FRI-MON, 2/23-26: SKINT WEEKEND

friday

fri thru 6/9: beatrix potter: drawn to nature: the morgan library + museum (murray hill) presents an exhibition of artwork, books, manuscripts, and more by beatrix potter (1866-1943), children’s book author, illustrator, and creator of peter rabbit, mr. jeremy fisher, and mrs. tiggy-winkle. $25 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, free admission fridays 5-7pm with rsvp. >>

fri thru 2/29; veselka: the movie: veselka: the rainbow on the corner at the center of the world, a new documentary about the famed east village ukrainian restaurant and its owner jason birchard, opens at village east by angelika. directed by michael fiore and narrated by david duchovny. $18 general, $16 seniors. >>

fri thru sun (+ 3/1-2): 30th annual cheap book sale: add to your collection of new and used books, cds, and records at park slope united methodist church’s annual sale. stocked with thousands of donations, most items are priced at just $3 or less. $25 admission preview sale friday, free admission saturday thru 3/2. >>

fri thru sun: aidf new york presents: black history month: in honor of black history month, the african diaspora international film festival (aidf) presents three days of screenings at teachers college, columbia university (morningside heights). $13 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

fri + sat (8pm): flop house comedy ‘best of’ showcase: flop house comedy club (williamsburg) presents two ‘best of’ showcases on fri + sat, featuring standup by isabel hagan (colbert), sureni weerasekera (earth tones comedy), andy haynes (comedy central), dan st. germain (comedy central), myq kaplan (netflix), and more. $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri + sat (fri 7:30pm, sat 2pm): resounding silents: metropolis: the resounding silents film series presents a screening of fritz lang’s 1927 expressionist science-fiction classic, metropolis, with an original, live score performed by anthime miller and bread. brooklyn art haus (williamsburg), $25 general, $20 seniors/students. >>

fri 6:30pm: resilience, resistance, renewal: two years of the full-scale war in ukraine: on the eve of the two-year anniversary of russia’s invasion of ukraine, a panel of experts will convene at the cooper union’s historic great hall (east village) to reflect on the war and the path forward. speakers include 2022 nobel peace prize winner and head of the center for civil liberties, oleksandra matviichuk; volodymyr yermolenko, president of pen ukraine; and kristina hook, nonresident senior fellow with the atlantic council’s eurasia center. free admission (registration required). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): tale storytelling show: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including adam wade (the moth), vernon payne (risk!), swapna deshpande (blank canvas story slam), liz miele (comedy central), and lucas connelly (comedy central). the red room at kgb bar (east village), $5 with promo code ‘skintdiscount’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $12), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

fri 8pm: the johnny cash 92nd birthday bash: fall into a burning ring of fire at the annual johnny cash birthday bash, featuring alex battles + the whisky rebellion with linda hill performing the music of the man in black. this year’s show will focus on the music of cash’s childhood, sun records singles, prison performances, and june carter duets. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $18 day of. >>

fri 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: rirkrit tiravanija: a lot of people closing party: moma ps1 hosts an after-hours party celebrating the final weeks of the exhibition rirkrit tiravanija: a lot of people with performances, interactive artworks, music, dancing, and more. moma ps1 (lic), $20-25 admission. >>

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 christophe jean (rough week), molly brenner (good girl comedy), pooja reddy (kutti gang), jared logan (corden), and vincent zambon. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

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Remember This Trick explores American antisemitism, stories of Jewish survival, troubling conspiracy theories, and the trickster spirit that will save us all. Created by Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits alongside a cohort of artists, this new play weaves together tales of a young queen, a magician, and the 36 wise folk hidden in plain sight to heal the world.

In a sense, Remember This Trick is no more or less than an artistically adventurous Purimshpil–the traditional Jewish retelling of the story of Esther. At the time of Purim, we remember how when forces gathered to exterminate the Jews, a savvy and courageous woman saved them.

Remember This Trick is an expression of personal history – one that I hope is meaningful to everyone,” says Herskovits. “My father escaped Slovakia in 1940 with his mother and grandmother when he was ten. No one else in the family got out. His story is one of thousands of inspiring stories of Jewish survival and strength in adversity. With Remember This Trick, I want to add my own voice to that literature, without sentimentality and with the richest complexity I can bring to bear.”

