Friday Oct. 4
The New Yorker Festival
508 W 37th Street
New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz kicks off the three-day festival with a night of storytelling from five acclaimed writers at the magazine. Jon Lee Anderson, Hisham Matar, Mary Norris and others will share their tales from years of reporting in New York and across the globe.
Chris Botti at Carnegie
57th St and 7th Ave
8pm, from $17
The renowned trumpeter brings his talented to the most famous stage in the world, joining popular music specialists The New York Pops. Fresh off a Grammy for his latest album, Botti will open the new season at Carnegie Hall with a bang.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/dog-photos_opt.jpeg)Saturday Oct. 5
Dog Photography by Mary Bloom
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St
$10 suggested donation
For decades, Mary Bloom has served as photographer-in-residence at the Cathedral; in Dog Bless You, she turns her lens to man's best friend. Now the official photographer of the Westminster Kennel Club, Bloom brings her whimsical and poignant portraits of canines to the public eye.
Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure
The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
79th St at West Drive
$10 adults, $7 children
Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop where they encounter beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch.
Sunday Oct. 6
New York Film Festival
Alice Tully Hall
6pm, $15 and up
Catch one of three foreign selections: a sci-fi from Japan, a drama from Chile, or a comedy from the UK. Or come back another night through October 13th for dozens of critically-acclaimed flicks.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/bubbles-3_opt.jpeg)Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages
340 West 50th St between 8th and 9th Ave
In a one-of-a-kind experience sure to dazzle all ages, the Yang family brings bubbles to life with lasers, smoke, lighting and pure magic-a truly unforgettable show. There's a good reason these bubble-artists are Guinness World Record holders!
Monday Oct. 7
Melt to Earth
Lincoln Center, Josie Robertson Plaza
Columbus Ave between 65th and 66th Sts
Lincoln Center hours; free.
Melt to Earth, fourteen monumental, site-specific sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry will be on view at Lincoln Center this fall and winter. The major exhibition, commissioned by Lincoln Center-the Center's second post-redevelopment free public art initiative-will be installed on Josie Robertson Plaza from October 7, 2013 and is scheduled to run to January 2014.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/rockette_opt.jpeg)Inside Radio City
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave at 50th St
$20, children $15
If the holiday season can't come soon enough, come get an inside look at one of New York's legendary stages. Learn about the history of Art-Deco design in the city, get a sneak peak at how live performances are transformed onstage, and meet a Rockette.
Tuesday Oct. 8
The Music of Thad Jones
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Julliard\
For the season opener, the Julliard Jazz Orchestra plays a free performance honoring the iconic trumpeter Thad Jones, who played with everyone from Count Basie to Herbie Hancock, and is widely adored for his swinging big-band charts.
Wednesday Oct. 9
Bach Dances with Live Music
The Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave New York, NY 10027
7:30 pm, $12 ($7 for students and seniors)
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this season, RIOULT Dance NY presents three works set to the music of J.S. Bach. Students at the Manhattan School of Music will dance to three of Bach's most popular works, in a New York premiere of the dance group's critically acclaimed-show. One night only.
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe
Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
165 W 65th St 10th Floor
Form and Idea -- Four renowned works are the focus of an in-depth look at the fascinating process of communicating musical ideas through Classical concepts of compositional form. Focus on Brahms Quartet No. 2 in A major for piano, violin, viola, and cello, Op. 26.
Thursday Oct. 10
EatSleepPlay: Building Health Every Day
Children's Museum of Manhattan
212 W 83rd St
$10, seniors $7, children under 1 free
A new exhibit lets your little ones explore how diet and lifestyle can affect the body-literally. Puzzles housed in a giant head show how different routines can affect brain functions, and kids can follow nutrients through the digestive tract and heart-valves in a crawlspace.
(http://nypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Nicholas_Roerich_Gues_opt.jpeg)Discover Nicholas Roerich
Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W 107th St at Riverside Drive
Free (donation suggested)
Before a group of his fans opened this boutique museum in a townhouse, Nicholas Roerich was one of the best artists you'd never heard of. Join the growing ranks and discover the mystical, wonderful work of the late Russian artist and poet.