Friday, October 31, 2008

Witches Evening


Hey Bloggers, it's finally zombie day today is here. Boo! Horror, horror, abracadabra, trick or treat, the ghosts have come to town and the dead have risen, maybe, the pagans are out, the witches are here, the devils are here, the jack o lanterns are here, curses could abound. Ghouls, crows, vultures, black cats, spiders, goblins, zombies, mummies, skeletons, and demons are around. It's ritual celebration of something time. And that's such a cool photo of that devil and his pentacle above that I thought to post it in this entry for Halloween, All Hallows Eve, All Hallows Day, Day of the Dead, All Saints Eve, Night of the Witches or whatever you may want to call this what could be the coolest day of the year when everyone could be free to be who they want to be, maybe. If only every day could be Halloween. And that nonsense nyc event list, that list that is all events in New York City all the time sent out yet another event mail list for this week. And there are so many parties listed on this day for Halloween events that I thought to just repost them All.:

XXXXX HALLOWEEN XXXXX


The Celestial Quest of Dr. Dodge: The Rescue of Mira Placidus

Being the story of the intrepid Dr. Fortescue Dodge III and his quest to rescue his beloved, the brilliant Mira Placidus, from the clutches of mysterious and powerful Beings from beyond the heavens, utilizing the marvelous Uranian Pansynchronmetron, which allows control over the very fabric of Reality itself.

See equations dance -- feel the heavens opened -- hear the whisper of eternity -- discover hints of our destiny

A live and original storytelling event with dramatic sounds and eerie sights, told beneath the star-filled shroud of the planetarium sky.

Andrus Planetarium at the Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
A five-minute walk from the Glenwood station on Metro-North's Hudson Line
7-7:45p; $free
914 963 4550 x 223
planetarium[at]hrm.org


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The Promised Land

A 24-Hour adventure of myth and mischief and masquerade. A three-part event that will unfold over an epic 24-hours, beginning with a renegade street parade, climaxing in a classic all-night warehouse festival, and winding out with an extended after-party in a cozy Brooklyn loft.

Part 1: The Pilgrimage. A street party. A train party. A renegade parade. Experience a liberated waterfront and sincere moments of awe. Expect a spark of fire, gifts of liquor, stilt-walking goddesses, South American drum orchestras, inspired costumes, hints of nudity, and kisses from strangers escaping from the shadows of Manhattan to the warehouse of the Promised Land. Bring: One white candle, a metro-card, and a healthy disregard for decency. Price: absolutely free.

Part 2: The Promised Land

A classic deep-Brooklyn party in a massive 112-year-old warehouse of towering steal and brick. Featuring: dance beats by djs Kimyon, Justin Carter, the Twilite Tone, Zemi 17, Wolf + Lamb, and live music from hip-hop pioneer Melle Mel, the Dolemites, and the 20-piece Candombe Carnival Drum Troop.

Plus fire and circus stunts by the Lady Circus, Hydrogen Jukebox, Sandhi Ferreira and Vatra, and the flying art contraption (yes, you will fly) by Ryan, Iris and Mike Ross of the Madagascar Institute, live love to Vote mural by ClarkClark, and massive video projections by Sebastian Patane Masuelli.

Part 1: 13th Street and 10th Avenue, Manhattan
9:30p sharp; $free

Part 2215 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson street
11p-sunrise; $20
21 and over only
thedanger.com


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Rubulad Presents Phantasm vs. Ectoplasm

Eight Years of Horror: A Halloween Costume Ball. Scary live music by the New York Howl, Golem, and Shilpa Ray. Dismal DJs: $mall ¢hange, Gerald McBoing Boing, John Kirby, DJ Soul Pusher, Shred, and Mr. Fine Wine. In the creepy cabaret room: Ambergris, Jessica Delfino, Cathy Cathodic. In the spooky Starlight Lounge G. Scopitronic Non-Stop Monster Movie Fest.

Pus: Jalopy Ornithopter, light circus, gothic garden, floating corpses and glow in the dark bullshit by Pierre Pressure, and silkscreams by Thunder Babies. This is a costume party. Wear a costume.

