reminder: our roundup of 30+ new year’s eve events in nyc for $35 and under. >>


weds, 1/1 10am-4pm: in honor of national hangover day, a vita coco food truck will be giving out free coconut water and egg and cheese sandwiches in nolita. >>

weds, 1/1 1pm (registration starts at 10am): start the year off with an invigorating deep freeze at the 116th annual coney island polar bear club new year’s day plunge. the boardwalk at stillwell avenue, $25 suggested donation from participants benefits local organizations (free to watch). >>

weds, 1/1 1-9pm: the 26th annual alternative new year’s day spoken word/performance extravaganza features over 150 poets, prose writers, monologists, musicians, dancers, and other performers, plus an open mic. this year’s theme: ‘before the dawn.’ st. john’s lutheran church (west village), free admission (donations of paperback books or canned/boxed food are encouraged). >>

weds, 1/1 2-5pm: travel back in time at merchant’s house museum’s ’come calling on new years day’ event, celebrating the tradition of calling on family and friends on the first day of the year. the day will include tours of the house, 19th century readings about new year’s day, refreshments, and more. merchant’s house museum (noho), $20. >>

weds, 1/1 2pm-midnight: get your words worth at the poetry project’s 46th annual new year’s day poetry marathon, a 10-hour benefit reading with over 150 poets and performers. the poetry project (east village), $20 adv, $25 general/$20 students + seniors at the door. >>

weds, 1/1 6pm: influential country singer hank williams gets the star treatment at the 16th annual hank-o-rama tribute concert, with performances by the lonesome prairie dogs, jordan maclean and the lonesome horns, lenny kaye, tammy faye starlite, and more. hill country barbecue market (flatiron), $10. >>

weds, 1/1 6pm-2am: the 718 sessions party brings the beats to good room (greenpoint) for their annual new year’s day bash. $5 for the first 100 folks before 7pm, $15-20 otherwise. >>

weds, 1/1 6:30pm (monthly): shelby slauer (clickhole) and brandon follick (reductress) host the girl’s girls comedy/variety show, with tonight’s lineup featuring ginny hogan (the new yorker), walter kelly (vice), josh nasser (vulture), nora jefferies, rachael cain, and jesse roth. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

weds, 1/1 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 shane torres (conan), claire o’kane (comedy central), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), and noah findling (ucb). poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>


thurs, 1/2 thru 2/3: the month-long exponential festival presents 45 experimental theatrical performances by emerging new york city-based artists. this year’s month-long festival takes place across nine brooklyn venues. various prices. >>

thurs, 1/2 7:30pm: mezzo-soprano alicia olatuja performs selections from her second album, intuition: songs from the minds of women, at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

thurs, 1/2 8pm (monthly): say goodbye to stale jokes at keeping it fresh!, with stand-up by shalewa sharpe (comedy central), emily duke (bust magazine), sam evans, gus constantellis, youjean chang, and lizzy cassidy. hosted by emily walsh and amanda van nostrand. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

thurs, 1/2 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by julia shiplett (comedy central), olive lynch (vice), kendall farrell (just come! comedy), ja-ron young, and mike szar. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>


fri, 1/3 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: composer/performers elliot cole and fiona gillespie weave traditional celtic, medieval, and modern musical threads in their adaptation of 18th-century scottish fairy ballad, ‘tam lin.’ metropolis ensemble loft (les), $15 general, $5 students. >>

fri, 1/3 7pm doors, 8pm show: 50 of nyc’s hardest-working comedians will share their first funny of the new year at the 14th annual 50 first jokes show. hosted by john f. o’donnell. the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

fri, 1/3 7:30pm (monthly): engage politically and comedically with gary gulman (the great depresh), sarah tollemache (colbert), kenice mobley (standup nbc), and mohanad elshieky (conan) at standup 2020: a comedy show and voter registration drive. hosted by jarret berenstein, alison klemp, selena coppock, and matt nedostup. already-registered voters are also welcome. the pit underground (gramercy), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri, 1/3 8pm: indie-pop musician colleen green performs selections from her stripped-down blink-182 dude ranch cover album at alphaville (bushwick). $15. >>

