thurs thru 12/9: new york city horror film festival: the 19th annual nychff goes virtual with eight days of spine-chilling cinema by more than 50 national and international filmmakers, 40% of whom are women. online, $5-23. >>
thurs thru 12/5: female voices rock film festival: focus on female filmmakers at the third annual female voices rock fest, showcasing 50+ short films by emerging women filmmakers from around the world. various locations and online, free-$15. >>
thurs (various times): christmas tree lightings: from nautical scenes to glowing flotillas, these festive evergreen events will have you feeling pine and jolly:
• 5-8pm (lighting at 6:45pm): the seaport >>
• 5:30pm: central park >>
• 6pm-7:30pm (lighting at 7pm): red hook lobster pound (lobster trap tree!) >>
thurs 5pm (thursdays thru 12/16): broadway under the stars: leading up to the holiday season, catch live performances from broadway shows at the shops at columbus circle. tonight’s program includes selections from diana the musical. the second floor of the shops at columbus circle (uws), free admission. >>
thurs 6:30-8pm (monthly): dumbo first thursday gallery walk: dumbo art galleries stay open late for special events, talks, opening receptions, tours (rsvp required), and more. free. >>
thurs 7pm (biweekly): nice to meet you comedy show: at ‘the only show where nice is a requirement,’ hosts christine kim, jonathan cohall, and will purpura shake hands with the kindest comics in the city. tonight: martin urbano (kimmel), jared goldstein (comedy central), jes tom (netflix), kelly bachman (hysterical), chanel ali (mtv), and more. pinkfrog cafe (williamsburg), free (a tip bucket will be passed around at the end of the show). >>
thurs 7:30pm (ends today): just in time: the jesus year – matthew scott: kaufman music center’s just in time music series wraps the season with the jesus year, a solo show created and performed by matthew scott (broadway’s an american in paris). kaufman music center (uws), free (rsvp). >>
thurs 7:45pm (monthly): boyz in the woods comedy: tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and nick chambers host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions in between sets by courtney bee (comedy central), derek furtado (hulu), simeon goodson, ash diggs, and simon u. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>
thurs 8pm: jeoparty! the holiday edition: from ophira eisenberg, the host of npr’s ask me another, comes a side-splitting spin on the jeopardy game show featuring standup comics as contestants and a mixture of real and invented trivia questions. tonight’s contestants: emmy blotnick (comedy central), christian finnegan (comedy central), and jordan carlos (first wives club). musical guests: taylor ashton and lake street dive’s rachael price. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>
thurs 8pm: pretty women: a real housewives musical revue: comedians sing pop songs and showtunes as characters of their fave bravo-lebrities at schuyler robinson and bailey swilley’s musical send-up of the reality tv phenomenon. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $15 door. >>
thurs 8:30pm (monthly): comedy ugly: comedians reveal more than just punchlines at comedy ugly, a show where performers remove an article of clothing between jokes. hosted by alysia hush and marisa riley. easy lover (east williamsburg), free. >>
thurs 9:30pm: tragic magic: with the help of actual magician john stessel and host sylvie borschel, four comedians who have never done magic before will attempt a full magic act in front of a live audience and guest judge hannah pilkes (comedy central). hopefully no bunnies will be forever lost in hats. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>
thurs 10pm: very happy people! with ruby karp: if you’re happy and you know it, check out this evening of standup and variety acts hosted by ruby karp. tonight’s lineup: jared goldstein (comedy central), hannah pilkes (comedy central), jes tom (netflix), the lucas brothers (netflix), and sabina and annabel meschke (vulture). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>
SEE “SOUL DOCTOR: A MOVE MUSICAL SINGALONG” LIVE AT AMC THEATRE TIMES SQUARE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
The beloved Broadway musical, Soul Doctor, comes to the big screen this December at AMC Theatre for a joyous musical singlaong celebration featuring Koolulam!
Soul Doctor tells the story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. A modern-day troubadour, Shlomo ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling and boundless love. After his childhood escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi formed an unlikely friendship with legendary jazz singer Nina Simone, who introduced him to soul and gospel music, and a Jewish music and cultural revival was born.
Get tickets for $18 (Reg. $25) with code ‘SKINT’ at SoulDoctorMovie.com
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