Marvel at the magic of Minge World, and 22 more ways to have an amazing weekend

The marvelous mavens of Minge World (#6)

1. Head out to sea for a watery production of Moby-Dick adaptation Or, the Whale aboard the floating Waterfront Museum. (Friday through Sunday, $18)

2. Listen to some phenomenal verbal acrobatics at the American Beatbox Championships. (Friday, $15)

3. Celebrate the 1-year anniversary of lady-focused online storytelling community Femsplain with a party at Livestream Public. (Friday, FREE)

4. Or celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Radio Free Bushwick with a slew of performers, including Legs Malone, Dolly Parton tribute band Doll Parts, and more. (Friday, pay what you wish)

5. See (and participate in!) a very unusual fashion show / performance: Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant, an event that promises to “entertain, amaze, and delightfully frustrate.” (Friday & Saturday, $15)

6. Glorify girl power at Big Sky Works’ all-female acrobat & contortionist extravaganza, Minge World. (Friday, $25)

7. Dance yourself crazy at the Bell House with the Halloween edition of Confetti, featuring several DJs and a costume contest. (Friday, $7)

8. Or dance yourself clean at the Brooklyn Bowl’s indie party inspired by LCD Soundsystem et al. (Friday, $10)

9. Come hungry to the Great Brooklyn Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake at the Salt Lot, to benefit the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. (Saturday, $20)

10. Get wacky at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Ghouls & Gourds, with stilt dancing, a flea circus, brussels sprout bowling, a crazy costume parade, and music all day, from retro jazz to psycho mambo. (Saturday, $20)

11. Christen the new House of Yes restaurant, Queen of Falafel, with a grand-opening brunch celebration, including aerial, dancing, falafel juggling, and hummus-inspired shenanigans. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Slurp your way through the Smith Street Soup Festival, with tastings at 25 different restaurants; proceeds benefit the culinary arts program at the High School For International Studies. (Saturday, $7 for 5 soups)

13. Get the most out of decorative gourd season at Crest Hardware’s 8th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, with food, booze, music, and, of course, tons of pumpkins. (Saturday, FREE)

14. Go old fashioned at Slingshot’s Antik Roadshow, an evening of circus, sideshow, and musical performances at Bizarre Bar. (Saturday, $10)

15: Great Scott! Head to Cloud City for a Back to the Future Enchantment Under the Sea party—costumes expected. (Saturday, FREE)

16. Warm up at Silk & Sand: A Passion in the Desert, an aerial and dance play inspired by the stories of Honore de Balzac. (Saturday, $25)

17. Get down with MeanRed Productions’ 808, with old-school DJs Danny Krivit and Turtle Bugg spinning house, disco, and funk at Sugar Hill. (Saturday, $15)

18. Bring your favorite pooch to Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s 8th annual Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party, with arts & crafts, activities, and games for both kids and pets. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Shop seriously local at the Greenpointers Fall Market, which will feature tons of terrific vendors hawking the best in Brooklyn wares. (Sunday, FREE)

20. Join NY Obscura Society for an intellectual exploration into Santa Muerta and death-oriented religious practices of Latin America. (Sunday, $15)

21. Or join Urban Park Rangers for a different dark activity: stargazing! Head to Owl’s Head Park to catch a glimpse of the Orionids Meteor Shower. (Sunday, FREE)

22. Delight in a night of art, entertainment, food, and conversation at Art Girl Army’s Fall Kickoff. (Sunday, $5)

23. Get literarily techy at Distant Early Warnings, where five writers will read about the intersection of technology and the writing life. (Sunday, FREE)

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