fri thru 4/2/2023: ‘i’ll have what she’s having”: the jewish deli exhibition: the katz’s out of the bag: new-york historical society museum + library (uws) pays homage to the delicatessen and the jewish immigrants who created this city staple with an exhibition filled with neon signs, menus, advertisements, artwork, artifacts, deli workers’ uniforms, and video documentaries. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

fri thru 1/8/2023: illuminate the farm: the nyc winter lantern festival transforms queens county farm museum (floral park) into an immersive world of light thru the holiday season. visitors can expect a luminescent display inspired by theme parks and chinese myths and legends, along with illuminated tunnels, illuminated rideable swings, and more. $26.99. >>

fri thru 1/8/2023: gingerbread nyc: the great borough bake-off: the museum of the city of new york (east harlem) invited bakeries and bakers from all five boroughs to design nyc-inspired gingerbread creations. the delicious results will be on display thru early january. $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

fri thru 11/23: free cupcakes: crumbs bakeshop returns with a sweet offer: free cupcakes for all! a crumbs pop-up truck will be handing out free cupcakes at locations around nyc for two weeks, with each location being revealed on social media the night before they roll up. >>

fri thru sun: art fair 14c: the fourth edition of jersey city’s art fair takes over jersey city armory with hundreds of artists, galleries and arts organizations. free friday 1-7pm, $10-20 sat + sun, $30 ‘date night’ pass for two sat 6-9pm. >>

thru sun: new york comedy festival: catch some of the best in the funny business at the annual new york comedy festival, a week of side splitting shows featuring 200+ comedians. while the big-name shows are a bit out of our price range, the festival has a cornucopia of skint-priced performances across the boroughs. friday: azn pop! @ littlefield, baby gay @ chelsea music hall, boyz in the woods @ friends and lovers, luke mones album recording @ the gutter (save 50% with promo code ‘skint’); saturday: celebrity memoir book club live @ chelsea music hall, fun gutter @ the cobra club, jake cornell: let’s make this good @ the tiny cupboard, marcia belsky: evangelical @ club cumming, the adult swim smalls huge show @ caveat, the antidote podcast live @ union hall; sunday: alex english @ chelsea music hall, boardwalk comedy @ the gutter, daniel simonson + jake schick @ littlefield, exposure therapy @ club cumming, gus constantellis does an hour @ the tiny cupboard, inside the comic’s studio with hannah pilkes @ union hall, jared goldstein+ friends @ littlefield, rachel pegram: messy, yet tight @ union hall. >>

fri 12:30-3:30pm: veterans day parade: 20,000 american veterans representing every branch of service and generation since wwii will march up fifth avenue from 26th street to 47th street for the 103rd annual veterans day parade. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): tale storytelling: 10-year anniversary show: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including rob cantrell (comedy central), gail thomas (beavis and butthead), sandi marx (pbs’s stories from the stage), and adrian minkowicz. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): vocabaret: ‘for the record’’: everything’s coming up proses at this monthly variety show for language lovers, where five of the the city’s best wordsmiths present slideshows, games, and other raucous entertainment inspired by a theme. tonight’s theme: ‘for the record.’ hosted by sam corbin, tim donnelly, jerzy gwiazdowski, ally spier, and nikolai vanyo. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘caveatorb’ (reg $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7:30pm: new york classical players: new tango: the new york classical players’ 13th season of music performances continues with ‘new tango,’ a concert of works by samuel adler, shostakovich, piazzolla, and jp jofre. w83 auditorium (uws), free. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh it off – a comedy show in a dog cafe: bring your problems and your pups to the laugh it off variety show, where audience members submit their everyday problems and comedians try their best to ‘fix’ them. boris and horton (east village), $10-12. >>

fri 8pm (bi-weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s in-flight entertainment features wilfred padua (npr), brittany carney (comedy central), shayne gayle, and kari burt. $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: connor creagan (comedy central), andrew durso (patriot act), alex dragicevich (easy), ashley brooke roberts (ask me another), and stef dag (vogue). cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

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 kate willett (comedy central), ahamed weinberg (colbert), ronnie lordi (amazon), glennis laroe (absolutely thriving comedy), jack finnegan, and dwayne cullen. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


Actress and comedian Natasha Leggero (Another Period) is joined by Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) for an evening of conversation in honor of the release of her laugh-out-loud funny collection of insightful and razor-sharp essays on motherhood in our post-apocalyptic world. Every ticket includes a copy of The World Deserves My Children.



