2006_09_nyrfest.JPGThe New Yorker Festival is two weeks away, but there are still tickets available to some of the events:

Friday, October 6:
Fiction Night

Monica Ali and Aleksandar Hemon

7 p.m. Ailey Citigroup Theatre 405 West 55th Street

Antonya Nelson and Thomas McGuane
7 p.m. Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue

Andrea Lee and T. Coraghessan Boyle
9:30 p.m. Cedar Lake Dance Studios 547 West 26th Street

A NewYorker Dance Party, hosted by Sasha Frere-Jones, with special guest d.j. Michael Mayer.
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. T New York 240 West 52nd Street

Saturday, October 8 :
Global Warming Confronting climate change, with James Hansen, Martin Hoffert, Robert Socolow, and Timothy E. Wirth. Elizabeth Kolbert, moderator
10 a.m. 37 Arts 450 West 37th Street

Anthony Lane: This is Not Acting: Ava Gardner and the Mysteries of Stardom
1 p.m. 37 Arts 450 West 37th Street

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A poetry reading by John Ashbery Contrapuntal verse 4 p.m. Florence Gould Hall French Institute Alliance Française 55 East 59th Street (Tickets are also available at the F.I.A.F. box office.)

Lawrence Wright: “My Trip to Al-Qaeda”
8:30 p.m. 37 Arts 450 West 37th Street

Musician Gustavo Santaolalla talks with Jon Lee Anderson: A Conversation with Music Cultural fusion (Santaolalla received an Oscar for his Brokeback Mountain score)
10 p.m. Cedar Lake Dance Studios 547 West 26th Street

Sunday, October 8
Mohammed Naseehu Ali: Blinding the Seer: Our Love / Hate Relationship with Prophets
10 a.m. 37 Arts 450 West 37th Street

We personally would recommend Anthony Lane's talk about Ava Gardner (his reviews are so arch and British, and Ava Gardner wasn't much of an actress), the climate change talk, and the any of the Fiction night offerings.