scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including high line and red hook open studios, the dumbo dance festival, ice skating at rockefeller center, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
beloved. saratoga square park (bed-stuy). >>
la leyenda de la llorona. maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. playground 103 ciii (east harlem). >>

fri 12-5pm: elmhurst vietnamese sandwich shop joju celebrates the grand opening of its new midtown location with buy one, get one free banh mi. while supplies last. >>

sponsored: fri 7pm: $25 carnegie hall tickets: sphinx virtuosi for justice and peace. hear stellar musicians from the detroit-based sphinx organization perform a timely program centered around the themes of justice and peace. tickets are just $25! >>

fri 7pm (+ sat): the crown heights film festival brings three nights of independent short films to fivemyles, with free popcorn, free bottled water, and free after parties. fivemyles gallery (crown heights), free admission. >>

fri 7-11pm (on view thru 11/3): must they also be gods, a group art show featuring the work of 20 emerging and mid-career black artists that highlights the creative process of african diasporic peoples with a focus on beauty and spirituality, opens at flux factory (lic). free. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm (ends today): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight’s season finale: 90’s hip-hop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): in reaction to recent mass shootings in america, artist jenny holzer’s ‘vigil’ will project firsthand text accounts of gun violence onto rockefeller center nightly thru saturday. >>

fri 8pm: instead of making your own way awkwardly through a blind date, watch and laugh as someone else does it. on stage. at in a world: the dating show, host emma vernon sets two pairs of single folks up on blind dates in an environment created by a group of improvisors. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8pm: the not quite midnight talk show returns with performances and interviews from comedians meg stalter (the chris gethard show), brian bahe (vulture), courtney fearrington (sirius xm), zach teague + drew lausch (haus party), and more. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. friends and lovers (crown heights), free admission (donations will benefit the amy daulton memorial scholarship fund). >>

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

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. tonight’s show features guests scott rogowsky (hq trivia), catherine cohen (seth meyers), and liz plank (for the love of men: a vision for mindful masculinity). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $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 dina hashem (conan), ted alexandro (conan), tony deyo (fallon), victoria hoffman (sirius xm), gibran saleem, damian holmes, and justin smith, plus music by sami schwaeber. 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 free pizza with jokes by fumi abe (comedy central), kendall farrell (just come! comedy), ian hunt, and carl sonnefeld. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

fri 9:30pm: revisit the first decade of the new millennium at secretformula’s 2000’s sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, and drink themed drinks. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

fri 10pm: things go bump in the night at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party. hart bar (bushwick), free. >>


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sat: cassette store day: shop more than 100 exclusive, limited-edition albums at participating stores. >>

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
goosebumps 2: haunted halloween. commodore barry park (brooklyn navy yard). >>
hocus pocus. fort tryon park (fort george). >>
tomb of ligeia. poe park (bronx). >>
toy story 4. irving square park (bushwick). >>

sat 10am-5pm: oh, what a tangled web you’ll weave at the kings county fiber festival, an annual gathering and marketplace for local crocheters, dyers, felters, and knitters. old stone house (park slope), free admission. >>

sat 11:00am: the 7th annual nyc cupcake run, a 5k race where runners stop at checkpoints to eat three cupcakes, returns to astoria park. admission includes an official race t-shirt, tote bag, and a drink at the after party at rocky mcbride’s. save 50% on registration with promo code ‘skint’ >>

sat 12-6pm: the rainbow book fair, the largest lgbt book event in the country, returns for its 10th iteration with a day filled with exhibitors, readings, a queer poetry marathon, and panel discussions. the lgbt center (west village), admission price wasn’t posted at press time, but it’s been free/donation-based in previous years. >>

sat 12-6pm: get ready for samhain, día de los muertos, and halloween, at the world of witches vendor’s market. mayday space (bushwick), free admission (workshops $5-20 sliding scale). >>

sat 12-6pm: big daddy kane, nona hendryx, and maritri garrett and the soulfolk experience play the annual restoration rocks! concert at restoration plaza (bed-stuy). free. >>

sat 12-7pm: put a pin in this: the patches and pins expo, the largest event of its kind in the nation, returns to nyc. bonus: the first 200 attendees will receive a free pin. metropolitan west (hell’s kitchen), $10 admission ($6 on groupon here). >>

sat 12-9pm: take a culinary trip of africa at the new york african restaurant week festival. mist harlem, $15+ >>

sat 12-11pm: bushwick’s pine box rock shop celebrates its ninth anniversary with a full day of events, including the vegan shop-up pop-up market, the backyard show comedy show, and stephen queen: a femme tribute to stephen king, plus $3 pints all night. >>

sponsored: sat 1pm-4:30pm + 6-9:30pm: travel the world of wine at brooklyn wine fest, and enjoy wine samples paired with live entertainment, interactive games, and food available for purchase. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), save $20 online with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 1-6:30pm: artist kara walker‘s katastwóf karavan comes to nyc for a one-day-only installation outside the whitney museum of american art (meatpacking). the piece, a steam-powered calliope housed in a parade wagon, was created in response to the inadequacy of a slavery memorial plaque in new orleans. musician jason moran will play the calliope live at 6pm. free. >>

sat 4:30-9pm (+ 10/19): navigate your way through queens county farm museum’s amazing maize maze by moonlight. bring a flashlight. queens county farm museum (floral park, queens), $12 adv, $17 door. >>

sat 6-11pm: literature takes to the streets for lit crawl nyc, where you can catch themed readings, discussions, and trivia in bars, clothing shops, a bakery, an ice cream shop, and (of course) a bookstore along a stretch of cobble hill’s smith street. free admission. >>

sat 7pm: hot glass, cold beer: glass artists show off their neon bending, glass blowing, and flameworking skills while you enjoy drinks from a unique handmade glass. brooklyn glass studio (gowanus), $27. update: advance tickets are sold out, but some tickets will be available at the door. cash only. >>

sat 7:30pm: parrot dram, drug couple, noir party, and sooner play the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). $10. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the found footage festival celebrates the best/weirdest/funniest vhs videos found at thrift stores and garage sales around the country with a new one-night only live show. hosted by joe pickett (the onion) and nick prueher (the colbert report). bonus: before the show (3-5pm), you’re welcome to grab a beer at the duo’s studio around the corner, filled with 10,000+ vhs tapes. the bell house (gowanus), $17. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘new york’s only comedy show in a lingerie store.’ featuring jokes from colin burgess (adult swim), lizzie martinez (funny or die), karolena theresa (awkward sex and the city), alex song (fallon), clare o’kane, and ben katzner. hosted by brian bahe and julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8pm (bimonthly thru may): the all-volunteer, community-based new york repertory orchestra‘s 2019-20 concert season opens with a program of selections by debussy, beethoven, and hindemith. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: new-music chamber ensemble tak presents its first concert of the season at dimenna center for classical music (midtown west). $10-20 suggested donation. >>

sat 9pm: folk-pop band y la bamba, solo electronic act noia, and layering vocalist stefa play the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $15-17. >>

sat 9pm: house producer and dj timmy regisford hits the decks at public records (gowanus). $15. >>

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 andalusia, dance by guilty pleasures cabaret, comedy by umlaut sketch, musical comedy by destiny dunkle, and more. hosted by jillian thomas. st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>

sat 11:29 doors, 11:59pm show: it’s been a long story, but it’s finally coming to an end. after seven years, the it’s a long story show takes a bow with long, funny, true stories told by carmen lagala (colbert), halle kiefer (mtv), andrew collin (sirius xm), and sam evans. hosted by alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer). subculture (noho), $9. >>


sun 11am-late (+ mon 7am-2pm): the annual indigenous peoples celebration rethinks columbus day weekend with two days of native american performances, spoken word, vendors, a sunrise ceremony, and more. randall’s island, free admission. >>

sun 12-3pm: all dogs go to coney for luna park’s annual dog parade + costume contest. free. >>

sun 12-6pm: can jam: canned beer lovers will have options from more than 20 breweries to choose from at threes brewing’s semi-annual backyard drink fest. threes brewing (gowanus), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 1pm: crazy weekend? get some relief at a signing and talk for food writer lauren shockey’s cookbook, hangover helper: delicious cures from around the world. astoria bookshop (astoria), free admission. >>

sun 1pm + 4pm (+ 10/15-16): alien returns to select theaters for the film’s 40th anniversary. various locations and prices. >>

sun 2pm (monthly thru april): the schneider concerts chamber music series at the new school opens the season with argus string quartet performing bach, smetana, theofanidis, and medelssohn-hensel. the auditorium at the new school (union square), $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 student standby tickets. >>

sun 4-9pm (monthly): this month’s second sunday open studios at pioneer works features open studios of current artists in residence, foam sculpture and diy toothpaste workshops, interactive art, live music + di sets, stargazing, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 6:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): the curse of la llorona. sunset park (sunset park). >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the comedians you should know show takes its show on the road to littlefield (gowanus), with standup by ronny chieng (the daily show), sam morril (comedy central), rebecca vigil (netflix), and more. hosted by david drake. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with sets by matt koff (the daily show), jes tom (standup nbc), stephanie weber (av club), max fine (sirius xm), and jeremyah schur. hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): tonight’s full moon means it’s time again for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, practicing witches, and musicians. tonight’s ritual-themed show features comedians dara jemmott and sharon jamilkowski, musician jen kwok, and witchy wares for sale from moon goddess candles. the pit underground (gramercy), $10. >>

sun 8pm: professional comedians test works-in-progress and give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at their process at nat towsen’s new material night. tonight: jordan klepper (klepper, the daily show). the pit underground (gramercy), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 8pm: we may be on the brink of an apocalypse, but the not dead yet show wants to remind you that we’re still alive with a night of comedy hosted by lorelei ramirez (adult swim), amy zimmer (the new yorker), and ana fabrega (los espookys). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 8:30pm (monthly): the show’s name is cold pizza, but at least the slices, laughs, and admission are free. hosts chloe radcliffe and micah walsh get things started in featherweight’s attic with sets by carmen lagala (colbert), joe zimmerman (conan), wendy steiner (refinery29), chris scopo (sirius xm), and greg warner. featherweight (east williamsburg), free. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by rosebud baker (comedy central), mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), kate willett (netflix), seth herzog (fallon), mike abrusci (the chris gethard show), erica spera (gotham comedy live), and henry sir. hosted by alison leiby. subculture (noho), $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the annual clio art fair, ‘the anti-fair focused solely on independent artists,’ returns for its ninth edition thru the weekend. 550 w 29th street, free friday, $10-18 sat-sun. >>

fri thru sun: 70 contemporary dance companies from new york and around the world will perform over three days during the annual dumbo dance festival. gelsey kirkland artscenter (dumbo), $15. >>

fri thru 10/27: the speak up, rise up storytelling festival aims to amplify voices of communities and people we don’t get to hear from, with three weekends of personal experiences shared by traditional and non-traditional storytellers. caveat (les), q.e.d. (astoria), and murmrr ballroom (prospect heights), $12+. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: sounds about riso, a showcase and market dedicated to the art of risograph printing, opens for a weekend that includes workshops all-day saturday and an opening party saturday 6-8pm. yui gallery (les), free. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: shop more than 70 vintage apparel, accessories, and jewelry retailers and private dealers at the a current affair pop-up vintage marketplace. industry city, $15 admission. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: step inside studios and work spaces of artists and makers during the annual high line (12-6pm) and red hook (1-6pm) open studios. free admission.

sat thru 10/19: cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum celebrates the 20th anniversary of the national design awards with free admission and special programming during national design week. cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum (ues), free (reg. $7-18). >>

sat thru april: practice your figure eights. the rink at rockefeller center is now open for the season. $25+ general, $15 seniors, $13 skate rental (or byo). >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

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