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sat thru the season: ice skating at prospect park: the outdoor ice rink at prospect park’s lefrak center opens for the season. price tba, but last year’s rates were $8-12 admission, $9 skate rental (or byo). >>

sat + sun (11am-4pm): vinyl revolution record show: 55 dealer tables take over bohemian hall + beer garden (astoria) for two afternoons of crate-digging delight. $5 admission ($10 for 10am early entry). >>

sat + sun (11am-5pm, + 12/3-4 in brooklyn): renegade craft fair: shop handmade gifts and creative goods from 180+ local and national small businesses at this annual fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $0-12 suggested admission. >>

sat + sun (sat 11-6pm, sun 10am-5pm): postcard show: peruse and purchase antique and collectible mailers at metropolitan postcard club of new york city’s biannual international postcard show, returning to the new yorker hotel – wyndham (midtown west). $7 admission. >>

sat 5pm, 7pm: eyeworks festival of experimental animation: returning after a two-year pandemic hiatus, the 11th eyeworks festival of experimental animation will highlight works made by individual artists during 1981-2022. roxy cinema (tribeca), $15. >>

sat 7:30pm: peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series: the 123rd season of peoples’ symphony concerts continues with the chamber music society of lincoln center performing a program of works by leclair, françaix, ravel, and chausson at the historic washington irving high school auditorium (gramercy). $19-21 general, $10 students + essential workers. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): nick + friends comedy show: comedian nick hopping presents a new monthly stand-up show at cloe’s corner (boerum hill). tonight’s lineup: zach russell (food network), caitlin reese (hbo), and ismael loutfi (comedy central). note: byob. $5. >>

sat 8pm: string orchestra of brooklyn: string orchestra of brooklyn (sob) performs works by haydn and brahms at st. ann and the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights). $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>


sun 12-4pm (+ 11/19 12pm in manhattan): cranksgiving brooklyn: at this annual food drive on wheels, participants cycle to various checkpoints around brooklyn and earn points by snapping pictures for social media, completing a fun task, or answering a trivia question. recognition will be given for those with the most points, best costume, most creative instagram post, and more. donations will support hattie carthan community garden and its food justice/sovereignty efforts. starts at principles coffee house (gowanus). >>

sun 1-8pm (monthly): pioneer works second sundays: art, music, science, and technology collide during pioneer works’ second sunday event series, featuring live music, food, artists’ open studios, and other programming. highlights of this month’s edition include art installations by charles atlas, umber majeed, and anya kielar, screenings of documentary shorts honoring oscar grant, mario woods, and philando castile on their birthdays, a dance performance by cora dance, a red hook soils workshop and landscape walking tour, solargazing with telescopes (weather permitting), and more. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sun 6pm (monthly): public victories: from running the dishwasher to running a marathon, five performers and one audience member will share true stories about personal triumphs great and small at the public victories storytelling show, hosted by laura goehrke. young ethel’s (park slope), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 7:30pm: you are not alone: an uplifting show about depression: improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness in their day-to-day lives create scenes inspired by their personal experiences and show how laughter can be the best medicine. hosted by aaron gold and grant michael serpe. magnet theater, (chelsea). $10. >>


mon thru the season: shine bright at hudson yards: 2 million white lights and a suspended 32-foot hot-air balloon illuminate hudson yards for its annual holiday display. >>

mon thru 12/24 (closed thanksgiving): grand central holiday fair: grand central’s annual holiday fair returns for six weeks with 36 local vendors offering one-of-a-kind products made in new york and the united states. vanderbilt hall at grand central terminal (midtown east), free admission. >>

mon 6pm: by design: the joe caroff story: filmmaker mark cerulli takes a look at the life and work of joe caroff, the influential graphic designer who created iconic logos for corporations, title designs for like films cabaret and west side story, the james bond gun logo, and much more. caroff, cerulli, and editor paul c. rosen will be in-person for a post-film conversation tonight. film forum (south village), $15 >>

mon 7pm, 10:05pm (monthly): 35mm series at angelika: experience a series of classic films in their original format–35mm–at village east by angelika (east village). tonight: terry gilliam’s brazil (1985), starring jonathan pryce, kim greist, robert de niro, and michael palin. $18. >>

mon 7:30pm: (bi-weekly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including jared goldstein (comedy central), gabe gonzález (mtv), keira mcgill, jon athan thomas, and sheria mattis. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series – powerhouse fiction night: the crown heights bar and beer garden presents a night of new fiction readings by authors elisa albert (human blues), mecca jamilah sullivan (big girl), casey platt (a dream of a woman), giada scodellaro (some of them will carry me), and christine kandic torres (the girls in queens). free admission. >>

mon 8pm: dad: a comedy show at the jane: find the funny at a fancy venue: the dad comedy show returns to the historic jane hotel ballroom with hosts alex english, devon walker, and gary richardson. $8 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by alex english (snl), jon rudnitsky (snl), atsuko okatsuka (fairview), alison leiby (oh god, a show about abortion), and jean grae (desus + mero). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


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