scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including opening weekend for coney island’s luna park and deno’s wonder wheel amusement park, the funhouse interactive book fair, and more.


fri 6pm (weekly): members of sowing (science outreach working to inspire the next generation) set up stations at an are you smarter than a 6th grader-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour science-based speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

fri 6-9pm (runs thru 4/15): images of seminal rappers featured in self-taught photographer mike schreiber’s 2010 book, true hip-hop, will be exhibited at plus81 gallery (nolita). opening reception tonight. free. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly thru november): the financial district’s st. paul’s chapel brings back its seasonal neighborhood movie nights series, this time with a ‘groundbreakers and underdogs’ theme. tonight: boaz yakin will introduce his 2000 sports film, remember the titans. bonus: free snacks! free admission. >>

fri 7pm (biweekly thru 5/4): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by astronomy professor emily rice on cool stars and hot exoplanets. followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): em’s damn good rogering is a show with stand-up, characters, and music aplenty, with demonstrations of said things by michael kayne, colin burgess, kendall farrell, heather harrison, griffin leeds, will cooper, and zach myers. hosted by emma rogers. petes candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

fri 7-9pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s ‘starry messengers’ theme includes displays of artistic and educational astronomy materials, 16mm space-centric films, cosmic lectures by astronomy on tap, music + dancing, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm, 8:55pm: musician neil young and actor/filmmaker daryl hannah will do q+a and/or introduce select screenings of their new netflix film, paradox. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm: the difficult to name reading series returns with readings and performances by jason diamond (searching for john hughes), brandon hobson (where the dead sit talking), darcie wilder (literally show me a healthy person), charles ‘otter’ holmes, maris kreizman, and jeremy nguyen. books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, tonight featuring episodes of mom and joey!. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 8pm: hosts betsy kenney and dara katz round up some of their favorite performers for everybody hates us (but not tonight, baby!), a comedy variety show born out of one question: what would you do on this stage if you stopped caring about how other people felt about you? tonight: tim baltz (the opposition with jordan klepper), marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), and comedy folk duo friends who folk. the mockingbird (alphabet city), $7 adv, $9 door. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight: standup from victoria hoffman, abby rosenquist, and katie jo, storytelling from merrill davis, characters from jewel elizabeth, improv from rsvp, and more. $1 from each ticket sold will go to she should run. the pit (flatiron), $6 adv with promo code ‘smmlnyc’ (reg. $11). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. tonight’s ’sex in the springtime’ edition features sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), kevin allison (risk!, the state), mary beth barone, and host natalie wall. bonus: free beer + wine, plus 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) >>

fri 8pm: make a beeline to hear brahms and bossa nova music performed by cellist caleigh drane, pianist erika dohi, and clarinetist aleks karjaka at tonight’s edition of the spring concert series at saint sebastian roman catholic church (woodside). free (donations welcome). >>

fri 8pm: indie pop bands men i trust and barrie play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

fri 8pm-midnight (+ sat 4-10pm): femcon, an all fem(ale)/queer comic convention takes over the silent barn with an art exhibition friday and a comic/art and cosplay convention saturday. the silent barn (bushwick), $10. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kendra cunningham (last comic standing), doug smith (conan), neko white (gotham comedy live), chanel ali, adam mamawala, and davidson boswell. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from tim dillon (comedy central), vanessa hollingshead (comedy central), drew michael (snl), and chloé hilliard (last comic standing). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

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 sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), matt ruby (girl code), nimesh patel (snl), dina hashem (roast battle), jake marshall head (siriusxm), emily winter (tv land), and justy dodge. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri midnight (monthly): comedians spin their favorite heterosexual movies into gay ones at tonight’s edition of the ‘cool sh*t / weird sh*t’ show. ucb east village, $9. >>

our next event!

Sign ‘O’ The Times, indeed. It’s been two years since his majesty peaced out, and it feels like we need his music more than ever. Let’s get through this thing called life and dance it out on April 21, when DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It’s 1999 and Housequake) will take us Around The World In A Day with a blend of All Things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. And because the very thought of Prince conjures his image, we’ll have Music Video Time Machine projecting clips from his music videos, live performances, and films.

the skint presents:
Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince
Saturday, April 21 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$7 adv, $10 door
Facebook event page:


sat 10am: march for our lives: millions will take to the streets in the u.s. and around the world today to demand comprehensive and effective gun control legislation. nyc’s event assembles at 72nd street and central park west starting at 10am, followed by rally and speakers beginning at 11am, and a march ending at 43rd street and 6th avenue. >>

sat 12-9pm: moma ps1’s latest vw sunday sessions installment presents the second annual other music music festival and label market, featuring live performances, workshops, panels, films, and a market with 75 music labels. moma ps1 (lic), $15 admission includes access to all programming. >>

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: rob haze (fallon), joe zimmerman (conan), julia shiplett (crashing), pedro gonzalez, kendall farrell, and alison klemp. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 8:30-9:30pm: if the empire state building’s doing it, so can you. turn off your lights for just an hour during earth hour, the world wildlife fund’s 11th annual worldwide call for action on climate change. >>

sat 9pm: shake your brass at l train brass band’s one-year anniversary show. the second line band will be joined by brass nirvana cover band the nevermind orchestra and pussy grabs back: the band. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: it’s a good thing the earth is mostly water, because you may very well need it after you’re done with curiosity consortium’s planet earth drinking game. caveat (les), free admission. >>

sat 9:30pm: see the sign at secret formula’s 90s pop sing-along, featuring over two hours of the decade’s best music videos with projected lyrics so you can follow along. dress in your best 90s outfit for the costume and dance contests. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

sat 10pm: this was hardcore: the latest feeling gloomy dance party commemorates the 20th anniversary of pulp’s album with music spun by djs gordon + nathaniel gloom and video/sound art by sxrvxve. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

sat 10:30pm: depeche mode fan club new york’s bizarre love triangle fest celebrates the music of dm, the cure, the smiths, and new order with dj ash and dj shred. drom (east village/alphabet city), $10 adv, $15 dor. >>

sat 11pm: dance to franz ferdinand, lcd soundsystem, the killers, yeah yeah yeahs, arctic monkeys and more at the take me out 2000’s disco punk dance party. knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp ($10 adv, $15 door otherwise). >>

sat midnight: high waisted, bodega, and eliot and the ghost play baby’s all right (williamsburg) . $10. >>


sun thru 4/8: elaborate floral arrangements take over the main floor during the annual macy’s flower show, returning this year with a ‘once upon a springtime’ theme. macy’s (herald square), free admission. >>

sun 10am-5:30pm:15 local food trucks roll up to today’s grand bazaar nyc (uws). expect long lines. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

sun 12-6pm: shop 20+ punk, rock, goth, kawaii, and lolita fashion/jewelry/art vendors at the fascination street spring market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: check out the layout at the sixth annual nyc feminist zinefest, the biggest of its kind in the city and featuring 65 artists and small presses, readings, and a workshop on starting your own press. barnard hall at barnard college (morningside heights), free admission. >>

sun 1pm: go green one more time at the 25th annual bay ridge st. patrick’s day parade. >>

sun 1pm: dozens of writers and local figures including ashley c. ford and martha plimpton will leaf through a marathon reading of walt whitman’s leaves of grass at erv’s on beekman (prospect-lefferts gardens). themed cocktails will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sun 3pm: just in time for easter: get eggcited to learn how to make your own hollowed-out miniature egg diorama at nyc resistor’s make-along workshop. materials provided. nyc resistor (boerum hill), $10. >>

sun 3pm (+ 4/15, 5/14, 5/20): film + theatre lovers unite for a screening series highlighting the original film versions of four current broadway musicals, followed by q+a with special guests from the shows. today: mean girls. sva theatre (chelsea), free-$5 with ticket fees here (reg. $15). >>

sun 4pm (monthly): have a shatty time at obsolete cinema’s annual shatshow william shatner birthday double feature, screening shatner-starring flicks a whale of a tale (1976) and star trek: the voyage home (1986). freddy’s bar and backroom (south slope), free admission. >>

