THURS, 10/30: FRASIER VARIETY SHOW, HALLOWMEME, VENKMAN!, YUM’S THE WORD

around town today

10am-8pm (thru 11/1): the tcs new york city marathon health and fitness expo features 100+ vendors and exhibitors. jacob k. javits convention center, free. >>

4, 5, 7, 10pm: videology screens a nightmare on elm street all day long (4pm), plus scream (5pm), and 1920’s the cabinet of dr. caligari (10pm). free. >>

5-8pm: sample halloween candy + booze pairings at bottlerocket wine + spirits. free. >>

6:30pm: brooklyn’s on fire: meet the firehouse chefs: three local firehouse chefs talk about the process of cooking for their crews and compete in a chili cook-off as part of a four-part series on brooklyn and fire, presented by the brooklyn historical society and green-wood cemetery. bonus: free cocktail tastings! bhs, $10. >>

7pm (+ 10/31): take a twilight tour of woodlawn cemetery and hear tales about unsolved mysteries and the untimely endings of some of its more famous residents. $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors. >>

7pm: author r.l. stine discusses fear street and his career with editor kat brzozowski. mcnally jackson, free. >>

7pm: fashion designer diane von furstenberg discusses her biography, the woman i wanted to be, with journalist tina brown (the diana chronicles). b+n union square. free. >>

7pm: jiji lee hosts a special frasier-themed comedy/variety edition of the weekly split personality storytelling and character open mic show, with trivia, a costume contest, characters and impressions, and stories about therapy and moving cross country from guests leslie goshko (‘sideshow goshko’ host), rekha shankar (reductress), anita flores (my damn channel), lori baird, and sydney hollis. over the eight, free. >>

7pm: the austen family improv players perform scenes as english characters from 1813. the pit, $10 adv, $12 door, $1 students. >>

7pm (+ 10/31): bow tie cinemas screens halloween (thurs) and mommie dearest (fri) as part of its ‘chelsea classics’ series. $8. >>

7pm (ends today): grab some free popcorn at the graham’s horror movies series. tonight: a cult classic film marathon: fright night, carrie, hellraiser, children of the corn. free admission. >>

7pm (ends today): dream music puppetry’s halloween puppet parlor features basil twist, lake simons, sxip shirey, and more. here, $15 with promo code ’delightful’ thru 10/28, reg. $20. >>

7-10pm: mingle with like-minded veggie lovers at the monthly vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by cake theives will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit compassion over killing. fontana’s, free admission. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: robin gelfenbien’s monthly ‘yum’s the word’ storytelling event throws a party for three audience members complete with mad libs, nostalgic candy, and three different homemade ice cream cakes for all to share. tonight’s theme: ‘i scream’ (stories of panic and anxiety), as told by adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), tara clancy, and rick younger. lpr’s gallery, $15 with promo code ‘goodhumor’ here or mentioned at the door (reg. $20). >>

7pm doors, 7:45pm show: the coathangers, panea, cherry glazerr, and more play bowery ballroom. $15. >>

7:30pm: author and historian paul collins discusses the life of the divine edgar in his book, edgar allan poe: the fever called living. the center for fiction, free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm, the pit: we love tv takes on the twilight zone with a new live staged episode. $8 adv, $10 door, $1 students. >>

7:30pm (thru 11/1): puppetry and hand-painted miniature sets combine with live filmmaking and projected video feeds in salt of the earth, which follows a rebel puppet hero in the middle eastern desert. bam, $20. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the weekly myrtle comedy show at clinton hill’s splitty features jon glaser, sally burtnik, brett davis, and matteo lane joining hosts greg johnson + larry murphy. $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the running late with scott rogowsky talk show celebrates its three-year anniversary at littlefield with a special free show featuring guests the lucas brothers (lucas bros. moving co.), josh gondelman (john oliver, @seinfeldtoday), joe garden (the onion), dave klasko (commercial actor), and dale seever (‘dale radio’ host). >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm film: tribeca cinemas screens tim burton’s beetlejuice (1988), followed by a dance party. costumes strongly encouraged. $15 admission includes a one-hour open vodka bar before the film. >>

8pm: professor stephen t. asma (stuffed animals and pickled heads, on monsters), gives an illustrated lecture on the monsters of our imagination. morbid anatomy museum, $8. >>

8pm: pumpkin carving contest! $15 gets you a pumpkin, tools, spiked apple cider, and baked seeds for snacking. passenger bar (williamsburg). note: as of yesterday, the event page is no longer on the venue’s facebook page, and our inquiry has not been answered as of press time. we recommend calling ahead. >>

8pm (ends today): hitchcock-tober: village east cinema celebrates the master of suspense with screenings of his classics. tonight: strangers on a train (1951). $10. >>

8pm (thru 11/9): spanish bessie award-winning dancer soledad barrio and martín santangelo’s noche flamenca return to the joyce for an evening of flamenco performed to live music. $10+. >>

8pm: the decoda chamber ensemble performs new music from iceland’s við djúpið music festival, including works by britten and bjarnason. scandinavia house, $15. >>

8pm: celestial shore, ava luna, palehound, baked, and we can all be sorry play baby’s all right. $12. >>

8:15pm: the weekly ‘emily’ show celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s theme is ‘colors’, with guests ben kronberg (comedy central), lisa delarios (comedy central), julio torres, chris manley, and chris donahue joining hosts lizzie martinez, tim racine and emily bogue. want to submit something to the show? bring your 200-word submission with you or email it in advance to: submittoemily@gmail.com. upstairs at 2a, free. >>

8:30pm: dress up as your favorite internet meme or viral video star at the fifth annual hallowmeme costume party. the bell house, free (rsvp required). >>

9pm: performers act out a ‘lost episode’ of saved by the bell at the pit. $5 general, $1 students. >>

9pm: nitehawk’s ‘live sound cinema’ series presents a screening of alfred hitchcock’s 1927 silent film the lodger with a live score performed by morricone youth. $16. >>

9pm: for the xyz nyc dance series, dancers and choreographers were randomly grouped together, and given a week to create new dances. see the results and vote for your favorite tonight at the tank. $10. >>

9pm: excelsior burlesque presents a burlesque tribute to the misfits at parkside lounge. $10 adv or in costume, $15 otherwise. >>

10pm (+ 11/6): happy karaoke fun time = a musically improvised show where lyrics are made up on the spot. davenport theatre, $8 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

11pm: venkman!… and those other people: ghostbusters fan michelle francesca thomas pays tribute to the modern comedy classic by performing bill murray’s lines, while someone who’s never seen the movie attempts to justify those lines with improv. the pit, $10 general, $1 students. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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looking for halloween plans? go here for our list of free and cheap halloween events and parties in nyc. new events added include free cookies, free vibrators, weird al-oween at royal palms shuffleboard, and halloqueens at moma ps1. >>

10/31 2-11pm: the floating bar aboard the historic sherman zwicker says farewell with $5 cocktails (normally $16) and $20 bottles of wine (normally over $50 each). >>

10/31 5:30-7pm: the tcs new york city marathon opening ceremony includes the parade of nations, pro-athlete appearances, and fireworks. enter at central park west @ 66th st., free. >>

10/31 7:30pm: conan writer and performer for 17 years, brian mccann performs a one-man variety show at ucb. $10 (rsvp recommended). >>

10/31-11/6: 88 year old outsider artist al carbee is profiled in doc., magical universe. director jeremy workman will be in person sat at 8:10pm and sun at 4:35pm. ifc, $14 general, $10 seniors. >>

10/31-3/22: ’beauty is power’, the jewish museum’s exhibition of cosmetics entrepreneur helena rubenstein’s private collection, includes works by picasso, matisse, miró, and kahlo, as well as jewelry, fashion, and more. $15 general, $12 seniors, $7.50 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 5-8pm, free saturdays. >>

sales, deals, freebies

ends today: 150+ restaurants offer $25 prix fixe dinners and 2-for-$15 lunches during the second half of dine in brooklyn. >>

thru 11/1: take an extra 30% off select groupon deals. >>

get a one-year subscription to new york magazine for $15 ($29.97 value). >>

stream new albums from neil young, bob dylan, deerhoof, grouper, and more on npr. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the grease sing-along at the michael schimmel center for the arts 11/1 for $5-10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to lennon: through a glass onion at the union square theatre for $15-44.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $49-89). >>

save up to 45% on tickets to blood manor ($16-29, reg. $30-45) and nightmare: new york ($31, reg. $50) thru 11/8 (plus ticket fees).

admission for two to a gun hill beer brewing company tour, a flight of six beers, and one pint glass for each person to take home for $12 ($25 value). >>

get friends of the new york public library membership for $20 ($40 value). >>

admission for two to the morbid anatomy museum for $10 ($20 value), or annual membership for one for $25 ($50 value). >>

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 11/2-11/16 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

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WEDS, 10/29: PUMPKIN CARVING, FUNERAL FOOD, THE POLLAN FAMILY TABLE, ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT, AWKWARD SEX… AND THE CITY

around town today

free art opening:
group show: ‘american identity 1.0′ @ con artist (les, thru 11/8) >>

6:30pm: photographer gail albert halaban discusses her new photo book, paris views, which explores the conventions and tensions of urban lifestyles, feelings of isolation in the city, and the intimacies of home and daily life. aperture, $5 general, free students. >>

7pm: rock and roll singer/songwriter jerry lee lewis and pulitzer prize winning journalist rick bragg chat about lewis’s biography, his own story. b+n union square, free. >>

7pm: ‘liberal foodie intellectual’ michael pollan (the omnivore’s dilemma) and family members corky, lori, dana and tracy present their new cookbook, the pollan family table: the best recipes and kitchen wisdom for delicious, healthy family meals. b+n 82nd + broadway, free. >>

7pm: the center for fiction celebrate the reissue of washington irving’s the legend of sleepy hollow and other stories with a round robin reading of the famous short story. scheduled to read: lev grossman, megan abbott, tonya hurley, peter lerangis, and more. free (rsvp). >>

7pm: storytellers and performers read their favorite sci-fi and fantasy stories at the ‘lust for genre’ reading series at dumbo’s singularity + co bookstore. tonight: matthew mercier (glimmer train), diana pho (beyond victoriana, tor.com), cici james (singularity + co), mallory o’meara (dark dunes productions), and michael k. anderson. bonuses: costume contest! free drinks! free admission. >>

7pm (+ 10/30): dream music puppetry’s halloween puppet parlor features basil twist, lake simons, sxip shirey, and more. here, $15 with promo code ’delightful’ thru 10/28, reg. $20. >>

7pm doors: weyes blood, tonstartssbandht, king cyst, and high life play glasslands. $10. >>

7:30pm (thru 11/1): puppetry and hand-painted miniature sets combine with live filmmaking and projected video feeds in salt of the earth, which follows a rebel puppet hero in the middle eastern desert. bam, $20. >>

7:30pm (thru 11/9): spanish bessie award-winning dancer soledad barrio and martín santangelo’s noche flamenca return to the joyce for an evening of flamenco performed to live music. $10+. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: folks relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences at natalie wall’s ‘awkward sex… and the city’ storytelling show. tonight’s show features seth herzog (fallon, ‘sweet’ host), nick leftley (time out new york editor, bbc), krystyna hutchinson (‘guys we f*cked’ co-host), and robin gelfenbien (‘yum’s the word’ host), and sexy raffles from babeland. littlefield, $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the monthly bitches brew comedy show at lucey’s lounge in gowanus features stand-up by lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv), eliana horeczko (‘summer camp comedy’ co-host), brendan eyre, charles gould, corinne fisher, and emma willman. hosted by meghan o’keefe, naomi karavani, and zee arthur. free. >>

8pm: attend a taping of dale seever’s monthly podcast, dale radio live! (‘a slightly intoxicated conversation about the creative process’). tonight’s guests: josh gondelman (john oliver, @seinfeldtoday), amber nelson (comedy central), leslie goshko (‘sideshow goshko’ host), and janelle james. the pit, $5. >>

8pm: two shows for just $5 at ucb: natasha vaynblat’s solo show about being an nyc public school teacher: ‘united federation of teachers’, and hype squad’s ‘get hyped!’. >>

8pm: there’ll be free beer at the ‘dear god, that’s stone cold’s music!’ comedy show at chelsea’s bunga’s den: tonight: stand-up by nick vatterott (fallon, conan), sabrina jalees (comedy central), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv), christy coffey, and you (open mic slots). hosted by eric silver and joe stanton. free. >>

8pm: katherine williams hosts this week’s train wreck stand-up comedy show at the producers club with guests mike drucker, dan soder, nick vatterott, brittany sherrod, bob hansen, joe gerics, and mike brown. no drink minimum, free admission. >>

8pm: the weekly trashy car/motorcycle flick series cine meccanica screens i bought a vampire motorcycle (1991), featuring anthony daniels (c-3po) as a priest! free popcorn, $2 bingo for prizes, food available for purchase. lady jay’s, free. >>

8pm: rhoda dendron and the new york school of burlesque present a burlesque tribute to breakups at parkside lounge. $10 (2 for $15). >>

