October 2015 events calendar for New York City

Plan your month with our events calendar of the very best activities, including Halloween activities and our picks from theater, the arts and music

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Let’s be honest: There are lots of cool things to do in October—we love Open House New York and the CMJ Music Marathon—but we’re just getting ready for Halloween festivities at the end of the month. Use our events calendar to find the best Halloween NYC events, along with our favorite theater and music events.


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October 2015 events calendar for New York City

Whiplash

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This wildly popular show, started by Leo Allen and adopted by Aparna Nancherla, has run for more than five years and been home to the best up-and-comers and biggest names in comedy.

  1. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 307 W 26th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 29
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Comedy at the Knitting Factory

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The smooth and delightfully understated Hannibal Buress introduces fellow stand-ups.

  1. Knitting Factory 361 Metropolitan Ave, at Havemeyer St
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Sun Dec 27
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Comedy as a Second Language

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Even though this weekly show started by Sean Patton lives in the back of an East Village dive bar, it has been called home by the best local up-and-coming comics and is frequently visited by today's biggest names in stand-up.

  1. Kabin 92 Second Ave, between 5th and 6th Sts
  2. Thu Dec 25 - Thu Dec 31
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Live from Outer Space

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The endearingly histrionic John F. O'Donnell joins understated absurdists Ben Kronberg and Erik Bergstrom to host this weekly night of stand-up.

  1. The Cobra Club 6 Wyckoff Ave, between Jefferson and Troutman Sts, 11237
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Fri Dec 25
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Big Terrific

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Though Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate have moved to L.A., remaining Big Terrific host Max Silvestri carries on the warm tradition of this Brooklyn mainstay. Each week, he welcomes great locals and big names from out of town.

  1. Cameo 93 North 6th St, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11211
  2. Wed Dec 24 - Wed Dec 30
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Gandhi, Is That You?

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Brendan Fitzgibbons and Lance Weiss invite comedy fans into the bar's basement each week for this friendly stand-up show.

  1. Lucky Jack’s 129 Orchard St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts
  2. Wed Dec 24 - Wed Dec 30
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Secret Meeting

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Each week, Eli Yudin (SNL "Weekend Update" contributor) and Nick Mullen (Thought Catalog) host this stand-up showcase followed by karaoke.

  1. Pine Box Rock Shop 12 Grattan St, between Bogart St and Morgan Ave, 11206
  2. Thu Dec 25 - Thu Oct 8
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ComedyJuice

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This revered weekly show features lots of worthy local stand-ups and often one or two big names, thanks to the draw of the top comedy giant.

  1. Gotham Comedy Club 208 W 23rd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Tue Oct 6
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ComedyJuice

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This revered weekly show features lots of worthy local stand-ups and often one or two big names, thanks to the draw of the top comedy giant.

  1. Gotham Comedy Club 208 W 23rd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Tue Oct 13
More info

ComedyJuice

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This revered weekly show features lots of worthy local stand-ups and often one or two big names, thanks to the draw of the top comedy giant.

  1. Gotham Comedy Club 208 W 23rd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Tue Oct 20
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