sponsored: thru 5/28: one night: a nine-hour theatrical event: target margin theater leads audiences through the frame of scheherazade’s tale of survival into a celebration of oral storytelling in all its forms. we touch on classics, like ali baba and aladdin, and we introduce you to jewels you may not know, like julnar of the sea, or baucis and philemon, or other stories from myth, history, and tradition. this extravagant performance surrounds storytelling with food, drink, and musical diversions. starting from $49, tickets are available on a sliding scale. use promo code ‘earlybird24’ by 4/24 for the lowest prices. >>

thru mon: new black fest: readings: how did the artists of the harlem renaissance respond to the historic events that shaped their time? and how are contemporary creatives dealing with the issues of the present moment in their own work? 18 playwrights will premiere new 10-minute plays exploring these themes at this year’s new black fest. the soundstage at the apollo theater (harlem), $25. >>

fri + sat: prince tribute parties: on the anniversary his passing, break out your raspberry beret and celebrate this thing called life at the purplest parties in town:
► fri 9pm: the skint’s annual sometimes it’s prince in april: a celebration of prince party @ littlefield (gowanus). $8 adv, $12 door. >>
► sat 8pm: songs in the key of purple: a stevie + prince tribute with atomic funk project @ brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $15 adv, $20 day of. >>

fri 7pm: slow machine with q+a: stars chloë sevigny, eleanor friedberger, and scott shepherd will join filmmakers paul felten and joe denardo for q+a following a screening of their 2020 indie film, slow machine, at roxy cinema (tribeca). $15. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): cuba libre comedy show: oh buoy! held in the gowanus dredgers’ boathouse, the cuba libre comedy show stirs up something funny along the gowanus canal. tonight’s lineup: bassan shawl, molly kornfeld, gina hyena, alan massenburg, and brian elberg. hosted by evan hernandez. drinks available for donation. free-$5. >>

fri 7:30pm (every other friday): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick and glennis laroe host tonight’s edition of cherry on top, a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s lineup: avra friedman, kat belinfante, isabella charlton, sam oh, abby feldman, and taylor miller. $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 8pm (+ sat 3pm): washington heights chamber orchestra: washington heights chamber orchestra presents arnold schoenberg and and rainer riehn’s chamber orchestra arrangement of gustav mahler’s song symphony, ‘das lied von der erde / the song of the earth,’ with guest vocalists mezzo-soprano blythe gaissert and tenor errin brooks at fort washington collegiate church (washington heights). free admission (donations welcome). >>

fri 8pm: comedy at cloe’s: get your friday dose of funny (and free sangria and popcorn, while they last) at comedy at cloe’s, featuring standup by usama siddiquee (america’s got talent), chloe radcliffe (fallon), tawnda gona (desus + mero), nick hopping (amazon), and stephen campbell (ustreat comedy). note: byob. cloe’s corner (boerum hill), $10. >>

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 sammy obeid (netflix), danielle perez (kimmel), ashton womack (the daily show), jake velasquez (penthouse comedy), emily wilson, and olga namer. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: abbi crutchfield (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (fallon), kenny deforest (seth meyers), and john minus (comics watching comics). cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

our next event – friday night!

Let’s get through this thing called life on Friday, April 22, 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. The Prince estate has unveiled a lot of material from his vaults since we last came together, so we’ve got even more to explore.

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 22 at 9pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$8 adv, $12 door


sat thru 5/22 (weds thru sun 12-6pm): columbia university school of the arts mfa thesis exhibition: 33 visual and sound art students from the class of 2022 present their work at wallach art gallery at columbia university lenfest center for the arts (manhattanville). free. >>

sat thru 4/30: brooklyn bookstore crawl: returning for the first time since 2019 and leading up to independent bookstore day on april 30, 21 brooklyn bookstores celebrate independent bookstore day with a week-long borough-wide rewards program: customers who visit at least five stores (pick up a passport at one of the participating stores) will receive a 25% off coupon good on any single purchase at any participating store. an afterparty will be held on april 30th at the center for fiction, with prizes for those who’ve racked up the most stamps or signatures on their passports. >>

sat-thurs (closed sun. opens at 11am sat, 10am during the week): kitchen arts + letters bookstore (les) clean-out sale: hundreds of damaged and used food and drink books will be priced at $1, $2, $5, $10, or $20, with 50% of all proceeds benefiting edible schoolyard ny. >>

sat + sun (11am-6pm): hester street fair at the seaport opening weekend: the outdoor market returns to the seaport with vendors selling fashion, food, crafts, and more. free admission. >>

sat + sun (12-6pm): dumbo open studios: more than 100 artists will welcome the public into their brooklyn studios and workspaces for the first in-person dumbo open studios in three years. free admission. >>

sat + sun (1-7pm): nyc queer comics fair: a dozen queer comic artists and sellers set up shop at the lgbt center (west village). free admission. >>

sat: buffalo exchange’s annual $1 earth day sale: today only, you can shop a selection of finds for just $1 (while supplies last) at buffalo exchange locations in astoria, boerum hill, chelsea, noho, the east village, and williamsburg. 100% of the proceeds will go to the pollinator partnership. cash only. >>

sat: record store day: shop exclusive, limited-edition and new releases while supporting local stores during the annual record store day. titles vary by location. >>

