new gift markets opening today:
christmas fair at the church of sweden (diamond district). 12-6pm wednesdays-sundays thurs thru 12/24. >>
union square outdoor holiday market. thurs thru 12/24 (closed thanksgiving). >>

thurs thru february 2023: governors island winter village: following last year’s successful launch, governors island’s colonels row once again celebrates the winter season with holiday lights, a 7,500 square-foot ice skating rink (open thursdays-sundays and school holidays), lawn games, fire pits, sled and bike rentals, seasonal food and drink available for purchase, and more. skate rink admission is free on thursdays, skate rental and admission other days are tba. >>

thurs (time tba): reservations open today for new york theatre ballet’s the nutcracker at brookfield place’s winter garden: an art-nouveau treatment of the classic holiday ballet, choreographed by keith michael, returns to brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi) for four ticketed performances 12/2-4. reservations for free tickets, which are required to attend, open today. >>

thurs 4-8pm (monthly): les gallery nights: go on a self-guided walk of the lower east side, nolita, little italy, and chinatown while checking out the new art on display at 25+ independent art galleries. free admission. >>

thurs 6pm: three village authors: a reading: historic jefferson market library (greenwich village) hosts an evening with authors michele herman, kate walter, and donna florio, who’ll read from their new books about greenwich village. free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: bloomingdale’s holiday window unveiling with billy porter: the flagship 59th street bloomingdale’s kicks off the holiday season’s window unveiling with a performance by emmy, grammy, and tony award winner billy porter on lexington ave. free. >>

thurs 6:45pm: liam gallagher – knebworth 22: nitehawk cinema’s music driven screening series presents toby l.’s 2022 documentary that traces liam gallagher back to the site of oasis’ historic 1996 concerts. stick around for the afterparty at the theater’s trees lounge with music video time machine projecting music videos from the britpop era. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $16. >>

sponsored: thurs 7pm: natasha leggero: the world deserves my children: actress and comedian natasha leggero (another period) is joined by rachel brosnahan (the marvelous mrs. maisel) for an evening of conversation in honor of the release of her laugh-out-loud funny collection of insightful and razor-sharp essays on motherhood in our post-apocalyptic world. every ticket includes a copy of the world deserves my children. skint readers get a book and ticket to the event for $25 with promo code ‘natasha’ (service charge applies). >>

thurs 7pm: queers n peers variety show: (hand) cuffing season edition: lgbtq+ and allied performing artists will present a variety of performances about dating, kink, and literal handcuffs at dromedary urban tiki bar (bushwick). hosted by cassidy dawn graves and comrade barbie. $10 adv, $15 door (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by vanessa chan and brian gresko. tonight’s readers: james hannaham (didn’t nobody give a shit what happened to carlotta), hafizah augustus geter (the black periodL on personhood, race, and origin), and sarah thankam mathews (all this could be different). books will be available for purchase through greenlight bookstore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs 8pm (monthly): pop! a pop culture bingo party: marvel edition: geek out over black panther, she-hulk, ms. marvel and more while you get your game on at this fun night of bingo, with themed mini-games and pop-culture trivia challenges to test your knowledge in-between rounds. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson at parklife (gowanus). free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>

thurs 8pm: scientific controversies: is math invented or discovered?: is math discovered in nature or is it invented by humans and imposed on an agnostic reality? and will it always be able to unlock the mysteries of the universe, or will we come to an end of its utility? find out and learn more at a discussion with physicist max tegmark (our mathematical universe) and cognitive scientist rafael núñez (where mathematics comes from, moderated by barnard astronomy and physics professor and pioneer works director of sciences janna levin. pioneer works (red hook), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

thurs 8pm: awkward sex…and the city: storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your pleasure at the awkward sex…and the city show. tonight’s lineup includes comedian ariel elias (kimmel), sex educator domina franco, and more. hosted by natalie wall. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): highwaisted comedy show: comedy—it’s in their jeans. the audience member wearing the highest waist has the chance to win a free drink at the highwaisted comedy show. tonight’s performers: aparna nancherla (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (don’t reach in the bag), ismael loutfi (kimmel), brittany carney (vulture comic to watch), and connor creagan. hosted by alex kumin and julia shiplett. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): hook…entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of stevhen spielberg’s 1991 film using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>



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