around town today

thru 4/13: explore a wide variety of published works on display and for sale, and attend related panel discussions at sva’s 30th anniversary mfa photography, video and related media book fair and scheimpflug lecture series. sva photography building (gramercy), free admission. >>

thru 4/13: her smell director alex ross perry and stars elisabeth moss, eric stoltz, agyness deyn, gayle rankin, ashley benson, and dylan gelula will do q+a following various screenings at ifc center (greenwich village) and nitehawk cinema (prospect park). $13-16 general, $10-13 seniors.

just added: 10am-9pm (thru 4/21): jump around a bouncy house as part of artist cj hendry’s rorschach test-inspired art exhibit. 202 plymouth street (dumbo), $10 admission includes a pair of rorschach socks. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: heating up history: an exploration of spice, hot sauce, and immigrant foods: a gastronomist, a hot sauce creator, and a pepper cultivator tackle some burning questions about spicy food at a discussion hosted by historic gastronomist sarah lohman at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $10. >>

7pm: for the launch of anna merlan’s new book republic of lies: american conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power, the drunk education folks host a night of presentations on wild ideas throughout history, followed by q+a with merlan and a screening of clips from an alex jones’s film dark secrets: inside bohemian grove. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm: get tickets to mother jones panel discussion when we lead: women’s voices reshaping our media, featuring samhita mukhopadhyay (executive editor, teen vogue), antonia hylton (correspondent and producer, vice news tonight), and others. hosted by mother jones‘ jamilah king. the new school (union square), $12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

7pm-2am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

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), $12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: portland-based indie-folk band y la bamba plays bric house (fort greene) with support from habibi and dj bembona. $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

7:15pm doors, 8pm show (weekly thru 5/6): greenwich house music school’s annual uncharted concert series, co-curated with joe’s pub and the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, continues a season of eclectic programing with a collaboration between drummer scott kettner and brass band nation beat. bonus: free beer and wine. greenwich house music school (west village), $15. >>

7:30pm: acclaimed chef kwame onwuachi shares the story of his culinary coming-of-age in a talk on his memoir, notes from a young black chef, with writers joshua david stein (food + wine, where chefs eat) and christina chaey (bon appétit) at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30pm: swedish woodwind quintet arctic 5 perform a concert of pieces by scandinavian composers at scandinavia house (murray hill). $15. >>

7:30pm + 10pm: comedian chris gethard (the chris gethard show, girls) and a guest will perform 60-90 minutes of comedy at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up homemade orzo-stuffed bell peppers (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) and stand-up by stavros halkias (comedy central), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), khalid rahmaan (conan), jake head, and brittany carney. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8pm: ben wasserman: live for mom: ‘aspiring good son’ ben wasserman (mtv, vice) performs a brand-new hour of comedy specifically designed to make his mom (who’ll be in attendance) proud. bonus: bring your mom for a chance to win free drinks. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by alex pavone (sirius xm), stavros halkias (comedy central), sarah tollemache (colbert), zach russell, and mia jackson. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: birch, rodes rollins, and gold child play union pool (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10pm: work up a sweat to the sounds of the late 1990s and early 2000’s at the dirty thursday ‘dirty pop’ dance party. house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events. >>

our next event – tomorrow!

Sign ‘O’ The Times, indeed. It’s been three years since his majesty peaced out, and it still feels like we need his music more than ever.

Let’s get through this thing called life and dance it out on Friday, April 12, when DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It’s 1999 and Housequake) will take us Around The World In A Day with a blend of All Things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. And because the very thought of Prince conjures his image, we’ll have Music Video Time Machine projecting clips from his music videos, live performances, and films.

the skint presents:
Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince

Friday, April 12 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$7 adv, $10 door
Facebook event page:

coming up

4/12-9/8 (closed wednesdays): the jewish museum presents leonard cohen: a crack in everything, a contemporary art exhibition devoted to the legacy of the influential singer/songwriter. $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, pa-what-you-wish thursdays 5-8pm, free saturdays. >>

4/12-13: tumblr, video games, sex work, deepfakes, alexa, and many more topics will be explored at this year’s theorizing the web conference, two days of internet-related talks from scholars, journalists, artists, activists, and technology practitioners. museum of the moving image (astoria), pay-what-you-wish admission. >>

4/12 7am – 4/13 7am: gather your stamina for 24 hours @ 44 charlton, a 24-hour marathon of live journalism, music, art, performances and parties in celebration of new york public radio’s 10th year at the greene space (soho). featuring guests laurie metcalf, deray mckesson, andrew bird, heidi shreck, john cameron mitchell, suzan-lori parks, jo firestone, and many others. free. >>

4/12 8am-7pm: say cheese to national grilled cheese day deals at murray’s cheese on bleecker street ($1.12 murray’s melts 8am-4:30pm) and cheese grille in the les (free grilled cheese 3-7pm).

4/12 11am: her smell director alex ross perry and stars elisabeth moss, agyness deyn, and gayle rankin are guests at a taping of the build series. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

4/12 11:30am-7pm (fridays thru october): the outdoor smorgasburg food market opens a wtc outpost at oculus plaza with 25 vendors every friday. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

4/12 3:30-7pm: roll into springtime as the brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink opens for the season with a day of free admission (reg $9). weather permitting. $7 skate rental, or byo. >>

4/12 7pm: nyu literary magazine washington square review celebrates the launch of its latest issue with a night of readings at lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village). free admission. >>

4/12 7pm: comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5. >>

4/12 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): everyone’s a pop star at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show, where comedians will perform original pop songs and give pop presentations. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

4/12 7:30pm: your first beer is free at the not quite midnight talk show’, featuring performances and interviews from comedians mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), clare o’kane (comedy central), devon walker (comedy central), emily winter (the new yorker), and mike lasher. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

4/12 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 aparna nancherla (bojack horseman), sally kohn (the opposite of hate), and ariel dumas (colbert). hosted by lane moore (brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

4/12 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by alison leiby (marvelous mrs. maisel writer), noah gardenswartz (marvelous mrs. maisel writer), dan wilbur (ifc), rachel mccartney (pbs), ethan simmons patterson, and lawrence deloach. hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

4/12 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features david baker (fallon) and half-hour sets by ryan beck (comedy central), and katie hannigan (colbert). hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

4/12 9pm: folk project red steppes, helmed by nika aila states, plays a single release show at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free (donations welcome). >>

4/12 9:30pm: anyone in the audience is welcome to join in the bird and friends – cosmic unity improv show, celebrating it’s two-year anniversary tonight. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

4/12 10pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv and storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

4/12 10:30pm: funk it up at the skint’s annual ‘sometimes it’s prince in april’ dance party tribute to prince, with nothing but hits, b-sides and songs he wrote for other artists spun by dj steve reynolds of party like it’s 1999, plus video clip projections by music video time machine. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: levar burton at selected shorts 4/17. the groundbreaking actor, author, director, and host of the hit podcast levar burton reads takes the stage as host and reader for a memorable night of fiction from vibrant and diverse voices performed by extraordinary actresses, including lydia gaston (the path), laura gómez (orange is the new black), and sharon washington (feeding the dragon). skint readers can get $10 tickets (plus service fees) with promo code ‘levar’ >>

get tickets to the nyc hot sauce expo at brooklyn expo center 4/14 for $5 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

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