SAT-SUN, 11/22-23: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

free art opening:
roy lichtenstein @ ronald feldman fine arts (thru 12/20) >>

7am-11/23 1am: all-day bach organ marathon: organists from the juilliard school perform 150+ fugues, chorales and other works over 18 hours. at saint peter’s church in midtown. ticket prices: $10 75-minute slots, $40 half day, $75 full day. >>

9:30am: learn how to survive a layoff by negotiating a severance package, creating an emergency fund, starting a side gig, and more. brooklyn brainery, $8. >>

10am-2pm: tv’s dr. oz kicks off z100’s lifestyle health and wellness expo at skylight one hanson, which will feature panelists and hosts ranging from radio personalities to celebrity chefs. free admission. >>

10:30am-1:30pm (ends today): celebrate nutella’s 50th birthday with free nutella-infused waffles, croissants, and espresso at moda espresso bar (234 w. 27th st., bet. 7th + 8th aves). >>

11am-2pm: the activist new york exhibition at the museum of the city of new york covers the past 350 years of new yorkers who’ve fought for fairness and equality. bonus: create your own activist button! free with suggested museum admission ($14 adults, $10 students/seniors). >>

11am-5pm: li-lac chocolates hosts a grand opening of its industry city, brooklyn factory with giveaways, sweets for sale, and photo opps with an oompa loompa. free admission. >>

11am-5pm (ends today): the annual church of sweden christmas bazaar has holiday decorations, baked goods, candy, mulled wine, meatballs, salmon, and more. 5 e. 48th st., free admission. >>

11am-7pm (ends today): belgian handbag brand kipling opens its first store in soho with free tote bags and key chain giveaways (11am-7pm, 155 spring st.), plus a pop-up location (5-9pm, 57 greene st.) with performances by bands javelin (thurs), kitty cash (fri), and denitia + sene (sat). rsvp. >>

12-6pm (ends today): the annual norwegian seamen’s church christmas fair has scandinavian handcrafts, a smorgasbord, raffles, more. 317 east 52nd st (bet 1st + 2nd aves). >>

12:30pm registration, 2pm start: the 16th annual cranksgiving – part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt. bring a bike, a bag, a lock, and $15-$20 to buy food to donate to the bowery mission. starts at solar one (east river @ 23rd st). >>

1pm: learn to build a shelter, start a fire, and survive on your own in the woods at the wilderness survival workshop taught by riverside park rangers. free. >>

1-4pm: take all of your aggressions out on over-sized stuffed animals, piñatas, and other large objects suspended mid-air at the interactive ‘beat it!’ art exhibition. special events, including a real self-defense workshop, will go on throughout the day with an ongoing music mix by dj forcemeat. created by jo firestone (‘punderdome 3000′ host). littlefield, free admission. >>

2-5pm: stuff yourself on momo dumplings at the third annual jackson heights momo crawl. three bills of any denomination gets you a map of 18-20 food spots, eats go for $1 each. >>

6pm: film critic and writer tom shone presents his book, martin scorsese: a retrospective, which charts the director’s 50-year career. b+n tribeca, free. >>

7-10pm (thru 12/28): the flip book kit art show at boerum hill’s grumpy bert gallery/store will feature 40+ artists’ takes on the flip book design. free. >>

7pm-1am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, drinks, vendors, light installations, mini golf, ping pong and skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s live music comes from x ambassadors, cultfever, sego, skyes, obits, survival knife, hungry ghost, and pink avalanche. free admission. >>

7:45, 8pm (thru 1/10): get tickets to the adults only after-hours ‘bar car nights’ at the new york botanical garden, including a complimentary cocktail, ice-carving demos, the holiday train show, and more. $25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

8pm: don’t feed the musicians!: musical comedian rob paravonian and friends play funny songs and pick apart the best and worst music out there. q.e.d. astoria, free. >>

8pm: film + booze meet as the cinema under the influence program continues at lic’s chain theatre. tonight, a double feature screening of drive (2011) and the short patrol (2014) are paired with free queens brewery lager. popcorn and light concessions will also be available for purchase. $15 admission includes a raffle ticket (two if purchased in advance). >>

8pm (ends today): three nights of innovative choreography at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought’, curated by jen rosenblit, lindsey dietz marchant, and andrew dinwiddie. admission is $5 + two cans of food to benefit the st. mark’s church food program, or $10. >>

8pm: d20 burlesque presents a burly-q tribute to card, board and tabletop games at parkside lounge. $10-15. >>

8pm: get tickets to rock and lit magazine radio silence’s issue launch party at lpr with performances by stephin merritt (the magnetic fields), tanya donelly (throwing muses), and james murphy (lcd sound system, just announced) for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $39.50). >>

