FRI-MON, 5/5-8: SKINT WEEKEND

friday

thru 8/5: charles darwin: a life in letters: presented in partnership with cambridge university library, a new exhibition at the new york public library celebrates the completion of a 45-year endeavor to publish all of charles darwin’s letters. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (the wachenheim gallery on the first floor and the rayner special collections wing and print gallery on the third floor), free admission. >>

thru 7/28: see it big: summer movies (’70s + ’80s edition): supersize your moviegoing experience at museum of the moving image (astoria), where you can catch a series of blockbusters from the ’70s + ’80s, including an american werewolf in london, back to the future, do the right thing, e.t. the extra-terrestrial, jaws, pee-wee’s big adventure, purple rain, the original star wars trilogy, the omen, and more. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 7/16: karl lagerfeld: a line of beauty: the costume institute at the met fifth avenue examines the work of karl lagerfeld in a new exhibition featuring 150 examples of the fashion designer’s creations and sketches for balmain, patou, chloé, fendi, chanel, and his eponymous label, karl lagerfeld dating from the 1950s to 2019. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission: pay-what-you-wish for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thru 5/14: ryuichi sakamoto: a celebration : the metrograph (les) pays tribute to ryuichi sakamoto with a series of films featuring the composer’s signature music, including the revenant, the last emperor, ryuichi sakamoto: coda, merry christmas, mr. lawrence, and more. $17. >>

thru 5/11: ny cinefest: new york cinefest celebrates indie cinema with a week of new short and feature screenings at cinema village (greenwich village). $20. >>

thru mon: lower east side film festival: the 13th annual lower east side film festival brings five days of indie films, documentaries, industry panels, and parties to village east cinema, dctv firehouse cinema, bowery electric, and essex market. this year lesff will also host a 30th anniversary screening of dazed and confused with cbd and thc giveaways, and live commentary from comedians phoebe robinson and jordan carlos. bonus: open bar at all screenings. $10-25. >>

thru sun: jane’s walk: explore the city and connect with neighbors and visitors at the annual jane’s walk festival. inspired by the work of urban activist jane jacobs and organized by the municipal art society of new york, this year’s fest features 165+ volunteer-led walking tours, self-guided strolls, and virtual tours covering all five boroughs. free admission. >>

thru sun: the native new york film festival: presented in conjunction with the native new york exhibition, the national museum of the american indian (fidi) spotlights filmmakers, screenings, and discussions reflecting on what makes new york a ‘native’ place. free admission. >>

thru sun: coney island film festival: cinema by the sea! short and feature-length indie narrative, animated, comedic, documentary, experimental, horror, sci-fi, and coney-themed films come out to plaayy yaaay at the 23rd annual coney island film festival. bonus: the closing night ceremony will take place at eldorado bumper cars, where all will get to ride the bumper cars for free. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum, $10+. >>

thru sun: female voices rock film festival: the focus is on female filmmakers at the annual female voices rock film fest. wythe hotel (williamsburg), $15+. >>

thru sat (tues-thurs 7:30-10:30pm, fri-sat 7:30-11:30pm): illumination light art’s fest: seven light artists, live performers, and djs will fill battery park city’s belvedere plaza with interactive video art, uv light art, projection mapping, and music for five evenings. the fest closes on 5/6 with a silent disco (id and a credit or debit card are needed for the check-in process to use the required headphones at the silent disco). free admission. >>

thru sat: chris gethard’s beautiful/cononymous: comedian, writer, actor, and podcast host chris gethard presents a comedy festival in celebration of his podcast beautiful/anonymous. the weekend will feature dozens of past callers, live recordings of the show, screenings, a special waffle breakfast to raise money for the make-a-wish oregon, and stand-up comedy lineups featuring aparna nancherla, roy wood jr., jo firestone, wyatt cenac, jes tom, and many more. various prices. >>

fri 6-8:30pm: the seaport sounds: cinco de mayo salsa night: dance your way into cinco de mayo with a live band and salsa lesson at seaport square. free admission. >>

fri 7pm: adam wade’s ups and downs: stories of friendship and hope: in his new solo show, author, storytelling teacher, and record-holding 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade opens up about the highs and lows of his life in new york city, and the kind folks who have helped him realize his dreams. magnet theater (chelsea), $10. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): tale storytelling show: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including gaster almonte, julia whitehouse, bobby hankinson, and joey novick. 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 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/27): dreamland roller disco: mean girls vs clueless: roll with it at lola star’s weekly themed outdoor skate party at prospect park. tonight’s theme: mean girls vs clueless. $27 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about where they came from and how they got here at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by john o’keeffe, aaron mccann, mary cait kelly, norlex belma, matt hansell, and doug smith. hosted by aidan kelly. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 with promo code ‘transplants’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 7:30pm: k-pop dance night at lincoln center: the korean cultural center new york continues its series of k-pop dance parties at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws) with an night spun by dj chen, including performances by students from new york university (knesis) and stony brook university (kbs dance team). free admission >>

fri 8pm: green-wood moonlight tour: under the glow of the full moon, explore green-wood cemetery’s monuments and catacombs on this walking tour led by historian jeff richman and accompanied by live accordion music. $30. >>

fri 8pm (doors at 7pm): the town cryer: brooke finegold hosts an ‘intimate hour of heartfelt, horny and hilarious poetry, comedy, and storytelling’ featuring janeane garofalo, otter lee, jimmy fay, laura elliott, and more. stick around after the show to get a personalized typewriter poem written on the spot with a suggested donation. purgatory (bushwick), $13.60. >>

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 simeon goodson, shaun murphy, camille roberts, emily wilson, jack comstock, and hoodo hersei. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

sponsored

YESYESNONO Productions presents

we were promised honey!
Written and performed by Sam Ward

“The show that we’re about to do is a story of the future. The story we’re going to tell is the story of us. I’m going to tell you this now: it doesn’t have a happy end.”

A lone performer tells the story of the future of the audience; what’s going to happen to them in the decades, centuries, millenia after the end of this show. There’s a baby born in a lighthouse, there’s someone on fire in the middle of the desert, there’s two lovers reunited in a flooded city, there’s a spaceship on the edge of a black hole. Everything has already been decided. This is the story of the end.

From multi-award winning performance company YESYESNONO comes an act of communal storytelling. A hopeful, hopeless prophecy for earth and humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there in the end.

After sold-out, critically-acclaimed runs in Edinburgh and London, we were promised honey! arrives in New York City for its US debut.

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saturday

sat thru 10/15 (saturdays 9:30am + 11am, sundays 10am): vinyasa yoga at socrates sculpture park: socrates sculpture park’s annual outdoor vinyasa yoga sessions return weekends thru 10/15. all experience levels welcome. byo mat, towel, and water. socrates sculpture park (lic). free. >>

sat thru 10/1 (open fri-sun, plus memorial day and labor day): the arts center at governors island reopens: the first permanent home for arts and culture on governors island reopens for the season with three new exhibitions by a dozen artists. free admission. >>

sat thru 5/27: molière in the park – tartuffe or the hypocrite: matthew rauch (partner track), michelle veintimilla (the baker and the beauty), and kaliswa brewster (billions star in a full production of molière’s tartuffe or the hypocrite, held outdoors at prospect park’s lefrak center at lakeside. free admission. >>

sat: 22nd annual free comic book day: from archie to the witcher and beyond, pick up a new (free) title at your local comic shop, and check out their other (for sale) offerings while you’re at it. >>

sat (various times): kentucky derby viewing events: watch ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports’ at these derby day watch parties:
• harlem haberdashery (harlem) >>
• maison premiere (williamsburg) >>
• parklife (gowanus) >>
• pete’s candy store (williamsburg) >>

sat (various times): 12th annual riverkeeper sweep: join thousands of volunteers in helping to clean up trash, remove invasive plant species, and plant vegetation during the hudson shoreline’s annual day of service. >>

sat 9am: 25th annual blessing of the bikes: held each year on the day before the five borough bicycle tour, folks line up at the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights) for an all-faiths (or lack thereof), brief ceremony that includes a sprinkling of bicycles with holy water, a moment of silence for cyclists we’ve lost in the past year, and a collective bell-ringing. free (donations accepted). >>

rescheduled from last week due to weather: sat 10am-5pm: old stone house spring artisans bazaar: 40+ local artisans and makers set up shop outside park slope’s historic old stone house for this seasonal afternoon market hosted by brooklyn pop-up. free admission. >>

sat 11am: free baya bar: the first 100 customers can score a free bowl at the grand opening of baya bar’s new union square smoothie + juice bar. >>

sat 11am-2:30pm: free bike helmets: the department of transportation continues its bike helmet distribution program today, with an opportunity to get a personally fitted one at kensignton’s p.s. 179. while supplies last. can’t make it? more dates should be announced weekly through early fall. >>

sat 11am-5pm: cannabis parade + rally: this year’s pro-pot marijuana march makes its way down broadway (from 33nd st) to union square for a four-hour rally filled with speakers and performers. >>

sat 11am-5:50pm: jane’s carousel day: jane’s carousel in brooklyn bridge park is hosting a family-friendly day with free rides and face painting for all. >>

