Oct

29

Guide to the Weekend: Pumpkins Were So Five Minutes Ago

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Not feeling festive? Here are some neat things to do should you want to avoid drunk

students in animal print. For Halloween events stay tuned for tomorrow’s Guide Part

Two.


Friday


Morphoses/Christopher Wheeldon Dance Company – one of the most celebrated choreographers in contemporary ballet, Wheeldon’s company perform four works from their repertoire. Program varies over performances through Sunday

8 pm, New York City Center, W 55th St Between 6th and 7th Avenues

Tickets available from $15

Lorna Simpson at Cooper Union – New York City photographer whose retrospective was recently on display at the Whitney on her work and career

6:30, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th St

FREE

The Original Phantom of the Opera – experience the 1925 silent film accompanied by a live adaptation of the score from Trinity Church’s organist

8-10 pm, Trinity Church Wall St, 89 Broadway at Wall St

FREE

Saturday

Boys Noize at Santos Party House – cult Berlin electro takes full advantage of the epic soundsystem for this Halloween bash

96 Layfayette St

Doors 10pm, advance tickets $20

Day of the Dead – celebrate this event as an alternative to Halloween at the National Museum of the American Indian,  including workshops, films, and a procession led by an Aztec dance troupe.

1-5pm, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 1 Bowling Green between State and Whitehall Sts

FREE

Celebrations also held at St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th st at 2nd Ave

Sunday

Performa 09 begins – Performance Art Biennial feauturing videos, installations and live acts. Launches with a performance by Fischerspooner at MoMA

11 W 53rd St between 5th and 6th, 6 pm

Student tickets $10

New York Marathon – cheer on your heroic friends and strangers alike as they complete this astoundingly long run. Spectators guide available here.

From 9AM on Staten Island

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