The 24th annual New Yorker Festival begins this Friday! This year’s event features ticketed conversations with Spike Lee, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more. Plus, they’re offering THREE FREE EVENTS. R.S.V.P. now to secure a spot:

• “Fellow Travelers” and the Future of L.G.B.T.Q.+ Possibilities, sponsored by Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®—R.S.V.P. here

• A late-night d.j. party featuring Kevin Aviance, sponsored by VW—R.S.V.P. here

• Advance Screening: “JFK: One Day in America,” sponsored by National Geographic—R.S.V.P. here


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thru the season: the best halloween bars in nyc: time out new york rounds up some of the best boozy places to get your halloween spirit(s). >>

thru 10/31: halloween movies at nitehawk: get your big screen screams at nitehawk cinema’s halloween series: house, halloween, night of the living dead, poltergeist, psycho, and more. williamsburg and prospect park location, various prices. >>

thru 10/28: river reflections: nitehawk cinema pays tribute to river phoenix on the 30th anniversary of his passing with a month-long series that includes dogfight, my own private idaho, stand by me, the mosquito coast, and more. williamsburg and prospect park location, various prices. >>

tues thru 10/15: 2-for-1 off-broadway week tickets: score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 30 off-broadway shows during this seasonal promotion, including sabbath’s theater, saw the musical, the play that goes wrong, the office! a musical parody, and more. >>

tues 6:30pm doors: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): ghostbusters (1984) at gansevoort plaza (meatpacking district). >>

tues 8pm: the deadman family band comedy show: matt koff (the daily show) and dina hashem (comedy central) present a ‘morbidly absurd night of comedy, music, and family secrets’ at littlefield (gowanus), featuring performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), roy wood jr. (the daily show), jo firestone (comedy central), and nick naney (chris gethard presents). $10-12. >>

tues 8pm: keep it casual comedy show: laura rankin and christian kaiser keep it casual at their weekly comedy show, held at williamsburg’s femme fontaine. tonight: ruth allen, anthony devito, jj. matse, chase durousseau, and casey james salengo. free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, nolawee mengist, colleen genevieve, and kendall farrell bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by carmen lagala (colbert), dina hashem (comedy central), harrison tweed, jj. matse, and more. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: two-year anniversary: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman, jaffer khan, and olivia amerling. tonight’s two-year anniversary show features danish maqbool, carmen lagala, arjun banerjee, and more. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


Brooklyn Whiskey & Spirits Fest is your all-access pass to over 100 whiskeys and spirits from around the world at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Waterfront Promenade on Saturday, October 7!

Guests will enjoy unlimited whiskey and spirits samples for the entire session, paired with music and access to delicious food available to purchase from Mozzarepas, Taste of Poland, and Angry Archies. It’s a great place to discover new spirits and speak to the distillers!

Not sure Whiskey is your drink of choice? We’ll also feature a variety of spirits including vodka, gin, tequila, and more.

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save 50% on advance tickets with promo code SKINT

Brooklyn Whiskey & Spirits Fest
Saturday, October 7
Session Times:
Session 1: 1pm – 4pm
Session 2: 6pm – 9pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Bldg 77
Waterfront Promenade Lot Behind Bldg 77
141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

21+ Only


weds (opens today): horrible sites: makeup and production design for the exorcist at museum of the moving image: with material drawn from momi’s permanent collection, this exhibit explores the 1973 film’s production and makeup design, with the mechanical doll featured in an iconic scene of demonic possession taking center stage. museum of the moving image (astoria), $20 general, $12 seniors/students, free thursdays 2-6pm. >>

weds 4pm: wnyc live: all things considered with nick offerman: attend a live broadcast of npr’s all things considered, hosted by sean carlson and featuring actor and author nick offerman (parks and recreation, where the deer and the antelope play), a panel discussion on the ‘state of the arts,’ a performance by singer-songwriter xenia rubinos, and more. the wnyc greene space (south village), $20. >>

weds 7pm: lou reed: the king of new york: will hermes (rolling stone, love goes to buildings on fire: five years in new york that changed music forever) launches his new book lou reed: the king of new york — the first biography to draw on the new york public library’s reed archive, previously unheard recordings, and recent interviews — at knitwear bookstore (les) in a discussion with rob sheffield (rolling stone, dreaming the beatles). free admission, $42.51 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): scicafe: protecting our crowded planet: at tonight’s edition of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening conversation series, nyeema c. harris, knobloch family associate professor of wildlife and land conservation at the yale school of the environment, discusses the realities of sharing our planet with nature and protecting the ecosystems we rely so heavily upon. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free (rsvp). >>

weds 7pm: next slide please: a powerpoint comedy show: a lineup of comedians bring laughter to the lecture hall as they deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. hosted by reed kavner. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘projector’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 day of). >>

weds 7pm, 9pm (wednesdays thru 10/25, + 10/31: hitchcocktober: celebrate the master of suspense with village east cinema’s annual october tribute to the films of alfred hitchcock. tonight: rear window (1954). $18. >>

weds 7:30pm: if we burn: the mass protest decade and the missing revolution: in a conversation about his new book, journalist and author vincent bevins looks back on 2010-2020, a period when more people around the world participated in protests than at any other point in human history, and sets out to answer how so many failed. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show: new location: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show moves to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg), with stand-up sets by josh gondelman (last week tonight), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), devon walker (snl), kate willett (comedy central), gianmarco soresi (comedy central), and lucie pohl (immigrant jam comedy). bonus: the first 20 guests will get a free ebbs beer. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by rob cabtrell (last comic standing), alexa loftus (jon stewart), dan fitzpatrick (drunk history), and davidson boswell (roastmasters). free admission. >>

weds 8pm: nick offerman: where the deer and the antelope play with laurie anderson: word bookstore hosts a conversation with actor and author nick offerman (parks and recreation) and performance artist laurie anderson for the paperback launch of offerman’s book, where the deer and the antelope play: pastoral observations of one ignorant american who loves to walk outside). oaks church brooklyn (williamsburg), $27.24 admission includes a copy of the book >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by tyler grace (comedy central), hay beacon (reductress), calvin cato (vice), joey hamburger (nbc), and toni nagy (risk!). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free admission. >>

weds 8:30pm: we wiggle dolls: a puppet slam: seasoned and new puppeteers alike present short-form puppet performances at purgatory (bushwick), and audience members even get a chance to sign up and show their stuff. $15 adv, $18 door. >>


our roundup of 60+ ongoing events and attractions: a john wick-inspired immersive pop-up, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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The beloved and bestselling author launches her exhilarating new collection of essays on culture, politics, and everything in between. Don’t miss what will surely be an insightful, entertaining, and opinionated evening with the inimitable writer and social commentator. J Wortham (Still Processing) leads and the conversation and special guests including Michelle Buteau (Survival of the Thickest) read essays from the book. Produced in partnership with Strand Book Store. There will be a book signing at this event.




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