It’s been three years since David Bowie left us and returned to his home planet. We’ve been feeling Under Pressure ever since.

So Let’s Dance through these Changes, Young Americans, at Loving The Alien: A Bowie Dance Party.

On Friday, January 11 at 10:30pm, DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career. Music Video Time Machine will provide projections of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances.

the skint presents:
Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Friday, January 11 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$5 adv, $8 door
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowie-loving-the-alien-tribute-dance-party-tickets-53837998904
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/303798133569070/

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around town today

thru 12/23: bushwick’s syndicated gets into the season with a series of holiday-themed screenings. this week: home alone, die hard, love actually, batman returns, edward scissorhands, the nightmare before christmas, elf, a christmas story, and eyes wide shut. $7. >>

9am-5pm (thru 12/21): take a ride on holiday vintage buses from the 1950s and 60s, which will run along the m42 route (normal fare applies). get motion sickness? a few parked buses will be available to board and explore at union square and herald square as well. >>

6pm-midnight: your first drink is free when you bring an unopened toy to sweetwater social’s annual ugly sweater party and toy drive. donations will benefit children in crown heights. sweetwater social (greenwich village), free. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: (monthly): the annual music mondays ensemble concert series continues the season with dorian wind quintet + abigail fischer performing bon appétit!, an operatic portrait of julia child baking a cake, in addition to works by bach, barber, and others. a free wine reception follows. advent lutheran church (uws), free. >>

7pm: robot santas on the holodeck: who-prov nyc (doctor who-inspired improv team) and redshirts (all-women, star trek-inspired musical improv team) ring in the who-lidays/holo-days with a night of never-before-seen scenes inspired by your suggestions. the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: learn and laugh at love at wikipedialove!, a musical comedy performed performed with slideshows by anthropologist noam osband and including interviews with duncan pflaster, creator of the naughty jewish boys calendar, and ezat luba, animal sexpert. the footlight (ridgewood), $5. >>

7:30pm (+ 12/18): puppet blok: new works of puppetry and other innovative forms of storytelling share evenings on the dixon place stage (les). $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by aparna nancherla, jo firestone, and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with standup by dan soder (@midnight), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), miguel dalmau (gotham comedy live), paris sashay, jeff scheen, and meredith casey. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by khalid rahmaan (conan), luke mones (comedy central), laura merli (reductress), jeremy pinsly (funny or die), and amy cardinale. hosted by lizzie martinez, hoff matthews, aimee rose ranger, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

8pm: the natvral, honey cutt, nicole yun, and tallies play a free dr. martens presents concert at baby’s all right. free (rsvp). >>

9pm (monthly): twins max and nicky weinbach’s vintage basement variety show features performers matt fulchiron (last comic standing), michael kosta (the daily show), joe pera (seth meyers), sagar bhatt (college humor), and more. under st. marks theater (east village), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment features speakers kristen kovar, sharron paul, matthew dicks, jiji lee, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring nate dern (comedy central), alise morales (ifc), joey dardano (a+e), dulcé sloan (the daily show), and peter revello. hosted by jess salomon. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

coming up

12/18-31: the metrograph’s annual holiday film series includes carol, gremlins, meet me in st. louis, the umbrellas of cherbourg, trading places, and others. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

12/18 3-6pm: free skate with santa (skate rental: $7) at lefrak center at lakeside prospect park. bonus: free hot chocolate for the first 100 attendees. >>

12/18 6pm: join in some holiday cheer as members of new york city opera perform carols with a brass quintet near the bryant park tree and ice skating rink (midtown west). free. >>

12/18 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: 80’s business suit-wearing duo (comedians vanessa golembewski and cynia barnwell) give their best worst advice on how women can survive the holiday season at the empowerpoint holiday special. caveat (les), $10. >>

12/18 7pm: actor, writer and comedian brian posehn launches his memoir forever nerdy: living my dorky dreams and staying metal at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

12/18 7pm (monthly): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s 10th anniversary salon features readings and q+a by five writers from the food and wine industry. moderated by m. m. de voe and christina chiu. bonus: free wine. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

12/18 7pm (monthly): video sketch and improv group physically bold brings you a dose of comedy at their variety show, tonight featuring guests fumi abe, lana schwartz, emma vernon, justin catchens, kami dimitrova, dash turner, lizzy furey, david bluvband, and eric dittelman. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

12/18 7pm (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring scott rogowsky (hq trivia), nore davis (conan), sam taggart (comedy central), and christi chiello (roast battle). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

12/18 8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by aparna nancherla (conan), rob haze (fallon), michael nguyen (asian, not asian), david drake (comedians you should know), and nonye brown-west . friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

12/18 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by rojo perez (conan), ryan donahue (kimmel), eman el-husseini (cbc), tim platt (comedy central), jessie baade (nick at nite), geoffrey asmus, and xazmin garza. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

12/18 9pm (weekly): seth herzog’s annual christmas-themed sweet comedy show features guests questlove (the roots), david cross (mr. show), sal vulcano (impractical jokers), michael kosta (the daily show), dion flynn (fallon), julia mattison (brooklyn sound), singer-songwriter julian velard, and more. new location: chelsea music hall (chelsea), $15. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the new york times travel show at the javits center 1/26-27 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to radiotheatre’s sci-fi double feature at st. johns lutheran church thru 1/5 for free-$12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $24). >>

get tickets to escher: the exhibition + experience at industry city thru 2/3 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

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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 24 holiday markets + shopping events, the nye wishing wall, the rooftop at pier 17 winterland, movie series, and more.


fri 4-11pm (+ sat 12-11pm): a springsteen on broadway pop-up store marks the end of the boss’s run with a bunch of merch including the new 2 cd soundtrack album, which comes out on the 14th. crowne plaza times square manhattan. >>

fri 6-9pm: got art? if not, then you can buy some at the creative center at university settlement’s annual benefit show and potluck, where all art will be priced at $20 and proceeds support art programs for people with chronic illnesses. the local color gallery at the houston street center (les), free admission. >>

fri 6pm-sat 6pm: bang bang gun amok: artists, scholars, activists, survivors, and others will address america’s gun culture and call for an end to the violence at a 24-hour performance marathon. university settlement’s speyer hall (les), $5-20 sliding scale donation. >>

fri 6:30pm: editors of top online magazines and newspaper sections discuss the latest problems and trends in feature journalism, and give tips on how to get published at the annual best online editors panel, featuring editors from the new york times, the new yorker, the washington post, believer, and electric literature. the new school (greenwich village), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: comedian, writer, and musician dave hill gives his first-person account of different periods throughout history while others call bs on most of what he’s saying at you had to be there. this time, he’ll delve into his drug-fueled tenure with fleetwood mac and the eagles in 1970’s los angeles. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘crazy in love’ beyoncé. $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm: zoom in on laughs at get reel, a comedy show where performers provide voiceover to tonight’s theme: ‘orphans’ wish,’ with rob haze, drew anderson, eudora peterson, jo firestone, marcia belsky, and andres govea. hosted by joe castle baker and max wittert. byob. spectacle theater (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 8pm: chamber ensemble iconiq the soundtrack orchestra presents the history of american animation through music and song, including scores and lively themes from classic disney, hanna-barbera, cartoon network, and nickelodeon series accompanied by live projection. the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $15 general, $ 12 students/seniors. >>

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 catherine cohen, jess salomon, e.t. chong, 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: lazyeyes, dinowalrus, monograms, and low anxiety play alphaville (bushwick). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: artist holiday party: moma ps1 opens its doors for after-hours viewing of its exhibitions, a performance by bonaventure, an artist’s ceramics pop-up shop, and hot chocolate, mulled wine, and churros available for purchase. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: pill plays an album release show with support from public practice and future punx. rough trade (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by sean donnelly (conan), emily winter (npr), rachel lenihan (the chris gethard show, melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), opeyemi olagbaju (i love you, america), and tito garza. hosted by erica spera. 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 matthew broussard (conan), subhah agarwal (comedy central), jess salomon (sirius xm), jhanelle dennis (time out new york), jake flores, and conor delehanty. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features samantha ruddy (colbert), rob cantrell (last comic standing), subhah agarwal (comedy central), matt ruby (girl code), teddy smith (gotham comedy live), and julia shiplett (crashing). hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm: decide who’s tassels are the twirliest at superboob live, a burlesque competition where the audience and a panel of judges vote for the best act that will go on to compete in march’s final showdown. branded saloon (prospect heights), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 9pm (+ 12/21): the jingleboobs + chestnuts christmas vaudeville show will cement your place on the naughty list with a night of burlesque and magic acts. sideshow by the seashore (coney island), $15. >>

fri 9pm: local music blog brooklynvegan throws a holiday party with performances by gang gang dance and ela minus, along with brooklynvegan dj sets. bonus: the first 50 attendees get a free beer. brooklyn brewery (williamsburg), $15. >>

fri 9pm-midnight (monthly): signal to noise, a new after-hours party at museum of the moving image (astoria), features musical performances, interactive digital artist installations, and participatory experiences throughout the building’s exhibitions. bonus: complimentary beer and snacks. free admisssion (rsvp required). >>

fri 9pm doors, 10 show: forget the calling birds and golden rings, see six geeks a-stripping at metropolis burlesque’s holiday nerdlesque show. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), $10 suggested donation. >>

fri 10pm: audience members are welcome to come on stage and join in the improvised bird and friends – cosmic unity show, which celebrates its 100th iteration tonight. the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

fri 10pm: washed out (electronic musician ernest greene) spins the tunes at good room (greenpoint). $10-20. >>

fri 11pm: things go bump in the night at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

fri midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by tom thakkar (conan) and tyler richardson, storytelling by ronna levy, and burlesque by lilin lace + gigi bonbon. ucb (east village), $9. >>


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sat 11am: get fit and see some art during runstreet’s ugly sweater 5k art run, where a gentle speed is encouraged in order to take in the murals at stops along the way. meet at urbanglass (fort greene), $20-25. >>

sat 12pm (+ 12/22): get in the spirit of the season with holiday movies for just $5, screening weekly at select regal cinemas. today: national lampoon’s christmas vacation. >>

sat 12-3pm: buy cookies for a good cause at the lower eastside girls club angel alliance junior board’s cookie bake-off and sale. $20+ gets you a tin to fill with cookies and access to the official judging by amy sedaris (at home with amy sedaris), valerie galindo (director of girls club culinary programs), and others. >>

sat 12-4:30pm: what the dickens is this? if it’s the holidays, it must be time for housing works bookstore cafe’s annual marathon reading of charles dickens’s ‘a christmas carol.’ housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

sat 12-6pm: doctor who christmas episode marathon: just what the doctor ordered: a marathon screening of five favorite doctor who christmas episodes, as determined by a bbc-run poll, with rounds of trivia and bingo in-between. the paley center for media (midtown west), free. >>

sat 6:30pm: taste award-winning coquitos (a traditional puerto rican coconut-based alcoholic tipple, similar to eggnog) from district winners across the state and help pick the next nys coquito master. the bronx museum of the arts, $10. >>

sat 7pm: in anticipation of the release of welcome to marwen, the museum of the moving image screens 2010 documentary marwencol, with subject mark hogancamp and director jeff malmberg in person. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors (tickets include same-day admission to the museum). >>

sat 7pm-late: the grind warehouse art bash returns with works from 70 visual artists on display, live art + body painting, djs + rappers, and more. 10-01 irving ave (ridgewood), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

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 harmon leon (meet the deplorables) and the hosts of song salad live! podcast. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv with promo code ‘orchvip’ (reg. $10). >>

sat 7:30pm (season ends today): the kalichstein-laredo-robinson trio performs part 1 of the beethoven cycle at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $16. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from shane torres (conan), rosebud baker (comedy central), evan williams (roast battle), jourdain fisher (fallon), subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), joe machi (last comic standing), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), gibran saleem (mtv), and samantha ruddy (risk!). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5. >>

sat 8pm: while some are singing joy to the world, others will be getting dirty and depraved at jalopy’s tenth annual filthy song night. jalopy theatre (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $15. >>

sat 8pm-4am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party. tonight’s 13th anniversary event features more than 30 live electronic music and visual artists in two rooms. bushwick address will be given with ticket purchase, $5-10. >>

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 8:30pm: clip show carnage: bad movie fans and comedians steven desiena and steve whalen share clips from their favorite b movies. tonight’s final show features their best-of. vital joint (williamsburg), $5 >>

sat 9pm: don we now our garish apparel at hofbräu bierhaus’s annual ugly holiday sweater contest. hofbräu bierhaus (midtown east), free admission. >>

sat 9:30pm: ever rolled your eyes at the absurd wedding announcements in the new york times? the forever improv comedy show relates, and creates an entire love story out of an audience-picked announcement. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on home alone. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 10pm: be saved from another lonely princemas the skint’s annual housequake: all-prince dance party, with dj steve reynolds (party like it’s 1999) spinning hits, deep cuts and songs written for other artists from prince’s 35+ year career. the bell house (gowanus), $5. >>

sat 11pm: plug in at the nightwav synthwave halloween party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>

sat 11:45pm doors, 12:15am show: come get your honey at the semi-regular this party is killing you: a night of all-robyn everything dance party. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>


sun 10am-5pm (sundays thru 12/30): take a ride back in time on vintage 1930’s-era subway cars, running along the f and a/c/d lines in manhattan every sunday thru the end of the year. free with your metrocard swipe. >>

sun 12pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the history behind lcd soundsystem’s sound of silver (2007), and listen to the album from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. nowadays (ridgewood), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 2pm doors, 2:30pm show (+ 12/29 at q.e.d.): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence will perform a reading of charles dickens’ holiday classic a christmas carol while the audience plays drinking games. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 3pm: listen to the 107th annual reading of ‘a visit from saint nicholas,’ aka ’twas the night before christmas,’ followed by a lantern procession and wreath-laying at the tomb of author clement c. moore. church of the intercession (harlem), free. >>

sun 3pm: godzilla takes on christmas at nyc resistor’s latest make-along workshop, faux gingerbread build-and-smash, where you’ll make a gingerbread house and help stage a photoshoot of the green giant destroying it all. materials provided. nyc resistor (boerum hill), $10. >>

sun 3-5pm: you don’t have to be santa to indulge at the brooklyn cookie takedown, where 20+ bakers bring their best baked treats, and you’re the judge. lot 45 (bushwick), $25. >>

sun 3-7pm (+ 12/23): traditional german and american christmas carols will be sung at zum schneider bavarian bierhaus’s annual sunday celebrations of the season. zum schneider bavarian bierhaus (alphabet city), free admission. >>

sun 4:30pm doors, 5pm show: real-life couples + friends do stand-up sets together at the couples therapy show, hosted by naomi ekperigin (broad city, 2 dope queens) and andy beckerman (the pete holmes show, beginnings). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 5pm: ring in the holidays in victorian style at the morris-jumel mansion victorian holiday party. the annual event at manhattan’s oldest house includes a visit from the ghost of christmas present, carolers, a costume contest, hot spiced wine, cider, and cookies, and more. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights), $10 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

sun 5:45pm: composer phil kline will lead a walking ambient chorus of boomboxes from the west village to the east village in the 27th annual holiday presentation of unsilent night. meets at the washington square park arch. free. >>

sun 7pm: bad pitches: comics compete to come up with the worst new tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs.’ crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

sponsored sun 7-9pm (+ sundays starting 12/30): sunday night game night with broadly entertaining at parklife kicks off with a drunken jenga tournament. cocktails, beers, hot beverages, and food are available for purchase. parklife (gowanus), free admission. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with khalid rahmaan (conan), courtney fearrington (sirius xm), nate fridson, and cathy humes. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: a good time for a good cause: put your money where your mouth is to benefit raices at thoughts + prayers: a mandatory assembly comedy show, featuring aisling bea (bbc), gary richardson (snl), emmy blotnick (colbert), liza treyger (seth meyers), peter smith (comedy central), and charlyne yi (steven universe). hosted by kristen buckels (comedy central), lacey jeka (reductress). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show, littlefield (gowanus): the not quite midnight talk show’s 12 comics of christmas edition features performances from kate willett (comedy central), josh gondelman (conan), and many more. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 8:30pm: if it isn’t relevant anymore, it will be joked about at the comedy time machine show, where comedians will bring their favorite old topical bits back from the dead. hosted by orli matlow. q.e.d. (astoria), $5 admission benefits planned parenthood. >>

all weekend

25 places to grab a warming seasonal drink this winter. >>

take a stroll through the dyker heights christmas lights. >>

fri thru sun: so many holiday markets and shopping events! admission is free unless specified.

a/d/o holiday market. a/d/o (greenpoint). sat + sun 12-7pm. >>

astoria holiday market. bohemian hall (astoria). sun 12-6pm. >>

bliss plaza pop-up holiday market at bliss plaza (sunnyside). sat + sun 12-6pm. >>

block bazaar holiday market at founders lab nyc (sat 5pm-midnight, sun 12-8pm) and grimm ales (sun 12-8pm). >>

deck the stalls outdoor holiday market. fulton stall market. sun 11am-5pm (+ 12/23). >>

dromedary holiday market. dromedary urban tiki bar (bushwick). sun 1-7pm. >>

dylan’s candy bar pop up sale. 111 grand street (soho). fri + sat 11am-8pm, sun 12-6pm. >>

fad market holiday makers market. city point. sat + sun 11am-7pm. >>

gasworks holiday pop-up + non f*cking silent auction. gasworks (south slope). sat 1-8pm. >>

grand holiday bazaar. grand bazaar nyc (uws). sun 10am-5:30pm (sundays thru 12/30). >>

holiday handmade cavalcade. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). sat + sun 11am-6pm. >>

i found it at the strategist holiday pop-up. 347 west broadway (soho). 11am-7pm thru 12/30. >>

interference archive open house. interference archive (park slope). sat 12-5pm. >>

it’s called fashion holiday market. museum of sex (flatiron). sun 2-8pm. >>

metrograph holiday film book fair. the metrograph (lic). sat + sun 11am-6pm >>

night market at brooklyn brewey tasting room (williamsburg). sat 7:30-11pm. >>

ridgewood market’s nowadays outdoor holiday market. nowadays (ridgewood). sat 2-8pm (+ 12/22): >>

smorgasburg x vice night market at villain in williamsburg (fridays 6pm-midnight thru 12/21) and the winter smorgasburg + brooklyn flea at atlantic center in fort greene (saturdays 11am-8pm + sundays 11am-5pm thru 3/31). >>

social justice holiday market. mayday space (bushwick). sat 12-5pm, sun 1-6pm. >>

strange and unusual holiday market. sideshows by the seashore (coney island). sat + sun 12-6pm. >>

sugar x spice holiday makers market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). sun 1-6pm. >>

tms makeup shop. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea). sat 10am-5:30pm, sun 11am-5pm. $21 admission. >>

vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick). sat 12-5pm. (21+ only) >>

womyn holiday market pop up. grand central atelier (lic). sat 11am-6pm. >>

fri thru 12/20: take a selfie with the seven-foot-tall times square new year’s ball-drop ’19’ numbers, on display at times square plaza bet. 46th + 47th streets. free. >>

fri thru 12/23: bushwick’s syndicated gets into the season with a series of holiday screenings. this week: it’s a wonderful life, santa claus conquers the martians, rare exports: a christmas tale, and the muppets christmas carol. $7. >>

fri thru 12/29: add your wish for the new year to the confetti that falls onto the times square nye crowd. times square plaza bet. 46th + 47th streets. free. >>

fri thru 1/2: in the year of the grifter: the metrograph hosts a series of 16 classic and contemporary films on the art of the grift, including dirty rotten scoundrels, house of games, the color of money, the lady eve, the wolf of wall street, and more. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

fri thru 1/10: quad cinema presents a retrospective of 34 films that were rated x due to depictions of sex and/or graphic violence. highlights include a clockwork orange, beyond the valley of the dolls, desperate living, the evil dead, tie me up! tie me down! (¡átame!). quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri until ?: enjoy scenic views of nyc while you take a spin on the ice on nyc’s only outdoor rooftop ice rink at the opening of the rooftop at pier 17 winterland, which also includes a warming hut, bar, and restaurant. $14-25 to skate. >>

sat + sun various times (+ 12/23): join other citizen scientists in the 119th annual national audubon society christmas bird counts, occuring in all five boroughs. free. >>

sat thru 12/24: enjoy nine great performances by cher at the a cher for all seasons screening series: silkwood, mask, the witches of eastwick, moonstruck, and more. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors (tickets include same-day admission to the museum). >>

ticket deals

get free tickets to london-based autojeu theatre’s beowulf at soho playhouse thru sun with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

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