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AIA New York’s annual weekly festival of architecture and design has grown into a month-long cultural smorgasbord, Archtober. Offerings include a symposium on Latin American architecture at the Bronx Museum, a talk held on the High Line about the elevated railway’s restoration, a Philip Johnson–inspired play at the Dixon Theater, and a bevy of workshops, exhibitions, and film screenings. The festival’s focus roves across boroughs and time; in one day you can tour a forgotten immigrant neighborhood on the fringe of the Financial District, take in a MoMA exhibition on Modernist décor, then slip into a lecture on the future of the city’s waterfronts. Festivities culminate with the Heritage Ball, AIA New York’s black-tie fundraiser at Chelsea Piers on Oct. 27. Archtober could last all fall; for now it’s a glut of culture tightly compressed, like the city itself. Through Oct. 31. archtober.org