around town today

12-8pm (thru 12/14): consider how you use technology and how those behind technology use you at the glass room, an interactive exhibit presented by mozilla and tactical tech. 201 mulberry st. (nolita), the exhibit, workshops, and events are all free. >>

2pm + 7pm (ends today): catch a limited screening of breakfast at tiffany’s, with added commentary from turner classic movies host tiffany vasquez, at select movie theaters. $15. >>

3-10pm: grab yourself a cup of free hot chocolate with toppings outside of ocean prime restaurant (midtown west). >>

5-7pm, (wednesdays thru 12/28): stop by the american folk art museum’s wednesday social for a free glass of wine, docent-led highlights of the exhibition securing the shadow, and holiday shopping. free admission. >>

6-9pm: looking to plan your special day? the toasted brooklyn wedding showcase brings 40 independent florists, caterers, bakers, dressmakers, hair/make-up artists, designers, and planners to help, along with drinks and food samples, live music, and giveaways. dobbin street (williamsburg), $12 adv, $20 dos. >>

rescheduled to 1/19 6:30pm: nobel prize-winning neuropsychiatrist and columbia university professor eric r. kandel explores how science can inform the way we experience a work of art in a discussion on his new book, reductionism in art and brain science. the great hall at cooper union (east village), free (rsvp requested). >>

7pm: best-selling author anne rice signs copies of her newest vampire chronicles installment, prince lestat and the realms of atlantis, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be given with proof of purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm: street photographer and documentary filmmaker richard sandler launches his new photo book, the eyes of the city, at powerhouse arena (dumbo). free. >>

7pm: lit site vol. 1 brooklyn presents readings of the greatest 3-minute teen stories in honor of founder jason diamond’s new memoir, searching for john hughes: or everything i thought i needed to know about life i learned from watching ’80s movies. housing works bookstore cafe (soho). free. >>

7pm: sciart center and yhouse host the mind’s eye: the art + science of awareness, an evening of presentations and a panel discussion with artists and scientists about awareness. 61 local (cobble hill), free. >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at leslie goshko’s ‘sideshow goshko.’ tonight’s guests: dawn fraser (the moth, ted), anna roisman (elite daily), calvin cato (oxygen), and james bewley. bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features stand-up comedy from nore davis (comedy central), sam morril (comedy central), will miles (comedy at the knitting factory), and ashley brooke roberts (fresh out). guest hosted by evan kaufman (your love, our musical) and chris duffy (you’re the expert). $5. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the daily show correspondent roy wood, jr. headlines the bazaar comedy show at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). free. >>

7-9pm: it’s the biggie! the 84th annual rockefeller center christmas tree lighting ceremony features a 94-foot tall norway spruce (the second-tallest ever displayed) covered in 50,000 lights, plus live performances by neil diamond, sarah mclachlan, dolly parton, tony bennett, the radio city rockettes, and more. >>

8pm (monthly): adam wade, halle kiefer, jim o’grady, and josh sharp share stories about the holidays at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features yannis pappas (comedy central), sarah tollemache (comedy central), ryan donahue (kimmel, and khalid rahmaan (the nation). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

8pm: tasseomancy, air waves, gingerlys, and fieldings play sunnyvale (east williamsburg). $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: am i write, ladies?, a variety show featuring performance + art by women and gender non-conforming artists, moves to the east village’s vspot. $10 admission includes a drink. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: roy wood, jr. (the daily show), hadiyah robinson (comedy central), gilbert lawand, and david drake. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). $5. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

our next event


NYC’s best holiday party for everyone who ain’t about that office life (or anyone who just wants to turn up without their boss watching) is back for its 6th year! And it’s on a Friday this time, so we can truly wreck the halls. We’ll have: lLive-band karoke from Rock Star Karaoke, DJ Doctor Mister, the return of our NSFW holiday photo booth, food from Yeah Dawg, drink specials, and surprises!

the skint + Brokelyn present:
The Sixth Annual No Office Holiday Party
Friday, December 9, 8pm-2am

Littlefield, Brooklyn
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coming up

12/1 various times: events to commemorate world aids day in nyc include a memorial dedication in the village and a candlelight march in the upper west side. >>

12/1 7am-7pm (thru 3/31): dark and chilly days mean the high line’s shortened winter hours begin today. >>

12/1 10am-4:30pm (tues-fri thru 2/28): in addition to free saturday morning hours year ’round (10am-12pm), the brooklyn botanic garden offers free admission winter weekdays starting today. >>

12/1 5:30pm: things get lit at the 20th annual central park holiday lighting, which includes a live ice carving demo, caroling, cocoa and cookies, and the lighting of a flotilla of trees on the harlem meer. charles a. dana discovery center (inside the park at 110th street and fifth ave), free admission. >>

12/1 6pm: obama, race, and politics: a discussion on the contrasting ideologies that emerged and flourished during obama’s presidency, and the current atmosphere of a looming trump era. moderated by frederick c. harris, the panel includes michael eric dyson (the black presidency), dr. julianne malveaux (are we better off?: race, obama, and public policy), and deva woodly (the new school). the new school (union square), free. >>

