FRI-TUES, 8/31-9/4: SKINT LABOR DAY WEEKEND

the skint is taking the holiday off, so here are your event listings through tuesday. scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including open beaches + pools, where to bbq, the governors island art fair, and more. we’ll be back with regular listings on wednesday. have a happy and safe holiday!

friday

fri: today’s the 31st of the month, which means baskin-robbins will flaunt its 31 flavors with $1.50 ice cream scoops at participating locations. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. fordham plaza (bronx). >>
black panther. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
coco. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
dunkirk (rescheduled from 7/27). intrepid museum (midtown west). >>
sherlock gnomes. j. hood wright park (washington heights). >>
star wars: the force awakens. bloomingdale park (staten island). >>
teenage mutant ninja turtles: out of the shadows. maria hernadez park (sunset park). >>
yogi bear. faber park (staten island). >>

fri 10am-10pm (fri 10am-10pm thru 9/14, sat 10am-11pm thru 9/1): catch the sunset at governors island, which stays open late every friday and saturday thru summer. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and guest storytellers. tonight, they’re joined by betches star and everyone’s gay podcast co-host chris burns. ucb hell’s kitchen, $12. >>

fri 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): wheel around in a raspberry beret at lola star’s prince purple rain-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

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 ophira eisenberg (ask me another), jes tom (reductress), paris sashay, 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: catchy japanese pop punk band shonen knife play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). bonus: mention ‘bowling special’ for half off bowling all night. $15. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by naomi karavani (redacted tonight), maria wojciechowski (comedywire), chris milhouse (comedy central), paris sashay, jeff scheen, and nicole conlan. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm (ends today): last chance to see friday fireworks at coney island this summer. >>

fri 9:30pm (monthly): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence will perform harry the first, the knave who hath liv’d, a shakespearean retelling of harry potter’s first year at hogwarts, while the audience plays drinking games. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 10pm: nyc dj collective working women is joined by vanccouver’s d. tiffany for a night of beats at nowadays (ridgewood). free before midnight with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>

fri 10:30pm: the arkham gothic dark dance party celebrates its eighth year with djs spinning nyc goth club classics from 1980-2000 (with an emphasis on the 1990s), a performance by metamorph, 90’s horror projections, absinthe cocktails, and more. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

fri 11pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 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, just in time for beyoncé’s birthday. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

fri 11:30pm: join in the black parade, and emo, pop-punk, and 2000s alternative party at knitting factory (williamsburg). free before midnight with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>

saturday

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. frederick douglass playground (uws). >>
avengers: age of ultron. joyce kilmer park (bronx). >>
transformers: the last knight. fordham plaza (bronx). >>

sat 10am-8pm: flamingos vintage pound, a used clothing store that sells by weight, opens a bushwick location today. >>

sat 11:30am (saturdays thru 9/29): soak up some history about the former stomping grounds of jack kerouac, lou reed, barbra streisand, andy warhol, and others at a 90-minute greenwich village walking tour. rain or shine. meets at st. mars church (east village), free. >>

sat 12-4pm: animal allies will gather to show support for all creatures great and small at this year’s animal rights march. starts at the flatiron building. >>

sat 12-9pm (ends today): moma ps1’s outdoor ‘warm up’ summer music series returns to the museum’s courtyard for a season of live and electronic music parties. today’s season closer: discwoman, yaeji, lizzo, gang gang dance, acemo, and logan takahashi. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

sat 2pm (rescheduled from 6/23, ends today): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues the season with live music by the sun ra arkestra. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm (ends today): set it off at the makossa brooklyn cookout dance parties, returning for a ninth season to our wicked lady (bushwick). free before 4pm with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

sat 5-10pm: the bronx speaks day party pays tribute to local hip-hop artists and bronx culture with a night of live performances, dj sets, spoken word, food, and more. the bronx museum of the arts, free admission (rsvp). >>

sat 5:30-10:30pm: change channels and control your own dance party at a silent disco. pier i at riverside park south (uws), free admission (note: a credit or debit card may be required to borrow headphones). >>

sat 6pm: baseball at the beach: the brooklyn cyclones take on the staten island yankees, followed by post-game fireworks. mcu park (coney island), $12-15. >>

sat 6:15pm: be in like quint while watching a screening of 1975 classic summer blockbuster jaws at videology (williamsburg). $16 admission includes a can of narragansett lager. >>

sat 7pm (monthly thru december): 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), $10. >>