8pm: local bands perform as prince, smashing pumpkins, the strokes, yeah yeah yeahs, and death from above 1979 at baby’s all right. $10. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: bro + sis comedians john and molly knefel celebrate four years of their political podcast, radio dispatch. lpr’s gallery, free. >>

8:30pm: ‘historic gastronomist’ sarah lohman takes a look at the culinary history of funeral food, and shares tastes of beer from midas’s tomb, funeral cakes, and mormon funeral potatoes. brooklyn brainery, $16. >>

9pm: jazz musician herbie hancock introduces a screening of bertrand tavernier’s ’round midnight (1986), which he scored. bamcinématek, $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

9-11pm: pumpkin carving!: $20 gets you a pumpkin, tools, sixpoint sensi beer, treats, and zombie face painting at bushwick’s café ghia. rsvp required. >>

10pm: varick and kodomo play cameo. $8. >>

11:15pm: an audience member goes on witch trial at ucb. $5. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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looking for halloween plans? go here for our list of 60 free and cheap halloween events in nyc. >>

10/30 10am-8pm (thru 11/1): the tcs new york city marathon health and fitness expo features 100+ vendors and exhibitors. jacob k. javits convention center, free. >>

10/30 5-8pm: sample halloween candy + booze pairings at bottlerocket wine + spirits. free. >>

10/30 6:30pm: brooklyn’s on fire: meet the firehouse chefs: three local firehouse chefs talk about the process of cooking for their crews and compete in a chili cook-off as part of a four-part series on brooklyn and fire, presented by the brooklyn historical society and green-wood cemetery. bonus: free cocktail tastings! bhs, $10. >>

10/30 7pm (+ 10/31): take a twilight tour of woodlawn cemetery and hear tales about unsolved mysteries and the untimely endings of some of its more famous residents. $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors. >>

10/30 7pm: author r.l. stine discusses fear street and his career with editor kat brzozowski. mcnally jackson, free. >>

10/30 7pm: fashion designer diane von furstenberg discusses her biography, the woman i wanted to be, with journalist tina brown (the diana chronicles). b+n union square. free. >>

10/30 7pm (+ 10/31): bow tie cinemas screens halloween (thurs) and mommie dearest (fri) as part of its ‘chelsea classics’ series. $8. >>

10/30 7pm (ends today): grab some free popcorn at the graham’s horror movies series. tonight: a cult classic film marathon: fright night, carrie, hellraiser, children of the corn. free admission. >>

10/30 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: robin gelfenbien’s monthly ‘yum’s the word’ storytelling event throws a party for three audience members complete with mad libs, nostalgic candy, and three different homemade ice cream cakes for all to share. tonight’s theme: ‘i scream’ (stories of panic and anxiety), as told by adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), tara clancy, and rick younger. lpr’s gallery, $15 adv or with promo code ‘goodhumor’ here, $20 door. >>

10/30 7:30pm, the pit: we love tv takes on the twilight zone with a new live staged episode. $8 adv, $10 door, $1 students. >>

10/30 8pm: pumpkin carving contest! $15 gets you a pumpkin, tools, spiked apple cider, and baked seeds for snacking. passenger bar (williamsburg). >>

10/30 8:30pm: dress up as your favorite internet meme or viral video star at the fifth annual hallowmeme costume party. the bell house, free (rsvp required). >>

10/30 9pm: nitehawk’s ‘live sound cinema’ series presents a screening of alfred hitchcock’s 1927 silent film the lodger with a live score performed by morricone youth. $16. >>

10/30 11pm: venkman!… and those other people: ghostbusters fan michelle francesca thomas pays tribute to the modern comedy classic by performing bill murray’s lines, while someone who’s never seen the movie attempts to justify those lines with improv. the pit, $10 general, $1 students. >>

sales, deals, freebies

thru 10/30: 150+ restaurants offer $25 prix fixe dinners and 2-for-$15 lunches during the second half of dine in brooklyn. >>

ticket deals

get friends of the new york public library membership for $20 ($40 value). >>

save up to 45% on tickets to blood manor and nightmare: new york thru 11/8 (plus ticket fees).

get free tickets to see brazil’s orchestra instituto gpa at carnegie hall 11/28 (plus ticket fees, reg. $40). >>

get free tickets to see 50-member women’s choir the soharmoniums at lincoln center’s alice tully hall 11/29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100). >>

admission for two to a gun hill beer brewing company tour, a flight of six beers, and one pint glass for each person to take home for $12 ($25 value). >>

admission for two to the morbid anatomy museum for $10 ($20 value), or annual membership for one for $25 ($50 value). >>

