around town today

thru 1/23: three new exhibitions open at the society of illustrators: highlights from the marvel art of joe quesada (thru 11/23), art without borders (thru 1/3), and narrative art, sculpture and illustration (thru 12/9). society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 10/19: the 13th annual honk nyc! festival brings 20 brass street bands to manhattan, brooklyn, staten island, and jersey city indoor and outdoor venues for a five-day blowout. free-$15. >>

just added: various times: eventbrite shares a roundup of democratic presidential primary debate watch parties and events. >>

2-3pm (weekly thru 10/29): enjoy full-size items from grand central market merchants for $2 at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: former presidential speechwriters and comedians who like speeches break down their favorite speeches, give behind-the-scenes looks at the drafting process, and lead the audience in crafting their own keynote at west wing writers presents: speakeasy. hosted by chandler dean (mcsweeney’s) and brian agler (the new yorker). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm: the tiger’s wife author téa obreht presents her novel, inland, in conversation with writer and yale review editor meghan o’rourke at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown). free. >>

7pm: civil rights attorney ben crump looks into the injustice of the justice system in a talk on his new book, open season: legalized genocide of colored people. in conversation with lawyer and the view co-host sunny hostin. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($26.99) required for admission. >>

7pm (+ 10/16): alien returns to select theaters for the film’s 40th anniversary. various locations and prices. >>

7pm (thru 10/19): the momenta quartet presents its annual music festival, with four concerts each curated by a different member. americas society (ues) and tenri cultural institute (greenwich village), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: new sounds, a free musical event featuring live performances by three independent artists in three different genres, premieres at littlefield (gowanus). free. >>

7:30pm (+ 10/16): the annual new sounds live music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer, presents a two-night tribute to minimal music pioneer steve reich performed by ensemble signal. brookfield place winter garden (fidi), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: think + drink different presents a talk on busting myths about the female orgasm by sex researcher and educator dr. zhana vrangalova at subject cocktail bar (les). $15 adv, $18 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the abortion access front (fka lady parts justice league) presents the feminist buzzkills of comedy, a social justice standup show followed by a conversation about the organization’s work and the status of reproductive rights. featuring sarah hartshorne (netflix), mike drucker (samantha bee), nimesh patel (snl), and chanel ali (girl code). hosted by lizz winstead (the daily show co-creator). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of carley moore (the not wives), josephine rowe (here until august), and sofija stefanovic (miss ex-yugoslavia) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by aparna nancherla (netflix), yedoye travis (comedy central), karolena theresa, and auggie lutz. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: face your recurring high school nightmares head-on by tackling real standardized test questions at the sloshed sats trivia/drinking game/comedy show. hosted by michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $10 adv, $12 door). >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

Join us on Frightday, October 25 at 10:30pm in a cabin in the woods (littlefield) for a spooky dance party celebrating things that go bunk in the night. Featuring music spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of free candy.

And as for the dress code: It’s Halloween, so anything goes. Dress as a zombie lifeguard, a talking can of vegetables, Fleabag, a broken L train, 30-50 feral hogs. So long as you’re in costume, you’re registered for camp. Best looks can win a prize in our costume contest!

Tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Get your tickets now!

the skint presents:
Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party

Friday, October 25 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$7 adv, $10 door
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wet-haunt-american-summer-halloween-party-tickets-74773031149
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/766212973806403/

coming up

10/16-20: the annual architecture and design film festival launches its 11th season with 25 films that highlight designers as well as issues such as the financialization of the housing market, homelessness, and gender inequality. cinépolis chelsea and sva theater, $17 general, $12.50 students. >>

10/16-20: the fifth annual nordic international film festival, the biggest nordic film festival outside europe, returns to nyc for five days of nordic and international films. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12. >>

10/16-19: the annual bad theater fest stages 19 low-budget, eclectic productions, each between five and twenty minutes long, with an emphasis on the ridiculous. the brick (williamsburg), $20. >>

10/16 6pm: fighting food allergy with food: dr. richard wasserman tackles questions centered around peanut and other food allergies in a talk at nyu pless hall lobby (greenwich village). free (rsvp required). >>

10/16 6-8:30pm: opening reception, panel discussion, and book launch for conversations on conflict photography at nyu’s gallatin galleries (greenwich village). free. >>

10/16 6-9pm: 30 participating galleries will host exhibit receptions, artist talks, and related events for lower east side art night. free. >>

10/16 6:30pm: linda hirshman, lawyer and author of reckoning: the epic battle against sexual abuse and harassment, discusses her book and beyond with sharyn tejani, director of the time’s up legal defense fund, at nypl mid-manhattan library. free admission >>

10/16 6:30pm: given today’s challenging publishing landscape, a panel of news innovators will discuss where the journalism jobs will be. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

10/16 6:30pm: korean american film festival new york kicks off this year’s 13th annual fest with a launch party and mini screening of three shorts at karaoke city (koreatown). free (rsvp). >>

10/16 7pm: sick, a magazine written and created by chronically ill and disabled artists, launches their first issue with a party/fundraiser at poets house (battery park). free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

10/16 7:30pm (monthly): the biology on tap series brings short science talks and trivia to a bar each month. tonight’s theme: animal constellations. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

10/16 7:30 (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. this month’s storytellers include shalewa sharpe (comedy central), marie faustin (mtv), michele carlo (npr), and jennifer glick. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

10/16 7:30pm (monthly): a panel of comedians, journalists, and politicians chug two beers on stage and get political at the ‘two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show. tonight: hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from nick jack pappas (vulture), liz plank (vox), and justin tyler (desus + mero). ucbt hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

10/16 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by kate willett (netflix), marie faustin (mtv), luke mones (comedy central), petey deabreu, and wilfred padua. hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free-$10. >>

10/16 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with readings by brian birnbaum (emerald city), amy meng (bridled), greg gerke (especially the bad things), and briana silberberg. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

10/16 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features derek gaines (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), mark jigarjian (impractical jokers), and diego lopez (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

10/16 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from aparna nancherla (corporate), jo firestone (comedy central), jeffrey emerson (happy!), matt o’brien, and julia hladkowicz. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

10/16 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features matt bachus, george gordon, shanna christmas, and tim mclaughlin. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/16 8:30pm doors, 8:45pm show (monthly): the weird but nice comedy show returns with myq kaplan (amazon), collin chamberlin (siriusxm), rufat agayev, colleen genevieve, and vanessa jackson. hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

10/16 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: casey james salengo (kimmel), dc benny (comedy central), sonia denis (high maintenance), caitlin peluffo (colbert), jeff simmermon (the moth), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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