Dumbo — it is not just for tourists and techies when the waterfront neighborhood hosts its annual Dumbo Arts Festival. Highlights of this year’s fest include a food cart transformed into a mobile disco, a giant wordsearch projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, and a roaming band of artists wearing giant heads made to look like Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith.
6–9 pm at various location in Dumbo (www.dumbo
Get on up — again! Beloved weekly competitive dance party Soul Clap and Dance Off has been on hiatus all summer, but DJ Jonathan Toubin makes his triumphant return to Brooklyn Bowl tonight. The New York Dolls’ David Johansen will be the guest selector, while Steve Myers of the Afghan Whigs will be on hosting duties.
Midnight at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. at N. 12th Street in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369, www.brook
Look, we know you are almost street festival-ed out by this time of the year — we’re sick of corn on the cob, too — but you can’t miss the Atlantic Antic, the biggest street festival of all. With a full mile of festivities, there is sure to be something you haven’t seen, heard, bought, or eaten at another fest yet.
Noon–6 pm along Atlantic Avenue (Between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue in Downtown, www.atlan
New York chefs have done just every other variation on a pairing dinner, so why not this? Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore is teaming up with nearby Peck’s Specialty Foods to pair a meal with a book reading. Food writer Matthew Gavin Frank will discuss his new book “Preparing the Ghost” — about a man who photographed a giant squid — over a calamari dinner.
7 pm at Peck’s Specialty Foods [455A Myrtle Ave. between Washington and Waverly avenues in Fort Greene, (718) 246–0200, www.green
Don’t go into the woods! Almost every day in October, Videology will be screening horror movie marathons with a different theme each day. The series kicks off today with 1940s horror films (followed by the ’50s through the 2000s on subsequent days), while other highlights include meta-horror movies (Oct. 11), Asian horror (Oct. 16), and evil animals and evil children (Oct. 23),
4 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. between South First and South Second streets in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468, www.video