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Weekend Agenda

Events to catch this holiday weekend, 10/5-10/9.

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New York Comic Con attendees.   

1. Thursday night, head to (Le) Poisson Rouge for an evening of chamber music, song, and traditional Puerto Rican music at the Para Mi Puerto Rico benefit concert.

2. And dance while helping on Friday, when Mr. Twin Sister, Caroline Polacheck (of Chairlift), Juri Onuki, MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden, and more join forces at the San Damiano Mission for hurricane relief in the Caribbean.

3. Have you ever wondered which is the superior superpower, flying or invisibility? Find out Thursday at Symphony Space when comedians including Myq Kaplan and Janeane Garofalo debate the issue. There will be only one winner.

4. And on Sunday, head back uptown for a new series, “At Play,” hosted by John Benjamin Hickey, where artists perform a work they’ve always wanted to but never attempted. The inaugural event features Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.

5. Thursday through Saturday, leave with answers to questions you didn’t even know you had when the hit podcast–game show Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, helmed by Freakonomics’ Stephen J. Dubner, tapes six live shows at Joe’s Pub.

6. And all weekend, the New Yorker Festival has panels featuring everyone from Seth Meyers to Riz Ahmed to Atul Gawande. Many events still have tickets available.

7. Broadway composer and “Barely Breathing” gentle popster Duncan Sheik made his Café Carlyle debut this week. He's there through Saturday.

8. On Saturday, Greg Fox celebrates the release of his second solo album, The Gradual Progression, in which he evokes spiritual states through percussion. With scenography by Tauba Auerbach, and opening sets by Laura Ortman and Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-Parker.

9. Friday night, the National performs in support of their latest, Sleep Well Beast at Forest Hills Stadium. It's the last show of the season at the venue.

10. And if you’re feeling lucky, Bruce Springsteen made his Broadway debut this week, for 79 performances. They're sold out, but there's a lottery.

11. On Saturday beginning at noon is a free Diwali celebration in Times Square, where the festival of lights will be celebrated with dance, Bollywood performances, a bazaar, Indian food, and much more.

12. And through Sunday at the Javits Center is NYC Comic Con, with autograph signings, comic artists, actors, panels, and more. Bring a bag for your swag, and jump on in.

13. This weekend is the St. Vincent–curated House of Peroni at 201 Mulberry Street, an art-fueled pop-up with live performances, panels and exhibits, and free events including DJ sets by Ana Calderon, Juan Maclean, and Tim Hoey of Cut Copy.

14. And sadly, the weekly Wyatt Cenac–hosted comedy show Night Train will soon be coming to an end, after its fifth anniversary. Catch one of the last shows on Monday with a lineup including Ari Shaffir, Clark Jones, and Marina Franklin, and have a happy weekend!


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