HOUSEQUAKE: PRINCE PARTY – DECEMBER 15 AT THE BELL HOUSE

We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.

An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

We gotta rock this mother.
Shock-a-lock-a boom.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party

Saturday, December 15 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
$5 Tickets: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1779918-housequake-prince-party-brooklyn
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2208809862773147/

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WEDS, 11/14: NUTELLA CAFE OPENS, VIVIAN MAIER PHOTOS, CIDER BOOM, + 18 THURS EVENTS

around town today

nutella fans can go nuts when a nutella cafe opens near union square. the year-round cafe will feature pastries, desserts, breakfast specials, baked breads, and more incorporating the famous spread. 116 university place (union square), free. >>

5pm (+ 11/15 7pm): the brooklyn public library commemorates the 75th anniversary of a tree grows in brooklyn with the unveiling of the betty smith literary landmark plaque, special guests, live music, and refreshments (weds 5pm), followed by a panel discussion with jen doll, rita reade, robert rorke, and noelle santos (thurs 7pm). brooklyn public library – leonard library (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

6-8pm (on view thru 11/14): howard greenberg gallery hosts an exhibition of color works by street photographer vivian maier dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. opening reception tonight. howard greenberg gallery (midtown east), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: brooklyn historical society presents about them apples, an inside look at brooklyn’s cider boom with food + drink writer craig cavallo (condé nast traveler), susan yi (brooklyn cider house), jahil maplestone (descendant cider company), and jeremy hammond (proper cider). brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: hear short stories of skillful scammers, slippery swindlers, bizarre bilkers and more at a ‘racket’-themed installment of the odd salon cocktail hour lecture series. the kraine theater (east village), $10 in advance with promo code ‘harvey’ (reg. $20). >>

7pm (+ 11/15 at powerhouse arena): david priess, who worked at the cia as a daily intelligence briefer under presidents bill clinton and george w. bush, presents his new book, how to get rid of a president: history’s guide to removing unpopular, unable, or unfit chief executives, at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. priority entry with purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm: new york times chief classical music critic and author anthony tommasini guides readers through the history of the genre’s most famous composers and assesses how their works hold up today at the launch of his latest book, the indispensable composers. in conversation with new york times co-chief theatre critic ben brantley. book culture on columbus (uws), free. >>

7pm: the lyrics, lit + liquor show celebrates its sixth anniversary with a night of readings, live music, and ancient history-themed trivia. hosted by amanda miller. upstairs at 2a (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the risk! and bawdy storytelling shows come together for a night of sex-related true stories hosted by kevin allison and dixie de la tour. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s show includes laura krafft (murphy brown), mike sacks (vanity fair), clare o’kane and fumi abe, with music by cornelius loy and movement from 96b dance theatre. the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm: individuals who’ve lost years of their lives due to flaws in america’s criminal justice system are profiled in vice’s innocence ignored, screening tonight with a talk-back from producer lara fernandez, the innocence project’s vanessa potkin, and featured subject leroy harris. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm: author jonathan lethem is back on the case with the feral detective, his first detective novel since 1999’s motherless brooklyn, launching at cobble hill’s books are magic tonight with guests alice sola kim (mcsweeney’s) and zosia mamet (girls). books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

7:30pm (thru 11/17): drugs, desire… and dance! the love show presents a revival of grindhouse: the ballet, an action-packed tribute to seedy underworld films combining theater with contemporary choreography. theatre 80 st. marks (east village), $20 with promo code ‘news’ (reg. $30 adv, $35 dos). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘love’ edition includes real-life couple playwright doug wright and singer-songwriter david clement, cartoonist emily flake, and writer/performer kim katzberg. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits immigrant defense project. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features judah friedlander (30 rock), kenny ortega (chappelle’s show), tyler fischer (john oliver), eman el husseini, and pranav behari. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: thick, fruit + flowers, dinowalrus, and dentist play a free dr. martens presents concert at baby’s all right. free (rsvp). >>

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 sean donnelly (colbert), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), joe zimmerman (conan), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and musical guest lil frex . hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s comedians: julia shiplett (crashing), ismael loutfi (patriot act with hasan minhaj), kimberly dinaro (reductress), alex ptak (adult swim), and jaffer khan. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: marina franklin (conan), martin urbano (kimmel), gavin matts (siriusxm), fareeha khan (mtv), ahri findling (bravo), and mike lebovitz (last comic standing). hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: tomberlin, air waves, and foxes in fiction play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 door. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, featuring karen chee, wanjiko eke, karolena theresa, raquel palmas, and reg thomas. hosted by marcela onyango and lauren clark. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

coming up

sponsored: 11/16-17 8pm: ghostbusters fan event! strap on your unlicensed nuclear accelerator! the usual rejects return with a staged reading/parody/drinking game at the chain theater (midtown west). collect spores, mold and fungus with egon, avoid the eerie sexual advances of venkman, help the gatekeeper and key master hook up, and don’t cross the streams! $15 in advance/$20 at the door admission includes 2 free drinks and a ticket into our awesome raffle. get your tickets today! >>

11/15-2/24: model subway, metro-north, and polar express trains make their way through a 34′-long, two-level track at the new york transit museum’s 17th annual holiday train show. new york city transit museum gallery annex and store at grand central (midtown east), free admission. >>

11/15-12/24: urbanspace’s union square holiday market returns for the season with more than 150 vendors. >>

11/15-18: shop handmade apparel + accessories, traditional decorations, foods, and more at the annual norwegian seamen’s church (11/15-18) and church of sweden (11/16-18) christmas fairs.

