Things to Do the Weekend of 10/6

Thursday, October 5, 2017

What’s going on this weekend.

Future of Storytelling Festival

October 6, 10 a.m.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace 

Get lost in great stories at this immersive storytelling event. There will be exhibits, hand-on demos, interactive installations, live performances, panels and more. For more information visit here.

La France I: Claurde Debussy and Maurice Ravel

October 6, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Art Song Society will open its eighth season with the first concert in its five concert festival La France. For more information visit here.

Diwali at Times Square

October 7, 2-9 p.m.

Along Broadway from 46th to 47th Streets, Times Square

The Hindu festival of light will illuminate Times Square with music, dance, traditional food, lamp-lighting and a digital fireworks display. For more information visit here.

New Yorker Festival

October 6-8

Various venues

Top speakers will participate in three days of talks about all things art, theater, literature, comedy, film, TV, food and music. Featured speakers include Riz Ahmed, Michael Schulman, Jerry Seinfeld, Mary Karr and Seth Meyers. For more information visit here.

Bonnie and Clyde

October 6-8

Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Arthur Penn’s classic starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. For more information visit here.


Through October 8

Hudson Theatre, 141 West 44th Street

Final call to see the shocking adaptation of George Orwell’s novel. The play stars Reed Birney, Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge. For more information visit here

Carter Burden Gallery New Exhibitions 

Through October 26

Carter Burden Gallery, 548 West 28th Street

Three new exhibitions of re-emerging older artists will be on display. Featured artists include Werner Bargsten, Charles Ramsburg and Danny Turitz. For more information visit here.

Blood Manor

Through November 4

163 Varick Street

Halloween is upon us! Visit the 5,000 square foot haunted house known for its themed rooms, creepy corridors and trained actors that will certainly frighten you. For more information visit here.

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

October 6-January 7

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue

China’s contemporary art reflects a nation in a major transformative period. Although the Guggenheim’s survey of contemporary Chinese art has already caused controversy for its animal cruelty, the museum has since pulled those pieces, and what remains is well worth the visit. For more information visit here.

The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

Through April 22

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

This brand new exhibition looks at the history of the Vietnam war, both on the battlefield at home. There are news clippings, film, antiwar posters, artwork by veterans and more. For more information visit here.

Dave Harrington Group Performs Live Music

October 8-9

Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton

The Dave Harrington Group brings jazz, drone, ambient and film music to the iconic silent era film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. For more information visit here.


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