thru 12/24: gift markets, fairs, and pop-ups:
christmas fair at the church of sweden (diamond district). 12-6pm wednesdays-sundays thurs thru 12/24. >>
christmas fair at the norwegian seamen’s church (midtown east). fri thru sun. >>
danish christmas fair at danish seamen’s church (brooklyn heights). sat + sun 10am-4pm. >>
holiday printing open house at south street seaport museum. sat 1-4pm. >>
off the wall – the affordable holiday art fair at culture lab lic. thurs-sun thru 12/18. >>
shop small pop-up at new woman space (williamsburg). sat 1-7pm. >>
trans art bazaar at house of yes (bushwick). sun 1-7pm. >>
union square outdoor holiday market. thru 12/24 (closed thanksgiving). >>

thru 5/7/2023: thierry mugler: couturissime: the first and only retrospective exhibition devoted to late french designer thierry mugler opens at brooklyn museum with 130 haute couture designs and stage costumes, accessories, photographs, and installations. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $20 general, $12 seniors/students (admission includes entry to all of the museum’s exhibitions and galleries). >>

thru 4/10/2023: nick cave: forothermore: traveling from the museum of contemporary art chicago, an exhibition covering the entire breadth of artist nick cave’s career comes to the guggenheim. featuring sculpture, installation, video, and rarely seen early work, the exhibition’s opening weekend will be free to attend (rsvp here). regular admission is $25 general, $18 students/seniors, and pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-8pm. >>

thru 1/8/2023: the bronx zoo holiday lights: ice-carvers, stilt walkers, costumed characters, and 360 lanterns representing almost 90 animal and plant species fill the bronx zoo for its annual immersive holiday display. $39.95 general, $34.95 seniors, $24.95 kids. >>

fri thru sun: transgender day of remembrance: the lgbtq+ community and allies will gather for vigils, volunteer opportunities, and other events across the boroughs to raise awareness and honor those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. >>

fri thru sun: get your fill of film at the video art + experimental film festival @ tribeca film center and producers club theaters (fri + sat, $15) and the tide film festival @ stuart cinema and bric (fri thru sun, $20).

fri + sat (fri 6-9pm, sat 1-7pm): the international studio + curatorial program’s fall open studios: works by 37 resident artists and curators from 31 countries will be on display at iscp’s annual fall open studios. international studio + curatorial program (east williamsburg), free (rsvp required, $10 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm: butts: a backstory: reporter, essayist, and radiolab contributing editor heather radke gets to the bottom of bottoms at a talk on her new book, butts: a backstory. in conversation with new york magazine and the cut writer allison p. davis. books are magic (cobble hill), $10 admission includes a store gift card, $28.9 includes a copy of the book. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by veronica garza (mtv), jimmy schatz (orange is the new black), anddy egan-thorpe (fruit basket comedy), ashlynn salzano (that time of the week), and dante plush. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm: must love dogs and comedy: bring your furbaby and howl with laughter at this dog-friendly comedy variety show, featuring stand-up, characters, storytelling, and musical comedy by lee lan (time out new york), maddie peck (last drop comedy), shalewa sharpe (don’t reach in the bag), michael abber, and stephanie o. hosted by jolie dudley. boris + horton (east village), donation-based admission (a portion of proceeds will benefit an animal rescue center). >>

fri 7pm: the harlem chamber players: annual bach concert: the harlem chamber players presents its annual all- bach concert at broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights). $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): runnin’ late comedy: clock in to cab washington and marcely’s comedy show spotlighting black and brown performers, featuring marie faustin (comedy central), nore davis (comedy central), gavin matts (conan), and veronica kwiatkowski (hot sets comedy). friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

fri 8pm (every other friday): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux and jenny gorelick host tonight’s edition of cherry on top, a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup on the rooftop of ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s lineup: jc mendoza (funny or die), freddie shanel (reductress), esther fallick, jilberto soto, and rylan sylvester. $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: che durena (siriusxm), courtney maginnis (comedy central), lane pieschel (comedians you should know), annie lockwood (netflix), and adam gilbert. cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

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 emma willman (colbert), paul elia (conan), remy kassimir (netflix), amamah sardar (sirius xm), rohan padhye (npr), and elle orlando. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


sat thru 1/29/2023: city of kings: a history of new york graffiti: featuring stories, photos, ephemera, videos, documentaries, and the accounts of historical experiences, howl! happening (east village) presents an exhibition tracing the chronology of graffiti’s emergence as an art form and the under-recognized artists who pushed the medium forward. opening reception 11/19 6-8pm. free admission. >>

sat thru 1/16/2023: new york botanical garden’s annual holiday train show: see model trains zip through a display of more than 190 scaled replicas of new york landmarks, each re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks, and displayed under thousands of twinkling lights at nybg’s haupt conservatory. $30 general, $28 students/seniors. >>

