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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC (Oct. 11 Edition)

October 11, 2019 by Abby Bien
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This chilly weather makes us hungry for food, immersive operas, Instagrammable moments, movie soundtracks come to life, and more food. If your stomach — and mind — is also feeling ready for something a bit out of the box, you’ve come to the right place. 

From Bon Appétit to “The Big Lebowski,” this menu of upcoming NYC experiences will satisfy all of your weirdest and most wonderful cravings. Share our (Napoleon) dynamite picks with a friend.

The New Yorker Festival
Midtown, Manhattan
Star-Studded, Talk

John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), Sarah Paulson, Kenan Thompson, and Bill Nye are just some of the celebs stopping by The New Yorker Festival this weekend. Only on TodayTix, get tickets from $39.

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Bon Appétit’s Hot 10 Party
Industry City, Brooklyn
Food & Drink

For one night only you can: eat endless food from America’s best new restaurants, enjoy an open bar, and hang out with the Bon Appétit crew. Sounds pretty perfect, right?

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Napoleon Dynamite Live
Flatbush, Brooklyn
Film, Talk

Before a screening of the film at Brooklyn’s legendary Kings Theatre, Jon Hader (Napoleon) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro) have a conversation about the classic movie. 

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Wicked Clone
Midtown, Manhattan 
Off-Broadway, Musical

The Indiggo Twins are vampires traveling from Transylvania to NYC in this transformative work of art that mixes pop-gypsy melodies, symphonic sounds, and theatrical hip-hop.

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The Big Lebowski
Upper West Side, Manhattan

The Red Room Orchestra — a collective of jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers — brings “The Big Lebowski” soundtrack to life. Get ready, Dude.

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Brian Posehn at The Bell House
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Comedian Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. You’ve seen him in “The Five-Year Engagement,” “New Girl,” and his Netflix special “The Fartist.” And now he’s at The Bell House — an iconic Brooklyn venue. 

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El barbero de Sevilla
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Opera, Immersive

Welcome to a lively farce in an intimate setting. “El barbero de Sevilla” is a rarely performed piece that blends a celebration of Spanish heritage with sparkling, unique comedy.

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The Unbrunch
Secret Location

Nibble and sip your way down the Rabbit Hole, where the whimsies and dangers of Wonderland await. Explore the members-only club across five floors filled with musings and mayhem. 

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