Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Weekly: Something To Look Forward To.

It's Wednesday once again, and this week in NY it's all about festivals! If your work week is dragging on and you need something to look forward to, check out one of these:

New York Comedy Festival : Tickets are pricey, but this festival, which goes from Nov 9-13, is bringing some of comedy's best known performers to the Big Apple. Catch Wanda Sykes, Bill Maher, Louis C.K., and more. Click here to see if your favorite comedian will be in town, or see the full schedule by date here.

Margaret Mead Film Festival: Beginning in 1977, this is the 35th anniversary of this annual festival at the American Museum of Natural History ("AMNH"). The festival runs from Nov 10-13, and will showcase international documentaries. Find the schedule of all films here, many of which require separate ticketing. In anticipation of a forthcoming exhibit at AMNH, "Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration," the Mead Festival will also feature a special series of space-themed films, in addition to other documentaries. If you do visit AMNH this weekend for the festival, be sure to also browse the museum's current exhibits.

Other Israel Film Festival: Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, this festival, which runs from Nov 10-17, focuses on films by and about Arab-Israeli citizens and other minority populations in Israel. See the full list of films here. You can purchase tickets to individual films by clicking on the "Buy Ticket" links under each film description, or click here to purchase a $40 five-film pass.

New Amsterdam Pickle Festival: If you love pickles, head downtown to Peck Slip on Sunday, November 13, from 11am to 5pm, to visit the 75 vendors who will be serving and selling all types and variations of pickles, pickled and fermented foods, foods that pair well with pickles, and the like. Bring some cash to chow down, or you may find yourself in... a pickle! (Yea, had to go there).

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