NY*Confidential: The 'Stuff You Should Know' Edition

Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark will happily tell you about Stuff You Should Know, so see them at a taping of their podcast at the Bell House this week. 

Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark will happily tell you about Stuff You Should Know, so see them at a taping of their podcast at the Bell House this week. 

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The 'Stuff You Should Know' Edition

Greetings, NYConfidants,

As you can see, we are still tinkering with the website and the newsletter design -- it's a process. But already -- although most of the images are vintage -- you are getting the freshest content, er, um, insight on our fair city's happenings handpicked by a culture critic. NY*Confidential has sifted through the Time Outs, the New Yorkers and all the event emails the clog the inbox so you can just look at this beautiful newsletter and decide how to spend your weekend. Let's get started:

Not one, but two exciting New York Adventure Club outings take you for a VIP Experience @ Belmont Park during its annual Empire Showcase Day, which celebrates New York Racing featuring eight stakes races worth over $1.7 million in purses or check out Behind-the-Scenes @ Woodlawn Cemetery Gilded Age Mausoleumswhich are rarely unlocked for the public. During the week, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac features a variety of unique comics every month hosted by the part-silly, part-zen, self-described “art school dropout”. And at a taping of the Stuff You Should Know podcast learn about Ouija boards, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness and the game of horseshoes. The Brooklyn Nets open their season while Ilyriathe story of a young Joe Papp and his free Shakespeare productions in Central Park opens at the Public. For some fun Halloween kitsch, check out Charles Addams – Family and Friends, a show of the famed New Yorker cartoonist, including The Addams Family, and the Halloween Dog Paradein which pooches let their alter-egos shine. 
 
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Step inside some of the country’s most opulent family mausoleums during a Halloween visit to Woodlawn Cemetery with the New York Adventure Club. 

Step inside some of the country’s most opulent family mausoleums during a Halloween visit to Woodlawn Cemetery with the New York Adventure Club. 

BOOK/LECTURE/FESTIVAL

Sneak Peak – Nathan for YouHost Nathan Fielder appears live and in person to give you a sneak peek of the upcoming season of Comedy Central’s Nathan for You. The Bell House, Brooklyn, 19-21 October.

The NY Adventure Club VIP Experience @ Belmont ParkJoin NYAC at the Belmont Park Race Track for their annual Empire Showcase Day. Belmont Park (Clubhouse Entrance Lobby), 21 October.

Behind-the-Scenes @ Woodlawn Cemetery Gilded Age Mausoleums:Join NYAC for an exclusive experience at Woodlawn Cemetery and step inside some of the country’s most opulent family mausoleums Woodlawn Conservancy, 21 October.

Halloween Dog ParadePooches let their alter-egos shine at the annual Tompkins Square Parade. Tompkins Square Park, 21 October.

Behind-the-Scenes @ Webb Institute, Shipbuilding AcademyJoin NYAC for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at Webb Institute, a college academy in Glen Cove, NY dedicated to Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Webb Institute, 22 October.

Night Train with Wyatt CenacFor almost four years, Wyatt Cenac has hosted the live weekly Brooklyn comedy show Night Train now filmed for Seeso. Littlefield, 23 October, 7:30pm.

Stuff You Should KnowCome watch a taping of the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark. The Bell House, 22-24 October.

The NY Adventure Club October Happy Hour @ Sweetwater SocialJoin New York Adventure Club for its official monthly Happy Hour at the subterranean cocktail lounge, Sweetwater Social. Sweetwater Social, 26 October.

J. T. Rogers presents OsloOslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, is the drama-packed story of the historic agreement between Israel and Palestine. Community Bookstore, 26 October.

NY Adventure Club Halloween Bash @ Ripley’s OdditoriumCome see a museum collection of 500 extraordinarily bizarre and unique finds from Robert Ripley, while partying in costume! Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square, 27 October. 

Lana Del Ray can't wait to see you at her Terminal 5 show... well, maybe she can. 

Lana Del Ray can't wait to see you at her Terminal 5 show... well, maybe she can. 

CONCERT
Wolf Parade: 21 October, Brooklyn Steel
Lana Del Ray: 24 October, Terminal 5
Portugal, the Man: 24 October, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band: 29 October, Brooklyn Steel
Ludovico Einaudi: 30 October, Beacon Theatre
SongkickTicketfly or Bowery Presents

The Brooklyn Nets kick off their season on 20 October. Get ready for winter sports!

The Brooklyn Nets kick off their season on 20 October. Get ready for winter sports!

