NY Life Weekender — 14 October 2011
What to Do in NYC This Weekend- 10/14/11

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 15th – The Tibet House will host the Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour all weekend long. The relics from this tour have been discovered among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters over millennia, including the historical Shakyamuni Buddha, his closest disciples, and adepts of various Buddhist traditions. Most of these relics resemble beautiful pearl-like crystals and have been perceived by numerous visitors to transmit blessings and healing to the mind and body. ( Tibet House )

Sunday, October 16th – Dances of Vice invites all fellow retro-futurists, cyberpunks, renegade replicants and starlight criminals to a night of glittering neo-Tokyo glamour at their tribute to the 1982 cult classic ’Blade Runner’, featuring a cavalcade of thrilling live bands, dancers, fashion shows, and DJs. ( Le Poisson Rouge )


Saturday, October 15th – It’s Hockey Night in America as the New York Rangers take on the New York Islanders. The Rangers are looking tremendous this season, but will the boys from the island surprise us all? It’s time to get back into Hockey New Yorkers! All the action kicks off at 7pm at the world famous Madison Square Garden.  ( New York Rangers )

Music & Entertainment

Friday, October 14th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out these releases coming out today. Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya in “The Skin I Live In” (R). Check out our review for this stunning, and shocking master work! And in a completely different direction, check out some great family fare as Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and Jack Black star in the bird watching comedy, “The Big Year.”(PG)

Saturday, October 16th – It may be sold out but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to score a ticket for progressive punkers Thrice as they melt faces at New York’s Irving Plaza. Also, you may have seen the movie but now see the real thing. It’s Paul Green’s “The School of Rock” Best of the Season show at the Highline Ballroom. You will marvel at how brilliant these kids are, while you bang your head!


Friday, October 14 – Launch your weekend with drinks and dancing at the most explosive party this side of the Milky Way. See and be seen under the stars as live bands, DJs, and VJs present the hottest music and project dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cocktails keep the party going. ( American Museum of Natural History )


Saturday, October 15th – The Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, featuring dozens of tri-state area craft beers along with food and entertainment, will host its inaugural event this Saturday in Fort Greene, Brooklyn at Skylight One Hanson (formerly the old Williamsburg Savings Bank). LocalBozo.com will be there, so tweet us out and come say hello! ( The Village Voice )

Saturday, October 15th – It’s the 1st Annual Oktoberfest this Saturday at Beekman Beer Garden & Beach Club formerly Water Taxi Beach at the South Street Seaport. Doors Open at 9pm and the party goes till 3am. So join in on all the boozy festivities! And don’t forget you can purchase your very own Oktoberfest Beekman Mug. ( Queens Promotion Group )

Sunday, October 16th – Are you a Chocoholic? New Yorkers love their chocolate, and Chocolatiers will open their doors all around the city. Chocolate Weekend NYC is the perfect way to quench those chocolate cravings. Get inside tours of chocolate stores, learn fascinating history and techniques from the pros! ( FIKA NYC )

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