around town today

3pm: producer/writer/star natasha lyonne discusses her work on netflix’s russian doll at a taping of build. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: get an inside look at hip-hop’s early days as seen by photographers at a book talk on contact high: a visual history of hip-hop with journalist, author, and producer vikki tobak. book culture (lic), free. >>

7pm: author victoria loustalot (living like audrey, this is how you say goodbye) strives to find purpose in a world of uncertainty in her new memoir, future perfect: a skeptic’s journey into the fact, fiction, and fraud of mystics. in conversation with quartz creative editor ankur thakkar, and followed by mini-psychic readings. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jo firestone (comedy central), rob cantrell (last comic standing), andrew collin (comedy central radio), and phil rizdon (uc,). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: daddy issues, leggy, and desert sharks play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

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 caitlin peluffo (colbert), geoffrey asmus (laughs), drew anderson (,i>handmaid’s tale: the musical), eliza hurwitz (the special without brett davis), charlie vergos, and joel walkowski. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: roy wood jr. (the daily show), dc benny (comedy central), molly austin (trutv), sarah tollemache (colbert), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and bobby condon. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from kate willett (netflix), jim tews (ucb), louis katz (comedy central), aminah imani (wine after nine), ramon rivas ii (comedy central), and myka fox (narcisistas). lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, featuring keisha zollar, zubi ahmed, brittany carney, and wilfred padua. hosted by marcela onyango. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

our next event!

Will the academy go Gaga for A Star Is Born? Will The Favourite be the favorite? Or will Black Panther‘s Wakanda forever be remembered for being the first superhero film to both be nominated and win Best Picture? Find out at the skint’s annual Free Academy Awards Screening Party at littlefield on Sunday, February 24!

Make your way down our red carpet to the photo booth, talk about your outfit with our fashionista interviewers, settle in with a complimentary glass of champagne (RSVP required here – limit one glass per person), and try your hand at predicting the winners with our online voting ballots (most correct picks wins a prize!). We’ll have themed-drink specials and free popcorn all night, and there’ll be food available for purchase from Parklife’s in-house taqueria, El Atoradero.

Doors open at 6pm for you early birds, with the official red carpet pre-show coverage at 6:30pm, followed by the awards ceremony on the big screen at 8pm.

the skint presents:
Free Academy Awards Screening Party

Sunday, February 24
6pm doors, 6:30pm Red Carpet Pre-Show, 8pm Awards Show
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
FREE admission: RSVP here to get a free glass of champagne
Facebook event page:
RSVP does not guarantee entry. This event is mixed seated/standing. Arrive early to secure a spot.

coming up

1/24-27: save 25-75% on display and slightly damaged art books at the taschen sale (soho). >>

rescheduled from 1/22 1/24 6pm: singer and songwriter maggie rogers signs copies of her debut album at rough trade (williamsburg). $15.99+. >>

1/24 7pm (on view thru 3/28): czech center new york (ues) hosts ‘tender,’ a group exhibition of contemporary czech photography. opening reception and curator talk tonight. free (rsvp) nsfw link. >>

1/24 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s 10-year anniversary show includes guests gastor almonte (comedy central), andy christie (the new york times), and adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner). bonus: 10 winners of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

1/24 7pm: pitch her productions, a non-profit production company promoting the advancement of women in the film industry, presents women aren’t funny, an evening of short comedic films, episodes and music videos created by women. a panel discussion with q+a follows. the local ny (lic), $10 (a portion of the proceeds will go to comic relief). >>

1/24 7pm: are cooking shows not funny enough for you? presents seeks to remedy that, screening popular food shows while comedians provide commentary and stand-up. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

1/24 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): at the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s ‘volcanoes’ theme features dr. terry ann plank, ph.d (geochemist, volcanologist, earth science professor) and comedians josh sharp (the opposition with jordan klepper), hanna dickinson (comedy central) and jes tom. hosted by joanna rothkopf (esquire), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

1/24 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by mike recine (conan), jenny zigrino (comedy central), olivia grace (roast battle), and erica spera (live at gotham). hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/24 8pm: 12-piece pink floyd tribute act dark side of the hudson performs wish you were here, animals, and the dark side of the moon in their entirety, alongside live projections at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $15. >>

1/24 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by kat radley (the daily show), patrick schroeder (roast battle), phil rizdon, and lucie steiner. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/24 8pm doors, 9pm show: rapper and performance artist boyfriend plays rough trade (williamsburg), with opening comedy sets by emily panic, jaclyn coleman, and julie mitchell. $12. >>

1/24 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment features mike cho, mike bobrinskoy, eleanor brimley, tracey starin, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the new york times travel show at the javits center 1/26-27 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

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

get tickets to the annual nyc coffee + tea festival at brooklyn expo center 3/23-24 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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