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Top Girls

Barnard College

Manhattan Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 6:00 pm

The Barnard theatre department presents Caryl Churchill’s now-classic play Top Girls. From its opening moments Top Girls sets contemporary women’s struggles for power, recognition, and equality against the rich background of feminist history.

Mixed-Up Vehicles Book

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 1:30 pm

Create and color your very own fantasy vehicles! Mix and match amphibious buses and trains with wings in this silly bookmaking workshop.

Screening and panel discussion: Claiming Our Voice

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 4:00 pm

Claiming Our Voice is a twenty minute documentary film following female South Asian immigrant domestic workers as they create an original theatrical production that sheds an intimate light on their struggles and survival strategies.

Goldberg’s Variations

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 7:30 pm

The absurdist inventions of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg come to life in this droll work of music and animation by composer, musician, and filmmaker Andy Biskin.

Come, and Back Again

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

In choreographer David Dorfman’s inspired work, set to music by 90s underground rock band Smoke, dancers bandon themselves to the mire, exploring how hope and humility help us manage the messiness of daily life.

TEDxMET x=independently Organized TED Event

Metropolitan Museum of Art | Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Manhattan Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 10:00 am

Join us for an unprecedented daylong celebration of signature buildings, singular stories, modern lives, and medieval beliefs, featuring speakers and performances from a range of disciplines. These "ideas worth spreading" from writers, scientists, musicians, and Met curators, are presented in the signature full-throttle TED style.

Triskelion Arts presents Tough Cookie Dance

Triskelion Arts

Brooklyn Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Using polls from the dance community, recorded job interviews, and samplings of different “elevator pitches”, WERK addresses just how far some artists are willing to go when they’re not dancing.


Gotham City Improv

Manhattan Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 8:00 pm

Six of NYC's best storytellers all recounting hilarious and touching tales about money. These guys have been on NPR, ESPN, and won numerous Moth StorySlams. They're the BEST. You, the audience vote on your favorite and the winner receives a cash prize! There will be snacks. There will be a ...

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend

New York Botanical Garden

bronx Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 12:00 am

Giant Pumpkin Weighing 2,032 Pounds, Beating Last Year’s World Record Holder, will Be Transformed by Master Carvers During “Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend”

Great Piano Quartets

Alice Tully Hall‚ Lincoln Center

Manhattan Sun, Oct 20, 2013, 5:00 pm

With the introduction of the modern piano came many firsts. Among them was the creation of an entirely new combination, the piano quartet, for which Mozart set the standard. Composers ever since have gravitated to the ensemble, and this program features two additional standouts of the genre by Turina and ...

Libraries and Political Protest Movements

Brooklyn Public Library

brooklyn Sun, Oct 20, 2013, 1:30 pm

Librarians involved in the Wall Street, Taksim Square and Ankara protests will discuss why and how they created these libraries.

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Sun, Oct 20, 2013, 4:00 pm

This quartet will be featuring compositions by Beethoven, Chopin, Reger, and Rachmaninov and English, Irish, and Scottish folk song settings.