scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including opening weekend for the outdoor brooklyn flea markets, an immersive monochrome art installation, the nyc podfest, the museum of comic and cartoon arts festival, and more.


fri 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): refresh your wardrobe with the help of 75 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri 3:30-6pm: roll into springtime as the brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink opens for the season with a day of free admission. weather permitting. $6 skate rental or byo. >>

fri 5-9pm: new york open center hosts the practical beauty wellness symposium, a night of wellness services, healing circles, and events. new york open center (nomad), free-$39 (rsvp required for sessions and treatments). >>

fri 6pm (weekly): play neuroplinko and proteostasis pong at a biology bar games-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour science-based speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

fri 6pm: the nude party, fruit + flowers, and lucille furs play elsewhere (bushwick). $12. >>

fri 6-8pm (runs thru 6/5): in collaboration with emma allen, cartoon editor and daily shouts editor at the new yorker, picture room presents ‘oh, mother,’ an exhibition of work by new yorker cartoonists hallie bateman, roz chast, glynnis fawkes, and emily flake on the theme of parenthood. opening reception tonight. picture room (brooklyn heights/cobble hill), free. >>

fri 7pm: musical duo sofi tucker discuss their creative process and perform a stripped-down set of songs from their new album at apple williamsburg. free (rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm (monthly thru june): things get poppins at the magical world of musical improv show, where clips from classic children’s films are played and performers improvise new songs to go with them. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film mean girls (2004), directed by mark waters. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show: performers suit up and suit down at metropolitan burlesque’s tribute to archer. bizarre bushwick, $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show: come as you are to wasapalooza, wasabassco burlesque’s 90’s grunge-themed show. littlefield (gowanus), $15+. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: be wrapped in harmony at choiroke, a night of karaoke with an actual choir singing backing vocals along with you. pianos (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm: samantha irby presents the paperback release of meaty, an essay collection and the basis for an upcoming fx studios series, including a discussion with broad city’s abbi jacobson. books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

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

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight, victoria hoffman and noa osheroff host aparna nancherla (corporate), leclerc andre (laughs), michelle de swarte (free speech), julia shiplett (crashing), and raghav mehta. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts a people’s choice salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

fri 8pm: ambient folk project nighttime, singer + multi-instrumentalist larkin grimm, and ‘astral-folk’ act mutual benefit play wonders of nature (williamsburg). $10. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly thru 5/4): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with signal to noise, a salon of lectures, performances, and zines on the sounds of the solar system presented in collaboration with wallach art gallery. followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 8pm doors, 10pm show: seven drag performers face-off in one final lip sync-filled round to win the title of mr(s) bk. secret project robot (bushwick/bed-stuy), $15. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by calise hawkins (fallon), jim tews (2 dope queens), julia shiplett (crashing), phil hunt, and rebecca vigil. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm 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 mitra jouhari (full frontal with samantha bee), branson reese (cartoon network), joe castle baker, and laura thomas. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show is presumably just that, pairing free pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by jo firestone (fallon), mike recine (conan), tito garza (funny or die), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), and john rosenberger (you’ll have fun). hosted by casey james salengo, ryan becka, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 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. >>

fri 10pm (monthly): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of william wycherley’s the country wife (1675) while the audience plays drinking games. the players theatre (west village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

fri midnight: get your britney on at a crossroads (2002) sing-along screening. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

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
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sat all day: ease the pain of your commute with grand central terminal’s national beer day specials, including $3 drafts, free tastings and more. >>

sat 10am-4pm: this year’s nyu sustainability summit, a day of workshops and talks about environmental and social sustainability in urban environments, focuses on resilience: environmental stewardship, community-led disaster response, and more. the kimmel center at nyu (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

sat 12-4pm: it’ll be smokin’ at the seventh annual nyc bbq cookoff, nyc’s only kansas city barbeque society-sanctioned bbq cookoff. staten island’s historic richmond town, $15 adv, $18 day of. >>

sat 2pm: learn to protect yourself at a self-defense workshop with pop gym at the brooklyn public library (williamsburg branch). free (rsvp). >>

sat 2pm: it’s rad to be plaid at the annual tartan week tartan day parade. 6th ave from 44th to 55th streets. >>

sat 3pm: welcome to pillowtown! rise and shine for the annual outdoor pillow fight! byop (no down pillows) or buy one ahead of time with a $5 donation to the mattress firm foster kids program. after the event, gently-used pillows will be donated to an org supporting homeless children in nyc. washington square park, free admission. >>

