around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
fear(s) of the dark (peur(s) du noir). bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>
the grudge. dyker beach park. >>
captain marvel. blake hobbs playground (east harlem).

2-8pm: kendra scott jewelry in soho hosts squeeze the day, a day of breast cancer awareness including on-site education centered around self-exams, a panel discussion with jayne jamison (svp, o, the oprah magazine) and nicole seagriff (president, the pink agenda), complimentary pink lemonade and popsicles, and more. >>

3pm: the first 50 customers at the oddfellows dumbo location will receive a free imperfect scoop, made with olive oil and ‘ugly’ plums that would’ve otherwise gone to waste. >>

4pm + 7pm: ghostbusters returns to select theaters in time for the season and the film’s 35th anniversary, with a new bonus intro by the stars and director ivan reitman. various locations and prices. >>

5-10pm (on view thru 10/16): stephen romano gallery presents ‘no stars,’ a group art exhibition of twin peaks themed works created in collaboration with vocalist rebekah del rio (mulholland drive, twin peaks: the return). proceeds will benefit the phillip c. demars foundation. opening reception tonight. living gallery outpost (east village), free. >>

6pm: learn how to reconnect to who you are and reinvent your career with some help from career coach david lees. nypl sibl (midtown east), free. >>

6pm: china institute hosts a screening of all in my family, wu hao’s short documentary chronicling his experience introducing his same-sex partner and their children to his traditional family in china. the screening will be followed by a discussion with wu on lgbtq+ life in china today. china institute (fidi), free. >>

6-8pm: the drawing center opening reception of fall exhibitions: ‘the pencil is a key: drawings by incarcerated artists,’ ‘open sessions 15: point of departure,’ and ‘edie fake: labyrinth.’ the drawing center (soho). free. >>

sponsored: 6:30pm (5:30pm doors): america’s death penalty problem: an aclu panel: writer/director chinonye chukwu and award-winning actors alfre woodard and aldis hodge will join the aclu’s jeffery robinson for a conversation about the themes portrayed in the sundance-winning film clemency. they will then turn it over to a larger panel of people closest to the issue — activists, lawyers, an exoneree, a journalist — for a conversation about the current state of the death penalty in america. the great hall at the cooper union (east village). free (rsvp). >>

7pm (thru 10/12): the crown heights film festival brings three nights of independent short films to fivemyles, with free popcorn, free bottled water, and free after parties. fivemyles gallery (crown heights), free admission. >>

7pm: rothtoberfest: greenpoint’s the diamond celebrates van halen frontman david lee roth’s 65th birthday with fest biers, free bratwurst, and plenty of diamond dave’s music blasting. >>

7pm-1am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

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. tonight’s show includes nore davis (conan), eman el-husseini (the el-salomons), carmen christopher (seth meyers), natalie rotter-laitman (reductress), mariah oxley, and rebecca weiser. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: carrie, pennywise, and other characters take it off at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to stephen king. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm: organizer and author jenny brown discusses her new book, without apology: the abortion struggle now, with the nation contributing editor liza featherstone. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($17.95) required for admission. >>

7:30pm + 10pm (thursdays thru 10/31): village east cinema gets ready for halloween with its annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: north by northwest (1959). $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade pasta ceci and stand-up by rob cantrell (hbo), aparna nancherla (colbert), veronica garza (sirius xm), usama siddiquee, and jordan jenson. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8pm (thru 10/12): in reaction to recent mass shootings in america, artist jenny holzer’s ‘vigil’ will project firsthand text accounts of gun violence onto rockefeller center nightly thru saturday. >>

8pm: anyone in the audience is welcome to jump in the bird and friends – cosmic unity improv show. tonight: 150th show special. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by alex fossella (someecards), sally smith-fitch (chris gethard presents), brian higginbottom, logan o’brien, and jhanelle dennis. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

sponsored: 8pm: sack lunch: 10 year anniversary show: sack lunch comedy and music show celebrates its 10th anniversary on the main stage at the beautiful rockwood music hall, with performances by casey james salengo (kimmel), marie faustin (broad city), tyler fischer (colbert), maddy smith (wild ‘n out), and niall connolly. hosted by sagar bhatt (mcsweeney’s, stand-up nbc). rockwood music hall stage 2 (les), $8 (one-drink minimum for standing, two-drink minimum at tables). >>

8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, julia whitehouse, and matt dennie share true stories at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

We know what you did last summer. But we also know what you didn’t do: celebrate Halloween. Sure, most folks would tell you Halloween is a fall holiday. But pumpkin spice lattes aren’t nearly as scary as bug juice. And since this year we’re feeling the seasonal creep, we’re going to keep things hot and sweaty for just a little longer with the skint’s Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party.

Join us on Frightday, October 25 at 10:30pm in a cabin in the woods (littlefield) for a spooky dance party celebrating things that go bunk in the night. Featuring music spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of candy.

And as for the dress code: It’s Halloween, so anything goes. Dress as a zombie lifeguard, a talking can of vegetables, Fleabag, a broken L train, 30-50 feral hogs. So long as you’re in costume, you’re registered for camp. Best looks can win a prize in our costume contest!

Tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Get your tickets now!

the skint presents:
Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party

Friday, October 25 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$7 adv, $10 door
Facebook event page:

coming up

10/11-27: the speak up, rise up storytelling festival aims to amplify voices of communities and people we don’t get to hear from, with three weekends of personal experiences shared by traditional and non-traditional storytellers. caveat (les), q.e.d. (astoria), and murmrr ballroom (prospect heights), $12+. >>

10/11-13: the annual clio art fair, ‘the anti-fair focused solely on independent artists,’ returns for its ninth edition thru the weekend. 550 w 29th street, free 10/11, $10-18 10/12-13. >>

10/11-13: 70 contemporary dance companies from new york and around the world will perform over three days during the annual dumbo dance festival. gelsey kirkland artscenter (dumbo), $15. >>

10/11 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
beloved. saratoga square park (bed-stuy). >>
la leyenda de la llorona. maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. playground 103 ciii (east harlem). >>

10/11 12-5pm: elmhurst vietnamese sandwich shop joju celebrates the grand opening of its new midtown location with buy one, get one free banh mi. while supplies last. >>

sponsored: 10/11 7pm: $25 carnegie hall tickets: sphinx virtuosi for justice and peace. hear stellar musicians from the detroit-based sphinx organization perform a timely program centered around the themes of justice and peace. tickets are just $25! >>

10/11 7-11pm (on view thru 11/3): must they also be gods, a group art show featuring the work of 20 emerging and mid-career black artists that highlights the creative process of african diasporic peoples with a focus on beauty and spirituality, opens at flux factory (lic). free. >>

10/11 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5. >>

10/11 7:30pm (ends today): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight’s season finale: 90’s hip-hop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

10/11 8pm: instead of making your own way awkwardly through a blind date, watch and laugh as someone else does it. on stage. at in a world: the dating show, host emma vernon sets two pairs of single folks up on blind dates in an environment created by a group of improvisors. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

10/11 8pm: the not quite midnight talk show returns with performances and interviews from comedians meg stalter (the chris gethard show), brian bahe (vulture), courtney fearrington (sirius xm), zach teague + drew lausch (haus party), and more. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. friends and lovers (crown heights), free admission (donations will benefit the amy daulton memorial scholarship fund). >>

10/11 8pm-midnight: greenpoint gallery hosts another open call salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

10/11 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests scott rogowsky (hq trivia), catherine cohen (seth meyers), and liz plank (for the love of men: a vision for mindful masculinity). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

10/11 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by dina hashem (conan), ted alexandro (conan), tony deyo (fallon), victoria hoffman (sirius xm), gibran saleem, damian holmes, and justin smith, plus music by sami schwaeber. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

10/11 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by fumi abe (comedy central), kendall farrell (just come! comedy), ian hunt, and carl sonnefeld. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

10/11 9:30pm: revisit the first decade of the new millennium at secretformula’s 2000’s sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, and drink themed drinks. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

10/11 10pm: things go bump in the night at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party. hart bar (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

the 7th annual nyc cupcake run a 5k race where runners stop at checkpoints to eat three cupcakes returns to astoria park 10/12. admission includes an official race t-shirt, tote bag, and a drink at the after party at rocky mcbride’s. save 50% on registration with promo code ‘skint’ >>

get tickets to blood manor thru 11/9 for $15-39 (plus ticket fees, reg, $25-60). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at metropolitan pavilion 10/12-13 for $19-29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30-55). >>

get tickets to the new york city air sex championships at the cutting room 10/18 for free-$25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-30). >>

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