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14 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

By DNAinfo Staff | October 11, 2015 8:24pm | Updated on October 12, 2015 9:50am

 Will Misty Copeland be the American Ballet Theatre's first black principal dancer?
Will Misty Copeland be the American Ballet Theatre's first black principal dancer?
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Monday, October 12

Curry for a Cause

Where: Babu Ji, 175 Avenue B, East Village
When: 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants Uncle Boons and The Musket Room, as well as Babu Ji and Pearl & Ash, are coming together for a charity dinner that will benefit two nonprofits in India that help disadvantaged children receive an education. Reservations are available online for $125 per person, which includes wine, beer, tax and gratuity.

Free Total Body Conditioning Workout Class

Where: Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St., Bed-Stuy
When: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Get a full-body workout for free thanks to Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Corporation and EmblemHealth. Tone those muscles and receive free nutritional tips from fitness coach Nakisha Ross. Register online here.

Misty Copeland and Nelson George: A Ballerina’s Tale Screening and Conversation with Gayle King

Where: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd St.
When: 7:30 p.m.

Hear a “behind-the-scenes” discussion about Misty Copeland’s career and watch “A Ballerina’s Tale” directed by Nelson George, who will discuss the film with the ballerina afterward. Tickets start at $40.

R.L Stine reads from "Night of the Puppet People"

Where: Barnes & Noble, 33 Union Square East, Union Square
When: 6 p.m.

The master of spookiness himself, R.L. Stine will read from Night of the Puppet People, a Goosebumps book featuring evil puppets.

► "Meet the Maker" Dinner with La Quercia

Where: Murray’s Cheese Bar, 264 Bleecker St. in the West Village
When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Murray’s Cheese Bar is featuring a one-time-only dinner specially curated by one of their favorite suppliers, La Quercia. The dinner is a collaboration between La Quercia and Murray’s executive chef, and attendees get to hang out with the experts themselves. Tickets are $90 and can be purchased online. The dinner is part of their 75th Anniversary celebration, which lasts through Oct. 24 and includes special in-store giveaways, classes and workshops.

Tuesday, October 13

Free Theater: William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors

Where: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177-01 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
When: 1 p.m.

Enjoy a free theatrical performance of William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. The show tours the five boroughs as part of The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which brings world-class productions of Shakespeare to various communities across New York City. RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov.


Where: The High Line, 34th Street Entrance Between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues, Hell's Kitchen
When: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A zany marching band will stomp down the High Line collecting passersby to join in the procession as they go. Tons of other wonky orchestras will be playing as part of Honky NYC all week long. See a full line up here.

The D.R.E.A.M. Project’s Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray Ft. Helga Davis

Where: National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St., Williamsburg
When: 7 p.m.

Check out Williamsburg’s newest classical performance venue with a performance by East New York-born choreographer Regg Roc and performance artist Helga Davis. The event will be a version of Gray’s dance competition D.R.E.A.M., or Dance Rules Everything Around Me. Tickets cost $15.

"Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal"

Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Learn more about one of America’s most polluted waterways from author Joseph Alexiou who is celebrating the release of his forthcoming book “Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal.” Tickets are priced at $10.

Presidential Debate Viewing Party at Harlem Tavern

Where: Harlem Tavern at 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd., West Harlem
When: 8 p.m.

The National Action Network is hosting a viewing party for the Presidential Democratic Primary Debate between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee. The first 100 guests will get discounted specials on food and drinks.

Democratic Debate Watch Party at Q.E.D   

Where: Q.E.D.: A Place to Show and Tell, 27-­16 23rd Ave., Astoria
When: 8:30 p.m.

Watch the Democratic presidential candidates square off on two large screen TVs while comedians will provide live, witty commentary. Tickets are $8, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, October 14

Queensboro Dance Festival

Where: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City
When: 8 p.m.

This annual dance festival — which will include performances from Tuesday to Sunday — features only Queens-based choreographers in an effort to strengthen the borough’s dance community. Wednesday’s show will feature performances by the American Bolero Dance Company and Mare Nostrum Elements, among others. Tickets are $15.

Thursday, October 15

“North by Northwest” Screening

Where: Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave., East Village
When: 8 p.m.

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller is being shown as part of "Hitchcock-tober,” the theater’s month-long celebration of the acclaimed filmmaker. Tickets are $10.

Thalia Book Club with Colum McCann

Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at W. 95th St., Upper West Side
When: 7:30 p.m.

Symphony Space presents a conversation with author Colum McCann about his new book “Thirteen Ways of Looking.” There will be a book signing after the event, which is $25 for non-members and $21 for members. Tickets for anyone 30-years-old and under are $15.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's reporters Lisha Arino, Shaye Weaver, Noah Hurowitz, Danielle Tcholakian, Gwynne Hogan, Gustavo Solis, Emily Frost, Camille Bautista, Serena Dai, Nikhita Venugopal, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska and Jeanmarie Evelly.