sat 5-11pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates david bowie with music by mike garson and tamar-kali, a drag performance by bushwig, a book talk by simon critchley (bowie), a screening of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars (1979), a bowie-themed drink ‘n’ draw, 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: ever wanted to buy a senator? you can, sort of, at this art exhibition and silent auction of 50 portraits of senators who tend to side with the nra. proceeds will benefit the parkland majorie stoneman douglas victims’ fund and the brady campaign to end gun violence. reception and silent auction tonight. best world gallery (les), free admission. >>

sat 6-10pm: something fishy’s in the air at ‘of fins and feathers,’ a group art exhibition featuring the work of 30 artists inspired by our feathered and finned friends. opening reception tonight. spoke art (les), free. >>

sat 7pm: qvc appreciation night: watch and celebrate the ‘finest’ celebrity qvc clips while sipping champagne out of solo cups at the thnk 1994 museum (bed-stuy). $5. >>

sat 7pm: actor, writer, and director john cameron mitchell (hedwig and the angry inch) has never seen 1977 disco classic saturday night fever, but you can watch it with him on the evening of quad cinema’s first anniversary during tonight’s edition of the ‘first encounters’ series. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

sat 7pm: swedish chamber music group new tide orquesta brings a mix of modern chamber music, minimalism, improvisation, and new tango to nyc. scandinavia house (midtown east), $10 adv with promo code ‘skintnyc’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 7:15pm doors, 7:30pm show: the employee of the month talk show, part of the sixth annual nyc podfest, features guests masha gessen (the future is history: how totalitarianism reclaimed russia), martha plimpton (the blacklist, the goonies, and lucy wainwright roche. hosted by catie lazarus. abrons arts center (les), $15 with promo code ‘catierocks’ (reg. $20). >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 5/12): german singer ute lemper presents ‘last tango in berlin,’ a program of brecht, weill, brel, piaf, ferre, piazzolla, and more at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $14. >>

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 elsa waithe and sam evans, poet nicole homer, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 8pm: the not quite midnight talk show’s spring edition features performances and interviews from rob cantrell (comedy central), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and frank nelson (devour hour), plus ‘weird al’ stylings by dewey lovett + david agyekum. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8pm: dummy: comedian anders lee’s brings his solo show about his experience living with autism in a technological and capitalistic world to the brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg). $10. >>

sat 8pm: the all-volunteer, community-based new york repertory orchestra‘s spring concert includes selections by wagner, debussy, and khachaturian. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8-9pm: enjoy a free beer tapped from a traditional wooden hofbräu keg, plus beer cheese dip + chips for half off with the purchase of a liter at hofbräu bierhaus’s national beer day party. hofbräu bierhaus’s (midtown east), free admission. >>

sat 10pm: comedian and actress abby feldman (netflix, redacted tonight) dispenses audience advice from a bathtub in between stand up sets at the moist comedy show. tonight, soak in the jokes of farah brook (mtv), karmen naidoo (comedy central),gianmarco soresi (comedy central), gabe pacheco (funhouse comedy), and jessica michelle singleton (ignorance is #blessed). the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>


sun 11am-5pm: walk your leg-umes over to the 11th annual veggie pride parade, a daylong celebration of veganism with a march, rally with speakers + performers, a political discussion panel, and food available for purchase. march starts at 9th ave + gansevoort, rally + festival at union square park, afterparty at vspot organic. march + rally free, afterparty $25. >>

sun 2pm: survivors of crime and abuse, advocates, and city officials come together for the 33rd annual new york crime victims candlelight vigil, featuring keynote speaker shenee johnson of everytown and moms demand action. part of national crime victims’ rights week. west end collegiate church (uws), free. >>

sun 2pm, 7pm (+ 4/11, 4/14): tell me about it, stud. 40th anniversary screenings of grease come to select movie theaters. various locations, $12.50. >>

sun 2-6pm: create and update wikipedia entries at a gender, art, and feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon occurring at knockdown center (maspeth). bring a laptop. free admission. >>

sun 4pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the history behind burnin’ by bob marley + the wailers (1973), and listen to the album from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. magick city (greenpoint), $10. >>

sun 4-9pm (monthly): this month’s second sunday open studios at red hook’s pioneer works features open studios with current artists in residence, music by tredici baci, a genetics workshop, enthnocomputing experiments, solar and stargazing with the amateur astronomers association, and more. free with rsvp ($10 suggested donation). >>

