This Weekend: Nov. 7 to 9

Hannah Treasure, Features Editor

Although the cold, rainy weather may tempt you to stay cozied up in your room all weekend, these events might convince you to go outside and enjoy yourself before temperatures drop even lower.

New York Festival of Light

Using the medium of light, local and international artists have created collections and performance art for the first annual New York Festival of Light. The festival started Thursday, Nov. 6 and will run until Saturday, Nov. 8 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. In addition to the art exhibits, there will be DJs and a food court. The event is free and will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Inside the Mind of R.L. Stine

If you’re not quite over Halloween yet, check out R.L. Stine’s reading and lecture on Saturday, Nov. 8. The “Goosebumps” author will be reading passages from his own books, and an improv group will then create a skit based on the passages. Stine will also be speaking about his career as a children’s horror author. The event starts at 7 p.m. at The Tank, and admission is $15.

Comic Arts Brooklyn

This free event combines exhibits from comic artists, dialogue about graphic art and book signings with cartoon artists. Friday, Nov. 7 is the opening reception at the Scott Eder Gallery, featuring an exhibit of “Mad Magazine” artist Al Jaffee. Saturday, Nov. 8, the event moves to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for book signings for over 100 exhibitors and artists. Sunday, Nov. 9, KutiKuti — a group of artists from Finland — will be presenting their work at the Wayfayers Gallery. Additionally, a panel discussion will be held at the Wythe Hotel on Sunday.

Vintage Camera Day

If you are into shooting film photography or just have an interest in vintage cameras, make the trip out to Staten Island for a day of activities and exhibits about photographer Alice Austen, one of the most prominent female photographers during the early 1900s. Learn about the history behind the lens and talk to other artists. The event is on Saturday, Nov. 8 and starts at 1 p.m.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit is performing the classic Shakespeare play, “Pericles, Prince of Tyre,” this Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Luckily, the play is free for everyone at the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center as part of the Arts, Culture and Fun series run by NYC Parks.

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