NY Life Weekender — 30 September 2011
What to Do in NYC This Weekend- 09/30/11

Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? LocalBozo.com has got you covered. It’s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that we’ll be covering, check out the calendar in our side bar to your right. Otherwise, here are a few highlights to check out in and around Manhattan this weekend!


Arts & Culture

Saturday, October 1st- Get up-close and personal with bats from around the world! Join Rob Mies, director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, for a live bat presentation. Mies has appeared on ’The Tonight Show,’ ’The Today Show,’ ’Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ and ’Martha Stewart,’ among others, and is a co-author of the book Stokes Beginners Guide to Bats. (Live Bats!)

Saturday, October 1st- Eject!’ a new exhibition that explores the history of ejection seats in aviation will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Eject!’ will showcase ejection seats used in the Korean War era through the present. The seats will be accompanied by graphic panels and a video presentation that will provide a vivid history of ejection seats, their importance to pilots and an examination of their evolution. (Ejection Seats)


Friday, September 30th- Saturday, October 1st- In what was a historic end to the baseball regular season, the New York Yankees will open the American League Division Series tonight as CC Sabathia takes on Justin Verlander. Tomorrow night is Game Two at the stadium so head on out and support the bombers if you can grab tickets to either game (Yankees-Tigers Playoffs).

Friday, September 30th- Saturday, October 1st- Two Devils home games in two days as they take on the Islanders and Flyers across the pond tonight and tomorrow. Football is in season, baseball is in the postseason, and hockey season is just beginning. Hit the ice! (Devils Tickets)

Music & Entertainment

Friday, September 30th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out these releases coming out today. “50/50” (R) opens tonight- we saw and reviewed it earlier this week and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen make a great combo of friends when Levitt is a 27 year old diagnosed with cancer. Excellent film. Also, “Dream House” (PG-13) with Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz about a family unknowingly moving into a home where murders were previously committed. Don’t blame us if you hate both, but “50/50” was really good.

Friday, September 30th- Sunday, October 2nd- Turn back the clock this weekend for some awesome rock music in town. Tonight, Les Claypool and Primus take on the Roseland Ballroom with tickets at just $58. (Primus Tickets) Sunday night, Third Eye Blind invades Irving Plaza for an intimate performance with support from US Royalty. (Third Eye Blind)


Friday, September 30th- Culture Club invites you to dress up in your best 80s gear and enjoy free admission to celebrate opening night of New York’s iconic 80s and 90s dance club. Culture Club reopens to the public in a new Midtown location on 39th Street, with four floors of dancing, 80s themed cocktails and décor that is decked out with larger-than-life images from the decade’s classic movies. (Culture Club Re-Opens) Or- hit up Roam tonight for Business Casual After Work Fridays. No cover all night with DJ Boof, DJ GBM, and Massive B.


Saturday, October 1st- Tomorrow, head out to Prospect Heights for the Chili Pepper Fiesta. Some of the east coast’s hottest food purveyors are literally bringing the heat from 11am to 6pm for as little as $10. Live music. Hot eats. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The only thing missing- is you. (Chili Pepper Fiesta at BBG)

Sunday, October 2nd- Go Pink and join Shape magazine for the 6th annual Pilates for Pink fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer, the most common form of cancer in women. This national awareness initiative kicks off this fall at Union Square Park and provides participants with a variety of ways to join in. No matter how you choose to contribute, Pilates for Pink is an interactive way to have fun and get involved in the cause! (Fight Breast Cancer)

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