GOGO THIS WEEK FOR DOWNTOWN: Monday, Nov. 7 – Monday, Nov. 14

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Photo: David Robert Bliwas/Flickr

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Gogobot’s GoGo This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week. Visit the website or download the app for more GoGo This Week upcoming events.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out in downtown New York this week, courtesy of Gogobot:

  1. Food Films with Alton Brown

Metrograph (Lower East Side)

Saturday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 13 (check site for showtimes)

Before hitting the kitchen hard in preparation for Thanksgiving, spend the weekend with Alton Brown. he will be introducing the films and holding post screening discussions, watching some of his favorite food films including Eat Drink Man Woman, Big Night, Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers, and The God Of Cookery. Tickets start at $15.

Photo: Blondinrikard Froberg/Flickr
Photo: Blondinrikard Froberg/Flickr
  1. Election Night Party

Village Pourhouse (East Village)

Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Nov. 8 will go down in history, whatever the results…We may be celebrating or grieving, either way we will be downing special Donald Drumpf and Secret Server cocktails at Village Pourhouse. There will be Trump and Clinton pinatas on hand with very desirable prizes like a gift certificate to a tanning salon…

Photo: Quinn Dombroski/Flickr
Photo: Quinn Dombroski/Flickr
  1. Elmgreen & Dragset Exhibit

FLAG Art Foundation (Chelsea)

Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM through Dec. 17

Elmgreen & Dragset’s latest thought-provoking exhibition, Changing Subjects, explores the topics of identity, sexuality, death and social values. The shows opens with Modern Moses, a wax figure of a sleeping baby seemingly abandoned in front of an ATM machine…FREE

Photo: Steven Probert
Photo: Steven Probert 
  1. Supermoon on the Highline

The High Line (Chelsea)

Monday, Nov. 14 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

On November 14, the moon will be at its closest point to the earth. What does that mean? Supermoon — the biggest in almost 70 years! So, unless you are willing to wait until November 25, 2034 for the next one, we suggest you make it to The High Line for some of the best views!   

Photo: Nick Leppänen Larsson/Flickr
Photo: Nick Leppänen Larsson/Flickr
  1. Election Day Dance Party

Union Square Park (Union Square)

Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 12:00 to 9:00 PM

This has been one of the most stressful elections ever! There is only one way to relieve the stress — dance it off! The Election Day Dance Party presented by What The Float is a great way to recover from the results. Stop by anytime between 12:00 PM and 9:00 PM for a free set of headphones, great company and the sort of beats that will — hopefully — shake off the blues and reds of this election. FREE

Photo: David Robert Bliwas/Flickr
Photo: David Robert Bliwas/Flickr
  1. New Artisanal Movie Theater:

iPic Theater (South Street Seaport)

Daily

Continuing the dine-in theater trend, the new iPic Theater brings gourmet meals (by Chef Sherry) and hand-crafted cocktails (by Adam Seger) to create the ultimate movie theater experience. The reclining leather seats are alone worth a trip. Those not opting for the eat-in option can still enjoy perks like gourmet popcorn, old school candy and fancy concession stand treats.  Tickets start at $16.

Photo: Ray Bouknight/Flickr
Photo: Ray Bouknight/Flickr

7.NYC Horror Film Festival:

Cinepolis Chelsea (Chelsea)

Thursday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 13 (Check site for showtimes)

Halloween is once a year, but that does not mean you have to give up the chills for holiday cheer. The fright fest continues into November at NYC Horror Film Festival with over 50 screening of gory gore, scary slasher and creepy sci-fi films. This year Adrienne Barbeau will receive a lifetime achievement award for films like The Fog, Creepshow, Swamp Thing and Escape From New York. Tickets start at $16.

Photo: Josef Stuefer/Flickr
Photo: Josef Stuefer/Flickr

 

-Courtesy of Gogobot

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