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Festive Fun

From film to international dance to a sampling of craft beer, here are six festivals to check out this week.

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Shantala Shivalingappa at the Fall for Dance festival.   

Brooklyn Pour
Skylight One Hanson; 10/6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; One Hanson Pl., at Flatbush Ave., Williamsburg
Craft-beer lover? This weekend marks the Village Voice's second annual Broolyn Pour craft beer festival. A $45 pass gives you access to live music, demonstrations, and a souvenir glass. Oh, and samples of 100 beers from over 40 of the country's best breweries, including established national favorites and local newcomers, such as Bronx Brewery.

New Yorker Festival
Various Venues; 10/5–10/7
Literary types and lovers of pop culture wait all year for this one: a weekend of panels, tours, and one-on-one discussions about the things they care about most. On the roster this year: conversations with Norah Jones and Beirut, a discussion about the future of sitcoms with critic Emily Nussbaum, and lots more.

Open House New York
Various Venues; 10/6 and 10/7
For the tenth year running, Open House New York will allow average New Yorkers entry into some of the city’s most extraordinary sites and residences. This year’s edition offers tours, kid-friendly events and exhibitions, and destinations in all five boroughs, including everything from historic landmarks to sustainable skyscrapers and rooftop farms.

New York Film Festival
Various Venues; through 10/14
For more than two weeks, the New York Film Festival offers a vast array of narrative and international films, documentaries and remastered classics (Lawrence of Arabia!). There's a daunting amount of celluloid to choose from, so for some guidance, check out critics David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri's picks. They do the legwork so you don't have to.

Fall for Dance Festival
City Center; through 10/13.; 131 W. 55th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-581-1212
The extraordinarily wide-ranging annual festival this year features twenty companies from around the world—London’s BalletBoyz, Nederlands Dans Theater, Shantala Shivalingappa, and the Hong Kong Ballet, among others—plus U.S. companies Ballet West, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and many others.

NYC Food and Wine Festival
Various venues; 10/11–10/14
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is back. Among this year’s highlights: Food-truck pioneer Roy Choi collaborates with Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his wife, Marja, on a Korean-inspired feast; Mile End hosts a new-wave Shabbat dinner, bone-marrow matzo balls included; and Anthony Bourdain subjects himself to a Carolines-produced roast. Not to mention an inspired bit of counterprogramming: dueling brunches by Gabrielle Hamilton and Paula Deen.


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