HOUSEQUAKE: PRINCE PARTY – DECEMBER 15 AT THE BELL HOUSE

We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.

An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

We gotta rock this mother.
Shock-a-lock-a boom.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party

Saturday, December 15 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
$5 Tickets: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1779918-housequake-prince-party-brooklyn
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2208809862773147/

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THURS, 12/13: HOLIDAY MOVIES, ART OPENINGS, STAR WARS BURLESQUE, + 25 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 12/23: bushwick’s syndicated gets into the season with a series of holiday screenings. this week: it’s a wonderful life, santa claus conquers the martians, rare exports: a christmas tale, and the muppets christmas carol. $7. >>

5-9pm: sva students show their work, from paintings to ‘zines and everything in between, at the end-of-semester mfa visual narrative print slam + sale (136 w 21st st) and mfa fine arts open studios (133/141 w 21st st). free admission.

just added: 6-8pm (runs thru 1/26): sean kelly gallery hosts split second, a solo exhibition by artist anthony mccall including two ‘solid-light’ installations and a selection of black and white photographs. opening reception tonight. sean kelly gallery (midtown west), free. >>

6-8pm (runs thru 12/31): the 12th annual cyfest international media art festival features a variety of screen-based works in multiple settings throughout the made in ny media center by ifp (dumbo). opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. tonight’s show features christi chiello (roast battle), rob haze (fallon), joe pera (adult swim), sam taggart (ifc), and maria heinegg (the worst thing). hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7pm: get an inside look at hip-hop’s early days as seen by photographers at a book talk + presentation on contact high: a visual history of hip-hop with journalist, author, and producer vikki tobak along with contributing photographers joe conzo, jr. and ricky flores. bronx documentary center’s st. mary’s annex (364 e 151 st), free. >>

7-9pm (+ 12/20): settle into a synthetic sound bath of live electronic soundscapes performed by artist sophia sobers, part of her solo exhibition that features large-scale plush versions of electronics. 320b canal st (tribeca), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: may the farce be with you at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to the star wars holiday special. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm (+ 12/17-18): puppet blok: new works of puppetry and other innovative forms of storytelling share evenings on the dixon place stage (les). $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up pasta and stand up by monroe martin (last comic standing), subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), martin urbano (kimmel), kevin iso, and amy shanker. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians naomi ekperigin (broad city), andy sandford (conan), alex ptak (adult swim), ginny hogan (the new yorker), norlex belma (pbs), and eman el-husseini. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $5. >>

8pm: the stacy comedy show, hosted by charlie bardey, caroline doyle, and marissa goldman, celebrates its one-year anniversary with performers jaboukie young-white (the daily show), ike ofomadu (time out ny ‘comics to watch’), rebecca o’neal (netflix), and more. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by caitlin peluffo (colbert), julie mitchell (vice), fumi abe (mtv), kendall farrell (just come comedy), jordan jensen, and jeff smith. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by danny felts (hbo), dan harumi, blair dawson, and more. guest hosted by sagar bhatt. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: the flushing remonstrance (duo catherine cramer + robert kennedy) will perform their original live accompaniment to robert wiene’s 1920 silent horror classic the cabinet of dr. caligari at the letlove inn (astoria). free (donations appreciated). >>

9:30pm: improv team straight to video will create a cliché-ridden, improvised holiday movie based on audience suggestions at the tank (midtown west). $7. >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: comedians play puppets playing dickens characters in a live staged reading and sing-along of a muppet christmas carol. featuring jo firestone (comedy central), casey james salengo (kimmel), shalewa sharpe (fallon), carmen lagala (colbert), tim platt (sesame street), sarah kennedy (reductress), and more. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos (proceeds will benefit coalition for the homeless). >>

10pm: it’s femmes to the front at xoxa’s femme turf queer party + night market. bonus: $6 well drinks all night, and free pizza at 11pm. the deep end (ridgewood), free admission. >>

