All Hallow’s Eve
You’ve lost too many pairs of heels navigating the parade’s many lines and barriers, and yet your alternatives for tomorrow night remain as fuzzy as a gorilla costume. Here are a few options to help you clear up your plans.
Brooklyn record label Ghostly International couldn’t be a more aptly named co-host for The Wythe Hotel’s Halloween bash. DJs James Friedman, Sam Valenti IV, Will Calcutt, and Miguel Senquiz will be spinning broody tracks in the main event hall, but the party is a multi-room, multi-level affair. Costumes required.
The Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, October 31st, 9 p.m., $15 tickets online and in limited quality at the door.
Still hunting for a costume? Take scissors and a pint of fake blood to that prom dress you’ve been hiding at the back of your closet (we know) and head off to Houston Hall’s zombie prom. The cavernous West Village beer hall is dressing up as a creepy cafeteria and playing Carrie (the original adaptation, of course) all night long. And in case the cute boy in the corner doesn’t ask you to get freaky, there’s always the fried pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin ale to comfort you.
Houston Hall, 222 West Houston Street, October 31st, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $10 cover.
For a different kind of class act, Hotel Chantelle promises “upscale, sensual Halloween fun.” Which really means, throw on a bustier and knock back some quality cocktails among the pretty people of the Lower East Side.
Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow Street, October 31st, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., $15 cover.
Culture snobs unite (behind masks, of course), at the New Museum’s members-only costume party. Cocktails, music, art, and some of the most creative costumes you’ll ever bump into—what more could you ask for?
New Museum, 235 Bowery, Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., memberships are $60.
Dia De Los Muertos
Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead festivals last from October 31st to November 2nd, so don’t pack those skeletons back into the closet on Friday morning. On the LES there’s Fontana’s Rico Suave Dia de Muertos Dance Party; west-siders can hit up Remezcla’s Dia de Lost Muertos celebration at SOB’s. That’s Sound of Brazil, you foul-mouths.
Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge Street, November 1st, 10 p.m., $5-$10 cover. SOB’s, 204 Varick Street, November 1st, 10 p.m., free with Facebook RSVP.
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By Allison Malecha
Photo Credit: Alicia Rose