nonsensenyc: 10.28 to 11.3

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 10.28 to 11.3
Date: October 28th 2016
Friday, October 28
* Stranger Things (With Candy) Halloween Party, Brooklyn
* The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party (Free Pizza), Brooklyn
* Secret Underground Tunnels, Brooklyn
* Space Cadets Radio Drama Launch Party, Manhattan
* Familiars Quarterly Issue II: Kingdom Animalia, Queens
* Speakeasy Karaoke Halloween Party
* Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Will and Grace and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Brooklyn
* Great Small Works Muntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls, Manhattan
* Tell, Manhattan
* Haunted Home Listening, Queens
* Ulma Sonngz (Sofa), Brooklyn
* Taj Mah Balls, Brooklyn
* Six and a Half Magic Tricks in a Basement, Williamsburg
* Crossroads, Queens
* Cartoon Carnival No. 49: Haunted Hijinks, Brooklyn
* Salon: Human Buffet, Brooklyn
* Alamode Ahhh-La-Ween House Party, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 29
* Halloween House Party with Music and Spooky Stuff, Brooklyn
* Bike Kill 13, Brooklyn
* Rubulad Proudly Presents the Groovy Graveyard, Brooklyn
* Hallowzine: A Zine and Comics Festival, Brooklyn
* 245 Varet Halloween Party (Formerly at 1399 Pacific Street), Brooklyn
* Death Rites III, Brooklyn
* Hoosatron Presents: Undercover 3, Queens
* Julie and Elizabeth’s Anti-Capitalist Concert Series, Manhattan
* Stranger Things Halloween, Brooklyn
* Landmark Loew's Movie Palace Ghoulish Masquerade After-Party, Jersey City
* Rule of 7x7: Halloween Edition, Manhattan
* A Future Old School Halloween, Brooklyn
* Fearless: A Halloween Concert and Fundraiser for the Anti-Violence Project, Brooklyn
* Halloween in the Black Lodge and Halloween Dance Party, Brookllyn
* Brooklyn Fright Bazaar, Brooklyn
* Mister Halloween Night: The Om Supreme
Sunday, October 30
* The Drumf and the Rhinegold: An Operatic Apocalypse, Manhattan
* Halloween: Contemplation of Death Meditation With a Buddhist Monk, Williamsburg
* Season’s Seance, Brooklyn
* Halloween Secret Speakeasy, Manhattan
Monday, October 31
* Haunted Adventure Garden and Rat Race Maze, Manhattan
* An Undead Prom, Queens
* Gala of the Gone, Brooklyn
* Cryptkeepers, Brooklyn
* Don Sharp's Psychomania aka The Death Wheelers and Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising, Brooklyn
* Queens of the Night: Mozart in Space, Brooklyn
* Come Alive, Brooklyn
Tuesday, November 1
* Pour One Out for the Pavilion, Brooklyn
* Punderdome, Brooklyn
* The Poetry Brothel, Brooklyn
Wednesday, November 2
* Hallowang, Brooklyn
Thursday, November 3
* Woke AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show, Brooklyn
* Never Have Paris
* Entire Obama Cabinet Selected by Citigroup
* Never try
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Two white people fighting over a carrot
The Skint presents:
Stranger Things (With Candy) Halloween Party
Cue synth music. We’re about to turn things up to Eleven at the skint's Stranger Things-themed Halloween party. A nearly-All Hallow’s Eve blowout featuring nostalgia-inducing tracks from 1983 and beyond spun by DJ Steve Reynolds (mix master of Party Like it's 1999), a supernatural photographic experience by Ventikoland, video projections, and so many flashing Christmas lights that your inner Winona might just lose it.
Oh, and Eggos. There will be Eggos.
Even though this is a Stranger Things-inspired affair, it’s still Halloween. So dress up however you like; we promise not to judge. Except for during the costume contest (with prizes). And if you’re lucky, you might just find the Steve to your Nancy, or the Nancy to your Jonathan, or the Barb to your Nancy (maybe!) or the lonely tulip-faced thing to your lonely tulip-faced thing. But don’t worry, we definitely won’t let you go home with a mouth-breather. We’re your friends, after all, and friends don’t lie.
622 Degraw Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues, Brooklyn
10:30p; $5 advance, $8 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party (Free Pizza)
Secret Loft is back. Same dope show, new dope location. Free pizza, free comedy, free music. With Sam Morril, Christi Chiello, Brandon Scott Wolf, Krystyna Hutchinson, Brett Davis, Marisa Douenias, Jeffrey Joseph, Anthony Kapfer and Lucas Conolly, and North Coast.
RSVP for location, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $free first 50, $5 second tier, $10 third tier
21 and over
516 808 8187
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Rinsed presents:
Secret Underground Tunnels
This year, we're bringing together some of our favorite NYC crews to curate the brand-new cavernous space with surprise musical guests and special aesthetic architects, who are working around the clock to illuminate the darkest corners of the tunnel. Alternating currents of fear and euphoria will descend upon you for a uniquely satisfying evening.