Herskovits began work on Remember This Trick in 2022. Although the play deals with antisemitism, it is centered on the situation in America. Today, we must acknowledge the context of events in Israel/Palestine, the suffering and horror of that conflict. Despite the overlap of some subject material, Remember This Trick intentionally does not attempt to address the current and historical situation in the state of Israel. That is a tragedy that commands its own focus and deep conversation in the world and in the arts.

Remember This Trick runs through March 17 at the Doxsee Theater in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Tickets starting from $25: TargetMargin.org/RememberThisTrick

saturday

sat thru 3/31: poetry and prose: screen tests by andy warhol: craig pierce, director of film and video at the andy warhol museum in pittsburg, presents an exhibition of 41 warhol screen tests shot between 1964 and 1966, including members of the velvet underground, lucinda childs, edie sedgwick, and others. opening reception sat 6-9pm. ki smith gallery (les), free admission. >>

sat 2pm : new york classical players: ‘weimar music, sounds of a periclean age’: the new york classical players continues its 14th season with a concert celebrating the artistic heritage of the weimar republic era, featuring violinists samuel andonian and rita wang, violist hannah burnett, cellist madeline fayette, and pianist alice chenyang xu. the program includes works by hinedmith and korngold. new york public library for the performing arts (uws), free admission . >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): the odd rock comedy hour: comedy musician rob paravonian, known for his viral ‘pachelbel rant’ and other videos, hosts a music and comedy variety show with performances by pat wise, caitlin reese, and scott making sense at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

sat 7:30pm: fidelio trio: irish piano trio fidelio trio make their debut at national sawdust (williamsburg) with an eclectic offering of works by anna clyne, philip glass, linda buckley, david fennessy, john zorn, and inti figgis-vizueta. $23. >>

sat 9pm: brooklyn mardi gras: brass band bash: dance your beads off at gemini + scorpio’s mardi gras bash, returning to the g+s part loft in gowanus with three live brass bands, masks, beads, nola-style cocktails, and more. $15+. >>

sat 9:30pm: fat bitches: a comedy show: plus-size babes mckenna moore and obo gilmore are out to break stereotypes at their body-positive standup show. caveat (les), $20 adv, $25 door. >>

sunday

sun thru 7/28: the harlem renaissance and transatlantic modernism exhibition: through 160 works spanning painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, the metropolitan museum of art delves into the ways in which black artists portrayed everyday life in the new black cities that emerged in the 1920s-40s, particularly in harlem and across the nation during the early decades of the great migration. a significant percentage of the works on view are on loan from historically black colleges and universities. the met fifth avenue, pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

sun 10am-5pm: ny handmade pop-up at grand bazaar nyc: today’s edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, features a pop-up with select members from the ny handmade collective. indoors and outdoors at 100 w 77th st at columbus ave, free admission. >>

sun 1pm: 26th chinatown lunar new year parade and festival: the lunar new year celebrations culminate with the annual parade and festival, filling chinatown with lion and dragon dancing, floats, vendors, and more. this year’s parade starts at mott + hester and winds its way to sara d. roosevelt park. >>

sun 2pm: peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series: ruckus ensemble: the 124th season of peoples’ symphony concerts continues with baroque ensemble ruckus featuring flutist emi ferguson and violinist rachell ellen wong, who’ll perform a program including works by sancho and handel at the town hall (theater district). $25+ general, $10 students/essential workers. >>

sun 3pm: black history in the making: a sonic exploration of our black present and imagined black future: third street music school and juneteenth legacy project’s annual black history month concert welcomes sterling strings ensemble for an interactive performance. third street music school settlement (east village), free admission. >>

sun 3pm: risk! presents: ‘what’s your story?’: think you don’t have stories to share? think again. through a series of prompts, find out how fun it is to share and listen to stories while connecting with new people at ‘what’s your story?,’ a facilitated, story-centric social event hosted by kevin allison (the state). come alone or with friends! nighthorse (greenpoint), $25. >>

sun 7pm: leo still dies in the end: titanic megafan alice fishbein’s heart goes on at her one-woman show, a comedic re-enactment of the 1997 james cameron film, where she plays all the parts and scenes are selected at random. eris (east williamsburg), $15. >>

sun 8pm: sour grapes comedy: sour grapes comedy makes its debut at the speakeasy at the gin mill (uws). hosted by andrew rock, claire grant, lillian boodaghians, and rachel niswander, with headliner phoebe robinson (two dope queens). $10. >>

sun 9pm (monthly): you are not alone: an uplifting show about depression: improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness in their day-to-day lives create scenes inspired by their personal experiences and show how laughter can be the best medicine. hosted by aaron gold and michael serpe. magnet theater (chelsea), $10. >>

monday

mon 4pm, 7pm (monthly): movie musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing the 2024 season with john huston’s moulin rouge (1952), starring josé ferrer, zsa zsa gabor, and suzanne flon. $18. >>

mon 7pm (montly): ‘an evening with…’ screening series: cinema 123 by angelika’s newest series celebrates stars in iconic films. next up: sidney poitier, lee grant, rod steiger, and warren oates in norman jewison’s in the heat of the night (1967). cinema 123 by angelika (ues), $22. >>

mon 7:30pm: not a boy, not a girl comedy show: will morrison hosts this comedy show outside of the gender binary, moving to crystal lake (williamsburg) tonight with standup by mila myles, ethaniel burk, kiera mcgill, jo wild, kedeem francis, and isabella pip. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by maeve higgins and guest host joe pera with dj donwill returns with stand-up by brooks wheelan (snl), phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), david drake (comedy central), jilberto soto (mariposas comedy), milly tamarez (npr), and karli marulli (attack mode deluxe comedy). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

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our roundup of 60+ ongoing events and attractions: myrtle avenue restaurant week, 2-for-1 off-broadway week tickets, ice skating, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

TUES-THURS, 2/20-22: DWELLER MUSIC FEST, SECRET SCIENCE CLUB, FILM FESTS, AND MORE

tuesday

thru 2/27: chelsea international photography competition exhibition: agora gallery presents its fifth annual photography competition exhibition, with winners handpicked from hundreds of submissions from around the world. opening reception thurs 6-8pm. agora gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru 2/25: fifth annual dweller electronic music festival: djs, rappers, and performers take over eight venues across brooklyn and queens for six days during this annual festival celebrating black electronic artists. $18.75+. >>

tues + weds (12-9pm tues, 10am-6pm weds): word: life: an opinionated mixtape of hip hop journalism: columbia journalism school, in collaboration with the schomburg center for research in black culture and critical minded, present a two-day conference recognizing the people and publications that have shaped hop journalism’s first 50 years. the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem) and columbia university’s pulitzer hall (morningside heights). free admission. >>

tues 6pm: get signed with lucinda halpern: learn how to find an agent, land a book deal, and become a published author with the help of literary agent lucinda halpern, who’ll be discussing her new book, get signed, with penguin random house editor leah trouwborst and author chris guillebeau (side hustle, gonzo capitalism) at housing works bookstore (soho). free admission. >>

tues 6:30pm: feminist press: the weird sister collection: founder and editor marisa crawford, along with contributors cathy de la cruz, naomi extra, and megan milks, present the weird sister collection, a new anthology of essays from the weird sister blog linking feminism to literature and pop culture. mcnally jackson (seaport), $5 admission includes a voucher which can be used towards any purchase at the bookstore or café, $26.95 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm: isn’t she great: women led comedies from 9 to 5 to booksmart: writer and comedian elizabeth teets, a co-programmer of the isn’t she great film series at portland’s hollywood theater, presents a new collection of essays on beloved female-centric comedies and the audiences who adore them. in conversation with writer and comedian lana schwartz. word bookstore (greenpoint), free admission. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): astronomy on tap: celebrating black history month: things are looking up at astronomy on tap, an evening where astronomy enthusiasts come together to hear talks and play themed games at a bar. tonight’s edition celebrates black excellence in science, with guest speakers lev parsons (rutgers phd candidate) on his work using sulfur to understand mars’ ancient climate, and marcus dormena (amnh education) on why black holes are not scary. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): brooklyn books + booze: hear established and up-and-coming authors of different genres read from their current works every third tuesday of the month at barrow’s intense tasting room (industry city). tonight’s readers: marc d. johnson jr., jason r. richter, will mcmahon, and barbara krasnoff. hosted by randee dawn. free admission. >>

tues 7pm: pencils down!: tv-show scribes break out of the writers’ room and test out their newest stand-up material onstage at the pencils down! show. hosted by matt goldich (seth meyers) and matt koff (the daily show), and featuring ashton womack (the daily show), sal gentile (seth meyers), and pratima mani (colbert). caveat (les), $18.80 with promo code ‘pencils’ (reg. $20+). >>

tues 7pm (monthly): the broad squad: kendra cunningham and amanda van nostrand present a throwback variety show filled with comedy, storytelling, and tarot readings. tonight: lize miele, mel ferraro, lauren hope krass, dan wilbur, and calvin cato. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission ($5 suggested donation). private tarot readings are $5+. >>

tues 7:30pm (monthly): the secret science club: supernova! with astrophysicist jared goldberg: the secret is out: the secret science club, an evening of lectures and libations, returns to the bell house (gowanus). tonight: astrophysicist jared goldberg gets into supernovae, the strange behavior of the beloved red supergiant betelgeuse, and what happens when these unstable giants of the universe finally ‘burn and rave at close of day.’ free admission. >>

tues 7:30pm: drop in: comedy: mia jackson and olivia carter present a new comedy show at two boots pizza in park slope, with standup by frank conniff (mst3k), dan perlman (flatbush misdemeanors), abbi crutchfiled (samantha bee), carmen lagala (colbert), and josh gondelman (deus + mero). bonus: free beer 7:30-8pm (one/person), and raffles for free pizza. free admission ($10 suggested, a tip basket will be passed around). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): let’s see, what else? comedy show: courtney maginnis and tom delgado host this (seven years running) weekly stand-up show in the basement of lucky jack’s (les). tonight: ismael loutfi (corden), liza treyger (netflix), rachel williams (comedy central), and ontonio kareem (see y’all in 30. $10. >>

tues 7:30pm (monthly thru 5/28): carnegie hill concerts new-music chamber music series: the carnegie hill concerts series kicks off the 2024 season with ‘liminal lines’, a choreography between electronic sounds and body movements performed by viola yip on her self-built wearable feedback dress. church of the advent hope (carnegie hill), free (donatons welcome). >>

tues 8pm: the lavender scare: gabe gonzález presents an irreverent lgbtq+ history and culture comedy variety show at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), with guests jess salomon (fallon), melody kamali (dyking out), glo butler (glo in the city), and john coons + jonah wheeler. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: comedy show and party: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features crenshaw white, mark little, paul elia, jess elgene, tracy mcclendon, jacob williams, and pooja reddy. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: dating game show edition: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with its annual valentine-themed show, where comedians perform a short set and then pick an audience member to go on a ‘date’ with on stage for all to see. featuring: jared freid (fallon), yamaneika saunders (fallon), iris bahr (curb your enthusiasm), and more. chelsea music hall, save 50% with promo code ‘love50’. >>

tues 9pm: 1972 (a show): gen x comedian rob cantrell (the marvelous mrs. maisel, last comic standing) works out his new one man show, ‘1972,’ a collection of jokes and stories straight from his life journey. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission. >>

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A Winter Biergarten is Coming to Brookfield Place!

Don’t miss the chance to share a toast under the famous palm trees at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan, as the Winter Garden becomes a Winter Biergarten, February 22, 29 and March 7, during the Brews at Brookfield Place event.

From 4-8PM each Thursday, enjoy a rotating menu of some of New York City’s best craft beer from all five boroughs! Different local breweries will be featured each week, including The Bronx Brewery, Kings County Brewers Collective, Sixpoint Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths, and more. Plus, all beer sales will benefit charity partner, the GO Project.

It’s FREE to attend and no tickets are required; beer available for purchase.
Must be 21 and over to attend.

Brookfield Place is located at 230 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan. When you visit, make sure to experience the world-class shopping and dining options available at this iconic NYC destination.