8pm: musicians play 23 songs over two sets for a night of kate bush and roxy music. the bowery electric, $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm: olde-tyme blues singer mamie minch performs at barbes. $10 suggested donation (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8pm: the wytches, heliotropes, sunflower beam, and yabadum play baby’s all right, $13 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: the raya brass band and laila + smitty play littlefield. $10. >>

8:30pm (+ select saturdays thru 1/24): drink free wine and learn sexy dance moves at the ball ny’s argentine tango class and dance social. $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

9pm: ‘mind’s eye‘ is an immersive art show created by tim brown, and featuring musical performances by o paradiso + bird courage, soundscapes by michael mcfadden, and animation by ana mouyis and zachary zezima. standard toykraft, $7 (free 11/22-23 10am-5pm). >>

10pm: the shame game: storytellers and comedians compete to see who can bare their most shameful stories in hopes of being crowned the king or queen of shame by audience vote. tonight’s show features sue smith (tony‘s top 10 funniest women), matteo lane (adam devine’s house party), bradford jordan, and hosts soojeong son and ginny leise. treehouse theater (formerly known as this theater, 154 w. 29th st.), $10 admission includes $3 off a drink at pioneers. >>

10pm: two djs enter, one dj leaves, and you determine the winner when the monthly ‘head on’ dj battle/dance party pits the music of 2014 (future islands, charlie xcx, etc.) vs 2004 (the killers, tv on the radio, etc.). tonight’s party is also the launch for the you don’t have to settle dance party website. new location: baby’s all right, free. >>

10pm (+ 11/28, 30): john’s of 12th street, an old-school italian restaurant in the east village, is profiled in a new documentary by filmmaker vanessa mcdonnell. spectacle, $5. >>

11pm (ends today): #serials@theflea: vote for your favorite of five 10-minute episode plays to see the next installment the following week. the flea theater, new price: $12 admission includes a beer. >>

11pm: andrew w.k., xenia rubinos, and the skins play kniotting factory. $17 adv, $20 dos. >>

midnight-ish movies:
jurassic park @ ifc. $14. >>
purple rain @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
the pit (fri) and naked massacre (sat) @ spectacle. $5. >>

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sunday

11am-10pm: admission will be free all day at the morbid anatomy museum’s end-of-exhibition open house. expect tours, short talks, taxidermy and hairwork demos, screenings, and an after party sponsored by hendricks gin at 7:30pm. >>

1pm: astronaut chris hadfield presents his photo book, you are here: around the world in 92 minutes: photographs from the international space station. b+n union square, free. >>

2pm: authors jeff vandermeer and desirina boskovich presents his new book, the steampunk users manual: an illustrated practical and whimsical guide to creating retro futurist dreams. b+n tribeca, free. >>

2pm doors, 2:30pm show: obsolete cinema’s monthly screening series at freddy’s presents red dawn (1984) and 1941 (1979). both on craptastic vhs. plus, trivia + prizes, happy hour prices. free admission. >>

2pm: the museum of the moving image hosts a screening of leo mccarey’s the awful truth (1937), starring irene dunne and cary grant, which will be introduced by film critic farran smith nehme (missing reels) and followed by a book signing. free with museum admission ($12 general, $9 students/seniors). >>

3-5pm: $25 gets you homemade soup from the splendid spoon, a handmade bowl to keep, and brooklyn brewery beer at greenpointers’ annual soup bowl fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds benefit the greenpoint food pantry and soup kitchen. eat (124 meserole ave). >>

6pm: output continues its new free sundays in the panther room dj series. >>

7pm: kristin russo and dannielle owens-reid launch their new book, this is a book for parents of gay kids: a question + answer guide to everyday life, at bluestockings. free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the muppet vault series presents classic, rare and unreleased muppet, sesame street + jim henson works at union hall. tonight’s theme: ‘animal!’. plus, trivia and prizes. $8. >>

8pm: at the weekly ‘sunday sessions with viviana cortez’ comedy/variety show, ali levin hosts as viviana cortez, a cuban holistic wellness counselor who engages in improvised therapy sessions with her ‘clients’. bonus: free churros!. bar none, $5. >>

8pm: farah brook and blair socci co-host the harriet comedy show at hifi bar with standup by mark normand (comedy central), giulia rozzi (chelsea lately, ‘dive comedy’ co-host), monroe martin (last comic standing), shalewa sharpe, will miles, and j.p. mcdade. bonus: free cupcakes! free admission. >>

8pm: this week’s ‘if you build it’ comedy show with host kara klenk features stand-up by bonnie mcfarlaine (comedy central), rich vos (opie and anthony), jordan carlos (comedy central), nick vatterott (comedy central), harrison greenbaum (andy kaufman award winner), leah dubie, and eli yudin. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: the chapin sisters harmonize old-time country songs at jalopy. $10 >>

8pm: arms, salt cathedral, mrs. adam schatz, and oracle room play baby’s all right. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: the monthly ‘force majeure’ vaudeville show goes down at the cobra club. $10. >>

all weekend

10am-6pm sat, 10am-5pm sun: save 50% or more on thousands of books, cds and dvds at the 28th annual goddard riverside community center book fair. 593 columbus ave @ 88th st. >>

10am-6pm sat + sun: the massive pier antiques show features 400+ exhibitors selling furniture, jewelry, art, fashion, more. plus, free appraisals sunday 10am-3pm (one item limit). pier 94, $20 admission includes both days. >>

10am-8pm sat, 11am-7pm sun (thru 12/24): 150 local and indie merchants fill the iconic red and white striped booths of the 21st annual outdoor union square holiday market. >>

11am-5pm sat, 11am-3pm sun: the annual danish christmas fair returns to brooklyn heights danish seamen’s church (sat-sun, 102 willow st) and plymouth church (sun, 75 hicks st) with gifts, decorations, food and glögg. >>

11am-5pm sat + sun (ends sun): the south street seaport’s out to see festival wraps up this weekend and features 50+ artisans, artists startups, and bands as well as an ice skating rink. >>

11am-6pm sat + sun: it’s the final weekend of smorgasburg for the season. >>

12-6pm sat, 11am-6pm sun: the second annual american fine craft show at the brooklyn museum features handmade ceramics, jewelry, glass, furniture, wood, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and wearable + decorative fiber by 90 craft artists. $12 general, $11 seniors, $6 students. >>

4:45, 7, 9:15pm sat + sun: get tickets to the gayest christmas pageant ever at the producers club for $5-10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $28). >>

5pm sat + sun: carnegie hall sponsors two free neighborhood concerts this weekend: opera singer sidney outlaw + pianist howard watkins at st. michael’s church in the uws (sat) and ensemble acjw at our saviour’s atonement lutheran church in washington heights (sun). >>

7:30pm sat, 3pm sun: the 25-member melodia women’s choir of nyc presents a music program evocative of the fall and winter seasons at two manhattan locations. $15 adv with promo code ‘autumndis’ (reg. $20 general, $15 students/seniors adv, $25 door). >>

8pm sat, 3pm sun: the string orchestra of brooklyn and grace chorale present mascagni’s cavalleria rusticana. st. ann’s church in brooklyn heights, $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

film festivals and series:
sat only: eyeworks festival of experimental animation @ pioneer works >>
ends sat: equus film festival @ various locations >>
ends sat: new york no limits film series @ the wild project >>
ends sun: in french with english subtitles film festival @ fiaf >>
ends sun: mountainfilm @ fslc >>
ends sun: 12th new york korean film festival @ bam >>
ends sun: nitehawk cinema’s second annual nitehawk shorts festival >>
ends sun: fifth annual williamsburg independent film festival @ wythe hotel >>
thru 3/5: ’it came from baltimore’ @ the mad museum >>

thru 1/4: the morgan library + museum presents an exhibition of original and rarely seen handmade holiday cards created by major twentieth-century artists from the smithsonian’s archives of american art. free fridays 7-9pm (reg. $18 general, $12 students/seniors). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

sales, deals, freebies

30-60 minutes of batting cage practice at astoria sports complex for $12-22 (reg. $25-45). >>

admission to the russian + turkish baths day spa in the east village for $16.99 ($35 value). additional options include a 30-minute massage, soap massage, dead sea salt scrub, or dead sea mud treatment. >>

get a box of 12 macarons from mille-feuille bakery café in the village or uws for $19 (reg. $29). >>

ticket deals

get tickets to handel’s messiah… refreshed! at lincoln center’s avery fisher music hall 11/30 for $5-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100) >>

get tickets to see veteran tv talk show host dick cavett discuss his new book,brief encounters, 12/3 at w83 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-25). >>

get tickets to the new york progressive international motorcycle show at the javits center 12/12-14 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to matt + ben, a parody co-written by mindy kaling (the mindy project, the office), at the theater at joria productions in midtown 12/12-20 for $12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $25). >>

