thru 1/21: harlem restaurant week: taste the best that harlem has to offer with $10 eats and $25-35 prix-fixe menus. to help you sort through the 40 participating spots, this year’s offerings are divided into categories such as ‘hidden gems,’ ‘award winning,’ and ‘lgbtq+ oasis.’ >>

thru 1/14: new york comedy festival: the annual festival of funny is back with 100+ shows across the boroughs. while the big-name shows are a bit out of our price range, there are plenty of skint-priced picks. tonight: david cross at the bell house, butterboy at littlefield, dad at the jane hotel, full frontal with samantha bee writers at caveat; tomorrow: tuesdays at the red room, dan + joe dvd show at the bell house, murder book: a true crime comedy night at littlefield, good god at the sultan room, loft comedy at fotografiska. various prices. >>

mon 7pm: memoir monday at powerhouse (quarterly): authors of the best new first-person writing read their works at this reading series, a collaboration between narratively, catapult, literary hub, the rumpus, granta, and guernica. tonight’s readers: alisson wood (being lolita), erin khar (strung out: one last hit and other lies that nearly killed me), jordan kisner (thin places), and larissa pham (the paris review). hosted by narratively deputy editor lilly dancyger. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo) and online, free. >>

mon 7pm: cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick (seth meyers) and savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s edition features yemi afolabi, tyler groce, allison o’conor, nina tarr, mark stoll, and annabel and sabina meschke. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden’s reading series returns with readings by authors torrey peters (detransition, baby), kristen radtke (seek you), kyle lucia wu (win me something), blake z. rong (i am not young and i will die with this car in my garage), and khaholi bailey (miseducation of a 90s baby). free admission. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): absolutely thriving: a comedy show: everyone’s totally ok in every possible way at glennis laroe and molly ruben-long’s standup show, returning tonight with julia shiplett (comedy central), christi chiello (comedy central), shane torres (colbert), hannah pilkes (vulture’s ‘comedians you should and will know’), and andrew mcgill (the moth). young ethel’s (park slope), free. >>


Brooklyn Wine Fest is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Travel the world of wine at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, January 15!

Guests will enjoy unlimited tastings for the entire session, a souvenir tasting glass, great music, and access to merchandise vendors and delicious food from Mozzarepas, Glazed and Confused, Chavas Empanadas and more.

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save 30% on advance tickets with promo code THESKINT

Brooklyn Wine Fest
Saturday, January 15
Session Times:
Session 1: 1PM-4:30PM
Session 2: 6–9:30PM

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Conveniently located by the G train – Greenpoint Ave stop.

21+ Only

We will be following all Covid protocol for indoor events as set down by the city and state at the time of the event.


tues thru 1/22: puppet blok!: from marionettes to shadow puppets to object theater, discover innovative new works by 16 artists at dixon place’s annual puppetry showcase. dixon place (les), $15-17 general, $17-20 door. >>

tues 7pm: 2021 national book awards finalists reading: this year’s top writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young people’s literature, and translated literature share excerpts of their national book award-nominated works. presented by the national book foundation and the new school. online, free. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets spotify at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman with guest host mike szar. tonight’s ‘one hit wonder’ theme features leclerc andre (fallon), ashley gavin (gotham comedy live), eli yudin (what a time), riley lassin, and christian luu. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 8pm: empire of pain: an evening with patrick radden keefe: new yorker investigative journalist patrick radden keefe reveals how the ultra-rich sackler family got its fortune–built by valium and oxycotin–during a talk on his book, empire of pain: the secret history of the sackler dynasty. the national arts club (gramercy), free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by sam kessler on the piano. tonight: farooq hussain (comedy central), steven rogers (colbert), whitney chanel (bravo), max fine (sirius xm), and alex kim (hack city comedy). bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweet spooks: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with guests rachel feinstein (crashing), morgan murphy (modern family), jena friedman (indefensible), and jordan carlos (first wives club). chelsea music hall, $10 with promo code ‘giving’ (reg. $15). >>


our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: public art, film fests, and more. >>


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint