scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the come together music festival and label market at moma ps1, bach on the subways, the death becomes us true crime fest, film fests, and more.


fri 3pm-10pm, sat 12-10pm: l.a.-based japanese cosmetics and beauty supply store shibuyala opens its first nyc store with two days of discounts, giveaways, product demos, and more. 37 st. marks place (east village). >>

fri 6:30-9:30pm: sva mfa photography, video, and related media students display their work, which ranges from performance to prints, at tonight’s annual spring salon. sva (gramercy), free. >>

fri 7pm: sarah murray, author of making an exit: from the magnificent to the macabre – how we dignify the dead, die-vulges on an array of fascinating funerary traditions, including fantasy coffins like one inspired by the empire state building. the city reliquary (williamsburg), free with museum admission ($7 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:45pm show: torres and annie heart play le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $16 adv, $20 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including calvin cato, sarah hartshorne, and bradley pearson. branded saloon (prospect heights), 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: ‘prince – purple rain.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm + 10pm (+ 3/23): cozy up to rsvp at arlo, an intimate variety show held at the arlo hotel. hosted by drag performer vodka stinger, and featuring comedy-magic, theremin, storytelling, and more. the arlo hotel (nomad), $5-25 admission includes a drink. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at hoff’s horrorfest show, comedian hoff matthews hosts a screening of child’s play (1988) interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. cantina royal (williamsburg), $5 >>

fri 7:30pm doors: human people, clever girls, water from your eyes, and tetchy play our wicked lady (bushwick). $10. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: lgbtq open mic open flame celebrates its first anniversary with a party and stand-up sets by julio torres (snl), lorelei ramirez (adult swim), sabrina wu (moth storyslam champ), jess henderson, melody kamali, and hosts simone leitner, peter valenti, and sam campbell. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos admission will benefit the audre lorde project. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by eagle witt (mtv), samantha ruddy (colbert), greg stone (america’s got talent), chris scopo, and isabel hagen. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

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 nathan macintosh (conan), erik bergstrom (colbert), andy haynes (comedy central), and monroe martin iii (trutv). hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm (+ sat 9pm): brooklyn academy of music’s bamcafé live performance series features moonchild sanelly (fri) and alsarah + the nubatones (sat), as part of okayafrica’s 100 women initiative. bamcafé (fort greene), free. >>

fri 9pm: brass nirvana cover band the nevermind orchestra plays hank’s saloon (downtown brooklyn). $10. >>

fri 10pm: the character assassination series returns with the roast of netflix, where comedians will take on the roles of characters from netflix shows including bird box, daredevil, russian doll, stranger things, and more. hosted by raanan hershberg. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

fri 11pm: wear a juicy tracksuit, and you can get in for free at the juicy 90’s hip-hop and r+b dance party, bringing a night of biggie, busta, tlc, tupac, and more favorites to baby’s all right (williamsburg). $5. >>


sat 12-4pm: byob(ug, or plant) to the american museum of natural history’s annual identification day, where a scientist will tell you what it is. while there, you can also check out rare specimen collections on view. american museum of natural history (uws), free with museum admission ($23 adults, $18 students/seniors, $13 children). >>

sat 2pm: miss piggy: a sow is born: in honor of the 45th anniversary of her first television appearances, craig shemin, president of the jim henson legacy, presents an encore compilation highlighting miss piggy’s evolution from chorus pig to superstar. museum of the moving image (astoria), $11-15 tickets include same-day admission to the museum. >>

sat 2pm (various dates thru 4/18): as part of the exhibition ‘y2k retrofuturism in contemporary jewelry,’ the museum of arts and design hosts plastic futures and premillennial tensions, a screening series of seven science fiction films from the 1990s including ghost in the shell, the fifth element, strange days, and more. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $10 general, $5 students. >>

sat 3pm: carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at venues around nyc throughout the season. today: mezzo-soprano siena licht miller and pianist cameron richardson-eames perform brahms, rossini, ives, bolcom, and more at st. michael’s church (manhattan valley). >>

sat 7pm dance lesson, 8pm show: bluegrass swing music meets balkan brass when bands the brain cloud and romashka perform separate sets, then jam together at flushing town hall. $16 general, $10 students. >>

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 admission benefits lady parts justice league. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: come together for a very beatles purim, a boozy, interactive, musical telling the story of purim featuring jewish-themed beatles parody songs. littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: 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 10 things i hate about you. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: muppets and more will bare some skin at ‘felt up,’ metropolis burlesque’s tribute to the jim henson creature shop. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: atheer yacoub (comedy central), james hamilton (the moth grandslam winner), matt koff (the daily show), pedro gonzalez (nbc), and more. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from shane torres (conan), mia jackson (comedy central), hanna dickinson (comedy central), frank conniff (mst3k), samantha ruddy (colbert), gastor almonte (this is not happening), and natasha vaynblat (mcsweeney’s). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door, >>

sat 8pm: for a 20th outrageous year, the mr. lower east side pageant assembles a colorful cast of male performers, artists, and weirdos to strut their stuff in swimsuit, evening wear, talent, and q+a categories, with all the women and gay men in the audience judging the winner. bedlam (alphabet city), $10 admission, free to compete. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: fenne lilly and arsun play union pool (williamsburg). $12. >>

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: things get wild at karen chee’s biodiversity jam, where comedians expound on the world’s weirdest and wildest animals. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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 prisoner of azkaban. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 9:30pm: come as you are to secretformula’s 90’s vs 2000’s rock sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5. >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: petey deabreu and christi chiello’s white chocolate comedy show celebrates its three-year anniversary with stand-up by rosebud baker (sirius xm), mary beth barone (viceland), rob haze (fallon), paris sashay, and evan williams. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 10pm: music video time machine presents 80s vs 90s pop videos, from madonna to britney and more, on the bell house front bar’s big screen. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>


sun thru 4/7: take in the sights and smells of the annual macy’s flower show, this year’s theme: ‘journey to paradisios, operation: inspiration. macy’s (herald square), free admission. >>

sun 10am-5:30pm: an extra helping of local craft vendors who make home goods, furniture, stationary, jewelry, fashion, and more will be setting up at today’s grand bazaar nyc (uws). free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: the our damn selves market brings 30 local, indie designers to brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) to raise money for make the road new york. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $3 admission includes a raffle ticket. >>

sun 12:30pm: learn a brief history of artists’ books, as well as three styles of bookbinding, at a hands-on bookbinding workshop hosted by artist and author chang yuchen at printed matter / swiss institute (38 st. marks place). free (rsvp required). >>

sun 2-4pm: which cacao ca-can win? competitive chefs share their sweetest creations for you to taste and judge at the annual brooklyn chocolate takedown. lot 45 (bushwick), $25. >>

sun 2:30-8pm: howl! happening hosts an all-day lawrence ferlinghetti 100th birthday celebration, featuring poets, performers, screenings, and the launch of the famed poet and publisher’s new novel, little boy. howl happening (east village), free admission. >>

sun 3pm: this is your brain on yoga. as part of brain awareness week, take a yoga class followed by a lecture and discussion of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as it relates to yoga. dharma yoga center (flatiron), $10. >>

sun 3-9pm: get poked at the pin ball, a pop-up shop showcasing queer pin designers and hosted by rupaul’s drag race contestant jiggly caliente. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

sun 6-9pm: roll over for a saturday night fever-themed roller skating benefit for sean casey animal rescue. lola star dreamland roller rink (industry city), $20 includes skate rental. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), jp mcdade (roast battle ii), jessy morner-ritt (funny or die), sagar bhatt, and sam bourne. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show: demonstrating that babes of all genders can be both sexy and competent, get you a babe who can do both combines tedx-style lightning talks and live burlesque by the same performers. drom (alphabet city/east village), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sun 8:30pm: show-and-tell meets a therapy session when guests reveal poignant/painful journal entries, poetry, original songs and art from their adolescence at the bitch seat comedy talk show. hosted by lyssa mandel and phil casale. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: bach is back! take off your headphones and enjoy bach in the subways, an annual series of free underground performances celebrating the composer’s birthday. various locations. >>

fri thru sun: over 100 exhibitors and speakers will bring their mindful offerings to the annual newlife expo for conscious living. hotel new yorker (midtown west), $10-15 adv (some panels/workshops may cost extra). >>

fri thru sun: stock your craft box with gems and jewels from 50 vendors at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $5 admission. >>

fri thru sun: get tickets to the annual architectural digest design show at pier 94, plus a one-year digital magazine subscription, for $17.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $34). >>

fri thru sun: embrace your murderino side at the death becomes us true crime festival, a five-day true crime pop culture fest filled with live podcasts, discussions, screenings, trivia, and more. various locations, free-$47. >>

fri thru sun: improvised madness from quick-thinkers takes over three stages of the pit for the annual nyc improv fest. free wednesday, $10-15 otherwise. >>

fri thru sun: genre films rule at second annual what the fest!?, a five-day showcase of ‘outrageous content’ — horror, sci-fi, documentary,  thrillers, and beyond. ifc center (greenwich village). $15 general, $11 seniors (opening night more). >>

fri thru 3/31: the queens world film festival returns to showcase 200 feature + short films from around the world, plus talkbacks and special programming. museum of the moving image and kaufman astoria studios, $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 4/7 (thurs-sun): czechoslovak-american marionette theatre performs a non-traditional restaging of johannes dokchtor faust at theater for the new city (east village). $15-$18. >>

sponsored: fri thru 4/13: following the broadway sensation a steady rain with daniel craig and hugh jackman, emmy nominated keith huff returns to nyc with his latest work, six corners. late one night, two burnt-out violent crimes unit detectives try their damnedest to close the puzzling murder of a cta employee. what should be a simple open-and-shut case evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years. chain theatre (midtown west), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

sponsored: sat 12-5pm, sun 12-4pm: the coffee + tea festival celebrates all things coffee and tea with two days of tastings, pairings, seminars, and more from 75+ exhibitors from around the corner and around the globe. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), save $10 on general admission tickets with promo code ‘skint’ >>

sat 12-9pm, sun 12-6pm: moma ps1 and record shop other music present the third annual come together: music festival and label market, offering live performances, film, workshops, panels, and a market featuring 75 record labels. moma ps1 (lic), $10 adv,  $15 dos. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to holy day at new ohio theatre thru 3/24 for $12.50-17.50 with promo code ‘skint50’ (reg. $25-35). >>

get tickets to the cuny dance initiative 5th year fest at baruch performing arts center thru 3/23 for $21 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $36). >>

reservations are now open to book discounted $50 spa treatments during the annual spring spa week, running 4/15-21. registration required. >>

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 92 4/5-7 for $7.50-20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-40). >>

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