December babies got a bum deal. Our birthdays fall in the one month no one seems to have time to celebrate. If it’s not finals season, it’s winter vacation, or worse, we just get lumped in with the holidays.

But this year, that’s going to change. On Friday, December 15th at Littlefield, reclaim your birthright at the December Babies Birthday Party, an all-out celebration for the folks too long forgotten. We’re pulling out all the stops with the party perks we never got as kids: booze, for one. But also balloon animals, a magic act, cake, and of course, a room full of people who just want to celebrate US. Not to mention music spun by DJ Donwill, a photo booth, loot bags for attendees, and more special surprises throughout the night.

Naturally, anyone born in December gets in 100% FREE (ID required). And it’s just $5 at the door for everyone else, so invite your friends! Or show up solo, since you’re guaranteed to make some new best ones here.

So dress up to get down (no birthday suits, please), and come out to party! Because [extremely Patrick Swayze voice] nobody puts December babies in a corner.

the skint and Sam Corbin present:
December Babies Birthday Party

Friday, December 15 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
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We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.

An all-Prince 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
Saturday, December 16 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn, (directions)
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street
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the skint is taking thursday and friday off, so here are your event listings through the weekend. we’ll be back to our regular schedule on monday. scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including seven holiday markets, ‘christmas comes to old new york’ at merchant’s house museum, trumpcon, and more. happy thanksgiving!


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weds 1-8pm: get a rise out of the annual giant balloon inflation for the 91st annual macy’s thanksgiving parade. tour the streets surrounding the american museum of natural history (uws) and watch this year’s balloon characters come to life for the first time in preparation for tomorrow’s big day. free admission. >>

weds 7-11pm: see how the work measures up at the art by the inch opening reception, where artists create a large piece of art using the gallery walls as the canvas and pieces of the finished result will be available for sale by the inch. con artist collective (les), free admission. >>

weds 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: chris redd (snl), mary mack (conan), tim harmston (letterman), sean patton (comedy central), and saurin choksi (brown privilege). hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

weds 9pm: toss and turn and can’t sleep at night? you’ve got to get away to the tainted love 80’s dance party, hosted by dj jane elizabeth. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

weds 10pm: give thanks with aerialists, circus performers, and revelers at the house of yes’s thank you for everything dance party. house of yes (bushwick), $15. >>

weds thru 1/15: model trains wind through nearly a half-mile of track and 150 scale replicas of local landmarks made entirely of bark, leaves and other natural materials at the new york botanical garden’s 26th annual holiday train show. $20-23 weekdays, $28-30 weekends/holidays. >>

weds thru 4/1: throw on your go-go boots for ‘mod new york: fashion takes a trip,’ a new exhibition at the museum of the city of new york that explores the changing fashions of the 1960s with more than 70 garments, plus jewelry, shoes, handbags, and more. the museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $18 general, $12 students/seniors. >>


thurs 9am: the macy’s thanksgiving day parade, an annual tradition for 91 years, follows a 2.5-mile route from 77th street + central park west to herald square with 17 giant character balloons, 31 themed floats, 20 marching bands and performance groups, the radio city rockettes, and celebs including gwen stefani, 98 degrees, common, patti labelle, smokey robinson, and santa. free admission. >>

thurs 4pm-1am: if the holiday has you feeling like mrs. white, hibernate at videology, where they’ll be showing 1985 cult classic clue on a loop all day with board games to play along with and a menu including brandies and pumpkin pie available for purchase. videology (williamsburg), free admission. >>


fri various times: vinyl fans can find new and limited releases during the annual black friday record store day. >>

fri 9am-3pm: score free blue bottle coffee at the chain’s williamsburg location today. >>

fri 4:30pm doors, 5pm show: the film society of lincoln center (uws) commemorates the fourth annual blackout for human rights #blackoutblackfriday with a screening of documentary whose streets?, followed by a discussion with activist rosa clemente and co-director sabaah folayan and a musical performance by composer and pianist samora pinderhughes. free tickets tickets will be distributed at the box office starting at 4pm. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by ophira eisenberg (ask me another), mary mack (conan), jordan temple (hidden fences), andrew casterano, alex pavone, and anders lee. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 10pm (monthly): the character assassination series returns with the roast of steven spielberg, where comedians will dress up as their favorite spielberg movie characters and lampoon their creator senseless. hosted by raanan hershberg as the shark from jaws. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

fri 10pm: have a black (friday) celebration at the arkham goth/industrial/synth/post-punk dance party. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free. >>

fri 10pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 10:30pm: get down at jonathan toubin’s shakin all over 50s/60s rock’n’soul vinyl bash. home sweet home (les), free before 11pm, $5 after. >>

fri midnight: hang on to yourself for the latest edition of the cool sh*t weird sh*t comedy show, where comedians will perform acts inspired by each song of david bowie’s the rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars while it plays in the background. hosted by josh sharp. ucb east village, $7. >>

fri midnight: be suspicious of accidents at a hot fuzz drinking game. $5 beer + shot specials will be available to help you along. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>


sat 10am: running out of buttons to unbutton? walk off the turkey (wott) at an annual 12-mile jaunt along the hudson, from the battery all the way up to the little red lighthouse at the george washington bridge. bring lunch and water. $3. >>

sat 10am-9pm: you’ve got the green light to score 20% off all books at greenlight bookstore’s prospect lefferts gardens location, celebrating its first anniversary today. >>

sat 10pm: get rubbed the right way at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

sat 11pm: go on a journey with drag queens and elaborate outfits at the three-year anniversary of ladyfag’s multi-level, multi-dj holy mountain party. ‘trippy psychedelic fairy tale’ looks encouraged. slake (midtown west), $10 before 11:30pm, $15-20 after. >>


sun 10am-5pm (sundays thru 12/24): go for a ride back in time, courtesy of vintage 1930’s-era subway cars taking you along the f and q lines in manhattan. the annual blast from the past, complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulbs, and original advertisements will just set you back the price of a regular train ride. >>

sun 4pm (weekly): the moving pictures screening series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with a ‘muscles month’ double feature of he-man and masters of the universe. free admission. >>

sun 7pm: four local cartoonists offer slideshow readings at the annual post-thanksgiving comix and graphic novel night at kgb bar, hosted by robyn chapman and robin enrico. kgb bar (east village), free admission, $5 donation includes a raffle ticket. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): forget fancy stuff like the oculus rift. at the retro bits video game show, comedians brian mcguinness and tj del reno and their funny friends give commentary while you play (mostly) terrible video games. q.e.d (astoria), $5. >>

sun 8pm doors: eight-piece powerhouse band m.a.k.u. soundsystem plays elsewhere (bushwick). $10. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: seven holiday markets pop up this weekend:
fri thru 12/24: good goods conscious holiday market at 121 prince street (soho). >>
sat + sun 10am-6pm: ny handmade collective at brooklyn art library (williamsburg). >>
sat + sun 10am-6pm (weekends thru march): the brooklyn flea’s winter flea + smorgasburg at industry city. >>
sat + sun 11am-6pm: the fifth annual brooklyn holiday bazaar at 452 + 501 union street (gowanus). >>
sun 10am-4pm: obscura holiday bazaar at the bell house (gowanus). $3 admission. >>
sun 10am-5:30pm (+ 12/3): made in nyc’s gifted and talented holiday pop-up market at the grand holiday bazaar nyc (uws). >>
sun 2-9pm: sustainable sunday holiday market at house of yes (bushwick). >>

fri thru sun:trumpcon: a performance circus of yuge proportions explores the state of politics in trump’s america with a festival of ‘politically-themed comedy-theater-standup-storytelling-music-burlesque-and-everything-in-between.’ kraine theater (east village), $15. >>

fri thru 1/8: the seasonal ‘christmas comes to old new york’ exhibition returns to merchant’s house museum (noho) with period rooms adorned with mid-19th century holiday decor, plus carols, santa claus, and more. $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat 10am-3pm, sun 11am-3pm (weekends thru 12/17): the cutest, kringle-iest santa in nyc returns to abc carpet + home (flatiron) for photos this holiday season. >>

thru 12/31: take a walk on the wild side at the city’s zoos (various prices) and donate a hurricane relief item (thru 11/24) or new toy (thru 12/31) to receive a free ticket to the bronx zoo or new york aquarium. >>

seven manhattan department store holiday windows to check out >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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