Things to do over Thanksgiving weekend

Discover plenty of things to do over Thanksgiving weekend, whether you're in the holiday spirit, or if you're more ho-ho-oh forget it.

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Things to do on Thanksgiving weekend if you want to forget the holidays

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Walk Off the Turkey

  • Price band: 1/4
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Now that you've had time to digest all the turkey and stuffing from Thursday, burn off some of those calories on this lengthy walk, sponsored by Shorewalkers. The jaunt goes from the Staten Island Ferry terminal to the George Washington Bridge, which is about 12 miles. (BYO water and lunch.) Meet at the Whitehall Terminal, South St at Whitehall St. Subway: R to Whitehall St–South Ferry, 1 to South Ferry.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Until Sat Nov 30
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No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot

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One of the earliest and most influential examples of theater of the absurd, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot returns to Broadway with X-Men collaborators Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. They perform it in rep with Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, a crepuscular study of death and memory. Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup round out the casts.

  1. Cort Theatre 138 W 48th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Until Sun Mar 30
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"Balthus: Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations"

  • Price band: 2/4
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Balthus (né Balthasar Klossowski, 1908–2001) was one of the most controversial figurative painters of the 20th century, an artist notorious for frankly erotic (if not somewhat pervy) full-length renderings of Lolita-esque subjects. His obsession with preteen female sexuality translated into vaguely unnerving images, which were more redolent of thanatos than of eros. This show, the first major Balthus exhibition in the U.S. in 30 years, features 35 canvases, dating from the mid-1930s to the 1950s.

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Until Wed Jan 1
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Matthew Bourne

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Bourne's Sleeping Beauty—the final episode in his trio of works set to Tchaikovsky—arrives in New York. His take on the story has Aurora falling in love with the royal gamekeeper, and features the Count Lilac and the Dark Fairy Carabosse as primary forces of good and evil.

  1. New York City Center 131 W 55th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Until Sun Nov 3
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"Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective"

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Spiegelman, who did more than anyone to legitimize the graphic novel with his Holocaust-themed classic, Maus, gets the retrospective treatment, with a survey that includes hundreds of original drawings spanning his groundbreaking career, from his late-1960s days as part of the underground comix movement to his work on some of The New Yorker's most compelling and controversial covers.

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Sun Mar 23
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

We missed you, Katniss: Jennifer Lawrence has, since the first installment, won an Oscar and cornered the talk-show market on lovable rawness. Now she returns to her already-iconic role, and, fortunately for the actor, Suzanne Collins’s second book gets a whole lot more serious.

  1. Opens Fri Nov 22

  1. Thanksgiving weekend: Festive events
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jjust a few cool things for thanksgiving xx