To Do This Week: Dine at Artisinal

Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

WEDNESDAY November 25

Bryant Park never gets as much press as Rockefeller Center or Central Park. You know what else it gets? Fewer tourists. Go there today to check out The Rink at Bryant Park, where you can twirl on the ice before getting a hot chocolate at their winter village. Bryant Park, 40th Street and Fifth Avenue, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., free, ice skate rentals $15

THURSDAY November 26

There is no pleasure greater than not preparing your own Thanksgiving dinner. A meat thermometer—who needs it?! Not you. You’re dining at Artisanal, where they’re offering a beautiful five-course dinner featuring trimmings like chorizo cornbread stuffing and charred Brussels sprouts and black truffle butter. There’s even a two-course menu for the kids. Artisanal Bistro, 2 Park Avenue, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $85, $60 for kids’ menu

FRIDAY November 27

For those who prefer Halloween to Thanksgiving or Christmas, you might enjoy the Boroughs of the Dead tour. You’ll get to check out the ghostly sights of the West Village that inspired H.P. Lovecraft to write his stories tonight at Weird Tales of the West Village. Sullivan Street and West 3rd Street, 7:30-9:15 p.m., $20

SATURDAY November 28

Home is where the heart is! Well, at least if it’s a home in an Edgar Allan Poe story. It would also be nice to have a hearth, and, say, a library, and one of those kitchens with copper pots hanging from things. That is, in addition to just having fully functioning internal organs inside your home. You can see what you’re missing—or aspiring to—at The East Hampton 2015 House & Garden Tour. Hosted by The East Hampton Historical Society, the tour, promises the executive director, will showcase “five houses that uniquely express the spirit of living on the East End. Different yet complementary, these private houses invite the viewer to ‘peek inside’ some of East Hampton’s most alluring structures.” They’ll range from Cape Cod-style houses to restored historic gems originally built in 1989. They probably all have copper pots. You are going to be so jealous. It’s O.K. It’s O.K. Your home has a heart. Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, Office open from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., self-guided tour from 1-4:30 p.m., $65 in advance, $75 day of.

SUNDAY November 29

You’ve probably seen enough traditional theater to last you a lifetime. And besides, you know nothing is going to be as good as Hamilton, so why bother with Broadway? Instead, get down to The Public to see The Gob Squad. The collective, which comprises German and British artists, has a mission to “make performances and videos which search for beauty in the everyday, and look for words of wisdom from a passing stranger.” That is obviously a somewhat ambiguous mission! Right now, they’re tackling it by mounting a production called Before Your Very Eyes that takes place entirely before mirrors. For the first time the Gob Squad themselves won’t be onstage; instead, they’ll be directing a group of kids who will be witnessing their own transformation from childhood to geriatrics. No wonder Garbo wouldn’t allow mirrors in her house after a certain age. This will be their last day performing the work in New York, so you’ll want to catch it before it disappears like your youth. The Public Theater Martinson Hall, 425 Lafayette Street, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., $45

MONDAY November 30

Bandier is hosting a party inspired by “emerging multimedia art.” That means there will be an installation by Upendo Taylor, Chris Sauve and Malarko Hernandez. There will also be music by DJ Chelsea Leyland and treats from the Flour Shoppe. The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, 7-10 p.m., invite only

TUESDAY December 1

Do you like either Downton Abbey or the musical School of Rock? That covers the largest ground humanly possible, so it seems likely you’d like one of those. If so, hear Julian Fellowes, who wrote both of them, in conversation with WNYC’s “The Takeaway” host John Hockenberry. The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, 7 p.m., $25

WEDNESDAY December 2

Buildings are people, too! No? Not really. Well, Robert Wilson, a person (and artist), will be staging a performance tonight in support of the World Monument Fund. Proceeds go toward preserving the world’s architectural heritage. Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, 6 p.m., $25

To Do This Week: Dine at Artisinal