FRI-SUN, 10/20-22: SKINT WEEKEND

scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including halloween costume + craft sales, dog costume parades, flatbush + gowanus open studios, an all-35mm monty python series, and more.

friday

thru sat: more than 90 artists open their doors for gallery exhibitions, open studios, receptions, public installations, and performances during the 14th annual garment district arts festival. free. >>

thru sat: check out the workspaces of more than 70 artists at the elizabeth foundation for the arts studio program’s annual open studios. opening reception thursday 6-10pm. free >>

just added fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
jennifer’s body (2019), mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
paranorman (2012), jackie robinson park (harlem) >>
the bride of frankenstein (1935), carroll park (carroll gardens) >>

fri 10am-5pm: learn how to get your finances in order at the nypl’s semiannual financial planning day, a full day of classes on financial/life issues, private 30-minute counselor sessions, and more. nypl science, industry and business library (midtown east), free. >>

fri 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): get halloween costume inspiration and/or add to your wardrobe with the help of 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri 5-9pm (monthly): brooklyn historical society’s free friday ‘lost brooklyn’ edition includes beatboxing performances, drink-n-draw, and talks on the borough’s lost history. bonus: beer by brooklyn brewery. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free admission. >>

fri 6-9pm: at japan society’s gallery happy hour, sip on complimentary sake while checking out opening night of the fall art exhibition, hiroshi sugimoto: gates of paradise. japan society (midtown east), free. >>

fri 6-10pm: dozens of art students share their work at the annual hunter college mfa open studios and silent auction, taking place across three floors of 205 hudson street (tribeca). free admission. >>

fri 6:30-9pm: what’s the rumpus? it’s new york rye week, and new york distilling company is hosting a wild rye rumpus, including tastings from 19 brands and light fare from union square cafe. new york distilling company (williamsburg), $25. >>

fri 7pm: ahead of a sold-out pair of concerts at the beacon theatre next month, tori amos stops by nyc for an in-person signing of her new double vinyl lp, native invader, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the cd at this location starting at 9am. >>

fri 7pm: for the launch of freddy alva’s book urban styles: graffiti in new york hardcore, alva and notable graffiti artists + hardcore musicians discuss the influence of graffiti and hip hop on nyc’s hardcore scene in the 80s + 90s. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>

fri 7pm: the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by calvin cato (oxygen), sarah kennedy (the advocate), veronica garza, patrick reilly, and jeffrey marx. bonus: in honor of the show’s two-year anniversary and host bobby hankinson’s birthday, there’ll be free mini-cupcakes. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit the montrose center’s lgbtq hurricane harvey disaster relief fund). >>

fri 7pm: storyteller david lawson performs ‘the prequels,’ a one-man show about those star wars movies most people hate. the tank (midtown west), $10. >>

fri 7-10pm: life’s a beach, and so is love at photographer erica reade’s ‘beach lovers’ exhibition, depicting romantic moments between couples at nyc beaches. for tonight’s closing reception, 25% of print and book sales will be donated to conprmetidos for hurricane maria relief efforts. picture farm gallery (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 7:30pm, 10pm: the found footage festival celebrates the best/weirdest/funniest vhs videos found at thrift stores and garage sales around the country with a new one-night only live show at anthology film archives (east village). $15. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month featuring halloween-themed episodes of the fresh prince of bel-air and 2 guys, a girl, + a pizza place. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by  jourdain fisher (50 central), meshelle (trutv), casey james salengo (comedy central), doug key (comedy central), miguel dalmau (gotham comedy live), and vicky kuperman. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from dulcé sloan (the daily show), sal vulcano (impractical jokers), sonia denis (brown girls), gary vider (conan), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), and tyler fischer (younger). hosted by lucas connolly (comedy central). bonus: free pizza from two boots. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of halloween iii: season of the witch (1982) at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series, hosted by chris gersbeck and freddy g. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri midnight (+ sat): retreat to the pub for a shaun of the dead drinking game. $5 beer + shot specials will be available to help you along. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

our next event!

party update: We’re 80% sold out of pre-sale tickets! We’ll be releasing tickets at the door on the night of the party based on capacity, but for guaranteed entry we recommend purchasing advance tickets FRIGHT away: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1573246

