Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: October 7-9

Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: October 7-9
Check out Rock Comic Con Friday night at Littlefield. (Photo via Rock Comic Con)

ROCKTOBER is rolling! Weekend events include super horny comedy, rock n’ roll running, and stunning visuals.

The second Presidential Debate is Sunday, October 9 at 9pm. Check out the places that showed the first debate. We recommend you confirming they will be having events for this debate.

Rock Comic Con (followed by Batdance: New York Comic Con’s Official Video Dance Party)
When: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00pm (door), 8:00pm (show)
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: NERD OUT. ROCK OUT. SPOCK OUT. The official New York Comic Con Nerd Music Festival and after-party, Rock Comic Con is proud to create an after-con place where zombies, heroes, Jedi Knights and Time Lords can mix, mingle and GROOT their faces off!
How much: $10-$12, available at the door. Tickets available online.

Dave Hill’s “Super Horny Night of Comedy”
When: Friday, October 7, Doors at 7:30pm; Show at 8pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: Dave convinces some of his favorite New York comedians to join him in a dark basement to bring the people of Brooklyn the goddamn show of a lifetime. The night will include glorious sets by all the comedians plus an extended jam version of Dave’s Erotic Short Stories, which will get you pregnant. There will also be snacks, a confused man named Ron lurking by the restrooms, and hopefully a donkey wandering wherever it wants.
How much: $8, purchase advance tickets online. $10 day of show.

unSeen Green Art Installation
When: Through October 20, 8am-6pm
Where: Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street (enter at 5th Avenue)
What: For two weeks only (October 5-20), Green-Wood’s Chapel will be transformed into a spectacular venue for unSeen Green – a one-of-a kind, site specific art installation by Brooklyn artist Aaron Asis. Hundreds of crisscrossing fuchsia paracords will traverse and slice through the interior exterior space of this historic structure accentuating the geometry of the Chapel as well as features like door frames, window sills, arched ceilings and the spectacular oculus that crowns the space.  Asis will create a completely unexpected juxtaposition of the “seen” and the “unseen” in this National Historic Landmark cemetery.
How much: Free

Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon
When: Saturday October 8, start time 7am
Where: The race begins at the Brooklyn Museum/Eastern Parkway, travels throughout Prospect Park and then down Ocean Parkway. See course race map for full details
What: View road closure information.

6/15 Green Harvest Festival
When: Saturday, October 8, 11am-dark [rescheduled from last weekend]
Where: 6/15 Garden, 6th Avenue and 15th Street
What: A harvest festival with live music, pot luck, children’s activities, and more.
How much: Free

i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
When: October 1-22, Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm. Open reception is October 1, 7-9pm.
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: The steady writing on the sand produced by time is the starting point for a hypnotic tour through a fictional city, in which the individual and the collective merge in order to imagine the possible, enjoy the unpredictable, and write history. With the help of a hypnotist, on weekends throughout Once Upon Unfolding Times i Collective will invite visitors to submerge into parallel universes and take pleasure in envision a city that is constantly being re-shaped by the forces of each community member. Casualties, causalities, futures and pasts compound a history that is not based on the fear of the Other but on the joy of sharing with the others. Hypnotic Tours: October 1 (6pm), October 9 (11am), October 15 (6pm), October 22 (6pm). Please arrive on time. Visitors will not be able to join after the tour has begun.
How Much: Free

Gypsy, A Musical
When: Through October 9, schedule varies [closing weekend]
Where: The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.
How much: $25, $20 for children and seniors. Purchase tickets here.

Gail Flannery: Tumbled Sky
When: Through October 16. 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 presents Tumbled Sky by Gail Flanery, an exhibition of mixed-media prints. Flanery’s signature imagery draws from nature; much of it is suggestive of landscape but the geography is rarely specific. The landscapes are invented, inverted or re-imagined and animated by lush color and an expansive sense of space. In this exhibition, Flanery channels nature’s turbulence as her gaze shifts upward, to the sky. Flanery is a graduate of Cooper Union where she was influenced by the painter and colorist Wolf Kahn. She has worked with a number of master printers and presently works at the shop of Master Printer Kathy Caraccio. Flanery’s work is in dozens of private and corporate collections and in the permanent collection of the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Flanery has exhibited extensively with several published reviews to her credit, including in The New York Times.
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.

Old Stone House: Appropriating Revolution
When: Fridays 3pm-7pm; or by appointment. Through October 8.
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: A contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, curated by Katherine Gressel.
Cost: Free

PS 321 Flea Market
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5pm
Where: 180 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets – in front of PS 321
What: This market is considered a Park Slope institution by many, and plans to be open year round. The flea is under new management this year.

Smorgasburg at Prospect Park
When: Sundays, 11am-6pm, through October 23
Where: Prospect Park, Breeze Hill (Located near Lakeside and the Lincoln Road entrance)
What: Smorgasburg begins its warm weather months in our beautiful backyard. Find 100 vendors and food from all over the world every Sunday at Breeze Hill, located near Lakeside and the park’s Lincoln Road entrance.  Find the market on Google Maps here. Presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Dog friendly.

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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