the skint is taking the holiday off, so here are your event listings through sunday. scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur thru the holiday weekend (some start friday), including eight holiday markets, ice skating rink openings, film fests, and more. happy thanksgiving!


tues 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 12/10): experience live music up close at columbia university school of the arts’s pop-up concert series, where the audience is invited to grab a free drink and sit onstage with the performers. tonight: new-music chamber ensemble tak. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

tues 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): funny writers share the funny things they’ve written at an evening of humorous readings, featuring delmonte bent (flexx), jen spyra (colbert), and kate villa (mcsweeney’s). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): take a tour through our solar ‘neighborhood,’ and visit local hangouts like europa and saturn, at tonight’s edition of the hayden planetarium’s ‘astronomy live.’ hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

tues 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians carolyn castiglia and shalewa sharpe are laying it down for you at their madame x stand-up show, with performances by leclerc andre (fallon), myq kaplan (netflix>), april boddy, hannah boone, and molly ruben long. madame x (greenwich village), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

tues 7:30pm: the carnegie hill concerts chamber players perform a program of works by composer and computer music researcher eric lyon at church of the advent hope (ues). free ($10-20 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm: afro-cuban jazz pianist and composer dayramir gonzalez performs selections from his new album, the grand concourse, at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): this month’s franklin park reading series installment, presented in collaboration with nine other reading series, is a fundraiser for the nonprofit literacy for incarcerated teens (lit). featured readers include téa obrecht (inland), bridgett davis (the world according to fannie davis), mychal denzel smith (stakes is high), leland cheuk (no good very bad asian), and more. bonus: a free-to-enter book raffle. franklin park (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation goes to lit). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, brings the laughs to east williamsburg with performances by paris sashay (comedy central), jacob williams (colbert), michelle slonim (seth meyers), george civeris, chris moore, and ethan simmons-patterson. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 9pm doors, 9:15pm show: comedians dish on the ups and downs of living in nyc at the boyz in the woods stand-up comedy show, featuring doug smith (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), alex english (bet), derek humphrey, and nataly aukar. hosted by tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and nick chambers. bonus: answering trivia questions correctly could score you a free drink. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>


weds thru 12/12: director michael apted will do q+a following screenings of 63 up, the latest of his up series, which has been checking in on a group of british citizens every seven years since they were seven years old in 1964. film forum (south village), $15. >>

weds thru 12/1: spend the holiday with the dysfunctional families of quad cinema’s family f(r)ictions: dysfunction for the holidays screening series: autumn sonata, back to the future, the birdcage, buffalo ’66, and pink flamingos. quad cinema (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

weds 1-8pm: watch the macy’s thanksgiving day parade balloons come to life while they’re inflated in preparation for tomorrow. enter at w 73rd st and columbus ave (uws), free admission. >>

weds 7pm doors: indie record label pretty wavvy presents a concert with bands kitty, ricky eat acid, the pom-poms, and pinky swear at elsewhere’s zone one (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features steven rogers (colbert), ashton womack (the daily show), alex carabaño (hbo), and molly ruben-long (viceland). poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): tonight’s side ponytail comedy show, now in its fifth year, features caitlin peluffo (colbert), richie owens (av club), mike drucker (samantha bee), paul julmeus, and zahid dewji. hosted by carolyn busa. bonus: the first 24 attendees will get a free beer. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

weds 8pm: give thanks while getting down at the fourth annual trancegiving dance party. eris (east williamsburg), free with rsvp. >>

weds 8pm doors: the glamdammit party celebrates 15 years of fist-pumping rock n roll, punk anthems, and glam rock with a night of live performances and dj sets at the bowery electric (east village). $10. >>

weds 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $3 beers and $15 buckets are a sure sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features clark jones (comedy central), pedro gonzalez (roastmasters), will winner, and more. hosted by maria heinegg. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight:  david drake (siriusxm), aminah imani (buzzfeed), lane pieschel (the fancy show), peter revello, and zahid dewji. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

weds 9pm: m.a.k.u. soundsystem plays a record release show at the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick), with support from salt cathedral and dj little dynasty. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

