sponsored: carnegie hall reopens: 20 tickets!: carnegie hall reopens this week! celebrate this historic moment with $20 tickets to some of the first performances back in stern auditorium / perelman stage on october 14 and 15. this exclusive offer for readers of the skint lasts only thru october 6 at 11am – so act fast! full details here.

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future at waterline square park (uws) >>
rock bottom riser at brooklyn commons park (downtown brooklyn) >>

weds 7pm: bourdain: the definitive oral biography official u.s. book launch: writer, editor, and longtime friend and assistant of anthony bourdain laurie woolever shares the legendary chef and tv personality’s life story as told by his closest friends and colleagues in her intimate new biography, which she’ll discuss tonight with comedian, actor, and author sara benincasa. powerhouse arena (dumbo) and online, free. >>

weds 7pm (wednesdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): hitchcocktober: village east cinema gets in the spirit of the season with weekly screenings of thrillers from the master of suspense. tonight: rear window (1954). $16. >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm: claire danes, hugh dancy, and more: a night at the theater with selected shorts: selected shorts returns to the symphony space stage with a joyful night of short fiction about the triumphs and heartbreaks of life in the theater. hosted by tony award-winning actor santino fontana (tootsie), with performances by krystina alabado (mean girls), kathleen chalfant (the affair), hugh dancy (hannibal), claire danes (homeland), and more. tickets starting at $17. >>

weds 7:30pm: all the marvels: a journey to the ends of the biggest story ever told: comics writer, author, and superhero superfan douglas wolk has read all 27,000+ marvel superhero comics, and now he’s summing them up in all the marvels, his new, expansive history of the marvel comics universe, which he’ll discuss with video game journalist and author evan narcisse (rise of the black panther). presented by greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>

sponsored: weds 8pm (wednesdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): outdoor cinema at parklife: visit parklife (gowanus) for tacos, cocktails, and cult classics projected on the big screen (weather permitting). we’ll be getting spooky with our favorite movies this month. tonight: spirited away. free admission (food/beverage purchase required). >>

weds 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club lecture series: what kind of wildlife can be found in the treetops, and how can protecting the world’s trees make a lasting impact against climate change? find out and learn more at tonight’s edition of the secret science club, featuring ecologist and author meg lowman (the arbornaut: a life discovering the eighth continent in the trees above us), who’ll delve into her journey from ‘the only girl at the science fair’ to intrepid tree climber, and the scientific revelations she made hundreds of feet above the ground. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: seretformula’s halloween tv party: laugh along with live comedy, commentary, and interactive games while watching halloween-themed tv episodes from the 1980s-2000s at secretformula’s in-person watch party. littlefield (gowanus), a limited number of advance tickets are being offered to skint readers for just $7 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 day of). >>

weds 9pm (monthly): daddy: a queer comedy show: work out your issues at caitlin reese’s stand-up show, featuring bobby hankinson (sirius xm), kim dinaro (left breast comedy), peter murray (cbs), eman el-husseini (pbs), and carly montag (isn’t she funny comedy). qed astoria, $15. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by napoleon emill (comedy central), alex kumin (comedy central), roy wood, jr. (the daily show), emma willmann (netflix), carmen lagala (colbert), and jonah jurkins. hosted by david drake. $5 adv, $10 door. >>


Wine Fest is your all access pass to try wines from both local and abroad. Travel the world of wine at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, October 9!

Ticket includes unlimited samples of wine, a souvenir sample cup, great music and access to delicious food, vendors and merchandise.

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save $20 on advance tickets with promo code SKINT

Brooklyn Wine Fest
Saturday, October 9
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

21+ Only


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we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint