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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Halloween edition

1. Look up at Dark Is The Night, an evening of aerial cabaret featuring performances by The Lady Bats, Skyz the Limit, The Heavenly Bodies and more. (Friday, Big Sky Works, $25)

2. Otaku and Harajuku meet at Japan Fest J-Anime Night. Enjoy the nights of festive fun with a Japanese cosplay twist on the American Halloween costume party with anime themed singers, dancers, performers, etc. (Friday & Saturday, The Muse, $45)

3. Maybe VR can hurt you at the Ghoul 3D World Interactive Haunted House, leveraging immersive physical installations, 360 projections, and surround ambisonic sound, guests will be plunged into a captivating set of grotesque yet surprisingly alluring realms. (Friday & Saturday, Future Space, $31)

4. Dress as your favorite rock star at Rock ‘N Roll Halloween, featuring two nights of cover bands in the front and back room. (Friday & Saturday, The Gutter, FREE)

5. You don’t have to choose sides at Goth vs. Kawaii Halloween, two different parties with strict dress codes. (Friday & Saturday, Gemini & Scorpio, $15)


Party with Peelander-Z (#11). Photo via Alix Piorun.

6. Good grief, it’s the Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest where ten winners will be chosen by the judges, and all will receive the coveted PUPkin rosettes as well as tons of prizes donated by local businesses. (Saturday, Fort Greene Park, FREE)

7. Have some superfun(d) at the Cthulhu Canoe Haunted Boat Tour. Over the dark surface of this time-haunted stream, strange chants echo, and those who dwell here have changed with the passing of forgotten years. All are welcome to witness the horrors of the deep! (Saturday, North Brooklyn Boat Club, $30)

8. Here, pork eats you at Ridgewood Slaughterhouse. Over the course of ten years, hundreds of children disappeared with no trace, until the police investigated the abandoned Ridgewood Slaughterhouse. What they found was the most gruesome massacre in recent memory. (Saturday-Nov 2, The Deep End, $10)

9. Dance with demons at Mister Halloween Night: In the Shadow of the Moon. The dance floor will be shrouded in light to beckon the spirits, and they’ll have potions, ales, and mulled wine to keep you warm on the inside and outside. (Saturday, Nowadays, FREE)

10. Calling all mutants to Ken’s Satanic Circus for a night of madness, monsters, and mayhem with aerial acts, belly dancers, fire spinning and tons of dancing. (Saturday, Big Sky Works, $25)

11. Those aren’t just costumes at Peelander-Z, Toranavox, Realistic Bodies, where the beings from Planet Peelander will headline their annual raucous Halloween party. (Saturday, Baby’s All Right, $15)

12. Hack together a costume for the NYC Resistor 10th Anniversary & Halloween Party with a spooky-special night of music, costumes, and laser light, and DJ Smokey returns with a fresh and scary set of hand-mixed beats. (Saturday, NYC Resistor, $10)

13. Join a ghastly gathering at Rubulad Presents: Boo! featuring Jake Pinto and The YeahTones, Les Sans Culottes, plus Kami’s Killer B-B-Q, G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Fright Fest and Myke Flaherty’s Art Hole (to Hell!) (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-20)

14. Get scared straight at Hallowanus VII, where no one can hear you scream! With DJ Chewie and DJ Longfellow. Dance party. Photobooth. Fear. (Saturday, Gowanus Studio Space, $10-20)

15. Look for Will at the Stranger Things Halloween: Return to the Upside-Down. Get lost in the forest, face off with a mind-reading government agent, chill in the blanket fort and eat all the Eggos, or join a seance to find the missing kids while DJs spin all throughout the night. (Saturday, Chemistry Creative, $30)


No tricks at Schtick or Treat (#20). Photo by Mindy Tucker via Facebook.
No tricks at Schtick or Treat (#20). Photo by Mindy Tucker via Facebook.

16. Pop over to the Vegan Market, a monthly pop-up market featuring the best vegan vendors from the area. There will be vegan food, cosmetics, bath & body products, and apparel. (Sunday, Market Hotel, FREE)

17. Join festive fish at the annual Barnacle Parade and march in solidarity with those that have suffered in the 2017 hurricane season. (Sunday, Red Hook, FREE)

18. Nurse your Halloween party hangover at the Breakfast Takedown and try all the breakfast recipes local cooks can dream up and vote on the yummiest! (Sunday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20)

19. Say “trick or tats” at the Booze & Tattoos extravaganza. DJ Greg Caz spins while you get tattoos by Karen Glass & Rich Cahill featuring classic Sailor Jerry flash and drink specials. (Sunday, Our Wicked Lady, FREE)

20. No tricks at Schtick or Treat, the long standing comedy tradition (its 10th year!) features over 40 comedians performing as your favorite comedy legends. (Sunday, The Bell House, $15)

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