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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.