Get woke at the world’s largest documentary film festival
The king of all documentary festivals everywhere -- IDFA -- offers at least dozens of cinematic non-fiction explorations of life, the universe, and everything to take your pick from (from shorts to features). This year’s theme, line-up, and everything else will be revealed the first week in November. But the dates are set already: November 16th-27th.
Explore your sense of smell
If you’ve got a strong sense of smell, Mediamatic’s olfactory tour of the world of fragrances on December 1st could be your heaven -- or your hell. Not your thing? No worries, this place’s got a full program of weird and wonderful crap (or urine, in the case of one upcoming workshop), including an ongoing series on fermenting things (vinegar, cabbage, cider, whatever) and growing different types of mushrooms (yeah, that type, too).