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Weekend Agenda

Events to check out this weekend, October 2629.


Spend Halloween weekend with Diamanda Galás.  

1. It’s Halloweekend! We’ve got your last-minute costume ideas, decorations, candy, and your spooky events, including a futuristic ball and where to go for some bloody good cocktails.

2. Plus, Night of the Living Dead fans should head to the United Palace on Sunday, with a pre-show that pays tribute to the director, George A. Romero, who passed away this year. Come ready for a costume parade and a screening of the short Alice Jacobs Is Dead. And show up early for the Zombie Transformation Station, with an on-hand makeup artist.

3. If it’s dressed-up doggies you’re after, there are two Halloween pup parades for you to enjoy this weekend. On Saturday at Fort Greene Park, you’ll find The Great PUPkin dog-costume contest, which runs alongside the park’s Halloween festival, and on Sunday, head to Washington Square Park for their costume party. Come for the doggie lobsters, stay for the incisive political takedowns (or just dogs with wigs).

4. There are a few people parties that still have tickets available. On Friday, the Williamsburg Hotel hosts Caravan Gitane, a dance party with art installations, aerialists, and the like, and on Saturday, the second floor of the Eventi hotel will be transformed into Manor 849 hosted by Dita Von Teese. The same night, Salvation Taco hosts a Monster Bash on their rooftop, with an open bar.

5. If you’re hiding from monsters, head to the Knockdown Center on Friday, where DJ Susan Z Anthony will be playing selections from her grandfather’s records in Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime, a fictional thrift-store installation by Azikiwe Mohammed packed with reading material and ephemera culled from the black and brown experience.

6. And Friday night is also when you'll find the highly danceable electroclash duo Fischerspooner at Brooklyn Steel. They'll be performing material from their upcoming album SIR, their first in ten years, produced by Michael Stipe. We hear this will be quite the show.

7. Duncan Macmillan’s electric play People, Places & Things at St. Ann’s Warehouse "shatters and soars," says our critic. It stars Denise Gough, who won the Olivier Award for the London production.

8. And you’ve seen him in Difficult People, but you don’t truly know the talents of Cole Escola until you see him live. You'll have a chance to do that Sunday with his cabaret extravaganza at Joe’s Pub.

9. Cerebral funnyman Demetri Martin brings his notepad and harmonica to Gramercy Theater for four shows on Friday and Saturday.

10. And on Sunday, the gothy and vocally dexterous avant-garde singer and musician Diamanda Galás performs, fittingly, at the Murmrr Theatre in Union Temple of Brooklyn, near Grand Army Plaza. If you miss this one, she’ll be back on Tuesday.

11. Hey! It’s Cider Week. Do you know where all the apple products are?

12. And there are a few tickets available for the Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns, which blazes up Governors Island this weekend. Beware the glowing eyes, and happy Halloweekend!

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