scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a 50% off books sale, holiday markets, the vibe of the village festival, new korean cinema, and more.


fri: phase one of the market line, a 150,000 square foot underground marketplace spanning three city blocks, opens today. 115 delancey street (les). >>

fri 9am-7pm (+ sat): visit little italy circa 1975. in honor of martin scorsese’s the irishman, the neighborhood will be transformed with cars and props from the year, and you can score free food and drinks from select restaurants. >>

fri 10am-6pm (ongoing): who we are: visualizing nyc by the numbers: as the 2020 census approaches, a new exhibition at the museum of the city of new york juxtaposes statistics with design to paint a more humanizing picture of the 8.5 million people in nyc. museum of the city of new york (harlem), suggested admission: $20 general, $14 students/seniors, free for 19 and under. >>

fri 11am-6pm (+ sat): decorate your feet with some help from the annual ozone socks sample sale, where samples will be $4/pair, and regular pairs will be priced at 50% off retail. 307 7th ave, suite 1603. >>

fri 6pm: donzii, sandy smiles, and gesserit play the dance (noho). $5. >>

fri 6-8pm: martin lawrence galleries (soho) presents a collection of paintings, posters, graphics and prints by artist and activist keith haring. opening reception tonight. free (rsvp). >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers show, where comedians and actual experts guide you through the depths of the world wide web. tonight’s ‘twitter’-themed show features eve peyser (the new york times), ryan broderick (buzzfeed), shoshana wodinsky (adweek), and nathan allebach (@steak-umm). hosted by mark vigeant. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 7pm: get in the holiday spirit(s) with snl alum and singer ana gasteyer, who’ll perform selections from her new sugar + booze album at barnes + noble (ues). album signing to follow. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the album at this location. >>

fri 7pm: the harlem chamber players present their annual all-bach concert at broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights). $15 adv/$20 door general, $10 adv/$15 door students/seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, with performances by carolyn bergier (funny or die), jeena bloom (comedy central), and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: the mannes chamber orchestra performs a program of contemporary and experimental music, including the world premiere of cyrnab by johanna beyer, the first woman to write concert music for electronic instruments. john l. tishman auditorium at the new school (union square), free. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): things get weird at the lab, a comedy show showcasing black performers doing new and experimental work. tonight: mia jackson (comedy central), nick chambers (2 dope queens), sam ike (sirius xm), jessica henderson, and electra telesford. hosted by kenice mobley. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8:30pm: cringe is king at bad pitches, a comedy game show where performers propose the worst tv show ideas they can think of. in anticipation of thanksgiving, tonight’s ‘get stuffed’ edition is all about food. crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by michael nguyen (comedy central), brittany carney, colum tyrell, donnie sengstack, and tobin miller. hosted by naomi karavani. 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 nathan macintosh (fallon), katie hannigan (colbert), leah bonnema (colbert), pedro gonzalez (standup nbc), chanel ali (girl code), and adam strauss. hosted by tyler fischer. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

fri 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: a lineup of native american comedians say thanks but no thanksgiving at a night of stand-up, characters, and games. hosted by brian bahe (vulture), dash turner (ifc), and tai leclaire. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 10:30pm: spoke art gallery presents a 35mm film screening of guillermo del toro’s pan’s labyrinth at the roxy cinema (tribeca), with a new limited-edition poster and t-shirt available for purchase. $12 admission. >>

our next event!

We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.

An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

We gotta rock this mother.
Shock-a-lock-a boom.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party

Saturday, December 14 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
$5 Tickets:
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sat 11am-6pm: enjoy free admission at poster house, the first museum in the u.s. dedicated exclusively to posters, today. poster house (chelsea), regularly $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

sat 11am-7pm: sip and shop during the annual #shopbleecker promotion, where shops and restaurants along 10 blocks of the village’s bleecker street will offer drinks, light bites, discounts, and gifts with purchase. >>

sat 11:30am-4pm: the kids are all right at the brooklyn museum’ 13th annual brooklyn children’s book fair, a day featuring 40 authors and illustrators, readings, presentations, and book-related art-making opportunities for the little ones. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: get your kicks at the solexchange sneaker show. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $30. >>

sat 1-5pm: see glassblowing and neon tube bending demos, talk to artists, and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at the seasonal urbanglass open house. optional activities will be available for free-$65. urbanglass (fort greene), free admission. >>

sat 3pm: join author sheila weller as she describes the research she undertook to write carrie fisher: a life on the edge, her new biography on the late actor and writer. weller will be in conversation with screenwriter and humorist amy ferris (marrying george clooney: confessions from a midlife crisis). jefferson market library (greenwich village), free. >>

sat 7-10pm: underground artists display and sell their unique creations at mf gallery’s annual toy show. opening party tonight. mf gallery (gowanus), free admission. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (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: john fisch (conan), youngmi mayer (feeling asian), rufat agayev, rallo boykins, max carney, and stephanie phillips. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedians serve up slices of new material at the sandwich comedy show, hosted by gastor almonte and jess salomon, and featuring nutritious jokes from emmy blotnick (colbert), monroe martin (fallon), marie faustin (comedy central), and jeff simmermon (this american life). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: metropolis ensemble presents an album release concert for violist and composer nathan schram‘s oak and the ghost, which mixes string quartet and electronics. metropolis ensemble loft (les), $15 general with promo code ‘5skint’ (reg. $20), $10 students. >>

sat 8pm: string orchestra of brooklyn and guest violinist wendy richman perform works by samuel barber, rebecca clarke, and william grant still at st. ann and the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights). $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: everyone gets an ‘a’ for effort at the nyc debut of fale university, a comedy show where guest ‘lecturers’ give academic(ish) powerpoint presentations. halyard’s (gowanus), $5. >>

sat 8:30pm: indie bands fraidycat, true dreams, wooing, and powersnap play alphaville (bushwick). $8-10. >>

