Given Ideasmyth’s mission to connect creative professionals to the marketplace, we have tweaked our Cultural Adventures mix to emphasize more events where creatives are can meet, mingle, and get inspired about different ways to best amplify their own genius.

This week the holidays start their runaway train season, dazzling fundraisers and a special author weekend brunch getaway in Vermont! Happy adventuring! 

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Wednesday November 19th: Page Meets Stage–Victoria Redel & Eboni Hogan
Thursday November 20th: Canstruction
Friday November 21st: Otion Front Studio Fundraiser
Saturday November 22nd: Advanced Research & Reporting with Katherine Wessling
Saturday November 22nd: Breakfast & Books with Gabrielle Selz
Sunday November 23rd: Secret City NYC: Ancestors
Monday November 24th: Pop Up Book Club: Oral Reports!
Tuesday November 25th: Six Degrees of Social Innovation–FOOD
Wednesday November 26th: Holiday Train Show


Wednesday, November 19th

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8PM, $12
The DL Lounge (Red Room)
Where the pulitzer prize means poetry slam!

Mother tongues and family heirlooms–award-winning poets Victoria Redel and Eboni Hogan express themselves using emotional themes from the circle of life. At Page Meets Stage series, both will be taking to the state stage in an unconventional, interactive dialogue.

Thursday, November 20th


10-6PM, FREE
Brookefield Place (Winter Garden)
Put the CAN in can-do!

This 22nd annual design competition is the most unique food charity in the world–where else do teams of designers build life-size sculptures using unopened cans of food?! Today is the last day to peruse the displays, before they are all donated to City Harvest for distribution to the hungry. While admission is free, all are encouraged to donate at least one can of high-quality canned food.

Friday, November 21st


Otion Front Studio Fundraiser
5PM, $10
389 Melrose St., Brooklyn
Spend an evening with the secret project robot art experiment!

“Otion Front Studio has been developing a space for you to dance, scream, feel, freak and fly in and we want to get you levitating!”  To further their goal of creating a space in which our physical movements can be transmuted into transcendent understanding, they are turning to secret project robot arts and psychedelic group art to enhance the jam–all guests are allowed to dance too!

Saturday, November 22nd

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Advanced Research and Reporting with Katherine Wessling 
10-3PM, $175
The Writer’s Room
Learn how to rely on the information you get!

Quality intel is all.  High-quality info gives any writer a major commercial edge that is reflected in the premium fees offered for investigative features and non-fiction and historical fiction book advances. Getting original information from the internet and out of experts is key to tapping into the premium fees offered for investigative features and non-fiction book advances. Join Ideasmyth instructor Katherine Wessling as she encourages you to bring  specific research challenges so they can be addressed in this all-day seminar.

Saturday, November 22nd


Breakfast and Books: Gabrielle Selz 
8-10AM, $20
The Willburton Inn, Vermont
It’s back to Vermont for another quick weekend getaway!

Imagine what life would be like if your parents’ daily comings and goings involved hanging out with the likes of Rothko, de Kooning and Giacometti back in the day. Daughter of the chief curator at the MoMA in the 1960s, Gabrielle Selz, tells all in her memoir Unstill Life, in which she weaves her own dysfunctional and flamboyant family narrative with the larger context of 20th century modern art and culture. To complement the reading, the innkeeper at Vermont’s grand historic estate, The Wilburton Inn, will give a tour of his personal modern art collection.

Sunday, November 23rd

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The Secret City NYC: Ancestors
11:30AM, $25
Dixon Place 
Historicize yourself!

The ceremonial salons with The Secret City continue with the Ancestors this Sunday, back at LES’s avant-garde hub, Dixon Place. As always, this will be an artistic sampler for all the senses, featuring great sights, sounds, tastes, smells and everything is always touching.

Monday, November 24th


 Pop-Up Book Club: Oral Reports!
6:30PM, $10
Bowery Poetry Club
An english lesson a day keeps the daughter away!

If the Bowery Poetry Club’s long-running open-mic night isn’t your thing, but you’re still a fan of the vibe, check out tonight’s pop-up book club with the following literary legends in focus: George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World. The setting will be an ironic salute to a high school English lesson, with musicians and artists performing an interpretive reading/mash-up of the two novels and how they pertain to life today.

Tuesday, November 25th


Six Degrees of Social Innovation: FOOD
6-8PM, $5
Center for Social Innovation
Meet the social change community!

The last Tuesday of every month, CSI NY hosts a networking panel and soireé for socially conscious change-oriented intellectuals and artists, and we’re calling special attention to tonight’s event for all food writers. The panel will feature innovators in the food space and industry, ranging from farmers and special strategists who will re-evaluate food ecosystems, to policy makers and food start-ups who will discuss the future direction and potential of gastronomy.

Wednesday, November 26th

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Holiday Train Show
10-6PM, $28
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory 
Choo Choo’s and Ho Ho Ho’s!

 Beat the cold and tour New York City in one of the most festive ways possible: in miniature mode. This 23 year tradition at The New York Botanical Garden displays over 150 iconic buildings and decorative ice sculptures, set to a quarter-mile model train track. Visitors will even have access to the designing artist, Paul Busse’s studio, who has been recognized for his spectacular shrunken cities at the Guggenheim, the New York Public Library and City Hall.


Got any other can’t-miss events in the city you’re excited about? Please submit your suggestions for any future events via our  CONTACT US  page or tip us off in the comments section below.


~~~Dipti Anand is an Editorial and Social Media Intern at Ideasmyth. Enrolled in the circus of life, she juggles an Interdisciplinary Master’s of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU, along with her passion for writing short fiction and poetry. When she’s not thinking, writing, or thinking about writing, Dipti likes to make long-distance phone calls and also eats one truffle a day.

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