around town today

the world’s cheapest michelin-rated restaurant, tim ho wan, opened a second manhattan location in hell’s kitchen yesterday. >>

thru 11/3: the fifth annual festival albertine, ‘reimagining democracy,  curated by russian-american journalist and author masha gessen, gathers thinkers, authors, and artists to ask what democracy could be. albertine books (ues), free (rsvp). >>

🎃 various times: spooky movies!
7pm: goodnight mommy at syndicated (bushwick). $7. >>
7:30pm: little shop of horrors directors cut with post-screening q+a with director frank oz. schimmel center at pace university (civic center/fidi), $20. >>
8pm: john carpenter’s the thing with an improvised score by dave harrington group. san damiano mission (greenpoint), $20. >>
8:30pm: night of the living dead with a live score by morricone youth. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10. >>
9pm: it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

6pm: author emily spivack presents worn in new york, a contemporary cultural history of well-loved clothes and the people who wore them, including contributions from adam horovitz, amy heckerling, jd samson, fab 5 freddy, and others. a book signing will follow. the museum at fit (chelsea), free admission. >>

6:30-10:30pm: creative folks redefine what it means to be an activist at citizen impact, an immersive art and performance experience focused on activism and engagement. the evening will include poetry jams, comedy, interactive photo + video experiences, text-banking boot camps, bites from the little beet, and more. electropositive (crown heights), $15 suggested donation. >>

6:30pm doors: public memory and tiers play mercury lounge. $12. >>

🎃 7pm: astoria bookshop hosts a spooky storytime + open mic by candlelight. astoria bookshop (astoria), free. >>

🎃 7pm: women that rock, a platform dedicated to supporting up-and-coming women in music, hosts a halloween concert with performances by female-fronted bands mrs. smith, ruby the hatchet, monte, fern mayo, clever girls, and the values. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

7pm: ice balloons, shana falana, and feral scouts play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by justin long (dodgeball), the gregory brothers (songify the news), murray hill (mr. showbiz), amir gollan (last comic standing), and victor varnado (comedy central). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring rick crom (difficult people), alison grillo (last comic standing), jay jurden (the new yorker), bobby hankinson (kweendom), david goldberg (time out new york editor), and wanjiko eke. hosted by sam morrison. bonus: free chocolate tasting from haute chocolate. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $10 gift card required for admission. >>

🎃 7:30-10:30pm: spend the evening immersed in magic at the harry potter: a history of magic exhibition. drinks will be available for purchase. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $35 general, $25 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): jenny’s birthday variety show: comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s subway sweet sixteen video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show with best friend addie weyrich (adult swim) every month, and tonight’s ‘murder mystery’-themed shindig of a show includes john trowbridge (ifc), eudora peterson (splitsider), eric feurer (collegehumor), larry owens (trutv), and many more. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

🎃 8pm: put your horror movie trivia to the test at syndicated (bushwick). free. >>

🎃 8pm: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of gary numan, x, the go-go’s, razorhead, and mazzy star. alphaville (bushwick), free. >>

🎃 8pm doors, 8pm show: the annual sally can’t dance halloween party and tribute to the cramps features more than 15 musicians, djs jonathan toubin + howie pyro, and host michael t. the bowery electric (east village), $20. >>

8:30pm: just come!, a new comedy show from pamela ross and kendall farrell, makes its debut with performances by liza treyger (comedy central), shane torres (conan), carmen lagala (colbert), casey james salengo (kimmel), marie faustin (mtv), and kevin yee (2 dope queens), plus musical accompaniment by sami schwaeber. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + hot toddy show, this week including performances by hari kondabolu (conan), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), caitlin peluffo (colbert), eric dittelman (nbc), and tony zaret (the meme team). hosted by dan licata (adult swim) and joe pera (seth meyers). free. >>

9pm: femme and non-binary-focused literary magazine hysterical launches its first issue with a literary zombie (un)death match, where a computer will create short works in the style of literary greats that will then pitted against each other. the footlight (ridgewood), free admission. >>

🎃 9:30pm: improv team straight to video will create a cliché-ridden, improvised horror movie based on audience suggestions at the tank (midtown west). $7. >>

🎃 9pm: women-run collective xoxa hosts house of senses: resurrection, a multi-sensory dance party with an interactive senses garden installation. house of yes (bushwick), $25. >>

coming up

10/31: today’s the 31st of the month, which means baskin-robbins will flaunt its 31 flavors with $1.50 ice cream scoops at participating locations. >>

🎃 10/31 various times: spooky movies!
a woman’s bite: cinema’s sapphic vampires. quad cinemas (west village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>
5pm, 7pm, 10pm: the host, train to busan and the rocky horror picture show at the way station (prospect heights). free. >>
6pm: chris + colin’s annual excellent halloween movie-thon: night of the living dead, evil dead ii, and halloween. q.e.d. (astoria), free. >>
7pm, 9pm: halloween, and vampyros lesbos. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12. >>
7pm doors, 8pm show: the rocky horror picture show live karaoke revue + extravaganza presented by the occasionalists. the bell house (gowanus), $12+ adv, $15 dos admission benefits the center for anti-violence education. >>
7:30pm: hocus pocus 25th anniversary halloween screening. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>
8pm: poprally’s annual hallowscreen returns to the museum of modern art with a screening of frankenstein must be destroyed (1969), dancing, hands-on art making, and an open bar. museum of modern art (midtown west), $20. >>
8:30pm: the tingler. film forum (south village), $15. >>
9pm: halloween. parklife (gowanus), free. >>
9pm:  psycho. village east cinema, $15. >>

🎃 10/31 2pm: take a haunted history tour of fraunces tavern (fidi). included with regular admission ($7 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

🎃 10/31 3pm-close: arrive at chipotle in costume, get a burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos for just $4. >>

🎃 10/31 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, free to the public, starts at 4pm. >>

🎃 10/31 6pm-1am: go vintage at the salon’s sixth annual halloween stomp, featuring hot jazz, blues and swing bands, djs, burlesque, and a costume contest. free dance lesson at 7:15pm. the dl (les), $25 adv, $30 door. >>

🎃 10/31 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: brooklyn historical society opens its doors for boos in the borough, an evening of local ghost tales, an exploration of funerary traditions, and more things macabre. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). free admission. >>

🎃 10/31 6:30pm: scared to death: the art of a good mystery: a panel of mystery writers discusses the art and craft that goes into developing a tale both chilling and convincing at nypl mid-manhattan library. free (rsvp). >>

🎃 10/31 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: you won’t have to stay up late to catch midnight society’s why you’re still scared of the dark storytelling show, but you might have trouble sleeping after. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

🎃 10/31 7pm (monthly): pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is headed to hogwarts for this month’s harry potter edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

🎃 sponsored: 10/31 7-10pm: industry city and the bell house are throwing a free halloween dance party 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)! free admission (rsvp). >>

🎃 10/31 7-11pm: 35 bands, hundreds of giant puppets, and thousands of costumed marchers take over 6th avenue from spring to 16th streets for the 45th annual village halloween parade. anyone in costume can join in the line-up at 6th ave + canal street 6:30-8:30pm. >>

🎃 10/31 7pm doors: demonically costumed metal band gwar brings a hell of a show to irving plaza (union square). $25. >>

🎃 10/31 7pm doors, 8:30pm show: feel quicker than a ray of fright at the 15th annual madonnathon halloween party, a tribute show with more than 20 performers. highline ballroom (chelsea), $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

10/31 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedians and native new yorkers ilana michelle rubin (reductress) and lana schwartz (the toast) invite friends and performers to talk about the spookier side of where they grew up at tonight’s spooktown hometacular edition of the my hometown show. featuring nat towsen (collegehumor), sam reece (splitsider), sam taggart (colbert), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), taylor garron (high maintenance), sophie santos (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and amanda hunt (ucb). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

🎃 10/31 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 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, brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15. >>

10/31 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features casey balsham (gotham live), evan williams (comedy central), lucas connolly (comedy central), and alex babbitt (all def comedy). bonus: prizes for costumes. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

🎃 10/31 8pm: jonathan toubin’s 13th annual new york night train haunted hop party takes over knockdown center with live music by a dozen cover bands. knockdown center (maspeth), $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

10/31 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 tito garza (funny or die), patrick schroeder (comedy central), matty wayne (comedy central), and kenice mobley (siriusxm). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

🎃 10/31 8pm doors, 9pm show: have a dfa records halloween, with live music by guerilla toss and what cheer? brigade, plus dj sets by the juan maclean and stud1nt. market hotel (bushwick), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

🎃 10/31 8pm doors, 9pm show: electronic music act the crystal method brings its signature sound to good room (greenpoint). $20 adv, $25 dos. >>

10/31 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: seaton smith (conan), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), rebecca o’neil (netflix), dan sheehan (@sickofwolves), tim mclaughlin, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

🎃 10/31 9pm: showgirl anna copa cabanna promises at least six costume changes at the fourth annual halloween s(t)inging spooktacular, a piano bar sing-along with pianist joe mcginty and the assistance of a robotizer, if you wish. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), $10 admission benefits puerto rico disaster relief. >>

🎃 10/31 9pm: djs starro, nsr, and vicki vibe spin the friends and lovers halloween party in crown heights. $10. >>

🎃 10/31 9pm doors, 10pm show: fleetmac wood, a uk dj collective and party dedicated to remixes and edits of fleetwood mac and solo projects, presents rhiannon’s revenge at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

🎃 10/31 9:30pm: celebrate dead disco and dead divas at club cumming, hosted by blake deadly and featuring fierce performances by janis, judy, bowie, and many more. club cumming (east village), $10 adv, $20 dos. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/9-11 for free (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>

get tickets to blood manor thru 11/3 for $19-37.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $33.50-58.50) >>

get tickets to escher: the exhibition + experience at industry city thru 2/3 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

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