SAT-SUN, 12/4-5: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

sat + sun: so many new gift markets, fairs, and fleas this weekend (free admission unless specified):
bipoc holiday marketplace. essex market (les). sat + sun 11am-5pm. >>
brooklyn pop-up holiday bazaar. old stone house (park slope). sat 10am-5pm. >>
brooklyn museum holiday market. sun 12-6pm. >>
brooklyn navy yard holiday market. sat + sun 12-5pm. >>
eat pie and shop holiday festival. ps 29 (cobble hill). sun 11am-4pm. >>
fad market pop-up – bergenxcourt. two locations: the invisible dog art center and st. paul’s church (boerum hill/cobble hill). sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 12/19). >>
off the wall holiday fair. culture lab lic. thru 12/23. opening reception sat 6-9pm. >>
queer art winterfest. 3 dollar bill (bushwick). sat 2-8pm. >>
renegade craft fair. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint). sat + sun 11am-5pm. $0-12 suggested admission. >>
shop + sip holiday pop up. the parlor (midtown). sat 5-8pm. rsvp required. >>
snap@ crackle! drag! queer holiday market. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). sun 7pm. >>
talea beer co. holiday market. talea beer co. (williamsburg). sun 12-5pm. >>
the makers show. citypoint, brooklyn. fri-sun 11am-7pm (thru 12/19, +, 12/20-23) >>
the oddities flea market. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea). sat 1-7pm. $15 admission. >>
til death holiday market. til death (bushwick). sat + sun 9am-4pm. >>

sat 11am: mark morris dance group holiday party on the plaza: learn the moves behind mark morris dance group’s the hard nut, a contemporary spinoff of the nutcracker ballet, at a dance class for all ages and abilities led by mmdg dancers, then enjoy hot cocoa and holiday caroling with the hard nut singers. the plaza at 300 ashland place (fort greene), free. >>

sat 11am-6pm (ends today): guggenheim presents saturday on the house: enjoy a day of free admission to the guggenheim museum (ues), where you’ll find exhibitions of works by vasily kandinsky, etel adnan, and gillian wearing. timed free tickets to the museum are required and currently unavailable, however previous editions have made more tickets available on the day of the event. >>

sat 11am-7pm: harlem ever after: presented in conjunction with the premiere of harlem, a new amazon original series, a two-day pop-up celebrates black female creators and entrepreneurs in the historic harlem parish. the program includes a marketplace of local, black women-owned businesses, a fashion presentation, a panel discussion, wellness and arts activities, music and entertainment, and more. free admission. >>

sponsored: sat 1-4pm, 6-9pm: new york city whiskey and spirits fest: the new york city whiskey and spirits fest returns to the altman building (chelsea) with over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits! taste an outstanding selection of whiskies and a variety of craft spirits, ranging from american kentucky bourbons to mexican tequila to russian vodka and more. guests will enjoy unlimited whiskey and craft spirits samples for the entire session, paired with live entertainment, and access to delicious food and merchandise vendors. special offer for the skint readers: save 30% on advance tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ here. >>

sat 6pm: dancify that!: memes and moves collide for this elimination dance battle where amateur dance duos compete in using snippets of pop culture, news stories, and bizarre scientific phenomena as inspiration for dance. a panel of comedic judges give commentary, and the audience determines the winner. magnet theater (chelsea/midtown west), $10. >>

sat 7pm: the groh show: comedian danny groh’s solo show about groh-ing up details his journey from living the high life as a milwaukee mortgage broker to hitting rock bottom to discovering his true self. dan licata (snl) opens. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 7:30pm: fall movement festival: the center for performance research’s bi-annual festival is back with premiere presentations by five dance and performance artists exploring subjects ranging from livestock auctioneering and cloning to the greek myth of icarus through a feminine lens. center for performance research (williamsburg), pay-what-you-can admission. >>

sat 8pm: feel the news with marcela onyango: ‘radical lefty’ and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her comedy variety show, featuring standups nonye brown-west, amma marfo, dominique nisperos, julio diaz, amy veltman, and brandon follick. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

sat 8pm: nick hopping comedy special taping: stand up à la mode producer nick hopping steps up to the mic to film his hour-long comedy special at ample hills gowanus. $5 admission includes ice cream. >>

sat 8pm (+ 2/12, 4/2, 5/21): new york repertory orchestra 2021-22 season: the all-volunteer, community-based orchestra‘s new concert season continues with a program of selections by mauer, still, and dello joio. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8:30pm: modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show: a panel of comedians give their best takes on interpreting a piece of art before being schooled by a professional expert on what it truly means. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 10pm: party like it’s 1999: all i want for christmas is mariah: pay homage to mariah carey’s chart-topping holiday number at this dance party spun by dj steve reynolds, who’ll be playing plenty of songs from the carey catalog along with other ‘90s and ‘00s favorites. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

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Comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet J. Hope Stein bring their dynamic partnership and unique observations on life to Selected Shorts for an evening of hilarious, big-hearted, poignant short stories, poetry, and, of course, a joke or two! Featuring performances by Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Carmen Lynch (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Andrea Martin (Evil), and Kaneza Schaal (Cartography).

“Mike Birbiglia and Jen Stein are the best collaborators since Emily Dickinson teamed up with her long-winded comedian friend.” ―John Mulaney

In-person at Symphony Space and livestream ticket options available. Skint readers can get a $12 in-person ticket* using code: Jokes

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sunday

sun thru 12/7: house of gucci exhibition: get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the ridley scott crime drama starring lady gaga and adam driver at this limited-time exhibition of photographs, cast portraits, footage, and costumes from the film. fotografiska (gramercy), included with museum admission: $26 general, $16 students/seniors. >>

sun (various times): christmas tree lightings: if you’ve been pining for a bit of a holiday cheer, look no fir-ther than these christmas tree lightings:
• 3pm: holiday festival + tree lighting celebration at astoria park’s great lawn. >>
• 6:30pm: park avenue tree lighting ceremony, outside brick presbyterian church (ues). >>

sun (various times): repeal day celebrations: toast to your right to get tipsy at these events commemorating the 88th anniversary of the prohibition repeal:
• 2-5pm: barrows intense tasting room (industry city), free-$10 admission. >>
• 7-10pm: the shanty at ny distilling (williamsburg), free-$10 admission. >>

sun 4pm: west village chorale messiah sing: audience and choir join forces at this annual gathering, a four-decade tradition where all are invited to sing along to the handel oratorio. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $15 general, $10 students. >>

sun 9pm: a very house of yes hanukkah: deck the halls with matzo balls at house of yes’s hanukkah party, where there’ll be aerial performances, dj sets, dancing, a candle-lighting ceremony, latkes and jelly donuts, and more. house of yes (williamsburg), $20+. >>

misc.

10 of the most over-the-top festive bars in nyc: from cozy taverns to glamorous chalets, get in the holiday spirit(s) at these decked-out drinking spots. >>

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our roundup of 70+ ongoing events: holiday markets, ice skating, art exhibits, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

MIKE BIRBIGLIA, J. HOPE STEIN, AND MORE AT SELECTED SHORTS (SPONSORED)

Comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet J. Hope Stein bring their dynamic partnership and unique observations on life to Selected Shorts for an evening of hilarious, big-hearted, poignant short stories, poetry, and, of course, a joke or two! Featuring performances by Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Carmen Lynch (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Andrea Martin (Evil), and Kaneza Schaal (Cartography).

“Mike Birbiglia and Jen Stein are the best collaborators since Emily Dickinson teamed up with her long-winded comedian friend.” ―John Mulaney

In-person at Symphony Space and livestream ticket options available. Skint readers can get a $12 in-person ticket* using code: Jokes

MORE INFO

* service charge applies

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FRI, 12/3: HOME ALONE DRINK-ALONG, JAZZ HOLIDAY, HARLEM POP-UP, AND MORE

friday

fri thru 12/31: carrie mae weems: the shape of things: macarthur fellow carrie mae weems presents a multidisciplinary exhibition and performance series that confronts the ‘pageantry’ and ‘circus-like’ quality of contemporary american politics, and reflects on the major events and social issues of the past year. park avenue armory (ues), $18-25. >>

fri thru 12/23: flash forward: debut works and recent films by notable japanese directors: past meets present in this twenty-film series, which pairs the earliest works by japanese directors naomi kawase, miwa nishikawa, shuichi okita, junji sakamoto, akihiko shiota, and masayuki suo with their more recent films. in-person at japan society (midtown east) and online, $10-$15. >>

fri thru 12/5: wbls circle of sisters women’s empowerment summit: the largest convention for black women in new york city returns (online) with celebrity panels, interactive workshops, rnb and gospel concerts, theater and dance performances, wellness discussions, and a curated marketplace of black and women-owned businesses. expect appearances by mary j. blige, attorney general letitia james, niecy nash, jessica betts, and others. $10. >>

fri 10am-10pm: free first fridays at poster house: poster house museum (flatiron) offers free admission with extended hours on the first friday of every month (reg. $12 general, $8 students/seniors). in addition to current exhibitions, a rotating series of activities, workshops, screenings, and performances will be scheduled throughout the day. >>

fri 12-8pm (+ sat 11am-7pm): harlem ever after: presented in conjunction with the premiere of harlem, a new amazon original series, a two-day pop-up celebrates black female creators and entrepreneurs in the historic harlem parish. the program includes a marketplace of local, black women-owned businesses, a fashion presentation, a panel discussion, wellness and arts activities, music and entertainment, and more. free admission. >>

fri 7pm (quarterly): soul sister revue poetry reading series: established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling read from their work during this event that asks, ‘what does soul mean to you?’ today’s edition includes readings by willie perdomo (smoking lovely: the remix), tina chang (hybrida), kai coggin (mining for stardust), aurelie marie (gumbo ya ya), and ananda lima (mother/land). online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm: cuba libre comedy show: oh buoy! held in the gowanus dredgers’ boathouse, the cuba libre comedy show stirs up something funny along the gowanus canal. tonight’s lineup: hari kondabolu (netflix), farooq hussain (comedy central), steven rogers (colbert), and thomas henry. hosted by evan hernandez and chase shanahan. drinks available for donation or byob. free-$5. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ sat): fall movement festival: the center for performance research’s bi-annual festival is back with premiere presentations by five dance and performance artists exploring subjects ranging from livestock auctioneering and cloning to the greek myth of icarus through a feminine lens. center for performance research (williamsburg), pay-what-you-can admission. >>

fri 8pm: the chelsea symphony: a jazz holiday: jazz up your holiday festivities with the chelsea symphony, presenting a program that includes duke ellington’s arrangement of tchaikovsky’s nutcracker suite, aaron dai’s ‘the night before christmas’ with guest narrator christian coulson (harry potter and the chamber of secrets), a performance of ‘sleigh ride’ that will be conducted by an audience member, and more. st. paul’s german lutheran church (chelsea), $20 suggested donation. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): nick hopping comedy special taping: stand up à la mode producer nick hopping steps up to the mic to film his hour-long comedy special at ample hills gowanus. $5 admission includes ice cream. >>

fri 8pm: filth comedy show: get down and dirty with comedians courtney maginnis and casey james salengo as they host fellow comics sharing sexy, gross, or embarrassing stories and jokes. tonight’s lineup includes dave hill (adult swim), brittany carney (comedy central), erik bergstrom (colbert), and courtney fearrington (bet). pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): aunt sassy: laugh your tracksuit off at aunt sassy, a monthly comedy show featuring a lineup of women and lgbtq performers. tonight: sabrina wu (disney+), kendall farrell (sirius xm), taylor garron (reductress), carly ann filbin (young hot sluts comedy), and sarah hennessey. hosted by schuyler robinson and marissa solomon. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

fri 8pm: home alone 2: lost in new york ‘drink-along’: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through home alone 2: lost in new york. the bell house (gowanus), $20. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by hari kondabolu (netflix), abbi crutchfield (full frontal with samantha bee), jenny zigrino (comedy central), nour hadidi (what we do in the shadows), sami schwaeber, and julia hladkowicz. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: joe pera (adult swim), samantha ruddy (colbert), katie hannigan (hbo), joe zimmerman (fallon), and jared goldstein (comedy central). cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

fri 10pm: music video time machine presents: baby got sack!: get down to the best music videos of the 1990s at music video time machine’s annual holiday bash. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 70+ ongoing events: holiday markets, ice skating, art exhibits, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint