Guide to the Weekend: Pumpkins Were So Five Minutes Ago

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Not feeling festive? Here are some neat things to do should you want to avoid drunk

students in animal print. For Halloween events stay tuned for tomorrow’s Guide Part



Morphoses/Christopher Wheeldon Dance Company – one of the most celebrated choreographers in contemporary ballet, Wheeldon’s company perform four works from their repertoire. Program varies over performances through Sunday

8 pm, New York City Center, W 55th St Between 6th and 7th Avenues

Tickets available from $15

Lorna Simpson at Cooper Union – New York City photographer whose retrospective was recently on display at the Whitney on her work and career

6:30, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th St


The Original Phantom of the Opera – experience the 1925 silent film accompanied by a live adaptation of the score from Trinity Church’s organist

8-10 pm, Trinity Church Wall St, 89 Broadway at Wall St



Boys Noize at Santos Party House – cult Berlin electro takes full advantage of the epic soundsystem for this Halloween bash

96 Layfayette St

Doors 10pm, advance tickets $20

Day of the Dead – celebrate this event as an alternative to Halloween at the National Museum of the American Indian,  including workshops, films, and a procession led by an Aztec dance troupe.

1-5pm, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 1 Bowling Green between State and Whitehall Sts


Celebrations also held at St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th st at 2nd Ave


Performa 09 begins – Performance Art Biennial feauturing videos, installations and live acts. Launches with a performance by Fischerspooner at MoMA

11 W 53rd St between 5th and 6th, 6 pm

Student tickets $10

New York Marathon – cheer on your heroic friends and strangers alike as they complete this astoundingly long run. Spectators guide available here.

From 9AM on Staten Island

Photo via Things I Hate


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