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Julie Andrews [1935], Rod Carew [1945], Jimmy Carter [1924], Stephen Collins [1947], Sarah Drew [1980], Zach Galifianakis [1969], Harry Hill [1964], Brie Larson [1989], Mark MacGwire [1963], Mary McFadden [1938], Esai Morales [1962], Randy Quaid [1950], Jurnee Smollett-Bell [1986], Stella Stevens [1936]. [James Whitmore, 1921; Tom Bosley, 1927; Richard Harris, 1933.] [Disney World opens, 1971].
12:15 p.m. - Empire State Building event; Elizabeth Hurley, Global Ambassador, and William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., will illuminate the tower lights of the Empire State Building in pink on behalf of The Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Campaign (The Campaign). Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

5:00 p.m. - 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy(r) Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Paula S. Aspell of PBS' NOVA to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award. Presenters include: Dick Cavett, Kate Bolduan [CNN], Evan McMorris-Santoro [VICE News Tonight], Paula Kerger [ president and chief executive officer of PBS], Teresa Rodriguez [Aqui y Ahora, Univision] and many others. 5:00 reception; 7:30 awards. Jazz At Lincoln Center [J@LC], Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

5:30 p.m. - TOUCH THE SKY, benefit for Shane's Inspiration, to build an inclusive playground in NYC. Honoring Chita Rivera; hosted by Seth Rudetsky; performances by Liz Callaway, Jim Caruso, Charlotte d'Amboise, Melissa Errico, Evan Ruggiero, Joan Ryan, J.K. Simmons, Billy Stritch, Ali Stroker, Michael Wetherly. 5:30 press check in; 6:30 red carpet, interview and photo ops; 7:30 performance. Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue at West 57th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
6:30 p.m. - House concert; violinist Joshua Bell, in a tribute concert honoring his mentor, the late Charles Hamlen, one of classical music's most legendary managers and philanthropists. To benefit Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS. Private residence. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:00 p.m. - TimesTalks presents: Joan Jett, who will discuss her upcoming biopic "Bad Reputation," which traces her historic journey from teenage dreamer to rock-and-roll rule breaker. Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: Clive Barker [1952], Avery Brooks [1949], Lorraine Bracco [1955], Donna Karan [1948], Don McLean [1945], Rex Reed [1938], Kelly Ripa [1970], Sting (Gordon Sumner) [1951], Tiffany (Tiffany Renee Darwish) [1971], Maury Wills [1932]. [Groucho Marx, 1898.] [HOLLYWOOD NEWS CALENDAR begins publication, 1987.]
5:30 p.m. - Ballet Hispánico will host its first Hispanic Heritage Happy Hour. Enjoy $5 drinks while browsing silent auction items. All proceeds will support Ballet Hispánico's work to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. La Nacional, 239 West 14th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
6:30 p.m. - The Hispanic Public Relations Association's 2018 National ¡BRAVO! Awards celebrate the best corporate, agency, and non-profit PR and marketing teams, and the breakthrough work they produced. The prestigious Pioneer of the Year Award will be presented to Jorge Plasencia, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO at Republica and Ilia Calderon, Co-Anchor at Noticiero Univision will be presented with the Journalist of the Year Award. Lotte New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
6:30 p.m. - In concert; Gaz Coombes [Supergrrass] tours to perform a string of intimate solo sets highlighting the release of his latest album "World's Strongest Man." Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston Street at Essex. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:30 p.m. - The Sheen Center partners with Nuyorican Poets Café to present: reg e. gaines two-time Tony Award nominee for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk and Grammy Award nominee, brings his spoken word art to the Loreto, The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:30 p.m. - CinéSalon presents a tribute, "Brilliant Quirky: Jeanne Balibar on Film." Tonight's screening, "The Duchess of Langeais" followed by Q&A with Jeanne Balibar. French Institute/Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall, 22 E. 60th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 & 10:30 p.m. - In concert; Robert Glasper begins his month-long residency at the Blue Note. Tonight's special guests are Chris Dave & Derrick Hodge. Future shows include a Miles Davis Tribute "Everything's Beautiful" with Bilal; R+R=NOW featuring Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin & Justin Tyson; and much more. Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - In concert; Fundacja Artystyczna Concentus Pro Arte presents the INVITATION FESTIVAL: "The Legacy of Polish Music Abroad at Three Glances" three evenings of the music of forgotten artists associated with Poland from the first half of the twentieth century, in all its diversity and richness. Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, 154 W. 57th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: India Arie [1975], Lindsay Buckingham [Fleetwood Mac] [1947], Neve Campbell [1973], Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) [1941], Lena Headey [1973], Pamela Hensley [1950], Tommy Lee [1962], Clive Owen [1964], Seann William Scott [1976], Ashlee Simpson [1984], Gwen Stefani [1969], Alicia Vikander [1988], Jack Wagner [1959], George Wein [1925]. [Madlyn Rhue, 1934; Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1954.]
