50 BANDS BRING FOLK, ROOTS, BLUES AND MORE TO THE 3RD ANNUAL BROOKLYN AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL THRU 9/24 (SPONSORED)

The annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is back with 50 shows at seven stages along the spectacular waterfront in Dumbo and Red Hook thru Sunday!

FREE daytime shows are being held at outdoor stages at The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (Friday and Saturday) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Saturday and Sunday).

FREE evening shows will be hosted at beloved establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo: Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s, Red Hook Bait and Tackle, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine.

Opening Night Gala at Jalopy Theatre Thursday 8pm.

Check out the official website for the full lineup and schedule!

Lineups subject to change

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THURS, 9/21: BURLESQUE FEST, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, NICKODEMUS, + 17 FRI EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
back to the future (1985), hudson yards park (midtown west) >>
breakfast at tiffany’s (1960), samuel seabury playground (ues) >>
guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 (2017), rainey park (lic) >>

5:42am-midnight (ends today): the ceiling of grand central terminal fills with ‘unseen stars,’ a seven-minute animated projection depicting 12 groundbreaking female scientists and engineers. can’t make it? it’s streaming here. free. >>

6pm (+ 9/28): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s third annual live at the archway series continues a season of free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes, interactive art, pop-up galleries, and more. tonight’s program includes music by dj nickodemus and friends, plus interactive art by tara dixon. beer + wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

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. tonight’s guests include rae sanni (the president show), marcia belsky (reductress), darian lusk, courtney reynolds, and defne gencler. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), $3. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian chris duffy hosts the you get a spoon! variety show, where performers endorse and give away their favorite objects, oprah-style. this month: comedy from emmy blotnick (the president show), a reading by author a.j. jacobs (the year of living biblically), and art from neil goldberg. caveat (les), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): roast battle meets debate club for lindsay lohan vs. hilary duff: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s/90s movie and turns the whole thing into, you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through robin hood: men in tights. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm: negativity has no chance at the new on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every comic to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s inaugural show includes paul oddo (the late show), liz miele (comedy central), matt wayne (comedy central), rae sanni (the president show), and myq kaplan (netflix special). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (thru 9/24): play politics at box wine theater’s sixth annual raucous caucus, a 10-minute play festival showcasing a wide range of political views. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by kerryn feehan (trutv), patrick schroeder (roast battle), and andy sandford (conan). hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret (the meme team). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in computer-generated media at the warper party, featuring 15 live electronic music acts and projected visuals on two floors. the keep (ridgewood), free. >>

9:15pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring jacqueline novak, jaboukie young-white, bowen yang, anna drezen, and jonathan yoni lotan. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9:30pm: kevin geeks out about stephen king: comedian kevin maher presents a multimedia variety show about the good, bad and weird adaptations of stephen king. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

thru 9/23: go hog wild at the fifth annual motorcycle film festival. wythe hotel screening room (williamsburg), $15-20. >>

thru 9/24: tassels take over nyc for the 15th annual new york burlesque festival, featuring over 100 international performers, a teaser party thursday, shows and parties friday + saturday, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony on sunday. multiple venues, $12-35. >>

thru 9/24: 50 world touring bands bring folk, roots, blues, and more to two outdoor and five indoor stages in dumbo and red hook for the third annual brooklyn americana music festival. opening gala at jalopy theatre thursday ($25), then all shows friday thru sunday are free. the skint is proud to be a media sponsor for this festival. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/22 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
power rangers (2017), seward park (les) >>
wonder woman (2017), john paul jones park (fort hamilton) >>

9/22 12-7pm (thru 9/24): the second annual independent art book fair brings work by 60 artists, galleries, and independent publishers to greenpoint terminal warehouse. free admission. >>

9/22 5-10pm: hoedown in midtown! swing your partner round and round at the annual bryant park square dance, a countrified evening of live music, trick-roping lessons, cornholing, a mechanical bull, and more. food + drink will be available for purchase. bonus: free cowboy hats (while supplies last). free admission. >>

9/22 5:30pm: learn how to read body language with some perspectives from a behavioral science researcher, a forensic scientist, and a tarot card reader at pregame your brain, a new series of mini science-based lessons at caveat (les). bonus: first 100 advance ticket sales include a free drink. $5. >>

