Still Tickets Left for the New Yorker Festival

Posted October 10, 2019

Everyone's familiar with the New Yorker Festival, right? Each year the magazine brings together the biggest names in news, politics, books, film, music, art and popular culture for panels, live performances, intimate discussions and exclusive screenings.

The festival takes place this weekend, (October 11 through 13) and if you're about to visit us, we wanted to give you a heads-up on some of the events that still have tickets available.

On Friday, the humorist Andy Borowitz takes the stage in conversation with Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown. (If you aren't aware of Andy's work, you need to be. He's hilarious!).

On Saturday, Bill Nye the Science Guy, iconic home cook Ina Garten, novelist Michael Chabon, Terry Gross of NPR, actors Willem Dafoe and Sarah Paulson and Billy Porter, musician David Byrne and comedian Sarah Silverman will all be in conversation. (But not together!) Liz Phair will perform. Plus the life and art of Toni Morrison will be discussed by a panel of prominent writers and other artists.

Writer Susan Orlean will have a sit-down on Sunday, as will the adorable and oh-so-funny Kenan Thompson from Saturday Night Live. And this is what we're planning to go to: Murdertown, USA, a panel of crime writers that will include Walter Moseley.

Events take place at various venues throughout the city, and prices vary, ranging from $49 to $79. Head here for more info.

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