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      Village Halloween Costume Ball
    Ask me if I scare

    Music, art, theater, fortune-telling, assorted other spookiness and a contest for the best costume in the East Village will be part of the Theater for the New City's 25th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball.


    So you want to do something fun and festive this Halloween but you're too old for trick or treating, your apartment is way too small for a party and you're not thrilled with the idea of standing for hours and craning your neck to get a glimpse of the parade along Sixth Avenue? You've got a costume ready and you think it's pretty cool, but where to go?

    Cast: Paprika, Penny Arcade, Steve Ben Israel, Epstein and Hassan, Wise Guise, Mark Marcante, Bina Sharif, Church of Betty, Carmen Mathis, Bingo Gazingo.
    Theater for the New City's 25th annual ball featuring music, theater, art, costumes, occult and spookiness.
    A solution will be waiting at the Theater For The New City 's 25th Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball, where there'll be a plethora of music, performance, food and excitement. Happening both outside the theater space and within the TNC's spacious environs, the merriment begins at 4 o'clock outdoors where there'll be bluegrass and jazz bands, fire eaters, jugglers, storyweavers and stilt dancers.

    Beginning at 7:30 inside the TNC, you can dance to the Brazilian jazz pop sounds of Paprika, among other musicians, and satisfy your munchies at the Witches' Cauldron, which provides a grand buffet consisting of affordable culinary delights from neighborhood restaurants. Beginning around 8 p.m. will be two continuously running cabarets featuring performers such as Penny Arcade, Steve Ben Israel, Epstein and Hassan, Wise Guise, Mark Marcante, Bina Sharif, Church of Betty, Carmen Mathis, Bingo Gazingo and many many more.

    In the lobby there will be a Wiccan psychic reader, astrology and numerology, throwing of the I Ching, Hellsouls, Paganini apparition, belly dancers and trapeze artist June Abrams. The theater will be transformed into a Halloween fantasia by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors and artists. There will be a costume contest at 11:30 where winnners in twelve individual categories will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne.

    Costumes or formal wear are required and admission is $15. Reservations are reccomended and can be made at (212) 254-1109.

    OCTOBER 27, 2001

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