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: professional meme creators ben leary and kendall payne host extremely online, a multimedia irl internet talk show that explores meme and viral culture with content round-ups, interviews, and stand-up. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>


sun 10am-5pm: the annual brooklyn chocolate fest returns to aviator sports + events center (floyd bennett field) for a day filled with tastings, vendors, demos, and more. $10 adv, $14 door. >>

sun 10am-5:30pm (sundays thru 12/22): grand bazaar nyc’s annual indoor and outdoor grand holiday bazaar returns for the season with 150+ local merchants. grand bazaar nyc (uws), free admission. >>

sun 2pm: brevity is the soul of wit at the brevitas festival of short poems, an afternoon of readings of short (14 lines max) poems by more than 40 poets, followed by a brief open mic. bowery poetry club (east village), $10 admission includes a copy of the 2019 brevitas short poem anthology. >>

sun 2pm: get a rare peek at never-aired footage from sesame street at museum of the moving image (astoria), with guest speakers norman stiles (former head writer) and rosemarie truglio (sesame workshop senior vp). $11-15 admission includes same-day admission to the museum. >>

sun 3pm (monthly thru may): the greenwich village orchestra continues its 2019-2020 season with ‘defying death,’ a program including mussorgsky’s song and dances of death, rimsky-korsakov’s scheherazade, and selections from prokofiev’s the love for three oranges. all saints church (ues), suggested donation: $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

sun 3-5pm: meet a different kind of metalhead at the brooklyn metal works open studios, where you can tour the space and visit the benches of 20+ resident artists. brooklyn metal works (prospect heights), free admission. >>

sun 3-9pm: shop wares from 20+ queer artists at the bk queer flea. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg/bushwick), free admission. >>

sun 7pm (+ mon 4pm + 7pm): friendsgiving: the one where you watch friends in a movie theater. right before turkey day, select theaters will present eight remastered turkey-themed episodes of the beloved sitcom. various prices. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with sets by brett davis (the special without brett davis), kenice mobley (standup nbc), carolyn riley, latif tayour, and zane golia. hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: walt, the comedy show named after a certain lost character, returns with sets by alex english (the rundown with robin thede), mary beth barone (comedy central), marela onyango (profiled), and more. hosted by tracy soren, angela palladino, and julian edward williams. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 9pm: doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s a great week for women at this reading series hosted by an all-female group of comedy writers and featuring guests marisela gonzalez (mcsweeney’s), jen jackson (the onion), and luke burns (an evening of humorous readings). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: shop handmade apparel + accessories, traditional foods, and more at the annual norwegian seamen’s church (11/21-24) and church of sweden (11/22-24) christmas fairs.

fri thru sun: one is the funniest number at solocom, an annual festival showcasing 75 new solo comedies over four days. the pit (chelsea and flatiron), $12/show, $30/pass. >>

fri thru sun: the 10th annual williamsburg independent film festival (willifilm) takes over the cinema at the wythe hotel with four days of features, shorts, documentaries, and more. $15. >>

fri thru sun: in honor of the one-year anniversary of its closing, the vibe of the village festival celebrates the legacy of the village voice with a weekend of conversations with former writers and photographers, and a coffeehouse-style concert with david amram and friends. museum of the city of new york (harlem), included with museum admission (suggested: $20 general, $14 students/seniors, free for 19 and under. >>

fri thru 12/4: film at lincoln center, subway cinema, and the korean cultural center of new york present relentless invention: new korean cinema, 1996–2003, a showcase of essential films of the south korean film movement, featuring works by bong joon ho, hong sang-soo, park chan-wook, and more. film at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 12/24: urbanspace’s union square outdoor holiday market returns for the season with more than 150 local gift vendors. >>

fri thru 2/23: model trains travel along a 34’ long layout of nyc at the new york transit museum’s 18th annual holiday train show, which this year is set against artwork designed by cartoonist julia wertz. new york city transit museum gallery annex and store at grand central (midtown east), free admission. >>

fri thru 3/15/2020: go for a spin on the outdoor rooftop ice rink at pier 17 (south street seaport), now open for the season. $15-18 admission, $8 skate rental. >>

sat + sun 10am-5pm: purchase brand-new books for 50% off the cover price at the annual goddard riverside book fair fundraiser. goddard riverside’s bernie wohl center (uws), free admission. >>

sat thru 1/26: more than 175 new york landmarks were recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials for the new york botanical garden’s 28th annual holiday train show. $20-30 admission is included with an all-garden pass. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

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