rescheduled from last week due to weather sat 1pm-7pm (last saturday of the month thru october): bronx night market opening day: the bronx’s outdoor pop-up returns for its sixth season at fordham plaza with a curated selection of local food, beverage, and arts + crafts vendors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sponsored: sat 3pm: viva el cinco de mayo: festival del son: ¡viva meìxico! join us for our inaugural cinco de mayo family celebration at kupferberg venter for the arts! this festive program will feature over 50 performers on stage with four world-renowned ensembles presenting traditional mexican music and dance. save 20% by unlocking offer passcode ‘skint’ when selecting tickets (*limited availability. offer not valid on event date). >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly):first saturdays @ brooklyn museum: double happiness: tonight’s first saturdays programming at brooklyn museum celebrates brooklyn’s vibrant asian diasporas with an evening of music by habibi, sonny singh, nomon, saxofshaolin, and dj yeldā ali, drag by a+ the pan-asian drag revue, pop-up poetry readings, a pop-up market, and more. free admission (rsvp required). >>

rescheduled from last week due to weather: 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, $5-8 admission tonight, free admission starting 5/13. >>

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 comedians natasha vayanblat, kofi thomas, charu sinha, josh nasser, whitney clark, and orli matlow. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

sat 9pm: hot gossip comedy show: jonathan van halem and michael abber host an evening of stand-up at pine box rock shop (bushwick) featuring anthony atamanuik (the president show), sabeen sadiq (codeswitched), molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming), jason choi, and carl sonnenfeld. free. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): party like it’s 1999: the beautiful + anonymous edition: tonight’s ‘party like it’s 1999’ dance party, inspired by chris gethard’s beautiful/cononymous fest, will feature songs from the 90s and 00s that they think are beautiful, as well as ones made by some of the most anonymous groups in the era. plus, dj steve reynolds will be taking requests and spinning other top pop, r+b, rock, hip-hop, and dance songs from the eras. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

sunday

sun: the annual five boro bike tour: thousands of cyclists of all skill levels will roll through every borough today, so be aware of road closures. >>

sun 11am-6pm: hoboken spring arts + music festival: bands, artists, crafters, and food vendors take over eight blocks of hoboken’s washington street for the annual fest, which will wrap up with a performance by joe mcginty and the loser’s lounge playing the music of the kinks and ray davies. free admission. >>

sun 11am-5pm (first sunday of the month thru 10/1): harlem bazaar: harlem’s open-air market returns for a second season with a curated selection of local food and merch vendors, kids activities, performances, and more. 125th street + adam clayton powell jr blvd. free admission. >>

sun 8am (sundays thru 8/20): free outdoor tai chi at riverside park: learn and practice tai chi at a series of free sessions taught at the sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). all levels welcome. >>

sun 12-5pm (monthly thru december): queens craft brigade: shop for fashion, jewelry, home goods, art, food, and more from vendors exclusively from queens at the queens craft brigade market. katch gastropub (astoria), free admission. >>

sun 2pm: the broadway bach ensemble: spring concert: the broadway bach ensemble, a community orchestra that presents three free concerts a year, returns for an afternoon program featuring works by mozart, satie, and higdon at the broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights). >>

sun 2pm (season ends today): schneider concerts chamber music series at the new school: showcasing early-career musicians and ensembles, the new school’s schneider concert series closes the season with houston-based windsync wind quintet. the auditorium at the new school (union square), $20 general, $17 seniors. >>

sun 3pm: greenwich village orchestra: season finale: the 70-person community orchestra concludes its 2022-23 season with a concert program featuring paganini’s violin concerto no. 1 and brahms’s symphony no. 2 at all saints church (ues). suggested donation: $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

sun 6pm: l train brass band sixth anniversary blowout concert: l train brass band, a collective of brass, reed, and percussion musicians, celebrates six years with its annual anniversary blowout concert. this year’s festivities include performances by brass by the slice, brass queens, dark tide, nice brass, weird instrument orchestra powered by 3rd rail drumline. 3 dollar bill (bushwick), $10-20. >>

monday

mon 7:30pm (season ends today): music mondays concert series: the 20-year anniversary edition of ‘music mondays’ brings leading classical and contemporary chamber music ensembles to advent lutheran church (uws). tonight: east coast chamber orchestra (ecco) and jupiter string quartet perform a program including schubert, hailstork, and montgomery. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden presents an evening of new novels and short story collections by catherine lacey (biography of x), leigh newman (nobody gets out alive), tania malik (hope you are satisfied), alejandro varela (the people who report more stress), laura adamczyk (island city), and tracey rose peyton (night wherever we go). books will be available for purchase. 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 randy feltface, shalewa sharpe, dave lester, and michelle gold. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

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