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 11/1-11/16 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

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TUES, 10/28: CRONUT CREATOR, ANNE RICE, SCIENCE TALKS

around town today

6pm: molecular gastronomist hervé this (note-by-note cooking: the future of food) discusses and demonstrates his cooking methods, followed by a tasting. albertine, free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm: ‘hong kong: still one country, two systems?’: a panel discusses factors that have led to recent pro-democracy demonstrations in the chinese city. asia society, $10 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

6:30pm: a checkered cab, an oyster, and a bead from an african burial ground are among the items that nyt public affairs correspondent sam roberts highlights in his book, a history of new york in 101 objects. brooklyn historical society, $5. >>

6:30pm: astrophysicist jackie faherty uses the digital universe atlas to show strange new worlds outside our solar system at tonight’s ‘astronomy live’ lecture series at the hayden planetarium space theater. $15. >>

7pm: famed cronut creator dominique ansel discusses his new cookbook the secret recipes with unique sweets’ paulette goto, then serves the audience a treat prepared on the premises. powerhouse arena, $5 admission can be applied toward purchase of the $35 book. >>

7pm: co-editors kelly link and gavin j. grant host an evening of readings by contributing authors from their book, monstrous affections: an anthology of beastly tales. mcnally jackson, free. >>

7pm: leslie klinger, editor of the new annotated h.p. lovecraft, and horror writer peter straub discuss the work of the influential horror and science fiction writer. b+n 86th + lexington, free. >>

7pm: author anne rice launches prince lestat, the newest vampire chronicle, at 192 books. purchase of the book required for admission. >>

7pm: jazz musician herbie hancock discusses his memoir, herbie hancock: possibilities, with music writer larry blumenfeld. b+n 82nd + broadway, free. >>

7pm: don’t feed the trolls! decider.com’s tyler coates and ‘ask a clean person’ columnists jolie kerr host a conversation with other writers on confronting online comments people would never say to their faces. housing works, free. >>

7pm (+ 10/30-11/1): comedian colin quinn performs standup at the creek and the cave’s ‘week at the creek’ series. free. >>

7pm (tuesdays): play dr. mario and other classic video games at the roof bar of whole foods brooklyn with ‘our princess is in another castle’ host rob blatt (wrestling mania). a beer, wine and food menu (including veggie options) is available. free admission, free to play. >>

7pm doors: no devotion, ricky eats acid, black clouds, and creepoid play glasslands. $15. >>

7-11pm: harvest moon cidery brings 10 rare, award winning ciders to the financial district’s clinton hall. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: astronomy + physics professor janna levin (how the universe got its spots) hosts the inaugural edition of the ‘scientific controversies’ series at pioneer works. tonight: the multiverse, many worlds, and the elusive nature of reality with nobel laureate frank wilczek (the lightness of being) and max tegmark (our mathematical universe). free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm: sneak preview of impossible light, which documented installation artist leo villareal’s attempt to string 25,000 led lights along san francisco’s bay bridge. a q+a with villareal and director jeremy ambers follows. bamcinématek, $14. >>

7:30pm (thru 11/1): puppetry and hand-painted miniature sets combine with live filmmaking and projected video feeds in salt of the earth, which follows a rebel puppet hero in the middle eastern desert. bam, $20. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: atmospheric scientist adam sobel discusses climate change and the lessons of hurricane sandy at this month’s secret science club. the bell house, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: hear stories about ‘how i learned it was a good idea at the time’ from speakers jen snow (russ + daughters pr director), author and comedian doogie horner (100 ghosts), comedian christian finnegan (are we there yet?), writer amber drea, comedian meg ferrill, and host blaise allysen kearsley. union hall, $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at the new ‘your fantastic life’ show, comedians try to improve the lives of six self-identified ‘miserable’ audience members. tonight’s kickoff includes gary richardson, joe pera, charles gould, aparna nancherla, ryan haney, the vigilante, and host jo firestone (‘punderdome 3000’ host). 61 local, $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: theater/event producers ugly rhino’s monthly tiny rhino = a theatrical drinking game with six new plays in sixty minutes. tonight’s theme: ‘ghost stories’. littlefield, $10 admission includes a beer to get you started. >>

8pm: there’ll be free pizza at the amazingtown comedy show at chelsea’s bunga’s den: tonight’s guests: casey jost (impractical jokers), justin perez, josh telson, aaron levene, and hosts j.f. harris, lukas kaiser, sue smith and john szeluga. free admission. >>

8pm: the ‘northern discomfort’ comedy show features stand-up from phil hanley, ben kronberg, leah bonnema, lenny marcus, josh carter, ray devito, and more. the stand, $5 with code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

8pm: shonali bhowmik and christian felix host a night of talk, music, and comedy during a live taping of their ‘we don’t even know’ podcast professional dancer and trivia king, joe celej, comedian and former snl writer eric slovin, musician sarah dooley and comedian phoebe robinson. hifi, free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: seth herzog’s ‘sweet’ comedy show at the slipper room features guests chris gethard, michelle wolf, victor varnado, jacqueline novak, and more. $7. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: drowners, boytoy, and sunflower beam play rough trade. $15. >>

8:30pm (tuesdays thru 11/11): ifc’s ‘stranger than fiction’ documentary series with filmmaker q+a continues its season dedicated to the work of d.a. pennebaker and chris hegedus. tonight: moon over broadway (1998). $16. >>

9:30pm: comedian/writer phoebe robinson hosts the monthly blaria live! stand-up show with guest co-host wyatt cenac (the daily show, ‘night train’ host) and guests david huntsberger (‘wtf’ podcast), jordan carlos (guy code), and aparna nancherla (conan). ucbeast, $5. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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looking for halloween plans? go here for our list of 60 free and cheap halloween events in nyc. >>

10/29 7pm: rock and roll singer/songwriter jerry lee lewis and pulitzer prize winning journalist rick bragg chat about lewis’s biography, his own story. b+n union square, free. >>

10/29 7pm: ‘liberal foodie intellectual’ michael pollan (the omnivore’s dilemma) and family members corky, lori, dana and tracy present their new cookbook, the pollan family table: the best recipes and kitchen wisdom for delicious, healthy family meals. b+n 82nd + broadway, free. >>

10/29 7pm: the center for fiction celebrate the reissue of washington irving’s the legend of sleepy hollow and other stories with a round robin reading of the famous short story. scheduled to read: lev grossman, megan abbott, tonya hurley, peter lerangis, and more. free (rsvp). >>

10/29-30 7pm: dream music puppetry’s halloween puppet parlor features basil twist, lake simons, sxip shirey, and more. here, $15 with promo code ’delightful’ thru 10/28, reg. $20. >>

10/29 7:30pm (thru 11/9): spanish bessie award-winning dancer soledad barrio and martín santangelo’s noche flamenca return to the joyce for an evening of flamenco performed to live music. $10+. >>

10/29 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: folks relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences at natalie wall’s ‘awkward sex… and the city’ storytelling show. tonight’s show features seth herzog (fallon, ‘sweet’ host), nick leftley (time out new york editor, bbc), krystyna hutchinson (‘guys we f*cked’ co-host), and robin gelfenbien (‘yum’s the word’ host), and sexy raffles from babeland. littlefield, $5. >>

10/29 8:30pm: ‘historic gastronomist’ sarah lohman takes a look at the culinary history of funeral food, and shares tastes of beer from midas’s tomb, funeral cakes, and mormon funeral potatoes. brooklyn brainery, $16. >>

10/29 9pm: jazz musician herbie hancock introduces a screening of bertrand tavernier’s round midnight (1986), which he scored. bamcinématek, $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

10/29 9-11pm: pumpkin carving!: $20 gets you a pumpkin, tools, sixpoint sensi beer, treats, and zombie face painting at bushwick’s café ghia. rsvp required. >>

sales, deals, freebies

thru 10/30: 150+ restaurants offer $25 prix fixe dinners and 2-for-$15 lunches during the second half of dine in brooklyn. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the fourth annual edible manhattan magazine ‘edible escape’ international food and drink tasting event at the metropolitan pavilion 10/30 for $27.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). >>

save up to 45% on tickets to blood manor and nightmare: new york thru 11/8 (plus ticket fees).

admission for two to the morbid anatomy museum for $10 ($20 value), or annual membership for one for $25 ($50 value). >>

admission for two to a gun hill beer brewing company tour, a flight of six beers, and one pint glass for each person to take home for $12 ($25 value). >>

get free tickets to see brazil’s orchestra instituto gpa at carnegie hall 11/28 (plus ticket fees, reg. $40). >>

get free tickets to see 50-member women’s choir the soharmoniums at lincoln center’s alice tully hall 11/29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100). >>

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 11/1-11/16 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

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