It’s the weekend before Halloween, which in New York City, means it’s actually Halloween! Although the super witchy celebration has turned into a weeklong bacchanal, it’s still mucho to do outside of your basic ghoulishness… ’cause Halloween has turned pretty basic!
So without further ado, here’s some things to do this weekend, ghouls, bands and art included:
STREET MURALS EXHIBITION OPENING
BE ELECTRIC GALLERY
1298 Willoughby Avenue, btwn Wyckoff & Irving
Artists In The Show
Joseph Meloy @vandal_expressionism, Fumero @fumeroism, MR. PRVRT @mrprvrt, [email protected], Chris [email protected], Herb Smith “Veng” RWK @herbsmith, DASIC Fernandez @dasicfernandez, Chuck Berrett @chuckberrett, Nicole Salgar @nmsalgar, Damien Mitchell @damien_mitchell, Jose De Olio @josedeolioart, DOA @DOA_NYC_,AiNAC @ainac_NY, John Arthur Carr @jcbknyc, Cernesto @cernesto, John Paul O’Grodnick @john_Paul_og, Angelina Christina @starfightera, Esteban Del Valle @estebandelvalle112, Gazoo To The Moon @gazootothemoon, Magda Love @magdalove, SONNI @sonnistudios, Adam Dare @adamdare
CHARITY ART RAFFLE to benefit XMENTAL Inc. Each artist in the show has graciously donated amazing pieces of artwork to help benefit this great Nonprofit organization!
www.xmental.org – A coalition of community organizers, artists, and teachers committed to mentoring and educating urban youth. An organization devoted to creating a safe space for our youth to practice creative self-expression and develop positive mindsets, self confidence, and self awareness. Using the elements of hip hop (graffiti, break dancing, djaying, mc’ing) they create opportunities for at-risk youth to showcase their work and engage with their communities in a positive manner.
COLOR of SOUND
FRIDAY October 24th,
The Bishop, 916 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 6pm-8pm
An art exhibition produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ which features works inspired by jazz, hip-hop, martial arts, SHAOLIN JAZZ The 37th Chamber.
Featuring work from:
– Ola Kudu
– Chris Carr
– Aniekan Udofia
– Tewodross Melchishua
– Brody Rose
I AM HERE:Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces
SKYLIGHT GALLERY, RESTORATION PLAZA,
Saturday 6pm-8pm Opening
I AM HERE: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces is an exhibition of photographs and words curated by renown photographer Delphine Fawundu and writer Ibi Zoboi. The exhibition will take place at the Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza and feature photographs by Delphine Fawundu whose images portray girls of color around the world within their own unique safe spaces. Quotes from successful women of color will reflect on memories of a time when they were truly safe in their own skins, homes, and neighborhoods.
Within this context, “Safe Space” is defined as settings where girls of color are validated and affirmed and images portray positive reinforcements of happiness and security. The pure essense of these very candid slice-of-life images counter the often prevailing negative stereotypes of girls of color around the world as the sole victims of violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking etc. This exhibition and its supporting programs will explore the unending need to uplift the images of girls of color in order to reclaim the safe spaces of self, home, school, community, nation, and ultimately, the world.
The RESURRECTION OF ALICE
Billie Holiday Theater at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street
Saturday 3pm Matinee & 8pm
Trapped in an arranged marriage, a woman struggling to find her place in the world holds tight to childhood dreams. I couldn’t imagine being in an arranged marriage (or an un-arranged marriage for that matter), so the drama in this production is clear from the premise. The theatrical piece has traveled a bit and to rave reviews:
“Characters in this play are so complex and multi-dimensional…more than a play, it is an anthem.”
— MD Theatre Guide
“Infused with depth and warmth…envelops the audience and whisks them away.”
— DC Theatre Scene
AMERICAN CANDY:Smashing Songs
The Actors Fund Art Center
160 Schemerhorn Street (Hoyt & Smith)
The Hot, Cold, Trifling and FUNNY Songs AMERICAN CANDY is known for will burn bright for ONE NIGHT!!!!!! It’s ONE night of Naughty Songs and even Naughtier Sketches!
Brooklyn-based sketch comedy crew American Candy presents the very best of their naughty song repertoire. Taking inspiration from groundbreaking series like In Living Color and The Carol Burnett Show, American Candy’s diverse cast comes together for a pre-Halloween performance at their favorite haunt, The Actors Fund Arts Center.
GETTING THERE – Take the A, C or G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn, the F to Jay Street/Borough Hall or the 2 or 3 to Hoyt
IS THERE AN OPEN BAR? – Hell Yes!!! from 7:15 – 8pm
Regardless of what you do this weekend, make it fun and make it safe!