Out & About

| 25 Oct 2016 | 04:29

    Thu 27

    Ben Wang Lecture Series

    China Institute, 100 Washington St.

    6:30-8:30 p.m. $25-75

    Wang discusses the literature of the six dynasty periods in China.

    212-744-8181. www.chinainstitute.org

    Rocky Horror Picture Show SaleGraey Studio, 14 West Eighth St.

    12:30-10 p.m. Free

    Visit Graey Studio for its all-day sale. Complimentary wine after 5 p.m.

    212-254-3547. www.graeystudio.com

    Fri 28

    Open Studios

    Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 125 Maiden Lane

    6:30-7:30 p.m. Free

    Get a sneak peek of what dancer and choreographer Jodi Melnick is working on.

    212-219-9401. www.lmcc.net

    Morning Masquerade

    Hornblower Cruises and Events, 333 West Side Highway

    6-9 a.m. $15 Black Daybreaker Cap, $30 Tier 1, $32 Tier 2, $40 Tier 3

    Break convention with the official New York City cast of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” by participating in a daytime masquerade ball.

    646-576-8400. www.daybreaker.com

    Sat 29

    Reading and PerformanceAlwan for the Arts 16 Beaver St.

    7 p.m.-midnight.

    Hear Arabic poems by Syrian artists read aloud then translated into English with a choreographed performance accompanied by music.

    212-967-4318. www.alwanforthearts.org

    Stories for All AgesTeardrop Park, Between Warren Street and Murray Street

    11 a.m.-noon. Free

    Perry Ground tells Native American tales of the changing seasons, such as the traditional story “The Great Bear and Why the Leaves Change Color.”

    212-267-9700. www.bpcparks.org

    Sun 30

    BarkHappy NYCFetch Club, 85 South St.

    4-7 p.m. $25; $20 early bird

    Spend Halloween Eve at a dog-filled charity night to benefit Second Chance Rescue NYU Dogs.

    212-401-8199. www.fetchclub.com

    The Rocky Horror Picture ShowSchimmel Center, 1 Place Plaza

    7:30-9:30 p.m. $12

    Nightlife personality Elizabeth James and transvestite Dr. Frank N. Furter perform this famous cinematic show.

    866-811-4111. www.schimmelcenter.org

    Mon 31

    ARTSpeak Artist LectureFIT, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street

    12-1:30 p.m.

    ARTSpeak 2016-2017, presented by the FIT’s departments of fine arts and history of art, includes a series of lectures on the theme of the “Art History in the Mind of the Artist.”

    212-217-7999. www.fitnyc.edu/events-calendar/

    Collective ReadingHigh Line, Under The Standard at 13th Street

    5-6:30 p.m. Free

    Reflect on the election with spoken word artists inspired by Zoe Leonard’s text “I want a president.”

    212-500-6035. www.thehighline.org

    Tue 1

    Mail ArtHudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St.

    Noon. Free

    Enjoy the mail art show’s opening day with around-the-world artists at the Hudson Park Library.

    212-243-6876. www.nypl.org

    CD ReleaseCornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.

    8-9 p.m. $20

    The CD release of Kayle Brecher “This Is Life,” accompanied by a performance.

    212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com

    Wed 2

    Beard on BooksThe Beard House, 167 West 12th St.

    Noon-1 p.m. $20

    Discuss the big names of the food and cooking world at this gourmet literary session.

    212-675-4984. www.jamesbeard.org

    New York GalaManhattan Penthouse, 80 5th Ave.

    6-10 p.m. $175 non-profit members, $195 members, $250 non-members

    Join the National Employment Lawyers Association for its 19th annual gala with the theme of empowering women.

    212-627-8838. www.nelany.com