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around town today

12:30pm: original kiss drummer peter criss signs his book makeup to breakup: my life in and out of kiss at b+n fifth ave, free >>

5, 6:30pm: learn to make articulated paper puppets from a letterpress with animator/autor norma toraya. etsy labs, free (rsvp). >>

6pm: learn ‘what’s at stake for women’ in the upcoming election in a panel discussion with congresswoman carolyn maloney and activists shelby knox, susan lerner, and tamika mallory. pace university, free (rsvp). >>

6pm: ensemble signal kicks off columbia university’s miller theatre free pop-up concerts with a program featuring the work of minimal composers michael gordon, philip glass, donnacha dennehy, and louis andriessen >>

7pm: panel discussion about the social impact of cosmopolitan editor-in-chief and sex and the single girl author helen gurley brown, featuring edith zimmerman, cat marnell, and moe tkacik, and moderated by alison brower. housing works, free. >>

7pm: country western comedy band reformed whores release their new album ladies don't spit at the bowery electric with guest comedians glennis mccarthy and adam newman, $5 >>

7pm: (+ 10/30): the brooklyn winery continues a month of scary movies in their atrium with screenings of the complete evil dead trilogy. free. >>

7:30pm doors: ‘the story collider’ magazine/podcast presents six personal stories about chemistry from scientists and storytellers adam wade, robin gelfenbien, jeanne garbarino, jeffrey lancaster, lance langston, and steve mirsky. erin barker + ben lillie host. union hall, $10. >>

8pm: test your horror film knowledge at nitehawk’s new movie triva night, $1 >>

8pm: wnyc’s ‘soundcheck live!’ hosts brooklyn afrobeat ensemble antibalas at the wfc winter garden, free >>

8:30pm: comedian seth herzog's 'sweet' comedy show returns to its former home at the newly renovated slipper room. tonight: eddie pepitone, victor varnado, and nick stevens. $5. >>

9pm: el ten eleven, michna, and beacon play bowery ballroom, $15 >>

9:30pm: damien jurado and psychic twin play mercury lounge, $14 >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

coming up

10/24 9am-5pm: after forty years in the making, fdr four freedoms park opens to the public >>

10/24 6pm: daniel handler (a.k.a lemony snicket) talks with sarah vowell about his new book series, all the wrong questions at symphony space, $7.50 here (reg $15) >>

10/24 7pm: hip hop artists and emcees perform original songs inspired by a work of literature at the ‘hip hop book club’ (spawn of the bushwick book club). tonight’s theme: edgar allen poe. nuyorican poet’s cafe, $7 adv, $10 door. >>

10/24 8pm: wnyc’s ‘soundcheck live!’ hosts jazz composer-pianist vijay iyer and new music composer missy mazzoli + victoire at the wfc winter garden, free >>

10/24 8pm: california collective milo greene and texan singer-songwriter kat edmonson play a benefit for housing works, $20 >>

10/24 8pm: who tribute act the whom perform tommy with special guests jj + the runaways performing songs by the runaways, plus djs, burlesque performers, go-go dancers, and a raffle. ‘costumes encouraged but not necessary’. the delancey, free. >>

10/24 9pm: brooklyn synth pop trio class actress play brooklyn bowl. free with rsvp, $5 at the door. >>

check out our list of 50+ free and cheap halloween events >>

sales, deals, freebies

11am-8pm (thru 10/25): score cheap deals at the club monaco sample sale. 261 w 36th st, bet/ 7th + 8th aves. >>

group deals

thru 10/26: get a free fandango movie ticket when you purchase any dailycandy deal worth $30 or more >>

5 or 10 fitness classes at body reserve in park slope for $20 or $30 ($50 or $100 value) >>

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