* Nov. 5, 10 a.m.: 20th Century Art and Design
* Dec. 10, 1 p.m.: American and European Paintings and Drawings
  • Sotheby's, 1334 York Ave. (at 72nd Street), New York, NY 10021
    212-606-7000
    www.sothebys.com
    * Oct. 23, 2 p.m.: Photographs from the Museum of the City of New York
    * Nov. 5, 7 p.m.: Impressionist and Modern Art
    * Nov. 12, 7 p.m.: Contemporary Art
  • Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 49th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, New York, NY 10020
    212-636-2000
    www.christies.com
    * Oct. 9, 10 a.m.: The Forbes Collection of American Historical Documents
    * Nov. 6, 7 p.m.: Impressionist & Modern Art
    * Nov. 13, 7 p.m.: Post-War and Contemporary Art
  • Swann Galleries, 104 East 25th St., New York, NY 10010
    212-254-4710
    www.swanngalleries.com
    * Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m.: Magic, featuring the Manny Weltman Houdini Collection
    * Nov. 6, 4 p.m.: 100 Important Old Master Prints * Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m.: Photographic Literature & Photographs

    Lodging:
  • The Franklin, 164 East 87th St., New York, NY 10128
    212-369-1000
    www.franklinhotel.com
    * A small, stylish boutique hotel across the street from Doyle New York. There's a rate of $179 for those attending auctions at Doyle.
  • The Inn at Irving Place, 56 Irving Place (between 17th and 18th streets), New York, NY 10003
    212-533-4600
    www.innatirving.com
    * A pair of restored 19th-century townhouses, with Edith Wharton-era ambience, that are walking distance to Swann Galleries and an easy taxi ride to Christie's. Rooms start at $325.