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FRI, 11/21: FREE NUTELLA TREATS, ANTHONY KIEDIS, POP UPS AND LAUNCHES, LOTS O’ MUSIC

around town today

free art openings:
artspace pop up store @ the invisible dog (hru 12/28) >>
kai and sunny: ‘lots of bits of star’ + taku obata: ‘bust a move’ @ jonathan levine gallery (thru 12/20) >>
kara walker: ‘afterword’ @ sikkema jenkins co. (thru 1/17) >>
nyu bfa open studios >>
‘wonderland’ holiday art show and sale @ ground floor gallery (thru 12/21) >>

11am-7pm (thru 11/22): belgian handbag brand kipling opens its first store in soho with free tote bags and key chain giveaways (11am-7pm, 155 spring st.), plus a pop-up location (5-9pm, 57 greene st.) with performances by bands javelin (thurs), kitty cash (fri), and denitia + sene (sat). rsvp. >>

11am-8pm (thru 12/24): 150 local and indie merchants fill the iconic red and white striped booths of the 21st annual outdoor union square holiday market. >>

11am—8pm (+ 11/22 11am-5pm): the annual church of sweden christmas bazaar has holiday decorations, baked goods, candy, mulled wine, meatballs, salmon, and more. 5 e. 48th st., free admission. >>

12-7pm (+ 11/22 12-6pm): the annual norwegian seamen’s church christmas fair has scandinavian handcrafts, a smorgasbord, raffles, more. 317 east 52nd st (bet 1st + 2nd aves). >>

5-8pm (+ 11/22 10:30am-1:30pm):  celebrate nutella’s 50th birthday with free nutella-infused waffles, croissants, and espresso at moda espresso bar (234 w. 27th st., bet. 7th + 8th aves). >>

6pm: climate scientists kátia fernandes and alessandra giannini lead a walk-through of the icp museum’s ‘sebastião salgado: genesis’ climate change exhibition and discuss its relation to their fields. voluntary contribution hours 4-8pm fridays (reg. $14). >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: milán, edith pop, and heidemann play lpr. $12. >>

7pm: at babeland’s thanksgiving sex tips workshop, enjoy free bubbly while learning tips for sneakin’ around the in-laws. bonus: the first ten guests will receive free product samples. babeland soho location, free. >>

7pm: the red hot chili peppers frontman anthony kiedis and photographer david mushegain talk with rolling stone senior editor david fricke about their new book, fandemonium. b+n union square, free. >>

7pm: aimee herman hosts inspired word’s monthly ‘titillating tongues: nyc erotica in poetry + prose’, featuring ny-based erotic writers plus an open mic where 20 folks can spew their own filthy, naughty words. bonus: free drink for the first 10 who sign up to read. lpr’s gallery, $10. >>

7pm (ends today): trinity church on wall street screens 1948 film noir classic, the naked city. free. >>

7pm: frances cone, mcalister drive, and the majorleans play mercury lounge. $12. >>

7-9pm: stargazing + lecture: astrophysics educator christina pease gives a lecture on constellations, followed by q+a, slideshows, and guided stargazing with telescopes. columbia university’s pupin hall, free. >>

7-10pm: golly girls, tea leigh and tabbisocks pop-up shop: free drinks, 20% off vintage items, bogo tights, more. antoinette (119 grand st., bet. berry + wythe, brooklyn). >>

7-10pm: 61 local hosts the cheese grotto kickstarter launch party. free admission (rsvp required), donations appreciated. >>

7pm-1am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, drinks, vendors, light installations, mini golf, ping pong and skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s live music comes from x ambassadors, cultfever, sego, skyes, obits, survival knife, hungry ghost, and pink avalanche. free admission. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: atmospheric guitarist noveller (aka sarah lipstate), violinist/electronic composer christopher tignor, and cellist julia kent (ex-rasputina, antony + the johnsons) play littlefield. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: morrissey tribute band the sons + heirs and doug gillard (guided by voices, nada surf) play santos party house. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

7pm doors: the echo friendly, samson the trues, and laura + greg play glasslands. $12. >>

7:30pm: eliot glaser’s ‘mashterpiece theater’ variety show includes sketch comedy, standup, video, dance, music, and more. tonight’s guests include max silvestri (‘big terrific’ host), mike lawrence (comedy central, conan), aparna nancherla (conan), david carl + katie hartman, and dna comedy. ucb, $10. >>

7:30pm: the ‘notes on fiction’ series at the center for fiction presents orfeo, a reading/concert by author richard powers and the nouveau classical project. the story focuses on composer turned scientist peter els and his attempts to find musical patterns in living cells, arousing the suspicions of homeland security. musical selections are by barber, messiaen, cage, glass, and more. $18. >>

