around town today

thru 10/29: the annual newfest lgbt film festival returns for its 31st year with over 150 films, panels and parties at sva theatre, cinépolis chelsea, and the lgbt community center. $16-22. >>

7pm: learn about unlocking the origins of mental disorders with the help of 3d ‘mini brains’ at a know science talk given by dr. michael notaras. biotech without borders (fort greene), free. >>

7pm (+ books are magic 10/24): from hookups to bedbugs, author and former gothamist senior editor rebecca fishbein takes a relatable look at being a young adult in nyc at a release event for her essay collection, good things happen to people you hate. in conversation with huffpost senior editor emma gray. book culture on columbus (uws), free admission. >>

7pm: you always start off with a blanche card at golden girls bingo: halloween edition, featuring screenings of three episodes of the show. hosted by courtney antonioli of youtube channel stay golden. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), $12. >>

7:30pm (ends today): bric’s jazzfest includes a free screening of amazing grace at bric house ballroom (fort greene). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 10/24 at the greene space at wnyc): ophira + adira: ask me another host ophira eisenberg and bedazzled performer adira amram team up for a variety show featuring comedy, music, and magic. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

🎃 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: hocus pocus… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features liz miele (npr), bill cannon (off the cuff), donnie sengstack (ucb), and eagle witt. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from irene tu (comedy central), carolyn castiglia (comedy central), matt wayne (comedy central), myq kaplan (conan), and electra telesford. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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 michael kosta (the daily show), kc arora (laughs), connor mcnutt, nataly aukar, and lindsay boling. hosted by wilfred padua. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: drew michael (hbo), dan crohn (last comic standing), irene tu (viceland), reggie conquest (trutv), rachel mccartney (pbs), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

We’re going to keep things hot and sweaty for just a little longer with the skint’s Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party. Join us on Frightday, October 25 at 10:30pm for a spooky dance party celebrating things that go bunk in the night. Featuring music spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of candy.

And as for the dress code: It’s Halloween, so anything goes. Dress as a zombie lifeguard, a talking can of vegetables, Fleabag, a broken L train, 30-50 feral hogs. Best looks can win a prize in our costume contest!

Tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Get your tickets now!

the skint presents:
Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party

Friday, October 25 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$7 adv, $10 door
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coming up

sponsored: gowanus performance space littlefield is looking for a seasonal coat checker available to work most late night weekends. cash pay and other perks. for more details, email with subject line ‘coat checker position’

🎃🎃🎃 looking to make halloween plans? we’ve rounded up 90+ halloween events in nyc for $35 and under for you to choose from. >>

🎃 10/24-31: fearnyc horror festival. film noir cinema (greenpoint), $15-20. >>

10/24-27: the pit’s annual nyc sketchfest brings together some of the best sketch comedy performers from nyc and around the world for four days of performances. the pit, $12-15. >>

10/24-27: see all the art that’s fit to print during these annual new york print week fairs:
• 10/24-26: international print center new york’s printfest. 550 w 29th street (chelsea), free admission. >>
• 10/24-27: international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. jacob k. javits convention center (hell’s kitchen), $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>
• 10/24-27: the new york satellite print fair. mercantile annex 37 (midtown west), free admission. >>
• 10/25-27: editions/artists’ books fair. the tunnel (chelsea), free admission. >>

10/24-25: community healthcare network’s ninth annual conference on transgender health includes two days of keynotes, discussions, and breakout sessions aimed at anyone from medical professionals to advocates and allies. the new school’s tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), free. >>

10/24 2pm: author george r.r. martin and illustrator raya golden will do a signing for their graphic novel, starport, at midtown comics downtown (fidi). purchase of the book at this location required ($28). >>

10/24 6pm: learn about the changing uses of union square through history at a talk by joanna merwood-salisbury on her book, design for the crowd: patriotism and protest in union square. the new school (union square), free (rsvp required). >>

10/24 6pm: journalist anna merlan comes to nypl’s grand central library to delve into her book, republic of lies: american conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power. free admission. >>

10/24 6pm: ghost fleet, a new documentary detailing a small group of activists helping enslaved fishermen in indonesia, screens at nyu’s cantor film center (greenwich village), followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker jon bowermaster and conservationists. free (rsvp). >>

10/24 6pm, 8pm, 10pm: women will wow at the female voices rock film festival, highlighting 25 short films from emerging female filmmakers at village east cinema (east village). $15/block, $30/pass (save 25% with promo code ‘theskint’). >>

10/24 6-8pm: read into readings with the moon and stars can be yours: notes on subway psychics, magali duzant’s book on contemporary spiritualism that was inspired by psychic flyers found on trains. reading, book signing, and launch event at printed matter (chelsea) tonight. free admission. >>

10/24 6pm doors, 7pm show:  as part of the mtv push live concert series, wyclef jean joins artists jazzy amra, jeremy torres, and riley. chelsea music hall, $20. >>

10/24 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): one comedian will be pulled from the lineup to chat with host savannah desormeaux about a time they ghosted or were ghosted at the ghost town show. tonight’s edition features performers jess salomon (fallon), yedoye travis (comedy central), ziwe fumudoh (desus + mero), leanne velednitsky (puffs), and sami schwaeber. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

10/24 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests elna baker (this american life), joe dettmore (the daily show), sam dingman (family ghosts), and rory scholl (artprov). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

10/24 7pm (+ 10/25): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

10/24 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: it’s ok to come alone to outcast, fareeha khan’s comedy show where performers will share what feeling like an outcast means to them. tonight’s show features marcia belsky, martin urbano, sara hennessey, joe rumrill, and okay kaya. union hall (park slope), $8. >>

10/24 7:30pm (monthly): isn’t she funny, a stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup, features aparna nancherla (netflix), mary beth barone (comedy central), jess salomon (fallon), chloe radcliffe (epix), and chanel ali (girl code). hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

10/24 7:30pm: there’ll surely be a twist at the latest baphta, a multimedia comedy show centered around notable film directors. tonight’s target: m. night shyamalan. hosted by andy ward, tim kov, and manning jordan. spectacle theater (williamsburg), $5. >>

🎃 10/24 7:30pm: (+ 10/31): village east cinema gets ready for halloween with its annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: the lady vanishes (1938). $15. >>

10/24 8pm: from freegans to furries, journalist and comedian harmon leon infiltrates american subcultures in a multimedia book release event for tribespotting: undercover (cult)ure stories. quimby’s bookstore (williamsburg), free admission. >>

10/24 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), mary cella (mcsweeney’s), shawn jackson (gotham comedy live), and patrick hastie. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/24 8pm doors, $10 show: in the latest edition of the read my lips drag competition, a dozen performers will compete in three rounds of rihanna lip syncs, with the winner taking home $1000 cash. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $10. >>

🎃 10/24 9pm: ukulele cabaret presents the rocky horror picture show. on ukulele, of course. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission, two-drink minimum. >>

10/24 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 includes molly cameron, anita flores, michael c. bryan, julia whitehouse, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

10/24 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: walt, the comedy show named after a certain lost character, returns with sets by sam taggart (los espookys), emily duke (bust magazine), alise morales (betches), and lizzy furey. hosted by tracy soren, angela palladino, and julian edward williams. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

🎃 10/24 10pm: dead can dance at the dirty thursday zombie prom. prizes for best undead looks and zombie prom king + queen. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

10/24 10:15pm (monthly): a lineup of folks who have a way with words share them at the in your own words storytelling show. hosted by rob penty. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: kristine nielsen, aidan quinn, and more in the young man from atlanta, now extended thru 12/15 at signature theatre. tickets start at $35! >>

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