Best things to do this week in NYC

Find the biggest and best events, activities and things to do in New York City this week, as chosen by Time Out's editors.

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Punk Rock and Heavy Metal Flea Market

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Get rowdy at this rebel of a flea for rock loyalists everywhere. There'll be punky trinkets by Weird Luke, vintage band T-shirts, handmade leather accessories by On the Edge of Time, select rock-band photos, live DJ sets, and rock records courtesy of Clockwork Records and DJ Rebel Rouser. You can

  1. Sage 299-301 Graham Ave, at Ainslie St, 11211
  2. Sun Oct 26
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Jacuzzi

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

Jacuzzi. Ars Nova (Off Broadway). By Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen. Directed by Oliver Butler. With Bos, Thureen, Chris Lowell, Peter Friedman. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Jacuzzi: In brief Family tensions rise to the surface when a pair of slackers crash the hot tub at a Colorado

  1. Ars Nova 511 W 54th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sat Nov 8
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Citizenfour

  • Rated as: 4/5

In June 2013, after several months of coded messages back and forth, U.S. security worker Edward Snowden summoned three people to a hotel room in Hong Kong to reveal who he was and what he wanted. Two of the three were journalists: freelancer Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian’s Ewen MacAskill. The

  1. Various loctions
  2. Opens Fri Oct 24

Cider Week NYC

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

To celebrate the season of spiked apple spirits, 50 restaurants and retailers around the city will host cider-pairing classes and tap takeovers spotlighting upstate cideries including Bellweather, Bad Seed and Harvest Moon. Be among the first to sample New York’s first urban cidery, Descendant

  1. Various locations
  2. Until Sun Nov 2
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Amy Poehler: Yes Please

  • Free

Whether you know her as a "Weekend Update" correspondent, Leslie Knope or just Regina George's cool mom in Mean Girls, one thing is certain: Amy Poehler is phenomenal. Now she translates her brilliance and strength into a candid—and, yes, hilarious—memoir, and you can worship her at the Oct 27

  1. Barnes & Noble Union Square 33 E 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Mon Oct 27
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Sinéad O'Connor

  • Critics choice

In 1992, a 25-year-old Dubliner tore up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live. In the decades since, Sinéad O’Connor’s outspokenness has been overshadowed only by her unique and potently vulnerable singing. Her voice has maintained its fierceness and grown fuller, richer, less

  1. City Winery 155 Varick St, at Vandam St
  2. Mon Oct 27 - Thu Oct 30
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Well-Strung

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This extremely charming and cheekily named singing string quartet has been honing its craft all over the world for the past couple of years. Tonight, the boys share their new work, Popssical, which includes their take on the likes of Beethoven, Ravel and Miley Cyrus.

  1. 54 Below 254 W 54th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave, 10019
  2. Tue Oct 28
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BalletCollective

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The company performs two new works by Troy Schumacher, a member of New York City Ballet. Along with the quintet All That We See is a collaboration with artist David Salle, Dear and Blackbirds, a pas de deux for Ashley Laracey and Harrison Coll based on a poem by Cynthia Zarin. The music—composed

  1. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 La Guardia Pl, at Washington Sq South, 10012
  2. Wed Oct 29 - Thu Oct 30
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Village Halloween Parade

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This year's theme is the Garden of Earthly Delights, and the parade will embrace all of the nature in New York that makes our city so wild. They'll be joined by the awe-inspiring puppets created by Superior Concept Monsters, the Madagascar Institute, the Puppeteers’ Cooperative and Basil

  1. Manhattan
  2. Fri Oct 31
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Halloween in NYC

Have the best Halloween NYC can offer with the best parties, scariest haunted houses and most perfect Halloween costumes

  1. Various locations
  2. Fri Oct 31
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Beatrice B
Beatrice B

Have to see Queen. Lambert is no impersonator! I saw them in Chicago and again in Vegas, now MSG. This show deserves a 4 star !!! That if you like great music and a front man with an amazing voice and commands the stage. Its like hearing Queen for the first time . Go see this show, if you can get seats !

Joyce W
Joyce W

Try this tasty experience in Chinatown tomorrow.  What a great way to do lunch!


We're going crazy for 4th of July and getting started early. Join our NEW Chinatown highlights tour and get tickets for only $25. That's a full meal and 2 hrs. of interesting history tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Just buy tickets on our site and use code CFTFB2014. Hurry up. You can also call 917-979-4833

Blair Y
Blair Y

how about the Spike Lee block party in Brooklyn...

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