Welcome to There or Square, The New School Free Press’ weekly post that delivers the low-down on the most time-worthy and can’t-miss events of the upcoming week.



(Un)Silent Film Night: Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights

Monday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

Watch as The New School’s College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra, guided by the hand of music director Mark Gould, performs Charlie Chaplin’s original score to his 1931 silent rom-com film City Lights. City Lights is included in American Film Institute’s list of 100 Best American films and follows the Tramp as he falls in love with a blind flower girl. Free.

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center

The New School

63 Fifth Avenue



Free Speech/Hate Speech: Can Facebook and Google Be Moderated?

Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the conversation surrounding the role of technology companies and the expression of free speech. Learn how social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, utilize algorithms and enforce policies to regulate user expression. The panel discussion will be moderated by Adrian Chen, staff writer at The New Yorker. Free.

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall

The New School

55 West 13th Street, Room l-202



The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Hump day just got ten times better. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show arrives in NYC this Wednesday for two nights only, showcasing art from more than 100 emerging local artists. The touring underground art exhibition also features live music, body painting, and the best part — an all-you-can-eat free pancake bar. Book a ticket online for $10 or buy at the door for $15. 21+

M1-5 Lounge

52 Walker St



Mura Masa

Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.

Catch 21 year old British DJ Mura Masa perform his recently released self-titled album at Terminal 5 this Thursday night. Dance along to the fusion of electronic sub-genres and tropical house and don’t miss hearing his song “Lovesick” live, which hit #1 on the Spotify Chart in the U.S., as well as the U.K. Tickets are $27.

Terminal 5

610 West 56th Street



Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Friday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

It’s Friday the 13th and Halloween season is upon us! What better way to get into the spirit than to willingly terrify yourself and watch the entire Friday the 13th film franchise back-to-back at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival? More than 40 horror flicks will be screened between Thursday and Sunday. The festival will also feature Q&A’s with directors, panel discussions and late-night parties. Come along and celebrate the art of horror filmmaking. Tickets are $13 per movie.

Videology Bar & Cinema

308 Bedford Avenue



Open House New York

Saturday, Oct. 14 & Sunday, Oct. 15

The annual Open House New York Weekend is back! This Saturday and Sunday, Open House New York will unlock the doors to some of New York City’s most recognizable and historically important buildings. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit more than 250 spaces across the five boroughs that would otherwise be off-limits, while attending talks and tours organized by the people who preserve New York’s architecture and urban design. Some locations may require making a reservation online ahead of time.

Check here for available locations.



Pickle Day NYC

Sunday, Oct. 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

New York City’s annual Pickle Day arrives back to the Lower East Side this Sunday. Celebrate the wonders of the pickled cucumber and non-pickled treats, with more than 20 vendors setting up shop. Come for the pickles. Stay to listen to the live music, browse the local boutiques, and watch the home pickling contest! Free.

Orchard Street between Delancey & East Houston

Lower East Side

Illustration by Ashlie Negron

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