5 Things to Do This Weekend


Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” isn’t the only Shakespeare on this yr’s New York Film Festival. In “Sycorax,” named for Caliban’s mother in “The Tempest,” the Argentine filmmaker Matías Piñeiro (directing with Lois Patiño) provides voice to a personality never seen within the play.

“Sycorax” will display on Thursday and Saturday in a shorts program that’s a part of Currents, the festival’s sidebar dedicated to movies with an experimental edge. Another spotlight is Payal Kapadia’s feature-length “A Night of Knowing Nothing” (on Saturday and Sunday), which mixes narrative modes to hauntingly ruminate on pupil activism in India. The wondrous “The Girl and the Spider” (on Thursday and Saturday), which disregards standard enhancing guidelines, isn’t in Currents but could possibly be.

Revival-wise, John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13” will show outside at Damrosch Park on Sunday and indoors on Oct. 7; Michael Powell’s restored “Bluebeard’s Castle,” from Bartok’s opera, will display on Monday and Oct. 7; and “Radio On” (on Tuesday and Wednesday), a moody highway odyssey shot in Britain within the late Seventies, warrants rediscovery. See filmlinc.org for particulars.

On Instagram on Monday, Joe Rogan might have doubled down on his stance against vaccine mandates, suggesting they’re a menace to “FREEDOM,” but that’s not stopping him from taking his “Sacred Clown” stand-up tour to Madison Square Garden, where proof of vaccination is required.

Rogan, who received his start on the NBC sitcom “NewsRadio” and was the host of “Fear Factor,” has become even more popular over the past decade as a UFC commentator and specifically as a podcaster: “The Joe Rogan Experience” has earned him millions of followers and millions of {dollars} via a profitable cope with Spotify.

Tickets to Rogan’s show on the Garden, which is on Saturday at 8 p.m., start at $39.50 and can be found via Ticketmaster. If you intend on bringing your smartphone, you should know that Rogan has a mandate of his own: While inside the sector, viewers members should retailer their gadgets in magnetically sealed pouches, which shall be supplied.

Art & Museums

Perhaps the Queens Museum developed the idea for “A Year of Uncertainty (YoU)” thinking the world would possibly become rather less unsure by the time it debuted, but the series is going down whereas we’re still within the throes of a pandemic. Started in January when the museum brought together artists, activists and others to scrutinize and fortify the establishment’s position in culture and community constructing, the series will proceed till January 2022 with the fruit of these collaborations.

Today’s households should usually decide amongst cultural occasions which are outside, indoors or digital. MetFest is all three, as well as in a number of languages.

Presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art from midday to six p.m. on Saturday, this celebration turns the Fifth Avenue constructing’s surroundings into an art-based journey. Programs on-line and out of doors are free, whereas these indoors are included with museum admission, which is free for children beneath 12.

On the plaza, young people can play video games and do drawing actions like Fascinating Facades, in which Carol Bove’s sculptural set up “The séances aren’t helping” will function inspiration for children’s own designs.

Indoor highlights include a scavenger hunt; bilingual Drag Queen Story Hours in English, Spanish and Cantonese within the Sackler Gallery; and cellular making within the Cantor Roof Garden. The Temple of Dendur will offer drop-in drawing, whereas the medieval galleries will host a jewellery workshop and a “How Did They Do That?” session dedicated to tapestries. (A full schedule is on-line.)

Staying home? The outside music and dance performances shall be livestreamed on the museum’s Facebook web page, YouTube channel and web site. The festival’s webpage also includes a video story time and directions for artwork tasks.


Beers have been flowing from faucets within the basement at 55 Christopher Street since 1919. And for the past 4 a long time, jazz and blues have been this Greenwich Village dive’s principal providing. When there’s a cowl, it’s often as little as the clearance (professional tip: duck your head on the way in).

The pandemic was robust on the 55 Bar, and after more than a yr of lockdown its administration is properly behind on hire. The membership has been working a series of profit concert events since last week and taking donations via GoFundMe.

That series wraps up this weekend. The Grammy-winning drummer Antonio Sanchez (best known for his drums-only rating to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “Birdman”) performs units at 9:30 and 11 p.m. on Friday, with a starry quartet: Donny McCaslin and Miguel Zenón on saxophones and Scott Colley on bass. On Saturday, Oz Noy, a fusion guitarist, leads his own quartet. At $25, the quilt for these shows is greater than the 55 Bar’s normal, but still far beneath costs elsewhere within the metropolis.

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