around town today

just added: thru mid-april: get your skate on at prospect park’s lefrak center at lakeside, opening for the season today. $7.50-11 admission, $8 skate rental. >>

thru 1/12: the annual winter lantern festival transforms staten island’s snug harbor cultural center + botanical garden into ‘a whimsical world of light’ with more than 1,000 lanterns, live cultural shows, and interactive exhibits. $23-25 general, $18-20 students/senior. >>

various times: eventbrite shares a roundup of democratic presidential primary debate watch parties. >>

6pm: the center for lgbtq studies offers a safe space to gather for the annual transgender day of remembrance, honoring those whose lives were lost as a result of transphobia. the graduate center of cuny (midtown east), free admission. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: whether you are ‘climate curious’ or ‘climate furious,’ join the conversation and discover new ways to fight back at climate collective nyc’s climate action clinic, part of the international 24 hours of reality: truth in action teach-in. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: a lineup of female historians, storytellers, and comedians join forces to share the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history erased) at the nevertheless she existed show. tonight’s theme: taking up space, women astronomers, astrophysicists, and other scientists who took to the skies. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7pm: magdalena baczewska, pianist and director of columbia’s music performance program, joins forces with the cassatt string quartet to perform two masterworks of romantic-era chamber music at the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights). free. >>

7pm (monthly): kickstart your rock n roll heart at this month’s pop punk/emo edition of pop! a pop-culture bingo party, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 gets you a bingo card to use for all games. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: deals will be sealed at youshoulddate.ppt, where single friends are pitched via brief, entertaining powerpoint presentations, followed by audience q+a. after the pitches, stick around to mingle. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sponsored: 7:30pm: uptown showdown: two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off in a battle of wits about which is superior, city dwellin’ or country livin’. tonight’s guests: rosebud baker (two less lonely girls), jim david (comedy central presents jim david), negin farsad (fake the nation), michael hartney (the break with michelle wolf), tami sagher (inside amy schumer), and shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens). hosted by matthew love. symphony space (uws), $16. >>

7:30pm (monthly): the astronomy on tap discussion series honors a nasa achievement with tonight’s ‘chandra’s 20th’ edition, featuring talks about the chandra x-ray observatory’s 20th anniversary. trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30pm: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) host an hour of stand-up at brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), with guests rachel sennott (hbo), chanel ali (mtv), saurin choksi (comedy central), zach zimmerman (time out new york ‘comic to watch), and ellen harrold. $7. >>

7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new, 5-12 minute works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $17-20 general, $15-17 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

8pm (monthly): local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series. tonight, hear from mary boo anderson (glittermob), carrie conners (luscious struggle), louise hung (death in the afternoon), and azareen van der vliet oloomi (call me zebra). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

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 jess salomon (fallon), lucas connelly (comedy central), christian polanco, and ashton womack. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): tonight’s side ponytail comedy show, now in its fifth year, features dina hashem (comedy central), colin nissan (the new yorker), glenn moore (bbc), olivia grace (roast battle), and alex falcone. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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 jordan jensen (comedy central), doug smith (conan), pat burtscher (bbc), and ryan scutt (gotham comedy live). hosted by lane pieschel. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: glenn moore (bbc), leah bonnema (colbert), frank liotti (fox), matt wayne (comedy central), jeff steinbrunner, and mia jackson. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm: i love burlesque presents spanksgiving, an annual kinky thanksgiving season burlesque show at dromedary urban tiki bar (bushwick). hosted by mistress velvetina. free admission. >>

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

our january event!

It’s been four years since David Bowie left us and returned to his home planet. We’ve been feeling Under Pressure ever since.

So Let’s Dance through these Changes, Young Americans, at Loving The Alien: A Bowie Dance Party.

On Friday, January 10 at 10:30pm, DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career. Music Video Time Machine will provide projections of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances.

the skint presents:
Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Friday, January 10 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$5 adv, $8 door
Facebook event page:

coming up

11/21-12/24: urbanspace’s union square outdoor holiday market returns for the season with more than 150 local gift vendors. >>

11/21-24: shop handmade apparel + accessories, traditional foods, and more at the annual norwegian seamen’s church (11/21-24) and church of sweden (11/22-24) christmas fairs. >>

11/21-24: one is the funniest number at solocom, an annual festival showcasing 75 new solo comedies over four days. the pit (chelsea and flatiron), $12/show, $30/pass. >>

11/21-24: the 10th annual williamsburg independent film festival (willifilm) takes over the cinema at the wythe hotel with four days of features, shorts, documentaries, and more. $15. >>

11/21-23: decorate your feet with some help from the annual ozone socks sample sale, where samples will be $4/pair, and regular pairs will be priced at 50% off retail. 307 7th ave, suite 1603. >>

11/21-2/23: model trains travel along a 34’ long layout of nyc at the new york transit museum’s 18th annual holiday train show, which this year is set against artwork designed by cartoonist julia wertz. new york city transit museum gallery annex and store at grand central (midtown east), free admission. >>

