10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: IT Girl Alexa Chung at powerHouse, Scary Movie Marathon at Videology, the Village Halloween Parade is Back!


Hurricane Sandy put a halt on Halloween last October. So this year, we have no excuse (knock on wood) but to go all-out. Here’s what’s going down this week:


[Community] Various candlelight vigils take place throughout Brooklyn to commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Light up the shore begins at 6:30 p.m., free.

[Lit] Fashion muse and on-air personality Alexa Chung talks about her new book, IT, along with Refinery29‘s Piera Gelardi. At 7 p.m., the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn,, free.

[Art] A start-up committed to presenting cultural programs has launched the first Filipino American Museum (FAM), which debuts today featuring the work of Queens-based Filipino-American artist Stephen Decker. At 4 p.m., Third Streaming, free.


[Halloween] Do a test run of your costume at Spooky Snaxx for a Halloween edition of Rich King and Gustavo’s dance party. At 10 p.m., Atlas Social Club, free.

[Film] These two old-school scary films will get you pumped for Halloween. The first is Morgiana (1972), which has murder, romance, blackmail, duplicitous wills, and crossed identities. The second feature is the Norwegian cinema classic The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968), about a group of old friends who set out to visit one of their brothers at his cabin in the woods only to find the man missing and his dog apparently killed. Oh no, not the dog! At 7:30 p.m., Spectacle, in Brooklyn, free.


[Halloween] Videology hosts a whole day of freaky fun beginning with a Halloween Series Marathon as soon as their doors open. Later in the afternoon, kids are invited to take part in a costume party. The night ends with a screening of Hocus Pocus. At noon, Videology, in Brooklyn, free.

The Village Halloween Parade was sorely missed last year, so this year’s revival is extra special. Dress up like a freak and join the march or cheer on the ghosts and ghouls from the sidelines. At 7, Sixth Avenue, starts at Spring Street ends at 16th Street, free.

[Halloween] Enter the Portal to Hell with a night of music by a Misfits cover band, DJ YAMEZ, a skate ramp, and “buckets of blood.” Well, now we really have to go. At 8, Villain, in Brooklyn, free with a Halloween costume or “if you’re just scary naturally” (their words, not ours).

[Comedy] Comedians Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show) and Donwill provide commentary to their favorite blaxploitation films at this Halloween-themed edition of Shouting at the Screen. Afterparty with DJ Tara. At 8, IndieScreen, in Brooklyn, $10.

[Film] They’re back! No, really, they’re back. Tonight’s presentation of Poltergeist will have the theater swarming with dead people, flying chairs, and possessed pieces of meat. Just remember, it’s only a movie. At 8, Chelsea Cinemas, $8.

Happy Halloween!


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