NY Life Weekender — 21 October 2011
What to Do in NYC This Weekend- 10/21/11

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

Friday, October 21st- Sunday, October 23rd- Head down to Dumbo for the RE/Mixed Media Festival- a 2 day celebration spawning creative takes on mash-ups, artistic freedoms, and copyright law. They’ll have everything from DJs, fashion and food, beat-boxing, interactive activities, painting, new technology and a ton more. Last year was a big success and this year marks the Festival’s second annual event. (RE/Mixed Media Festival )

Saturday, October 22nd- If you’re free tomorrow, you owe it to yourself to head down to Tompkins Square Park on Avenue A starting at noon. It’s the Halloween Dog Parade. Catch dogs in costume, with a ton of treats for man and canine and it’s all free between East 9th street between Avenues A & B. ( Dog Parade! )


Sunday, October 23rd- The San Diego Super-Chargers head east to battle the Jets in a matchup of “wait, are these two teams even any good?” supremacy. Tickets are still available. Watch LaDanian Tomlinson get the start at RB for Gang Green live from MetLife Stadium in nearby Jersey.  ( Jets-Chargers Tickets)

Music & Entertainment

Friday, October 7th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out these releases coming out today. “Paranormal Activity 3” (R)- The third installment stars a cast of no-names, but looks utterly terrifying. It’s been called the best in the series so far but you’ll have to decide for yourself. Also, the indie film “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (R) opens starring the youngest Olsen- Elizabeth. After leaving a cult, she is haunted by her experiences there. We haven’t seen either yet, but don’t blame us if you hate both.

Friday, October 21st, Sunday, October 23rd- Tonight head out to Terminal 5 and catch five live bands headlined by the Plain White T’s and Never Shout Never, in what should be a fun, all ages show! (Plain White T’s/Never Shout Never) Sunday night, catch the boys from Gwar as they hit historic Irving Plaza with support from Every Time I Die, and perennial LocalBozo.com favorites Gunfire-N-Sodomy. Tickets are just $41 for general admission. (Gwar Tickets)


Friday, October 21st- Tonight, Webster Hall has a very special CMJ Showcase featuring Knife Party, AC Slater, Kill the Noise, and much more! Also tonight, the Grace Hotel presents South Beach Fridays at Gift New York. DJ Massi is working the mix with Guest DJs in two rooms! Tomorrow night, catch Tresor Saturdays at Room Fifty5, with NXNY! Dancing included; Blowouts optional.


Sunday, October 23rd- Have you taken our advice and visited the Hester Street Fair yet? You’re running out of time this year. What better way to check it out than the absolutely free to enter Grub Street Food Festival. We’ll be there after seeing how fantastic last year’s event was. The list of vendors this year includes Brindle Room, Char No. 4, Big Gay Ice Cream, Asia Dog, Arancini Bros., Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, Luke’s Lobster, and Pies N Thighs. And that’s just a quarter of ‘em! ( GrubStreet Food Festival )

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