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Friday, September 27

Sutton Foster at the Cafe Carlyle

The Rosewood Hotel, 35 E. 76th St., rosewoodhotels.com, 8:45 p.m., $60 bar seating

The Carlyle is known for the incredible musical talent it draws. Come be regaled by Sutton Foster, best known for her work on Broadway, for her last Friday evening Carlyle appearance of the fall.

Friday Night Book Group

Barnes and Noble, 150 E. 86th St., bn.com, 7 p.m., free

The recurring Friday Night Book Group at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble near the 86th St. stop is a great place to spend a Friday evening talking literature and enjoying refreshments in the cafe. This month's selection is The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.

Saturday, September 28

Penguin Feeding and Presentation

Central Park Zoo, E. 64th St. and Fifth Ave., $12- Adults, $7-Children

Watch the gentoos and chinstraps feed on fish and ask your penguin questions to a zoo docent.

East Harlem Latino Book Fair

Hunter College, 119th St. and 3rd Ave., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

The East Harlem community's annual Latino Book Fair, "El Festival Del Libro," will feature everything from large publishers, to nonprofit literary organizations, to food vendors.

Sunday, September 29

Taste of France

Bryant Park, 6th Ave. btwn 40th and 42nd Sts., tasteoffrance.com, free

The second Taste of France is back this fall, this time in Bryant Park in the heart of the city. Exciting events and special daily programs explore the diversity of the French world: its lifestyle, technology, beauty, cuisine, culture and more.

Brunch at the Carlyle

The Rosewood Hotel, 35 E. 76th St., rosewoodhotels.com, 12-2 p.m., $65pp

The Sunday brunch at the Carlyle restaurant is a mouth-watering three course offering with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy a mingling of tradition and luxury at the Rosewood Hotel's fine restaurant.

Monday, September 30

10th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner

The Colony Club, 564 Park Ave., nyccharities.org, 6:30, price varies

Join the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts at the Colony Club for an event honoring police commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, and presenting him with an ambassador to the Upper East Side award. Cocktails begin at 6:30 with dinner to follow.

28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Ave., 5:30 p.m., 305-243-4656

Meet and mingle with sports legends and celebrities at the 28th annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which concludes with a live performance of Jersey Boys. The Sports Legends Dinner benefits the Buoniconti Fund, which works toward finding a cure for paralysis.

Tuesday, October 1

Fall for Dance Festival

New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., nycitycenter.org, 8 p.m., $15

New York City Center is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival with a very special season featuring performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world. Highlights include three new works commissioned by the City Center in celebration of the 10th anniversary.

The Flaming Lips

Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., 3:30 a.m., terminal5nyc.com, $66

Join The Flaming Lips, the original "freak-folkers," for a late-night concert sure to be full of spectacle and antics.


The Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium, 154 W. 57th St., 7 p.m., $75

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in the world. Don't miss their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall, led by chief conductor Charles Dutoit.

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Show Off

Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., 7:30 p.m., apollotheater.org, $32

Amateur Night at the Apollo is a legendary show which involves amateur performers showcasing their skills (or lack thereof). It's totally up to the crowd whether they're any good, or deserve to be booed off the stage.

Thursday, October 3

American Decorative Arts

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., 9:30 am., metmuseum.org, suggested donation

The collection of American decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum extends from the late 17th to the early 20th century and includes approximately 12,000 examples of furniture, silver, glass, pewter, ceramics, and textiles. This is an exhibit art-lovers won't want to miss.

The New York Philharmonic

Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall, W. 63rd St. at Columbus Ave., 7:30 p.m., lincolncenter.org, $123

Don't miss the New York Philharmonic playing at its very own home at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. On October 3rd, the Philharmonic will be performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The show continues through early November.