WEDS, 1/17: FREE BALLET, WIG PARTY, COMEDY FOR A CAUSE, + 17 THURS EVENTS

around town today

5-8pm (thru 2/2, closed sun + mon): nyu steinhardt’s costume studies ma program presents the eye of the beholder: decade-defining lids, lashes, + brows, an exhibition of historical and contemporary beauty products. opening reception tonight, symposium 1/28 12-2pm. 80wse gallery (greenwich village), free. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: the ninth annual silver sound showdown music + video festival showcases 5 live bands and 21 music videos, with the winning director and band receiving $ for a music video. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7pm: the kazakhstan astana ballet comes to nyc with a program that includes three pieces exploring traditional ballets, the life of singer edith piaf, and the forces of first love. alice tully hall at lincoln center, free (complimentary tickets will be distributed at the box office starting at 6pm). >>

7-11pm: con artist collective presents ‘bootleggers,’ a group art show parodying pop culture and corporate brands with knockoff merchandise. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s guests include dulcé sloan (the daily show), yedoye travis (search party), and friends who folk. bonus: theremin! the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm doors: comedy for a local cause: comedians janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), david cross (mr. show), jo firestone (fallon), joe pera (seth meyers), dan licata (adult swim), and more join forces to raise funds for the brooklyn new school’s 3rd grade africa curriculum. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers wendy herlich (silence is golden), t kira madden (no tokens), sandra newman (the country of ice cream star), and cooper wilhelm (dumbheart/stupidface). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features matteo lane (comedy central), anthony devito (conan),  jordan temple  (mtv), lucie pohl (overwatch), and jason burke. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer and $15 buckets are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight: jena friedman (the daily show), matthew broussard (conan), saurin choksi (brown privilege), kenice mobley (laughs), and mike brown (mtv). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kate willett (this is not happening), ramy youssef (colbert), kevin bozeman (comedy central), dave landau (last comic standing), mike lebovitz (just for laughs) and katie hannigan (collegehumor). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (monthly): no need to bring earbuds to the the song show, a new comedy show based on radio hits. tonight’s theme, ‘smells like teen spirit,’ features comedians ramy youssef (colbert) emmy blotnick (the president’s show) and casey james salengo (kimmel), with music by sultry pines fka velo. hosted by joe miciak and michael kandel. the cobra club (bushwick), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

10pm: get wiggy with it at the wig out! dance party, featuring music by the wig, panooc, rich medina and marley marl. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

our next event!

Flip Cupid the bird and celebrate singledom at the skint’s Third Annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 9th at littlefield.

Hug yourself and sway as the aptly-named DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) spins songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today. Purge your emotional baggage with our cleansing anti-love ritual. Use our photo booth to show the world (and your exes) how much better you’re doing on your own. Lubricate yourself with themed drink specials.

Dress in black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded.

Tickets are just $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

the skint presents:
The Third Annual
“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party

Friday, February 9 at 10:30pm
littlefield
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
Tickets: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1625804-3rd-annual-its-friday-im-brooklyn/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985462435046272/

coming up

1/18 (time tba): nyc’s ‘must-see week’ (fka nyc attractions week) returns 1/29-2/11 with 2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and performing arts going on sale today. >>

1/18-21: meet other potter(y) fans at the 19th annual new york ceramics and glass fair, where over 28 galleries and dealers will showcase porcelain, pottery, and glass works, and 9 experts will give lectures. bohemian national hall (ues), $20 admission includes all four days. >>

1/18-2/1: newly restored films dating from 1916 to 1992 will be screened at ‘to save and project,’ moma’s 15th annual international festival of film preservation, including hollywood classics, avant-garde works, travelogues, and more. museum of modern art (midtown west), free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free 4-8pm fridays), or $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students in advance. >>

1/18-25: catch the world’s top-ranking squash players competing in a glass-enclosed court housed in grand central terminal for the 21st annual j.p. morgan tournament of champions. grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall (midtown east). free standing room, $10+ for seated. >>

1/18 5pm-midnight: threes brewing turns three years old today, offering a free beer to those who rsvp on facebook. >>

1/18 6pm: travel back to the time of twiggy at the release of mod new york: fashion takes a trip, a book on the current exhibition at the museum of the city of new york. related attire encouraged. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free. >>

1/18 7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

1/18 7-9pm: activist group interference archive celebrates the opening of its new location and multimedia exhibition, ‘no. not ever.’ interference archive (park slope), free. >>

