scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including cider week, a polaroid pop-up lab, the renegade craft fair, the new york comedy festival, festival albertine, and more.


fri 6pm-midnight (+ sat): underwater sunshine fest, curated by counting crows frontman adam duritz, takes over all three stages of rockwood music hall with two days of live music from marcy playground, maria taylor, stephen kellogg, wild pink, and many more. rockwood music hall (les), free admission, 1-2 drink minimum. >>

fri 6pm doors: los wálters, balún, and noia play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

fri 7pm: get a deeper look at the man behind the masks when critic and longtime marvel comics writer danny fingeroth discusses his new book, a marvelous life: the amazing story of stan lee, with collector and comics lawyer david kasakove. the way station (prospect heights), free (rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm: editor martín espada and a selection of poets featured in what saves us: poems of empathy and outrage in the age of trump will read their contributions to the anthology at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

fri 7pm: bambara, russian baths, and signal play saint vitus (greenpoint). $12. >>

fri 7-10pm (on view thru sun): making a statement on the crippling student loan debt crisis, the damaged art exhibition will showcase works by 35 nyc-based artists who have a combined outstanding balance of more than $2 million, and with each work priced at the amount of artist’s remaining debt. opening reception tonight. 98 orchard street gallery (les), free (rsvp). >>

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 7pm doors, 8pm show: rapper junglepussy performs within jacolby satterwhite’s immersive exhibition, you’re at home, at pioneer works (red hook). $15 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ sat): the center for performance research’s annual fall movement festival features works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of dance, theater, and performance from six choreographers. center for performance research (williamsburg), $10 general, $8.50 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedy show meets byob ice cream social at ample hills creamery’s stand up à la mode. ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes ice cream. >>

fri 8pm: the narcisistas podcast hosts wil cope and courtney maginnis take on diva conspiracy theories, digging into wild speculations about famous singers with the help of a lineup of comedians and drag performers. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm: memes and moves collide for dancify that!, an elimination dance battle where choreographers create sequences based on viral videos and a panel of comedic judges and the audience award scores. the pit striker stage (gramercy), $15. >>

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: 13-year-old singer and old-time banjo player nora brown plays an album release show at jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). $12. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: the world is a beautiful place + i am no longer afraid to die and harmony woods play rough trade (williamsburg). $15 adv, $18 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 nick chambers (2 dope queens), atheer yacoub (comedy central), kendall farrell (just come! comedy), geoffrey asmus, maddy smith, shayne smith, and von mychael. 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 andrew collin (sirius xm), nimesh patel (snl), hannah boone (adult swim), chloe radcliffe (tbs comic to watch), jp mcdade, and geoffrey asmus. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12 admission includes pizza. >>

fri 11pm: pay tribute to your favorite european songstresses at a róisín murphy, robyn, and björk dance and drag party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5 adv, $8 door. >>

fri 11:30pm: euphoria: the party: a night dedicated to the music from the hbo show. all ages. market hotel (bushwick), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>


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sat (time tba): book club, a new independent bookstore and wine/coffee bar in the east village, soft opens today. >>

sat 7:30am, 11am: the giant rockefeller center christmas tree arrives in nyc and gets installed at rockefeller plaza this morning. lighting ceremony 12/4. >>

sponsored: sat 10am: see rachael ray, deb perelman, the pollan family, and many other speakers at 92y’s first-ever food summit. just $20 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $45). >>

sat 12-4pm: whether you need to get moving or get in the know, iheartmedia’s annual lifestyle health + wellness expo has you covered with fitness classes, workshops, and presentations from the dr. oz show‘s own dr. oz, celeb trainer jeanette jenkins, and others. sheraton new york times square (midtown west), free. >>

sat 12-6pm: this year’s schomburg center open house highlights environmentalism in black cultures with a day of screenings, tours, workshops, kids’ activities, and talks on subjects ranging from british imperialism to agricultural resistance. the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free. >>

sat 4pm: philosopher and activist cornel west and researcher and professor mahamadou lamine sagna discuss sagna’s book cornel west matters, a reflection on west’s most influential writings and their cultural impact. the africa center (east harlem), free (rsvp). >>

sat 6-8pm (thru 12/14; closed sundays, mondays, and thanksgiving): get your instagram on with ‘every day i pray for love,’ a new exhibition by yayoi kusama at david zwirner gallery (chelsea) that includes new paintings, sculptures, and an infinity mirror room. opening reception tonight. due to the expected popularity of this exhibition, the gallery anticipates wait times of 2 hours daily throughout its run. free. >>

sponsored: sat 7:30pm doors: after sold out parodies of big lebowski and ghostbusters, the usual rejects are back at the chain theatre with you’ll float too: it! turn on your deadlights and grab your yellow slicker for a staged reading/parody/drinking game here to terrorize your childhood dreams with a tribute to the stephen king epic! hold on to your clown shoes as we take on both chapters! your $15 advance ticket ($20 at the door) gets you 2 beers, a raffle ticket, and a wild ride! >>

sat 7:30pm: chamber music society of lincoln center presents a concert of selections by beethoven, faure, and suk at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $18. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘new york’s only comedy show in a lingerie store.’ featuring stand-up by opey olagbaju (comedy central), marcia belsky (the new york times), sophie santos (bravo), casey james salengo (kimmel), wanjiko eke, and kofi thomas. hosted by brian bahe and julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): jurassic park… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week. as the chaos ensues, they must also incorporate audience-written lines, random sound effects, and deleted scenes cued by an audience member with a horn. the pit striker stage (gramercy), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 8pm: don some red, pink, and brown apparel and party for a good cause at party, period. a party benefitting #happyperiodnyc. hosted by women-owned company broadly entertaining, the benefit event includes live music and djs. rocky sullivan’s (red hook), $10 or an unopened box of period products for admission. >>

sat 9pm: entertainers get analyzed at and that’s our time, a variety show where comedians perform in front of a licensed therapist and get evaluated based on their set. hosted by harris mayersohn and hanna dickinson. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $10. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: since u loved kelly edition, dj steve reynolds plays rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop from the 1990s + 2000s all night, plus an extra dose of kelly clarkson in honor of the 15th anniversary of ‘since u been gone.’ the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

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 morgan o’kane and kate koenig, comedy by parker denton and mike bramante, burlesque by babette bellefontaine, and more. hosted by jillian thomas. under st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>

sat 11:45pm: things go bump in the night at the young adult friction indie/alternative dance party. the broadway (bushwick/bed-stuy), free. >>

sat 11:45pm: driven am presents a night of drum and bass with ben soundscape, blade, golden child, and and inna kay. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>


sun 2pm: on the 50th anniversary of its tv debut, the museum of the moving image presents a screening of the first episode of sesame street, followed by a panel discussion with bob mcgrath (bob!), frank biondo (camera operator), and dick maitland (sound effects). museum of the moving image (astoria), $11-15 tickets include same-day admission to the museum. >>

sun 3pm: a lot on the mind: living with addiction: learn about the biology of addiction and hear personal accounts of those it affects at a discussion and short film screening hosted by nyu neuroscience institute and brainy. anthology film archives (east village), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 3pm, 7pm (+ 11/12-13): tcm big screen classics presents 45th anniversary screenings of francis ford coppola’s the godfather part two in select theaters. various prices. >>

sun 4-9pm (monthly): this month’s second sunday open studios at pioneer works features open studios of current artists in residence, live music + dj sets, an electronic music workshop, a presentation on origami, stargazing through telescopes, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 5pm: new york classical players ensemble is joined by violinist miriam fried and violist hsin-yun huang in an early-evening concert featuring works by takemitsu, mozart, and ravel. broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights), free. >>

sun 5pm (thru 2/14): carnegie hall’s citywide concert series presents free concerts at venues around nyc throughout the season. today: ensemble connect performs mozart, poulenc, and beach at our saviour’s atonement lutheran church (washington heights). >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with sets by mia jackson (comedy central), ben wasserman (mtv), michael moses, geoffrey asmus, and eitan levine. hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm: starch and stand-up join forces at free fries, a new comedy show that serves up complimentary french fries along with jokes by matt koff (the daily show), bryan yang (nbc), kristin seltman, and kristin manna. veronica garza and matt levy host. sugarburg (williamsburg), free admission. >>

