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THE BIG EVENT

 

China's Modern Sky Festival comes to the US, for the first time! It will take place at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park and feature two days of music, food, drinks and fun with Cat Power, Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor (featuring Jamie Lidell, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Dead Prez, Money Mark, Peaking Lights, The Mahotella Queens, Pharoah Sanders, Sinkane, and others. (10/4-5)


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EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

 

Crossing Brooklyn: Art From Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond opens at Brooklyn Museum (10/3) 

PLUS: Robert Gober: Heart Is Not A Metaphor opens at the Museum of Modern Art (10/4) From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book at Morgan Library & Museum (now-11/9)...Mac Conner: A New York City Life, is on view at the Museum of the City of New York...What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, is at The Museum of The Moving Image. Check out Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Other Mischievous Actions at Museo del Barrio ... Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot is at Asia Society and Museum ... Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is going at The Whitney Museum of American Art (through 10/19). Submerged, A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit at The Intrepid makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families ..... Ai Weiwei: According to What? at Brooklyn Museum; Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans at the New-York Historical Society celebrates the 75th anniversary of Madeline's publication, and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans, with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks (Through Oct. 19) ... The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ... Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the Guggenheim Museum features contemporary works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries.


COMEDY 

 

Godfrey performs at Gotham Comedy Club (10/3-10/5)

PLUS: $5 Funnies w/Kurt Metzger, Pete Davidson, Christian Finnegan, Cipha Sounds, Danny Palmer and More at The Stand (9/30); Stand Up to Domestic Violence: A Fundraiser for the Purple Purse Challenge w/Janeane Garofalo, Michele Buteau, Jean Kingsley, Dan Soder and More at The Stand (10/1); The Laugh Button Live at Comic Con's New York Super Week with Sirius XM Comedy Presents Mike Lawrence's 'Days of Future Laughs' at The Stand (10/4)

KIDS

Calling all marine biologists! The Marine Science Festival takes place at Hudson River Park (10/5)

PLUS:  The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is now open at New York Botanical Garden;   The Old Man and The Old Moon is playing at the New Victory Theater (now-10/13);  Compete in the Halloween Harvest Pie Eating Contest at Luna Park (10/4). The Sign up to be a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Times Square


SIGHTSEEING

 

Take in the crisp air and views of glorious foliage with Circle Line's Bear Mountain Cruises (10/4-10/5). Enjoy three hours at Oktoberfest.

PLUS: Partake in an Autumn Skies Telescope Party at AMNH (9/30). Enjoy a romantic after work cruise with cocktails with Hornblower Cruise's Alive After Five event. Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Morton's The Steakhouse (10/2); Enjoy a Kickoff to Fall at Queens County Farm Museum (10/5)

PLUS: Yankee Stadium Tours is a must for baseball and Yankees fans!


NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

 

Lykke Li takes to the stage at Radio City Music Hall (10/4) 

PLUS: Bryan Ferry croons at The Beacon Theatre (10/1); Ask Me Another: VIP w/Ethan Hawke at The Bell House (10/1); Los Lonely Boys at Highline Ballroom (10/1); Berlin Philharmoniker performs at Carnegie Hall (10/2) Shelby Lynne is at City Winery (10/2) DJ ?uestlove at Brooklyn Bowl (10/2);  Carmen is at The Met (10/4) Blood Manor opens for another season of terror (10/2-11/1); Modern Sky Festival is in Central Park (10/4-5), starring Cat Power and many others. Afghan Whigs are at Beacon Theatre (10/4); New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruise with Spirit Cruises (10/4); La Roux is at Terminal 5 (10/4); Stryper w/Saviour at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (10/4); Keiko Matsui at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (10/5)


SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK 

 

The White Light Festival begins at Lincoln Center (10/7)

PLUS: Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac, and they return to MSG for two nights (10/6-7); 80s darlings The Bangles perform at City Winery (10/6-7); ; Jackson Browne is at The Beacon Theatre (10/7-8) ; Book a Full Moon Dinner Cruise with Bateaux New York (10/8); Macbeth is at The Met (10/8) 

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