Our weekly look at upcoming happenings on the Lower East Side. If you have a neighborhood event you would like us to post, please email us here.
Tuesday, October 26th
- Former congressman and New York City mayor Ed Koch will be at the Tenement Museum with his biographer Jonathan Soffer to discuss his legacy (and his book Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City. Free // 6:30p // 108 Orchard St. UPDATE: SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 27
- The last event until January for the monthly “How I Learned” reading and performance series at Happy Ending Lounge is titled, How I Learned To Believe. Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley’s end-of-the-season lineup includes: Tom Shillue (The Daily Show; Conan O’Brien), Rosie Schaap (This American Life; Drinking with Men), Liam McEneaney (Tell Your Friends!; Comedy Central) and Kimberlee Auerbach (The Devil, The Lovers & Me; The Moth) FREE // 8pm, 7pm doors // 302 Broome Street.
- The Mark Miller Gallery re-opens on Orchard Street after a two-year transformation with the American debut of artist Kevin Berlin’s show DOUBLE HAPPINESS. Straight from China, DOUBLE HAPPINESS explores the search for happiness in the dynamic east-meets-west city of Shanghai. RSVP is required: firstname.lastname@example.org // 7 – 9 p.m. // 92 Orchard Street.
Thursday, October 28
- To accompany the works on display at the exhibition “Awake”, Dacia Gallery welcomes Sommelier Annie Shapero of DiVino for a tasting of wines with an abstract twist. They invite you to “transcend your perception of red versus white in an intriguing and sophisticated setting.” $20 // 7pm // RSVP: email@example.com // 53 Stanton St.
- The 3rd Annual Poetry Brothel Masquerade will be taking place in The Back Room (a.k.a. East Side Toy Company). Bring your mask and prepare for a night of “literary debauchery and private poetry readings. The poets act as ‘whores,’ making audience members ‘johns,’ but instead of physical intimacy, the poets offer the intimacy of their poetry in private, one-on-one readings” along with dancing and drinks and a poetry “throw-down” open to everyone at midnight. $10 (or $5 w/flyer or Facebook RSVP) // 9pm // 102 Norfolk Street (through the alley).
Friday, October 29
- Stop by the Midnight Movie at the Sunshine for some classic horror on the big screen. Director Tobe Hooper (the original Texas Chainsaw Masacre) and co-producer/writer Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist is showing this weekend. “They’re here.” $9.99 // Fri. and Sat. at midnight // 143 E. Houston Street.
Saturday, October 30
- Bring the kids to experience Joe Jencks, an international touring performer, songwriter and educator noted for his ability to connect with audiences of all ages, as part of University Settlment’s Performance Project. FREE // 3pm // 184 Eldridge St.
Sunday, October 31
- On Sunday the Seward Park Cooperative is throwing a big Halloween party for the whole neighborhood. Starting at 2pm, there will be a parade down East Broadway. A carnival at the co-op begins at 3. It’ll include a pumpkin patch, face painting, goodie bags, a graveyard, a raffle and much more. There will also be appearances by State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and actor Josh Lucas, a Lower East Side resident.
- Monkey Monkey Music creator and children’s music sensation Meredith LeVande will be celebrating the release of her new CD What Are the Odds? at The Educational Alliance. A full band will be on hand and tots are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costume. 11:00 a.m. // 197 E. Broadway.