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Hello super moon and howl at a dog costume contest

Here’s a sample of the week’s events and how to log in (all hours are eastern). Note that events are subject to change after posting.


See the novelist Marlon James discusses his novel “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” a work of science fiction, with Tananarive Due, professor at the University of California at Los Angeles and expert in black horror and Afrofuturism, as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – now in its 25th year. Mr. James is also the author of “A Brief History of Seven Killings” of 2014, which won the Man Booker Prize.

When 9 p.m.
Or events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks


Embrace the fall flavors with Milk Street Cooking School’s Free “The New Stew” Course. Videos guide your culinary journey as you learn how to prepare eight stews.

When At any time
Or milk-street-cooking-school.teachable.com

Meditate on the relationship between fashion, politics and power with Robin Givhan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and critic for the Washington Post. The free conversation, which is part of the Fashion Culture Talk series at the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, touches on electoral themes such as wearing PPE and the famous Ruth Bader Ginsburg necklaces. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of the FIT Museum, joins Ms. Givhan. Registration is recommended.

When 18 hours
Or museumatfit.secure.force.com


Enjoy more of New York’s favorite bivalve, the eastern oyster organized by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Oysters are filter feeders and therefore an important part of the ecosystem because they clean the water, making it more habitable for other species. The ‘Shell-ebrate Oysters’ event delves into the history of the shellfish on the city’s shores – before there were hot dog stalls and food carts, the city was packed with oyster stalls – and how scientists are monitoring their growth in the 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary Park.

When 14 hours
Or hudsonriverpark.org

Attend the world premiere of a new work by the choreographer Pam tanowitz during the New York City Ballet New Choreography Virtual Festival. Shot at Lincoln Center, “Solo for Russell: Sites 1-5” stars lead dancer Russell Janzen and is Ms. Tanowitz’s second commission for the City Ballet. The festival continues throughout the week and also features new works from choreographer Jamar Roberts and company resident choreographer Justin Peck.

When 8 p.m.
Or nycballet.com


Get into the spooky spirit and tune into a Halloween contest for the really good boys: The great PUPkin, the 22nd annual (and first virtual) dog costume contest of Fort Greene PUPS, a Brooklyn-based community for local dog owners. After a public vote from October 22-26, see who among the 10 best dressed dogs will take home the top prize.

When 7 p.m.
Or fortgreenepups.org


Jam at a concert Sam smith to celebrate the next album, “Love Goes”, due October 30th. About the new version, Smith told The Times, “I just wanted to do something that feels lighter to me.” Performing from Abbey Road Studios in London, Smith will offer fans favorites such as “Stay With Me” and “Lay Me Down”, and perform new works like “Kids Again”. Tickets start at $ 13.

When 8 p.m.
Or shops.ticketmasterpartners.com

Pay homage to the super moon tonight with a astrological discussion and sound bath by Dynasty Electrik, the musical and spiritual duo Jenny Deveau and Seth Misterka. They use vibrational sounds, chimes, ambient and natural recordings to conduct meditation. A $ 20 donation is recommended and registration is required.

When 10:30 p.m.
Or dynastyelectrik.com/events

For the first time in decades, “It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will not be shown on television. But don’t be afraid of the Peanuts fans! You can stream the 25-minute classic for free on Apple TV +.

When Until November 1st
Or apple.com/tv


Take your astronaut costume to the next level by create your own bárány chair, which is commonly used in aerospace physiology training to teach pilots and astronauts about space disorientation. The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia explains how the device works. All you need is a spinning chair.

When At any time
Or fi.edu

Credit…Ka Young Lee

Enjoy Halloween with the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanic Gardens “Strange Science: Tales From the Vault” video series. Staff explore lunar madness, wizarding paintings and carnivorous plants, as well as more appetizing topics like the recipe for “Dracula Bites,” bloody red velvet cupcakes.

When At any time
Or huntington.org/strange-science


See the French artist Pierre Huyghe’s “mental image” works in the online exhibition “Of Ideal” at the Hauser & Wirth gallery. To produce these pieces, Huyghe used a neural network to construct images from MRI scans of subjects who were tasked with reflecting on situations from their past. The results are bizarre and metamorphosing renderings of human memory. The exhibition will remain online until the end of the year.

When At any time
Or vip-hauserwirth.com/online-exhibitions/pierre-huyghe-of-ideal

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