around town today

just added: thru 11/1: downtown 81, edo bertoglio’s 1981 film starring artist jean-michel basquiat, screens at the metrograph with panel discussions and q+a including producer/designer maripol, chris stein (blondie), jerry harrison (talking heads), and others on select dates. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

🎃 thru 10/31: fearnyc horror festival. film noir cinema (greenpoint), $15-20. >>

thru 10/27: the pit’s annual nyc sketchfest brings together some of the best sketch comedy performers from nyc and around the world for four days of performances. the pit, $12-15. >>

thru 10/27: see all the art that’s fit to print during these annual new york print week fairs:
• thru 10/26: international print center new york’s printfest. 550 w 29th street (chelsea), free admission. >>
• thru 10/27: international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. jacob k. javits convention center (hell’s kitchen), $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>
• thru 10/27: the new york satellite print fair. mercantile annex 37 (midtown west), free admission. >>
• thru 10/27: editions/artists’ books fair. the tunnel (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru 10/25: community healthcare network’s ninth annual conference on transgender health includes two days of keynotes, discussions, and breakout sessions aimed at anyone from medical professionals to advocates and allies. the new school’s tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), free. >>

2pm: author george r. r. martin and illustrator raya golden will do a signing for their graphic novel, starport, at midtown comics downtown (fidi). purchase of the book at this location required ($28). >>

6pm: learn about the changing uses of union square through history at a talk by joanna merwood-salisbury on her book, design for the crowd: patriotism and protest in union square. the new school (union square), free (rsvp required). >>

6pm: journalist anna merlan comes to nypl’s grand central library to delve into her book, republic of lies: american conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power. free admission. >>

6pm: ghost fleet, a new documentary detailing a small group of activists helping enslaved fishermen in indonesia, screens at nyu’s cantor film center (greenwich village), followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker jon bowermaster and conservationists. free (rsvp). >>

6pm, 8pm, 10pm: women will wow at the female voices rock film festival, highlighting 25 short films from emerging female filmmakers at village east cinema (east village). $15/block, $30/pass (save 25% with promo code ‘theskint’). >>

6-8pm: read into readings with the moon and stars can be yours: notes on subway psychics, magali duzant’s book on contemporary spiritualism that was inspired by psychic flyers found on trains. reading, book signing, and launch event at printed matter (chelsea) tonight. free admission. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: ask me another host ophira eisenberg and bedazzled performer adira amram team up for a variety show featuring comedy, music, and magic. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: as part of the mtv push live concert series, wyclef jean joins artists jazzy amra, jeremy torres, and riley. chelsea music hall, $20. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): one comedian will be pulled from the lineup to chat with host savannah desormeaux about a time they ghosted or were ghosted at the ghost town show. tonight’s edition features performers jess salomon (fallon), yedoye travis (comedy central), ziwe fumudoh (desus + mero), leanne velednitsky (puffs), and sami schwaeber. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

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 elna baker (this american life), joe dettmore (the daily show), sam dingman (family ghosts), and rory scholl (artprov). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm (+ 10/25): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: it’s ok to come alone to outcast, fareeha khan’s comedy show where performers will share what feeling like an outcast means to them. tonight’s show features marcia belsky, martin urbano, sara hennessey, joe rumrill, and okay kaya. union hall (park slope), $8. >>

7:30pm: from hookups to bedbugs, author and former gothamist senior editor rebecca fishbein takes a relatable look at being a young adult in nyc at a release event for her essay collection, good things happen to people you hate. in conversation with writer lauren evans. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

7:30pm (monthly): isn’t she funny, a stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup, features aparna nancherla (netflix), mary beth barone (comedy central), jess salomon (fallon), chloe radcliffe (epix), and chanel ali (girl code). hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm: there’ll surely be a twist at the latest baphta, a multimedia comedy show centered around notable film directors. tonight’s target: m. night shyamalan. hosted by andy ward, tim kov, and manning jordan. spectacle theater (williamsburg), $5. >>

🎃 7:30pm: (+ 10/31): village east cinema gets ready for halloween with its annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: the lady vanishes (1938). $15. >>

8pm: from freegans to furries, journalist and comedian harmon leon infiltrates american subcultures in a multimedia book release event for tribespotting: undercover (cult)ure stories. quimby’s bookstore (williamsburg), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), mary cella (mcsweeney’s), shawn jackson (gotham comedy live), and patrick hastie. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, $10 show: in the latest edition of the read my lips drag competition, a dozen performers will compete in three rounds of rihanna lip syncs, with the winner taking home $1000 cash. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $10. >>

🎃 9pm: ukulele cabaret presents the rocky horror picture show. on ukulele, of course. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission, two-drink minimum. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment includes molly cameron, anita flores, michael c. bryan, julia whitehouse, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: walt, the comedy show named after a certain lost character, returns with sets by sam taggart (los espookys), emily duke (bust magazine), alise morales (betches), and lizzy furey. hosted by tracy soren, angela palladino, and julian edward williams. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

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

10:15pm (monthly): a lineup of folks who have a way with words share them at the in your own words storytelling show. hosted by rob penty. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

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

coming up

sponsored: gowanus performance space littlefield is looking for a seasonal coat checker available to work most late night weekends. cash pay and other perks. for more details, email with subject line ‘coat checker position’

🎃🎃🎃 looking to make halloween plans? we’ve rounded up 90+ halloween events in nyc for $35 and under for you to choose from. >>

