mon thru jan 2022: david bowie 75th birthday pop-up shop: traverse the catalogue and career of the iconic rocker at ‘bowie75,’ a pop-up shop and exhibition featuring immersive audio and video screening rooms, limited edition lps and merch, and more. 150 wooster street (soho). >>

mon thru 10/31: prelude festival: cuny’s annual prelude festival showcases contemporary theater and performance using a unique ‘chain curating’ format–three curators each nominate one artist and select a fellow curator to do the same, and so on. the weeklong program includes livestreaming and pre-recorded talks, panel discussions, performances, studio visits, and more. free. >>

🎃 mon thru 10/31: fear noir horror fest: get your fear fix with cult horror movies all week long at film noir cinema (greenpoint), including the faceless man, histoires extraordinaires, bloodsucking freaks, and more. the series also includes a halloween party on saturday night. $10-15. >>

mon thru 10/28: city artist corps showcase: a dozen recipients of the new york city artist corps grants share their theatrical and musical creations at national sawdust (williamsburg), starting tonight with a staged reading of the soundtrack that wasn’t was by jennifer cedena and a sound bath by lavendar suarez. free (rsvp). >>

mon 6pm: the harvard computers: staged reading: get a sneak peek at a new tv show: pioneer works (red hook) hosts a staged reading of the pilot episode of graham sack’s the harvard computers, which tells the true story of a group of women who became america’s first female astronomers. the reading stars annabelle dexter-jones (succession), javier muñoz (hamilton), max jenkins (special), daphne rubin-vega (rent), and damian young (ozark), and will be followed by a discussion with sack, journalist/documentary producer jennifer 8. lee, and astronomy + physics professor janna levin. $10 ticket reservation fee can be used towards a purchase at the bar or bookstore. >>

🎃 mon 6:30pm (+ 10/28): clairvoyant housewives of the lower east side: historian edward portnoy discusses the lives of psychics, palm readers, and fortune tellers of the jewish lower east side at the turn of the 20th century, including 97 orchard street resident dora meltzer, in a conversation with tenement museum president dr. annie polland. the talk will serve as a precursor to thursday’s ‘clairvoyant housewives’ tenement museum tour. online, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick (seth meyers) and savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s edition features james tison (the new york times), anya volz (best mistakes), fareeha khan (comedy central), connor mcnutt (comedy central), sketch comedy duo girls with brown hair, and more. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

🎃 mon 7pm: rocky horror picture show screening + live performance: the cast of nyc rocky horror picture show brings the rollicking 1975 musical flick to life during a rooftop shadowcast at our wicked lady (bushwick). $15. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with stand-up by joe kwaczala (comedy central), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), calvin cato (oxygen), hayden kristal (tedx), and tom padovano and helaine witt of jo firestone’s good timing on peacock. $12. >>


🎃 tues thru 10/31: memento mori: interactive installation by gabe bc: no bones about it. larger than life skeletons transform visitors through augmented reality at the winter garden at brookfield place (fidi). bonus: post a pic on social media and tag brookfield place to get a halloween goodie bag from the concierge. free. >>

tues 5pm: next job, best job: a headhunter’s 11 strategies to get hired now: from building up confidence to navigating social media like a pro, headhunter rob barnett offers tips and tricks for getting the job you really want during an interactive talk on his new book, next job, best job. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

🎃 tues 6pm: history happy hour: a grave concern—body snatching through the ages: dig into the shocking history of body thievery and learn about new york’s ‘resurrection’ business, a nineteenth century practice by which grave robbers would sell stolen cadavers to medical schools. presented by green-wood cemetery. online, $9. >>

tues 6pm: made in hollywood: all access with the go-go’s: gina schock + kate pierson: musician gina schock gives a behind-the-scenes account of her time as drummer for the go-go’s and the all-female group’s journey to superstardom in a conversation about her new book, made in hollywood, with kate pierson of the b-52’s. presented by greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: amanda selwyn dance theatre open rehearsal: amanda selwyn dance presents a work-in-progress performance of threads, selwyn’s new dance piece exploring the ties that bind us together and what it means to let go. a wine and cheese reception will follow. gibney studios (civic center), free. >>

tues 7pm: morningside lights: tune in to check out new yorkers’ homemade creations during this year’s morningside lights video celebration. the theme, ‘play on!’, is inspired by duke ellington’s homage to shakespeare, ‘such sweet thunder,’ and the intersection of play and collective tradition. online, free (rsvp). >>

tues 7:30pm: i’ll be home for christmas movies: deck the hallmark podcast hosts brandon gray, daniel pandolph, and daniel thompson chat about their new unofficial guide to hallmark holiday films, i’ll be home for christmas movies, and demystify some of the classic holiday movie tropes in a conversation with the wrap film reviews editor alonso duralde. presented by word bookstore. online, $5 ticket can be applied to book purchase. >>

tues 7:30pm: a conversation with stacey abrams: political leader, voting rights activist, entrepreneur, and author stacey abrams discusses politics, leadership, social justice, and more in a conversation with instyle magazine editor-in-chief laura brown. kings theatre (flatbush), $49.50+ (buy-one, get-one free with promo code ‘abrams’). >>

tues 7:30pm: loft comedy: take in some art before the loft comedy show, held in the beautiful fotografiska museum (flatiron). tonight, marie faustin hosts yamaneika saunders (comedy central), michael cruz kayne (colbert), martin urbano (kimmel), and cat cohen (seth meyers). $26 ticket includes museum admission (note: plan on checking out the galleries before the show starts). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets spotify at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s ‘haunted hotties’-theme features erik bergstrom (comedy central), amamah sardar (siriusxm), joey dardano (vulture), and pallavi gunalan (funny or die). the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

🎃 tues 8pm: hoff’s public domain horrorfest: the return of the living dead: comedian hoff matthews hosts an in-person screening of the 1985 zombie horror classic the return of the living dead interspersed with comedy segments, movie trivia, drinking games, and more. and since halloween is creeping up, come in your best halloween costume for a chance to win a prize. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by alex wakim on the piano. tonight: erik bergstrom (comedy central), ethan simmons-patterson (comedy central), pedro gonzalez (colbert), sabeen sadiq (codeswitched), and zarna garg (tiktok), plus a halloween music performance by matthew schott and sam kessler. bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweet spooks: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with guests aasif mandvi (the daily show), adam pally (the mindy project), michelle buteau (always be my maybe), ambrose martos (the marvelous mrs. maisel), and victor varnado (my name is earl), who’ll share jokes and true stories about scary things that have happened to them. chelsea music hall, $15. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: public art, flea markets, and more. >>


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

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ongoing: governors island is now open to the public all year long: originally only open thru october 31, governors island will now allow visitors to enjoy its scenic landscape and cultural programming year-round. >>

sat thru 11/7: reel sisters one world unity film festival: the first academy-award qualifying film festival devoted to women filmmakers of color returns with three weeks of films from across the globe. online, various prices. >>

🎃 sat thru 10/31: halloween dog parades and costume contests: from ghoulish goldens to witchy westies, dressed-up pups ring in howl-oween at these dog-themed events:
• 31st annual tompkins square halloween dog parade at the east river amphitheater (sat 12-3pm) >>
dawgtoberfest at bridge and tunnel brewery in ridgewood (sat 3:30pm) >>
• 19th annual battery park city halloween puppy parade (10/30 12pm) >>
• annual doggie costume contest at socrates sculpture park’s halloween harvest festival (10/30 time tba) >>
• 23rd annual great pupkin dog costume contest in fort greene park (10/31 12pm) >>
• 2nd annual pet parade at elizabeth street garden in nolita (10/31 2pm) >>

🎃 sat + sun (+ 10/30-31) 10am-6pm: pumpkin point at governors island: life is gourd at governors island’s historic nolan park, where you can visit a pumpkin patch filled with thousands of pumpkins and pick out one to take home (in exchange for a small suggested donation). a selec­tion of gov­er­nors island ven­dors⁠ — includ­ing lit­tle eva’s, threes brew­ing and joe cof­fee⁠ — will offer sea­son­al­ly-inspired food and bev­er­ages on-site, includ­ing autumn brews. free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: fad market: fall makers pop up market: get to know more than 40 local designers, makers, and artists at this fashion, art, and design pop-up, where you can shop for jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, and more. the invisible dog art center (boerum hill), free admission. >>

sat + sun 12pm, 3pm, 6pm: free bubble tea: i’milky bubble tea shop celebrates the grand opening of its new williamsburg location by giving away 100 free drink cards at 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm on saturday and sunday. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
🎃 beetlejuice at fort tryon park (washington heights) and athens square park (astoria)
🎃 boo 2! a madea halloween at lozada playground (bronx) >>
🎃 the addams family at commodore barry park (fort greene) >>
lords of dogtown at faber pool and park in staten island >>

sat various times: madison avenue gallery walk: visit 40+ participating galleries, take a peek at their fall exhibitions, and attend talks led by artists and curators during the fifth annual tour of madison ave galleries. runs from east 57th street to east 86th street. free (rsvp). >>

