scroll all the way down to find events that occur on both sat + sun, including a vintage clothing + accessories pop-up shop, bric jazzfest, modular synthesizer exhibition, and more.


various times: free outdoor movies:
frankenweenie, cooper park (east williamsburg) >>
the bride of frankenstein, carroll park (carroll gardens) >>

10am-6pm: it’s knit your average festival: 32 east coast crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, weavers, and artists come together for the fifth annual kings county fiber festival. old stone house + washington park (park slope), free admission. >>

11am-4pm: the harlem harvest festival offers celebrity chef cooking demos, a bake-off, food + merch vendors, salsa and swing dancing, kids activities, and more. a. philip randolph square, free admission. >>

1-5pm: indie author day spotlights local authors through panels, readings, signings, workshops, and a web stream. bronx library center, free. >>

2pm-1am: you don’t have to wait for the nighttime to get loud at the 11-hour day terror dirt bath noisefest, featuring 10 noise and punk bands, skill shares, workshops, and a zine library. the silent barn (bushwick), $10 donation. >>

5pm: baritone ryan thorn and pianist andrew sun perform a free carnegie hall-sponsored neighborhood concert at st. michael’s church (manhattan valley). today’s program includes selections by mahler, rachmaninoff, williams, and wolf. >>

5-10pm (ends today): oktoberfest comes to dumbo, with the archway under the manhattan bridge transforming into a bierhalle with music, pretzels, brats (including veggie options), virtual apple picking, and of course steins of beer.  free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

6pm-midnight (saturdays thru 10/29): the queens international night market returns with more than 40 vendors offering food for $5 and under. new york hall of science (flushing meadows corona park), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

6:30pm doors: gingerlys, imagist, verdigirls, efie liu, and pocket penguin play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm (monthly): watch clips from fake shows that never aired at clip show: a sketch show, a live half hour show with nyc-based sketch group pep. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

7pm: see seven short films and documentaries addressing timely women’s issues at yeah, that’s what she said’s the third annual gaze for daze screening series. $10+ sliding scale donation. >>

7:30pm-late (ends today): the hidden valley, a two-day interactive multimedia festival presented by performance artist groups wild torus and pulsar, showcases performance and video artists with a focus on the wild and experimental. last frontier (greenpoint), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: play tetris and 8-bit games at the release event for box brown’s graphic novel tetris: the games people play. resobox gallery + cafe (lic), free (one drink minimum). >>

8pm: celebrate oktoberfest at black forest brooklyn (fort greene), featuring a keg-tapping ceremony with free beer from the first keg, a mug-holding competition, a dirndl + lederhosen costume contest, and live music by slavic soul party. $10 admission. >>

8pm: poet and performer cecilia corrigan’s show ’great party, isn’t it, mom?’ is a darkly comedic look at america’s ‘psychotic mommy issues.’ issue project room, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

8pm (ends today): in an hour-long show, the beatles present: the lord of the rings: the musical imagines what might have been if the beatles filmed a live-action movie adaptation of j.r.r. tolkien’s saga under the direction of stanley kubrick. based on a true story. the brick theater (williamsburg), $18. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): bring an old trophy, a souvenir shot glass, your sticker collection, or anything with a story for a chance at winning $20 cash at the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. tonight’s guest performers include brandon scott wolf (nbc, tbs), kevin froleiks (mtv), stephen rubino (thrillist), emily winter (backfat), michael joyce (the fancy show), matt leary, and niles turner. hosted by joe schaefer. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm (monthly): the hard, lonely, + vicious show mixes stand up and drinking games when performers get boozed up before their sets. hosted by peggy o’leary and lucas connolly. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

9:15pm: get those senses extra freaked at a screening of 1982 horror flick friday the 13th: part iii in 3d, complete with retro red and blue glasses. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

9:30pm: the box show, a comedic internet panel show by and for women, records it’s season two premiere. tonight’s ‘world wide web of women’ theme includes guests sarah pappalardo (co-founder and editor of reductress), lane moore (tinder live!), sharron paul (lady parts justice), and more. hosted by kaitlin fontana. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

10pm (monthly): at tonight’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: 20 years of matchbox 20 edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b, hip-hop, and double shots of rob thomas and company hits all night. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

10pm: inclusive electronic music collective discwoman commemorates its two-year anniversary with a party at sugar hill disco + restaurant (bed-stuy). $15+. >>

10:30pm (monthly): at the gas station horror show,improvisers create scenes based on 30-second clips from b-horror films purchased from gas stations and bodegas. plus giveaways, raffles, and trivia. hosted by j. w. crump. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

midnight (monthly): laugh at the prospects at the ‘we’re all getting laid’ comedy show, where three pairs of single comics do sets and then date each other live onstage. hosted by rob harper and rachel coleman. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blindman @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
daydream (friday) and violated angels (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
house (hausu) (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
phantasm: ravager @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
tenebre @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the greasy strangler @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
the room with director/writer/star tommy wiseau in person @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $17. >>
the silence of the lambs @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
train to busan @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>


various times: free outdoor movies:
creature from the black lagoon, bushwick inlet park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
zombieland, sunset park >>

various times: a few boozy (and not boozy) places to watch tonight’s presidential debate/town hall between between hillary clinton and donald trump. >>

10am-2pm (rescheduled from 9/4): watch a parade of tug boats before they go neck-and-neck at the 24th annual great north river tugboat race + pushing contest, then channel your inner popeye with a spinach-eating contest. pier 84 (west 44th street and 12th ave), $20-25 to watch from the spectator boat (boarding starts at 9am), free from shore. >>

2pm: the mannes college new school for music’s schneider concerts season kicks off with the chamber orchestra and violinist cho-liang lin performing handel, vivaldi, haydn, and mozart. the new school’s auditorium (union square), $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 students (standby). >>

4-8pm (monthly): the second sunday open studios at red hook’s pioneer works features site-specific installations, open studios, performances, live music, djs and more. this month includes an apocalypse school and moroccan trance music. $10 suggested donation. >>

5pm (+ 10/10, 11/25-27): witness the genius of gene wilder at screenings of blazing saddles, willy wonka and the chocolate factory, and young frankenstein. museum of the moving image (astoria), $12 admission may be applied toward same-day museum admission. >>

6pm (monthly): the sundays at erv’s reading series features both established and emerging writers at erv’s on beekman (prospect-lefferts gardens). this month’s gathering includes sasha banks (poets for ferguson), delphine bedient (down and out on a yacht), matthew daddona (dey street books), and nicholas goodly (wussy magazine). hosted by madeline stevens. free. >>

9:15pm doors: mahogany, astrobrite, and infinity girl play mercury lounge (les). $10. >>

10pm doors: tiswas nyc celebrates 21 years of indie, pop, electro and rock with a dance party at the bowery electric. bonus: open bar 10:30-11pm and 2:30-3am. $10 admission. >>

all weekend

sat 11am-6pm sat, 11am-5pm sun: the machines in music modular synthesizer exhibition showcases models from american and europe and includes visual art and live performances. knockdown center (maspeth), free. >>

sat + sun 11am-8:30pm sat, 10am-6:30pm sun (ends sun): the annual autumn crafts festival returns to the grounds of lincoln center (uws) with 280 vendors. free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: shop more than 80 vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry dealers at the a current affair pop-up vintage marketplace. industry city (sunset park), $15 at the door (online sales have ended). >>

sat 7pm, sun 5:30pm: composer jorge chikiar’s performance installation ‘radio collection’ features 8 am and fm radios tuning into various stations while local musicians play live. knockdown center (maspeth), $10. >>

sat 7pm, sun 6:30pm (+ 10/11-15): the second installment of the bric jazzfest showcases 50+ musicians, from new artists to masters, as well as a jazz film marathon and three nights of concerts. bric house (dumbo), free-$30. >>

sat + sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (edns sun): central park’s swedish cottage marionette theater and summerstage presents oltra mar, a commissioned dance and puppetry show that retells a medieval tale of two lovers separated by the sea, set to the music of finnish composer kaija saariaho. $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

ends sun: 40 artists’ work + performances take-over public spaces all along 14th street from avenue c to the hudson river for the 12th annual art in odd places festival. this year’s theme tackles issues of race connected to politics, religion, sexuality, current events, commodification, privilege, socio-economics, and status quo. free. >>

ends sun: postmates gets a run for their money at the north american cycle courier championship, where 400 bike messengers race and compete in a series of events. 57 waterbury street (east williamsburg), free. >>

thru 11/6 (fri-sun): the museum of the moving image (astoria) hosts a complete retrospective of all of filmmaker krzysztof kieslowski‘s features, shorts, narrative and documentary films, including four posthumous works based on his unproduced screenplays. $12 admission may be applied toward same-day museum admission. >>

thru 2/26: ‘gay gotham: art and underground culture in new york,’ a new art exhibition at the museum of the city of new york (east harlem), features the work and ephemera of queer luminaries across decades and subcultures, such as mae west, andy warhol, and gertrude stein. suggested admission: $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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