around town today

7pm doors, 7:30pm 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 at tonight’s show include jo firestone (fallon), alingon mitra (colbert), jess salomon (ifc), taylor garron (reductress), usama siddiquee, and ian mccarthy. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 1/4): two days of genre-blurring comedy and music performances will be unleashed at the on the moon arts holiday party: an intergalactic variety festival, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another). littlefield (gowanus), $5 with promo code ‘holladaze’ (reg. $15 adv/$20 door). >>

7:30pm: trumpeter/bandleader etienne charles‘s ‘creole soul’ style blends sounds of the caribbean and american south in a performance at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by kate willett (netflix), carmen lagala (colbert), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), luke mones (comedy central), xazmin garza, and tommy mcnamara. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), $5. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by clare o’kane (viceland), wilfred padua, ryan schutt, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: bad romance, good performances: a dozen drag performers will compete in three rounds of lady gaga lip syncs, with the winner taking home $1000 cash and the title of ‘miss read my lips.’ 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm: your dream coat, lina tullgren, and uv rays play mercury lounge (les). $10. >>

our next event!

In anticipation of February’s Academy Awards, we’re throwing our first Golden Globes Screening Party at littlefield on Sunday, January 6!

For you early birds we’ll be starting with the E! red carpet coverage at 6pm, leading up to the awards ceremony hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg projected on the big screen.

The Golden Globes may be the low-budget version of the Academy Awards, but we’ll still give you a free glass of champagne (with RSVP here) upon your arrival, and littlefield’s full bar will have themed-drink specials all night. Hungry? There’ll also be food available for purchase from sister restaurant Parklife’s in-house taqueria, El Atoradero.

And because it’s really anyone’s guess who the globes will go to, in lieu of a ballot we’ll have bingo cards to play along with during the show.

the skint presents:
Free Golden Globe Awards Screening Party

Sunday, January 6
5:30pm doors, 6pm red carpet pre-show, 8pm awards show
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn 11217 (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G train to Carroll Street

FREE admission: RSVP here to get a free glass of champagne:
Facebook event page:

coming up

1/4-31: 30 newly preserved and restored films dating from 1924 to 1998 will be screened at ‘to save and project,’ moma’s 16th annual international festival of film preservation. museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students in advance, or free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free 4-8pm fridays). >>

1/4-12: tons of theater, performance art and dance festivals pop up across nyc for the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference (1/4-8). some lower-priced picks:
american realness at various venues (thru 1/13). >>
live artery at new york live arts theater + studios (thru 1/12). >>
prototype at various venues (1/5-13). >>
the exponential festival at various venues (thru 2/2). >>
under the radar festival at the public theater (thru 1/13). >>

1/4-8: the film society of lincoln center presents complete cuarón, an eight-film retrospective of director alfonso cuarón, including roma, gravity, harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban, and cuarón in person for y tu mamá también on 1/8.  film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

1/4 11am-3pm: live camels, music, puppets, and more flood the streets for el museo del barrio’s annual three kings day parade (11am-12:30pm), which will be followed by more performances and free museum admission (1-3pm). begins at 106th st. + lexington ave., and ends at 115th st. + park ave. >>

1/4 6-10pm: feel the beat at this month’s first fridays at the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem). tonight’s ‘for the love of house music’ theme honors the legacy of ‘godfather of house music’ frankie knuckles with dj sets, dancing, and extended exhibition hours. free admission (rsvp required). >>

1/4 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues explored in the film the manchurian candidate (1962), directed by john frankenheimer. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

1/4 7-9pm (runs thru 3/3): biobat art space opens of its inaugural art exhibit, spontaneous emergence of order, featuring four interdisciplinary artists who create works based in science and technology. biobat art space (brooklyn army terminal), free. >>

1/4 7:30pm doors: mosh now so you can mosh later at a punk island benefit show, with performances by soul glo, all torn up!, material support, and alouth raising funds for the free summer festival. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $10-15. >>

1/4 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘flashdance vs dirty dancing,’ with plenty of boogie-worthy 80’s tunes. $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

1/4 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features nimesh patel (seth meyers), jourdain fisher (fallon), nonye brown-west, xazmin garza, and erik angel. hosted by noa osheroff and emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

1/4 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight’s guests: fareeha khan (reductress), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), alex song (fallon), and taylor ortega (trutv). bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by self-proclaimed quitters ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). new venue: c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door (proceeds will be donated to the international refugee assistance project). >>

1/4 8:30pm: the mid riff comedy show features bellies and laughs from sallyann hall (reductress), kate willett (comedy central), liza treyger (seth meyers), danny felts (hbo), and kevin atkinson (nola). hosted by alissa may atkinson and lauren vino. bonus: free drink for crop top wearers. precious metal (bushwick), free. >>

1/4 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by phil hanley (comedy central), rob haze (fallon), aparna nancherla (crashing), and abby rosenquist. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

1/4 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by liza treyger (comedy central), tim dillon (netflix), abby rosenquist, raanan hershberg, and nick naney. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

1/4 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: comedians betsy kenney and dara katz bring a live version of their done podcast to union hall, where guests will discuss things that they’re done with. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

1/4 11:30pm: comedians riff over a cheesy softcore adult movie, mst3k-style, at the soft core show. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

1/4 11:30pm: go around the world and dance to daft punk, cassius, giorgio moroder, etienne de crecy, and more at the daft disko french touch + disco dance party. knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp ($10 adv, $15 dos otherwise). >>

1/4 midnight (friday + saturdays thru 1/26): m. nite: in anticipation of the release of glass later this month, nitehawk hosts midnight screenings of m. night shyamalan’s unbreakable, split, the sixth sense, and signs. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $13. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: get discounted tickets to tfana’s about alice, inspired by calvin trillin’s memoir, thru 2/3. >>

get tickets to the annual act one: one act festival at the secret theatre thru 1/12 for $9 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18-20). >>

get tickets to the christmas spectacular starring the radio city rockettes thru 1/6 for $40+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $74.95+). >>

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