around town today

thru 2/16: the annual harlem fine arts show, the largest traveling african diasporic art show in the us, returns to nyc. riverside church (morningside heights), $25 fri-sun, $50 for opening night thrus. >>

5-7pm (on view thru 2/26): the national association of women artists’s gallery hosts its annual small works winter group show, a juried exhibition featuring art by more than 60 artists. opening reception tonight. nawa gallery (garment district), free. >>

5pm-7:30pm (on view thru 2/15): japanese contemporary artists team (jcat) showcases artworks by 20 japanese artists for their ‘made in japan’ group exhibition. opening reception for team b tonight. m55 gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

6-9pm: salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free (rsvp required). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: scholar and legal expert césar cuauhtémoc garcía hernández delves into the us immigrant detention industry, the politics that created it, and the circumstances that keep it thriving at a talk on his new book, migrating to prison: america’s obsession with locking up immigrants. moderated by lee wang, director of the new york immigrant freedom fund of the brooklyn community bail fund. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: last comic standing meets the bachelorette at the backfatlorette, backfat variety’s annual theme show where four single comedians will compete to win an all-expenses paid date. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm: hire a sitter for when writer john kenney presents his latest comedic poetry collection, love poems (for people with children), in conversation with writer and illustrator emily flake. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

7pm: coinciding with the exhibition hot, hot, hot: paintings of times square peep shows, howl happening hosts a book signing, slide show, and discussion with artist jane dickson and editor johan kugelberg for jane dickson in times square. howl happening (east village), free admission. >>

7pm: growing a future for coral reefs: dive into global marine preservation efforts at a panel discussion on what’s being done to restore these dying ecosystems, with the ocean agency ceo richard vevers, coral reef restoration expert tom moore, and moderator anupa asokan. the explorers club (ues), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: the museum of the moving image (astoria) and the black filmmaker foundation host a black history month screening of aretha franklin concert film, amazing grace, followed by a discussion with warrington hudlin and producer rob johnson. free with rsvp here (reg. $15 general, $11 students/seniors). >>

7pm (+ 2/14, 2/17, 2/19): quad cinema screens alex cox’s sid and nancy (1986), starring gary oldman and chloe webb as sid vicious and nancy spungen. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

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. tonight’s valentine’s theme: ‘doomed love.’ littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): princesses bear more than just their hearts at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to the ladies of disney. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

sponsored 7:30pm (ends today): pop-up magazine, the acclaimed ‘live magazine’ show, is coming to bam howard gilman opera house. contributors include comedians catherine cohen (seek treatment podcast, high maintenance, broad city) and jordan klepper (klepper, the daily show); musician jinho ‘the piper’ ferreira (flipsyde); documentary filmmakers isabel castro (crossing over, named best documentary film by gladd), jon-sesrie goff (smithsonian museum of african american art and culture) and cecilia aldarondo (memories of a penitent heart, picket line); photographer diana markosian (national geographic, new yorker, the new york times); artists liana finck (the new yorker, the awl; author, passing for human) and esther pearl watson (frieze art fair, webb gallery), and more. save $10 with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

7:30pm: jazz musician endea owens, lincoln center’s emerging artist of 2019, performs a mix of originals and standards at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up free homemade campanelle with pink sauce and mortadella alongside stand-up by carmen lagala (colbert), marie faustin (broad city), gibran saleem (gotham comedy live), kevin mcaffrey (letterman), and lucas connolly. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s cocktail lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by ashton womack (the daily show), raanan hershberg (james corden), sam ruddy (colbert), shanna christmas, connor creagan, and jamie wolf. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, gianmarco soresi, and jim o’grady share true stories about luck at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

9pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv and storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. tonight’s show features special guests from the aclu joining in. improv asylum (chelsea), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

Single, in a relationship, married, it’s complicated. Whatever your status, Valentine’s Day is for suckers. Avoid falling for the trappings of a manufactured holiday and head to littlefield for the skint’s Fifth Annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, which is being held on the 14th for the first time!

Dance to songs of heartbreak and liberation from the 80s to today spun by DJ Ceremony, strike a pose at our dark photo booth, and partake of themed-drink specials at the bar.

Leave your pinks and reds at home: this party’s dress code is strictly black. All black. Only black.

the skint presents:
The Fifth Annual
“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love” Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Friday, February 14 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$7 in advance, $10 at the door
Facebook event page:

coming up

2/14-8/23: immerse yourself in the musical world of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s at bill graham and the rock + roll revolution, a new exhibition at new-york historical that explores the life of the founder of san francisco’s fillmore auditorium and new york’s fillmore east with posters, audio, and an installation of the psychedelic ‘joshua light show.’ new york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students. >>

2/14-1/3: from asphalt to arenas, explore new york’s basketball history at city/game: basketball in new york, a new exhibition at the museum of the city of new york (harlem). suggested admission: $20 general, $14 students/seniors, free for 19 and under. >>

