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Celebrity Karaoke w/ Justin Guarini, Lena Hall and James Iglehart Hard Rock Cafe October 6 ~Manhattan~

Come on down to the Hard Rock Café dressed as your best Princess Leia or Chewbacca and give your audience a performance of their lifetime! Sing with a live karaoke band for a chance to win great prizes. Singing not your thing? No problem, come down and enjoy the show! Show support to those who love to entertain while eating and drinking at the legendary Hard Rock Café.

Hosted by Justin Guarini (American Idol season one, and now starring as Fiyero in Broadway’s Wicked) and featuring live performances from Tony Award winner’s Lena Hall (currently starring as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and James Iglehart (currently starring in Disney’s Aladdin as Genie) and Tony award Nominee Ramin Karimloo (currently starring as Jean Valjean in Les Miserable).


Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tickets: $35.00

Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 1501 Broadway, Manhattan

Family Fun Day at Tarrytown Music Hall October 11

A fun-filled day of music & storytelling from acclaimed children’s entertainer David Gonzalez, arts & crafts, face painting, juggling, balloons and more for the community to enjoy. This event will be FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.


Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Location: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown

Muscoot Farm Pick a Pumpkin Patch October 4, 5, 11, & 12 ~Katonah~

Pick your own pumpkin from the vegetable garden!

Time: Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah

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Doctor Who & The Daleks Alamo Drafthouse October 4 ~Yonkers~

Directed by Gordon Flemyng and now fully restored, Dr. Who & The Daleks (1965) was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and was the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour!

British film legend Peter Cushing plays everyone’s favourite Timelord, and having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space. Their journey takes them into the dark, undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro. A primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species, a peaceful tribe known as Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines. A merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks!


Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Alamo Drafthouse, 2548 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers

Paul & Storm’s Evening with Fantasy Author Pat Rothfuss at Galapagos October 10 ~Brooklyn~

An evening custom-built for nerds and geeks of all stripes. Bestselling fantasy author Pat Rothfuss will read from his works, answer questions and tell stories; comedy/music duo Paul and Storm will sing about nuns, chicken nuggets, video games, and an incredibly long song about pirates.


Time: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $30.00

Location: Galapagos, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn

Strand’s Super-Spooky Book Swap + Costume Contest October 10 ~Manhattan~

Let Strand and CoverSpy help you gear up for Halloween in style with a book swap and literary costume contest… Bring three books to trade and come dressed as a favorite character or author for the chance to win awesome prizes! We’ll take care of the rest including wine, Argo Tea, goodies from Billy’s Bakery, Sigmund’s Pretzels and giveaways from Strand, The Bean and other NYC hotspots.


Time: 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $15.00

Location: Strand, 828 Broadway, Manhattan

Nerdist Writers Panel with Terence Winter, Danny Strong, & Ales Kot at Housing Works October 9 ~Manhattan~

Join Terence Winter (creator of Boardwalk Empire; Oscar nominee for The Wolf of Wall Street), Danny Strong (The Butler; Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2), Ales Kot (writer of Marvel’s Secret Avengers; and Iron Patriot and Zero, from Image Comics)and more writers TBA for this special east coast edition of the Nerdist Writers Panel, benefiting Housing Works mission to fight homeless and AIDS.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15.00

Location: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, Manhattan

Spooktacular Halloween Costume Swap October 4, 11, & 18 ~Pleasantville~

Bring gently used Halloween costumes for all age groups to swap. No need to bring a costume to choose a new-to-you costume. Leftover costumes in good condition will be donated to Blythedale Children Hospital.


Location: Memorial Plaza, 42 Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville

“ENDGAME” Launch Hammerstein Ballroom October 7 ~Manhattan~

Legendary DJs James Murphy and Pete Tong take the stage for epic DJ sets at NYC’s iconic Hammerstein Ballroom. The event will feature a conversation with James Frey, creator of the multi-platform experience ENDGAME and John Hanke, VP of Google’s Niantic Labs. A copy of ENDGAME: The Calling, which Frey co-wrote with New York Times bestselling author Nils Johnson Shelton, is included in the ticket price.


Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $37.70

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34 Street, Manhattan

Steampunk Art Show at Swain Galleries October 4-30 ~Plainfield, NJ~

Steampunk Comes to Swains is an art show that is an exploration of the Steampunk Art movement and Victorian Futurism as envisioned by an eclectic group of artists, illustrators, and graphic designers, through painting, drawing and objet d`art. Each artist`s unique style will celebrate the Steampunk culture and give their own personal interpretation of the “ steam powered age” that never was.

What sets this Steampunk art show apart from other Steampunk events is that this Steampunk art show will take place in a beautiful Victorian building!


Location: Swain Galleries, 703 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ


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