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“A Year of Yes”

It’s never a bad time to celebrate feminism, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been a reminder how much women still have to fight for equality. The 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum will spend an entire year on that subject, with programs related to female empowerment and women in the arts, starting with “Beverly Buchanan: Ruins and Rituals.” Oct. 21, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, $16

HALLOWEEN

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Halloween Murder Mystery

Was that the “Law & Order” gavels you just heard? The Upper East Side’s Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, built in 1799, has created an all-new murder mystery game inspired by the discovery of an unidentified skeleton on its grounds. It’s your job to figure out who the victim is and how they met their end while searching for clues in the museum by candlelight. Reservations are required to this family-friendly event for ages 8 and up. Oct. 21, 22, 28; 6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., $25, 421 E. 61st St.

FOOD

Edible Escape

You’re going to eat and drink a lot, and it’s going to be amazing. Edible Escape is returning for another gathering of sumptuous recipes inspired by international trends. Participants include Califia Farms, Brooklyn Brewery, Halifax Restaurant, Petit Cochons and many more flavor masters ready to whip your taste buds into shape inside a stunning cathedral-inspired venue on the Lower East Side. Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m., Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St., $45-$75

DRINKS

Cider Week NYC

Celebrating beer’s favorite little cousin, Cider Week sprawls across the city from Murray’s Cheese Shop to Smorgasburg to share the fizzy taste of fall. Events include tastings (naturally), food pairings (a must), seminars, happy hours and more formal dinners. We’re personally looking forward to trying the goods from Aaron Burr Cidery this year, for reasons that might not entirely have to do with the crisp, perhaps underappreciated taste that’s just been waiting for its moment. Oct. 21-30, multiple locations, free-$250

ARTS

The European Fine Art Fair

Making its U.S. debut, this world-traveling show brings together fine objects of artistic interest inside the sweeping Park Avenue Armory in a can’t-miss, museum-like exhibition for art-lovers. Even if you can’t actually afford anything, the experience of browsing exquisite works from nearly 100 of the globe’s top dealers, spanning all mediums and 7,000 years, is worth the visit. TEFAF is also seen as a place to preview upcoming trends in the art world. Oct. 22-26, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave.

COMEDY

“Not That Jewish”

You already know her screwy brand of barbed humor from zingers on “Roseanne,” “Rugrats” and “Mad About You,” but now comedian Monica Piper is flipping the script and delivering the laughs firsthand in “Not That Jewish,” a 90-minute show running at New World Stages through January 2017. Drawing from a life in the arts as a Jew-“ish” New Yorker, Piper dishes about genetic neuroticism, showbusiness and the night she almost scored a homerun with Mickey Mantle. Oct. 23, New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., $49-$79

FOOD

Dessert Goals

Is a little chill going to stop you from eating way more ice cream than you should — among other sweets — at NYC’s first-ever dessert festival? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Zip up your coat and soldier over to Greenpoint this Sunday for guilty pleasures from over 20 vendors like Boba Guys, Baba Bowls, Melt Bakery and Mochidoki. A $15 ticket gets you inside for an hour and a half of fun (and free Intelligentsia coffee), with goodies priced about $5 each. Treat yourself to workshops for $50. Oct. 23, Dobbin St., 64 Dobbin St., $15-$50

COMEDY

Stand-Up Comedy Night at MoMath

Numbers make us want to cry. But we hear that some of you strange people actually like math — either way, this might be the perfect evening of entertainment for all of us. Stand-Up Comedy Night at the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). The evening features Matt Parker, a YouTube star who’s also delighted fans of his nerdy humor on the Discovery Channel. If there’s even one good differential equation slam, this evening will be worth it. Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St., $14

HALLOWEEN

A Drinking Game: ‘Hocus Pocus’

The best movie about witches is a Halloween classic. We’re not telling you not to rewatch it, but doesn’t acting it out sound like more fun? That’s what A Drinking Game NYC does with a live stage reading — with costumes, props and even, occasionally, sets — and adds an audience participation element with a list of buzzwords that signal everyone, actors and audience, to take a swig. Oh, and the actors also have to drink whenever someone says their character’s name. Yeah, it’s a good time. Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $10, must be 21+, Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn

DEBATE

“Give Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Citizenship”

Let’s all just have a nice, civil conversation about immigration in America. No? OK, probably not this close to Election Day. Well, then maybe a focused debate is in order, especially taken on by smarties like Director of Research Steven Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies (against) or Executive Director Marielena Hincapie at the National Immigration Law Center (for). Intelligence Squared puts on another thought-provoking debate about our most urgent issues. Oct. 26, 5:45-8:15 p.m., Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St., $40

COMING UP

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Meet the loveable talents who make “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” a silly show about surviving modern-day NYC that hits way too close to home. If you’re a Titus or a Jacqueline, you’re probably not great at waiting (whereas Kimmy can do anything for 10 minutes), but that’s exactly why you need to snag tickets now before they sell out. Hear from the writers behind this Netflix hit, including Tina Fey. Nov. 5, 1 p.m., 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., $15-$60

 
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