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.