Events on Wednesday, October 31

Return of the Union Ghouls

Music

Return of the Union Ghouls

Wednesday 10/31 @ Union Pool

 There was once a time when Union Pool hosted the Halloween cover band party to end all Halloween cover band parties.... 

Sergei Tcherepnin: Massage Performance

Art

Sergei Tcherepnin: Massage Performance

Wednesday 10/31 @ Issue Project Room

While it might not seem like the thing you had planned on doing for Halloween, stop by ISSUE Project Room so... 

Weekend/Black Marble release party

Music

Weekend/Black Marble

Wednesday 10/31 @ 285 Kent Ave

Todd P. throws a "Halloween'ish" party that features the noisy post-punk of San Francisco band Weekend, but also doubles as the... 

Monster Mash 7

Music

Monster Mash 7

Wednesday 10/31 @ Glasslands Gallery

 Halloween is one of those nights of the year in New York when there are ten thousand amazing things to do,... 

Spookytime and Singalong for Kids: Halloween Storytime!

Music

Spookytime and Singalong for Kids: Halloween Storytime!

Wednesday 10/31 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

 Join Amy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers. Only $5 per... 

Labyrinth Sing-Along & Costume Party

Film

Labyrinth Sing-Along & Costume Party

Wednesday 10/31 @ 92YTribeca

Put on your spandex and practice your crystal ball juggling—it is time once again for the Labyrinth sing-along! David Bowie and... 

Getting Hired: How to Build a Career As a Social Media Professional

Workshop/Class

Getting Hired: How to Build a Career As a Social Media Professional

Wednesday 10/31 @ General Assembly

In a time when unemployment is up and hiring is down in many industries, an unprecedented number of corporations, agencies, and... 

Props w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Music

Props w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Wednesday 10/31 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Rich Medina (Jump N Funk) and Akalepse (Truth & Soul) are obsessed with records and playing them for people. When they... 

Mondo Indie Dance Party Presents: Mondoween! @ The Gallery

Party: Halloween

Mondo Indie Dance Party Presents: Mondoween! @ The Gallery

Wednesday 10/31 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

The Mondo team of Miss Modular, Kevington and Dr. Maz have teamed up with Oh! You Pretty Things to bring the... 

Oh! You Pretty Things: Phantom of the Rock Opera

Music: Rock

Oh! You Pretty Things: Phantom of the Rock Opera

Wednesday 10/31 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

W/ Michael T. & The Vanities , This Ambitious Orchestra, many more and presented by Michael T., Benjamin Ickies, Shien Lee,... 

The Smashing Pumpkins @ Barclays Center w/ Morning Parade

Music

The Smashing Pumpkins @ Barclays Center w/ Morning Parade

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Bowery Presents

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30... 

Big Freedia! The Queen Diva!

Party: Halloween

Big Freedia! The Queen Diva!

Wednesday 10/31 @ Brooklyn Bowl

 Big Freedia (pronounced “Free-da”) is the undisputed “Queen Diva” of Bounce Music, and performs six or more times a week in... 

Ongoing Events

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Wednesday 10/31 @ BAM

Selected Artists: Glen Baldridge Timothy Hull & Future Expansion Architecture Ed Purver Showpaper featuring Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler &... 

<em>Book of Mormon</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Book of Mormon

Wednesday 10/31 @ Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 W 49th St)

We hestitated to lend our voices to the chorus of adoration for this show — only because we were afraid of being... 

The Big Terrific

Comedy

The Big Terrific

Wednesday 10/31 @ Cameo Gallery

If the giggles elicited by clowning around with your friends aren't evidence enough, Big Terrific proves that hearty laughs can be... 

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Wednesday 10/31 @ Whitney Museum of American Art

Wade Guyton's mid-career retrospective at the Whitney may forever change the way you think about paper jams. The American artist, who... 

<em>Cock</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

Cock

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Duke Theater

When someone says the word "cock," you're most likely not be thinking theatre. Get your mind out of the gutter. The... 

<em>The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965</em>

Film: Documentary

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965

Wednesday 10/31 @ IFC Center

The Rolling Stones Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965 is a masterfully restored time capsule of the English band three... 

Blackout Haunted House

Performing Arts

Blackout NYC

Wednesday 10/31 @ Blackout NYC

This is the most terrifying, intense, and immersive haunted house you'll ever experience. Sexual assault, violence, torture, characters/events/scenes basically designed to... 

Ars Nova presents <em>Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Wednesday 10/31 @ Ars Nova Theater

War and Peace has an unfair reputation as being unwieldy. Not only is there the outstanding Pevear/Volokhonsky translation, Bondarchuk's film and... 

Scott's Pizza Tours

Food/Wine: Tasting

Pizza Tours

Wednesday 10/31 @ Various Locations

Pizza in New York is a point of contention (and competition) for many, but if there's one man that knows his... 

<em>Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop</em>

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Photoshopped!" The very word can send an analog photographer’s snobbery and/or justified pride into overload. Photoshop? How dare they! But while... 

