Emmy-winning actress Claire Foy (The Crown, Women Talking) and BAFTA winner Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Sherlock) celebrate their new film, All of Us Strangers, at this special LIVE edition of the Happy Sad Confused podcast. Host Josh Horowitz (MTV, Comedy Central) doubles the fun with an evening of lively conversation, behind-the-scenes scoops, and holiday cheer!

Skint readers can get a $15 ticket* using code: BRITS


*service charge applies

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new holiday markets

sponsored: 92ny’s seventh annual ceramics studio sale at 92y (ues). 12/9-11. >>

annual st. nicholas cookie walk at st. nicholas of myra orthodox church (east village). 12/9-10. $10-40/box. >>

astoria market at bohemian hall + beer garden. 12/10 + 12/17 12-6pm. >>

brickhouse ceramic art center holiday craft show (lic). 12/8-10. >>

brooklyn pop-up’s holiday artisan market at old stone house in washington park (park slope). 12/9 10am-4pm. >>

center the culture: black holiday market at the lesbian, gay, bisexual + transgender community center (west village). 12/9 2-6pm. >>

eater x shopify holiday market at shopify ny (soho). 12/8-17. >>

greenpointers holiday market at greenpoint loft. 12/10 1-7pm. $1 admission. >>

littlefield’s seventh annual holiday market at littlefield (gowanus). 12/9-10 12-5pm. >>

local usa 829 art pop up at 322 w 48th st (times square). 12/9-10 11:30am-6:30pm. >>

oddities flea market at metropolitan pavilion (chelsea). 12/9 11am-7pm. $25+ admission. >>

queens craft brigade holiday market at katch gastropub (astoria). 12/9 12-5pm. >>

til death holiday market at til death (bushwick). 12/9-10 9am-4pm. >>

winter village: a holiday night market at new women space (east williamsburg). 12/9 6-11pm. >>

woodbine holiday market + fundraiser at gottscheer hall (ridgewood). 12/9 12-7pm. >>

new holiday lightings

chanukah menorah lighting + celebration at the seaport. 12/10 3-5pm. >>

denny farrell riverbank state park skating celebration and tree lighting. 12/9 4pm. >>

tompkins square park tree lighting. 12/10 4pm. >>

holiday movies

ifc center (greenwich village): it’s a wonderful life with an intro by mary owen, daughter of star donna reed, at select screenings. 12/8-25. >>

look dine-in cinemas (midtown west): elf, national lampoon’s christmas vacation, the polar express, gremlins, white christmas, and more. thru 12/10. >>

syndicated (bushwick): die hard, black christmas, home alone, the muppet christmas carol, little women, it’s a wonderful life, eyes wide shut, and love actually. thru 12/23. >>

united palace theater (washington heights): it’s a wonderful life with pre-show sing-along. sun 1pm. >>

various locations: a christmas story 40th anniversary. 12/10 + 12/13. >>

our next event

The Fourth Annual Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party

On Friday, January 5 at 9pm, Let’s Dance and celebrate David Bowie’s 77th birthday and the 50+ years of music he gave us.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career, with videos of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances projected by Music Video Time Machine.

the skint presents:
The Fourth Annual Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Friday, January 5 at 9pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217

Tickets are $5 in advance*, $10 at the door.


*plus Eventbrite fee


thru 12/21: buy-one-get-one free christmas ice cream cones at taiyaki nyc: all locations (chinatown, williamsburg, and flushing). >>

fri 11am-5pm: z100’s jingle ball all-access lounge: iheartradio’s z100 kicks off its sold out jingle ball with a free early show at hammerstein ballroom (midtown west), featuring performances from (g)i-dle, gayle, lany, paul russel, lawrence, owenn, and people r ugly. free admission (no rsvp needed). >>

sponsored: fri 5-9pm (rescheduled from september): free evening event at frick madison: gray-krehbiel open night: barkley l. hendricks at the frick invites visitors to spend an evening among the frick’s treasures. attend themed talks, listen to live jazz in our café, and try your hand at sketching. all night long, enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and reading room—including the new exhibition barkley l. hendricks: portraits at the frick, featuring fourteen early portraits by the pioneering american artist. complimentary refreshments from the sisteryard will be provided. admission is free, but timed tickets are no longer available. there will be limited capacity for free walk-ins—a standby line will open in front of the museum at 4:30pm, though entry is not guaranteed. learn more here >>

fri 7pm (monthly): vocabaret: puns: everything’s coming up proses at this monthly variety show for language lovers, where five of the the city’s best wordsmiths present slideshows, games, and other raucous entertainment inspired by a theme. tonight, the crew showcases their specialty: puns. hosted by sam corbin, tim donnelly, jerzy gwiazdowski, ally spier, and nikolai vanyo. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘caveatorb’ (reg $20). >>

fri 7pm: queerotica comedy: sam morrison hosts a comedic tribute to queereroticism throughout history, featuring stand-ups quin lamar, sienna hubert ross, sam ruddy, esther fallick, michael abber, and reid pope. the rare book room at strand books (union square), $10. >>

fri 7:30pm: best night ever: comedy music party: comedy, music, and party combine at akshay sampath and audrey black’s best night ever. featuring josh gondelman (desus + mero), sheria mattis (reductress), rufat agayev (don’t tell comedy), hayden arrington (airstream comedy), sunny laprade (queer enough), zab, and dj windy 500. el santo taqueria (east williamsburg / bushwick), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh it off – a comedy show in a dog cafe: bring your problems and your pups to the laugh it off variety show, where audience members submit their everyday problems and comedians try their best to ‘fix’ them. featuring katie hannigan, gracie canaan, torrey huggins, matthew scott benjamin, shounak vale, and dj collins. drinks and food will be available for purchase. boris and horton (east village), $12.75. >>

sponsored: fri 8pm: carnegie hall citywide: acrostrum: at a carnegie hall citywide concert, you can revisit your favorite music or try something new, stay in your home borough or journey farther afield. tonight: tonight, violin-and-guitar duo arcostrum (strauss shi and ty zhang) perform their original, all-new arrangements of beloved classical repertoire, technically impressive progressive rock, traditional chinese music infused with modern instrumentation, and more at flushing town hall. free admission. >>

fri 8pm: stand-up science: learn while laughing as scientist turned stand-up comedian ben miller, who was recently artist-in-residence at hawai’i volcanoes national park, performs an hour of volcano jokes at grove 34 (astoria). $10. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): boyz in the woods comedy: kenice mobley, tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and kofi thomas host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions in between sets by jatty robison, reggie conquest, kevin casey white, and darius dinkins. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

fri 8:30pm: drop up video: a panel of comedians roast the music videos that we love to hate, featuring sam evans, irene morales, eli yudin, julie mitchell, alex kayhart, and kyle gillis. hosted by justin thompson. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5. >>

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 jared goldstein, alex pavone, micah walsh, colleen genevieve, allison o’conor, and dwayne paul cullen. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club (bushwick). tonight: sam evans, kelly bachman, dan davies, sarah harvard, james hamilton, billy prinsell, and chris condren. $5. >>


sat + sun (12-7pm): press play: you’ll want to pause at press play, pioneer works’s weekend-long fair of books, small presses, records, art, ephemera, publications, talks, performances, and workshops. pioneer works (red hook), free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat 10am-5pm (saturdays thru 12/30): holiday nostalgia train rides: all aboard for a ride back in time! each saturday this month, vintage subway cars from the 1930s will depart 2nd avenue station on the uptown f line platform and 145th street on the downtown d line platform, with stops to hop on or off along the way. the cars feature rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans, incandescent light bulbs, roll signs, and period advertisements. free with a metrocard swipe or omny tap. >>

sat 10am-8pm: santacon: naughty or nice, santacon revelers return to paint the town bars red. >>

sponsored: sat 1-4pm + 6-9pm: new york city whiskey + spirits fest: new york city whiskey + spirits fest is your all-access pass to over 100 whiskeys and spirits from around the world. it’s a great place to discover new spirits and speak to the distillers! guests will enjoy unlimited whiskey and spirits samples for the entire session, paired with music and access to delicious food available to purchase. special offer for the skint readers: save 40% with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 1pm: the wonderful story of henry sugar with jeff goldblum in person: the paris theater (midtown) presents a screening of the wonderful story of henry sugar and other short films by wes anderson, introduced by jeff goldblum in person. $16 general, $15 students, $14 seniors. >>

sat 1:30pm: fused plastic collage workshop: learn to create fused plastic collages inspired by posters on environmental activism at this hands-on workshop at poster house (flatiron), presented in conjunction with the exhibition we tried to warn you! environmental crisis posters 1920-2020. attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of flexible plastic, and all materials and tools will be provided. $15. >>

sat 7pm: citizenship live!: a comedy show ‘inspired by nightmare that is the u.s. customs and immigration service,’ citizenship live! challenges a team of immigrants and a team of u.s. citizens to answer trivia questions about america and the world. hosted by felipe torres medina (colbert) and taylor kay phillips (mcsweeney’s). caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘lincoln’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 door). >>

sat 7pm: baby wants candy: the completely improvised holiday musical: bring your best holiday-themed suggestions, and sit back as improv ensemble baby wants candy creates ha ha has out of ho ho hos. eris (east williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 7pm (+ 12/16): it’s a wonderful life: a live radio play: script club, a script reading and development collective, hosts its first-ever production, it’s a wonderful life in the style of a 1940’s radio show, at fiction bar/cafe (williamsburg). free admission. >>

sat 7pm (monthly): how the grinch stole christmas drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s/90s/00s movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through ron howard’s how the grinch stole christmas (2000). the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 day-of. >>

sat 8pm: flop house comedy: house showcase: flop house comedy club presents a saturday showcase featuring carmen lagala (comedy central), gianmarco soresi (comedy central), anthony devito (comedy central), caitlin peluffo (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (fallon), and brittany carney (hbo). byob. $10. >>

sat 8:30pm: seventh annual chanukahstravaganza: still spinning after all these years, jewish native new yorker comedians lana schwartz and ilana michelle rubin celebrate the season with their seventh annual chanukahstravaganza comedy show. eris (east williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 9pm (monthly): music video time machine presents: santa baby one more time: dance and sing along to old school music videos from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s at tonight’s edition of music video time machine’s monthly bash. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

sat 11pm: gimme gimme disco – a dance party inspired by abba: you’ll be digging the dancing queen at this abba-themed disco dance party at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $20. >>

sat 11pm: supersonic: british indie dance party: dj nick marc spins bitter sweet symphonies from across the pond. saint vitus (greenpoint). free-$15. >>


sun 12-6pm (+ 12/17): fifth avenue holiday open streets: once again this holiday season, the crowded section of fifth avenue from 48th to 59th streets will close to car traffic for visitors to take in the holiday lights + displays, live music, and food + beverage kiosks. >>

sun 2pm (monthly thru may): schneider concerts chamber music series at the new school: balourdet quartet: the new school’s schneider concert series, which showcases emerging musicians and ensembles, continues the 2023-24 season with boston-based balourdet string quartet, performing a program including works by mozart, beethoven, and al-zand. the auditorium at the new school (union square), $20 general, $17 seniors, $5 student standby. >>

sun 3pm: 50th annual tuba christmas: hundreds of tubists of all ages and levels gather ‘round the rockefeller center christmas tree (midtown) to perform holiday classics at this annual blowout. >>

sun 6pm (monthly): public victories: from running the dishwasher to running a marathon, five performers and one audience member will share true stories about personal triumphs great and small at the public victories storytelling show, hosted by laura goehrke. young ethel’s (park slope), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 8pm: ‘i actually don’t feel that good’ with fareeha khan: comedian fareeha khan explores the state of her self-esteem through ‘astrology, weed, intergenerational trauma, and other chill ass things such as that’ as she brings her one-woman show to. littlefield (gowanus), $12-15. >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night:: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths bad movies for a watch party complete with drinking games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: claudio fragasso’s 1990 cult classic, troll 2. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sun 9pm (doors at 8pm): the town cryer: brooke finegold hosts an evening of comedy, poetry, drag, music, and more. stick around after the show to get a personalized typewriter poem written on the spot with a suggested donation. purgatory (bushwick), $17. >>