11pm: throwback to the dawn of the millennium and all the music that came with it at the dirty thursday y2k dance party. house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

coming up

12/14 until ?: enjoy scenic views of nyc while you take a spin on the ice on nyc’s only outdoor rooftop ice rink at the opening of the rooftop at pier 17 winterland, which also includes a warming hut, bar, and restaurant. $14-25 to skate. >>

12/14-1/10: quad cinema presents a retrospective of 34 films that were rated x due to depictions of sex and/or graphic violence. highlights include a clockwork orange, beyond the valley of the dolls, desperate living, the evil dead, tie me up! tie me down! (¡átame!). quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

12/14-1/2: in the year of the grifter: the metrograph hosts a series of 16 classic and contemporary films on the art of the grift, including dirty rotten scoundrels, house of games, the color of money, the lady eve, the wolf of wall street, and more. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

12/14 4-11pm (+ 12/15 12-11pm): a springsteen on broadway pop-up store marks the end of the boss’s run with a bunch of merch including the new 2 cd soundtrack album, which comes out on the 14th. crowne plaza times square manhattan. >>

12/14 6-9pm: got art? if not, then you can buy some at the creative center at university settlement’s annual benefit show and potluck, where all art will be priced at $20 and proceeds support art programs for people with chronic illnesses. the local color gallery at the houston street center (les), free admission. >>

12/14 6pm-12/15 6pm: bang bang gun amok: artists, scholars, activists, survivors, and others will address america’s gun culture and call for an end to the violence at a 24-hour performance marathon. university settlement’s speyer hall (les), $5-20 sliding scale donation. >>

12/14 6:30pm: editors of top online magazines and newspaper sections discuss the latest problems and trends in feature journalism, and give tips on how to get published at the annual best online editors panel, featuring editors from the new york times, the new yorker, the washington post, believer, and electric literature. the new school (greenwich village), free. >>

12/14 7:30pm: comedian, writer, and musician dave hill gives his first-person account of different periods throughout history while others call bs on most of what he’s saying at you had to be there. this time, he’ll delve into his drug-fueled tenure with fleetwood mac and the eagles in 1970’s los angeles. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

12/14 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘crazy in love’ beyoncé. $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

12/14 8pm: zoom in on laughs at get reel, a comedy show where performers provide voiceover to tonight’s theme: ‘orphans’ wish,’ with rob haze, drew anderson, eudora peterson, jo firestone, marcia belsky, and andres govea. hosted by joe castle baker and max wittert. byob. spectacle theater (williamsburg), $5. >>

12/14 8pm: chamber ensemble iconiq the soundtrack orchestra presents the history of american animation through music and song, including scores and lively themes from classic disney, hanna-barbera, cartoon network, and nickelodeon series accompanied by live projection. the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $15 general, $ 12 students/seniors. >>

12/14 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 catherine cohen, jess salomon, e.t. chong, 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). >>

12/14 8pm: lazyeyes, dinowalrus, monograms, and low anxiety play alphaville (bushwick). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

12/14 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: artist holiday party: moma ps1 opens its doors for after-hours viewing of its exhibitions, a performance by bonaventure, an artist’s ceramics pop-up shop, and hot chocolate, mulled wine, and churros available for purchase. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

12/14 8pm doors, 9pm show: pill plays an album release show with support from public practice and future punx. rough trade (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

12/14 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by sean donnelly (conan), emily winter (npr), rachel lenihan (the chris gethard show, melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), opeyemi olagbaju (i love you, america), and tito garza. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

12/14 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features samantha ruddy (colbert), rob cantrell (last comic standing), subhah agarwal (comedy central), matt ruby (girl code), teddy smith (gotham comedy live), and julia shiplett (crashing). hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

12/14 9pm: decide who’s tassels are the twirliest at superboob live, a burlesque competition where the audience and a panel of judges vote for the best act that will go on to compete in march’s final showdown. branded saloon (prospect heights), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

12/14 9pm (+ 12/21): the jingleboobs + chestnuts christmas vaudeville show will cement your place on the naughty list with a night of burlesque and magic acts. sideshow by the seashore (coney island), $15. >>

12/14 9pm: local music blog brooklynvegan throws a holiday party with performances by gang gang dance and ela minus, along with brooklynvegan dj sets. bonus: the first 50 attendees get a free beer. brooklyn brewery (williamsburg), $15. >>

12/14 9pm-midnight (monthly): signal to noise, a new after-hours party at museum of the moving image (astoria), features musical performances, interactive digital artist installations, and participatory experiences throughout the building’s exhibitions. bonus: complimentary beer and snacks. free admisssion (rsvp required). >>

12/14 9pm doors, 10 show: forget the calling birds and golden rings, see six geeks a-stripping at metropolis burlesque’s holiday nerdlesque show. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), $10 suggested donation. >>

12/14 10pm: washed out (electronic musician ernest greene) spins the tunes at good room (greenpoint). $10-20. >>

12/14 11pm: things go bump in the night at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

12/14 midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by tom thakkar (conan) and tyler richardson, storytelling by ronna levy, and burlesque by lilin lace + gigi bonbon. ucb (east village), $9. >>

ticket deals

get free tickets to london-based autojeu theatre’s beowulf at soho playhouse thru 12/16 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

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WEDS, 12/12: TIMES SQUARE’S GIANT NYE NUMBERS, BOGO KRISPY KREME, SECRET SCIENCE CLUB, + 17 THURS EVENTS

around town today

just added: thru 12/20: take a selfie with the seven-foot-tall times square new year’s ball-drop ’19’ numbers, on display at times square plaza bet. 46th + 47th streets. free. >>

today’s 12/12, so it’s time for krispy kreme’s ‘day of the dozens.’ buy a dozen original glazed doughnuts, get a second dozen free at participating locations. >>

6:30pm: put your palate to work at essex street market’s essex olive + spice house, who’ll be hosting a tasting of 12 infused olive oils and 6 flavored balsamic vinegars. essex street market (les), $15 admission includes a bottle to take home. >>

7pm: singer-songwriter rosanne cash will do an in-store performance in support of her latest album, as well as a conversation on her book with co-author dan rizzie. barnes + noble union square, wristbands will be distributed with purchase of the titles starting at 9am. >>

7pm doors, 7:30 show: the sirens of brooklyn, an all-women’s choir comprised of indie musicians including elizabeth ziman (elizabeth and the catapult), cat martino (stranger cat), joy askew, and lauren balthrop, hold their 10th annual holiday concert, featuring holiday classics as well as bulgarian and south african folk songs. plymouth church (brooklyn heights), $15 admission benefits restore nyc. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: have a jolly ol’ time at a very merry christmas pageant, a sonny + cher / donny + marie style christmas special featuring drag, comedy, song, and shenanigans. hosted by andrew barbato + jenny gorelick. the slipper room (les), $8 with promo code ‘skintxmas’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7:30pm (+ 12/13, 12/17-18): puppet blok: new works of puppetry and other innovative forms of storytelling share evenings on the dixon place stage (les). $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): physicist and author chad orzel (breakfast with einstein) explores the weirdness of quantum physics in our everyday reality at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘last christmas’ edition includes writers elna baker (this american life), michael schulman (the new yorker), and brandon voss (the advocate). hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits pueblos sin fronteras. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from sonia denis (high maintenance), emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), doug smith (conan), kat radley (the daily show), and franqi french. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8:30pm (monthly): defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s comedians: yedoye travis (colbert), will tilghman (vice), kenice mobley (2 dope queens), ashley hamilton (ucb), and chase montavon. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: erin jackson (conan), matt koff (the daily show), mike bobrinskoy (huffpo), sam kissajukian, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz (hbo). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, featuring chanel ali (mtv), yedoye travis (colbert), rebecca o’neal (netflix), ziwe fumudoh (pop show), and ariel evans. hosted by marcela onyango and lauren clark. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

11pm: late night writers custom-build a talk show pilot for a new host each month at ucb’s ‘night late.’ tonight: host lauren duca (teen vogue), sidekick matt rogers (las culturistas), and guest alessandra biaggi (ny state senator-elect). ucb theatre (hell’s kitchen), $9. >>

our next event!

We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.

An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

We gotta rock this mother.
Shock-a-lock-a boom.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party

Saturday, December 15 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
Tickets: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1779918-housequake-prince-party-brooklyn
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2208809862773147/

coming up

12/13-23: bushwick’s syndicated gets into the season with a series of holiday screenings. this week: it’s a wonderful life, santa claus conquers the martians, rare exports: a christmas tale, and the muppets christmas carol. $7. >>

12/13 5-9pm: sva students show their work, from paintings to ‘zines and everything in between, at the end-of-semester mfa visual narrative print slam + sale (136 w 21st st) and mfa fine arts open studios (133/141 w 21st st). free admission.

12/13 6-8pm (runs thru 12/31): the 12th annual cyfest international media art festival features a variety of screen-based works in multiple settings throughout the made in ny media center by ifp (dumbo). opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

12/13 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. tonight’s show features christi chiello (roast battle), rob haze (fallon), joe pera (adult swim), sam taggart (ifc), and maria heinegg (the worst thing). hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

12/13 7pm: get an inside look at hip-hop’s early days as seen by photographers at a book talk + presentation on contact high: a visual history of hip-hop with journalist, author, and producer vikki tobak along with contributing photographers joe conzo, jr. and ricky flores. bronx documentary center’s st. mary’s annex (364 e 151 st), free. >>

12/13 7-9pm (+ 12/20): settle into a synthetic sound bath of live electronic soundscapes performed by artist sophia sobers, part of her solo exhibition that features large-scale plush versions of electronics. 320b canal st (tribeca), free. >>

12/13 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

12/13 7pm doors, 8pm show: may the farce be with you at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to the star wars holiday special. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

12/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up pasta and stand up by monroe martin (last comic standing), subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), martin urbano (kimmel), kevin iso, and amy shanker. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

12/13 8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians naomi ekperigin (broad city), andy sandford (conan), alex ptak (adult swim), ginny hogan (the new yorker), norlex belma (pbs), and eman el-husseini. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $5. >>

12/13 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by caitlin peluffo (colbert), julie mitchell (vice), fumi abe (mtv), kendall farrell (just come comedy), jordan jensen, and jeff smith. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

12/13 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by danny felts (hbo), dan harumi, blair dawson, and more. guest hosted by sagar bhatt. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

12/13 9pm: the flushing remonstrance (duo catherine cramer + robert kennedy) will perform their original live accompaniment to robert wiene’s 1920 silent horror classic the cabinet of dr. caligari at the letlove inn (astoria). free (donations appreciated). >>

12/13 9:30pm: improv team straight to video will create a cliché-ridden, improvised holiday movie based on audience suggestions at the tank (midtown west). $7. >>

12/13 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: comedians play puppets playing dickens characters in a live staged reading and sing-along of a muppet christmas carol. featuring jo firestone (comedy central), casey james salengo (kimmel), shalewa sharpe (fallon), carmen lagala (colbert), tim platt (sesame street), sarah kennedy (reductress), and more. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos (proceeds will benefit coalition for the homeless). >>

12/13 10pm: it’s femmes to the front at xoxa’s femme turf queer party + night market. bonus: $6 well drinks all night, and free pizza at 11pm. the deep end (ridgewood), free admission. >>

12/13 11pm: throwback to the dawn of the millennium and all the music that came with it at the dirty thursday y2k dance party. house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

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