In addition to the stacked lineup of local selectors, we're bringing in an extremely special international guest to perform a live vocal set in the catacombs. Dark house, brooding techno and dirty disco will fill the air, and as the sun rises in the city above us, you'll wish you could disappear forever.
RSVP for Secret Underground Tunnels, Brooklyn
10p-6a; $45
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Space Cadets Radio Drama Launch Party
Captain Walter Stanik has been chosen by the Interplanetary Space Federation to lead a group of highly specialized soldiers on a mission to explore the uncharted territories of outer space. But when his crew discovers a stowaway on board, the Space Cadets are plunged into a perilous race against an infamous band of pirates to unearth the mystery behind a fabled relic: the Goliathon.
Join us as we premiere this new radio drama/audio adventure to a live audience. The first four episodes, along with original concept art, will be unveiled, but hurry: seating is limited.
Jacob Krueger Studio
247 West 35th Street, sixth floor Rear, Manhattan
7:30p; $5 only on; search 'Space Cadets Radio'
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Compersion Projects presents:
Familiars Quarterly Issue II: Kingdom Animalia
Familiars perch upon political podiums now in lieu of wizard caps. Spirit Guides are card-carrying Emotional Support Animals. As you read this, a prophetic snake avatar rallies Dakota Access Pipeline activists. We need our animal Others to hunt, and to haunt us.
Tis the season to celebrate our complicated interdependence with non-human Others in Kingdom Animalia. So come pick up the second issue of Familiars Quarterly, and party with short films and footage from Julia Oldham, filmmakers from doc project the Native and the Refugee, Celeste Lai and Peyton Skyler, and David Van Witt. Enough wine to help to make the strange, familiar, generously provided by Sarah Shields via Wine MC.
TOPOS Bookstore and Cafe
788 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
6-8p; $free
all ages
860 912 9715
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Speakeasy Karaoke Halloween Party
Sing your Halloween weekend away with Speakeasy Karaoke: 24K song catalog plus sing with the live band option. Want to see the song list ahead of time? We'll send it to you - you can even email your requests ahead of time. Email with questions and to reserve a time slot and date.
RSVP for address
7-9p early, 9:30-11:30p late; $35 includes two hours of songs plus drinks
Continues SATURDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Will and Grace and Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Lovable New York City improvisers live-dub over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms to create entirely new storylines and horrible new character flaws. This month features spooky, dubbed-over Halloween episodes of Will and Grace and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Videology Bar and Cinema
308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $5
718 782 3468
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
La MaMa presents:
Great Small Works Muntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls
 Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, the Dybbuk, and Mae West, Muntergang is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships. Tonight's show is followed by a post-performance talk and reception.
First Floor Theater
74a East 4th Street, Manhattan
7:30p; $20 adults, $15 students and seniors
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Tell is a monthly queer storytelling show. Each month some fabulous folks from the LGBTQ community tell a real life story on a theme. This month, the theme is Horror Stories. Tell is hosted by Drae Campbell. Featuring Reese, Erica Cardwell, Gabriella Belfiglio, and Imani Henry.
Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, Manhattan
7p; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Haunted Home Listening
Three neighborhood heroes: Nick Miller (aka Nick Spaceman), Spencer Morin (aka DJ Crayola), and Frankie Pancakes, join forces to fight demonic spirits with disco, funk, and house music. Haunted dinner vibes until 10p, then a straight-up dance party at Flattopps all night, spooky visuals by the grim moiré, smoke 'n' flashing lights.
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
8p-2a; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Ulma Sonngz (Sofa)
Chris of Hur is thrilled to present hur first evening length production, Ulma Sonngz (Sofa). It will feature much of the material s.he’z been developing in bars, nightclubs, and festivals since s.he began performing in drag in 2013. Here those numbers have been assembled carefully into a long sequence that will take the audience on a beautiful and terrifying tour through Hur world. These pieces will take on new meaning and life as they are given the opportunity to expand their vocabulary in movement, space and multimedia production thanks to the facilities at Brooklyn Studios for Dance. The soundtrack will feature a dizzying diverse range of music from artists like Randy Newman, the B-52s, Murder City Devils, LaShun Pace, and Little Richard. Featuring elaborate costumes and video projections, all created by Hur, sprinkled generously throughout. This will be a truly haunting and unforgettable experience. Feeturun speshul gustz Sasha Velour, Patti Spliff, Elle McQueen, and Vigor Mortis.
Brooklyn Studios for Dance
210 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $20
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Taj Mah Balls
We're having a pop-up to celebrate the cosmic alignment of Diwali and Halloween. Taj Mah Balls' pop-up at 61 Local invokes the holy and the unholy of these two favorite holidays. We'll have balls, drinks, a live DJ, spooky candles, schlocky Indian horror movies, and Metallica henna tattoos. Probably also a few disembodied spirits and/or mythical beings. Bring a ouija board, grab a beer, eat some sacrificial lamb, or go toward the light (or the dark).
