10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The weather may still be warm, but it is most definitely Autumn in New York City! Celebrate the beautiful season with Cider Week, The Cabernet Convention, NYC Food and Film Festival and many opening exhibitions. If you love Halloween season, get festive at the Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel! Whatever your interests may be, we’ve got you covered this weekend.

One Potato, Two Potato

October 21 – October 27

Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street

Metrograph will be screening Larry Peerce’s powerful story of an inter-racial romance “One Potato, Two Potato.” The film stars Barbara Barrie, Bernie Hamilton and Richard Mulligan. Don’t miss this must see film! Tickets are $15. For more information visit here.

Cider Week

October 21 – October 30

Various venues

Sip on dozens of hard ciders around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Hudson Valley this week. The annual cider celebration will include tastings, dinners and classes from makers including Original Sin, Eve’s Cidery, Foggy Ridge Cider, Steampunk Cider and much more. For locations and more information visit here.

The New York Cabaret Convention 2016

October 21

Rose Theater (at Fredrick P. Rose Hall), Upper West Side

Celebrate the final evening of the New York Cabaret Convention 2016. The convention will wrap up with a tribute to some of Broadways greatest Sheldon Harnick and Charles Strouse. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Beverly Buchanan: Ruins and Rituals

October 21 – March 5

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn

The new Beverly Buchanan’s retrospective opens this Friday and is a must see! The exhibition will include over 200 objects ranging from sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, notebooks and documentation of performances. The late Buchanan’s work explored various topics including gender, race, identity, memory and place. Tickets are $16. For more information visit here.

The Apollo Celebrates Ella Ok

October 22, 8:00 p.m.

Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th Street

It may be a few months early, but it’s time for a centennial celebration of Ella Fitzgerald! Jazz and R&B vocalists Patti Austin, Andra Day and Lizz Wright will all be performing major hits from the late artist. Tickets range from $48.50-$128.50, for more information visit here.

NYC Food Film Festival

Through October 23

AMC Empire 25, 234 42nd Street

Films and food, what could be better? This weekend experience a multi-sensory food and film experience at varying unique events. Watch films about foods while simultaneously tasting the exact dishes right from your seat! For the event schedule and more information visit here.

Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel

Through October 31

Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street, Brooklyn

Get ready for a scare! Spend this Halloween season watching the talented and spooky resident theatrical troupe at New York City College of Technology. The show is filled with complete audio and visual effects that are sure to keep you on your toes! Tickets are $10. For more information visit here.


Through December 4

Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street

James Colby and Khris Davis hit the stage in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s much anticipated drama. The humorous yet moving production follows factory workers lives in the 21st century. Tickets are $85, for more information visit here.

Love, Love, Love

Through December 18

Laura Pels Theatre, 111 W. 46th Street

Mike Bartlett’s dark comedy about the effects of the 1967 Summer of Love hits the stage at the Laura Pels Theatre. The talented cast includes Zoe Kazan and Amy Ryan. Playwright Mike Bartlett is best known for his production of “King Charles III” which previously ran on Broadway. Tickets range from $89-$99. For more information visit here.

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York

Through February 26

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue

Discover 225 works of LGBTQ artists in 20th century New York City. Learn about significant workrs from key figures including Andy Warhol, Bill T. Jones, Robert Mapplethorpe, Leonard Bernstein and Anna May Wong. There will also be various events including panels, readings and an LGBTQ Teen Summit. Tickets are $14. For more information visit here.


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