scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including opening weekend for the outdoor smorgasburg and brooklyn flea markets, coney island’s luna park opens, photography and art shows, mocca fest, a robotics competition, and more.


fri + sat: nyu’s 17th annual fusion film festival celebrates emerging women in film, television, and new media with three days of screenings, panels, master classes with the marvelous mrs. maisel and gilmore girls creator amy sherman-palladino and visual artist shirin neshat, and more. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free admission. >>

fri 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): refresh your wardrobe with the help of more than 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri thru sat: the frick collection and the institute of fine arts of nyu host a symposium on the history of art, with free admission for all. rsvp required for friday. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues explored in the film idiocracy (2006), directed by mike judge. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

just added: fri 7-9pm: psychic city: the medium of mediums: explore the history of new york city psychics, mediums, and fortune tellers with an exhibition of handbills and flyers at the city reliquary museum (williamsburg). free opening reception tonight. >>

fri 7:15pm: actor and filmmaker emilio estevez will do q+a following a screening of his new feature, the public, at village east cinema. $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features dina hashem (conan), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), stavros halkias (comedy central), katie boyle (transplants comedy), and brian park. hosted by noa osheroff and blair dawson. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: comedians matt koff (the daily show writer) and alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer) perform extended stand-up sets at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

fri 8:30pm: bad pitches: comics compete to come up with the worst new money-themed tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs.’ crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by stavros halkias (comedy central), caitlin peluffo (colbert), courtney fearrington, paris sashay, alex pavone, and cherith fuller. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by the lucas bros (fallon), myq kaplan (conan), shane torres (conan), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and nate fridson. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9:15pm doors, 9:30pm show: memes and moves collide for dancify that!, an elimination dance battle where choreographers create sequences based on viral videos and a panel of comedic judges award scores. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 10pm doors: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: the importance of being drunk and earnest. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $12) includes a drink. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): catses? littler shop of horrors? sequel: the musical improv comedy show creates spontaneous imaginings of sequels to popular broadway musicals before your eyes and ears. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

our next event!

Sign ‘O’ The Times, indeed. It’s been three years since his majesty peaced out, and it still feels like we need his music more than ever.

Let’s get through this thing called life and dance it out on Friday, April 12, when DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It’s 1999 and Housequake) will take us Around The World In A Day with a blend of All Things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. And because the very thought of Prince conjures his image, we’ll have Music Video Time Machine projecting clips from his music videos, live performances, and films.

the skint presents:
Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince

Friday, April 12 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$7 adv, $10 door
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sat various times: engage with art at a relaxed pace during annual slow art day programming taking place at the center for italian modern art ($10 general, free for students, the museum of arts and design ($16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students), and the rubin museum of art ($19 general, $14 students/seniors).

sat 12-4pm: taste and judge what competing grill masters are serving up at the eighth annual new york city bbq cookoff, nyc’s only kansas city barbeque society-sanctioned bbq cookoff. staten island’s historic richmond town, $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sponsored: sat 1pm, 6pm: travel the world of wine at the new york city wine fest, your all-access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. the tunnel (chelsea), save $25 on advance tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 2pm: be bad in plaid at the annual tartan day parade, making its way up 6th avenue from 45th to 55th streets. >>

sat 3pm: get pummeled with softness as the annual pillow fight day fills washington square park with hundreds of slinging revelers. byop (not down) or buy one with a $5 donation to the mattress firm foster kids program. free admission. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the exhibition frida kahlo: appearances can be deceiving with an evening featuring music, performance, and art-making with mexican-american, chicanx, and latinx creators. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. note: this does not include admission to the ticketed frida kahlo exhibition. free admission. >>

sponsored: sat 6pm, 8:30pm (ends today): dan savage’s annual hump! film festival brings sex-positive, short, dirty movies made by ordinary people to nyc. roulette (boerum hill), $25 adv, $30 door. >>

sat 7pm: classy and crunchy: kettle corn new music presents piano duo herenowhear in a concert of works by loiacono, cooley, zimmermann, and crumb. admission includes beer, wine, and kettle corn, of course! the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20) >>

sat 7-11pm: see what it’s like to live in someone else’s skin at bodysuits, an exhibition of artist sarah sitkin’s hyperrealistic skins molded from a variety of body types. opening reception tonight. superchief gallery (ridgewood), free. >>

sat 7pm dance lesson, 8pm show: latin boogaloo meets klezmer when bands spanglish fly and mini-klezmer all-stars perform separate sets, then jam together at flushing town hall. $16 general, $10 students. >>

sat 7:30pm: comedians give their best take on what a famous piece of art means before being schooled by a professional expert at modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features tracy soren (impractical jokers),  fareeha khan (mtv), and susan kent (risk!). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv, $14 door (admission includes wine and candy). >>

sponsored: sat 8pm: leonardo, jonathan berger’s new 70-minute chamber opera, brings you into the mind of leonardo da vinci, shockingly modern renaissance genius. featuring acclaimed baritone tyler duncan (metropolitan opera), a libretto drawn entirely from da vinci’s own notebooks, and stunning designs by gabriel calatrava. 92nd street y, $15 with promo code ‘leonardo15’ (reg. $35). >>

sat 8pm: slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘the only brooklyn comedy show in a lingerie store,’ featuring stand-up by julia shiplett (hbo), mary houlihan (adult swim), sam evans, drew anderson, chris daniels, and shari diaz. hosted by brian bahe + julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: 20 years of no scrubs edition, dj steve reynolds plays rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop from the 1990s + 2000s all night, plus an extra dose of tlc. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 11pm (bi-monthly): dance to classic ’90s britpop spun by dj ceremony and guests at beetlebum brooklyn britop night. saint vitus (greenpoint), $5 adv, $8 door, free if wearing a britpop/uk band t-shirt. >>


sun 12-5pm: more than 25 queens-based makers will sell their wares at the queens craft brigade‘s pop-up at rocco moretto post (astoria). free admission. >>

sun 1-7pm: shop 60 curated local vendors and treat yourself to free roof deck yoga, dreamcatcher workshops, a photo booth, 3d avatar creation, and more at the greenpointers flower power spring market. greenpoint loft, free admission. >>

sun 2pm: catvideofest is catnip for cat lovers: 70 minutes filled with more than 100 short video clips of cats doing crazy cat things. new plaza cinema at new york institute of technology (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

sun 2pm (thru 5/11): cellist istván várdai and pianist roman rabinovich perform beethoven, schubert, and rachmaninov at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. the town hall (midtown west), $17-21. >>

sun 3pm: audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy production of little shop of horrors. the front bar at knitting factory (williamsburg), $15. >>

sun 3pm (+ 5/12): the greenwich village orchestra continues its season with a program of works by debussy, brubeck, and strauss including bass trombonist george curran of the new york philharmonic. all saints church (ues), suggested donation: $20 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

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 for the lesson ($10 for the band suggested). >>

sun 6pm-midnight: bliss out to liquid drum + bass spun by db, dave shiman, seth magoon, and dj passive at public records (gowanus). $11.50 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: janeane garofalo hosts a night of stand-up with guests phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), todd barry (comedy central), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and shane torres (conan). littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 7pm: (monthly): it’s a great week for women at this reading series hosted by an all-female group of comedy writers and featuring guests blythe roberson (how to date men when you hate men), felipe torres medina (mcsweeney’s), and evan waite (unbreakable kimmy schmidt). velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), $5. >>

sun 7pm: princess weekes, assistant editor of feminist pop culture blog the mary sue, presents a feminist film mashup of classic film and tv teen dramas viewed through a feminist, pop culture lens. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $10. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with short stories told by sandi marx (seven-time moth storyslam winner), sean brady (the pit), jennifer glick, megan pickarski, pamela barsky, and maybe you (there’ll be two open mic slots). hosted by adam selbst. byob. big irv’s (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with devon walker (comedy central), river clegg (the oposition with jordan klepper), david drake (siriusxm), brett hiker, and mike lemme. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians gastor almonte and jess salomon throw a double album release show and dance party, featuring guest sets by josh gondelman (desus + mero), shalewa sharpe (stop eating cookies), roy wood, jr. (the daily show), greg stone (america’s got talent), eman el-husseini, and courtney fearrington. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: get saved from sadness at church night, a religious parody show including guest stand-up comedians and a shots-n-tots communion. gutter bar (williamsburg), $10 suggested admission. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: browse and shop from more than 50 tables of handheld art at the nyc vintage photo fair (fri) and new york postcard expo (sat-sun). the watson hotel (midtown west). $7-8. >>

fri thru sun: the annual artexpo new york brings more than 1,000 established and emerging artists, galleries, and art publishers to pier 90 (hell’s kitchen). $20-25 general, $15-20 students/seniors. >>

fri thru sun: the association of international photography art dealers presents the photography show, the longest-running photography showcase featuring contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media from more than 100 galleries. pier 94 (midtown west), $30 general/$20 students + seniors in advance, $40 general/$25 students + seniors at the door. >>

fri thru sun: 46 high-tech teen teams from around the world compete in the annual nyc first robotics competition, which asks challengers to guide their handmade robots on a space-themed mission. the armory track + field center (washington heights), free. >>

sponsored: fri thru 4/13: following the broadway sensation a steady rain with daniel craig and hugh jackman, emmy nominated keith huff returns to nyc with his latest work, six corners. late one night, two burnt-out violent crimes unit detectives try their damnedest to close the puzzling murder of a cta employee. what should be a simple open-and-shut case evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years. chain theatre (midtown west), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

fri thru 4/21: playwright april ranger presents bathsheba’s psalms, or a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath, a sexy and satirical staged adaptation of the old testament love story of david and bathsheba that capsizes tropes on gender and power. the tank (midtown west), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

fri thru 4/27: get to know the other japanese new wave with japan society’s series of 11 impactful films made between 1958 and 1961, including some never-before-seen in the us. japan society (midtown east), $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

sat + sun various times: the outdoor smorgasburg food market and brooklyn flea open for the season! smorgasburg: east river state park in williamsburg (saturdays 11am-6pm) and breeze hill in prospect park (sundays 11am-6pm), plus oculus plaza (fridays 11:30am-7pm starting 4/12); brooklyn flea: the williamsburg hotel (saturdays 11am-6pm) and manhattan bridge archway in dumbo (sundays 10am-6pm). free admission, pay-as-you-go.

sat 11am-7pm, sun 11am-6pm: the museum of comic and cartoon arts festival (mocca), manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation fest, returns for a 16th year with 400 artists displaying their work, plus lectures, workshops, and film screenings. metropolitan west and inked48 (hell’s kitchen). $10 admission. >>

sat + sun 11am-7pm (limited hours until summer): coney island’s luna park opens for the season: ride the rides saturday with a $10 donation benefiting children of promise nyc. pay-as-you-go otherwise. note: this does not include deno’s wonder wheel amusement park, which opens next weekend. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: shop strange stuff like taxidermy, medical history ephemera, antiques, unique art, and more from 60 vendors at the oddities ‘rites of spring’ market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10 admission. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: new york city jazz festival at symphony space 4/14 for just $10 ($40 value). >>

get tickets to the nyc hot sauce expo at brooklyn expo center 4/14 for $5 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

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