thru 3/12: new york women in film + television presents: science in motion: new york women in film + television, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the careers of women in media, presents a collection of films that delve into science and technology in the modern world, from the depths of outer space to a hasidic woman-run ambulance corp and beyond. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), free admission. >>

tues 12:30pm (various dates thru 3/7/2024): ice theatre of new york: city skate pop-up performances: ice dance company ice theatre of new york brings a series of short, free performances to neighborhood rinks through the season. today: the rink at byrant park (midtown). >>

tues 6:45pm: black caesars and foxy cleopatras: a history of blaxploitation cinema with odie henderson: film critic odie henderson launches his definitive account of blaxploitation cinema, black caesars and foxy cleopatras, with a screening of superfly (1972) followed by a discussion and book signing. presented by word bookstore at syndicated theater (bushwick). $9 admission (copies of the book will be available for purchase separately). >>

tues 7pm: bomb magazine winter issue reading: bomb celebrates its winter 2024 issue with a release event featuring readings by naomi jackson, ed park, mike lala, and saretta morgan at powerhouse arena (dumbo). free admission. >>

tues 7pm: slide slam: powerpoint karaoke: one topic. 10 slides. 7 minutes. seasoned presenters and one audience wildcard will attempt to persuasively present a powerpoint deck, sight unseen, based on a topic selected by the audience. two finalists will then go head-to-head to win a spot to compete in the world championship held in amsterdam in april. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

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: casey james salengo (comedy central), kerry coddett (showtime), joe nunnink, eve ellenbogan, and mike joyce. $10. >>

tues 7:30pm (monthly): the last drop comedy: caroline cianci and maddie peck host a night of stand-up, musical, and character comedy featuring allison o’conor, audrey fromson, drew anderson, and adam mamawala. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

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: tommy mcnamara (the onion), sabeen sadiq (code switched), sara hennessey, ali drapos, and ahmed abdelrahman. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


Angst. Eyeliner. Promposals.

Dust off your old checkered Vans, grab that eyeliner, and straighten those bangs babes, because we’re gearing up for a lil Valentine’s weekend Emo Prom!

Things to expect: Promposals. Blacks. Reds. Roses. Checkers. Rawrs. Eyeliner. Ring Pops. Corsages. Myspace Selfies. All the emo-pop-punk tunes your tween self couldn’t get enough. Prizes. Maybe a piñata? Plus there will be a Prom Royalty for Best Outfits! And tunes spun by Cassi-DJ!

Because it wasn’t just a phase, Mom.

The Not My Party Series Presents:
I’m Not Okay I Prom(ise) Emo Prom
Saturday, February 17 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217

Tickets are $5 in advance*, $10 at the door

Get Tickets

*plus Eventbrite fee


sponsored: weds 7pm: a night of stories with ‘the most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation’ (the new york times): n.k. jemisin joins forces with selected shorts for an unforgettable evening of boundary-pushing short fiction. actors of stage and screen perform stories including the ursula k. le guin classic ‘the ones who walk away from omelas’ and jemisin’s story in conversation with le guin’s, ‘the ones who stay and fight.’ with readings by teagle f. bougere (debate: baldwin vs. buckley), catherine cohen (the twist …? she’s gorgeous), hugh dancy (law + order), and jin ha (pachinko). skint readers can get a $15 ticket with no fees by using code ‘scifi’ >>

weds 7pm (monthly): scicafe: maternal mortality: at tonight’s edition of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening conversation series, wendy wilcox, m.d., chief women’s health service officer for nyc health + hospitals, discusses the contributing factors of the u.s. having the highest mortality rate of any high-income country, especially affecting women of color, and the interventions that nyc is doing to address the issue. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free (rsvp). >>

weds 7pm: next slide please: a powerpoint comedy show: a lineup of comedians bring laughter to the lecture hall as they deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. hosted by reed kavner. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘projector’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 door). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg) with stand-up sets by casey james salengo (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (fallon), clara olshansky (reductress), subhah agarwal (hbo), and geo perez (siriusxm). free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm: pay day comedy: get your dry sober comedy fix at gracie canaan’s pay day comedy show, held at rent money lounge, an alternative drinks lounge in the lower east side that serves adaptogenic beverages and mocktails. tonight’s lineup: josh johnson (the daily show), maggie lalley, albert davis, jr., and more. $15 admission includes an adaptogenic mocktail. >>

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 jeff scheen (laughs), maria heinegg (hbo max), wilfred padua (siriusxm), and sarah fitz (punch up comedy). free admission. >>

weds 8pm: popop! pop culture talk show: jenny gorelick hosts this pop culture show that pops off at club cumming (less) with a lineup of pop culture-obsessed comedians and queens. $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): mortified: you’re not the only one who had an awkward phase. from journals to angsty poetry to home movies, adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts at the mortified storytelling show. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>


thurs thru sat: bric hip-hop weekend: bric arts media presents its inaugural hip-hop weekend, three nights of live podcasts and parties exploring hip-hop culture, including reel notes with host dylan ‘cinemasai’ green and ms. boogie, back to reading credits with host wes jackson, ‘first asian woman in hip-hop’ sophia chang, and an after party with dj hongo1, plus a houseparty featuring dj quiana parks. bonus: free brooklyn brewery beer. free-$20. >>

thurs thru sat (various times): perelman performing arts center lobby stage shows: the perelman performing arts center hosts a series of free performances on the vartan and clare gregorian stage in the pac lobby. this week: dj telésforo (thurs 5:30pm) and musicians yukes (fri 5:45pm) and odetta hartman (sat 8pm). >>

thurs + fri (thurs 7:30pm, fri 7pm + 9pm): white wave dance’s eighth annual soloduo dance festival: 30 dancemakers from the new york area and around the world present solo and duet choreography across three programs. dixon place (les), $25 general, $20 seniors/students. >>

thurs 6-9:30pm (+ 3/14): salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm: mess with marie faustin and sydnee washington: podcast hosts marie faustin and sydnee washington invite guests to unpack some of their personal mess, large or small, and decide if the situation presented qualifies as ‘mess’ or just ‘living’. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

thurs 7:30pm: awkward sex…and the city: storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your pleasure at the awkward sex…and the city show. tonight’s lineup includes madelin murphy, maya deshmukh, and more. hosted by natalie wall. club cumming (east village), $12 adv (save $3 with promo code ‘skint’), $15 day of. >>

thurs 7:30pm: juice with omar epps talkback: lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws) hosts a screening of ernest dickerson’s juice (1992), starring tupac shakur, omar epps, jermaine hopkins, and khalil kain, followed by a q+a session between epps and host xavier ‘x’ jernigan. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm doors (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), featuring comedians bret raybould (comedy central), orli matlow (adult swim), jad sleiman (risk!), jared kassebaum (siriusxm), chloe la branche (news 4 women), and jay hunter. hosted by andre medrano. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: savage comedy returns to an all-new night, thursdays, at logan’s run in park slope. hosted by lizzie martinez, melissa rocha, nonye brown-west, and chloé chunha, tonight’s show features performances by sabrina wu (fallon), electra telesford (hbo), freddy g (tiktok), jilberto soto (mariposas comedy), fernando ruiz, and vee lince. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. free admission. >>

thurs 9pm (monthly): comedy ugly: a comedy strip show: comedians reveal more than just punchlines at comedy ugly, a standup show where performers remove an article of clothing between jokes. featuring: chris moore, yoshiko watson, bobbie elfie, and rosey catherine. hosted by alysia hush, marisa riley, and kim dinaro. easy lover (east williamsburg), free admission. >>


our roundup of 40+ ongoing events and attractions: lunar new year events, ice skating, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint