Cartoons creatures creep from their crypts tonight for “Halloween Hijinks,” an evening of undead animation dating from the 1920s to the 1940s. The night will feature obscure beasts as well as well-known sympathetic spook Casper the Friendly Ghost.
7:30 pm at Standard ToyKraft (722 Metropolitan Ave. between Manhattan and Graham avenues in Williamsburg, www.stand
Tiny terrors will roam the ice today, when the Halloween Monster Skate Party kicks off a new season at Prospect Park’s skating rink! Kids can also play Halloween games and compete in a costume contest at 1:30 pm. But if you see a guy in a hockey mask, check if a game is in progress before you skate away screaming!
Noon–6 pm at LeFrak Center at Lakeside [enter Prospect Park at Parkside and Ocean avenues, (718) 462-0010, www.lakes
Regency romances may tug at your heart-strings, but they rarely set your toes a-tapping. Park Slope’s Gallery Players correct that deficiency with tonight’s staged reading of “Emma,” a new musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about a meddling match-maker.
7 pm at the Gallery Players [199 14th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (212) 352–3101, www.galle
The member of this local garage band know that thrashing out awesome tunes can be done politely. Courtesy Tier plays aggressive tunes from their new album “Little Rock” tonight at Rough Trade.
7 pm at Rough Trade [64 N. Ninth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–4111, www.rough
Hobos are so hot right now! Buy an artisanal bindle on Bedford Avenue, then head to the one-man musical “King of the Hobos,” where Jara Jones will strum his cigar-box guitar and sing the true tale of the migrant monarch and secret millionaire James Howe.
7 pm at St. Paul’s Theatre (334 S. Fifth St. at Rodney Street in Williamsburg, www.kingo