Trick or Treat? To get a dose of both, spend Halloween night at The Wild Honey Pie’s Spooky Mansion. The Paper Box in East Williamsburg has been transformed into a multi-room warehouse to create a haunted and immersive music experience with installations, games, and Halloween drink specials (17 Meadow St.).
Tonight’s performances feature Acid Dad, Museum of Love DJ Set (Pat Mahoney from DFA / LCD Soundsystem and Dennis McNany of DFA / Jee Day / Run-Roc), Matt FX (Scooter Island and music supervisor for Comedy Central’s Broad City), and Vosters. Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and the party runs until 4:00 a.m.
Fog floats throughout the hallways and rooms, live music can be heard and in the main room, another had a video installation playing The Bride of Frankenstein, and in the third room, a tented extension at the back of the main room, you can Tip a Troll, get your hands on a Ouija board, and other games.
“This is the first year we’ve done Spooky Mansion as an event series, though this is technically the second Spooky Mansion,” says Lily Reszi Rothman, events producer at The Wild Honey Pie. “In 2014, we hosted the first Spooky Mansion at the Academy Mansion in the Upper East Side, with Rubblebucket, PROM, Yellerkin and Jukebox The Ghost each filming a live session in front of a fully costumed audience. In order for the films to be released by Halloween, the 2014 event was filmed in August, but this year we wanted to host Spooky Mansion on the holiday itself and leading up to it.”
Halloween night is Spooky Mansion’s final spell. Music has been flowing at Paper Box every night since Wednesday with an extensive artist list that included Talib Kweli, Ratking, Dueling Rabbits, GEMS album release show, Blue Hawaii, Alissia, The Golden Pony, Sporting Life, and more. Arturo Castro (Broad City) has hosted each night and is as funny and charming in-person as he is on television and in interviews.
Tickets are $65. It’ll be Frankentastic.
Halloween’s Set Times:
9:15pm Stone Cold Fox
10:15pm Museum of Love DJ Set
11:30pm Acid Dad
12:30am Matt FX