Date: October 27th 2017

Hello lovelies,

Here we go, it's HALOWEEEEEEEEN!!! As always, full listings of all the insane NYC party options are below, minus events that are already sold out. Here's what our plans are:

  • Tonight at the loft: we revert to our 90s youth with a totally gothy dance party. Both tonight and tomorrow are being kept cozy, with limited ticket sales. This is the place to come to if you get overwhelmed at huge warehouse or club events. Lots of places to lounge, too.
  • Tomorrow at the loft: a refuge from "scary" Halloween. We know some people are made uncomfortable by the casual blood and gore of our favorite holiday, and especially this year it seemed like a good idea to have a safe space for our community. Come for more dancing, visuals, treats and lounging!
  • Yes, we'll have door sales for our big Stranger Things party tomorrow. And if you come before 10pm, you get free champagne, too.

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


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HALLOWEEN: 10/27-28

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
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A refuge from the huge Halloween parties around town...including our own. Tickets will be limited to keep the parties comfortable. Music, dancing, visuals, lounging, cocktails, treats. We may even break out our stripper pole. Free champagne 9-10pm to welcome you to our sexy speakeasy.

Goth Friday: DJs Jan Baracz (Exorcise), Ceremony (Svmmon: a dark dance experience, Disintegration - The Cure immersion party), and Annakickarse (Trash) spin goth, industrial, synth, darkwave, trip-hop, dark 80s.

Kawaii Saturday: a refuge from anything dark, bloody and scary, with happy dance music (J & K pop, EDM, future bass), colorful 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 for private appointments before 9pm: 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) -->FREE champagne between 9-10pm!<-- Chemistry Creative, 305 Ten Eyck St, Bushwick, BK $20 SOLD OUT / $25-30 adv* / $35 door if available / $15 after 1am -->use code FRIENDS for $20 group rate<--

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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).

"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:

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PARTICIPATORY: Pumpkin Smashing Costume contest, pinata and pumpkin smashing. Guests will have the option of purchasing small, medium, large, or ginormous pumpkins and will have their choice on how to annihilate their pumpkin with the following tools of destruction. Plus facepainting, pumpking carving station, candy bar, photo Boo and more. (Fri/Sat, Gotham Archery, 480 Baltic St, BK, 6pm-10pm, $tbd, ages 10+ with guardian)

FEST: Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents “Day of the Dead” Art, live music, Mexican folk art market, Mexican food. Celebrate our beloved Day of the Dead tradition in New York City with art-marking, live music and more. Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a time to honor and revere our deceased family members and ancestors. This tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead. Join us and dedicate our ofrenda (altar) to your departed loved-ones by placing copies of photographs. (Fri-Mon, East Yard of St. Mark's in-the-Bowery, 11th St & 2nd Ave, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: The Strange and Unusual Market 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 won’t 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: Greenpoint Gallery Night
Select neighborhood galleries and business that feature art will be participating. Please join us in celebrating the diverse and unique art scene of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (multiple locations, see site for details, BK, 6pm-9pm, FREE)

SPIRIT: Daughters Of Elysium’s Witch Fest An evening of music, art, & ritual with libations, handmade goods, & more. Costumes recommended. With a core company of diverse women-identifying artists, Daughters Of Elysium creates cross-genre events and productions that are rooted in ritual and mythology. (Organized Chaos Gallery, 35 East Broadway, 6pm-9pm, FREE)

FILM/MUSIC/PERFORMANCE: Halloween Extravaganza: The Phantom of the Opera with live accompaniment The Cathedral’s annual Halloween celebration returns as we screen The Phantom of the Opera (1925), complete with live organ accompaniment. Following the film, the full stretch of the Cathedral's Nave is at the disposal of Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theater Company’s fantastic creatures of the night. Visitors are encouraged to brace themselves for increased ghostly mischief and ghoulish tricks. Seats closest to the action are for the bravest at heart, who may find themselves directly confronted with the hooked nose of a demon, the mossy nails of a witch, or the bulging, flushed cheeks of a ghostly manchild. (The Cathedral Church of Sain John the Devine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, 7pm & 10pm, $25)

ART: Psychedelic Horror Show An event to help end child trafficking. Come experience a psychedelic horror arts exhibition filled with art, fashion and music. Located in Chelsea Manhattan. Trippy costumes highly preferred. Featuring over 30 artists. Bands: Song Sparrow, Brooklyn Bonez, Dmitry Wild (Dark At The Theatre)(Holy Apostles Gallery, 296 9th Ave, 7pm-12am, $10 adv/$15 door)

WORD: Columbia Stargazing & Lecture Series: Cosmic Mergers & Acquisitions: Black Holes and the Growth of Galaxies
These are free lectures at a public level followed by guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). xies grow by merging.These mergers set off fireworks in the galaxy and fuel the supermassive black hole.We discuss how energy input from the growing black hole may impact the surrounding galaxy.We then ask whether the paired black holes ever merge themselves, which is necessary if we ever want to detect gravitational radiation from supermassive black holes. (Pupin Hall at Columbia University, 8pm lecture/8:45pm observing, FREE)

PARTY: NY Adventure Club’s 2nd Annual Halloween Bash Celebrate Halloween in a museum collection of 500 extraordinarily bizarre and unique finds from Robert Ripley, which range from the world’s largest collection of shrunken heads to an authentic 19-foot-tall albino giraffe. Once the doors close to the general public you’ll have free rein to roam over 20 themed rooms bursting with the bizarre, taste some food & drinks from our sponsors scattered throughout the museum, jam out to Halloween-themed music right next to the Times Square Centennial NYE Ball, and more (Ripley's Believe it Or Not, 234 W 42nd St, 8pm-11:59pm, $20-40)

PARTY: 1399 Halloween IX 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, DJ Still Life. Percussion: Daniel "Conga" Valdez. Bruk-Up Dance: Ghost & Opium from The Mutantz. Go-Go Dancing: Bee L Zebabe, Mia Julep, Logan Laveau, Kita St. Cyr. Belly Dance: Brooke Borg. Video Projections: The Sperm Whale. RSVP to 1399Halloween@PROTECTED for address. (RSVP for address, BK, 9pm-4am, $5 before 10pm, $10 after)

PERFORMANCE: Hacked Halloween Twizted Sisterz present a brand new edition of their annual Halloween spooktacular. This horror-driven 70-minute fright fest features hair-raising dance numbers, gruesome comedy, ghoulish costumes and lip-syncing "ladies" that would terrify Pennwise the Clown. Prepare yourself odes to Thriller, Hocus Pocus, Wicked, Rocky Horror and other nightmare inducing numbers. (Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd St, 10pm, $22 + $20 food/drink min)

PARTY: Caravan Gitane: Move All Hell Fallen angels will gather to play, cause why crawl out of hell when the devil is such a heavenly lover? A playground of interactive art installations, sensual nooks, inciters, seductresses, magicians, oracles, aerielists and all manner of intriguing shape shifters will join us in this spectacle of the unexpected. Our hearts, minds and souls are in this one and we have Moved All Hell to make this night of intrigue for our loves. Caravan Gitane is thrilled to fully honor the playful side of Gotham this Halloween. Featuring: Chaim, Kettenkarussell - Live, Monolink - Live, Ricoloop - Live, The Sorry Entertainer, Yokoo. You will receive private invite for direction to location. Costume required. (Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave, BK, 10pm, $60-$80, 21+)

PARTY: Cirque Nouveau: Freakshow Edition Step right up and enter the darker side, beyond the glow of the carnival lights. We invite you into the big top for a night of variety, mischief and sensual splendor, as we present freaks and fantasies of every flavor performing acts of outrageous darkness on the dancefloor. Costumes are Mandatory: dark circus, creepy clowns, side show freaks, harlequin harlots. Music: CamelPhat, Nomi Ruiz, playsuit, Ryan Clover, Zephyr Ann. Featuring: side show showcase, carnival games of fate and chance, bearded ladies, siamese trapeze twins, popcorn & cotton candy, creepy sexy go-go clowns!, ring masters, snake charmers, strong men & stronger women, harlequin makeover station, dangerous & darling aerial acrobats, and more. (House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 10pm-4am, FREE before 11pm w/RSVP, 21+)

PARTY: Reality Bites 80s + 90s Halloween Party Things just aren’t like they used to be. The Skint is taking you back to the days of your youth, because the scariest thing in the world right now isn’t ghosts or goblins — it’s the world right now. Bump in the night to angsty 80s + 90s anthems spun by DJ Brian Blackout, stare into the void in our spooky photo booth, or just haunt the bar for drink specials like the My Corona, the Tonic Youth, and more. Dress as your favorite Winona Ryder character, a vampire, a microchip. Anything except a clown. For the love of It no clowns. The best and worst of the night will be rewarded with frightfully good prizes. (Little fields, 635 Sackett St, BK, 10:30pm, $7-$10)

ART: Manifest 1.0 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 Manifest’s 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 Colon’s new album - mechanisms, physicality, emotions of the audience, and technology create a symbiotic space to manifest bliss. (Founders Lab NYC, 972 Metropolitan Ave, BK, $14)


