Friday November 1
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
1 Pace Plaza
$25, $35, $45
The evening will begin in Paris's most famous artistic neighborhood, Montmartre. Jill Aigrot, who gave her vocals for the song "La Vie en Rose" in the award winning film of the same name, will entertain the audience with the 'music hall' period of Edith Piaf's career during which Piaf sang her most famous hits.
The Bolsheviks and the Jews Explored
The Village Temple 33 East 12th Street
$10 RSVP, $15 at door.
The role of the Jews in the 1917 Bolshevik revolution will be explored at a presentation by award-winning journalist, author and lecturer Andrée Aelion Brooks following a special service.
Saturday November 2nd
39 Battery Place
Learn about super-slim residential towers on the rise in Manhattan during a brief tour of the exhibition SKY HIGH. Participants will then be challenged to design and build their own sky-high structures using materials not usually associated with building skyscrapers: sticks of dry spaghetti, tape, and gum drops. Ages 8-14.
Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem
The Municipal Art Society of New York
$20, $15 members
Manhattanville, a historic West Harlem neighborhood established in 1806, is in continuous flux. With Columbia University's controversial campus expansion well under way, many of the area's distinctive landmarks in its development parcel have been demolished. Join for an overview of this area's eventful, yet under-appreciated, past.
212 935-2075, www.mas.org
Sunday November 3rd
Fitness Bootcamps in Seward Park
Essex St. and East Broadway (Tennis Courts)
7 - 8 a.m.
The Educational Alliance presents free Fitness Bootcamp classes in Seward Park to preview the group exercise classes that will be offered at the Manny Cantor Center (MCC), its new Lower East Side community center opening in early 2014.
RSVP at mccfit.eventbrite.com
Gratitude And Altitude Fundraiser
The Space at Tompkins
Otto's Shrunken Head 538 East 14th St.
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Since 2009 The Space at Tompkins has been providing aid and support to lower Manhattan's transient homeless community. Join to raise awareness and support for this important cause.
Monday November 4th
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish Language
New York Public Library
9 Murray Street
A foreign language and live music program for children ages newborn to five years old with parent/caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach through live music, movement, puppetry and games. Each session ends with a lively bubble dance party! Children learn basic vocabulary and short phrases while playing with instruments and fun props.
Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out
Barnes and Noble
97 Warren Street 2nd Floor
American fashion designer, entrepreneur, investor, artist, and philanthropist Mark Ecko will read his book "Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out."
Tuesday November 5
Affective Intensities: An Evening with Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Charles Altieri
10 River Terrace
$10, $7 students/seniors
7 ? 9 p.m.
Described as "neither objectivist nor subjectivist but a poet of the whole consciousness," the native born Beijinger whose artistic influences range from her New Mexican home to the New York scene and beyond, will be joined with UC Berkley scholar Charles Altieris
Wednesday November 6
Franciscan Wine Blending
Morton's The Steakhouse
136 Washington Street
Mix, mingle and blend during a Wine Blending Seminar featuring Franciscan Oakville Estate Magnificat and Morton's signature hors d'oeuvres. opportunity to blend varietals of the five classic grapes ? Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers Street
A community orchestra serving downtown Manhattan. Tonight, hear Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture, Anderson: In Memoriam, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 (with Howard Meltzer, piano), Franck: Symphony in D minor.
Thursday November 7
Good Person of Szechwan
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St. (at Astor Place)
Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? In this comic and complex play, one of Brecht's most entertaining characters, Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Shui Ta to master the ruthlessness necessary to be a "good person" in a cruel world of limited resources.