fri, 1/3 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by tamer kattan (trutv), caitlin peluffo (colbert), rachel mccartney (pbs), janelle draper (ifc), and kevin mccaffrey (letterman). guest hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri, 1/3 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: coinciding with his birthday, comedian tanael joachim (gotham comedy live) hosts a live album recording show at littlefield, with openers patrick schroeder, reggie conquest, and mia jackson. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri, 1/3 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features myq kaplan (conan), stavros halkias (comedy central), petey deabreu (comedy central), myka fox (comedy central), xazmin garza (siriusxm), and mookie thompson (hulu). guest hosted by gabriel pacheco. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

fri, 1/3 10pm (+ sat): bushwick party space house of yes celebrates four years of ‘glory and chaos’ with a two-night thank you for everything party. free-$20. >>

fri, 1/3 11pm: djs françois k. and rimarkable spin at elsewhere’s zone one (east williamsburg/bushwick). free before midnight with rsvp, $10-20 otherwise. >>


sat, 1/4 4:30pm: on the occasion of koyaanisqatsi receiving the cinema eye honors legacy award, filmmaker godfrey reggio will discuss his 1982 landmark experimental film following a screening at the museum of the moving image (astoria). $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

sat, 1/4 7pm, 8:30pm: (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight’s ‘vices’ edition features talks about cannabis, illegal pinball, and sex workers. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

sat, 1/4 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): laugh your tracksuit off at aunt sassy, a monthly comedy show featuring a lineup of women and lgbtq performers. tonight: alise morales, bailey swilley, walter kelly, michelle davis, and zach teague. hosted by schuyler robinson and marissa solomon. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat, 1/4 8:30pm: feel all the feels at live band pop punk/emo karaoke. the footlight (ridgewood), $10. >>

sat, 1/4 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: life and times of jay-z edition, dj steve reynolds plays rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop from the 1990s + 2000s all night, plus an extra dose of jay-z in honor of the 20th anniversary of vol. 3… life and times of s. carter. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

sat, 1/4 10pm: the synthicide dance party celebrates its sixth anniversary with synth-driven sets from cardopusher, chloe lula, and andi. bossa nova civic club (bushwick). free before midnight. >>


sun, 1/5 various times: three boozy places to watch the 77th annual golden globe awards:
caveat (les): voting ballots, drinking games, and comedic performances during commercial breaks. $15 adv, $20 door. >>
q.e.d. (astoria): watch party + trivia. $8. >>
syndicated (bushwick): screening at the bar and theater. free admission. >>

sun, 1/5 12-5pm: before they transition to an online and by-appointment-only operation, greenpoint’s dusty rose vintage is having a vintage buy-a-bag sale, where $20 or $50 gets you a bag to fill with vintage clothing. >>

sun, 1/5 2pm: the doctor returns to select theaters for a nationwide doctor who fan screening event, featuring screenings of season 12’s first two episodes and a live simulcast q+a with stars jodie whittaker, tosin cole, and mandip gill. various prices. >>

sun, 1/5 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians share dating horror stories at the rude! comedy show, hosted by jade marcotte and kendall farrell, and featuring mia jackson (last comic standing), julia shiplett (comedy central), michael rowland (comedy central), yedoye travis (comedy central), eman el-husseini (sirius xm), and alex english (viceland). hart bar (bushwick), $5. >>

sun, 1/5 8pm: ehiner, holy wisdom llc, arch of love, and monograms play alphaville (bushwick). $10. >>

sun, 1/5 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): this week’s if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by doug smith (conan), subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), kevin iso (gotham comedy live), marcia belsky (reductress), noah savage, and casey skinner. hosted by robert dean. ucb at subculture (noho), $9. >>

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our next 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
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