Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Elastic City Walks Festival Closing Night Benefit
Jack Geary Contemporary, 185 Varick Street, Manhattan
It’s something we do every day absent-mindedly, as we side-step puddles and shoulder-bump tourists. But walking around New York is indeed something special. That’s why the folks at Elastic City dreamt up this 12-day festival: to involved the public in a series of interactive outdoor art projects. This Tuesday night will wrap things up with a spectacular closing night benefit party at Jack Geary Contemporary. They’ll have all the trappings of a high-class Manhattan gallery, from the passed hors d’ouevres and open cocktail bar to the fine chocolates, red carpet and live performances.
Deal nearby: Blue Planet Grill
Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m. to …until the pizza runs out
Slice Out Hunger
St. Anthony’s Church, 154 Sullivan Street (at Houston Street), Manhattan
You might’ve thought before, on a particularly rough day as you bit into an oozing pepperoni slice, that many of the world’s problems could be fixed by more pizza. Well, this Wednesday they actually can. At St. Anthony’s Church on Sullivan Street, Slice Out Hunger brings together some of the city’s best pizza purveyors for your binge-eating and charity-giving pleasure. According to the organizers, last year’s event raised around $20,000, “funding 100,000 meals for the needy through Food Bank For New York City. Slice Out Hunger is now in its sixth year and sights are set on even more pizza, which will raise even more money for New Yorkers who have difficulty affording food.” Tickets at the door are $1 a pop and each one is good for a slice, drink or dessert, or you can slip into the raffle to be in the running for some sweet pizza-themed prizes.
Deal nearby: Meatball Obsession
Wednesday, October 8, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Hunt or Be Hunted: A Hunter’s Moon Party
Hunter’s Restaurant, 213 Smith Street, Brooklyn
It’s going to be a spooky night under the guise of this Wednesday’s full moon. According to legend, the Hunter’s Moon (also known as the “Blood Moon”) would show up in the autumn as an orangish-red orb in the sky, casting a glow on the land that allowed for easy hunting. During this time, Native Americans would prepare for the winter and celebrate the hunt. But instead heading Upstate with a spear in tow, Hunter’s Restaurant is doing the deed for you. Come dressed in costume for a 4-course feast, live dinner theater, tarot readings and a tasty dessert station.
Deal nearby: Verde on Smith
Thursday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
VideoTALE: Brooklyn Storytelling with Video
Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an embarrassing home video is worth...showing off to thousands of strangers at a local storytelling event? This Thursday at Videology, comedians from around the city will show off clips from their own ill-fated acting gigs, ill-advised student projects and more cringe-worthy yet hilarious snippets on the big screen in the bar’s back room.
Deal nearby: Fanny