around town today

thru 1/5: halloween won’t stop the bank of america winter village at bryant park from opening for the season today. the annual attraction offers ice skating, a rinkside bar + food hall, and shopping from more than 150 gift + food vendors. bonus: the first 100 skaters on opening day will get free skate rentals and hot chocolate. >>

🎃 thru 11/30: bring a flashlight and prepared to be spooked while you explore green-wood cemetery at night. $25. >>

🎃 thru 11/8 various times: spooky movies:
• 5:30pm: the silence of the lambs. rooftop reds (brooklyn navy yard), $20 includes two pieces of pizza. >>
• 7pm: evil dead 2 with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus), free. >>
• 7:15pm: coraline. bonus: free treats from the candy store. the metrograph (les), $15. >>
• 7:30pm: psycho. village east cinema, $15. >>
• 7:30pm: nosferatu with live organ accompaniment. saint john’s in the village (greenwich village), $20 general, $10 students, free for seniors. >>
• 8pm: the cabinet of dr. caligari with a live score, followed by a party. national sawdust (williamsburg), $25-30. >>
• 8:30pm: psycho. village east cinema, $15. >>
• 9pm: nosferatu with a live score by the flushing remonstrance. the letlove inn (astoria), free (donations appreciated). >>
• thru 11/2: christine, halloween, poltergeist, the evil dead. roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>
• thru 11/5: nyc horror series: nadja, sisters, american psycho, q, wolfen, the seventh victim, and more. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>
• thru 11/8: the devil probably: a century of satanic panic series. anthology film archives (east village), $12 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

🎃 thru 11/2 various times: halloween party cover bands:
• 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: david bowie, alice cooper, roxy music, and the stooges. arlene’s grocery (les), $15 (2 for $25 in advance). >>
• 8:30pm: joy division, no doubt, dead kennedys, britney spears, and elvis costello. our wicked lady (bushwick), $5 suggested donation supports city harvest. >>
• 9pm: zombie johnny cash and zombie tom petty. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $10. >>
• 11pm doors, 11:30pm show: saved by the 90s cover band the bayside tigers and dj suga ray at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>
• thru 11/2: david bowie, nirvana, the cure, the muffs, the ramones, the spice girls, queen, and many more. gutter bar (williamsburg), free. >>

🎃 thru 11/2: city lyric opera presents a production of gian carlo menotti’s the medium at teatro circulo (east village). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

🎃 11am-6pm: adults in full costume get free entry to poster house today. poster house (chelsea), reg. $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

🎃 2pm: go on a haunted history tour of fraunces tavern (fidi). included with regular admission ($7 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

🎃 3pm, 6:30pm: scary kids take over washington square park (3pm) and park slope (6:30pm) for two of the city’s largest annual childrens’ halloween parades. free.

🎃 3pm-close: get a boorrito, bowl, salad, or tacos for just $4 when you arrive at chipotle in costume. >>

3:10pm + 8:00pm: following screenings of godzilla (1954), film forum director of repertory programming bruce goldstein will compare and illustrate the japanese and american versions. film forum (south village), $15. >>

🎃 4pm, 7:30pm: nonstop theater, ballroom dancing, and a costume competition take over theater for the new city for their annual village halloween costume ball (7:30pm, $20). outdoor entertainment, starting at 4pm, is free. >>

🎃 4pm-2am: halloween night at the way station includes five of the scariest episodes of doctor who, shadowcasty-oke rocky horror picture show, karaoke, and a costume contest. the way station, (prospect heights), free admission. >>

🎃 6pm: bring your ghastliest treat to brooklyn kitchen’s halloween scary snack competition.  brooklyn kitchen (industry city), $10 >>

🎃 6-11pm: party in a venetian gothic-style 19th century mansion at the salon’s seventh annual halloween stomp, an evening featuring hot jazz, blues and swing bands, djs, burlesque, and a costume contest. free dance lesson at 7pm. the montauk club (park slope), $29 adv, $35 dos. >>

🎃 6pm-midnight: arrive dressed as your favorite character at the owl’s head twin peaks halloween party, and be sure to save some room for cherry pie. the owl’s head bar (bay ridge), free admission. >>

🎃 6:30 doors, 7pm show: popular science presents: the weirdest thing i learned this week, featuring six scary stories from the history of science, medicine, and tech. costumes encouraged. caveat, $12 adv, $15 door. >>

🎃 7pm: heads will shake, rattle, and roll at jonathan toubin’s 14th annual new york night train halloween haunted hop, which this year includes performances by the make-up, quintron + miss pussycat, protext, and three brained robot. knockdown center (maspeth), $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

🎃 7-11pm: the massive village halloween parade takes over greenwich village with thousands of costumed marchers, 35 bands, hundreds of giant puppets, and more for the 46th annual spectacle. anyone in costume can join in the line-up at 6th ave + canal street 6:30-9pm. free to watch along 6th ave from spring street to 16th street. >>

🎃 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through hocus pocus. the bell house (gowanus), $20. >>

🎃 7pm doors, 8pm show: sing the time warp again at the rocky horror picture show live band karaoke revue + extravaganza, complete with film clips and a costume contest. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

🎃 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: aeon music ensemble presents wild at heart + weird on top, an evening of remixed david lynch film scenes set to music of the 20th + 21st centuries. themed costumes encouraged. the baumann (east williamsburg), $13 adv, $16 door. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by kenice mobley (nbc), lucas connolly (comedy central), raanan hershberg (sirius xm), alex ptak (pod damn america), and brittney carney. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

