scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the new york times travel show, vogue knitting live, the animation first festival, frost fest, tolkien: maker of middle earth, and more.


fri + sat: japan society screens the complete lone wolf and cub series of films, based on the manga series of a father-son duo’s quest for revenge, over two days. japan society (midtown east). $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

fri 3:30pm: thinking about a career change? it’s not too late. assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs at a workshop designed to help you determine a new path. nyp sibl (midtown east), free. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): zoom in on laughs at get reel, a comedy show where performers dub over movies live. tonight’s theme: ‘recon.’ hosted by joe castle baker and max wittert. byob. spectacle theater (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ 1/28-2/1): juilliard’s 35th annual focus! festival presents six free concerts celebrating 75 years of international radio commissioning. peter jay sharp theatre and alice tully hall at lincoln center, free (rsvp required). >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): catch two nights of new choreography for a cause at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought.’ danspace project (east village), $5 + two cans of food to benefit the momentum project, or $10 with no cans (cash only). >>

fri 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts an open call salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

just added: fri 8pm (+ sat): the chelsea symphony continues its season with performances of music composed by sibelius, bach, nielsen, martin, and dai. st. paul’s church (chelsea), $20 suggested donation at the door, $25 adv for reserved seats. >>

fri 8pm: freetime, business of dreams, and corduroy play alphaville (bushwick). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: petal, sir babygirl, and cave people play rough trade (williamsburg). $15 adv, $18 door. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by hari kondabolu (netflix), ashton womack, jen saunderson, damian holmes, and blaire postman. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by myq kaplan (netflix), andy haynes (comedy central), sarah squirm (adult swim), justy dodge (live at gotham), raanan hershberg (sirius xm), and mara marek (happy never after). hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

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 dewayne perkins (comedy central), tyler richardson (mtv), martin urbano (kimmel), sean donnelly (conan), katie campa (golden spiral), and aminah imani. hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 10pm: enter a rave new world, a two-room dance party where 10+ djs will play music that influenced their own style, including acid, french house, electro, booty bass, and more. 101brooklyn (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 otherwise. >>

fri 10:30pm doors: nyc rockabilly post-punk band screamin’ rebel angels play a record release show at mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

our next event!

Single, in a relationship, married, it’s complicated. Whatever your status, Valentine’s Day is for suckers. Avoid falling for the trappings of a manufactured holiday and head to the skint’s fourth annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 8th at littlefield instead.

Dance to songs of heartbreak and liberation, strike a pose at our dark photo booth, get questionable advice from our unqualified expert, and partake of themed-drink specials at the bar.

What to wear? Leave your pinks and reds at home: this party’s dress code is strictly black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded.

With tickets priced less than a bunch of flowers, this event tends to sell out, so get your tickets now.

the skint presents:
The Fourth Annual
“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party
Friday, February 8 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door
Facebook event page:


sat 11am-3pm: skiing in central park? skiing is believing at the annual winter jam, an afternoon winter sports festival filled with snow-blown grounds just for the occasion. other activities include snowshoeing, curling, ice bowling, and sledding. central park’s naumburg  bandshell area (enter at 72nd street). free. >>

sponsored: sat 11am-9pm: celebrate winter at the best of brooklyn food + beer festival! your ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited beer, plus access to curated food on sale from 20+ top chefs, and more. use code ‘skint20’ for 20% off tickets. >>

sat 12pm: creatively-costumed new yorkers race tricked-out shopping carts through nyc streets for the 15th annual idiotarod. route announced day-of. >>

sat 3-7pm: meet the backstreet boys at sony square nyc (madison square park), where they’ll be signing copies of their new album, dna. purchase of the album at sony square nyc required. >>

