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Around Town - Halloween Parties, World Cup Preps and Celebrating Diwali
October 11, 2022, 6:39.56 pm ET


Photo: PS

“A Mixologist and a Magician Walk Into a Bar...” is the theme for this year’s Halloween party at PS, the hidden cocktail bar at specialty provisions shop Pine & Polk, for an evening of magic and cocktails. PS bar director Melissa Brooke and magic man Mark Clearview – the duo behind Divine Spirits – will be joining forces, including tableside magic with the guests and each seating ending with a 20-minute magic show. Costumes are encouraged! Monday, October 31st from 6:30PM and 9:00PM, $75pp. Book: via the Pine & Polk website.

The ROOF at Park South is hosting “Video Killed the Radio Stars 80s Halloween,” an all-out 80s-themed haunted disco. Costumes are encouraged so dress like your favorite 80's rockstar, Stranger Things character, or whatever gets you in the spooky spirit. There will be a DJ spinning all night long, and tickets include one (1) free specialty cocktail featuring liquor from Crystal Head Vodka, Dos Hombres Mezcal, and Patron Tequila. Keep things going late night at the GG Tokyo after party on the ground level. Saturday, October 29 from 8PM-12AM (ROOF) || 12AM-2AM (GG Tokyo), $35pp. Tickets via Resy

Photo: Parma Nuova

In celebration of National Pasta Day (10/17), New Yorkers can share the Italian tradition at Parma Nuova (1404 3rd Ave) on Sunday, October 16th. The restaurant is serving its home-made lasagna that comes as close to any nonna's lasagna prepared by Chef-Partner Pino Coladonato from his family recipe. The dish features layers of tender sheets of pasta, chunks of beef and veal, melty parmesan cheese, and besciamella sauce. New Yorkers can gather with friends and family and enjoy this authentic Italian delight.

Photo: Baar Baar

Baar Baar, Chef Sujan Sarkar's modern Indian gastropub in NYC's East Village, will be celebrating Diwali (the Festival of Lights) on Sunday, October 23rd with a special prix-fixe menu and live Bollywood music. The 3-course menu will include a canape, plus choices for each course, as well as choice of side. Options include Lamb Pepper Fry with Crispy Kataifi, Lemon Sour Cream, and Chili Peanut Chutney;Tandoori Shrimp with Mango Kasundi, and Radish Salad; and Traditional Butter Chicken with Red Pepper Makhani. $90++ per person. Reservations via OpenTable or call 212-228-1200

Photo: Red Lion

Red Lion (151 Bleecker St) is gearing up for this year’s World Cup (Nov 20-Dec 18) showcasing all the matches live with full sound, on multiple large screen TVs (3 projectors and 3 large screen TVs). Rotating flags outside the bar will help customers know exactly who is playing on a given day (e.g., if its England vs USA, both flags will be displayed). Special dishes will also compliment the games. For Team Brazil: A Chorizo-beef blend burger with chimichurri on top will be served; For Team France: A burger with Brie & caramelized onions and Dijon mustard; and For Team England: A traditional fish & chips with mushy peas and Red Lion’s homemade tartar sauce.

Image: Cold Blooded

The world premiere of Joel Greenhouse’s COLD BLOODED, directed by Joe John Battista, with original music by Peter W. Dizozza and Battista will be running November 10 – 27 at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue) in NYC featuring "Blood! Lust! Gore! Laughs!" Grade Z movie actress Renee Flame, on the run from a murder rap, lands in the arms of an ancient religious cult who turn into alligators when sexually aroused. For adults 18+ only.

Photo: The Ride

It is the end of the road for The Ride, a unique traveling theater which rolled into Times Square 12 years ago featuring more than 30,000 performances. The final performance by the custom-built sideways facing coaches is set for October 16th.

Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town!


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