FRI-MON, 5/25-28: SKINT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

the skint is taking the holiday off, so here are your event listings through memorial day. we’ll be back to our regular schedule on tuesday. scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur thru the holiday (some start friday), including beach openings, where to bbq, free kayaking, theater for the new city’s lower east side festival of the arts, and more.

friday

fri: our/vodka opens our/new york, the first legal distillery to open in manhattan since prohibition. the chelsea location includes a tasting room, bar and retail shop. >>

free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. frank d. o’connor playground (elmhurst). >>
despicable me. wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. bensonhurst park. >>
lilies of the field. marcus garvey park (harlem). >>
moana. randall’s island park. >>
the seventh seal. long meadow at prospect park. >>
top gun. on the flight deck of the intrepid (midtown west). >>
toy story. williamsbridge oval park (bronx). >>

fri + sat various times: yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, returns to nyc for five free pop-up solo and ensemble concerts in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens. >>

fri 6pm (+ sat 12:30pm): have a high-flying time at sea (singular extreme actions), elizabeth streb extreme action company’s highly physical show combining dance, stunts, circus, boxing, and rodeo. brookfield place (fidi), free. >>

fri 6-9pm (+ sat 12-6pm): browse publications, original artwork, and editions from more than 40 exhibitors at the second annual brooklyn art book fair. mccarren park play center (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 6-10pm (fridays thru 9/14): catch the sunset at governors island, which will stay open late every friday thru summer. >>

fri 7pm: books are magic’s weirdd poetry reading series returns with readings by wren hanks (the rise of genderqueer), amy meng (bridled) and julia guez (the guardian), plus a wildcard lecture on the history of the universe in 15 minutes by daniel hernandez diaz. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

fri 7pm: get some bad advice from bad women (authors) as a dozen new and return guests read from their works at the reading series’s final installment tonight. hosted by charlotte shane (tigerbee press cofounder). liberty hall at the ace hotel (flatiron), free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): em’s damn good rogering is a show with standup, characters, and music aplenty, with demonstrations of said things by charlie bardey, sam regal, ayo edebiri, casy james salengo, eudora peterson, and andy bell. hosted by emma rogers. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

fri 7pm-midnight: the art world’s glass ceiling is challenged at women to the front (wttf), an immersive showcase of women artists, filmmakers, performers, and djs. bonus: free drinks. superchief gallery (ridgewood), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 7:30pm: ink is forever, but you only turn 16 once. tonight, brooklyn tattoo celebrates their sweet 16 anniversary with bands, merch, giveaways, a raffle, and more. littlefield (gowanus), free admission. >>

fri 7:45pm, 10:05pm (+ sat): writer-director-performer john cameron mitchell does q+a and extended intros at select screenings of his latest, how to talk to girls at parties. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri 8pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a series of eerie existential short films, live music by tba, and an after party with free kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

fri 8pm: it’s your chance to rhyme at hip hop karaoke, where you’ll be backed up by beats, a dj and even a hypeman. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by mike recine (conan), samantha ruddy (reductress), chris james (vh1), paul hooper (axstv), and melissa stokoski (sirus xm). hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features sean donnelly (conan), jeff scheen (laughs), janelle james (@midnight), andy haynes (comedy central), jeff simmermon (this american life), sarah kennedy, and nash rose. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show: the regular comedy show takes up residence at williamsburg’s villain with a night of stand up by joe firestone (fallon), julio torres (snl), kenny deforest (comedy at the knitting factory), sean patton (comedy central), emmy blotnick (the president show), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and more. bonus: free brooklyn brewery beer. villain (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

fri 10pm: change channels and control your own dance party at a silent disco. the well (bushwick), $5-15 adv, $20 door (credit or debit card required to borrow headphones). >>

fri 10pm: the arkham gothic dance party pays tribute to sci-fi horror films with goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, projections, and absinthe cocktails. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

fri 11pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 11:30pm: flash back to the days of 90’s electronica and chemical beats at the praise you dance party. the knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 adv/$15 dos otherwise. >>

fri midnight (+ 5/26): play drinking games to two movies with banging soundtracks, trainspotting (fri) and repo man (sat). videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

saturday

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. william f. passannante ballfield (greenwich village) and crotona park (bronx).
finding dory. gorman playground (jackson heights). >>
jaws. franklin d. roosevelt boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. franz sigel park (bronx) and p.s. 249 (prospect park south).
spider-man: homecoming. sol bloom playground (uws). >>

sat 11am-5pm: leading up to the national puerto rican day parade in june, the 152nd street cultural festival fills the bronx’s 152nd street and jackson ave with food, live music, dancing, and more. free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm (monthly thru september): set it off at the makossa brooklyn cookout dance parties, returning for a ninth season to our wicked lady (bushwick). free before 4pm with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

sat 2-10pm: elsewhere kicks off its rooftop party season with music by branko, uproot andy, alex pasternak, and dj wawa. elsewhere (bushwick), $10-20. >>

sat 6-10pm (runs thru 6/17): the 21st iteration of the re: art show, an evolving group exhibition held in the former pfizer pharmaceuticals factory in south williamsburg, opens with works and performances from 60 artists tonight. free. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians share jokes and stories about their high school days and participate in an actual lesson with a real teacher/expert. this month’s lesson is the visual system, with neuroscientist ashley juavinett. hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: leah bonnema (ifc), kerryn feehan (trutv), jon fisch (colbert), graham kay (siriusxm), and more. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), frank conniff (mst3k), leah bonnema (ifc), sean patton (comedy central), morgan miller (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), and dean delray (let there be talk). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. gamba forest gallery (greenpoint), $5-15. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): see what’s on display on stage at the exhibition, a comedy show set in the public arts space at the public hotel. tonight: chris gethard, cole escola, robby hoffman, paris sashay, chris distefano, and more. happy hour prices until 8:30pm. public arts at pubic hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: julia weldon and ryan luce play a free show at knitting factory (williamsburg). >>

sat 8pm: storytellers become unleashed at big irv’s pet detective agency, a storytelling benefit for our furry friends. hosted by adam selbst (mcsweeney’s). big irv’s (williamsburg), pay-what-you-can (all proceeds go to the aspca). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by mike brown (full frontal with samantha bee), hannah boone (adult swim), shane torres (conan), and eudora peterson (the special without brett davis). hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a series of dark and twisted animated short films, live music by tba, and an after party with free corona, kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. industry city, $16. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:45pm show: go behind the music at a live podcast taping with dj spinna and producer easy mo bee (big daddy kane, notorious b.i.g., tupac, alicia keys, miles davis), followed by a dance party. $10 show, $15 party. >>

sat 11pm: get a sugar rush at candi pop, a bubblegum pop dance party whose main ingredient is pop music guilty pleasures. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 11pm: djs alex english, axel von wuthenau and connie spin depeche mode, joy division, the cure, nitzer ebb, and more at the music for the masses darkwave party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>

sunday

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain underpants. the painter’s playground (rego park). >>
school daze at habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 11am-5pm: the annual loisaida festival celebrates puerto rican and latino culture with a day of music, performances, arts, and food. avenue c bet. 6th st + 12th st (east village/alphabet city). >>

sun 12-5pm: you don’t need a plane ticket (but you could win one) to attend the 17th annual passport to taiwan festival, a taiwanese american heritage week celebration filled with food, performances, activities for kids, and more. union square north, free admission. >>

sun 2-10pm: get your all-day dance on at these outdoor dance parties: tiki disco at bushwick’s the well (2-10pm, $10+) and mister sunday at ridgewood’s nowadays (3-9pm, $15-20).

sun 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly): it’s just a show (a comedic variety show, that is), with sets by shane torres, mara wiles, dan gill, fareeha khan, jake head, and nick nemeroff. hosted by harris mayersohn and jessy morner-ritt. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: move over, webmd. at the i’m a doctor now! show, storytellers and comedians who can’t stop self-diagnosing describe their ailments to an actual doctor. hosted by sarah burton and allie kokesh. caveat (les), $10. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with janelle james (@midnight), david tveite (last comic standing), lucas connolly (comedy central), and cw headley. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 8pm: comedians with little cooking experience will teach the audience how to do just that at the live! from! snackland! show. babycastles (chelsea), $5-10 sliding scale. >>

sun 8pm: get charged up for dbz nyc, a dragon ball-centric night of ping-pong, video game tournaments, cosplay, giveaways, and more. spin new york (flatiron), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 8:30pm: comedians read their own takes on how they think they’ll be remembered when they’re gone at the my obituary show. featuring jess dweck (big mouth), nicole silverberg (reductress), evan waite (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), sean crespo (full frontal with samantha bee), and dina hashem (conan). hosted by mike drucker. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

sun 9pm: treat your sunday night fever with sick beats, funk, soul, disco, and r+b at house of yes (bushwick). free with rsvp, $10 without. >>

monday

mon various times: memorial day parades mark the holiday in the bronx, brooklyn, queens, and staten island. >>

mon 2pm-midnight: bushwick’s house of yes hosts their third annual yes memorial day party, with tunes from eli escobar and david kiss, plus bbq (meat and veg options) while supplies last. free-$8 adv, $10 door. >>

mon 2:30pm: hear the music of leonard bernstein, fred ebb, louis moreau gottschalk, and other ‘permanent residents’ performed by the interschool orchestras symphonic band and orchestra at green-wood cemetery’s annual memorial day concert. free admission. >>

mon 3pm-midnight: eat to the beats at the annual beats + bbq mid-spring fling, featuring nine djs and free food with purchase of a beverage. lp ‘n harmony (williamsburg), free admission. >>

mon 7pm (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight, the show ironically celebrates its one-year anniversary with guests brian agler (mcsweeney’s), grace spelman (buzzfeed), and more. bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

mon 7-11pm (weekly): hot jazz, swing and blues bands, djs, burlesque, and a free beginner’s dance lesson bring some swank to your mondays at the jazz haus soirée. tonight: music by king solomon hicks and dj odysseus bailer, plus burlesque by dandy dillinger. bierhaus nyc (midtown east), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): roast battle meets debate club for barbra streisand vs. judy garland: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

mon 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with stand up by molly austin (trutv), daniel simonsen (bbc), whitmer thomas (comedy central), dan st. germain (fallon), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by rojo perez (conan), harrison greenbaum (conan), myka fox (comedy central), rachel sennott (funny or die), and lillian devane (nerdist). hosted by lizzie martinez (funny or die), hoff matthews (comedy central), and brandon scott wolf (best time ever with neil patrick harris). bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by jono zalay (comedy central ‘comic to watch’), sharron paul (neurotica), noa osheroff (speak american), and michael svetich (the new yorker). hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

mon 8pm free outdoor movie: the warriors (1979). our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg). >>

mon 8pm (tickets distribution starts at 6pm): the new york philharmonic’s annual free memorial day concert at the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights) includes performances of vaughan williams’s fantasia on a theme by thomas tallis and saint-saëns’s organ symphony. >>

mon 9pm: (monthly): the pairs n chairs benefit variety show presents three pairs of performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: comedy by rachel pegram + daniel liu, music by ekim + gawain and the green knight, and burlesque by maddie cake + anita baretta. hosted by cassidy graves + jessy yates. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits national adapt + lysistrata mutual care collective and fund. >>

mon 11pm (weekly): alt comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), jacqueline novak (fallon), harrison greenbaum (america’s got talent), sam jay (snl), jared freid (mtv), brett davis (the special without brett davis), and host morgan miller. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

all weekend

fri 6pm-1am, sat 12pm-1am, sun 6pm-1am: a performance marathon of theater, music, dance, cabaret, poetry, and more by dozens of performers comes to theater for the new city’s 23d annual lower east side festival of the arts. free admission. >>

sat-mon (ongoing): memorial day weekend outdoor activities hit list: >>
beaches officially open for the season! gothamist shares their top picks.
riis park beach bazaar is now open. >>
coney island’s astro tower and art walls return.
designated bbq areas in parks. >>
governors island is open all weekend. >>
free kayaking at piers 26 and 96.
fleet week continues. >>

sat + sun various times: volunteer in your community for it’s my park day parks and public spaces service projects. >>

sat + sun 9am-5pm (weekends): though it’s technically in williamsburg, the bushwick inlet popup park brings a little extra green to brooklyn, plus free yoga (sundays at 10am thru 9/23) and upcoming events including movie screenings, live music, and ultimate frisbee. kent ave bet n 9th + n 10th streets >>

sat 12-10pm, sun 12-8pm, mon 12-8pm: the brooklyn academy of music’s annual danceafrica festival marks the return of the danceafrica bazaar, an outdoor market featuring more than 150 food, clothing, and craft vendors. rain or shine. ashland pl + lafayette ave (fort greene), free admission. >>

sat thru mon 12-6pm (+ 6/2-3): the twice-yearly washington square outdoor art exhibit sidewalk art show, returns for its 88th year. university place from e. 13th street to waverly place (greenwich village). free admission. >>

