The BlackList: Weekly Events 10/4 – 10/10

What are you going to do – stay at home and sit on your couch? There’s a world of events out there – and you just need to stop and smell the event calendar. (Or something like that.) From vinynl collector flea markets to movies by John Cassavetes, here’s what’s going on this week:

October 4

Rejoice! The New Yorker Film Festival Has Returned
October 4, 5, 6
Check Schedule for Locations
The New Yorker Festival has been going 50 years strong. Get off the couch and go NOW!         Ólafur Arnalds Reclaims the Stage 

October 5

October 5 11am
New York Academy of Medicine Schedule
OMG. There’s actually going to be a workshop anatomial drawing! The day’s activities include a medical wax moulage demonstration.

New Cinema – Bushwick Film Festival 
October 3-6th
Lighthouse Studios
Check Site For Screening Info 
Experience the Bushwick FF – a unique platform for independent filmmakers and artists to present their work to an ever-growing and enthusiastic audience.Brooklyn Flea Record Fair 

October 5th, 11am – 6pm
East River State Park
Grab some vinyl. Expect over 55 collectors, shops, and record labels with names like Frenchkiss, Captured Tracks, Mexican Summer, Domino, DFA, L.I.E.S., and Portland OR’s Hometapes. A host of DJ’s on stage will make this event painless.  All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone – Cassavetes Redux 

October 4th- October 9th
BAM; $13
The godfather of American independent cinema John Cassavetes returns by popular demand. A collection of 5 of his greatest works screened in 35mm.

October 7

DVF Does Drinks with Instagram
October 7, 6-8 p.m.
DVF’s studio
CFDA designer Diane Von Furstenburg and Instagram’s founder, Kevin Systrom will host a small, private gathering for drinks. It’ll be a good evening to follow fashion favorites on the app…

Moving Portrait – Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film 
Oct 7th, 7:30pm; $13
This documentary follows Drag City troubadour Bill Callahan on a two-week tour from California to New York City in support of his acclaimed 2011 album, Apocalypse.

October 8

October 8th, 7:30pm; $25
Le Poisson Rouge
Ólafur Arnalds has built up a dedicated international following for his genre-crossing compositions blending classical, pop and ambient/electronica influences to a unique musical language. Now he’s ventured into the world of films, writing his first Hollywood film score to Another Happy Day.

Fashion Talks –  Icons with Fern Mallis: André Leon Talley
October 8, 8 p.m. 92Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
The creator of fashion week sits down with Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley about the meaning of style, and the fashion industry today.  October 10

The Book Report Reading
Oct 8th, 7pm
Join literary guests as they read their childhood book reports. I give this show an A.


October 9

Jin Soon is offering complimentary mani color changes at Saks to celebrate the beauty brand’s holiday color collection. On the 9th, Jin Soon herself will be on hand.
Saks Fifth Avenue. Oh, and it’s free.

October 9, 5-7 p.m.



October 10

Rodeo Drive Festival of Watches

October 10, 6-8 p.m.

Porsche Design, Beverly Hills


Sephora’s Nail Party

October 10-31
All Sephora locations
To celebrate its new collection of Formula X lacquers, Sephora invites everyone to come in and play with the new luxe shimmers, glitters and lacquers in the collection (there are over 200 additions).

This Week’s Top NYC Happenings: Harlow, Pennsylvania 6, KTCHN

WEDNESDAY (tonight): Richie Notar’s Latest Parlor Harlow Opens 
Studio 54 and Nobu legend Richie Notar flies solo with Harlow, his glamorous new restaurant and parlor bar. Part of a 1926 gift from William Randolph Hearst to mistress Marion Davies, the space still has its original chandeliers and stained glass. Modern art (there’s a Warhol) updates the look, providing an elegant backdrop for a globe-trotting seafood menu. The raw bar nods back to Nobu with Japanese accents. For dinner, it’s creative combos like salmon with chorizo-Asian pear salsa, or Australian wagyu with fresh chimichurri.

Harlow (111 E. 56th St., Midtown East) opens Wednesday the 20th. To learn more about the restaurant, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

WEDNESDAY: Mightier Penn
High ceilings and popping red seats highlight the comfy confines at Pennsylvania 6 (pictured), the newest pub in MSG’s hood. Check out the space Wednesday night while celebrating the launch of Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout season with the malt masters of Brooklyn Brewery.

Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout Launch Party at Pennsylvania 6 (132 W. 31st., Garment District) on 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday the 20th. Get the inside-info on the pub at the listing at BlackBook Guides.

SUNDAY: Oscar Admirer
KTCHN at The Out NYC knows that the Academy Awards are more fun with champagne, a big screen, and a lively crowd. You’ll find all that, along with dishes cribbed from the 1929 awards, prizes for the deftest ballot jockeys, and edible Oscars to take home.

The Academy Awards Viewing Party at KTCHN (510 W. 42nd St., Midtown West) starts Sunday the 24th at 7pm. No table minimum; reservations required. To learn more about the restaurant, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

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