Friday, Oct. 18
Uncorked Comedy at City Winery
Guest comics at this regular series have ranged from Comedy Central stars to Late Night regulars. Sit back, laugh, an enjoy one of City Winery's house-barreled wines, or a selection from their expansive, affordable wine list.
155 Varick Street, 11:30 p.m., $8
Movie Night-with the Directors
Critics at the Sundance Film Festival gave the Special Jury Award to this documentary, which follows two middle-class black students, over twelve years, at a posh Upper East Side school over twelve years. One subject's parents, who directed the film, will answer questions after the screening.
323 Sixth Avenue, 4:05 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., $13.50
Saturday, Oct. 19
Music from Ireland
As part of the CMJ Music Marathon, an annual showcase of new bands featuring over 1,300 artists, the Red Lion will host four Irish bands for a free day of music. Slow Skies, Cat Dowling, We Cut Corners and Kid Karate are this year's guests.
The Red Lion
553 West 51 Street, 2:00 p.m., free
Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show
Celebrate the New York graduates of Pablove Shutterbugs, The Pablove Foundation's photography program for children and teens living with cancer. Enjoy a very special exhibition of our students' work and a silent auction of professional works by Herb Ritts, Reagan Louie, Carrie Yury, Jeff Antebi, Michael Muller, Jeff Bridges, and more.
Lu Magnus Gallery
55 Hester Street, 4:00pm-8:00pm, free
Sunday, Oct. 20
Family Fit Day
Get everyone moving at this fun event that encourages you and your brood to get fit together! Bring your kids ages 2 through 12 for activities like rock climbing, relay games, and marital arts sparring. Healthy munchies provided.
14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street, 10:00 a.m., $35 per family
"Spirited" Walking Tour
Historians from the Merchant House Museum will guide guests through Noho on a tour of long-gone local notables, including Edgar Allen Poe and Washington Irving. And to get you in the Halloween spirit, they'll stop by the site of one of the most infamous murders of 19th century New York, among other haunted locales.
Merchant's House Museum
29 East 4th Street, 1:00 p.m., $10
Monday, Oct. 21
A Panel on Crowdsourcing
Trying to get a project, start-up, or charity off the ground? Learn about how to crowdsource funding for your business at this panel, sponsored by the Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce, featuring guests from NYU, Indiegogo, and Rockethub. After the panel discussion, network with likeminded entrepreneurs and nosh on hors d'oeuvres.
235 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, 6:00 p.m., $50
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting
Come together with neighbors and local reps to discuss issues pressing the community and learn about new developments coming out of the various CB Committees. A Public Session at 6pm will precede the official agenda. (The district covers Manhattan south of Canal Street.)
4 World Trade Center aka 150 Greenwich, 6 p.m.
Writers Coalition Benefit
Jon Sands hosts a reading and artist round table to support the New York Writers Coalition, a progressive group of writers and poets that provides free creative workshops. In attendance will be authors Ben Dolnick, Avra Wing, Angel Nafis and more, all in the cozy surroundings at KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street, 7:00 p.m., $10-$20 (suggested)
Wednesday, Oct. 23
A Conversation with Alan Greenspan
For nearly twenty years, Alan Greenspan sat in one of the most powerful seats in American government, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Since his departure, he's had the time to write about what exactly went wrong leading up to the Great Recession. He'll speak about his new book with journalist Sebastian Mallaby, of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Barnes and Noble
Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m., free
Dizzy Gillespie's Birthday Celebration
A peerless titan of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie inspired thousands of trumpeters, composers, and musicians of all stripes. Join some of his most loved contemporaries and admirers-including Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, and Freddie Hendrix-for a joyous, swingin' night honoring the great one.
The Blue Note
131 West 3rd Street, 8:00 p.m. (show time), $35
Thursday, Oct. 24
Poems by Nomi Stone
When acclaimed poet Nomi Stone visited the small island of Djerba, Tunisia, she discovered ancient history: the remnants of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, dating to the fifth century B.C. In this intimate reading, she will present poems inspired by those encounters, a rare look into a unique and faraway world.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, 7:00 p.m., free (RSVP recommended)
New York Festival of Light
New York City will join the ranks of many other cities around the world with the launch of 'First Light'.
Attendees will be treated to a small flavor of things to come. Local politicians, designers, artists and
festival supporters will be attending, expressing their love of light and their desire to propel New York
onto the world stage as an iconic member of the world lighting festival community.
Elizabeth Street Gardens
209 Elizabeth Street, 6:00pm-9:00pm, free