sat 12pm: cranksgiving manhattan: at this annual food drive on wheels, participants cycle through nyc, buying food to benefit the bowery mission. bring a bike, a lock, a bag, and $ to purchase food. starts at bella abzug park (hudson yards). >>

sat 1-7pm (ends today): bronx night market: the bronx’s outdoor pop-up is back with a rotating lineup of vendors (majority micro-, small-, lgbtq+-, poc-, immigrant-, and female-owned) serving up food, drink, apparel, jewelry, art, and more, plus with live music and dance performances. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 7pm: citizenship live!: a comedy show ‘inspired by nightmare that is the u.s. customs and immigration service,’ citizenship live! challenges a team of immigrants and a team of u.s. citizens to answer trivia questions about america and the world. hosted by felipe torres medina and taylor kay phillips. $10 with promo code ‘lincoln’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 8pm: stand-up science: learn while laughing as scientist turned stand-up comedian ben miller breaks down everything from milk to the thermodynamics of refrigerators. grove 34 (astoria), $10. >>

sat 8pm: is this anything?: ian goldstein (mcsweeney’s) and ally spier (reductress) co-host a comedic variety show featuring a lineup of performers at ample hills’ scoop shop in gowanus. tonight: shenuque tissera (hbo max), ike ufomadu (ziwe), rebecca kaplan (beanie babe comedy), valerie vernale (pink lotion comedy), and chandler dean (mcsweeney’s). $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

sat 9pm: spanksgiving: things get saucy at i love burlesque’s annual fetish-inspired thanksgiving-season show. hosted by lucy buttons with dj fresh prince of darkness. dromedary urban tiki bar (bushwick), free general admission, $10 for reserved seating. bring $ to tip the performers. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show, featuring aparna nancherla (comedy central, jared waters (pbs), salma hindy (amazon), moe singleton (thoughts for your thoughts), and michael abber. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>


sun 2pm (monthly thru may): schneider concerts chamber music series at the new school: showcasing early-career musicians and ensembles, the new school’s schneider concert series continues the season with the new york debut of ivalas string quartet, who’ll perform a program of works by beethovem, golijov, and alberga. the auditorium at the new school (union square), $20 general, $17 seniors. >>

sun 3pm: greenwich village orchestra: subversion + hope: the 70-person community orchestra continues its 2022-23 season with a concert program of works by leshnoff and shostakovich at all saints church (ues). suggested donation: $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

sun 4pm: melodia women’s choir in concert: melodia women’s choir presents a concert of music and poetry ‘depicting the beautiful foliage, the mellow and acute melancholy, and the beautiful moments of frost and festivity.’ church of the holy apostles (chelsea), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

sun 7pm: queerotica comedy night: alex kim hosts a comedic tribute to queereroticism throughout history, featuring stand-ups emma willman (colbert), calise hawkins (fallon), sam morrison (drew barrymore show), jake cornell (comedy central), aurea young, and clara olshansky. the rare book room at strand books (union square), $10. >>

sun 8pm: 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 katie boyle (the shift), valerie vernale (pink lotion comedy), brittany cardwell (ambush comedy), ian goldstein (mcsweeney’s), and wanjiko eke. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths forgotten gems of the vhs years for a watch party complete with arcade games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: daddy can’t dance (2012). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>


mon 7pm: duty free live!: foreign game shows get the comedy treatment when improvisers adapt game shows that aren’t widely-known to american audiences for the stage. caveat (les), $13.50 with promo code ‘lessduty’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly thru may 2023): music mondays concert series: the 20-year anniversary edition of ‘music mondays’ brings leading classical and contemporary chamber music ensembles to advent lutheran church (uws), continuing tonight with musicians from the met orchestra and an exploration of the music of kevin puts, whose opera the hours will premiere at the met the following night. puts will speak about the opera and his recent chamber music as part of a program that includes arias from the hours, a song cycle, chamber works, and music by mozart. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): the secret science club: the secret is out: the secret science club, an evening of lectures and libations, returns to the bell house (gowanus) with a talk from astrophysicist and planet hunter nora eisner, who’ll discuss her work with citizen scientists to detect some of the most elusive exoplanets in the milky way. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by ophira eisenberg (ask me another), yedoye travis (comedy central), kerry coddett (desus + mero), dan wilbur (how not to read), and sureni weerasekera. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