6:00 p.m. - NewFilmmakers kicks off their Fall Season with a reception for Filmmakers, two Short Film Programs, and the new Feature DEVIANT. Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala. Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald-join Perspectives artist Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for an evening of favorites from opera and music theater. To add to the festive occasion, there's exhilarating orchestral music by Gershwin and Liszt's whirling waltz. 7:00 concert at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, 881 Seventh Avenue at West 57th Street. Gala Dinner at Cipriani on 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street between Park and Madison. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:00 p.m. - "The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o'clock" an ambitious, collective choral work featuring 1,000 singers from New York City's five boroughs-staged on the High Line for five nights only. Co-created by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, and written by acclaimed poets Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine, this performance is inspired by real-life stories, many of them gathered through first-hand interviews with residents throughout the city, asking what 7pm means to them. Entrance for the performance starts at the southwest corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - Special play performance; MEAN GIRLS, the award-winning hit new Broadway musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film, will celebrate "Mean Girls Day" - October 3, which this year falls on a "pink" Wednesday - with a free fan performance featuring special appearances by members of the Mean Girls creative team. The Mean Girls will only sit with people who won the digital lottery last month. August Wilson Theatre, 245 West 52nd Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:30 p.m. - Opening of HUMANS, Part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival. In this love letter to our species, Australian troupe Circa takes us on an acrobatic journey through our shared humanity. Asking how much weight we can carry and whom we can trust for support, 10 performers execute breathtaking sequences of circus acts, displaying physical and emotional strength as they manipulate, contort, and catapult one another in death-defying feats. With stage and bodies stripped to a bare minimum, HUMANS is an exhilarating survey of the many conditions of being human-and a testament to just what we are capable of with a little vulnerability and the help of our loved ones. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, The Peter Jay Sharp main building, 30 Lafayette Avenue at Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - In concert; THE GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7 of the HBO hit, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology. Madison Square Garden, Two Pennsylvania Plaza, Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. - Special Actors Fund benefit performance of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, the Olivier Award-winning Best Musical and 2018 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical, directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 West 50th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - In concert; Willie Nile. City Winery, 155 Varick St., Soho. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10:00 p.m. - Opening night of the 10th edition Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) Touching down for four nights across some of Brooklyn's finest venues, the festival is pleased to announce its full lineup as well as welcoming Nina Kraviz, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mount Kimbie, DJ Hell, Breakbot and more top electronic artists from the borough and around the world. Tonight's opener: the ballroom and vogue champion, Mike Q, returns to House of Yes hosting a special edition of House of Vogue, promising guest MCs, DJs, and over $1000 in cash prizes. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: Armand Assante [1949], Melissa Benoist [1988], Rachael Leigh Cook [1979], Clifton Davis [1945], Bill Fagerbakke [1957], Dakota Johnson [1989], Anne Rice [1941], Alan Rosenberg [1951], Susan Sarandon [1946], Liev Schreiber [1967], Jon Secada [1961], Alicia Silverstone [1976], Russell Simmons [1957], Mary Ellen Stuart [1961], Christoph Waltz [1956]. [Charlton Heston, 1923; Jackie Collins, 1941.] ["The Jazz Singer" 1st sound movie debuts, 1927; Sputnik launched, 1957; Janis Joplin dies, 1970.]
