Posted in comedy | music on August 29, 2011

New Yorker

Below you'll find a preview of this year's New Yorker Festival schedule. Tickets will go on sale at 12 noon E.T. on Friday, September 9th.

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FRIDAY / SEPTEMBER 30

FICTION NIGHT / DISCUSSIONS AMONG WRITERS

The Dark Side
With T. Coraghessan Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and George Saunders.
Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
7 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($27)

War
With Chang-rae Lee, Tim O'Brien, and ZZ Packer.
Moderated by Cressida Leyshon.
7 P.M. (Le) Poisson Rouge • 158 Bleecker Street ($27)
(Please note: you must be 21 to be admitted to this venue.)

Writing About America
With Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, and Yiyun Li.
Moderated by Lee Ellis.
9:30 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($27)

The Writer's Writer
With Jeffrey Eugenides, Nicole Krauss, and Jhumpa Lahiri.
Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
9:30 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($27)

Alternative Realities
With Karen Russell, Gary Shteyngart, and Colson Whitehead.
Moderated by Willing Davidson.
9:30 P.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($27)

Exile
With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, and Hisham Matar.
Moderated by Philip Gourevitch.
9:30 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($27)

ABOUT TOWN

Sunset on Spruce
Frank Gehry will lead a guided tour of his first skyscraper, at 8 Spruce Street, and discuss the building with Paul Goldberger. Cocktails will be served.
6 P.M. New York by Gehry • 8 Spruce Street ($100)

FRIDAY NIGHT SNEAK PREVIEW

"Anonymous"
A special screening of "Anonymous," inspired by the theory that the works of Shakespeare were written by the Earl of Oxford. After the screening, Larissa MacFarquhar will talk with the film's director, Roland Emmerich, and the Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro.
6 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($35)

IN CONVERSATION

Peter Schjeldahl talks with Steve Martin
All about art.
7 P.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)

St. Vincent talks with Sasha Frere-Jones / A Conversation with Music
Indie sprite.
9:30 P.M. (Le) Poisson Rouge • 158 Bleecker Street ($35)
(Please note: you must be 21 to be admitted to this venue.)

TALES OUT OF SCHOOL 3 / A NEW YORKER NIGHT WITH THE MOTH

The Moth once again teams up with The New Yorker for an evening of stories about life at the magazine. With Ian Frazier, Raffi Khatchadourian, Jane Kramer, Robert Mankoff, and Michael Specter.
Hosted by Andy Borowitz.
6 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($50)

SATURDAY / OCTOBER 1

IN CONVERSATION

Jonathan Franzen talks with David Remnick
The reliable narrator.
10 A.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($30)

Janet Malcolm talks with Ian Frazier
Deep-focus journalism.
1 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($30)

Geoff Dyer talks with Rebecca Mead
Here and there.
1 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Richard Dawkins talks with Henry Finder / A Special Family Event
What is reality?
4 P.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)
(Recommended for ages ten and up.)

David Cronenberg talks with David Denby
Mind attack.
4 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

TALKS

Roz Chast / Theories of Everything, and Much, Much More
10 A.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($30)

Atul Gawande / Do Surgeons Need Coaches?
10 A.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

PANELS

Sleuths
Watching the detectives.
With Robert Baer, Martin Kemp, William Oldham, and Stacy Schiff.
Moderated by David Grann.
10 A.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Reporting from the Edge
Covering conflict.
With Lynsey Addario, Jon Lee Anderson, Dexter Filkins, and Wendell Steavenson.
Moderated by Dorothy Wickenden.
1 P.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Beyond 3-D
Movie magic.
With Tim Burke, Joe Letteri, Dennis Muren, and Dan Schrecker.
Moderated by Daniel Zalewski.
1 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($30)

Bravura Television
Big roles on the small screen.
With Laura Dern, Edie Falco, William H. Macy, and Jeremy Irons.
Moderated by Tad Friend.
4 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($30)

Capital Punishment
Is the death penalty dying?
With Marc Klaas, Joshua Marquis, Danalynn Recer, and Barry Scheck.
Moderated by Jeffrey Toobin.
4 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($30)

EARLY SHIFT

Amy Poehler talks with Ariel Levy
Blond ambition.
7 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($35)

The National talks with Atul Gawande / A Conversation with Music
Band of brothers.
7 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($35)

Chris Colfer talks with Susan Morrison
Born this way.
7 P.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)

Barbara Cook talks with Nancy Franklin / A Conversation with Music
Broadway baby.
7 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)

LATE SHIFT

Zach Galifianakis talks with Andy Borowitz
Beyond the ferns.
10 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($35)

Owen Wilson talks with Michael Specter
The story of O.
10 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($35)

Scissor Sisters talk with John Seabrook / A Conversation with Music
All that glitters.
10 P.M. Gramercy Theatre • 127 East 23rd Street ($35)
(Please note: you must be 21 to be admitted to this venue.)

Aziz Ansari talks with Kelefa Sanneh
In your face.
10 P.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)

Ellen Barkin talks with John Lahr
Drop-dead gorgeous.
10 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)


SUNDAY / OCTOBER 2

ABOUT TOWN

Morning at the Frick
Peter Schjeldahl will lead his fourth annual tour of the museum before public hours begin, followed by coffee and conversation.
10 A.M. The Frick Collection • 1 East 70th Street ($75)

Come Hungry
For the eleventh year, Calvin Trillin will lead a tasting walk through Chinatown and Greenwich Village, stopping at his favorite eateries.
11 A.M. • Ticket buyers will be contacted concerning the location. ($120)

Inside the Artist's Studio
Jacob Collins will conduct a special drawing demonstration at his studio and talk with Adam Gopnik about his craft.
11 A.M. • Ticket buyers will be contacted concerning the location. ($50)

High on the Hog
April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman will talk with Lauren Collins about the rise of the New York gastropub, as a multi-course brunch is served.
12 noon. The Breslin Bar and Dining Room at the Ace Hotel • 16 West 29th Street ($125)
(This venue is not wheelchair-accessible.)

Beyond Words
Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Schoeller, who are featured in the Howard Greenberg Gallery's "Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker," an exhibition of images from the magazine, will discuss their work with Elisabeth Biondi. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
12 noon. The Howard Greenberg Gallery • 41 East 57th Street ($75)

The Cartoon Caption Game
Turn on the funny at a live version of The New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest, hosted by Robert Mankoff. Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and Paul Noth will judge the results. Cocktails will be served.
1 P.M. Condé Nast Executive Dining Room • 4 Times Square, entrance on 43rd Street ($50)

IN CONVERSATION

Nancy Pelosi talks with Jane Mayer
Minority report.
1 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($30)

Shigeru Ban talks with Judith Thurman
Shelter from the storm.
1 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SNEAK PREVIEW

"Coriolanus"
A special screening of "Coriolanus," a contemporary version of William Shakespeare's tragedy, which will be released in theatres on December 2nd. After the screening, Anthony Lane will talk with the director and star, Ralph Fiennes.
12 noon. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($35)

TALKS

Malcolm Gladwell / The Virtues of Obnoxiousness
1 P.M. SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Rebecca Mead / "Middlemarch" and Me
4 P.M. SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($30)

James Surowiecki / Out of Our Control: Playing with Other People's Money
4 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre • 110 West 57th Street ($30)

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Comments (29)

watch the national talk? god. matt sips from his coffee while the dessendevendorf twins make awkward glances around the room and the drummer vegetates. and the funniest part is you're gonna pay THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS (+ fees) to see it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:40 PM

All of these events are very hip very new yorker but $35 to watch Zach Galifinakis talking to someone who is not himself is more money than Zach Galifinakis would ever pay to see that. When I was LA there was an awesome event at the Paley Center for Adventure Time where there was a great panel and you got a beautiful poster to be signed by the creators and I met Tom Kenny, pretty much scrotum crushes the choices here.

Posted by Justin | August 29, 2011 2:40 PM

this sounds almost as bad as half of the shows Death by Audio and LPR cancelled this weekend

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:41 PM

this should be free

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:41 PM

Stuff white people like

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:45 PM

"When I was LA there was an awesome event "

WHEN were you LA? I don't recall you being LA anytime last week. Maybe you were LA in 2010, not now buster. Call it off. Knock it up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:46 PM

Wow, what a misleading headliner. Not BV's fault I suppose, but talk about a letdown after what looked like a great fest. Check out all these fantastic musicians...sit and talk to people. I wouldn't go even if it WAS free.

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2011 2:48 PM

The events look great, but they are overpriced.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:50 PM

$5 off with donation of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:53 PM

So...just to clarify, no one is actually performing?

Does anyone really want to listen to a bunch of snobby urban New Yorkers talk about themselves for 2 hours?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:58 PM

Can't afford these :( Again, the New Yorker is for rich white folks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 2:59 PM

35 is definitely worth seeing a conversation between galifianakis and borowitz

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:00 PM

*even if it WERE free

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:00 PM

nice lil circle jerk

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:06 PM

how long will they talk for? 1 hour?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 3:55 PM

Way too expensive. Who goes to this?

It should be free, or $15 at the most.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 4:35 PM

It is FREE if you have skinny pants on!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 5:04 PM

wheres the afterparty?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 5:34 PM

(holds sealed envelope up to head)

.... The New Yorker, and NPR ......

(opens envelope and unfolds paper inside)

... Where all of you prissy hipsters acquire all of your music preferences from.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 6:06 PM

I have always wondered who pays for this event, and why it's so expensive in the first place. I imagine it's populated by people who "work in publishing".

Also, anyone paying to listen to Pelosi is almost as crazy as she is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 6:40 PM

WAY too expensive.

Shame. A lot of these sound interesting. I would love to see Richard Dawkins talk in a "family" environment. :D

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 7:35 PM

DNC : New Yorker Festival :: Heineken : TVOTR

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 8:06 PM

You guys are pussies. Get a job.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 10:59 PM

My one complaint about concerts is that there is never enough banter between songs. I'm always having to hear way too
much music. This will be pure bliss for me.

Posted by Badger | August 29, 2011 11:04 PM

There is music when it says "a conversation with music." Also, prices for the festival have definitely gone up $5-$10 in the past few years.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 1:20 AM

I only listen to radio static.
You've probably never heard of it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 9:52 AM

PJ Harvey's talk with Hilson Als a couple years back was worth every penny.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2011 1:22 PM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

Posted by miniclip | September 2, 2012 5:20 PM

New Yorker Festival 2011 schedule (St. Vincent, The National, Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari, Scissor Sisters & more).

Posted by tiao.jp | December 1, 2013 11:17 PM

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