sat 10am-6pm (ends today): japan fes: immerse yourself in japanese street food, art, performances, and more at japan fes’s monthly street festival. sixth ave bet 24th + 25th sts (flatiron). >>

sat 11am-6pm (+ 11/6, 12/4): guggenheim presents saturday on the house: the guggenheim museum (ues) takes over 88th street for a day of music, performances, art-making activities, and free museum admission. timed free tickets to the museum are required and currently unavailable, however their social media mentions that more will be available on saturday. >>

sat 12-4pm: tin pan alley day: stars of the great american songbook flock to flatiron north plaza to celebrate the official landmark designation of nyc’s tin pan alley, considered the birthplace of american popular music, with a live outdoor concert. free. >>

sat 12-5pm: mika record fair: shop the vinyl collections of 30+ dealers (30,000 records!) at mika (bushwick). free admission ($3 early entry 11am-12pm). >>

sat 12-6pm: paradice palase open studios: 10 artists open their studio doors for a public viewing of their latest works at paradice palase (bushwick). free admission. >>

🎃 sat 1pm: a happy henson halloween: monsters and muppets take to the big screen during an afternoon of classic clips from jim henson’s work, including episodes of the muppet show featuring alice cooper and vincent price. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

sat 1:23pm: 2020 birthday redo: re-celebrate all the birthdays you toasted to on zoom this past year at the joy list and ritualist’s outdoor celebration, an afternoon of birthday festivities including a baked goods exchange, storytelling, new friend-making, and even the world’s biggest b-day card. the great lawn in prospect park, free. >>

sat 4pm: musical meditation on grief: death of classical and beginner’s ear present a guided meditation on mourning followed by a live chamber music performance on the hills of green-wood cemetery. free. >>

sat 4-6pm: dance rising’s hyper-local dance out: shared space: professional nyc dance artists of all styles and forms take to the parks, streets, rooftops, subways, and other public spaces throughout the five boroughs to campaign for visibility in the dance field. free. >>

sat 8pm: the orchestra of the s.e.m. ensemble: the american avant-garde + three czech artists: led by conductor petr kotik and joined by violinist hana kotková and accordionist lucie vítková, the orchestra of the s.e.m. ensemble presents a program of niblock, oliveros, wolff, kotik, and cage at willow place auditorium (brooklyn heights). free (rsvp). >>

sat 9:30pm: sorry for your loss: cry ‘til you laugh at colbert writer michael cruz kayne’s comedy show about grief. featuring jo firestone (fallon). caveat (les), $12 in advance with promo code ‘agoodcry’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>


sun 11am-5pm: korean festival: revel in korean culture during the korean american association of greater new york’s day of dancing and music performances, taekwondo exhibitions, food, crafts, calligraphy, and more. union square park, free admission. >>

🎃 sun 11:30am-3pm: william vale annual pumpkin patch: the williamsburg-based hotel hosts a family-friendly afternoon of fall fun including pick-your-own pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, a kids/pets parade and costume contest, photo ops, and more. free admission. >>

sun 12-4pm: washington square chess exhibition: whether you’re a seasoned pro or simply a queen’s gambit fan, keep your chess game in check at a live lecture by grandmaster maxim dlugy, followed by a simultaneous exhibition during which dlugy will challenge 18 players at once. washington square park chess plaza (greenwich village), free. >>

sun 12-5pm: oktoberfest at the bell house: you’ll find the beer necessities at the bell house (gowanus), where you can spend a pitcher-perfect afternoon enjoying live music from melina and the oompahs, food, raffles, and german beers. note: this event takes place both indoors and outdoors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 2pm: just in time: people of earth: kaufman music center’s just in time music series continues with a performance by people of earth, a global music collective blending the sounds of cuba, puerto rico, brazil, and beyond. kaufman music center (uws), free (rsvp). >>

sun 3pm: american symphony orchestra concert series: treat your ears to a free chamber music concert at the church of st. monica’s (ues), where a clarinet quintet will perform a program of works by samuel coleridge-taylor and trevor weston. >>

🎃 sun 6:15pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): bram stroker’s dracula at cadman plaza park (brooklyn heights). >>

sun 7pm: darlings: animal engine theatre company presents a retelling of j.m. barrie’s classic peter pan from the perspective of mr. and mrs. darling, two parents struggling with the mysterious loss of their children. the play is paired with a lobby display highlighting the work of creative arts therapists as well as 20-minute post-performance guided small group discussions. dixon place (les), free (rsvp required). >>

