sat + sun: new gift markets, fairs, and fleas this weekend:
35th annual book fair at goddard riverside (uws). free admission. (sat-sun 10am-5pm) >>
black friday (the prelude) nyc pop-up shop: mika beer hall (bushwick), free admission. (sat-sun 12-7pm) >>
christmas fair at the church of sweden (diamond district). free admission. (12-4pm wednesdays-sundays thru 12/24) >>
christmas fair at the norwegian seamen’s church (midtown east). free admission. (fri 12-7pm, sat 12-7pm, sun 12-5pm) >>
danish christmas fair at danish seamen’s church (brooklyn heights). free admission. (sat-sun 10am-4pm) >>
holiday shop: a small business po-up shop: new women space (east williamsburg), free admission. (sun 1-7pm) >>

sat thru 1/23/2022: new york botanical garden’s 30th annual holiday train show: get on track at nybg’s haupt conservatory, where model trains whir around a display of more than 175 miniature new york landmarks made from pinecones, acorns, seeds, bark, and other natural materials. $30-32. >>

sat (various times): transgender day of remembrance: several organizations are hosting vigils and rallies in manhattan, queens, and staten island to honor those whose lives were lost as a result of transphobia. >>

sat 12pm: cranksgiving manhattan: bicycle race meets scavenger hunt at this annual thanksgiving food drive and fundraiser, where participants cycle around the borough, buying food to benefit the bowery mission. bring a mask, a bike, a bag, a lock, and $ to purchase food. starts at bella abzug park (hudson yards). >>

sat 12-8pm (while supplies last): tick, tick… boom! moondance diner truck: for one day only, netflix’s tick, tick… boom! is reviving the beloved new york city staple with a food truck serving up free diner-themed eats, posters and broadway show ticket giveaways, special appearances, and more. 46th street between 7th + 8th aves. >>

sat 2-4pm: battery dance gallery crawl: art and dance collide as dancers perform solos inspired by the works on display in eight art galleries throughout tribeca. free (rsvp required). >>

sat 6pm: godzilla puppet slam: drama of works presents a puppet slam that’s sure to be a smash: an evening of new works inspired by the g.o.a.t. puppet and special effects phenom godzilla. brooklyn waterfront artists coalition (red hook), $10. >>

sat 7pm: hessians, hunters, and hoaxes: exploring paranormal staten island: learn about the strange spirits and spooky spectres that haunt staten island and historic richmond town during a panel discussion featuring tour guide michael pelczar, paranormal investigator vinny carbone, and historic richmond town artist-in-residence chris o’brien. after the conversation, head out for a group ghost-hunting experience and tours of chris o’brien’s barger privy ‘strange visions’ installation. $12. >>

sat 7pm: the harlem chamber players: the harlem chamber players presents a program of trios by undine smith moore, david baker, and maurice ravel at broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights). $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

sat 7:30pm: thanks but no thanksgiving: a native american variety show: native american comics tai leclaire, dash turner, and brian bahe host this rollicking remedy for thanksgiving filled with stand-up, characters, and games. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 day of. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): the dirty show: strap in for an evening of filterless, foul-mouthed fun at this monthly comedy show hosted by lucas connolly. featuring stand-up by myq kaplan (netflix), scott chaplan (comedy central), and ariel elias (the marvelous mrs. maisel). q.e.d. (astoira), $10. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): ten-foot rat cabaret: for the first time since february 2020, nyc’s long-running dance/music/comedy/art show is back with performances by four-piece funk/soul/electro-folk ensemble sistermonk, art burlesque performer queen irene, comedian daniel simonsen, broadway and rock singer nicola vazquez, and more. the kraine theater (east village), suggested donation. >>

sat 8pm: speaking artifacts: a night of experimental electronic music showcases four local artists. wonderville (bushwick), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 9pm: spanksgiving: work out your kinks at i love burlesque’s annual fetish-inspired thanksgiving season show. hosted by lucy buttons and satine s’allumer. dromedary urban tiki bar (bushwick), free general admission, $10 reserved seating. bring $s 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 jo firestone (fallon), devon walker (comedy central), doug smith (conan), and electra telesford (hbo). union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>


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sun thru 3/19/2021: two new exhibitions at the museum of modern art: sophie taeuber-arp: living abstraction, the first major u.s. exhibition in 40 years to survey this abstract artist’s wide-ranging body of work and joseph e. yoakum: what i saw, the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work in over 25 years. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 seniors/students. >>

sun 11am: world’s largest soul train line: in anticipation of the 2021 soul train awards, dance your best moves and help break the current guinness world record for largest soul train line, set in 2014 with 426 participants. marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>

sponsored: sun 1pm: brooklyn chili takedown: chili connoisseurs compete for the crown at this annual chili recipe challenge, which is back after a two-year hiatus. come hungry–your $30 ticket is good for tastings from 20 competitors. the bell house (gowanus). >>

sun 4pm: melodia women’s choir in concert: after two years of virtual concerts, the melodia women’s choir returns to in-person performances with a program of 20th and 21st century music celebrating the sun, moon, and stars, including works by imant raminsh, morten lauridsen, randall thompson, and more. church of the holy apostles (chelsea), $20. >>

sun 9pm: cyberpunx: gaming’s a drag at wonderville (bushwick), where megami and robyn edges host a new monthly ‘e-mersive’ competitive arcade gaming and drag show event. $10 adv, $15 door. >>


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