7:30pm: the monthly brooklyn contra dance party returns to park slope’s camp friendship with caller maia mccormick and live music by jam. coordination and partner not necessary, beginner’s lesson @ 7:30pm. $15 general, $12 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: aaron glaser’s weekly slow dance comedy show at the east village’s niagara features stand-up from janeane garofalo (everywhere), adam lowitt (the daily show), janine brito (chelsea lately), christy coffee, danny jolles, and mike abrusci. no drink minimum. 1/2 off well drinks, margaritas + draught beer happy hour until 8pm. free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the monthly cranky pants comedy hour celebrates three years at the east village’s one + one bar. tonight, hosts ben conrad + lucas connolly welcome guests sean patton (comedy central, maron), frank conniff (mst3k), nick vatterott (comedy central), monroe martin (last comic standing), amber nelson (comedy central), nick turner (seth meyers), and andrew collin (funny or die). free. >>

8pm (thru 11/22): three nights of innovative choreography at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought’, curated by jen rosenblit, lindsey dietz marchant, and andrew dinwiddie. admission is $5 + two cans of food to benefit the st. mark’s church food program, or $10. >>

8pm: aviv, a new diy venue in greenpoint, celebrates its grand opening with bands painted zeros, turnip king, shadow walker, and ritual howls. $8. >>

8pm: math the band, late cambrian, .357 lover, and hand job academy play the wick. $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

8pm: natural child, las rosas, the mystery lights, and boytoy play baby’s all right. $12. >>

8pm: wild arrows, lavachild, and truthers play cameo. $10. >>

8, 10pm (ends today): slavic soul party performs duke ellington’s far east suite album, reimagined as an eastern european brass band discovering an exotic american sound. barbes, $12. >>

9pm: the weekly live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features guests larry murphy (bob’s burgers), gary vider (conan), subhah agarwal (‘modern comedian’), andrew short, scotland green, danny jolles, and nick naney, and hosts john f. o’donnell (comedy central), ben kronberg (comedy central) and erik bergstrom (the new yorker illustrator). free. >>

9pm (+ 11/22): ‘mind’s eye‘ is an immersive art show created by tim brown, and featuring musical performances by o paradiso + bird courage, soundscapes by michael mcfadden, and animation by ana mouyis and zachary zezima. standard toykraft, $7 (free 11/22-23 10am-5pm). >>

9pm: m.a.k.u. soundsystem plays bamcafé. free. >>

9pm-midnight: no partner or experience necessary when the new york city barn dance hits jalopy. $13 adv, $15 door. >>

9:30pm: scary movie screening + comedy show: hoff matthews and dan goodman do stand up, then screen john carpenter’s prince of darkness (1987). bonus: free beer and popcorn! brit pack theater, free admission. >>

10:45pm-4am: the rebel night 50’s/60’s rockabilly/rock ‘n’ roll record hop kicks off a new monthly dance party at the grand victory. free. >>

11pm (thurs-sat thru 11/22): #serials@theflea: vote for your favorite of five 10-minute episode plays to see the next installment the following week. the flea theater, new price: $12 admission includes a beer. >>

11pm: astr and ghost beach play knitting factory. $15. >>

midnight: everyone’s favorite game show! = a live monthly comedy game show in which two comedians and an audience member compete for the chance to win 20 bucks. ucbeast, $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
jurassic park @ ifc. $14. >>
purple rain @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
the pit (fri) and naked massacre (sat) @ spectacle. $5. >>

thru 1/4: the morgan library + museum presents an exhibition of original and rarely seen handmade holiday cards created by major twentieth-century artists from the smithsonian’s archives of american art. free fridays 7-9pm (reg. $18 general, $12 students/seniors). >>

film festivals and series:
thru 11/22: equus film festival @ various locations >>
thru 11/22: new york no limits film series @ the wild project >>
11/22 only: eyeworks festival of experimental animation @ pioneer works >>
thru 11/23: in french with english subtitles film festival @ fiaf >>
thru 11/23: mountainfilm @ fslc >>
thru 11/23: 12th new york korean film festival @ bam >>
thru 11/23: nitehawk cinema’s second annual nitehawk shorts festival >>
thru 11/23: fifth annual williamsburg independent film festival @ wythe hotel >>
thru 3/5: ’it came from baltimore’ @ the mad museum >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

rsvp for a free performance by the thurston moore band and an open bar at the marlin room 12/11. >>

sales, deals, freebies

30-60 minutes of batting cage practice at astoria sports complex for $12-22 (reg. $25-45). >>

admission to the russian + turkish baths day spa in the east village for $16.99 ($35 value). additional options include a 30-minute massage, soap massage, dead sea salt scrub, or dead sea mud treatment. >>

get a box of 12 macarons from mille-feuille bakery café in the village or uws for $19 (reg. $29). >>