10/25-11/3: fleurs de villes: hudson yards blossoms with an exhibition of 12 floral-dressed mannequins, on display for for 10 days on level 5 of the shops and restaurants at hudson yards. >>

🎃 10/25-11/3: killer hitchcock series. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

🎃 10/25-31: the scary students of new york city college of technology’s theaterworks resurrect their annual gravesend inn haunted hotel attraction. voorhees theatre (downtown brooklyn), $10 general, $5 students. >>

🎃 10/25-29: all of them witches series. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

10/25-28: browse unique antique, modern, and estate pieces from 100+ dealers at the annual new york city antique jewelry + watch show. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission. >>

🎃 10/25-27: honor and revere deceased family members and ancestors at mano a mano’s annual day of the dead marketplace and fest. east yard of st. mark’s church in-the-bowery (east village), free admission. >>

10/25-27: fffest, a weekend-long screening and talk series celebrating the achievements of women filmmakers, comes to quad cinema (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

10/25-27: the annual new york showcase of contemporary irish film returns to nyu’s cantor film center (greenwich village). $15+. >>

10/25-27: the 2019 la mama puppet slam presents original works of puppetry across three days. la mama (east village), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

10/25 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
🎃 hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. brownsville recreation center (brownsville). >>
the goonies. concrete plant park (bronx). >>

🎃 10/25 4pm, 5pm (+ 10/26 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm): crypt crawl: creep into a cathedral’s crypt and hear stories of the entombed while learning the origins of halloween as a celtic new year celebration. the cathedral church of saint john the divine (morningside heights), $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

10/25 5-9pm: the intrepid sea, air + space museum offers free friday night admission on select dates through the season, with programming including lectures, performances, stargazing, and movie screenings. >>

🎃 10/25 6pm: 20 nyc-based architecture firms go gourd to gourd at the annual pumpkitecture architectural pumpkin carving competition. part of the annual archtober architecture and design festival. the center for architecture (greenwich village), $15 admission includes food and beverages. >>

10/25 6-9pm: eight greenpoint exhibition spaces and other venues that host art shows will stay open late for the annual fallgreenpoint gallery night. free. >>

10/25 6-10pm: dozens of art students open their work spaces for the annual hunter mfa open studios and silent auction. 205 hudson street (tribeca), free admission. >>

10/25 7pm: play free at nyu game center’s 10th annual no quarter exhibition of new games created by four designers. the dumbo loft (dumbo), free. >>

🎃 10/25 7pm: a place both wonderful and strange presents black lodge/white noise, an immersive david lynch + david bowie halloween celebration featuring themed performances, live music, dj sets, and an audio-visual performance of the laura palmer deviations (originally commissioned by the david lynch foundation). 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg/bushwick), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

🎃 10/25 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm (thru 10/27): visit the dead at one of woodlawn cemetery’s annual moonlight illuminated mausoleum tours. woodlawn cemetery (bronx). $25. >>

🎃 10/25 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 a procession of ghouls courtesy of ralph lee’s mettawee river theater company. the cathedral church of saint john the divine (morningside heights), $27.50. >>

🎃 10/25 7-10:30pm: (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s third annual literary costume halloween masquerade, hosted by project runway‘s tim gunn, includes horror readings, a display of spooky items from the library’s archives, 16mm film screenings, music, and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for priority admission at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm. >>

10/25 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show guest hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including bobby hankinson, nate hankinson, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

10/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ample hills creamery hosts stand up à la mode, a byob comedy show/ice cream social. ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes ice cream. >>

10/25 8pm: boston-based bluegrass band mile twelve makes a tour stop at jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). $12. >>

10/25 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by joe zimmerman (fallon), anthony devito (comedy central), david tveite (last comic standing), ella gale (reductress), irene tu, gibram saleem, and carl sonnefeld. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

🎃 10/25 8:30pm: play parlor games and examine antique decor and props at ny adventure club’s annual halloween speakeasy party, set inside a century-old mansion. kips bay location provided with ticket purchase, $30 includes a drink. >>

10/25 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), jess salomon (fallon), pardis parker (comedy central), brian parise (last week tonight), giulio gallaroti (ramy), and ella gale (the hard times). hosted by tyler fischer. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

🎃 10/25 9pm (+ 10/26): gemini + scorpio’s annual masquerade macabre halloween party goes west with an immersive oregon trail game, live music, a dj, aerial + sideshow performances, absinthe, and more. crown heights location provided with ticket purchase, $35+. >>

🎃 10/25 10pm: choose from three rooms to dance to emo, pop-punk, ’90s alternative, and indie electronic music at the halloween massacre party. costume contest with cash prizes.  brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $20-25. >>

🎃 10/25 10:30pm: keep things hot and sweaty for just a little longer and celebrate things that go bunk in the night at the skint’s wet haunt american summer halloween party, a halloween blowout featuring music spun by djs brendan + bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of free candy. $7 adv, $10 door. >>

🎃 10/25 11pm: london-based party r + she: the queens of hip hop and r+b returns to brooklyn for an all-90s edition. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door (reduced admission if dressed as a 90s pop star). >>

10/25 11:30pm: celebrate drake’s birthday at drake nite, a dj party dedicated to all things drake. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

ticket deals

just $15 for an extraordinary duet for actor and violinist: one discordant violin, based on a short story by famed life of pi author yann martel, opens at 59e59 theaters 10/29. use code skint to snag $15 tickets (reg. $35). >>

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