SPORT

Brooklyn Nets:

v. Orlando Magic, 20 October, 7:30pm

v. Atlantic Hawks, 22 October, 3:30pm

v. Cleveland Cavaliers, 25 October, 7:30pm

v. New York Knicks (Madison Square Garden), 27 October, 7:30pm

v. Denver Nuggets, 29 October, 6pm

v. Phoenix Suns, 31 October, 7:30pm

Gordon thinks learning how to rap will gain him respect. But his journey torhyme will take him deeper into his legacy and his purpose in Syncing Ink at the new Flea Theatre. 

Gordon thinks learning how to rap will gain him respect. But his journey torhyme will take him deeper into his legacy and his purpose in Syncing Ink at the new Flea Theatre. 

THEATRE

IlyriaIt is 1958 and a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals and anger as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. The Public,10 December.

Syncing InkGordon wants to learn how to rap, thinking it will gain him respect, but he goes deeper into his legacy and his purpose. The Flea, 29 October.
 
Edgar Oliver’s New York Trilogy: Edgar Oliver performer his autobiographical monologues – East 10th Street (2009), In the Park (2014), and Attorney Street (2016). Axis Theatre, 18 November.
 
Shadowlands: The unlikely and true love story of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman, Acorn Theatre, 18 November.
 
The Siege: A retelling of the story of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. NYU’s Skirball Theatre, 22 October. 
 
Off the Meter, On the Record: A comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a New York City yellow taxi, from New York’s most recognizable cab driver. The Irish Reperatory Theatre, 5 November.
 
People, Places & Things: Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. St. Ann’s Warehouse, 19 November. 
 
Office Hour: Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Determined to know whether he’s a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. The Public, 3 December.
 
Knives in Hens: In a rural world, poised on the cusp of transformation, the fates of a young woman, her plowman husband, and the local miller collide. 59E59 Theater,12 November. 
 
Occupied Territories: When Jude enters her estranged father’s basement on the night of his funeral, she unleashes his secret past in Vietnam. 9E59 Theater, 5 November.

Come see the painter Doig's wild-card abstractions and figurative one-offs of painter Peter Doig at the Michael Werner gallery. 

Come see the painter Doig's wild-card abstractions and figurative one-offs of painter Peter Doig at the Michael Werner gallery. 

CANVAS

Peter Doig: Painter Doig eschews thematic coherence, choosing wild-card abstractions and figurative one-offs. Werner, 18 November. 
 
Rosalyn Drexler:  A fixture of the Pop Art scene by the early sixties by transforming prosaic images with  bright pigments andnew contexts. Greenan, 21 October.
 
Charles Addams – Family and Friends: Artwork from famed New Yorker cartoonist, showcasing New Yorker covers, and of course, The Addams Family. Morris Jumel Mansion, February 2018.
 
Modernism on the Ganges – Raghubir Singh: This retrospectivefeatures a pioneer of color street photography in India. Met Breuer,  2 January.

Fictions: A survey of recent work by nineteen emerging artists of African descent who draw inspiration from everyday objects,  current and historic events, and the body. Studio Museum, 7 January. 

When decorated officer Touko Laaksonen returns home after World War II to a Helsinki rampant with gay persecution, he finds refuge in his liberating art in Tom of Finland.

When decorated officer Touko Laaksonen returns home after World War II to a Helsinki rampant with gay persecution, he finds refuge in his liberating art in Tom of Finland.

CINEMA

Aida’s SecretsThe discovery of records from WWII sparks a family's quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other. Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side.
 
120 Beats Per Minute (Battements Par Minute)In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with AIDS. Angelika, West Village. 
 
JaneDrawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, the story of Jane Goodall. Sunshine,  East Village.
 
Kills on WheelsA meaningful action-comedy of a wheelchair-bound assassin gang. Village East Cinema,  East Village.
 
Tom of FinlandTouko Laaksonen returns home after a harrowing World War II, to a Helsinki rampant with gay persecution. He finds refuge in art. Quad Cinema,  East Village.
 
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: The incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman. Angelika, West Village.
 
Goodbye Christopher Robin: A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin. Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side. 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected): The intergenerational tale of adult siblings contending with the influence of their aging father. Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side. 
 
Human Flow: Ai Weiwei's documentary that elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Angelika, West Village. 
 
Faces Places: Agnès Varda and the artist JR have things in common. Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side. 
 
The Florida Project: The story of a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder. Angelika Film Center, West Village. 
 
Chavela: By the 1950s, Chavela Vargas became a household name in Mexico– just as influential were her cultural contributions as a bold, rebellious lesbian. Film Forum, West Village.