scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a david bowie exhibition and parties, american gothic at the whitney, emerging artists theater company’s new work series, and more.


fri 5-9pm (fridays 5-9pm, saturdays 1-9pm): sake brewery brooklyn kura opens a new taproom in industry city today. >>

fri 6pm (weekly): five contributors to science news website inverse set up stations at a weird evolution-themed ‘pregame your brain,’, a series of happy hour science-based lessons at caveat (les). free with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

fri 6pm doors, 7pm show: with the world’s largest panoramic scale model of nyc at your feet, put your knowledge of trivia about our city to the test at the 11th annual panorama challenge. queens museum (flushing meadows), $15 adv, $20 door >>

fri 6:30pm (rescheduled from 2/13): historic gastronomist sarah lohman spices up your night with a talk on the history of sriracha and its production process, followed by a demo on how to make a thai omelet. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $12. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film the martian (2015), directed by ridley scott. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

just added fri 8pm (+ sat 3pm + 8pm): amios theatre presents lizzie vieh’s the loneliest number, directed by tony award nominee maria dizzia (in the next room, orange is the new black). the clemente soto vélez center (les), $10 fri + sat with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 7-10pm: 30 kaiju artists share their killer creations at the annual monstrosities exhibition. opening reception tonight. myplasticheart store + gallery (les), free admission. >>

fri 7-10pm: bob ross painting takedown: 20 artists paint landscapes following a bob ross episode, and then auction them off with proceeds benefiting bushwick street cats. bonus: free beer! better than jam store + studio (bushwick), free admission. >>

fri 7:15 pm (+ sat 7:30pm): catch some ‘en pointe’ ballet without breaking the bank at the dance on a shoestring series, featuring performances from new york theatre ballet’s current season, works in progress by contemporary and emerging choreographers, and children of ballet school ny. the dance gallery (st. mark’s church-in-the-bowery, east village), $15. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: writers of comedic punk news site the hard times and their friends present a stand-up comedy showcase with free raffles. tender trap (greenpoint), $5. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by rob cantrell (comedy central), shane torres (conan), courtney fearrington (thug passion presents), carmen lagal, and jake head. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the big weird comedy show is presumably just that, pairing free pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by roy wood jr. (the daily show), rob haze (fallon), alison leiby (the president show), kenny deforest (seth meyers), matt bachus, and ariel elias. hosted by casey james salengo, will winner, and ryan beck. secret loft (greenwich village), $5-15 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comedians become authors real and imaginary and read selections from made up books at literati: a comedy show about books and the idiots who write them. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring ikechukwu ufomadu (time out comic to watch), fareeha khan (decoded), peter smith, and ruby mccollister. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>


sat 9:30am-6pm: immerse yourself in beauty + balance wellness sessions including yoga, pilates, skincare demos, a happy hour tasting, and more at westfield world trade center. free (rsvp). >>

sat 5-11pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates women’s history month with music by leikeli47 and sabine blaizin, performances by brown girls burlesque and michayaya dance, a community talk by think!chinatown, poetry readings, tours, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission (note: programming does not include admission to the ticketed ‘david bowie is’ exhibition.) >>

sat 6-8pm: 20+ local artists working in genres like street art and pop art display their work at the ’meet me at delancey / essex’ group exhibition. opening reception tonight. spoke nyc (les), free. >>

sat 7:30pm: wil cope and courtney maginnis of self-obsessed pop culture podcast the narcisistas record a live episode with project runway finalist christopher palu, plus prizes and more. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features kenice mobley (2 dope queens), amber drea (mcsweeney’s), sam dingman (the moth), and eman el husseini. hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. the pleasure chest (ues), $8 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

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 ethan sp and caitlin peluffo, poet mahogany l. browne, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 8pm: the funny sexy sad reading series presents works that are, well, you guessed it. hosted by amira pierce and nate waggoner. molasses books (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8pm: clip show carnage: bad movie fans steven desiena and stephen whalen share clips from their favorite b movies with some help from guest comedians joe castle baker, joe rumrill, francesca d’uva, andrew tisher, and john rosenberger. vital joint (williamsburg), $5. >>

sat 8pm: check out more than 20 new original comedy videos while sipping free beer at red hot video fun time‘s fourth anniversary gathering. bat haus coworking space (bushwick), $5. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: unleash your inner party animal at beasts of the northern wild, party people rubulad’s latest bash filled with live music, dj sets, art, tarot, and more. costumes encouraged. email rsvp for bushwick address, $10 in advance or before 10pm, $15 otherwise. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: collective art space unit j hosts a sxsw send-off show and fundraiser for four musicians. unit j (bushwick), $10. >>

sat 9pm: two men reenact 50+ oscar-nominees in under 60 minutes at the movie idiot’s guide to the oscars show. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

sat 9:30pm: sing along to the hits at secretformula’s 90’s video rewind dance party, where all the lyrics will be projected on-screen along with the shiny videos. bar uni (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: my heart will go on and the 90’s biggest movie hits edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop, plus an extra dose of popular movie songs from the deacade. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

