The end of October is especially eventful in the Remezcla office because we have not one, but TWO skull-filled, death-themed reasons to celebrate: Halloween and Dia de Muertos. We want you to have a bloody good time, so we’ve rounded up the best monster mashes, concerts, pop-up raves and more to check out this year. (And don’t forget our favorite Halloween activity of all – waking up early the next day to watch the best Walks of Shame you’ll see all year…)
Día de los Muertos: Tamal and Tequila Tasting, Oct. 29th at 6:30pm
If you like tamales and tequila, which of course you do, come through La Casa Azul for a Halloween/Dia de Muertos weekend pre-game (because weekends start on Thursday in New York). Chef and restaurateur Margarita Carrillo Arronte will be discussing the history and customs of the holiday, followed by a tasting of tamales, pan de muerto, and tequila. More details here.
Goosebumpz: A Halloween Party with Mykki Blanco, Oct. 30 at 7:00pm
Mykki Blanco aka 24-year-old Michael David Quattlebaum Jr, is the enthusiastic entertainer armed with an aggressive and impressive flow, a sharp fashion sense, and an arsenal of undeniably catchy dance and hip hop tracks. Catch him at Glasslands for this special PopGun Halloween party with guests Cities Aviv, Doss, and Gobby. More details here.
MoMA PopRally Presents Hood by Air: Id, Oct 30 at 8:00pm
Ok technically this isn’t a Halloween event, but Hood by Air’s conceptual looks and subversion of gender, power, class and beauty norms kinda vibes with Halloween’s anything goes sartorial ethos. The frequent Venus X collaborator has established himself as a fashion force in his own right, and his eccentric team will be hosting a party/live multimedia installation called Id at the Museum of Modern Art, inviting everyone who’s 21+ and in-the-know to a novel experience that was once limited to the runway. More details here.
Hallowmeme Costume Party NYC 2014, Oct 30 at 8:30pm
The name of this party is pretty self-explanatory — dress up in yer favorite memes of the year (or all time). Or as Mashable described it: “what happens when you let the Internet party IRL.” Oraleeee count us in. We’ll be the ones in the Piojo Herrera Super Saiyan costume. More details here.
Devil’s Night: Le Youth, Classixx, & Chordashian, Oct 30 at 10:00pm
We’ve been singing Le Youth’s praises ever since we first heard his Summer Nights mixtape, which was the blend of everything you’d ever want to hear on a balmy night- a little old school r&b for a bump and grind. He’ll bringing the warm, steamy vibes to Verboten to spin his tropical-disco-house tunes on October 30 with LA house duo, Classixx and Chordashian. More details here.
Afro-Latin Halloween with La Mecánica Popular, DJ Oshun, and E’s E, Oct 31 at 11pm
NuBlu is hosting it’s own version of Halloween, providing Afro Latin@ riddims for those who want some flavor for their holiday weekend. Special guests include 2 sets by the psychedelic salsa group La Mecánica Popular. E’s E will open the night with some salsa dura at 11pm, and DJ Oshun will close out the night. More details here.
SHADE Saves: Halloween Edition, Oct. 31 at 11pm
SHADE, Brooklyn’s infamous roving club event, is back for Halloween on a never-been-danced-upon abandoned factory floor, at a new, epic Brooklyn location. Billed as one of the most epic NYC club night’s, Ladyfag presents the best in techno with SF’sMatrixxxman, Fatherhood (Michael Magnan and Physical Therapy) and Max McFerren. Major beats, sound systems, and lighting installations will turn the blasphemous into believers this Halloween; your prayers have been answered. More details here.
Brunch Bounce Halloween, Nov 1 at 6:00pm
This party, which was born at our favorite Washington Heights spot Apt 78 quickly grew so huge it’s packing in crowds of thousands (like it did over the summer for its Greatest Day Ever party). For Halloween, Just Blaze & Jillionaire are bringing the party to Queens at the famous Studio Square Loft for a 10 hour costume party, alongside resident Domini-DJs Twita World Peace and Schoolboy. You can compete to win the best costume prize, which is 2 free tickets to see Skrillex and Diplo at Madison Square Garden on New Years Eve plus $250 in cash. More details here.
Jem & Aja Present Dia de los Muertos Party, Nov 1 at 9pm
Bushwick’s Lot 45 will be home to a Dia de Los Muertos party sponsored by one of our fave local artisan shops, La Sirena. Roze Royze, DJ Freddy, I$la, and Que Bajo’s Geko Jones (amongst others) will be spinning alll night long. There will of course be epic altars for our dearly departed, live performances, costume contests with cash prizes (ohhh yeah) and all sorts of other goodies. Costumes required, so start getting that face paint ready.