🎃 8pm (+ 11/1): freedia fest: big freedia and mykki blanco play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $20-25. >>

🎃 9pm: comedians share what scares the sh*t out of them at my nightmare, hosted by tracy soren. q.e.d (astoria), $8. >>

🎃 9pm doors, 9:30pm 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. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

🎃 9pm: showgirl anna copa cabanna promises at least nine costume changes for the fifth annual halloween s(t)inging spooktacular, a piano bar sing-along with pianist joe mcginty. $100 bar tab costume contest at midnight. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free admission. >>

🎃 9pm doors, 10pm show: fleetmac wood, a uk dj collective and party dedicated to remixes and edits of fleetwood mac and solo projects, presents sea of love disco at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $22 adv, $26 dos admission benefits sea shepherd. >>

🎃 10pm: music video time machine presents an 80s + 90s music video paty in the bell house’s front bar (gowanus). free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.

An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

We gotta rock this mother.
Shock-a-lock-a boom.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party

Saturday, December 14 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
$5 Tickets:
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coming up

11/1-24: performa 19, the eighth edition of the performa biennial, returns with three weeks of live performances throughout the city. various prices. >>

11/1-24: part installation, part performance, here’s entire building turns into a theatrical museum for the black history museum…according to the united states of america. here arts center (south village), $15 previews thru 11/3, $35 after. >>

11/1-7: watch indie films by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world at the annual new york short international film festival. cinema village (greenwich village), $12. >>

11/1-3: irish arts center’s 11th annual poetryfest showcases poets from ireland and north america, including a tribute to seamus heaney. irish arts center (midtown west), $50 opening night, free for the rest of the fest. >>

11/1-2: travel the world without leaving midtown at metropolitan postcard club of new york city’s bi-annual international postcard show. the watson hotel (midtown west), $7 general, free for students. >>

11/1 2pm: free reservations open today for an immersive schitt’s creek pop-up, open 12/13-15 at metropolitan pavilion (chelsea). >>

11/1 4-8pm: ben + jerry’s celebrates world vegan day with free scoops of non-dairy ice cream at participating shops. >>

11/1 4pm doors, 4:45pm pre-show: the annual new york city marathon opening ceremony celebrates the diversity of sunday’s race with a show, a parade of nations, and a fireworks display. enter at w 63rd st + central park west. free. >>

11/1 6-9pm: asia society celebrates diwali with first friday free admission, exhibition tours, music, and more. asia society (ues), free. >>

11/1 6-10pm (monhtly): celebrate afro-beat music at this month’s first friday at the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem). tonight’s edition features live music, dj sets, drinks, and extended exhibition hours. $5-10. >>

11/1 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues explored in the film rebel without a cause (1955), directed by nicholas ray. $5 includes snacks and refreshemtns. >>

11/1 7:30pm: twitter’s astro poets alex dimitrov and dorothea lasky present their new book at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

11/1 7:30pm: comedian and emmy-winning daily show writer matt koff celebrates the release of his debut stand-up album with a live show featuring ronny chieng (the daily show), jo firestone (the tonight show), brendan mclaughlin (best week ever), and neuroscientist heather berlin, who’ll offer her own psychoanalysis of matt based on his material. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

11/1 7:30pm: engage politically and comedically with david cross, josh gondelman, myka fox, kerry coddett, and alex english at standup 2020: a comedy show and voter registration drive. hosted by jarret berenstein, alison klemp, selena coppock, and matt nedostup. already-registered voters are also welcome. the pit underground (gramercy), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

11/1 7:30pm: noree chamber soloists present ‘death + wonder,’ an immersive interpretation of two masterworks by shostakovich and beethoven with ambient sound and neon lights. drinks will be available for purchase. opera america (midtown west), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

11/1 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features matthew broussard (conan), noam shuster-eliassi, napoleon emill, and melody kamali. hosted by noa osheroff and chris calogero. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

11/1 8pm (biweekly thru 12/20): columbia astronomy outreach’s stargazing + lecture series returns with a talk by mark popinchalk on how we determine the age of stars, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). columbia university’s pupin hall (morningside heights), free. >>

11/1 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex toy shop. tonight’s edition features kevin allison (risk!), hope morawa (keanu rosé), host natalie wall, and more. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

11/1 8pm: keep the season alive at freak party halloween, a night of live music by loop troupe family band and funkrust brass band, plus guest performers and free candy. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

11/1 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by fumi abe (comedy central), geoff whiting (bbc), nicole conlan (colbert), jordan doll, ethan simmons patterson, and meghan hanley. hosted by alison leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

11/1 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features myq kaplan (netflix), paris sashay (bet), andy sandford (conan), rojo perez (conan), christina galston (comedy central), and lizzie martinez (funny or die). hosted by gabriel pacheco. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

11/1 10pm: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: thou wilt scream at the players theatre (west village). $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $14) includes a drink. >>

11/1 11:59pm: a lineup of chicanx and latinx comedians present a día de los muertos benefit for immigrants, featuring storytelling, stand-up, and musical comedy, with all proceeds and donations benefiting raices. ucbt (hell’s kitchen), $9. >>

ticket deals

celebrate our furry friends at the annual dog and cat film festivals, 11/3 at sva theatre (chelsea), $12.50 plus ticket fees for cats here, dogs here (reg. $25). >>

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