Halloween is a week away! But before that, join us for weekend-long Gowanus Open Studios. Sat: Open House, Resident Artist Showcase and the official GOS Afterparty. Sun: Goldmine shopping party, Halloween edition.
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
GOWANUS OPEN STUDIOS: 10/21-22
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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/788460784667392 Gowanus Open Studios: https://www.artsgowanus.org/gos-2017 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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377047339060872/ Gowanus Open Studios: https://www.artsgowanus.org/gos-2017 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.
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale Asc Alchemical- Alchemically inspired perfumes, soaps, and crystals - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ascalchemical 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 - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeflatedMouse Jack Wittenbrink - Hand-cut sculpture in found sheet metal & handmade prints Sarah Sokol Millinery - Brining imagination to life through outrageous headwear - http://www.sarahsokolmillinery.com Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream Wings of Shechinah - Elegant feather earrings, hair clips & hair extensions from local heritage chickens - https://squareup.com/store/WingsOfShechinah Zoa Chimerum Jewelry- Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com/
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.
Gemini & Scorpio
cordially invite you to
Goth vs Kawaii Halloween
Goth: Friday, 10/27, $15
Kawaii: Saturday, 10/28, $10
9pm-4am, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
A refuge from the huge Halloween parties around town...including our own. Tickets will be limited to keep the parties comfortable. Free champagne 9-10pm to welcome you to our sexy speakeasy.
Friday: DJs, dancing, performances, lounging, cocktails, treats. DJs: Jan Baracz (Exorcise), Ceremony (Svmmon: a dark dance experience, Disintegration - The Cure immersion party), Annakickarse (Trash) spin goth, industrial, synth, darkwave, trip-hop. Go-go and pole superstars: Neon Bunny & Cherrie Sprite.
Saturday: a refuge from anything dark, bloody and scary. A chill lounge with happy music and visuals, and adorable treats. No creepy costumes, please!
On both days from 9pm on, our longtime favorite face & body paint genius Painteresse Elyzabeth will offer a variety of dark Tattoo Art, goth Glamour, rainbow Kawaii, or custom face and body makeup to match any costume. Plus a full Glitter Bar and a limited selection of Masks for sale. Elyzabeth is also available before 9pm if you book directly: painteresse [at] yahoo. Get that unique look for Halloween!
Dress code Fri: black, goth, dark Lolita, neo-Victorian, steampunk, ninja warrior, fetish, Edward Scissorhands, blood and gore welcome. Dress code Sat: pink, pastel goth, Lolita, rainbow glitter uincorn, Harajuku, anime, Hello Kitty, no blood & gore.
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) Chemistry Creative, 305 Ten Eyck St, Bushwick, BK $20 SOLD OUT / $25-35 adv / $40 door if available / $15 after 1am use code FRIENDS for $20 group rate
Official site: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html Tix: http://masqmacabre.brownpapertickets.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/952864864852095 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: DJ Milk (Binative/Rakoons Of Queens) & DJ Ceremony (Svmmon: a dark dance experience).
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).
*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: http://bit.ly/GS_flask
/// NYC EVENTS: 10/20-10/26 ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
FEST: BRIC JazzFest
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/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 Scheinfelds Chasing Trane (2016). Additional films to be announced. (Fri/Sat, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, BK, see site for details, FREE-$65)
PUPPETS: Mementos Mori
https://www.bam.org/theater/2017/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. (Fri/Sat, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, BK, 7:30pm, $25)
FILM: Suspiria (extended)
https://www.landmarktheatres.com/new-york-city/sunshine-cinema/film-info/suspiria-extended The terrifying first chapter of Dario Argentos Three Mothers Trilogy stars Jessica Harper (The Phantom of the Paradise) as Suzy Banyon, a young American ballet dancer who arrives at a prestigious European dance academy run by the mysterious Madame Blanc (Joan Bennett of TVs Dark Shadows) and Miss Tanner (Alida Valli). But when a series of bizarre incidents and horrific crimes turn the school into a waking nightmare of the damned, Suzy must escape the academy's unspeakable secret of supernatural evil. Here, as in his film Deep Red, writer/director Argento gets a pulse-pounding, thrilling assist from Italian prog musicians Goblin. (Fri/Sat, Landmark Sunshine Theater, 143 East Houston St, 11:55pm, $12)
FEST: Brooklyn Oktoberfest