12/1 6-9pm (monthly): 18 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. for the first hour, have some free hot chocolate and check out music, dance performances, and santa at the annual tree lighting ceremony. free. >>

12/1 6-8pm (thru 12/15): carter burden gallery’s art cards and holiday bazaar show in chelsea is one part holiday gift market, one part art exhibit where art works made on 5×7-inch cards will be sold for $10 each. opening reception tonight. >>

12/1 6:15pm (+ 12/2 9am-5:15pm): brexit before and beyond: scholars and journalists from europe and america delve into how brexit happened and what it means for the future during a two-day event at columbia university’s heyman center for the humanities (morningside heights). free. >>

12/1 6:30-8:30pm: women who whiskey hosts a meetup (guys welcome!) with a rep from bruichladdich scotch wisky giving a guided tasting and discussing how terroir affects taste. a gin cocktail, appetizers, and six tastings are included with admission. brooklyn wine exchange (cobble hill), $23 (with promo code ‘theskint40’, reg. $37), or add get the bottle package and save 20% with promo code ‘theskint20’ >>

12/1 6:45pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: bernardo bertolucci’s the conformist (1970). $10. >>

12/1 7pm: writers min jin lee (free food for millionaires), tanwi nandini islam (bright lines), alden jones (unaccompanied minors), and sonya chung (the loved ones) discuss the importance of how different types of families are depicted in fiction. the center for fiction (midtown east), free (rsvp). >>

12/1 7pm doors, 8pm show: former nasa astronaut mike massimino discusses his memoir, spaceman: an astronaut’s unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe. pioneer works (red hook), free. >>

12/1 7pm doors, 8pm show: learning and art combine at the art (of) science gallery night, where artists and scientists come together to create multimedia pieces inspired by one another. littlefield (gowanus), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

12/1 7-10pm (thru 12/4): at the fashion institute of technology mfa illustration fall show, students, grads, and faculty members show their their 2d works in a gallery space. thursday’s opening reception includes pizza, beer, and wine. okay space (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

12/1 7:30pm (every other thursday): pete’s reading series returns with readings by amina gautier (at-risk), and jade sharma (problems). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

12/1 7:30pm (monthly): andrea shapiro’s ‘saw her stand up there’ all-female comedy show returns to q.e.d. (astoria). starts with an open mic for the first 10 female-identified signups, and ends with sets by kerry coddett (joking off), amy shanker (laughs), and joanna briley. $6 for audience members, free for open mic performers with a one-item purchase minimum. >>

12/1 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by hadiyah robinson (comedy central), troy walker (ferguson), greg johnson (fox), michelle wolf (the daily show), and jeffrey joseph (comedy central). hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

12/1 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 12/15): missing stranger things as much as you miss barb? watch episodes of the hit netflix series with eggos and themed drinks at the cozy gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus). $10 suggested donation. >>

12/1 7:30pm doors, 8-11pm show: hyphen hub presents the second annual ‘visions of the future’ immersive multimedia showcase. downstairs at la mama (east village), $5 artists, $15 students/seniors, $20 general. >>

12/1 8pm (monthly): your guess is as good as any at match game nyc, a game-show-turned-bar-affair where participants (i.e. you) compete to match answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with a rotating cast of ‘celebrity’ guests. tonight’s super-sized show features a weird al parody slam, musical performances, and more. hosted by tiffany leigh and chris calogero. sidewalk cafe (east village), free admission, one drink or food item minimum. >>

12/1 8pm (monthly): the pacific stand-up comedy show, hosted by the daily show writer matt koff, returns with performances by will miles (ifc), giulia rozzi (comedy central), tanael joachim (fox), and lucas connolly (seeso). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free (one drink or food item minimum). >>

12/1 8pm (thru 12/3): movement research’s annual fall festival, ‘unthreading the filter,’ features the work of ten movement creators and choreographers, as well as film and spoken elements. danspace project (east village), $15. >>

12/1 10pm: there’ll be unicorns a-plenty at the unicornicopia dirty thursday party, as well as glitter, performances, desserts, and dance beats. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

12/1 11pm: 11pm: let comedians school you at woke af: a mind opening variety show, where mike brown, alise morales, hip-hop improv comedy group north coast, and others educate you on their passions. hosted by nicole pasquale with guest co-host iliana inocencio. ucb east village, $5. >>

12/1-5: bushwick’s syndicated screens a series of movies set during the christmas season for just $3 this week: gremlins, edward scissorhands, batman returns, eyes wide shut, and trading places. bonus: a charlie brown christmas plays for free at the bar thursday at 8pm. >>

12/1-31: browse unique items from artists, designers, and other makers at the real nyc market pop-up holiday shop at 149 mulberry st. (little italy). free admission. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to drunk shakespeare at the lounge at roy arias studios thru 1/30 for $29+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $59+). >>

get a 4-pack of amc movie tickets, valid at any location in ny and nj, for $43 (plus ticket fees, reg. $64). >>

get tickets to new york city ballet’s production of the sleeping beauty at lincoln center 2/12 for $52-90 (plus ticket fees, reg, $99-175). >>

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