BKLYNER Weekday Events Spotlight: October 31 – November 3

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“Trump Clown” may be haunting the Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade tonight at 6:30pm. (Photo by Justin Fox)

Weekday events, you ask? Check out Halloween, Ferrante Night Fever, and more, we answer.

Our new expanded coverage features events this week in Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights. Are there places you love seeing event? Email ideas to donny@bklyner.com.

When: Monday, October 31, 4pm-7pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Start your night of trick-or-treating at BAM’s free outdoor Halloween block party. Come celebrate our spirited tradition with family-friendly music and mischief.
How much: Free!

Society for Clinton Hill Annual Halloween Walk
When: Monday, October 31, 5pm-8pm
Where: Begins at 313 Clinton Avenue (between Dekalb and Lafayette Avenues)
What: The Society for Clinton Hill has sponsored the Halloween Walk in the Clinton Hill community for over 30 years. A map will be provided at multiple locations as well as a downloadable map from our website to your smart phone outlining designated houses where the children can trick or treat safely. You don’t want to miss the other two events sponsored by Society for Clinton Hill, 313 Clinton Avenue theatrical production and The Dead Zombie Band on Waverly Avenue. A Spooktacular Evening for all!
How much: Free!

When: Monday, October 31, 4pm-6pm
Where: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Avenue at Lincoln Place
What: Haunted gardens, creep effects, spooky musical performances, and more.
How much: Free!

Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade
When: Monday, October 31, 6:30pm
Where: Starts at 14th Street and 7th Avenue
What: The parade kicks off from 14th Street and 7th Avenue at 6:30pm. The parade will head north on 7th Avenue, turn left on 3rd Street and end in J.J. Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House (5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets).There will be a costume contest and mini-parade on Sunday, October 30 from 3pm-5pm at the Old Stone House.
How much: Free!

Halloween ’16
When: Monday, October 31, 5pm-2am
Where: The Gate, 321 5th Avenue (3rd Street)
What: Join us for our annual Halloween draught lineup of Seasonal, Pumpkin & Specialty Ales. Come in costume or buy any one of these beers and you’ll enter one of our hourly raffles to win bar tabs, swag & more. $5 Pumpkin Pints, too! Best of all, watch the parade from our patio…the finish line is right out front!! The parade starts at 6:30pm.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Live Karaoke with The Occasionalists
When: Saturday, October 31, 7:30pm (doors), 8:00pm (show)
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street and 5th Avenue
What: The Occasionalists will play the whole soundtrack through at 8pm, break and then do it again at 10pm!
How much: $5 before with RSVP. $7, day of show.

David Salle with Lorin Stein at Unbound
When: Tuesday, November 1, 7:00pm
Where: BAMcafé at the Peter Jay Sharp Building (30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Renowned painter David Salle distills contemporary art to its essentials in his new series of essays, How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art. With wit and élan, Salle shows readers how to see like artists, and paints intimate portraits of his friends and contemporaries, from Roy Lichtenstein to Jeff Koons. A New York City native (and a Fort Greene resident), Salle comes to BAM to discuss his work—and the theory behind it—in a conversation with moderator Lorin Stein, Editor of the Paris Review. Book signing to follow.
How much: $25 event only, $45 with book. Purchase tickets online.

The Delegation (record release party) // Malaby/Gerstein/Mintz
When: Wednesday, November 2, 8:15pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: Gabriel Zucker’s indie jazz orchestra The Delegation was founded in 2013, and has already broken new ground in New York’s dynamic music scene. Combining an array of disparate influences into a unique and emotionally immediate sound, The Delegation has performed at New York’s creative music mecca The Jazz Gallery, and Zucker’s compositions for the group have received awards from ASCAP and the American Composers Forum JFund grant. The group’s singular musical philosophy has been profiled at length by the Jazz Gallery and the American Composers Forum.
How much: $12, at the door

Ferrante Night Fever!, with John Turturro, Judith Thurman, Giancarlo Lombardi, & Darcey Steinke
When: Thursday, November 3, 7pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue (between Garfield Place and Carroll Street)
What: Actor John Turturro, critic Judith Thurman, professor Giancarlo Lombardi, and author Darcey Steinke join us for a celebration of two new works by Elena Ferrante. Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey is a selection of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews reflective of Ferrante’s consummate passion for writing. The Beach at Night is a short, moving, and mysterious children’s book for future and present readers of Ferrante’s beloved novels.
How much: Free.

Another Space: Permanent Construction
When: Opening reception onThursday, November 3, 7pm-9pm. Then through Thursday, December 1. Regular hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm.
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: After encountering a community of people on the Mediterranean coast who were living in scaffolded structures to avoid housing taxes, the French artist Pierre Huyghe began to develop his own concept for an “unfinished” architecture. It was not only the aesthetics of the half-done houses that had appealed to him, but the form of sociality he believed they prompted: “there is not a fixed moment of com­pletion, you live in a work in progress, life unfolds in a transitory state, permanently under construction.” In a world where precarity reigns and nothing seems exempt from further development, Permanent Construction looks at the complicity of architectural, aesthetic, social, and artistic modes of being under permanent construction.
How Much: Free

Brooklyn Public Philosophers: Steven Brams and Melissa Schwartzberg on How (and with Whom) We Vote
When: Thursday, November 3, Door at 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Public Library, The Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: We regard voting as a sacred right, and disenfranchisement as a great injustice, but U.S. voter turnout is mediocre by international standards. The problem is not helped by the historically high disapproval ratings of the current Democratic and Republican candidates. This raises several questions. Why vote? How can we improve the voting system? What should we do when we don’t like the options before us, or don’t trust other voters? Steven Brams (NYU) and Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU) will present two short talks on these questions. A discussion with the audience will follow.
How much: Free.

Wasabassco Burlesque Thursdays at The Way Station
When: Thursday, November 3, Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9:00pm
Where: The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue (Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
What: The best in Brooklyn Burlesque featuring a rotating lineup of Wasabassco favorites, new performers, and special guests. October 6 features your hosts: Sapphire Jones and Nasty Canasta, plus Evelyn Vinyl, Luna TikTok, Qualms Galore, and Mala Morrigan.
How much: $15 general admission at door or $20 reserved seating. Purchase tickets online.

Victoria Behm, 1000 Drawings of NYC
When: Through November 27. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-7:00pm. 
440 Gallery, 440 6th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
What: 440 Gallery is pleased to present 1,000 Drawings of NYC – a solo exhibition by Victoria Behm. Consisting of 1,000 5” x 5” black-ink drawings and collages on hand-made paper, Behm’s presentation captures fragments of daily life, past and present, in unexpected, idiosyncratic ways. Beam’s wanderings in the five boroughs of her city are the inspiration for this new body of work.
How much: Free.

Sasha Chavchavadze and Eva Mela: Excavations
When: Exhibit through October 31. Thursday and Fridays, 3pm-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-7pm
Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue (note new location)
What: Eva Melas and Sasha Chavchavadze sift through layers of sediment and time as they explore the disappearance of culture through images of artifacts and the natural world. Melas’ mixed media installations and ceramics focus on water as a fragile natural element, suggesting environmental degradation and the natural underground streams that still flow below the Gowanus.  Chavchavadze’s mixed media paintings and drawings document found objects and artifacts, touching on forgotten history and urban decay in an area that is experiencing the trauma of rapid change.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.

Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality featuring Walter Potter’s Kittens’ Wedding
When:  Through Sunday, November 6, 12pm-6pm everyday. Closed Tuesdays,
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: This exhibition seeks to illuminate the strange and profound human connection to preserved animals through the exhibition of seldom-seen taxidermied treasures from private collections. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Kittens’ Wedding, the final and perhaps most unforgettable of all of the works of Walter Potter, completed in the 1890s. Equal parts perverse and adorable, and utterly spellbinding, The Kittens’ Wedding transcends kitsch through its tenderness and sensitive attention to detail. The Kittens’ Wedding was created by Walter Potter, a self-trained British Victorian country taxidermist best remembered for a series of anthropomorphic tableaux in which he posed stuffed animals such as kittens, rabbits and squirrels as if engaging in human activities. These works were exhibited for nearly 150 years until the museum he founded was divided at auction in 2003. The pieces then moved the homes of private collectors around the world, most of them never shown since.
How much: Admission to the exhibition & library is $12. Seniors and students are $8, and children 12 and under are free.

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