Oct. 17-18, 24-25; 8 p.m.
17 Irving Place
Cross “The Price Is Right” with a rock concert, and you get some idea of the Rebel Bingo concept, which includes dancers, DJs, glitter cannons, and far better prizes. Their motto: “Play hard. Win big. And don’t bring your grandma.” Eva Kis
Oct. 18-19, 2 p.m.
Kings County Saloon
1 Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick
Kings County has created a carnival for adults! Instead of carousels and cotton candy, prepare for evil clowns, booze, a homemade pickle-eating contest, fortune tellers, a kissing booth, live music and treats like bourbon candy apples and mulled cider cocktails.
International Vintage Poster Fair
Oct. 17-19, various times
125 W. 18th St.
Find a classy piece of pop art at the world’s largest sale and showcase of original vintage posters, dating from the 1890s to 1980s in genres from art deco to modernism, art nouveau, Victorian and more.
Bad Theater Fest
Oct. 17-18, 24-25, 31-Nov. 2
Treehouse Theater NYC
154 W. 29th St.
Theater so bad you’re going to love it. Bad Theater Fest asks contributors for work they’re not too confident in or that they’ve maybe discarded or let fall by the wayside. It’s not that they have low standards, it’s just that they don’t have high standards. So have a good laugh, cringe or maybe you’ll even catch something you’ll truly enjoy and wonder, hey do I have bad taste?
The Visionary World of Vogue Italia
Through Oct. 22
Studio 10, 356 W. 12th St.
Vogue Italia and Peroni Nastro Azzurro are celebrating the magazine turning 50 by opening its glamorous archives of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the models, celebrities, photographers and other talent who share their vision on its pages, including style icons like Olivia Palermo and Eva Herzigova, designer Manolo Blahnik, director Quentin Tarantino and Irish actor Michael Fassbender. Eva Kis
Through Oct. 19, various times
Payne Whitney mansion
972 Fifth Ave.
Free with RSVP, www.albertine.com
This six-day festival of talks with leading American and French thinkers and artists will launch the new Albertine reading room and bookshop in the French Embassy. Highlights include "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discussing how women are portrayed in the workplace in popular culture (Oct. 17, 7 p.m.). and graphic novelist/filmmaker Marjane Satrapi ("Persepolis") in conversation with New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott on creativity and criticism, censorship and audience (Oct. 18, 3 p.m.).
Jersey City Art Extravaganza
Oct. 18-19, noon
Various artist studios
Jersey City, New Jersey
For more proof that New Jersey isn’t just a place for fist-pumping, spiky-haired orange people, take a look inside its creative workshops. Just try to visit all 120-plus studios studios showcasing paintings, installations, films, music and more.
Marco Polo Festival
Oct. 18, 11 a.m.
Chinatown and Little Italy
Hester Street between Mott and Mulberry streets
Party in the historic districts of Chinatown and Little Italy as the two neighborhoods celebrate their shared border at the sixth annual Marco Polo Festival. Live music and cultural performances plus large-scale marionettes of Marco Polo and Kublai Khan and a hand-painted 50-foot-long silk banner depicting the Silk Road. Curious to see how the food combos work: Dumplings with marinara sauce? General Tso’s chicken parmesan?
Night Out with Richard Hell: Lydia Loveless
Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Thalia Theater at Symphony Space
Local punk rock icon Richard Hell brings his second career as a writer since quitting music in 1984 to a different kind of stage. Hell will kick off his residency at the Thalia by interviewing singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless. Each night of the series, Hell will interview an artist of his choice followed by a performance from that singer.
Doggie Date Night
Oct. 18, 5 p.m.
Honda of Manhattan
627 11th Ave.
Free with RSVP, www.petsdating.com
All pooches need puppy love, so grab your four-legged lil buddy, leash ‘em up and bring ‘em down to Doggie Date Night. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet an animal-loving sweetheart yourself! Hang out and mingle while enjoying music, snacks and other fun.