around town today

thru 10/31: archtober, nyc’s annual architecture and design month returns with hundreds of events, tours, and exhibitions across the five boroughs. various locations and prices. >>

thru 10/13: 20 world-renowned dance companies perform at new york city center’s 15th annual fall for dance festival, where all seats are just $15. update: sold out, but some tickets may become available online or at the box office. >>

thru 10/7: bushwick’s syndicated dedicates a week to nick cage films, including raising arizona, adaptation, moonstruck, vampire’s kiss, con air, face/off, and wild at heart. $7. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
buffy the vampire slayer (1992). our wicked lady (bushwick). >>
the shining. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop (soho/south village). >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: (monthly): the annual music mondays ensemble concert series continues the season with argento music project performing music written and inspired by gustav + alma mahler. a free wine reception follows. advent lutheran church (uws), free. >>

7pm: 19-time grammy winner tony bennett signs copies of his new book tony bennett: onstage and in the studio and album love is here to stay at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book or cd/lp. >>

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 emmy blotnick (colbert), nyc stop-motion animation studio paganomation, a view from deep queens (lana schwartz + ilana michelle rubin) and human-computer comedy collaboration botnik studios. ucb (east village), $9. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins, returns with guests hari kondabolu (warn your relatives), dan licata (the chris gethard show), emily winter (ask me another), aisling bea (bbc), lizzie martinez (funny or die), and sammy arechar. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series hosts readings by clover hope (the new york times), tanya marquardt (stray: memoir of a runaway), pik-shuen fung (the margins), and steven jude tietjen (opera news). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

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. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by emily galati (conan), ahri findling (comedy central), yoshiko watson (new york magazine), justin covington (easy), and guitler raphael (risk!)>. 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. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by matt goldich (seth meyers), tj chambers (writer for betty white’s off their rockers), gracie canaan (just the tips), and usama siddiquee (50 central). hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm-midnight: get rid of your old stuff and score some new (to you) stuff while jamming to tunes at the ‘thrift on!’ clothing and stuff swap party. the keep (bushwick), free admission. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring josh gondelman (last week tonight), mona chalibi (the guardian), kenice mobley (siriusxm), katina corrao (the daily show), and lorelei ramirez (vice). hosted by ashley brooke roberts. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>


“Are we going to prom, or to hell?” – Veronica Sawyer, Heathers.

This Halloween season, the answer is both- at the skint’s Prom From Hell Halloween Party!

On Frightday, October 26 at 10:30pm, Brooklyn’s littlefield exorcises the demons of proms past with a Halloween blowout featuring music of the 1980s-2000s spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, horror movie projections by Music Video Time Machine, a strange and unusual photo booth by Nikki, and spiked drink specials. You want candy? Of corpse you do. We’ll have 100 pounds of the stuff.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets! To enter to win, just drop us a line via this form by 11:59pm tonight. The winner will picked at random and notified tomorrow morning. Good luck!

the skint presents:
Prom From Hell Halloween Party
Friday, October 26 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
Facebook event page:

coming up

10/2-12/2: ‘we dissent,’ an exhibition of 200 posters, flyers, magazines, t-shirts, buttons and other printed artifacts from women’s movements in new york from the 1860s to today, opens at 41 cooper gallery at the cooper union (east village). opening reception 6:30-9:30pm tuesday. free admission. >>

10/2 10:45am: the first 150 customers at fast casual mediterranean chain cava’s new midtown location will get a free lunch. 1385 broadway (bet w 37th + w 38th sts). >>

10/2 6pm: food critic ruth reichl presents a talk on the best american food writing 2018 anthology with contributors helen rosner, francis lam, and silvia killingsworth at rizzoli bookstore (flatiron). free admission. >>

10/2 6:30pm: writer rebecca traister presents her new book about the history of female anger as political fuel good and mad: the revolutionary power of women’s anger, in conversation with call your girlfriend co-host aminatou sow. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown), free (rsvp). >>

10/2 7pm: a common reader co-founder james mustich discusses 1,000 books to read before you die: a life-changing list with bill’s books’s bill goldstein and the new yorker’s david denby at barnes + noble 86th + lexington (ues). free. >>

10/2 7pm: the six finalists for the 2018 brooklyn public library literary prize will discuss their nonfiction and fiction works at brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights). free (rsvp). >>

10/2 7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and a guest 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). >>

10/2 7pm (monthly): the comedy gold show, presented by aimee rose ranger, conor delehanty and danny stratton, returns with saurin choksi (brown privilege), lillian devane (vice), mary cella (comedy central), and chase montavon. gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

10/2 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-related acts are always welcome). this month’s theme: ‘what’s my secret?’ bonus: free cat ears! q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

10/2 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about health conditions that slipped by under the radar as told by a lineup of interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

10/2 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 shawn hollenbach, keith price, merrill davis (comedy central), and carmen lynch (conan). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

10/2 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 ronny chieng (the daily show), roy wood jr (the daily show), jo firestone (fallon), jen kwok (hbo), and molly gaebe (lady parts justice). hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

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