MONDAY, OCTOBER 8: Art in Odd Places. From October 5 -15, national and international artist-citizens will take over 14th Street through poetry, performance, site-specific installations, videos, painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration, street art, mobile studios, design, music, as well as innovative trans-disciplinary work. Their work will occur all along this unrestricted corridor: in plain view, exposed, transparent, accessible, interactive, tangible, engaged, audible, robust, and colorful. Stop, watch, listen, and interact in fun, insightful, and unexpected ways. Check out the program guide for a full listing of events.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9:  Visit Sunny Chernobyl: Andrew Blackwell on The World’s Most Polluted Places presented by The Obscura Society. In this pungent and wide-ranging lecture, peppered with tales of oil men, holy men, radioactive boy scouts, and plastic-hungry Ahabs, he will share what he learned from his journey to the suprisingly un-dark heart of environmental darkness, and argue that the end of nature is, paradoxically, a cause for hope. 7:30-9:30pm at Observatory, 543 Union Street, Brooklyn. $12. Buy tickets here.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10:  Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Little Town NYC. With admission, guests can sample Oktoberfest themed beers and a German inspired food platter on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October 2nd until November 14th. 5-10pm at Little Town NY Union Square, 118 E 15th Street, or Little Town Restaurant Row, 366 W 46th Street. $80 admission for 2 includes a German inspired sampler with four beers. Make a reservation here.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11:  The New York Wine & Food Festival opens with some exciting events including Shake & Bake with Whoopi Goldberg, Art Smith & guest DJ Questlove presented by Whole Foods. 7-10pm at Yotel, 570 10th Avenue (at 42nd Street). $145. Buy tickets here  or check out the full schedule of events.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12: Part of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line 2012. In the English-language premiere of director Pascal Rambert’s Love’s End (Clôture de l’amour), performers Kate Moran and Jim Fletcher portray a couple in the grips of a broken relationship. Set in a bare room, the couple revisits the end of their relationship through separate monologues, following a script that Rambert has tailored specifically for these two performers. Using physical movement when words alone will not suffice, Love’s End is an intense and raw investigation into the nature and purpose of human relationships. 8pm at the Abron Arts Center (a program of the Henry Street Settlement), 466 Grand Street. $20 in advance, $30 on the day of the program. Buy tickets here.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13:   Avión Tequila presents Tacos & Tequila sponsored by Creekstone Farms hosted by Bobby Flay as part of the New York Food & Wine Festival. 7-10pm at 82 Mercer Street. $225. Check back soon for our coverage of the event, and read the NY Wine & Food Festival’s schedule of Satuday’s events, including a complimentary  coffee exchange with Illy & Marcus Samuelsson.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14:  For the final day of the 50th New York Film Festival, the lineup starts at 11am with Eric Rohmer, Evidence  and continues into the evening with four showings of Flight starring Denzel Washington. Check out the full schedule of events for this week.