SAT-SUN, 12/3-4: SKINT WEEKEND

there are 20 holiday markets + sales this weekend! scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section for our roundup.

saturday

1pm + 7pm (ends today): new york theatre ballet choreographer keith michael presents an hourlong version of classic seasonal ballet the nutcracker. brookfield place, free. >>

1-5pm: participating pedal pushers load up with canned goods to benefit the less fortunate at the first annual brooklyn cranksgiving – part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt. haven cycles (bushwick), bring a bike, a bag, a lock, and $10-$15. >>

3-6pm: spread some positivity in washington square park at a love + equality rally, celebrating marginalized groups and standing up to bigotry and hate. >>

5-11pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum presents an evening of programming honoring world aids day and the exhibition ‘marilyn minter: pretty/dirty,’ including performances by scienze and dj sabine, a preview of the brooklyn nutcracker by the brooklyn ballet, a talk with planned parenthood nyc votes, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6-9pm: music label + collective dirty tapes nyc presents a performance by vhvl with a cassette-playing dj, a cassette swap, an interactive music + tech station, free beer, and a photo booth. space ninety 8 (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

6-10pm (thru 12/30): wonderland, an art show featuring work by 20+ artists working in various disciplines and a responsive video art installation at its centerpiece, opens tonight at the invisible dog (cobble hill). free. >>

6:30pm: catch an advance screening two holiday specials celebrating the christmas tree: adult swim’s ‘joe pera helps you find the perfect christmas tree,’ starring comedian joe pera, plus ‘little banks on wall street,’ a series of shorts about a christmas tree salesman on wall street. littlefield (gowanus), free. >>

7pm: philly punk rock band mannequin p*ssy plays a record release show at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) with additional performances by ian sweet, haybaby, and fern mayo. $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the tinder live! comedy show with host lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. this month’s show includes guests heben nigatu (another round, colbert), prachi gupta (cosmopolitan), logan hill (rolling stone, new york magazine), and katie compa (dudes bein’ dudes bein’ dudes). the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

8pm: vocalist and instrument builder lesley flanigan and lucky dragons member sarah rara play the synth nights series at the kitchen. $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

8-11pm: nyc books through bars, an all-volunteer group that sends books to incarcerated people, hosts a bingo fundraiser and 20th anniversary party at mayday space (bushwick). free admission ($3/bingo card, 2/$5.) >>

8pm-midnight: drink complicated cocktails whilst festive and cocktail attire at gemini + scorpio’s holiday cocktail party, featuring boozy concoctions like the ramos fizz, coquito, and liquor-injected chocolate strawberries. gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): bring an old trophy, a souvenir shot glass, your sticker collection, or anything with a story for a chance at winning $20 cash at the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. tonight’s guest performers include gina ginsberg (portlandia), likas kaiser (comedy central), jeff simmermon (npr), troy walker, niles turner, and kelsey caine (best week ever). hosted by sue smith. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm doors, 8pm show: xeno + oaklander and kodacrome play rough trade (williamsburg). $12. >>

9pm 7pm: holiday customs and obligations will be shared at the it’s tradition! storytelling show, where a roster of writers and comedians will recount how tradition has shaped their lives. muchmore’s (williamsburg), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): hear ‘the dirtiest, most-unsafe-for-prime-time jokes, bits, and riffs’ at the dirty show. tonight’s performers include may wilkerson (someecards), julia johns (girl code), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), and jake fromm. hosted by ben conrad and lucas connolly. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

10pm (monthly): comedians perform their darkest, saddest, and most traumatic–but funny–bits at the dark spots comedy show. this month’s installment features jordan carlos (the nightly show), brendan mclaughlin (best week ever), abby feldman (redacted tongight), jeff simmermon (the moth, ucb), brian parise, katie mcvay, kerryn feehan, and chris daniels. hosted by shane torres, nate fridson, and alison zeidman. the creek + the cave (lic), $5. >>

10pm (monthly): at tonight’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: all i want for christmas is mariah edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b, hip-hop, and the best of mariah carey’s catalogue, including hits from her christmas album, all night. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

10pm: ‘norwegian space-disco wizard’ lindstrøm plays a live set at good room (greenpoint), with support from barbie bertisch and dj joakim. $15 adv, $20 door. >>

midnight-ish movies:
black christmas @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
future hunters (friday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
gremlins (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
house (hausu) @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
lost highway @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
nausicaa of the valley of the wind @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
rare exports (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
steel dawn (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the craft @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
twin peaks: fire walk with me @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>

the skint presents:

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An all-Prince basement party. All Prince. All night.
DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party
Friday, December 16 at 10pm
Union Hall, Brooklyn
Tickets: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1381860-housequake-prince-party-brooklyn/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/986714698105688/

sunday

9am-3am: sweet! snag a free cookie with any purchase at any insomnia cookies location in honor of national cookie day. >>

11am-5pm: witness a reenactment of general washington’s 1783 farewell to his officers in the very room and on the same date it happened. fraunces tavern museum (fidi), $1 (reg. $7 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

11:30am: they’re fighting fires and saving christmas: watch nyc firefighters rescue a stuck santa from the top of the nyc fire museum using a ladder truck. free to watch, photo inside with santa for $8/adults and $5/kids. >>

10:05am-4:44pm (sundays thru 12/18): catch a ride back in time on vintage subway cars that ran from the 1930s to the 1970s. while prices of this mta annual holiday tradition aren’t rolled back as well, they will still only cost you the price of a regular train ride. >>

2pm: immortalize your furry friend in a festive way at bushwick bark’s awkward family holiday pet photoshoot and fundraiser, where you and an animal pal can don holiday sweaters and smile. precious metal (bushwick), suggested donation to benefit local animal rescue groups. >>

2pm: the mannes college new school for music’s schneider concerts season continues with soprano sarah schafer, violinist itamar zorman, and pianist amy yang performing schubert, ives, bach, handel, and ravel. the new school’s auditorium (union square), $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 students (standby). >>

4pm: sing ‘hallelujah!’ at the annual west village chorale’s ‘messiah’ sing-along at judson memorial church, where anyone can join in. scores provided, and light refreshments will be served at intermission. $15 general, $10 students. >>

5pm, 6:30pm: trees light up many parts of the city this time of year. here are two more lighting ceremonies: carl schurz park (5pm) and a stretch of 40 park avenue blocks (6:30pm). free.

7pm: cast members of hamilton perform songs (not from hamilton) at a free concert at the w times square hotel. $20 for reserved seats, free for standing room. >>

7pm: the annie o. music series presents an intimate musical performance by arum rae at the penthouse at the standard hotel (east village). free (email rsvp required). >>

8:30pm (monthly): guests reveal journal entries, poetry, original songs and art from their adolescence at lyssa mandel’s the bitch seat comedy talk show-and-tell. tonight’s sharing comes from shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), may wilkerson (huffington post), usama siddiquee, and improvised music by rebecca vigil (your love, our musical). q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

sat + sun various times: too many holiday markets + sales to choose from!
archive of contemporary music’s holiday record + cd sale (tribeca). sat + sun 11am-6pm (thru 12/8). >>
astoria market at bohemian hall + beer garden. sun 12-6pm (+ 12/11, 12/18). >>
brooklyn holiday book fair at the old stone house (park slope). sat 10am-4pm. >>
bulletin holiday market at the william vale hotel (williamsburg). sat + sun 1-9pm (+ 12/10-11). rsvp required. >>
eat pie + shop at ps 29 (cobble hill). sun 11am-4pm. >>
f.a.d. (fashion, art and design) market at st. paul’s church (cobble hill). sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 12/18). >>
food52 holiday market at 122 w 26th street, 8th floor (chelsea). sat + sun 12-8pm. >>
hester street market at the seaport. bonus: show them this skint listing on your phone and get a free hot chocolate + macaron at the entrance checkout (this weekend only). daily 11am-10pm (thru 12/10). >>
holiday book sale at lesbian herstory archives (south slope). sat 12-5pm. >>
holiday manhattan vintage pop-up at milk garage (meatpacking). sat 11am-6pm. $10 adv, $15 door. >>
native art market at the national museum of the american indian (fidi). sat + sun 10am-5pm. >>
phoenicia flea at dobbin st (greenpoint). sat + sun 11am-5pm. >>
renegade holiday craft fair at industry city (sunset park). sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 12/18). >>
saint vitus bar holiday flea market (greenpoint). sun sun 1-6pm. >>
shwick holiday market at bushwick warehouse. sat + sun 11am-7pm. >>
the all-american pop-up market at brooklyn expo center (greenpoint). sat + sun 10am-6pm. >>
the lodge winter weekend clubhouse at kinfolk 94 (williamsburg). sat 1-7pm. >>
the fit festival at the live well company. sun 12-3pm. $5-10. >>
vegan shop-up at pine box rock shop (bushwick). sat 12-5pm (+ 12/17). >>
vinyl revolution record show. littlefield (gowanus). sun 12-5pm, $3. >>

sat + sun various times (+ 12/9-11): performers put on a family-friendly live performance of a charlie brown christmas that includes a jazz trio performing vince guaraldi’s classic score. shapeshifter lab (gowanus), $12. >>

the elaborate holiday light displays of dyker heights homes are up! >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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FRI, 12/2: FOOD52 MARKET, PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, LAUREN GRAHAM, MORE TREE LIGHTINGS

