scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including bushwick open studios, sex expo n.y., bushwig, art book fairs, the brooklyn americana music festival, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
power rangers (2017), seward park (les) >>
wonder woman (2017), john paul jones park (fort hamilton) >>

fri 5-10pm: hoedown in midtown! swing your partner round and round at the annual bryant park square dance, a countrified evening of live music, trick-roping lessons, cornholing, a mechanical bull, and more. food + drink will be available for purchase. bonus: free cowboy hats (while supplies last). free admission. >>

fri 5:30pm: learn how to read body language with some perspectives from a behavioral science researcher, a forensic scientist, and a tarot card reader at pregame your brain, a new series of mini science-based lessons at caveat (les). bonus: first 100 advance ticket sales include a free drink. $5. >>

just added fri 6pm: the first 300 folks at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg) will enjoy a free brooklyn brewery oktoberfest beer and a shake shack burger. >>

fri 6-9pm: heal better at new york open center’s open house, an evening of free holistic lectures, $15 mini-sessions, and refreshments. free admission. >>

fri 6pm doors, 7pm show: art battle! 12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month featuring episodes of will + grace and kenan + kel. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ sat 2:15-10:45pm): country dance new york and brooklyn contra team up for ‘contrashock!,’ two days of contra dancing and live music from three bands. camp friendship (fri) and ps3 (sat), $20+. >>

fri 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a ‘strangelove’ – depeche mode and new wave theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: trip out to barbarella reloaded, an audio-visual remake of the 1968 jane fonda sci-fi cult-classic barbarella performed by trio italian surf academy and vj lapsus. littlefield (gowanus), $12 in advance with promo code ‘duranduran’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 8pm: what does the town of twin peaks have to do with the peaks of the himalayas? a tour at the rubin museum of art (chelsea) explores the connection between tibet and the show twin peaks, with an optional post-tour cabaret cinema screening of david lynch’s mulholland drive. the tour is free with museum admission (free fridays 6-10pm, reg. $15 adults, $10 students), $10 for the film. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kate willett (comedy central), liza treyger (comedy central), aparna nancherla (seth meyers), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and shelby taylor. 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 ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the new monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. with emmy blotnick (the president show), claudia cogan (last comic standing), anthony devito (this american life), josh gondelman (last week tonight), rob haze (comedy central), ariel elias (well behaved), and shalewa sharpe (thug passion). hosted by jeopardy runner-up and ph.d scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>


sat: smithsonian magazine‘s museum day live! returns with free admission to 24 nyc museums, including cooper hewitt, intrepid sea, air + space museum, museum of arts and design, society of illustrators, the morgan library + museum, the rubin museum of art, and more. register for free tickets here (one ticket admits two). note: several of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>

sat various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
space jam (1996), frederick douglass playground (uws) >>
the motorcycle diaries (2004), maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>

sat 11am-4pm: fly kites so high at the annual kite flight for peace, held in honor of the un general assembly and international peace day, and featuring demos, a talk on human rights, and more. franklin d. roosevelt four freedoms park (roosevelt island), free. >>

sat 11am-6pm: have a sweet time at the seventh annual honey fest: 10 vendors, tastings, demos, activities for kids, and more. rockaway beach boardwalk at 106th street, free admission. >>

sat 11am-6pm: crate diggers can shop from 60 record labels and stores at the annual brooklyn flea record fair. east river state park (williamsburg, next to smorgasburg), free admission. >>

sat 12-4pm: take in 360º panoramic views and learn about local conservation projects while you tour three green roofs at the second annual kingsland wildflowers festival. food and beer will be available for purchase. 520 kingsland ave (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: mister dips, the william vale hotel’s food and ice cream airstream trailer, hosts a block party with carnival games, cornholing, slacklining, live music, raffles, and plenty of burgers, pie, ice cream, and donuts available for purchase. proceeds benefit open space alliance for north brooklyn. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

sat 12-10pm: check out classic and souped up rides at the rumblers car club’s fourth annual ‘cruise to the end of the line’ hot rod show. coney island usa, free. >>

sat 12-11pm: it’s been a year since east williamsburg feminist community hub new women space opened, and they’re celebrating with a day of workshops + classes, and a nighttime fundraiser party featuring performances, art, poetry readings, and food + drinks. new women space (east williamsburg), $10-15. >>

sat 12:30-1:30pm: keep your head in the clouds with your feet on the ground at a cloud study discussion in prospect park. $13. >>

