Things to do: A week in New York City

  • Words: Victoria Pearce

Looking for things to fill in your week in the city? We’ve got it covered.

MONDAY 31st OCTOBER

SCREAM at Rough Trade

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“Do you like scary movies?” This Monday Rough Trade invite you to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of SCREAM, be prepared for a night jam packed full of classic horror movie trailers and 90s dancefloor hits! To get your tickets roughtrade.com.

TUESDAY 1st NOVEMBER

The New York Comedy Festival

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Tuesday marks the beginning of this year’s New York Comedy Festival. The event is a five day extravaganza of comedy shows featuring the likes of Bridget Everett, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah and many more. For more info and to book your tickets visit: nycomedyfestival.com.

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WEDNESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER

Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers

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This week visit Mark Leckey’s largest ever exhibition. The 2008 Turner Prize winner will be displaying some of his most recent artwork at the MoMA PS1 in New York. For more information or to book tickets visit: moma.org.

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THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

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The Ballad of Sexual Dependency forms some of Nan Goldins most personal works. The display of around 700 photographs is formed out of the artist’s own experiences around Boston, New York, Berlin, and elsewhere in the late 1970s, 1980s, and beyond. Get your tickets online here: moma.org.

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FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER

Foals, Bear Hands and Kiev

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Start the weekend off with a must see gig at the United Palace Theatre. On Friday evening the Foals, Bear Hands and Kiev will be performing live in New York. For more information or to book your tickets via SongKick, head to songkick.com.

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SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER

Comic Arts Brooklyn

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Indie comic fans head to Brooklyn for this annual comic arts celebration. The event will include a unique book, zine and comics fair, as well as talks from some of the most influential illustrators; Adrian Tomine, Richard McGuire, Charles Burns, Dame Darcy and many more. Visit www.comicartsbrooklyn.com for more info.

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SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER

Bushwick Flea

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Having only opened a year ago, the Bushwick flea market is the perfect place to find some of the best retro threads and vintage bargains. Expect live music at the event every Sunday! The market takes place at 52 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, 11237, from 10am.