FRI-SUN, 2/8-10: SKINT WEEKEND

scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including frida kaho: appearances can be deceiving, museum of the dog, a tribute to jeff goldblum, and more.

friday

fri 6-9pm: asia society’s first friday leo bar happy hour celebrates the lunar new year with exhibition tours, music, tea tastings, food and drinks available for purchase, and more. asia society (ues), free admission. >>

fri 7pm: erika spring, stranger cat (cat martino), and erin durant play the park church co-op (greenpoint). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 2/21): 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 mean girls. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 7:30pm: aviary/berrow duo and fisher/lau project perform a concert of duos and small chamber music for flute, bassoon, and two cellos composed by living female composers. mise-en_place (bushwick), $15 general, $10 students. >>

fri 8pm: instead of making your own way awkwardly through a blind date, watch and laugh as someone else does it. on stage. at in a world: the dating show, host emma vernon sets two pairs of single folks up on blind dates in an environment created by a group of improvisors. the pit (flatiron), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat 8pm): caitlin+dancers and kristen carcone bring new works to green space (lic). $15 adv, $20 door >>

fri 8pm: jump around at secretformula’s 90’s + 00’s hip-hop + rnb sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos. schimanski (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8pm: tmboy plays a record release show at union pool (williamsburg), with support from liam benzvi and andrew fox. $10. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by julia shiplett (hbo), alexis guerreros (gotham comedy live), selena coppock (red oaks), and tim smith, with music by max + nicky weinbach. hosted by melissa stokoski. 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 aparna nancherla (corporate), ben kronberg (comedy central), irene fagan merrow (reductress), guitler raphael (risk!), joanna ross, and tim mclaughlan. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features stavros halkias (adult swim), jake marshall head (laughs), mike abrusci (the chris gethard show), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), jordan jensen, and lawrence deloach. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 10:30pm: music video time machine presents girl power rock + pop videos of the 90s, from aaliyah to veruca salt, on the bell house front bar’s big screen. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

fri 10:30pm: single, in a relationship, married, it’s complicated. whatever your status, valentine’s day is for suckers. avoid the trappings of a manufactured holiday at the skint’s fourth annual ‘it’s friday, i’m (not) in love’ anti-valentine’s dance party, with songs of heartache and liberation spun by dj doug (young adult friction), a photo booth, questionable advice from an unqualified expert, themed-drink specials, and more. dress code: all black. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 11pm: if you wanna dance with somebody who will always be your baby, do it at the first ladies: whitney vs mariah tribute dance party, hosted by the illustrious blacks. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

fri midnight (monthly): after more than a five-year run, jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the final ‘and i am not lying’ variety show at ucb (the venue is closing), with standup by emmy blotnick (colbert), tyler fischer (last week tonight) and eman el-husseini, storytelling by seaton smith (conan), and burlesque by vada james + fem appeal. ucb (east village), $9. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat 8pm): caitlin+dancers and kristen carcone bring new works to green space (lic). $15 adv, $20 door >>

fri 8pm: jump around at secretformula’s 90’s + 00’s hip-hop + rnb sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos. schimanski (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8pm: tmboy plays a record release show at union pool (williamsburg), with support from liam benzvi and andrew fox. $10. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by julia shiplett (hbo), alexis guerreros (gotham comedy live), selena coppock (red oaks), and tim smith, with music by max + nicky weinbach. hosted by melissa stokoski. 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 aparna nancherla (corporate), ben kronberg (comedy central), irene fagan merrow (reductress), guitler raphael (risk!), joanna ross, and tim mclaughlan. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

sponsored

Prepare to fall in love! The Greenpointers Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market is happening this Sunday, February 10 from 1-7pm at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street), where you can be transported to a simpler time (before swiping right) with 60+ vendors, live music, locally made refreshments, and FREE activities for everyone including henna tattoos, nail art, poetry, flower crown making, dream catcher workshops, 3D avatar creation, and more~ Plus guests will have a chance to get TWO FREE drinks courtesy of Cinch! Whether you need a gift to sweep that special someone off their feet or just want to get your DIY on, mark this on your calendar and don’t miss it! Free to enter!

saturday

sat 11am, 1:40pm: celebrate the year of the pig at the annual lunar new year parade in flushing, queens (11am) and performances at the oculus westfield world trade center and winter garden at brookfield place (1:40pm).

sat 12-4pm: cupid’s undie run, an annual one-mile fun run in your skivvies to benefit neurofibromatosis research, returns to stage 48 (hell’s kitchen). pre-party at 12pm (participants only, $45-50), run starts at 2pm (free for spectators). >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 17 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up’s annual valentine’s pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 1-5pm: see glassblowing, flameworking, and neon tube bending demos, talk to artists and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at the seasonal urbanglass open house. optional 30-minute hands-on lessons will be available all day for free-$65. urbanglass (fort greene), free admission. >>

sponsored: sat 1-9:30pm: travel the world of wine at the brooklyn wine fest, your all-access pass to sample from hundreds of wines from around the world. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), save $20 on tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 3-10:45pm: learn some moves at country dance new york’s day of waltz + contra dance. church of the village (west village). $5 workshops, $9-15 open dance sessions with live music. the church of the village (greenwich village) >>

sat 6-8pm (on view thru 3/16): explore an l.e.d. maze at barbara campsi’s installation, ‘a sound of light, appearing around the bend,’ opening reception with a dance and music performance tonight. additional performances occur 2/24 + 3/16. fivemyles (crown heights), free. >>

sat 6-9pm (on view weekends thru 3/28): x gallery hosts an exhibition of photos of high-profile african americans taken by washington, d.c. photojournalist fred watkins over a period of 35 years. opening reception tonight. x gallery (harlem), free. >>

sat 8pm: real-life comedy couple joe rumrill and rachel pegram host chemistry class, a show pairing comedians up for on-stage blind dates to see who has the best chemistry. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm (various dates thru 5/18): the all-volunteer, community-based new york repertory orchestra‘s 2018-19 concert season continues with a performance of vaughan williams’s english folk song suite, elgar’s sea pictures, and moeran’s symphony in g minor. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: eyelids, brower, and hurry play union pool (williamsburg). $10 dav, $12 dos. >>

sat 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: underground art party throwers rubulad present a love-a-licious valentine’s party, filled with live music, djs, rock n’ roll burlesque, projections, speed dating, valentine crafting, and more. email rsvp for bushwick address, $10 adv or before 10pm, $15 otherwise. >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on harry potter and the chamber of secrets. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 9:30pm: sing your heart out at secretformula’s annual love bites power ballads sing-along, a music video party filled with 80’s and 90’s songs, an air guitar competition, themed-drink specials, and more. themed attire encouraged. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

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 sheshe dance, comedy by noam osband, dance by guilty pleasures cabaret, a hip-hop vaudeville opera, and more. hosted by jillian thomas. st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>

sat 11pm: jokesters find their true love at tinderella, a dating game-inspired show where comedians choose between three contestants, but only have their tinder profiles and answers to absurd questions to base their decision on. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

sunday

sun 10am-5:30pm: find something for your sweetheart at grand bazaar nyc’s valentine’s day sweethearts bazaar. grand bazaar nyc (uws), free admission. >>

sun 11am-5pm: the second annual black comix expo, presented by bam and the black comics collective, showcases comic creators of color at a day-long expo including vendors, panel discussions, workshops, virtual reality, cosplay, and more. brooklyn academy of music (fort greene), free admission. >>

sun 12pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the history behind miles davis’s in a silent way and listen to the album from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. nowadays (ridgewood), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 1pm: theatrical harmonies abound at the broadway at 92y chorus concert, the only community chorus in nyc dedicated to classic musical theater tunes. 92y (ues), free (rsvp). >>

sponsored: sun 1-7pm: shop 60 curated local vendors and treat yourself to free henna tattoos, nail art, flower crown making, 3d avatar creation, and more at the greenpointers vintage rose valentine’s market. greenpoint loft, free admission. >>

sun 4pm + 7pm (+ 2/13): have the time of your life at a screening of dirty dancing, returning to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 4-9pm (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, dna swabbing, and more. free with rsvp (donations welcome). >>

sun 4-8pm: house of yes showcases designers, performers, and artists for bushwick fashion night, where you’ll also be able to purchase apparel and accessories directly from the designers. house of yes (bushwick), $10. >>

sun 4:20pm doors (sundays thru 3/3): bbq films’ green screen, a new series for high-minded cinema fans, pairs movies and shows with live comedy, trivia, video games, munchies, and more. tonight: half baked (1998), hosted by comedians mike brown and dillon stevenson (super video bros.). chelsea music hall, $20+. >>

sun 5pm + 7:30pm: comedians michelle buteau and jordan carlos welcome guests to break down the what, the how, the where and the why #adulting is the puberty you opt into. two shows: marie faustin, nore davis, and chris redd (5pm); wyatt cenac, alex english, and phoebe robinson (7:30pm). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

sun 5:30pm doors: tioga and soccer cousins play mercury lounge. $10. >>

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: ‘blackademia takeover,’ featuring an all-black lineup. hosted ny wanjiko eke. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with short stories told by sean o’brien (moth grandslam winner), richard cardillo (six-time moth storyslam champ), wes hazard (stories from the stage), harmon leon (this american life), mark pagan (risk!), erika ettin, nick padilla, and maybe you (there’ll be two open mic slots). hosted by adam selbst. byob. big irv’s (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): it’s a great week for women at this comedic reading series hosted by seven female humor writers. tonight’s gallentine’s guest readers: ariel dumas (colbert), jiji lee (the new yorker), and milly tamarez (comedy central). velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with shane torres (conan), jes tom (funny or die), kc arora, dan perlman, and jordan jensen. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show: at the friends of single people live dating show, comedians represent single strangers in an otherwise classic dating game, but with hilarious results. hosted by jo firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 8:30pm (1st + 3rd sundays): the show’s name might be cold pizza, but at least the slices (and admission) are free. hosts chloe radcliffe and micah walsh get things started in featherweight’s attic with sets by shane torres (conan), emily winter (the new york times), patrick schroeder (comedy central), fumi abe (mtv), dan perlman, and britney carney. featherweight (east williamsburg), free. >>

all weekend

opens friday (ongoing): every dog has its… museum. the american kennel club museum of the dog officially opens in midtown east. $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri thru sun: the first-ever winter showcase edition of the new york asian film festival resumes at sva theatre (chelsea). $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 2/11: theater artists step offstage and go behind the camera at the ny indie theater film festival, featuring over 30 short films, web series episodes, and excerpts of features, plus panels and parties. new ohio theatre (west village), $10. >>

fri thru 2/21: quad cinema pays tribute to jeff goldblum with a 16-film series including between the lines, earth girls are easy, invasion of the body snatchers, jurassic park, the big chill, the fly, and more. the quad (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri thru 2/24: the metrograph in the les and nitehawk in williamsburg embrace romance in various ways with their valentine’s day screening series, including before sunrise, casablanca, crash, love + basketball, moonlight, notting hill, trouble every day, and more. the metrograph (les), $15.

fri thru 4/20 (closed sundays + mondays): more than 80 fashionable looks from 33 previous exhibitions will be on display for the museum at fit’s exhibitionism: 50 years of the museum at fit. free admission. >>

fri thru 4/28: two new installations open at the international center of photography: your mirror: portraits from the icp collection and for freedoms: where do we go from here. icp (nolita), $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 6-9pm. >>

fri thru 5/12: frida kahlo: appearances can be deceiving, the largest u.s. exhibition in 10 years devoted to the art and life of frida kahlo, explores kahlo’s creative vision and self-crafted identity through a presentation of paintings and drawings, clothing and other personal items, film and documentation, photographs, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $20-25 general, $12-16 students/seniors includes general museum admission. >>

sat 11am-8pm, sun 11am-5pm: 14 vinyl dealers set up shop to help in your quest to expand your music collection at the annual brooklyn flea mini record fair. the winter smorgasburg + brooklyn flea at atlantic center (fort greene), free admission. >>

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