It's already the first weekend of November, which means the New York Marathon is back! But don't worry, if running isn't your thing we have plenty of other activities to fill the weekend with. From the Big Apple Film Festival to the Festival of Light and multiple art exhibitions, the weekend will be anything but boring!
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
November 4 - 6
The Sheen Center 18 Bleeker Street
Mozart’s timeless music will not disappoint this weekend at the Sheen Center. Witness one of his most dramatic musical productions sung in Italian. Tickets are $40. For more information visit here.
Big Apple Film Festival
Through November 5
Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Ave
A film festival for the locals! Big Apple Film Festival is centered around local actors, directors, writers, producers and other independent film contributors in NYC. For more information and tickets visit here.
Kings of War
November 3 - 6
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave
Famous for “Crucible” and “A View From the Bridge,” Ivo van Hove is bringing back his Amsterdam company with a compilation of five of Shakespeare’s royal tragedies. Don’t miss this spectacular event! For more information visit here.
November 6, starting between 9:50 and 11:00 a.m.
Staten Island to 67th Street on West Drive in Central Park
It’s not too late! If running is your thing, join tens of thousands of participants running 26.2 miles around NYC. If not, sit along the best spots on the course and cheer on the runners. For more information visit here.
New York Comedy Festival
Through November 6
Get ready to laugh! The annual comedy festival is back and features performances by Trevor Noah, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt and many more. Other events include Comics to Watch, a panel of writers from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Stand Up for Heroes. For more information visit here.
Bresson on Cinema
November 4 - 16
BAM Rose Cinemas, 40 Lafayette Ave
The famous French film director, Robert Bresson was known for his philosophical dramas. Experience his greatest works in cinema this weekend with classics like “Bicycle Thieves” and “Pickpocket.” For more information visit here.
Festival of Light
November 6 - 8
Along with Berlin and London, New York City will be participating in the Festival of Light this year. Experience unique light installations, illuminated sculptures and more in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For more information visit here.
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
Through January 15
New Museum, 325 Bowery
Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist makes her debut in New York City in this exhibition. The mesmerizing artists work is filled with vibrant kaleidoscopic projections that combine the natural world with technology. Filling the three main floors of the museum, the exhibition includes video installations, soundscapes, images and music. For more information visit here.
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
Through January 22
MoMA, 11 53rd Street
This powerful exhibition examines the ways contemporary architecture and design has come into play in light of global refugee emergencies. Focusing on conditions that alter conventional images of an already established environment, the exhibition brings together projects by architects, designers and artists. For more information visit here.
Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah
Through February 12
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave
Peter Shire’s colorful patterns and imagery fill the Jewish Museum’s gallery in this exhibition. Both enlightening and unique, the series focuses on the artist and designers relationship between his hometown of Los Angeles and the history of Memphis design. For more information visit here.