Guide to what’s happening in New York this week

The Civilian Investigative Theater will be entertaining the audience with its 
unique and acclaimed brand of humor in SoHo this evening.

Halloween

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s All Hallows Eve Bash
Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn, $60
www.brooklynbridgepark.org
Come dressed in your Halloween best — or at least as your best bad guy (the  night’s theme is “Heroes and Villains”). Admission pays for an all-night open bar with local brews from Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Radio’s Soultastic spinning tunes. The best-dressed villains — or heros —  win prizes!

Celebrate Halloween with the Addams Family!     
Saturday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Paramount Bar,                 
235 W. 46th St., free,
www.paramountnyc.com
Paramount Bar and the cast of Broadway’s “The Addams Family” are throwing a party to die for. Party patrons are invited to come dressed as their favorite Addams character and will be judged by the cast for a chance to win one of three prizes including an overnight stay at the Paramount Hotel and a cocktail party for up to four people. All bottles of wine and spirits will be 50 percent off.
 
Halloween Party on Top of Manhattan
Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., XVI Lounge, 251 W. 48th Street, $25
www.xviny.com
XVI Lounge invites you to its penthouse loft this Halloween for a memorable party with world-renowned DJ Kunal Merchant providing entertainment. Among the highlights are costume prizes, giveaways and on-site photographers to take snapshots of partygoers throughout the night.

Halloween Masquerade Midnight Cruise
Saturday, 10:30 p.m. to  4 a.m., Pier 10, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, $40
www.citylightscruises.com
If you want a unique Halloween experience this year, consider heading out to sea with the Amberjack V Yacht. A complimentary buffet will be available to all partygoers, and a guest DJ will provide dance tunes. Costumes are not mandatory, but you don’t want to be the only guy who’s not part of the fun.

Butter Lane’s Halloween Parties
Sunday, 11 a.m., Two locations:?123 E. Seventh St. (Manhattan) and 240 Seventh Ave. (Brooklyn),
www.butterlane.com
Special Halloween cupcakes and cake pops will be served throughout the day at Butter Lane’s two locations where guests can participate in various activities. Come decked out in your Halloween best because the winner will get free cupcakes for a year. Dead serious.

Pumpkin Carving Contest?
Sunday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ardesia, 510 W. 52nd St., $30
www.ardesia-ny.com
Head down to Hell’s Kitchen for a pumpkin-carving contest. Unlimited wine and pretzels will be available for all carvers with the best jack-o’-lantern walking away with a $50 gift certificate. Pre-registration is required so call 212-247-9191 to reserve your pumpkin.

The Mysterious, The Menacing and The Mesmerizing
Saturday to Monday, 6 p.m., Woodlawn Cemetery, E. 233rd St., Bronx, $20
www.thewoodlawncemetery.org
Only for the brave. Head out to the Woodlawn Cemetery for a truly spooky and surreal experience this weekend. You’ll hear sinister stories and horrifying tales of New York lore as you walk through the burial ground.

UglyRhino Warehouse  of Horror
Monday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Ave., Brooklyn, $20
www.uglyrhinonyc.com
This Halloween, UglyRhino turns the Brooklyn Lyceum into a spooky, boozy warehouse of tragedies and terrors. Come for the fears and stay for the “cheers!” as you encounter six spine-tingling stories — each with a specially designed cocktail to calm your nerves. Admission comes with six drink tickets to be redeemed at performance stations. Audiences travel the room at their leisure, encountering frightening scenes, stories and interactive experiences. Shows run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests can stay for a dance after-party till 11 p.m. Yes, it’s all really just $20!

Village Halloween Parade
Monday, 7 to 10 p.m.,
Begins at Sixth Avenue at Spring Street, free
www.halloween-nyc.com
On Monday night, anyone and everyone is welcome to join New York’s annual Halloween parade for a scary good time. Arrive in costume at 6:30 p.m. and join marching bands, puppets and other revelers for the 39th annual event through the Village.

W New York Presents: Halloween Social 2011,
Monday, 9 p.m. to midnight, W New York, 541 Lexington Ave.,
www.whotels.com
An array of activities and treats anticipate your arrival this Halloween Night. Special guest DJ Chris Baio from Vampire Weekend will provide tunes and music, while New York notables will form the judging panel for the costume contest. A fully stocked candy bar and complimentary cocktails from Zyr Vodka will keep your palates busy and your spirits high. Limited tickets are available on Giltcity.com.

Theater

The Civilians: Let Me Ascertain You
Friday, 7:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., $15
www.thecivilians.org
If you’re ready for raunchy music and inappropriate tunes, head down to SoHo on Friday and enjoy a stimulating performance by the Civilians, who will be talking about the “ins and outs” of the dirty movie business.

Dining

Cubana Social’s One Year Anniversary Special
Saturday, 8 p.m., Cubana Special, 70 N. Sixth St., price varies
www.cubanasocial.com
In celebration of the restaurant’s anniversary, a whole suckling pig will be roasting slowly through the evening for dinner. But at 10 p.m., the place will be turned into a dance party where Latin, old school hip-hop and other tunes will be played. Plus:?Free beer! Reservations recommended.

Film

The 11th Annual Russian Film Week
Friday through Nov. 4, Village East Cinema,  181 2nd Ave., $15-$120
www.russianfilmweeknyc.com
In this cultural celebration of Russian movies, audiences will be treated to a diverse range of films, including the controversial “Burnt by the Sun 2: The Citadel.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

NBA

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…

NFL

Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.