sat 1-5pm: see glassblowing demos, talk to artists and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at the urbanglass open house (fort greene), celebrating the 20th anniversary of the bead project. optional 30-minute hands-on lessons are also available for free-$65. free admission. >>

sat 1-6pm: art can be expensive, but apparently that’s not the case at the really affordable art show, a national juried exhibition in its third year with prices ‘for anyone and everyone.’ brooklyn waterfront artists coalition (red hook), free admission. >>

sat 2pm: the team behind batman: the dark knight: master race, co-writers frank miller + brian azzarello, along with artists andy kubert + klaus janson, do q+a and a signing for a special batman day event held at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location starting at 9am. >>

sat 2pm: feminist icon gloria steinem joins prison baby author deborah jiang-stein for a discussion on the effects of and potential alternatives to mass incarceration of women in america. brooklyn museum, 250 free tickets to the event will be available at the admissions desk starting at 11am with regular museum admission (suggested: $16 general,$10 seniors/students). >>

sat 2-7pm: to raise money for new design high school, the annual rooftop legends party has live graffiti, hip-hop djs, and musical performances hosted by hot 97’s laura stylez + the heavy hitter djs. new design high school (les), free (donation). >>

sat 4pm: stevie wonder, green day, the killers, the lumineers, and the chainsmokers play the sixth annual global citizen festival in central park. while the chance for getting free tickets has passed, the event will be live streamed, and it might be possible to hear from outside the main area. >>

sat 5pm: the annual danza highbridge festival showcases nine traditional and cultural dancers and ensembles performing in a drained swimming pool at highbridge park (washington heights). free (rsvp). >>

sat 5:30pm (+ 10/1, 10/5, 10/14): ballet hispánico celebrates hispanic heritage month with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. the arnhold center (uws), free-$20. >>

sat 6-9pm: joey bada$$ and pro era records are hosting a hurricane relieve party at brooklyn borough hall tonight, with wristbands for entry being distributed with your donations of clothing, food, household and hygiene products at east river state park 12-1pm and fort greene park 2-3pm. an additional donation location is listed as the event venue, but details haven’t been released. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedians give lectures on guy stuff at the it’s a guy thing comedy show, hosted by catherine cohen and patti harrison. performers this month include sudi green (snl), sydnee washington (the warm up), katie hartman (skinny b*tch jesus meeting), steven phillips-horst (talk hole), and ruby mccollister. a portion of tonight’s proceeds will go to planned parenthood in louisiana. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sat 8pm: a procession of giant lanterns designed and built by the community will illuminate morningside park for the annual morningside lights, making its way through the park to columbia university’s miller theater. free. >>

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

sat 9pm (biweekly): the human citizen comedy show, hosted by koshin egal and ben totushek, features stand-up sets by ben kronberg (kimmel), dina hashem (roast battle), greg stone (america’s got talent), matt nedostup (snl‘s ‘weekend update’ writer), michael joyce, and frank terranova. art cafe and bar (prospect heights), free before 8pm, $5 after. >>

sat 9pm: punk rock karaoke to benefit books through bars. pine box rock shop (bushiwck), $10 donation. >>

sat 9:30pm: all female reboot sketch show: in a world… of movies… with no men. an ensemble of women comedians presents a ladies-only take on popular films like fight club and jaws. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

sat 9:30pm: nyc dyke bar takeover commandeers the mockingbird (alphabet city) to honor activist edie windsor with a screening of 2009 doc. edie + thea: a very long engagement. free. >>


sun: score $1 ice cream cones at the oddfellows carnival-themed pop-up shop’s closing day (reg. $9). open hours for today’s last day aren’t specified, but regular hours have been 12-10pm. oddfellows carnival at chefs club counter (62 spring street, soho). >>

sun various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
brewster’s millions (1985), habana outpost (fort greene) >>
malcolm x (1992), randall’s island park field 81 (randall’s island) >>

sun 10am-7pm: meet broadway stars and purchase theatre memorabilia for a good cause at the annual broadway flea market + grand auction, raising funds for broadway cares/equity fights aids for its 31st year with 50 tables of merch and an autograph table + photo booth with 70 performers including michael cerveris, andrew keenan-bolger, eva noblezada, laura osnes, bernadette peters, alice ripley, and many more. autographs tables + photo booth will be open 11am-3pm ($20-30). shubert alley (bet. 44th + 45th sts and broadway + 8th ave), free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: nyc’s largest street festival, the 44th annual atlantic antic, takes over a mile of brooklyn’s atlantic avenue between 4th avenue + hicks street with 500 vendors, food, live music, and the transit museum’s annual vintage bus festival (and reduced $1 museum admission). also this year, chef one’s annual dumpling eating contest. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

