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Your up-to-the-minute guide to New York City events, restaurants, bars, nightlife, ticket alerts and NYC ephemera

In this week's issue of Time Out New York, we spill the beans on the city's best-kept secrets

This week, we lift the curtain to reveal some of NYC's most secretive (and talked about) events. (Just don't go around telling everyone, ok?) 

The New York Dance and Performance Awards are held

Tue Oct 21 The 30th annual New York Dance and Performance Awards—also known as the Bessies, named after dance educator Bessie Schonberg—were held Monday night at the Apollo Theater.

Death of Klinghoffer debrief: What went down at the Metropolitan Opera opening

Tue Oct 21 Last night at the Metropolitan Opera I saw masses of aggrieved people shrieking in unison against crimes perpetrated on their people. 

Williamsburg music venue Glasslands to close after New Year's Eve

Tue Oct 21 Last year we lost Brooklyn venue 285 Kent. Then early last month we learned that nearby Death By Audio will host its final shows in November. Now, more bad news.

Depeche Mode: 101 screens tonight—you know it better than you think

Tue Oct 21 "Stranger Than Fiction" is the long-running documentary series at IFC Center, one with great taste in movies and enviable access to directors. 

The Palm Court relaunches at the Plaza on Thursday

Tue Oct 21 The Plaza Hotel's iconic atrium returns after three months of renovation with a focus on afternoon tea. 

Meet the Undateables: Carly and Hudson

Mon Oct 20 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Science for free: Hear a Nobel laureate talk about the possibility of other universes

Mon Oct 20 Imagine: there may be an alternate universe in which a New York City doesn't exist! We shudder at the very thought of it. 

Word on the Street: 13 crazy things we overheard in NYC this week

Mon Oct 20 We eavesdrop on Gothamites on the street and on the subway, in bars and in stores, and everywhere in between, to bring you the most ridiculous chatter

Photographer takes on walk on the wild side in Gowanus

Mon Oct 20 Before it was a place for dumping bodies, toxic sludge, sewage and used condoms, the fetid waterway known as the Gowanus Canal was a navigable creek, one of several making up a tidal inlet leading to New York Harbor

5 things to expect at the opening of Metropolitan Opera’s The Death of Klinghoffer tonight

Mon Oct 20 I love going to the Met whenever I can, seeing a fresh take on Figaro or a new American opera such as Two Boys. Tonight, however, I have a sinking feeling.

Check out 2014's top pet Halloween costumes, according to Ricky's

Mon Oct 20 The countdown to Halloween in NYC is on. And while you've no doubt starting planning your Halloween look, have you thought about your four-legged friend? 

CMJ 2014: Ten acts to see at this year's Music Marathon

Mon Oct 20 CMJ is nearly upon us. If the idea of five days/nights of nonstop music-packed craziness has you feeling overwhelmed, don't panic—we've got you covered. 

20 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon Oct 20 Spa Week, CMJ, American Ballet Theater and more

Our six favorite #BeFreeNYC selfies

Fri Oct 17 Our favorite three selfie photographers have won a pair of tickets to the New York Comedy Festival.

Is Al Pacino doing the new David Mamet play on Broadway really "better than oral sex"?

Fri Oct 17 Stoking the hype machine for his next Broadway outing, master playwright David Mamet describes China Doll

#BeFreeNYC: Dominique Ansel's favorite free thing in New York City

Fri Oct 17 The final recommendation in our week of free comes from chef Dominique Ansel, creator of the cronut.

Amazon now delivers groceries for free to residents of Brooklyn

Fri Oct 17 Park Slope certainly isn't lacking in grocery options (Hello, Park Slope Coop, Union Market and others), and now residents of the 'hood have an even more convenient way to fill their fridges

#BeFreeNYC: Maria Bamford's favorite free thing in New York City

Fri Oct 17 We're letting notable New Yorkers tell you about their favorite free things to do each day. First up today: actress and comedian Maria Bamford.

Check out fall foliage on these four Hudson cruises

Fri Oct 17 The leaves are changing, the bugs are retreating, and crisp autumn air is rollin‘ in