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October 15, 2014 - by CG News Desk

THE BIG EVENT

 

The seventh annual NYC Wine and Food Festival takes place (10/16-10/19) and will feature 100 + dinners, tastings, and seminars. Guests will include Bobbie Flay, Rachael Ray, Mario Batali, Paula Deen, Andrew Zimmern, Debi Mazar, Trisha Yearwood, Jets' great Joe Namath, and many, many more.

PLUS: The White Light Festival is now underway at Lincoln Center...The 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, sponsored by Google NY, runs 10/17-10/24. 

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EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

Final days for two exhibits!  Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is at The Whitney Museum of American Art , ends 10/19. 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, will also close 10/19.

PLUS: Robert Gober: Heart Is Not A Metaphor is now open at the Museum of Modern Art ... 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 ... . 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; ... 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. Killer Heels at Brooklyn Museum features 160+ artfully crafted historical and contemporary heels from the seventeenth century through the present.


COMEDY 

Tic Toc Stop is a special comedy event at Gotham Comedy Club that will feature Artie Lange, Craig Carton, Michael Che, Jim Florentine, Paul Virzi and others (10/15) ...Jonathan Kite at Carolines... (10/16) Robert Kelly is at Gotham Comedy Club (10/17-10/18) 


KIDS 

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis opens at Lincoln Center. (10/17)

PLUS:  The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is now open at New York Botanical Garden...Catch The Snail and The Whale at the New Victory Theater (10/18-19)...Reading with The Stars: Captain Underpants at The Scholastic Store (10/18)..Fall Kids Fest at Madison Square Park (10/18) Halloween Harvest/Pumpkin Carving Contest at Luna Park (10/18)...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. The new LEGO Store in the Flatiron District is now open. 


SIGHTSEEING

 

Take in the crisp air and views of glorious foliage with Circle Line's Bear Mountain Cruises (10/18-19). Enjoy three hours at Oktoberfest.

PLUS: Tailgate with NFL On the Hudson: Jets At Patriots on Circle Line Downtown (10/16) ...Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise with Spirit Cruises (10/18) ...Explore A Taste of the Seaport (10/18)...Yankee Stadium Tours is a must for baseball and Yankees fans!


NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

Lovers of the Broadway smash Rent can see Daphne Rubin Vega and Adam Pascal perform together for one night only at Highline Ballroom (10/17)

PLUS: Standard Time with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall (10/15)...Fresh 102.7's Fall Fest at the Beacon Theatre will include guests Neon Trees, Ingrid Michaelson, Bleachers, and Matt Nathanson... Basil Twist: The Rite of Spring at Rose Theater (10/15-18)...DJ ?uestlove at Brooklyn Bowl (10/16)...Classic rock group America performs at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (10/17)...Carmen at Metropolitan Opera (10/17)... Eric Church at MSG (10/17)... Yiddish Jazz with Andrey Makarevich at Town Hall (10/17-18)...Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends at Carnegie Hall (10/18)...Spin Doctors at B.B. King Blues Club (10/19)...Oktoberfest at The Garden at Studio Square (10/19)... Richard Marx at Highline Ballroom (10/21)...For those seeking a good scare (ages 14+), check out Blood Manor (through 11/2)

 


SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

PLUS: Unbound: Lena Dunham with Zadie Smith at the Brooklyn Academy of Music discuss Dunham's new book (10/21)...George Benson at B.B. King Blues Club (10/23) SATC's Mario Cantone is at Gotham Comedy Club (10/24-10/25)...2014 Margaret Mead Festival at AMNH (10/23-26)

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