8 Things To Do In NYC This Week

Photo: Courtesy of Thakoon.'s November! The first week of a new month is here and it's filled with a fantastically wide range of must-do activities. From the Thakoon sample sale and delicious Spanish meals to hilarious performances and book fairs, the next few days will keep you on your toes one moment and rolling over laughing the next.

Wear Thakoon.
One of MObama's favorite labels, Thakoon, will host a sample sale this week with pre-fall and fall 2014 items up to 80% off. Both Thakoon and Thakoon Addition will be available, so you know there will be lots to love.
When: Tuesday, November 4 to Friday, November 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 225 Varick Street (between Clarkson and Downing Streets), Suite 300.

Taste Madrid.
CITY GRIT hosts some of Madrid's top culinary talent for two delicious meals taking place this week. On Tuesday night, chefs Javier Goya, Javier Mayor, and David Alfonso — the trio behind TriCiclo — will bring some of their gastronomic successes stateside. On Saturday, Estanis Carenzo hosts a lunch showcasing why he's been called a "genius of flavor."
When: Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 1 p.m.
Where: Louro, 142 West 10th Street (between Greenwich Avenue and Waverly Place).
Peek inside the minds of comedians.
"HA!" is a musical about the world of stand-up comedy. The show premiered this past summer and was invited to showcase at the New York Comedy Festival, which takes place from Wednesday, November 5 to Sunday, November 9.
When: Wednesday, November 5 and Saturday, November 8 at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: STAGE 72, 158 West 72nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues); 212-362-2590.

Find the perfect rainy-day look.
Just in time for rainy season, Hunter Original opens a shop-in-shop at Urban Outfitters Herald Square. To kick things off, Natalie Suarez will be on-site this afternoon to offer styling tips on how to make wet-weather outfits shine. Stop by for the clothes. Stay for the live watercolor portraits, Tattly temporary tattoos, and music by DJs Jordan Adoni and Mike Bazzini.
When: Thursday, November 6 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Urban Outfitters Herald Square, 1333 Broadway (between West 35th and 36th Streets); 212-239-1673.


Dress up your coffee table.
The 2014 Editions/Artists' Book Fair returns this week with more than 45 international vendors and exhibitors. This free event — curated by Faye Hirsch and presented in partnership with MoMa, Christie's Education New York, and the Museum of Arts and Design — offers the opportunity to own signed works from artists including William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Kiki Smith, and Louise Bourgeois.
When: Thursday, November 6 to Sunday, November 9.
Where: Art Beam, 540 West 21st Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues).

Laugh & learn.
Megan Amram will be in town this weekend to celebrate the launch of the satirical tome Science...For Her!, which hits shelves tomorrow. Haven't pre-ordered your copy? Get on it! And, get ready for some laugh-inducing lessons on life and love at powerHouse Arena this Saturday and The Strand this Sunday.

When: Saturday, November 8 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street (at Water Street); 718-666-3049 and The Strand, 828 Broadway (at 12th Street); 212-473-1452.

Set out to see.
South Street Seaport has launched Out To See which celebrates the vibrant area throughout the month of November. Stop by this weekend for live music, happy hours, and art exhibitions.
When: Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9.
Where: South Street Seaport (at Fulton Street and South Street).

Shop vintage.
Artists & Fleas are hosting a fabulous event with 25 fantastic vintage collectors. The Vintage Showcase, which curates the best in vintage fashion and accessories, is open to the public and offers items for purchase. You definitely will not be leaving empty handed.
When: Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Openhouse, 201 Mulberry (between Spring and Kenmare Streets).