NYC LIFE: Mr. Right, Halloween, Museums, Music, Broadway
Don’t despair of finding Mr. Right! Hurry and get your tickets right now to this Monday night’s Ultimate Dating Advice Event! And as usual, there’s a plethora of fun to be had in our great city. The Morgan has a wonderful exhibit of the art and photography of Duane Michals. The temperature may be dropping but Sandi Durell says the NYC cabarets are heating up. And you’ll love her video highlights of Broadway legends who recently honored the Humane Society. Valerie Smaldone says “The Lighting Thief” got a standing ovation but left her bewildered. Love pumpkins and ghosts? We’ve got you covered. The White Light Festival is back, and we have two great shows you must see next month! Here are highlights.
5,000 Hand Carved Jack O’ Lanterns
Long Island’s most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, has returned to Old Westbury Gardens for the eighth year in a row! It’s an amazing display of 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! There are still tickets for Monday, but hurry. Get tickets.
Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’
Before it was a museum, The Merchant House was a home. Eight family members died in the house; their wakes and funerals were held in the double parlor shrouded in black crepe. Venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and unsettling occurrences, all from the people who actually experienced them. The 60 minute Tour is $45, $30 MHM Members. Click here to purchase tickets.
Nov. 3@7PM. Tulis McCall at Pangea
Tulis McCall is a brilliant humorist and monologist and if you are a “woman of a certain age” you will love her show at Pangea. Award-winning wit, wag, and piquant observer of life’s mysterious ways, Tulis has lived long enough to have a fist full of opinions and life hacks to share with anyone within earshot. The hour glass is suspiciously full on the bottom, and McCall is looking through the nuggets drifting about on the top. McCall sets her sites on the greatest mystery of all: the conveyor belt of life and our place in the line-up. And The Three Tomatoes is putting together a table. If you want to join us, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nov. 3 | 7PM | Pangea | Tickets $20 |food/drink min $20. Get tickets here.
Renee Katz at Don’t Tell Mama
The beautiful and very talented Renee Katz (and a Tomatoes Got Talent finalist) has a new show, “When It Happens to You,” featuring the music of Jule Styne from shows like Funny Girl and Gypsy. Three shows, Nov. 16, 23 @8PM and Dec. 8 at 4:30PM. Get details and tickets at donttellmamany.com.
Now – Oct. 24. White Light Festival at Lincoln Center
For their 10th anniversary year, the White Light Festival explores works that embody the human capacity for love and divine devotion, from Vivaldi’s Gloria and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde to James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater and Wynton Marsalis’s Abyssinian Mass. As always, this season reflects the festival’s commitment to global voices and intersections of cultures. Get the details.