Comedians Sarah Cooper and Amy Schumer sit down to talk about Cooper’s hilarious debut memoir. The Jamaican immigrant skyrocketed to fame with her uncanny and hysterical lip-syncs of a certain former president. In this revealing memoir, Cooper describes how her attempts to assimilate made her feel lost, but when she risked looking foolish, it led to finding herself. This one-night-only event will feature conversation, readings from the book, and stand-up by Sarah!




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fall foliage report for new york state: for all your leaf-peeping plans: i heart ny’s ‘live’ map of the current color conditions across the state. >>


fri thru mon: 20+ cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):

• fri national coffee day deals >>

• fri: free espresso martini tipsy scoop ice cream for the first 50 customers (kips bay and williamsburg locations). >>

• fri 6-9pm: free davy’s ice cream (east village and greenpoint locations). >>

• fri + sat (10:30am-6pm): heiva pasifika pacific islander festival at nypl for the performing arts (uws). >>

• fri + sat (fri 5-8pm, sat 11am-8pm): downtown brooklyn arts festival at the plaza at 300 ashland place. >>

• fri thru10/8: 12th annual lungs (loisaida united neighborhood gardens) harvest arts festival at various lower east side community gardens. >>

• sat 9am-5pm: annual west 44th st annual garage sale: outdoors on 44th street between 9th + 10th aves. >>

• sat 10am-5pm: annual west 104th street block association yard sale: outdoors at west 104th st bet. west end ave + riverside drive. >>

• sat 11am-6pm: annual brooklyn flea record fair: at marsha p. johnson state park (williamsburg), next to smorgasburg. >>

• sat 12-8pm: roll the dice graffiti fair at five boroughs brewing co.(sunset park). >>

• sat 1-6pm (rain date sun): val alen block party at bond street between union + sackett (gowanus). >>

• sat 1-6pm: 12th annual wepa! music + arts festival at el puente headquarters (williamsburg). >>

• sat 1pm-7pm (last saturday of the month thru october): bronx night market at fordham plaza. >>

• sat + sun (sat 10am-6pm, sun 10am-5pm): craftnewyork fine crafts market at lincoln center’s damrosch park (uws). >>

• sat + sun (10am-6pm): annual nyc hot sauce expo at industry city. $15 admission. >>

• sat thru 10/25: sixth annual chinatown arts festival: various locations and prices (mostly free). >>

• sun (time?): 86th annual pulaski day parade: 5th avenue from 36th street to 55th street. >>

• sun 10am-6pm; 50th annual 3rd avenue festival: 69th-94th streets (bay ridge). >>

• sun 10am-7pm: broadway flea market + grand auction: w. 44th + 45 sts., shubert alley, and the times square pedestrian plaza between 45th + 46th sts. >>

• sun 12-6pm: annual atlantic antic street festival along brooklyn’s atlantic avenue from 4th avenue to hicks street. >>

• sun 12-7pm: 36th deepavali plus fireweorks at south street seaport. >>

• sun thru 10/31: annual archtober festival of architecture: various locations + prices. >>

• mon 4-10pm (+ 10/30): brooklyn night market at industry city. >>


Starting next Monday, October 2, and running through November 8, Trinity Church Wall Street’s free midday series Concerts at One returns to St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton St). On Mondays, Jazz at One will bring us the likes of legendary drummer Jonathan Blake and Jazz Times Bassist of the Year Linda May Han Oh. On Tuesdays, immerse yourself in the sounds of our Noack Opus 161 organ at the hands of some of the world’s best keyboardists for Pipes at One. And on Wednesdays, Bach at One returns featuring Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

On Sunday, October 8, the Jazz Icons series presents a quartet led by the GRAMMY-nominated Carlos Santana and Dizzy Gillespie collaborator Tom Harrell. On October 15, Trinity’s new music orchestra NOVUS NY begins their Renewal series with a performance featuring works by currently and formerly incarcerated composers from Sing Sing Correctional facility.

Click here to see the full season of (mostly free) concerts.

friday (continued)

six film fests / series:

• fri thru 10/5: new york indie shorts awards at cinema village. free admission. >>

• fri thru 10/8; shool of visual arts’s 13th mfa social documentary film thesis showcase at sva theatre (chelsea). free (rsvp). >>

• fri thru 10/15: 61st new york film festival at lincoln center venues and arthouse theaters in each borough. various prices. >>

• fri thru 10/22: robby müller: remain in light at the metrograph (les). $17. >>

• sat + sun: 3rd annual autumn’s dawn film festival at film noir cinema (greenpoint). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

• sun 5-8pm: new york mycological society’s myco film festival at sva theatre. $25. >>

thru 1/7: new york subways 1977: next stop, 1977. new york public library hosts an exhibition of photographer alen macweeny’s images taken of subway passengers from all walks of life. the exhibition features 42 diptychs from the series new york subways 1977, in which macweeney adjoins two images that share similarities. nypl’s stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown), free admission. >>

thru 11/19: the great jack o’lantern blaze and home of the ‘legend’: for some hudson valley halloween fun, visit the great jack o’lantern blaze’s 7,000 illuminated pumpkins and/or the estate of ‘the legend of sleepy hollow’ author washington irving. various prices. >>

thru 10/29: fall-o-ween at new york botanic garden: savor the season at nybg’s annual event series that includes pumpkin carving, food and drink talks, family programming, and more. various prices. >>

sponsored: fri 5-9pm: free evening event at frick madison: gray-krehbiel open night: barkley l. hendricks at the frick invites visitors to spend an evening among the frick’s treasures. attend themed talks, listen to live jazz in our outdoor café, and try your hand at sketching. all night long, enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and reading room—including the new exhibition barkley l. hendricks: portraits at the frick, featuring fourteen early portraits by the pioneering american artist. complimentary refreshments from the sisteryard will be provided. admission is free. timed tickets are no longer available. walk-ins are welcome, but entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. learn more here >>

fri 6pm: booking for love, a literary speed dating event: lgbtq+ edition: bring along a book you can’t wait to talk about, and chat up other well-read suitors at booking for love, a night of bookish speed dating at the center for fiction (fort greene). lgbtq+ edition tonight. $25. >>

fri 6pm doors: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): crazy stupid love at hudson yards. >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/27): dreamland roller disco: beyoncé: roll with it at lola star’s weekly themed outdoor skate party at prospect park. tonight’s theme: prince purple rain. $25 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh it off – a comedy show in a dog cafe: bring your problems and your pups to the laugh it off variety show, where audience members submit their everyday problems and comedians try their best to ‘fix’ them. food and drinks will be available for purchase. boris and horton (east village), $12.75. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ sat): new york classical players season opener: legacy + innovation: the new york classical players opens its 14th concert season with ‘legacy + innovation,’ a program featuring works by adler, beethoven, glass, and schubert conducted by dongmmin kim. w83 auditorium (fri) and church of st. luke + st. matthew (sat), free admission . >>

fri 8pm: how we got by book release party: illustrator julia rothman and writer shaina feinberg share a collection of first-person stories of survival, resilience, and hope based on their new york times column. cloud city (williamsburg). free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and -hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by ashley hamilton (celebrity memoir book club), rahmein mostafavi (live from helium), bret raybould (race: the movie: the play), zach russell (overshadowed ), electra telesford (new york times), and rachel mccartney (gsn’s master minds). free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell, myka fox, and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: samantha ruddy (colbert), sabeen sadiq (code switched), kat toledo (funny or die), jaffer khan (comedy central), and albert kirchner (burn your heroes). the cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

fri 9:30pm: the drunk texts: ’tis pity she’s a whore: at the drunk texts series, random access theatre’s thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation, and audience participation. tonight: john ford’s ’tis pity she’s a whore. under st. marks (east village), $10 with code ‘skint10’ (reg. $15). >>


