10 fun things to do this weekend in NYC – Metro US

10 fun things to do this weekend in NYC


Staging Film

Whether it’s capturing Broadway live or adapting musicals for the big screen, there’s never been a bigger moment for theater at the movies. The Tank explores this crossover in a new series, Staging Film, which pairs a screening and talkback. On Friday, master theatermakers Neil Labute and Leigh Silverman discuss what it’s like to tell their stories onscreen — by translating, rather than adapting them — with “Domesticity” and “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Oct. 12, 7 p.m., The Tank, 312 W. 36th St.,  $14, thetanknyc.org


Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical

It was only a matter of time before Game of Thrones got the stage treatment. This rock musical is an unauthorized parody that retells the first season of everyone’s favorite fantasy show filled with murder and heartbreak. With 13 original songs — and acts like like tap-dancing direwolves — you’re sure to find something to laugh about amid the drama. You can also expect caricatures of all your favorite characters, plenty of gore and some seriously raunchy references. Oct. 13-29, The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, Third Floor, $63, gotthemusical.com



If you trust yourself to have a sip of Professor’s Punch, you’ll  find yourself traveling back in time to an illegal, Prohibition-era sideshow called Professor Mysterium’s Menagerie of Wonder when you purchase a ticket to Curiosities, the newest immersive theater experience to hit NYC. The jazz-themed, subterranean party invites only 50 revelers per show into a secret, seductive world with private interludes and live performances. Guests are encouraged to dress for the 1930s. Oct. 13-Nov. 26, The Menagerie, 627 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, $100, curiositiesnyc.com


ONE: The Songs of U2

Enjoy dinner, drinks and a new twist on your favorite hits from U2, as interpreted by Irish native Maxine Linehan — a singer who regularly sells out concerts with her soulful covers. She returns to 54 Below with ONE: The Songs of U2, a critically praised concert covering Bono’s best with her own emotional candor, accompanied by a live, five-piece band. Linehan has devoted her career to the band’s works, which you won’t be able to hear the same again. Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m., Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 W. 54th St.,$35-$83, 54below.com


Rock ’n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon

This is not your basic long run. The Rock ’n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon offers a pretty great solution to the tedium that breaks you out of your own playlist slump by offering live bands on every mile of the route. This year, it ends at Prospect Park, where Hollis Brown headlines the big post-race concert, free for runners and supporters alike. Their single, Run Right to You, should probably do the trick. Oct. 14, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Prospect Park, free, runrocknroll.com


Sausage Fest Climax Party

Everybody loves a sausage fest — at least, when it means 12 kinds of brat served alongside 12 German beers. Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten hosts the Sausage Fest Climax Party this weekend as part of 45 Days of Oktoberfest. Sausage Fest runs Oct. 12-15, peaking on Saturday. You do have to buy your own meat, but there’s no cover charge and beer specials throughout the day in the outdoor beer garden — plus, a free keg tapping at 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Loreley, 7 Rivington St., free, loreleynyc.com


Atlas Obscura: Into the Veil

Only in its third year and already one of Atlas Obscura’s signature events, the eerie and mysterious Into the Veil returns this weekend with even more to explore. Spend the evening straddling the lands of the living and the dead at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery, seeing another side of the 478 acres as you explore mausoleums and gravestones and immerse yourself in a private journey with dozens of live music, storytelling and artistic performances. Oct. 14-15, 8 p.m.-midnight, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Brooklyn, $80, atlasobscura.com


The Other Festival

Catering to female entrepreneurs looking to share ideas and connect, The Other Festival offers a full weekend of workshops, demos, performances and a marketplace. Speakers range from Sarah Sophie Flicker (national organizer of the Women’s March) to Carley Roney (founder of The Knot), from Katia Beauchamp (founder of Birchbox) to Emma Rose Gray (editor-in-chief of HuffPost Women). Go to meet the people and get the tools to help your dream project take off. Oct. 14-15, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, $65-$450, theotherfestival.co


New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends

Continuing to define himself as a true renaissance man, Bill Murray — yes, that Bill Murray — makes his way to Carnegie Hall for a night of literature and music. He performs works by the likes of Bernstein, Foster and Gershwin, along with readings of poetry and prose, accompanied by cellist Jan Vogler on his Stradivari. Accompanying the two friends onstage are violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez. Oct. 16, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, 57th St. at Seventh Ave., $40-$250, carnegiehall.org