sun 4:45pm (weekly): in honor of sakura matsuri, the way station bar screens anime and anime-inspired movies all month. today: inception and paprika. bonus: free popcorn! the way station (prospect heights), free admission. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show: 70s glam-pop band milk ‘n’ cookies plays rough trade (williamsburg) with power-pop/garage rock band baby shakes. $10 >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with a four-year anniversary ‘all stars’ show with short stories told by moth storyslam winners jeff simmermon, bess stillman, sean o’brien and boo trundle, plus marie faustin (the unofficial expert), lucas connolly (comedy central), jake hart, chris ryan, nick padilla, and maybe you (there will be one open mic slot). hosted by adam selbst. byob. big irv’s (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with jeffrey joseph (fallon), mary cella (comedy central), joe rumrill (the annoyance), and sharron paul (someecards). hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 8:30pm: on the anniversary of its premiere, play twin peaks trivia, with questions will covering the original as well as the 2017 series. videology (williamsburg), free. >>

all weekend

is this spring we see? a few cherry blossoms at the brooklyn botanic garden are starting to bloom! >>

fri thru sat: ‘autoreconstrucción,’ a sculptural installation by artist abraham cruzvillegas made from objects and trash found around chelsea, opens and is ‘activated’ by a series of site-specific performances by choreographer bárbara foulkes and musician andrés garcía nestitla. the kitchen (chelsea), free. >>

fri thru sat: the fusion film festival, returning for a 16th year, celebrates emerging women in film, television, and new media with three days of screenings, panels, networking, and pitch opportunities. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free. >>

fri thru sun: immerse yourself with color while you walk through artist cj hendry’s ‘monochrome’ installation, which features seven rooms each decorated with a single, eye-popping pantone color. the leviton building (greenpoint), free. >>

fri thru sun: battle of the bots: the annual nyc first robotics competition + college expo returns, pitting 51 high school robotics teams from around the world against each other. the armory track + field center (washington heights), free. >>

fri thru sun: set down your earbuds and watch some of the most popular podcasters record their shows live at the sixth annual nyc podfest, featuring hosts and guests including michael ian black, zach braff, judy gold, kevin mcdonald, deray mckesson, martha plimpton, touré, and more. abrons arts center (les), free-$25. >>

fri thru sun: scandinavian american theater company presents nordic stage: a festival of new scandinavian theater, featuring seven plays  of various genres, styles and subject matter. theatre row, free (rsvp). >>

fri thru sun: more than 120 galleries bring contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media to the photography show, the longest-running photography showcase. pier 94 (midtown west), $30 general/$20 students in advance, $40 general/$25 students at the door. >>

fri thru sun, + 4/14-15: superfreak weekends! the annual congress of curious peoples returns to coney island usa. $10-20. >>

fri thru 4/17: see the world through the lenses of the kino! festival of german films (4/6-12, the landmark at 57 west, $15 general, $12 students/seniors) and the havana film festival new york (4/6-17, various venues and prices).

sat + sun 10am-5pm (thru october): the outdoor brooklyn flea markets return to industry city (saturdays) and the archway under the manhattan bridge in dumbo (sundays) for the season. >>

sat 11am-7pm, sun 11am-7pm: the 15th annual museum of comic and cartoon arts festival (mocca), manhattan’s largest independent festival of its kind, brings 400 exhibiting artists, plus talks, workshops, lectures, and screenings to metropolitan west + inked48 (hell’s kitchen). $7 admission. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: shop strange stuff like taxidermy, medical history ephemera, antiques, unique art, and more from 70 vendors at the oddities spring flea market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $5 general, $20 for 11am entry. >>

sat thru 4/29: more than one man’s trash will be on display as part of the nyc trash! past, present, and future sculpture exhibition at city reliquary’s backyard garden. saturday’s opening reception includes a poetry reading and a screening of 2 lost soles. city reliquary (williamsburg), $7. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: crybabies hosts susan orlean and sarah thyre bring their podcast to symphony space 4/11 with guests laura benanti (she loves me), cole escola (difficult people), denis o’hare (american horror story), and busy philipps (cougar town). save 50% on tickets with promo code ‘skint’ >>

get tickets to the brooklyn wine festival at brooklyn expo center 4/14 for $39 (plus ticket fees, reg. $60). >>

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