sat thru 10/5: eighth annual momenta quartet festival: momenta string quartet presents four concerts, each curated by a member of the quartet, featuring 14 composers spanning 5 centuries. broadway presbyterian church (washington heights) and americas society (ues). free admission (donations are welcome on sat + sun, and will benefit music for food). >>

sat thru mon: 18th annual brooklyn book festival: nyc’s largest free lit fest continues with a children’s day (sat 10am-4pm at brooklyn commons at metro tech), a festival day filled with tons of author readings and an outdoor marketplace (sun 10am-6pm, brooklyn borough hall, columbus park, and nearby venues), and ‘bookend’ events throughout the city (thru mon). various prices (most events are free). >>

sat + sun (5pm): kinesis project dance theatre at riverside park south: kinesis project dance theatre, opera on tap, anti-social music, geologist dr. missy eppes, and summer on the hudson explore the depths of human joy and grief in capacity, or: the work of crackling, a roving, multi-disciplinary outdoor dance and opera performance that leads audiences over the bridges and landscapes of riverside park south. starts at locomotive lawn (riverside park south at west 62nd street), free admission. >>

sat (various times): west side fest: enjoy a day of free admission and special programming at 20+ museums, performance centers, cultural institutions, and parks at the inaugural west side fest. some of the participating institutions include the rubin museum of art, the whitney museum, the kitchen, and poster house. the day culminates in a block party hosted by the shed. note: ticketed reservations are required for some locations. >>

sat 10:15am (saturdays thru 12/16): taproom yoga: spirit meets spiritual at female-founded taproom and brewery talea beer co. (williamsburg), where you can take a 60-minute vinyasa yoga class in the sun-filled taproom. $20 admission includes $5 off your first post-yoga drink (non-alcoholic options are available). >>

sat 11am-2:30pm: free bike helmets: the department of transportation continues its bike helmet distribution program this weekend, with an opportunity to get a personally fitted one at ps 024 school yard (sunset park). while supplies last. >>

sat 12-5pm: second annual plg arts fest: 40+ artists will be exhibiting and selling their work, spread out across 18 local business storefronts and 17 sidewalk displays throughout the prospect lefferts gardens neighborhood. rain or shine. free admission. >>

sat 3-7pm: harlem dance club’s mothership five: take off at harlem dance club’s fifth annual ‘interactive voyage of music and dance,’ an afternoon of soul, funk, west african, hip-hop, indian, drumming, and more. richard rodgers amphitheater in marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>

sat 7:30pm doors: rubulad presents: living dolls: get dolled up for the living dolls dance party, where rubulad (bushwick) transforms into a funhouse of visual projections, live music, go-go dancing, arts + crafts, and more. bonus: get a free drink if you dress as your favorite doll or action figure. $15-20. >>

sat 8pm: 12th annual morningside lights: ‘the open book’: join in a procession of 50+ giant, handmade lanterns that each pay tribute to a book that inspires, enlightens, and shapes how we see the world. blue, black, and/or white attire is encouraged to best reflect the glow of the lanterns. the approximately one-mile walk will start in morningside park at 116th street and morningside avenue, and end at the columbia campus. free admission. >>


sun thru 10/31: rooftop cinema club: rooftop movie season returns with to the skylawn rooftop bar at embassy suites in midtown. block out the city noise with wireless headphones and sit back in a lounge chair (both provided), and let the show begin. this month’s screenings include get out, hocus pocus, halloween, death becomes her, the rocky horror picture show, it, child’s play, the mummy, bram stoker’s dracula, halloweentown, the exorcist, ghostbusters, the shining, a quiet place, and more. drinks, small bites, and classic movie snacks are available for purchase. $19.95+ admission. >>

sun thru 10/7: banned books week at new york public library: show your support for the freedom to read during a week of free programs, events, and more for all ages at new york public library branches across the city. >>

