Halloween is next week, which means we’re really looking forward to Storefront for Art and Architecture‘s third annual Critical Halloween, which brings the city’s design, architecture, and art cognoscenti under one roof for a costume party like no other. This year’s theme is … wait for it … “Corporate Avant Garde.”

Lisa and Ted Landrum in their costume from last year's Critical Halloween. (via

Lisa and Ted Landrum in their costume from last year’s Critical Halloween party. (via

This year, Hyperallergic is collaborating with Storefront to host the Costume Competition, which includes a juried contest at the event and a “People’s Choice” online vote which will be held here on Hyperallergic from November 1–7.

Artistic New Yorkers are invited to attend and indulge in the costume competition, which is a strictly “corporate” homage to the ghosts and fictions of organized capital. For inspiration, check out the costumed from last year’s Critical Halloween.

The evening is a benefit for the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and will feature live music by Hess is More, a DJ set by Sergio Rebelo aka M Blanche, photography by Cameron Blaylock, an open bar, perpetual dancing, and photo booths.

Tickets are $50 ($25 tax-deductible) and can be purchased online, by mail (Critical Halloween, Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, NY NY 10012), or by phone (212.431.5795). RSVP on Facebook.

CRITICAL HALLOWEEN 2013: CorporateAvantGarde

October 31, 2013, 9:30pm til Late
The Malt House, 461 West 126th Street, Harlem, Manhattan (map)

Tickets include:
Admission + Open Bar [All night] + Costume Contest Entry [9.30pm-10.30pm]

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