scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including five film fests/series, the affordable art fair, unfolding puppets, and more.


fri 6pm: the society of illustrators hosts ‘masters of the fantastic,’ an exhibition of more than 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures of dragons, specters, demons, space, and more by 35 artists. reception tonight. $10 suggested donation (reg. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm). >>

fri 6-10pm: wonderville fundraiser: death by audio arcade hosts a fundraiser for a new bar and event space to host their indie arcade cabinets. the loft at elsewhere (bushwick), free admission. >>

fri 7pm: the second annual night of 1,000 carries celebrates the life and legacy of carrie fisher with a night of drag, burlesque, and comedy. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $20-25 admission benefits the international bipolar foundation. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the ‘oh, such a good show, oh!’ comedy show returns with performances by jena friedman (the daily show), matt rogers (las culturistas), tim barnes (npr), eva victor (reductress), ana fabrega (the chris gethard show), and more. hosted by ethan beach and josh nasser. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): alingon mitra hosts a lineup of crazy funny south asians based in nyc for a night of stand-up and sketch at ucb theatre hell’s kitchen. $9. >>

fri 7:30-11pm (on view thru 3/31): memories of a 90s childhood in williamsburg are recalled in ‘i can be pretty too,’ a photo show and book launch at sideshow gallery (williamsburg). free. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly thru 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by anthropologist lisa messeri on ‘the human meaning of a search for another earth,’ followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

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 edition features taylor ortega, selena coppock, glo shantae butler, host natalie wall, and more. 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: your first beer and all the laughs are free at karen, a new comedy show hosted by emily winter and featuring jordan temple (conan), sonia denis (netflix), caitlin peluffo (colbert), luke mones (comedy central), and mike lasher. precious metal (bushwick), free (donations accepted). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): see what’s on display on stage at the exhibition, a comedy show set in the public arts space at the public hotel. tonight: phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), jena friedman (the daily show), fumi abe (asian not asian), and natasha vaynblat (comedy central). hosted by michael cruz kayne and mary beth barone. happy hour prices until 8:30pm. public arts at public hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by giulia rozzi (comedy central), dave merheje (netflix), jeff arcuri (colbert), chris daniels, and lillian devane. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm: scream along to a catalog of over 800 songs at punk rock karaoke‘s benefit for action against fascism + xenophobia. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $10 suggested donation. >>

our next event!

Sign ‘O’ The Times, indeed. It’s been three years since his majesty peaced out, and it still feels like we need his music more than ever.

Let’s get through this thing called life and dance it out on Friday, April 12, 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

Friday, April 12 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$7 adv, $10 door
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sat 11am-3pm: xi’an famous foods celebrates its long island city opening with a free dish for all social media followers/reposters. >>

sat 11am-7pm: save up to 70% on bags, backpacks, luggage and accessories at san francisco-based timbuk2’s warehouse sale (williamsburg location). bonus: gift with purchase for the first 25 customers. >>

sat 12pm-9pm: ugly heroines: aiming to deconstruct sexism and misogyny throughout cultures, three artists will present an immersive multimedia pop-up inspired by negative words with feminine roots. opening reception tonight. chinatown soup (les), free. >>

sponsored: sat 2pm, 6:30pm: taste your picks from and outstanding selection of over 100 whiskeys and even a variety of craft spirits ranging from all-american kentucky bourbons to irish whiskeys, local moonshine and more at the brooklyn whiskey fest! brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), save $25 on advance tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 3pm: in recognition of swan day (support women artists now day), the workshop theater presents a reading of seven one-act plays by women writers. the workshop theater (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: the happier hour: philosophy to make your life suck less, a monthly discussion series combining the perks of a bar happy hour with practical philosophy, takes on design with guests dr. kathleen wallace (professor of philosophy at hofstra university) and debbie millman (design matters). hosted by monica mccarthy. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘happierfriends’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

sat 6-9pm: you might spot yourself at you are a work of art, an exhibition of sketches of strangers on the subway drawn by sarah nisbett of the @drawnontheway instagram. opening reception tonight. namastuy healing collective (bed-stuy), free. >>

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

sat 7:30pm (thru 5/11): argus strong quartet performs mendelssohn, debussy, theofanidis, and more at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $16. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘rihanna vs britney spears.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by giulia rozzi (comedy central), tina friml (nbc), geoffrey asmus, and pedro gonzalez. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm (+ 5/18): the all-volunteer, community-based new york repertory orchestra‘s 2018-19 concert season continues with a performance of bellini’s sinfonia to ‘norma’, hovhaness’s symphony no 2 (‘mysterious mountain’), and tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm, 10pm: things go bump in the night at the monthly young adult friction indie/alt dance party, tonight including bands lost boy, dad, and kevin hairs to start things off. saint vitus (greenpoint), $10 bands (8pm), free dance party (10pm). >>

sat 8pm doors: next stop, l train brass band’s second anniversary concert at queens brewery (ridgewood), where horns will be a-blowin’ and beers will be a-flowin’. free admission. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: big eyes plays a record release show at union pool (williamsburg) with metalleg and moral panic. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: the visible poetry project, which connects 30 poets with 30 filmmakers to create visual interpretations of poems every day in april, kicks off their season with a launch party at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). free admission (donations accepted). >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: celebrate the coming warmth at underground art party throwers rubulad’s spring explosion party. email rsvp for bushwick address, $10 adv or before 10pm, $15 otherwise. >>

sat 8:30-9:30pm: turn off the lights and tune in to the planet as part of earth hour, the world wildlife fund’s annual worldwide call for action on climate change. >>

sat 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the revolution, a music series spotlighting brooklyn and harlem-based artists, celebrates its three-year anniversary with performances by skyes, aberdeen, salomon faye, sonic, phase one, and djl4. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 9pm doors: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: the merry busters of ghosts, andrew sandford’s classical update of ghostbusters. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

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 black panther. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 9:30pm: practice your ‘bye bye bye’ choreo for secretformula’s boy band sing-along, featuring music video screenings, a dance-off, costume contest, and more. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

sat 10:30pm: one night after the cure gets inducted into the rock+ roll hall of fame, depeche mode fanclub new york’s regular dance party will feature an extended cure tribute set. drom (alphabet city/east village), $10 adv, $15 door >>

sat 11pm: london-based party r + she: the queens of hip hop and r+b returns to brooklyn for a night of dancing to fierce jams. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

sat 11:30pm doors, 12am show: let your hips decide who is queen of queens at a beyoncé, rihanna, cardi b, and nicki minaj tribute dance party. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $10 adv, $15 dos. >>


sun 11:30am-10pm: kestè pizza + vino says grazie for 10 years in nyc with free pizza all day long. 271 bleecker st. (west village). >>

sun 12pm: celebrate holi, the festival of colors, at the 31st annual phagwah parade in richmond hill, queens. >>

sun 12-6pm: the annual nyc feminist zinefest returns with 70+ small and indie presses, plus discussions, workshops, and more. barnard college (morningside heights), free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: moma ps1’s annual spring open house celebrates the start of a new season of exhibitions with a day filled with talks and performances. moma ps1 (lic), free admission. >>

sun 1pm, 4pm (+ 4/2 4pm, 7pm): tcm big screen classics presents 35th anniversary screenings of the karate kid at select theaters. various prices. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: ellen degenerous: yep, i’m still gay: comedian rachel kaly stars as her manipulative alter-ego ellen degenerous in a comedic take on ellen’s coming out episode. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with matt koff (the daily show), tim platt (colbert), django gold (colbert), kenice mobley (siriusxm), and sallyann hall (left breast comedy hour). hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians will reveal more than punchlines at comedy ugly, a show where performers will remove an article of clothing between jokes. hosted by alysia hush and marisa riley. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), free. >>

all weekend

get your fill of film at these five film fests/series:

fri + sat: the 21st annual african american women in cinema film festival. various locations, free-$15. >>

fri thru sun: native cinema showcase at the national museum of the american indian (fidi). free admission. >>

fri thru sun: the second annual dr. saul and dorothy kit film noir festival. lenfest center for the arts at columbia university (manhattanville), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

fri thru sun: the third eye film festival. howl happening (east village), free admission. >>

fri thru 4/7: the 48th annual new directors/new films festival. the museum of modern art and the film society of lincoln center. $17 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru sun: the 10th annual festival neue literatur highlights german-language and american fiction by eight authors from austria, germany, switzerland, and the united states whose novels resonate with this year’s theme: ‘in memory we trust.’ note: all events are in english. various locations, free. >>

fri thru sun: 70 international galleries representing 400 contemporary artists will showcase works starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general, $10 students (available at the door with id), free friday 6-8pm. >>

fri thru sun: improv teams of two go head-to-head at q.e.d.’s third annual two-prov tournament. q.e.d. (astoria), $5-10. >>

sponsored: fri thru 4/4 (+ 4/6): dan savage’s annual hump! film festival brings sex-positive, short, dirty movies made by ordinary people to nyc. cinema village in the east village (3/29-4/4) and roulette in boerum hill (4/6), $25 adv, $30 door. >>

fri thru 4/7: margarita blush’s unfolding, an original puppet theatre production that examines the themes of women’s wisdom and empowerment, features handcrafted puppets, shadow imagery, live acting, and original live music. the tank (midtown west), $15 adv with promo code ‘fnf15’ (reg. $20 general, $15 students seniors). >>

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). >>

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