Where: Fashion Institute of Technology and the School for Visual Arts
When: Now through Sunday, various times. See full schedule: chelseafilm.org
Chelsea Film Festival will cram dozens of screenings of shorts, feature films and documentaries into three Chelsea venues. Festival tickets run at $170 with individual screenings at $15.
Where: Various locations throughout the city
When: Saturday and Sunday, various times
More than 200 buildings across the city will open their doors to the public this weekend for the 13th Annual Open House New York. You can get a chance to peer into Google’s Chelsea headquarters, enter the New York State Pavilion in Flushing and sneak into parts of the Brooklyn Public Library that are usually off limits.
Where: 140 Essex St., Lower East Side
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Learn more about the Lowline, a proposed underground park in the Lower East Side, and check out a live demonstration of the technology used to bring sunlight below the surface.
Friday, Oct. 16
Where: 47th Street between First and Second avenues, Midtown East
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come check out food, arts and crafts, jewelry and exhibitions representing countries from around the world.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th, Upper West Side
When: Three shows: 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Symphony Space is celebrating what would be Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday year with a roster of more than 40 performers giving their take on classic songs from the legendary singer’s arsenal. Tickets for the Sinatra centennial are $45 for preferred seating and $35 for standard seating. Prices for members are $36 and $28. Tickets for anyone under 30 are $20 each. The three shows for the price of two deal is only available by phone by calling (212) 864-5400.
Where: Grand Street between Mott and Mulberry streets, Lower East Side
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The yearly street festival celebrates the area’s Italian-and Chinese-American communities with cultural activities and a procession that features 15-foot marionettes. This year’s event also includes a pop-up museum about the Silk Road, which will be housed in a yurt set up for the festival.
Where: Christopher Street, across from the Stonewall Inn, West Village
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers with the Christopher Park Alliance will be putting dozens of new shrubs and perennials in the ground on Saturday. Gloves and shovels will be provided for anyone who wants to join.
Where: West 8th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Greenwich Village
When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This is the second year the Village Alliance is turning one block of 8th Street into an animation, comic and cartoon wonderland, with local businesses all joining into host family-friendly art projects and screen classic cartoons. The Harlem Globetrotters will be in attendance as the grand marshals of the 8-Minute Parade starting at 1 p.m., and will later play a game of HORSE.
Where: Starting line is at 431 W 125th St., Harlem
When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
It's an Amazing Race-style competition around the neighborhood. Teams will compete in physical and mental challenges as they explore the neighborhood. The race ends with a big after party.
Sunday, Oct. 18
Where: Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Upper East Side
When: 3 p.m.
Students from Mannes College, the New School for Music and organist Andrew Henderson will perform pieces from the Baroque period as well as songs inspired by the era, like Bach, Telemann, Purcell, Rachmaninoff and Ravel. Suggested donation of $20.
Where: Meeting location will be provided upon ticket purchase and registration, Upper East Side
When: 1 p.m.
Take a tour of the Upper East Side’s affordable housing — working class tenements, including the Cherokee Apartments built in 1909 for those with tuberculosis, to the privately-funded model tenements at the City & Suburban Homes. Free for members of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, $10 for non-members.
Where: Carl Schurz Park, Upper East Side
When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A dog Halloween costume contest will feature roughly 200 dogs in their getups at the Halloween Howl.
Where: 204 W. 123rd St., Central Harlem
When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A private brunch and show in a Harlem brownstone. Performances will include artists from the Harlem Arts Festival and tickets will get you unlimited mimosas.
These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters Irene Plagianos, Shaye Weaver, Danielle Tcholakian, Emily Frost, Gustavo Solis, Gwynne Hogan and Noah Hurowitz.