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 rob haze (fallon) and jes tom (reductress), poet jeremy radin, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 8pm: it’s your chance to rhyme at hip hop karaoke, where you’ll be backed up by beats, a dj and even a hypeman. bonus: mention ‘bowling special’ for half off bowling. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 8pm: long neck, fern mayo, human people, and pom pom squad play alphaville (bushwick). $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 friends. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 9:45pm doors, 10pm show: help stop kavanaugh at an emergency feminist comedy show featuring lauren duca (teen vogue), melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), marcia belsky (reductress), julia claire (npr), frank conniff (mst3k, and sonia denis (brown girls). all proceeds will go to planned parenthood. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: the last summer dance edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop all night, plus an extra dose of dance classics. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 11pm (bi-monthly): dance to classic ’90s britpop spun by dj ceremony and guests at beetlebum brooklyn britop night. saint vitus (greenpoint), $5 adv, $8 door, free if wearing a britpop/uk band t-shirt. >>

sat 11pm: get a sugar rush at candi pop, a bubblegum pop dance party whose main ingredient is pop music guilty pleasures. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 11:30pm: celebrate beyoncé’s birthday (tuesday) at bey night, a dance party in her honor. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

sunday

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the little mermaid. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>
the sandlot. habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 11am-6pm: the largest brazilian fest outside of brazil, the annual brazilian day festival, fills little brazil with music, dancing, and food. west 46th street between 5th + 6th aves and the surrounding area, free admission. >>

sun 2pm: to close out the 25th annual harlem meer performance festival, orlando marin (‘the last mambo king of the bronx’) performs a concert at central park’s charles a. dana discovery center (harlem). free. >>

sun 2-10pm: day trippers will appreciate these two all-day outdoor dance parties: tiki disco at bushwick’s the well (2-10pm, $10) and mister sunday at ridgewood’s nowadays (3-9pm, $10-20).

sun 3-9pm: get your nosh and mosh on at the punk rock pic-a-nic, a potluck party featuring six punk bands. otto’s shrunken head (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with ryan donahue (kimmel), dina hashem (conan), sarah kennedy (comedy central), elsa waithe (this american life), eric monical, and benjamin hoffman. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 9pm: celebrate the musical legacy of the queen of soul at respect: an aretha franklin tribute party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5. >>

all weekend

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fri thru mon: labor day weekend outdoor activities hit list: >>
• miles of free beaches and more than 50 free outdoor pools (open thru 9/9)
riis park beach bazaar is open for music, events, and food >>
• free kayaking/canoeing at governors island (saturdays thru 9/15), brooklyn bridge park (saturdays thru 9/29), pier 26 (various days thru 10/8), and pier 96 (sat + sun thru 10/7).
governors island is open every day thru 10/31 >>
• designated bbq areas in parks >>
smorgasburg in williamsburg (sat 11am-6pm) and prospect park (sun 11am-4pm) >>
• the brooklyn flea in industry city (sat 10am-5pm) and dumbo (sun 10am-5pm) >>
• the lic flea + food outdoor market (sat + sun 11am-6pm) >>

fri thru mon: see larger than life performances during metropolitan opera’s 10th annual summer hd festival, an outdoor screening series held in lincoln center plaza with the opera house in the background. this year’s fest highlights 10 filmed operas from the last seven years, and kicks off with a pre-fest showing of the marx brother’s a night at the opera on friday. lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

fri thru sun: bindlestiff family cirkus’s annual nyc unicycle festival returns with one-wheeled fun including group rides over the brooklyn bridge to coney island (fri), and races, competitions, exhibitions, unicycle sports, lessons, and more on governors island (sat-sun). free. >>

fri thru sun: classical chamber music, theatre, and dance merge at the inaugural cre art music festival. the plaxall gallery (lic), $5 suggested donation. >>

fri thru 9/9: 150+ performers take over nine indoor and outdoor venues for 10 days of music, art, multimedia presentations, discussions, and more for the sixth annual diy brooklyn wildlife summer festival. free-$10. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 9/30): 80 artists each took over a room across eight former military homes for the 11th annual 4heads governors island art fair. free admission. >>

sat thru mon 11am-6pm: historic richmond town’s annual county fair returns with rides, music, food, a craft beer garden, historic demonstrations, hot dog and pie-eating contests, and more. historic richmond town (staten island), $16 general, $11 seniors. >>

sat thru mon 12-6pm (+ 9/8-9): the twice-yearly washington square outdoor art exhibit sidewalk art show returns for its 88th year. university place from e. 13th street to waverly place (greenwich village). free admission. >>

monday

note: some labor day events are listed in the “all weekend” section above.

mon thru 9/23: they’re down to clown. the biannual ny clown theater festival, kicking off with a free participatory pie fight (mon) and a free preview cabaret (weds), brings three weeks of fizbo fun to the brick theater (williamsburg) before putting the nail on the coffin at the traditional clown funeral (9/23). free-$20. >>

mon thru 9/16: score 2-for-1 tickets to 24 shows during the annual fall broadway week, including anastasia, once on this island, the band’s visit, wicked, and more. >>

mon various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
my cousin vinny (viewer’s choice winner). parklife (gowanus). >>
scarface. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop (soho/south village). >>
the breakfast club. our wicked lady (bushwick). >>

mon 11am-6pm: more than a million revelers come to the annual west indian day parade and carnival, returning to brooklyn’s eastern parkway and down flatbush avenue. >>

mon 2pm-2am: before going back to the grind on tuesday, grind at the werk labor day white party, a 12-hour party spun by eli escobar and filled with circus performers, bbq, a rooftop hot tub, and more. white attire encouraged. house of yes (bushwick), free before 4pm with rsvp, $8 otherwise.   >>

mon 3pm-?: music video time machine launches music video mondays, a series of throwback hits and gems projected on the big screen at american cheez (south slope). free. >>

mon 3pm-midnight: beats + bbq labor day wind down: eat to the beats of nine djs at this annual holiday party. bonus: free food with purchase of a beverage. lp ‘n harmony (williamsburg), free admission. >>

mon 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: al gore (played by comedian and biochemist rollie williams) takes on the policy, science, and issues behind climate change at an inconvenient talk show, a comedy talk show featuring climate scientist and director of the nasa goddard institute for space studies dr. gavin schmidt and a lineup of comedians. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $10 adv, $12 door). >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, and trivia with prizes from two boots pizza and comic book/toy store forbidden planet. tonight’s show includes shane torres (comedy central), rejected new yorker cartoons, and more. ucb (east village), $9. >>

mon 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with guests julio torres (snl), emmy blotnick (colbert), sarah tollemache (colbert), jordan carlos (larry wilmore), rob cantrell (comedy central), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): queer writers and performers ‘out’ the films that helped them define themselves at the queer film theory 101 show. hosted by veronica garza and sarah kennedy. house of wax bar at alamo drafthouse (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by robert dean (comedy central), chanel ali (mtv), kevin townley (the talent show), jonathan van halem, and alicia camden. hosted by lizzie martinez (funny or die) and hoff matthews (comedy central). bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

mon 11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring pat regan (last comic standing), brett davis (the special without brett davis), jay malsky (ded talks), mo fry pasic (funny or die), mike kelton (mtv), matt rogers (las culturistas) + bowen yang (las culturistas), and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by morgan miller. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

tuesday

tues thru 9/23: for 20 days, get $20 walk-up tickets to 28 off-broadway shows when you mention the 20at20 promotion at the box office 20 minutes before curtain time. >>

tues thru 9/7: help create giant lanterns during a week of workshops that will culminate in the annual morningside lights procession in morningside park on saturday. this year’s lanterns (birds carrying suitcases), will reflect the theme ‘flight,’ which is inspired by migration on a changing planet. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free (rsvp required). >>

tues 5:30pm: former nasa rocket scientist and current ceo of the girl scouts of america sylvia acevedo presents her memoir, path to the stars: my journey from girl scout to rocket scientist, with guests from girl scouts of greater new york, followed by a reception with lemonade and girl scout cookies. greenlight (fort greene), free. >>

tues 7pm: author sybil rosen and actor filmmaker ethan hawke discuss their film blaze, based on rosen’s book living in the wooden tree: remembering blaze foley. strand bookstore (union square). purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($19.95) required for admission. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade, michael kayne, and kevin james doyle at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

tues 7pm (monthly): the comedy gold show, presented by aimee rose ranger, conor delehanty and danny stratton, returns with megan gailey (conan), carmen lagala (colbert), mike brown (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), and tim mclaughlin. gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

tues 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): the greatest showman. washington market park (tribeca). >>

tues 7:30pm (monthly): pawsy vibes only: comedian and local cat lady gemma smith hosts catbaret, a variety show with a new theme each month (but cat acts are always welcome). this month’s theme: ‘my first time.’ bonus: free cat ears! q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): the 90’s are alive at the as if! comedy show, celebrating its one-year anniversary with 90’s themed raffles and trivia between sets by liza treyger (comedy central), megan gailey (conan), andy erikson (last comic standing), and marie faustin (the unofficial expert). hosted by anya volz, claire parker, and blair dawson. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

tues 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about game-changing moments by interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

tues 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedians and native new yorkers ilana michelle rubin (reductress) and lana schwartz (the toast) celebrate three years of inviting friends and performers to talk about where they grew up at tonight’s my hometown show. featuring phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), ilana michelle rubin (reductress), lana schwartz (the new yorker), dylan marron (welcome to night vale), alise morales (betches), matt strickland (420 theater), and rachel joravsky (reductress). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

tues 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): stand up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests ophira eisenberg (ask me another), lakendra tookes (snl), gabe pacheco (sirius xm), and more. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by devon walker (comedy central), molly austin (trutv), sean mckenzie (viceland), lorelei ramirez (the special without brett davis), and james nicols. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + hotdog show, this week including performances by connor o’malley (adult swim), ana fabrega (hbo), carmen christopher (trutv), and eliza hurwitz (ifc). hosted by dan licata (adult swim) and joe pera (seth meyers). free. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features ziwe fumudoh (the rundown with robin thede), alex haynes (puffs), natasha noman (mic), and chloe marsh (ucb). hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

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