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American Ballet Theatre launches a YouTube channel

Thu Sep 18 American Ballet Theatre's new YouTube channel makes it so dancers, including James Whiteside, Isabella Boylston, Alexandre Hammoudi, Devon Teuscher and Skylar Brandt, are now closer than ever

Your author-approved Brooklyn Book Festival events

Thu Sep 18 It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yeah, the holidays are still months away, but book festival season is right now.

Meet Ann-Margret and receive a free facial tonight at Kiehl's

Thu Sep 18 What does Ann-Margret and Kiehl’s have in common? Well, they both love motorcycles and tonight, you can head to Kiehl’s and actually meet the “Bye Bye Birdie” star in the flesh.

Run (or walk) for free cupcakes

Thu Sep 18 You know how you finally decide to work out and then crave something sweet immediately after? 

Free-concert season isn't over yet: Two new fall series

Thu Sep 18 Summer in New York is basically a free-live-music wonderland: You can't pass a park, square or patio without encountering some artist or band—from buskers to big-name talent—holding forth for every passerby's benefit

Be Hemingway and run with the bulls, kind of, for charity

Thu Sep 18 The 100 Montaditos’ First Annual Running of the Bulls on Thursday, September 18th will be a good and true event and young men and women will walk to combat hunger.

LIC's SculptureCenter has expanded and renovated its building

Wed Sep 17 Over the last decade, just about every art institution in New York has undergone a significant expansion with some (the Whitney) outgrowing their home, and others (The Met and MoMA) practically duking it out to see which will be the biggest and baddest museum in town

"We wanted to really take away the main safety net." Time Out's Q&A with Simian Mobile Disco

Wed Sep 17 Rewind seven years—James Ford and Jas Shaw of the indie crew Simian swap their guitars for sequencers and transform into Simian Mobile Disco

Trade-in old designer wares for Steven Alan's new fall threads

Wed Sep 17 The weather is starting to cool down—and we’re thrilled because that means we can shop the latest fall fashion trends and finally wear them without breaking a sweat

The Stand Up for Heroes show will feature Louis C.K., John Oliver and Bruce Springsteen

Wed Sep 17 November 5th sees the eighth annual Stand Up for Heroes event taking place at Madison Square Garden, and the line-up this year is absolutely crazy.

Ghostbusters donuts are coming from Krispy Kreme

Wed Sep 17 Dogs and cats, living together! The spook-comedy Ghostbusters, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, has become a modern classic—one we have no problem celebrating.

Glitter-rock 101: Five classic tracks in advance of two Ty Segall gigs

Wed Sep 17 “Tony Visconti, who did all the Bowie glam records and T. Rex, and Mick Ronson–produced stuff like Transformer by Lou Reed—that’s the kind of production I wanted to go for,” Ty Segall told us about his new double LP, Manipulator

Meet Samuel D. Hunter, theater's newest genius and a Time Out New York favorite

Wed Sep 17 This morning playwright Samuel D. Hunter awoke to learn that he was a genius—or rather, he was one of 21 recipients of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a genius grant

Sip these lattes, cappucinos and pour-overs at new NYC coffee shops this fall

Wed Sep 17 There’s nothing quite like wrapping your hands around a warm cup o’ joe in the fall

Slap on your gym clothes—We're talking fitness in this week's issue of Time Out New York

Wed Sep 17 Sure, climbing the stairs to your fifth floor walk-up is a calorie-burner (it zaps 28, actually), but there are much more electrifying workouts in the city.

What Off Broadway shows should Thirteen bring to PBS viewers’ living rooms?

Tue Sep 16 One of the most exciting recent developments in theater is the hi-def broadcast.  

Head to SEE Eyewear's new Boerum Hill store for treats, drinks and swag

Tue Sep 16 Brooklynites, rejoice! You can now pick up a pair of stylish specs at SEE Eyewear's new store in Boerum Hill. 

Interview: Debut novelist Chloe Krug Benjamin on lucid dreaming and NOT writing a love story

Tue Sep 16 Stellar debut novels have taken over the 2014 book scene—and one of those is Benjamin's The Anatomy of Dreams.

Score free mac and cheese from Stouffer's tomorrow

Tue Sep 16 Swap your soggy salad (yes, we all know that’s your go-to lunch) for free mac and cheese tomorrow in the Upper West Side. 

Which New Years Eve show are you? Elton John and Jack U visit NYC

Tue Sep 16 Two very different kinds of New Years Eve stadium shows were just announced, and we're guessing you're going to fall firmly into one camp or the other.