mon 4pm + 7pm (monthly): 35mm series at angelika: experience a series of classic films in their original format–35mm–at village east by angelika (east village). tonight: byron haskin’s war of the worlds (1953), starring gene barry, ann robinson, les tremayne, robert cornthwaithe, and lewis martin. $18-20. >>

mon 6-9pm: sva bfa fine arts open studios: senior year students open their studios for viewing at the sva fine arts building (chelsea). free admission. >>

mon 7pm: crafting club: inner child holiday ornament making + letter to self writing: unleash your creativity at this festive evening of diy crafting and reflection. supplies will be provided, but free to bring sentimental items (photos, trinkets, etc.) or additional crafting materials you may want to incorporate into your creations. nook café and craft beer bar (bushwick) (bushwick), $9.50. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): crystal queer comedy show: co-hosts griffin leeds and nora jefferies present a lineup of lgbtq+ and ally comedians at crystal lake (williamsburg), including sabrina wu (fallon), clara olshansky (reductress), kendra dawsey (pbs), honey pluton, jaydan heather, and josh pickar. bonus: $6 monday night drink special. $8 adv, $12 door. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly thru may): music mondays concert series: returning for its 21st season, the ‘music mondays’ concert series brings classical and contemporary chamber music ensembles to advent lutheran church (uws). tonight: violinist tai murray, clarinetist todd palmer, and friends perform a program that includes works by brahms, rota, and shaw. a casual reception follows. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: season finale: the crown heights bar and beer garden presents an evening of new fiction and poetry by writers gabriel bump (the new naturals), c pam zhang (land of milk and honey), john manuel arias (where there was fire), megan fernandes (i do everything i’m told), and tenacity plys (family curse). books will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

mon 8pm: gay shame: sheria mattis and ely kreimendahl head this queer comedy show, where they wrestle shamefully gay anecdotes from a lineup of comics, the crowd, and each other. featuring jay jurden (fallon), rosebud baker (snl), spike einbinder (los espookys), zubi ahmed (kutti gang), and arjun banerjee (tiktok). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>


our roundup of 50+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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The New York City Whiskey & Spirits Fest is your all-access pass to over 100 whiskeys and spirits from around the world, held at Chelsea Industrial in Manhattan on Saturday, December 9!

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, Chavas Empanadas, Taste of Poland, and Angry Archies. It’s a great place to discover new spirits and speak to the distillers!

Taste an outstanding selection of whiskies and a variety of craft spirits, ranging from American Kentucky Bourbons to Irish Whiskies and more. Not sure whiskey is your drink of choice? We’ll also feature vodka, tequila, local brews, and more.

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save 40% on advance tickets with promo code THESKINT

New York City Whiskey & Spirits Fest
Saturday, December 9
Session Times:
Session 1: 1pm – 4pm
Session 2: 6pm – 9pm

Chelsea Industrial
535 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

21+ Only

Vendor Participation:
1857 Spirits
3 BR Distillery
902 Brewing
AD Rattray Stronachie Scotch
All Points West
Amour Gèneve
Angry Giraffe Caramel Vodka
Black Button Distilling
Castle and Key
Clydeside Stobcross Lowland Scotch
Copper Sea
Dough Ball Whiskey
Drink Caribbean Hibiscus
Ferrara Carpenter
Fort Hamilton
Fuzz Butt Vodka
Georgée D’Art Wine
Good Fucking Wine
Hercules Mulligan
Jack Ryan Beggars Bush Irish Whiskey
Old Spirit Distillery
Ovo Vodka
Pale Moonlight Wine
Proof and Wood
Provision Spirits
Root Out
Spirited Hive
Symbol Line Spirits
Twisted Cow
VanJak & Tingala
Waterford Irish Whisky and Renegade Grenada Rum
Western Hot Pepper Whiskey
Whisky Gourmet
Whisky Three Fingers High Canadian Whisky
William Grant & Sons Portfolio
and more

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