Welcome to There or Square, the New School Free Press’s weekly post that delivers the low-down on the most time-worthy and can’t-miss events of the upcoming week.



World Premiere of Oulaya’s Wedding Film Screening and Discussion with Director Hisham Mayet

Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The New School will host the world premiere screening of Oulaya’s Wedding, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director Hisham Mayet, and co-directors Cyrus Moussavi and Brittany Nugent. The documentary follows the wedding ceremony of the eldest daughter of two of the members of the cherished Western Saharan band, Group Doueh. If you love music and anthropology, this is right up your alley! Free for WMI members. General admission is $15. Free with a New School ID.

The New School

School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall

55 West 13th Street



A Working Model of the World

Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 12 p.m to 6 p.m.

From September 29th through December 13th, The New School will feature the art exhibition A Working Model of the World. Featuring artists from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, the exhibition focuses on the shared human practice of modeling to convey ideas. Free.

The New School

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

2 West 13th Street



Art Work: An Evening with Reggie Wilson

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

As a part of ART WORK, a series hosted by Eugene Lang College, director, choreographer, and performer Reggie Wilson will speak about his artistic processes. Drawing from many influences, Wilson has created what he calls “post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances.” Seating is first come, first served. Free and open to the public.

The New School

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 202

55 West 13th Street



New York Comic Con 2017

Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Comic Con is back! This event is the perfect opportunity to dress-up and geek-out. Held at the Javits Center from October 5-8, NYCC is in its eleventh year running. Attend a panel on your favorite TV show, check out some cosplay, or meet celebrities like Adam Savage and Haley Joel Osment!. Act quickly — Thursday is currently the only day with available tickets! Tickets are $45.

The Javits Center

655 West 34th Street



Oktoberfest Under the Manhattan Bridge

Friday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge. Immerse yourself in German music and food. Veggie Brats will be served! The celebration will continue to Saturday, Oct. 7. Free.

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge

50 Adams St



The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Saturday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to midnight

Time to break out your ice skates as winter approaches. Show off your skating skills as you share the ice with up to 150 people. No pressure! The rink is open from Oct. 7 to January 1. General admission for adults ranges from $25 to $32, skate rentals are $12.

Rockefeller Center

30 Rockefeller Plaza



SIP. SHOP. EAT! at The Collective Market

Saturday, Oct. 7

Feeling stressed about being in school for a month? Treat yourself to art, food, and drinks at the Collective Market in Williamsburg! Entry is free and drink tickets are on sale from $5 to $25.

The Collective Pop Up Market

106 North 3rd Street



Hester Street Fair

Sunday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take a break from weekend chores and schoolwork to hang out at the Hester Street Fair! From ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery to pies from Petee’s Pie Company you’ll be sure to find something that satisfies your sweet tooth. Your laundry and reading can wait a few hours. The fair runs during the weekends between September 30th to October 28th. Free.

Hester Street

Illustration by Ashlie Negron

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