thru 3/6: public art installation: ‘domino effect’: play with 120 giant, illuminated, colorful dominos, each which plays a musical sound when activated. created by montreal-based design studio ingrid ingrid, the installation is located downtown at fosun plaza (28 liberty street). >>

fri thru 2/25: beach bodied screening series: point break, little odessa, inherent vice, thunderball, and more, the metrograph (les) highlights seven crime films where the capers are planned with the beach in easy reach. $17. >>

fri thru 2/18: artificial love screening series: the metrograph boots up a series of films about artificial intelligence in love: her, making mr. right, electric dreams, wall-e. the metrograph (les), $17. >>

fri thru 2/13: sapph-o-rama: sapphic classics and discoveries: film forum (south village) hosts a 30-film series exploring the history of the lesbian image in cinema, including groundbreakers, cult favorites, and under-seen selections by dorothy arzner, chantal akerman, ulrike ottinger, cheryl dunye, lizzie borden, yvonne rainer, nouchka van brakel, céline sciamma, john waters, pedro almodóvar, and many others. $17. >>

fri thru sun (fri 12-6pm, sat+sun 11am-6pm): manhattan vintage clothing show: shop vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and textiles at this semi-annual pop-up, returning to metropolitan pavilion (chelsea) with 90+ vendors. $20 general, $15 students. >>

fri + sat (fri 7pm, sat 4pm): annette bening: academy award nominated actor annette bening will be in-person for q+a following screenings of 2023’s nyad (fri 7pm) and 1990’s the grifters (sat 4pm) at the paris theater (midtown). $17 general, $15 seniors/students. >>

fri + sat (8pm): flop house comedy ‘best of’ showcase: flop house comedy club (williamsburg) presents two ‘best of’ showcases on fri + sat, featuring standup by amber singletary (a black lady sketch show), andy haynes (conan), carmen lagala (colbert), mark gagnon (flagrant), Shafi Hossain (comedy central), and more. $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 10am-9pm: first friday at poster house: enjoy free admission and extended hours at poster house (flatiron), where you can explore the exhibitions art deco: commercializing the avant-garde and we tried to warn you! environmental crisis posters, 1970-2020, as well as take part in tours, workshops, and activities. note: some activities require separate, paid tickets to participate. >>

sponsored: fri 5-9pm: free evening event at frick madison: gray-krehbiel open night: ciao for now: celebrate the final weeks of frick madison, the acclaimed temporary residency of the frick collection! before our temporary home closes on march 3, this free event offers after-hours access to all of frick madison’s galleries and the frick art reference library’s reading room, as well as themed talks, sketching, live music, and complimentary refreshments. admission is free, but timed tickets are no longer available. there will be limited capacity for free walk-ins—a standby line will open in front of the museum at 4:30pm, though entry is not guaranteed. >>

fri 6pm doors: best in show: comedy show + dog talent contest: howl with laughter as comedians perform and dogs show their stuff at boris and horton (east village). hosted by annabeth mann. $10. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): immigrant jam comedy: german-born, nyc-raised comedian and actor lucie pohl (overwatch) celebrates all things cross-cultural, international, and delightfully different during the immigrant jam stand-up show, featuring immigrant and first generation comedians. tonight’s lineup reps armenia, azerbaijan, colombia, germany, korea, romania, tanzania, the philippines, and united arab emirates with zahid dewji, clare o’kane, rufat agayev, isa medina, and alex kim (gays take lincoln center). caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 2/23): ze follies dorée: the show of show shows, the show!: a musical-sketch-comedy show that draws its inspiration from the moulin rouge, american vaudeville, and our modern times takes over brooklyn comedy collective (east williamsburg) for four nights this month. $15. >>

fri 7pm: claire chan and the harlem chamber players: violinist claire chan and the harlem chamber players quartet present ‘black history month: past to present’ at third street music school settlement (east village), a program featuring works by florence price, coleridge-taylor perkinson, carlos simon, rhiannon giddens, trevor weston, and paquito d’rivera. free (rsvp). >>

fri 7:30pm: the parlor reading series: the parlor, an interdisciplinary, community-based reading series, hosts its winter edition at the brooklyn artery (flatbush/ditmas park). drinks will be available for purchase. free (suggested donation $10). >>

fri 8pm: cheap therapy by hoes with feelings: stand-up comedy meets group therapy when hoes with feelings podcast hosts karolena theresa and melissa rich provide laughs and unsolicited advice to guest comedians and the audience. after each comic’s set, they’ll receive a ‘therapy session’ to unpack an issue and see what’s really hiding behind the jokes. audience members are also invited to enter their names for a chance to have a ‘session’ on stage . the living room at arlo soho, $13 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 8pm: power suit comedy cabaret: mariah oxley and rebecca weiser present a comedy cabaret send up of #girboss culture, with performances from glennis laroe (buzzfeed), gastor almonte (comedy central), josh gondelman (deus + mero), jay jurden (fallon), and clare austen-smith (it girls comedy). club cumming (east village), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

fri 8pm: comedy night at brain weapon brings a group of comedians to, an indoor farm in prospect heights specializing in edible flowers and specialty greens. hosted by andre medrano, with nick youssef, amamah sardar, andrew durso, torrey huggins, and christiana jackson. free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

fri 8pm: saved by the 90s with the bayside tigers: for a 90s party that is ‘all that and a bag of chips,’ spend your evening with 90s music cover band the bayside tigers, who’ll play through your favorite turn-of-the-millennium tunes from the beastie boys to the spice girls and beyond. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $20. >>

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 andrew durso (netflix), chanel ali (comedy central), ahri findling (comedy central), elle orlando, vida maelle, and tamar rubin. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9pm: a vicious night at the cinema: on the 45th anniversary of sid vicious’s death, film noir cinema (greenpoint) celebrates the punk icon with screenings of two films by danny garcia: sad vacation: the last days of sid and nancy (2016) and sid: the final curtain (2022). $17. >>

fri 9pm: gnarly rae jepsen: 90s + 00s cover band gnarly rae jepsen plays saint vitus bar (greenpoint). $15. >>

fri 10pm: silo one year anniversary with felix da housecat: bushwick nightclub silo celebrates its first anniversary with a free party featuring sounds by felix da housecat, bad tuner, amba, jaiwoo, and cruz cruz. bonus: complimentary champagne toast at 1am. >>


New York City Wine Fest is your all-access pass to over 100 new wines from around the world! Held at Chelsea Industrial on Saturday, February 3, it’s a perfect opportunity for wine enthusiasts to meet and hang out with friends, speak to winery representatives, and enjoy a huge variety of wines!

Guests will enjoy unlimited wine samples, paired with live entertainment, interactive games, and access to food vendors.

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save 30% on advance tickets with promo code THESKINT

New York City Wine Fest
Saturday, February 3
Session Times
Session 1: 1pm-4:30pm
Session 2: 6pm – 9:30pm

Chelsea Industrial
535 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

21+ Only

Tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass.


sat thru 2/24: romance in the 1990s screening series: clueless, muriel’s wedding, sense and sensibility, you’ve got mail, and more at nitehawk cinema williamsburg and prospect park. $14. >>

sat + sun (various times): valentine’s markets: find something for your s.o. (or yourself!) at the vitus valentine’s market (sat 11am-3:30pm), the greenpointers valentine’s market (sun 1-7pm), and the gay oddities hit me up erotic art bazaar (sun 1-7pm). free admission.

sat 12-5pm: governors island winter ice sculpture show: governors island hosts its third annual live ice carving competition, an afternoon filled with live ice carving, food trucks, an awards ceremony, and a post-show party. judges this year include jenna lyons, miya lee, chi ossé, and hollis kam, and the winning sculpture will be displayed in times square on valentinte’s day. free admission. >>

sat 12:30pm: ‘happily never after’ cemetery tour: hear tales of the lovesick and the heartbroken, star-crossed victorian lovers, scandalous affairs, tragic valentine’s day deaths, and more on a love and death-themed walking tour of green-wood cemetery. $30. >>

