(Un)Lucky 7: The best Friday the 13th events in NYC
“Friday the 13th” marathon at Videology, burlesque "Wizard of Oz" at Littlefield, cheap tattoo deals around town, and more ways to celebrate Friday, Oct. 13 in NYC.
This Friday the 13th, Drunk Education, the inebriated lecture series formerly known as Drunk TED Talks, has teamed up with Brooklyn Horror Film Festival to discuss the trope of the final girl in slasher flicks. Writers Aja Romano (Vox), Kristen Yoonsoo Kim (GQ/Village Voice/Vice), Hazel Cills (Jezebel), and Teo Bugbee (Daily Beast) will talk Neve Campbell in “Scream” versus Jamie Lee Curtis in “Halloween” and more surviving heroines of the genre. Catland Books, 8:45-10:30 p.m, $15.
A cemetery is as good a place as any to celebrate Freaky Friday. On Friday and Saturday nights, Green-Wood and Atlas Obscura present a choose-your-own-adventure of readings, performances and activities to stumble upon throughout Brooklyn’s famed graveyard. Green-Wood Cemetery, 8 p.m.- midnight, $80 general admission, $150 V.I.P.
Lions and tigers and boobs, oh my! Late-night Friday at Littlefield, “The Wizard of Oz” gets the burlesque treatment, courtesy of stripteasing performance troupe Wasabassco. If that’s not your speed, stop by earlier in the evening for Nerd Nite, featuring trivia and panels on zany topics such as cyborg feminism and the likelihood of dying in a zombie attack. Nerd Nite: trivia, 6:30, presentations, 8:20, $10-$14; Wizard of Oz, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m., $15-$30.
Having a dry spell? Aspire to at least have better sex with yourself at this Babeland workshop, where you’ll learn tips on how to pick out the best sex toy for you. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet someone there to take home too, along with your new purchase,(10% off). Babeland, 7 p.m., Free
You can always count on House of Yes for a freaky good time. On Friday, Bushwick’s sex-positive bar and performance space is throwing a party encouraging you to “dance into your own divination through devious hedonism” to tunes by techno-ambient DJs George Fitzgerald, Lauren Flax and Sita Abellan. Costumes and “adornment” required for entry. House of Yes, 10 p.m., $25
You can’t go wrong with this one. In collaboration with Brooklyn Horror Film Fest, Videology in Williamsburg will show the first four installments of the classic slasher franchise. Showtimes at 4 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., appropriately, $13 each.
Friday the 13th Tattoo Deals
For ink enthusiasts, Friday the 13th is all about the cheap-ass tats. This year, DareDevil Tattoo, (141 Division St.), is offering $13 tattoos, plus a $7 tip; check Facebook day of when they post the eligible flash sheet. You can also get tatted for $13, plus $7 tip at Triple Diamond Tattoo (257 3rd Ave). Gnostic Tattoo (1089 Flushing Ave.) $31 offerings, flash sheet posted on Instagram.