FRI-MON,  5/12-15: SKINT WEEKEND

friday

thru 8/6: young picasso in paris exhibition: coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of pablo picasso’s death, the guggenheim museum is presenting young picasso in paris, an intimate exhibition of 10 paintings and works on paper created during the artist’s introduction to the french capital. le moulin de la galette, which was recently the subject of a conservation analysis and treatment project, will be a highlight of the exhibition. the guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 seniors/students, and pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-8pm. >>

thru 7/31: andy warhol exhibition: thirty are better than one: the brant foundation presents thirty are better than one, an exhibition of over 100 drawings, polaroids, silkscreens, and sculptures by andy warhol. the title of the exhibition takes its title from warhol’s 1963 silkscreened images of da vinci’s mona lisa. the brant foundation (east village), $20 general, $18 seniors, $15 students. >>

thru 7/21: yayoi kusama: i spend each day embracing flowers exhibition: david zwirner gallery hosts an exhibition of works by japanese artist yayoi kusama that will feature a new infinity mirrored room, new paintings, and new sculptures elaborating on her signature motifs of pumpkins and flowers. opening reception 5/11 6-8pm. note: due to the anticipated popularity of this exhibition, expect lines. david zwirner gallery in chelsea (519, 525, + 533 west 19th st), free (rsvp). >>

thru 6/8: ‘the city: real and imagined’ film series: presented in association with the museum of the city of new york’s centennial exhibition this is new york: 100 years of the city in art and pop culture, film forum (south village) is hosting a four-week, 60-film festival and related special events spanning seven decades of nyc-centric movies: do the right thing, dog day afternoon, escape from new york, gloria, marty, paris is burning, rear window, shaft, taxi driver, the french connection, the muppets take manhattan, the producers, the warriors, and many more. $15. >>

thru 5/20: spring/break ‘secret art show’: the spring/break art show returns to a former school in nolita with works by more than 100 artists who’ve exhibited with the show over the past 12 years. $10. >>

thru mon: pen america world voices festival: founded in 2004 by salman rushdie, michael roberts, and esther allen, pen america presents the 18th annual world voices literary festival. this year’s fest features 100 writers from 27 countries, including ayad akhtar, reza aslan, jelani cobb, roxane gay, han kang, masha gessen, marlon james, padma lakshmi, min jin lee, ottessa moshfegh, ben okri, imani perry, sarah polley, amor towles, and many others, as well as an indie lit fair. various locations and prices. >>

thru sun (11am-7pm, + 5/19-21, 5/26-29) urbanspace spring makers market: over 100 local makers set up pop-up stalls over the course of three weekends at bryant park. >>

thru sun: photobook fest: 50 photobook publishers from 10 countries will showcase their latest image-based books, magazines, and ‘zines at the international center of photography’s photobook fest. the weekend also includes discussions, demos, tours, and more. international center of photography (les), $25 vip preview friday, $5 sat + sun. >>

thru sun (fri 4pm-midnight, sat 12pm-midnight, sun 12-7pm): new york empire state tattoo expo: inked magazine’s annual tattoo expo returns to new york hilton midtown for three days filled with world-famous tattoo artists, clothing and jewelry vendors, coney island sideshow circus performers, and more. $35. >>

fri + sat (9pm. + 6/9-10): bamcafé live: curated by the world music institute, brooklyn academy of music’s spring 2023 bamcafé live performance series features live music by michael olatuja, brooklyn raga massive featuring roshni samlal, quitapenas, and endea owens. free admission. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
lightyear at loreto playground (bronx) >>
raya and the last dragon at franklin d. roosevelt boardwalk and beach (staten island) >>
soul at martin luther king, jr. playground (harlem) >>
turning red at sunset park >>

fri 3-7pm: bryant park aapi heritage month celebration: try your hand at calligraphy, ribbon dancing, kung fu, and tai chi classes at bryant park’s aapi heritage month celebration. co-presented with the museum of chinese in america and the new york chinese cultural center, the day also includes a vinyl listening session and wraps up with a performer showcase. open to all ages. free admission. >>