weds 9pm: be a part of the rhythm nation at miss jackson if you’re nasty: a janet jackson party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

weds 10pm: kick off thanksgiving by thanks-living it up at house of yes’s annual thank you for everything dance party, complete with aerial and circus performances. house of yes (bushwick), free before 11pm with rsvp, $10+ otherwise. >>

weds 10pm: dance to funk, hip-hop, disco, and house music while giving back at the friends and lovers dancegiving coat drive. friends and lovers (crown heights). a new or lightly used coat and/or $10 suggested donation. >>


thurs 9am-12pm: the 93rd annual macy’s thanksgiving day parade boasts 34 floats, 11 marching bands, 30 giant character balloons (hopefully not grounded due to wind), and performances by billy porter, celine dion, chicago, ciara, idina menzel, tlc, and more. starts at 77th street + central park west, ends at herald square. free admission. >>

thurs 10pm: dance off your food coma at the house of yes dirty thursday: dirty turkeys dance party, where bringing a non-perishable food item for city harvest will get you a half-priced cocktail. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>


fri: shop exclusive, limited-edition and new vinyl releases while supporting local shops during the annual black friday record store day. bonus: the fleshtones and lenny kaye will play a free record store day show at rough trade (williamsburg) at 3pm. >>

fri 6pm (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 zhubin parang (the daily show writer), ally hord (seth meyers writer), and jason selvig (undecided: the movie). ucbt hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

fri 7-9pm (on view thru 1/12): photographer phillip buehler’s exhibition ‘mallrat to snapchat: the end of the third place’ documents the decay and dismantling of new jersey’s wayne hills shopping mall. opening reception tonight. front room gallery (les), free admission. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: 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. tonight’s edition features jes tom, arti gollapudi, sam saulsbury, chrissy shackelford, corie johnson, and joe leonardo. union hall (park slope), $8 advance, $10 dos. >>

fri 8pm: rock ‘n’ soul ichiban, wfmu’s longest-running alternate stream, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a party including retro-inspired bands the fox sisters, televisionaries, and the davies (the kinks tribute band), as well as a lineup of wfmu djs. venus in furs (bed-stuy), $10. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: your first beer and all the laughs are free at karen, a stand-up comedy show hosted by jeff scheen and featuring leah bonnema (colbert), mohanad elshieky (conan), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), lawrence deloach (cbs sports), and jeff scheen (sirius xm). pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by caitlin peluffo (colbert), stephen rogers (colbert), adam mamawala (standup nbc), michelle slonim (siriusxm), bill lake (snl), and dan wickes (roast battle). hosted by nataly aukar. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9pm: it’s beer o’clock at secretformula’s music video sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos from the 80s, 90s, and 00s at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). free admission. >>

fri 10pm: nyc dj collective working women is joined by 3024 label’s martyn at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free/reduced admission, $10-15 otherwise. >>

fri 11pm: get down to 80s-00s party jams, dance hits, and pop classics at the everybody, everybody dance party, friendsgiving edition. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5. >>

fri 11pm doors, 11:30pm show: be saved by the 90s with cover band the bayside tigers and dj suga ray at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>


sat 10am-7pm: take 20% off your purchase at greenlight bookstore’s prospect lefferts gardens branch’s third anniversary sale. >>

sat 1pm (saturdays thru 12/21): from the silly to the sentimental, select regal cinemas will screen four holiday movies for just $5 each: elf, gremlins, the polar express, and national lampoon’s christmas vacation. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: celebrate the release of a re-mastered re-release of prince’s 1999 with a listening party and conversation including prince memoir co-writer dan piepenbring, prince symposium creator deangela duff, and more. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door). >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian and sitcom writer joe mande (the good place, kroll show) comes to littlefield (gowanus) for a night of stand-up with guests tba. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand-up by lizzie martinez (funny or die), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), and more. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: qu’est-ce que c’est? it’s start making sense, a seven-piece talking heads tribute band playing brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 10pm: rock out at a live band tribute to the soundtrack of 1981 animated film, heavy metal, followed by more metal dj sets at arlene’s grocery (les). $12. >>

