around town today

11am-7pm (+ 10/13): check out the latest running and fitness gear and technologies at the synchrony financial rock ‘n’ roll brooklyn health + fitness expo. jacob k. javits convention center (midtown west), free admission. >>

6:30pm: 78/52: hitchcock’s shower scene, a new documentary analyzing the groundbreaking psycho scene that was made with 78 camera setups and 52 edits, screens as a double feature with the 1960 classic at ifc center (west village). $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

sponsored 7pm: test your ability to distinguish the facts from the alternative facts presented by six scientists and charlatans at the real/fake science interactive experiment salon. union hall (park slope), $25. >>

7pm: a classic horror film comes to life (sort of) when a screening of karl freund’s the mummy (1932) is followed by a tour of the ‘soulful creatures: animal mummies in ancient egypt’ exhibition at the brooklyn museum. $16 for the film only (includes museum admission), add $9 for the tour. >>

7pm (+ 10/13): in honor of thelonious monk‘s 100th birthday, jazz at lincoln center’s hosts a free two-day symposium including a listening party featuring never-before-heard recordings, panel discussions, and a screening of roger vadim’s les liaisons dangereuses (1960). jazz at lincoln center’s frederick p. rose hall (midtown west), free. >>

7pm-2am (ends today): flip over the food and forms at the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show, featuring works by more than 100 artists, body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $15 at the door, $20 line jumper (cash only). >>

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), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: easily identify the humans and machines at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to blade runner. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm: get better at sniffing out bogus claims with alberto cairo’s lecture, visual trumpery: how to fight against fake data, fake facts, and fake visualizations -from the left and from the right. the new school (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm: can poetry be for you? poet matthew zapruder makes a case in a discussion on his book why poetry help from actor and author mary-louise parker. books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

7:30pm: howard zinn’s a people’s history of the united states is brought to life with music and spoken word performances by aasif mandvi, staceyann chin, brian jones, ani cordero, michael ealy, geoffrey arend, and laura gómez. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8pm: print is dead! long live print! litmag, a new literary magazine founded by marc berley, throws a launch party with readings by contributors bette pesetsky (midnight sweets), chinelo okparanta (under the udala trees), jonathan greenhause, emily saso, and sarah wang. mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from ginny leise, becca beberaggi, and melissa rocha. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): drop the ‘mike’: this all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male) features sets by lakendra tookes (snl), myka fox (snl ‘weekend update’ contributor), lauren maul (dudes bein’ dudes bein’ dudes), becky yamamoto (uninspired), tracey carnazzo (neurotica), and richie tolway. hosted by kendra cunningham (last comic standing). threes brewing outpost (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm: negativity has no chance 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 jena friedman (the daily show), shane torres (conan), guilia rozzi (chelsea lately), nore davis (comedy central), and josh gondelman (last week tonight). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (thursdays thru 10/26, plus a 10/31 screening of psycho): get your hitch fix at village east cinema’s annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: notorious (1946). $15. >>

8:30pm (+ 10/13 7pm + 9pm): some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians create original interpretations inspired by the songs of alanis morissette. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $13-15. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): country music comedy duo reformed whores host a night of comedy and variety at their up n’ coming show. tonight’s performers include josh gondelman (last week tonight), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), myka fox (snl ‘weekend update’ contributor), and gilbert lawland. the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

thru 10/15: more than 60 visual and performance artists take over spaces along 14th street from ave c to the hudson river for the annual art in odd places festival. opening reception friday 6-8pm on 14th street bet seventh + eighth aves. free. >>

thru 10/15: dance your brass off at the 11th annual honk nyc! music festival, bringing 16 street bands to parks, galleries, public spaces and venues. free-$15. >>

thru 10/26: get your fill of film with these festivals/series: the brooklyn horror film festival (thru 10/15, $13-18), the 10th annual bushwick film festival (thru 10/15, free-$12), and columbia maison française’s cinema of resistance film series (thru 10/26, free).

thru 2/11: artist and activist ai weiwei’s ‘good fences make good neighbors’ exhibition takes over 300+ sites across the boroughs. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>


The original Queens Beer Festival returns this Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th. Taste new, seasonal and hard to find craft brews from the best in NY – Queens (like Big aLICe, ICONYC, Rockaway & SingleCut) Brooklyn (think Brooklyn Brewery, Greenpoint and Sixpoint) , The Bronx (Bronx Brewery anyone?), Long Island (Blue Point, Greenport,…) and Upstate too!