1/18 7pm (thru 1/21): from a barn on an island in maine to a williamsburg loft, barnfest nyc showcases new work made by a variety of theater and performance artists during their residency at barn arts collective on maine’s mount desert island. cloud city (williamsburg), $12. >>

1/18 7pm doors: tom tom magazine, the only publication dedicated to female drummers, throws an issue release party with music by nancy feast of teen, yucky duster, mallrat, and thick. elsewhere (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

1/18 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. performers for tonight’s show include gary richardson (the characters), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out), chris duffy (you’re the expert), karen chee (the new yorker), cathryn mudon, and rachel sennott. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), $3. >>

1/18 7:30pm doors:bric tv’s in-studio music series b-side hosts acid dad with host rachael pazdan. bric house studio (fort greene), free. >>

1/18 8pm (monthly): negativity has no chance at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes will miles (crashing), robert dean (gotham comedy live), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), ken schultz, and adam mamawala. hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

1/18 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by dan licata (adult swim), alison leiby (the president show), bronwyn isaac (reductress), keenan steiner, and owen straw. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/18 8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in computer-generated media at the warper party, featuring more than a dozen live electronic music acts and projected visuals on two floors. the keep (ridgewood), free. >>

1/18 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show, featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s #nastywomen-themed all-female lineup includes humorous ruminations on cryptography, artificial insemination, and more. hosted by kyle marian. caveat (les), $7. >>

1/18 10pm: fleetmac wood, a uk dj collective and party dedicated to remixes and edits of fleetwood mac and solo projects, comes to le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to company xiv’s xiariété in bushwick 1/18-25 for $20- (plus ticket fees, reg. $55+). >>

get tickets to the new york times travel show at the jacob k. javits convention center 1/27-28 for $8-15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

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TUES, 1/16: 2-FOR-1 BROADWAY TICKETS, RESISTANCE EVENTS, YOGA NIDRA, + 12 WEDS EVENTS

around town today

4pm, 7pm: the pussyhat project creator krista suh launches her new book, diy rules for a wtf world, with events at knitty city (4pm) and a.i.r. gallery (7pm). >>

6-9pm: more than 80 artists respond to the political climate since the election for the ‘one year of resistance’ group exhibition, including the topics of immigration, reproductive rights, climate change, and other issues. opening reception tonight. the untitled space gallery (tribeca), free (rsvp). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: 45 years after roe v wade, ilyse hogue (president of naral pro-choice america), katha pollitt (pro: reclaiming abortion rights), rebecca traister (new york magazine), and jamia wilson (feminist press) discuss its legacy and impact. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:30pm: black lives matter co-founder patrisse khan-cullors presents her memoir, when they call you a terrorist, at the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem). free. >>

7pm: winter soul medicine: yoga nidra for a wild new year: learn how to reduce anxiety, stress, and insomnia while getting the benefits of four hours of sleep at a guided meditation and vinyasa session led by teacher kathryn cornelius. space ninety 8 (williamsburg), $15. >>

7pm: contributors to together we rise: the women’s march: behind the scenes at the protest heard around the world, including uzo aduba, cassady fendlay, sarah sophie flicker, cindi leive, paola mendoza, linda sarsour, and elaine welteroth, host a panel discussion and book signing at barnes + noble union square. priority entry with purchase of the book. >>

7pm: it occurs to me that i am america: new stories and art anthology contributors explore what it means to strive for a free democracy at a panel discussion at strand bookstore (union square). purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($30) required for admission.   >>

7pm: the rally reading series (‘the heart of a march in the body of a reading series’) presents readings and discussions from writers rob spillman (all tomorrow’s parties), michele filgate (literary hub), and charlotte lieberman (the harvard business review). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (+ 1/23, 1/30): nonagenarian food critic mimi sheraton offers advice on food and life from live callers and audience members during a taping of the sporkful presents: ask mimi, a new podcast moderated by dan pashman. tonight’s guests include rocca (cbs sunday morning) and dirt candy restaurateur amanda cohen. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: feelings: a talk show mixes elements of daytime talk and late night comedy with host giulia rozzi and dj therap-e (aka real-life therapist elena pellegrino) interviewing guests ranging from authors, experts, comedians and musicians. tonight’s theme: confidence. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm (weekly): indulge in 90s nostalgia with stand up and trivia at the as if! comedy show. tonight: mamoudou n’diaye (mtv), ashley bez (younger), ginny hogan (mcsweeney’s), and david spector. bonus: rsvp and arrive by 7:15pm for a free beer. hosted by claire parker, blair dawson, and anya volz. rebecca’s (bushwick), free. >>

