with fewer events this week due to the thanksgiving holiday, the skint will be taking a few days off and returning next week. have a safe and happy holiday!

cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events:
free admission, unless noted otherwise

christmas shop at the church of sweden (diamond district). grand opening weekend 11/25-26 12-6pm, then wednesdays-sundays 11/29-12/24 12-6pm. >>

grand holiday bazaar at grand bazaar nyc (uws). sundays 11/26-12/17 10am-5pm. >>

queens craft brigade at katch gastropub (astoria). 11/25 12-5pm (+12/9). >>

record store day at various locations. 11/24. >>

the makers show at citypoint (downtown brooklyn). fridays-sundays 11/24-12/17. >>

winter lights and pop-ups:

astra lumina at queens botanical garden (flushing). 11/24-12/31. $32+ general, $29+ seniors, $23+ kids. >>

luminaries at brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi). 11/24-1/6/2023. free. >>


ongoing: hart island walking tours: for the first time, the parks department is offering free public tours of hart island in the bronx, america’s largest public cemetery. although currently only used for city burials, the island has housed a quarantine station, a psychiatric hospital, a military base, and a jail over the years. >>

thru 3/21: the rink at brookfield place is open for the season: $15-27 admission, $5-7 skate rental (or byo). >>

tues thru 1/7/2024 (closed mondays, thanksgiving, christmas, and new year’s day): charles dickens’s a christmas carol at the morgan: once again this holiday season, charles dickens’s original manuscript of a christmas carol will be on display at the morgan library + museum (murray hill). included with regular admission ($22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free admission fridays 5-7pm with rsvp). >>

tues 6pm:miller theater’s pop-up concert series: russell greenberg: the columbia university school of the arts’s musical happy hour returns for a new season of free concerts where the audience is permitted to sit onstage with the performers and enjoy a free drink. tonight: percussionist and yarn/wire ensemble founder russell greenberg performs percussion works by houben, mcintosh, akama, branzson, and frey. trumpeter nate wooley joins for a duo. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

tues 6:30pm: isaac butler and zoe kazaon on the method: join director, culture writer, and author of the method: how the twentieth century learned to act isaac butler and actor, producer, and writer zoe kazan (the big sick, the ballad of buster scruggs) for a conversation about the history of method acting and its impact on american culture. kazan is also the granddaughter of elia kazan, co-founder of the actors studio which introduced method acting to america. center for brooklyn history (brooklyn heights), free admission. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): brooklyn books + booze: hear established and up-and-coming authors of different genres read from their works every third tuesday of the month at barrow’s intense tasting room (industry city). hosted by randee dawn. free admission. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): astronomy on tap: astrobiology: things are looking up at astronomy on tap, an evening where astronomy enthusiasts come together to hear talks and play themed games at a bar. tonight’s ‘astrobiology’ edition, co-presented with the folks from biology on tap, explores the connections between astrophysical phenomena and life down here on earth. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

tues 7pm: squeaky comedy: watch a lineup of comedians try not to say the f-word at the debut of this clean comedy showcase. easy lover (east williamsburg), $5+. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): the broad squad: kendra cunningham presents a retro variety show filled with comedy, characters, music, storytelling, and a tarot reader. tonight: adira amram, rob catnrell, justy dodge, negin farsad, mel ferraro, george gordon, amanda van nostrand, natalie wall, and jess wood. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission ($5 suggested donation). private tarot readings are $15+. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): let’s see, what else? comedy show: courtney maginnis and tom delgado host this (seven years running) weekly stand-up show in the basement of lucky jack’s (les). tonight: caitlin peluffo (colbert), jc mendoza (funny or die), kenice mobley (fallon), and adam gilbert. $10. >>

tues 7:30pm: la banda chuska: brooklyn-based la banda chuska merges the sounds of vintage peruvian cumbia and psychedelic chicha with 1960s latin american and middle eastern surf rock at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, nolawee mengist, colleen genevieve, and kendall farrell bring the laughs to east williamsburg with standup by chanel ali (comedy central), ryan donahue (kimmel), doug smith (conan), jess salomon (fallon), and sureni weerasekera (earth tones comedy). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: comedy show and party: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features gabe gonzález, breck gordon, christine kim, laura rankin, will purpura, and kari burt. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


weds 11am: maestro with carey mulligan q+a: the paris theater (midtown) presents a screening of bradley cooper’s maestro, followed by q+a with c-star carey mulligan. $16 general, $15 students, $14 seniors. >>

weds 12-6pm: macy’s thanksgiving day parade balloon inflation: get a glimpse of the parade’s famous balloons as they take shape in preparation for tomorrow’s big day. expect crowds. enter at w 72nd st and columbus ave (uws). free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by peter revello (comedy central), salma hindy (amazon), caitlin reese (the onion), bryant denton (npr), and andrew casertano. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: (monthly): and every one a witch: stop by for a spell (and a song) at ‘and every one a witch,’ an evening of piano karaoke, open mic performances, and musical rituals hosted by good witch lauren maul at club cumming (east village). free admission (one drink min). >>

weds 8pm: back to back to black: amy winehouse celebration: remember jones leads a 12-piece band through lioness of retro-soul amy winehouse’s grammy-winning album back to black. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $20. >>


thurs 8:30am-12pm: 97th annual macy’s thanksgiving day parade: 25 giant balloons, 31 floats, 11 marching bands, performers cher, chicago, en vogue, jon batiste, bell biv devoe, brandy, and more make the 2.5 mile journey from west 77th street + central park west to macy’s herald square. can’t (don’t want to) make it? nbc and peacock will air it live. free admission. >>

thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: it’s giving! thanksgiving throwback rave: pumpkin spice up your life at house of yes’s annual thanksgiving throwback party. house of yes (bushwick), free before midnight with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>


fri thru 1/21/2024: winter whirl holiday roller rink at the oculus: too chilly to ice skate? you can now roller skate at a pop-up rink inside the oculus (fidi). $25-30 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri thru 12/10: annual african diaspora international film festival: showcasing 85 comedies, dramas, romances, and documentaries, this year’s adiff will feature films from 33 countries. cinema village, the chapel at columbia, leonard nimoy thalia cinema, magic johnson, and the schomburg center. $20+. >>

fri (various times): post-thanksgiving day hikes and a walking tour: walk off your thanksgiving feast while enjoying the outdoors at day hikes in parks across the boroughs (free) and at historic green-wood cemetery ($30).

fri 8pm: fifth annual hanksgiving: the owl music parlor (prosepct lefferts gardens) celebrates the 100th birthday of country singer hank williams with its fifth annual tribute show. bonus: pumpkin pie after the show. $15 suggested donation. >>

fri 8pm: bit rot: chiptune night: plug in for a night of live, lo-fi electronic sounds, video, and visuals at wonderville (bushwick). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and -hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by bria hiebert, sureni weerasekera, luis lopez, maggie crane, max fine, and sabeen sqdiq. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 11pm: future femmes party: we are the future! and only femmes team up for an art fair/art share and dance party at the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $10 adv, $15 door. >>


sat + sun (various times): richard linklater’s before trilogy: the museum of the moving image closes out ‘reverse shot at 20: selections from a century,’ a screening series highlighting reverse shot contributors’ favorite films shown at the museum, with richard linklater’s before trilogy (before sunrise, before sunset, and before midnight). $15 general, $11 seniors/students for each, or $33 for all three. >>

sat 4pm: melissa strype’s sex ed propaganda: comedian and sexual health educator melissa strype’s interactive musical rallies the audience around some of the most ’embarrassing’ facts of life and vaginas through information, beats, and songs. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 6pm: awkward family dinner: a fully-improvised thanksgiving dinner: awkward family dinner, a monthly improv show at the peoples improv theater, performs a fully-improvised 45 minute play based on thanksgiving dinner. with real food. the peoples improv theater (chelsea), $14.99. >>

sat 7:30pm: picture this! live animated/ comedy: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines, with often unexpected results. hosted by jason chatfield. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): the odd rock comedy hour: comedy musician rob paravonian, known for his viral ‘pachelbel rant’ and other videos, hosts a music and comedy variety show with performances by guests seann cantatore and sydney holmes at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

sat 8pm: (monthly): tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone, you will find your people) takes swipes at the hookup app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious improvised chatting. tonight’s show includes commentary from guests mike drucker (samantha bee), ed solomon (bill + ted’s excellent adventure), and jill twiss (last week tonight). tv eye (ridgewood), $20 adv, $25 day of. >>


sun thru 12/23 (saturdays + sundays): $5 holiday movies at regal: catch a modern holiday classic at regal theaters for just $5: elf, the polar express, national lampoon’s christmas vacation, and the grinch. various locations. >>

sun 10:30am-9pm: $10 admission to fotografiska: the swedish photography museum offers reduced admission all day today (reg. $28-31 general, $18-21 seniors/students). >>

sun 8pm: storytellers: chosen family edition: caroline dunn and hope woodward host a night of vulnerable and funny stories about chosen families: ‘the ones that we love and love us back, building community outside of your immediate family, and finding better ways to spend the holidays.’ a portion of ticket sales will benefit doctors without borders. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 8pm: earth tones: comedians asha ward and sureni weerasekera bring a lineup of qtbipoc comedians to union hall (park slope), including carly kane, charlie bardley, eric yates, devon walker, and naomi karavani. $10 adv, $15 door. >>


mon 7:30pm (monthly): movie musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing the 2023 season tonight with stanley donen and gene kelly’s singin’ in the rain (1952), starring kelly, debbie reynolds, and donald o’connor. $18. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly thru may): music mondays concert series: returning for its 21st season, the ‘music mondays’ concert series brings classical and contemporary chamber music ensembles to advent lutheran church (uws). tonight: escher quartet and grammy-nominated pianist terrence wilson perform a program that includes works by haydn, leoš janáček, and dvořák. a casual reception follows. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (last show of 2023): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by hari kondabolu (netflix), jordan carlos (first wives club), sami schwaeber (iheartradio), and dave hill (samantha bee). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


our roundup of 50+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint