around town today

thru 11/4: sample and shop over 350 ‘better-for-you’ products priced at just $3, including fair-trade coffee, non-gmo, organic and vegan snacks, cruelty-free beauty products, and more at the brandless pop-up with purpose. note: orders must be placed online. 459 w 14th st bet 9th + 10th aves (chelsea). >>

thru 11/3: the school of visual arts presents: re:shift, an exhibition of 18 thesis projects from the master of professional studies in digital photography class of 2018. opening reception 10/24 5-8pm. sva gramercy gallery, free. >>

🎃 thru 11/1: you’ll be dying to check out of the ridgewood asylum, an interactive haunted house experience at the deep end (ridgewood)., $10. >>

thru 10/30: the annual newfest lgbt film festival celebrates its 30th year with screenings at sva theatre, cinépolis chelsea, and the lgbt community center. $16-22 general, $12-18 students/seniors. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. williamsbridge oval recreation center (bronx). >>
🎃 fear(s) of the dark (peur(s) du noir). bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: politics and prosecutors: where will the special counsel investigation lead us? anne milgram (former attorney general of new jersey), lisa monaco (former assistant to president for homeland security and counterterrorism), and daniel s. goldman (former assistant u.s. attorney for southern district of new york) weigh in on special counsel robert mueller’s investigation into the trump campaign and russian infiltration of the 2016 election. nyu kimmel center’s rosenthal pavilion (greenwich village), free. >>

6:30pm: art critic, poet, and author carter ratcliff leads a lecture on the world of art in the age of trump. new york studio school of drawing, painting and sculpture (greenwich village), free. >>

6:45pm: vimeo staff picks curator meghan oretsky shares her favorite short films by women from her ‘ladies with lenses’ channel, followed by filmmaker q+a. bonus: after the show, redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

sponsored: 7pm: rising china: what it means for the world: dr. vishakha n. desai, president emerita of asia society and senior advisor for global affairs to the president of columbia university, joins china experts howard french, jiayang fan and arthur kroeber to ask questions and explore possibilities. how should we think about the contemporary power dynamics in asia in the context of their millennial cultures? what are the implications of this power shift on the global stage? brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights), free (rsvp). >>

🎃 7pm, 10pm (+ 10/25): a remastered edition of george a. romero’s night of the living dead screens at select movie theaters in honor of its 50th anniversary. various prices. >>

🎃 7:30pm: historian and author w. scott poole (monsters in america) digs into the roots of modern horror at a release event for his latest book, wasteland: the great war and the origins of modern horror. gods and monsters author christopher bram joins. greenlight bookstore (prospect lefferts gardens location), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini): a gay palestinian comedian and a gay jewish comedian fell in love, got married, and share the humor of it all in a night of banter and comedy with us at union hall (park slope). $10. >>

🎃 8pm (monthly thru 12/22): tonight’s full moon means it’s time again for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, practicing witches, and musicians. tonight’s ‘the other side’-themed show features shamanic reiki healer ilka pinheiro, ghost story teller marie carter, clairvoyant janelle belgrave, morphologically aromatherapy owner helena melissa mcgill, and musician alyson greenfield. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

8pm (monthly): things are mighty fine at the terrific pacific comedy show, with performances by matthew broussard (conan), sydnee washington (comedy central), abbi crutchfield (trutv), boris khaykin (the opposition with jordan klepper), and sam evans. hosted by chelsea davison (fallon) and asher perlman (the opposition with jordan klepper). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features melissa villasenñor (snl), katie hannigan (colbert), kc arora (laughs), jay jurden (mcsweeney’s), and derek humphrey (derek mansplains it all). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: gold star, zachary cale, and belle mare play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

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 mike recine (conan), marie faustin (mtv), julia johns (girl code), sam taggart (brooklyn magazine’s ’50 funniest’), brian mitchell (ucb), and ahamed weinberg (seth meyers). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

🎃 9pm (ends today): win drinks and eleven-inspired waffles at stranger things bingo, occuring every wednesday leading up to halloween at videology (williamsburg). free admission. >>

🎃 9pm: copycat cover song night hosts its annual halloween show with dj xerox, band soulcake, and $5 psychotic reaction cocktails all night. otto’s shrunken head (alphabet city), free. >>

9:30pm: comedian anders lee brings his solo edinburgh show, ‘dummy,’ to the brick (williamsburg). diagnosed at a young age with autistic spectrum disorder, anders will dive into his experiences with school, work and dating. $5. >>

coming up

🎃 10/25-31: 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. >>

10/25-28: 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. >>

10/25-28: 17 dealers set up their own independent show at the new york satellite print fair. the mercantile annex (midtown west), free admission. >>

10/25-27: 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. >>

🎃 10/25-27: 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. >>

10/25 12pm (+ 10/26): dianne wiest, dressed as a boulder, is performing excerpts from samuel beckett’s happy days in madison square park. free. >>

10/25 12pm, 6pm: get caught up on an important voting-rights issue with these two free book talks: how voter suppression is damaging our democracy with cornell william brooks (12pm, the greene space in south village) and a history of voter suppression with dr. carol anderson (6pm schomburg center for research in black culture).

10/25 5-9pm: visit 13 upper east side art galleries for evening receptions during art walk 2018. free. >>

10/25 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). >>

10/25 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). >>

10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

10/25 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). >>

10/25 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. >>

🎃 10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

🎃 10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

🎃 10/25 9pm: the fun folks of ukulele cabaret perform the rocky horror picture show… on ukulele. with costumes. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

🎃 10/25 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). >>

🎃 10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

🎃 10/25 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. >>

🎃 10/25 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. >>

10/25 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. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 tickets: phenomenal women at carnegie hall. the american composer’s orchestra performs music of leading women at carnegie hall’s zankel hall november 2 at 7:30pm. offer valid today only (up to a $51 value). >>

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