Happy Halloween, friends. Most places had their big parties and costume contests on Saturday, but never fear. There are still plenty of ways to cash in on the holiday. Go here, and scroll all the way down for the Monday night options.
Otherwise, Herbie Hancock is your guy. The jazz/just about everything else legend is at the Meyerson this evening for one single, guaranteed amazing performance. For one thing, he has more musical talent in his pinky finger than I have in my entire body. Hancock’s tunes, though occasionally peculiar, are also very accessible for non-experts like me, since he oscillates between pop and jazz in a very appealing way. I know we all hate John Mayer for being kind of a sleazy creep, but come on. “Stitched Up” is great. Luckily for all us, there are still tickets left in the orchestra and all the upper levels.
And finally, the Texas Theatre squeezes in one last holiday-themed horror flick. They’re showing Pumpkinhead on 35 mm, which appeals to me for nostalgic reasons. Years ago, inspired by both a Foxtrot comic and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I dressed up as a “headless horseman punkin head.” I wore a headless robe and carried around a fake pumpkin that I painted with a glow-in-the-dark face. Terrifying, I know. The party starts at 6 p.m., so come dressed in your equally brilliant costume. The movie starts at 8 p.m.
For more to do on this scary, scary night, go here.