Got no strings
The theremin — the electronic, no-touch instrument that produces the eerie oooo-WEEEE-ooooo in the “Doctor Who” theme, is notoriously difficult to play. But tonight, Carolina Eyck, generally regarded as one of the world’s best thereminists, will both sing and play the device in honor of its 99th birthday.
7:30 pm at National Sawdust (80 N. Sixth St. at Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, www.natio
Heart of barkness
Look, we cannot resist cute animals dressed up in people clothes, and the Great Pup-kin Dog Costume Contest is the first, and still best, of the many events dedicated to adorable doggies this Halloween season. So make your way to Fort Greene Park to see more than 100 of those good, good boys! Afterwards, visit the other side of the park for a Halloween party for humans, running noon–3 pm.
11:30 am at Fort Greene Park’s Monument steps (Myrtle Avenue at St. Edward Street in Fort Greene, www.fortg
After your awesome Halloween party on Saturday night, stumble out of bed on Sunday for brunch with one of the best spooky films of all time — “Beetlejuice!” Turns out that Winona Ryder’s goth teenager and Michael Keaton’s over-the-top poltergeist still hold up!
11 am at Nitehawk Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West at 14th Street in Park Slope, niteh
The year before William Shakespeare wrote “Hamlet,” his 11-year-old son Hamnet died suddenly. In the play “Hamnet,” opening tonight at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, that son gets a voice, with a single actor playing him as a 16th-century youth, a modern-day tween, and as the Danish prince who cannot decide whether to live or die. The show continues through Sunday.
7:30 pm at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl. between Hanson Place and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). $25.
There are plenty of places to spend All Hallow’s Eve, but make time to stop by the Park Slope Halloween Parade, which is always filled with kids in cute costumes, giant puppets, and people tossing candy to bystanders. The procession will march down Seventh Avenue from 14th to Third Street, then turn left and head to the Old Stone House.
6:30 pm, starting at Seventh Avenue and 14th Street in Park Slope, (www.theol