Friday Oct. 11
Art in Odd Places Festival
This wacky festival invites dozens of artists each year to create artistic riffs on a theme throughout public spaces along 14th street, from river to river. This year's theme is "Numbers." Maps and program guides are available online to create a self-guided tour.
Free, all day through Oct. 20
Saturday Oct. 12
Somatic Movement Arts Festival
Workshops, performances and panel discussions support you in cultivating a dynamic and responsive connection to your body's intelligence. Learn how your body-mind has the innate capacity to
transform, heal and flourish.
Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, entrance on Chambers, 2nd Floor
All day, details at somafest.org
Sunday Oct. 13
Open House New York
Center for Architecture
Join Open House New York for a full weekend of family fun! Drop by the Center for Architecture with the family and try your hand at designing your own customized brownstone ? professionals will be present to assist you.
536 LaGuardia Pl., 11 a.m. ? 4 p.m. Free
Intro to Italian Wine
Mario Batali, superstar chef and television personality, makes some of the great Italian wines accessible in weekly classes at this pizzeria. In this class, the restaurant's sommelier will guide tasters through the major grapes and vineyards of Italian wine country. Once you're an expert, come back for another class on cheeses, barrel-aging, or an in-depth regional focus.
Otto, 1 5th Avenue, 2 p.m., $45
Monday Oct. 15th
Yoko Ono, Bag One Arts and Legacy Productions Present: The Art of John Lennon
On view at this noteworthy SoHo exhibit will be nearly 100 limited edition drawings and songwritings
that John created from 1964 to 1980. The artwork spans his days of Beatlemania in the early 1960s all
the way to his untimely death in 1980. All pieces will be available for purchase.
72 Greene Street (between Spring Street and Broome Street), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free/$3 donation
Theater for the New City
The story is based loosely on the career of the "real-life" David Ippolito, who is known to hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world as "That Guitar Man from Central Park." Part singer-songwriter, part storyteller, part social-commentator and humorist, Ippolito has become famous for his simple catch phrase, "It's just us," and his ability to turn a large crowd of strangers into a group of friends.
155 First Ave at E 10th Street, 8 p.m.- 9:45 p.m. $25
AND MILES TO GO
The Wild Project
Disadvantaged students. A disheartened administration. A disintegrated infrastructure. Adele Priam has seen the very best and worst in her 50 years as a teacher in the classroom of a New York City public school. As the Board of Education considers shuttering the school, this teacher and her community will forever be changed. A play about the frailty of life, legacy, and our education system.
195 East 3rd Street, 8 p.m. $20
Tuesday Oct. 15
Erik Friedlander plays John Zorn
In a mash-up of two legends of the experimental downtown scene, acclaimed cellist Erik Friedlander takes ten compositions from the playbook of John Zorn, saxophonist and innovator extraordinaire. The show takes place at Zorn's nonprofit venue, one of the last great spaces for avant-garde music.
The Stone, Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, 10 p.m., $10
Sculptures at City Hall Park
The Public Art Fund brings a series of playful, ironic, and just plain silly sculptures to the Financial District. Enjoy the tail end of summer while browsing through "Lightness of Being," which features a live clown sleeping on a park bench and a humungous zucchini statue.
City Hall Park, Manhattan, Free
Wednesday Oct. 16
Rotella Gallery Grand Opening
World renowned nature photographer, Art Wolfe, has turned in a new direction and will unveil The Human Canvas. Robert Rotella's inspiring macro-imaging will be on display as well. Both photographers will be in attendance.
468 West Broadway, 6-8 p.m.
RSVP by October 9 /212-891-0230
Thursday Oct. 17
Fix Your Bike Workshop
Ride your bike down to this open workshop, where the mechanics at Time's Up! will give free tutorials on the basics of bicycle maintenance. Learn how to diagnose common problems, change tires, and other essentials; then, sign up for any number of regular community rides to take your wheels for a spin.
Time's Up! 156 Rivington Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donation suggested.