the skint is taking monday off, and we’ll be back on tuesday with our regular listings. scroll to the bottom to find events that occur on all three days, including willy wonka screenings, the governors island art fair, and open pools + beaches (with a tropical storm warning). have a happy and safe holiday weekend!


7pm: immerse yourself in the cartoon realm at twillerama, an hour-long animation ‘festival’ showcasing the work of 16 local artists and hosted, naturally, by two cartoon characters. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

7pm doors: gates plays an album release show at mercury lounge (les) with rare futures, vasudeva, and athletics. $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 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 cole escola, amber nelson, aaron jackson, patti harrison, and cory palmer. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

8pm: you’ll be hair today, gone tomorrow at the ninth annual coney island beard and moustache competition, where facial hair of all shapes and sizes will be evaluated by a panel of judges in the hopes of winning something–even ‘worst in show.’ coney island usa, $20. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): bring an old trophy, a souvenir shot glass, your sticker collection, or anything with a story for a chance at winning $20 cash at the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. tonight’s guest performers include emily galati (conan), brandon scott wolf (nbc), kevin doyle, sam evans, and max white. hosted by lukas kaiser (comedy central). over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

9pm: don’t be a sucker m.c.: practice your stage time at hip hop karaoke and get back-up help by beats, a dj and even a hypeman. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): hear ‘the dirtiest, most-unsafe-for-prime-time jokes, bits, and riffs’ at the dirty show. tonight’s performers include annie lederman (chelsea lately), kerryn feehan (stand up and take your clothes off), carolyn castiglia (right now!), rebecca rush, and jason burke. hosted by ben conrad and lucas connolly. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

9:30pm: camp it up at a screening of wet hot american summer. s’mores included. videology (williamsburg), $15. >>

10pm (monthly): comedians perform their darkest, saddest, and most traumatic–but funny–bits at the dark spots comedy show. this month’s installment features liz magee (someecards), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), langston kerman (the oscars writer), maria wojciechowski (entertainment weekly), brendan eyre (comedy central), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and jake hart. hosted by shane torres, nate fridson, and alison zeidman. the creek + the cave (lic), $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
edward scissorhands (friday) and american psucho (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
el topo @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
i drink your blood @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
ichi the killer @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
klown forever @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
strawberries need rain (friday) and beyond the doors (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the dreamers @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the thing: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>


9am-2pm: watch a parade of tug boats before they go neck-and-neck at the 24th annual great north river tugboat race + pushing contest, then channel your inner popeye with a spinach-eating contest. pier 83 (west 43rd street and hudson river park), $20-25 to watch from the spectator boat, free from shore. >>

10am-6pm: it may be held in little brazil, but the 32nd annual brazilian day festival is one of the biggest festivities in the city, featuring a day of outdoor concerts, dancing, food, and fun in honor of brazilian independence day. free admission. >>

11am-6pm: enjoy free admission at the noguchi museum’s annual community day, with open studios for families, a tour, and an hour-long conversation about a single work of art. (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors.) >>

1-6pm: everything’s fair game at the annual west side county fair, chock-full of carnival games + rides, live music, stilt and aerial performers, food, and more. pier i @ riverside park south (uws), free. >>

2pm: see some brews, sip some brews: bierbox founder dailey crafton brews a batch of beer, and you’re invited to observe, inquire, and taste. the brooklyn kitchen (williamsburg), free (rsvp required). >>

2pm, 7pm (+ 9/7): catch screenings of the neverending story with the featurette ‘reimagine the neverending story’ and a recorded introduction from film critic ben lyons at select movie theaters. $12.50. >>

4pm (weekly): the sunday moving pictures series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with screenings of movies released ten years ago: the prestige and casino royale. free. >>

6pm doors: exo-tech, a music ‘supergroup’ comprised of kimbra, members of arcade fire, red hot chili peppers, cibo matto, chairlift, and more plays in the round with guests sean ono lennon, caroline polachek, sarah neufeld, and others. pioneer works (red hook), $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

6pm (ends today) 6pm: tonight’s the last brooklyn cyclones home baseball game of the season, with a pre-game catch and post-game fireworks to boot. mcu park (coney island), $10-17. >>

8pm (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show with host joe zimmerman includes performances by gary vider (america’s got talent), mike cannon (vh1, mtv), neel nanda (adam devine’s house party, vice), emily galati (conan, last comic standing), anna drezen (reductress, funny or die), finn straley, and mike albanese. ucb (east village), $5. >>

8pm: guests reveal journal entries, poetry, original songs and art from their adolescence at lyssa mandel’s the bitch seat comedy talk show-and-tell. tonight’s sharing comes from kambri crews (burn down the ground), canedy knowles (odd mom out), jasmine pierce (reductress), and rebecca vigil (your love, our musical). q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm: free outdoor movie: the karate kid, habana outpost. >>

8pm doors: soccer mommy, crosslegged, and boosegumps play shea stadium (east williamsburg). $8. >>


11am-6pm: immerse yourself in caribbean culture, music, costumes, floats, and food at the massive 49th annual west indian day parade and carnival on eastern parkway in crown heights. >>

11:30am: take a leisurely bike ride to the rockaways for a beach party with other sun-seeking folks at the annual time’s up labor day beach ride. meet at prospect park’s grand army plaza. free. >>

12pm-close: the risk of sunburn is low at videology’s all-day beach movie marathon. tropical cocktails enhance the mood. free admission. >>

2-10pm: everyday people + okayafrica + electrafrique team up for a day of african and caribbean jams at the third annual everyday afrique rooftop party at output (greenpoint). $15 adv, ladies $10 before 5pm, $20 door. >>

2pm-2am: end summer with a bang at a labor day bbq extravaganza by the high-flying folks at bushwick’s house of yes, where you can shake your bod to djs and get your fill of bbq, tacos (includes veggie options) and dranks available for purchase. $10 admission. >>

3pm until ?: enjoy free bbq burgers + hot dogs or bring your own things to grill while enjoying $4 tap beers at freddy’s bar (south slope). >>

3-11pm: get a free bbq plate with beverage purchase at the annual beats + bbq labor day wind down party, which includes nine soulful dance music djs. lp ‘n harmony (williamsburg), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): alzo slade guest hosts the night train comedy show, with performances by adam newman (@midnight, letterman), christi chiello (girl code), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), neko white, sonia denis, tanael joachim, and dj donwill. littlefield (gowanus), $$5 adv, $8 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, and trivia with prizes from two boots pizza and forbidden planet. this month’s show includes sasheer zamata (snl) and paul oddo (letterman). bonus: free beer after the show. ucb (east village), $5. >>

all weekend

labor day weekend warm weather activities hit list:
bbq: where to grill. >>
beaches and pools are open until 9/11, but due to tropical storm hermine, all beaches will be closed to swimming on sunday and possibly on monday and tuesday.
free kayaking (various days/times): piers 26 and 96, brooklyn bridge park, and red hook’s valentino pier.
governors island is open all weekend. >>
the brooklyn flea in fort greene (sat) and dumbo (sun), smorgasburg in williamsburg (sat) and prospect park (sun). >>

sat-mon: uniqlo celebrates the reopening of their soho store with gift card giveaways ranging from $5 to $100 for the first 1000 customers thru monday, free cold matcha green tea on weekends thru 9/25, contests, promotions, and more. >>

sat + sun various times: witness the genius of gene wilder at special showings of willy wonka + the chocolate factory (amc empire 25, $5; regal movie theatres, $11.50-16; metrograph $12-15) and blazing saddles (amc empire 25, $5).

sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 9/25): 100 nyc artists each take over an entire room of the former military barracks at the ninth annual governors island art fair. free. >>

sat-mon 11am-6pm: take the ferry to the historic richmond county fair, where you’ll find music, circus acts, games, fried food, hot dog and pie-eating contests, and more. $16 general, $11 seniors. >>

sat + sun 12-5pm: no one’s a third wheel at the seventh annual unicycle festival, where pros and beginners alike can ride, learn, and watch competitions at governors island. free. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm (+ 9/10-11): the 86th annual washington square outdoor art exhibit features more than 50 vendors along the sidewalks of university place from e. 13th street to waverly place. free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-7pm (thru 10/15): more than 50 artists from around the world (and maybe even around the galaxy?) pay tribute to 50 years of star trek at the (space trip) art show. opening reception friday. gristle tattoo + art gallery (williamsburg), free. >>

sat 7pm, sun 3pm (various times thurs-sun thru 9/17): the drilling company’s alfresco shakespeare series returns to bryant park with a production of measure for measure, reimagined as a battle of the sexes set in the south. free. >>

sat + sun 7pm (ends sun): sweat out the final days of steamy freedom at invertebrate’s summer’s end music festival, featuring 20 bands playing dance-punk, surf rock, folk, and more at what will be one of the final shows at diy space aviv (greenpoint). $10-15. >>

sat-mon 8pm (ends mon): the metropolitan opera’s eighth annual summer hd festival offers free outdoor screenings of ten of the company’s productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series. this weekend: franz lehár’s the merry widow (sat), franco zeffirelli’s turandot (sun), and georges bizet’s les pêcheurs de perles (mon). lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

sat-mon 8pm (ends mon): professional and nonprofessional actors from the public theater’s public works program share central park’s delacorte theater stage for a musical adaptation of shakespeare’s twelfth night. score free tickets in-person at the park starting @ 12pm, in-person lottery at the public theater @ 11:30am, or via online lottery. >>

thru 9/10: more than 150 performers take over 10 indoor and outdoor venues with music, dance, burlesque, performance art and more for the fourth annual diy brooklyn wildlife festival. $free-20. >>

thru 9/18: clowning around is encouraged at the 10th annual ny clown theater festival, where performers that go beyond big red noses (although there will be that) make their way to williamsburg’s the brick theater. $15-18. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

see broadway shows for less without standing in the tkts line. 2-for-1 broadway week tickets are now on sale for 19 shows scheduled 9/5-18: an american in paris, cats, the humans, the lion king, wicked and more. >>

see off-broadway shows for just $20 during the annual 20at20 promotion 9/5-25. walk up to the box office 20 minutes before curtain time, and score discounted tickets (pending availability) to one of 36 shows. >>

get free tickets to the affordable art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 9/29-10/2 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at the 69th regiment armory 9/17-18 for $15+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $25+) >>

get tickets to the brew hop 5k run and craft beer festival at randall’s island park 9/18 for $25-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $50-60). >>

get tickets to blues, brews and botany at new york botanical garden, including brew samples and an all-garden pass, 9/17-18 for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to see john oliver, bridget everett, tom segura, and more at funny or die’s oddball comedy + curiosity festival at the nikon at jones beach theater 9/10 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $41.70+). >>

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