In this week's 5 Things To Do in NYC column, we've created a list of some of the top art and cultural events unfolding through November 1, 2016. Events include art and dance performances, artists in conversation and a literary talk. Read on to discover our picks for events in NYC through November 1, 2016.

1. Jérôme Bel Performances at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art presents “Jérôme Bel: Artist’s Choice: MoMA Dance Company from Thursday, October 27 to Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12:30 and 3 p.m. daily. Performances will be held in the Marron Atrium.

MoMA will premiere a new work by Bel as part of MoMA’s longstanding Artist’s Choice series, with Artist’s Choice: Jérôme Bel / MoMA Dance Company (2016). Created specifically for the Museum’s Marron Atrium, through an open call, MoMA Dance Company brings together MoMA staff members from different departments, subverting the category of a dance company as well as the exhibition series’ habitual focus on objects.

Presented on the occasion of Crossing the Line Festival 2016 by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Free with museum admission. MoMA is located at 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. www.moma.org. www.crossingthelinefestival.org.

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2. AM at the JM: Alex Israel in Conversation

The Jewish Museum presents “AM at the JM: Alex Israel in Conversation with Kelly Taxter” on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The event will be held at Think Coffee in Union Square.

A breakfast salon for the 21st century will be held in the early hours of the day at Think Coffee, Union Square and hosted by the Jewish Museum. Artist Alex Israel will discuss his recent projects with Kelly Taxter, Associate Curator.

Alex Israel was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Israel lives and works in Los Angeles.

Coffee and conversation are free. Think Coffee is located at 123 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003. www.thejewishmuseum.org.

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3. Conversation with Ai Weiwei and Tania Bruguera at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum presents “In Conversation: Ai Weiwei and Tania Bruguera” on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The conversation will be held in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium.

Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists, will join the Cuban-born artist Tania Bruguera for a conversation. The event is timed to coincide with Ai's first visit to Brooklyn since the return of his passport last year, and after a four-year ban on international travel. Ai will discuss his current projects and his ongoing quest for greater worldwide social and civic justice. Together, Ai and Bruguera also will explore their mutual interests in positioning their work as a catalyst for change.

Tickets are $16 and include museum general admission. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. www.brooklynmuseum.org.

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Ai Weiwei, 2012. Photo by Gao Yuan. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Ai Weiwei, 2012. Photo by Gao Yuan. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

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4. Rules Of The Game by Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents “Rules Of The Game by Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham” on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Peter B. Lewis Theater. Enter via the ramp at 88th Street and 5th Avenue.

Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and scenographer Daniel Arsham’s largest collaboration yet, “Rules Of The Game” is a new multidisciplinary work for eight dancers. It features an original score by Pharrell Williams, arranged, conducted, and co-composed by David Campbell and recorded by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Bokaer will discuss the collaboration, and excerpts will be performed before the New York premiere at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. This even is part of the Works & Process series.

Tickets are $40 and $35 for members and Friends of Works & Process. The Guggenheim is located at 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.guggenheim.org.

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"Rules Of The Game" by Jonah Boaker and Daniel Arsham. © Sharen Bradford. Courtesy of the Guggenheim.

"Rules Of The Game" by Jonah Boaker and Daniel Arsham. © Sharen Bradford. Courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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5. Literary Talk: David Salle at BAM

BAM presents “Unbound: David Salle” on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. The talk will be held at the BAMcafe in the Peter Jay Sharp Building.

Artist David Salle comes to BAM to discuss his work—and the theory behind it—in conversation with Lorin Stein, Editor of the Paris Review.Painter David Salle distills contemporary art to its essentials in his new series of essays, “How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art.” Salle shows readers how to see like artists, and paints intimate portraits of his friends and contemporaries, from Roy Lichtenstein to Jeff Koons

The talk will run approximately 90 minutes. The event is co-presented by BAM and Greenlight BookstoreTickets are $25 for the event only or $45 with the book. BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217. www.bam.org.

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