Photo by Amy Aglar.
First of all, Kid Rock is playing the Beacon this Saturday, so put that on the calendar.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way…
Halloween may have come and gone, but there’s always time for costumes. The New-York Historical Society will host actors playing Revolutionary War figures talking to you as if it was still the 18th Century. Ben Franklin and George Washington are rumored to be making an appearance. The event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the museum on 77th Street and Central Park West.
And this weekend, a new documentary on the puppeteer behind the Sesame Street character Elmo debuts at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with appearances by the puppeteer himself on Saturday and Sunday. The trailer is pretty compelling, and you can bring your kids or leave them at home.The film was a big hit at Sundance this year. Also, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fantastic Mr. Fox are showing this weekend for $6.
Also, a two-part Woody Allen documentary starts Sunday night on PBS.
If none of this sounds compelling, check out the other events on our calendar.
It’s going to be a little tough getting to Brooklyn this weekend, because basically no Upper West Side trains are going there. You’ll have to transfer downtown. For more on that, check out the MTA’s weekend schedule.