sure, maybe halloween seems contrived. maybe you’re over it. maybe you think it’s stupid. maybe you feel that life in brooklyn allows you the uninhibited liberty to be someone else, everyday. to dress in costume, to speak with an accent, to make bad decisions under the shroud of alter egos. cool. well. this weekend the whole borough won’t politely ignore you. we will applaud you can’t celebrate you and join you because it’s halloween. and this is how,we’ll do it, brooklyn.
deception is at the heart of halloween and hustlers alike, so come on and let’s get spooky, together.
Cut Copy Spins at Good Room, Greenpoint.
who cares if it’s raining. not you. because cut copy is spinning all night at good room and you want to cut a rug. do it, right now. here’s how. 98 meserole st at good room- my favorite place to do bad things.™
Dirty Thursday Zombie Beach Party at House of Yes, Bushwick.
I know you got a little spooky groove in ya, given the time of year and that unmistakeable feeling in the air. and so let’s keep them guessing, Friday at work, if we’re half dead or half alive? I won’t tell if you don’t. Dirty thursdays at house of yes this week brings you a very appropriate zombie beach party. Be here, be present, be undead, feel alive. There’s an insane description of the event here
. entry is free
so come get lost here from 10pm-4am and then everywhere else. . 2 wyckoff ave
at the house of OH NO YOU DI’INT.
“so what happened was…” storytelling at Freddy’s, Park Slope.
Mmm. You know you love the moth
. And that fucking fantastic moth joke
. And stories, of all kinds. Because we are nothing but raconteurs, all. Come then to Freddy’s Thursday night for a very the moth-like story telling showcase, except all stories must be about something that occurred to the storyteller within the past week. event is free, more info here
. 7-9pm, 627 fifth ave
, at Freddy’s- where what happened was… you and me and everything.
Hinds plays the Warsaw in Greenpoint.
Madrid. Indie rock.the Warsaw in greenpoint. These might be three of the greatest things I’ve seen smashed together outside two pieces of toasted bread ever in my life. And it’s all culminating in real life Friday night. Insanely talented and prolific indie rock mamacitas HINDS
rock out in our beloved former polish social club the Warsaw. Listen to this song
on repeat then buy your tickets right here
baby. Trust me it will feel good. Then find me there and let’s believe in rock and roll again. Pregame at my spot
followed by show at 7pm, tickets $20. 261 driggs ave.
because in HINDS sight it’s always been you.
Ghost Dog No. 1 at Good Room Greenpoint.
DFA records brings us a spooky version of their beloved hot dog party. no hot dogs, just some of the best djs in the hood. and the promise of “special guests” always, always tempts me… because you know. all info here, 9pm-4am. 98 meserole st.
Junxion Crossroads: A Haunted Masquerade at the Paper Factory Hotel in LIC.
Dope. Shit. Happens. Here. And. Also. On. Halloween. This party starts
in a secret location in bushwick for light hors d’oeuvres and gently speculative conversation among strangers in strange attire before we will all be riskily whiskied then whisked off to the paper factory hotel
in long island city for a spectacular evening for a variety show of defined proportions, an experience never to write home about, a night to try to remember and impossible to forget that is lost somewhere in the ether among closed eyes and inhales and exhales and full body shudders. This is it. your best chance to make bad decisions this weekend
. masked in good intentions, of course. 8pm-4am, $20-75 tickets and details for common mortals here
. 37-06 36th st
at the paper factory, where things always unfold. or something.
2amCruise’s Halloween Blowout at Lot45, Bushwick.
Boat cruises don’t die with summertime. They live on in our hearts forever. And sometimes, on magical and mystical weekends in October,they live on amid the spooky tides of the east river. AND THAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND. just for yiu. 2am cruise is keeping us afloat with their Halloween blowout, at Lot45? And maybe also on a boat? I’m admittedly confused about this event but also i’m currently flying above the pacific ocean so I think I’m doing ok. By land or sea or snow or hail or whatever the fuck let’s just all go to this event ok? Costume contest and dope djs all night. tickets $5-15 found here
. 10pm-4am, 411 troutman st
at lot 45, where even if you ask for a lot, you get 45.
Death Disco at Legion Bar, Williamsburg.
Indie, electro,mail hop, prince. An alt-tastic Halloween party of royal proportions, anything goes as long as you’re going. Costumes or your usual funky-fresh garb. get down with your bad self. everything you need to know is here
. 10pm-4am, 790 metropolitan
at death disco- where they out the BOO! in boogie down, baby.
Chick Flicks and Coloring Party at Threes Brewing, Gowanus.
I’ll admit it: the only things I like more than the movie Practical Magic is the soundtrack to Practical Magic, impractical magic, and breweries in Brooklyn. however. I strongly dislike adult coloring books. but come and watch this film and support this brewery and always expand your creative endeavors beyond the boundaries of black lines and culturally defined gender roles. there will also be tarot card readings, witchy costumes (if you want!), and a portion of all proceeds go toward the center of domestic violence in Brooklyn, which is certainly something i can get behind. also- MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS
. 630-935pm, $13, added color here
. 333 Douglass st
, at threes brewing- i’ll try anything thrice.™
Stranger Things (with candy!) at Littlefield, Gowanus.
Full disclosure: I have no idea what is party is really about. What I do know is it’s a party based on that show everyone has been talking about. That is super 80s, and as I would imagine, and distinctively odd. Head to littlefield
for plenty of 80s tunes all night, a supernatural photographic experience, video projections, Christmas lights, multiple eggos
and minimal egos (come on its gowanus), and a costume contest of epically nostalgic proportions.1030pm, tickets $5-8 etc etct etc if you’re nervous just read here 622 degraw st.