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NYC events, concerts and more to hit this week

There's always so much to do in NYC.

But you already knew that.

Of your many, many options, here are our picks.

Bowie tribute at Brookfield Place (Oct. 18-19)

The Star Man's
Photo Credit: Brookfield Place

The Star Man's "Berlin Trilogy" is getting a special spotlight by indie rockers at Brookfield Place this week. You'll hear special covers of 1979's "Lodger," 1978's "Heroes," and 1977's "Low" from artists like members of Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Shearwater, Dirty Projectors, Battle Trance, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. (Free, 7:30 p.m., the Winter Garden, 230 Vesey St., bfplny.com)

The House of the Hatter (Oct. 18)

This pop-up exhibit showcases art, tech and culture
Photo Credit: The House of the Hatter

This pop-up exhibit showcases art, tech and culture merged together for a mysterious, interactive walk-through experience. Nearby Bed-Stuy watering holes will treat ticket holders to special drink and menu offers all evening as well. ($29, 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m., 1065 Pacific St., houseofthehatter.com)

'Carrie' with Hedda Lettuce (Oct. 17)

Watch Sissy Spacek get doused with pig's blood
Photo Credit: Village East Cinema

Watch Sissy Spacek get doused with pig's blood in a special drag-viewing of "Carrie." Hedda Lettuce will provide comedy and commentary. ($20, 7:30 p.m., Village East Cinema, citycinemas.com)

Making Art and Music with Lars Ulrich (Oct. 19)

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will sit down for
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will sit down for a discussion with Dimitri Scheblanov and Jesper Carlsen, who co-founded HERRING & HERRING photography, about their collaborative work together, the process of creating art and more. (Free, 7 p.m., Cooper Union, 7 East Seventh St., )

It's Alive! Frankenstein at 200 (through Jan. 27)

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the
Photo Credit: The Morgan Library & Museum, gift of Jeffrey P. Dwyer, Pennyroyal Press

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's dark novel "Frankenstein" and the Morgan Library and Museum and the New York Public Library is putting on what could be their creepiest and largest exhibition ever called "It's Alive! Frankenstein at 200." From portions of the original, handwritten manuscript to movie memorabilia, original macabre artworks and even early scientific instruments and surgical tools that Dr. Frankenstein would have used, the story is brought to life before your eyes. ($20, Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., free after 7 p.m.; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 225 Madison Ave., read more here)

Game Night at Boulton & Watt (Tuesdays)

Each Tuesday night, groups can play games like
Photo Credit: Boulton & Watt

Each Tuesday night, groups can play games like Jenga, Checkers, Monopoly and more and take advantage of Boulton & Watt's "Game Night Package," which includes a bucket of six beers, six buttermilk chicken sliders and a side of fries for $65. Feel free to bring your own games, too. (Starts at noon, 5 Avenue A, East Village, boultonandwattnyc.com)

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (Oct. 11-18)

Get freaked out at the Brooklyn Horror Film
Photo Credit: Ella Herme

Get freaked out at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, which is opening with Yann Gonzalez's Cannes retro-style slasher film, "Knife + Heart" (pictured), and closing with the North American premiere of "The Rusalka," a spooky film about neighbors who discover that their new friend could be the spirit of a drowned woman who haunts the woods. The festival has a new spotlight, "Head Trip," which will show films that push the boundaries and expectations of horror films. brooklynhorrorfest.com

Edgar Allan Poe at Merchants House (Oct 10, 12-31)

Who better to celebrate Halloween with than Edgar

Who better to celebrate Halloween with than Edgar Allan Poe? The Merchant's House Museum has two events that'll chill you in Poe style:

Edgar Allan Poe in a Greenwich Village walking tour with Boroughs of the Dead: This two-hour tour will trace Poe's time in Greenwich Village during the 1840s, where he lived and wrote some of his famous works. ($25, Oct. 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., merchantshouse.org)

Killing an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: Murder at the Merchant's House: John Kevin Jones will perform Poe's tales "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven, and "The Cask of Amontillado" in the parlor, which will be made up with a coffin and mirrors in black crepe. ($18, 29 E. Fourth St., merchantshouse.org)

Hip-hop's beginnings at the Film Forum

Thirteen titles from the formative years of hip-hop,
Photo Credit: Film Forum

Thirteen titles from the formative years of hip-hop, including the endearingly hokey "Beat Street" (1984, pictured), the Hollywood hit "Krush Groove" (1985) and what may be the first-ever video footage of the emerging culture, Charlie Ahearn's improbable "New York City Hip Hop Convention" (1980) are playing at the Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., Manhattan, through Oct. 20. Tickets are $15 at filmforum.org

NYLO Secret Beach pop-up (Sept. 6-Oct. 27)

The 16th floor terrace at NYLO New York
Photo Credit: Gabi Porter

The 16th floor terrace at NYLO New York City hotel is turning into a hidden beach, where guests can grab beach-themed cocktails every Wednesday through Saturday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Pictured is the "Basic Beach" drink. (Free entry, 2178 Broadway, nylohotelnyc.com)

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