around town today

🎃 thru 10/31: city tech’s resident theatrical troupe, theaterworks, brings back their annual gravesend inn haunted hotel attraction for its 20th year. voorhees theatre (downtown brooklyn), $10 general, $5 students. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: bushwick’s syndicated continues to get into the halloween spirit with screenings of young frankenstein, suspiria, the ring, a nightmare on elm street, carrie, and others. $7. >>

thru 10/28: 80 art dealers will showcase and sell original prints from the 16th through 21st centuries at the 27th annual international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. jacob k. javits convention center (midtown west), $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

thru 10/28: 17 dealers set up their own independent show at the new york satellite print fair. the mercantile annex (midtown west), free admission. >>

thru 10/27: mfa and senior bfa students from more than 20 schools will exhibit, sell, and trade their prints during the international print center new york’s printfest. international print center new york (chelsea), free admission. >>

🎃 thru 10/27: go cover band crazy at gutter bar’s gutterweeeeeeeen, where nearly 30 bands will perform the catalogues of amy winehouse, blondie, bowie, queens of the stone age, nirvana, the b-52s, the kinks, and many others over three nights on two stages. gutter bar (williamsburg), free. >>

5-9pm: visit 13 upper east side art galleries for evening receptions during art walk 2018. free. >>

6pm (+ 11/27): author and former new york times food columnist mark bittman hosts a lecture series on food justice and public health at columbia university. vagelos education center (washington heights), free (rsvp required). >>

6pm: the sun will come out tonight at an annie reunion, where the broadway musical’s composer and lyricist martin charnin and charles strouse will reflect on the singing redhead’s origin story and legacy. nypl for the performing arts (lincoln square), free (rsvp). >>

6-9pm: 90 students will open their creative spaces to the public at the annual parsons fine arts mfa and bfa fall 2018 open studios. parsons east building (greenwich village), free. >>

6:30pm: get caught up on an important voting-rights issue with a book with dr. carol anderson, author of one person, no vote: how voter suppression is destroying our democracy. schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free. >>

7pm: nyu literary magazine washington square review celebrates the launch of its latest issue with a night of readings, beer, wine, and food. lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village), free admission. >>

7pm: 11-year-old drag kid desmond is amazing discusses his career as a young and influential social media presence, entertainer, and activist at a live recording of the top rank podcast, hosted by isabel flower and marcel rosa-salas. abrons arts center (les), $10. >>

7pm: jordan kier, cofounder of women’s reproductive health company lola, stops by the banana farm – michel et augustin (gowanus) for their smart cookie discussion series. free (rsvp). >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests joe dettmore (the daily show), jiji lee (the new yorker), rory scholl (artprov), and martin dockery (fringe). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

🎃 7pm: some people carve pumpkins, others tap them. drink pumpkin beer from mini pumpkin kegs at loreley restaurant + biergarten’s pumpkin keg tapping. loreley restaurant + biergarten (les), pay-as-you-go. >>

7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by jajaja will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit voters for animal rights. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

🎃 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: ghostface walks among us at little cinema’s immersive screening of wes craven’s scream (1996), re-imagined with dance performances by the love show, audiovisual remixing, trivia, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $25. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by casey crawford (kimmel), myka fox (comedy central), kase raso (mtv), janet hyde, and jordan scott-huggins. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm (+ a 10/31 screening of psycho): get your fix of the hitch at village east cinema’s annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: the 39 steps (1935). $15. >>

8pm doors: laugh for a good cause at tonight’s muddy waters comedy benefit show, with proceeds benefiting the united way of genesee county in flint, michigan. hosted by thomas ray and jim search. the fulton grand (clinton hill), $10. >>

8pm doors: you’re encouraged to dress in your celestial best at ariana and the rose’s light + space, an immersive theatrical event combining live music, performance art and dance. make sure you check out the glitter bar. public arts (les), $20 adv, $30. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by andy erikson stein (drunk history), jess salomon (ifc), neruda williams, and pranav behari. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

🎃 9pm: the fun folks of ukulele cabaret perform the rocky horror picture show… on ukulele. with costumes. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

🎃 9pm: the flushing remonstrance (duo catherine cramer + robert kennedy) resurrect their live score for f.w. murnau’s nosferatu (1922) at the letlove inn (astoria). free (donations appreciated). >>

🎃 9pm: hocus pocus… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s installment features speakers christian finnegan, jc cassis, raymond christian, cyndi freeman, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

🎃 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: find out what happens when scary things happen to funny people at backfat variety show’s annual storytelling show of comedians with ghost stories. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

🎃 10pm: dance your braiiiiiiins out at the dirty thursday zombie prom. prizes for best undead looks and zombie prom king + queen. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

11:15pm: hear tracks from honey and more at tonight’s edition of this party is killing you: a night of all-robyn everything dance party. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door. >>


Industry City and The Bell House are throwing a free Halloween Dance Party on Wednesday, October 31 in Courtyard 1/2 with Herbert Holler on the decks. Everyone in costume gets 2 for 1 beer, wine or well drinks all night – so be sure to dress up (+ there is a prize for most original costume)!

Wednesday, October 31 7pm – 10pm
Free (RSVP Requested)
21+ Only
D N or R trains to 36th Street, Brooklyn

coming up

later today, we’ll be sending out a roundup of more than 50 inexpensive halloween-themed events thru 10/31. keep an eye on your inbox!

10/26-11/1: film fests/series:
🎃 10/26-27: lic fear returns horror film festival. plaxall gallery (lic), free. >>
🎃 10/26-31: maniac and zombie with william lustig q+a, vampyros lesbos, count dracula, bloody moon, and halloween at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>
🎃 10/26-11/1: a woman’s bite: cinema’s sapphic vampires. quad cinemas (west village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>
🎃 10/26-11/1: ghosts and monsters: postwar japanese horror. bamcinematek (fort greene), $15. >>
10/26-11/1: directed by orson welles. ifc center, $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

🎃 10/26-28: honor and revere deceased family members and ancestors at the annual day of the dead marketplace and fest, presented by mano a mano: mexican culture without borders. east yard of st. mark’s church in-the-bowery (east village), free admission. >>

10/26-28: browse prints, multiples, and artists’ books from 50 exhibitors at the 20th annual editions/artists’ books fair. the tunnel (chelsea), free admission. >>

10/26-28: director/co-writer paul dano and actor/producer jake gyllenhaal will do q+ following select screenings of their new film, wildlife. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

10/26-28: unlikely pairs perform at duets of difference, a dance theater production created by six pairs of performers who differ from each other in age, faith, identity, or culture. university settlement (les), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

10/26 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. joyce kilmer park (bronx). >>
🎃 coco. amersfort park (flatlands). >>
🎃 coco. ocean breeze park (staten island). >>
🎃 what we do in the shadows. mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg). >>

10/26 10am-5pm: get free, private, one-on-one financial advice from professionals and attend workshops on a wide-range of life issues at the new york public library’s annual financial planning day. nypl sibl (midtown east), free. >>

10/26 12pm (ends today): dianne wiest, dressed as a boulder, is performing excerpts from samuel beckett’s happy days in madison square park. free. >>

10/26 1pm: the who frontman roger daltrey will do an in-person signing for the release of his new memoir, thanks a lot mr. kibblewhite: my story, at barnes + noble fifth ave (midtown). wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location starting at 8am. >>

🎃 10/26 4pm, 5pm (+ 10/27 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm): hear stories of the entombed and learn the origins of halloween as a celtic new year celebration at the cathedral church of st john the divine’s annual crypt crawl. bring a flashlight. $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

🎃 10/26 6pm: pumpkitecture! 20 nyc-based architecture firms will go gourd to gourd at the third annual architectural pumpkin carving competition. the center for architecture (greenwich village), $15 admission includes food and beverages. >>

10/26 6-9pm: 10 greenpoint art spaces stay open late for the fall greenpoint gallery night. free. >>

10/26 6-10pm: dozens of art students open their work spaces for the annual hunter mfa open studios and silent auction, taking place across three floors of 205 hudson street (tribeca). free admission. >>

🎃 10/26 6pm-midnight: shop 25+ punk, rock, goth, kawaii, and lolita fashion/jewelry/art vendors at the fascination street halloween market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free admission. >>

10/26 6pm doors, 6:30pm show (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on star wars vs star trek, creepy composer hector berlioz, and how sensory elements influence how you taste wine. caveat (les), $10 adv, $14 door. >>

10/26 7pm: poets saeed jones, pamela sneed, and christopher soto read their work in honor of nepantla, a new anthology of queer poets of color throughout u.s. history. nyu’s lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village), free. >>

🎃 10/26 7-10pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s annual ‘halloween masquerade’ theme includes a literary costume parade co-judged by project runway‘s tim gunn, displays of ghoulish archival photos + rare books, 16mm film screenings, music, arts + crafts, and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for guaranteed admission, or pay-what-you-wish at the door. >>

🎃 10/26 7-11pm: the museum of the city of new york hosts night of noir: a kubrick halloween, a film noir halloween party inspired by the black and white photos of the exhibition, through a different lens: stanley kubrick photographs. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $25 adv, $35 door. >>

🎃 10/26 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm (thru 10/28): get spooked at woodlawn cemetery’s illuminated mausoleum moonlight tours. woodlawn cemetery (bronx). $20. >>

🎃 10/26 7pm, 10pm: the cathedral church of saint john the divine’s annual halloween extravaganza returns with a screening of f.w. murnau’s nosferatu (1922) with live organ accompaniment, followed by ralph lee’s mettawee river theater company’s procession of ghouls. $27.50. >>

🎃 10/26 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: dive into the steamy world of teen heartthrob archie and the rest of the gang through sketch comedy at the riverdale live halloween squirtacular. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

🎃 10/26 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of sublime, weezer, the wonder years, and belmont. gold sounds (bushwick), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

🎃 10/26 7pm doors: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of the strokes, the ramones, ‘sly and the rolling stones,’ and radiohead. mercury lounge (les), $10. >>

10/26 7:30pm: relate at the tinder tales live show, where host david piccolomini and guest comedians will share app-dating horror stories. the v. club (chelsea), $5. >>

10/26 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, a new intimate comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring jen keefe, eric silver, cassidy dawn graves, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

sponsored: 10/26 7:30pm (+ 10/27, 10/29): $26 to words on the street, a hybrid music-theatre performance at baruch performing arts center. the performance features a diverse ensemble of seven performers including acclaimed soprano lauren flanigan (new york city opera) and john kelly (james joyce’s the dead), wielding original music, text, and video. use promo code ‘skint’ >>

🎃 10/26 8pm: those monster paintings hiding under your bed could find a new home at greenpoint gallery’s  dark and scary halloween salon show, with prizes going to four artists’s creepy canvases. greenpoint gallery, free admission (submission deadline 11pm 10/25). >>

🎃 10/26 8pm (+ 10/27 7pm + 10pm): catch a chariot over to heartbeat opera’s fifth annual halloween drag extravaganza, dragus maximus: a homersexual opera odyssey. roulette (boerum hill), $25-50 (optional $10 open bar must be purchased in advance). >>

🎃 10/26 8pm (+ 10/27): spellbound: ‘an intimate, immersive evening of exploring transformation through ritual, with dreamy atmospheric music, magickal potions, and interactions both gentle and intense.’ gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), $25+. >>

10/26 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by casey james salengo (comedy central), kendra cunningham (last comic standing), matt koff (the daily show), kenice mobley, bret raybould, and shaun murphy. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

🎃 10/26 9:30pm: dress as your favorite musician of the decade or wear your halloween costume at secretformula’s 2000s music video sing-along. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

10/26 9:30pm (fridays thru 11/9): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series, ‘sci-fi cine club kolkata,’ takes its inspiration from director satyajit ray’s 1960’s-era sci-fi screening club. tonight: alfred hitchcock’s the birds (1963). the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $14. >>

🎃 10/26 10pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s thou wilt scream, where actors under the influence will perform a shakespearean adaptation of scream while the audience plays drinking games. the players theatre (west village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

🎃 10/26 10pm: change channels and control your own dance party at the halloween quiet clubbing party. note: a credit or debit card is required to borrow headphones. the garden at studio square (astoria), $20 adv, $25 door admission includes a beer and two raffle tickets. >>

🎃 10/26 10pm: you’re being watched at ladyfag’s get ready halloween party, featuring music by michael magnan, kenan orr, jd samson, and more. kings hall (east williamsburg/bushwick), $30. >>

🎃 10/26 10:30pm: exorcise the demons of proms past at the skint’s prom from hell halloween party, featuring music of the 1980s-2000s spun by djs brendan + bianca, horror movie projections by music video time machine, a photo booth by nikki, a costume contest, spiked drink specials, and 100 pounds of free candy. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

🎃 10/26 10:30pm: danse macabre at arkham’s annual samhain party, a night of goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, horror projections, tarot readings, and absinthe cocktails. costumes encouraged. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

🎃 10/26 11:30pm: join in the halloween edition of the black parade, a monthly emo, pop-punk, and 2000s alternative party at knitting factory (williamsburg). $10. >>

🎃 10/26 midnight: a nightmare on elmstreet 3: dream warriors drinking game. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

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