Guide to the Weekend: Animals in Costumes

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Midterms are looming.  Or, you could enjoy your weekend.

Wild Things

First viewing at 12.01 am on Friday (Thursday night!)

at Loews 84th St 

Exhibition of Maurice Sendak‘s work at the Morgan Library

225 Madison Avenue


Through November 1

Spike Jonze film retrospective at MoMA


Through Sunday

Weekend events: Friday – Sunday

The International Vintage Poster Sale – world’s largest sale devoted exclusively to original vintage posters, if your dorm room craves authenticity

Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W 18th st, 4th Floor

Friday 5-9

Saturday 10-7

Sunday 11-6

New York Comic Con

Featuring actor William Shatner (Captain Kirk), artist Joe Simon (Captain America), and special guest Joe Quesada (Marvel Editor-in-chief)

Piers 92/94

711 12th Avenues (55th st and West Side Highway)

Friday from noon, Sat, Sun from 10

one-day pass $30

Royal Flush Festival – celebrating indie art, music and film, parties free with RSVP

New Yorker Festival – favorite magazine of our favorite city showcases exceptional cultural and literary figures. Highlights include Jonathan Franzen and David Bezmozgis, Friday at 7, Jhumpa Lahiri interviewed by Deborah Triesman (fiction editor of the magazine) Saturday at 10 am, our very own James Franco at 10 pm, and (gasp) Chuck Close opens his studio to talk about his work from 12 on Sunday.

Prices: not inexpensive but genuinely worth it, prices range from $15-60

Although many events are sold out, a limited number of tickets will be available on the doors on a first come, first serve basis.



Iannis Xenakis: Interdisciplinary Connections

Performance of percussion work Psappha (it has its own Wiki!)

7pm at the Miller Theater


No Age – if you missed them at Poisson Rouge, don’t worry

The New Museum, 235 Bowery

7 pm



Opening of El Museo Del Barrio, Museum of Latino Arts and Culture – Latin music and dancing, and premier of new exhibitions

1230 5th Ave at 104th St


Wurst Record Release Party

Featuring the Neurotic Drum Band, and DJs Ulysses and Jon Selway, whose offerings are described by Village Voice as ‘slinky robot sex at its most danceable’. Nice

from 10pm at subMERCER, lounge at Mercer Hotel, 147 Mercer St at Prince St

inquire at [email protected] for more info.



Times Square Dog Day Masquerade – Canine costume competition: “The dogs are friendly but the competition is fierce”

1-3 pm

Broadway between 43rd and 44th



Ralph Nadar discusses his new book ‘Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!’

7:30 pm

92nd St Y, 1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd St


Photo by manhattan.about.com/Flickr



  1. klg19  

    FWIW: there is an actual New York Comic-Con (http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/) and this is not it. Big Apple Con is something completely different. There are so many pop culture cons these days, however, that it's tough to keep track.

  2. bwog  

    Don't forget about Homecoming!

    I know, it's cool to not have any school spirit and then complain about the lack of school spirit, but you should at least mention that homecoming is this weekend.

  3. also  

    not to be toooo picky, but museo del barrio is reopening, not opening. it's been around for a while.

  4. 2150  

    that dog is too cute!!!!

  5. hey  

    anyone been to that poster sale? Is it any good?

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