PROGRAM: What We Love This Week (October 27- November 1)

  • Gain some much-needed perspective with a guided meditation class at the Chakrasambara Buddhist Center. And do it on your lunch hour-there's no need to change before this 45-minute beginner's class. (322 Eighth Ave.nue, suite 502, Monday-Thursday, noon, $5)

    Are you a red or a blue? Find out from professional stylists at the 92nd St. YMCA (Wednesday, 7 p.m., $40).

    Bicyclist, unite! Join Time's Up Critical Mass on 17th St. near Union Square, Friday at 7 p.m., for an epic ride.  

    The 4th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl-because who doesn't love a pub crawl (www.pubcrawls.com/halloween-pub-crawl.php)?

  • Like Bollywood films? You'll love Mollywood. See the first ever Moroccan Film Festival in the U.S. at Tribeca Cinemas (12:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 54 Varick St., $12-15, four films for $40, five for $50). Presented by nonprofit High Atlas Foundation, the film festival focuses on themes like tradition versus modernity, female power and the appeal of European and American culture.


    Take in the film-theater hybrid adaptation of the 1945 film Brief Encounter at Studio 54 (check times).

    Step into the surprisingly hard life of a stand-up comic in Punching the Clown, directed by Gregori Viens.

    Indulge your sentimental side with Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.

  • This weekly jam features the jazz-inspired Louie Vega and dance hit legend Kevin Hedge coming together for a night of rainbow-infused dance tracks as part of Roots. (Every Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 4 a.m., Cielo, 18 Little West 12th St., Manhattan, $20, box office 212-645-5700)

    Get your toes tapping with Chuck Brown's new album, We Got This, out now.

    The Danny Kaye Musical takes you through the film star's path to fame (St. Luke's Theatre).

    Hear the collaboration between indie rocker Ben Folds and British novelist Nick Hornby in the album Lonely Avenue.

  • Ming or Qing dynasty buffs will delight in the Met's Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art. And they really knew how to party-birthday party, that is. Instead of streamers and balloons, they decorated with mother of pearl and sumptuous jade bowls. (Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Friday-Saturday, open until 8:45 p.m., $20)

    Revisit Abstract Expressionism at MoMA with artists Pollock and Rothko. 

    See J.P. Morgan's daughter Anne's crusade to help war-torn France (the Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Avenue).

    Take arts and crafts to a new level at Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs at the Met.

  • Scare yourself silly at the annual reincarnation of the demon Killgore in Killgore: The New Blood, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Beware the absurd amounts of fake blood!

    (307 W. 26th St., Friday, 8 p.m., 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 p.m., 11:59 p.m., $15)

    Coney Island is creeped out on Halloween with haunted rides and mutilated bodies (Friday and Saturday night, check times).

    See electro pop phenom La Roux, Paul Sevigny and Susanne Bartsch on the 30th at Halloween Hudson (10 p.m.,$50).

    Kids will thrill at the technology in Gravesend Inn (NYCC of Technology, Vorhees Building).

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