Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Full Circle Bar’s Free Skeeball and Hotdogs

Full Circle Bar, 318 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Friday and Saturday claim most of the late-night glory when it comes to getting the party started, but Thursday kicks things off to a good start. It’s every week’s beacon of hope lighting our way toward the weekend. We’ll be celebrating this fact accordingly with free games of skeeball and hotdogs. Accompany both with a round of brews and keep on tryin’ for that 100-point slot. Admission is free. The skeeball skills you’ll acquire are priceless.

Deal nearby: Santos Anne

Saturday, October 4, 11:45 p.m.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog Sing Along (and Joss Whedon Themed Party)

Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn

Welcome to the Evil League of Evil! Gather your favorite co-conspirators and march your henchmen down to Union Hall this Saturday. They’ll host a majestic sing-along straight from Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, plus other tasty tidbits from the Whedonverse. (Yes, keep an eye out for clips from the “Once More, With Feeling” musical episode of Buffy. There’s no way they’d leave that out.) Come in costume, test yourself with some trivia, win Whedon-style prizes and sip on “themed drinks like the Wonderflonium, Moist’s Lemonade, the Freeze Ray, and more!”

Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Park Slope)

Saturday, October 4, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Octoberfest at Aviator Sports

Aviator Sports and Events Center (at Floyd Bennett Field), 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

October is one of those rare months where drinking very large amounts of beer in public is not only acceptable, but entirely encouraged. Here’s lookin’ at you, Octoberfest. This Saturday at Floyd Bennett Field, get your day drunk on with pints of Paulaner then nosh on traditional German grub like Bavarian soft pretzels, bratwurst and Hossenfeffer (rabbit stew). Once your feelin’ feisty enough, try your hand at the double-elimination cornhole tournament or the stein-hoisting competition. Even if you don’t win, you’ve still done October proud. Admission is $35 per person in advance, or $45 on the day of the event. (And if you round up 9 friends, a 10-pack of tickets will only run ya $30 per person.)

Deal nearby: Therapy Wine Bar

Sunday, October 5, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Atlas Obscura and Morbid Anatomy Present Taxidermy Gone Rogue

The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn

“Bionic fawns. Jewel-encrusted piglets. Martini-sipping winged monkeys.” Yep, these guys know how to get our attention. This Sunday, Atlas Obscura and Morbid Anatomy bring artist Robert Marbury to the Bell House, where he’ll be our “guide to the denizens of the delightfully macabre world of Rogue Taxidermy.” They’ll celebrate the release of his new book, Taxidermy Art, along with a live taxidermy demonstration, a panel discussion, a performance from the Lucky Chops Brass Band and a look at the “oddity booths” that will be set up along the bar’s perimeter. (Pro Tip: buy your tickets in advance because there are a LOT of people that like to see stuffed dead animals in this city. Also, tickets sell out quickly.)

Deal nearby: Michael & Ping’s