sponsored: sat 1-4:30pm, 6-9:30pm: new york city wine fest: new york city wine fest is your all-access pass to over 100 new wines from around the world! it’s a perfect opportunity for wine enthusiasts to meet and hang out with friends, speak to winery representatives, and enjoy a huge variety of wines. guests will enjoy unlimited samples for the entire session, paired with live live entertainment, interactive games, and access to food vendors at chelsea industrial. special offer for the skint readers: save 30% with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 6pm: julian crouch and saskia lane’s birdheart: using live animation and puppetry techniques, julian crouch and saskia lane’s intimate theater performance creates images of transformation, loneliness, and the urge to fly, out of brown paper and a box of sand. national sawdust (williamsburg), $5+ sliding scale admission. >>

sat 7pm: 8 tricks in a bookstore: the rubin, a magician and creator of sculptural illusions, conjures an hour of magic at p+t knitwear bookstore (les). $15. >>

sat 7pm: tom d’s big new york show: comedian and licensed nyc tour guide tomdelgado puts on a variety show about new york where he teaches you about the city, does comedy, gives away prizes, and interviews an influential new yorker. tonight: dina hashem (conan), petey deabreu (comedy central), kate willett (fallon), and steven hahn (columbia professor, pulitzer prize winning historian). $15 with promo code ‘tomdnyc’ (reg. $20). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): feel the news with marcela onyango: ‘radical lefty’ and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her comedy variety show. featuring: quin lamar, sey smythe, glo butler, chloe mikala, liv talley, and feliz felix. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10 (every month’s show raises funds for direct action projects like mutual aid for people seeking asylum). >>

sat 10pm (monthly): party like it’s 1999: 30 years of dookie edition: tonight’s ‘party like it’s 1999’ dance party celebrates the 30th anniversary of green day’s landmark album, with dj steve reynolds spinning blocks of their hits, along with other top pop, r+b, rock, hip-hop, and dance songs from the 90s and 00s. bonus: requests are welcome. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

sat 11pm: underworld: ‘a night light this’ cure night: underworld presents its annual party celebrating the music of the cure, with tunes spun by djs sean templar, matt v-christ, and erik aengel. saint vitus bar (greenpoint), free admission before midnight, $5 after. >>


sun 1pm: broadway at 92ny chorus concert: the city’s only community choir dedicated to classic songs from the american musical theater, stage, and screen performs a free concert at 92ny (ues). free (rsvp). >>

sun 2pm: the broadway bach ensemble: winter concert: the broadway bach ensemble, a community orchestra that presents three free concerts of music from the 16th to the 21st centuries each year, returns for an afternoon program featuring works by schubert, price, and brahms at the broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights). >>

sun 3pm: regina opera’s winter gala concert: regina opera begins its 2024 series with a two-hour concert of popular opera arias and duets, sung in several languages, at our lady of perpetual help auditorium (sunset park). free admission. >>

sun 8:30pm: sappy love notes: a stand-up comedy and storytelling show: join host bobbi elfie and a lineup of comedians as they bare their souls, revealing moments in love that made them feel vulnerable, happy, sad, or downright sappy. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>


mon 6pm: 10th anniversary of into the woods film with rob marshall and emily blunt: on the 10th anniversary of disney’s into the woods, new york public library for the performing arts welcomes director rob marshall and actor emily blunt for a discussion about adapting stephen sondheim’s musical for the screen. new york public library for the performing arts (uws), free admission (note: rsvps are full, but there will be a stand-by line). >>

mon 7pm: biology on tap: biology and beer blend at the biology on tap speaker series. tonight’s topics: love, evolution, and black history in science. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series presents: getting fresh: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers returns with an evening of readings about sex and dating by emily cementina, mia tsang, frances thomas, voxigma lo, and kim narby. niagara bar (east village). free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm: mother’s milk variety show: comedy, dance and music performers are asked to try something they’ve never done before, or something they’re scared of, at the mother’s milk variety show. hosted by eleanore pienta with ikechukwu ufomadu, francesca d’uva, and molly+nova. dixon place (les), $19 adv, $22 door. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by maeve higgins and guest host marie faustin with dj donwill returns with stand-up by subhah agarwal (flatbush misdemeanors), ahamed weinberg (seth meyers), lizzy cassidy (amazon), and electra telesford (hbo). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


our roundup of 40+ ongoing events and attractions: restaurant week, 2-for-1 broadway tickets, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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