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around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
roebling’s bridge (2017) + brooklyn bridge 135th anniversary discussion. brooklyn bridge park, harbor view lawn. >>
the house (2017). sara d. roosevelt park (les). >>

12:30 + 6pm (thru 5/26): have a high-flying time at sea (singular extreme actions), elizabeth streb extreme action company’s highly physical show combining dance, stunts, circus, boxing, and rodeo. brookfield place (fidi), free. >>

4-6pm (thru 5/26): yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, returns to nyc for five free pop-up solo and ensemble concerts in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens. >>

5-8pm (runs thru 6/16): omnipresence, a group art exhibition examining how authority manifests in everyday infrastructure, opens at the kitchen (chelsea). free admission. >>

6pm (tuesdays 10am on the upper terrace, thursdays 6pm on the lawn): hundreds of stretching bodies take over bryant park for free outdoor yoga classes. free mats provided, or byo. >>

6:30pm (thrusdays thru 9/13): get healthy on the hudson with free outdoor yoga classes held at hudson river park’s pier 46 in greenwich village. byo mat. free (rsvp required). >>

6:30-8:30pm (runs thru 6/7): community organizations save our streets brooklyn and save our streets crown heights host their eighth annual arts to end violence exhibition, opening tonight. ron taylor gallery (crown heights), free. >>

7pm: screenwriter, film director, and film critic paul schrader (taxi driver, mishima) discusses his new film first reformed, his updated book transcendental style in film, and his work for film comment. the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free (tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event). >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests sam dingman, bill chambers, david lawson, and mindy raf. bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian brett davis premieres a new one-man show as his long-suffering character, john gentle, a depressed former adjunct college professor and self-published poet. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the tale storytelling show returns with seasoned stories spun by dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), michele carlo (fish out of agua), paul dickinson, and more. hosted by harmon leon (meet the deplorables). the red room at kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

8pm: #happyperiod benefit concert: #happyperiod, a nonprofit that provides menstrual hygiene products to the homeless and low-income communities, throws a benefit concert with performances by a deer a horse, parlor walls, essi, and weeping python, plus raffles with prizes from local businesses. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by kunal arora (trutv), caroline doyle, jonathan van halem, and papp johnson. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: mrs. doubtfire… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s installment features speakers dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), ria spencer, and mary cyn. caveat (les), $15. >>

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5/25: our/vodka opens our/new york, the first legal distillery to open in manhattan since prohibition. the chelsea location includes a tasting room, bar and retail shop. >>

5/25 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. frank d. o’connor playground (elmhurst). >>
despicable me. wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. bensonhurst park. >>
lilies of the field. marcus garvey park (harlem). >>
moana. randall’s island park. >>
the seventh seal. long meadow at prospect park. >>
top gun. on the flight deck of the intrepid (midtown west). >>
toy story. williamsbridge oval park (bronx). >>

5/25 7am: the annual good morning america summer concert series returns to central park’s rumsey playfield with sting and shaggy. free. >>

5/25 6-9pm (+ 5/26 12-6pm): browse publications, original artwork, and editions from more than 40 exhibitors at the second annual brooklyn art book fair. mccarren park play center (williamsburg), free admission. >>

5/25 6-10pm (fridays thru 9/14): catch the sunset at governors island, which will stay open late every friday thru summer. >>

5/25 6pm-1am (+ sat 12pm-1am, sun 6pm-1am): a performance marathon of theater, music, dance, cabaret, poetry, and more by dozens of performers comes to theater for the new city’s 23d annual lower east side festival of the arts. free admission. >>

5/25 7pm: books are magic’s weirdd poetry reading series returns with readings by wren hanks (the rise of genderqueer), amy meng (bridled) and julia guez (the guardian), plus a wildcard lecture on the history of the universe in 15 minutes by daniel hernandez diaz. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

5/25 7pm: get some bad advice from bad women (authors) as a dozen new and return guests read from their works at the reading series’s final installment tonight. hosted by charlotte shane (tigerbee press cofounder). liberty hall at the ace hotel (flatiron), free. >>

5/25 7pm (monthly): em’s damn good rogering is a show with standup, characters, and music aplenty, with demonstrations of said things by charlie bardey, sam regal, ayo edebiri, casy james salengo, eudora peterson, and andy bell. hosted by emma rogers. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

5/25 7pm-midnight: the art world’s glass ceiling is challenged at women to the front (wttf), an immersive showcase of women artists, filmmakers, performers, and djs. bonus: free drinks. superchief gallery (ridgewood), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

