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10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Get ready to be spooked this weekend as we celebrate Halloween! With the annual Halloween Extravaganza and the Village Halloween Parade, the weekend is filled with exciting activities surrounding the holiday. If Halloween isn't your thing, we've still got you covered! Explore multiple new museum exhibitions this weekend at the Met, the MoMA and more.

Halloween Extravaganza

October 28, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave

Ring in the Halloween weekend with the annual Halloween Extravaganza. The celebration begins with the screening of the 1920s classic, “The Cabinent of Dr. Caligari.” Following the film, Ralph Lee’s Mettawee River Theater Company will take over the cathedral’s nave, so enter at your own risk. For more information visit here.

New York Television Festival

Through October 29

SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd Street and Helen Mills Theater, 137 W. 26th Street

The annual festival celebrates television creators and the work they’ve accomplished in their careers. This year included screenings as part of the Independent Pilot Competition, an open discussion with the creators of “How I Met Your Mother,” a Q&A with Lena Dunham and much more. For more information and tickets visit here.

Experience Mars

Through October 29

At the corner of Varick and Canal streets

Calling all space enthusiasts! National Geographic’s new show “Mars” will be open to the public this weekend. The captivating installation takes viewers to the year 2033 and simulates a recruiting process for astronauts traveling to Mars. With virtual reality components, an antigravity treadmill and models of NASA’s Curiosity, this is a truly unique experience! For more information visit here.

Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito

Through October 30

MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street

It’s the closing weekend of the MoMA’s unique and thought provoking exhibition! Through performance, music, video, installation, sound and poetry, Nástio Mosquito explores the complex history of colonialism in his native Angola. For more information visit here.

Village Halloween Parade

October 31

Along 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street

Get your costumes ready! The city’s annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade is back for its 43rd year in a row. Be ready for dancers, puppets, bands and of course scary costumes in this much anticipated event. For more information visit here.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Through November 6

Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue

The acclaimed company returns to The Joyce to perform two pieces from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Analogy Trilogy.” The work is based on interviews that were conducted by Jones. “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane” highlights a French Jewish nurses experience during World War II. “Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist” uncovers the internal war against addiction and excess. For more information and tickets visit here.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Through January 22

Booth Theater , 22 W. 45th Street

Don’t miss this must see theatrical event! Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber star in the revival of Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of the scandalous 18th century French novel. For more tickets and more information visit here.

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Through January 29

The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue

Visit the largest museum retrospective to date of artist Kerry James Marshall. Nearly 80 works from his remarkable 35-year career will be in view. The Alabama native painter took a unique “post-black” approach after living through the rebellion in 1965. For more information visit here.

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art

Through February 5

Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort Street

Be one of the first to experience the Whitney’s newest exhibition. The exhibit explores more than a century of experimentation in cinema. The show covers more than 18,000 square feet of gallery space and includes a film series. For more information visit here.

Max Beckmann in New York

Through February 20

The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue

The Met is putting the spotlight on German painter, draftsman, printer, sculptor and writer, Max Beckmann. The exhibition features 14 paintings that Beckmann created during his time in New York from 1949 to 1950 as well as 25 previous works. For more information visit here.
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