around town today

various times: events to commemorate world aids day in nyc include a candlelight march in the upper west side. >>

7am-7pm (thru 3/31): dark and chilly days mean the high line’s shortened winter hours begin today. >>

10am-4:30pm (tues-fri thru 2/28): in addition to free saturday morning hours year ’round (10am-12pm), the brooklyn botanic garden offers free admission winter weekdays starting today. >>

12/1 5-8pm (8am-10pm 12/2-1/29): the ‘luminaries’ light installation returns to brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi) with a canopy of 650 custom color-changing led lanterns. tonight’s opening holiday celebration includes free ice skating, performances, hot chocolate, santa, and more. >>

5:30pm: things get lit at the 20th annual central park holiday lighting, which includes a live ice carving demo, caroling, cocoa and cookies, and the lighting of a flotilla of trees on the harlem meer. charles a. dana discovery center (inside the park at 110th street and fifth ave), free admission. >>

6pm: obama, race, and politics: a discussion on the contrasting ideologies that emerged and flourished during obama’s presidency, and the current atmosphere of a looming trump era. moderated by frederick c. harris, the panel includes michael eric dyson (the black presidency), dr. julianne malveaux (are we better off?: race, obama, and public policy), and deva woodly (the new school). the new school (union square), free. >>

6-9pm (monthly): 18 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. for the first hour, have some free hot chocolate and check out music, dance performances, and santa at the annual tree lighting ceremony. free. >>

6-8pm (thru 12/15): carter burden gallery’s art cards and holiday bazaar show in chelsea is one part holiday gift market, one part art exhibit where art works made on 5×7-inch cards will be sold for $10 each. opening reception tonight. >>

6:15pm (+ 12/2 9am-5:15pm): brexit before and beyond: scholars and journalists from europe and america delve into how brexit happened and what it means for the future during a two-day event at columbia university’s heyman center for the humanities (morningside heights). free. >>

6:30-8:30pm: women who whiskey hosts a meetup (guys welcome!) with a rep from bruichladdich scotch wisky giving a guided tasting and discussing how terroir affects taste. a gin cocktail, appetizers, and six tastings are included with admission. brooklyn wine exchange (cobble hill), $23 (with promo code ‘theskint40’, reg. $37), or add get the bottle package and save 20% with promo code ‘theskint20’ >>

6:45pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: bernardo bertolucci’s the conformist (1970). $10. >>

7pm: writers min jin lee (free food for millionaires), tanwi nandini islam (bright lines), alden jones (unaccompanied minors), and sonya chung (the loved ones) discuss the importance of how different types of families are depicted in fiction. the center for fiction (midtown east), free (rsvp). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: former nasa astronaut mike massimino discusses his memoir, spaceman: an astronaut’s unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe. pioneer works (red hook), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: learning and art combine at the art (of) science gallery night, where artists and scientists come together to create multimedia pieces inspired by one another. littlefield (gowanus), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7-10pm (thru 12/4): at the fashion institute of technology mfa illustration fall show, students, grads, and faculty members show their their 2d works in a gallery space. thursday’s opening reception includes pizza, beer, and wine. okay space (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm (every other thursday): pete’s reading series returns with readings by amina gautier (at-risk), and jade sharma (problems). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): andrea shapiro’s ‘saw her stand up there’ all-female comedy show returns to q.e.d. (astoria). starts with an open mic for the first 10 female-identified signups, and ends with sets by kerry coddett (joking off), amy shanker (laughs), and joanna briley. $6 for audience members, free for open mic performers with a one-item purchase minimum. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by hadiyah robinson (comedy central), troy walker (ferguson), greg johnson (fox), michelle wolf (the daily show), and jeffrey joseph (comedy central). hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 12/15): missing stranger things as much as you miss barb? watch episodes of the hit netflix series with eggos and themed drinks at the cozy gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus). $10 suggested donation. >>

7:30pm doors, 8-11pm show: hyphen hub presents the second annual ‘visions of the future’ immersive multimedia showcase. downstairs at la mama (east village), $5 artists, $15 students/seniors, $20 general. >>

8pm (monthly): your guess is as good as any at match game nyc, a game-show-turned-bar-affair where participants (i.e. you) compete to match answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with a rotating cast of ‘celebrity’ guests. tonight’s super-sized show features a weird al parody slam, musical performances, and more. hosted by tiffany leigh and chris calogero. sidewalk cafe (east village), free admission, one drink or food item minimum. >>

8pm (monthly): the pacific stand-up comedy show, hosted by the daily show writer matt koff, returns with performances by will miles (ifc), giulia rozzi (comedy central), tanael joachim (fox), and lucas connolly (seeso). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free (one drink or food item minimum). >>

8pm (thru 12/3): movement research’s annual fall festival, ‘unthreading the filter,’ features the work of ten movement creators and choreographers, as well as film and spoken elements. danspace project (east village), $15. >>

10pm: there’ll be unicorns a-plenty at the unicornicopia dirty thursday party, as well as glitter, performances, desserts, and dance beats. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