https://www.facebook.com/events/102986767079200 The structure will mimic an authentic Munich festival tent. The 9,000 square foot space will be decked out with Bavarian blue & white ceilings, authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany, as well as a lofted stage area for musical acts, which will include the Alex Meixner Band, The Bratwurst Boys, the Brauhaus regulars The Heimatklange Band and a special appearance by MELINA singing her hit song "I Love German Boys". Traditional Oktoberfest food will be provided by Chef Jeremy Nolen and in colaboration with NYC based MF Events. Brooklyn based "Liquid Projects will present their "Reinheits Boten" line-up of German Craft beer. (Fri-Sun, Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, 73 West St, BK, see site for details, $40-$100)
ART: 14th Annual Garment District Arts Festival http://garmentdistrict.nyc/arts/arts-festival Visit over 90 artists in the space they create during Open Studios. Enjoy public performances on the Garment District Plazas. Get crafty at the second annual Maker's Way. All this plus, galleries, exhibitions, and public art across the neighborhood. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, see site for details, FREE)
FILM: Out Of The Archive: Queer New York at NewFest
NewFest2017 is happy to present the shorts program Out Of The Archive: Queer New York. An epicenter of queer culture, New York has long been a creative force and focal point of LGBTQ cinema. This program features both rare and restored short films (and sometimes raw footage) shot in New York City between the 1960s and 2000s by influential LGBTQ New York filmmakers, and presents the city&146;s history through a queer lens and provides an early look at the trans experience. (Fri-Tue, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St, see site for details, $16)
ART: Manifest 1.0
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manifest-10-tickets-38210277970 Manifest is a series of physical installations created to explore sonic and visual art through multi-sensory experiences. Join us for the debut event of the series, Manifest 1.0. 1.0 is set in a world envisioned by Sunni Colón in conjunction with his design agency, Tetsu. In close collaboration with Manifests team of new media engineers, designers and architects, Tetsu fuels a rare, multi-sensory live music performance examining human presence in a virtualized world. Driven by Sunni Colons new album - mechanisms, physicality, emotions of the audience, and technology create a symbiotic space to manifest bliss. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, Founders Lab NYC, 972 Metropolitan Ave, BK, $14)
FEST: Ragas Live Festival
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/ragas-live-festival-10-21-2017 Color your mind at this 24-hour celebration of Indian classical music. Experience the innovations of New York Citys current raga renaissance as over fifty master musiciansand an enthusiastic audiencetake over the Museum for an overnight concert of sacred sounds. Ragas, with roots in the vedas, are designed to be played at specific times of day: as the earth rotates, the music harmonizes with changes in light and mood, potentially transforming the listeners consciousness. Youll hear evening ragas as night falls and witness the sunrise to a composition devoted to the early morning. Throughout the experience you can enjoy this timeless music as you peruse the museums collection of Himalayan art and exhibitions such as The World Is Sound. (Sat/Sun, The Rubin Museum of Art,, 150 West 17th St, 10am-10am, $30-$280)
SHOP: The Strange and Unusual Market
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/strangeandunusualmarket Vendors will be selling everything from Artisanal Chocolate Skulls to Two Headed Stuffed Animals. The Market is a place for people who appreciate things created outside of the box, where the unconventional creations have a place to be displayed and sold. The items you'll find here, you wont find in the big stores and we like it that way. (Sat 12pm-11pm/Sun 12pm-7pm, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, FREE)
ART: Gowanus Open Studios 2017
Gowanus Open Studios, aka GOS, is a free annual weekend event where artists in the Gowanus neighborhood (and slightly beyond) open their studio doors and welcome the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making, and get a glimpse of the life of artists. Friday Kick Off Party at Brooklyn SolarWorks and The Cluster Gallery (200 6th St, BK). Saturday after party at 313 Butler Gallery and Gemini and Scorpio Loft (enter email for address: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/loft.html#location) (Sat/Sun, multiple locations, Gowanus, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
FEST: 2017 NY Queer Zine Fair
http://bgsqd.com/event/2017-ny-queer-zine-fair/ The event will bring more than 40 queer artists, zine makers. collectives and publishers from around the world to present and sell their current work. (Sat/Sun, The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, 12pm-7pm, FREE)
ART/PARTICIPATORY: Virtually Real
https://vrworldnyc.com/product/virtually-real-ticket VR World presents Virtually Real an event curated by artists Nicole Ruggiero and Terrell Davis that bridges the gap between virtual reality and fine art. Being an eclectic mix of works from artists of all different walks of life, the show presents a fresh and exciting look at the future of art as presented by artists who make work influenced by the internet or those who heavily present online. Each artist was invited to craft their own virtual reality, interactive art, 360 experience, and games to give a voice to their own online perspectives from places like NYC, Paris, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Mexico City. Virtually Real will also feature performances from talented electronic musicians and VR artists like Qualiatik (NYC), Virgo (Miami), and The Glad Scientist (Atlanta). Each artist brings their own digital talents including live vocal performances, a new EP performance with VR accompaniment, and live, in-person, digital mixing inside of VR. (VR World NYC, 4 East 34th S
