scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the brooklyn podcast festival, film festivals, the sopranos events, nfl playoffs viewings, and more.


fri 6-8pm: representatives from eight women-centric stem organizations will set up information stations at a ‘badass women of stem’-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the regular comedy show returns with a night of stand up by rosebud baker (elite daily), julio torres (snl), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and martin urbano (kimmel). baby’s all right (williamsburg), $12. >>

fri 7:30pm: in anticipation of his upcoming retrospective (2/1-5), filmmaker yorgos lanthimos will discuss his influences and the favourite, followed by a screening of the film. film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm: the melody and company chamber series presents an all-brahms evening with pianist melody fader, mezzo-soprano re’ut ben-ze’ev, and the momenta quartet, followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception. greenwich house music school concert hall (west village), $15 general, $10 students/seniors (save $5 at the door if you mention the skint). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. tonight’s edition features perri gross, calvin cato, gastor almonte, and host natalie wall. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’, or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. this month’s show features guests chase mitchell (fallon), samhita mukhopadhyay (teen vogue), and abbi crutchfield (trutv). hosted by lane moore (brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 8:30pm: zoom in on laughs at get reel, a comedy show where movie clips get appropriated into routines. hosted by joe castle baker and max wittert. byob. mirror room at the big apple circus at lincoln center (uws), $10. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by dj demers (conan), kenny deforest (seth meyers), and bryan yang (buzzfeed comic to watch), plus music by caitlin cook. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features nore davis (conan), jeff simmermon (this american life), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), myq kaplan (netflix), amy shanker (laughs), and kase raso. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 10:30pm: celebrate the musical legacy of david bowie at the skint’s loving the alien: a david bowie tribute dance party, with dj steve reynolds (party like it’s 1999) spinning the hits and deep cuts from the thin white duke’s 50-year career, plus video clip projections by music video time machine. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

fri 11pm: things go bump in the night at the monthly young adult friction indie/alt dance party, tonight including a dose of hits by david bowie and musicians he influenced. saint vitus (greenpoint), free. >>

fri midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by caitlin peluffo (colbert) and courtney fearrington (siriusxm), storytelling by david drake (siriusxm), and burlesque by dottie dynamo + luna lee. ucb (east village), $9. >>


sat 12-6pm: bluepoint brewing company hosts a launch party for the release of ‘the ipa,’ including musical guests matt and kim plus two cans of the new beer for attendees. avant gardner (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation for local charity). >>

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: face your recurring high school nightmares head-on by tackling real standardized test questions at the sloshed sats trivia/drinking game/comedy show. hosted by michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 6-8pm (on view thru 2/23): postmasters gallery (chinatown) hosts solo exhibitions for jen catron + paul outlaw and rafaël rozendaal. opening reception tonight. free. >>

sat 7pm: mal blum, wild yawp, and aviva jaye play the park church co-op (greenpoint). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features courtney maginnis (npr), calvin cato (oxygen), selena coppock (red oaks), and courtney bledsoe. hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio (singleling). the pleasure chest (ues), $9 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

sat 7:30pm: fern mayo, future teens, barely civil, and the sonder bombs play sunnyvale (east williamsburg). $10. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: mom and dad find the funny at the parental approval comedy show, where comedians will perform sets aimed to please host lorena russi’s parents, who’ll be judging the fun. tonight: carmen christopher (trutv), clare o’kane (viceland), irene morales (siriusxm), and more. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: computer magic, unknown caller, and jason green play knitting factory (williamsburg). $15. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: bambara, a deer a horse, and gnarcissists play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on back to the future. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 10:30pm (monthly): ten-foot rat cabaret, nyc’s long-running dance/music/comedy/art show, returns to under st. marks theater with live music by oz and milazzo, comedy by nataly aukar, dance by guilty pleasures cabaret, ‘ted talk burlesque’ and much more. hosted by jillian thomas. st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>

sat 11pm: djs explore the electronic side of emo at the emotronic emo dance party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>

sat midnight: driven am presents a night of old school jungle and drum and bass with dieselboy, will miles, and jesse mann. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $15. >>


sun 9:30am-6pm: you don’t have to be an editor to celebrate wikipedia day, an annual day of presentations, group discussions, talks, and cake honoring the free encyclopedia’s 18th birthday. can’t make it? the event will also be livestreamed. ace hotel new york (flatiron), free. >>

sun 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm: take a trip at the fourth annual new york city cannabis film festival. house of yes (bushwick), $30 admission includes refreshments from local restaurants and popcorn. >>

sun 12-3pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, electronics, and books that you no longer need, and leave with something new-to-you at grow nyc’s semi-regular community reuse event. ps 3 the bedford village school (bed-stuy). free admission. >>

sun 3pm: anyone who can keep a straight face in their skivvies can join in a city-wide prank for improv everywhere’s annual no pants subway ride. bring your metrocard to one of six meeting points in manhattan, brooklyn, or queens to participate. $15 afterparty at bar 13 (union square). >>

sun 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: move over, webmd. at the i’m a doctor now! show, storytellers and comedians who can’t stop self-diagnosing describe their ailments to an actual doctor. hosted by sarah burton and allie kokesh. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): it’s a great week for women at this comedic reading series hosted by seven female humor writers. tonight’s guest readers: jen spyra (the onion), karen chee (the new yorker), and orli matlow (mcsweeney’s). velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedian jon glaser (delocated, parks and recreation) tries out some material to see if it might work for a live special. or not. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sun 8pm: two world music collectives, 10-piece afro-caribbean groove ensemble resura arkestra and grammy-nominated moroccan group innov gnawa, play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the second annual brooklyn podcast festival highlights 16 comedy, politics, and pop culture podcasts, including dr. gameshow, majority report, pop culture happy hour, the bowery boys, the touré show, and more. the bell house (gowanus), union hall (park slope), and bric house (fort greene). various prices. >>

fri thru sun: live sound art, experimental music performances, and a video installation take over fridman gallery (les) for the fourth annual new ear festival. $20 general, $15 students (free friday and tuesday). >>

fri thru 1/14: the sopranos film festival, a weeklong tribute to david chase’s hbo series curated and hosted by matt zoller seitz (the sopranos sessions, opens with a celebration at sva theatre followed by five days of live events at ifc center. the tribute features screenings of classic films and landmark sopranos episodes, plus special guests including chase discussing the series’ influences and legacy. $16-20 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri thru 1/21: first look, the museum of the moving image’s annual festival of inventive new cinema from around the world, includes more than two dozen programs featuring films from 15 countries. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 tickets include same-day admission to the museum ($20 for opening night). >>

fri thru 1/22: the 28th annual new york jewish film festival presents more than 30 films from around the world, including documentary, narrative, and short films, as well as restored classics. the film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors ($20-25 for opening/closing nights). >>

fri thru 1/27 (thurs thru sun): 11 new plays by new and established playwrights will premiere over the course of three weeks during the gallery players’ 22nd annual black box new play festival. the gallery players (south slope), $20 general, $15 seniors. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: 20 to life: a celebration of the sopranos: the paley center celebrates the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut with six specially selected episodes–one from each season–that demonstrate the scope of the show’s achievement. the paley center for media (midtown west), free. >>

sat + sun: murphguide rounded up a list of sports bars to watch the nfl playoffs this weekend. >>

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