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


sun various times: a dozen places to watch the 90th annual academy awards

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

caveat (les): the big quiz thing’s sixth annual pre-oscars trivia game show, followed by the ceremony. $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

house of yes (bushwick): kostume kult’s eighth annual interactive alt.oscar awards. $10. >>

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

northern territory (greenpoint): the second annual taste of streep trivia and giveaways. free admission. >>

parklife (gowanus): two screens, drink specials, voting ballots, and good and drinks available for purchase. free admission. >>

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

samsung 837 (meatpacking): three-story screen, free lite bites and beverages. free admission. >>

syndicated (bushwick): screening in the theater and in the bar. voting ballots, photo booth, food and drinks available for purchase. $10-15 admission. >>

the metrograph (les): screening in both theaters, commissary, and lobby. voting ballots, food and drinks available for purchase. free admission. >>

threes brewing (gowanus): screening, trivia, and a portion of drink sales will go to times up now legal defense fund. free admission. >>

videology (williamsburg): drinking games, drink specials and food menu available, screening in the main space and bar. free admission. >>

sun 10am-1pm: geek out with a morning of free admission to the national museum of mathematics (reg. $17 general, $11 students/seniors). >>

sun 11am-5pm: set the record straight by helping to update wikipedia entries on subjects related to women and the arts at an art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon. bring a laptop. kickstarter hq (greenpoint), free. >>

sun 11am-5pm: take a spin around 50 dealer (turn)tables at the vinyl revolution record show. bohemian hall + beer garden (astoria), $3 admission ($5 for 10am early entry). >>

sun 2pm: the annual st. pat’s for all parade returns to sunnyside and woodside, queens. free. >>

sun 2pm (thru 5/12): pianist lise de la salle performs bach, liszt, poulenc, and more at today’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. the town hall (midtown west), $15-19. >>

sun 2:45pm: find out what happens to the brain during and after yoga at a session and lecture held at dharma yoga center. all levels welcome. part of next week’s upcoming brain awareness week. dharma yoga center (flatiron), $9 (rsvp). >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with short stories told by harmon leon (meet the deplorables), tracey miller segarra (the moth grandslam champ), susan kent (the tank’s storytelling curator), peter gerber, shelley thompson and jeff rose, and maybe you (there are two open mic slots). hosted by adam selbst. byob. big irv’s (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 8pm: baby shakes, big bliss, and monograms play a dr. martens presents concert at baby’s all right (williamsburg). free (rsvp). >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 30th year with 72 dealers displaying and selling a wide range of works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25. >>

fri thru sun: get your david bowie fix at the way station: eleven bands of various styles perform bowie songs (fri + sat 8pm); let’s dance party with dj jordan (fri 11:30pm); bowieoke (sun 8-9pm). the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

fri thru 3/10: culturemart, here art center’s annual residency program festival, features six workshop presentations that blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art. $15 gets admission to all shows. >>

fri thru 3/12: tokyo-based gallery and art project pepper’s project presents the 12th annual japanese young artists’ books fair, featuring more than 100 books created by 18 artists. printed matter (chelsea), kinokuniya books (bryant park), and book culture (morningside heights), free. >>

fri thru 3/18: emerging artists theatre company’s 19th annual new work series returns with 50 works-in-progress and audience feedback covering cabaret, dance, plays, solo shows, and more. tada! theater (midtown west). $10. >>

fri thru 3/29: work up a sweat at alamo’s jock gems series, which highlights eight films that celebrate women in sports including love and basketball, gaea girls, a league of their own and more. alamo drafthouse cinema (downtown brooklyn), $12-15. >>

fri thru 6/10: grant wood: american gothic, a new exhibition at the whitney, brings the artist’s iconic painting to nyc along with a range of his other works including murals, illustrations, and decorative arts. the whitney museum of american art (meatpacking), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-9:30pm. >>

fri thru 7/15: the mega-popular traveling ‘david bowie is’ exhibition makes its final stop at the brooklyn museum with 400 objects from the david bowie archive, including original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, original album art, photos, videos, and more. $20-25 general, $12-16 students/seniors includes general museum admission ($35 ‘skip the line’ and premium tickets are also available). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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