t, 7pm-10pm, $10)
PARTY: Dolphin Party VII: 7th Heaven
https://www.facebook.com/events/1470677502968580 The Kult is Rising. Pointy teeth inside a beckoning smile. A flipper flipping you off. A devil dolphin rides tonight. Be part of the breaching. If you've never given your soul to a dolphin kult before, you should expect: divine but desecrated visuals (not-so pious projections), music to bite or get bitten by (pleasurable, rhythmic bites), spiritual spirits & sacrosanct brews (kocktails). This is a performance, do not be late or you will miss it. Wear costumes. House Rules: Whale skeletons out of the closet; Keep your bones in your skin; Follow the dolphin preacher kings orders. Original music by Alcala, Banginclude, Gumball Eyeball, Le Jambon, Wet Star. DJs: Illexxandra, Alcala, Le Jambon, Banginclude. (Rubulad, rsvp for address, BK, 9:30pm-2:30am, $5-$10)
PARTICIPATORY: The Halloween Dog Parade http://www.tompkinssquaredogrun.com/halloween Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says Its Barkin Mad. This year's parade contestants will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. No need to pre-register, just come and have fun. A parade of all contestants and spectators will follow after Best In Show is announced. (Tompkins Square Park, 12pm-3pm, FREE/$5 sugg don)
FEST: Hogshead Harvest Fest
http://times-up.org/node/1848/1508601600/event HarvestFest is a garden and street festival at Smiling Hogshead Ranch which will include food, games, entertainment and family fun. Join us for this urban farm collective's annual fundraiser. (Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Ave, LIC, 12pm-7pm, FREE)
SHOP: Dia de los Muertos pop up Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/1489119351181843 In adition to their unique collection of Dia de los muertos folk art La Sirena will be having a Muertos pop up market out front. Everything you need for your altar, fiesta and much more. Papel picado, copal, figures, textiles, papel mache, embroidered traditional clothing, sugarskull molds, Tshirts, masks and lots more. (La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, 27 East 3rd St, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
FOOD/PARTY: Sundowners Afro-Funk Dance Party & BBQ https://www.facebook.com/events/1870124166349995 Don't miss this safari-themed outdoor party, this will be the type of raucous African celebration they had on the Burning Man art car that they are raising funds for. Funds will also benefit The Windmill Factory's 2017 deep playa Dream Boat Motel - the water bed. Let it all hang out with Afrobeat and World Music DJs, special performances, cheap drinks and South African braai (BBQ) eats. The outdoor location is an art shanty town complete with a covered dance floor, elevated chill areas, and dope lighting artwork. Enjoy a free sundowner toast at dusk. (430 Johnson Ave, BK, 2pm-10pm, $10)
Party: The Future is Alright #2
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-is-alright-2-tickets-38013898594 Featuring a massive and fully immerisve Robot Arm Virtual Reality Experience, 5 interactive art installations, DJs, dancefloor, roomscale VR, chillout area, and of course: inspiring conversations. DJs: Grier Newlin (99 sense), David Kiss + Special Guest. (Novo Realities, 2541 Atlantic Ave, BK, 7pm-3am, $20-$50)
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. With DJs Sponsored Lynx, DJ Nat Roe, Cruel. (Flux Factory, 39-31 29t St, LIC, 7pm-12am, FREE)
PARTICIPATORY: Haunted Bingo
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/hauntedbingo102117 This ain't your grandmas bingo, the only blue hair you see will be on Serpentina's head, your host for the night. We will be playing bingo in the traditional way, calling bingo numbers but also be adding our own twist to keep it interesting. We will have eyeballs mixed in with the bingo balls and when an eyeball gets pulled everyone takes a sip of whatever they are drinking. There will be prizes for all the games played, winners choose a curtain and maybe it will be a great prize or a booby prize , Let's make a deal style. There will also be some sideshow thrown into the bingo mix. (Coney Island USA's Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $10)
VARIETY: The Witch & Monster Show
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/thewitchandmonstershow102117 Do you dare to see the world's weirdest women? Can you handle the shocking acts they will perform? Will you cover your eyes or will you witness the macabre, the horrifying, the utterly unspeakable? Featuring acts that cannot be described on social media. Children and those with heart conditions will not be admitted. Starring: Fem Appeal, Tanya Solomon, Miss Cherry Delight (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $10)
DJ: Mad Tropical with Ashburn Davis, Illexxandra & Mawkus https://www.facebook.com/events/682751462112920 Guaranteed backroom magic. Disco, House, Funk, Soul, Boogie, Dancehall...Vibes just right, ALL night with: Ashburn Davis (Little Disco NYC), Marcus Rosario aka Mawkus (Darker Than Wax), and Illexxandra (Empire Breaks, Tropic Of Bass) Resident: Reliably dirty DIRTY (Gold Whistle, Black Label) (Mad Tropical, 236 Troutman St, BK 10pm-4am, $tbd)
