scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur sat-sun (some start fri), including a digital arts playground at bam, a $1-2 book sale, and more.


fri 6pm (+ 3/3, 3/31, 4/7): the trump agenda vs pluralism: analysis + resistance: pratt institute’s manhattan campus hosts a four-part series analyzing the trump administration’s first 100 days. part of the blacklivesmatter teach-in. free (rsvp). >>

fri 6pm: fall in whimsical love at a screening of wes anderson’s moonrise kingdom, plus save $2 on a drink at the bar after. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 6:30-9pm (monthly): you don’t have to be quiet during the library after hours, a new monthly event at nypl that’s more about celebrating than reading. tonight’s kick-off is all about the library’s ‘love in venice’ exhibition, featuring cocktails + snacks, music + dance lessons, guided tours, and more. costumes encouraged. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building, free (rsvp). >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 3/24): the financial district’s st. paul’s chapel brings back its seasonal neighborhood movie nights series, this time with a ‘ghosts of gotham past’ theme. tonight: neil simon’s the odd couple (1968), starring jack lemmon and walter matthau. free admission. >>

fri 7-11pm: new york hardcore tattoo (les) hosts a group art show celebrating nyc’s musical legacy and iconic and influential bands from the 60’s-90’s. free. >>

fri 7:30pm: show + tell or look + listen to personal stories at the intimate show + tale event. tonight’s theme is activists, artivists, and archives. dixon place lounge (les). free. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): the cave readings series presents salon-style readings in the cave at st. george’s church (gramercy). tonight, former new york times jazz critic ben ratliff (every song ever: twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty). free. >>

fri 7:30pm: orion string quartet performs puccini, wolf, haydn, and verdi at the new school’s auditorium (union square). free. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at natalie wall’s awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. this month’s edition features katie haller (barkpost), lucas connolly (the dirty show), and mallory schlossberg (redbook). bonus: admission includes beer + wine, plus attendees save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’, or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). a portion of tonight’s proceeds will be donated to southern poverty law center. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): improvisers live dub over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month featuring episodes of saved by the bell and california dreams. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9:30pm show (+ sat): fall into a burning ring of fire at the johnny cash birthday bash, an annual celebration of the music of johnny cash with live music by alex battles and his band the whisky rebellion. littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by leah bonnema (huffington post’s ‘funniest females’), langston kerman (insecure), greg johnson (ifc), shane torres (conan), melissa stokoski (sirius xm), gilbert lawand, and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: sunset park’s industry city distillery is the boozy setting for the captains of industry comedy show, hosted by lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show) and rojo perez (csl). this month’s show includes stand up by dan licata (adult swim), shalewa sharpe (keith and the girl), and gina ginsberg (ifc). free admission (email rsvp to guarantee a spot. the first 50 to rsvp get a half-price drink ticket). >>

fri midnight: adult amateur (or worse) dance teams perform choreographed dances in front of a live audience and comedian judges at nationals: an amateur comedy dance tournament. hosted by dara katz and betsy kenney. ucb (chelsea), $7. >>

fri-sat midnight-ish movies:
fargo @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
final destination @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
hausu @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
mad max 2: the road warrior @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
mad max: beyond thunderdome @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
midnight cowboy @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
pet sematary @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
riot hour (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
self defense (friday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
trainspotting @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
2001: a space odyssey @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>


sat various times: get you all caught up on this year’s best picture nominees, just in time for the oscars. various amc theaters, various prices. >>

sat 11am-3:30pm: check out what’s hoppening at the first annual nyc fermentation festival, a gathering of 30+ vendors offering samples and sales, along with demos, activities for kids, and adult beverages. part of new york city beer week. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $20 admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: contribute online content related to black history a the black power! wikipedia edit-a-thon. schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free. >>

sat 12-6pm: ridgewood market’s food festival offers grub from a dozen local vendors, plus a cookie contest, a 50/50 raffle, and a food drive. the footlight, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 1:30pm: sword swallowers do their thing outside of the times square ripley’s believe it or not! odditorium for the 10th annual world sword swallower’s day demonstration. free. >>

sat 2:30pm: a roundtable of psychologists, human rights activists and historians discuss how we respond to the displaced and the other at the helix center (ues). free. >>

sat 7pm: hidden fences, a comedic mashup play, combines the films hidden figures and fences, inspired by the recent golden globe flubs. the creek and the cave (lic), $5 . >>

sat 7pm: support summer moshing at a benefit show for the summer punk island festival, which will include bands snatch attack, sister munch, salty, necrotic society, and awful din. the cobra club (bushwick), $10 donation. >>

sat 8pm: don your senior prom attire for the fifth annual indie pop prom, featuring bands the pains of being pure at heart, sad 13, sports, half waif, and t-rextasy. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint),  $12 with prom attire, $15 without. >>

sat 9pm (biweekly): the human citizen comedy show, hosted by koshin egal and ben totushek, features stand-up sets by annie lederman (@midnight), greg stone (america’s got talent), will miles (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), sydnee washington (the warm up), kevin froleiks (mtv), and tito garza (funny or die). art cafe and bar (prospect heights), free before 8pm, $5 after. >>

sat 10pm: laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight: lauren maul (bust magazine), calvin cato (dudes being dudes being dudes), jocelyn chia (two-time moth storyslam winner), tarik daniels, and hosts anita flores and vanessa valerio reassure you that there’s hope for us all… or not. threes brewing (gowanus), free. >>

sat 11pm: the jesus may be personal but the music is for the masses at a depeche mode dance party, where djs andi synthicide and alex english will be spinning the hits, deep cuts, and other synth pop and new wave all night. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp, $7 otherwise. >>


sun various times: nine places to watch the 89th annual academy awards:

brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint): open oskars brewery beer bar 7-8pm, food and drinks available for purchase. free admission. >>

brooklyn winery (williamsburg): wine, craft beer, and small plates available for purchase. two-drink minimum. free admission. >>

le poisson rouge (greenwich village): the big quiz thing’s fifth annual pre-oscars trivia game show, followed by the ceremony. two food or drink item minimum at tables. $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

littlefield (gowanus): the skint’s third annual screening party includes a red carpet, photo booth, voting ballots, free fresh popcorn, a free glass of champagne with rsvp, and  themed drink specials. free admission. >>

northern territory (greenpoint): taste of streep giveaways. free admission. >>

playwright irish pub (midtown west): pre-ceremony trivia, voting ballots, a red carpet, photo booth, food and drink available for purchase, so many teevees. >>

q.e.d. (astoria): trivia (during commercial breaks), popcorn, catered snacks, and voting ballots. $12. >>

samsung 837 (meatpacking): three-story screen. free admission. >>

videology (williamsburg): screening in the main space (11′ screen) and bar (6′ screen plus a wide-screen tv). drink and food menu available. free admission. >>

sun 5:30pm doors, 6pm show: the just a show comedy show celebrates its first anniversary with performances by joe pera (adult swim), mike recine (conan), jacqueline novak (comedy central), mo fry pasic (reductress), and brett davis (the special without brett davis). hosted by harris mayersohn. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 6-10pm: queer and trans dance party/protest outside trump tower. >>

all weekend

fri + sat various times: contribute your voice to the largest collective chant of ‘om’ ever generated, to be featured in a forthcoming exhibition ‘the world is sound’ at the rubin museum of art. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free fridays 6-10pm. >>

fri thru 3/5: while there aren’t many skint-priced events during the annual new york city beer week, there are lots of opportunities to buy your fill of new and rare brews. various locations. >>

thru sat various times: pratt institute (fort greene) hosts a blacklivesmatter teach-in, featuring three days of talks and workshops. free (rsvp). >>

thru sun: a treasure trove of new and gently used books, cds, dvds, and records will be sold for just $1-$2 each at park slope united methodist church’s 24th annual book sale. $5 admission 2/24, free admission 2/25-26. >>

thru 3/4: with almost half of the selected films created by women or people of color, the winter film awards 6th annual 48-hour film challenge indie film festival strives to tell everyone’s story. cinema village (east village), $5-10. >>

thru 3/6: tokyo-based gallery and art project pepper project presents the 11th annual young japanese artist book fair, featuring works from dozens of japanese book artists. printed matter (chelsea) and kinokuniya books (bryant park), free. >>

sat thru 3/12: adults and kids can get inspired at teknopolis, a three-floor interactive ‘digital arts playground’ at bam fisher (fort greene). $15-25. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: get $20 tickets to the u.s. premiere of guillermo calderón’s villa at wild project thru 3/15 ($35 value). >>

get tickets to the game of thrones live concert experience at madison square garden 3/7 for $39 (plus ticket fees, reg. $76). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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