fri thru 1/31: 30 newly preserved and restored films dating from 1924 to 1998 will be screened at ‘to save and project,’ moma’s 16th annual international festival of film preservation. museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students in advance, or free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free 4-8pm fridays). >>

fri thru 1/12: tons of theater, performance art and dance festivals pop up across nyc for the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference (1/4-8). some lower-priced picks:
american realness at various venues (thru 1/13). >>
live artery at new york live arts theater + studios (thru 1/12). >>
prototype at various venues (1/5-13). >>
the exponential festival at various venues (thru 2/2). >>
under the radar festival at the public theater (thru 1/13). >>

fri thru 1/8: the film society of lincoln center presents complete cuarón, an eight-film retrospective of director alfonso cuarón, including roma, gravity, harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban, and cuarón in person for y tu mamá también on 1/8.  film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri 11am-3pm: live camels, music, puppets, and more flood the streets for el museo del barrio’s annual three kings day parade (11am-12:30pm), which will be followed by more performances and free museum admission (1-3pm). begins at 106th st. + lexington ave., and ends at 115th st. + park ave. >>

fri 6-10pm: feel the beat at this month’s first fridays at the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem). tonight’s ‘for the love of house music’ theme honors the legacy of ‘godfather of house music’ frankie knuckles with dj sets, dancing, and extended exhibition hours. free admission (rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues explored in the film the manchurian candidate (1962), directed by john frankenheimer. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

fri 7-9pm (runs thru 3/3): biobat art space opens of its inaugural art exhibit, spontaneous emergence of order, featuring four interdisciplinary artists who create works based in science and technology. biobat art space (brooklyn army terminal), free. >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show (ends today): two days of genre-blurring comedy and music performances will be unleashed at the on the moon arts holiday party: an intergalactic variety festival, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another). littlefield (gowanus), $5 with promo code ‘holladaze’ (reg. $15 adv/$20 door). >>

fri 7:30pm doors: mosh now so you can mosh later at a punk island benefit show, with performances by soul glo, all torn up!, material support, and alouth raising funds for the free summer festival. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $10-15. >>

fri 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘flashdance vs dirty dancing,’ with plenty of boogie-worthy 80’s tunes. $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features nimesh patel (seth meyers), jourdain fisher (fallon), nonye brown-west, xazmin garza, and erik angel. hosted by noa osheroff and emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight’s guests: fareeha khan (reductress), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), alex song (fallon), and taylor ortega (trutv). bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by self-proclaimed quitters ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). new venue: c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door (proceeds will be donated to the international refugee assistance project). >>

fri 8:30pm: the mid riff comedy show features bellies and laughs from sallyann hall (reductress), kate willett (comedy central), liza treyger (seth meyers), danny felts (hbo), and kevin atkinson (nola). hosted by alissa may atkinson and lauren vino. bonus: free drink for crop top wearers. precious metal (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by phil hanley (comedy central), rob haze (fallon), aparna nancherla (crashing), and abby rosenquist. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by liza treyger (comedy central), tim dillon (netflix), abby rosenquist, raanan hershberg, and nick naney. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: comedians betsy kenney and dara katz bring a live version of their done podcast to union hall, where guests will discuss things that they’re done with. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 11:30pm: comedians riff over a cheesy softcore adult movie, mst3k-style, at the soft core show. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 11:30pm: go around the world and dance to daft punk, cassius, giorgio moroder, etienne de crecy, and more at the daft disko french touch + disco dance party. knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp ($10 adv, $15 dos otherwise). >>

fri midnight (friday + saturdays thru 1/26): m. nite: in anticipation of the release of glass later this month, nitehawk hosts midnight screenings of m. night shyamalan’s unbreakable, split, the sixth sense, and signs. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $13. >>

our next event!

It’s been three years since David Bowie left us and returned to his home planet. We’ve been feeling Under Pressure ever since.

So Let’s Dance through these Changes, Young Americans, at Loving The Alien: A Bowie Dance Party.

On Friday, January 11 at 10:30pm, DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career. Music Video Time Machine will provide projections of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances.

the skint presents:
Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Friday, January 11 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$5 adv, $8 door
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sat 5-7pm (runs thru 1/27): more than 150 artists contributed original works created on red envelopes, with many including a special gift for the buyer, for grumpy bert’s annual lunar new year red envelope show. a portion of sales will benefit visual arts programming at flushing town hall. opening reception with lion dance tonight. closing party 1/27 3-5pm. flushing town hall (flushing), free admission. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the theme ‘new year, new futures’ with an evening featuring music by nova trek, dj bembona, and young paris, performances by timothy duwhite and the brooklyn dance festival, poetry, talks, film screenings, hands-on art, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 7pm: universes collide at a marvel vs dc edition of cat’s eye cabaret, which also includes trivia and a costume contest. the deep end (ridgewood), $15 adv, $20 door, $15 if in costume. >>

sat 7pm, 8:15pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on the law of star wars, online dating efficiency, and vhs/videotape technologies. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:15pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at the picture this! show. hosted by ian fidance. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: five (un)qualified comedians will makeover one (un)lucky audience member at queer eyerl, a live parody of the netflix show. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 7:30pm: the fourth annual nyc shadow puppet slam features short traditional and modern shadow theater, animation, video and film for adults. flushing town hall (flushing), $14 general, $10 students. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): ride into the ranger zone, a comedy + poetry variety show hosted by twin sisters aimee rose and april ranger. tonight: comic ikechukwu ufomadu (time out comic to watch), poet jeanann verlee (prey), and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through monty python and the holy grail. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15 >>

sat 8pm: they’ve played a lot of shows to play this show: the oh my rockness nyc’s hardest working bands of 2018 showcase shines a light on gustaf, anna altman, nihiloceros, long neck, zzzwalk, and twiga. baby’s all right (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 harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: britney one more time edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop all night, plus an extra dose of britney spears in honor of the 20th anniversary of …baby one more time. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 10pm: the synthicide dance party celebrates its fifth anniversary with synth-driven sets from djs lenny dee, motiv-a, and andi. bossa nova civic club (bushwick). free before midnight, $10 after. >>

sat 10pm: techno party and record label the bunker celebrates its 16th anniversary with music by eight djs from nyc and berlin at elsewhere (bushwick). $15-25. >>


sun various times: five boozy places to watch the 76th annual golden globe awards:

caveat (les): drinking games, voting ballots, and celebrity impressions during commercial breaks. $15 adv, $18 door. >>

littlefield (gowanus): the skint’s screening party includes bingo, food available for purchase, themed-drink specials, and a free glass of champagne with rsvp. free admission. >>

madame tussauds (theater district): screening in the a-list room with voting ballots. free admission (rsvp required). >>

parklife (gowanus): broadly entertaining’s screening includes bingo, food available for purchase, themed-drink specials, and a free sparkling margarita welcome drink for early attendees (while supplies last). >>

syndicated (bushwick): screening at the bar, voting ballots, themed-drink specials. free admission. >>

sun various times (+ 2/3, 3/3): the brooklyn botanic garden’s first sundays programming includes nature walks, chasing away the winter blues tours, yoga, and more. free with regular admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

sun 2pm: brooklyn’s annual three kings day parade makes its way down williamsburg’s graham street. free. >>

sun 4:30pm: the new school’s college of performing arts launches the philip glass institute with a performance by the philip glass ensemble and a panel discussion including glass. the new school’s john l. tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), free (rsvp). >>

sun 7pm (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with short stories told by tracey miller segarra (moth grandslam winner), nathaniel cocca-bates (two-time moth storyslam winner), jiji lee (the new yorker), michelle carlo (stories from the stage), courtney antonioli (conde nast), and maybe you (there’ll be an open mic slot). hosted by adam selbst. byob. big irv’s (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with joe pera (adult swim), sam ruddy (brooklyn magazine’s ‘50 funniest’), elsa waithe, benel germosen, and max ogle. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

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