Out & About

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Friday Oct. 11

Art in Odd Places Festival

This wacky festival invites dozens of artists each year to create artistic riffs on a theme throughout public spaces along 14th street, from river to river. This year’s theme is “Numbers.” Maps and program guides are available online to create a self-guided tour.

Free, all day through Oct. 20

number.artinoddplaces.org

Saturday Oct. 12

Somatic Movement Arts Festival

Workshops, performances and panel discussions support you in cultivating a dynamic and responsive connection to your body’s intelligence. Learn how your body-mind has the innate capacity to

transform, heal and flourish.

Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, entrance on Chambers, 2nd Floor

All day, details at somafest.org

Sunday Oct. 13

Open House New York

Center for Architecture

Join Open House New York for a full weekend of family fun! Drop by the Center for Architecture with the family and try your hand at designing your own customized brownstone – professionals will be present to assist you.

536 LaGuardia Pl., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free

landmarkwest.org

outabout_wine_optIntro to Italian Wine

Mario Batali, superstar chef and television personality, makes some of the great Italian wines accessible in weekly classes at this pizzeria. In this class, the restaurant’s sommelier will guide tasters through the major grapes and vineyards of Italian wine country. Once you’re an expert, come back for another class on cheeses, barrel-aging, or an in-depth regional focus.

Otto, 1 5th Avenue, 2 p.m., $45

ottopizzeria.com

outabout_lennon_optMonday Oct. 15th

Yoko Ono, Bag One Arts and Legacy Productions Present: The Art of John Lennon

On view at this noteworthy SoHo exhibit will be nearly 100 limited edition drawings and songwritings

that John created from 1964 to 1980. The artwork spans his days of Beatlemania in the early 1960s all

the way to his untimely death in 1980. All pieces will be available for purchase.

72 Greene Street (between Spring Street and Broome Street), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free/$3 donation

Possibility Junkie

Theater for the New City

The story is based loosely on the career of the “real-life” David Ippolito, who is known to hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world as “That Guitar Man from Central Park.” Part singer-songwriter, part storyteller, part social-commentator and humorist, Ippolito has become famous for his simple catch phrase, “It’s just us,” and his ability to turn a large crowd of strangers into a group of friends.

155 First Ave at E 10th Street, 8 p.m.- 9:45 p.m. $25

212-254-1109|

AND MILES TO GO

The Wild Project

Disadvantaged students. A disheartened administration. A disintegrated infrastructure. Adele Priam has seen the very best and worst in her 50 years as a teacher in the classroom of a New York City public school. As the Board of Education considers shuttering the school, this teacher and her community will forever be changed. A play about the frailty of life, legacy, and our education system.

195 East 3rd Street, 8 p.m. $20

outabout_erik_optTuesday Oct. 15

Erik Friedlander plays John Zorn

In a mash-up of two legends of the experimental downtown scene, acclaimed cellist Erik Friedlander takes ten compositions from the playbook of John Zorn, saxophonist and innovator extraordinaire. The show takes place at Zorn’s nonprofit venue, one of the last great spaces for avant-garde music.

The Stone, Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, 10 p.m., $10

www.thestonenyc.com

outabout_clown_optSculptures at City Hall Park

The Public Art Fund brings a series of playful, ironic, and just plain silly sculptures to the Financial District. Enjoy the tail end of summer while browsing through “Lightness of Being,” which features a live clown sleeping on a park bench and a humungous zucchini statue.

City Hall Park, Manhattan, Free

212-980-4575

Wednesday Oct. 16

Rotella Gallery Grand Opening

World renowned nature photographer, Art Wolfe, has turned in a new direction and will unveil The Human Canvas. Robert Rotella’s inspiring macro-imaging will be on display as well. Both photographers will be in attendance.

468 West Broadway, 6-8 p.m.

RSVP by October 9 /212-891-0230

Thursday Oct. 17

outabout_bike_optFix Your Bike Workshop

Ride your bike down to this open workshop, where the mechanics at Time’s Up! will give free tutorials on the basics of bicycle maintenance. Learn how to diagnose common problems, change tires, and other essentials; then, sign up for any number of regular community rides to take your wheels for a spin.

Time’s Up! 156 Rivington Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donation suggested.

http://times-up.org/

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