Best things to do today in New York City

Find the best events, activities and things to do today in NYC, as chosen by Time Out's editors.

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Gazillion Bubble Show

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Self-described “bubble scientist” Fan Yang's blissfully disarming act (now performed by his son, Deni) consists mainly of generating a dazzling succession of bubbles in mind-blowing configurations, filling them with smoke or linking them into long chains. Lasers and flashing colored lights add

  1. New World Stages 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Wed Dec 31
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Socrates Sculpture Park Spring Show

  • Critics choice
  • Free

It’s harder to justify indoor art-peeping once the weather is nice, and you don’t have to. Head to the en plein air sculpture haven—one of the city’s few locales designated specifically for outdoor works. Then, get up close with large-scale creations, the handiwork of three international

  1. Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, at Broadway
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sun Aug 3
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.Walter Kerr Theatre (see Broadway). Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Directed by Darko Tresnjak. With Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lauren Worsham, Lisa O’Hare. Running time: 2hrs 20mins. One intermission. A

  1. 219 W 48th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $99–$147
  3. Thu Jul 31 - Wed Dec 31
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Space Shuttle Enterprise

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In 1977, NASA conducted a series of tests on a new type of craft: the Space Shuttle. Now that prototype resides on the deck of the Intrepid in a specially designed pavilion. Visitors can walk close to and under the 180-foot-long, six-story Shuttle, the wingspan of which is more than 70 feet.

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, at 46th St, 10036
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Wed Dec 31
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"Exposed: A History of Lingerie"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Whatever your interest in ladies’ undergarments, you’ll see more than 70 iterations from throughout history at the Museum at FIT’s new exhibit. From a circa-1770 whalebone corset to Rudi Gernreich’s wireless “no-bra bra” of the ’60s, the exhibit looks at how form and function have

  1. The Museum at FIT Seventh Ave, at 27th St
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sat Nov 15
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"Living with Pop. A Reproduction of Capitalist Realism"

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

Despite its name, Capitalist Realism wasn’t a movement so much as it was a collaborative art project, encompassing several exhibition-slash-performances in West Germany during the early- to mid-1960s. Of its principals—Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter—two became

  1. Artists Space 38 Greene St, between Broome and Grand Sts, 10013
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sun Aug 17
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Coney Island Circus Sideshow

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

One of the last of its kind, this ten-act extravaganza of human oddities aims to satisfy nostalgic and progressive temperaments alike. Now in its 29th season, the iconic spectacle adds a footnote to the controversial freak-show conversation by celebrating the talents of those “born different.”

  1. Sideshows by the Seashore 1208 Surf Ave, at 12th St, 11224
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sun Sep 28
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Fuerza Bruta: Wayra

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Fuerza Bruta: Wayra. Daryl Roth Theatre (see Off Broadway). Conceived and directed by Diqui James. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 20mins. No intermission. Wayra: In brief Fuerza Bruta returns in the third installment of the De La Guarda trilogy. If it's anything like the first two, you can

  1. 101 E 15th St, at Union Sq East
  2. $99
  3. Thu Jul 31 - Sun Sep 7
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Sleep No More

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

To untimely rip and paraphrase a line from Macbeth: Our eyes are made the fools of the other senses, or else worth all the rest. A multitude of searing sights crowd the spectator's gaze at the bedazzling and uncanny theater installation Sleep No More. Your sense of space and depth---already

  1. 530 W 27th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. $80–$120, premium $130–$170
  3. Thu Jul 31 - Wed Dec 31
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"City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Considering the sudden and bleak demise of graffiti hub 5 Pointz, and with all of October’s Banksy hysteria behind us, this seems like an ideal time to look back at the beginnings of street art in NYC. See a host of never-before-exhibited paintings and sketches by the legends who drove the ’70s

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sun Aug 24
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