sat 10pm: the rub party serves up its signature mix of hip-hop, r+b, funk, and house at the bell house (gowanus). $15. >>

sat 11pm: djs andi synthecide and alex english spin depeche mode, joy division, the cure, nitzer ebb, and more at the music for the masses new wave halloween party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp (usually $10 without). >>


sun thru 3/31 7am-7pm: the high line’s winter hours begin for the season. >>

sun thru 12/8: williamsburg performance space and bar pete’s candy store celebrates their 20th anniversary with a week showcasing some of their favorite performers from the last two decades. various prices. >>

sun various times: commemorate world aids day with day with(out) art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the aids crisis. this year, visual aids presents still beginning, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing hiv/aids epidemic. various locations and prices (many free). >>

sun 10am-5pm (sundays thru 12/29): holiday nostalgia rides are back! go back in time while riding vintage 1930’s-era subway cars along the f, a, and d lines in manhattan every sunday thru the end of the year. free with your metrocard swipe. >>

sun 3pm (sundays thru 12/22): raise a glass of mulled wine while you join in german and american caroling at zum schneider bavarian bierhaus’s annual singalong (alphabet city). >>

sun 3:30pm, 6:15pm: filmmaker whit stillman will do q+a following a screening of metropolitan (3:30pm) and will introduce the last days of disco (6:15pm) at the metrograph (les). $15. >>

sun 4pm, 7pm (+ 12/3): when harry met sally returns to select theaters for the film’s 30th anniversary. various locations and prices. >>

sun 7pm: five local cartoonists will give slideshow readings at the annual post-thanksgiving comix night, hosted by robyn chapman and robin enrico. kgb bar (east village), $5 donation includes a raffle ticket. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with sets by sam ruddy (samantha bee), chanel ali (girl code), maurice licorish, ben moore, and derek humphry. hosted by carmen lagala, sam evans, brittany carney, and alex ptak. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians share dating horror stories at the rude comedy show, hosted by jade marcotte and kendall farrell, and featuring kenice mobely (laughs), kate willett (comedy central), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), doug smith (conan), and joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers). hart bar (bushwick), $5. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by joe mande (netflix), jo firestone (fallon), sean donnelly (conan), eliot chang (comedy central), mike lebovitz (hbo), sophie buddle (siriusxm), and petey deabreu. hosted by robert dean. ucb at subculture (noho), $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru 12/15: the 27th annual african diaspora international film festival presents 60 films at cinema village, mist harlem, and columbia university. $13+ general, $11+ students/seniors. >>

fri thru 1/6: merchant’s house museum’s annual ‘home for the holidays: a mid-19th century christmas’ exhibition returns for the season, filling the home with festive scenes and decor. merchant’s house museum (noho), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat thru 12/24: here comes the first round of holiday markets! admission is free unless specified.
• sat + sun 10am-6pm (weekends): the brooklyn flea + smorgasburg winter market. 25 kent ave, 8th floor (williamsburg). >>
• sat thru 12/24 10am-7pm: choose love nyc pop-up shop by help refugees. 499 broadway (soho). >>
• sat 12-5pm: qed holiday market. qed (astoria). >>
• sat 1-8pm: yes holiday market. house of yes (bushwick). >>
• sun 10am-5:30pm (sundays thru 12/22): grand holiday bazaar at grand bazaar nyc (uws). >>
• sun 11am-5pm (+ 12/8, 12/15): brooklyn holiday bazaar. 501 union (gowanus). >>
• sun 12-6pm (+ 12/8, 12/15) astoria market. bohemian hall + beer garden (astoria). >>
• sun 12-7pm: queens craft brigade. fifth hammer brewing company (lic). >>

fri thru 12/31: the metrograph’s annual holiday film series includes the thin man, remember the night, the nightmare before christmas, carol, eyes wide shut, and more. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

sat thru feb : go for a spin on ice skating rinks opening at industry city and jfk’s twa hotel today. various prices.

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

share Facebook Twitter More...