around town today

11am-3:30pm: celebrate the year of the pig at the annual chinatown firecracker ceremony + cultural festival. sara d. roosevelt park at grand street, free. >>

sponsored: 5-10pm: free fitness open house at 92y: head over to 92y’s upper east side party they call fit-fest! act like the ninja warrior you’ve always dreamed of in our penthouse parkour studio, swim laps in the pool, work out with cutting-edge fitness equipment, or hit over a dozen classes and activities. you’ll meet other fitness-minded people, plus score some snacks and giveaways. rsvp today! >>

5:30pm: the italian academy at columbia university marks holocaust remembrance day with symposium antisemitism, hate speech, and social media. italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: follow your nose to a sensual scents and aromas workshop, where you’ll explore the history and sensory profile of six fragrance notes that have been historically associated with love and sensuality. non-alcoholic beverage pairings and q+a follow. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $11. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the newfest lgbt film festival presents a screening of the gospel of eureka, a documentary about eureka springs, arkansas, an oasis for the queer community, followed by a talkback with co-directors michael palmieri and donal mosher. the lesbian, gay, bisexual + transgender community center (greenwich village), free. >>

7pm: professor of american history at yale university david w. blight discusses his latest book, frederick douglass: prophet of freedom, at st. paul’s chapel (fidi). free. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and guests at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

7pm: comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints. hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 >>

7pm (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring nore davis (conan), doug smith (comedy central), mia jackson (last comic standing), matt fulchiron (comedy central), mike abrusci (the chris gethard show), and amy shanker. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sponsored: 7:30pm: uptown showdown: two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off in a battle of wits about which is superior, being single or committed. tonight’s guests: blythe roberson (how to date men when you hate men), janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), kerry coddett (wyatt cenac’s problem areas), bob powers (our cartoon president), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), and jena friedman (soft focus). hosted by matthew love. symphony space (uws), $16. >>

7:30pm (monthly): pawsy vibes only: comedian and local cat lady gemma smith hosts catbaret, a variety show with a new theme each month (but cat-related acts are always welcome). this month’s theme: ‘happy galentine’s!’ bonus: free cat ears! q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

7:30pm (weekly thru 3/26): the pure nonfiction documentary and filmmaker q+a series (fka ‘stranger than fiction’) kicks off its winter series with united skates (2018). ifc center (greenwich village), $17. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about love (of science) told by a lineup of interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: wild things comedy show returns with standup by liza treyger (comedy central), jo firestone (fallon), ramy youssef (colbert), and aparna nancherla (netflix). hosted by emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), ryan donahue (kimmel), kate willett (netflix), ismael loutfi (patriot act). bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by sean donnelly (comedy central), rebecca vigil (netflix), pedro gonzalez (standup nbc), mary cella (the new york times), emily winter (npr), and jordan temple (conan). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features fumi abe + michael nguyen (asian, not asian), chris daniels (book of ye), sarah dooley (cbs), monique moses (comedy central), and guest interviewees maria luisa acabado + xochitl mayo. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

9:30pm doors: bueno, gobbinjr and baked play mercury lounge (les). $10. >>


Travel the world of wine at the Brooklyn Wine Fest, your all-access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world!

Tickets include samples of wine for the entire session from Pazdar Winery, Pumphouse Wine, Rosé Piscine, Vallformosa, Victorianbourg, Weis Vineyards, Yankee Foley Cider and many others, plus a souvenir sample cup, great music and access to delicious food available for purchase from vendors including Angry Archies, Bang Cookies, Chavas Empanadas, Kind of Jerky, and Mozzarepas.

Special offer for the skint readers:
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Brooklyn Wine Fest
Saturday, February 9
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St Brooklyn, NY
Accessible via subway, bus, and ferry

This is a 21+ Only event


coming up

2/6-10: film comment magazine’s annual movie showcase returns for its 19th edition with new films from lászló nemes, steven soderbergh, and beatriz seigner, along with rare screenings, free talks, special events, and more. walter reade theater at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

2/6-17: get caught up on this year’s academy award-nominated short films at ifc center in greenwich village 2/6-8 ($16 general, $13 seniors) and syndicated in bushwick 2/8-17 ($12).

2/6 open-close: score some free fro-yo from 16 handles during national frozen yogurt day. app download required. >>

2/6 4pm, 7pm (monthly): the biggest secrets of the world: everything we know we don’t know: mathematician and star of isto é matemática (this is mathematics) rogério martins journeys into the unknown at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free. >>

2/6 6-9pm (on view thru 3/10): gr gallery (les) presents a solo show by street artist and muralist dave persue. opening reception tonight. free. >>

2/6 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): science of love: columbia neuroscientist bianca jones marlin gives a talk on the emotional bonds that can exist between humans, how love is all in our heads, and the use of neurochemicals in couples therapy at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

2/6 7pm: dive into the world of small-scale farming and how it counters industrial agriculture at the launch of timothy a. wise’s new book, eating tomorrow: agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food, including a reading and discussion with vandana shiva (who really feeds the world?) and mark bittman (how to cook everything series). the new school’s john l. tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), free (rsvp). >>

rescheduled from 1/30: 2/6 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is going absolutely gah-gah with this month’s lady gaga-themed edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

2/6 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are reliving high school days with tonight’s ‘reunion’ theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

2/6 7-9pm (on view thru 4/7): the third iteration of the bric biennial presents works from 20 artists living and working in south brooklyn. opening reception tonight. gallery at bric house (fort greene), free. >>

2/6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the scamp! comedy show presents a mix of stand-up, sketches, videos, and songs from jo firestone (fallon), shane torres (conan), clare o’kane (comedy central), ryan schutt (gotham comedy live), and more. hosted by mara wiles, jess reed, and kendall farrell. starr bar (bushwick), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

2/6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedians and native new yorkers ilana michelle rubin (reductress) and lana schwartz (the toast) invite friends and performers to talk about where they grew up at the my hometown show. featuring david bluvband (the chris gethard show), carmen christopher (the chris gethard show), jes tom (funny or die), chris burns (difficult people), rachel sennott (high maintenance), charlie bardey (buzzfeed), and ryan leach (ucb). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

2/6 8pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and this month’s special guest, black lives matter activist and educator deray mckesson. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

2/6 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features gary gulman (comedy central), casey james salengo (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), mary cella (the new york times), and amy shanker (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

2/6 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 jeff arcuri (colbert), andrew casertano (roastmasters), julia johns (siriusxm), chloe radcliffe (tbs comic to watch), doug smith (this is not happening), liza treyger (the degenerates), chris waelti (independently waelti), and george gordon (your good friend). hosted by matt wayne (adam devine’s house party). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

2/6 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: matthew broussard (comedy central), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), sean patton (conan), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), and david drake (siriusxm). hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

2/6 9pm: you had to be there, according to comedian, writer, and musician dave hill, who’ll give first-person accounts of different periods throughout history while guests call bs on most of what he’s saying. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

2/6 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from chris gethard (hbo), gordon baker-bone (gotham comedy live), ashley morris (high maintenance), tommy mcnamara (the onion), nate fridson, and wanjiko eke. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 92 4/5-7 for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-40). >>

get tickets to the annual art on paper art fair at pier 36 3/8-10 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

get tickets to the new shanghai circus at schimmel center 2/24 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $49). >>

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