8 things to do in NYC this week, Oct. 31-Nov. 5 - Metro US

8 things to do in NYC this week, Oct. 31-Nov. 5


The Meat Puppets
Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. Ninth St., Williamsburg
$20, www.roughtradenyc.com

That’s right, it’s the band that Nirvana brought out during their famed “Unplugged in New York” performance. The Meat Puppets are back, albeit 21 years later, so row along the “Lake of Fire” with the band, who are still recording and touring. Don’t miss this rare chance to see them in such an intimate setting.

Cider Week
Through Nov. 2

By this time in October, you’ve surely had your fill of pumpkin beer. So crack open a bottle or four of cider during this series of dinner events, tastings, markets, book signings and more.

NYC Craft Beer Autumn Harvest
Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 7 p.m & 1 p.m.
69th Regiment Armory,68 Lexington Ave.
$55-$180, 646-424-5500

The 2-ounce tasting glass will help to pace yourself, but with 75 breweries showcasing upward of 150 beers, it’s still gonna be a challenge to stay standing by the end. If you need a break there will be seminars from craft brewers. Friday night costumes are optional, but it’s Halloween so dress up!

Earthship Conference
Nov. 1, 10 a.m.
The New School Auditorium, 66 W.12th St.
$100, www.earthship.com

Learn about what you can be doing right here in NYC to help mitigate your carbon footprint.

Pioneering Women
Nov. 1, 10 a.m.
The Academy Theater at Lighthouse Guild, 111 E.59th St.
$5, www.oscars.org

Spend a day watching influential films by and about women, alongside presentations about them. Guests include Heather Linville (Academy Film Archive) and Oscar-nominated documentarian Connie Field presenting works by Aloha Wanderwell Baker and celebrating Rosie the Riveter.

Long Island Restaurant Week
Nov. 2-9, $27.95

The “week” is actually eight days for this annual showcase of the best bites around the borough. Taste your way through three-course prix-fixe menus at 165 restaurants.

Hoppy Yoga
Nov. 4, 7:15 p.m
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St., Williamsburg
$22, www.brooklynbrewery.com

Charge that chakra with a little yoga and beer. Bring your own yoga mat and sweat it out through those stretch poses, and calm your mind with the promise of a Brooklyn Lager at the end.

DISH: Whiskey Cocktails, Ovenly and Brooklyn Spirits
Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St.
$5 (suggested),www.housingworks.org

A foodie event with cocktails, books and delicious desserts, and it’s not even in Brooklyn! Hear stories from some of NYC’s top chefs, mixologists, food writers and more while enjoying cocktails with the authors of “Brooklyn Spirits” and delicious treats from Ovenly – who have a cookbook out appropriately titled “Ovenly.”

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