scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including hot chocolate + pancake month, film + tv fests, and more.


fri + sat, + 2/4-6: experimental theater collective mabou mines’ performance initiative suite/space presents new works by cinthia chen, marcelle davies-lashley, cristina pitter, and edisa weeks. mabou mines (east village), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): refresh your wardrobe with the help of more than 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri 4pm (+ sat, 2/8-9): women’s project theater and colt coeur theater company present the second annual parity plays festival, a series of new play readings by female and gender non-conforming playwrights and directors. here arts center (south village), free (rsvp). >>

fri 4pm + 7pm (thru 2/7): black panther returns to the big screen with free screenings in honor of black history month. five amc theaters in manhattan and the bronx, rsvp required. >>

fri 4-6pm: cool carving: two large-scale ice sculptures, one of twentieth-century artist’s model audrey munson and one of the statue of liberty’s hand and torch, will be created live at madison square park and remain on display for several days as they melt. free admission. >>

fri 6pm: olympic figure skaters johnny weir and gabrielle daleman, canadian-national champions andrew poje and kaitlyn weaver, and athletes from special olympics new york perform at the bryant park frostfest skating showcase. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 7pm (biweekly thru 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by dr. chiara mingarelli on black holes and gravitational waves, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 7pm (+ 3/1): even less scripted than reality tv, six comedians manufacture drama on the spot at the improvised real housewives episode. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

fri 7:30pm (ends today): arts brookfield presents the silent films / live music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer. tonight: underworld with alloy orchestra (fri). brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi), free. >>

fri 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘dancing queen.’ $18-20 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 kate willett, ziwe fumudoh, boris khaykin, and jaffer khan. hosted by noa osheroff and max white. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $14 adv, $15 door (admission includes a drink). >>

fri 8:30pm: the mid riff comedy show features bellies and laughs from rob michael hugel (fallon), khalid rahmaan (conan), lizzie martinez (funny or die), brian parise (last week tonight), amamah sardar (epic comedy), and irene fagan merrow (reductress). hosted by alissa may atkinson and lauren vino. bonus: free drink for crop top wearers. precious metal (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by molly austin (comedy central), calise hawkins (@midnight), fumi abe (vulture), and geoffrey asmus, with music by douglas widick (north coast). hosted by shelby taylori. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by kate willett (netflix), shane torres (conan), caitlin peluffo (colbert), robert dean (2 dope queens), andy sandford (aqua teen hunger force), and ayanna dookie (laughs). hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by dina hashem (conan), anthony devito (colbert), martin urbano (kimmel), and more. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 10pm: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts (fka drunk restoration comedy), thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: susanna centlivre’s 1718 play, a bold stroke for a wife. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $12). >>

fri 11pm: i ain’t afraid of no jokes. busted! the improvised ghostbusters imagines a new generation of spirit-hunters, only everything’s made up on the spot. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

fri 11pm: london-based party r + she: the queens of hip hop and r+b returns to brooklyn for a night of dancing to fierce jams. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

fri 11:45pm doors: come get your honey at the semi-regular this party is killing you: a night of all-robyn everything dance party. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

our next event!

Single, in a relationship, married, it’s complicated. Whatever your status, Valentine’s Day is for suckers. Avoid falling for the trappings of a manufactured holiday and head to the skint’s fourth annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 8th at littlefield instead.

Dance to songs of heartbreak and liberation, strike a pose at our dark photo booth, get questionable advice from our unqualified expert, and partake of themed-drink specials at the bar.

What to wear? Leave your pinks and reds at home: this party’s dress code is strictly black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded.

With tickets priced less than a bunch of flowers, this event tends to sell out, so get your tickets now.

the skint presents:
The Fourth Annual
“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party
Friday, February 8 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door
Facebook event page:


sat 12-5pm: try out more than 100 new games and meet their developers at playcrafting’s annual winter play game expo. bonus: free pizza. microsoft times square, $8-15. >>

sat 2-6pm: the apollo theater in harlem celebrates black history month with its annual open house, an afternoon of dance, music, storytelling and film. free (rsvp). >>

sat 4-6pm: score free bubble tea at the grand opening of bubbleology in the east village. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the exhibition ‘soul of a nation: art in the age of black power’ with an evening featuring music by toshi reagon, winard harper, and yahzarah, poetry, talks, film screenings, an activist patch-making workshop, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: astronaut training: a space camp game show for lunatics: two teams comprised of a scientist and a comedian compete at this ‘space exploration crash course meets 90’s nickelodeon game show,’ hosted by corinne caputo (how to success) and loren grush (space reporter at the verge). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sat 7pm: writer robert seidman (ulysses annotated) and cabaret performer billy hough celebrate james joyce’s 137th birthday with a discussion on ulysses at mcnally jackson books (nolita). free. >>

