Things to do this week: Watching a vampire movie and climate week in New York

A movie about vampires at MoMA

7 pm at 11 W. 53 St.

Filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bailey Switzer will present their vampire film Nosferasta: The First Bite at the Museum of Modern Art. The film, which was created in collaboration with artist and musician OBA, tells the story of how Christopher Columbus turned a runaway slave into a vampire. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults. Two other films will also be screened: “Alluvium” by Peggy Ahwesh and “AIOU” directed by Khalil, Switzer and Anton Vidokle.

Climate Justice Conference

9am-1pm online

New York City’s Climate Week returns for its 14th year, offering both virtual and in-person discussions on climate justice, progress on global warming, and the geopolitical structures that prevent greater climate action. The first day of the conference will feature speakers from CNN, the United Nations, the governments of Australia and Senegal, and climate organizations.

TuesdayA play showing the work of African and black revolutionaries

6pm Johnson Street, Brooklyn

Artist-sculptor Julian Louis Phillips will present a performance that incorporates jazz, African dance and lyrics by African and black revolutionaries. The free performance, titled “When They Got the Beat, How Do We Keep the Beat?” will open with a live instrumental jazz ensemble by The New School College of Performing Arts students and continue with dance, music and spoken word. The event is part of American artist Fred Wilson’s exhibition Mind Forged Manacles/Manacles Forged Minds, which offers commentary on racism and social justice.

Experience New York City Ballet’s fall season

7:30pm at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York City Ballet will open the season with the program “All Balanchine I”, consisting of three neoclassical ballets by the company’s co-founder and renowned choreographer George Balanchine. Works featured include Divertimento No. 15, set to music by Mozart, and La Sonnambula, which tells the story of an affair between a poet and a sleepwalker. Tickets start at $38.

WednesdayMeet contemporary artists at a reopening Brooklyn gallery

7-9pm at 647 Fulton St.

Contemporary artists Rodrigo Valenzuela and Sophia-Yemisi Adeyema-Ross will launch their new exhibitions at a celebration at BRIC House, a Brooklyn art space that includes performance and classroom spaces, a café, an artist studio, and a community space. Artists will show works related to industrial society and West African colonialism. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists and see their work at the free event.

International dance festival

8 pm in downtown New York, 131 W. 55th St

Take part in the 19th annual Fall for Dance Festival, featuring performances by the New York-based Gibney Company, the Bavarian State Ballet and the Hervé Couby Company. The evening’s program includes one piece making its New York debut and another making its North American debut, as well as an excerpt from a ballet first performed in 1856. Tickets for the two-week festival are $20 per day.

ThursdayBanned Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison.

6:30-9pm at 515 Malcolm X Blvd.

Learn about Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved at the Schomburg Center for Black Cultural Studies. Several actors, writers and thinkers — including Imani Perry, Caitlun Greenidge and Robert Jones Jr. — will discuss Morrison’s performances and readings at the free event.

FridayRediscover the architecture of New York

7pm at 281 Park Ave. S.

Watch And The Worlds That Surround, a new documentary from filmmaker and architect Eric Franklin Romero about lesser-known parts of New York City and their impact on the environment. The premiere will take place at Fotografiska, with tickets starting at $40. Cellist Andy Tenning and violinist Evelyn Wadkins will perform music for the film during the screening.

Find and support up-and-coming artists

7-9pm at 125 W. 18th St.

The Accessible Art Fair returns for its 20th anniversary. Visit the fair to see thousands of original sculptures, paintings, prints and photographs by artists from around the world. Admission to the event is free, and art is available for purchase.

saturdaySee amazing recursive work

14-16 at 149 W. 45th St.

Attend a performance of Michael R. Jackson’s musical A Strange Loop by the Performing Arts Appreciation Club. The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama tells the story of a queer black writer who creates a musical about a queer black writer who creates a musical about a queer black writer and so on. The show won Best Musical and was nominated in 11 categories at the 75th Tony Awards in 2022.

One-act play about the Scottish poet

2:00pm and 8:00pm at the Joyce Theatre, 175 8th Ave.

Discover the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns in Burn, a one-man show that combines dance and theatre. The show, based on Burns’ personal letters, combines writing and acting by Scottish actor Alan Cummings with dance elements from award-winning choreographer Stephen Hoggett. Tickets start at $76.

SundayEat pizza while running a 5K

Noon at Fort Greene Park

Challenge yourself by taking part in the 12th annual NYC Pizza Run, a 5K run with a two-slice break. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets are $50-$65, but members can get 40% off their ticket price by using the code DOWNTOWNBK.

Vintage Fall Market

10am-5pm at 100 W. 77th St.

More than 100 vintage vendors and 180 local art, design and food vendors will participate in the fall vintage fashion bazaar hosted by Grand Bazaar NYC. The event will feature both indoor and outdoor shopping, marking the re-opening of the Grand Bazaar’s indoor market space after it closed more than two years ago. All funds raised from the free event will be donated to area public schools.

An evening of classical piano

2:30 pm at Merkin Hall, 129 W. 67th St.

Enjoy a piano concert featuring Alejandro Pico Leonis, a Spanish pianist living in Vienna, who will play works by Franz Schubert and Spanish composers. Students are eligible for half-price tickets, which are $15.

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