Ben Wang Lecture Series
China Institute, 100 Washington St.
6:30-8:30 p.m. $25-75
Wang discusses the literature of the six dynasty periods in China.
Rocky Horror Picture Show SaleGraey Studio, 14 West Eighth St.
12:30-10 p.m. Free
Visit Graey Studio for its all-day sale. Complimentary wine after 5 p.m.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 125 Maiden Lane
6:30-7:30 p.m. Free
Get a sneak peek of what dancer and choreographer Jodi Melnick is working on.
Hornblower Cruises and Events, 333 West Side Highway
6-9 a.m. $15 Black Daybreaker Cap, $30 Tier 1, $32 Tier 2, $40 Tier 3
Break convention with the official New York City cast of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” by participating in a daytime masquerade ball.
Reading and PerformanceAlwan for the Arts 16 Beaver St.
Hear Arabic poems by Syrian artists read aloud then translated into English with a choreographed performance accompanied by music.
Stories for All AgesTeardrop Park, Between Warren Street and Murray Street
11 a.m.-noon. Free
Perry Ground tells Native American tales of the changing seasons, such as the traditional story “The Great Bear and Why the Leaves Change Color.”
BarkHappy NYCFetch Club, 85 South St.
4-7 p.m. $25; $20 early bird
Spend Halloween Eve at a dog-filled charity night to benefit Second Chance Rescue NYU Dogs.
The Rocky Horror Picture ShowSchimmel Center, 1 Place Plaza
7:30-9:30 p.m. $12
Nightlife personality Elizabeth James and transvestite Dr. Frank N. Furter perform this famous cinematic show.
ARTSpeak Artist LectureFIT, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
ARTSpeak 2016-2017, presented by the FIT’s departments of fine arts and history of art, includes a series of lectures on the theme of the “Art History in the Mind of the Artist.”
Collective ReadingHigh Line, Under The Standard at 13th Street
5-6:30 p.m. Free
Reflect on the election with spoken word artists inspired by Zoe Leonard’s text “I want a president.”
Mail ArtHudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St.
Enjoy the mail art show’s opening day with around-the-world artists at the Hudson Park Library.
CD ReleaseCornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.
8-9 p.m. $20
The CD release of Kayle Brecher “This Is Life,” accompanied by a performance.
Beard on BooksThe Beard House, 167 West 12th St.
Noon-1 p.m. $20
Discuss the big names of the food and cooking world at this gourmet literary session.
New York GalaManhattan Penthouse, 80 5th Ave.
6-10 p.m. $175 non-profit members, $195 members, $250 non-members
Join the National Employment Lawyers Association for its 19th annual gala with the theme of empowering women.