sat 7pm: hot glass, cold beer: glass artists show off their neon bending, glass blowing, and flameworking skills while you enjoy unlimited drinks from a unique handmade glass. brooklyn glass studio (gowanus), $25. update: advance tickets are sold out, but tickets will be available at the door. cash only. >>

sat 7pm (monthly): embrace heartbreak at a ’happily never after’ edition of cat’s eye cabaret, bringing twisted tales and fairytales gone wrong to the deep end (ridgewood). $15. >>

sat 7pm, 8:15pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with another night of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on infinity, women’s bathroom lounges, and racism in healthcare. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:15pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

sat 7pm to sun 7am: go beyond the good place with a night of philosophy and ideas, an annual 12-hour marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music at brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights). free. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at the picture this! show. hosted by ian fidance. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: french electronic musician danger (franck rivoire) and synthwave electronic producer destryur (chris taylor) play knitting factory (williamsburg). $15 adv, $17 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm: comedians give their best take on what a famous piece of art means before being schooled by a professional expert at modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): ride into the ranger zone, a comedy + poetry variety show hosted by twin sisters aimee rose and april ranger. tonight: comics shalewa sharpe (comedy central) and rohan padhye (airplane mode), poet kearmonie, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 8pm: string orchestra of brooklyn and guest violinist paul huang perform aram khachaturian’s violin concerto and duke ellington’s suite from the river at st. ann and the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights). $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: her-icane comedy, an all female stand-up show benefiting disaster relief, features stand up by rebecca o’neal (vulture), marcia belsky (time out new york comedian of the year 2018), hanna dickinson (comedy central), alison leiby (the president show), and jordan myrick (ucb). hosted by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf) and jenny gorelick (jenny’s birthday show). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: the dookie of green day edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop all night, plus an extra dose of green day in honor of the 25th anniversary of dookie. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 11pm: things go bump in the night at the monthly young adult friction indie/alt dance party. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

sat 11pm: get a sugar rush at candi pop, a bubblegum pop dance party whose main ingredient is pop music guilty pleasures. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos >>

sat 11pm (bi-monthly): dance to classic ’90s britpop spun by dj ceremony and guests at beetlebum brooklyn britop night. saint vitus (greenpoint), $5 adv, $8 door, free if wearing a britpop/uk band t-shirt >>


sun various times: recs on where to watch the super bowl from am new york, metro, murphguide, and time out new york.

sun various times (+ 3/3): the brooklyn botanic garden’s first sundays programming includes nature walks, chasing away the winter blues tours, yoga, and more. free with regular admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

sun 12-3pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, electronics, and books that you no longer need, and leave with something new-to-you at grow nyc’s semi-regular community reuse event. westbeth community room (west village). free admission. >>

sun 6pm: for those who aren’t so much into the game, there’s the halftime show, a comedy competition where six improv shows will go head to head and the audience gets to pick the winner. ucb east village, $9. >>

sun 7pm: princess weekes, assistant editor of feminist pop culture blog the mary sue, presents a feminist film mashup of classic film and tv teen dramas viewed through a feminist, pop culture lens. bonus: free swag from tor books. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $10. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: in contrast to ellen’s ‘relatable’ netflix special, comedian rachel kaly’s ellen degenerous: i simply cannot relate show gives a darker take on the talk show host. with stand-up by jo firestone (fallon) and julio torres (snl). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: barnfest nyc: artists making theater, dance, film, and music present works in progress developed through residencies at barn arts collective on maine’s mount desert island. cloud city (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri thru sun + 2/8-10: the first ever winter showcase edition of the new york asian film festival launches with the theme ‘crazy broke asians.’ sva theatre (chelsea), $15-20 general, $12-17 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 2/5: the film society of lincoln center presents a yorgos lanthimos retrospective showcasing alps, dogtooth, the favourite, the killing of a sacred deer, kinetta, and the lobster. $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 2/28: try a different hot chocolate flavor every day this month at city bakery’s annual hot chocolate festival. featured flavors include salted caramel, coconut chai, creamy stout, chili pepper, darkest dark, bourbon, and more. city bakery (flatiron), prices tba. >>

fri thru 2/28 (weekdays 8am-4pm + 5:30pm-11pm): flip for flapjacks at clinton street baking co. + restaurant’s annual pancake month, featuring a rotating menu of 14 varieties. price tba. >>

fri thru 2/28: shaping our nation’s history: african-american achievements in television, a black history month celebration at the paley center for media, features an interactive exhibit, family activities, and special screenings highlighting significant african-american moments in television. paley center for media (midtown west), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: twin peaks, wes anderson, margaret cho, jon glaser, and more! red room orchestra recreaties remarkable soundtrack and score selections in two back-to-back evenings with special guests at symphony space 2/15-16. use code ‘redroom’ for $5 all full-price tickets. >>

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