To Do This Week: Flower Arranging Class, ‘Mr. Robot’ Hits The New Yorker Festival

Learn to arrange!

Learn to arrange! Scott Olson/Getty Images


Fall doesn’t mean an end to all flowers. It just means an end to outside flowers. There are still plenty at L’Atelier Rouge, which is hosting a holiday preview and DIY flower-arranging class this morning. You’ll want to sign up for their classes, if only to one-up your mother-in-law with your holiday wreath-making skills. L’Atelier Rouge, 39 West 29th Street, 9:30 a.m., invite only

Unleash the goddess.

Unleash the goddess. Zenspa1/flickr

THURSDAY October 6

Unleash your inner deity tonight at the Women’s Mafia 11th Anniversary Gala to Embody the Goddess Within. And she is going to have a great time at this one, because there will be spa treatments by The Lifestyle Lounge, art installations, a hula-hooping class and more. Private Ballroom, 230 Fifth Avenue, 7-11 p.m., $25-$40

Writer/actor Keegan-Michael Key.

Writer/actor Keegan-Michael Key. Charley Gallay/Getty Images

SATURDAY October 8

You’re not really a New Yorker if you don’t read The New Yorker. Well, I mean, I guess technically you are. I guess your “New Yorker” status depends on if you live in New York and have for a while, really, at least more than it does your taste in magazines. I just personally like The New Yorker and think people should read it. And I love their festival. They’ll be hosting a ton of great events today. Keegan-Michael Key (the co-creator of Key and Peele) will be talking with Henry Finder. The festival will also be presenting a Mr. Robot panel with Sam Esmail and Christian Slater, so perhaps we can all finally figure out what was going on with all the twists in the last season. And Jeremy Irons will be in conversation with Rebecca Mead. And there’s no reading required (although, seriously, subscribe—it’s great). Locations vary, all day, $45-$65

Dogs in costumes. That is all.

Dogs in costumes. That is all. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

SUNDAY October 9

Sure, yes, you’re working hard on your Halloween costume. You’re not one of those people who are just going to go as Trump or Hillary, or if you are, you’ve really got the hair down pat. But look, you’re still not going to look half as adorable as the dogs at the Halloween Harvest Dog Parade and Costume Contest. Categories in the contest will include Mr. and Miss Congeniality, Cutest, People’s Choice, Most Original and Best in Show. All the winners will receive gift certificates to Petco, and Best in Show will receive a three-month subscription to BarkBox. And look, deep in your heart, you know that your pet is going home with the medal for “cutest.” You will also be allowed to show up in a costume of your own, though you will be overshadowed by every single puppy. Luna Park, 1000 Surf Avenue, noon, free

MONDAY October 10

If you’re a bride—or, indeed, if you are just someone who likes to sample wedding cake—you’ll want to hit up the last day of New York International Bridal Week. You’ll get a chance to sample drinks and cupcakes and get some practice photos taken in preparation for your big day. Or any day! Pier 94, 755 12th Avenue, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., free

New York Fashion Week.

A still from Out of Fashion. Landon Nordeman

TUESDAY October 11

Already missing Fashion Week? You’ll want to stop by the Out of Fashion book signing and conversation with photographer Landon Nordeman. The book will feature images from backstage at shows in New York, Milan and Paris, all featuring Nordeman’s signature quirky perspective. Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., invite only

WEDNESDAY October 12

If you don’t know the name Katie Button yet, you will soon. At least, you will if you care about food. She was recently named Food & Wine’s best new chef, and she’ll be celebrating the release of her new cookbook Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food From an American Kitchen tonight at Aldea. You’ll get to enjoy a fabulous four-course menu featuring items like roasted beet salad and braised oxtail. Aldea, 31 West 17th Street, 7:30 p.m., $110 To Do This Week: Flower Arranging Class, ‘Mr. Robot’ Hits The New Yorker Festival