nonsense 10.27 to 11.2

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Subject: nonsense 10.27 to 11.2
Date: October 27th 2017
Friday, October 27
* Halloween Party, Brooklyn
* Ruffles, or, A Progression of Rakes, Manhattan
* Graveyard Swing, Manhattan
* Halloween Is David Lynch Night, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 28
* North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Haunted Paddle 2017: Cthulhu Canoe, Brooklyn
* Bike Kill 14
* Rubulad Proudly Presents: Boo! Brooklyn
* The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Masquerade Afterparty, Jersey City
* It's Bloody Halloween Again, Brooklyn
* US EPA Research-a-Thon: Who Has Agency? Brooklyn
* Stranger Things Halloween: Return to the Upside Down, Brooklyn
* Camouflage: A Variety Benefit Show, Brooklyn
* Death Rites: The Return, Brooklyn
* Ova the Rainbow: Mirror Mirror Halloween, Brooklyn
* Schtick a Pole in It: Missy Elliott, Manhattan
* The Box Season 3 Premiere, Brooklyn
* Bladder Interrupted, Brooklyn
* Brooklynween Seventeen, Brooklyn
* Nosferatu, Queens
* Secret Loft's Fifth Annual Epic Halloween Party, Manhattan
Sunday, October 29
* Dance Film; Deconstructed, Brooklyn
* House Show
* Tour of the Galaxy, Manhattan
Monday, October 30
* Iron Your Love, Brooklyn
* Greenpoint Haunted Garden, Brooklyn
* Amusing Peeps at the Abbey Pub: Halloween Edition, Manhattan
* Halloween Horror Show, Manhattan
* The Original NYC Talent, Queens
* The Media Witch, Brooklyn
* Ghost Boooooob: A Halloween Extravaganza of Epically Evil Proportions, Manhattan
* Pairs N Pears: Spooky Halloween Show
* Screams, Brooklyn
* The Rocky Horror Show, Manhattan
* Tropikal Terror Secret Party
* Halloween Party at the Con Artist Collective, Manhattan
* Halloween Invocation of Mein Künt (Kült), Manhattan
* Spooky 7x7: A Rule of 7x7 Halloween, Manhattan
* The Handmaid's Halloween Hightail, Manhattan
* Haunted Adventure Garden and Rat Race Maze, Manhattan
* Halloween Dance at Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Brooklyn
* Inner Demons: Killer Acid and Matt Crabe at Flattopps, Queens
Wednesday, November 1
* Drunk Science, Brooklyn
* The Fancy Show, Brooklyn
* Ministerio De Los Muertos, Brooklyn
Thursday, November 2
* Showgasm, Manhattan
* Seen From the Anthropocene, Brooklyn
* You’re the Expert, Manhattan
* Jubilating
* Ownership
* DIY Aquaponics
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Rose and Pearl
Halloween Party
The costumed bacchanallia of 1399 Pacific's Halloween party keeps growing and mutating, and will take over an amazing loft in Bushwick this year, with outdoor & indoor space, multiple stages, and insane performances:
Music: Night Powers, DJ Stylus, and DJ Still Life. Percussion: Daniel "Conga" Valdez. Bruk-Up Dance: Ghost and Opium from the Mutantz. Go-go dancing: Bee L Zebabe, Mia Julep, Logan Laveau, and Kita St. Cyr. Belly dance: Brooke Borg. Video projections: The Sperm Whale. Wear costumes.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
9p-4a; $5 before 10p, $10 after
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Ruffles, or, A Progression of Rakes
A reading. In a corridor haunted by wronged maidservants, a stable boy considers the ways he is becoming bad because of the things his new job asks him to do. As a progression of rakes, profligates and libertines drink more liqueurs and vomit in the decorative urns, one rake reflects on his dawning consciousness that his actions harm others. He tells the audience: "I want to let you know that none of this is my fault. Not exactly. It’s not like I want to do these things. It’s just, I don’t know, I do them?"
Written and directed by Normandy Sherwood. Sound design by Craig Flanagin. With Ean Sheehy, Jess Barabagallo, Hannah Heller, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Greg Zuccolo, Hannah Kallenbach, and Jordan Baum.
The Tank
36th and 8th Avenue, Manhattan
7p; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Graveyard Swing
The New York Granite Cemetery has been closed to the public for generations. When no one’s paying attention to your eternal rest, you might feel like getting out once in a while. Party with original animatronic characters carousing in a surreal, immersive graveyard, forgotten to time and reappearing in a theater in New York City for just four days. This show is a self-guided, 5-10-minute long tour. Kid-friendly and wheelchair accessible.
Access Theater
380 Broadway, at White Street, Manhattan
6-10p; $20
Continues through HALLOWEEN
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Halloween Is David Lynch Night
A costume party inspired by the work of David Lynch. Costume contests, severed ear hunt, $5 Laura Palmers all night long, Frank Photo Booth, art installations, the Agent Jeffries (David Bowie and Lynchian cover band), and Amazing Amy as The Limber Log Lady.
The Nest, Bluebird
504 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
B, Q trains to Prospect Park station
8p-2a; $5
North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Haunted Paddle 2017: Cthulhu Canoe
Terror goes by water this Halloween. The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s fourth Haunted Paddle offers a unique New York City experience. The expert local knowledge amassed by the skilled paddlers of the North Brooklyn Boat Club has uncovered ancient terrors in the industry-scarred waters of Newtown Creek.
NBBC’s dark and silent (ACA-certified) guides will lead terrifying 20-minute tours of the starkly beautiful postindustrial waters of Newtown Creek. Over the dark surface of this time-haunted stream, strange chants echo, and those who dwell here have changed with the passing of forgotten years. As the boat passes beneath the rusted relics of bygone industry, there emerge the twisted devotees of ancient powers, older than humanity, uncaring, and strange.
That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.
For those too fearful to ply the waters, we’ll have a party on land with a bonfire, drinks, and food. The party is free to attend and requires no RSVP, but haunted canoe ride tickets must be purchased in advance.
The North Brooklyn Boat Club (a nonprofit community organization) is dedicated to enabling and advocating for human-powered boating on the waterways bordering Greenpoint , Bushwick, and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Long Island City and Maspeth, Queens. The organization enables local citizens to be effective stewards of the ecology and so preserve the recreation and freedom that the waterways engender.
51 Ash Street, Brooklyn
7-11p; $30 includes a drink
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Bike Kill 14
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Rubulad Proudly Presents: Boo!
A ghastly gathering featuring Jake Pinto and the YeahTones, Les Sans Culottes, Predator/Prey, and Wooing, with your MC Tanya Solomon. DJs: Grave the Spazz, Reaganomics, and Sir Olivier, Esq. Plus G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Fright Fest and Myke Flaherty's Art Hole (to Hell). It’s Halloween: Wear a costume.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $10 before 9p or after performances end, $20 otherwise
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Masquerade Afterparty
An atypical pre-midnight screening of cult classic the Rocky Horror Picture Show, followed by our Masquerade After-Party at the Landmark Loew's Movie Palace. This Halloween season, the Loew's Jersey will give everyone the chance to join Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Brad and Janet (dammit!) to re-live what was arguably the worst -- or maybe best -- masquerade party in history.
There will be music and dancing all night, light refreshments, and a cash bar.  And of course, they'll be a costume contest for fun prizes. Categories will include "Best" characters from the movie, as well as general interest -- so if patrons are inclined, they can come as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Janet, a generic Vampire, their favorite political target, or just about anything else.  
But patrons don't have to wear a mask. Costumes are preferred, not required, so party-goers can come as they are, if they like. Rocky Horror Nite is a benefit for Friends of the Loew's, the non-profit that is restoring, preserving and operating  the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre as a multi-discipline arts center.
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
7p Rocky Horror Picture Show, 8:45p masquerade party in the Grand Lobby immediately following the movie; $25 advance, $30 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
It's Bloody Halloween Again
Halloween party with three original bands (Hank and Cupcakes, Vangoose, This Way to the Egress), two DJs, fortune tellers, Wally the Clown, DIY mask-making, costumes, video art projections, props, and confetti.
2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
8:42p; $10 advance, $12
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
US EPA Research-a-Thon: Who Has Agency?
Want to better understand and sense your federal environmental bureaucracy, the US EPA? Join us for an afternoon of participatory and creative research at the Environmental Performance Agency headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Since US EPA administrator Scott Pruitt took office in 2017, a number of environmental regulations and policies have been overturned, rolled back, or are in a period of limbo. With a further “re-organization” of the US EPA already underway, what implications does this have for human health and the environment?
Collectively we’ll review the US EPA’s Wikipedia page, looking for ways to bring it up to date and reflect changes to the Office of Environmental Justice. We’ll map how the US EPA operates both locally and nationally, and explore the US EPA’s activity in Region 2, which includes NY/NJ, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Throughout, there will be opportunities to embody how the US EPA makes you feel.
This is an opportunity for knowledge sharing regardless of expertise. All levels of technical ability are welcome. If possible, please bring a laptop, and clothes for movement and stretching. BYOB and snacks. Co-facilitated by EPA Agents Ellie Irons, Christopher Kennedy, Andrea Haenggi, and Catherine Grau.
1067 Pacific Street, Brooklyn
2-5p; $free with RSVP
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Stranger Things Halloween: Return to the Upside Down
Ninth 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 Bushwick 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 (Nelson Lugo). Chill in the blanket fort. Eat all the Eggos. Join a seance to find the missing kids (Marcy Currier). Indulge in handcrafted absinthe (House of St Eve) and specially themed drinks. All the while, our DJs will keep the beat going to keep you dancing into the morning: DJ Milk (Binative/Rakoons Of Queens) and DJ Ceremony (Svmmon: a dark dance experience).
Costumes required for entry: This is our annual love letter to all things dark and grotesque. All manner of Halloween costumes are welcome as well, but please remember: If we have to ask, it's not a costume (meaning: 1980s casual trying to be a Stranger Things kid won't cut it).
Chemistry Creative
305 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn
9p; $20-30, $15 after 1a
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Camouflage: A Variety Benefit Show
In addition to our regular comedy show, this month Camouflage Comedy presents a very special Variety Show to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer and, sadly, has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers. But while there is no cure, great progress is being made. Camouflage: A Variety Benefit Show is donating all of its proceeds to MMRF.
This show will feature comedy, storytelling, music, poetry, and much more-- all with our signature house party vibe, with headliner Ophira Eisenberg of NPR, The Moth, and Comedy Central fame. Line up: Lucas Connolly, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Gigi Bella, Watkins Mentalism, Becca Lou, and Hannah Winkler. Hosted by Katie McVay.
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Toxic Shock Syndrome presents:
Death Rites: The Return
It is happening again. It is happening again. Featuring A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Motion Studies as the Smiths, Plaque, Ritual Humor, and Winkie. Downstairs in the Black Lodge: Compactor and MUUNY. DJs OJ and Devin.
Plus Black Lodge in the Black Lodge performance by Hissyfit. Visuals by Screaming Horses. Tarot readings by Cassie Ramone. The return of the Makeout Coffin. The return of the Gimp. Damn good coffee. Two floors of insanity. Bob literally comes and kills you. Confusing plot points.
The Gateway
1272 Broadway, Brooklyn
8p-4a; $15
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Spectrum presents:
Ova the Rainbow: Mirror Mirror Halloween
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the queerest of them all? We are! What do you see in your reflection? Scary fairytale of tales, witches, warlocks, evil queens, princesses, towers, curses and enchantments, prince charmingz. We are getting to the depths and darkness of the Brothers Grimm.
Step behind the wardrobe, pass through the warp in the mirror and come get lost in our dark wood. Soundsystem by Subbass. DJs Pictureplane, False Witness, and Michael Magnan. Live shows: New Castrati, Mimi, Panthera, and Buffy.
Witches: Orlando Estrada, Gage of the Boone, Avory Agony, Gio Black Peter, Danny Taylor, Orlando Tirado, Ratpunzel, and Jordan Stawecki. Decor by Dreamhouse Productions. Sound by Subbass Soundsystems.
The Spectrum
1022 Wycoff Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-6a; $10 before 2a, $20 after, $25 after 3:30a;
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Schtick a Pole in It: Missy Elliott
Schtick a Pole in It is a night of comedy and pole dancing. Comics and pole dancers share the same stage but not at the same time to create a show that makes everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh. Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole?
This month's theme is Missy Elliott, Music Video Goddess with nasty hits for the pole. Come out. Dress is casual, Inflatable Trash Bag optional. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents?
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
8p; $20 online, $25 door
212 777 1157
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Box Season 3 Premiere
Everyone’s favorite intersectional feminist late night comedy show is back for our third season, and this time we’re moving on up ... to Gowanus. The Box Show creator and host Kaitlin Fontana will take you on a Halloween weekend journey deep into the world of women, specifically the everyday Wo-minutiae that females and non-binary people face -- after all, nothing is scarier than the day-to-day life of a woman. Featuring sketches, characters, special guests, and a panel of funny fumans (that’s female humans) talking about the many tiny exhausting, terrifying things that make up their everyday. Boo! Haha! Sigh. Featuring: Aparna Nancherla, Elna Baker, and Joyelle Nicole Johnson. With live tunage by DJ Krunk Pony. Plus three brand new video sketches and giveaways.
635 Sackett, Brooklyn
8p; $8 presale, $10 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Bladder Interrupted
I have been working with Mechele Leon on this piece for almost a year, as I visit Kansas and she visits New York, and on the internet in between. Mechele was my professor at KU, became the head of the department, and is a brilliant Moliere scholar. In May 2016, she found out that she had bladder cancer. 
Since then, much has happened, but this is a comic, moving, challenging exploration on how the fuck to talk about having bladder cancer and what shape the story takes.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Joey Coolstyles and DJ E-Mood present:
Brooklynween Seventeen
A no-cover Halloween dance party. Costumes are mandatory. Do you like Halloween?
Do you like dancing? Do you like unnecessary and vaguely uncomfortable abbreviations?
If you answered "yes" to any or none of the above questions, then do we have the party for you. Three DJs. Literally underground.
248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
9p-4a; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Cinema Under the Influence presents:
Experimental-electronic duo the Flushing Remonstrance bring new life to Murnau's silent classic Nosferatu with their original soundtrack at the LetLove Inn. It's the vampire movie that started it all. Movie will begin at 8p so arrive early for a prime seat; please find it in your dark heart to tip the band for their services.
The LetLove Inn
27-20 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
8p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Secret Loft's Fifth Annual Epic Halloween Party
Costumes are a must. Expect a night of live music, DJs, body paint, libations, and ridiculous costumes. Midnight costume contest with champagne prize. Live hip hop and dance music: Strangers on the Internet and Crimdella. Spooky aerial chains performance by Ariel Iasevoli. House of Yes regular DJ Dropkat spinning the best dance music until the early hours.
Secret Loft
RSVP for address, Manhattan
L train to 6th Avenue station
10p; $10 early, $15-20 late
21 and over
Dance Film; Deconstructed
Co-curated and co-presented by Lucy Kerr and Emily Smith in partnership with Brooklyn Studios for Dance and collaborating organizations Dance Films Association and Mono No Aware. A pairing of Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore and Claire Denis’ Beau Travail in a program created to reflect on trauma embedded in Western expectations for a masculine body.
Brooklyn Studios for Dance
210 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $5
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
House Show
Megan Slankard and Alex Wong
RSVP for address
3p; $15
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Midnight Radio Show presents:
Tour of the Galaxy
Tour of the Galaxy, a cabaret for hope, is an evening of shadow puppetry, dance, stand-up, costumes, and fantasy presented by Brooklyn's own Midnight Radio Show. All proceeds from the evening will go directly to the Hope Fellowship fund, which matches young leaders seeking careers in social justice with Brooklyn-based nonprofits working directly in our communities.
Papillon Bistro and Bar
22 East 54th Street, Manhattan
6p; $35
all ages
Brooklyn Ironers' Union Informational and Open Enrollment Meeting:
Iron Your Love
Though as yet an unknown practice, Public or “Socialized” Ironing is fast growing in popularity in the bars and restaurants of North Brooklyn. Come join James Hook for an open meeting of the Brooklyn Ironers’ Union, Local 278. Those interested in learning more about Public (or “Socialized”) Ironing, or setting up their own practice, are strongly encouraged to attend this free workshop, featuring both practical instruction in how to iron in public, and ethical instructions in why to do so. An Open Enrollment Period at the end of the workshop will allow attendees to join our union, and seek to schedule ironers for an upcoming Citywide Day of Ironing this coming November. All new enrollees will receive complimentary iron-on Union Patches. With James Hook, Iron Man.
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
7:15p, 7:30p demonstration; $free
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Greenpoint Haunted Garden
Shrunken head tree. Eyeball bushes. Organically grown chicken feet. The Shed. Come join. With refreshments and non-candy treats.
61 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
6-8p; $free
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Amusing Peeps at the Abbey Pub: Halloween Edition
A free stand up comedy show followed by a bring-your-own-pumpkin pumpkin-carving competition (tools provided). Comedy by Tim Dillion, Angela Cobb, Thiago Macklin, Ace Reyes, and Bobby Sheehan.
The Abbey Pub
237 West 105th Street, Manhattan
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Halloween Horror Show
A group art show inspired by the diabolical, supernatural and darkness, this once a year affair, will be sure to give you the heebie jeebies.
We’ve got a lot of great programming coming up quickly, and just wanted to make sure you were in the loop! From our Halloween Party, to our Illustration Residency Showcase in Mid-November. Check out this list of upcoming exhibitions and let us know if you’d be interested in listing it, or need more supplemental materials.
Con Artist
119 Ludlow Street, between Rivington and Delancey, Manhattan
7-11p; $free
***** Also on MONDAY *****
The Original NYC Talent
Continuing a run that ended at the Bowery Poetry Club years ago. An interdisciplinary open stage. Performance art, music, comedy, poetry, pooping, whatever. Six minutes of stage time. No heckling. No fire. No throwing chicken wings.
Keep it weird.
Footlight Bar
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
9p show, 8:30p signups; $free
***** Also on MONDAY *****
The Media Witch
Usher in Halloween with a bone-chilling evening of music and comedy, comedy and music, unimaginable terror, and malicious deeds. Hosted by Media Witch Marissa Goldman, featuring Felipe Di Poi, Sam Lanier, and Stephanie Pace. With music from purgatory's premier house bands Long Neck, Cutouts, Shya, and Wet Mut.
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn
9p show; $8-10
**** Also on MONDAY *****
The Love Show presents:
Ghost Boooooob: A Halloween Extravaganza of Epically Evil Proportions
Featuring the lethal Love Show dancers, excerpts from "Boomstick Ballet: An Evil Dead Tribute," magic by the Great Dubini, live song by Corn Mo, bloodcurdling burlesque, and eerie-alists. All hosted by the maniacal miscreant David F. Slone.
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street, at Stanton, Manhattan
7p doors, 8p show; $15 advance, $20 door, 25 advance reserved seating
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Pairs N Pears: Spooky Halloween Show
A monthly benefit show where there are different pairs of artists each working in different performance genres, a pair of musical hosts, and literal pears. This month features comedy by the International Burning Circus and Lena Einbinder, music by Chocolate Brown and Adrianade, and burlesque by Betty Brash and Cerebral Pussy. Hosted by Squidssidy, a folk-rock music duo with a penchant for banter comprised of Cassidy Dawn Graves and Stephanie Guedalia.
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $5 suggested to benefit Unidos for PR and Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
It's Halloween, freaks. And by that we mean tricks on the rulers, treats for all of us. Halloween marks the boundary between summer and winter, light, and darkness. It's a time of rebellion and mischief, excess and celebration, liminality and spells. From the queer woods of Tennessee and riverbanks of Minnesota to the swamps of New Orleans and chaotic streets of New York, we're ringing your doorbell with this lineup, hosted by Mask Magazine: Breakaway, Yatta, Bunny Michael, Sissy Elliott, and Kilbourne.
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn
9p shows; $?
NOTE: Check out the link for an exhaustive history of Halloween.
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Michael T presents:
The Rocky Horror Show
Give yourself over to pleasure and let's do the time warp once again. The show features a six-piece band  and all 10 characters from the film, singing live and in full costume.
The Cast: Michael T as Dr. Frank n Furter, Rob Buchwald as Brad, Victoria Frings as Janet, Felix Hess as Riff Raff, Emma Craig as Magenta, Chris Zacher as Eddie, Julie M Smith as Columbia, Gaetano "Guy" Pugliese as Rocky, David Slone as Dr. Scott, and David Zen Mansley as the Narrator/Criminologist. Spooky sounds from all vinyl DJ Hayleigh Hatcher. The Rocky Horror Halloween party at The Roxy on Halloween, guests are encouraged to come in Rocky Horror regalia and/or in costume.
The Roxy Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
9p show with a 15-minute intermission; $20
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Tropikal Terror Secret Party
A backyard secret costume party with two heavyweight of the New York City tropikal punk scene. Live performance by Consumata Sonidera, Escarioka, and the Applecores. Sonidera DJ set by Miss Hap and Negrete Soundclash.
RSVP for address
8p-4a; $?
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Halloween Party at the Con Artist Collective
On the hunt for a unique Halloween experience? Well you’re in luck, as hidden on Ludlow Street in the gritty Lower East Side, comes an infamous party unlike any other. A $15 ticket includes an original artist hand painted mask available at the door.
Con Artist
119 Ludlow Street, between Rivington and Delancey, Manhattan
7p-2a; $15
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Halloween Invocation of Mein Künt (Kült)
Come experience a magical, multimedia, esoteric explosion at the Halloween Invocation: a spooky, bad-girl bonanza where you’ll meet a coven of crazy characters to invoke your spirits. Featuring invocations by: Lady Moody Zia, Lauren Maul, KK Apple, Brie Y.O.B., and Kim Kaiser.
The PIT Loft
154 West 29th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues, Manhattan
8:30p; $7
212 244 1722
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Spooky 7x7: A Rule of 7x7 Halloween
Seven writers. Seven rules. Seven new plays. For each Rule of 7x7, each playwright comes up with one rule (i.e. "A kiss on page 3"), then the 7 writers create new 10-minute plays using all seven rules.
The Tank
312 West 36th Street, Manhattan
A,C,E trains to 34th Street station
7p and 9:30p; $12 advance, $14 door includes a free beer
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
The Handmaid's Halloween Hightail
What better way to honor All Hallows Eve than a gaggle of Handmaidens living it up on a Pub Crawl hightailing from a mock Salvaging to a final destination in the Trump Tower zone. Bring your red robes, white bonnets (or any form of Handmaiden costume/drag) and high spirits to make Handmaiden merry.
Meet at Lucky at 168 Avenue B, Manhattan
6p; $free
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Haunted Adventure Garden and Rat Race Maze
Bring your kids for this spooky Halloween adventure garden at La Plaza. Wear your costume and try not to get trapped in the Rat Race Maze. There will fortune telling, a spooky puppet show, face painting and coffin rides. Later: Halloween Spooky Dance Party. Dress up in your scariest costume and be prepared to dance to thriller at La Plaza’s Halloween adventure dance party.
La Plaza Community Garden
Southwest corner 9th Street and Avenue C, Manhattan
4p garden and maze, 6p dance party; $free
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Hustle Social presents:
Halloween Dance at Brooklyn Studios for Dance
Our monthly Hustle Social goes back in time to 1929 for a special Halloween party. You'll be charmed by the warmth of our spacious dance hall located in the historic Cadman Congregational Church. Our resident DJ will spin a variety of soul, RnB, house, disco and hip hop. Dress in 1930s style. Invite a friend. #GetToKnowYourNeighbors.
Brooklyn Studios for Dance
210 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
8p class, 9p social; $20
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
Inner Demons: Killer Acid and Matt Crabe at Flattopps
Special Halloween presentation of new work from homies Killer Acid and Matt Crabe. A monstrous selection of paintings, illustrations, and sculptures will be hanging and available for purchase, as well as assorted goodies from the artists, including stickers, pins, shirts, zines, and patches. Bonus round with food and drink specials to celebrate the holiday, Mucho Stereo spinning records all night, along with other spooky surprises.
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
7-11p; $free
Drunk Science
A monthly show co-hosted by comedians Joanna Rothkopf, Shannon Odell (neuroscience PhD candidate at Weill Cornell), and Jordan Mendoza (pre-med drop-out). This month's show, themed Your Brain on Drugs, will feature Rachel Pegram, Rae Sanni, and Maya Deshmukh, along with very special guest Dr. Marc Manseau, a professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and editor of The Complex Connection between Cannabis and Schizophrenia, an in-depth overview of the current state of research into the role that cannabis plays in schizophrenia.
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
8p; $5 advance, $8 door
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
The Fancy Show
Every Wednesday night the Fancy Show delivers a glorious night of stand-up comedy featuring some of the best comedians from New York and across the country. Enjoy a great night of free laughs, free drink giveaways and the freedom to be as fancy as you want to be. Host: Rob Haze. With Doug Key, Ben Kronberg, Shane Torres, Jo Firestone, and Robert Dean.
The Douglass
149 4th Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30p, 8p doors; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Ministerio De Los Muertos
We're partying. We're partying because we are still alive in this realm and these days that very fact is an act of resistance.
El Ministerio de la Parranda convenes at Bushwick's House of Yes for a Day of the Dead Dance set to acid cumbia from DJ Pana Li, dark tribal synths and ruidoson by Los Macuanos, and dancefloor magic from La Chiquita Brujita. With DJs Geko Jones and Illexxandra.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8p; $10 presale, $15, use promo code LOSMINISTROS
Bowen Yang guest hosts our untamed monthly variety show-meets party, introducing us to their who's-who of the weird and wonderful -- from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between. Featuring Gabe Gonzalez, Sydnee Washington, and Rachel Wenitsky.
Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street, Manhattan
8p; $5-20
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Seen From the Anthropocene
Seen From the Anthropocene embarks on a conversation about the effects of global warming on our planet, and considers human activity the catalyst for the process. Using painting, encaustic, photography, video, wood, and post-consumer material, nine artists comment on a landscape that has been so altered by mankind it has been dubbed the Anthropocene by geologists.
1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, waterfront side of 360 Furman Street between Piers 5 and 6, Brooklyn
6-9p; $free
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
You’re the Expert
A live show and podcast hosted by Chris Duffy. The podcast uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will learn (or attempt to learn) about the life and research of a mysterious guest scientist. Our next show will feature comedians Aparna Nancherla, Zhubin Parang, and Ashley Brooke Roberts.
21A Clinton Street, Manhattan
7:30p doors, 8p show; $20
21 and over
Awkward Sex and the City
For the past four years, Awkward Sex and the City has been touring America with its stellar ensemble tour packed into a tight 90-minute show. Each comedian breaks down barriers about sex, relationships, and dating taboos all while making you laugh and cringe. The show pairs sexual inclusion with humor swimmingly and sheds light on the awkward universal experience we all know and love called sex. This show is a perfect addition to date night, girls night out, mom’s night out, boy’s night out, for anyone really. Featuring: Natalie Wall, Emmy Blotnick, Sam Ike, and Sam Corbin. With free beer and wine.
The Pleasure Chest
1150 Second Avenue, Manhattan
8p; $15 advance, $20 door
* 10th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival, November 4
* The Momo Crawl, November 5
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at] We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
***** ARTY STUFF *****
* WBAI 2017 Benefit Call for Artists. New York City’s beloved progressive voice, WBAI Radio, is conducting its second annual fundraising art exhibit and auction. The event will take place on November 16 at Chesterfield Gallery on Norfolk Street. These difficult times sadly serve to remind us just how critical their voice is. Only an excess of truth can protect us from an excess of lies. Please support WBAI with a contribution of artwork. Deadlines: online submissions: October 30; artwork delivery: November 10. Please send donation details online via this form:
***** SPACES *****
* ArtCondo, NYC, seeks artists. Calling all artists, writers, thinkers, dancers, and makers. ArtCondo is a new real estate initiative created to help NYC Creatives purchase raw commercial work-spaces and live/work lofts so they can remain in NYC. Its a project about the power of Collective Action. By coming together artists can gain access to needed real estate inventory, better prices, and unique creative community.  Each building will be a haven protecting creatives from future displacement, and connecting them to surrounding communities. See recent press and Sign up at to join mailing list.
***** MONEY *****
* Education is a basic right. Yet more than half of all U.S. public school students are from low-income families, and from Day 1 in school these children are more than a year behind their peers academically. We want to change this by not only sharing our fun, colorful PreK workbook on a Donate What You Can Basis, but by using this Kickstarter to raise funding to create an educational website full of free and shared quality, educational resources. Let us help you help others, and let's close the achievement gap together. Equality.Education
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact]at]
***** Jubilating *****
"Jubilee expressed liberation against imperialism. It opposed slavery, landlordship, credit-and-debt, the work ethic, pollution of the earth, and it advised revolution every 50 years. For several thousand years its meaning was distorted or ignored. With the advent of industrial capitalism the enclosed working class of England and the enslaved African-American working class rediscovered jubilee. They expanded its meaning and gave it bite."
Overheard is from Irene Pedruelo's Mi Niu York, a weekly newsletter for curious characters, treasure hunters, and eccentrics. You can sign up for her favorite stories, projects, artworks, and quotations at
People say amazing things when they think no one is listening. Overheard is about capturing these moments. We share one quotation each week that stuck with us. It's always unsolicited and unedited.
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]
Overheard in Manhattan. October 2017. Woman in her 30s to friends.
-- "I drink red wine with a straw and I own it."
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
Against Gentrification: Actionable Steps
Gentrification is rapid and pervasive, targeting affordable housing -- we're interested in actionable points to push back, to organize and resist the immense forces of coffee shops, luxury condos, and storage facilities.
Self Storage NYC has put together a group of educators to create a workshop on actionable steps to resisting gentrification.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
7-9p; $free
DIY Aquaponics
Join us for our monthly hands-on aquaponics design workshop. Have fun learning to build and maintain a home recirculating garden that grows fish and plants sustainably. Open to both children and adults. No previous knowledge of aquaponics required for this workshop.
Oko Farms
104 Moore Street, Brooklyn
10a-noon; $30
***** UPCOMING *****
Mobile Print Power Workshop
Join Mobile Print Power in our weekly art collective workshops, in which we further the development of our graphics and work on the planning of on going projects. All are welcome to join us at our weekly meeting and become part of the group.
108-59 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing
November 4 and 11, 3-5p; $free
We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]
* Smiling Hogshead Farms. Another turn around the sun, and here we are closing up shop for our rooftop garden in Long Island City for the year 2017. It was quite a season, we grew more jalapeño, cayenne, and habanero peppers than ever before, all of which have just been made into some truly exquisite hot sauces (check us out at local market events in Queens) So for the next two Saturdays we could use your help pulling these multitude of pepper plants out of their raised bed homes, gathering them for composting, treating and covering the soil with crop for the winter months, and repairing some wooden beds. The workday will span roughly 9 am - 4 pm this Saturday October 28th and the following Saturday, November 4th. Wear some clothes you don't mind getting dirty, don't forget a water bottle, pack a lunch or bring some $ to eat. Come when you can and stay for as long as you want. Please RSVP directly to this e-mail or text Lily at 518-301-1022 or Rob at 718- for confirmation and exact location details, preferably a few days before the work date.
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nonsense nyc is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in new york city.

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