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17 super-cool things to do this weekend

By Jaz Joyner

Oct 24

The Dinner Party: A Whodunnit Cabaret!; Galapagos Art Space, DUMBO, 8pm. $20.
Somebody "dun" it, and you're going to find out who at this Clue-esque dinner-party performance where the show won't be confined to just a stage.

Force Majeure opens in theaters
It doesn’t sound funny—a family man on a ski vacation suffers a meltdown after an avalanche shakes his poise—but Ruben Östlund’s psychological drama builds, subtly, to a hilarious takedown of masculinity.

First Aid Kit + Samantha Crain; Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center), 7pm. $28.50–$65.
First Aid Kit, the effortlessly affecting folk-pop duo of sweet-voiced Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, hits town in support of its latest LP, Stay Gold (the follow-up to 2012’s lovely The Lion’s Roar).

Oct 25

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade; Tompkins Square Park, East Village. 12pm. free.
If only there were a parade that showcased the awesomeness of an adorable dog in a well made costume...Oh wait! There is. Bring along your lovable fur ball, or consider adopting a new friend from one of the many animal shelters that will have booths there.

Electoral Dysfunction; The PIT, Gramercy, $8. 7pm.
There's less than two weeks till Election Day, and these comedians plan to give you a far better (mock) debate than any real politician can.

Dean Moss; the Kitchen, Chelsea, 8pm. $15
Moss explores the complicated legacy of white abolitionist John Brown in a production that includes video performances of a script commissioned from playwright Thomas Bradshaw.

Thrill the World; various locations, 2:30pm. free.
Michael Jackson's musical and social impact was such an inspiration he's got people everywhere turning into zombies to support charity years after he passed.

"Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs"; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Midtown East, various times. $25.
It was rather late in life that Henri Matisse (1869–1954) began to create one of his most extraordinary bodies of work. At this exhibit you'll get to see some of his best pieces, including the pure abstraction work he's known for.

Oct 26

Punk Rock and Heavy Metal Flea; Sage, Williamsburg, 12pm. free.
Dream of going to CBGB? Ya can't. But you can head to this flea market that totally captured the vibe of that era, with djs that'll play actual vinyl. None of that millennial, laptop nonsense.

The Poetry Brothel’s 7th Annual Masquerade Ball; The Back Room, Lower East Side, 8pm. $30.
Don your feathered mask and indulge in a night of tarot and palm readings, burlesque queens, music, live painters and performances by the resident “poetry whores.”

Bob Saget; St. George Theatre, New Brighton, 7pm. $38–$58
The veteran comedian—who's known, mostly, from family-oriented '90s television shows like Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos—displays his true comedic range as he is one of the bluest acts around.

A Brief History of Beer; East Village, Under St. Marks, 6pm. $18
Down your complimentary Sixpoint while watching the "drinkerative" show about the history of ale.

The Last Ship; Neil Simon Theatre, Midtown West, various times, $60–$150
Will rock icon Sting's semi-autobiographical Broadway musical sail the high seas or spring a leak? We can't wait to find out.

Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany; Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Financial District, 2:30pm. $15
Here, you'll learn about the life of Kristallnacht survivor Luzie Hatch and how her taking refuge in New York City helped to reveal new facts about the Holocaust.

The Twilight Zone Marathon; Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, 8pm. free.
It's the 1960's classic that mastered the art of suspense, at the restaurant that's mastered the art of margaritas.

Halloween: The Curious Story of America's Most Horrible Holiday; Morbid Anatomy Museum, Gowanus, 8pm. $8.
Believe it or not, Halloween scholars exist, and one of them—Lesley Bannatyne, Guinness World Record winner for largest Halloween gathering—will spin the true tale of the ghoulish holiday according to her recent book Halloween Nation.

Obsolete Cinema presents Satanic Panic!; Freddy's Bar, Sunset Park, 2pm. free.
It's a spooky twofer at Freddy's Bar, with screenings of both metal-horror flick Trick or Treat featuring Gene Simmons and the made-for-TV Mazes and Monsters where Tom Hanks got his first big role.


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