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wednesday

weds thru sun: 12th annual winter film awards international film festival: the winter film awards international film festival showcases films from emerging filmmakers from around the world working in all genres. this year’s fest features 80 films from 23 countries, with half made by women and half by or about people of color. look cinemas (hell’s kitchen), $5-12.50. >>

weds 7pm: the art of the short story: diane oliver’s neighbors: a panel of writers, including tayari jones, lan samantha chang, and dawnie walton, convenes to read from and illuminate neighbors and other stories, written by black feminist writer diane oliver, who died at the age of 22 in 1966. the posthumously published collection of stories explores race and racism during 1950s and 60s america. the center for fiction (fort greene), $7.50 admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg) with stand-up sets by martin urbano (comedy central), mary santora (siriusxm), django gold (conan), jourdain fisher (fallon), and dave ross (comedy central). free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by nick pupo, lana siebel, matt vita, talib babb, and vernon payne. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: the moth storyslam: the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition, where anyone can share a five-minute tale based on the evening’s theme to an attentive audience, returns to the bell house (gowanus). tonight’s theme: ‘chemistry.’ $15. >>

weds 8pm: i’m on lithium: a comedic journey about bipolar disorder: comedian john f. o’donnell performs his one man show about living with bipolar disorder. knitting factory at baker falls (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

weds 10pm: (monthly): and every one a witch: stop by for a spell (and a song) at ‘and every one a witch,’ an evening of piano karaoke, open mic performances, and musical rituals hosted by good witch lauren maul at club cumming (east village). free admission (one drink min). >>

thursday

sponsored: thurs thru 3/7 (thursdays 4-8pm): brews at brookfield place: don’t miss the chance to share a toast under the famous palm trees at brookfield place, as the winter garden becomes a winter biergarten! enjoy a rotating menu of some of nyc’s best craft beer from all five boroughs. different local breweries will be featured each week, with all beer sales benefiting charity partner, the go project. it’s free to attend and no tickets are required; beer available for purchase. must be 21 and over to attend. >>

thurs thru 3/7: doc fortnight at moma: the museum of modern art’s 23rd annual festival of international nonfiction film and media showcases feature-length and short fils addressing urgent issues of our time. museum of modern art (midtown west) and online, $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

thurs thru sat (various times): perelman performing arts center lobby stage shows: the perelman performing arts center hosts a series of free performances on the vartan and clare gregorian stage in the pac lobby. this week: dj roman chapelle (thurs 5:30pm), composer and lyricist michael thurber (fri 5:45pm), and musician and singer morley with guests (sat 7pm). >>

thurs 6-8pm: sva mfa computer arts spring 2024 open studio: school of visual arts’s mfa computer arts presents a wide range of media projects including immersive installation, animation, design and interactivity from 11 students. 133/141 west 21st street (chelsea), free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm: voices of a people’s history: our history has always been contraband: building on the vision of historian howard zinn, voices of a people’s history presents an evening of discussion and performance to shed light on suppressed history, and equip us with the tools to fight for a just future. featuring activists, poets, performers, and actors including sonia guiñansaca, akemi kochiyama, queen esther, ianne fields stewart, ryan jamaal swain, jeorge bennett watson, haley pessin, and morley. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free admission. >>

thurs 8pm doors (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), featuring comedians ray zawodni, boris khaykin, kate strobel, yvette segan, anno gomes, and danielle deluty. hosted by andre medrano. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: savage comedy returns to logan’s run in park slope. hosted by lizzie martinez, melissa rocha, nonye brown-west, and chloé chunha, tonight’s show includes performances by mic nguyen (asian not asian), claudia cogan (last comic standing), steven zakari (forbidden froots comedy), bill schaefer (vulture), and rachel mccartney (gsn). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. free admission. >>

thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: rihanna: the dirty thursday dance party at house of yes celebrates all things rihanna. house of yes (bushwick), free before midnight with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>

thurs 10:30pm: amy winehouse *a tribute show*: rify royalty presents a drag tribute to amy winehouse, with greatest hits and deep cuts performed by chiquitita, boy radio, maddelyn hatter, maliboo, and zenobia. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $12.36. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 50+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

