Weekend Plans in NYC: October 18–20, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019
This weekend, take a class with half-full glasses.
Family Fun
You already know how much we love Prospect Park (and how obsessed we are with its trees), so it's no surprise that we can't wait to join NYC's cyclers during the park's first annual Bike Day! Before hitting the trail, bring the kids to the bike swap so they can trade in their smaller models for new ones. Sunday, October 20; noon–4 p.m.; Prospect Park (entrance: Bartel-Pritchard Square)
Photo courtesy of Prospect Park‎/Facebook
One of our great stage satirists, Theresa Rebeck, is back with a restaurant comedy about a chef whose scallops are famous—but he refuses to cook them for regular customers. Sounds like a case of art versus commerce…with a few shakes of truffle oil. If you loved Rebeck's 2018 comedy, Bernhardt/Hamlet, as much as we did, we promise her smart humor shines just as much (if not more) in this new fast-paced work. Through Sunday, December 1; Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, 511 West 52nd Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), Hell’s Kitchen
Photo courtesy of MCC Theatre
Eating + Drinking
A stroll through the Seaport District is already a good time no matter when you go, but if you're lucky enough to visit during its 10th annual Taste of the Seaport (followed by a Front Street block party), you'll get exclusive access to the growing neighborhood's local vendors, entertainers, and ever-expanding restaurant scene. Saturday, October 19; noon–3 p.m.; Seaport District
Photo by Youjeen Cho/Unsplash
If you've seen Otto Enoteca Pizzeria's wine list—or better yet, sipped a glass or two—then you know why its vino classes are some of the best in the city. This Saturday, sit down with sommelier Sara Olocco and prepare to soak in all her knowledge on the Italian wine grape Barbera. Guests are also treated to executive chef Gaetano Arnone's selection of cheeses and cured meats, but a to-go order of his spaghetti alla carbonara never hurt anyone. Saturday, October 19; 2 p.m.; 1 Fifth Avenue (between East 8th Street and Washington Mews), Greenwich Village
Photo courtesy of Otto Enoteca Pizzeria 
Film Festival
Now that the New York Film Festival has ended, we suggest taking your movie-watching across international waters—no travel required. The biggest Nordic film festival outside of Europe is happening right here in New York, with a mission to introduce the world to the immensely talented filmmakers, actors, and creators making their mark in the expanding market. Through Sunday, October 20
Photo by Jenny Halweil/Courtesy of NIFF
Live Music
She's gathered crowds at festivals, inspired dance parties at clubs, and made emotions run high at galleries. Vocalist and musician Lido Pimienta has a reputation for putting on life-affirming shows inspired by her Afro-Colombian roots and musical styles, so if you're looking for something other than the typical concert, this rising star will deliver. Saturday, October 19; 7:30 p.m.; National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Williamsburg
Photo courtesy of National Sawdust

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