fri 5-8pm (fridays thru 6/30): kingsland wildflowers green roof friday evening open hours: join newtown creek alliance for open hour evenings on the scenic kingsland wildflowers green roof and learn about green roofs, local plants, and the organization’s newtown creek-focused work. free admission (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): vocabaret: ‘what’s in a name?’ edition: 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. 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 (+ sun 2pm): new york classical players: schubert + tchaikovsky: the new york classical players’ 13th season of music performances wraps up with a program of schubert and tchaikovsky performed by cellist hayoung choi with the chamber orchestra. w83 auditorium (fri) and flushing town hall (sun), free admission . >>

fri 8pm (monthly): the parent trap drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s/90s/00s movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through nancy meyers’s the parent trap (1998). the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 day-of. >>

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 dylan adler (vulture), mohtasham yaqub (sirius xm), cansu karabiyik (bbc), keesha brownie, allison summers, and amber autry. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8pm: mr twin sister: brooklyn-based indie pop band mr twin sister perform a concert at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free admission. >>

fri 10pm (monthly): music video time machine presents: ‘let’s dance’: dance and sing along to old school music videos from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s at tonight’s edition of music video time machine’s monthly bash. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

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saturday

sat thru 9/2/2024: give me a sign: the language of symbols exhibition: from the stop sign to the laugh-cry emoji and beyond, a new exhibition at cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum marks the 50th anniversary of henry dreyfuss’ symbol sourcebook: an authoritative guide to international graphic symbols and explores how symbols have evolved over time as they continue to play a role in everyday life. cooper hewitt (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors/students, pay-what-you-wish 5-6pm daily. >>

sat thru 9/16 (saturdays 12-5pm): kayaking at hallet’s cove: lic community boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from socrates’ beach at hallets cove all season long. weather permitting. >>

sat thru 6/24 (closed sun-mon): lee friedlander framed by joel coen: filmmaker joel coen curated an exhibition showcasing 45 of photographer joel friedlander’s works that span the range of his 60+ year career. opening reception 5/13 2:30-4:30pm. luhring augustine gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

sat thru 6/18 (weekends 1-6pm): brooklyn waterfront artist coalition exhibitions opening: bwac’s seasonal art show takes over a 25,000 square foot civil war-era warehouse gallery space on the brooklyn waterfront with four exhibitions: ‘fired up!’ + ‘what’s new’ member shows and ‘recycle’ + ‘beyond mud’ national juried shows. opening reception 5/13 1-6pm. bwac gallery (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

sat thru 5/21 (weekends): regina opera: romberg’s the student prince: regina opera presents a fully-staged performance of sigmund romberg’s the student prince at our lady of perpetual help auditorium (sunset park). the performance, sung in english with english supertitles, will be presented with full orchestra. $25 general, $20 seniors/students. >>

sat thru tues: the american art fair: focusing on american 19th and 20th century landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture, the american art fair returns for its 16th year at bohemian national hall (ues). free admission. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
5th annual nyc public school film festival at rory staunton field (jackson heights) >>
dc league of super-pets at shore park and parkway (bay ridge) >>
lightyear at gertrude ederle recreation center (hell’s kitchen) >>

sat (various times): eurovision song contest finale viewing parties:
• c’mon everybody (bed-stuy) >>
• good judy (south park slope) >>
• hardware bar (hell’s kitchen) >>
• rise bar (hell’s kitchen) >>
• the liberty nyc (midtown west) >>

sat 10am-4pm: brooklyn bike jumble: find your ride at the brooklyn bike jumble, a twice-yearly used bicycle and bike accessories outdoor flea market at washington park / j.j. byrne playground in park slope. free admission. >>

sat 10am-5pm: the second japan parade and street fair: led by grand marshal kristi yamaguchi, the parade (1-3:30pm) makes its way down central park west from 81st street to 67th street with martial arts groups, dance teams, taiko drummers, and more. the street fair (10am-5pm) will take over west 72nd st between central park west + columbus ave. >>

sat 10am-6pm: muddy paws rescue block party: foster-based dog rescue organization muddy paws hosts a block party in hell’s kitchen for pups and peeps alike, with same-day adoptions (dogs + cats), dog portraits, local vendors, and more. west 54th street between 9th + 10th aves, free admission. >>

sat 11am-3pm: lift off: a waterfront kite festival: brooklyn bridge park conservancy’s 2023 season takes flight with a family-friendly kite festival on the pier 5 sports field. byo kite or purchase one at the event. free admission. >>

sat 11am-5pm: ecological city: procession for climate solutions: a theatrical procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumed performers weaves its way through east village and alphabet city community gardens to the east river, celebrating local climate solution initiatives. >>

sat 11am-6pm (+ select saturdays thru the season): hester street fair at the seaport made in nyc pop-up: the seaport’s outdoor market showcases 60+ local 60+ food, drink, clothing, housewares, and gift vendors. free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm: spectacle cinema theater stoop sale: shop vhs tapes, dvds, records, posters, books, clothing, and other film ephemera from the williamsburg indie screening space’s collection. >>

sat 12-6pm (+ 5/20, 5/27): the new colossus festival: summer saturdays @ 18th ward brewing: bands take over 18th ward brewing in east williamsburg for three free, all-ages afternoon shows. 21+ to drink. >>

sponsored: sat 1-4:30pm, 6-9:30pm: brooklyn craft brew fest returns!: the brooklyn craft brew fest is a perfect opportunity for beer enthusiasts to meet and hang out with friends and enjoy a huge variety of local and international beers! beer fest is your all access pass to new beers from around the world. guests will enjoy beer samples for the session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games. sample beer all session long. it’s a great place to discover new craft brews and speak to brewers. beer fest will also feature amazing vendors to purchase everything from cbd to jewelry and more. 21+ only. brooklyn navy yard building 77 waterfront promenade, save 40% on advance tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 3pm: search for spring: hundreds of community singers led by six conductors will come together for a sweeping choral work exploring the emotional toll of climate change and our hope for a better future. outdoors at lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza, free admission. >>

sat 3-8pm: brooklyn conservatory of music’s annual open stages: 15 stoops, schoolyards, parks and cafes throughout park slope will serve as stages for the 150 musicians performing during this year’s brooklyn conservatory of music outdoor music fest. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat 4pm (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. today’s edition will feature ellyn marsh from pretty woman: the musical and kinky boots). caveat (les), $15+. >>

sat 5pm-midnight (saturdays thru 8/19, + 9/16-10/28): queens night market: the queens night market returns for its eighth season with foods from around the world served up by 60 local vendors, priced at $6 or less. new york hall of science at flushing meadows corona park, free admission through the season. >>

sat 7pm: vintage basement: twins max and nicky weinbach host a ‘neo-retro’ night of stand-up comedy and music, featuring sara hennessey, wendy steiner, daniel storrow, and nick viagas. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat 7-11pm: radio free brooklyn’s eighth anniversary party: radio free brooklyn celebrates eight years of independent, commercial-free radio with a party at sleepwalk (east williamsburg) featuring dj sets, live performances, and more. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat 7:30pm: seen, sound, scribe: lincoln center poet-in-residence mahogany l. browne curates the ‘seen, sound, scribe’ spoken word and conversation series at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). tonight’s edition includes wo chan, eugenia leigh, phil kaye, and dj tiff mcfierce. free admission. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): runnin’ late comedy: clock in to cab washington and marcely’s comedy show spotlighting black and brown performers. featuring julio diaz (netflix), amber singletary (a black lady sketch show), talent harris (comedy central), sara bergmark (spicy medley comedy), teklai, and go-host mo hill (tik tok). friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

sat 8pm + 10:30pm: django gold comedy taping: comedian and writer django gold (colbert) tapes his first-ever stand-up special at the gutter (williamsburg). $10. >>

sat 9:30pm: ian lockwood’s girlfriend pageant: new faces: through a series of rounds including talent, gown + age, verisimilitude, and emotional support, 15 comedians and improvisers will ‘compete’ to be performer ian lockwood’s girlfriend. and with 1,000 hot dogs for a prize, you can be sure that things will get a bit nuts. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>

sunday

sun thru the season: rooftop movies series at yotel times square: don a pair of headphones (provided by the venue), and enjoy an outdoor movie on the rooftop terrace of the green room 42 at yotel times square. this month’s selections include the parent trap, mamma mia!, serendipity, encanto, la la land, bridesmaids, grease, dirty dancing, ratatouille, clueless, and sister act. $20. >>

