scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including more cider week events, open artist studios, six film fests/series, the new york comedy festival, and more.


fri 6pm doors, 7pm show: art battle! 12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $20. >>

fri 6-9pm (runs thru 11/11): get paws-isitively pumped for the official isle of dogs tribute art show, featuring work from 100+ artists as well as original sets and puppets from the wes anderson film. opening reception fri 6-9pm. 213 bowery (les), free. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): the financial district’s st. paul’s chapel brings back its seasonal neighborhood movie nights series, this time with an ‘underdogs’ theme. tonight: rocky (1976). bonus: free snacks! free admission. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ sun at all saints episcopal church in woodhaven): diana’s hunt: songs from the bestiary: ensemble alkemie and composer/performer elliot cole present a concert of new arrangements of 14th-century music and newly-composed repertoire inspired by the medieval bestiary, including vielles, harp, recorders, percussion and voices. metropolis ensemble loft at 1 rivington street (les), $15 general, $10 students. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the ‘rumours’ are true. get ready for next year’s fleetwood mac stop in nyc with a concert by tribute band back 2 mac at littlefield (gowanus). special offer for skint readers: a limited number of free tickets are available in advance with promo code ‘2theskint’ (reg. $10). >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: radiohead and pixies tribute bands there, there and gigantic play knitting factory (williamsburg). $15 adv, $18 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 and performance from a dozen emerging and established choreographers. center for performance research (williamsburg), $10 general, $8.50 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

fri 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 opens its doors for after-hours viewing of its exhibitions, music by dj bb basura, screenings of the documentary the bruce nauman story, and cocktails available for purchase. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by mia jackson (last comic standing), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), nataly aukar (tickling the ivories), george civeris, sam evans, and laura peek. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm (ends today): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series, ‘sci-fi cine club kolkata,’ takes its inspiration from director satyajit ray’s 1960’s-era sci-fi screening club. tonight: wolf rilla’s village of the damned (1960). the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $14. >>

fri 11:30pm: dance to franz ferdinand, lcd soundsystem, the killers, yeah yeah yeahs, arctic monkeys and more at the take me out 2000’s disco punk dance party. knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp ($10 adv, $15 door otherwise). >>



Authors Gary Shteyngart (Lake Success) & Weike Wang (Chemistry) and comedians Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show) & Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing) come together for a fascinating and hilarious mashup of literature and comedy! Hosted by Rakesh Satyal (No One Can Pronounce My Name). Tickets $16 and 20% off drinks at Bar Thalia with every ticket purchase.  BUY TICKETS


sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 20 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 3pm: moving in place, a new documentary featuring puerto ricans in their 20s and 30s as they navigate life on and off the island following hurricane maria, screens at the tank (midtown west) with an opening performance and commentary by noel quiñones. a portion of the proceeds will benefit uprose brooklyn. $15. >>

sat 4-8pm: give new life to old or unwanted clothing at nonprofit esa’s do + brew, an event combining a clothing swap and workshops on upcycling with an open bar. project farmhouse (greenwich village), $15. >>

sat 7pm: trumpet fiction and san fedele press present ‘into the beyond,’ an evening of science fiction and fantasy readings with authors kris dikeman, roy graham, andrew paul grell, and mercurio d. rivera. hosted by donna ferrara. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

sat 7pm doors: don some red apparel and boogie for a good cause at party, period: a dance party benefitting #happyperiodnyc. hosted by women-owned company broadly entertaining, the benefit event includes live music, djs, and dancing. rocky sullivan’s (red hook), $10 or an unopened box of period products for admission. >>

sat 7:30pm (weekly thru 12/15): dover string quartet performs beethoven, porat, and dvořák at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $16. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): see what’s on display on stage at the exhibition, a comedy show set in the public arts space at the public hotel. tonight: dulcé sloan (the daily show), joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), liza treyger (this is not happening), and more. hosted by michael cruz kayne and mary beth barone. happy hour prices until 8:30pm. public arts at public hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 8pm (+ sun 3pm): vocal ensemble cantori new york presents the u.s. premiere of cris by french composer thierry escaich, plus the world premiere of the elements by philip lasser. church of st. luke in the fields (west village), $15 adv with promo code ‘memberguest’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 door). >>

sat 9pm: harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

sat 10:30pm: comedians matt koff (the daily show writer) and erik bergstrom (colbert) will each perform 30 minutes of stand-up at magnet theater (chelsea). hosted by katie boyle (transplants). $10. >>

sat 10:30pm (monthly): ten-foot rat cabaret, nyc’s long-running dance/music/comedy/art show, returns to under st. marks theater (east village). hosted by jillian thomas. $10. >>

sat 11:30pm doors: just jay-z: a dj night dedicated to the music of jay-z, spun by dj blue and the misfit. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10. >>


sun 10am-1pm: don’t trash it, smash it! pulverize your pumpkin at a family-friendly pumpkin smash event in corlears hook park (les). byop. >>

sun 10am-3pm: the annual nyc veterans day parade, the largest in the nation, will begins with an opening ceremony and wreath-laying in madison square park at 10am, then proceeds up fifth avenue to 46th street from 11:15am to 3pm. >>

sun 11am-7pm: things get graphic at comic arts brooklyn, an annual festival featuring 200+ indie and underrepresented comic artists and publishers exhibiting and selling their work, plus free talks and interviews throughout the day. pratt institute (clinton hill), free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: shop local at the colored girls hustle marketplace, a pop-up shop featuring 15 women of color vendors selling beauty products, handmade apparel + accessories, cocktails + mocktails, and more. new women space (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 2pm (monthly thru 4/28): the schneider concerts season at the new school (union square) continues with houston-based windsync wind quintet. $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 student standby tickets. >>

sun 4-10pm (monthly): this month’s second sunday open studios at red hook’s pioneer works features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, dj sets, mask-making, a make-your-own fortune cookie station, a screening of earthrise, solar and stargazing, and more. tonight’s event doubles as the afterparty for red hook open studios. free with rsvp (donations welcome). >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s theme: ‘how f*cked is the future?’ hosted by kyle marian and michael salgarolo. caveat (les), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with short stories told by sean o’brien (the moth grandslam winner), sandi marx (seven-time moth slam winner), dave arroyo (the happy hour story hour), eli reiter (long story long), and maybe you (there will 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 matt koff (the daily show), clare o’kane (viceland), eman el husseini, anders lee, and brandon vincent jackson. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. von bar (noho), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: laugh for a good cause at the annual jokes for haiti benefit show, featuring tim dillon (comedy central), janelle james (brooklyn magazine‘s ’50 funniest people in brooklyn’), and sam jay (snl writer). hosted by tanael joachim (gotham comedy live). union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

sun 8pm: slankets and night cheese at the ready: a group of comedians portraying liz lemon and co will make their way through an improvised episode of 30 rock based on an audience suggestion and with live musical accompaniment. the pit (flatiron), $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: still a few more days to get your buzz on at cider week events across the city, including sunday’s bushwick cider festival and market. >>

fri thru sun: see all the art at the international studio + curatorial program’s fall open stuidos (fri thru sat), the crown heights open studios (sat 12-6pm) and the red hook open studios (sat + sun 1-6pm). free.

fri thru sun: the other art fair, presented by saatchi art, returns with works by 130 independent and emerging artists working in range of styles. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $15 general, $13 students/seniors. >>

fri thru sun: the annual new york comedy festival celebrates 15 years of laughs with more than 100 shows across the city. some skint-priced picks thru the weekend include: character assassination: the roast of 2018 at the creek and the cave, dancify that! at the pit, delirious at villain ($10 with promo code ‘delirious’), let me break you up: an anti-dating game show at ucb theatre, make my day: a comedy game show at union hall, open mike eagle and friends at littlefield, up n’ coming with reformed whores, we bee spelling at gramercy theatre, and zingers! the uk game show at the bell house. >>

fri thru sun: audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s immersive, participatory production of merrily we roll along. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

fri thru 1/8: get your fill of film with these film fests and series:
doc nyc at ifc center, sva theatre and cinépolis chelsea (thru 11/15) >>
imagine this women’s international film festival at wythe hotel (thru 11/11) >>
the cinema of gender transgression: trans film at anthology film archives (thru 11/15) >>
the contenders at the museum of modern art (thru 1/8) >>
the tide film festival at bric, ifp media center and automatic studios (thru 11/11) >>
the video art + experimental film festival at tribeca film center + dctv (thru 11/10) >>

sponsored: sat thru mon: shop unique gifts and works of art at 92y art center’s fifth annual ceramics studio sale. there are pieces for collectors at every price point, and a portion of the proceeds benefits 92y’s non-profit school of the arts. 92y (ues), free admission. >>

sat thru mon (+ 11/17): shop bargains on original art, clothing, books, electronics, housewares, and collectibles at the westbeth artists housing and center for the arts flea market (west village). >>

sat thru 11/13: the american art fair returns to bohemian national hall for its 11th year with hundreds of 19th and 20th century landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies and sculptures from 17 exhibitors on display. bohemian national hall (ues), free admission. >>

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