around town today

sponsored: 250 free nugget servings today and tomorrow from the nugget spot (east village) with the crave app. full details on our facebook event page here. >>

🎃 various times: spooky movies:
thru 10/31: ‘the most scared i’ve ever been’ series: the evil dead, eve’s bayou, and under the shadow. brooklyn museum, $16 includes museum admission. >>
7pm: the exorcist: extended director’s cut. cinépolis chelsea, $10 >>
9pm: it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

2-3pm (ends today): enjoy full-size items from grand central market merchants for $2 at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 11/26, 12/10): sit onstage and enjoy a free drink at the columbia university school of the arts’s pop-up concert series. tonight: composer/performer collective counter)induction performs music by ensemble member jessica meyer. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: learn how artists use street art to build community and retain a sense of place amid gentrification at a panel discussion on brooklyn’s mural movement, with muralist and author janet braun-reinitz, crown heights youth collective director richard green, las muralistas founder joe matunis, and moderator robyne walker murphy. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:15pm: get a behind-the-scenes introduction to how neuroscience research works at late night science, a seminar series with lab tours by graduate students of columbia university. tonight’s topic: what mice can teach us about human vision. william black medical research building (washington heights), free (rsvp). >>

🎃 6:30pm: satisfy your sweet tooth with a sugar-filled lesson about candy: from early history to halloween. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $15. >>

🎃 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: explore the science of iconic monsters and villains like freddy kruger and norman bates with authors and horror rewind podcast hosts kelly florence and meg hafdahl. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

🎃 7pm: bryan thao worra, lao minnesotan poet laureate and president of the science fiction + fantasy poetry association, joins linda addison, the first black woman to win the writers association’s bram stoker award, to explore supernatural poetics from h.p. lovecraft to edgar allan poe at poets house (battery park). $10 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

7pm (monthly): take a tour of the universe’s scariest phenomena at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

🎃 7pm: cover bands! bikini kill, hole, the sex pistols, and more. trans-pecos (ridgewood), $10. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians carolyn castiglia and shalewa sharpe are laying it down for you at their madame x stand-up show, with performances by sam evans, dina hashem, gabe pacheco, dan perlman, and jess wood. madame x (greenwich village), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: taxidermists showcase their most beautiful and bizarre creations at the wunderkammer taxidermy showcase and competition. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

🎃 7:30pm: cover bands! the doors, ramones, radiohead, and tom petty. our wicked lady rooftop (bushwick), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: see crystal visions at stevie, the comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks. tonight’s ‘sam’s revenge’ show features jo firestone, rachel pegram, clare o’kane, larry owens, and karen chee. hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: come laugh in the face of your mortality the we’re all gonna die comedy show, hosted by will tilghman and irene fagan merrow with guests aparna nancherla (netflix), sydnee washington (comedy central), mary beth barone (comedy central), david tveite (last comic standing), and ashley hamilton (we’re in a fight). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

🎃 8:30pm: from beer in midas’s tomb to mormon funeral potatoes, learn about the culinary history of funeral food at a talk by historic gastronomist sarah lohman. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $17. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by joe zimmerman (conan), steven castillo (snl), maria wojciechowski (the new yorker), david sitrick (siriusxm), saurin choksi (comedians you should know), and nina tarr. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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

coming up

🎃🎃🎃 looking to make halloween plans? check out our roundup of halloween events in nyc for $35 and under here.

🎃 10/30-11/8 various times: spooky movies:
10/30-11/8: the devil probably: a century of satanic panic series. anthology film archives (east village), $12 general, $9 students/seniors. >>
10/30-31: christine, halloween, poltergeist. roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>
10/30 7pm: halloween. cinépolis chelsea, $10 >>
10/30 7:30pm, 9:30pm: nosferatu with a live score by tenth intervention. threes brewing (gowanus), $18. >>
10/30 9pm: hocus pocus. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

🎃 10/30 4-7pm: enjoy a family-friendly, early evening of pumpkin carving, crafting, spooky stories, costumes, and a pumpkin flotilla at central park’s charles a. dana discovery center. free. >>

10/30 5-9pm: visit 17 upper east side art galleries for evening receptions during the 2019 art walk. free. >>

10/30 6pm: harry connick, jr. will sign and personalize copies of his new album, true love: a celebration of cole porter, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the album at this location starting at 9am. >>

🎃 10/30 7pm (monthly): the sanderson sisters are back at this month’s hocus pocus edition of pop!, a pop-culture bingo party, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. a free outdoor screening of the movie follows. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 gets you a bingo card to use for all games. >>

10/30 7pm: dr. martens presents a free concert at superchief gallery (ridgewood) featuring rapper junglepussy. >>

10/30 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday-themed variety show every month. tonight’s murder mystery-themed shenanigans go down at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/30 7pm doors, 8pm show: after almost 10 years, brooklyn-based band teen plays their final nyc show, with openers will butler (arcade fire) and denitia. music hall of williamsburg, $15. >>

10/30 7:30pm: comedian and author john hodgman (judge john hodgman) presents his latest book, medallion status: true stories from secret rooms, at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

🎃 10/30 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the fifth annual sally can’t dance halloween party and tribute to the cramps, hosted by michael t. the bowery electric (east village), $20. >>

10/30 8pm (+ 11/10): the doctor is in at almost therapy: a mental comedy show, featuring a live q+a with a mental health professional. hosted by corinne britti and katherine freel. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

10/30 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features michael kosta (the daily show), nathan mint (adult swim), mara marek (happy never after), napoleon emil, and more. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

10/30 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from roy wood, jr. (the daily show), xasmin garza (siriusxm), matt goldich (seth meyers writer), david sitrick (hard times), and julia johns (someecards). friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

10/30 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features bob biggerstaff (conan), christina galston (comedy central), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), brendan sagalow, and sherm jacobs. hosted by wilfred padua. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/30 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: joyelle johnson (seth meyers), sam morril (conan), josh johnson (comedy central), matt ruby (fox), mike lebovitz (hbo), and folk-pop comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

🎃 10/30 9pm (+ 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. this week: all hallows’ eve, or the tragedy of michael myers at qed astoria (weds 9pm, $10) and thou wilt scream at the players theatre (fri 10pm, $14). >>

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