sun 4pm doors (monthly): the movies at the palace series at united palace (washington heights) screens fritz lang’s metropolis (1927) with a live electro-acoustic score by flautist yael acher ‘kat’ modiano, and preceded by a retro-future fashion show. $10 adv/$15 door general, $5 adv/$10 door seniors. >>

sun 6pm (monthly): it’s just a show (a comedic variety show, that is), with sets by emmy blotnick, hannah boone, jack comstock, merrill davis, clare austen-smith, and max + nicky weinbach. hosted by harris mayersohn and jessy morner-ritt. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with aparna nancherla (corporate), josh johnson (fallon), mike brown, and hannah boone. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the roast of vegetables skewers your favorite and least favorite healthy foods, but not literally, just in the comedy way. with roastmaster zach zimmerman. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 8pm: allman brothers tribute band friends of the brothers, featuring members of the gregg allman band, dickey betts and great southern, jaimoe’s jasssz band, and zen tricksters, performs at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

sun 9:30pm (weekly thru 4/29): what does your instagram feed say about you? improv team higgins will make up their own stories about audience member photos at the instagram show. ucb east village, $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the ninth annual festival neue literatur, highlighting german-language and american fiction, explores questions of identity and belonging with this year’s theme, ‘insider | outsider.’ various locations, free. >>

fri thru sun: 70 international galleries will showcase original work from more than 300 contemporary artists starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general/$10 students/seniors, free friday 6-8pm. >>

fri thru sun: now showing at the roxy cinema (tribeca): sunset boulevard, mary poppins, ran, and more. $12. >>

fri thru sun: it’s black and white and noir all over at the inaugural dr. saul and dorothy kit film noir festival, featuring talks and screenings of eight films that inspired the label including the maltese falcon, double indemnity, phantom lady and more. most shown in 35mm. lenfest center for the arts at columbia university (manhattanville), free-$12. >>

fri thru sun: say ‘yes and’ to the return of the annual nyc improv fest, five days of comedic fabrication, from team jams to improvised movies and more. the pit + the pit loft (flatiron), free wednesday, $10 otherwise, $30 festival pass. >>

fri thru sun: yonder window theatre company presents the dream project, a high-flying, multilingual, politcally-charged adaptation of shakespeare’s a midsummer night’s dream. gelsey kirkland arts center (dumbo/vinegar hill), $18. >>

fri thru sun: bach to bach bach! ease your mta delay rage with free concerts during the eighth annual bach in the subways performance series. various locations. >>

sponsored fri thru 3/29: dan savage’s annual hump! film festival brings sex-positive short dirty movies made by ordinary people to nyc. cinema village (east village), $25 adv, $30 door. >>

sat + sun 11am-5pm: create your own books with the help of illustrators at the funhouse interactive book fair, a day filled with talks, workshops, signings and more. the drawing center (soho), $10. >>

sat 11am-7pm, sun 10:45am-6pm: pretend it’s summer when coney island’s luna park and deno’s wonder wheel amusement park open this weekend! saturday: get a wristband to ride all the luna park rides when you make a $5 donation benefitting girl scout troop 6000; sunday: the annual blessing of the rides ceremony, egg cream christening of the cyclone, and free cyclone and wonder wheel rides for a select number of early birds.

sat 12:30-5pm, sun 3-5:30pm: set the record straight by helping to update wikipedia entries on subjects related to women and the arts at art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thons being held at the sva library (sat 12:30-5pm) and the museum of the city of new york (sun 3-5:30pm, includes free museum admission).

extended thru 3/30: morrison hotel gallery presents a career-spanning exhibition of iconic david bowie photographs. signed, limited edition prints will be available for sale as well. morrison hotel gallery (soho), free admission. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the architectural digest design show at pier 94 3/23-25, plus a one-year digital magazine subscription, for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

reservations are now open to book discounted $50 spa treatments during the annual spring spa week, running 4/16-22. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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