5/25 7:30pm: ink is forever, but you only turn 16 once. tonight, brooklyn tattoo celebrates their sweet 16 anniversary with bands, merch, giveaways, a raffle, and more. littlefield (gowanus), free admission. >>

5/25 7:45pm, 10:05pm (+ 5/26): writer-director-performer john cameron mitchell does q+a and extended intros at select screenings of his latest, how to talk to girls at parties. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

5/25 8pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a series of eerie existential short films, live music by tba, and an after party with free kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

5/25 8pm: it’s your chance to rhyme at hip hop karaoke, where you’ll be backed up by beats, a dj and even a hypeman. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/25 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features sean donnelly (conan), jeff scheen (laughs), janelle james (@midnight), andy haynes (comedy central), jeff simmermon (this american life), sarah kennedy, and nash rose. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

5/25 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show: the regular comedy show takes up residence at williamsburg’s villain with a night of stand up by joe firestone (fallon), julio torres (snl), kenny deforest (comedy at the knitting factory), sean patton (comedy central), emmy blotnick (the president show), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and more. bonus: free brooklyn brewery beer. villain (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

5/25 10pm: change channels and control your own dance party at a silent disco. the well (bushwick), $5-15 adv, $20 door (credit or debit card required to borrow headphones). >>

5/25 10pm: the arkham gothic dance party pays tribute to sci-fi horror films with goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, projections, and absinthe cocktails. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

5/25 11pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

5/25 11:30pm: flash back to the days of 90’s electronica and chemical beats at the praise you dance party. the knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 adv/$15 dos otherwise. >>

5/25 midnight (+ 5/26): play drinking games to two movies with banging soundtracks, trainspotting (fri) and repo man (sat). videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

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WEDS, 5/23: FREE WORKOUTS, SWING PARTY IN BRYANT PARK, FREE MOVIES, + 15 THURS EVENTS

around town today

various times (weather permitting): free outdoor movies:
black theater: the making of a movement (1978). hancock community backyard garden park (bed-stuy). >>
wonder (2017). happy warrior playground (uws). >>

12:30pm: archie comics artist thomas pitilli discusses bringing the riverdale gang to life at a talk/signing at the bryant park reading room (midtown west). free admission. >>

5-7pm: housing works opens a new thrift shop in the upper east side, with drinks and light bites being served at tonight’s grand opening. >>

6pm: do you have a new puppy, or thinking of getting one soon? get schooled at puppy 101, a class covering the basics for new pet parents held at dog-friendly coffee shop boris + horton (east village/alphabet city). free admission. >>

6-8pm (runs thru 7/31): 12 artists share their take on the ideal feminine/the feminine ideal: what it is, does it exist, and more. opening reception tonight. winston wachter fine art (chelsea), free. >>

6-8:30pm (wednesdays thru 6/6, + 6/8): dance to salsa, swing, bachata, bhangra and more with live music at bryant park’s annual dance party series. tonight’s theme: swing. learn the steps from 6-7pm then show off your new moves to live music performed by svetlana and the delancey six from 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

6:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/12): get healthy on the hudson with free outdoor high-intensity interval training classes held at hudson river park’s pier 46 in greenwich village (thru 6/6) and pier 25 in tribeca (6/13-9/12), free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm: discuss the issues and the ways you can join the fight for justice and women’s rights at an evening with emma grey, senior editor at huffpost women and author of a girl’s guide to joining the resistance, hosted by the emerging leaders council of the national council of jewish women new york. council house (uws), free admission. >>

7pm: performance artist laurie anderson revisits more than forty years of her work in a discussion on her latest book, all the things i lost in the flood: essays on pictures, language and code, with critic hilton als (the new yorker). paula cooper gallery (chelsea), free (pre-purchase of the book reserves a seat). >>

7pm (monthly): lit site vol. 1 brooklyn presents the latest installment of their ‘greatest 3-minute stories series,’ ‘most new york,’ featuring 180 second tales by rob spillman, alison kinney, rachel syme, jaya saxena, helena fitzgerald, amanda mull, zack graham, tanaïs, yahdon israel, arielle castillo, and ryan sartor. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (ends today): see fresh takes on real subjects made by graduates of the new school’s documentary media studies program at the 12th annual truth be told documentary festival. the new school (union square), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (monthly): at bamcinématek’s screen epiphanies series, an artistic or cultural figure talks about the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the movie. tonight, professor, author, and former theatre critic margo jefferson presents imitation of life (1959). bam (fort greene), $16. >>

sponsored 7:30pm: kyle macLachlan (twin peaks), joan allen (room), tracee chimo (difficult people), angel desai (jessica jones), and sonia manzano (sesame street) serve up some delicious stories about food with the popular website food52 at the next selected shorts. just $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (plus ticket fees, reg. $31+). >>

8pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), mike kelton (mtv), and neil goldberg (moma) share stories of and relating to mothers at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features liza treyger (comedy central), greg stone (gotham live), carolyn busa (side ponytail), tyler richardson (ucb), and geoff asmus. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: lan party: comedians play video games while the audience is encouraged to shout out directions and advice to win. the creek and the cave (long island city), free. >>

8pm: you’ll find someone true, down in the underground at a screening of labyrinth (1986). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features martin urbano jr. (kimmel), janelle james (comedy central), jeffrey joseph (fallon), kelsey caine (the new york times), andrew collin (happy never after), and mike bobrinskoy. hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: shane torres (conan), rebecca o’neil (npr), whitmer thomas (comedy central), daniel simonsen (bbc), jono zalay, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

10pm: first timers and emerging artists (and maybe even you?) strip down at the house of yes amateur burlesque night. house of yes (bushwick), free (donations accepted for the performers). >>

coming up

5/24 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
roebling’s bridge (2017) + brooklyn bridge 135th anniversary discussion. brooklyn bridge park, harbor view lawn. >>
the house (2017). sara d. roosevelt park (les). >>

5/24 12:30 + 6:30pm (thru 5/26): have a high-flying time at sea (singular extreme actions), elizabeth streb extreme action company’s highly physical show combining dance, stunts, circus, boxing, and rodeo. brookfield place (fidi), free. >>

5/24 4-6pm (thru 5/26): yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, returns to nyc for five free pop-up solo and ensemble concerts in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens. >>

5/24 5-8pm (runs thru 6/16): omnipresence, a group art exhibition examining how authority manifests in everyday infrastructure, opens at the kitchen (chelsea). free admission. >>

5/24 6pm (tuesdays 10am on the upper terrace, thursdays 6pm on the lawn): hundreds of stretching bodies take over bryant park for free outdoor yoga classes. free mats provided, or byo. >>

5/24 6:30pm (thrusdays thru 9/13): get healthy on the hudson with free outdoor yoga classes held at hudson river park’s pier 46 in greenwich village. byo mat. free (rsvp required). >>

5/24 6:30-8:30pm (runs thru 6/7): community organizations save our streets brooklyn and save our streets crown heights host their eighth annual arts to end violence exhibition, opening tonight. ron taylor gallery (crown heights), free. >>

5/24 7pm: screenwriter, film director, and film critic paul schrader (taxi driver, mishima) discusses his new film first reformed, his updated book transcendental style in film, and his work for film comment. the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free (tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event). >>

5/24 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests sam dingman, bill chambers, david lawson, and mindy raf. bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

5/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian brett davis premieres a new one-man show as his long-suffering character, john gentle, a depressed former adjunct college professor and self-published poet. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/24 8pm (monthly): the tale storytelling show returns with seasoned stories spun by dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), michele carlo (fish out of agua), paul dickinson, and more. hosted by harmon leon (meet the deplorables). the red room at kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

5/24 8pm: #happyperiod benefit concert: #happyperiod, a nonprofit that provides menstrual hygiene products to the homeless and low-income communities, throws a benefit concert with performances by a deer a horse, parlor walls, essi, and weeping python, plus raffles with prizes from local businesses. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10. >>

5/24 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by kunal arora (trutv), caroline doyle, jonathan van halem, and papp johnson. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/24 9pm: mrs. doubtfire… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

5/24 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s installment features speakers dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), ria spencer, and mary cyn. caveat (les), $15. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: giveaway: we’ve partnered up to give away an incredible package of tickets to this season’s best concerts and festivals, including the panorama fest, the northside fest, belle + sebastian, the decemberists, beach house, and more. enter by 5/31! >>

register to take free dance, fitness and wellness classes at 25 studios during the annual dance week, 6/14-23. >>

sample small batch spirits at the ny indie spirits expo at the penn club 6/11 for $20-45 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65-90). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, thru 10/14 for $20-29 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ (offer good for one transaction per user). >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 8/30 for $35+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ (offer good for one transaction per user). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 8/11-12/15 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

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