sun + weds (various times): the exorcist 50th anniversary screenings: a new 4k restoration of the extended director’s cut of william friedkin’s 1973 horror film the exorcist, starring ellen burstyn, max von sydow, jason miller, and linda blair, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 11am-6pm: 26th annual hoboken arts + music festival: hoboken’s annual fest returns to seven blocks of washington street with artists, crafters, food vendors, and two stages of live music featuring the feelies, the bongos, frankie morales + the mambo of the times orchestra, and more. free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: artmageddon music + arts festival: more than 250 brooklyn-based artists, musicians, and bands set up at at over 80 locations in the neighborhood of historic ditmas park, brooklyn for the bi-annual artmageddon music + arts festival. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sun 12:30-3pm: saint francis day fair and blessing of the animals: all pets and their people are welcome at the saint francis day fair, an annual tradition at the cathedral of saint john the divine (morningside heights). the afternoon also includes family activities and information tables about environmental initiatives and climate justice. free admission. >>

sun 3pm: regina opera: free autumn concert: regina opera opens its 54th season with a free two-hour concert of opera and popular favorites presented by six soloists and members of the regina opera orchestra at our lady of perpetual help auditorium (sunset park). >>

sun 5pm: school, but just the fun parts: don’t worry about making the grade… just bring your favorite drawing materials and revel in the joy of creating at this workshop hosted by creative coach, tutor, and comedian rebecca kaplan. young ethel’s (park slope), free. >>

sun 7pm: synths will find you: new york modular society and system dialing records present a monthly electronic residency at the bitter end (greenwich village), featuring dngrhndz and improv electro/acousitc group droid. a jam session follows. all ages. $15. >>

sun 7pm doors: dark dark dark/nona marie invie new 10″ lp listening party: listen to dark dark dark/nona marie invie’s new 10″ lp, with performances from iceblink and smiling beth at francis kite club (alphabet city). $10 suggested donation. >>


mon 6pm doors (+ 10/16): vale cinema series: billed as ‘the only rooftop cinema experience in brooklyn that features the iconic manhattan skyline,’ the turf club on the 23rd floor of the william vale hotel continues its summer screening series with scream (1996). drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. $20-28. >>

mon 7pm: kevin geeks out about fast food: comedian kevin maher and a lineup of pop-culture aficionados return with a video variety show about all things fast food: gimmicky meals, celebrity tie-ins, forgotten franchises, weird commercials, mascots, and more. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $16. >>

mon 7pm (monthly thru 12/4): living radio: contemporary radio drama, with a revisionist twist: living radio stages live performances of radio plays that re-imagine current events, with results ranging from wacky to reflective. kraine theater (east village). sliding scale admission. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers returns with an evening of readings by jesse rifkin (this must be the place), maria smilios (the black angels), and felicia fitzpatrick (teen vogue) at niagara bar (east village). free. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): the last drop comedy: caroline cianci and maddie peck host a night of stand-up, musical, and character comedy featuring mary beth barone, mc nanda, jack greenberg, ismael loufti, and ronald metellus. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

mon 8pm: monday night reading series: kendra cunningham hosts an evening celebrating the written word in various forms, with storytellers, songwriters, monologits, and more sharing pieces that may or may not been performed before. featuring calvin cato, katie hartman, anu lazarre, sandi marx, jeff simmermon, and jess wood. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by sabrina wu (fallon), joe pera (adult swim), sophie zucker (the daily show), and clara olshansky (reductress). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


our roundup of 70+ ongoing events and attractions: the new york burlesque festival, a john wick-inspired immersive pop-up, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint


The 24th annual New Yorker Festival begins next Friday, October 6th! Enjoy a special price of $29 for general admission tickets to select events: John Turturro, Roz Chast, Molly Ringwald, Karina Longworth, Rachel Bloom, and Lauren Groff & Jesmyn Ward. Use the code TNYFSKINT at checkout.


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