Time Out New York’s list of weekend festivals and shows

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Oktoberfest Under the Manhattan Bridge The Archway

When: Friday to Sunday at 6 p.m.
Where: DUMBO, Brooklyn
Price: Free

The Dumbo Business Improvement District is throwing down under the Manhattan Bridge with crafts, food and music for this epic Oktoberfest celebration. Enter a pop-up beer hall replete with lederhosen-clad servers delivering brews, pretzels, sausages and more from the Lighthouse. Get ready to gorge on classic German fare, and jam out to polka music by Melina and the Oompahs and Bavarian pop by DJ Holzmeister. Prost!

Future of Storytelling Fest

When: Friday to Sunday at various times
Where: Various locations
Price: $75, individual events at various prices

This festival invites you to explore how developments in virtual reality, interactive theater and nonlinear fiction are turning game players into protagonists and audience members into participants. You can try full-sensory narrative experiences like the NASA-inspired Home: VR Spacewalk while wearing an Oculus Rift headset, or head to experiences all over NYC, including Sleep No More, costume campfest 8Players and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The Big Chocolate Show NYC Terminal Stores/Waterfront Building

When: Saturday 9am-1:30pm, Sunday 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 269 11th Ave in Chelsea
Price: $45

New York’s “largest chocolate salon” is drawing chocolatiers and chefs from Europe and the Americas to the Terminal Building in Chelsea. The two-day event will feature tastings, chocolate workshops, live demonstrations and more. The first-annual event will introduce to chocolatiers from Europe, North and South Americas.