuccia travelled around the world to find unique natural beauties that she then burdens with images of a skull and an hourglass. These images represent the harm that human generated climate change is causing around the globe. For more information visit here.

Agnes Martin

Through January 11

Guggenheim Museum,1071 5th Avenue

This exhibition will follow Agnes Martin’s career from her very first experiments through her final paintings. Her famously hand drawn arrangements of coordinates, lines and stripes is why she is often considered an important figure in Minimalism. For more information on the exhibit visit here.
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