Date: October 13th 2017

Hello lovelies,

Party updates galore!

  • Tomorrow: Castaways Casino Club. Gaming! Tiki drinks! Swingin' lounge music! Plus: ever hear of a thing called The Night Market? This: -- if you like the sound of that, you want to be sure to drop by before 11 tomorrow. Invite friends, but please don't post far and wide. Start at the loft & get your beverage in a to-go cup :)
  • Next weekend: Gowanus Open Studios. Sat: Open House, Resident Artist Showcase and the official GOS Afterparty. Sun: Goldmine shopping party, Halloween edition. Get in touch if you want to vend!
  • Stranger Things Halloween: whoa, those $20 Halloween tix are basically gone. Next level is $25, which is still pretty damn cheap...though we don't know how long those will last, either: this year's warehouse is smaller than last year's.
  • For those of you who prefer an intimate gathering to a more over-the-top Halloween, we've just introduced a new pair of events at our cozy loft: a Goth vs Kawaii Halloween! Spanning Friday and Saturday, the parties will give you a dose of dark and cute, respectively, and will be very limited on tickets to keep things comfortable.

Details on ALL the events & ticket links are below, and below that are your usual weekly listings.


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PARTY: 10/14

Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Castaways Casino Club

Saturday, Oct 14, 8pm-late, $10-20 sliding scale donation Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
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Calling all faux millionaires to litter their gold coin at our illicit gambling establishment far offshore on the banks of Gowanus: the only public invite to our new secret membership group and official afterparty for Lost Bridge Exchange Night Market.

A secret casino lounge with groovy soundtrack by Telecommand playing sophisticated grooves for the suited and booted. DJ Dirtyfinger keeps your booty bouncing late into the night. Tiki specials and $4 Rockaway Brewing beer at the bar.

For participants who desire an odd mission and a bit of added revelry, maps will be provided to send you on an artistic neighborhood scavenger hunt brought to you by Lost Bridge Exchange. All odd missions end with a return to the Loft for continuation of festivities. To-go beverage cups can accompany you on your journey, and we'll even have colorful Tiki tumblers you can keep for $10.

The casino club will feature blackjack, roulette and the star attraction of the night: Texas hold'em tournament, played at 10pm, 11pm, and 12am for a $50 value prize. For non-tourney games, a member credit system will let you use your winnings for future party entry, drinks, etc.

Dress code: Come as your truest self. Funky party-wear, 1960s Polynesian kitsch, faux fancy, vintage lounge, sparkly cocktail, or other non-sloppy attire requested. No elaborate costumes or evening wear required, but we'll love you more if you put in more effort.



G&S Open House, Resident Artist Showcase & Gowanus Open Studios Afterparty

Sat, Oct 21, 1-6pm open house / 6-10pm afterparty, FREE Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: FB: Gowanus Open Studios: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #GOS2017

We're delighted to open our doors for Gowanus Open Studios weekend and present some of the artists who've been calling the Gemini and Scorpio Loft home. Once the daytime presentations are done, we host the official afterparty for GOS 6-10pm. If you've ever wanted to host a performance, production or party here, this is a great day to visit: we'll be on hand all day to answer questions and show you around the space.

Goldmine shopping party - Halloween edition

Sun, Oct 22, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: FB: Gowanus Open Studios: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #GOS2017 #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect summer Sunday.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - Asc Alchemical- Alchemically inspired perfumes, soaps, and crystals - Binnorie - Nail polish of all sorts of colors and sparkly textures Coming Up Violets - Wildly eclectic tchotchkes, jewelry, and artwork Deflated Mouse - Jewelry & crafts that embrace the cute side of spooky and the spooky side of cute - Jack Wittenbrink - Hand-cut sculpture in found sheet metal & handmade prints Sarah Sokol Millinery - Brining imagination to life through outrageous headwear - Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream Wings of Shechinah - Elegant feather earrings, hair clips & hair extensions from local heritage chickens - Zoa Chimerum Jewelry- Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum -

Want to vend? here's what you need to know: - Message us with a link to your stuff or a note about it, if you're not a pro seller. - There are no fees, just a 20% suggested donation from your sales. Sometimes we'll accept trade, too! - We have sofas, chairs & a few clip lights, but please bring any "nice" lighting or decoration for your table / area. - We have a few 2x2 tables (claim yours quickly) or BYO, up to 6'. Our tables are slatted, so we suggest bringing a cover. - BYO racks and mirrors, though a couple of mirrors are on site. - First come, first served on choice of locations within loft. - We have wifi; bring your mobile payment solutions.

HALLOWEEN: 10/27-28

Gemini & Scorpio
cordially invite you to

Goth vs Kawaii Halloween

Goth: Friday, 10/27
Kawaii: Saturday, 10/28
9pm-5am, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested), $15 each night Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
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Tix: FB: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsgothkawaii

A refuge from the huge Halloween parties around town...including our own (which, incidentally, is here: DJs, dancing. performances, lounging, cocktails, treats -- all in our sexy speakeasy. Tickets will be limited to keep the parties comfortable.

Friday DJs: Jan Baracz, Ceremony and more spin goth, industrial, synth, darkwave, trip-hop. Sat DJs TK!

Want to participate with art, interactiity or performance? Get in touch.

Dress code Fri: BLACK, goth, dark Lolita, neo-Victorian, steampunk, ninja warrior, fetish, Edward Scissorhands Dress code Sat: PASTEL, pastel goth, Lolita, rainbow glitter uincorn, Harajuku, anime, Hello Kitty


Gemini & Scorpio
cordially invite you to

Stranger Things Halloween: Return to the Upside Down (9th Annual Masquerade Macabre)

Saturday, 10/28, 9pm-5am, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested) Secret Bushwick warehouse location
$20-35 adv* / $40 door if available / $15 after 1am

Official site: Tix: FB: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #MasqMacabre

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 Netflix' horror hit "Stranger Things." Enter the upside down...if you dare. 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.

Costumes required for entry:
This is our annual love letter to all things dark and grotesque. Dark + 1980s suggestions for Stranger Things: creepy forest creatures, aliens, Jason, ET, Chucky. Usual Masquerade Macabre style welcome: dark carnival, aberrations of nature, cabinet of curiosities, dark Victoriana, evil funhouse, steampunk, Jan Svankmaier & Brothers Quay films, Freaks, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Yes, 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).

"Live music, dancing, absinthe and the dark arts" - The New York Times. "Late-night absinthe-fueled revelry, with dancing, circus arts, and a Victorian-inspired dress code." - The Village Voice. "Expect off-the-wall antics" - Huffington Post. "Denizens of the night...down absinthe until the sun rises." - TimeOut New York. "Absinthe-fueled debauchery." - Paper. "Vintage-inspired spectacle." - New York Press. "This quintessential New York experience, a costume-required masquerade ball, offers a cornucopia of pleasures guaranteed to keep you going all night (and morning) long." - Flavorpill. "Collection of artists who revel in all things exotic, sensual and creative." - Examiner

*All ticket tiers offer the same access to the event. An additional $25 gets you a commemorative Masquerade Macabre hip flask engraved with the monster hybrid Victorian couple from our usual event flyer. The engraving is vintage-style blind etching, not the modern black laser. We like it classy. Flask pic:

/// NYC EVENTS: 10/13-10/19 ///


FEST: 11th Annual HONK NYC!
HONK NYC is an annual extravaganza of street bands and spectacle. Fun, revelry, audience participation and inclusion are the hallmarks of HONK NYC events. The festival brings together musicians and performers from around the globe who share a passion and dedication for playing and preserving the grassroots tradition of brass and percussion music. The festival includes international artists and New York favorites including: Hungry March Band, The L Train Brass Band, Sxip Shirey, Funkrust Brass Band, Raya Brass Band, Batala New York, Kenny Wollesen – Wollesonic Labs – Sonic Massage, and more. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, see site for details, FREE-$15)

FEST: Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
A competitive international film festival showing nothing short of the best in badass genre film. In addition to the screenings, there are parties, Q&A’s with filmmakers, panels, events, food & drinks and more. The directors of BHFF are committed to celebrating the art of horror filmmaking and are focused on pushing horror’s boundaries to challenge the genre’s preconceptions. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, see site for details, $13-$18)

SHOP: A Current Affair: Pop Up Vintage Marketplace Bringing together over 60 premier vintage retailers and private dealers from both coasts and beyond, this pop-up is back with the best vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Exhibitors include Moth Food (Michigan), Arrow + Anchor (Nashville), Desert Vintage (Tucson), Amarcord (New York), and more. (Sat/Sun, Industry City, 274 36th St, BK, 12pm-6pm, $15-$35)

DANCE: Sit, Eat and Chew 五味杂陈 A guided immersive dance through NYC’s Chinatown uncovers stories in an apartment, hair salon, park and beyond. This is a movement exploration across Chinatown performed by dancers from creator Mei-Yin Ng’s company, as well as participants from a number of Chinatown’s senior communities. On this 75-minute performance, tour guides lead the audience members to five distinct Chinatown locations. (Sat/Sun, meet up location with ticket purchase, 2pm/2:45/3:30pm, $25/$15 stu & sen)

FEST: BRIC JazzFest The Festival will features film, dance, panel discussion and student workshops, culminating with a three-day concert marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces throught the venue. Musical performances include Maceo Parker, The Sun Ra Arketra (under the direction of Marshall Allen), Vijay Iyer, Terri Lyne Carrington and more. Two nights of film on two giant screens will feature an array of classic films that shed light on influential artists and historical moments in jazz, including John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane (2016). Additional films to be announced. (Sat-Thu, this week and next, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, BK, see site for details, FREE-$65)

VARIETY: The Sharon Needles Halloween Special 2017 Don't miss this Edgar Allan Potpurri of diabolical horror, ghoulish music and creepy comedy by the one and only "Queen of Halloween" Sharon Needles. Beware! As evil spirits begin to gather and prepare for All Hallows' Eve, sickeningly spooky Sharon Needles is leading the pack. This is a brand new, hour-long walk on the macabre side. Something wigged this way comes, so be afraid, be very afraid. (Sat/Sun, Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd St, $23 + $20 food/drink min)

PUPPETS: Mementos Mori Hands dance across seven vintage overhead projectors, moving tiny paper birds through a cellophane sky. Combining analog craftsmanship and digital dexterity, the Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema engineers a live movie before the audience's eyes in Mementos Mori, a meditation on death and ephemerality. Integrating actors, props, two cameras, three screens, a live score for chamber ensemble and electronics, and hundreds of paper shadow puppets, this miracle of joyful cine-nostalgia follows Death as she washes up on the California shore, trades her scythe for an iPhone app, and wanders Hollywood, swiping loss and unexpected connection into the otherwise disparate lives of a ghost, a seven-year-old girl, and an elderly projectionist. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, BK, 7:30pm, $25)


SHOP: Change Your Outfit Change The World! Start your weekend prepared for the world to end. And for anything to begin. DOMLO Center is turning Friday evenings into a getting-ready party to make sure you are fully equipped to turn it out and call it in. Step into a new spiffy outfit. Stock up on sparkles, fairy lights, fire spinning gear, inspiration. Meet Domlo designers and shop the marketplace of rare goodies. Get decorated and done up by a rotating crew of your favorite hair and makeup geniuses. Vintage finds, costume cures, accessories to accent your excellence, delicates, dope deals. Stay Playafied right here in Black Rock Bushwick. Food and drink available from our neighbors at The Looking Glass in the backyard. Bring an instrument for the jam. Chill for a film screening. (DOMLO Center, 1083 Broadway, BK, 5pm-9pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: SHE Has Risen! - A Procession For the Goddess We will be carrying an effigy representing the Goddess of Love and proselytizing on behalf of the Sacred Feminine. With sacred artists: Adolfo Ibanez Ayerve, Lily Benson, Anais Delsol, Catherine Feliz, Allison Halter, Nina Isabelle, Lenora Jayne, Grace Kredell, Kaitlyn LeBlang, Jennifer McDermott, Mollie McKinley, Loren Nosan, Samantha Rehark, Jean Rim, Adrian Shirk, Eliza Swann, Kim Tran, Emilia Turner, Tamara Wyndham, Alice SparklyKat, Jennifer Zackin. Participation encouraged. All people welcome. Please wear red. E-mail elizaswann@PROTECTED for information. (14th St & 8th Ave, to Union Square Park, 201 Park Ave S, 6pm-8pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Puppet Playlist #25: Alanis Morissette
You heard right, in addition to being played by Idina Menzel on Broadway, Alanis is going to be represented by puppets. Yes this Canadian 90’s pop icon is finally getting her Puppet Playlist debut and our middle school selves are clutching our chokers with excitement. Featuring Puppetry by: Kayla Prestel, Ora Fruchter, Playlab NYC, The Serious Theatre Collective and more. And Musical Performances by: Ashley Jones, Chris Ignacio, Emma McMullin and more. (Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer St, 7pm, $13-$15)

