thurs thru 4/18/2022: greater new york at moma ps1: the fifth edition of moma’s annual nyc-based artist exhibition, presented after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, explores how artists translate experiences of belonging and isolation into their work. moma ps 1 (lic), free for all nyc residents (suggested admission: $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

thurs thru 10/13: nightstream film festival: stream horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and underground features and shorts, as well as panel discussions, filmmaker interviews, and more during the second iteration of nightstream, presented by the boston underground, brooklyn horror, north bend, and overlook film festivals. online, $13+. >>

thurs thru sat: the whole bead show: shop beads, gemstones, pendants, vintage finds, and more from 30+ exhibitors at the annual whole bead show. iron23 (flatiron), $10 admission. >>

thurs thru sat (6-11pm): illumination light art festival: experience en-light-enment at a fantastical art exhibition and party underneath the k bridge park (greenpoint). $35 includes 2 drinks. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
meru at central park (rsvp required) >>
teenage mutant ninja turtles at 28 liberty’s south plaza (fidi) >>
the wedding date at east river esplanade (murray hill) >>

thurs 11am: open house new york weekend reservations open this morning: 200 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces in nyc will offer in-person, virtual, and self-guided experiences during the annual open house new york weekend, taking place october 16-17. while most sites are free and open to the public, select experiences like the bookops library sorting facility tour, greenwich village row houses walking tour, and little island @ night tour require $5 advance reservation tickets which go live this morning at 11am. note: reservation day is popular, so we recommend checking ohny’s tips beforehand. >>

thurs 6:30-9pm (monthly): dumbo first thursday gallery walk: for the first time since march of 2019, dumbo art galleries will stay open late for special events, opening receptions, tours, and more. free (rsvp required). >>

thurs 7pm: a food adventurer’s guide to the world with gastro obscura: from a chilean beer made from fog to egypt’s 2,000-year-old egg oven, get a taste of recipes and culinary techniques from the ancient world during a talk by cecily wong and dylan thuras, the authors of gastro obscura: a food adventurer’s guide. presented by the museum of food and drink. online, $10. >>

thurs 7pm: the setup: roy wood, jr. and janeane garofalo: nat towsen hosts an evening of comedy where each performer’s set runs a little bit longer than the last. tonight’s lineup: roy wood, jr. (the daily show) and janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘everythursday’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

thurs 7:45pm (monthly): boyz in the woods comedy: tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and nick chambers host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions in between sets by calise hawkins (fallon), rohan padhye (npr), jared harvin (wait, what? comedy), and quan wiggins. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm: the great outdoors variety show – live taping: come out(side) for a night of queer-centered standup, music, drag, and more, with proceeds supporting the indigenous environmental network and the ca community foundation wildfire relief fund. the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick), $12. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): female comedians (with tits!): it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, celebrating its sixth anniversary tonight with jess salomon (fallon), mike brown (full frontal with samantha bee), lizzie martinez (the onion), onika mclean (bravo), and andrew casertano on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. tip-top bar + grill (clinton hill), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson (netflix) and jill weiner (wikifreakz) save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an outdoor evening of standup by hanna dickinson (comedy central), courtney reynolds (comics watching comics), youngmi mayer (feeling asian), and more. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 9pm (monthly): comedy ugly: comedians will reveal more than punchlines at comedy ugly, a show where performers will remove an article of clothing between jokes. hosted by alysia hush and marisa riley. easy lover (east williamsburg), free. >>


SecretFormula Presents: Halloween TV Party

From the creators of Spoons Toons & Booze…it’s Halloween TV Party! Our interactive TV watch party brings the TV shows we loved growing up out of syndication purgatory and onto the big screen!

Watch 80s, 90s & 2000s spoooooky sitcom Halloween episodes with characters dressing up in costumes, throwing epic Halloween parties, trick or treating, visiting haunted houses and all the stuff WE did to observe the Halloween holiday. Over the course of the show, we’ll watch 4 episodes of television and YOU control the remote! Compete in TV Trivia, Name That Sitcom Theme Song and other fun interactive games on stage to determine which shows we watch + win retro prizes from our Prize Table! Dress up as your favorite TV character or wear your Halloween costume for our Costume Contest!

Laugh along with live comedy and between episode commentary by SecretFormula’s pop culture experts Michael Austin and Nell Casey.

SecretFormula Presents: Halloween TV Party
Wednesday, October 6 @ 8pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn NY 11217
A limited number of advance tickets are being offered to skint readers for just $7 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door).


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint