Anna Karenina isn’t the only Russian on our radar.
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
What: A snippet from War and Peace morphs into an electro-pop opera, with players waltzing, dueling, and crooning their way around audience members’ seats.
Why: Nibble on Russian dumplings with sour cream and dill as dreamy Anatole seduces young Natasha; take a free swig (or two) of Tito’s vodka to fit in with the Moscow bar crowd.
When: Thru Nov. 10.
Where: Ars Nova, 511 W. 54th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves. (212-489-9800). Tickets ($30) at ovationtix.com.
Tango in the Castle
What: Feel the rhythm with a live orchestra led by Grammy winner Raul Jaurena, gawk at the performances of pro dancers (tango, burlesque) and contortionists, then grab a well-dressed partner (vintage cocktail attire preferred) for a go around the floor.
Why: Sure beats a grind in the dive bar.
When: Fri., 6-11 p.m.
Where: Morningside Castle, 100 Claremont Ave., b/t 120th & 122nd Sts. Tickets at sergioseguraproductions.com ($15-$80) or at the door ($25-$120).
What: Tinker around with fashion-minded gadgets (3-D printer, injection molder, laser cutter) when retail space Story puts on its tech goggles to host GE Garages.
Why: Prefer to leave it to the pros? Brvtvs designer Caroline Ventura hammers out jewelry, and housewares designer Brandon Keim crafts candlesticks on a metal lathe Sat., 1-5 p.m.
When: Thru Oct. 28. Event schedule at thisisstory.com.
Where: 144 Tenth Ave., at W. 19th St.
What: Tuck inside the Nolita boutique for the shop-within-a-shop stocked with cozy furnishings handpicked by owner Winnie Beattie and former Domino staffer Kim Ficaro.
Why: Ready your space for hibernation with alpaca throws, Elder Statesman blankets, Italian chopping blocks, and more.
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 181 Mott St., b/t Kenmare & Broome Sts. (212-925-1200).
Apples, Sausages, and Beer Fest
What: Button up your favorite flannel and gorge on bites and sips, all hailing from the Empire State.
Why: Cider, apple beer batter beignets, Tuscan kale duck sausage, and Kelso pumpkin ale.
When: Tonight, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 404, 404 Tenth Ave., at W. 33rd St. Tickets ($40) at tourdefrancenyc.com.
Photo: Ben Arons / Courtesy of Ars Nova