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new gift markets opening today:
christmas fair at the church of sweden (diamond district). 12-6pm wednesdays-sundays thurs thru 12/24. >>
union square outdoor holiday market. thurs thru 12/24 (closed thanksgiving). >>

thurs thru february 2023: governors island winter village: following last year’s successful launch, governors island’s colonels row once again celebrates the winter season with holiday lights, a 7,500 square-foot ice skating rink (open thursdays-sundays and school holidays), lawn games, fire pits, sled and bike rentals, seasonal food and drink available for purchase, and more. skate rink admission is free on thursdays, skate rental and admission other days are tba. >>

thurs (time tba): reservations open today for new york theatre ballet’s the nutcracker at brookfield place’s winter garden: an art-nouveau treatment of the classic holiday ballet, choreographed by keith michael, returns to brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi) for four ticketed performances 12/2-4. reservations for free tickets, which are required to attend, open today. >>

thurs 4-8pm (monthly): les gallery nights: go on a self-guided walk of the lower east side, nolita, little italy, and chinatown while checking out the new art on display at 25+ independent art galleries. free admission. >>

thurs 6pm: three village authors: a reading: historic jefferson market library (greenwich village) hosts an evening with authors michele herman, kate walter, and donna florio, who’ll read from their new books about greenwich village. free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: bloomingdale’s holiday window unveiling with billy porter: the flagship 59th street bloomingdale’s kicks off the holiday season’s window unveiling with a performance by emmy, grammy, and tony award winner billy porter on lexington ave. free. >>

thurs 6:45pm: liam gallagher – knebworth 22: nitehawk cinema’s music driven screening series presents toby l.’s 2022 documentary that traces liam gallagher back to the site of oasis’ historic 1996 concerts. stick around for the afterparty at the theater’s trees lounge with music video time machine projecting music videos from the britpop era. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $16. >>

sponsored: thurs 7pm: natasha leggero: the world deserves my children: actress and comedian natasha leggero (another period) is joined by rachel brosnahan (the marvelous mrs. maisel) for an evening of conversation in honor of the release of her laugh-out-loud funny collection of insightful and razor-sharp essays on motherhood in our post-apocalyptic world. every ticket includes a copy of the world deserves my children. skint readers get a book and ticket to the event for $25 with promo code ‘natasha’ (service charge applies). >>

thurs 7pm: queers n peers variety show: (hand) cuffing season edition: lgbtq+ and allied performing artists will present a variety of performances about dating, kink, and literal handcuffs at dromedary urban tiki bar (bushwick). hosted by cassidy dawn graves and comrade barbie. $10 adv, $15 door (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by vanessa chan and brian gresko. tonight’s readers: james hannaham (didn’t nobody give a shit what happened to carlotta), hafizah augustus geter (the black periodL on personhood, race, and origin), and sarah thankam mathews (all this could be different). books will be available for purchase through greenlight bookstore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs 8pm (monthly): pop! a pop culture bingo party: marvel edition: geek out over black panther, she-hulk, ms. marvel and more while you get your game on at this fun night of bingo, with themed mini-games and pop-culture trivia challenges to test your knowledge in-between rounds. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson at parklife (gowanus). free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>

thurs 8pm: scientific controversies: is math invented or discovered?: is math discovered in nature or is it invented by humans and imposed on an agnostic reality? and will it always be able to unlock the mysteries of the universe, or will we come to an end of its utility? find out and learn more at a discussion with physicist max tegmark (our mathematical universe) and cognitive scientist rafael núñez (where mathematics comes from, moderated by barnard astronomy and physics professor and pioneer works director of sciences janna levin. pioneer works (red hook), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

thurs 8pm: awkward sex…and the city: storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your pleasure at the awkward sex…and the city show. tonight’s lineup includes comedian ariel elias (kimmel), sex educator domina franco, and more. hosted by natalie wall. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): highwaisted comedy show: comedy—it’s in their jeans. the audience member wearing the highest waist has the chance to win a free drink at the highwaisted comedy show. tonight’s performers: aparna nancherla (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (don’t reach in the bag), ismael loutfi (kimmel), brittany carney (vulture comic to watch), and connor creagan. hosted by alex kumin and julia shiplett. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): hook…entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of stevhen spielberg’s 1991 film using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>



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If you are 30 years old or under OR a full-time student of any age, you can purchase a $20 New Deal ticket (up to $90 value). Choose your seat, choose ticket type New Deal (change from Standard), and use promo code NEWDEALSKINT. ONE ID PER TICKET, FOR OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS – SEE BELOW.



In a seedy apartment on the edge of Des Moines, an unlikely assortment of people come together for an impromptu party that takes them, by the evening’s end, on a dam bursting ride down a stream-of-consciousness deluge. Downing depth chargers and singing karaoke, they struggle with the strange and unholy trinity of life, death, and sex in this work filled with dark humor and mystery. “What I write about,” Johnson observed, “is the dilemma of living in a fallen world and asking why it is like this if there’s supposed to be a God.”

Michiko Kakutani, in her 2017 Appraisal of Denis Johnson in The New York Times observed, “He used his startling gift for language to create word pictures as detailed and visionary, and as varied, as paintings by Edward Hopper and Hieronymus Bosch, capturing the lives of outsiders — the lost, the dispossessed, the damned — with empathy and unsparing candor…There is a fierce, ecstatic quality to Mr. Johnson’s strongest work that lends his characters and their stories an epic, almost mythic dimension, in the best American tradition of Melville and Whitman.”

Johanna Day, Arliss Howard, Hari Nef, Michael Shannon, Heather Alicia Simms

Polonsky Shakespeare Center: 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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