BKLYNER Weekend Events Spotlight: October 28-30

BKLYNER Weekend Events Spotlight: October 28-30
Request Concert, the wordless play by Franz Xaver Kroetz is on at BAM through October 29. (Photo Credit: Richard Termine)

Incredibly, ROCKTOBER is about to roll into its last weekend. And what a weekend it will be, as BKLYNER is going to keep you very busy. First off, check out our huge spooky and ghoulish Halloween event listings. And then see some other options below, as well as a few other Halloween events we’re adding.

Nifty NYC’s Chick Flicks & Coloring: Practical Magic Halloween Party
When: Friday, October 28, Doors at 6:30pm and 7:30pm start.
Where: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street, near 4th Avenue
What: Kick off your Halloweekend with a screening of ’90s cult favorite Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.  Arrive early—an array of coloring books, markers, crayons and colored pencils will be available while Marcy Currier (aka metaMarcy) of Metamorphosis: Mystical Insight and Evolutionary Support entertains the crowd with gallery-style tarot card readings. Fast-paced and fun, Open Tarot is an engaging and lively series of participant-driven tarot card readings. Marcy will field questions from the audience and offer answers with the help of the cards. She will also give private readings throughout the night.
How much: Purchase tickets online for $13. $20 at the door.

Request Concert by Franz Xaver Kroetz. Performed by Laznia Nowa Theater and TR Warszawa
When: Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm
Where: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place (between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place)
What: Not a single word is uttered in German playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz’s devastating 1972 experiment in hyper-realism. Alone in her studio apartment, a middle-aged, middle-class woman—played by renowned Polish actress Danuta Stenka (Krum, 2007 Next Wave), performing a meticulous execution of Kroetz’s stage directions—goes about her well-worn evening ritual: dinner for one, dishes, a listener request program on the radio. As she brushes past audience members, gathered in the round and able to peer into director Yana Ross’ intimate, installation-like staging, this mute everywoman’s quotidian gestures, made all the more haunting by her ruthless tidiness, weave a brutal tapestry of loneliness, repression, and desperation.
How much: Prices vary. Tickets available here. Running Time: 75 minutes.

The Sons & Heirs: A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey
When: Friday, October 28, Doors at 7:00pm; Show at 8:00pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street (at 2nd Avenue)
What: The Sons & Heirs have played this music all over the world, from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles. Their Valentine’s Day event Unloveable has become a New York ritual—every year it’s the toughest ticket in town. In 2015 they headlined the international Smiths-Morrissey convention in Hollywood.
How much: $15-20, purchase advance tickets online.

Kentile Floors Sign Appreciation Party
When: Saturday, October 29, 5pm-7pm
Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue (note new location)
What: The store will also feature Kentile artworks, including prints, a video and photographs, as well as t-shirts, and jewelry. Read our preview article for more information.

Readers of the Lost Arc – The Haunting of Hill House
When: Saturday, October 29, 4:00pm
Where: The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue (Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
What: Join the best book club in Brooklyn as we get spooooooky for our October book, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson!  This is a quick read at only 200 pages, so I hope to see you there
How much: Free

Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh! Hall-Oh!-Ween
When: Saturday, October 22, Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh! is back with a huge Hall-Oh!-Ween blowout! Come see New York City’s favorite comedy/variety show explore horrifying scaries, eat stupid Canadian candy, laugh at a metric-TON of terrifyingly hysterical goofy zanies, and wear your great Halloween costumes that you’re definitely excited to wear! It’s the night before Halloween — let’s have a funny…and a honey!
How much: $8, purchase advance tickets online. $10 at the door.

Sales Events for Refoundry
When: Sunday, October 30, 10am-5pm
Where: Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO, Anchorage Place at Water Street (see map here)
What: Refoundry trains formerly incarcerated people to refurbish and repurpose discarded materials into one-of-a-kind home furnishings. The program culminates with incubation and ongoing support to help participants develop their own successful businesses. Furniture by our participants, pieces donated from some popular cable shows, games and prizes!

Halloween Costume Contest and Mini-Parade
When: Sunday, October 30,3pm-5pm
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Roll out that great Halloween costume a day early for our Park Slope Parents-Park Slope Civic Council sponsored Costume Context and Mini-Parade (we know 6:30 pm on Monday night can be a challenge…). Arrive at 3pm to sign up for a category and let your creativity fly! Mini-parade around the park with members of our fave Halloween marching band, Paprika!

Bergen Sisters Album Release
When: Sunday, October 30,7:30pm
Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street (Between Hamilton and Woodhull), Carroll Gardens
What: The music begins at 7:30pm and you can wear your costume if you’d like!
How much: $10 cover, which includes a CD. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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.

Victoria Behm, 1000 Drawings of NYC
When: Through November 27. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-7:00pm.
Where: 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.

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.

The Old Stone House: Witness to War – An Exhibit Exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783
When: Permanent Exhibition
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: View the new permanent exhibit at the Old Stone House exploring the Battle of Brooklyn,
as well as family life in Brooklyn during the Revolution and Occupation. View our exhibition review.
Cost: Free
More information: 718-455-5300


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