around town today

thru 10/18: made in nyc week celebrates new york city’s manufacturing community with two weeks of events, factory tours, and marketplaces, including the first-ever made in nyc pop-up shop. free. >>

sponsored: thru 10/8: dan savage’s hump! film festival returns with the very best sex-positive, short, dirty movies made by ordinary people from 2008-2017, as selected by the hump team and audience. house of yes (bushwick), $25-35. nsfw >>

thru 10/6: 150+ art spaces will open their doors to the public for the 29th annual jersey city art + studio tour, four days of art exhibits, performances, installations, tours, and childrens’ activities. free. >>

thru 10/6: miami’s satellite art show comes to nyc with 40+ experiential and interactive art projects, performances, and music showcases. pfizer building (south williamsburg), $10. >>

thru 10/4: the shortie film festival presents narrative and documentary shorts from around the world at asi studios (east williamsburg). $19. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
canceled blade. herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>
canceled the little mermaid. robert moses playground (murray hill). >>

6pm: enjoy slices from more than 50 of the best local pizzarias for just $1 each at the slice out hunger $1 pizza party, where 100% of proceeds will benefit citymeals on wheels. several vegan and gluten-free options will be available. st. anthony’s church (soho/south village), free admission (purchase slice tickets at the door, cash only). this is a popular annual event, so early arrival is recommended. >>

6-8pm (monthly): 15 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: susan rice, national security advisor and u.s. ambassador to the united nations during the obama administration, shares her memoir, tough love: my story of the things worth fighting for, with nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell at nyu kimmel center (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: bric tv #bheard town hall: laughing matters: comedy + accountability: a live-televised discussion explores the ways comedy can perpetuate systems of oppression, push for social change, or just make us laugh. bric house ballroom (fort greene), free. >>

just added: 7pm (thru 10/6): choreographer monica bill barnes and company premiere ‘days go by’ at brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi). the work features a large ensemble of dancers, actors, musicians, and non- performers including danny pudi (community) and ida saki (cats). free. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s live taping includes guest john cameron mitchell (hedwig and the angry inch). the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7pm: marcia belsky: i hate female comedians, but you’re ok: in this live musical memoir, marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical) looks back on 10 years in the biz. with opener kenice mobley (nbc stand up semi-finalist). housing works bookstore + cafe (soho), $8. >>

7pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show . tonight’s lineup: jacob williams (colbert), jeff scheen (laughs), fumi abe (comedy central), george civeris, sallie smith-fitch, and lucas connolly. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm: masks, mannequins and monsters: celebrate the 60th anniversary of rod serling’s the twilight zone with a screening of three classic episodes and discussions/presentations by author nicolas parisi (rod serling: his life, work, and imagination), illustrator and pop culture historian arlen schumer (visions from the twilight zone), and illustrator koren shadmi (the twilight man: rod serling and the birth of television). school of visual arts amphitheater (kips bay), free. >>

7pm (+ 10/5, 10/12): bronx documentary center presents its fifth annual women’s film series, highlighting three stories of the bronx as told by women documentary filmmakers. the selections, decade of fire, knock down the house, and after maria, will be followed by q+a with the directors. $10 general, $5 for bronx residents. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians will reminisce on some of their most cringeworthy moments using powerpoints, photos, and old facebook statuses at the nostalgia! comedy + storytelling show. featuring matt koff, raanan hershberg, alyssa al-dookhi, maria decotis, and hosts gracie canaan + gabby bryan. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: no delays can stop this year’s miss subways extravaganza, a beauty pageant-style show where contestants demonstrate devotion to a subway line in the hopes of being crowned transit royalty. littlefield (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 door admission benefits city reliquary and riders alliance. >>

7:30pm: new yorker cartoonist liana finck discusses her new comic collection, excuse me, with cartoonist and illustrator emily flake at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30pm + 10pm (thursdays thru 10/31): village east cinema gets ready for halloween with its annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: dial m for murder in 3d (1954). $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian and writer phoebe robinson (2 dope queens, portlandia) performs at union hall (park slope). $15. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by yedoye travis (netflix), ashley ray (vice), mia jackson (comedy central), michael meyers, and carl sonnenfeld. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: samantha urbani, pecas, and elisa coia play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10pm: flaunt your regrettable fashion choices at the dirty thursday 90s night dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free >>

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


LAST CHANCE to grab your tickets for the largest Queens Beer Festival on a gorgeous weekend!

Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Borough’s Fourth Annual Queens Beer Festival kicks off on October 5th and 6th! Enjoy UNLIMITED tastings from the best in Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island and Upstate breweries (great hard ciders too). Taste over 50 beers while top DJ’s spin their tunes and choose from the best in international cuisine.

This highly anticipated annual event was launched in 2016 as the first and only festival in Queens highlighting the exploding craft brewery scene in New York City and particularly Queens County. Over 2,000 attendees came out last year to meet, taste and discover the local breweries and seasonal craft beers offered.

The Queens Beer Fest will include approximately 50 beers from about 25 local craft breweries. Tickets include unlimited beer tastings and a souvenir mug. Breweries scheduled to be pouring unlimited tastings include Coney Island Brewery, Blue Point Brewery, Brookyn Brewery, Big aLICe, Gun Hill Brewing Company, LIC Beer Project, Montauk Brewing Company, Mikkeller Brewing NYC and more! Festival attendees can also enjoy international cuisine from entrepreneurial chefs and shopping of handcrafted and vintage items offered by LIC Flea & Food vendors.

Special offer for the skint readers: save 20% on tickets with promo code “skint20”

Queens Beer Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6
LIC Flea & Food
5-25 46th Avenue
Queens, NY 11101


coming up

10/4-5/3/2020: the brooklyn museum presents the first major north american exhibition of works by french artist jr. jr: chronicles includes the artist’s murals, photographs, videos, films, and dioramas from the past fifteen years, as well as the premier of a new mural, the chronicles of new york city, which features more than 1,000 people who were photographed and interviewed during summer 2018. the public is welcome to have their own photo booth portraits taken as well 10/5 5-9:30pm. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors, free first saturdays 5-11pm (except jan and sept). >>

10/4-20: 25 restaurants in manhattan and brooklyn will offer three-course prix-fixe menus starting at $20 during the seventh annual new york african restaurant week. plus, a food festival at mist harlem on 10/12. >>

10/4-12: open arts les (10/4-12) + the downtown brooklyn arts festival (10/4-6): check out the offerings of arts and culture organizations across the lower east side and downtown brooklyn when they open their doors with free performances, talks, workshops, and tours.

10/4-11: inspired by edo bertoglio’s film starring artist jean-michel basquiat, downtown 81, the metrograph’s nyc ’81 series features portraits of new york city from 1981’s arthur, escape from new york, my dinner with andre, prince of the city, and others. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

10/4-10: bam presents a new dcp restoration of gregory nava’s 1997 musical biopic selena, starring jennifer lopez. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

10/4-6: artists in queens open their doors for the inaugural ridgewood open studios. opening party friday 6-9pm, open studios sat + sun 6-9pm. free. >>

10/4-6: the annual she makes me laugh comedy festival returns with three days of stand-up, improv, sketch, storytelling, podcasts, and panels by women and non-binary identifying performers. the pit (flatiron), $11+. >>

10/4 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
jurassic world: fallen kingdom. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>
the asphalt jungle. matthews-palmer playground (midtown west). >>
what we do in the shadows. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>

10/4 7:30pm (+ 10/11): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: spice girls in xanadu. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

10/4 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 caitlin peluffo (colbert), martin urbano (kimmel), mo kheir, and milana vayntrub. hosted by noa osheroff and george civeris. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

10/4 8pm (biweekly thru 12/20): columbia astronomy outreach’s stargazing + lecture series returns with a talk by jorge cortes on ‘undead worlds: planets around white dwarfs,’ followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). columbia university’s pupin hall (morningside heights), free. >>

10/4 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 toy shop. tonight’s edition features the show’s touring ensemble: bobby hankinson, anita flores, karolena theresa, jen keefe, and host natalie wall. 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). >>

10/4 8pm (monthly): 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 scream. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15 admission (drinks extra). >>

10/4 8pm: human people, painted zeros, bueno, and fern mayo play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10. >>

10/4 8pm doors, 9pm show: the open flame queer comedy show’s freaky flame halloween edition scares up laughs by ana fabrega (los espookys, sydnee washington (comedy central), eva victor (comedy central), jay jurden, and sophie santos, with proceeds benefiting immigration equality. hosted by sam campbell, pete valenti, and simone leitner. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/4 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by ali kolbert (fallon), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), merrill davis (time out la ‘comic to watch’), katie que (sirius xm), francis ellis, and rob christensen. hosted by nataly aukar. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

10/4 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features tony deyo (conan), petey deabreu (comedy central), selena coppock (vh1), jo firestone (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), sean donnelly (last comic standing), and ken boyd (showtime at the apollo). hosted by gabriel pacheco. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

10/4 10pm: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: meaneth girls or, the tragedy of regina george, a shakespearean retelling of mean girls. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $14) includes a drink. >>

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