Monday, Oct. 7
The Mobile Mondays mission is to "keep real music alive, celebrate the artistry of the DJ & bring back the true vibe & soul of New York City." Mobile Mondays attracts legendary DJs eager to rock the “little records” — the vinyl 7-inch single. Joining the regular crew this evening is the legendary Cut Chemist (DJ Shadow/Jurassic 5). At Bowery Electric at 10 p.m.
Open House New York is on this weekend. Make your reservations now!
Tuesday, Oct. 8
New York magazine TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz presents a discussion of director Wes Anderson and his films ("Bottle Rocket," "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," "The Darjeeling Limited," "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Moonrise Kingdom") to celebrate the publication of "The Wes Anderson Collection," the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Tonight at Word, 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn at 7 p.m. and Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
While Downtown Manhattan still has energy to burn, its musical glory days have faded. "Never Again" is a photography showcase that celebrates the places, people and artists surrounding the New York music culture that has been lost, documenting the moments that can never be recreated. Opening tonight at Wooster Street Social Club, 43 Wooster St. 7 to 10 p.m., free. Through Nov. 1.
A great way to feel the pulse of North Brooklyn’s emerging creative arts scene in Williamsburg and Bushwick is via a bike tour. The “Brooklyn Pulse: Urban Art and Culture Tour” starts in Bushwick, the industrial frontier of Brooklyn, and also explores Williamsburg, a new capital and center of music, visual arts, and nightlife. The $59 charge for the 3-hour tour includes bike rental, helmet, bike lock, CV Radio, drinks and a snack. Three departures per week.
Thursday, Oct. 10
The New York Film Festival is in its final week, and tickets are still available for some great shows, including the feature directorial debut of Agnes Trouble, better known as French fashion designer and occasional film producer Agnes B, "My Name Is Hmmm…" (noon), a restored version of Martin Scorsese's 1993 film "The Age of Innocence" (6 p.m.), the 20th anniversary screening of "Dazed and Confused" (9 p.m.) with director Richard Linklater and cast members in person and two programs of short films (noon and 9 p.m.).
Friday, Oct. 11
Fans of pop culture will be lining up today for New York Comic Con, Gotham City's biggest convention celebrating comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to meet their favorite creators and screening rooms feature sneak peeks of films and TV shows months before they hit the screen. Until Sunday. Grab a ticket now — they're selling quickly!
The entire Japan Society Gallery has been transformed into the world of visionary Japanese pop artist Mariko Mori. An icon of 1990s Japanese pop art, Mori has combined 35 sculptures, drawings, photographs and sound and video works into an immersive installation. Tonight at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Miwako Tezuka, the first Japanese director of Japan Society Gallery in the society's more-than-100-year history chats with artist Mori on the evolution of her artistic career and the themes contained in "Rebirth," her current show.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Open House New York (OHNY) is the city's foremost celebration of architecture and design. This cultural event offers behind-the-scenes tours of hundreds of historic homes and sites, and opportunities to meet the architects, designers, planners, engineers and historians whose contributions make this city such a special place to live, work and enjoy. Make advance reservations for the reasonably priced events and tours here, including the Maple Grove Cemetery Tour, a tour of the Midtown landmark building the New York City Center and Architextour, an interactive walking tour led by artist AE Souzis that uses text messages as a guide to the architectural and historical background of sites in Chelsea. Also on tap is an afternoon tour (including tea and biscuits) of Staten Island's Alice Austen House, the residence of one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers.
Sunday, Oct. 13
The NYC Zombie Crawl is back for it seventh annual lurch around Manhattan. This year the Zombie Crawl is heading uptown with a crawl through Times Square with an afterparty for the folks attending New York Comic Con. Gather for a blood-fueled party at Providence (311 W. 57th St.) at 8:30 p.m. with a stage show featuring some of the hottest undead burlesque performers in the world as well as live music and sideshow performances.
Boo at the Zoo is a New York Halloween tradition happening October weekends at the Bronx Zoo. Activities include a Dinosaur Safari and hay mazes, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows and live music. Visit The Museum of Un-natural Mysteries and see 3-D pumpkin carving demonstrations. Best of all, visit the new Komodo Dragon exhibit as well as the zoo's collections of bats, cats and creepy critters. Also Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3.
The Vinyl Revolution Record Show sets up shop with 50 individual record dealer tables in New York City's oldest beer garden: the Bohemian Hall in Astoria, Queens. Satisfy your hunger for vinyl and Czech and Slovakian delicacies simultaneously, at 29 24th Ave., Astoria, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The McKittrick Hotel's Gallow Green rooftop garden shutters Oct. 19. Move quickly to enjoy the seasonal fare and warm drinks of their acclaimed Harvest Brunch, which features live music, bottomless cocktails and a savory buffet of brunch favorites.
Get Out and Do This: Open House New York, Wes Anderson Films and Comic Con
Monday, Oct. 7