Monday, Oct. 21
Estimates say women represent only 29 percent of craft beer volume consumption. National nonprofit Girls Pint Out is changing that with edgy, educational events that play on the tradition of “girls night out,” featuring craft beer.
Girls Pint Out's inaugural New York City event showcases leading ladies from several New York microbrewers, including Sixpoint, KelSo, Moustache and more, dishing special brews for fellow female drinkers at Brooklyn Brewery. The cost of entry goes toward the night's beneficiary, Hollaback!, which is celebrating its eighth year of fighting street harassment. Oh, and yes, there will be cake. Sigmund's Pretzels too.
Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg, 7:30 p.m.; $35 donation.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
While the prestigious Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands, undergoes an extensive two-year renovation, it is lending masterpieces that have not traveled in nearly 30 years.
The Frick Collection is the final American venue of a global tour and is featuring a selection of 15 paintings that will include the Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer and Carel Fabritius’s Goldfinch (1654). "Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis."
The Frick Collection, E. 70th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Premiering tonight, Matthew Bourne's "Sleeping Beauty" sees the choreographer return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer’s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with "Nutcracker" and, most famously, in 1995, with the international hit "Swan Lake." Midtown's New York City Center 131 W. 55th St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues. Tickets start at $30.
Also tonight, the New York City premier of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, performed by the San Francisco Ballet. “What I wanted to do,” says the choreographer, “was echo some of the darkness in the music by taking some of the themes from the Brothers Grimm version rather than the Perrault version,” with its fairy godmother and pumpkin coach.
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center.
Thursday, Oct. 24
After Adolf Hitler took power in 1933, most of Germany’s civil servants and professional elite collaborated with the Nazis or else tried to remain “unpolitical.” Those who resisted were intimidated and silenced, often through terror and murder. To oppose the regime was rare and dangerous; to do so to protect the sanctity of law and faith was rarer still.
In "No Ordinary Men," Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did, the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi. The book offers new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed.
This evening at 6 p.m. Fritz Stern and Elisabeth Sifton discuss their new book "No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State" at the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History, near Union Square.
Friday, Oct. 25
Cider Week is the time when NYC & Hudson Valley Cider enthusiasts invite you to join the hard cider revival. This evening Naked Flock Ciders (made with fresh Hudson Valley Apples) offer a cider sampling, pairing its drink with apple cider doughnuts. At Whole Foods, 95 E. Houston St., Lower East Side.
Other events as part of Cider Week include a Fall Harvest Cider dinner at Greenwich Village's Murray's Cheese Bar (Monday), a five-course meal comprising dishes paired with cider at The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria (Wednesday) and a panel discussion exploring how hard cider production offers growers economic opportunities, revives “cider apple varieties,” and brings new possibilities for sustainable practices. Of course, craft cider will be available on tap. (Thursday) at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Fifth Annual Masquerade Macabre, presented by legendary NYC party-throwers Gemini & Scorpio, is a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque featuring live music, dancing, circus arts in the environment of an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy.
Featuring circus composer Sxip Shirey with beatboxer Adam Matta, hip-hop brass band Pitchblak and dark burlesque by Kat Mon Dieu. Costumes are required and for inspiration, the organizers encourage you to think "macabre carnival" and "aberrations of nature".
Halloween Saturday, 9 p.m.- 4 a.m., $20, 21+ (25+ recommended) at Grand Harmony Palace, 98 Mott St., just above Canal Street. Tickets are available online for $20 to $50.
Sunday, Oct. 27
On the weekend leading up to Halloween, enjoy pumpkin painting, musical and theater performances, and other kid-friendly activities at the "Ascarium." Special events including "The Sea Witch Spooky Show" and "Sea Lion Celebration" begin at 11 a.m. and run through to 4 p.m. both days this weekend. The New York Aquarium is located at 602 Surf Ave. at West Eighth Street in Coney Island.