9:00 a.m. - The 16th Annual Hispanic Television Summit, presented by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. Speakers are execs from Univision, Telemundo, CNN, NBC/Universal, and many others. Marriott Marquis Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 1535 Broadway. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10:00 a.m. - New York Comic Con. The Northeast's biggest comic book and pop culture expo, through Sunday. Celebrities expected: Adam Savage, Adrienne Palicki, Aisha Tyler, Alex Kingston, Bill Nye, Common, David Tennant, Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Donal Logue, Hugo Weaving, Jason Momoa, Jonathan Coulton, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Sheppard, Matt Smith, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Rob Paulsen, Ronald D. Moore, Steve Aoki, Tom Felton, Zachary Levi, Cast members from Titans, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Boy Meets World, The Gifted, Gotham, Midnight Texas, and many others. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street; main entrance on 36th Street and 11th Avenue. The largest events, like the Daredevil, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and The Walking Dead premieres, will be at Madison Square Garden. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10:00 a.m. - Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo, through Sunday. Separate ticketing, but discounts for NYCC badge holders. A full four-day anime focused festival that celebrates anime, manga, cosplay, artists, J-pop, delicious food, and more in Japanese culture with Japanese guests, a curated Artist Alley, creative classes, Instagram-worthy activations, cosplay, and a few more surprises. Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10:00 a.m. - Press screening; BIGGER [Freestyle Releasing]. Biopic about the Weider brothers, media moguls of the bodybuilding world. Soho House Screening Room, 29-35 9th Avenue. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
5:15 p.m. - Farm Sanctuary, the organization dedicated to combating the abuses of factory farming and encouraging a new awareness and understanding about farm animals, will host their 2018 Gala "Farm Sanctuary On the Hudson." Carol Leifer will receive the "Animal Advocate Award;" Tracye McQuirter, MPH will receive the "Compassionate Vegan Living Award;" and Dr. Kristi Funk will receive the "Gift of Life Award." Special guest presenters include: Emily Deschanel, Michael C. Hall and Cyndi Lauper.  Along with guests: Gene Baur (President, Farm Sanctuary), President Eric Adams (Brooklyn Borough President), Jennifer Coolidge and music by DJ Valida. 5:15 media check in; 6:00 red carpet. Pier Sixty. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
6:00 p.m. - New Georges Big Benefit 2018, "A Helluva Party." 6:00 a sweet hour around the piano with Divine Jo Lampert; 7:00 tipsy tapas with tiny, shiny playlets, performed all throughout the building, five stories in a converted factory in NoMad. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
6:30 p.m. - The 26th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival. Opening night screening; THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER. Also here tonight: Alan Alda will receive the Dick Cavett Award, to recognize a lifelong advocate for artistic achievements and contributions to the industry. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Fest continues through 10/8 at various locations. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:00, 9:00, 10:30 p.m. - In concert; 22-Year-Old Pianist Connie Han celebrates label debut & release of her new album CRIME ZONE [Mack Avenue Records]. Smoke Jazz Club, 2751 Broadway. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:30 p.m. - Play opening; The Amoralists will present STAINED, the second play in the series, "RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic." Written by Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB author Charly Evon Simpson, and directed by Kate Moore Heaney. Grieving the death of her daughter in a mass shooting that she herself survived, Greta struggles with feelings of loss and powerlessness. She finds solace in a surprising source who presents her with a shocking way to take back her power and channel her pain. The cast includes Garrett Hendricks (FX's "The Americans," Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"), Marlowe Holden (Mabou Mines, Ma-Yi Theater), Naomi Lorrain (Restoration Comedy at The Flea, Netflix's "Orange is the New Black"), Shaun Patrick Tubbs (Terminus at NYTW, Chosen at HERE) and Eric Whitten (Amazon's "The Tick," TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show"). New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:30 p.m. - Lincoln Center's Atrium 360° free concert series presents: Youssra El Hawary. In 2012, singer-songwriter, accordionist, and bandleader Youssra El Hawary burst onto the scene with a viral video for her song "El Soor (The Wall)," filmed at the wall that had been built to keep protesters out of Cairo's Tahrir Square. Playful and whimsical, its satirical lyrics packed a political punch and came to become an anthem of the Egyptian Revolution that began in 2011. Since then, she and her five-piece band (melodica and keyboards, bass guitar, mandolin, and harmonica along with her accordion) have become fixtures of Egypt's indie music scene. El Hawary's songs offer portraits of everyday life in Cairo, blending sounds of the city's underground with French chanson, indie rock, jazz, Mediterranean influences, and acoustic charm into "perfect, easy magic" (NPR). The band released its debut album, No'oum Nasyeen, in 2017 and is performing at Lincoln Center as part of its U.S. debut tour. Presented in collaboration with Center Stage David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - In concert; Bruno Mars, tonight and tomorrow. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: Karen Allen [1951], Josie Bissett [1969], Jesse Eisenberg [1983], Sir Bob Geldof [1951], Glynis Johns [1923], Steve Miller [1943], Duncan Regehr [1952], Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [1958], Scott Weinger [1975], Kate Winslet [1975]. [Bill Dana, 1924, Jeff Conaway, 1950.]