9/22 6-9pm: heal better at new york open center’s open house, an evening of free holistic lectures, $15 mini-sessions, and refreshments. free admission. >>

9/22 6-9pm (thru 9/24): printed matter’s 12th annual ny art book fair, featuring over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 28 countries, kicks off with an opening night preview/party with live performances by hot chip’s alexis taylor, upstate music, and blondes. moma ps1 (lic), $10 for the opening party, free for the rest of the fair. >>

9/22 6pm doors, 7pm show: art battle! 12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

9/22 7-10pm (+ 11am-7pm sat-sun): bushwick open studios is back this weekend, showcasing hundreds of artist studios in bushwick and the surrounding areas, alongside parties, performances, and panels. opening party friday night at beyond studios. free. >>

9/22 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month featuring episodes of will + grace and kenan + kel. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

9/22 7:30pm (+ 9/23 2:15-10:45pm): country dance new york and brooklyn contra team up for ‘contrashock!,’ two days of contra dancing and live music from three bands. camp friendship (fri) and ps3 (sat), $20+. >>

9/22 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a ‘strangelove’ – depeche mode and new wave theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

9/22 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: trip out to barbarella reloaded, an audio-visual remake of the 1968 jane fonda sci-fi cult-classic barbarella performed by trio italian surf academy and vj lapsus. littlefield (gowanus), $12 in advance with promo code ‘duranduran’ (reg. $20). >>

9/22 8pm: what does the town of twin peaks have to do with the peaks of the himalayas? a tour at the rubin museum of art (chelsea) explores the connection between tibet and the show twin peaks, with an optional post-tour cabaret cinema screening of david lynch’s mulholland drive. the tour is free with museum admission (free fridays 6-10pm, reg. $15 adults, $10 students), $10 for the film. >>

9/22 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kate willett (comedy central), liza treyger (comedy central), aparna nancherla (seth meyers), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and shelby taylor. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

9/22 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the new monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. with emmy blotnick (the president show), claudia cogan (last comic standing), anthony devito (this american life), josh gondelman (last week tonight), rob haze (comedy central), ariel elias (well behaved), and shalewa sharpe (thug passion). hosted by jeopardy runner-up and ph.d scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/22-24: hear some beats + rhymes at the queens hip-hop festival, a weekend of live performances, dj sets, visual art, screenings, hip-hop yoga, and more. various venues, free-$20. >>

9/22-10/22: brandy is dandy at the fall cognac crawl, where a ticket gets you five cognac-based cocktails, a tote bag, and a chance to win a private cocktail class or gift certificate. proceeds benefit heritage radio network. various locations in the east village and les, $30. >>

ticket deals

go on a 90-minute daytime or two-hour evening sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, 9/23-10/9 for $23-28 (plus ticket fees, reg $39). >>

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WEDS, 9/20: DEAR OWEN WILSON, BROOKE SHIELDS, UNSEEN STARS, + 15 THURS EVENTS

around town today

5:42am-midnight (+ 9/21): the ceiling of grand central terminal fills with ‘unseen stars,’ a seven-minute animated projection depicting 12 groundbreaking female scientists and engineers. can’t make it? it’s streaming here. free. >>

2pm, 7pm: e.t. the extra-terrestrial comes back to select movie theaters in honor of its 35th anniversary. various movie theaters and prices. >>

6pm: get a detailed look at the artwork, on-set photos, and story behind the dark crystal at the book launch for the dark crystal: the ultimate visual history. author caseen gaines and cheryl henson, daughter of creator jim henson and president of the jim henson foundation, will be on hand for a discussion, q+a session, and signing. priority seating with purchase of the book at this location. barnes + noble tribeca. >>

6:30pm (+ 9/27): pulitzer prize-winning playwright suzan-lori parks discusses f*cking a (9/20) and in the blood (9/27), riffs on the scarlet letter that are currently playing at signature theatre (midtown west). free. >>

7pm: free outdoor movie screening: west side story (1961) at harlem art park (east harlem). >>