A ticket gets you unlimited beer and a souvenir mug. While you sip on the best, enjoy tunes from Audio Revival live, take in the city views, and visit food vendors at the famed LIC Flea & Food (the fest is right inside the market!).

Click here for 20% off tickets with promo code “theskint” and check out the brewery line-up.

Second Annual Queens Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday Oct 14 & 15 12pm-5:30pm
LIC Flea & Food 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City
Just a six minute ferry ride away from Manhattan’s East 34th Street via NYC Ferry!

coming up

10/13 6pm: two artists and an ethnobotanist dig into the roots of medical botany in a discussion moderated by new york academy of medicine curator anne garner. central booking art space (les), $5. >>

10/13 6pm: learn about nebulae, supernovas and the search for habitable planets at ‘pregame your brain,’ a new series of happy hour science-based lessons at caveat (les). bonus: first 100 advance ticket sales include a free drink. $7 admission. >>

10/13 6-9pm (+ 10/14 12-6pm): new york art residency and studios (nars) foundation and j+m studios host open studios for more than 50 artists. nars foundation (sunset park), free. >>

10/13 6:30pm: add this to your travel itinerary: the book launch party for the queens and baltimore editions of the 111 places that you must not miss guidebook. light refreshments will be served. atelier roquette (red hook), free. >>

10/13 7pm: black forest brooklyn (fort greene) celebrates oktoberfest with a keg-tapping (free beer!), a mug-holding competition, a costumed selfie contest, and live music by slavic soul party. $10 admission. >>

10/13 7pm: free outdoor movie screening: ghostbusters at rockefeller park (battery park). >>

10/13 7pm, 8:20pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with an evening of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on the cyborg feminism, how augmented and virtual realities are changing the way we learn, and the statistical likelihood of you being killed by zombies, witches, or ghouls. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for  the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

10/13 7-9pm (monthly): you don’t have to be quiet during the library after hours, a monthly event at nypl that’s more about celebrating than reading. tonight’s ‘halloween masquerade‘ theme includes a literary costume parade co-judged by project runway‘s tim gunn, displays of ghoulish archival photos + rare books, 16mm short film screenings, music, things to keep the kids busy, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

10/13 7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): uptown jazz tentet performs at tonight’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15 admission includes drinks. >>

10/13 7:30-10pm (ends today): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns for one last night at prospect park’s lefrak center this season with a michael jackson’s thriller/halloween theme. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

10/13 8pm (quarterly): get intimate with local poets (through their work, of course) at the next installment of the cozy roots poetry series, featuring readings by harmony holiday (hollywood forever, vincent guerra (when hollywood comes to you), alex dimitrov (pushcart prize winner), and libby burton (soft volcano). donation-based beer and wine will be as free-flowing as the verse. roots cafe (south slope), free admission. >>

10/13 8pm (biweekly thru 12/15): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by alex teachey about the search for exomoons, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

10/13 8:30pm: (monthly): liz barrett’s puntastically named grin + barrett comedy show returns with standup by ryan donahue (kimmel), alison leiby (the president show), lucie steiner (funny or die), petey deabreu, lucas connolly, and dan abraham. hosted by jill weiner. beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

10/13 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by khalid rahman, chanel ali, christi chiello, tito garza, and melissa diaz. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

10/13 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: kate willett (comedy central), sean donnelly (conan), leclerc andre darguin (laughs), brian parise, danny felts, regina decicco, and amber rollo. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-15 (advance purchase required). >>

10/13 9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. tonight’s guests include katie skiff, kambri crews, and erin rose chan. hosted by lynn bixenspan and morgan pielli. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/13 midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with stand-up by will miles (the chris gethard show) and julia kottakis (‘madge the vadge’), storytelling by aaron berg (this is not happening), and burlesque by luna lee. ucb (east village), $7. >>

10/13-10/20: two more festivals/series kick off today: comin’ at ya! 35mm 3-d (thru 10/19, quad cinema, $15 general, $12 seniors) and the 10th annual imagine science film festival (thru 10/20, various venues, free-$18).

10/13-23: a first major restoration print of george romero’s 1968 zombie classic night of the living dead, overseen by romero himself, screens at film forum (west village). friday’s 7:30pm show includes q+a with the film’s producer, screenwriter, and actor/sound engineer. $15. >>

ticket deals

open your mind and mouth for spoon university’s fourth annual brainfood conference, featuring talks from tv and web food personalities, food art installations, networking opportunities, and free food. 10/14 12-6pm at brooklyn expo center, $30 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $50-60). >>

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