EVENT: Dreamland Roller Disco Thriller Night Lola Star is conjuring up a funk of 40 thousand years and grisly ghouls from every tomb…for no mere mortal can resist The Thriller Roller Disco. DJ spinning rockin’ Michael Jackson tunes, roller disco grooves & Disco classics. Dress up: Thriller zombies, Halloween costumes, Michael Jackson gloves & Billy Jean jackets. Dance Skate competition featuring some of the best dance skaters in the world. (Lefrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park, 171 East Drive, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm-10:30pm skate, $18-$25, 21+)

ART: Three Legged Dog Open House To celebrate all the amazing work they’ve been doing, 3-Legged Dog is having a good old-fashioned party. Drop by to have a drink and mingle with a vibrant community of artists and technicians. You'll also be the first to experience their epic immersive installation for the SHIFT Festival in Jiading, China (teaser: there will be virtual puppets and floating boulders). (3-Legged Dog, 80 Greenwich St, 8pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta presents: Wasabassco's Wonderful Wizard Of Oz at Littlefield
Take a very special journey over the rainbow. This late-night burlesque retelling of the classic American tale overflows with heart, brains, courage … and butts. Striptease storyteller Nasty Canasta presents an all-star cast in its more-than-Technicolor glory for this not-for-Munchkins treat full of plenty of L. Frank Baump-and-Grind. Hosted by Nasty Canasta, and starring: Puss-N-Boots as Dorothy Gale; Jenny C’est Quoi as the Scarecrow; Delysia La Chatte as The Tin Woodswoman; Medianoche as The Cowardly Kitty; Pearls Daily as Glinda The Good Witch; Raquel Reed as The Wicked Witch of The West; Ivory Fox as The Flying Monkey; Penny Wren as The Yellow Brick Road; and Sapphire Jones as The Book (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 11pm, $15/$20 seated/$30 VIP)


SHOP: Big Brooklyn Book Sale There will be crafts and activities for kids, plus a huge collection of books available for just $1 each. Sales will provide support to Brooklyn Public Library’s collections and programs. Unsold materials will be donated for resale with a portion supporting BPL. (Central Library, Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 10am-3pm, FREE)

WORD/ART: Artist’s Eye: Molly Crabapple Join Molly Crabapple for an intimate look at Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo. Part of our series of talks by contemporary artists that focus on our special exhibitions. This series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists illuminates our special exhibitions with fresh and alternative perspectives. Artist, journalist, and activist Molly Crabapple, known for her illustrated reportage on Occupy Wall Street, the Greek economic crisis, and Guantanamo Bay, responds to Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo. (Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, BK, 2pm-3:30pm, $16)

FEST: The New Masculinities Festival This annual festival returns with even less patience for white nationalist hetero transphobic nonsense and even more delight in the magic of performance and dialogue. Come and experience Coney Island outside the gender binary; play drinking games with a disabled, gay frat boy; get in on Walt Whitman's new fitness craze; discover Anthony Scaramucci's plot for revenge; check your expectations for a piece by inmates about an encounter with the police; and much more. The fest includes performances with occasional and optional audience interaction; two sessions of facilitated dialogue; and a catered dinner break. (The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St, Rm 301, 4pm-9pm, $15-$20)

MUSIC: Bombay Rickey Fronted by vocalist and composer Kamala Sankarama, Bombay Rickey could be the soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s, or perhaps to an imaginary spaghetti western. Bombay Rickey counts Ennio Morricone and Yma Sumac as influences. Exotic dance rhythms, coloratura soprano and surf guitar. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 8pm, $10)

