around town today

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🎃 thru 11/8 various times: spooky movies:
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: christine, halloween, poltergeist, the evil dead. roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>
7pm: halloween. cinépolis chelsea, $10 >>
7:30pm, 9:30pm: nosferatu with a live score by tenth intervention. threes brewing (gowanus), $18. >>
9pm: hocus pocus. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

🎃 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. >>

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

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. >>

🎃 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. >>

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

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. >>

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. >>

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. >>

🎃 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. >>

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. >>

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. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from 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). >>

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. >>

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. >>

🎃 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). >>

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

coming up

10/31-1/5: 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. >>

🎃 10/31-11/30: bring a flashlight and prepared to be spooked while you explore green-wood cemetery at night. $25. >>

🎃 10/31-11/5 various times: spooky movies:
• 10/31-11/5: nyc horror series: nadja, sisters, american psycho, q, wolfen, the seventh victim, and more. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>
• 10/31 5:30pm: the silence of the lambs. rooftop reds (brooklyn navy yard), $20 includes two pieces of pizza. >>
• 10/31 7pm: evil dead ii with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus), free. >>
• 10/31 7:15pm: coraline. bonus: free treats from the candy store. the metrograph (les), $15. >>
• 10/31 7:30pm: psycho. village east cinema, $15. >>
• 10/31 7:30pm: nosferatu with live organ accompaniment. saint john’s in the village (greenwich village), $20 general, $10 students, free for seniors. >>
• 10/31 8pm: the cabinet of dr. caligari with a live score, followed by a party. national sawdust (williamsburg), $25-30. >>
• 10/31 8:30pm: psycho. village east cinema, $15. >>
• 10/31 9pm: nosferatu with a live score by the flushing remonstrance. the letlove inn (astoria), free (donations appreciated). >>

🎃 10/31-11/2 various times: halloween party cover bands:
• 10/31-11/2: david bowie, nirvana, the cure, the muffs, the ramones, the spice girls, queen, and many more. gutter bar (williamsburg), free. >>
• 10/31 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: david bowie, alice cooper, roxy music, and the stooges. arlene’s grocery (les), $15 (2 for $25 in advance). >>
• 10/31 8:30pm: joy division, no doubt, dead kennedys, britney spears, and elvis costello. our wicked lady (bushwick), $5 suggested donation supports city harvest. >>
• 10/31 9pm: zombie johnny cash and zombie tom petty. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $10. >>
• 10/31 11pm doors, 11:30pm show: saved by the 90s cover band the bayside tigers and dj suga ray at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

🎃 10/31-11/2: city lyric opera presents a production of gian carlo menotti’s the medium at teatro circulo (east village). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

🎃 10/31 11am-6pm: adults in full costume get free entry to poster house today. poster house (chelsea), reg. $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

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

🎃 10/31 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.

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

10/31 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. >>

🎃 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, starting at 4pm, is free. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 6pm: bring your ghastliest treat to brooklyn kitchen’s halloween scary snack competition.  brooklyn kitchen (industry city), $10 >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 8pm (+ 11/1): freedia fest: big freedia and mykki blanco play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $20-25. >>

🎃 10/31 9pm: comedians share what scares the sh*t out of them at my nightmare, hosted by tracy soren. q.e.d (astoria), $8. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 10/31 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. >>

🎃 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 sea of love disco at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $22 adv, $26 dos admission benefits sea shepherd. >>

🎃 10/31 10pm: music video time machine presents an 80s + 90s music video paty in the bell house’s front bar (gowanus). free. >>

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