Guide to the Weekend: The Run-Up to Candy

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As always a plethora of exciting events to entice you to leave Morningside Heights, but equally important is the costume hunt for the upcoming, All Hallows Eve-encompassing, long weekend… stay tuned to Bwog for important Halloween updates

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Paley DocFest

Documentary Festival tickets go on sale Friday for events throughout the rest of October.

Student tickets $15

The Emperor Jones – just opened to critical acclaim, rarely revived Eugene O’Neill play, a tragic one-act about an ex-con who takes over a Caribbean island.

Student tickets $20, (normally $55-65) Irish Repertory Theater, 132 West 22nd St


Frogs: A Chorus of Colors – experience the magic of 200 species of frogs, delighting your sense like no other amphibian.

10-5:45 at Museum of Natural History, West 81st st and Central Park West


The Stepfathers – seven members of the renound Upright Citizens Brigade perform improv in this long-running show.

9:30 pm, 307 West 26th St


Just opened: Yvonne Jacquette – The Complete Woodcuts: stunning prints of aerial views of New York, worth seeing from another perspective.

Mary Ryan Gallery, 527 West 26th St


Marshmallow Civil War – a soft-armed conflict, quite silly, but amazing

All participants should bring at least one bag of marshmallows and a weapon.

3 pm somewhere in Brooklyn – location announced via Facebook at 5pm on Friday

Central Park Pumpkin Festival – Free pumpkins available to carve and decorate. Also explore the haunted house or participate in a scarecrow design competition. Best to arrive early to ensure you obtain a squash.

Enter at 72nd and Central Park West


PS1 Fall Exhibition Opening

12-6 at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th St

Dance Here Now: Pete Tong – celebrated BBC DJ plays a more intimate than normal venue for his tasty selection of House music

$10, $20 advance, Cielo, 16 Little West 12th St

Photo via TriLe/Flickr



  1. not free

    The frog exhibit is definitely not free, or I would have gone already. It costs $20 plus donation. Even if you're a member you have to pay extra for the live animal exhibits because they're really expensive to maintain.

    • Natural history

      I thought the general admission was less as far as I recall. Anyway, does anybody not kind of miss the days when the museum had an old fashioned planetarium, no recurring live animal shows, no fancy cocktail parties, and when the visiting exhibits were drawn straight from the scientific headlines? I admit all of those new things are fun and all, but am I the only one who misses the old museum in a way?

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