2/14-17: get your fill of film with these film fests, series, and special screenings:
2/14 7pm + 9:45pm: casablanca. village east cinema, $15. >>
thru 2/16: new york asian film festival winter showcase. sva theatre (chelsea), $10-20. >>
thru 2/16: the before trilogy. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>
thru 2/17: long weekend of love. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

2/14 2pm: stop by the new häagen-dazs shop at the fulton center transit hub in for a free ruby cacao ice cream bar. while supplies last. >>

2/14 2pm: love in the time of revolution: learn how the founding fathers courted at an 18th century romance-inspired tour of fraunces tavern museum (fidi). included with regular museum admission ($7 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

2/14 6pm: commit to your beloved all over again at time square’s annual vow renewal ceremony. this year’s event, once again taking place on the iconic red steps, welcomes couples of all kinds and will be preceded by a performance from the cast of broadway’s dear evan hansen. free. >>

2/14 6pm doors, 7pm show: are you that somebody? find out at a night of interactive v-day themed games including ‘people bingo,’ ‘tinder irl,’ and ‘the ex files’ hosted by comedian carly ann filbin. singles and couples welcome. parklife (gowanus), free admission (food and drinks are available for purchase). >>

2/14 7pm: run away (literally) from crowded prix fixe dinners with the sixth annual boycott valentine’s day pub run, a four-mile fun run with stops at bars along the way. meet at brooklyn running company (williamsburg), $30 admission includes a drink at each stop. >>

2/14 7pm (biweekly thru thru 5/1): columbia astronomy outreach’s stargazing + lecture series returns with a talk by brian metzger on how gravitational waves pointed scientists to the origin of gold. q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting) follows. columbia university’s pupin hall (morningside heights), free. >>

2/14 7pm (fridays thru 2/28): go on an upstairs, downstairs journey in the latest original live show from sketch team the executives, felton abbey, an original part-puppet, part human comedy. magnet theater (chelsea), $10. >>

2/14 7-10pm: share your love for books and reading at a v-day themed library after hours event at nypl’s schwarzman building (bryant park). the evening includes dramatic readings of love poems, literary trivia, librarian-led book matchmaking, interactive exhibits, music spun by dj rimarkable, and drinks available for purchase. $15 adv for priority admission starting at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm. >>

2/14 7pm + 9:30pm: rebecca vigil and evan kaufman interview a couple from the audience and create a completely improvised musical based on their story at a valentine’s day edition of your love, our musical. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

2/14 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: the smiths tribute band the sons + heirs play their annual valentine’s day concert, hosted by rolling stone columnist and author rob sheffield (love is a mix tape, talking to girls about duran duran). the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 dos. >>

2/14 8pm (+ sat): double your pleasure with two nights of the awkward sex…and the city storytelling show. held in the basement of a sex toy shop, two lineups of storytellers and comedians will recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your valentine’s day pleasure. bonus: free beer + wine, plus 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). >>

2/14 8pm (+ sat 8:30pm): hear just how musical household items can be at the third annual midwinter jug + string band rendezvous. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $15-20. >>

2/14 8pm: put a little soul into your valentine’s day with cover band atomic funk project’s tribute to the divas of soul. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $15. >>

2/14 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests jamilah lemieux (slate), dylan marron (conversations with people who hate me), and ada calhoun (why we can’t sleep). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

2/14 8pm doors, 9pm show: party for a cause at the return of the annual village of love planned parenthood benefit show and dance, a concert fundraiser featuring a rotating lineup of vocalists performing love songs, followed by a new york night train dance party. tv eye (ridgewood), $20 general, $10 after 11pm. >>

2/14 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by john hastings (comedy central), opey olagbaju (comedy central), andre thompson (stand up nbc), carolyn riley, max walter, megan brennan, and meaghan strickland. hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

2/14 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by ben katzner (keith and the girl), doug smith (conan), liz barrett (laughs), jess reed (comedy central), and andrew collin. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. secret loft (greenwich village), $8-12 admission includes pizza. >>

2/14 9:30pm: sing/scream it out at secretformula’s emo sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to two hours of emo, pop punk, screamo, and hardcore punk videos. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

2/14 10:30pm: single, in a relationship, married, it’s complicated. whatever your status, valentine’s day is for suckers. avoid the trappings of a manufactured holiday at the skint’s fifth annual ‘it’s friday, i’m (not) in love’ anti-valentine’s dance party, with songs of heartache and liberation spun by dj ceremony, a photo booth, themed-drink specials, and more. dress code: all black. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

2/14 11pm: jokesters find their true love at tinderella, a dating game-inspired show where comedians choose between three mystery contestants, but only have their tinder profiles and answers to absurd questions to base their decision on. the pit striker stage (gramercy), $13. >>

2/14 11pm: comedians riff over a cheesy softcore adult movie, mst3k-style, at the soft core! show. hosted by jenn wehrung and chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

2/14 11pm: go from red and pink to purple at the semi-regular uptown: prince party. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

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