Guide to what’s happening in New York this week

The Civilian Investigative Theater will be entertaining the audience with its 
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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.”


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