7:30pm: release party for the other men need help podcast: hosted by mark pagán, with tales of etiquette and desirability missteps from aparna nancherla (seth meyers), henry alford (would it kill you to stop doing that?), joanna solotaroff (this american life), and isaac oliver (intimacy idiot). the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians read letters to a celebrity who’s impacted their life at the dear owen wilson comedy/interview show, hosted by blair socci (mtv). tonight’s readers include snl‘s michael che, melissa villaseñor and sasheer zamata, and dan licata (ucb). littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers matthew hittinger (the masque of marilyn), melissa ragsly (the best american nonrequired reading 2017), madhuri pavamani (the sanctum), and ashley p. taylor (the scientist). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm: deep night with dale seever, a talk show about the artistic process, returns with writers and comedians including kristen bartlett (snl, difficult people), rae sanni (the president show, girl code), and melinda taub (full frontal with samantha bee, adam ruins everything). the slipper room (lower east side), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features dan soder (comedy central), matt wayne (comedy central), patrick schroeder (comedy central), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), and abby feldman (gringolandia). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): be strange and unusual a free screening of beetlejuice (1988) at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): get in the loop at the comedians you should know show. tonight: joe list (comedy central), pat brown (colbert), andy sandford (conan), neko white (gotham comedy live), charlie pickering (the weekly, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

11pm (monthly): late night writers custom-build a talk show pilot for a new host each month at ucb’s ‘night late.’ this month’s host: actor and model brooke shields(!). ucb chelsea, $5. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/21 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
back to the future (1985), hudson yards park (midtown west) >>
breakfast at tiffany’s (1960), samuel seabury playground (ues) >>
guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 (2017), rainey park (lic) >>

9/21 6pm (+ 9/28): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s third annual live at the archway series continues a season of free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes, interactive art, pop-up galleries, and more. tonight’s program includes music by dj nickodemus and friends, plus interactive art by tara dixon. beer + wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

9/21 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. tonight’s guests include rae sanni (the president show), marcia belsky (reductress), darian lusk, courtney reynolds, and defne gencler. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), $3. >>

9/21 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian chris duffy hosts the you get a spoon! variety show, where performers endorse and give away their favorite objects, oprah-style. this month: comedy from emmy blotnick (the president show), a reading by author a.j. jacobs (the year of living biblically), and art from neil goldberg. caveat (les), $10. >>

9/21 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): roast battle meets debate club for lindsay lohan vs. hilary duff: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/21 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s/90s movie and turns the whole thing into, you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through robin hood: men in tights. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

9/21 8pm: negativity has no chance at the new on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every comic to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s inaugural show includes paul oddo (the late show), liz miele (comedy central), matt wayne (comedy central), rae sanni (the president show), and myq kaplan (netflix special). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

9/21 8pm (thru 9/24): play politics at box wine theater’s sixth annual raucous caucus, a 10-minute play festival showcasing a wide range of political views. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

9/21 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by kerryn feehan (trutv), patrick schroeder (roast battle), and andy sandford (conan). hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret (the meme team). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/21 8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in computer-generated media at the warper party, featuring 15 live electronic music acts and projected visuals on two floors. the keep (ridgewood), free. >>

9/21 9:15pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring jacqueline novak, jaboukie young-white, bowen yang, anna drezen, and jonathan yoni lotan. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/21 9:30pm: kevin geeks out about stephen king: comedian kevin maher presents a multimedia variety show about the good, bad and weird adaptations of stephen king. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

9/21-23: go hog wild at the fifth annual motorcycle film festival. wythe hotel screening room (williamsburg), $15-20. >>

9/21-24: tassels take over nyc for the 15th annual new york burlesque festival, featuring over 100 international performers, a teaser party thursday, shows and parties friday + saturday, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony on sunday. multiple venues, $12-35. >>

9/21-24: 50 world touring bands bring folk, roots, blues, and more to two outdoor and five indoor stages in dumbo and red hook for the third annual brooklyn americana music festival. opening gala at jalopy theatre thursday ($25), then all shows friday thru sunday are free. the skint is proud to be a media sponsor for this festival. >>

ticket deals

go on a lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 12/22 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

get tickets to that physics show at the physics theatre thru 11/19 for free-$32 (plus ticket fees, reg. $59). >>

get tickets to the annual nyc craft coffee festival at villain in williamsburg 9/30 for $17.50+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $35+). >>

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