PARTY: Danse of the Macabre All hallows eve will soon be upon us, to celebrate the passing of spirits from their world into our own, you are cordially invited to the first ball of the season, Danse of the Macabre. Uptown, but below ground there is a secret burial ground that few but the dead have seen. Rumors of its existence have circulated for years, but no intrepid soul has dared breech its hallowed threshold until now. We will descend into a crypt, guided only by a string quartet and dance among the dead. This is a ball for the undead, so only the darkest and most formal of attire will do. Please note, this is a real crypt, so space will be limited. Don your tails and unfurl your capes, it is time to waltz to Der Vampyr by the light of the candelabra. (The Church of The Intercession, 550 W 155th St, 8pm-12am, $50)

PARTY: NY Night Train Polyglot Discotheque All night dancing to the 1960s foreign language cover songs and fuzz 45s of Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train! and Josh Styles. Go go by the NY Night Train Shadow Dancers Erin Sheehy and Laura Bartczak. Visuals by Mighty Robot Av Squad, and a live performance by thee fabulous Saylavees. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 10pm, $7)


PARTICIPATORY: Halloween Howl & Healthy Hound Fair The HOWL is the Conservancy's annual dog costume event. Over 200 creatively costumed pups strut their stuff before a blue-chip fashion industry coven of judges. Bring your best friend and dress him or her up to enter this wild and wooly Halloween costume competition. Raffle! Prizes. And for the second year in a row, booths you can visit to learn all about healthy food, treats and more for your dog's wellness. (East End Ave & E 86th St, 12pm-3pm, FREE)

FEST: Pickle Day
A neighborhood wide celebration of all things pickled that takes place every autumn in New York's Lower East Side. The streets come alive with internationally renowned picklers, local vendors, live music, and activities. This celebration of the great LES pickling tradition takes center stage, drawing enthusiasts from 'round the globe to remember their pickled roots. (Orchard St btwn Houston & Delancey, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

BIKE: Street Art Bike Ride Our gallery is on the streets, and we want to share it, pointing out famous and hidden spots throughout the city. We'll be covering the Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Tour includes NYC highlights, history and social implications of street art. (99 South 6th St, BK, 12pm-2:30pm, FREE)

SHOP: Saint Vitus Halloween Flea Market Bring your friends. Bring your kids. Bring your dog. Bring your grandma. For the third straight year, come on down for the biggest array of cool vintage, new, and handmade stuff for all of your pre-holiday and Halloween needs. Glamour shots, massage, awesome stuff, drunk specials. (Saint Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Ave, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

WORD: Sex Lit: Stoya's Book Club
tix: The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion of a classic sexuality book led by pornographer Stoya. Drinking encouraged throughout, and mingling will follow the talk. Your book for this edition of Sex Lit is Ann Rice's "The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty." The Sleeping Beauty Quartet is a series of four novels written by Anne Rice under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure. They are erotic BDSM novels set in a medieval fantasy world, loosely based on the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. Perversion highlights include both maledom and femdom scenarios amid vivid imageries of bisexuality, homosexuality, ephebophilia and pony play. This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club. No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Douglass St, BK, 6:30pm-9:30pm, $20, 21+)

ART/MUSIC: Guerilla Science Presents: Fire Organ Soundscapes Experience music in a new way. Join us for a spectacular showcase of sound and fire where multisensory artists perform new works designed to reveal the interconnectedness between music and the physical nature of sound. Designed and built by Guerilla Science, the Fire Organ is the ultimate analog sound visualizer. Using any kind of sound input — from voices to acoustic instruments to electronics — the Fire Organ creates new ways of understanding and experiencing music by revealing the shape and motion of sound waves through a dance of flames. (National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St, BK, 7pm-9pm, $29 adv/$34 door)

FILM/MUSIC: Buster Keaton's 'The General' with Live Music The evening will feature a screening of The General (1926), a feature-length masterpiece co-directed by Clyde Bruckman and starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack. The film was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War, and has since been considered one of the greatest American films ever made. (Jalopy Tavern, 317 Columbia St, BK, 8pm-10pm, FREE)


