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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: Oct. 31–Nov. 6

Indypendent Staff Oct 30

The Indypendent’s curated events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. Sign-up for our regular e-newsletter and you won’t miss a thing. If there is an event you want others to learn about let us know.

THRU DEC 1
SUN–THUR 10AM–10PM, FRI–SAT 10AM–11PM • $24
ART: Machine Hallucination by Refik Anadol
Explore Artechouse’s inaugural installation, which challenges the conventional definition of space through the mind of a machine. The groundbreaking installation utilizes artificial intelligence in an effort to explore and uncover the ever-changing shape of the city and architecture by evoking our collective memory.
Artechouse NYC
439 W. 15TH St., Mnhtn

THURS OCT 31
6:30PM–11PM • FREE
PARADE: West Village Halloween Parade
The world’s most inventive and hilarious costumes. This year’s theme is Wild Thing.
6th Ave. from Spring St. to 16th St., Mnhtn

THURS OCT 31
8PM–2AM • $15–$20
MUSIC: The Year of the Diamond Dogs
Michael T and the Vanities perform the David Bowie masterpiece Diamond Dogs in its entirety to commemorate its 45th Anniversary on Halloween Night. Plus: The Retromantics, Gimmie Danger pays tribute to the Stooges and DJ sets by Twig the Wonderkid & Kool Thing Hayden Brereton.
Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St., Mnhtn 

THURS OCT 31
9PM–4AM • $20–$40, 21+
PARTY: Wyld Things: Halloween Parade Afterparty
Stray from the flock, run with the beasts, dance like no one is lurking. Join House of Yes and Kostume Kult for a Village Halloween Parade afterparty. Costumes required.
SPIN
48 E. 23rd St. Mnhtn

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NOV 1–NOV 2
FRI 6PM–8PM, SAT 4PM–8PM
ACTIVISM: Building the Movement for Mutual Aid
A two-part workshop that makes the ideas and practice of mutual aid disaster relief accessible to everyone.
Interference Archive
314 7th St., Bklyn

SAT NOV. 2
9AM-5PM • $5–$15
CONFERENCE: Women, Action & the Media
This year’s theme will be #FeministAF when journalists, editors, filmmakers and communications professionals gather for panels on inclusive language, safety for reporters, unions in digital media and a workshop on negotiating pay. Includes a keynote by media critic, Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

SAT NOV. 2
11AM–2PM • FREE
ACTIVISM: Nonviolent Direct Action Training
An introduction to nonviolent direct action, both theory and practice, hosted by Extinction Rebellion.
Columbia University, Nous Seminar Room, Philosophy Hall
1150 Amsterdam Ave., Mnhtn 

SAT NOV 2
11AM–5PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Day of the Dead/Día de Los Muertos
Performances by the Aztec group Cetiliztli Nauhcampa, a community ofrenda (altar) and hands-on activities for all ages.
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green, Mnhtn

SAT NOV 2
11AM–7PM • FREE
ART: Comic Arts Brooklyn
A must-see celebration of modern cartooning featuring Chris Ware, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and hundreds of cutting-edge artists and publishers.
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave., Bklyn

SAT NOV 2
2PM–4PM • FREE
SCREENING: Pane Amero: The Italian American Journey From Despised Immigrants to Honored Citizens
Pane Amaro, or “bitter bread,” has been called the first comprehensive depiction of the early Italian immigrant experience in the United States. The feature-length documentary tracks the social, economic, and political transformation of Italians from immigrant victims of violence and prejudice to prominent members of American society.
Mulberry Street Public Library, Community Room.
10 Jersey St., Mnhtn

SAT NOV 2
6PM–10PM • FREE
PARTY: Spooky Socialism Halloween Party
Nothing scares Wall Street, big pharma, insurance companies, and the prison- and military-industrial complex more than a people-powered, working-class revolution that stands up to their greed. Wear a costume, paint a pumpkin, make some revolutionary new friends. Hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America.
Katch Astoria
3119 Newtown Ave., Queens

SUN NOV 3
12PM–8PM • $15
ART: Bernie Art Show
Art inspired by Bernie Sanders and his political revolution. Film, speakers, musical performances.
4th Floor Studios
349 Suydam St., Suite 4L, Bklyn 

SUN NOV 3
7PM–8:30PM • FREE
TALK: Message from the Library: Laurie Anderson
As part of a lecture series in which leading cultural figures reflect on today’s most precarious issues, Laurie Anderson will address how to prepare for the 2020 election cycle and the tumultuous year ahead in the United States.
BPL Presents
10 Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn

MON NOV 4
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old Book Launch
Kimberly Dark’s new book explores what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating her experience of being fat since childhood — as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-conforming “girl with a pretty face,” active then disabled, and inevitably aging — Dark blends storytelling and social analysis to coax readers into a deeper understanding of how appearance, privilege (and stigma) function in everyday life and how the architecture of this social world constrains us.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center|
172 Allen St., Mnhtn