The Food Film Festival
AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd St.
If you’ve ever craved what a character onscreen was having, this is for you. Now in its ninth year, the Food Film Festival brings over 30 screenings paired with the foods (and drinks) the characters are enjoying. Outside of the theater, there are additional food and drink events. Proceeds benefit the Billion Oyster Project, which is working to restore and protect New York Harbor.
La Nuit du Chocolat
Oct. 22, 7-10 p.m.
End your evening with a sweet treat that’s deliciously free. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of opening its flagship store on Madison Avenue, La Maison du Chocolat is opening its Manhattan locations for free tastings of the store’s signature macarons, chocolates, pastries and hot chocolate. The boutiques at Rockefeller Center and Wall Street are also taking part.
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St.
Ever look around and wonder how we went from suits and gowns to sweatpants at work in the course of 100 years? Manhattan Vintage is constantly exploring the history of American fashion, and this weekend’s show is dedicated to tracing the styles of the past century leading up to today. Clothes will be on display and well as for sale, and experts on hand to discuss them.
Oct. 24, 7:15 & 8 p.m.
You don’t need to be invited by a friend of a friend, memorize a password or wear a certain color. You can now buy tickets to Dinner Labs — a social pop-up for adventurous eaters — without a membership. This Sunday’s dinner highlights chef Alfonso Torres and the cuisine theme “Me Acuerdo: Memories of Puerto Rico, with Love for the Plantain.” Plus, you can expect delicious cocktails thanks to a new partnership with Bombay Sapphire.
Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Industria Superstudio, 775 Washington St.
Celebrate everything pop culture at EW Fest, an all-day festival in honor of Entertainment Weekly’s 25th anniversary. The event, sort of a mini Comic-Con for TV buffs, includes binge-watching sessions, book signings and panels with TV talent like “Parks & Rec”’s Aziz Ansari and “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter. The party continues with EW Fest @ Night with Tina Fey and The Band Perry.
Oct. 25, 9:30 p.m.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St.
You know how people talk about “the gay agenda,” as if all homosexuals gather for meetings to form a collective opinion on fashion, Hollywood and Hillary Clinton? Well, the truth is out—and so are the gays, at Justin Sayre’s monthly performance of “The Meeting of the International Order of Sodomites.” Each show features a roster of special guests, and this month will be an homage to the Halloween cult classic “Practical Magic.”
Havasi Symphonic Concert
Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, 881 Seventh Ave.
Hungary has a strong tradition of folk music, which the virtuoso pianist Balazs Havasi blends with innovative compositions and exciting production values. Havasi, a superstar not just in the field of classical music but among pop artists, is making his debut at Carnegie Hall backed by an entire symphony orchestra.
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in Concert
Oct. 27-28, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.
New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St.
For two nights only, Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” featuring earworms like “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “Anything You Can Do,” returns to New York City in a special concert starring Broadway’s Megan Hilty and Andy Karl.
Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
Union Hall, 702 Union St., Brooklyn
If you’re a fan of “Behind Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, you’ll enjoy this irreverent live comedy show. Hosted by Joe Zimmerman, “Deep-er-ness” invites NYC comedians to perform stand-up sets on a host of “deep” topics, from philosophy to religion and all of those other subjects you’re supposed to avoid in polite company. Then Zimmerman sits uncomfortably close and interviews them with a series of inane questions.
‘Behind the Mask: Bamboozled in Focus’
Oct. 28-Nov. 3
BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
It’s been 15 years since the release of the Spike Lee classic “Bamboozled,” and BAMcinematek is commemorating it with screenings of the films that inspired and were inspired by this satire. The fest kicks off with a screening of “Bamboozled” on Oct. 28, followed by a Q-and-A with Lee. The lineup includes two documentaries on race by Marlon Riggs and a showing of 2014’s “Dear White People.”
‘Flavor’ at MOFAD
Oct. 28-Feb. 29, 2016
Museum of Food and Drink, 62 Bayard St.
The Museum of Food and Drink — the world’s first museum dedicated to food and nutrition, with art you can eat — is opening in next week in (where else?) Williamsburg, in a 5,000-square-foot design space along McCarren Park. The inaugural exhibit is “Flavor: Making It and Faking It,” a multisensory exhibit about the reasons today’s food smells and tastes the way it does.