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In the 16th edition of its signature festival, The New Yorker brings more than125 authors, actors, musicians, academics and cultural icons for special conversations, interviews and performances with the esteemed publication’s editors and writers. Highlights include the leading boy from Girls, Adam Driver, in conversation with Lizzie Widdicombe (Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St; Oct 3 at 7pm; $45), an interview followed by a live performance from pop band Haim (Gramercy Theater; Oct 2 at 7pm; $45) and comedian Jim Gaffigan talking hot topics and hot pockets (MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St; Oct 2 at 7pm; $45). Tickets have already sold out to events with the likes of Billy Joel, Toni Morrison and Patti Smith, but don’t lose all hope: A certain number of tickets will be released one hour before each show.