FRI-MON, 2/16-19: SKINT WEEKEND

friday

sponsored: thru 2/25: myrtle avenue restaurant week: experience the culinary journey that awaits on myrtle avenue. 15 restaurants in fort greene and clinton hill, brooklyn, are offering 3-course, sit-down dining deals at price points to meet every budget. for $20, $30, or $40, taste cuisines from cambodia to mexico, italy to nepal, and everywhere in between. the options are all delicious! for restaurant menus and details, visit here >>

thru 2/29: academy award-nominated short films: get caught up on this year’s academy award-nominated short films at ifc center in greenwich village (fri), syndicated in bushwick (fri thru 2/29), and nitehawk cinema in williamsburg + prospect park (fri thru 2/22). various prices.

thru 2/28: denis villeneuve screening series: coinciding with the release of dune: part two, film at lincoln center presents a 22-film series, including eight features by denis villeneuve (dune: part one, arrival, blade runner 2049, sicario, and others) and 14 influential works selected by the director (alien, happy together, hiroshima mon amour, a woman under the influence, and others). $17 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

fri thru sun: 2024 ifpda print fair: the ‘world’s largest’ art fair for prints and editions, the international fine print dealers association’s print fair, returns to park avenue armory (ues) with 60+ exhibitors and a weekend of related programming. $35+. >>

fri + sat (various times): please clap: a comedy/theatre festival: the boundaries between theatre and live comedy blur at this mini fest, featuring short plays, musical comedy, and more. the tank (garment district), $15+. >>

fri + sat (7:30pm): sticker movie: will deloney (chilly willy’s igloo) and sha-risse r. smith’s (agent5smith) new documentary, which had its east coast premiere last month, returns for a pair of encore screenings at brooklyn art haus (williamsburg). $20. >>

fri + sat (8pm): flop house comedy ‘best of’ showcase: flop house comedy club (williamsburg) presents two ‘best of’ showcases on fri + sat, featuring standup by brittany carney (comedy central), zach russel (hbo), dan perlamn (showtime), carmen lagala (colbert), denise taylor (the onion), and more. $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri + sat (11pm): synthicide + nightwav: fill your ears with the sounds of synthesizers at the synthicide (fri) and nightwav (sat) parties, returning to saint vitus (greenpoint). $13.63-19.67. >>

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 7pm: a sexy galentine’s celebration at the strand: romance writers lj shen, sara cate, xio axelrod, and sophie lark discuss romance, relationships, and love in literature with moderator by kj micciche at the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square). $5 admission, $21.73 ticket includes a signed copy of shen’s damaged goods. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by bailey pope, poppy j snacks, kari burt, micah eames, and kevin gilligan. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm doors: galentine’s day live band karaoke: live karaoke band the occasionalists present a post-valentine’s day show featuring songs originally sung or made famous by kick-ass women. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $17 day of. >>

fri 7:30pm: bach by candlelight: house of time, an ensemble dedicated to performing both well-known and underperformed repertoire of the 17th through the 21st century on period instruments, presents an evening of bach solos and trios surrounded by candlelight at the lounge at hudson view gardens (hudson heights). $35 general, $30 seniors, $15 students. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ 3/9): uptown nights: convent to wythe: harlem stage and national sawdust band together for a cross-borough collaboration. tonight, harlem stage presents silver through the grass like nothing, a work in progress solo by yuniya edi kwon, and even in the shadow of a retching fog, a new work by the sun han guild. $25. >>

fri 8pm: cheap therapy by hoes with feelings: stand-up comedy meets group therapy when hoes with feelings podcast hosts karolena theresa and melissa rich provide laughs and unsolicited advice to guest comedians and the audience. after each comic’s set, they’ll receive a ‘therapy session’ to unpack an issue and see what’s really hiding behind the jokes. audience members are also invited to enter their names for a chance to have a ‘session’ on stage. the living room at arlo soho, $13 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): coming to america drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s/90s/00s movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through john landis and eddie murphy’s coming to america) (1988). the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 day-of. >>

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 andre d. thompson (fallon), brandan mclaughlin (mtv), lizabanks campagna (washington post), sally ann hall, tim smith, and salma hindy. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9pm: brooklyn experimental electronic music group showcase: join the local electronic music community at this showcase of five nyc-based artists working in a variety of styles. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sponsored

Myrtle Avenue Restaurant Week is back!

From February 16-25, experience the culinary journey that awaits on Myrtle Avenue. 15 restaurants in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, are offering 3-course, sit-down dining deals at price points to meet every budget. For $20, $30, or $40, taste cuisines from Cambodia to Mexico, Italy to Nepal, and everywhere in between. The options are ALL delicious!

Participating Restaurants: Casa Nono – 499 Myrtle | Castro’s – 511 Myrtle | Glin Thai Bistro – 330 Myrtle | Lula Mae – 472 Myrtle | Mint Heights – 368 Myrtle | Myrtle Thai – 438 Myrtle |Osteria Brooklyn – 458 Myrtle | Putnam’s Pub – 419 Myrtle | Rosticceria Evelina – 455 Myrtle | Somethin’ On Myrtle – 503 Myrtle | Spice & Grill – 441 Myrtle | Taqueria Fort Greene – 154 Carlton | U-GU – 541 Myrtle | Yamashiro – 468 Myrtle | Zhong Zhong Noodles – 154 Adelphi

For restaurant menus and details, visit: myrtleavenue.org/restaurantweek

saturday

sat thru 4/21: the orchid show: ‘florals in fashion’: the orchid show returns to the new york botanical garden for its 21st year, with fashion-inspired floral displays created by a trio of designers – hillary taymour, olivia cheng, and kristen alpaugh. nybg (bronx), $35 general, $31 seniors/students. >>

sponsored: sat thru 3/17: target margin theater presents remember this trick: created by founding artistic director david herskovits alongside a cohort of artists, this new play exploring american antisemitism, stories of jewish survival, troubling conspiracy theories, and the trickster spirit that will save us all, weaves together tales of a young queen, a magician, and the 36 wise folk hidden in plain sight to heal the world. the doxsee theater (sunset park), $25+. >>

sat + sun (various times): 38th annual new york sword dance festival: half moon sword dance team presents family-friendly performances of traditional english sword dances with modern twists at venues across manhattan and brooklyn. this year’s fest features 10 performing groups from around the northeast. free admission. >>

sat 11am: ‘chase away the winter blues’ outdoor tour of brooklyn botanic garden: learn simple lifestyle practices that can help you maintain a sunny outlook through dark, cold days at this hour-long walk at brooklyn botanic garden hosted by licensed psychotherapist lynne spevack. free with garden admission ($18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets). >>

sat 1pm: national boston terrier day meetup: have a dog day at the washington square park dog run (greenwich village), where 100 boston terriers and their people will gather to celebrate national boston terrier day. >>

sat 2-6pm: phil collins day at greenpoint beer + ale co.: practice your air drumming for greenpoint beer + ale co’s annual phil collins day, a celebration of all things phil. what to expect: music (of course), a drum circle, art, raffles benefitting the brooklyn music school, and the release of the first-ever phil collins day beer. free admission (pay-as-you go). >>

sat 4pm: lack history: ted talk meets game show meets benefit at lack history, sam kedebe’s annual black history month comedy show ‘about the history we lack and its propensity to be black.’ caveat (les), $18 adv, $23 door admission will benefit organizations working towards social change. >>

sat 7pm (monthly): nerd nite: 21st birthday and book launch party (monthly): nerd is the word at nerd nite nyc, where you’ll hear entertaining and informative presentations on a wide range of subjects. tonight’s 21st birthday show also celebrates the launch of win friends and influence fungi: collected quirks of science, tech, engineering, and math from nerd nite. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 7pm: bad trip storytelling show: comedians take a night off from stand-up to share their most personal and wildest stories at bad trip, a storytelling comedy show hosted by joey rinaldi. after each performance, the audience is invited to ask the comedian questions about the story they just heard. young ethel’s (park slope), free with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $5 adv, $10 door). >>

sat 7pm: gay shame: sheria mattis and ely kreimendahl head this queer comedy show, where they wrestle shamefully gay anecdotes from a lineup of comics, the crowd, and each other. featuring robby hoffman, caitlin reese, aurea young, riylan mills, and hoodo hersi. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

sat 7pm doors: live band pop-punk/emo karaoke: pick from 140+ songs at this night of pop-punk/emo karaoke backed by brooklyn’s all killer no filler. an after party with dj tk follows. purgatory (bushwick), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 7:30pm: ready reroll: live dungeons and dragons theater show – haunted swamp episode: test your dice-rolling skills at a live-action dungeons and dragons theater show, where audience members can help determine the fate of the actors and comedians improvising their way through the saga. chain’s brick theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sat 7:30pm: runnner: indie singer-songwriter noah henry weinman (runner) plays a free concert at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. featuring: lucas o’neil, rylan sylvester, vernon payne, allison o’conor, and natalie norman. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5 adv, $10 door >>

sat 8pm: string orchestra of brooklyn (sob): founding sob conductor eli spindel leads the orchestra through works by khachaturian, dvořák, montgomery, and tchaikovsky. st. ann and the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights), $16 general, $11 seniors/students in advance, $20 day-of. >>

sat 8pm: spin doctors: just go ahead, now. go back to the 90s with spin doctors at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $25. >>

sat 9pm: the fantasy tavern: partake in potion-packed revelry at the fantasy tavern, an immersive evening of sea shanties, spicy drinking songs, quests, and a cast of colorful characters at caveat (les). feel free to arrive in costume, renaissance faire garb, or your nerdiest t-shirt. tonight’s theme: ‘pirates + mermaids.’ $21 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $35). >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up freshly assembled material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show. featuring robby hoffman (hulu), anthony moore (comedy central), david drake (hbo), mohanad elshieky (conan), and adam mitrani. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>

sponsored: sat 10:30pm: i’m not okay i prom(ise) emo prom: dust off your old checkered vans, grab that eyeliner, and straighten those bangs babes, because we’re gearing up for a lil valentine’s weekend emo prom! things to expect: promposals. blacks. reds. roses. checkers. rawrs. eyeliner. ring pops. corsages. myspace selfies. all the emo-pop-punk tunes your tween self couldn’t get enough. plus there will be a prom royalty for best outfits! littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sunday

sun + mon (various times): dune 40th anniversary screenings: david lynch’s 1984 cult classic, starring kyle maclachlan, sting, max von sydow, jose ferrer, and linda hunt, returns to select theaters for a limited engagement. various prices. >>

sun 5pm: rejected shorts: writer and comedian michelle cohn (vulture, mcsweeney’s) hosts a show where nyc writers and comedians join together to celebrate scorned satire, bad headlines, jokes that don’t land, and other art smacked with the cruel hand of rejection. featuring paul cassels, chandler dean, henry block, and more. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘nothanks’ (reg. $20-25). >>

sun 7pm: i blame television: a pop culture reading series: host elizabeth teets (la times, reductress) and a group of established and up-and-coming writers share their perspectives through the lens of popular culture. sisters (clinton hill), free admission. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): beanie babe comedy: the standups and the stuffed animals are full of beans at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, where a donation will get you a vintage beanie baby to take home. featuring janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), meka mo, lauren bacon, aiden kelly, and michael good. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>

sun 7:30pm (monthly): good god comedy show: anonymously share your craziest, cringiest secrets for the hosts to read aloud at this stand-up comedy variety show hosted by caitlin cook, brittany carney, naomi karavani, and shane torres. tonight’s lineup: lisa curry kc shornima, mark little, geoffrey asmus, bobby condon, and meka mo. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night:: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths bad movies for a watch party complete with drinking games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: dancin’: it’s on! (2015). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

monday

mon 10am: movies at the united palace with lin-manuel miranda: 2/26 screening tickets become available this morning: the movies at the united palace (washington heights) series kicks off its 2024 season with a screening of aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe, followed by a discussion with lin-manuel miranda, director aitch alberto, and stars max pelayo and reese gonzales. free tickets will be released this morning. >>

mon 4pm, 7pm (monthly thru december): classics in black + white: mildred pierce: village east by angelika hosts a series of black + white classics, continuing tonight with michael curtiz’s mildred pierce (1945), starring joan crawford, jack carson, and zachary scott. $18. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by maeve higgins and guest host joe pera with dj donwill returns with stand-up by sonia denis (a black lady sketch show), karolena theresa (hoes with feelings comedy), tim platt (fallon), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 50+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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– the skint