ticket deals

drink free wine and learn sexy dance moves at the ball ny’s argentine tango class and dance social 11/22 and select saturdays thru 1/24. $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to rock and lit magazine radio silence’s issue launch party at lpr 11/22 with performances by stephin merritt (the magnetic fields), tanya donelly (throwing muses), and james murphy (lcd sound system, just announced) for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $39.50). >>

get tickets to handel’s messiah… refreshed! at lincoln center’s avery fisher music hall 11/30 for $5-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100) >>

get tickets to see veteran tv talk show host dick cavett discuss his new book,brief encounters, 12/3 at w83 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-25). >>

get tickets to the new york progressive international motorcycle show at the javits center 12/12-14 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to matt + ben, a parody co-written by mindy kaling (the mindy project, the office), at the theater at joria productions in midtown 12/12-20 for $12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $25). >>

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THURS, 11/20: FREE BEER AND CHOCOLATE, HOLIDAY MARKETS, STARING AT SOUND

around town today

11am—8pm (thru 11/22): the annual church of sweden christmas bazaar has holiday decorations, baked goods, candy, mulled wine, meatballs, salmon, and more. 5 e. 48th st., free admission. >>

11am-8pm (thru 12/24): 150 local and indie merchants fill the iconic red and white striped booths of the 21st annual outdoor union square holiday market. >>

1-8pm (thru 11/22): the annual norwegian seamen’s church christmas fair has scandinavian handcrafts, a smorgasbord, raffles, more. 317 east 52nd st (bet 1st + 2nd aves). >>

5-10pm: raaka chocolate and other half brewing company team up for a free beer and chocolate tasting in carroll gardens. >>

6pm: indie crafters and designers, learn how to go wholesale and sell your work to stores. nypl sibl, free. >>

6pm: the creative team from the sesame street innovation lab shows how it utilizes multiple platforms and new technologies to create sesame street video games, websites, and mobile applications. nyplpa, free (rsvp). >>

7pm: comedian and author russell brand presents the first book in his ‘trickster tales’ series, the pied piper of hamelin. b+n union square, free. >>

7pm: the moth storyslam: 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. tonight’s theme: ‘caught’. housing works, $8. >>

7pm: the monthly ‘shut up!’ all-female storytelling show at the pit features true stories by seasoned and new storytellers. tonight: phoebe robinson (tony‘s 10 funniest women), langan kingsley, amanda duarte, and hosts caitlin brodnick (moth storyslam winner) and lisa kleinman (ucb). $5 general, $1 students. >>

7pm: jiji lee hosts the weekly split personality storytelling and character open mic show at williamsburg’s over the eight. tonight’s guests: natasha vaynblat (ucb, ‘katie, a lady’) and michael kayne (ucb, ‘terrible babysitters’). free. >>

7pm: the weekly ‘lasers in the jungle’ comedy show features stand-up by jena friedman (the daily show), kevin barnett (guy code), jon fisch (letterman), myka fox (somecards), sam grittner, and hosts sean crespo, katina corrao and dan wilbur. ucbeast, $5. >>

7, 9:15pm (thru 11/23): get tickets to the gayest christmas pageant ever at the producers club for $5-10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $28). >>

7-10pm: got something you need fixed? bring it to the monthly fixers collective. proteus gowanus, $5 donation for each item (but no one will be turned away for lack of funds). >>

7-10pm: pioneer works hosts the kickstarter launch party for stilt city, a new artist residency program and community exhibition center to be located in a 600 square foot bungalow in rockaway park: $5 raffle tickets for original art, an open bar by industry city distillery, plus s’mores and the pupusa truck. free admission (rsvp). >>

7:30pm: comic performers stage a new, live episode of 30 rock at the pit. $8 adv, $10 door, $1 students. >>

7:30pm: the now ensemble commemorates 10 years as a group with a program at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center. free. >>

7:30pm: the 10-piece pitchblak brass band gives a live in-studio performance and interview at tonight’s b-side series at bric. free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: hear stories about ‘how i learned it’s not me, it’s you (or maybe it’s me)’ from speakers jen doll (save the date), tara clancy (the moth grandslam winner), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv), michelle onufrak (the moth storyslam winner), andy ross (‘real characters’ host), and host blaise allysen kearsley. union hall, $6 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the weekly myrtle comedy show at clinton hill’s splitty features todd barry (louie), jen kirkman (drunk history), danny tamberelli (the adventures of pete + pete), and janine brito (totally biased) joining hosts greg johnson + larry murphy. $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ‘high maintenance’ web series creators ben sinclair and katja blichfeld screen six episodes and do q+a at the bell house. $10. >>

8pm: tonight at an evening of humorous readings at hifi bar: jackie jennings (reductress, the awl), mike scollins (funny or die, ucb), zack poitras (the onion, funny or die), and hosts brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. free. >>

8pm (thru 11/22): three nights of innovative choreography at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought’, curated by jen rosenblit, lindsey dietz marchant, and andrew dinwiddie. admission is $5 + two cans of food to benefit the st. mark’s church food program, or $10. >>

8pm: the film society of lincoln center kicks off ’staring at sound’, a new monthly program that explores the connections between music and film, with atmospheric guitarist noveller (aka sarah lipstate) presenting an assortment of her short films accompanied by an improvised guitar piece. $10. >>

8pm: we are scientists, teen, and cookies play brooklyn bowl. $17. >>

8, 10pm (+ 11/21): slavic soul party performs duke ellington’s far east suite album, reimagined as an eastern european brass band discovering an exotic american sound. barbes, $12. >>

8-10:30pm: the monthly worldhack evening of performances and talks exploring the intersection of language and technology features code poetry, digital literature, e-lit, devart, and an open projector where anyone can show their work for up to five minutes. babycastles, $5. >>

8-11pm: the jewish museum’s after-hours event series ’the wind up’ features djs, bands, art tours, and an open neer + wine bar. tonight also includes spin art t-shirt making, an abstract painting station, and music by dj p. morris and mykki blanco. $13 adv, $18 dos. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: joywave, vérité, and kopps play rough trade. $15. >>

8:15pm: the weekly ‘emily’ show bad literary contest celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s theme is ‘thanksgiving’, with guests kara klenk (broad city, ‘if you build it’ host), nate fernald (pete holmes show), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv), tom lisi, eliana horeczko, and hosts lizzie martinez, tim racine and emily bogue. want to submit something to the show? bring your 200-word submission with you or email it in advance to: submittoemily@gmail.com. upstairs at 2a, free. >>

8:30pm: the weekly fresh out stand-up comedy show at ucbeast features guests maeve higgins (fancy vittles), seth herzog (fallon, ‘sweet’ host), dave hill (npr, tasteful nudes), greg barris (‘heart of darkness’ host), and peggy o’leary (‘hard, lonely and vicious’). hosted by ashley brooke roberts and jim tews. $5. >>

9pm: the tarantino: improvisers create a quentin tarantino-style movie on the fly at the pit. $8 adv, $10 door. >>

9pm: excelsior burlesque asks, ‘who strips the strippers’ in the second annual tribute to comic book creator alan moore (watchmen, v for vendetta). $7.50-15. >>

9:30pm: guests share stories on the theme ‘grateful’ at kevin allison’s monthly risk! live podcast recording. tonight’s speakers: tba. the pit, $10. >>

9:30pm: storytellers, comedians, and sex educators tell true stories of sex, desire + romance at the monthly bare stories show. tonight: lucas connolly (‘cranky pants’ co-host), robin gelfenbien (‘yum’s the word’ host), josh gondelman (john oliver), harmon leon (‘tale’ host), jessica delfino (funny songs fest founder), and host jefferson. sidewalk café. $10. >>

9:30pm: improvisers live-dub over episodes of tv comedies frasier and home improvement during ‘live dubbed sitcoms’. hosted by jo firestone (‘punderdome 3000’). videology, $5. >>

9:30pm: delicate steve and luke temple play mercury lounge. $12. >>

10pm: watch a fully improvised episode of vh1’s behind the music at the pit. $8 adv, $10 door, $5 students. >>

11pm (thurs-sat thru 11/22): #serials@theflea: vote for your favorite of five 10-minute episode plays to see the next installment the following week. the flea theater, new price: $12 admission includes a beer. >>

thru 11/22: belgian handbag brand kipling opens its first store in soho with free tote bags and key chain giveaways (11am-7pm, 155 spring st.), plus a pop-up location (5-9pm, 57 greene st.) with performances by bands javelin (thurs), kitty cash (fri), and denitia + sene (sat). rsvp. >>

thru 11/23: film festivals and series:
thru 11/22: new york no limits film series @ the wild project >>
thru 11/23: 12th new york korean film festival @ bam >>
thru 11/23: nitehawk cinema’s second annual nitehawk shorts festival >>
thru 11/23: fifth annual williamsburg independent film festival @ wythe hotel >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

11/21 6pm: climate scientists kátia fernandes and alessandra giannini lead a walk-through of the icp museum’s ‘sebastião salgado: genesis’ climate change exhibition and discuss its relation to their fields. voluntary contribution hours 4-8pm fridays (reg. $14). >>