Taj Our Balls
61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
7-10p; $15 includes one drink and balls
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Six and a Half Magic Tricks in a Basement
Six and a half original magic tricks performed in the mysterious confines of a dank basement below a jazz club. Sleight of hand, mind reading, illusion -- these are all other ways to describe magic tricks. There are six and a half in this show. Come bask in the infinite wonders of the universe.
The Annoyance Theater
367 Bedford Avenue, at South 5th Street and Bedford, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9:30p; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
JunXion presents:
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to meet us at the Crossroads. This is going to be very special. Halloween is a time of reverence and reflection and is one of our most favorite times of the year. Much is planned and we would be honored to have you join us. Lets celebrate this life and the hereafter and make a toast to the unknown. Let us guide you as you navigate between the realms of the occult and worlds between the living and the dead. With music, ritual, performance, and fire; we shall reemerge a new. Welcome to the JunXion and your initiation into the Midnight Society.
The Paper Factory Hotel and its grounds will be the setting for our story.  Multiple rooms and hidden corners await. Djays will keep you dancing deep into the night. Brass bands and burlesque transport us. Performance and magick set our intention. With DJs 2Melo, Anna Morgan, David Kiss, Illexxandra, Ryan Clover, David Hohme, Mateo, Eli, Hobta, and Ramy. New Orleans brass meets vintage jazz, burlesque performances, and deep sultry sounds of violin and African rhythms with Häana, High and Mighty Brass Band, Broadway Brassy and the Brass Knuckles, and Adam Gibbons. Silent disco with the Beat Kitty, Matt Sebastian, and Zack Holmes.
Paper Factory Hotel
37-06 36th Street, Queens
9p-4a; $30-75
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Cartoon Carnival No. 49: Haunted Hijinks
Boo! It’s time to sit back and recoil in horror for an annual Cartoon Carnival tradition -- we’ll be entering the 2016 holiday season with another hefty batch of 16mm (no digital) animated cartoons from the 1910s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the silver screen at Shoestring Press.
Come on out for some creepy, ghoulish Halloween-themed goodies from the early days of animation. There will be ghosts, jack o' lanterns, skeletons, witches and more galore...starring some classic characters you know, and many you don't know. Costumed attendees will receive a special Cartoon Carnival Halloween Treat.
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Salon: Human Buffet
This month, we welcome horror and delight, in equal measure. Because, what else can we do? This is an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound and nightmare.
With Adam Endres, Tom Picasso, Walter Wlodarczyk, Dale Buchheister, Nyssa Frank, Vonia Arslanian, Mia Schachter, Title:Point in the bodies of Elinor T. Vanderburg and Ryan William Downey, Peter Mills Weiss, and hosted by Catfox. Curated by Theresa Buchheister and Catrin Lloyd-Bollard. No BYOB.
Hell Phone
247 Varet Street, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
8p doors, 8:30-11:30p show; $7-$10 sliding scale
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Alamode Ahhh-La-Ween House Party
Backyard performances by Seshat Queen-Tut, Dope Rebels, Chop City, and Boss Carrot. Dance floor beats by DJ Moresouplplease and DJ Thadeaus. Jello shots, BYOB. Costumes encouraged. Respect the space. Respect the neighborhood. Respect each other.
133 Van Buren Street, Brooklyn
9p-3a; $5
Halloween House Party with Music and Spooky Stuff
We, here at Greene Ave, are having a spooky Halloween house party with amazing bands (not hyperbole) and a DJ spins into the late night. If you are not the kind of person who likes to dance, get weird and meet new people -- this might not be for you. There’s a lot of fun stuff for you to post up at elsewhere in Brooklyn. But if you do enjoy jiggling and feeling free, this will be your jam. Music by Pinc Louds, Los Cumpleanos, and DJ Spooky Dick. Dancing required if the spirit hits you. BYOB encouraged. Outfit required: If you come in one then you have to make up one with the garbage you find on our street.
Write a short poem (hiku?) for secret event location, Brooklyn
8p-3:30a; $5-20 sliding scale donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Bike Kill 13
And afterparty.
121 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
Noon-8p Kill, 10p late afterparty; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Rubulad Proudly Presents the Groovy Graveyard
A carnival of souls with live music by the YeahTones, Morricone Youth, Miles Francis, with your MC Tanya Solomon. Plus your DJs Repoman, Sandy Darling, and MeKristo. Plus silent death disco dancing under the stars in our amazing yard, putrid projections by the Sperm Whale, G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Horror Film Fest, dark circus extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur, and bloody barbecue by Kami. Dress as your favorite undead rock star.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $15 before 9p or late, $25 otherwise
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***** Also on SATURDAY *****
245 Varet Halloween Party (Formerly at 1399 Pacific Street)
The musical bacchanal and bonfire that was 1399 Pacific's legendary Halloween party has a new home: A sweet loft space at 245 Varet Street. If you've been to our parties before, then you already know. If not, get illuminated.
Music: Night Powers, DJ Stylus, DJ Still Life. Brass by Hudson Horns, percussion by Daniel "Conga" Valdez, fire dance by Masae Cathy Satouchi, burlesque by Penny Wren and Lucy Buttons, belly dance by Brooke Borg, video projections by Eugene Kolb. Costumes: Yeah do that.
245 Varet Street No. 3, Brooklyn
9:30p-4a; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Shoestring Studio and Brooklyn Draw Jam present:
Hallowzine: A Zine and Comics Festival
Comix. Zines. Prints. Live drawing. Tricks. Treats. Beer and barbecue in the backyard. All are welcome. Come in costume if you wanna.
Crown Heights and the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods have a huge, vibrant comics and illustration community. The Brooklyn Draw Jam has been a great way of bringing folks together, and now we’re throwing a festival to celebrate!
640 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
Noon-7p; $free
440 623 6307 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Toxic Shock Syndrome presents:
Death Rites III
Holy shit it's happening again. Downstairs: Xeno and Oaklander, Bootblacks, Liste Noire, Vasillus, Dead Leaf Echo DJs between bands. Upstairs: Lauren Flax, Katie Rex, and Adamczyk. Video projections by Screaming Horses, cheap tattoos by Momtried Myles, basement installation by Baywitches, tarot readings by Cassie Ramone, and tarantula kissing booth.
The Gateway
1272 Broadway, between Lexington and Greene avenues, Brooklyn
J,Z trains to Gates station
9p; $15 presale, $20 door, $25 for scabs without a costume
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Hoosatron Presents: Undercover 3
This one is for the grrrls, queers, weirdoes, and misfits. Ride the Lightening: Thundera as Metallica; Francies Farmer: Left in the Attic as Nirvana; Teenage Whores: Hole Tribute supergroup; Township Rebellion NYC: Tribute to Rage Against the Machine; Lez Go: Queer tribute to Rancid; and Alien She: Bikini Kill Tribute.
The Footlight
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
7p doors; $10
21 and over
617 281 8379
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Julie and Elizabeth’s Anti-Capitalist Concert Series
Focuses on new music, ecology, and socialism. Hear captivating dissonant and microtonal music along with stimulating anti-capitalist conversation. Vita Wallace, Rick Quantz and Talia Dicker perform Ryan Pratt’s microtonal soundscape Spokes Unspoken, the personal and inventive music of Georges Aperghis’ Faux Mouvement, and the modernist subtleties of Anton Webern. Flutist Martha Cargo joins the trio for a premiere of Julie Harting’s Zoe. Solo pieces by Elizabeth Adams round out the program. Alyssa Battistoni, writer and editor at Jacobin magazine, will speak and lead discussion with the audience to consider capitalism’s role in the current environmental crisis and non-capitalist solutions to the crisis, imagining life in a low-carbon socialist future.
Tenri Cultural Institute
43a West 13th Street, Manhattan
7p; $suggested donation one half of your hourly wage, no one is turned away
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Gemini and Scorpio cordially invite you to:
Stranger Things Halloween
Eighth Annual Masquerade Macabre. Hawkins, Indiana. 1983. A little boy is missing. Help us find Will: Is he in the forest? Hiding in his secret cabin? Is that him calling? What is making those lights blink?
We're transforming a two-floor 10,000 square foot warehouse into an immersive environment directly inspired by Stranger Things. Enter the upside down. Get lost in the forest (by artist Sara Jane Munford). Face off with a mind-reading government agent (Kent Axell). Jump into an epic Dungeons and Dragons game (run by the Brooklyn Strategist). Chill in the blanket fort. Eat all the Eggos. Join a seance to find the missing kids (Chelsea Goodwin). Dip in the sensory deprivation pool. Indulge in handcrafted absinthe (House of St Eve) and specially themed drinks.
Floor 1: All the Stranger Things above plus live Sxip Shirey and his Jank! Band, This Way to the Egress, and master of dark ceremonies Zeroboy. Floor 2: Our favorite DJs putting a spin on dark 80s classics and the Stranger Things soundtrack, mixed with our usual globe-hopping, eclectic and irresistible dance music. With: DJs Reaganomics, Joro Boro, Ceremony, and Lukeinternet. Costumes required for entry. This is our annual love letter to all things dark and grotesque. Usual Masquerade Macabre style welcome, but please remember: if we have to ask, it's not a costume.
600 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
9p-5a; $20-30, $15 after 1a
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace Ghoulish Masquerade After-Party
The Halloween fun at the Loew's Jersey is just getting started. Please join us this Saturday as we celebrate the fabulous Addams Family on the big screen at the Loew's, followed by a Masquerade After-Party.
First, everyone's favorite ghoulish relatives will be on our big screen, and then after the movie patrons will step out to the Grand Lobby and into an elegantly ghoulish Masquerade After-Party. There will be a great mix of music and dancing all night, light refreshments, a cash bar, and a few entertaining surprises.
And what would a masquerade be without a Costume Contest for fun prizes? Categories will include Best Morticia, Best Gomez, Best Movie Star, and Best Over-All.
Friends of the Loew's, Inc.
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
6p film, 8p doors; $25 advance, $30 door, $8 for screening only
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Rule of 7x7: Halloween Edition
Seven writers, seven rules, seven new plays, one or two free beers. For each Rule of 7x7, each playwright comes up with one rule (i.e. "A kiss on page 3"), then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all seven rules.
The Tank
151 West 46th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues, eighth floor, Manhattan
9:30p; $12 advance, $13 door, includes a free drink, two drinks if you come in costume
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
A Future Old School Halloween
Friends and Lovers much-loved hip hop party is back just in time for the holiday. A Future Old School Halloween is pulling out all the stops with booze giveaways, a costume contest, a surprise guest (past guests have included Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock, and Rahzel), and of course all the old school jams your heart could desire with a bit of future music to keep it interesting. With resident DJs Dash Speaks, NSR, Will Buck, and Frnds w Bnfts. 
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $10
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Fearless: A Halloween Concert and Fundraiser for the Anti-Violence Project
This Halloween weekend, NYC bands The Values, Stardust Creatures, and The Living Strange are throwing a concert and fundraiser for the NYC Anti-Violence project. Each group will be going as one of their favorite bands, playing a mixture of covers and originals. Brooklyn punks The Values will be playing The Clash, dance rock outfit Stardust Creatures are going as The Beatles, and LA natives The Living Strange will be covering the Arctic Monkeys. A late DJ set from Shagworth will close out the night. The evening will also include a costume contest and raffle featuring art from Bread x Butta, Julieta Maracuja, and Matt Frolo.
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
8p-2a; $10 ahead of time or in costume, $15 without
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Halloween in the Black Lodge and Halloween Dance Party
After a multiple year run at Brooklyn's now-closed iconic venue Glasslands, and a 2015 performance at Mass MOCA, the occult electronic trio a place both wonderful and strange announce the details for the 2016 staging of their legendary Halloween party, Halloween in the Black Lodge, Oct 29 at Alphaville.
Dropping partygoers knee deep into Twin Peaks' iconic Black Lodge (and celebrating the impeding 2017 return of the TV cult classic), the trio of a place both wonderful and strange have curated a night of delights that are, well, wonderful, and strange. Immersive themed pop-up performances, burlesque, free coffee and donuts, DJs including the scene-setting Welcome to Twin, Knifesex and Smoking Mirror, and a performance of a place both wonderful and strange's calling-card, Lynch foundation-commissioned performance Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer, which recently played this year at PhilaMOCA and  Morbid Anatomy to over-capacity crowds.
Come in costume--any costume--as there will be both a Twin Peaks-themed costume contest and a general costume contest for ridiculous prizes. And then, at the stroke of midnight, Alphaville transforms into your Halloween Party headquarters, featuring DJs Adventure[s], known for the blistering pop-focused Robyn Party events, ready to make you dance your asses off.
140 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $5 until midnight, $free after
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Brooklyn Fright Bazaar
Description: Throw on a costume and some dancing shoes for the new Brooklyn Bazaar’s first ever Halloween in Greenpoint. The former Polish hall will be filled with live music including Evolfo (doing The Cramps), Tragedy (doing Bee Gees), and Dr. Shornstein.
There'll also be food vendors, drink specials, games, karaoke, and a special chance to win big prizes in the ZogSports HalloWIN Boos Olympics, a Halloween-themed drinking game tournament (additional fee to participate).
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $10
18 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Mister Halloween Night: The Om Supreme
It's the annual Mister Saturday Night Halloween jam. This year we present you with an opportunity for you to don transcendant costumes and wash away all the madness – Mister Halloween Night: The Om Supreme.
Our home for the evening is a wood-floored, 40-foot ceilinged studio decked with billowing geometric patterns, a massive disco ball and a sweet, sweet soundsystem. To start the evening, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, who will both probably be dressed as Jesus, will be playing blissed out listening records. Around 10pm we'll transition the floor, so you can get lost in the dance. Advance tickets are important (only people who have tickets will find out the secret location), and costumes are strongly encouraged.
The party, as you can probably imagine given our them, is one of complete acceptance, so wear what you'd like. If you wanna get fully immersed, though, think gurus, downward facing dogs and long flowing robes for your costume.
At a Secret Studio Speace in Brooklyn
Location Given To Ticket Holders
8p - 2a; $45, and ps we know $45 is a lot of money, and we don't take our pricing lightly; the reason for the cost is that production for the venue we're using is particularly high, and costs for security and other staff always go up for us on Halloween weekend
The Drumf and the Rhinegold: An Operatic Apocalypse
Composer Matti Kovler teams up with director Doug Fitch and a ragtag band of top tier NYC musicians (Claire Chase and others) to present a hilarious and biting political satire, just in time for the historic 2016 US Presidential Election. A 15-minute parody of Wagner’s 15-hour Ring Cycle, The Drumf and the Rhinegold, tells the story of the Rhinemaidens’ return to the human realm for one last fight against an evil overlord.
Having stolen the magical Rhinegold, which grants world domination to its owner, the sinister Drumf is now poised to become leader of the free world. The gold’s guardians, Rhinemaidens Ivana, Marla and Melania, race against time to reclaim their gold from his grubby clutches. Can they succeed in wresting their gold before it’s too late?
The Drumf and the Rhinegold promises to be a New York City Event. The exceedingly short opera is the centerpiece of an immersive installation offering audiences a window into the decadence and absurdity of Trump’s world against the backdrop of a 7,000 square-foot condemned space in a Manhattan tower. Told entirely from the perspectives of Ivana, Marla and Melania, the story doesn’t allow Drumf a word in edgewise. Honestly, he doesn’t deserve one. The farce culminates with a not-to-be-missed Drumf take-down in an inflatable pool. By Doug Fitch and Peter Savieri.
The Blue Building
222 E 46th Street, Manhattan
Multiple shows begin at 6p; $15, proceeds from the show will be donated to, an advocacy group dedicated to defeating Donald J. Trump
Continues on HALLOWEEN
469 826 1224
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Halloween: Contemplation of Death Meditation With a Buddhist Monk
In Western culture, one day of the year is set aside for all things macabre: Halloween. So what better day could there be for contemplating death with a Buddhist monk? Get out your creepiest costume and start your evening meditating with Bhante Suddhaso on the gruesome fate that awaits us all. This event is bring your own costume. Yes, we will be meditating as hungry ghosts, skeletons, and corpses.
Acme Brooklyn
Email for venue details, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6p-7.30p; $donation
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Season’s Seance
A paranormal investigation into Greenpoint’s Past. With English medium Paula Roberts. What do the dead think of the living? Are they watching over us with judgement or joy? And what concerns animate their afterlife? Join us in the (certifiably spooky) basement of Greenpoint’s the Diamond for a paranormal experiment in which we shall attempt to pierce the veil at this time of year when it is at its most delicate, to see who -- or what -- remains. Led by celebrated medium Paula Roberts (aka the English Psychic), this séance welcomes the curious to join us in our custom-engineered, candlelit Seance Salon, as we summon the spirits of the dead for communion.
The Diamond
43 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
8-10p; $10
RSVP, only 20 guests at a time, info]at]
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Halloween Secret Speakeasy
The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special 16mm short movie and music fest and party. With early 1900s vaudeville and jazz, stunt and circus. 16mm short films and antiques and music in Soho. Theme this time is Halloween. See 16mm short films, hear original vinyl records, enjoy actual antiques you can handle and get demonstrated, drink and enjoy refreshments.
The Loft at Prince Street
177 Prince Street, Manhattan
6-10p; $10
all ages
Haunted Adventure Garden and Rat Race Maze
Come for this spooky Halloween garden at La Plaza. Wear your costume and try not to get trapped in the Rat Race Maze. Last year 500 screaming kids went through the rat race maze and here is what they learned.
This maze is your future; you'll be zigging, zagging and back-tracking in your future corporate rat race life. Of course, right now, you're starting off in community and if you ever get out of the rat race you'll end up in community. In the meantime, you're going to learn the hard way. But why not avoid the corporate rat race and make your future more sustainable by supporting your community and keeping it positive.
La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
Southwest corner of 9th Street and Avenue C, Manhattan
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
NYC Talent Show becomes:
An Undead Prom
In addition to our regularly scheduled open mic, we’ll be hosting an undead prom. Featuring Spiked Punch, undead band the Rizzos, and costume prizes at midnight.
The Footlight
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
9-10p; $5 suggested donation, costumes a must
617 281 8379
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Gala of the Gone
On this night, the veils are thinnest and the spirits are near. Channels are open, perceptions are clear and we are ready to receive the thick breath of life and death and touch the thread that exists between the two. Light the candles, burn the fires. Revitalize. Rejuvenate. Celebrate.
Lets us dance in honor of our spirit, our mortality. Light the candles, burn the fires. Adorn yourself for the pleasures of vanity, wear your finest costumes to ward off ghosts of malintent. Dance for those who have passed and for those who are yet to come. They are with us tonight and so are you- Join us in this sacred night for the Gala of the Gone. Featuring: Ouija Boards and Performance Seance, Alters of Art for the ones we have loved and lost. Bring your intentions and messages. Mediums of all mediums. Tarot readings.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9p; $free
21 and over
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
This Halloween, the Culture Whore inviting you into a world or tantalizing terror with Cryptkeepers. True Artsluts know that a Culture Whore Halloween party is not to be missed, and this year we're turning out all the treats for our favorite tricks. Deep under the bowels of the earth waits a tomb of ancestral knowledge, seductive secrets, and powerful magick. For one night only, the guardians of this crypt are opening the gates to mere mortals. We'll be your guides into the underworld, with a little help from some of our favorites spectres: DJ sets from David Sokolowski, Dream, Jacky Sommer and JX Cannon; live shows from Mhysa, Roza LaBeija, Aja, Rify Royalty, and Zenobia. Ravers beware, you’re in for a scare.
496 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $15 advance, $20 door
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Don Sharp's Psychomania aka The Death Wheelers and Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising
This Halloween, come to Light Industry for a rock 'n' roll occult biker movie double bill: Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising and Don Sharp’s Psychomania.
Released as The Death Wheelers in the United States, Sharp’s unforgettable exploitation flick takes place in a groovy, gloomy Britain, bringing together the bloody terrors of a Hammer film with the mod nihilism of A Clockwork Orange.
Psychomania will be shown with Kenneth Anger’s Luciferian masterwork Scorpio Rising, a film Anger called “a death mirror held up to American culture” featuring “Thanatos in chrome, black leather, and bursting jeans.” A dense and thrilling Eisensteinian montage built around thirteen pop songs heard on the radio in the summer of 1963, Scorpio Rising alchemically combines Hollywood idols, fascist fantasy, spectacular wipeouts, and a homoerotic pseudo-orgy to invoke the morbid underpinnings of the modern world.
Light Industry
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
7:30p; $8 door
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Heartbeat Opera presents:
Queens of the Night: Mozart in Space
Don your fabulous space suits. Heartbeat Opera presents its third annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza -- one spectacular night of eye-popping fashion, divalicious coloraturas, and galactic Halloween revelries. Praised as radical, fiery, and boisterous by the New Yorker, Hearbeat brings opera into the twenty-first century -- creating new adaptations and orchestrations and designing visceral encounters between artists and audiences. Join us in interstellar-baroque costumes and expect a mind-blowing journey through outer space ... with Mozart.
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
7 and 10p; $25
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Come Alive
Rise from the grave and celebrate the holiday with us at our first party in our brand new venue the Deep End. All Hallows Eve killer vibes and beats until 4a. This is one dance of the dead you don't wanna miss. Beats by David Kiss, Luka Tacon and NSR of the Deep, plus Jonathan Love. Performances, projections, and a $100 costume contest.
Deep End
10-80 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $free in costume, $10 without
Pour One Out for the Pavilion
Nitehawk Cinema invites Park Slope and surrounding neighbors to properly send off the Pavilion Theater in style with a party. Wax nostalgic for the neighborhood’s oldest theater and pay your last respects. Featuring a cash bar, live music provided by the Street Beat Brass Band, and free popcorn.
Pavilion Theater
188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
6-8p; $free
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
NYC’s most puntastic competition. In celebration of Halloween, the festivities will include our best Halloween pun-costume contest.
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $8 advance, $10 day of show
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
The Poetry Brothel
We won't blow you, but we will blow your mind. The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of both male and female poets as whores, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poetry whores are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel need a good cover; the Poetry Brothel’s is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, live jazz, burlesque, vaudeville, painters, actors, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. Themed costumes and/or formalwear are encouraged but not required.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $30
21 and over
Wang Newtons no. 1 variety show. The most No. 1 gender bending variety show that surreality TV has to offer. Step inside the world of infamous persona Wang Newton, a cheeky host-with-the-most known for presenting the "No. 1 things of the world." This event is no different: featuring a heavy hit of  No. 1 talent from around the world and a sprinkle of locals, Wang serves part heart-to-heart interviews via his live social media WANG TV presence; part late night TV style show filmed professionally in front of a studio audience (with edited webisodes released afterwards). Wang takes you inside his colorful extravagant world -- full of magic, heart, possibility, and panties.
RuPaul’s Drag Race may have created a frenzy over drag queens but Wang will make you gag over the top drag king sensations in the game, along with added glitter and swoon from the sexiest burlesque, circus, and aerialists, and DJs around. In this episode, we’re celebrating Scorpios and Wang’s Halloween birth date. Come dressed in your bestest birthday suit, or, the purest form of your true self. Host Wang Newton. With Drag King Spikey Van Dykey, Fire God Ra, Evil Dead Skeletor, Drag Queen Salvadora Dalí, DJs Nordvolk back-to-back with Amir Telem, Drag King Goldie Peacock, burlesque by Miss Petite Coquette, aerialist drag king Alexander the Great, DJ Illexxandra, and Drag king: Vigor Mortis.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show, 10p dance party; $15-30
21 and over
Woke AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show
A Mind-Opening Variety Show. The first show a few weeks ago was so good. Since Woke AF is an all-inclusive show inviting comedians to share and perform things that they're passionate about, particularly social injustice and other societal awareness issues, we had a large audience that was into that and it's becoming a very cool show for UCB. With Aparna Nancharla, Deada$$, Monique Moses, and Ben Stanton.