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

Funded by the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation and opened in 1991, the Rose Museum chronicles Carnegie Hall’s history. It exhibits... 

Tom&aacute;s Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City

Cultural Hybrid

Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and... 

Quay Brothers: <em>On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets</em>

Art: Multimedia

Quay Brothers

Wednesday 10/31 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their... 

<em>The Heiress</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

The Heiress

Wednesday 10/31 @ Walter Kerr Theatre

"Feminism lurked in the wings during the Gilded Age," intimates Broadway's latest revival of The Heiress. A theatrical adaptation of Henry... 

<em> The Whale </em>

Theatre: Theatre

The Whale

Wednesday 10/31 @ Peter Jay Sharp Theater

America is obese. And in Samuel D Hunter's powerful play, The Whale, we watch a morbidly obese American in his last... 

<em>In The Summer Pavilion</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

In The Summer Pavilion

Wednesday 10/31 @ 59E59 Theaters

Ben, Nabile, and Clarissa, three Princeton students on vacation at a summer house in Maine, drop acid after having a threesome... 

<em>Grace</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Grace

Wednesday 10/31 @ Cort Theatre

When we heard Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and Ed Asner were in a play together, we had a "stop the presses"... 

Shantell Martin: <em>Continuous Line</em>

Art

Shantell Martin: Continuous Line

Wednesday 10/31 @ Black & White Gallery

Shantell Martin is a Brooklyn-based, British-born artist who uses a variety of different media: from analog drawing on walls, cars, people,... 

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Wednesday 10/31 @ FIT Museum

Sartorialists, prepare to dust off your WASP-iest Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers for a journey through prep-land. Traveling the ages of... 

D&uuml;rer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich

Art

Dürer to de Kooning

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Morgan Library

 Munich's Staatliche Graphische Sammlung is one of Europe's great art collections, and for the first time, pieces from their collection will make... 

<em>Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats</em>

Art

Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic... 

<em>Mary Poppins</em>

Theatre: Musical

Mary Poppins

Wednesday 10/31 @ New Amsterdam Theatre

Now in its 5th phenomenal year at the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre on New York City's 42nd Street, MARY POPPINS has... 

<em>Sleep No More</em>'s Carnival des Corbeaux

Party: Halloween

Carnival des Corbeaux

Wednesday 10/31 @ The McKittrick Hotel

The McKittrick Hotel, home of Flavorpill's beloved Sleep No More (and we mean that literally; we'd marry it if we could),... 

caribBeing presents 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Edition

Film: Festival

Flatbush Film Festival: caribBeing

Wednesday 10/31 @ Various cinemas

This year's Flatbush Film Festival showcases classic and contemporary West Indian cinema. For three consecutive weeks, caribBeing presents a vast array... 

<em>Sleepwalk With Me</em>

Film: Independent

Sleepwalk With Me

Wednesday 10/31 @ IFC Center

We adore Mike Birbiglia, or "Birbigs" as he's known around the Internet. Arguably the best storytelling comedian on the scene today,... 

Tenement Street Workshop presents&nbsp;<em>Rough Approximations: A Devil's Tale</em>

Theatre

Rough Approximations: A Devils Tale

Wednesday 10/31 @ St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery

The multi-talented weirdos over at the DIY theater group Tenement Street Workshop return this season with Rough Approximations, a immersive and... 

<em>The Big Picture</em>

Film: Independent

The Big Picture

Wednesday 10/31 @ IFC Center

You'll have to indulge us. We're sort of smitten with French actor Romain Duris (Heartbreaker, The Beat That My Heart Skipped),... 

<em>Disgraced</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Disgraced

Wednesday 10/31 @ Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center

Disgraced dives into taboo subjects — politics, race, and religion — with unmitigated gusto. A dinner between two interracial couples is at the... 

<em>Holy Motors</em>

Film: Independent

Holy Motors

Wednesday 10/31 @ Film Forum

Award-winning French filmmaker Léos Carax celebrates life in his brilliant and bizarre Holy Motors. Starring Denis Lavant as Monsieur Oscar, the... 

Edvard Munch's <em>The Scream</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Wednesday 10/31 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

As much as we'd all like to be gazillionare art collectors, the reality is, for most of us, Sotheby's is just... 

<em>Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Frick Collection

In keeping with its tradition of exhibiting masterworks from collections outside of New York, the Frick will present fifty-eight drawings from... 

CAAAV Hurricane Sandy Relief

Special Event: Volunteer

CAAAV Hurricane Sandy Relief

Wednesday 10/31 @ CAAAV

CAAAV is opening its doors to Chinatown and Lower East Side residents, distributing water, flashlights, batteries, and food, and offering outlets... 

<em>Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carving</em>

Art: Sculpture

Colors of the Universe

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral... 

The New Group presents <em>The Good Mother</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

The Good Mother

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Acorn at Theatre Row

Larissa (Gretchen Moll) believes she is the ultimate Good Mother to her special-needs daughter, and playwright Francine Volpe has her emphatically... 

