1. Have your delicate sensibilities shaken at Mystic Circus: Fly or Die, a touring act that began in Coney Island, starring sideshow performer Rush Hicks, lyra performer Shauni Fatale Deveaux, and a slew of others. (Monday, Bizarre Bushwick, $5)
2. Scare yourself silly at Horror Mondays, with free horror movies all night — from The Descent to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — plus free popcorn while it lasts. (Monday, The Gutter, FREE)
3. Suds it up at It’s Brewing in Brooklyn, a panel discussion with heavyweight beer folks including John La Polla, co-owner of Bitter & Esters; Greg Doroski, co-owner of Threes Brewing; and Jason Sahler, owner and head brewer of Strong Rope Brewery. With beer tastings, of course. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE)
4. See the sparks fly at the Vice Presidential Debates — watch ’em on a big screen, with free popcorn both to eat and to throw. (Tuesday, The Diamond, FREE) [Note: Many of these bars will likely be showing the debate too.]
5. Be the star of all your Oktoberfest parties after Edible Brooklyn’s How to Prepare a German Feast, with tips, tricks, and samples of lebkuchen, Glühwein, currywurst, and more. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Brewery, $10)
6. Cheer on the sexier side of geek culture at Comic Con Vixens 2016, with burlesque, circus, and music from the likes of Dangrrr Doll, Stella Chuu, Hazel Honeysuckle, and Topher Bousquet. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $15)
7. Have a ball at Q Train, Ditmas Park’s only queer party, with bingo hosted by Ariel Speedwagon, late-night burlesque from Satine S’allumer, and tunes spun by DJ Gogo Gadget. (Thursday, Sycamore, FREE)
8. Get the message at Throwback Thursday, where you can party with living legend Grandmaster Flash on the decks — if that’s not enough all on its own, there will also be double-dutch, street moves, open fire hydrants, and plenty of surprises. (Thursday, House of Yes, $15)
9. Mix & mingle with the literati at Emerging Writers Happy Hour, presented by the Authors Guild and Electric Literature and hosted by Ecco Editorial Director Megan Lynch, literary agent Kirby Kim, and authors Kathleen Alcott and Katie Kitamura. (Friday, powerHouse Books, FREE)
10. Get weird at The Hidden Valley, a multimedia festival showcasing artists working in performance art, experimental music, and avant-garde presented by Brooklyn performance-art collective W1ld T0rus. (Friday, Last Frontier, $5)
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