11/21 7pm: at babeland’s thanksgiving sex tips workshop, enjoy free bubbly while learning tips for sneakin’ around the in-laws. bonus: the first ten guests will receive free product samples. babeland soho location, free. >>

11/21 7pm: the red hot chili peppers frontman anthony kiedis and photographer david mushegain talk with rolling stone senior editor david fricke about their new book, fandemonium. b+n union square, free. >>

11/21 7pm (ends today): trinity church on wall street screens 1948 film noir classic, the naked city. free. >>

11/21 7-10pm: 61 local hosts the cheese grotto kickstarter launch party. free admission (rsvp required), donations appreciated. >>

11/21 7pm-1am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, drinks, vendors, light installations, mini golf, ping pong and skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s live music comes from x ambassadors, cultfever, sego, skyes, obits, survival knife, hungry ghost, and pink avalanche. free admission. >>

11/21 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: atmospheric guitarist noveller (aka sarah lipstate), violinist/electronic composer christopher tignor, and cellist julia kent (ex-rasputina, antony + the johnsons) play littlefield. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

11/21 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: morrissey tribute band the sons + heirs and doug gillard (guided by voices, nada surf) play santos party house. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

11/21 7:30pm: the ‘notes on fiction’ series at the center for fiction presents orfeo, a reading/concert by author richard powers and the nouveau classical project. the story focuses on composer turned scientist peter els and his attempts to find musical patterns in living cells, arousing the suspicions of homeland security. musical selections are by barber, messiaen, cage, glass, and more. $18. >>

11/21 7:30pm: the monthly brooklyn contra dance party returns to park slope’s camp friendship with caller maia mccormick and live music by jam. coordination and partner not necessary, beginner’s lesson @ 7:30pm. $15 general, $12 students. >>

11/21 7:45, 8pm (thru 1/10): get tickets to the adults only after-hours ‘bar car nights’ at the new york botanical garden, including a complimentary cocktail, ice-carving demos, the holiday train show, and more. $25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

11/21 8pm: aviv, a new diy venue in greenpoint, celebrates its grand opening with bands painted zeros, turnip king, shadow walker, and ritual howls. $8. >>

11/21 8pm: math the band, late cambrian, .357 lover, and hand job academy play the wick. $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

11/21 9pm-midnight: no partner or experience necessary when the new york city barn dance hits jalopy. $13 adv, $15 door. >>

11/21 9pm (+ 11/22): ‘mind’s eye‘ is an immersive art show created by tim brown, featuring musical performances by o paradiso and bird courage, soundscapes by michael mcfadden, and animation by ana mouyis and zachary zezima. standard toykraft, $7 (free 11/22-23 10am-5pm). >>

11/21 9pm: m.a.k.u. soundsystem plays bamcafé. free. >>

11/21 10:45pm-4am: the rebel night 50’s/60’s rockabilly/rock ‘n’ roll record hop kicks off a new monthly dance party at the grand victory. free. >>

11/21-1/4: the morgan library + museum presents an exhibition of original and rarely seen handmade holiday cards created by major twentieth-century artists from the smithsonian’s archives of american art. free fridays 7-9pm (reg. $18 general, $12 students/seniors). >>

11/21: film festivals and series:
11/21-23: in french with english subtitles film festival @ fiaf >>
11/21-3/5: ’it came from baltimore’ @ the mad museum >>
11/21-23: mountainfilm @ fslc >>

sales, deals, freebies

h+m black friday deals have already started. >>

take $20 off select kindle fire hd tablets at amazon. >>

$30 to spend on food and drink at gustorganics for $15. >>

get a box of 12 macarons from mille-feuille bakery café in the village or uws for $19 (reg. $29). >>

admission to the russian + turkish baths day spa in the east village for $16.99 ($35 value). additional options include a 30-minute massage, soap massage, dead sea salt scrub, or dead sea mud treatment. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to see veteran tv talk show host dick cavett discuss his new book,brief encounters, 12/3 at w83 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-25). >>

get tickets to the new york progressive international motorcycle show at the javits center 11/12-14 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to rock and lit magazine radio silence’s issue launch party at lpr 11/22 with performances by stephin merritt (the magnetic fields), tanya donelly (throwing muses), and more for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $39.50). >>

get tickets to the hip hop nutcracker with mc kurtis blow at the united palace theater 12/7 for $12.50-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-75). >>

get tickets to the american symphony orchestra at carnegie hall 12/10 for $14.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29).: >>

get tickets to matt + ben, a parody co-written by mindy kaling (the mindy project, the office), at the theater at joria productions in midtown 12/12-20 for $12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $25). >>

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