around town today

thru 1/25/2020: americas society presents alice miceli: projeto chernobyl (chernobyl project), a series of 30 radiographs produced by artist alice miceli by exposing film in the chernobyl exclusion zone for months at a time. opening reception tonight 6-8pm, artist talk 10/15, panel discussion 10/22 + 11/13, voices from chernobyl screening 12/11. americas society (ues), free (rsvp). >>

thru 10/13: bushwick’s syndicated gets in the holiday spirit with a month of spooky movies, this week: the silence of the lambs, let the right one in, scream, villains, mandy, and the director’s cut of midsommar. $7. >>

6pm: once a dancer: an evening with allegra kent: former new york city ballet principal ballerina allegra kent shares memories and insights from her life in dance, illustrated by performance footage and photographs. new york public library for the performing arts at lincoln center (uws), free (rsvp). >>

6-7pm: 18 vessels, including historic tall ships, work boats, ferries, yachts, a fireboat, and more come together for the waterfront alliance’s annual sunset parade of boats. rain or shine. pier 62 (chelsea), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: former harvard law school dean martha minow outlines ideas for reforming the criminal justice system that involve  amnesties and pardons in a talk on her new book, when should law forgive?. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free admission. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: (monthly): the music mondays ensemble concert series at advent lutheran church (uws) continues its 17th season with grammy-nominated aizuri quartet performing a program including brahms, haydn, shaw, and hildegard of bingen. a free wine reception follows. free admission. >>

7pm (monthly): have a musical movie monday at village east cinema’s series of screenings. tonight: sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street (2007). city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>

7:30pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series hosts readings by esther newton (my butch career), michele filgate (what my mother and i don’t talk about), nina sharma (longreads), and nina boutsikaris (i’m trying to tell you i’m sorry). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): learn about the ancient volcanoes of mercury at tonight’s frontiers lecture at the american museum of natural history’s hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 students, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five true, personal stories about ‘no man’s land’ (going where others fear to tread) as told by storyteller martin dockery, actor and filmmaker kristy hasen, not waiting podcast creator angel ling, biological oceanographer oscar schofield, and prison reform advocate ismael nazario. hosted by tracy roland and zack stovall. caveat (les), $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by chris redd (snl), myq kaplan (conan), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), stavros halkias (comedy central), emily winter (the new york times), and randall otis (the daily show). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm: comedians share dating horror stories at the rude comedy show, hosted by jade marcotte and kendall farrell, and featuring casey james salengo (kimmel), carmen lagala (colbert), julia shiplett (comedy central), brittany carney (comedy central) dylan adler (siriusxm), and sam evans. mood ring (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (monthly): get your monthly dose of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring stand-up by atheer yacoub (comedy central), julianna maher (the marvelous mrs. maisel), and victoria hoffman, plus drag from heidi haux. hosted by kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall. knitting factory (williamsburg), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): take in some stand-up down in the basement gallery of an italian restaurant at the future forms comedy show, hosted by mary houlihan (the best show), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and sam taggart (comedy central). tonight’s lineup includes nadia pinder, riley soloner, alison o’conor, rachel leniham, and jonathan van helem. serafina ludlow (les), free. >>

8pm (monthly): necromancers of the public domain: every month, theater of the apes plucks a long-forgotten book from the shelves of the new york society library and resurrects it as a low-budget variety show. tonight’s inspiration: 1918’s the art of aubrey beardlsey. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

8:30pm storytellers spin 2-minute yarns at the 2 short 2 suck storytelling and comedy show, featuring veronica garza (mtv), melissa rocha (siriusxm), bill roundy (brooklyn paper), and sam callahan. hosted by alissa may atkinson and chloe sehr. audience members will have a chance to share their own tiny tales as well. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


We know what you did last summer. But we also know what you didn’t do: celebrate Halloween. Sure, most folks would tell you Halloween is a fall holiday. But pumpkin spice lattes aren’t nearly as scary as bug juice. And since this year we’re feeling the seasonal creep, we’re going to keep things hot and sweaty for just a little longer with the skint’s Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party.

Join us on Frightday, October 25 at 10:30pm in a cabin in the woods (littlefield) for a spooky dance party celebrating things that go bunk in the night. Featuring music spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of candy.

And as for the dress code: It’s Halloween, so anything goes. Dress as a zombie lifeguard, a talking can of vegetables, Fleabag, a broken L train, 30-50 feral hogs. So long as you’re in costume, you’re registered for camp. Best looks can win a prize in our costume contest!

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

the skint presents:
Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party

Friday, October 25 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$7 adv, $10 door
Facebook event page:

coming up

10/8 11am: more than 300 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces will offer tours and talks for the 17th annual open house new york weekend on 10/18-20. while half of the sites can be visited free-of-charge and without reservations, the others require reservations which go live at 11am today ($5 fee). note: reservation day is very popular, so we recommend checking ohny’s tips here beforehand. >>

10/8 2-3pm (weekly thru 10/29): enjoy full-size items from grand central market merchants for $2 at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

10/8 6pm: journalist and author beth macy (dopesick: dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted america) and john hopkins university research scholar and author travis rieder (in pain: a bioethicist’s personal struggle with opiods) discuss drug stories: covering the opiod crisis with wsj science writer robert lee hotz at the nyu journalism institute (east village). free (rsvp). >>

10/8 7pm (monthly thru 12/10): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s event explores ‘alternate lives’ with authors janice eidus, amy edwards, and randon billings noble, followed by a moderated roundtable and audience discussion. bonus: free refreshments. lmhq (fidi), free. >>

10/8 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the campfire storytelling show brings its live outdoor show to the courtard of arlo hotel in soho with tales told by sean patton (conan), mia jackson (comedy central), and shane torres (conan), plus music from rebecca vigil. hosted by david drake. arlo hotel (soho), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

10/8 8:30pm: from professional mourning clothing to taxidermy, get schooled on a history of victorian creepiness at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $11. >>

10/8 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by kate willett (netflix), calise hawkins (fallon), chanel ali (mtv), gibran saleem (tv land), jaffer khan, and ashley gavin. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

10/8 9pm (monthly): allison o’conor invites her comedy friends to perform at the we go way back stand-up show. tonight’s bffs include charlie bardey (vulture), mila myles (bad bitch revolution), megan stalter (the chris gethard show), and rachel sennott (high maintenance). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

10/8 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: a relationship coach and a comedian help an audience member makeover their dating lives at the nerds + the bees. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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