11pm: let comedians school you at woke af: a mind opening variety show, where mike brown, alise morales, hip-hop improv comedy group north coast, and others educate you on their passions. hosted by nicole pasquale with guest co-host iliana inocencio. ucb east village, $5. >>

thru 12/5: bushwick’s syndicated screens a series of movies set during the christmas season for just $3 this week: gremlins, edward scissorhands, batman returns, eyes wide shut, and trading places. bonus: a charlie brown christmas plays for free at the bar thursday at 8pm. >>

thru 12/31: browse unique items from artists, designers, and other makers at the real nyc market pop-up holiday shop at 149 mulberry st. (little italy). free admission. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

our next event


NYC’s best holiday party for everyone who ain’t about that office life (or anyone who just wants to turn up without their boss watching) is back for its 6th year! And it’s on a Friday this time, so we can truly wreck the halls. We’ll have: lLive-band karoke from Rock Star Karaoke, DJ Doctor Mister, the return of our NSFW holiday photo booth, food from Yeah Dawg, drink specials, and surprises!

the skint + Brokelyn present:
The Sixth Annual No Office Holiday Party
Friday, December 9, 8pm-2am

Littlefield, Brooklyn
Facebook event:

coming up

12/2 12-8pm (thru 12/4): shop (and eat) in a test kitchen and studio during the food52 holiday market, where you’ll find kitchen and home items, a rise nitro cold-brew bar, chocolates, cooking demos, book signings, and more. 122 w 26th street, 8th floor, free admission. >>

12/2 4-9pm, 6pm: if you’re tired of the same-old tree lightings, consider these two jazzed-up events: the fort hamilton tree lighting spectacular (4-9pm) includes a holiday market, and the bryant park tree lighting skate-tacular (6pm) features an ice skating show and fireworks.

12/2 5:30-11:30pm: roll up to sweetness at 10below’s rolled ice cream tasting event, and sample a wide array of possible new flavors ’til you get a brain freeze. 10below ice cream (les), $10. >>

12/2 6pm: filmmaker pedro almodóvar (women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, all about my mother) discusses his latest, julia, at apple soho. free (rsvp required. >>

12/2 7pm: actress lauren graham discusses her new book, talking as fast as i can: from gilmore girls to gilmore girls (and everything in between), and poses for fan photos. barnes + noble union square, wristbands for entry will be given with proof of purchase of the book at this location. >>

12/2 7pm (bi-monthly): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a lecture on the search for intelligent life in the universe by allyson sheffield, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

12/2 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film monty python’s life of brian (1979), directed by terry jones. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

12/2 7pm (fri-sun thru 12/11): performers put on a family-friendly live performance of a charlie brown christmas that includes a jazz trio performing vince guaraldi’s classic score. shapeshifter lab (gowanus), $12. >>

12/2 7pm (+ 12/3 1pm + 7pm): new york theatre ballet choreographer keith michael presents an hourlong version of classic seasonal ballet the nutcracker. brookfield place, free. >>

12/2 7pm: gaze upon wintry versions of circus, burlesque, cabaret, and other outlandish acts at eric schmalenberger’s winter wonderland blunderland variety show. house of yes (bushwick), $15. >>

12/2 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at natalie wall’s awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. this month’s nasty woman edition features ayanna dookie (laughs), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), and kevin gilligan (geeks out). bonus: admission includes free beer + wine, plus attendees 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). a portion of tonight’s proceeds will be donated to the national abortion federation. >>

12/2 8pm: dams of the west (vampire weekend’s chris tomson) and all the roses play c’mon everybody. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

12/2 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by doug smith (conan), cyrus mcqueen (last comic standing), anthony devito (comedy central), cara weinberger (reductress), jordan temple (decoded), and rebecca vigil (our love, your musical). hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

12/2 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at the secret loft show’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), mike lawrence (comedy central), joe pera (seth meyers), kerry overfab coddett (joking off), marisa douenias (louie), lucas connolly (sirius xm), and joyelle nicole johnson. bushwick location will be sent to ticket holders, free-$10 (advance purchase required). >>

12/2 10pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of a christmas carol and the audience votes on who gets cut off. players theatre loft (greenwich village), $12 admission includes a drink. >>

12/2 10pm doors, 10:30pm show: writers and friends of comedic punk news site the hard times present a standup comedy showcase with free raffles. the experiment comedy gallery (williamsburg), $5. >>

12/2 11pm: punk rock karaoke to benefit migrante new jersey. the silent barn (bushwick), $10 donation. >>

12/2 11pm: fleetmac wood, a uk dj collective and party dedicated to re-edits and originals in honor of fleetwood mac, comes to lot 45 (bushwick). $15-18 adv, more at the door. >>

12/2 midnight-ish movies:
black christmas @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
future hunters (friday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
gremlins (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
house (hausu) @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
lost highway @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
nausicaa of the valley of the wind @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
rare exports (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
steel dawn (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the craft @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
twin peaks: fire walk with me @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>

ticket deals

thru 12/2: take an extra 20% off groupon deals with promo code ‘extra20’ >>

get tickets to the hip hop nutcracker with mc kurtis blow at the united palace theatre 12/3 for $15-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $50-100). >>

get tickets to drunk shakespeare at the lounge at roy arias studios thru 1/30 for $29+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $59+). >>

get tickets to new york city ballet’s production of the sleeping beauty at lincoln center 2/12 for $52-90 (plus ticket fees, reg, $99-175). >>

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