On International Women’s Day, come dance it out to the women: The truth tellers, rhythm makers, groundbreakers, ass shakers. Mic-dropping mothers superior of all things loud, proud, fierce and funky. We need them now more than ever.


DJ Bianca will be playing hits from the most incredible, indelible female performers to shape music.

Also: drink specials, a photo booth, Letters to Your Teenage Self, watercolor portraits by Jane Beaird of Quiet Creature ($10), and other goodies we haven’t even dreamed up yet — but it’s going to be good.

Tickets are just $10, and 100% of the profits go to Planned Parenthood. Dance dance revolution! Get your tickets now!

Miz Elizabeth (The Hot Sardines) and the skint present:
Ladies First: A Dance Party to Celebrate the Badass Women of Music and Benefit Planned Parenthood

Friday, March 8 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
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Will the academy go Gaga for A Star Is Born? Will The Favourite be the favorite? Or will Black Panther‘s Wakanda forever be remembered for being the first superhero film to both be nominated and win Best Picture? Find out at the skint’s annual Free Academy Awards Screening Party at littlefield on Sunday, February 24!

Make your way down our red carpet to the photo booth, talk about your outfit with our fashionista interviewers, settle in with a complimentary glass of champagne (RSVP required here – limit one glass per person), and try your hand at predicting the winners with our online voting ballots (most correct picks wins a prize!). We’ll have themed-drink specials and free popcorn all night, and there’ll be food available for purchase from Parklife’s in-house taqueria, El Atoradero.

Doors open at 6pm for you early birds, with the official red carpet pre-show coverage at 6:30pm, followed by the awards ceremony on the big screen at 8pm.

the skint presents:
Free Academy Awards Screening Party

Sunday, February 24
6pm doors, 6:30pm Red Carpet Pre-Show, 8pm Awards Show
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
FREE admission: RSVP here to get a free glass of champagne
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RSVP does not guarantee entry. This event is mixed seated/standing. Arrive early to secure a spot.

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scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the harlem fine arts show, the greenwich village antiquarian book + ephemera fair, the thnk1994 museum retrospective, and more.


fri 6pm (various dates thru june): what happens after harry and the gang have gone? the heirs of hogwarts imagines and improvises a comedic future for the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry. the pit (chelsea), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 7pm (biweekly thru 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by dr. john m. brewer on the search for earth-like planets, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by phillip alvin henry iii, jeena bloom, tarik daniels, kelli dunham, and sean barry parsons. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7-10pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s theme revolves around the new exhibition ‘love and resistance: stonewall 50,’ and includes curator talks, drag queen story hour, trivia, dj sets, and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for priority admission starting at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: animation production company titmouse (adult swim, the venture brothers) presents its annual 5-second animation night, featuring never-before-seen shorts from the studio’s animators. sva theatre (chelsea), $10 general, $5 students. >>

fri 7:30pm: the orion string quartet performs an all-schubert concert at the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square). free. >>

fri 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘total eclipse of the heart – 80’s/90’s love songs.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm + 10pm (+ 2/16): cozy up to rsvp at arlo, an intimate variety show held at the arlo hotel. hosted by mehran khaghani (last comic standing), and featuring drag, adult balloon art, sideshow, comedy, and music. the arlo hotel (nomad), $5-25 admission includes a drink >>

fri 8pm: comedian carly ann filbin, host of the let me break you up anti-dating game show, wants to hook you up at her pro-dating young, hot, sluts matchmaking show. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $13 door. >>

fri 8pm: bad pitches: comics compete to come up with the worst new tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs.’ this time, contestants will be dreaming up terrible shows about romance. crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight’s lineup: fareeha khan, kate willett, perri gross, karolena theresa, and musical comedy group heck no techno. the pit (flatiron), $11 ($1 of each ticket sold will go to the naacp legal defense fund). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. tonight’s edition features pat regan, caitlin brodnick, veronica garza, and host natalie wall. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 8pm (+ 2/16): get juggy with it at the second annual mid-winter jug band rendezvous, featuring eight traditional and non-traditional bands. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $15. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by jackie kashian (conan), dan st. germain (netflix), yedoye travis (comedy central), and more. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by jackie kashian (conan), rob cantrell (comedy central), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), amy shanker, and kendall farrell. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

fri 9pm: dance to janet jackson and sade at the yes, honey! diamonds + velvet dance party. our wicked lady (bushwick), $5. >>

fri 10pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 10pm: toss and turn and can’t sleep at night? you’ve got to get away to the tainted love 80’s dance party. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 1987 martial arts film miami connection at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 11pm: get down to pop, rnb, party jams, and club anthems of the 80s-00s at this month’s edition of the everybody, everybody dance party at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5. >>


Comedian and author Chris Gethard (Lose Well) and mystery maven Lyndsay Faye (The Paragon Hotel) join forces to read from their latest books, followed by hilarious plot interpretations from comedians Leah Bonnema (Wake Up and Yell at Me) and Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown). It’s the literature-comedy mashup sure to bring the laughs. Hosted by Rakesh Satyal.

Skint readers enjoy $10 tickets using code: SKINT



sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: face your recurring high school nightmares head-on by tackling real standardized test questions at the sloshed sats trivia/drinking game/comedy show. hosted by michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 5-7pm (on view thru 3/2): 22 artists explore the scientific and cultural evolution of food as sustenance, a waste product, and creative medium at ‘the future of food,’ a new exhibition at usagi ny gallery (dumbo). opening reception tonight with a live performance by sergey jivetin, who’ll be hand-engraving motifs on heirloom seeds. free. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (quarterly): the bitchcraft variety show returns with a sequin-filled, glitter-tastic evening of music, comedy, storytelling, and leotards. hosted by selena coppock (red oaks) and lauren maul (brooklyn magazine‘s ’50 funniest people in brooklyn’). sid gold’s request room (chelsea), $5. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: that sh*t ray, a comedy show that celebrates the art of hustle through sketch comedy, characters, standup, and more, celebrates its two-year anniversary at union hall with dwayne kennedy (totally biased w. kamau bell), karen chee (seth meyers), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), fareeha khan (decoded), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), and sam taggart (comedy central). hosted by rachel pegram and rachel joravsky. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion hosted by rob paravonian. tonight’s show features adam blotner, ben pernick, and country music comedy duo reformed whores. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv with promo code ‘orchvip’ (reg. $10). >>

sat 7:30pm: astoria music collective presents a galentine’s day celebration with local artists, comedians, musicians, poets, fortune tellers, and raffles with proceeds benefiting planned parenthood. the local (astoria), free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ’80’s hip-hop.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

sat 8pm: mom and dad find the funny at the parental approval comedy show, where comedians will perform sets aimed to please host sachi ezura’s parents, who’ll be judging the fun. tonight: fumi abe, guy montgomery, dewey lovett, and more. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s valentine special features guests jo firestone, jean grae, and sam grittner. hosted by lane moore (brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 9pm doors, 10pm show: party throwers and event space gemini + scorpio throw their annual birthday celebration, meet me in paris: a clandestine cabaret, a retro party filled with live 1940s-style jazz, burlesque, magic, love + compatibility tarot readings, and more. gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus). themed attire required. $20 until 1am, $10 after. >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: everyone’s a pop star at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show, where comedians will perform original pop songs and make pop presentations. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 11pm: more life: drake night: dance to all things drake with dj sets by quiana parks, odalys, and yamez. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>


sun 11am, 1pm, 2pm: celebrate the year of the pig at the annual chinese new year temple bazaar at flushing town hall (11am + 2pm, $5) and the chinatown lunar new year parade + festival in manhattan (1pm).

sun 1pm + 5pm (+ 2/20 3pm + 7pm): tcm big screen classics presents a restored edition of my fair lady (1964) at select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 1:30-4:30pm: goth swap: calling all goths…or just new yorkers. bring your old black clothes to swap for new-to-you black clothes at saint vitus (greenpoint). free admission. >>

sun 2pm: the week of darwin day, author and stony brook university philosophy chair robert p. crease discusses his book the workshop and the world: what ten thinkers can teach us about science and authority, and how to combat science denial. the brooklyn commons cafe (boerum hill), free. >>

sun 2pm (thru 5/11): calidore string quartet performs haydn, lash, shaw, and beethoven at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $17. >>

sun 2pm + 7pm: contemporary musicians and media artists located in new york, chicago, toronto, london, and zurich perform together live via the internet for the nownet arts festival. the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $15 adv for skint readers or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $20 general, $15 students/seniors). >>

sun 2-4pm: it’s easy to be cheesy at the annual mac and cheez takedown, where competitive chefs have used their noodles to create their best recipes for you to taste and judge. lot 45 (bushwick), $25. >>

sun 4:20pm doors (sundays thru 3/3): bbq films’ green screen, a series for high-minded cinema fans, pairs movies and shows with live comedy, trivia, video games, munchies, and more. tonight: friday (1995), hosted by comedians chanel ali and jim search. chelsea music hall, $20+. >>

sun 6pm (first and third sundays thru 5/19): end your weekend with dancing at swing sundays, a recurring series of beginner dance lessons (swing, lindy hop, and charleston) followed by practicing your new skills to the sounds of a live band. starr bar (bushwick), $15. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with jo firestone (comedy central), anthony devito (colbert), jordan temple (conan), and benjy himmelfarb (the washington post). hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): we may be on the brink of an apocalypse, but the not dead yet variety show wants to remind you that we’re still alive with a night of comedy by francesa d’uva, james sprang, peter bd, and more. hosted by lorelei ramirez (adult swim), amy zimmer (mcsweeney’s), and ana fabrega (hbo). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $7 door. >>

sun 9pm: just in time for awards season, more than a dozen comedians will perform their own version of the academy awards opening monologue at the pit (flatiron). hosted by chandler dean (mcsweeney’s). $8. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the annual harlem fine arts show, the largest traveling african diasporic art show in the us, returns to nyc. riverside church (morningside heights), $25 general, $20 seniors/students. >>

fri thru 2/23: the winter film awards international film festival, now in its eighth year, features 89 films from 32 countries (50% created by women, and 54% by or about people of color), plus free discussion panels and parties. cinema village (east village), $5-12.50 adv, $16.50 door. >>

fri thru 2/24: get caught up on the best picture nominees at regal cinemas and amc theatres. various prices.

fri thru 7/14: love + resistance: stonewall 50: the new york public library commemorates the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots with a series of programs, book recommendations, and an exhibition. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free. >>

sat 11am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm: browse and shop rare and vintage books, prints, posters, photos, and more from 40+ dealers at the 40th annual greenwich village antiquarian book + ephemera fair. ps3 charrette school (greenwich village), $5-10. >>

sat + sun 11am-7pm: get sucked into nineties culture at the thnk1994 museum retrospective, an exhibition highlighting 10 of the campy nostalgia art space’s greatest hits including celebrities smoking in the bathroom at the met ball, the olsen twins hiding from the paparazzi, and of course, tonya harding and nancy kerrigan. the blue building (midtown east), free. >>

sat + sun various times: the 34th annual new york sword dance festival brings free performances by 10 traditional english-style sword dancing troupes to spaces across manhattan and brooklyn. >>

sat thru mon: historic fraunces tavern museum (fidi) offers $1 admission during presidents’ day weekend (reg. $7 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

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