sponsored: sat 10am-3pm: university open air: brooklyn public library, in collaboration with prospect park alliance, will host a special one-day session of its university open air outside along the lawn surrounding the boathouse in prospect park. these free classes will be sustainability-focused courses and workshops taught by professors, researchers, and academics from around the world. click here to see the full class schedule and register. >>

sat 10:30am-4pm (+ 4/30, 5/7): art in the garden series at brooklyn botanic garden: in lieu of the annual cherry blossom festival, brooklyn botanic garden is presenting a series of programming over three saturdays. enjoy pop-up music and dance performances, learn about plants from bbg’s gardeners, join a morning program for kids and families, and take part in garden tours. performers include the japanese folk dance institute of n.y., the sakura, obed jean-louis, sachiyo ito + company, taiko masala, sherlee skai, and more. free with regular admission ($18 general, $12 students/seniors, free community tickets available). >>

sat 11am-5pm: explore car-free streets for earth day: 100 streets across the five boroughs, including a long stretch of broadway from 17th street to 42nd street, will put the breaks on vehicular traffic and open for the public to roam. information booths promoting environmental education and activism will be set up along the way, and citi bike will offer free 30-minute passes to be used today. >>

sat 12pm: march for science: stand for science and justice at the annual rally and march for science. starts at the west 72nd street entrance of central park, ends at bryant park. >>

sat 12-6pm: earth love festival block party: house of yes (bushwick) presents an earth day block party and educational fest for all ages. >>

sat 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm: shakespeare on stratford: brave new world repertory theater’s annual shakespeare on stratford festival brings an afternoon of shakespearean sonnets, madrigal music, afro-haitian dance, and more to six porches in brooklyn’s ditmas park/flatbush. free (rsvp required). >>

sat 3pm: the story collider podcast’s science storytelling show: four professional tale spinners share true, personal stories about freaking out putting the pedal to the metal, from complete career changes to… er… dismembering animals. hosted by paula croxson and tracey segarra. outdoors at low tide motors (red hook), $12. >>

sat 5pm-midnight (saturdays thru the season): queens night market returns for the season: explore a world of food at the queens night market, where you can sample global cuisine from 50+ food vendors for $6 or less, shop for art and merch from local makers, and enjoy live music and performances. new york hall of science at flushing meadows corona park, $5-8 admission tonight, free admission starting 5/7. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): holy hand grenade comedy show: for sips and giggles, head to barrow’s intense tasting room (industry city), home of barrow’s intense ginger liqueur, the city’s largest selection of new york state spirits, and tonight, stand-up comedy by mae planert, michael verdi, jill weiner, drew tessier, ariel elias, alex koltchak, and raj belani. free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 5/21): people’ symphony concerts classical music series: pianist jonathan biss and friends will perform a program of dvořák and brahms quartets for piano and strings at this evening’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $17. >>

sat 11pm: queer prom: prom queens and kings take over le poisson rouge (greenwich village) for hot rabbit’s annual party. prom-style semi-formal attire encouraged. $15+. >>


sun (first wave starts at 7am): brooklyn marathon + half marathon: cheer on as over 20,000 runners compete in the 10th brooklyn marathon + half marathon. starts at mccarren park, and ends in prospect park. >>

sun 10am-5pm: upcycle pop-up at grand bazaar nyc: today’s edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will include a curated selection of upcycled and repurposed makers selling one-of-a-kind handmade lamps, bluetooth-enabled vintage radios, jewelry made from unconventional materials, fashions made from excess materials, and more. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave, free admission. >>

sun 11am-2pm: persian parade: after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual persian parade returns to manhattan, making its way down madison avenue from 39th street to madison square park. >>

sun 2pm (+ 5/1): great trees of green-wood: lace up your walking shoes for a tour of historic green-wood cemetery’s blooming trees, led by a member of the cemetery’s horticulture team. $25. >>


mon 6:30pm: bill cunningham was there book talk: john kurdewan (bill cunningham’s former right-hand man) and steven stolman (author and designer) talk about their experiences working alongside the iconic fashion photographer in a discussion about their new book, bill cunningham was there. a book signing and reception will follow. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

mon 7:30pm: the puzzler with a.j. jacobs and will shortz: worlde you doing tonight? author and journalist a.j. jacobs (the year of living biblically) discusses his new book, the puzzler: one man’s quest to solve the most baffling puzzles ever, from crosswords to jigsaws to the meaning of life, with nyt crossword puzzle editor will shortz. 92y’s buttenwieser hall (ues) and online, $20+. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): shitzprobe: broadway stars improvise a musical for the first time with the help of a supporting cast and a live band at this broadway-meets-comedy show. tonight’s guests: tbd. asylum nyc (chelsea), $20. >>

mon 7:30pm: (monthly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: hosts griffin leeds and edson montenegro present a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including jay mcbride (comedy central), gabe gonzalez (mtv), zubi ahmed (kutti gang), and michael brown. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7:30pm, 10:05pm (monthly): musical mondays: a monthly series of classic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing tonight with bob fosse’s cabaret (1972), starring liza minnelli, michael york and joel grey. $16. >>

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 giulia rozzi (conan), rob haze (fallon), dave ross (comedy central), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day of. >>


new rooftop park opens: a two-acre public park, the largest of its kind in nyc, is now open at pier 57 in chelsea. >>


our roundup of 60+ ongoing events: cherry blossoms, outdoor roller skating, screenings, art, tours, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint