October NYC Events (10/17) (continued)

Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.
We made it as easy as 1-2-3.

Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
Stay Safe.


Earlier today we covered Weekend Corona Culture (scroll down). Now, how about some more useful information.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: October 16 – October 22 | NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Frick’s Cocktails with a Curator, Fall for Dance Festival 2020, Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

Fall for Dance Festival 2020

Fall for Dance Festival 2020

New York City Center

Manhattan / Wed, Oct 21, 2020 – Sun, Nov 01, 2020

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced programming for an unprecedented 2020 Fall for Dance Festival in two programs premiering October 21 and 26, and available on demand through November 1. Reflecting this singular moment in history, this season marks the first time the Festival will be filmed live on the City Center stage and presented digitally—making the annual sold-out “highlight of the city’s cultural calendar” (The New York Times) accessible to the entire world …

Cocktails with a Curator

Cocktails with a Curator

Frick Collection

Manhattan / Fri, Oct 16, 2020 – Fri, Feb 26, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, examine the exceptional Mughal carpets—the only two objects at the Frick made in India—with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. These incredibly luxurious carpets were likely created during the reign of Shah Jahan, one of the greatest Mughal emperors and the builder of the Taj Mahal. Rarely on view, they will be on display at Frick Madison in early 2021. This week’s complementary …

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration


Queens / Thu, Sep 17, 2020 – Sun, Apr 04, 2021

As its first exhibition upon reopening to the public, MoMA PS1 presents a major exhibition exploring the work of artists within US prisons and the centrality of incarceration to contemporary art and culture, on view from September 17, 2020 through April 4, 2021. Featuring art made by people in prisons and work by nonincarcerated artists concerned with state repression, erasure, and imprisonment, “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” highlights more than 35 artists, …

Lift Lab Live

Lift Lab Live

St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery

Manhattan / Wed, Oct 21, 2020 – Sat, Nov 14, 2020

New York Theatre Ballet presents “Lift Lab Live,” featuring live performances of new choreography, from October 21-November 14, 2020 at St. Marks’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street (entrance on 11th Street), 2nd floor, with performances Wednesdays at 12pm & 8pm and Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, available at http://www.nytb.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance online and will not be sold at the door. Choreographers and Composers Program A (October 21, 24, November 4, 7) …

Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender

Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender

Hauser & Wirth

Manhattan / Mon, Oct 19, 2020 – Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Beginning 19 October, Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender,’ an online exhibition comprising five new small-scale portraits made by Amy Sherald over the course of the pandemic. Taking as its title a widely cited statement by celebrated novelist, poet, and activist Alice Walker, this presentation finds Sherald returning to the medium of gouache for the first time since she was a child, with results that reaffirm the inherent …


“What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.”


327 NYC Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today – The Infatuation

“A running list of re-opened NYC restaurants with space for you to eat and drink outside.”


The best things to do in NYC this weekend

The best things to do in NYC this weekend includes Open House 2020, art walks and more

“Looking for the best things to do in NYC this weekend? You’re in luck because autumn has a cornucopia of harvest-time fun, including making your way through the corn maze at Queens Farm, seeing the city’s most fabulous homes and buildings during Open House and strolling the Art Walk on Atlantic Avenue. Whatever you do, make it a fall weekend to remember.”  (TONY)


Things To Do in New York in October

“New York City in October is amazing as preparations for the holiday season begin. With countless things to do, concerts to attend, and New York October events happening throughout the city, one thing is for sure – your trip won’t be boring! Below we have summarized all of our favorite things to do in New York in October.” (loving-newyork)


“See a starry cast in Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” hear Pasadena Symphony’s season opener, watch Ballet Hispánico, catch Ed Ruscha’s “12 Sunsets.”  Those are just three of 18 online concerts, streaming theater productions, virtual art exhibitions and other cultural experiences for your viewing consideration this weekend.”

Remember, you don’t have to be in LA to enjoy these wonderful virtual events.



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