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12-8pm (thru 12/4): shop (and eat) in a test kitchen and studio during the food52 holiday market, where you’ll find kitchen and home items, a rise nitro cold-brew bar, chocolates, cooking demos, book signings, and more. 122 w 26th street, 8th floor, free admission. >>

1-8pm (+ 12/3 11am-6pm): add to your wardrobe or chirstmas shopping at the holiday manhattan vintage pop-up, featuring 25 vintage clothing + accessories dealers. milk garage (meatpacking), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

4-9pm, 6pm: if you’re tired of the same-old tree lightings, consider these two jazzed-up events: the fort hamilton tree lighting spectacular (4-9pm) includes a holiday market, and the bryant park tree lighting skate-tacular (6pm) features an ice skating show and fireworks.

5:30-11:30pm: roll up to sweetness at 10below’s rolled ice cream tasting event, and sample a wide array of possible new flavors ’til you get a brain freeze. 10below ice cream (les), $10. >>

6pm: filmmaker pedro almodóvar (women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, all about my mother) discusses his latest, julia, at apple soho. free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: actress lauren graham discusses her new book, talking as fast as i can: from gilmore girls to gilmore girls (and everything in between), and poses for fan photos. barnes + noble union square, wristbands for entry will be given with proof of purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm (bi-monthly): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a lecture on the search for intelligent life in the universe by allyson sheffield, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film monty python’s life of brian (1979), directed by terry jones. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

7pm (fri-sun thru 12/11): performers put on a family-friendly live performance of a charlie brown christmas that includes a jazz trio performing vince guaraldi’s classic score. shapeshifter lab (gowanus), $12. >>

7pm (+ 12/3 1pm + 7pm): new york theatre ballet choreographer keith michael presents an hourlong version of classic seasonal ballet the nutcracker. brookfield place, free. >>

7pm: gaze upon wintry versions of circus, burlesque, cabaret, and other outlandish acts at eric schmalenberger’s winter wonderland blunderland variety show. house of yes (bushwick), $15. >>

8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at natalie wall’s awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. this month’s nasty woman edition features ayanna dookie (laughs), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), and kevin gilligan (geeks out). bonus: admission includes free beer + wine, plus attendees 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). a portion of tonight’s proceeds will be donated to the national abortion federation. >>

8pm: dams of the west (vampire weekend’s chris tomson) and all the roses play c’mon everybody. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by doug smith (conan), cyrus mcqueen (last comic standing), anthony devito (comedy central), cara weinberger (reductress), jordan temple (decoded), and rebecca vigil (our love, your musical). hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at the secret loft show’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), mike lawrence (comedy central), joe pera (seth meyers), kerry overfab coddett (joking off), marisa douenias (louie), lucas connolly (sirius xm), and joyelle nicole johnson. bushwick location will be sent to ticket holders, free-$10 (advance purchase required). >>

10pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of a christmas carol and the audience votes on who gets cut off. players theatre loft (greenwich village), $12 admission includes a drink. >>

10pm doors, 10:30pm show: writers and friends of comedic punk news site the hard times present a standup comedy showcase with free raffles. the experiment comedy gallery (williamsburg), $5. >>

11pm: punk rock karaoke to benefit migrante new jersey. the silent barn (bushwick), $10 donation. >>

11pm: fleetmac wood, a uk dj collective and party dedicated to re-edits and originals in honor of fleetwood mac, comes to lot 45 (bushwick). $15-18 adv, more at the door. >>

midnight-ish movies:
black christmas @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
future hunters (friday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
gremlins (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
house (hausu) @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
lost highway @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
nausicaa of the valley of the wind @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
rare exports (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
steel dawn (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the craft @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
twin peaks: fire walk with me @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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HOUSEQUAKE: PRINCE PARTY – 12/16 AT UNION HALL

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An all-Prince basement party. All Prince. All night.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

We gotta rock this mother.
Shock-a-lock-a boom.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party
Friday, December 16 at 10pm
Union Hall
702 Union Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
R train to Union Street
B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
F or G train to 4th Avenue
Tickets: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1381860-housequake-prince-party-brooklyn/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/986714698105688/

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