8pm: stevie, a witchy comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks and hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart, features performances by emmy blotnick (the president show), annie donley (ifc), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), mitra jouhari, joe castle baker, and sluck. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by liza treyger (comedy central), janelle james (@midnight), ramy youssef (colbert), leclerc andre darguin (laughs), and julia shiplett (crashing). friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

1/17 5-8pm (thru 2/2, closed sun + mon): nyu steinhardt’s costume studies ma program presents the eye of the beholder: decade-defining lids, lashes, + brows, an exhibition of historical and contemporary beauty products. opening reception tonight, symposium 1/28 12-2pm. 80wse gallery (greenwich village), free. >>

1/17 6pm doors, 7pm show: the ninth annual silver sound showdown music + video festival showcases 5 live bands and 21 music videos, with the winning director and band receiving $ for a music video. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

1/17 7pm: the kazakhstan astana ballet comes to nyc with a program that includes three pieces exploring traditional ballets, the life of singer edith pilaf, and the forces of first love. alice tully hall at lincoln center, free (complimentary tickets will be distributed at the box office starting at 6pm). >>

1/17 7-11pm: con artist collective presents ‘bootleggers,’ a group art show parodying pop culture and corporate brands with knockoff merchandise. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free. >>

1/17 7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s guests include dulcé sloan (the daily show), yedoye travis (search party), and friends who folk. bonus: theremin! the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

1/16 7pm doors, 8pm doors: comedy for a local cause: comedians janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), david cross (mr. show), jo firestone (fallon), joe pera (seth meyers), dan licata (adult swim), and more join forces to raise funds for the brooklyn new school’s 3rd grade africa curriculum. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

1/17 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers wendy herlich (silence is golden), t kira madden (no tokens), sandra newman (the country of ice cream star), and cooper wilhelm (dumbheart/stupidface). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

1/17 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features matteo lane (comedy central), anthony devito (conan),  jordan temple  (mtv), lucie pohl (overwatch), and jason burke. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

1/17 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer and $15 buckets are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight: jena friedman (the daily show), matthew broussard (conan), saurin choksi (brown privilege), kenice mobley (laughs), and mike brown (mtv). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/17 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kate willett (this is not happening), ramy youseff (colbert), kevin bozeman (comedy central), dave landau (last comic standing), mike lebovitz (just for laughs) and katie hannigan (collegehumor). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

1/17 9pm (monthly): no need to bring earbuds to the the song show, a new comedy show based on radio hits. tonight’s theme, ‘smells like teen spirit,’ features comedians ramy youssef (colbert) emmy blotnick (the president’s show) and casey james salengo (kimmel), with music by sultry pines fka velo. hosted by joe miciak and michael kandel. the cobra club (bushwick), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

1/17 10pm: get wiggy with it at the wig out! dance party, featuring music by the wig, panooc, rich medina and marley marl. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $25 for ‘poignant, physical’ re-imagining of the battle of the sexes, balls, at 59e59 theatres (reg. $70). >>

thru 2/4: score 2-for-1 tickets to 19 shows during the annual winter broadway week. shows include anastasia, chicago, john lithgow: stories by heart, latin history for morons, the lion king, wicked, and more. >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 2/24-6/23 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50) >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 5/3-6 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees (reg. $15-30). >>

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/20-22 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-20). >>

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JUST $25 FOR “POIGNANT, PHYSICAL” RE-IMAGINING OF THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES (SPONSORED)

One Year Lease Theater Company and Stages Repertory Theatre present
BALLS

By Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery
Directed by Ianthe Demos and Nick Flint
Movement Direction by Natalie Lomonte

It’s 1973 and Houston’s Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest cultural events of all time as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match.

Balls is a high-intensity theatrical retelling of this unforgettable match and the cultural debates it ignited around sexism, women-in-sport, and equality. One Year Lease’s signature high-energy physical style embraces the carnival atmosphere of the original event, and features a shot-by-shot re-imagining of the entire match.

Use code SKINT to snag $25 tickets* (Reg. $70)
Valid for performances through January 24.

Performances: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7:00, Sat 2:00 & 7:00, Sun 2:00

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59E59 Theaters – a quick block from SUBWAY 4/5/6 N/W/R at 59 St.

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