October 27-29: White Light 2011
Lincoln Center’s second annual fall festival celebrating the spiritual power of the arts continues this weekend with Necessary Weather, a silent study in movement and light. As written in the New York Times: “The dancers glow like incandescent beacons; the viewer’s perception is that light and movement are perfectly fused, that one cannot be considered without the other.” Tickets to the performance are $25 and can be purchased here. Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th Street
October 26- January 15, 2012: experience…
… the Carsten Höller Experience. With a doctorate in biology, the Brussels-born artist worked as a scientist until 1993 when he quit to focus on art, but his scientific roots remain a definite part of his craft. The highlight of the New Museum exhibition is Höller’s light installation, a sensory deprivation pool and a twisting, 40-foot-high, 102-foot-long slide—built from transparent plastic—that extends from the museum’s fourth floor to the second. The installation invites visitors to ride the slide, fully equipment with helmets and elbow pads provided by the museum. The New Museum, 235 Bowery (at Prince Street), Wed & Fri-Sun 11AM- 6PM, Thurs 11AM- 9PM, general admission $12
October 29: Need a mid-day pick me up amongst the flurries?
The MUD Truck is going to be parked in Chelsea from 1- 4 PM, dishing out free java to gallery hoppers this Saturday. The truck, described by Zagat as being “Caffeine bliss” will be parked outside the Luhring Augustine Gallery. 531 West 24th Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)
November 1- 13: Restaurant Week travels North
The first annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant week is set to launch. Showcasing the boroughs best eateries deals will include prix fixe 3-course meals, complimentary coffee and dessert or 20% off the check. Be sure to check out the deals to be had at savorthebronx.com.
November 1- 21: performa
Performa presents its fourth biennial, Performa 11, which will feature more than 100 contemporary artists, including 12 Performa commissions along with premieres and a multitude of new works by up-and-comers. This year’s biennial takes place at more than 80 venues throughout New York City. Full event information can be found here.
November 3: Swine Humor
Catch a showing of “Pig: A Restaurant,” a hilarious one-woman parody by former New York writer Leila Cohan-Miccio. The comedic play features characters with echoes of David Chang, Gael Greene, and a bunch of other NYC food clichés we’re all guilty of and tickets cost an economical $5. Reserve here to experience the ultimate pig roast. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 West 26th Street, 8PM