5 Things to See and Do This Week

October 28, 2013 | by Simona Rabinovitch | Pursuits

Two Boys, Nico Muhly
Nico Muhly's Two Boys.

1. SEE: Two Boys at the Metropolitan Opera
Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 30
Composed by Nico Muhly, this new opera directed by Bartlett Sher uses Internet communication to redefine the notions of desire and masked identity (a popular operatic theme) for our time. Set in the digital world and inspired by real-life events in England in the early 21st century, the chilling police drama explores the stabbing of one boy by another as a detective investigates. 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, 212-362-6000
 


 

Sleepy Hollow, New York
Headless Horseman attraction at Sleepy Hollow.

2. DO: Visit the "Real" Sleepy Hollow
If looking for a quick Halloween getaway, head to Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County. Just a quick drive from the city, the village's attractions include the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where William Rockefeller, Elizabeth Arden, Brooke Astor, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, Samuel Gompers, and Washington Irving, the author of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, are buried. Lantern tours are available, and during Halloween season, don't miss the Headless Horseman attraction. 540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York, 914-631-0081
 


 

Chris Rock Celebrity Charades
Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, and America Ferrera at LAByrinth's Celebrity Charades. (photo: Getty Images) 

3. SEE: LAByrinth Theatre Company's Annual Celebrity Charades Benefit Gala
Monday, Oct. 28
Chris Rock, Cynthia Rowley, Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Rose Byrne, Padma Laskshmi, and Bobby Cannavale are just a few of the celebrities recruited by LAByrinth to participate in a hilarious game of "speed charades." This year's theme is "Disco Fever." Tickets and tables range from $500 to $25,000. Capitale, 130 Bowery
 


 

unicef masquerade ball
UNICEF's Halloween Masquerade Ball.

4. DO: UNICEF Halloween Masquerade Ball
Wedenesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Hosted by UNICEF's Next Generation, the fourth annual Halloween Masquerade Gala will benefit UNICEF’s life-saving programs and initiatives around the globe, specifically, to reduce to zero the number of children who die daily of preventable causes. In attendance will be Next Generation founding chair Jenna Bush Hager, committee member Lauren Bush Lauren, and president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern. Tickets begin at $200. Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St.
 


 

Atrium at The Mark
The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges. 

5. SEE: The New York Marathon Finish Line from The Mark Hotel
Sunday, Nov. 3
Cheer on runners in the ING New York City Marathon from the vantage point of The Mark Hotel. Located near the Central Park finish line, the elegant hotel's onsite restaurant, The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, is accepting brunch reservations for marathon day. In honor of those running, skip the brioche and order a healthful kale and mushroom frittata. 5 East 77th St., 212-744-4300

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