Arts & Entertainment

The Secret Death of Puppets are three playlets about forbidden knowledge and the nature of our uncanny relationship with the inanimate. It is also a tribute to the work of Victoria Nelson and her book,The Secret Life of Puppets. How can something die that was never alive in the first place?

Daphne Guinness, one of today’s most original fashion icons, is the subject of the upcoming exhibition Daphne Guinness at The Museum at FIT. On view through January 7, 2012, the exhibition will feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection, plus films, videos, and images, of and by her.

The author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein presents Steve Jobs, his exclusive biography of the late Apple co-founder. 

Check out Nancy Shaver’s Three sisters, four beauties and a work-horse at Feature Inc., with a reception for the artist on Thursday, November 10 from 6 to 8 pm. You can see how Nancy Shaver hunts and gathers and displays. Her personality revels in construction and you can feel things being decided and built by a not the usual.

There'll be no need for recliners and Double Big Gulps this Sunday November 13th, because Dr. Sketchy's has enlisted the help of the ever famous "Joe Boobs" to give you a monster movie marathon unlike any other you'll ever experience! So come on down to the Bowery Poetry Club for the drinking, the drawing, the contests, and the cabaret; as the Queen of Sexy pays tribute to the King of Monsters in an action packed Godzilla session that will leave you utterly decimated!

Watch Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys New York and a CFDA Award-winning window designer, lecture at the Museum at FIT next Tuesday November 8 at 6pm. His books include Wacky Chicks and Eccentric Glamour, a tongue-in-cheek style guide.

Come celebrate DOC NYC!!  Posteritati hosts the pre-opening party for the Documentary Film Festival.  Starting Tuesday, November 1st mingle with filmakers and celebrate the flourishing platform for enriching storytelling.

Come see the house The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted” by flickering candlelight and hear about strange and inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Celebrate Halloween for Grown Ups with the Biggest Burlesque Show in New York! Featuring City Winery's best, brightest, sexiest, and most innovative performers in their beautiful elegant space. Come in costume, or just come as yourself. Either way, enjoy the ladies of Wasabassco dressing up, and dressing down just for you at a Halloween Weekend event full of risqué fun and sultry spirits

The artists included in the show, whose practices travel across a variety of approaches and mediums, have a common thread in their exploration of a specific kind of temporality. The forms are sparse, mutable, and at times, invisible but in all cases, manifest as almost makeshift offerings. Not unlike the actual function of a PDF, the work is positioned to drop off a bundle of compressed information and data before disappearing, degrading, or being re-contextualized. Opening Wednesday October 26th, 6-9pm.

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