11/11/2010 04:11 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

NYC Activities: The Best Events Around Town This Weekend

What could be more fun than watching college kids fall off of broomsticks?
Eating massive amounts of homemade pie with an ice-cold beer!

Or maybe you're more into improv "hip-hopera" or having a dance party at the Natural History Museum?

Well guess what, reader: you can do all of these things -- and more -- this weekend.

Here are our picks:

New York Chocolate Show

Date: November 11-14
Place: The Metropolitan Pavilion
The largest chocolate-themed event in the US has chocolate tastings, cookbook signings, demonstrations and plenty of samples.
Tickets: $28-$30

Northhampton Wools

Date: November 12, 7:30pm
Place: The Rock Shop
For those who love experimental rock infused with an air of Western Massachusetts courtesy of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.
Tickets: $10-$12

American Museum Of Natural History Dance Party

Date: November 12, 9pm
Place: American Museum of Natural History
Rock out at this Fader sponsored dance party with special guests Chris Keating and Ira Wolf Tuton of Yeasayer.
Tickets: $25 Advance tickets available through

New York Musical Improv Festival

Date: November 12, 6pm; November 13, 5pm
Place: Magnet Theater
Some of the best improv troupes from Chicago, Las Vegas, and D.C., create musicals and rock concerts before your eyes at his unique two-day festival.
Tickets: $15


Date: November12, 10pm
Place: Santos' Party House
Tickets: $5
After all the hub-bub over Santos' legal trouble, the club is open and having a bangin' party to celebrate. The night is filled with deep soul and hip-hop beats with Just Blaze and DJ Soul.

Quidditch World Cup IV

Date: November 13-14, 8am
Place: DeWitt Clinton Park
Prepare yourself for the new HP movie with a "real life" Quidditch competition with more than 50 high school and college teams participating. Sadly, there will be no flying or magic balls, but there will be capes and broomsticks!

Sleep Screening

Date: November 13, 4:30pm
Place: Anthology Film Archives
Andy Warhol's directorial debut Sleep considered a "boring masterpiece" by its star, poet John Giorno, is having a rare screening of the entire five-hour film with Giorno himself in attendance.
Tickets: $8

Brooklyn Pie Bake-Off Benefit

Date: November 14, 1-4pm
Place: Spacecraft
Gourge yourself on delicious homemade pie and give back at this bake-off benefit. For $10 dollars you get three slices of pie and drinks from Ronnybrook and Brooklyn Brewery.
Tickets: $10

Houdini Family Day

Date: November 14, Noon-4pm
Place: The Jewish Museum
Mom and Dad can check out the fascinating Houdini exhibit in the museum and the kids can have fun making crafts and singing songs about the famous escape artist.

Too Hot To Handel: The Gospel Messiah

Date: November 14, 4pm
Place: Carnegie Hall
Get into the holiday spirit with a gospel twist at this Sunday's performance of the Handel classic.
Tickets: $9.50-$50