You can help us continue to have a Rubulad in this space by being quiet coming and going, staying inside the space during the event and not pissing all over the sidewalk as soon as you get around the corner – which, incidentally, does attract the police and they will write you a summons. The less our neighbors have to complain about, the more fun we can have.

Rubulad Home Base
338 Flushing Avenue, between Classon and Taaffee, Brooklyn
B61 to Flushing Avenue, G train to Classon station
10p doors, 11p show; $10 before 11, in costume, or way late, $15 otherwise


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From Free NYC:

Holla-Ween II

Crooked Disco celebrate the one-year anniversary tonight with Holla-Ween II. Featuring live performances by Baltimore's Claire Hux and NYC's own Koko Dozo, along with DJ sets from Philadelphia's DJ Sega (Mad Decent), Seattle's Tigerbeat, and resident DJ Morsy and DJ Kestar (collectively, The Crooked Disco DJs). There's an open bar to kick things off from 10-11 plus free candy and a $100 costume contest.

In General: Crooked Disco is a monthly party at Public Assembly in Brooklyn built by DJ Morsy (Nanachill), DJ Kestar, and FreeNYC. The goal is to create a diverse, one-room celebration of the many sounds of dance music. On any one night, you're likely to hear live and DJ sets of disco, electro, uptempo hip hop, breakbeat, Baltmore Club, and even good old New York House. Each night is varied and unique as we aim to celebrate a love for all forms of dance music rather than one specific genre.

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street, between Berry and Wythe, Williamsburg
10p-4a; $5 with RSVP
crooked-disco.com


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Dances of Vice Halloween Murder Mystery Party

Prepare for an evening of mystery and glamour at The Montauk Club Halloween Murder Mystery Party, featuring live music by This Ambitious Orchestra (20-person dark cabaret orchestra), sensational jazz trio Stumblebum Brass Band, 1920s tap-dancing sensations the Minsky Sisters, and dance music all night that will thrill saints and sinners alike.

There will be an actual murder mystery game afoot at the event, so do come dressed to kill!

The Montauk Club
25 Eighth Ave, cross Lincoln, Brooklyn
8p-1a; $13 with flyer or mention nonsensenyc, $15 regular admission
All ages
dancesofvice.com

NOTE: These people dress better than Halloween all year long.


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The Bushwick Starr presents:

Hellmouth

The annual Bushwick Starr Halloween benefit party. A fiendish evening of demons, nightmares, and absolute hell. Dark and devious acts featuring the Bushwick Starr Party Cover Band, Columbia, Rachel Ersoff's Fire Dancers, RMK's Zombie Hip-Hop Crew, surprise macabre vaudevillian performances. You must come dressed as a demon. You must.

Bushwick Starr
108 Starr Street, Brooklyn
9p; $free
starrspace.net/index.html


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Don't Go In the Barn Art Show

Halloween and taxidermy go together like dingle and berry. We're just getting started. This is an art show by Nate Hill, so there will be raw dead animals galore sewn together to make life-size people. Yes, there is a purpose. Tonight, in a very rare show, you can see A.D.A.M. and E.V.E. for yourself, two life-size humans meticulously sewn together from animal parts. Plus, music and free beer/BYOB. We'll keep the ventilation going all night.

Silent Barn
915 Wyckoff Avenue, at Hancock, Brooklyn
L train to Halsey station, M train to Myrtle-Wycoff station
7p-midnight; $free
stoproadkill.org/eveproject.html

NOTE: Where the kids at.


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Screen Test

Back by popular demand, Screen Test, the devastatingly beautiful collision of video installation and rock show, conceived and directed by Rob Roth with the band Theo and the Skyscrapers, will be bringing its production back to NYC just in time for Halloween with a special run. Conceived and directed by Rob Roth and starring Theo Kogan and her band Theo and the Skyscrapers, Screen Test seamlessly blends haunting hallucinatory imagery, modern paranoia, and the gritty sensibility of the NYC underground rock scene to explore what is real and artificial, the role fantasy plays in survival, and how the political and media landscapes of fear affect our current mindset. Featuring modern butoh choreography by Vangeline, Screen Test merges dance, music, cinema and performance into a truly unique and haunting theater experience.