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: the happier hour: philosophy to make your life suck less, a monthly discussion series combining the perks of a bar happy hour with practical philosophy, takes on the topic of ‘failure.’ hosted by monica mccarthy. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘happierfriends’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

sat 4-6pm (on view thru 2/17): williamsburg art + historical center hosts its 20th annual salon, with works by more than 50 emerging, mid-career, and established artists. opening reception today. free. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: see the genre in a new way at sci-fi explosion, a show that pokes fun of awkward science fiction-themed video clips that range from robocop hawking jeans to e.t.-themed porn. hosted by chris cummins (den of geek). caveat (les), free (rsvp). >>

sat 7pm (monthly): the enclave reading series returns to club cumming with novelists patrick ryan, tom cardamone, and eric sasson, and poet kyle dacuyan. club cumming (east village), free. >>

sat 7pm door, 8pm show: metropolis burlesque presents: n*ked as f*ck: a tribute to image comics’ saga. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: sean donnelly (conan), joe zimmerman (fallon), lizzie martinez (funny or die), evan williams (comedy central), and more. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at the hoff’s horrorfest show, comedian hoff matthews hosts a screening of they live interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. cantina royal (williamsburg), $5. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from joe pera (adult swim), j.p. mcdade (roast battle), matt koff (the daily show), eudora peterson (comedy central), and rebecca vigil (your love, our musical). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: public practice, monograms, good in the dark, and trash tv play collective art space unit j (bushwick). $5 suggested donation. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by saurin choksi (fuse), courtney maginnis (comedy central), petey deabreu (tru tv), and molly austin (trutv). hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: dub will tear us apart at the record release show for jah division‘s psychedelic dub interpretations of joy division songs. secret project robot (bushwick), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: chicago indie rock band lala lala plays rough trade (williamsburg), with support from sen morimoto and fielded. $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

sat 11pm (+ 2/9): jokesters find their true love at tinderella, a dating game-inspired show where comedians choose between three contestants, but only have their tinder profiles and answers to absurd questions to base their decision on. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>


sun 2pm, 5pm (+ 1/29-30): 80th anniversary screenings of the wizard of oz come to select cinemas for three days. various prices. >>

sun 3-9pm: soul summit dj collective brings an indoor edition of their daytime get down to nowadays (ridgewood). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 4pm: young ensemble the orchestra now performs a free concert of works by stravinsky, ravel, lyadov, and mussorgsky at symphony space (uws). free (rsvp). >>

sun 7pm: pregame for groundhog day at a benefit drinking game screening of the 1993 bill murray classic. donations of hats, gloves, and scarves will be accepted to go to chips soup kitchen. parklife (gowanus), free admission. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), erica spera (comics to watch), chloe mcgovern, luke touma, and momoh pujeh. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show: arthur moon, moon gel, and adiós ghost play coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: get lost in a world of wool at vogue knitting live, an annual three-day crafty person’s paradise filled with workshops, vendors, fashion shows, free lessons, and more. new york marriott marquis (theater district), $20 (classes + lectures extra). >>

fri thru sun: 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations come to the javits center for the annual new york times travel show. $8-15 here (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

fri thru sun: say bonjour to animation first, a festival of french animated films that also includes video game demos, immersive exhibits, workshops, and panel discussions. french institute alliance française (ues), $16 general, $10 students, (more for opening night). >>

fri thru sun: save 25-75% on display and slightly damaged art books at the taschen sale (soho). >>

fri thru 2/3: 10 days of winter weather programming takes over bryant park’s winter village for frost fest, including bumper cars on ice (1/26-2/3), a silent disco (1/27), live ice carving (1/27), an ice ball (1/30), a skating showcase with olympian johnny weir and athletes from special olympics new york (2/1), and more. bryant park (midtown west), various prices. >>

fri thru 2/3: theater for the new city presents the 44th annual thunderbird american indian dancers in concert, with all proceeds benefiting native american scholarship fund. theater for the new city (east village), $15. >>

fri thru 5/12: immerse yourself in the world of tolkien: maker of middle-earth, an exhibition featuring one of the largest collections ever assembled of j.r.r. tolkien’s original drawings, manuscripts, and maps related to the hobbit, the lord of the rings, and the silmarillion. the morgan library + museum (midtown east), $20 general, $13 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

fri thru 7/10, 7/24-1/5/2020: implicit tensions: mapplethorpe now: the guggenheim celebrates the legacy of artist robert mapplethorpe’s work with a yearlong exhibition conceived in two sequential parts and presented in the museum’s mapplethorpe gallery. solomon r. guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 5-8pm. >>

sat 2pm, sun 3pm: park slope singers present schubert’s mass in g and mozart’s requiem at st. paul’s episcopal church in carroll gardens (sat) and church of the good shepherd in bay ridge (sun). a reception follows. $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat thru 2/17: the metrograph hosts a retrospective of eight films produced by david o. selznick from 1932-1949, including gone with the wind, spellbound, the third man, and others. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

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