Forget Hurricane Sandy, Go Celebrate Halloween

In a few days, Hurricane Sandy threatens to pummel the East Coast with an ungodly combination of heavy wind, rain and possibly snow. But more importantly, Halloween, you guys! Pressing questions: What are you dressing up as? Dressing up is still acceptable for 20-somethings, right? Let’s collectively forget about the impending storm with some events going on in the city from now until next week.

Four Tet, Jamie xx Free DJ Set
Fri. 10/26 11:00pm-4:00am @ Autumn Bowl, Brooklyn
Back-to-back DJ sets by Four Tet and Jamie xx at no charge? Opening act Floating Points? Okay, this might not have anything to do with Halloween, but just hurry up and get yourself on the Metro North already. Entrance to this free night of electronic music is first-come, first-served, so arrive early.
Tickets: Free
Location: Autumn Bowl, 67 West St., Brooklyn

Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House
Now until Sat. Nov 3 @ Celemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Lower East Side
The theme of this haunted house is “Destroying the Already-Fragile Psyche of New Yorkers,” aka “real-life serial killers.” Visitors of this simulated death maze will encounter real-life actors playing real-life murderers Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, and the Zodiac Killer, among others. Walking through the entire maze will last about 20-25 minutes, and guests are given the crucial option of not being touched. Prep yourself for the mental horrors beforehand by strolling through the Serial Killer Gallery, which features artwork and other memorabilia, because YOLO, I guess.
Tickets: $20 student rush
Location: 107 Suffolk St., New York

Fourth Annual Masquerade Macabre (with VIP absinthe lounge)
Sat. Oct 27 10:30pm-5:00am @ Brooklyn Lyceum, Gowanus
Speaking of costumes, this annual Halloween party requires one for entrance, so get crafty! Encouraged themes include dark Victoriana, macabre carnival, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and anything else that screams out “Hey look at me, I’m at a Brooklyn costume party.” For $20 you can enjoy live music, two dance floors, and diversions such as face/body painting and fortune telling. For an extra $10, partygoers can indulge at a nearby loft/makeshift absinthe den, which could easily be the best/worst decision of your weekend.
Tickets: $20 for main event, $30 for main event + VIP absinthe lounge
Location: 227 4th Ave at President St., Brooklyn

The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt
Sat. Oct 27 & Sun. Oct 28 @ Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village
For a less debaucherous and more cerebral, spooky night, join this two-hour scavenger hunt that has been described as “walking tours spiked with caffeine.” According to the official website, “Armed with only a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring the spirits of Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe…a few skeletons and various other apparitions, sudden chills, rustlings, and knockings.” Well, at least they’re not serial killers!
Tickets: $24.50
Location: Starts at Washington Square Park, 1 Washington Sq. E., New York

Mindy Lee (Editor, "Wanderlust") is a senior studying writing and anthropology. She feels uncomfortable describing herself in the third person.

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