11/15-18: check out what the lic art community has been creating at the annual fall salon, taking place in three venues thurs thru sun, and the fall open studios, spanning 50+ spaces sat + sun 12-5pm. free. >>

1/15-18: more than 100 new comedic solo shows of all types make their debut at the annual solocom festival. the pit (chelsea and flatiron), $10/show, $30/pass. >>

11/15-18: the ninth annual williamsburg independent film festival brings local and international filmmakers to north brooklyn for four days of features, shorts, documentaries, and more. wythe hotel (williamsburg), $10-15. >>

11/15 5-10pm: tonchin new york, recently added to the michelin gourmand list, celebrates its first anniversary with free ramen for 500 folks at its midtown west location. >>

11/15 6pm: macy’s herald square unveils its holiday windows with a ceremony including live ice sculpting, music, elves, and santa himself. >>

11/15 6:30pm: learn about the history of gin, from medicinal cure-all, to mothers’ ruin, and modern local distilleries. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $13. >>

11/15 6:30pm: feldstein, a documentary about former mad magazine editor and tales from the crypt co-creator al feldstein, screens at society of illustrators (ues) followed by a panel discussion including mad alumni al jaffee, angelo torres, john ficarra, and ed steckley. $15 general, $7 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

11/15 7pm: barnes and noble hosts ingrid michaelson for a discussion, performance, and signing of her new holiday album songs for the season. barnes + noble union square, wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the album at this location starting at 9am. >>

11/15 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: sydnee washington (the unofficial expert) and mary beth barone (the exhibition) bring their different energies to a night of stand-up comedy at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

11/15 8pm: alingon mitra hosts a lineup of crazy funny south asians based in nyc for a night of stand-up and sketch at ucb theatre hell’s kitchen. $9. >>

11/15 8pm (monthly): negativity has no place at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes eli yudin (collegehumor), emily winter (tv land), chris lamberth (gotham comedy live), maria heinegg (the worst thing), and greg johnson (hbo). hosted by matt wayne. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

11/15 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by shelbi evans, peter revello, charlie vergos, and sonia denis. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/15 8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring 11 live electronic music and visual artists. the keep (ridgewood), free admission. >>

11/15 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by robby slowik (conan), matt goldich (seth meyers), david orshan, and katie boyle. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/15 10pm: brighten up your night at the dirty thursday neon trash dance party at house of yes, produced in collaboration with santa fe-based art collective meow wolf. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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TUES, 11/13: ULTIMATE NYC TRIVIA, HOW CONGRESS REALLY WORKS, HOLIDAY WINDOWS, + 20 WEDS EVENTS

around town today

5-9pm: henri bendel will unveil its final holiday windows at the fifth avenue flagship tonight. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with tales from vijay r. nathan (the truth to power show), omar capra (the moth storyslam), jessica delfino (funny songs festival) and phillip giambri, plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by michele carlo. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

6:30pm: irregular order: how congress really works: a panel of washington insiders including journalists from propublica and the washington post will explore the changing faces and shifting inner workings of congress in a discussion at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown). free. >>

6:30pm: put your knowledge of the city to the test at the museum of the city of new york’s ultimate nyc trivia night. $10 includes museum admission. >>

7pm: author and associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at emerson college jabari asim discusses his new book we can’t breathe: on black lives, white lies, and the art of survival with author and wnyc producer rebecca carroll (sugar in the raw) at housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (monthly): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s theme: ‘betrayal’ with writers helen benedict, carla du press, and herta feely. moderated by m. m. de voe and christina chiu. bonus: free wine. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

7pm: finalists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature, and translated literature will read from their honored titles at the 2018 national book awards reading. the new school (greenwich village), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by ted alexandro (comedy central), joel kim booster (conan), and more. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

7:15pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. featuring storytellers sylvie lubow (two truths and a lie),  jamie brickhouse (moth storyslam champion), erin barker (the story collider), and david hu. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-10 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of heather abel (the optimistic decade), nana ekua brew-hammond (powder necklace), and ariel schrag (part of it) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8pm (monthly): things are mighty fine at the terrific pacific comedy show, with performances by julia shiplett (crashing), ziwe fumudoh (the rundown with robin thede), josh sharp (comedy central), aaron jackson (comedy central), and monroe martin (last comic standing). hosted by chelsea davison (fallon) and asher perlman (the opposition with jordan klepper). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm: musical standup comedian rob paravonian, best known for his ‘pachelbel rant’ viral video, records his first full-length concert album with support from guests ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and victor varnado (comedy central). shapeshifter lab (gowanus), $10. >>

8:30pm: just come!, a new comedy show from pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by martin urbano (kimmel), ismael loutfi (kimmel), marcia belsky (reductress), rebecca vigil (netflix), hannah boone (adultswim), and steven rogers (collegehumor). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

coming up

11/14: nutella fans can go nuts when a nutella cafe opens near union square. the year-round cafe will feature pastries, desserts, breakfast specials, baked breads, and more incorporating the famous spread. 116 university place (union square), free. >>

11/14 5pm (+ 11/15 7pm): the brooklyn public library commemorates the 75th anniversary of a tree grows in brooklyn with the unveiling of the betty smith literary landmark plaque, special guests, live music, and refreshments (weds 5pm), followed by a panel discussion with jen doll, rita reade, robert rorke, and noelle santos (thurs 7pm). brooklyn public library – leonard library (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

11/14 6-8pm (on view thru 11/14): howard greenberg gallery hosts an exhibition of color works by street photographer vivian maier dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. opening reception tonight. howard greenberg gallery (midtown east), free. >>

11/14 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: brooklyn historical society presents about them apples, an inside look at brooklyn’s cider boom with food + drink writer craig cavallo (condé nast traveler), susan yi (brooklyn cider house), jahil maplestone (descendant cider company), and jeremy hammond (proper cider). brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

11/14 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: hear short stories of skillful scammers, slippery swindlers, bizarre bilkers and more at a ‘racket’-themed installment of the odd salon cocktail hour lecture series. the kraine theater (east village), $10 in advance with promo code ‘harvey’ (reg. $20). >>

11/14 7pm (+ 11/15 at powerhouse arena): david priess, who worked at the cia as a daily intelligence briefer under presidents bill clinton and george w. bush, presents his new book, how to get rid of a president: history’s guide to removing unpopular, unable, or unfit chief executives, at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. priority entry with purchase of the book at this location. >>

11/14 7pm: new york times chief classical music critic and author anthony tommasini guides readers through the history of the genre’s most famous composers and assesses how their works hold up today at the launch of his latest book, the indispensable composers. in conversation with new york times co-chief theatre critic ben brantley. book culture on columbus (uws), free. >>

11/14 7pm: the lyrics, lit + liquor show celebrates its sixth anniversary with a night of readings, live music, and ancient history-themed trivia. hosted by amanda miller. upstairs at 2a (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

11/14 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the risk! and bawdy storytelling shows come together for a night of sex-related true stories hosted by kevin allison and dixie de la tour. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

11/14 7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s show includes laura krafft (murphy brown), mike sacks (vanity fair), clare o’kane and fumi abe, with music by cornelius loy and movement from 96b dance theatre. the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

11/14 7:30pm: individuals who’ve lost years of their lives due to flaws in america’s criminal justice system are profiled in vice’s innocence ignored, screening tonight with a talk-back from producer lara fernandez, the innocence project’s vanessa potkin, and featured subject leroy harris. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

11/14 7:30pm: author jonathan lethem is back on the case with the feral detective, his first detective novel since 1999’s motherless brooklyn, launching at cobble hill’s books are magic tonight with guests alice sola kim (mcsweeney’s) and zosia mamet (girls). books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

11/14 7:30pm (thru 11/17): drugs, desire… and dance! the love show presents a revival of grindhouse: the ballet, an action-packed tribute to seedy underworld films combining theater with contemporary choreography. theatre 80 st. marks (east village), $20 with promo code ‘news’ (reg. $30 adv, $35 dos). >>

11/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘love’ edition includes real-life couple playwright doug wright and singer-songwriter david clement, cartoonist emily flake, and writer/performer kim katzberg. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits immigrant defense project. >>

11/14 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features judah friedlander (30 rock), kenny ortega (chappelle’s show), tyler fischer (john oliver), eman el husseini, and pranav behari. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

11/14 8pm: thick, fruit + flowers, dinowalrus, and dentist play a free dr. martens presents concert at baby’s all right. free (rsvp). >>

11/14 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 sean donnelly (colbert), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), joe zimmerman (conan), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and musical guest lil frex . hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/14 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s comedians: julia shiplett (crashing), ismael loutfi (patriot act with hasan minhaj), kimberly dinaro (reductress), alex ptak (adult swim), and jaffer khan. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

11/14 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: marina franklin (conan), martin urbano (kimmel), gavin matts (siriusxm), fareeha khan (mtv), ahri findling (bravo), and mike lebovitz (last comic standing). hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

11/14 8pm doors, 9pm show: tomberlin, air waves, and foxes in fiction play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 door. >>

11/14 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, featuring karen chee, wanjiko eke, karolena theresa, raquel palmas, and reg thomas. hosted by marcela onyango and lauren clark. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

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