PARTICIPATORY: 17th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival & The Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest This year the festival will feature rides, face-painting, Halloween crafts, games, giveaways, live music from Astrograss, a pumpkin patch, temporary tattoos and more. Enter your pup in the costume contest. Ten winners will be chosen by the judges, and all will receive the coveted PUPkin rosettes as well as tons of prizes donated by local businesses. (Fort Greene Park, Central Lawn, Dekalb & Washington Park, 10:30am registration/11:30am judging/12pm fest, FREE)

PARTY: Mister Halloween Night: In The Shadow of the Moon 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)

PARTY: Swipe Fright: A Halloween Party About The Horrors Of Technology A one night costume party and showcase of interactive halloween themed art experiences taking place on the Lower East Side. Come participate in live performances, installations and interactive theater in an amazing 3 story venue. Suggested costumes: emojis, memes, desktop icons, internet celebrities, famous cats, tinder dates, twitter birds, mark zuckerberg, vaporwave. Performances by: DJ Grand Atrium, Lullabies For Ai, Jon Sparks, Ithai Benjamin. Haunting installations by: Julia Irwin, Michelle Hessel, Gal Nissim & Rennata Gaui, Tiri Kananaruk, Carrie Wang. (location with ticket purchase, LES, 8pm-1am, $10-$15, 21+)

PARTY: Ken's Satanic Circus Halloween Rock and Dance Party Calling ALL WiFi Mutants, sexy CoCoa Puffs, contorted freakazoids, demented momentos and psychobilly sick-o-phants. 3 live bands. Spellbinding Muse of darkness LEX, glitttter-glamazons The Dangles, and thee head banging demon gods Growler. live aerial acts, belly dancing, fire spinning. DJing and psychotic live projection art by Visuals By Bamiam. (Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave, BK, 8pm-2am, $5)

PARTY: Rubulad Presents Boo! A Ghastly Gathering featuring: Jake Pinto and The YeahTones, Les Sans Culottes, Predator Prey, Wooing, With your Emcee Tanya Solomon. DJs: Grave The Spazz(WFMU), Dj Reaganomics, Sir Olivier, Esq., and more. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for Bushwick address (Rubulad, address with RSVP, 8:30pm, $20/$10 before 9pm or after performances)

PARTY: Boo! A Ghastly Gathering featuring: Jake Pinto and The YeahTones, Les Sans Culottes, Preditor/Prey, Wooing, with your Emcee Tanya Solomon. DJs: Grave The Spazz(WFMU), Dj Reaganomics, Sir Olivier, Esq. Plus: The Sperm Whale NYC, Kami’s Killer B-B-Q, G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Fright Fest, and Myke Flaherty's Art Hole (to Hell). It’s Halloween – wear a costume. RSVP for location to rubulad@PROTECTED (address with rsvp, BK, 8:30pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 9pm & after performances)

BURLESQUE: Halloween A Go-Go! A night of B-movies, D Cups, and Burlesque at the C-shore Heart stopping Burlesque. Wild gogo girls. The best of the worst of 1960s B movies. Candy. Costume contest and an all scar cast: Beelzebabe, Tiny D, Ginger Twist, Rosey La Rouge, Sincerly Yours. With special guest hosts Vlad Tsepis and Creighton from Ghoul A Go-Go. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $10)


FAMILY: Circus Tricks and Treats
Enjoy festive face painting, acro play and an obstacle course, led by expert teachers, trick or treat fun, and awesome acrobatics sure to thrill the little ones. The event comes to a very special conclusion with a special meet and greet with a surprise guest in the form of everyone’s favorite superhero. Superman himself, armed with tricks, treats, and circus skills you never knew possible will amaze and lead the kids in a Halloween parade unlike any you’ve ever seen. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 10:30am-1:30am, sliding scale/$10 sugg don)

PERFORMANCE: Midnight Radio Show’s "Tour of the Galaxy" a sci-fi fairytale experience 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 non-profits working directly in our communities. We'll see you there. (Papillon Bistro & Bar, 22 East 54th St, 6pm, $35-$70 + 1 item min)


VARIETY: The Love Show: Ghost Boooooob: A Halloween Extravaganza of Epically Evil Proportions Featuring: The lethal Love Show dancers. Excerpts from "Boomstick Ballet: An Evil Dead Tribute”. Macabre magic by The Great Dubini. Live song by "CANDY" Corn Mo. Bloodcurdling burlesque. Enchanting EERIE-alist Tara Quinn. SPOOKY special guests. All hosted by the maniacal miscreant The New York Times likens to "the ghost of Pavarotti", David F. "FOR FEAR" Slone, Esq. (The Slipper Room NYC, 167 Orchard St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $15 adv/$20 door/$25 reserved)

WORD: Traversing the Veil: Alchemy, Wisdom, and the Modern Witch In this Olio, we'll gather to discuss the history of Samhain/Halloween and witchcraft. According to some belief systems, Samhain was and is the time of the year when the veil between the living world and the world of the dead is at its thinnest; hence the tradition of wearing masks to "hide" amongst any dead or roaming spirits on that night. Teacher Jaime Weida is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Borough of Manhattan Community College where she teaches courses on Science Fiction, Queer Literature, Women in Literature and Shakespeare. (Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard St, 7:30pm, $15)

THEATER: Peculiar Playground You're sitting on a swing set and you feel a push. You turn around to discover Cinderella wearing a dress made of sewer rats has become your new best friend. You must have wandered away from your safe place, and found Peculiar Playground. Join us for a strange and whimsical trek into a sketch show that blends fantasy, reality, and art to create a world you've both feared and hoped for. Peculiar Playground is directed by Christopher Aurilio, and is the illegitimate hell child of artist Launa Eddy and actress Bri Ross. Starring Bri, Launa, Josh Hurley, Jen Clark, Jesse Fehr, and Amanda Hawkins. (The PIT Loft, 154 West 29th St, 10pm-11pm, $7)


PARTICIPATORY: Haunted Adventure Garden & Rat Race Maze and Halloween Spooky Dance Party 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. Dress up in your scariest costume and be prepared to dance to thriller at La Plaza’s Halloween adventure dance party later in the afternoon. (La Plaza Community Garden, SW corner 9th St & Ave C, 4pm garden/6pm dance party, FREE)

PATRICI…PATION: The Occasionalists’ Rocky Horror Picture Show Live Karaoke Revue And Halloween Extravaganza A benefit for the Ali Forney Center, advocating for homeless LGBTQ youth and The Center for Anti-Violence Education. Two complete live karaoke sets. Special guest singers but none more special than you. Come Sing on the big stage... or just do the Time Warp like it's 1976. Complete with film clips, shadow casting, and a Costume Contest at intermission with big prizes. So pull out those garters, lipstick and corsets to be the sweetest transvestite you can be. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $10-$15)

FILM/MUSIC: The Cabinet of dr Caligari with Live Music tix: This Halloween, Kings Theatre will return to its black-and-white days as a 1920s movie palace with a haunting screening of the first true horror film ever made, The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. To reimagine the experience of visiting a movie palace in the silent film era, Kings invited Catskill Jazz Factory to fill the 88-year-old theater with live music. Musicians will perform throughout the lobby, on stage, even in one of its hidden rooms. (Kings Theater, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $25 )

PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Michael T's Rocky Horror Halloween with live band & cast! Michael T presents his yearly Concert production of "The Rocky Horror Show". The show features a 6 piece band + all 10 characters from the film, singing live and in full costume. Spooky sounds from all vinyl DJ Hayleigh Hatcher. Guests are encouraged to come in Rocky Horror regalia and/or in costume. (The Django, 2 Avenue of the Americas, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20 adv)

PARTY: 12TH Annual NY Night Train Haunted Hop
Multimedia Halloween dance party and haunted house honeycombed in a labyrinth of nonstop party rooms. It’s their biggest, most spooktacular, and most elaborate party yet. F sets by, Shannon and the Clams, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, Escape-Ism - Ian F Svenonius’ new solo project, Paint Fumes, The Nude Party, DJ WFMU’s Todd-O-Phonic Todd, $100 Midnight costume contest, late dancing ’til 2AM to the halloween hits of dee jay Jonathan Toubin - New York Night Train and special guests accompanied by the NY Night Train Mummy Go Go Dancers Danise Prescott and Hayley Griffin and the visuals of Spencer Bewley. In the Room Full Of Mirrors see nyc bands as their favorite bands. Intoxica Radio with Howie Pyro present the Blood Diner Discotheque. Enjoy late night dining to a variety of succulent Halloween-themed delicacies and discomfort food snacks and meals. Dance all night to punk/DJ legend Howie Pyro’s world famous creepy 45s accompanied by the visuals of his vast collection o

f horror movie trailers. Explore Gary Balaban’s Horror Cinema, The Graveyard, Brujas Coven, and more. (Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, QNS, 8pm-2am, $20 adv/$25 door/$45 without costume, 21+)

PARTY:: Blasphème Celebrate All Hallow's Eve with a night of irreverance and dark dance. With DJ sets by: Joe Hart, Semita Serpens, Johanna Constantine. Dark synth, wave, goth, post-punk. Tarot Readings, fog, debauched visuals. RItual Projections with Cassandra Rosebeetle. Creative looks and costumes are encouraged. Leather & lace, lingerie, witchy, and fetish themes welcome. (Talon Bar, 220 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 10pm-4am, FREE)


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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