around town today

thru april: it’s time to lace up your skates. the rink at rockefeller center opens for the season today. $25+ general, $15 seniors, $12.50 skate rental. >>

thru 10/31: bushwick’s syndicated gets ready for halloween with a month of spooky movies, starting this week with shaun of the dead, the cabin in the woods, beetlejuice, the thing, scream, and ghostbusters. $7. >>

moved to tomorrow 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: can you separate stranger-than-fiction facts from fiction? try your best at the secrets and lies storytelling show, where you’ll try to figure out which of the four expert storytellers aren’t telling the truth. hosted by christa avampato. caveat (les), $7 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door). >>

7pm: actor and comedian ellie kemper (the unbreakable kimmy schmidt, the office) discusses her collection of personal essays, my squirrel days, with her husband, writer/producer michael koman at a signing event at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location. >>

7:30pm (monthly thru 12/10): have a musical monday at village east cinema’s series of musical screenings. tonight: little shop of horrors (1986). city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone and guest host joyelle nicole johnson, returns with guests abbi crutchfield (comedy central), matt koff (the daily show writer), neel nanda (adam devine’s house party), and heather thomson. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm: joe rumrill hosts the powerhouse comedy show, a new stand-uppish evening featuring chris gethard (the chris gethard show), ayo edebiri (the new yorker), colin burgess (comedy central), ikechukwu ufomadu (time out comic to watch), rachel kaly, and kern chee. tilt (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by carmen lagala (colbert), josh comers (conan), dave merheje (netflix), julian edward williams (ucb), cathy humes, and amamah sardar. 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 jeff arcuri (colbert), lisa ann chanoux (rumor has it), asie mohtarez (refinery29), and tawanda gona. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): the dark crystal. our wicked lady (bushwick). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome) hosts an evening of stand up by andy erikson, jaffer khan, sara hennessy, and joe zimmerman. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring dave mizzoni (comedy central), nat towsen (downtown variety), sarah sloat (mcsweeney’s), alex english (the rundown with robin these), and kate willett (netflix). guest-hosted by sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

our next event!

On Frightday, October 26 at 10:30pm, Brooklyn’s littlefield exorcises the demons of proms past at the skint’s Prom From Hell Halloween Party, 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.

What to wear? Dress as Dragula, a Black Magic Woman, Laurie Strode, dead ringers, a broken subway tile. It’s Halloween, so anything goes. Those who conjure the best looks can enter the costume contest and be rewarded with prizes.

Tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Get your tickets now.

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

10/9-13: the 12th annual honk nyc! festival brings a dozen brass-tastic street bands to manhattan, brooklyn, and jersey city. free-$30. >>

10/9: remember john lennon on what would’ve been his 78th birthday by visiting the strawberry fields memorial at central park. >>

10/9 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly thru 12/4): sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the season kicks off tonight with brooklyn-based brazilian choro band  regional de ny. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

10/9 6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with tales from calvin cato (tony‘s queer comics of color to watch out for), joe charnitski (two-time moth storyslam winner), robin gelfenbien (yum’s the word), and asher novek (the moth), plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by nicole ferraro. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

10/9 6:30pm: artist philip ashforth coppola and editors ezra bookstein and jeremy workman give an illustrated talk about coppola’s forty years spent creating pen-and-ink drawings of the nyc subway, as featured in his book one track mind: drawing the new york subway. johnson/kaplan auditorium hall at the new school (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

10/9 6:30pm: satisfy your sweet tooth and learn what your candy has in common with what montezuma drank at a talk on the history of chocolate. bonus: samples! brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $15. >>

10/9 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: hear tales of pesky poltergeists and premature partings, pearly gates and perpetual purgatories, and more at an afterlives-themed installment of the odd salon cocktail hour lecture series. the kraine theater (east village), $10 in advance with promo code ‘harvey’ (reg. $20). >>

10/9 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: can you separate stranger-than-fiction facts from fiction? try your best at the secrets and lies storytelling show, where you’ll try to figure out which of the four expert storytellers aren’t telling the truth. hosted by christa avampato. caveat (les), $7 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door). >>

10/9 7pm: political activist and conceptual artist nadya tolokonnikova of pussy riot discusses her book, read + riot: a pussy riot guide to activism, with feminist author mona eltahawy (headscarves and hymens: why the middle east needs a sexual revolution) at brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights). $27 admission includes a signed copy of the book. >>

10/9 7pm: in celebration of its 25th anniversary, author jeffrey eugenides reflects on the virgin suicides with the paris review editor emily nemens at strand bookstore (union square). purchase of a signed copy of the book ($15) or a $15 gift card required for admission. >>

10/9 7pm: journalist christine lagorio-chafkin presents we are the nerds: the birth and tumultuous life of reddit, the internet’s culture laboratory with moderation from slate correspondent and author justin peters at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

10/9 7pm (monthly): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s theme: ‘deception’ with writers stephen o’connor, ronna wineberg, and sari gail wilson. moderated by m. m. de voe and amy shearn. bonus: free wine. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

10/9 7pm: new monuments are coming to nyc. but how will they be selected? a panel of activists and experts will discuss the history and future of monument creation in nyc at the cuny graduate center (midtown east). free. >>

10/9 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

10/9 7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), dave hill (wfmu), david angelo (comedy central), greg barris (heart of darkness), and more. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

10/9 7:30pm (bimonthly): friends of mozart opens the season with a program of works by mozart, bach, and leclair performed by emi ferguson, theresa salomon, jessica troy, lindy clarke, and dongsok shin. christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws), free. >>

10/9 8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of jimmy cajoleas (the good demon), sarah weinman (the real lolita), and cutter wood (love and death in the sunshine state) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

10/9 8:30pm: from beer in midas’s tomb to mormon funeral potatoes, learn about the culinary history of funeral food at a talk by historic gastronomist sarah lohman. bonus: samples! brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $16. >>

10/9 8:30pm (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + popcorn show, this week including performances by jo firestone (comedy central), whitmer thomas (nbc), blair socci (mtv), emma sidi (bbc), eliza hurwitz (ifc), and more. hosted by dan licata (adult swim) and joe pera (seth meyers). free. >>

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