Benefit for the Youth Suicide Prevention Program with Victor Shade

Like many superhero stories before him, the tale of Ra Scion’s Victor Shade begins with a tragedy—and like any good hero, he’s venturing out to prevent that same tragedy from affecting others. Because while the Youth Suicide Prevention Program is an undeniably good cause, it was also very deliberately chosen: Abeo lost his father in a suicide. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time at the benefit—the night is hosted by 2010 Olympic medalist J.R. Celski and features appearances from Grynch and Sol. Plus, appearing in costume not only saves you $4 at the door but gives you the chance to win a free costume rental the next night. “The Vision” might already be claimed, but there are plenty of other superheroes to choose from. With Grynch, Sol, Kind of Blind. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., 2010