Downtown TripPicks: Okt 30 – Nov. 6

by | Oct 30, 2017 | Coming Up, Downtown Living, Events is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.”’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Visit the website or download the app for more upcoming events.

1. Othello, An All-Female Production

This brand new, all-female production of Othello from No Man’s Land Theatre Company turns Shakespeare’s classic tale of “jealousy, passion, mistrust, and revenge” on its head. Don’t miss it! FREE

The Alchemical Studios (West Village)
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8pm; Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2pm and 8pm

2. Poets For Puerto Rico: A Reading for Hurricane Relief

Hosted by Willie Perdomo, Poets For Puerto Rico benefits the relief efforts of Comedores Sociales De Puerto Rico. Poets from “Puerto Rico, the diaspora, and beyond,” include Elizabeth Alexander, Lydia Cortes, Caridad De La Luz (“La Bruja”), Sandra María Esteves, Yusef Komunyakaa,Nancy Mercado, Sami Miranda, Yesenia Montilla, John Murillo, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Gregory Pardlo, Bonafide Rojas, Patrick Rosal and many others. Suggested donation $20.

Poets House (Battery Park)
Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6-9pm

3. NYC Craft Beer Fest

You’re in a for a real brewer’s treat at the NYC Craft Beer Festival! Over 75 breweries from across the country will be pouring their limited release and seasonal selections of beers, meads and ciders. Tickets start at $45.

Metropolitan Pavilion (Chelsea)
Friday, Nov. 3-Saturday, Nov. 4 (check site for entry times)

4. Big Apple Film Festival

The Big Apple Film Festival showcases films from New York City’s lively independent film community. An intimate affair, BAFF celebrates NYC films and filmmakers, holds panel discussions and presents awards. Tickets start at $20.

SVA Theater ( Chelsea)
Wednesday, Nov. 1-Saturday, Nov. 4 (check site for showtimes)

5. Theater for the New City’s 40th Annual Halloween Costume Ball

A neighborhood Halloween party that promises a frightfully fun night of theater, costumes, dance, music, food, jugglers, storytellers, stilt dancers and much more! Expect original (and frightful) performances! $20

Theater for the New City (East Village)
Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7:30pm-1:30am

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