We’re taking you back to the days of your youth, with the skint’s ‘Reality Bites’ 80s + 90s Halloween Party! On Friday, October 27 at littlefield, trick-or-treat yo’ self: Bump in the night to angsty 80s + 90s anthems spun by DJ Brian Blackout, reel at throwback horror movie projections by Music Video Time Machine’s Stephen Pitalo, get caught in the web of our spooky photo booth, or just haunt the bar and get jack-o-lit with drink specials like the Cherry Bomb, the My Corona and the Tonic Youth.

the skint presents:
Reality Bites 80s + 90s Halloween Party
Friday, October 27 at 10:30pm
littlefield
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1573246
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1957896647832334/

saturday

sat various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
frankenweenie (2012), maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
the addams family (1991), fort greene park (fort greene) >>
the haunted mansion (2013), marcus garvey park (harlem) >>

sat 10am-5pm: save up to 80% on comic books, graphic novels, collectibles, dvds, and more at the midtown comics mega warehouse sale in long island city. >>

sat 10am-10pm: you’ve got the green light to score 20% off all books at fort greene’s greenlight bookstore, celebrating its eighth anniversary today. >>

sat 10:30am (+ 10/28): become an ace leaf peeper with local expert lisa nett as your guide. prospect park, $13. >>

sat 11am-3pm: central park turns into an artistic oasis with over 100 artworks, performances, and workshops in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the art in the parks program. central park’s east pinetum (near east 85th street), free admission. >>

sat 11am-3pm: chinatown and little italy’s cultures meet at the ninth annual marco polo festival, taking over grand street with giant marionettes, traditional music, dance, and food. free admission. >>

sat 11am-4pm: shop while raising money for chelsea’s ps11 at the annual fall crafts in chelsea market, featuring local handmade jewelry, apparel, paper goods, bath + body products, and more. free admission. >>

sat 11am-4pm: visit the picturesque brownstones we dream to afford at the 39th annual brownstoners of bedford-stuyvesant self-guided house tour. $20 adv, $25 day of. >>

sat 12-4pm: dare to run in your underwear at the bonobos undie run, a two-mile fun run with proceeds benefiting f*ck cancer. starts at pier 40 picnic house (west village/soho). $20 admission includes a swag bag and 2 drinks at the afterparty. >>

sat 1-4pm: soup’s on (smith street)! sample soups from local restaurants along brooklyn’s smith street at the eighth annual smith street soup festival, a fundraiser for the culinary arts program at the high school for international studies. 5 tastings for $7, 12 for $15. >>

sat 6pm: who’ll be the best of the wurst at bierhaus nyc’s sixth annual bratwurst eating contest? prizes range from $250-750… that’s some serious sausage! bierhaus nyc (midtown east), free admission. >>

sat 6-10pm: re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re: the 15th iteration of the re: art show, an evolving group exhibition held in the former pfizer pharmaceuticals factory in south williamsburg, opens with performances tonight. free. >>

sat 7pm: what are the actual implications of gentrification? journalist peter moskowitz discusses how to kill a city, his new book on the effects of gentrification in new york, san francisco, new orleans, and detroit, with housing justice advocate alicia boyd. mcnally jackson bookstore (soho), free. >>

sat 7pm doors: protect your neck for the game theatre’s ‘night falls,’ an interactive vampire-themed party game. bonus: complimentary honey mead tastings. church of the transfiguration (midtown east), $20 admission benefits the new york city actors guild. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: mosh for a cause at pink rock: a punk benefit for breast cancer research, including performances by the tracys, live ones and geena davis (not that one). pianos (les), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 5/12): rosamunde string quartet and guest cellist peter wiley perform barber, haydn, and schubert at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $14. >>

sat 8pm: indie pop group the please please me plays an ep release show with support from novelty daughter and absent city at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sunday

sun various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
carrie (1976), mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
super man ii (1980), habana outpost (fort greene) >>

sun 9am: explore the bronx’s neighborhoods with thousands of other cyclists at the 23rd annual tour de bronx. finishers of the 25 and 40-mile routes will be rewarded with well-deserved free pizza and a t-shirt at the new york botanical garden finish. free to participate. >>