11/21 6pm: harvard law school professor and author lawrence lessig calls for reforms in public campaign funding, the electoral college, and a ban on partisan gerrymandering in a conversation about his new book, they don’t represent us: reclaiming our democracy. with author and brennan center for justice fellow victoria bassetti (electoral dysfunction: a survival manual for american voters). nyu school of law (greenwich village), free admission. >>

11/21 6-8pm (on view thru 12/14): sva’s biennial alumni exhibition, american truth, is a multi-centric survey of contemporary america through the work of 20 artists. opening reception tonight, panel discussion 12/11. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

11/21 6-9pm: draw inspiration from a 1936 decommissioned subway station and vintage subway cars at the new york transit museum’s subway sketch night. all ages and skill levels welcome. $5 admission with promo code ‘sketch3’ (reg. $15) includes supplies (or byo) and a beer (do not byo). >>

11/21 6-9pm (monthly thru december): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where 11 galleries and art spaces will keep their doors open late. free admission. >>

11/21 6:30pm: jewelry scholar and author deanna farneti cera delves into the centuries-old legacy of costume jewelry in a presentation based on her forthcoming book, adorning fashion: the history of costume jewelry. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $10 general, $5 students. >>

11/21 6:30pm: are artists fated to suffer? author leslie jamison (the recovering: intoxication and its aftermath) and clinical psychologist kay redfield jamison (robert lowell, setting the river on fire) talk through the relationship between creativity, addiction, and mood disorders, using poets robert lowell and john berryman as case studies. lenfest center for the arts (manhattanville), free (rsvp). >>

11/21 6:30pm: jazz bassist, composer, and writer william parker takes center stage in a multidisciplinary performance piece, which will include readings by pratt professor and parker’s biographer, francis bradley. pratt manhattan center (chelsea), free. >>

11/21 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the how i learned storytelling show celebrates a decade of epiphanies with tonight’s theme, ‘how i learned it’s not like on tv,’ featuring aparna nancherla (bojack horseman), nick flynn (another bullshit night in suck city), andrew mcgill (the moth), kera bolonik (dame magazine), and anita flores (party of two). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

11/21 7pm: get a deeper look at the man behind the masks when critic and longtime marvel comics writer danny fingeroth discusses his new book, a marvelous life: the amazing story of stan lee. a book signing and reception will follow. society of illustrators (ues). $15 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

11/21 7pm: vice and noisey present noisey nights, featuring performances by vagabon, aerial east, and binki. villain (williamsburg), free admission. >>

11/21 7pm doors: boytoy, future punx, brower, and gustaf play market hotel (bushwick). $13 adv, $15 door. >>

11/21 7:30pm (every other thursday): the pete’s reading series returns with readings by catherine chung (the tenth muse, lilly dancyger (burn it down), and marco rafalà (how fires end). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

11/21 7:30pm: prolific trinidadian calypso vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist the mighty sparrow (‘calypso king of the world’) performs an acoustic set at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

11/21 7:30pm: performance artist dynasty handbag hosts weirdo night, an evening of experimental comedy and performance by lorelei ramirez, christeene, minivan, like a villain, uncle mordechai, and more. the jewish museum (ues), $18 admission includes an open beer + wine bar and extended gallery hours. >>

11/21 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): magic mike… 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. as the chaos ensues, they must also incorporate audience-written lines, random sound effects, and deleted scenes cued by an audience member with a horn. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

11/21 8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians samantha ruddy (colbert), kevin mccaffrey (vh1), emily flake (the new yorker), julia shiplett (crashing), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and matt jenkins. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $7. >>

11/21 8pm: comedian hanna dickinson (comedy central) performs a half-hour set at club cumming (east village), with openers christi chiello (roast battle) and ian fidance (siriusxm). free. >>

11/21 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by olivia grace (comedy central), sean donnelly (conan), april boddie (buzzfeed), george civeris (sirius xm), sally ann hall (left breast comedy), and rufat agayev. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/21 8pm (monthly): inside jokes and obscure references are the star at niche!, a monthly drag show featuring really specific acts. hosted by c’était bontemps and chevy lace. dream baby (east village), $5-10. >>

11/21 8pm: ‘snarky glitter punk’ band mean siders plays an ep release show at trans pecos (ridgewood), with support from daddies, qwam, and julep maisey. $10. >>

11/21 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): comedian saurin choksi and dj sareen present the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by dulcé sloan (the daily show), sydnee washington (comedy central), alex english (national lampoon radio hour), lane pieschel (the fancy show), and pooja reddy. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

11/21 9pm: purr, dan english, and water from your eyes play he sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

11/21 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public at kevin allison’s risk! podcast live show. tonight, kyle ocasio (red eye), matthew mercier (the moth), jeff simmermon (the moth), and tracey segarra spill the beans at caveat (les). $15. >>

11/21 10pm: dance to ri ri, jay-z, nicki minaj, and others at the dirty thursday pon de replay party. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: everything is super great at 59e59 theaters! use code ‘skint’ to snag $15 tickets (reg. $25) 11/22-12/14.   >>

get tickets to tan dun conducts the orchestra now at jazz at lincoln center 12/15 for $10-20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35-50). >>

get tickets to the golden girls live drag ‘lost christmas episode’ at producers’ club thru 1/17 for $29-40 (plus ticket fees, reg. $79-99). >>

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