Lower East Side Recovers

Special Event: Volunteer

Lower East Side Recovers

Wednesday 10/31 @ Various locations

Lower East Side Recovers is a recovery organizing site for New York's Lower East Side in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.... 

<em>House for Sale</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

House for Sale

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Duke Theater

Literary geeks should flock to the Transport Group's theatrical adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's House for Sale. Franzen, a National Book Award... 

The Public Open

Theatre: Festival

The Public Open

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Public Theater

If you were 158-years old, you'd likely be in need of a few nips and tucks now and again, which is... 

<em>The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook</em>

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Wednesday 10/31 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde... 

<em>Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000</em>

Art: Multimedia

Century of the Child

Wednesday 10/31 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

MoMA’s ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and... 

<em>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Wednesday 10/31 @ Minskoff Theatre

More than 60 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that... 

<em>Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the... 

<em>Falling</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Falling

Wednesday 10/31 @ Minetta Lane Theatre

There's a reason Falling, by Deanna Jent, won St. Louis, Missouri's 2012 Kevin Kline Award for Best New Play and has been... 

Tatzu Nishi: <em>Discovering Columbus</em>

Art: Installation

Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus

Wednesday 10/31 @ Columbus Circle

Ever wonder what it might be like to be in the same room as Christopher Columbus? The Public Art Fund has... 

Scary Movies 6

Film: Festival

Scary Movies 6

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Warning: over-exposure to this film series' serial killers, demons, and zombie clowns could cause nightmares. Now that we've gotten that out... 

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Wednesday 10/31 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

With awards season almost upon us, MoMA's curators have done their customary review of this year's cinematic crop and pulled those... 

<em>White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain</em>

Art: Sculpture

White Gold

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Frick Collection

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131... 

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

Art: Photography

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

Wednesday 10/31 @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 Gordon Parks: 100 Moments celebrates a photographer who transformed the visual story of America with his ever-questioning lens, highlighting—in particular—the significance of Parks’s... 

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Jewish Museum

Ori Gersht makes videos and photographs on borders, thresholds, and transitions in time and place. In Dew (2001, 3 min., 17... 

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Art

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Met Museum’s Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford... 

Common Ground

Art: Group Show

Common Ground

Wednesday 10/31 @ Public Art Fund

 From the monuments of ancient Egypt to the Statue of Liberty, public art has traditionally been a means to represent a... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Wednesday 10/31 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 The fourth in a series of exhibitions curated by the renowned Tibetan scholar David Jackson, The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in... 

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Art

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored... 

A Promise is Cloud

Art

A Promise is Cloud

Wednesday 10/31 @ Public Art Fund

Like the atmospheric transformation of a cloud into rain, some works of art have the potential to change their form and meaning.... 

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Art: Photography

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gütschow, and others, have used... 

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Art: Installation

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Wednesday 10/31 @ Asia Society and Museum

Asia Society Museum presents the first major solo exhibition in the United States of leading Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao (born 1961,... 

Voces Y Visiones: Gran Caribe

Art

Voces Y Visiones: Gran Caribe

Wednesday 10/31 @ El Museo del Barrio

This exhibition features works that explore the vast diversity and complexity of the Caribbean basin, as an accompaniment to El Museo’s... 

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Music

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Bowery Presents

Were we ever gonna get out of this town? - Just Kids - BEAR CREEK “If you start a band with... 

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The meteoric rise of the workshop of Abraham Roentgen (1711-1793) and his son David (1743-1807) is the most spectacular chapter in... 

Commons Choir/Daria Fain & Robert Kocik's world premiere of E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E

Art: Performance

Commons Choir/Daria Fain & Robert Kocik's world premiere of E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E

Wednesday 10/31 @ New York Live Arts

 E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is an epic, town hall musical proposing, with Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King, money as public property. Created by choreographer... 

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Art: Sculpture

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To visualize life-size and colossal marbles, the great Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) began by rapidly modeling small clay sketches.... 

New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts

Art

New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This third and final phase of the American Wing renovation project comprises 26 renovated and enlarged galleries for the Met Museum’s... 

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Wednesday 10/31 @ Public Art Fund

Oscar Tuazon’s art typically combines industrial and natural materials to transform the experience of a building or space. The rough and... 

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Art

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century Turkmen jewelry and decorative objects features some 50 works from the collection of Marshall and... 

Illustrator Basics

Workshop/Class: Tech

Illustrator Basics

Wednesday 10/31 @ Gowanus Print Lab

Are you looking to create beautiful and robust digital illustrations? Then Adobe Illustrator is the program for you. In this course,... 

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Art

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Wednesday 10/31 @ The Jewish Museum

England’s Bodleian Library at Oxford University, established by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602, is renowned for its great treasures. Among them... 

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Art

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Wednesday 10/31 @ El Museo del Barrio

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will examine the visual arts and aesthetic development across the Caribbean, considering the histories of the...