Out & About

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Friday, Oct. 18

winery_optUncorked Comedy at City Winery

Guest comics at this regular series have ranged from Comedy Central stars to Late Night regulars. Sit back, laugh, an enjoy one of City Winery’s house-barreled wines, or a selection from their expansive, affordable wine list.

City Winery

155 Varick Street, 11:30 p.m., $8

www.citywinery.com

Movie Night—with the Directors

Critics at the Sundance Film Festival gave the Special Jury Award to this documentary, which follows two middle-class black students, over twelve years, at a posh Upper East Side school over twelve years. One subject’s parents, who directed the film, will answer questions after the screening.

IFC Center

323 Sixth Avenue, 4:05 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., $13.50

www.ifccenter.com/films/american-promise/

Saturday, Oct. 19

Music from Ireland

As part of the CMJ Music Marathon, an annual showcase of new bands featuring over 1,300 artists, the Red Lion will host four Irish bands for a free day of music. Slow Skies, Cat Dowling, We Cut Corners and Kid Karate are this year’s guests.

The Red Lion

553 West 51 Street, 2:00 p.m., free

www.irishartscenter.org/music/showcase_2013.html

Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show

Celebrate the New York graduates of Pablove Shutterbugs, The Pablove Foundation’s photography program for children and teens living with cancer. Enjoy a very special exhibition of our students’ work and a silent auction of professional works by Herb Ritts, Reagan Louie, Carrie Yury, Jeff Antebi, Michael Muller, Jeff Bridges, and more.

Lu Magnus Gallery

55 Hester Street, 4:00pm-8:00pm, free

pablove.org/nyshow

Sunday, Oct. 20

Family Fit Day

Get everyone moving at this fun event that encourages you and your brood to get fit together! Bring your kids ages 2 through 12 for activities like rock climbing, relay games, and marital arts sparring. Healthy munchies provided.

14th Street Y

344 East 14th Street, 10:00 a.m., $35 per family

www.14StreetY.org/fitday

“Spirited” Walking Tour

Historians from the Merchant House Museum will guide guests through Noho on a tour of long-gone local notables, including Edgar Allen Poe and Washington Irving. And to get you in the Halloween spirit, they’ll stop by the site of one of the most infamous murders of 19th century New York, among other haunted locales.

Merchant’s House Museum

29 East 4th Street, 1:00 p.m., $10

www.merchantshouse.org

Monday, Oct. 21

A Panel on Crowdsourcing

Trying to get a project, start-up, or charity off the ground? Learn about how to crowdsource funding for your business at this panel, sponsored by the Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce, featuring guests from NYU, Indiegogo, and Rockethub. After the panel discussion, network with likeminded entrepreneurs and nosh on hors d’oeuvres.

Wix Lounge

235 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, 6:00 p.m., $50

letscrowdsource.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting

Come together with neighbors and local reps to discuss issues pressing the community and learn about new developments coming out of the various CB Committees. A Public Session at 6pm will precede the official agenda. (The district covers Manhattan south of Canal Street.)

4 World Trade Center aka 150 Greenwich, 6 p.m.

www.nyc.gov/html/mancb1/html/home/home.shtml

Writers Coalition Benefit

Jon Sands hosts a reading and artist round table to support the New York Writers Coalition, a progressive group of writers and poets that provides free creative workshops. In attendance will be authors Ben Dolnick, Avra Wing, Angel Nafis and more, all in the cozy surroundings at KGB Bar

KGB Bar

85 East 4th Street, 7:00 p.m., $10-$20 (suggested)

nywriterscoalition.org

Wednesday, Oct. 23

A Conversation with Alan Greenspan

For nearly twenty years, Alan Greenspan sat in one of the most powerful seats in American government, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Since his departure, he’s had the time to write about what exactly went wrong leading up to the Great Recession. He’ll speak about his new book with journalist Sebastian Mallaby, of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Barnes & Noble

Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m., free

store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/80651

Dizzy Gillespie’s Birthday Celebration

A peerless titan of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie inspired thousands of trumpeters, composers, and musicians of all stripes. Join some of his most loved contemporaries and admirers—including Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, and Freddie Hendrix—for a joyous, swingin’ night honoring the great one.

The Blue Note

131 West 3rd Street, 8:00 p.m. (show time), $35

www.bluenote.net

Thursday, Oct. 24

Poems by Nomi Stone

When acclaimed poet Nomi Stone visited the small island of Djerba, Tunisia, she discovered ancient history: the remnants of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, dating to the fifth century B.C. In this intimate reading, she will present poems inspired by those encounters, a rare look into a unique and faraway world.

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street, 7:00 p.m., free (RSVP recommended)

www.cjh.org/event/2311

NYLightFestival_Before_optNew York Festival of Light

New York City will join the ranks of many other cities around the world with the launch of ‘First Light’.

Attendees will be treated to a small flavor of things to come. Local politicians, designers, artists and

festival supporters will be attending, expressing their love of light and their desire to propel New York

onto the world stage as an iconic member of the world lighting festival community.

Elizabeth Street Gardens

209 Elizabeth Street, 6:00pm-9:00pm, free

anyvite.com/events/home/illdtk16vt

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