Halloweekend is here! Though it is a small tragedy that the actual holiday is on a school night, some of the most entertaining festivities take place on Friday and Saturday. NYU Local has been helping students prepare the past few weeks with various costume suggestions (and more importantly, drink suggestions), and we are back to recommend some happenings about Manhattan and Brooklyn. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend a good dentist Local staffers are not given dental insurance, so you’ll have to fend for yourself after inhaling mouthfuls of teeth-rotting goodness. Let the Werewolf Bar Mitzvahs – err, we mean – celebrations begin! Read more…
LOCAL PICK: NYU C.A.S.T.’s Reefer Madness: The Musical @ Silver 703 — 8 p.m. (through Saturday) – Producing NYU’s best, non-Tisch theatre every semester, C.A.S.T. is getting students high with their new production of “Reefer Madness: The Musical.” We suggest you bring your own snacks from Rosie Gray’s bakery. Dope, huh?
AHM@NYU Mesmerise @ Kimmel 912 — 7 p.m. – Legendary slam poet Suheir Hammad is performing at this closing event for Asian Heritage Month.
Snoop Dogg @ Wellmont Theater — 8 p.m. – Yes, it’s New Jersey, but you can probably fly back to Manhattan, if you know what I mean.
Zach Braff, Eva Mendes, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte & More @ Apple Store SoHo — 5 p.m. – Finally confess to Zach Braff how much Garden State changed your life.
NYU CAS Senior Happy Hour @ Murphy & Gonzalez – 7 – 9 p.m. — The first 100 CAS seniors to arrive get two drinks and a food buffet free. NYU wants to get you drunk and overweight before you enter the real world.
Kid Cudi @ Roseland Ballroom — 8 p.m. — Mr. Rager is also performing tomorrow, so you have multiple opportunities to learn How to Make It in America.
EMEFE + Special guest Jake Snider @ Joe’s Pub — 11 p.m. — Featured in our mixtape Local Sounds, Vol. 1., Afrobeat and funk band EMEFE (pictured) consists of some talented NYU students. They’ll make you dance.
NY Moth StorySlam @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe — 7 p.m. – Stories from the best storytellers in the city. BYOE: Bring Your Own Ears.
A Times Conversation with Mark Ruffalo @ The TimesCenter — 7 p.m. — Ever want to sit down and listen to Mark Ruffalo talk with a random New York Times reporter? Today’s your day.
Gwyneth Paltrow @ Barnes & Noble (5th Ave.) — 12:30 p.m. — She’s promoting her new cook book “My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness,” which exists.
Katie Couric @ Barnes & Noble (Union Sq.) — 7:30 p.m. — Katie Couric is also promoting her new work, “The Best Advice I Ever Got,” which apparently takes up an entire book.
Bklyn <3 Japan @ Bell House — 7 p.m. — The Bell House invited a ton of comedians, including Wyatt Cenac and Kristen Schaal, for a fundraiser for Japan. Go do some good for the world.
F5 Fest @ Roseland Ballroom — 10 a.m. – After exploring the F5 website for five minutes, I still have no idea what exactly this conference is about, but it’s something about design, technology, and generally cool things. We like that.
NYU Senior Class Happy Hour @ 3 Sheets Saloon — 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Seniors only! This reminds me of those fun high school senior class events you went to when you actually had school spirit, except a lot more drunk.
Free Drinks @ Brouwerij Lane (Brooklyn) — 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – There’s only one policy to employ when you’re offered free drinks: “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Cold War Kids + Baths & No Age @ Radio City Music Hall — 8 p.m. – It’s probably either too difficult or too expensive to get a ticket now, but you saw No Age at last year’s Mystery Concert anyways, right?
National Black Writers Conference Concert (feat. Mos Def) @ Highline Ballroom — 8 p.m. – You should mos def-initely be there.
Law School: Is It For You? @ Tisch UC-15 — 6:30 p.m. – Learn about the saw school application process from professionals while eating some free Chipotle. You had me at law school applications. Also at free Chipotle.
MoMA Nights with DJ Alex Pasternak @ MoMa — 5:30 p.m. – Club in MoMA, and then boost your ego by telling your friends that go to real college that you’re clubbing in MoMA.
Michael Showalter @ Barnes & Noble Union Square — 7 p.m. – Comedian Michael Showalter promotes his new book “My Funny Pants.” He once even attended NYU, too (how’s that sound, Emma Watson?).
Bon Jovi @ Madison Square Garden — 7:30 p.m. (& Friday) – Technically the title of the event is “A Night With Bon Jovi,” but I didn’t want depressed 40-year-old moms finding this blog from their Google searches.
LOCAL PICK: HammerkatzNYU: Backyard Brawl @ UCB Theatre — 11:30 p.m. – I’m recommending this event for only two reasons: a) Hammerkatz continues to remain the funniest (only?) comedy group at NYU, and b) they made this video about Barry White as an adolescent.
Whirlwind with NYU Slam Team @ Palladium 3rd Floor — 6:30 p.m. — Come just to meet NYU Local writer and NYU Slam Team member Eric in person. Tell him how much you just loved that post he wrote about nasty restaurants on Tuesday. Ladies.
Interpol @ Radio City Music Hall — 8 p.m. — Legendary indie band gets even more legendary.
Underoath @ Terminal 5 — 7:30 p.m. — Not so legendary metal band gets even sweatier (see venue).
The Moth StorySLAM @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe — 7 p.m. – Caitlin recommended The Moth in this week’s NYC Tip. You should listen to Caitlin sometime.
Barney’s Warehouse Sale Begins @ 255 W. 17th St. — through March — In light of yesterday’s demonstration against student debt, you can relieve some stress by buying that $800 jacket you always wanted for only $500!
Not the most eventful weekend in New York, folks. Go do homework or something.
Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Begins @ Lincoln Center — through Feb. 17 – As Sharon put it yesterday, “Even though most of us can’t afford even a sock off the runway, Fashion Week can still be fun to follow.” I still need some socks though.
50th Anniversary of MLK’s Visit to NYU @ Skirball Center — 7 p.m. – Apparently, 50 years ago this month, Martin Luther King, Jr. visited NYU. Yet another reason to be pretty damn euphoric you attend NYU.
The Neuroscience of Romantic Attachment Panel @ NY Academy of Sciences — 7 p.m. – Learn the science behind love. Then find tonight’s date on OKCupid.
City Calendar: Natural History Museum, Best Coast, Das Racist, Linkin Park, BK Museum, Chinese New Year & MoreFebruary 3rd, 2011 by Kenneth Hsu
Best Coast + Wavves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg — 8 p.m. – Two indie bands in Williamsburg. And the world keeps spinning.
Michael Lewis In Conversation With Ira Glass @ 92nd Street Y — 8 p.m. – One of the country’s most influential writers meets one of its most recognizable voices.
Chuck D @ SoHo Apple Store — 8 p.m. – Did you know Chuck D’s real name is Carlton Douglas Ridenhour? That might do some damage to your street cred in SoHo, Chuck.
Das Racist @ Highline Ballroom — 8 p.m. – New York’s favorite indie hip-hop group sold out the Highline a few days after tickets went on sale.
Chinese New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony @ Roosevelt Park — 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – A celebration of Chinese heritage and/or an excuse to light firecrackers.