fri 10am-8pm (+ sat 10am-7pm): the sixth annual black comic book festival shines the spotlighting on black comic artists and creators with two days of exhibitors, panels, exhibitors, a cosplay show, and a peek at black panther with florence kasumba. schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free admission. >>

fri 6pm doors: wax idols, bootblacks, and desert sharks play elsewhere (ridgewood). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 7pm: put on extra eyeliner for the release of tom mullen + washed up emo’s the anthology of emo: volume 1, featuring a panel discussion including norman brannon of texas is the reason, chris leo of the van pelt, and william kheun of rainer maria. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

fri 7pm-midnight: multimedia artist julia sinelnikova’s ‘immersive cyber-punk environment,’ rootkit, takes over superchief gallery(ridgewood). opening reception tonight. free. >>

fri 7:15pm (+ sat 4:55pm + 7:15pm): actor ian nelson and director trudie styler will do q+a following select screenings of freak show. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm: wax nostalgic for those summer nights at a grease sing-along. city cinemas village east, $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): the ladybugs sing folk songs in spanish + portuguese (7pm) and spirituals (9:30pm) at tonight’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15 admission includes drinks. >>

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 shalewa sharpe, patrick j. reilly, 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, 9pm show: five musicians come together for one night only as blue moon, a tom petty + the heartbreakers tribute band, with support from weezer cover band the undone sweaters and dj mark after dark. littlefield (gowanus), $10 admission benefits the american cancer society. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the holi-brew edition of the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kerry coddett (joking off), tommy mcnamara (the onion), jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), paul julmeus, dan perlman, karolena theresa, and erica spera. hosted by melissa stokoski. 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 kevin iso (adam devine’s house party), samantha bednarz (spike), kate wolff (trutv) christina galston (nbc), joe alfano, mike denny, and chris millhouse. hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm (+ 1/15 at 7pm): comedian and storyteller desiree burch’s tar baby bridges personal and cultural history to examine the story of race and capitalism in america. robert moss theater at playwrights downtown (east village), free with email rsvp. >>

fri 9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. tonight’s guests include marc gerber, wilson mcdermut, ariel elias, and stephanie lyons. hosted by lynn bixenspan and morgan pielli. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 9:30pm: jam out at secretformula’s 90’s hip-hop and r+b video sing-along, featuring a costume contest, a dance-off, a photobooth, themed drink specials, and 90’s swag. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

fri 10pm: twin sisters jacquelyn and kathryn smith (aka jacky sommer and datkat) spin house, techno, acid, electro and more at the analog soul night party. nowadays (ridgewood), free before midnight with rsvp, $15 otherwise. >>

fri 11pm: london-based party r + she: the queens of hip hop and r+b returns to brooklyn for a night of dancing to fierce jams. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

fri midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with stand-up by kat radley (the daily show) and casey balsham, storytelling by sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and burlesque by matt knife and cubby hall. ucb (east village), $9. >>

fri midnight: add some spice to your night at a dune drinking game. bonus: $5 beer + shot combos. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

fri midnight: shake it to three times the femme power at the semi-regular holy trinity: beyoncé, rihanna, and nicki dance party, with dj sets by dame luz and wassup gina. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10. >>

our next event!

Flip Cupid the bird and celebrate singledom at the skint’s Third Annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 9th at littlefield.

Hug yourself and sway as the aptly-named DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) spins songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today. Purge your emotional baggage with our cleansing anti-love ritual. Use our photo booth to show the world (and your exes) how much better you’re doing on your own. Lubricate yourself with themed drink specials.

Dress in black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded.

Tickets are just $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

the skint presents:
The Third Annual
“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party

Friday, February 9 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
Facebook event page:


sat 2pm: from building a resume to getting your sag card, a beginner’s guide to the business of acting info session breaks down the steps performers can take to get started in the industry. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

sat 3-10:45pm: learn some new moves at country dance new york’s day of waltz + contra dance at church of the village (west village). beginner and advanced workshops ($5), open dance sessions with live music ($9-11), and more. >>

sat 6pm (monthly): happy hour gets happier at the bowery comedy show, an earlier comedy show to start your night off with smiles. tonight’s lineup includes stand up by kate willett (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), ben wasserman (mtv), raj sivaraman (universe city), and emily winter (tv land). hosted by carolyn busa and chelsea taylor. the bowery electric (east village), free. >>

sat 7pm: pre-mosh at a punk island benefit show, raising funds for the free summer punk fest with performances by tkr tkr, almost aimless, fealty, witch slap, and bodega satellite. the cobra club (bushwick), $10. >>

sat 7-10pm: reverend jen’s ‘best mid-career survey ever’ showcases the varied body of work by the underground artist, filmmaker, writer, and troll museum founder. tonight’s opening party includes performances, elf go-go dancers, audio tours, and more. mf gallery (gowanus), free. >>

sat 8pm: die laughing at the killing joke comedy show, featuring emmy blotnick (the president show), alingon mitra (conan), jordan temple (hidden fences), nina tarr, and damian holmes. hosted by casey james salengo and scotland green. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 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, and even matching. this month’s show includes guests pia glenn (the opposition with jordan klepper), darcie wilder (literally show me a healthy person), and pat tobin (buzzfeed). hosted by lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: her-icane relief, an all female standup benefit show benefiting hurricane relief for puerto rico, features stand up by sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), halle kiefer (vulture), lily du (broad city), rachel sweeney (dead girl), and molly ruben-long (someecards). hosted by kate villa (the president show). threes brewing outpost (greenpoint), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 10pm: diy venue secret loft hosts another ‘sweet tooth’ house and techno dance party, with free candy for all. bright/shiny/candy-themed attire encouraged. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders, $5 adv, $10 day of (advance purchase required). >>


sun 12-5pm: bushwick venue market hotel hosts a vegan market, with vendors selling food, cosmetics, bath + body products, and apparel. free admission. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: thug passion presents celebrates and skewers classic black films through commentary, movie clips, music, and live table reads by comedians. tonight’s show takes on belly (1998), starring nas and dmx. hosted by shalewa sharpe and courtney fearrington. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): we may be on the brink of an apocalypse, but the not dead yet variety show wants to remind you that we’re still alive with a night of comedy by sasheer zamata (snl), clark jones (hbo), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out) and gary richardson (the characters), music by toth, and videos. hosted by lorelei ramirez. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $7 door. >>

sun 9pm: djs amber valentine and sammy jo get things moving at bad behavior’s new year queers party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

all weekend

thru 1/16: the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference means tons of inexpensive theater, performance art and dance performances throughout the city. some festival picks:
american realness festival at various locations (thru 1/16). >>
coil festival at performance space new york (thru 2/4). >>
live artery at new york live arts studios (1/13-15). >>
prototype at various locations (thru 1/20). >>
the exponential festival at various locations (thru 1/31). >>
under the radar festival at the public theater (thru 1/15). >>

sat thru 6/1: 10 ways to celebrate martin luther king jr. day in nyc: ‘king in new york’ exhibition at the museum of the city of new york (1/13-6/1), wnyc’s annual event at the apollo theater (sun), the brooklyn academy of music’s annual tribute (mon), and more. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/20-22 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-20). >>

get tickets to the brooklyn crafts spirits festival at brooklyn expo center 2/10 for $35 (plus ticket fees, reg. $70). >>

get tickets to the annual act one: one act festival at the secret theatre thru 2/3 for $7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

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