🎃 sun 8pm: disasterpiece movie night: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths forgotten gems of the vhs years for a watch party complete with arcade games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s freaky flick is hobgoblins (1988). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: public art, flea markets, and more. >>


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint



thru 8/14/2022: temporary statue of legendary photographer diane arbus goes up in central park: gillian wearing’s life-sized likeness of the iconic lady behind the lens will stand in doris c. freedman plaza (near 60th street + fifth avenue) thru august. >>

🎃 fri thru 10/31: gods and monsters: universal horror’s 90th anniversary: disreputable cinema celebrates universal horror’s legacy of macabre artistry with a screening series of early, pre-code horror films: dracula, frankenstein, bride of frankenstein, the old dark house, murders in the rue morgue, and the black cat. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 10/25: new york antique jewelry + watch show: browse antique, estate, modern, and contemporary jewelry and watches from more than 60 dealers at this annual bazaar. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission. >>

fri thru sun 10am-5pm: the french dispatch pop-up experience: sip coffee, nosh a pastry, and enjoy other délices français at the le sans blague, a pop-up café inspired by wes anderson’s latest film, the french dispatch. whalebone on bleecker (west village), free. >>

thru sun: honk nyc! festival: 40 brass street bands get funky during the 15th annual honk festival, a weekend of bold, brassy performances held in streets, parks, gardens, public spaces, and venues throughout new york city. free-$20. >>

fri-sat (various times. + 10/29, 11/5): illuminated mausoleums of woodlawn: spend an eerie evening taking in the art and architecture of woodlawn cemetery’s historic mausoleums during this guided trolley and walking tour. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), $25 ($20 students/seniors). >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
cruella at ocean breeze park (staten island) >>
🎃 little shop of horrors at ambrosini field (bronx) >>
🎃 poltergeist at macneil park (college point) >>
🎃 the craft: legacy at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
🎃 the nightmare before christmas at j. hood wright park (washington heights) >>

fri 6:30pm: fanning the flames: live coloring with molly crabapple: color along with molly crabapple, who’ll debut fanning the flames, an adult coloring book filled with the artist’s early illustrations of burlesque performers. the outdoor area of pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

fri 6:30pm (ends today): bang on a can music series: lee ranaldo + dither: closing out this year’s bang on a can music series at the isamu noguchi foundation and garden museum (lic), sonic youth’s lee ranaldo, electric guitar quartet dither, and drummer brian chase of yeah yeah yeas will perform ranaldo’s hurricane transcriptions, an orchestral composition inspired by the sounds of hurricane sandy. $10 admission includes access to the galleries and garden. >>

fri 7pm: tale: nyc’s finest storytelling: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including rob cantrell (colbert), sandi marx (moth grand slam), kendra cunningham (dive bar blondes comedy), jawnee conroy, and more. the red room at kgb bar (east village), $8 admission (free if you mention the skint at the door) plus a two-drink minimum. >>

🎃 fri 7pm, 9:15pm, 11pm: the thing, the fog, and halloween: the roxy cinema (tribeca) hosts an evening of john carpenter classics. $15. >>

🎃 fri 7-10pm (ends today): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s season-closer theme: zombie disco. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 7:30pm: discover poetry contest winners’ reading: hear the victorious verse of the eight winning poets of 92y’s 2020 and 2021 discover poetry contest, which recognizes the work of poets who have not yet published a book. 92y (ues) and online, free. >>

🎃 fri 7:30pm: cemetery symbols + victorian creepiness: brooklyn brainery presents a pair of halloween-themed talks on the meanings behind cemetery symbols and what obsessions made the victorians masters of the macabre. online, $10. >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by sarah harvard, amanda gail, tim mcloughlin, and more. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 7:30 (ends today): new sounds live: veils and vesper: immerse yourself amongst the palm trees of the winter garden at brookfield place (fidi) while listening to john luther adams’s synthetic sound installation, an ever-evolving composition formed from a mathematical algorithm and prime numbers. a live music performance will accompany the soundscape tonight. part of new sounds live, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer. free. >>

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 danish maqbool (ramy), lili michelle (vulture), pat burtscher, keenan steiner, and dan yang. 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: jo firestone (fallon), emmy blotnick (comedy central), patrick schroeder (comedy central), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and tommy mcnamara (the onion). cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

fri 9:30pm: shalewa sharpe’s don’t reach in the bag: in her new solo show about ‘the people who need porn and the folks brave enough to sell it to them,’ comedian shalewa sharpe (comedy central) pulls back the curtain on her six years working at an adult video store at the turn of the century. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>



our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: public art, flea markets, and more. >>


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint