Your Week Untapped: Best Events for October 15-21

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15: The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its seventh annual National Design Week October 13—21, 2012. Tonight is the National Design Award Winners’ Panel, where National Design Award winners share their inspiration and drive as designers. 7-8:30pm at the Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street. FREE. Register here.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16: Meet, Plan, Go! will be hosting their third annual nationwide event in 10 cities to inspire and teach people how to fulfill their career break and long-term travel dreams. The event will offer participants the opportunity to MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and resources necessary to PLAN the trip of a lifetime; and start taking concrete steps forward to GO on that global adventure. Doors at 6:30pm, presentation from 7-10pm at Hostelling International NYC, 891 Amsterdam Avenue. $20. Buy tickets here.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17:  As part of CMJ Music Marathon,  Onili at the Bancs x Oy Vey! Showcase at Littlefield. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm, at 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn. FREE with CMJ Badge or $10 without.  Midnight Spin at the Fontana’s Favorites Showcase at Fontana’s. 12:20am at 105 Eldridge Street. $8 cover.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18:  The 2012 Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City. On October 18 and 19 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, city shapers and thought leaders will gather as the Municipal Art Society presents the third annual MAS Summit for New York City. This year’s Summit themes””Development, Density and Diversity””explore the balancing act of users and uses and the challenge of building a globally competitive city that is socially, economically and environmentally resilient””and livable””for all New Yorkers. Events run all day Thursday & Friday. Prices vary. Get more info and register here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19: 92YTribeca’s Doomsday Film Festival and Symposium. Symposium special guests include filmmakers, eco-warriors, authors, roboticists, poets and our resident bartending chaplain, plus a special Friday Night Dinner focused on Nostradamus and the Prophecies of Doom with 92YTribeca’s Rabbi-in-Residence Dan Ain and historian Stéphane Gerson. Art Festival opening reception from 5:30-7:30pm at 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street. FREE.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20:   This is your last chance to see Thomas Hirschhorn’s monumental installation Concordia, Concordia at Gladstone Gallery.The exhibition features a large-scale work inspired by the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the coast of Italy in January 2012. 515 West 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues). FREE.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21:   The annual Food Film Festival is coming to NYC on October 17th for a five-day foodie-film extravaganza. At each of the six special events, guests will watch an array of excellent food-centric films as chefs prepare the same dishes being featured on the screen. This 4-D movie experience will leave you full and fully entertained. To wrap things up in NYC, the Food Film Fest will host an epic all-you-can-eat Lowcountry Oyster Roast with Underground Eats  on October 21st. 4:30-8:30pm at Indiescreen, 285 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn. $135 includes film screenings, early access, all-you-can-eat oysters, unlimited food + drinks. Buy tickets here.