NYC events, concerts and more to hit this week

There's always so much to do in NYC.

But you already knew that.

Of your many, many options, here are our picks.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the McKittrick Hotel (Nov. 14-15)

New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band is making three appearances at the McKittrick Hotel's The Club Car this week. The concerts will give you a chance to experience the world-class sounds of the Big Easy in an intimate space. ($75-$150, 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, 542 W. 27th St.,

Shops at Columbus Circle's 'Broadway Under the Stars' (Nov. 19))

A five-week series of free performances by Broadway musicians inside The Shops at Columbus Circle includes the following starting at 5 p.m. each Monday through Dec. 10:

Nov. 19: "Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show," "Head Over Heels," "The Band's Visit" and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

Nov. 26: "The Phantom of the Opera," "Chicago" and "Waitress"

Dec. 3: "The Prom" and "Dear Evan Hansen"

Dec. 10: "Mean Girls" and "Wicked"

Holiday Train Show (Nov. 15-Feb.3)

The New York Transit Museum is hosting its Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal, which will feature model Lionel trains departing through a miniature Grand Central Terminal as they go to the North Pole. The display is two levels and 34 feet long -- all designed by Ebony Bolt. (Free, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 89 E. 42nd St.,


Velvet Underground Experience (through January)

More than 350 photos, some of them never seen before, 1,000 objects and six films produced especially for this new immersive pop-up exhibit explore The Velvet Underground's influences, history and legacy. The exhibit's "Studio" will be hosting talks every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and live music every Thursday at 7 p.m. ($25-$50, 718 Broadway,

Canon Portals (Nov. 8-18)

This free photography pop-up provides visitors with Canon cameras (including EOS R, Canon's first, full-frame, mirrorless camera), and the tips and tricks necessary to take truly one-of-a-kind, Instagrammable shots. Throughout the month, Canon will host educational workshops and photo walks through NYC. (Free, 3-9 p.m. on weekdays, noon-9 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-8 p.m. on Sundays, 107 Grand St.,

'City to Sea: Coney Island' (Sept. 13-Nov. 16)

This ongoing public art initiative, which explores the relationship between beach resorts and cities, features Coney Island and its recover from superstorm Sandy and its amusement parks through collaboration between artists and local residents of Coney Island, who worked together to share the neighborhood's stories through photography and other media. (Free, Walls-Ortiz Gallery, The Triangle Building ,2230 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem,

Alain Nu magic show (Thursdays)

Mentalist Alain Nu is putting on a free parlor show with new tricks using hypnosis, eastern mysticism and illusions on Halloween. (Free, 5 to 8 p.m., The Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Ave.,

Circo Thursdays (Every Thursday)

This weekly dinner party series by Rocco Ancarola, Alex Smith, Merv Matheson and Kamela Forbes features music by DJ Scarlet with over-the-top performers. Menu items include shareable plates like the Fiesta Tower, tacos, Don Huevo and more. Reserve at 212-229-2336. (9 p.m., 355 W. 16th St.,

Game Night at Boulton & Watt (Tuesdays)

Each Tuesday night, groups can play games like Jenga, Checkers, Monopoly and more and take advantage of Boulton & Watt's "Game Night Package," which includes a bucket of six beers, six buttermilk chicken sliders and a side of fries for $65. Feel free to bring your own games, too. (Starts at noon, 5 Avenue A, East Village,