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SSI: Spooky Subway Investigation

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 1:30 pm

Join your fellow detectives to solve an interactive 100-year old mystery, involving missing keys, squeaky wheels, subway spirits and a conductor’s hidden stash of candy!

Hans was Heiri

BAM Harvey Theater

Brooklyn Wed, Oct 23, 2013, 7:30 pm

Acrobats dangle and tumble in this inventive work from Swiss duo Zimmermann & de Perrot.

Tell-Tale Tales: An Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe

Poets House

Manhattan Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 11:00 am

Spinner of such classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe’s works frighten delightfully, even today. We’ll learn about his life and work in the 1800s and re-tell some of his most famous tales and poems. Finally, using some very dark (arts and crafts) materials, we’ll create ...

Author Talk: Junot Díaz

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 4:00 pm

Junot Díaz reads and discusses his latest collection of short stories, This is How You Lose Her, now in paperback.

Electronium: The Future Was Then

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

Questlove is joined by Dan Deacon, Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon, and Andrew Cyr & Metropolis Ensemble for an all-star mash-up celebrating the pioneering works of electronic music.

Run Don’t Run

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Tue, Oct 22, 2013, 7:30 pm

Choreographer Brian Brooks and company explore the spatial contradictions of bodies in rapid motion, transgressing the laws of time and space behind hundreds of cloth strands stretched across the stage.

Murder for Two

New World Stages 5

Manhattan Ongoing

Mixing classic musical comedy with a dash of Agatha Christie, everyone is a suspect in this house of eccentric characters unfazed by the dead body on the floor. But this whodunit comes with a killer twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all thirteen suspects, and they both ...

Su-En in Soot

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

On October 25 and 26, Theater for the New City will present prize-winning Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN, the leading representative of butoh dance in Sweden, in "SOOT," a new solo butoh performance on the theme of blackness. In the piece, a solo dancer enters a world of leftover ...

Works by Pre-College Faculty Composer Eric Ewazen

Paul Hall

Manhattan Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 6:00 pm

Music of Eric Ewazen performed by Maria Rojas, Eleanor Nelson, Karen Baer and the Cantabile Chamber Chorale, conducted by Rebecca Scott

Ascarium Weekend

New York Aquarium

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 11:00 am

On the weekend leading up to Halloween, enjoy pumpkin painting, musical and theater performances, and other kid-friendly activities at the aquarium.

Scary Stories from the Past

Lefferts Homestead Children's Historic House Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 2:00 pm

Make sure you’re sitting next to someone braver than you! Master storyteller Tammy Hall keeps the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the village of Flatbush 200 years ago. $3 suggested donation.

A Musical Salute to Sheldon Harnick!

National Arts Club

Manhattan Sun, Oct 27, 2013, 6:00 pm

Encompass New Opera Theatre is proud to present a musical tribute to Sheldon Harnick in celebration of his 90th year! Great singers need great songs and few have written more memorable theatrical lyrics than Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist and librettist.