PAPER's NYC Weekend Guide

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Friday, 10/12

BAM's hosting a New Queer Cinema series titled "Born In Flames," featuring films like Edward II, Tongues Untied and My Own Private Idaho through the 16th. Tonight, catch the iconic 1989 voguing/ballroom scene documentary Paris Is Burning, and refresh your knowledge of throwing shade, reading and snatching trophy. And then catch up on the new voguing scene today in our October issue. Remember: shade came from reading, reading came first. [BAM]

Artist collective Nuit Blanche are hosting a new, two-night installation of their Autumn Bowl series, pairing visual artists with experimental, dance and pop music. Titled "Whispers," this weekend's lineup includes performances from Creep, Prince Rama, and more. Check out a full lineup and get tickets here.

Fans of Patrick Swayze, sensual pottery crafting, and Whoopi Goldberg (and, really, who isn't a fan of Patrick Swayze, sensual pottery crafting and Whoopi Goldberg?) should head over to the aptly named "Ghost Cry-Along" at 92YTribeca for a night of Halloween-appropriate supernatural romance. Ditto. [92YTribeca]

Washington, D.C.'s Alvin Risk plays Webster Hall (125 E. 11th Street) tonight and you should care 'cuz he's down with Skrillex, Steve Aoki and Chuckie. Plus bonus warm-up set from the young Texas prodigy, Crizzly.; All this at the the most popular club in the USA...according to our 2012 Nightlife Awards.

This year's installation of Coney Island's annual Halloween Creepshow at the Freakshow launching tonight, and extending through Halloween, features a tour through a hellish Hall of Presidents and includes, "a shooting gallery re-enactment of the Kennedy assassination; Zombies eating Richard Nixon's brain and a funeral interrupted by a booger hanging off of George Washington's nose." Fun for the whole family. [via BrooklynBased]

Australia's electro-rockers Van Sheare headed up to our little continent for their first-ever tour of the USA -- DJing doesn't count -- and they're playing at Tammany Hall (152 Orchard Street) tonight with Plastic People. You should van go. (Sorry, we had to.)

Saturday, 10/13

Following a show in Los Angeles earlier this year and America's new pop-fascination with Bronies, the exhibition My Little Pony Project, featuring 20 artists' redesigns of everyone's favorite candy-colored '80s equi, is setting up shop this weekend at the Hester Street Market in the Eventi Hotel. Opening tomorrow, there will also be retailers on site to sell you sweet MLP merch and the folks from the SoHo Beauty Bar salon will be giving Pony-inspired up-dos and manicures.

Never mind the bollocks, here's a book party celebrating the release of Rizzoli's new tome, Punk: An Aesthetic, all about art, graphics, and design inspired by punk at McNally Jackson. Editors Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage will be joined by artist Spencer Sweeney to talk pre-punk, punk and post-punk. It's gonna be punk. [McNallyJackson]

Tonight is the closing party for the group show "Working On It" at TEMP Art Space (57 Walker Street) with DJ Shane Oliver and a performance by our favorite weblebrity, Mykki Blanco; It's free with rsvp to

This month's installment of comedy night Party Machine at Union Pool is, wait for it, John Hughes-themed. Comics like Brooke Van Poppelen and Ben Lerman will be doing sets based on Hughes' catalog, hitting on every jock, princess, brain, and criminal living in wealthy Midwestern suburbs. Maybe Jake Ryan will pick you up in his Porsche? [Brooklyn Based]

The Public Theater is throwing a free Block Party in honor of the re-dedication of the downtown staple after numerous renovations. Check out the drinks and other samplings on the menu at the Theater's new lounge, The Library, and catch sneak peeks from upcoming musicals like Giant. [The Public]

Part man, part machine, all cop. RoboCop screens at 12:25 a.m. at the IFC Center

Sunday, 10/14

Fans of David Lynch will be pleased with the show that tribute band Silencio! has planned for Le Poisson Rouge, in which the band will play a set that touches on every musical motif created by the famed director and frequent collaborator Angelo Badalamenti, from earlier works like Eraserhead to the forlorn theme for cult classic Twin Peaks. Sway the night away with your best Audrey Horne impression! [Flavorpill]

Don't let the Sunday doldrums get you down! After a brief hiatus, Mister Sunday is back at Gowanus Grove with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter spinning mood-lifting house and disco all night. [Time Out]

If you can handle Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street) twice in one week -- assuming you went to SBTRKT -- then by all means go back tonight (or Monday) for L.A.'s Silversun Pickups.; We've been plugging them for hundreds of years. Here's proof. Cloud Nothings and Atlas Genius (who played in our kitchen) open.

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