The New Yorker Festival kicks off Friday and boasts a series of events showcasing some of the most talented people in the arts. Expect sit-down chats, panel discussions and even a cocktail hour or two.
Here are some of the standout events. For a full list or tickets, check out newyorker.com/festival.
• A New Yorker Night with The Moth
Experience a day in the life of The New Yorker with some of the magazine’s most recognizable writers: Ian Frazier, Raffi Khatchadourian, Robert Mankoff, Michael Specter, and Gay Talese. Hosted by Andy Borowitz. 6 p.m., $50, 508 W. 37th St.
• Chris Colfer talks with Susan Morrison
The “Glee” star talks Kurt Hummel and more. 7 p.m., $35, 333 W. 23rd St.
• Owen Wilson talks with Michael Spencer
Owen Wilson discusses the ups and downs of his life. 10 p.m., $35, 110 W. 57th St.
• Zach Galifianakis talks with Andy Borowitz
We know him and love him for his role in “The Hangover,” but Galifianakis goes beyond the drunken escapade in this chat. 10 p.m., $35, 508 W. 37th St.
• The Cartoon Caption Game
This live version of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest will be hosted by New Yorker cartoonists and is sure to have you laughing. 1 p.m., $50, 4 Times Sq.
Catch an advance screening of Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut, a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. The film is set to be released in December and also stars Fiennes, who will speak with Anthony Lane after the screening. Noon, $35, 110 W. 57th St.