Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Batik Your Own Scarf Class
Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
It’s the season of all-pumpkin-everything-all-the-time (a.k.a. Autumn) whih in turn means wrapping ourselves up in all manner of warm clothing. Thankfully, this week’s class at Brooklyn Brainery is going to help us do just that — and do so in style. Learn how to decorate and dye scarves this Thursday using the ancient method of batik, a wax-resistant dying technique. Admission is $55 and all materials will be provided. Even better, one week later we get to pick up the scarf of our own creation!
Deal nearby: Feluccio
Through Sunday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
The H.P. Lovecraft Festival
Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
Just getting acquainted with Lovecraft? Longtime fan? Either way, we’re in for treat. Even if you missed H.P. Lovecraft’s 124th Birthday last month, there’s still a chance to celebrate. The Kraine Theater will host Radiotheater’s 6th annual H.P. Lovecraft Festival through Sunday, October 12. They’ll perform live renditions of the author’s works, and there’s no doubt the namesake’s nearby bar will be the most fitting after-party in town.
Deal nearby: Le Village
Through Friday, October 17
10th Annual NY Gypsy Festival
Drom, 85 Avenue A, Manhattan
Though its origins are in the nomadic Romani people, the annual New York City Gypsy Festival is here to stay. Now in its 10th year, they’re ushering in the fall with an excellent lineup of musicians. According to the fest’s producers, they’ll have “the Desert gypsies from India, a heavy Serbian brass orchestra, some bluesy gypsy folk tunes, and … wait for it…Russia's happiest band. Now that we’ve got to see.
Deal nearby: Mancora
Saturday, October 11, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pirate Bar Crawl
Multiple Locations near the South Street Seaport, Downtown Manhattan
Arrrrrgh, matey, tharr be pints here. Bar crawl with some other landlubbers this Saturday through Downtown Manhattan. Look for buried treasure (in this case, such grownup desirables as tokens for free drinks, shots and t-shirts) whilst following along on the treasure map and drink some good ol’ grog at participating bars. Folks who find where “X” marks the spot will also be rewarded with even bigger prizes.
Deal nearby: Magic Mix Juicery