around town today

thru 10/21: stock your craft box with gems and jewels from 40 vendors at the annual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $5/day, $12/four-day pass. corrected link: >>

thru 10/21: photographer and animal advocate sophie gamand props pups with pit bull flower power, a photography book launch and immersive exhibit featuring portraits of shelter pit bulls wearing flower crowns. dogs welcome. the invisible dog (boerum hill), free admission. >>

thru 10/21: the annual new york musical improv festival and nyc sketchfest return for another long weekend of music and funny scenes created out of thin air. magnet theater and the pit, $5-15.

thru 10/21: twenty-four galleries all within walking distance of each other will showcase a female artist or artists as part of the focus for the inaugural l.e.s. arts week. free. >>

thru 10/21: get your fill of film with these film fests:
• the annual margaret mead film festival. the museum of natural history (uws), $12-15 general, $10-13 students/seniors. >>
• the sixth annual chelsea film festival. amc loews 34th street (midtown west), $13. >>
the cinema of immigration (thursdays thru 12/27). mnn studio (uws), $5. >>
• the crown heights film festival. fivemyles, free. >>

thru 10/20: the 15th annual garment district arts festival offers gallery exhibitions, open studios, receptions, performances, and public installations. free. >>

just added: thru 10/20: learn to up your tv, film, and podcast game at bric’s brooklyn media maker weekend. the media center at bric house (fort greene), free (rsvp). >>

thru 10/20: check out the workspaces of more than 70 artists at the annual elizabeth foundation for the arts studio program’s open studios. opening reception thursday 6-10pm. efa center (midtown west), free. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
boss baby. west bronx recreation center (bronx). >>
the babadook. sunset park (sunset park). >>

6-9:30pm (on view thru 10/31): 212 arts presents ‘high contrast,’ a group exhibition of works completely void of color. curated by jay shells. opening reception tonight. 212 arts (east village), free. >>

6:30pm: videology screens moving in place, a new documentary featuring puerto ricans in their 20s and 30s as they navigate life on and off the island following hurricane maria. a discussion with filmmakers lyka sethi and geoffrey iwata follows. videology bar and cinema (williamsburg), $10. >>

7pm: improve your financial life with advice and tips from refinery29 work + money director lindsey stanberry, who’ll present her new collection, money diaries: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your finances… and everyone else’s, in conversation with priya malani, founder of stash wealth. urban outfitters space ninety 8 (williamsburg), free admission. >>

7:30pm: hear works for the female voice written by women and nonbinary composers at her voice, a live performance curated by anna heflin. greenpoint gallery, $12. >>

7:30pm (thru 10/19): three live performances of david bowie’s ‘berlin trilogy’ of albums will be performed by past and present members of deerhoof, xiu xiu, shearwater, dirty projectors, battle trance, and the wordless music orchestra as part of the ‘new sounds live’ music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer. brookfield place winter garden (fidi), free. >>

8pm (monthly): negativity has no place at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes abbi crutchfield (comedy central), lance weiss (nbc), khalid rahmaan (conan), joe list (last comic standing), and sarah tollemache (colbert). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by anya volz, conor delehanty, ashton womack, and james hamilton. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm (+ 10/25, and a 10/31 screening of psycho): get your fix of the hitch at village east cinema’s annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: strangers on a train (1951). $15. >>

8pm doors: drahla, wax chattels, and lina tullgren play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10. >>

8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring 10 live electronic music and visual artists as well as a live scoring of nosferatu. the keep (ridgewood), free admission. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by harris mayersohn (colbert), alison leiby (comedy central), joon chung, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: set sail for the tight ship comedy show, with guests sam taggart, elijah crocker, amir khan, maria heinegg, and sydnee washington. hosted by sarah lazarus and dan lempert. freddy’s bar and backroom (south park slope), free. >>

our next event!

On Frightday, October 26 at 10:30pm, Brooklyn’s littlefield exorcises the demons of proms past at the skint’s Prom From Hell Halloween Party, featuring music of the 1980s-2000s spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, horror movie projections by Music Video Time Machine, a strange and unusual photo booth by Nikki, and spiked drink specials. You want candy? Of corpse you do. We’ll have 100 pounds of the stuff.

What to wear? Dress as Dragula, a Black Magic Woman, Laurie Strode, dead ringers, a broken subway tile. It’s Halloween, so anything goes. Those who conjure the best looks can enter the costume contest and be rewarded with prizes.

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

the skint presents:
Prom From Hell Halloween Party
Friday, October 26 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
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coming up

10/19-11/1: tompkins square library presents ’a look back on the east village of the 1980’s,’ an exhibition on the creative counter culture of the surrounding neighborhood during the period, including highlights from the night club, music, theater, and art scenes. in a related program on 10/19 at 6pm, performance artist penny arcade, photographer clayton patterson, and composer chris rael will host a talk. tompkins square library (east village), free. >>

10/19-31: found footage, a new immersive installation in a governors island house, takes audiences on a multimedia, multi-floor discovery about the disappearance of the crew of a low-budget paranormal investigation tv show. house 403 at colonels row (governors island), free. >>

10/19-20, 10/25-31: city tech’s resident theatrical troupe, theaterworks, brings back their annual gravesend inn haunted hotel attraction for its 20th year. voorhees theatre (downtown brooklyn), $10 general, $5 students. >>

10/19-25: more film fests/series!:
• 10/19-21: the annual new york showcase of contemporary irish film. nyu’s cantor film center (greenwich village). $15+. >>
• 10/19-24: the shaw brothers horror. the metrograph (les), $15. >>
• 10/19-25: the annual wildlife conservation film festival. cinema village theater (greenwich village), $18 adv, $25 door. >>

10/19-21: 350+ brooklyn artists will open their studio doors for the 22nd annual gowanus open studios. kickoff party friday 6-9pm at gowanus loft, open studios sat + sun 12-6pm. free admission. >>

10/19-21: bushwick’s syndicated gets ready for halloween with nothing but hocus pocus screenings thru the weekend. $7. >>

10/19-20: the annual house of peroni pop-up, curated by art production fund, includes an interactive and dynamic installation from artist and architectural designer, jenny sabin. ramscale studio (west village), free (rsvp). >>

10/19 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a quiet place. john paul jones park (fort hamilton). >>
ghostbusters. john golden park ( >>
invasion of the body snatchers (1978). cooper park (east williamsburg). >>

10/19 7:55am: trader joe’s opens a lower east side outpost today, the largest on the eastern seaboard. >>

10/19 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): refresh your wardrobe and/or get halloween costume inspiration with the help of more than 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

10/19 5-7pm: shudder to the spooky music of john carpenter’s halloween original motion picture soundtrack at a release party with complimentary trick-or-treat bags and a raffle to win a copy of the orange and black starburst colored lp. rough trade (williamsburg), free admission. >>

10/19 6pm: cult filmmaker john waters will be in-person at rizzoli bookstore (flatiron) to sign copies of his new book, indecent exposure, a catalogue to his exhibition now on view at the baltimore museum of art. >>

10/19 6pm doors, 7pm show: located at a riverside urban farm, david drake and kenny deforest’s campfire storytelling show features tales by richard cardillo (risk!), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), and master lee (the moth). north brooklyn farms (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

10/19 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 10/9): the financial district’s st. paul’s chapel brings back its seasonal neighborhood movie nights series, this time with an ‘underdogs’ theme. tonight: the natural (1984). bonus: free snacks! free admission. >>

10/19 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through ghostbusters. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

10/19 7pm: photography duo herring + herring, a.k.a dimitri scheblanov and jesper carlsen, will be in conversation with metallica’s lars ulrich to discuss their collaborative work together, the process of creating art, and more at the great hall at cooper union (east village). free (rsvp). >>

10/19 7pm (biweekly thru 12/14): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by authors jana grcevich and olivia koski (vacation guide to the universe), followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

10/19 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again for its three-year anniversary show with performances by aaron jackson (the opposition with jordan klepper), rebecca shortall (bbc), andrés govea, dylan adler, and mila myles. bonus: free cupcakes! hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and will benefit the anti-violence project). >>

10/19 7pm (ends today): the momenta quartet presents its annual music festival with four distinct programs curated by each member. the tenri cultural institute, free. >>

10/19 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians give their take on a different book each month at the book club comedy show. this month’s book: the poems of emily dickinson. hosted by blythe roberson and colin stokes. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/19 7:30pm: space out with learning, drinks and stargazing at the intrepid’s astro café lecture series. tonight, learn about the iss u.s. national laboratory orbiting the earth. intrepid sea, air + space museum (pier 86), free (rsvp). >>

10/19 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, tonight featuring halloween episodes of sabrina the teenage witch and step by step. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

10/19 7:30pm, 10pm  (+ 10/20): cozy up to rsvp, an intimate variety show held at the arlo hotel in nomad. hosted by dara jemmott and featuring cellist malcolm parson, spoken word performers kristine haruna + jen goma, married comedians jess salomon + eman el-husseini, burlesque performer twinky boots, and others. the arlo hotel (nomad), $5-35 admission includes a drink. >>

10/19 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. tonight’s edition features gabe gonzalez (remezcla), alexa atamanchuk, host natalie wall, and more. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’, or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

10/19 8pm: jump around at secretformula’s 90’s + 00’s hip-hop + rnb sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos. themed attire encouraged. schimanski (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

10/19 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by katie hannigan (colbert), ian lara (comedy central), brett davis (the special without brett davis), ahri findling, and pamela ross. hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

10/19 10pm: music video time machine presents rock + pop videos of the 80s/90s on the bell house front bar’s big screen, plus a midnight showing of michael jackson’s ‘thriller’ to celebrate the video’s 35th anniversary. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

10/19 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 1989’s teen witch (top that!), at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

10/19 midnight (+10/20): get liquored up at drinking game screenings of what we do in the shadows (fri) and beetlejuice (sat). $5 beer + shot specials will be available. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

10/19 11pm: get tickets to the new york city air sex championships at the cutting room for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-29.99). >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $26 to words on the street, a hybrid music-theatre performance at baruch performing arts center. use promo code ‘skint’ for performances 10/26, 27, and 29. >>

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