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: aasif mandvi (the daily show), erik bergstrom (colbert), and kelsey claire hagen (don’t grab my p*ssy show). the pit underground (gramercy), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 8pm: drink a case of joni at shadows and light, a night of live musical tributes to joni mitchell. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 8:30pm (monthly): the laughs and slices are both free at the cold pizza comedy show. hosts chloe radcliffe and micah walsh get things started in featherweight’s attic with sets by luke mones (comedy central), randall otis (the daily show), wendy steiner (refinery29), eli sairs (roast battle), jeff simmermon (this american life), and yoshiko watson. featherweight (east williamsburg), free. >>

sun 9:30pm: the doctor is in at almost therapy: a mental comedy show, featuring a live q+a with a mental health professional. hosted by corinne britti and katherine freel. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the sixth annual festival albertine, ‘the climate moment,’ curated by author, environmentalist, and founder of bill mckibben, gathers activists, artists, and authors to discuss the urgency to act, environmental justice, the food system, and how to motivate people to change. albertine reading room and bookshop (ues), free (rsvp). >>

fri thru sun: the other art fair, presented biannually by saatchi art, returns to brooklyn expo center (greenpoint) with works by 130 independent artists. $13.50-15. >>

fri thru sun: the annual new york comedy festival takes over nyc all week with 100+ shows across the boroughs. a few skint-priced picks for friday: midnight confessions at music inn world instruments, rape jokes by survivors at subculture, sarah squirm’s helltrap nightmare at the bell house; saturday: dark tank with yedoye travis at union hall, north coast at the pit underground, tinder live at littlefield; sunday: if you build it at subculture, trine at freehand, triumph the insult comic dog at murmrr. various prices. >>

fri thru 11/17: work on your core during cider week. several of the annual citywide fests events are free-$10. >>

fri thru 11/21: giant sculptures made entirely of unopened cans of food will be on display for the 27th annual canstruction design competition and city harvest food drive. brookfield place (wtc), free admission (donations of canned food are welcome). >>

fri thru 12/5: high-tech meets analog at the polaroid pop-up lab in soho, where you can turn your phone photos into polaroids, try out new products, and attend daily workshops. >>

fri thru 1/8: get your fill of film at these film fests:
• fri thru sat: reproductive rights film festival. brooklyn museum, $16 tickets include museum general admission. >>
• fri thru sat: video art + experimental film festival at the tribeca film center. $25. >>
• fri thru sun: imagine this women’s international film festival. various venues, free-$20. >>
• fri thru sun: new york baltic film festival at scandinavia house (midtown east). $14. >>
• fri thru 1/8: the contenders at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>
• sat 3:15-11pm: films of remembrance at tenri cultural institute (greenwich village). $10 general, free for students. >>

fri thru 5/4/2020: public art alert: artist rubem robierb pays tribute to a transgender woman who was murdered in fortaleza, brazil in 2017 with dream machine: dandara, a 10-foot sculpture of wings installed in tribeca park. >>

sat + sun 11am-5pm: the seasonal renegade craft fair returns for a fall edition with 230 independent design, craft, and food + drink vendors at metropolitan pavilion (chelsea). free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm, sun 12-5pm: stroll victorian flatbush and ditmas park while checking out the work of more than 40 artists in 20 locations at the annual flatbush artists artwalk/studio tour. free. >>

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

ticket deals

sponsored: manhattan concert productions opens its 2019-2020 season with america the beautiful: a veterans day celebration, featuring the national festival chorus led by grammy-award winning guest conductor jerry blackstone, at carnegie hall. all seats are just $7 with promo code ‘tsk32189’ (up to a $110 value). >>

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