10:00 a.m. - Museum exhibit opening; HARRY POTTER: A HISTORY OF MAGIC, a British Library exhibition, combines century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society-with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling's own archives. In conjunction with the new release of the same title, from Audible and Pottermore, performed by Natalie Dormer (of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games). New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:00 p.m. - The New Yorker Festival, through 10/7. Celebrities expected throughout the fest: Malcolm Gladwell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Janet Mock, Boots Riley, Patton Oswalt, Andy Borowitz, Adam Schiff, Ronan Farrow and many others. Locations include Land Rover Stages at the SVA Theatre, Directors Guild Theater, New York Society for Ethical Culture and more. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:00 p.m. - In concert; SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; in support of their new song "Mind Your Manners," off their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM out on September 21 via SLASH's own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records.Pier 17, South Street Seaport. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - Book signing; superstar comic book artist Alex Ross signs MARVELOCITY: THE MARVEL ART OF ALEX ROSS. Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - In concert; Jorma Kaukonen [Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna], celebrating the release of "Been So Long."City Winery, 155 Varick St., Soho. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - In comedy concert; Howard Stern alumni, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling & Stuttering John Melendez. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead, New York. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: Britt Ekland [1942], Ioan Gruffudd [1973], David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) [1954], Elizabeth Shue [1963], Bob Weir [1947]. [Fred Travelena, 1942.]
10:30 a.m. - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Producer Boot Camp "Essentials of Successful Self-Producing." Faculty for this half-day workshop will include Michael Griffiths, Marketing & Audience Development Associate for Dixon Place Theatre; Emileena Pedigo of The Show Goes on Productions, former general manager of Midtown International Theatre Festival; and Bob Ost, writer-producer, executive director of TRU. With guest speaker Dorothy Marcic, self-producing writer (off-Broadway long-running Sistas!, This One's for the Girls, Respect); solo artist Meshelle "The Indie-Mom of Comedy"; Jay Michaels of Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment. Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
1:00 p.m. - Special preview screening; In the Family LLC is proud to present the US theatrical release of A BREAD FACTORY (Part One & Part Two), an ambitious project comprising two feature films written and directed by Patrick Wang. Starring Tyne Daly and Elisabeth Henry as a couple who are fighting to keep their local arts center open, the film will open at Village East Cinema in New York and at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Los Angeles on October 26. Other cities will follow. 1:00pm - Part 1; 3:30pm - Part 2; 5:30pm - Conversation with critic Matt Zoller Seitz and Director Patrick Wang. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
2:00 & 5:00 p.m. - Hudson Valley Dance Festival, by produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Ballet legend Wendy Whelan will perform a world premiere piece choreographed by BalletCollective artistic director Troy Schumacher; performances by modern dancers Annmaria Mazzini and Michael Trusnovec, The Washington Ballet performing a piece choreographed by famed ballet dancer Marcelo Gomes, as well as a Broadway number choreographed by Billy Griffin. Historic Catskill Point, 1 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
7:00 p.m. - In concert; Eric Clapton, with special guests Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan, tonight and tomorrow. Madison Square Garden, Two Pennsylvania Plaza, Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - In concert; BTS World Tour, "Love Yourself." Citi Field, 12001 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. - Play cast change; The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO will welcome Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Cuba Gooding Jr. as smooth-talking lawyer "Billy Flynn." Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - In concert; Polish/UK chanteuse Basia, in support of her latest album "Butterflies." HighLine Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
8:00 p.m. - Comedy; The St. George Theatre in Staten Island, NY is proud to present the legendary Paul Reiser. The St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

8:30 p.m. - In concert; Diana Ross. Tilles Center, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Greenvale. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

9:00 p.m. - Play opening; New Yiddish Rep (NYR) 2018-2019 season: "A Season of Resistance". The excitement begins in the Garment District at NYR's new Kamer Theater with "The Whore From Ohio (Di Zoyne Fun Ohayo)" Written by Hanoch Levin, translated by Eli Rosen, with Mary Black, David Mandelbaum, and Eli Rosen. Performed in Yiddish with English super-titles. A dark existentialist comedy about love, death and unfulfilled dreams. Di Zoyne Fun Ohayo is a play about the relative spiritual value of longing versus reality. In this play Levin poses the question: were we better off with the longing than with the reality? Kamer Theater, 315 W. 39th Street, Studio 902. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     11:00 p.m. - Birthday Celebration For actor / producer Keith Collins. With a special celebration for the new soon to be released thriller film, "THE SAMARITANS." Scores Atlantic City, inside the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: Shawn Ashmore [1970], Toni Braxton [1968], Simon Cowell [1959], Taylor Hicks [American Idol] [1976], Yo-Yo Ma [1955], John Mellencamp [1951]. ["American Bandstand" premieres, 1957; Achille Lauro hijacking, 1985.]
*     10:30 a.m. - 34th annual Feast of Saint Francis celebration, signature Cathedral service featuring Paul Winter and Paul Halley's MISSA GAIA (or Earth Mass) and a stunning Procession of Animals. Following the service, the festivities move to the Pulpit Green for pet blessings, performances, and more. Cathedral of St. John The Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     6:00 p.m. - City Parks Foundation SummerStage presents: Elsie Fest, produced by The Bowery Presents, returns to celebrate stage and screen with Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Alex Newell, Darren Criss, featuring special guests Rufus Wainwright, Grant Gustin [The Flash], Jodi Benson [The Little Mermaid] & more. Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue, Central Park. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     7:00 p.m. - In concert; Country singer/songwriter Cam, on her ROAD TO HAPPINESS Tour. Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place and East 15th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     7:30 p.m. - In concert; Nicki Minaj and Future. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street, Newark. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     8:00 p.m. - In concert; Loudon Wainwright III, album party release "Years In The Making." City Winery, 155 Varick St., Soho. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: Rona Barrett [1936], Nick Cannon [1980], Chevy Chase [1943], Matt Damon [1970], Anne-Marie Duff [1970], Michael Dukikoff [1954], Paul Hogan [1941], Bruno Mars (Peter Gene Hernandez) [1985], Karyn Parsons [1966], Emily Procter [1968], Molly Quinn [1993], Ksenia Solo [1987], "Goosebumps" author R.L. Stine [1943], Bella Thorne [1997], Sigourney Weaver [1949], Cece Winans [1964], Stephanie Zimbalist [1956].
*     11:30 a.m. - 74th Annual Columbus Day Parade. Grand Marshal is Guy Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation, a global leader in Financial Services. The theme of this year's parade is "Education: Cornerstone of the Italian-American Experience"; so the honorees are Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., President of the Italian Language Foundation; Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Chairperson of NYS Mentoring Program; and Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., Dean of the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University. Over a dozen high school bands, as well as virtuosi professional groups from the United States and Italy, march up Fifth Avenue and fill the canyons of midtown with joyous, heart-pounding music. Traditional folk groups perform centuries-old dances, and cutting-edge designs are brought to the parade route in displays of the vibrant Italian-American and Italian culture today. The Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     7:00 p.m. - The 26th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Film Festival closing night film, BOY ERASED, based on Garrard Conley's memoir of the same name, written, directed by and co-starring Joel Edgerton with Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     8:00 p.m. - In concert; The English Beat, tonight and tomorrow. City Winery, 155 Varick St., Soho. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     8:00 p.m. - Play opening; Epic Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere of THE WINNING SIDE, a new play by James Wallert, starring Sullivan Jones ("The Looming Tower") as Wernher von Braun, Melissa Friedman (Hannah and Martin) as Margot, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. (Einstein's Gift) as Major Taggert and Devin E. Haqq (Macbeth: Born with Teeth) in multiple roles. It will be directed by Ron Russell (Epic co-founder and executive director). Based on the true story of Wernher von Braun, Chief Rocket Engineer for the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the United States space program, The Winning Side explores the hidden history behind America's 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.  The Acorn Theatre of Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

Birthdays: Scott Bakula [1954], Jackson Browne [1948], Zachary Ty Bryan [1981], Steve Burns [1973], Guillermo Del Toro [1964], Colin Donnell [1982], John Entwhistle [1944], Bella Hadid (Isabella Khair Hadid) [1996], Sean Lennon [1975], Michael Pare [1959], John O'Hurley [1956], Sharon Osbourne [1952], Brandon Routh [1979], Tony Shalhoub [1953], Tyler James Williams [1992], Robert Wuhl [1951]. [John Lennon, 1940.]
*     8:00 a.m. - Crain's 2018 Entertainment Summit. Speakers include: Commissioner Julie Menin [Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment], Steven Gorelick [Executive Director, New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission], Dhana Gilbert [Co-Executive Producer, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel], studio heads and many others. NY Marriott Downtown, 85 West Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     6:00 p.m. - First annual benefit reception for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Celebrities expected: Georgina Bloomberg, Lara Trump, and others. The Harmonie Club, 4 E. 60th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     6:30 p.m. - Book signing; John Cena celebrates his new children's book, ELBOW GREASE. Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     7:00 p.m. - In concert; Florence + The Machine: The High As Hope Tour. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     7:30 p.m. - New York Film Festival presents the world premiere of IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK [Annapurna Pictures], written & directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the classic novel by  James Baldwin. Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th Street.  
 Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

CLOSED - New York City Wine and Food Festival [NYCWFF], October 11-14. Media registration.  Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
CLOSED - 56th New York Film Festival (September 28 - October 14). Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
CLOSED - SEA.HEAR.NOW FESTIVAL, taking place September 29-30, 2018 at North Beach and Bradley Park in Asbury Park, NJ. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/10-14 - 19th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/11 - 20th Anniversary of the Hudson River Park Gala. Jay Leno hosts  Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/15 - NYCLU's 16th Annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom: We The People Event. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/15 - 2018 Horton Foote Prize, presented excellence in American theater. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/16 - 12th Annual Golden Heart Awards by God's Love We Deliver. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/17-18 - NAB Show New York. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/18-21 - The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film Festival. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/21 - Film premiere; feature documentary: "Virgin Blacktop: a New York skate odyssey" at the Margaret Mead Film Festival. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/22 - Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research presents their Angel Ball 2018. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/23 - 4th Annual "TIDAL X: BROOKLYN" philanthropic concert to support criminal justice reform non-profit organizations such as REFORM and Equal Justice Initiative. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
10/25 - Fashion Group Night of Stars 2018, honoring Vera Wang. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

10/29 - 28th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Gala. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.

11/1 - The Fragrance Foundation Circle of Champions Gala will honor Kate Oldham, SVP, GMM Beauty, Jewelry & Home of Saks Fifth Avenue. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
11/4 - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2018 TRU Love Benefit, "The Power of Community: Bringing People Together Through the Arts." Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
11/5 - Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) annual New York Fall Gala. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     11/8 - Gilda's Club Annual New York City Benefit Gala. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.