All is not textbooks and review sessions–blow off midterm steam in the city. It’s why you’re here!


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3LD Art & Technology Center 80 Greenwich St (212.645.0374)

It’s a party, and you’ll come if you want to!  Want to support 3-Legged Dog, that is, an experimental theater group.  It’s an open bar with DJs that promise to hip-hop and funkify the dance floor all night long.

Price: $15.00 at the door, $10 in advance

Filth and Wisdom Premier

Various times, IFC Center 323 6th Ave (212.924.7771)

Madonna has made a movie.  If you’re excited (or just curious), check it out.

Price: $12.00


Housing Works Warehouse Sale


Housing Works Warehouse 48-49 35th St

If you feel like your wardrobe is missing that special designer or vintage edge, put on your game face and head into the fray.  People have been known to line up for hours in order to get first grabs—it’s disorganized for sure, but the selection can’t be beat.  To top it off, all pieces are $20.00(!), and all proceeds go to help HIV/AIDS patients.


Various times and locations

It’s the fourth year in a row of the zombie invasion!  It’s a flash mob of decked-out zombies that roams out into Manhattan to horrify locals and jumpy tourists alike.  Go and see, or dress up and wander.  Sign up on the website.

Price:   Free

New York Cares Day 2008

9:30am-3:30pm, various locations

Join over 8,000 New Yorkers to fix up NYC public schools.  Individual registration has closed, but you can still show up. 

Price: Free


National Design Week

Starts Sunday and goes until Oct. 25th

Cooper-Hewitt 2 East 91st St (212.849.8400)

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum opens Sunday for an admission-free week of programs and exhibits.  See website for programming, or stop by anytime to enjoy all things design.

Price: Free

Joseph O’Neill: Netherland


KGB Bar 85 E 4th St (212.505.3360)

Sure, The Great Gatsby was good, but it wasn’t about post-9/11 New York.  This novel has had the literary world a-buzzing—check out why.

Price: Free

– Sara Jane Panfil