THURS, 11/18: UNION SQUARE HOLIDAY MARKET, BEASTIE BOYS BURLESQUE, LOTR FROM MEMORY, AND MORE

thursday

thurs thru 11/13/2022: 16-foot-tall steel flyboy statue unveiled at the battery: the great debate, a giant steel and fiberglass sculpture of a ‘flyboy,’ is part of artist hebru brantley’s series inspired by the tuskegee airmen, the first african-american military aviator pilots who fought in wwii. the cross-armed figure stands tall and proud at state street and battery place. >>

thurs thru 12/24 (closed thanksgiving): union square outdoor holiday market: after taking last year off due to the pandemic, the festive bazaar is back with over 160 vendors selling art, home goods, games, gifts, bath + body products, jewelry, apparel, accessories, food, and more. free admission. >>

thurs thru 11/20: dance bloc: dixon place’s first-ever dance festival features new short works from 20 dance companies and choreographers inspired by the themes strength, equity, and respect. dixon place (les), $15-18 adv, $17-21 door. >>

thurs 5pm (thursdays thru 12/16, except thanksgiving): broadway under the stars: leading up to the holiday season, catch live performances from broadway shows at the shops at columbus circle. tonight’s program is tbd. the second floor of the shops at columbus circle (uws), free admission. >>

thurs 6pm: bloomingdale’s holiday window opening: the flagship 59th street bloomingdale’s holiday windows will be unveiled with a flourish tonight as singer-songwriter bebe rexha, the broadway sinfonietta, and broadway inspirational voices choir perform. holiday and winter-themed activities will take place throughout the store. >>

thurs 6pm: buried alive: preventing grave errors: back before medicine could determine if someone had actually died, how did people avoid accidentally burying their loved ones alive? hear about safety coffins, underground morse code contraptions, and other historic means of preventing grave misfortune during a talk by archivist and death scholar kelly christian. presented by green-wood cemetery. online, free. >>

sponsored: thurs 7pm: rep. adam schiff: midnight in washington: congressman adam schiff will be in conversation with author, podcaster, and former federal prosecutor preet bharara to discuss the release of schiff’s first book, midnight in washington: how we almost lost our democracy and still could, at the great hall at the cooper union (east village). free (rsvp required). >>

thurs 7pm: an art-filled evening with manhattan sideways: pen + brush (flatiron) hosts an art- and wine-infused affair celebrating betsy bober polivy and gabriella sanchez’s book, the art of walking manhattan sideways: hidden gems on the side streets. free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: nice to meet you comedy show: at ‘the only show where nice is a requirement,’ hosts jonathan cohall, will purpura, and christine kim shake hands with the kindest comics in the city. tonight: franqi french (hbo), ikechukwu ufomadu (netflix), courtney maginnis (comedy central), misha han (tbs), max and nicky (vintage basement), and more. pinkfrog cafe (williamsburg), free (a tip bucket will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

thurs 7pm: standup with nat towsen: nat towsen hosts an evening of comedy where each performer’s set runs a little bit longer than the last. tonight’s lineup: ismael loutfi (patriot act), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and more. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by brian gresko with vanessa chan. tonight’s readers: tracy o’neill (quotients), anna qu (made in china), and liara roux (whore of new york). books will be available for purchase through black spring books. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs 8pm: pop! a pop culture bingo party: rom-coms edition: get your meet cute game on at this fun night of bingo, with themed mini-games and pop-culture trivia challenges in-between rounds. guest hosted by carly ann filbin. parklife (gowanus). free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. tonight’s edition features sebastian conelli (search party), suni reyes (awkwafina is nora from queens), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), david bluvband (the marvelous mrs. maisel), and kendall farrell (sirius xm). friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): the lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of peter jackson’s 2001 fantasy epic using only what they can remember from watching it 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. >>

thurs 8pm: burlesque tribute to the beastie boys: fight for your right to party at magical girl burlesque’s ‘no sleep ‘till brooklyn’ beastie boys-themed burlesque show. the nest (prospect lefferts gardens), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

thurs 9:30pm: fix your life: an advice game show: comedians put their advice-giving skills to the test at fix your life, a comedy game show where contestants try to solve life problems submitted by the audience. whoever fixes the most lives wins. hosted by lizzie logan. caveat (les), $12 with promo code ‘fixme’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

thurs 9:30pm: bad trip storytelling show: comedians take a night off from stand-up to share some of the wildest things that have happened to them at bad trip, a storytelling comedy show hosted by joey rinaldi. after each performance, the audience is invited to ask the comedian questions about the story they just heard. tonight’s theme: ‘i hate myself.’ tiny cupboard (bushwick), $5. >>

our next event

On Saturday, January 8 at 10:30pm, Let’s Dance and celebrate David Bowie’s 75th birthday and the 50+ years of music he gave us.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career, with videos of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances projected by Music Video Time Machine.

the skint presents:
The Third Annual Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Saturday, January 8 at 10:30pm
littlefield
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217

Tickets are $8 in advance. A limited number of $12 tickets will be available for walk-ups at the door.

Tickets: https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=210617230807

littlefield is an all-vaccinated event space. Please note that all patrons attending in-person events must show proof of vaccination. More info can be found on littlefield’s homepage.

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