sun 11am-4pm: big is beautiful at the big fat flea, a plus-size, all genders clothing and accessories pop-up shop where everything is priced $12 and under. nyu law school (greenwich village), $10 admission benefits nolose. >>

sun 12-6pm: moma ps1’s fall open house includes exhibition openings by groundbreaking feminist artist carolee schneemann, cathy wilkes, and others, plus a discussion with schneemann, live music from amirtha kidambi, and more. moma ps1 (lic), free admission. >>

sun 2pm (weekly thru 11/12): take in waterfront views while you go on a guided fall foliage walk of randall’s island park. hot beverages provided. free admission. >>

sun 2pm: body-positive. co-ed. women’s roller derby. cheer squad. sound interesting? gotham girls roller derby jeerleaders tryouts is today. location given with email rsvp, $10. >>

sun 4pm (weekly): the moving pictures screening series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with a spooky double feature of the babadook and 1408. free. >>

sun 4-8pm: musicians perform a tribute to tom petty at alphaville (bushwick). free. >>

sun 7pm: forget fancy stuff like the oculus rift. at the retro bits video game show, comedians brian mcguinness and tj del reno and their funny friends give commentary while you play (mostly) terrible video games. q.e.d (astoria), $5. >>

sun 7pm, $15 adv, $18 door: five dance companies perform at the sixth annual pentacle gallery fall further dance series. dixon place (les), $15 general, $12 students/seniors, $18 door. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s ‘scary stories’ installment features speakers stephanie andros, sandi marx, burke heffner, and giulia rozzi. hosted by kevin allison. new location: littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sun 8pm: fashionably strange: a history of victorian creepiness photographer and researcher j.r. pepper’s illustrated lecture digs into the macabre history of the victorian age, from an obsession with death and taxidermy to communication with the spirit world. quimby’s bookstore (williamsburg), free. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun (fri 10am-6pm, sat 10am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm): to bead or not to bead? shop 80 bead, chain and jewelry component dealers at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon). >>

fri thru sun (fri 11am-8pm, sat 11am-8pm, sun 12-6pm): the clio art fair, ‘the anti-fair for independent artists,’ brings the work of 40 artists to 508 w 26th street (chelsea). free admission. >>

fri thru sun 12-6pm: bag some books at studio museum harlem’s book market, where $20 gets you a tote bag to fill with books, magazines, posters, and other items. >>

fri thru sun (fri + sat 10pm + 12:10am, sun thru tues 10pm): fall under the spell of late-night screenings of hocus pocus (1993) at ifc center (west village). $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri thru sun: playing through the weekend at the roxy cinema (tribeca): alien, the shining, bram stoker’s dracula, the exorcist, and more. $10. >>

fri thru mon: and now for something completely different- an all-35mm monty python series at quad cinema (west village) begins with monty python and the holy grail and brazil. $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

fri thru 10/29: get in touch with nature while in the big city at this year’s wildlife conservation film festival, a 10-day series of screenings, discussions, and even field trips. cinema village theater, $18 advance, $30 door (save $6 on weekday morning tickets with promo code ‘rhino’ and save $3 on all other tickets with promo code ‘roar’). >>

continuing thru sun: the annual nyc sketch fest and new york musical improv festival return for another year of funny scenes and music created on the fly. the pit + the magnet theater, $5-15.

continuing thru sun: finland’s tero saarinen dance company returns with their latest work morphed, an all-male exploration of change and sensuality. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

sat + sun various times: looking for a halloween look that’ll stand apart from the normies? browse the wardrobes of burlesque performers, party mavens, performance artists, and local makers at costume + craft sales courtesy of wasabassco burlesque (sat 3-5pm, the way station), gemini + scorpio (sun 1-6pm), and house of yes (sun 1-7pm).

sat + sun 11am-5pm (+ 10/28-29): thousands of perfect pumpkins will be priced $3-7 at pumpkin point, governors island’s first-ever pumpkin patch, where you can also enjoy live folk music, cider + treats, and hayrides. governors island, free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: stroll victorian flatbush while checking out the work of 29 contemporary artists at the annual flatbush studio tour/art walk. free. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: more than 350 brooklyn artists open their studio doors during the 21st annual gowanus open studios. afterparties sat + sun 6pm, kickoff party friday 7pm. free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-7pm: more than 40 queer zine-makers, artists, and publishers present and sell their work at the third annual new york queer zine fair. the lgbt community center (west village), free admission. >>

sat 12-11pm, sun 12-7pm (+ 12/28-29): peruse piles of peculiarities at the strange and unusual market, a collection vendors selling unconventional confections, accessories, home goods, and more. coney island usa, free admission. >>

sat 12-3pm, sun 12-5pm: pamper your pup at these annual canine-centric events:
my dog loves central park fair (sat 12-3pm, naumburg bandshell) >>
the tompkins square dog parade (sat 12-3pm, east village) >>
the sean casey animal rescue howl-o-ween bark block party (sun 12-5pm, prospect lefferts gardens). >>

thru 10/24: the 29th annual newfest lgbt film festival, the fifth annual chelsea film festival, and the 41st annual margaret mead film festival bring more movies with meaning to manhattan. various locations, $12-18. >>

sponsored thru 10/29: manhattan’s longest-running community theater, the st. bart’s players, closes out its 90th season with a production of stephen sondheim’s a little night music at the hudson guild theatre (chelsea). >>

thru 10/21, + 10/26-31: theaterworks, city tech’s resident theatrical troupe, brings back its annual gravesend inn haunted hotel in time for halloween. voorhees theatre (downtown brooklyn), $10 general, $5 students. >>

continuing thru 11/5: drama desk-nominated radiotheatre presents its ninth annual h.p. lovecraft festival, featuring lovecraft’s stories told live with sound effects and an original orchestral score. st. john’s lutheran church (west village), free-$12 here (plus ticket fees, reg. $24). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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REALITY BITES 80s + 90s HALLOWEEN PARTY – 10/27 AT LITTLEFIELD

Things just aren’t like they used to be.

So we’re taking you back to the days of your youth, with the skint’s ‘Reality Bites’ 80s + 90s Halloween Party! Because the scariest thing in the world right now isn’t ghosts or goblins — it’s the future.

On Friday, October 27 at littlefield, trick-or-treat yo’ self: Bump in the night to angsty 80s + 90s anthems spun by DJ Brian Blackout, reel at throwback horror movie projections by Music Video Time Machine’s Stephen Pitalo, get caught in the web of our spooky photo booth, or just haunt the bar and get jack-o-lit with drink specials like the Cherry Bomb, the My Corona and the Tonic Youth.

What should you wear? Come as you aren’t. (It’s Halloween, after all.) Dress as your favorite Winona Ryder character, a vampire, a microchip. Anything except a clown. For the love of It no clowns. The best and worst of the night will be rewarded with frightfully good prizes.

We aren’t kidding about the treats, by the way: We’re talking 100. FREAKING. POUNDS. OF. CANDY. Seriously. (Bite-sized, of course.)

So mark your calendars for Friday, October 27th, and get ready to sink a few decades back in time; we can’t wait for you to comb-over! Reality may bite, but at least this party bites back.

Tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Get your tickets now!

the skint presents:
Reality Bites 80s + 90s Halloween Party
Friday, October 27 at 10:30pm
littlefield
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1573246
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1957896647832334/

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THURS, 10/19: HOW TO CREATE A WEB SERIES, FEARS + BEERS, OPEN STUDIOS, + 25 FRI EVENTS

around town today

6pm: want to fight climate change, but don’t know where to start? climate reality project volunteer peter fontana outlines some tangible ways people can help the environment in their everyday lives. jefferson market library (west village), free. >>

6pm: on the 50th anniversary of gabriel garcía márquez’s one hundred years of solitude, a trio of professors from harvard and eugene lang college discuss the nobel laureate’s best-known work. the new school (greenwich village), free. >>

6pm: free outdoor movie: casper (1995) at alfred e. smith recreation center (two bridges). >>

6:30pm: short and sweet. ridgewood chocolate, a short film about a couple who starts a chocolate business after their hardware store is challenged, screens at at topos bookstore cafe (ridgewood) with a chocolate tasting and q+a to follow. free. >>

6:30pm: looking to make the next high maintenance or broad city, but don’t have the budget? learn how to create your own web series with insights from steven hajar (affordable nyc, christine ng + leyla perez (the better half), michael wolf (the triplets of kings county), and moderator sam corbin (buzzfeed). kumble theater at liu brooklyn (downtown brooklyn), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: nyc photojournalist carrie boretz discusses her new photo book street: new york city – 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, a collection chronicling everyday moments in the city during those years, with former new york times picture editor mark bussell. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>

7pm: hear both sides at apexart’s double take reading series, where pairs of writers and artists trade takes on shared experiences. for tonight’s installment, hear perspectives on miracles + disasters, meditation through silence + noise, and chicken little. apexart (tribeca), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: can hydroponic lettuce save us all? at live recording of the hungry podcast, host otis gray speaks with navy veteran and farmer joel mckinney about his efforts to do just that in the heart of coal country. electropositive (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7:30pm: fears + beers: learn freaky facts about how diseases are spread and how they can be stopped at a boozy talk hosted by ecohealth alliance at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). $20 admission includes beers. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian chris duffy hosts the you get a spoon variety show, where performers endorse and give away their favorite objects, oprah-style. this month: comedy from josh gondelman (last week tonight), a reading by andrew marantz (the new yorker), a presentation by nate sloan (switched on pop), and songs from kayla ringelheim. caveat (les), $10. >>

8pm: independent female-run erotic art and writing quarterly math magazine throws an issue launch party with music, projections, tattoos, and issues available for purchase. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

8pm (thursdays thru 10/26, plus a 10/31 screening of psycho): get your hitch fix at village east cinema’s annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: vertigo (1958). $15. >>

8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in computer-generated media at the warper party, featuring 15 live electronic music acts and projected visuals on two floors. the keep (ridgewood), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by rob cantrell (last comic standing), evan williams (mtv), joe baker, jennie sutton, and cara weinberger. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: protect your neck at a screening of tomas alfredson’s let the right one in (2008). bonus: show your ticket for $2 off a drink at the bar afterwards. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

thru 10/21: more than 90 artists open their doors for gallery exhibitions, open studios, receptions, public installations, and performances during the 14th annual garment district arts festival. free. >>

thru 10/21: check out the workspaces of more than 70 artists at the elizabeth foundation for the arts studio program’s annual open studios. opening reception thursday 6-10pm. free >>

thru 10/22: the annual nyc sketch fest and new york musical improv festival return for another year of funny scenes and music created on the fly. the pit + the magnet theater, $5-15.

thru 10/22: finland’s tero saarinen dance company returns with their latest work morphed, an all-male exploration of change and sensuality. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

thru 10/24: the 29th annual newfest lgbt film festival, the fifth annual chelsea film festival, and the 41st annual margaret mead film festival bring more movies with meaning to manhattan. various locations, $12-18.

sponsored thru 10/29: manhattan’s longest-running community theater, the st. bart’s players, closes out its 90th season with a production of stephen sondheim’s a little night music at the hudson guild theatre (chelsea). >>

thru 10/21, 10/26-31: theaterworks, city tech’s resident theatrical troupe, brings back its annual gravesend inn haunted hotel in time for halloween. voorhees theatre (downtown brooklyn), $10 general, $5 students. >>

thru 11/5: drama desk-nominated radiotheatre presents its ninth annual h.p. lovecraft festival, featuring lovecraft’s stories told live with sound effects and an original orchestral score. st. john’s lutheran church (west village), free-$12 here (plus ticket fees, reg. $24). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

10/20 10am-5pm: learn how to get your finances in order at the nypl’s semiannual financial planning day, a full day of classes on financial/life issues, private 30-minute counselor sessions, and more. nypl science, industry and business library (midtown east), free. >>

10/20 10am-6pm (+ 10am-6pm sat, 11am-5pm sun): to bead or not to bead? shop 80 bead, chain and jewelry component dealers at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon). >>

10/20 11am-8pm (+ 11am-8pm sat, 12-6pm sun): the clio art fair, ‘the anti-fair for independent artists,’ brings the work of 40 artists to 508 w 26th street (chelsea). free admission. >>

10/20 12pm: meet boyz ii men at a launch event/photo op for their new cd. barnes + noble fifth ave (midtown), wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the signed cd at this location starting at 9am. >>

10/20 12-6pm (thru 10/22): bag some books at studio museum harlem’s book market, where $20 gets you a tote bag to fill with books, magazines, posters, and other items. >>

10/20 1-8pm (+ 10/21 11am-6pm): get halloween costume inspiration and/or add to your wardrobe with the help of 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

10/20 5-9pm (monthly): brooklyn historical society’s free friday ‘lost brooklyn’ edition includes beatboxing performances, drink-n-draw, and talks on the borough’s lost history. bonus: beer by brooklyn brewery. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free admission. >>

10/20 6-9pm: at japan society’s gallery happy hour, sip on complimentary sake while checking out opening night of the fall art exhibition, hiroshi sugimoto: gates of paradise. japan society (midtown east), free. >>

10/20 6-10pm: dozens of art students share their work at the annual hunter college mfa open studios and silent auction, taking place across three floors of 205 hudson street (tribeca). free admission. >>

10/20 6:30-9pm: what’s the rumpus? it’s new york rye week, and new york distilling company is hosting a wild rye rumpus, including tastings from 19 brands and light fare from union square cafe. new york distilling company (williamsburg), $25. >>

10/20 7pm: ahead of a sold-out pair of concerts at the beacon theatre next month, tori amos stops by nyc for an in-person signing of her new double vinyl lp, native invader, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the cd at this location starting at 9am. >>

10/20 7pm: for the launch of freddy alva’s book urban styles: graffiti in new york hardcore, alva and notable graffiti artists + hardcore musicians discuss the influence of graffiti and hip hop on nyc’s hardcore scene in the 80s + 90s. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>

10/20 7pm: the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by calvin cato (oxygen), sarah kennedy (the advocate), veronica garza, patrick reilly, and jeffrey marx. bonus: in honor of the show’s two-year anniversary and host bobby hankinson’s birthday, there’ll be free mini-cupcakes. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit the montrose center’s lgbtq hurricane harvey disaster relief fund). >>

10/20 7pm: storyteller david lawson performs ‘the prequels,’ a one-man show about those star wars movies most people hate. the tank (midtown west), $10. >>

10/20 7-10pm: life’s a beach, and so is love at photographer erica reade’s ‘beach lovers’ exhibition, depicting romantic moments between couples at nyc beaches. for tonight’s closing reception, 25% of print and book sales will be donated to conprmetidos for hurricane maria relief efforts. picture farm gallery (williamsburg), free admission. >>

10/20 7:30pm, 10pm: the found footage festival celebrates the best/weirdest/funniest vhs videos found at thrift stores and garage sales around the country with a new one-night only live show at anthology film archives (east village). $15. >>

10/20 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month featuring halloween-themed episodes of the fresh prince of bel-air and 2 guys, a girl, + a pizza place. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

10/20 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by  jourdain fisher (50 central), meshelle (trutv), casey james salengo (comedy central), doug key (comedy central), miguesl dalmau (gotham comedy live), and vicky kuperman. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

10/20 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from dulcé sloan (the daily show), sal vulcano (impractical jokers), sonia denis (brown girls), gary vider (conan), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), and tyler fischer (younger). hosted by lucas connolly (comedy central). bonus: free pizza from two boots. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

10/20 10pm, 12:10am (+ 10/21-24): fall under the spell of late-night screenings of hocus pocus (1993) at ifc center (west village). $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

10/20 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of halloween iii: season of the witch (1982) at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series, hosted by chris gersbeck and freddy g. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

10/20 midnight (+ 10/21): retreat to the pub for a shaun of the dead drinking game. $5 beer + shot specials will be available to help you along. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

10/20-22: playing through the weekend at the roxy cinema (tribeca): alien, the shining, bram stoker’s dracula, the exorcist, and more. $10. >>

10/20-23: and now for something completely different- an all-35mm monty python series at quad cinema (west village) begins with monty python and the holy grail and brazil. $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

10/20-29: get in touch with nature while in the big city at this year’s wildlife conservation film festival, a 10-day series of screenings, discussions, and even field trips. cinema village theater, $18 advance, $30 door (save $6 on weekday morning tickets with promo code ‘rhino’ and save $3 on all other tickets with promo code ‘roar’). >>

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