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
153 East 3rd Street, Brooklyn
11p; $5
212 366 9231
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"Michael Froman wrote an email to Podesta on October 6, 2008, with the subject 'Lists.' Froman used a Citigroup email address. He attached three documents: a list of women for top administration jobs, a list of non-white candidates, and a sample outline of 31 cabinet-level positions and who would fill them. Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted.
The 'Bob Rubin school' is named for the former top executive at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup and first Clinton administration Treasury secretary. It is composed precisely of the kinds of Democrats that the Warren wing opposes on financial matters. Previously restricted papers reveal two separate attempts, in 1995 and 1997, to hurry Bill Clinton into supporting a repeal of the Depression-era Glass Steagall Act. 'Please eat this paper after you have read this,' jokes one hand-written 1998 note."
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What Would Buffy Do?
From the moment she was called upon to become the Slayer, and thus shoulder the weight of saving the world (Again!) Buffy the Vampire Slayer wrestled with understanding not only her place in the world as a superhero, but also finding her place as young woman tasked with such a role. Should her power be rooted in something different than our traditional masculine notions of strength? Or is power simply power -- void of gender and value? In this Olio, we will examine Joss Whedon’s creation, Buffy, and analyze the significance of the slayer’s struggle to fight evil while remaining ''just a girl.''
Through discussion and the viewing of a few clips, we will look critically at the show’s overarching narrative, asking ourselves: Was Buffy truly a feminist icon? If so, what kind of feminist? Radical? Liberal? Marxist? What does it mean that she alone held power that others had no access to? That she used violence to solve problems? That in the eye of the struggle, she often found herself alone, having more in common with the evil she was fighting than with the good she was trying to protect. Why, for example, was she so hot for vampires? We will discuss and debate whether, in the end, Buffy reconciled these dilemmas as she saved the world. (Again.) Finally, we will ask ourselves what lessons we can learn from the slayer as we navigate modern patriarchy and capitalism.
Brooklyn Boulders
575 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
6p-12a; $28
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Halloween: Contemplation of Death Meditation
In Western culture, one day of the year is set aside for all things macabre: Halloween. So what better day could there be for contemplating death with a Buddhist monk? On October 30, get out your creepiest costume and start your evening meditating with Bhante Suddhaso on the gruesome fate that awaits us all. This event is BYOC: bring your own costume. Yes, we will be meditating as hungry ghosts, skeletons and corpses.
Acme Brooklyn
63 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
6-7:30p; $donation
Tasteless: The History of Jello Salad
Come celebrate a hundred years of jello salad. Presented for the first time. Jello salad. You know it, you love it, or maybe you fear it, but you know it. Or maybe you just think you know it. Find out what Jello (and gelatin in general) has to do with feminism, punk rock, and the Wizard of Oz.
"Jello salad is the campiest dessert there is," Jo Weldon says. "It has had a real impact on our culture and the ways in which we handle special occasions, as well as having been employed in some very strange, yet iconic, cultural events." The lecture is preceded by a molded-salad-making competition in which cooks will lay out their most carefully concocted gelatinous creations for delectation and judging. It's going to be a shakedown. Once you've seen through it, you'll never look at jello salad the same way again.
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 Third Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
Self-Defense for Women, Trans, and GNC Folks
Learn effective self-defense techniques to escape a violent altercation, and discuss how to reduce your chances of being in one, in the first place. We'll discuss everything from stranger violence to domestic violence. The class is free, open to the public, trans-inclusive, and taught by women & trans folks. And we wrap up with refreshments and community building. No previous experience necessary. Space is limited.
Traditional Okinawan Karate
248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
November 4, 7-10p; $free
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Chemistry of Lotions and Creams
As consumers, we have the luxury of walking into a store and purchasing a skincare product that suits our needs. But, have you ever considered the amazing chemistry that goes into making cosmetics and skincare products? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the chemistry behind the ingredients in lotions and creams, as well as the physical processes required to create these products. Not only will you leave the workshop with your own DIY lotion or cream, you will also leave with an appreciation of the incredible amount of chemistry involved in making cosmetics.
Genspace NYC
33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th floor, Brooklyn
November 5, noon-2p; $30
One Minute Mediumship
Learn to be a medium in minutes? Lauren Thibodeau says it’s possible, and that you don't need to be a Spiritualist to try it out. Lauren has used her teaching techniques with entrepreneurs hoping to sharpen their intuition, artists looking to work their imaginal muscle, and those interested in accessing the unconscious mind. This series of playful exercises and experiments are perfect for anyone who is looking to activate intuition, stimulate creativity or probe the psyche.
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 A Third Avenue, Brooklyn
November 5, 3-5p; $40
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