sun 8am + 9am (second sundays thru 10/8): vinyasa on a vessel: the south street seaport museum’s permanently-moored 1885 tall ship wavertree hosts a series of 60-minute vinyasa yoga session on the main deck, followed by a tour of the historic vessel for interested participants. all levels welcome. limited capacity. free admission (rsvp required). >>

sun 12-7pm (monthly): pioneer works second sundays: mother’s day edition: art, music, science, and technology collide during pioneer works’ second sunday event series, featuring live music, food, artists’ open studios, and other programming. pioneer works (red hook), free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

sun 2-10pm: tiki disco season opener: the tiki disco crew kicks off a new season of outdoor dance parties at knockdown center (maspeth). free (rsvp). >>

sun 3pm: magical mothers: boroughs of the dead tour guide marie carter shares stories about magical mothers who’ve told fortunes, communed with ghosts, practiced astrology, designed tarot cards, practiced alchemy in a laboratory, and more. q.e.d. astoria, $15. >>

sun 4pm, 7pm (+ 5/17): grease 45th anniversary screenings: randal kleiser’s 1978 classic musical, starring olivia newton-john and john travolta, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

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 mary-alice mcnab. young ethel’s (park slope), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 8pm (monthly): gay church: join comedian/musician tessa skara and their house band gay tears as they ‘worship at the altar of queerness’ along with comedians and drag performers. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $12 adv, $17 door. >>

monday

mon 9am: free tickets to a when harry met sally screening with talkback by billy crystal and lin-manuel miranda on 5/22 become available this morning: the movies at the united palace (washington heights) series returns on 5/22 with when harry met sally (1989), followed by a talkback with star billy crystal and lin-manuel miranda. free tickets will be released this morning. >>

mon 4pm + 7pm (monthly thru november): classics in black + white: sunset boulevard: village east by angelika hosts a series of black + white classics, continuing tonight with billy wilder’s sunset boulevard (1950), starring gloria swanson, william holden, and erich von stroheim. $17. >>

mon 5:30pm (+ 5/16, 5/22, 5/23, 9/18, 9/25): american symphony orchestra chamber series at bryant park: american symphony orchestra’s annual chamber series returns to bryant park for a series of intimate concerts on the upper terrace. tonight’s program: ‘a century of great american jazz composers.’ free admission. >>

sponsored: mon 7pm: bon appétit at symphony space: dinner sos live!: join author, host, and executive producer padma lakshmi; writer and former gourmet editor ruth reichl; and chef, restaurateur, and author marcus samuelsson as they share their best tips, tricks, and solutions for all of your cooking, hosting, and dining mishaps. dawn davis, bon appétit’s editor in chief, and chris morocco, bon appétit’s food director and host of dinner sos, will emcee the evening and take your most pressing culinary questions. come ready to join the party and learn from these best-in-class experts. skint readers can get a $15 ticket* using code ‘sos’ (*service charge applies). >>

mon 7pm (+ weds. thru the season.): yoga and zumba on the waterfront: free outdoor yoga (mondays) and zumba (tuesdays) classes return to hunters point south park (lic). >>

mon 7pm: elizabeth winkler + andré aciman: shakespeare was a woman + other heresies: journalist and book critic elizabeth winkler presents her new book, shakespeare was a woman and other heresies: how doubting the bard became the biggest taboo in literature, in a conversation with call me by your name author andré aciman at the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square). $5 admission, $29.99 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

mon 7pm: samantha irby: quietly hostile with jazmine hughes: humorist, essayist, and tv writer + producer samantha irby (sex in the city, shrill, bitches gotta eat!) discusses her new essay collection, quietly hostile, in a conversation with new york magazine story editor jazmine hughes. presented by books are magic at st. ann + the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights). $10 admission, $21 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): the secret science club: biological clock researcher orie shafer: the secret is out: the secret science club, an evening of lectures and libations, returns to the bell house (gowanus) with a talk on circadian rhythms with chronobiologist and neuroscientist orie schafer. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by asha ward (vulture), dan licata (snl), katie hannigan (colbert), and mandal. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

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