around town today

10am-6pm fri (+ sat 10am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm): jewelry makers make a bead-line to the whole bead show, where 40 vendors will sell all kinds of beads, wire and tools for your accessory-making projects. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon). >>

10am-9pm (thru 10/16): the first 50 customers at the new saks off 5th in sunset park will receive a sweet treat that may contain a $100 gift card. >>

12-6pm (thru 10/16): hundreds of books, magazines, dvds, cds, and vinyl records are discounted up to 75% off at moma ps1’s annual artbook stoop sale. >>

12-8pm: la newyorkina mexican ice + sweets opens in the village with free paletas (ice pops) today. >>

7pm: kate schatz and miriam klein stahl’s illustrated book rad women worldwide: artists and athletes, pirates and punks, and other revolutionaries who shaped history launches at powerhouse arena (dumbo). free. >>

7pm: get rocked on the history and impact of glam at the book launch for music journalist simon reynolds’s shock and awe: glam rock and its legacy, from the seventies to the 21st century. rough trade (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm (+ 10/16): little sister filmmaker zach clark, star ally sheedy, and production members do q+a following select screenings at the metrograph (les). $15. >>

7pm (thru 10/16): more than 350 artists open their doors and display their work at the 20th annual gowanus open studios this weekend, beginning with a kick-off party at dirty precious tonight. free. >>

7pm, 8:30pm (monthly): nerd nite returns with an evening of informative and entertaining presentations on a varied range of topics. tonight, hear talks on the curious and quirky lives of philosophers, death merchants, and dating dos and definite do nots. hosted by matt wasowski. $25 admission includes hetero speed dating (7pm), $10 for presentations only (8:30pm). >>

7:30pm: ashley bez and amanda baramki celebrate the premiere of their webseries same same but different with the help of comedians leah bonnema (axs tv, lady parts justice), emma willmann (colbert), lance weiss (gandhi is that you?), and robert dean (axs tv). bonus: free pizza. videology (williamsburg), free admission. >>

7:30pm (+ 10/15-16): filmmaker kelly reichardt (wendy and lucy, old joy) introduces and/or does q+a at select screenings of certain women, starring michelle williams, kristen stewart, and laura dern. ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

sponsored 7:30pm (thru 10/22): get tickets to new york shakespeare exchange’s ‘the rape of lucrece’ at the clemente (les) for $16 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

7:30pm (ends today): lola star’s dreamland roller disco returns to prospect park’s le frak center at lakeside. tonight’s season finale theme is thriller: michael jackson and halloween preview. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

7:30pm (ends today): the ‘new sounds live’ music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer, features performances by vernon reid + laraaji. brookfield place winter garden (fidi), free. >>

7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): the steve nelson quartet and guest vocalist angela roberts perform two sets at this month’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15 admission includes drinks. >>

7:30pm, 9:30pm, midnight (thru 10/16): park slope’s union hall celebrates its 10th anniversary with a week of programming and specials, including the 90’s sing-along, the pulitzer surprises show, and a dance party tonight. free-$10. >>

8pm: the not quite midnight talk show with stand-up comedians features performances and interviews from guests jordan temple (decoded), lauren maul (dudes being dudes being dudes), katie mcvay (yell you better), adam sokol (starwipe), and tim platt (cartoon monsoon). hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (thru 10/16): circus, nerd-cus: games, dames, and acromobiles: a nerdy circus revue offers aerial tricks, cosplay, artificial intelligence, music, magic, and more. big sky works (williamsburg), $15 adv with promo code ‘nerdybutbroke’ (reg. $25). >>

8pm (thru 10/16): danish dance theater performs tim rushton’s futuristic ‘black diamond’ set to the music of philip glass, alexander balanescu, and electronic music composer anders trentemøller. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

8pm (thurs-sun thru 10/30): drama desk-nominated radiotheatre presents its eighth annual h.p. lovecraft festival, featuring lovecraft’s stories told with an original orchestral score and sound effects. the kraine theater, $15 here (plus ticket fees, reg. $30 general, $15 students). >>

8pm (thru 10/16): you’ll swear the play’s magically changed in midsummer, tiltyard theater company’s adaptation of a midsummer night’s dream that incorporates text from every shakespeare play. the american theatre of actors’ john cullum theater (hell’s kitchen), $18 with promo code ‘changeling’ (reg. $22). >>

8pm doors (+ 10/15 at elvis guesthouse): dutchess says plays an album release show at shea stadium (east williamsburg) with future punx, operator, and peeling. $8. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by kevin seefried (laughing skull), langston kerman (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), tommy mcnamara (seeso), sam evans, and eddie finn, plus music by rebecca vigil (your love, our musical). hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. hosted by morgan pielli and lynn bixenspan. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10pm doors: blend parties and science at the treetops mad science fair party, with sets by acid house founder dj pierre + others, absurdist science projects on display, and performances. the house of yes (bushwick), free-$25. >>

11:30pm: actual magic (chances with wolves + javelin) play a free show at baby’s all right (williamsburg). >>

midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, moth grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by josh johnson (fallon), storytelling by sandi marx, improv by gentrify! and burlesque by fem appeal + ginger twist. ucb (east village), $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
audition @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
halloween @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
last house on the left @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
phantasm: ravager @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
scream bloody murder (friday) and daydream (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the greasy strangler @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
the hunger (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
train to busan @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>

thru 10/16: the brooklyn horror fest hosts independent horror screenings and events across several williamsburg and greenpoint venues. $15. >>

thru 10/16: the annual chelsea film festival celebrates emerging filmmakers with a focus on global issues this year. $18. >>

thru 10/16: spontaneous song or scripted snickers? this week you don’t have to choose, with the annual nyc sketchfest and the new york musical improv festival returning to the pit and the magnet theater, respectively. $5-35. >>

thru 10/16: the onassis cultural center new york presents antigone now, a four-day festival of music, dance, talks and film events, all pertaining to the greek play. free. >>

thru 10/16: the 40th annual margaret mead film festival, named in honor of the museum anthropologist, features virtual reality, installation art, and a variety of documentaries depicting different cultures and lifestyles. american museum of natural history (uws), $12-15 general, $10-13 students/seniors. >>

thru 10/21: the ninth annual imagine science film festival, which promotes dialogue between filmmakers and scientists in order to make science more accessible, returns with screenings, workshops, panels, and more. various venues, free-$7. >>

thru 10/23: you can have films and field trips at the sixth annual wildlife conservation film festival, featuring ten days of screenings, trips, panels, and more having to do with conservation and biodiversity. various locations and prices. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $30 tickets for ages 30 + under for anna deavere smith in notes from the field at second stage ($80 value). >>

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