fri thru 1/22: the thunderbird american indian dancers in concert: the thunderbird american indian dancers’s pow-wow and dance concert returns to theater for the new city (east village) for its 48th year, featuring traditional dances, stories and music from native peoples of the northeast, southwest and great plains regions. $15 (all proceeds will benefit scholarship funds for native american students). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): tale storytelling show: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including martin dockery, kendra cunningham, joanne solomon, and will clegg. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

fri 8pm: river l. ramirez: art is dead: experimental artist, comedian, musician, and writer river l. ramirez (los espookys) present a night of ‘uncategorizable, hybrid, comedic performance’ at littlefield (gowanus). with guests morgan bassichis and alex tatarsky. hosted by spike einbinder. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): hook drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through steven spielberg’s hook (1991). the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 day-of. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): runnin’ late comedy: clock in to cab washington and marcely’s comedy show spotlighting black and brown performers. featuring usama siddiquee (america’s got talent), carmen lagala (colbert), reg thomas (buzzfeed), and mo hill. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by steven rogers (colbert), atheer yacoub (comedy central), george civeris, amber rollo, and nathan habib. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell, myka fox, and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: chloe radcliffe (comedy central), dave ross (comedy central), victor varnado (conan), eve ellenbogen, and jake silberman. cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

fri 10pm (monthly): music video time machine presents: ‘all the ladies in the house’: from britney to mariah, tlc to spice girls, and brandy to christina, dance and sing along to old school music videos from the 90s at tonight’s edition of music video time machine’s monthly bash. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


sat thru mon: celebrating martin luther king, jr. day: from the apollo theater to queens college to the brooklyn academy of music to parks, amny highlights several ways to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader. >>

sat 7pm: citizenship live!: a comedy show ‘inspired by nightmare that is the u.s. customs and immigration service,’ citizenship live! challenges a team of immigrants and a team of u.s. citizens to answer trivia questions about america and the world. hosted by felipe torres medina and taylor kay phillips. $10 with promo code ‘lincoln’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 7pm: rule of 7×7: brett epstein hosts the tank’s long-running performance series, where seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $18-25. >>

​​sat 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

sat 9:30pm: f*cked-up play fest: drunk theater? it’s worth a shot. play a drinking game while you watch a series of 10-minute plays by six up-and-coming playwrights at caveat (les). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 11pm doors: the dolly party: dance to the music of dolly parton, kasey musgraves, shania twain, miley cyrus, the chicks, and more at this dolly parton-inspired country western diva dance party. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $12+. >>


sun 2pm (monthly thru may): schneider concerts chamber music series at the new school: showcasing early-career musicians and ensembles, the new school’s schneider concert series continues the season with viano string quartet + violist milena pajaro van de stadt, who’ll perform a program of works by schubert, piazzolla, penderecki, and ngwenyama. the auditorium at the new school (union square), $20 general, $17 seniors. >>

sun 6:30pm: the town cryer: brooke finegold hosts this queer variety show/reading series, featuring comedy, storytelling, music, and poetry. stick around after the show to get a personalized typewriter poem written on the spot with a suggested donation. fiction bar/cafe (williamsburg), $10 admission ($10 extra to perform during the open mic portion). >>

sun 8pm (monthly): beanie babe comedy: the standups and the stuffed animals are full of beans at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, where a donation will get you a vintage beanie baby to take home. featuring tina friml, jenae boston, drew beekler, dria curtwright, hope guitierez, and dan frank. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths forgotten gems of the vhs years for a watch party complete with arcade games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: gymkata (1985). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sun 10pm: what’s the worst that could happen?: the audience, with the help of a lineup of comedians, chooses a new year’s resolution that everyone can commit to at the latest iteration of will purpura and ilana rubin’s comedy show. young ethel’s (park slope), free. >>


mon thru 1/29: the 14th annual the fire this time festival: providing a platform for early career playwrights of african and african american descent, this year’s fire this time festival spotlights seven 10-minute plays. directed by goldie e. patrick. the kraine theater (east village). sliding scale admission. >>

mon + weds: cinematters: the annual cinematters festival presents films that engage the community toward a more democratic, inclusive, and just society. this year’s selection of three films from 2021 + 2022 will be followed by q+a with filmmakers and subjects. marlene meyerson jcc manhattan (uws), $5-16. >>

mon 7pm: sing for your supper benefit show: comedy for a cause: alex phipps and jessie wayburn host a musical comedy show, with proceeds benefiting food bank for new york city. ticket purchase includes a raffle ticket to win prizes including a pair of tickets to sleep no more at the mckittrick hotel. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

mon 7:30pm: (weekly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including jess henderson, clara olshanksy, allison o’conor, and gabriel generally. bonus: $5 happy hour. free admission (donations welcome). >>


bfd tuesdays @ alamo drafthouse cinema: movie tickets are now just $9 every tuesday at local alamo drafthouse cinema locations. some exceptions apply. >>

tues thru 2/12: nyc winter outing: beat the winter blues with deals on dining, broadway shows, tours, museums and more during the annual nyc winter outing promotion. offers include restaurant week (prix-fixe meals at 500 restaurants), broadway week (2-for-1 tickets to 22 shows), and nyc must-see week (2-for-1 tickets to attractions, tours, museums, and performances). >>

tues 7pm (monthly): rooftop readings: hear established and up-and-coming authors read from their works every third tuesday of the month at barrow’s intense tasting room (new location due to ample hills creamery’s closing). hosted by randee dawn. $10 admission includes a cocktail. >>

tues 7:30pm: long time no see comedy show: catch up with your favorite comedians at julie ray’s long time no see standup show, held at city winery’s the loft in chelsea. featuring rojo perez (hbo), ali kolbert (fallon), emil wakim (fallon), veronica kwiatkowski (hot sets comedy), james davis (comedy central), and nick alex. $15 with promo code ‘ltnsexclusive’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 day-of). >>

tues 8pm: oh, why not: give in to a night of comedy featuring stand up by emmy blotnick (colbert), jordan carlos (first wives club), brittany carney (vulture comic to watch), karen chee (seth meyers), josh gondelman (desus + mero) and aparna nancherla (netflix). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

tues 8pm: the lesbian agenda: get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), kate sisk (the onion), jessica henderson (hulu), nico carney (netflix), james harvey, and softee. hosted by sophie santos. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s show features steve hernandez, sabrina wu, graham kay, ally leftridge, and beecher. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweet ’23: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns to kick off the new year with guests adam pally (the mindy project), sean patton (comedy central), matt goldich (seth meyers), mike brown (samantha bee), and eli bolin (broadway composer). chelsea music hall, $15 (save $5 with promo code ’23andme’). >>


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