scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including african restaurant week, food + drink fests, the satellite art show, she makes me laugh comedy festival, jr: chronicles at brooklyn museum, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
jurassic world: fallen kingdom. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>
the asphalt jungle. matthews-palmer playground (midtown west). >>
what we do in the shadows. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>

6pm-midnight: the shortie film festival presents narrative and documentary shorts from around the world at asi studios (east williamsburg). $19. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ 10/11): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: spice girls in xanadu. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission 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 caitlin peluffo (colbert), martin urbano (kimmel), mo kheir, and milana vayntrub. hosted by noa osheroff and george civeris. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly thru 12/20): columbia astronomy outreach’s stargazing + lecture series returns with a talk by jorge cortes on ‘undead worlds: planets around white dwarfs,’ followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). columbia university’s pupin hall (morningside heights), free. >>

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 toy shop. tonight’s edition features the show’s touring ensemble: bobby hankinson, anita flores, karolena theresa, jen keefe, 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 (monthly): 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 scream. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15 admission (drinks extra). >>

fri 8pm: human people, painted zeros, bueno, and fern mayo play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: the open flame queer comedy show’s freaky flame halloween edition scares up laughs by ana fabrega (los espookys, sydnee washington (comedy central), eva victor (comedy central), jay jurden, and sophie santos, with proceeds benefiting immigration equality. hosted by sam campbell, pete valenti, and simone leitner. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by ali kolbert (fallon), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), merrill davis (time out la ‘comic to watch’), katie que (sirius xm), francis ellis, and rob christensen. hosted by nataly aukar. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features tony deyo (conan), petey deabreu (comedy central), selena coppock (vh1), jo firestone (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), sean donnelly (last comic standing), and ken boyd (showtime at the apollo). hosted by gabriel pacheco. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

fri 10pm: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: meaneth girls or, the tragedy of regina george, a shakespearean retelling of mean girls. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $14) includes a drink. >>


In conversation with Jon Ronson
Monday, Oct 7 at 7:30PM 

The activist and TED speaker Megan Phelps-Roper reveals her life growing up in the most hated family in America as a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, a small but notorious religious group known for protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices. Join her as she discusses, Unfollow, her unflinching memoir of a young woman who grew up in the teachings and activities of this church, but as a young adult, started to see things differently, and ultimately made the decision to leave the church.



sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
decade of fire. concrete plant park (bronx). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. col. charles young playground (harlem). >>
the mortal instruments: city of bones. leif ericson park (dyker heights). >>

sat 10am-5pm: celebrate korean culture at the 39th annual korean parade and koreatown street festival. >>

sat 10am-5pm: the fifth annual new york queer zine fair brings together 50 queer artists, zine makers, collectives and publishers. brooklyn public library’s central branch (prospect heights), free admission. >>

sat 12-2pm: cute overload alert: the annual dachshund friendship club’s octoberfest meetup returns to washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

sat 1-6pm: the hanger project presents an art market 4 reproductive justice, featuring 10 local artists selling unique art, jewelry, vegan soap and skincare, and more with a portion of proceeds going to planned parenthood nyc. nydof warehouse (prospect heights), free admission. >>

sat 1-6pm: dress your darkest for a goth symposium, an afternoon of illustrated talks on topics including goth culture in mexico, the color black, gothic queer culture, and more. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15. >>

sat 1-9:30pm (+ 10/11, 10/19-20): the reel sisters of the diaspora film festival + lecture series — the first academy-award qualifying film festival devoted to women filmmakers — showcases 40+ films directed, produced and written by women of color. various locations and prices. >>

sat 4pm + 8pm: musicians of different genres collaborate on stage at the annual resonator festival. national sawdust (williamsburg), $10-15. >>

sat 4pm: socrates sculpture park unveils its annual fellows exhibition with an afternoon event featuring a dance performance and colombian food available for purchase. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

sat 5-9pm: eat and dance yourself into fall at the seventh annual north brooklyn farms harvest carnival and square dance. north brooklyn farms (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates latinx pride with an evening of live music, art-making, and performances. highlights include music by edna vazquez and dj bobbito garcía and friends, a salsa dance party, letter writing with the queer detainee empowerment project, and a screening of rock rubber 45s. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 6pm (+ 10/12): bronx documentary center presents its fifth annual women’s film series, highlighting three stories of the bronx as told by women documentary filmmakers. the selections, decade of fire, knock down the house, and after maria, will be followed by q+a with the directors. $10 general, $5 for bronx residents. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): laugh your tracksuit off at aunt sassy, a monthly comedy show featuring a lineup of women and lgbtq performers. tonight: ziwe fumudoh (desus + mero), alex song (fallon), pat regan (seek treatment), blair dawson (u up? comedy), and anne cunningham. hosted by schuyler robinson and marissa solomon. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 9pm: source point press and metropolis burlesque present a new york comic con burlesque after party at stitch bar + lounge (midtown west). free admission. >>

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

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: nature of madonna edition, dj steve reynolds plays rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop from the 1990s + 2000s all night, plus an extra dose of madge in honor of the 25th anniversary of bedtime stories. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


sun 10am-5pm: peruse 55 dealer (turn)tables at the biannual vinyl revolution record show. bohemian hall + beer garden (astoria), $4 admission ($7 for 10am early entry). >>

sun 12-5pm: have a brine of a time at the annual lower east side pickle day, a three block festival filled with 50 vendors serving up all things pickled. orchard street between east houston + delancey streets (les), free admission. >>

sun 12:30pm: the annual pulaski day parade marches up fifth avenue, from 36th to 53th streets. >>

sun 12:30-3:30pm: people and pets are welcome to dress as their favorite animals at the annual saint francis day fair pet blessing and great animal costume parade. the cathedral of saint john the divine (morningside heights), free. >>

sun 12:30-7pm: the 32nd annual deepavali festival takes over south street seaport with music, dance, food and vendors, and a fireworks display at 7pm. free admission. >>

sun 1pm: the annual dockapella brings six northeastern university a capella groups to perform along the water at robert f. wagner, junior park (battery park city). free. >>

sun 3pm (monthly thru may): the greenwich village orchestra opens its 2019-2020 season with ‘pastoral project,’ a program including beethoven’s symphony no. 6, pastoral, and dvořák’s cello concerto. all saints church (ues), suggested donation: $25 general, $15 students/seniors (a $5 increase from last season). >>

sun 4pm + 7pm (+ 10/10): ghostbusters returns to select theaters in time for the season and the film’s 35th anniversary, with a new bonus intro by the stars and director ivan reitman. various locations and prices. >>

sun 6:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): 30 days of night. cooper park (east williamsburg). >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with short stories told by ted olds (16-time moth storyslam champ), neil intraub (moth grandslam champ), gastor almonte (this is not happening), harmon leon (vice), courtney antonioli, and maybe you (there’ll be two open mic slots). 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 a half-hour set by sam evans, plus opening sets by dan yang (fallon) and gladys dee (risk!). hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by merrill davis (time out la ‘comic to watch’), neel nanda (kimmel), katina corrao (broad city), wilfred padua (npr), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and chris martin (comedy central presents u.k.). hosted by robert dean. subculture (noho), $9. >>

sun 9:30pm: comedians from abroad do standup and discuss their process of moving to the united states at the aliens of extraordinary ability show. tonight’s hispanic heritage month edition features gabe gonzalez, alise morales, and joanna hausmann. hosted by orli matlow (someecards) and felipe torres medina (collegehumor). pine box rock shop (bushwick), donation-based admission will benefit raices. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: miami’s satellite art show comes to nyc with 40+ experiential and interactive art projects, performances, and music showcases. pfizer building (south williamsburg), $10. >>

fri thru sun: 150+ art spaces will open their doors to the public for the 29th annual jersey city art + studio tour, four days of art exhibits, performances, installations, tours, and childrens’ activities. free. >>

fri thru sun: choreographer monica bill barnes and company premiere ‘days go by’ at brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi). the work features a large ensemble of dancers, actors, musicians, and non- performers including danny pudi (community) and ida saki (cats). free. >>

fri thru 10/6: artists in queens open their doors for the inaugural ridgewood open studios. opening party friday 6-9pm, open studios sat + sun 6-9pm. free. >>

fri thru 10/6: the annual she makes me laugh comedy festival returns with three days of stand-up, improv, sketch, storytelling, podcasts, and panels by women and non-binary identifying performers. the pit (flatiron), $11+. >>

sponsored: fri thru 10/8: dan savage’s hump! film festival returns with the very best sex-positive, short, dirty movies made by ordinary people from 2008-2017, as selected by the hump team and audience. house of yes (bushwick), $25-35. nsfw >>

fri thru 10/10: bam presents a new dcp restoration of gregory nava’s 1997 musical biopic selena, starring jennifer lopez. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

fri thru 10/11: inspired by edo bertoglio’s film starring artist jean-michel basquiat, downtown 81, the metrograph’s nyc ’81 series features portraits of new york city from 1981’s arthur, escape from new york, my dinner with andre, prince of the city, and others. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

fri thru 10/12: open arts les (10/4-12) + the downtown brooklyn arts festival (10/4-6): check out the offerings of arts and culture organizations across the lower east side and downtown brooklyn when they open their doors with free performances, talks, workshops, and tours.

fri thru 10/18: made in nyc week celebrates new york city’s manufacturing community with two weeks of events, factory tours, and marketplaces, including the first-ever made in nyc pop-up shop. free. >>

fri thru 10/20: 25 restaurants in manhattan and brooklyn will offer three-course prix-fixe menus starting at $20 during the seventh annual new york african restaurant week. plus, a food festival at mist harlem on 10/12. >>

sponsored: fri thru 10/26: just $15 for the white chip, a dry comedy about drying out. 59e59 theaters 9reg. $35). >>

fri thru 5/3/2020: the brooklyn museum presents the first major north american exhibition of works by french artist jr. jr: chronicles includes the artist’s murals, photographs, videos, films, and dioramas from the past fifteen years, as well as the premier of a new mural, the chronicles of new york city, which features more than 1,000 people who were photographed and interviewed during summer 2018. the public is welcome to have their own photo booth portraits taken as well 10/5 5-9:30pm. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors, free first saturdays 5-11pm (except jan and sept). >>

sponsored: sat + sun 12-6pm: enjoy unlimited beer tastings from the best breweries in queens, brooklyn, the bronx, long island, and upsate ny at the queens beer festival. lic flea + food, save 20% on tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat + sun: eat all the food at the new york times food festival in bryant park ($25), eeeeeatscon at forest hills stadium ($30), and the second annual new york pizza festival in the bronx ($25/3 slices, $35/6 slices).

sat + sun 11am-8pm: quiz daddy’s closet vintage pop-up: after 20 years of collecting, former hq trivia host scott rogowsky has set up a vintage t-shirt, jersey, and hat pop-up, with proceeds benefiting special offer for skint readers: get a free vintage snapback hat with purchase when you mention you saw it on the skint. 273 bleecker st (greenwich village). >>

sat + sun 12-10pm: animation nights new york’s fourth annual ‘best of fest’ includes two days of animation screenings, art exhibits, vr presentations, panels, and industry events. 180 maiden lane (south street seaport), free (rsvp). >>

sat + sun 3-11pm: bands boards merge at the thrasher x vans death match. knockdown center (maspeth), free admission. >>

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

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