MUSIC: The Golden Triangle- Celebration of Depeche Mode, The Smiths & The Cure http://www.dromnyc.com/events/7367/depeche-mode-party Depeche Mode Fanclub New York invites you to a one of a kind celebration, we like to call it "The Golden Triangle" of the Alternative 80's - Depeche Mode, The Smiths and The Cure. DJ Ash will spin the best of these three bands alongside videos on the big screens. Special live performance of Leo Luganskiy of FOiRMODA. During the party thell raffle two pairs of tickets to the Sons & Heirs Halloween w/ The Smiths & Morrissey + Depeche Mode Tribute. (Drom, 85 Avenue A, 10:30pm, $10 adv/$15 door, 21+)
SHOP: Boutique Bazaar: Halloween Market https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boutique-bazaar-halloween-market-tickets-38083153738 You're invited to a special Halloween Edition of Boutique Bazaar. Boutique Bazaar brings you seasonal jewelry, crafts, vintage, handmade goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, lingerie, menswear and more. Grab drinks at the bar and cruise the hand-picked artisan selections with a cocktail in hand. DJ Dropkat will be there from start to finish dropping the beat on us from above. (House of YES, 2 Wycoff Ave, Bk, 1pm-7pm, FREE, all ages)
FILM: Cartoon Carnival #60: Halloweenies https://www.facebook.com/events/1902372113423621 Let us enter 2017 holiday season with another hefty batch of 16mm (no digital.) animated cartoons from the 1900s to the 1940s. Come on out for some creepy, ghoulish Halloween-themed goodies from the early days of animationstraight from the Stathes Archives. There will be ghosts, jack o' lanterns, skeletons, witches and more galore...starring some classic characters you know (Betty Boop or Felix the Cat, anyone?), and many you don't know. In addition to the cartoons, enjoy a mini rummage sale featuring items from Tommys personal collection: VHS tapes and DVDs, past Cartoon Carnival and related show programs, books, antique decorative 16mm boxes, reels and films, antique 35mm reels, vintage toys, and many other goodies. This event also features live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts. (389 Melrose Ave, BK, 7pm, $10)
FILM/PARTICIPATORY: Halloweentown + Pumpkin Carving http://videologybarandcinema.com/event/halloweentown-pumpkin-carving Watch one of your favorite Disney Channel Original Movie Classics while you carve pumpkins for Halloween. Each ticket includes a pumpkin, carving knife, and light up tea candle so you can carve and light your jack-o-lantern alongside Marnie during that crucial showdown with Kalabar. After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures. Dir. Duwaybe Dunham 1998. 86 min. (Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 7:45PM, $30)
WORD: Fashionably Strange: A History of Victorian Creepiness https://www.facebook.com/events/1847168895312221 A talk/slide show by J.R. Pepper. "Theres a general consensus in film and media that Victorians were a bit odd to say the least. But what did they do that made them so odd, so strange, so creepy? From professional mourning clothing, taxidermy, and an obsession with death to bizarre photography and fashionable communication with the spirit world, theres no doubt that the Victorians were decidedly creepy. In this talk we will explore what made the Victorians the true masters of the macabre." (Quimby's Bookstore NYC, 536 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 8pm-9pm, $TBD)
MUSIC: Goth Halloween Covers Celebration https://www.facebook.com/events/405464653188837 Featuring Sets by: The Grey Cats (Cure Tribute), The Scream (Siouxsie Tribute), Sex Vampire & The Cool Machines (Birthday Party Tribute). (El Cortez, 17 Ingraham St, BK, 7pm-11pm, FREE)
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PARTY: Mister Halloween Night: In The Shadow of the Moon - 10/28 sat https://mistersaturdaynight.com/2017/10/mister-halloween-night-in-the-shadow-of-the-moon tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/promoter.aspx?id=7767 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 theyll 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 mistersaturdaynight.com/rsvp. 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)
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ART: Cult of Meow: cat art show!
https://www.facebook.com/events/267377487094896 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1651807414829697 Now Those Days are Gone, will be Duke Rileys 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. Rileys 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 http://www.lastritesgallery.com/exhibition/boris-vallejo-spiritus-vitae Boris Vallejo is widely considered by many to be Americas 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 http://spaceheatergallery.com/atm-cigarettes-flowers-lottery 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
http://dixonplace.org/category/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 shes ever known? Or will she discover that in Williamsburg, its 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)
PUPPETS: ALAXSXA | ALASKA
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 2017
The tri-state areas 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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