sun 2-4pm: pig out at the brooklyn bacon takedown, an annual cooking competition featuring unique recipes from 15 sizzling amateur and pro chefs. arrogant swine (bushwick), $20 adv, $25 door. >>

sun 3pm: angel yau (azn pop) and becky yamamoto (high maintenance) host another asian-american film thing: screenings of short films created by asian-americans, and a standup set by aparna nancherla (master of none). videology (williamsburg), free (rsvp required). >>

sun 4pm (monthly): no permission slip needed for obsolete cinema’s vhs double feature of ‘hot for teacher’ flicks my tutor (1983) and private lessons (1981). freddy’s bar and backroom (south slope), free admission. >>

sun 5:30pm: join a discussion on the merits of mother! and more at a chat with jadranka skorin-kapov, author of darren aronofsky’s films and the fragility of hope. videology (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: sasheer zamata’s party time! variety show, hosted by former snl cast member sasheer zamata, features sets by hari kondabolu, kevin barnett, sonia denis, and grey reverend. a portion of the proceeds will be donated to all hands volunteers. the bell house (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the second annual independent art book fair brings work by 60 artists, galleries, and independent publishers to greenpoint terminal warehouse. free admission. >>

fri thru sun: printed matter’s 12th annual ny art book fair, featuring over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 28 countries, kicks off with an opening night preview/party with live performances by hot chip’s alexis taylor, upstate music, and blondes. moma ps1 (lic), $10 for the opening party, free for the rest of the fair. >>

fri thru sun: bushwick open studios is back this weekend, showcasing hundreds of artist studios in bushwick and the surrounding areas, alongside parties, performances, and panels. opening party friday night at beyond studios. free. >>

fri thru sun: hear some beats + rhymes at the queens hip-hop festival, a weekend of live performances, dj sets, visual art, screenings, hip-hop yoga, and more. various venues, free-$20. >>

fri thru 10/22: brandy is dandy at the fall cognac crawl, where a ticket gets you five cognac-based cocktails, a tote bag, and a chance to win a private cocktail class or gift certificate. proceeds benefit heritage radio network. various locations in the east village and les, $30. >>

sat-sun 11am-6pm: be a li’l bit country when the 35th annual queens county fair returns with traditional fun like hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and blue ribbon competitions, plus the opening of the amazing maize maze (11am-4:30pm, $10 separate admission). queens county farm museum (little neck, queens), $10. >>

sat-sun 11am-6pm: sex expo n.y. (why didn’t they call it sexpo?) gets it on with product vendors, demos, raffles, and educational presentations of all types. bonus: free goodie bags for early arrivers. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sat-sun 12pm-3pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring your clean, reusable, portable items, and leave with something new (to you) at grown nyc’s community reuse event. fort washington collegiate church in washington heights (sat) and jan hus presbyterian church in the ues (sun). free. >>

sat-sun 1-11pm: see the glitterati at the annual bushwig festival of drag and queer performance, featuring more than 150 performances on two stages, plus installations and pop-up shops. knockdown center (maspeth), $30. >>

continuing thru sat: go hog wild at the fifth annual motorcycle film festival. wythe hotel screening room (williamsburg), $15-20. >>

continuing thru sun: play politics at box wine theater’s sixth annual raucous caucus, a 10-minute play festival showcasing a wide range of political views. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

continuing thru sun: tassels take over nyc for the 15th annual new york burlesque festival, featuring over 100 international performers, shows and parties friday + saturday, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony on sunday. multiple venues, $12-35. >>

continuing thru sun: 50 world touring bands bring folk, roots, blues, and more to two outdoor and five indoor stages in dumbo and red hook for the third annual brooklyn americana music festival. free. the skint is proud to be a media sponsor for this festival. >>

continuing thru sun: photoville, an annual immersive photography exhibition staged in 55 re-purposed shipping containers, takes over brooklyn bridge plaza with indoor and outdoor displays, talks, workshops, night-time screenings, and a beer garden for those thirsty for more than art. brooklyn bridge plaza (dumbo), free admission. >>

continuing thru sun: holy cannoli, the annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, festivities, and so much food. programming highlights include a cannoli eating competition (9/15 2pm), the grand procession with grand marshal chazz palminteri (9/16 2pm), and a meatball eating contest hosted by tony danza (9/23 1pm). >>

continuing thru sun: get $20 walk-up tickets to 25 off-broadway shows when you mention the ’20at20′ promotion at the box office 20 minutes before curtain time. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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