Weekend Plans in NYC: November 1–3, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Goodbye, Halloween (or not...) + Hello Kitty!
Immersive Theater
Or, if you want to keep the Halloween fun going, attend The Cooping Theory 1969, an immersive show that promises suspense, spectacle, and spooky mysteries. The 10-room production throws you into a choose-your-own-adventure-like storyline, where your only job is to answer the question: Who killed Edgar Allen Poe? Through Saturday, November 2; RPM Underground, 244 West 54th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), Midtown
MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions are back and we couldn't be more stoked. The annual live art series returns with a bang; its first event of the season is a screening of director Werner Herzog's documentary Lesson of Darkness, to honor the opening of the gallery's exhibition “Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011.” Curators Peter Eleey and Ruba Katrib join catalog contributors in a conversation following the film. Sunday, November 3; noon–6 p.m.; MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
Jamal Penjweny. Work from the series Saddam Is Here, 2010. Photograph, 23 2/3 × 31 1/2″ (60 × 80 cm). Courtesy the artist.
Brooklyn-based volunteer organization Persisticon puts females first during its Surfing the Blue Wave fundraising event, featuring such comedians as Karen Chee (Late Night With Seth Meyers), Dina Hashem (Conan), and Leah Bonnema (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert), who are getting serious about putting more women in office—and supporting the organizations trying to make that happen! Sunday, November 3; 6:30–10 p.m.; The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
Photo by Stomping Ground Photo/Courtesy of Persisticon
Family Fun
World Market in Chelsea is celebrating everyone's favorite cartoon cat with a very special 45th birthday and a limited-run (and very pink!) Hello Kitty store. The pop-up will be available to shop until Christmas Eve, but this weekend's opening party will include Japanese calligraphy sessions and a meet-and-greet with the birthday girl herself. Saturday, November 2–Tuesday, December 24; Cost Plus World Market, 620 Sixth Avenue (between West 18th and 19th Streets), Chelsea
Photo courtesy of Hello Kitty/Facebook
Eating + Drinking
After a debaucherous October 31, we're starting November on a holier note by toasting to the saints and martyrs that came before us. Eataly is hosting an All Saints’ Day affair that's quintessentially Eataly: wine, food, and a little bit of education. Friday, November 1; 6–8 p.m.; Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue (between West 23rd and 24th Streets), Flatiron

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