PERFORMANCE: The Legend Of Yma Sumac Written and directed by Steve Willis (videographer for Jinkx Monsoon and Sharon Needles), who was friends with the late star, the "live documentary" cabaret stars drag queen Scarlet Envy as Sumac. The show weaves together many of Yma's greatest hits, including Malambo No. 1, Mozart's Queen of the Night, and Claire de Lune. This visual and aural treat also incorporates previously unseen video footage of Sumac, shot by Willis, with video editing and projections by Spencer Rothman. (Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd St, 7pm, $22 + $20 food/drink min)

PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Swordraiser Performance Party: Emo Storytime
Gather ‘round for a tale of fantasy and woe...costumes, drinking, friends, and performances. Live performance by LoM. Be the “best” worst in the Cards Against Humanity Tournament and wipe your bedtime tears away by winning the coveted Trophy Sword. Score local Brooklyn treats in the party-long raffles. Sing your sorrows away with live band karaoke with The Occasionalists. Treat your tender, unappreciated souls to late night beats with DJNK. Maybe tomorrow will be darker than today, but let’s let our weary hearts fall in love with life, if only for this one night. Costumes Always Encouraged. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with purchase or RSVP, BK, 7:30pm, FREE adv/$10 door/sug don)

DJ: Warper Party: The Ol’ Switcheroo East swaps West. As, Shakey Hits The West Coast, Moldover Heads East to Play Warper. Come out and see the Other Original Co-Founder of Warper Party and Godfather of controllerism. The Largest Showcase of Electronic Art and Music in NYC. 2X Floors of omnidigital art and music. (The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave, BK, 8pm-2am, FREE, 21+)

MUSIC: The Jina Brass Band The ferociousness of Bhangra melting with psyc hedelic soundscapes. Liberate your body. Sunny Jain drives the band on Dhol (the dance drum of Punjab), with Chris Eddleton on drumset. Keisuke Matsuno on guitar and the wild brass of Kenny Bentley (sousaphone), Sonny Singh (trumpet) and Jonathon Haffner (soprano sax). (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 10pm, $10)

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PARTY: Mister Halloween Night: In The Shadow of the Moon - 10/28 sat tix: Don your cloaks, you deerskin hoods and your comfortable shoes, for seers Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter will conjure the future and past with ritualistic rhythms. The dance floor will be shrouded in light to beckon the spirits; and they’ll have potions, ales and mulled wine to keep you warm on the inside and outside. Advance tickets are always a good idea, and wearing a costume is essential. If you need inspiration, think witches, druidic robes, ouija boards, The Wicker Man. RSVP at The only way to guarantee admission is with an advance ticket purchase. (Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave, 5pm-11pm, $25 adv/$20 before 7pm w/RSVP)


ART: Cult of Meow: cat art show! An art show celebrating all things cat. New work by ​​Domonique Alesi, Carrie Ann Baade, Cory Benhatzel, Yoko d'Holbachie, Jel Ena, Siames Escalante, Kaila Gee, Caitlin Hackett, Rhodora Jacob, JoKa, Alexis Kandra, Sue Kasdon, Leegan, Caitlin McCormack, Caitlin McDonagh, Michele Melcher, Johannah O'Donnell, Lou Pimentel, Lilly Piri, Rebecca Rose, Heather Franzen Rutten, Star Manda, and Halsey Swain. (thru 10/21, Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Duke Riley: Now Those Days Are Gone “Now Those Days are Gone”, will be Duke Riley’s largest solo exhibition to date, and the culmination of the work inspired by Fly By Night. Riley is fascinated by maritime history and events around the waterways of New York City. Riley’s signature style interweaves historical and contemporary events with elements of fiction and myth to create allegorical histories. His re-imagined narratives comment on a range of issues from the cultural impact of over development and gentrification of waterfront communities to contradictions within political ideologies as well as commerce and the role of the artist in society and at war. (thru 10/21, 524 W 26th St, 6pm-8pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Point Pleasant, The Legend of The Mothman
Based on the actual eyewitness accounts, The Unitards weave a tale of fear, confusion, paranoia and sadness along with dark humor. A sensory experience of music, light, sound and puppetry. A theater experience much like the story itself; strange, disorienting and beautiful. Audiences are thrust into a black and white world, in a time long past, in a town you've never heard of where something extraordinary happened. (thru 10/21, Tue-Sat 7pm/Sat & Sun 2pm, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, $25)

ART: Boris Vallejo – Spiritus Vitae Boris Vallejo is widely considered by many to be America’s premier fantasy artist. His 60 years of experience as an illustrator and his reputation in the field of fantasy and science fiction illustration speaks for itself and his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage and many other fantasy characters are known and loved around the world. In this exhibition, Spiritus Vitae, Vallejo presents his own unique, personal creative vision to the public: one that features and colorful, vibrant scenes of feminine mythology. (thru 10/21, Last Rites Gallery, 325 W 38th St, Frnt 1, see site for details, FREE)

ART: ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2 The exhibit explores the dynamic of the bodega aesthetically and theoretically. Bodegas feed addiction and desire, providing sustenance in the form of Philly Cheesesteaks, honey buns, lottery tickets, pantyhose, condoms, and ramen. Their accessibility and uniformity allows for consistency and shelter and camaraderie- 24 hours a day. Each bodega takes on the unique form and identity of its owners, employees, customers, and surrounding neighborhoods, resulting in a bodega is as rich and culturally diverse as it's visitors. The exhibit takes place simultaneously at two Brooklyn galleries. Curated by Yael Azoulay, Samantha Robinson, and Ali Shrago-Spechler. (thru 10/22, Space Heater Gallery, 1283 Bushwick Ave, Basement/Wayfarers, 1109 Dekalb Ave, BK, see site for details, FREE)

FEST: Puppet Blok An annual works-in-progress series of ground-breaking new works of puppetry & other innovative forms of storytelling. Made possible in part with funds from the Jim Henson Foundation. Curated by CB Goodman. (thru 10/25, Dixon Place 101A Chrystie St, see site for details, $15/3 for $33)

ART: Self Storage NYC
Self Storage NYC (selfstoragenyc) is a site-specific exhibition-event taking place in select self storage facilities in Long Island City and Flux Factory&146;s gallery. The project is a major Flux Factory show occurring throughout October, organized by a team of international curators. The art show legally occupies self storage units to highlight displacement. Visitors will experience Self Storage NYC independently through a downloadable map with instructions to locate and access each storage unit. Visitors can also access an audio description of each presentation when they are in a unit. Passcodes and map with addresses and further logistics will be available as auto-generated reply by emailing: selfstorageshownyc@PROTECTED (thru 10/27, Flux Factory, 39-31 29t St, LIC, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

THEATER: Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg
In a land where the whiskey is always flowing, an ambitious young painter is faced with a life-altering choice: Give up on her dreams and embrace a carefree life or lose her father, the powerful Mayor of Williamsburg. Will she leave behind the only family she’s ever known? Or will she discover that in Williamsburg, it’s easier to drink than to think? A new musical about hope, family, whiskey, and reconciling the dreamer within. (thru 10/28, Wed-Sat 8:30pm/Sat & Sun 4pm, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, $35-$50)

A theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Central Yup'ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska. The three performers use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures in Alaska. These histories--at times humorous, at times tragic--juxtapose against the actors’ own personal memories as "insider" and "outsider" in the Last Frontier. (thru 10/29, La MaMa, The Downstairs 66 E 4th St, see site for details, $25)

FEST: The 8th annual United Solo Theatre Festival
The festival will present between two and five shows each night for the next ten weeks, adding up to 120 unique productions coming from six continents. Through a variety of one-person shows, the Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual. Audiences see one-person performances from all over the world, experience foreign cultures and traditions, and learn the perspectives of people from various walks of life. Renowned solo performers as well as new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, drama: tragedy or comedy). (thru 11/19, Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St, see site for details, $35)

ART: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 2016
The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event returns with more pumpkin power than ever before. Meander through an historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns. In this elaborate, hugely popular walk-through experience, see more than 7,000 illuminated jack o' lanterns, all designed and individually hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Recommended for all ages. (Thu-Sun, thru 11/25, Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside Ave, $15-$25)

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