Nov 3, 2022
A marathon, an art fair, an Arcade Fire show: 10 things to do this weekend
Plus, take the kids to a Día de los Muertos celebration or a movie at the Time Out NY Market, take in some jazz or go see 'Hamlet'
The sun will have its last stand with highs in the low 70s this weekend before eternal winter takes over. Get outside while you still can. Your February self will thank you for it.
You can visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard this weekend for The Other Art Fair, an international art bonanza with over 100 hundred artists on hand showing (and selling) their work. Looking for something … a little heavier? Thomas Ostermeier’s “Hamlet” comes to New York for the first time. His prince of Denmark is emo as ever, but a little grunge-punk too. See it at the Brooklyn Academy of Music until November 5.
For the kids, there’s a screening of “Enchanted” at Time Out Market NY with arts and crafts. “Celebrate Día de los Muertos” comes to the Brooklyn Children’s Musuem with art, food, and a community ofrenda to add memories and stories of your loved ones.
Here’s what else is happening this weekend:
Friday, November 4
The Other Art Fair
Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Other Art Fair comes to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this weekend with more than 100 artists with thousands of pieces for sale. Come for the eclectic artwork, stay for the Bombay Sapphire cocktails. This fair has everything, with interactive displays, murals, installations, live DJ sets, and great local food trucks. Entrance is at Sands Street Gate: 299 Sands St. Tickets range from $21.19 to $23.54.
Arcade Fire at Barclays Center
Your favorite band during the Bush administration is headlining Barclays Center this weekend. Canada’s finest indie rock collective, Arcade Fire, is coming to Brooklyn for a night of revelry with opening act Boukman Eksperyans. Tickets start at $24 on up so get ‘em while they’re hot.
Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Fun Lovin’ Criminals play Elsewhere on Friday with The Slim Kings. The Criminals combine hip-hop, rock, blues-jazz, and latin-soul for a sound all their own. They’re not only from New York, but many of their songs are about life in the city. Tickets are $30.
‘Hamlet’ at BAM
The Bard’s “Hamlet” comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music after traveling the globe to international acclaim. This German-language production is by Thomas Ostermeier, winner of the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion in honor of his body of work, and features a chaotic and punk version of the sad prince. Ostermeier’s take on the tragedy debuted in 2008, but somehow, the show never made it to New York until now. Don’t miss a truly once in a lifetime experience of “Hamlet” that includes pop music, drag shows, live videos, and one giant mess on stage. Tickets start at $35.
Saturday, November 5
Celebrate Día de los Muertos
10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Día de los Muertos is curated by artist Mincho Vega for a weekend of art-making, dance, music, and food. You and your little ones can explore the artist marketplace and add pictures and stories of your loved ones to the community ofrenda. The Día de los Muertos celebration takes place Saturday and Sunday.
Bushwick Film Festival screening of ‘Unidentified Objects’
The 15th Bushwick Film Festival presents a screening of “Unidentified Objects,” a film festival hit coming to Williamsburg Cinemas (217 Grand Street) on Saturday. The story follows Peter, a self-described “college-educated, homosexual dwarf,” who’s isolating himself in his apartment to mourn the loss of his closest friend. His solitary existence is upended when his quirky neighbor Winona shows up at his door with an insane favor to ask. $17.55.
Brooklyn Museum: First Saturday Free Admission
This year, the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday can finally drink. For 21 years, the museum has welcomed visitors for an evening of free programming. This weekend the museum celebrates the long-anticipated reopening of the Arts of the Islamic World and Arts of South Asia galleries with a night of music, dance, and poetry amplifying artists of the SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) diaspora. Admission is free, but you will need a ticket to see the popular exhibit “Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech.”
Doors at 7 p.m., show 7:30 from 8:45 p.m.
A lovely night of jaz in a restored 19th century Bed-Stuy Victorian brownstone. BrownstoneJAZZ Ensasmble showcase the best in jazz performed by the vanguard of today’s performers. Follow curator Debbie McClain and M.C., bassist Eric Lemons through an evening of jazz essentials, but buy your $39.81 ticket early, because seating is limited!
Sunday, November 6
Watch and cheer the New York Marathon
Don’t run the damn thing … save those knees. Runners are super appreciative of cheering spectators, so get out there and make some noise. There are spots to root folks on all through the borough (see the route here), starting with a block party in Bay Ridge at 74th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. You’ll be able to watch the green group as they venture down 74th Street before turning on Fourth Avenue. Runners should be arriving in the borough by 9:30 a.m.
Weekend Family Matinees at Time Out Market NY
Time Out Market New York will show “Enchanted” on the fifth floor and provide materials for a fun arts and crafts activity (coloring, watercolors) during the screening. Tickets are two-tier: $15 per person, which includes a $10 event card to use towards the purchase of a meal at any concession and $20 per person, which includes a $15 event card to use towards the purchase of Breakfast from Ess-A-Bagel or any other concession in the market. $20 tickets will also get you complimentary access to the nearby Jane’s carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 55 Water Street.
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