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Michael Alan Connelly

November 6, 2015 | Thanksgiving
Parade Primer

From the best vantage points to the lineup of balloons, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

November 23, 2013 | Holidays
Holidays Can Be Such a Drag

Forget the Rockettes—this holiday season offers a crop of button-pushing drag queens, alt-cabaret stars, and neo-burlesque performances for all your non-family-friendly entertainment needs.

November 20, 2013 | Holidays
Which Rink Is Right for You?

From touristy to picturesque, there are rink options to suit every type of skater this season.

October 10, 2013 |
Fright Fests

Six horror-film festivals that provide all the shock and terror you need.

May 10, 2013 | Weekend Travel
Skip the Horse Races in Saratoga Springs

The city celebrates the 150th anniversary of its famous racetrack this summer, but its cultural and culinary offerings are best enjoyed before the crowds descend.

January 23, 2013 | Valentine's Day
So What If You’re Solo?

Whether you're defiantly anti-relationship or ready to meet your mate, there are plenty of Valentine's events that have nothing to do with overpriced tasting menus and rose-scented baths.

December 10, 2012 |
Effectively Twee

Handmade feel and scrappy charms characterized many of this year’s memorable productions—yet the cuteness didn’t leave behind a cloying aftertaste. How they pulled off their balancing acts.

November 20, 2012 | Holidays
A Different Kind of Holiday Cheer

Drag queens, loopy variety shows, and even a white-trash Nutcracker provide a welcome alternative to singing orphans and smiling kicklines this holiday season.

October 18, 2012 |
Be Afraid of the Dark

Gear up for Halloween with demons, possessed computers, and blood-splattered laugh-fests at a theater near you.

August 27, 2012
What to Do Every Day of the Fall to Remind Yourself Why You Live in this Wonderful, Nonstop City

The best entertainment picks for September, October, and November.