Abrons Art Center
466 Grand Street, at Pitt Street, Manhattan
7:30p, 10p; $25, discount word ATOMIC for $15 tonight
Continues through SUNDAY
212 352 3101
myspace.com/thescreentest

NOTE: Solidly weird and visually striking.


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Gemini and Scorpio, GlobeSonic Entertainment, Sub Swara, and RainDanceNYC present:

Voodoo Culture Clash

A night of witchy devilry for globetrotting vagabonds. Ecstatic drums, performance, and dancing on the pier and in two glorious wood and mirror circus tents -- the season closing party of Spiegelworld.

Outdoor: Thunderous carnaval drums, samba dancers and capoeira performances by Samba Nation. Exhilarating New Orleans jazz and funk by the Sugartone Brass Band.

Ancestral Tent: GlobeSonic Sound System's Fabian Alsultany and Derek Beres burn up the dance floor with an electrorganic globalbeat melting pot of Arabian beats, Afro-Latino grooves, Jamaican house, and beyond. Parashakti and the Gatekeepers invoke the Magic of the Ancestors. Awesome aerial acts fly high under the big top.

Futur-JuJu Tent: Sub Swara brings the genre-bending bass weight injected with live turntablism and tabla. Bellydance by Alchemy Dance Theater.

Best Costume contest at 3a, with prizes including over $100 in gift certificates from Roy Teeluck Salon and Jena Wellness and others.

Spiegelworld, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Street, Manhattan
midnight-6a; $15 in advance or with RSVP / $20 door / $20 penalty for not wearing a costume
21 and over
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html


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Halloween Critical Mass

Critical Mass, an international event held in more than 325 cities on six continents, occurs on the last Friday of every month when bicyclists spontaneously come together to ride the ordinarily car-clogged streets of their cities. Critical Mass focuses on the rights of bicyclists and the rights of pedestrians on their own streets. It also brings attention to the deteriorating quality of life -- starting with the toxic levels of air and noise pollution -- that cars create for cities. Critical Mass's aim is to make people take notice of cyclists as road users. Although some obstruction of normal traffic occurs, we are only seeking to raise the profile of cycling, and put cycling and transport issues on the agenda so that they will not be ignored.

This is usually a costume ride. Followed by a Halloween party ride at 8:40p on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path.

Union Square, North Side
17th Street and Broadway, Manhattan
7p; $free
times-up.org


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Time's up! Annual Halloween party

Three floors of party, two for dancing and music, smoothie bar, radical literature, valet bike parking and more. Featuring dance-til-you-drop performers and sounds with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, R-Tronika, and DJ Suggested D with In Our Hearts. Free food provided by the Time's Up! Diving Team.

Surreal Estate
15 Thames Street, between Bogart and Morgan avenues, Brooklyn
9p; sliding scale starting at $9.99


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Halloween Parade 2007

The annual event, with hundreds of artists, 53 bands of different types of music, dancers and artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation.

6th Avenue, between Spring and 23rd Street, Manhattan
7p; $free
halloween-nyc.com/index.html


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Todd P / Panache Big Halloween Bash

With Matt and Kim, DMBQ, Ponytail, Aids Wolf, the Homosexuals, Child Abuse, Fiasco, and Screens.

Danbro Studios Warehouse at the Goldenrod Brewery is a gorgeous, mid-1800s vintage, raw warehouse space in the East Williamsburg Industrial Park. Shows happen in an ancient, dramatic vaulted room that used to house stores of grain for the building's original incarnation: the Goldenrod Brewery, a once famous Brooklyn brewery that folded after the 1930s due to Prohibition. Just look for the landmark smokestack that reads "VD 1858" - the bands play next to the base of that stack. Danbro Studios is a multi-use creative facility offering studio space to artists and musicians. Rehearsal spaces for $3 per square foot.

Danbro Studios Warehouse
268 Meserole Street, at Bushwick Place, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose station
8p; $12-$15 sliding scale
All ages
danbrostudios.com


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Horse Trade Theater Group presents:

The Pumpkin Pie Show Halloween Spectacular

Horse Trade Theater Group and the Pumpkin Pie Show present their Halloween Show Spectacular. The itinerary for this extra special evening will include a special performance of the Pumpkin Pie Show featuring unique one-night-only stories and special guest performer Rebecca Ringafelter. At the 10p show the Pumpkin Pie Show's Hanna Cheek and her rock band Bambi will perform followed by a pumpkin carving party (free pumpkins for the audience), a costume contest (costumes are strongly encouraged), and free beer (until 10p). At midnight join us for the Frigid Lottery drawing and a special Halloween edition of Penny's Open Mic.

Celebrating ten years of performances, the Pumpkin Pie Show has established itself has an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature -- picking and choosing the essentials of each genre and channeling their rocking properties into an entertaining and truly original experience. Part monologue, part boxing match, the Pumpkin Pie Show is a rigorous storytelling session packed with enough intensity to feel like a rock concert rather than a bedtime tale. Filled with tales of the bizarre, dark, and perverted, the pumpkin pie show is bedtime stories for adults. Every story is chosen at random each night, so each show is guaranteed to be completely different from the last.

Under St. Marks
94 St. Marks, Manhattan
8p-1a; $25
horseTRADE.info


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Full Service Raev of the Dead

Straight from the basements of south Williamsburg and the lofts of Bushwick, Full Service bring their expertly crafted mix of eclectic party jams and immersive party visuals to Glasslands. The best and brightest in new underground DJ and VJ talent cover sexy disco, aggressive bass, and cavernous techno. Fresh on the heels of an epic Emergency Bailout Party at Love, Full Service is returning to Brooklyn with more filth, debauchery, and spooky bass to bring the grit back to the Bedford stop. Featuring Tackleberry, Mike McGill, Wreck Tech, and Mor/dan on the decks, Milk Of Paradise and Starhammer on the projectors, with host Jack Inslee. Costumes and dancing required, smoke, blood, bass, and glowsticks provided. Also featuring confetti cannons and local Brooklyn art. Going all night long.

Glasslands
289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $5 at the door, full-sensory costumed dance party
milkofparadise.com/raevofthedead.html


***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****


art.les.nyc presents:

Hallowseen II

From pimps to pirates, flappers to floozies, experience Hallowseen II at your favorite local outdoor art studio, which we all know was made for this holiday.

New for Hallowseen II, founding artist Aaron Thompson presents Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory, his horrifically terrifying finale piece for the 2008 season. Hosted by Good Witch Dani Ellision, art.les.nyc studios is also proud to introduce young fashion designer Nikki Williams with her Halloween debut of Cheeky Bourbon, a shockingly sexy lingerie line. Rock the rest of the night away with tall, dark, and fearsome DJ Pond Scum and his metal madness.

Hallowseen II will close out the studio's 2008 season. Your first homemade Grog-n-Scrod Sangria of the night will be on us. Receive a ticket at the door with your donation. Join us for a night in the Lower East Side more terrifying than the current economic crisis. Enjoy our Recession Proof prices at the Tiki Bar, and sip on our own Grog-n-Scrod Sangria, Hot Cider, and an assortment of beer for only a $3.

art.les.nyc studios is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non profit arts service organization. Our mission is to build an educational bridge between New York contemporary artists and the children of the Lower East Side.

202 Rivington Street, between Ridge and Pitt streets, Manhattan
8p; $5 with costume, $10 without
cheekybourbonintimates.com


XXXXX DAY OF THE DEAD XXXXX


Day of the Dead in Gringolandia

Shake out the devil and honor All Soul's in New York's only silver saloon. Pass through the saloon facade and enter spaceship. Mickey Western's Gringolandia comes alive to celebrate the annual Mexican ceremony, with performances by Day of the Dead-inspired band Lone Vein, the hypnotic rural sounds of Fall Harbor, the gypsy rhythms of the Dolomites, Mexico City-based DJ HaHaHa, and house band Mickey Western. Midnight Latin Mass delivered by Mr. Wells. Cheap silver tequila and Mexican beer bar, with homebrewed meade, ponche (hot Mexican cider), pan de muerta, Mexican chocolates, traditional foods. The ceremony must be silver.

Honey Space
146 11th Avenue, between 21st and 22nd, Manhattan
7:30p doors, 9p performances, midnight mass, going late; $free
honey-space.com


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Hey, I'm Walkin' Here!

A series of exploratory perambulations through the five boroughs. Or, less pretentiously: Get off your butt and come walk around the city with us.

Starting at the city's quaintest bridge and concluding at its most enormous, this week's walk will take us from the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal down to the Narrows, an 18-mile journey winding through Park Slope, Green-Wood Cemetery (whose deceased inhabitants well outnumber Staten Island's living), Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge. We'll also be ascending Brooklyn's tallest peak, so make sure you dress appropriately for high altitudes.

Meeting point: Southeast corner of 2nd St and Smith St, Brooklyn
10a; $free
matt.burnsomedust[at]gmail.com
burnsomedust.com


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Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra and Gemini and Scorpio cordially invite you to the:


Halloween Masquerade Ball

The music: The Dreamland Septet will cut loose with a special, all hot-jazz program.

The mischief: A ghoulish menagerie, with magic, burlesque banshees, fire dancers, and special guests. Unmasked guests will be spanked.

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, Brooklyn
9p; $10
21 and over
dreamlandorchestra.com


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Cannonball Press and Supreme Trading proudly present the 2008 version:

Prints Gone Wild 4

The fourth annual vernacular printacular mega-hairy Brooklyn affordable print fair. The original and only $50-and-under American print fair.

Long-time champions of the affordable art cause, Cannonball Press has brought together these great artists as part of New York Fine Art Print Week so that New York can have a chance to see first-hand the incredible resurgence in affordable fine art printing that is happening across the country.

An entertaining sideshow will take place during the fair, featuring traditional Mexican music from Grupo Diamante Norteno, deathgrass titans the Black Death All-stars, a print-o-centric fashion show, MC David Rees (of Get Your War On fame), a performance by the Amazing Hancock Brothers, and on-the-spot printing with Drive-By Press, which operates a mobile press out of the back of their van.

Featuring the Amazing Hancock Brothers McGregor, TX, Yeehaw Industries Knoxville, TN, Howling Print Studios Brooklyn, NY, Tugboat Press Pittsburgh, PA, Bikini Press Minneapolis, MN, Justseeds Brooklyn, NY, Sean Star Wars Laurel, MS, Kayrock Screenprinting Brooklyn, NY, Space 1026 Philadelphia, PA, Purgatory Pie Press New York, NY, Drive By Press Madison, WI, Isle of Printing Nashville, TN, Cannonball Press Brooklyn, NY.

Supreme Trading
213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6p-midnight; $free
Continues SUNDAY
718 599 4224
supremetradingny.com


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Finger on the Pulse and Palms Out Sounds present:

No Big Deal No. 2

Dance party, design showcase, remix collective. Featuring Grum, Leif, Snakes Say Hisss, Boody B, Bradley D and Vdrk, and DJ Never Forget and Terry Diabolik. Love Brigade will doing live silk screening of limited edition no big deal scarves and bags to celebrate its re-opening.

Death By Audio
49 South 2nd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $5 door


***** Also on DAY OF THE DEAD *****


Borderline Burlesque: Midnight Madonna Madness

Anita Cookie, Clams Casino and Neil O'Fortune present Borderline Burlesque, the first ever all-star, all-Madonna burlesque blowout. To celebrate the music of a star this huge, we've pulled out all the stops. Starring Creamy Stevens, Delirium Tremens, Dirty Martini, Little Brooklyn, Ruby Valentine and Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, plus go-go boy Kipps Ahoy, go-go girl La Maia, audience giveaways, live music, striptease, and trapeze. An amazing show for an amazing price at the coolest theater in the city.

The Zipper Factory Theater
336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues, Manhattan
Midnight; $15
thezipperfactory.com

Happy Halloween.

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