SAT-SUN, 11/29-30: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

free art opening:
chris verene: ‘home movies’ @ postmasters (thru 1/17) >>

10am-3pm: walk off the turkey during the shorewalkers annual 12-mile post-thanksgiving walk from the battery to the little red lighthouse. $3. >>

1-6pm: 25 vendors sell their wares at coney island usa’s holiday gift market. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: greg proops does a live recording of his ‘the smartest man in the world’ podcast at the bell house. $15. >>

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 hockey, born cages, evvy, napoleon, spank rock, grandmarshall, duckwrth, the kickdrums, and nana b. free admission. >>

8pm: the tinder live! comedy show pokes fun at the hook-up app. hosted by lane moore (the onion, vh1). knitting factory, $10. >>

8pm: quintron + miss pussycat, ice balloons, and moondudes play baby’s all right. $12. >>

10pm: ‘oscillate wildly’ – monthly smiths/morrissey tribute dance party: dj ceremony spins all things moz as well as britpop and manchester music down in lpr’s gallery. $5 (free with smiths/morrissey attire or tattoo). >>

midnight-ish movies:
batman returns @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
child’s play @ nitehawk. $11. >>
war of the robots (fri) and song at midnight (sat) @ spectacle. $5. >>

sunday

10am-5pm (+ sundays thru 12/28): nostalgia train: go for a ride back in time on subway cars from the 1930s-70s during the mta’s annual holiday tradition. trains run along the m line between manhattan’s second avenue and queens plaza, all for the price of a regular $2.50 train ride. >>

2pm (select saturdays and sundays thru 12/14): bamkids movie matinees continue the season with the sound of music. $10. >>

2pm: get tickets to handel’s messiah… refreshed! at lincoln center’s avery fisher music hall for $10-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100). >>

5pm (ends today): 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. >>

6pm: readers celebrate mark twain’s 179th birthday with selections of his novels, memoirs, essays, tall tales, diatribes, and aphorisms, along with live music of twain’s era. cornelia street café, $15 admission includes a drink. >>

6pm (monthly thru 8/30): fringe festival hit a brief history of beer is a one hour ‘drinkeractive’ comedy where the audience travels through time to save beer from the mysterious nefarious person who stole it away from us. under st. marks, $18. >>

7pm: the annual post-thanksgiving comix and graphic novelist night at kgb features readings from laura knetzger, marguerite van cook, james romberger, kris mukai, john allen, karen katz and host robyn chapman. free admission. >>

7pm doors: fort lean, simon doom, babydriver, and miles benjamin anthony robinson play glasslands. $10. >>

7:30pm: wikipedia live: improvisors make up a wikipedia entry live on stage at the magnet theater. $7. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: writer/sex educator lux alptraum teams up with comedians to take a tour of classic sex education videos for the wonderful world of boning: sex ed with a sense of humor show at union hall. $8. >>

8pm: this week’s ‘if you build it’ comedy show with host kara klenk features stand-up by jen kirkman (drunk history), chris gethard (the chris gethard show), dan soder (comedy central), mike drucker (fallon), keith alberstadt (letterman), doogie horner (america’s got talent), and missy baker. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: output continues its new free sundays in the panther room dj series. >>

all weekend

10am-3pm sat, 10am-3pm sun (weekends thru 12/21): abc carpet + home’s olde-tyme santa returns for the season. >>

11:45am (weekends thru 12/21): nitehawk cinema’s all you want for xmas brunch screening series kicks off with die hard. future films include gremlins, christmas vacation, love actually, and home alone. $11 general, $9 seniors. >>

5-9pm sat, 2-6pm sun: the brooklyn collage collective holds its first winter art sale and group exhibition at the living gallery. >>

thru 12/9: bamcinématek presents ’sunshine noir’’ a 21-film series of l.a. crime dramas. this week: to live and die in l.a., chinatown, who framed roger rabbit, in a lonely place, straight time, and jackie brown. $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 12/28 (fridays-sundays): the museum of the moving image’s ’see it big!’ animation screening series kicks off with princess mononoke, fantastic mr. fox, fantastic planet, and waking life. $12 general, $9 students/seniors, or free with museum admission. >>

thru 1/4 (weekends): the paley center’s holiday screenings include highlights from tv variety specials and a scrooge mash-up. free with museum admission ($10 adults, $8 students/seniors). >>

thru 1/5: the ‘christmas comes to old new york’ exhibition at merchant’s house museum includes mid-19th century scenes of holiday preparation, including christmas trees decorated with candles and handmade ornaments, plus carols, santa, and more. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/11: see the original, hand-edited manuscript of charles dickens’s a christmas carol at the morgan library + museum. free fridays 7-9pm ($18 general, $12 students/seniors). >>

check our website for ongoing events, including holiday markets + pop-up shops, the world’s largest gingerbread village, and more. >>

ticket deals

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, 11/28: 77 BLACK FRIDAY SALES VS BLACKOUT BLACK FRIDAY READING, ACTION FIGURES: OBJECTIFIED, ROBIN PARTY

around town today

free art opening:
group show: ‘action figures: objectified’ @ con artist gallery (thru 12/3) >>

10am-3pm (+ saturdays-sundays thru 12/21): abc carpet + home’s olde-tyme santa returns for the season. >>

2pm: jim henson legacy president craig shemin introduces a series of classic and newer music, movie, and tv show parodies from sesame street. momi, free with museum admission ($12 general, $9 seniors/students) >>

3pm: musician quintron brings his weather warlock, an analog synthesizer controlled by the weather, to secret project robot for a sunset-inspired performance with guests sean lennon, steve shelley (sonic youth), nels cline, paula henderson, and luke stewart. free(?). >>

6-10pm: keep it local at sustainable flatbush’s 4th annual buy nothing day potluck. all souls bethlehem church (566 e. 7th st., brooklyn), free. >>

6:30pm: the film society of lincoln center’s amphitheater hosts a #blackoutblackfriday reading of spike lee’s do the right thing with star john turturro and fruitvale station‘s michael b. jordan, melonie diaz, ryan coogler, and more.. according to fslc’s twitter, free tickets will be given out starting at 6pm. >>

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 hockey, born cages, evvy, napoleon, spank rock, grandmarshall, duckwrth, the kickdrums, and nana b. free admission. >>

7:30: nyc grindhouse presents screenings of thanksgiving-themed b-movies home sweet home (1982) and thankskilling (2009). videology, free. >>

7:30pm: conan writer and performer for 17 years, brian mccann performs a one-man variety show at ucb. $10 (rsvp recommended). >>

7:30pm (+ 11/30): 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. >>

7:30pm: $5 carnegie hall tickets ($110 value): brazil’s orquestra instituto gpa performs tchaikovsky, wieniawski, breiner and kreisler, as well as a rendition of billy joel’s ‘new york state of mind. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: aaron glaser’s weekly slow dance comedy show at the east village’s niagara features stand-up from jena friedman (the daily show), roger hailes (comedy central), jim tews (last comic standing), mike recine (conan), julio torres (comedy central ‘comics to watch’), casey balsham, and mollie merkel. no drink minimum. 1/2 off well drinks, margaritas + draught beer happy hour until 8pm. free admission. >>

8pm: dj prestige spins at the release party for brian coleman’s check the technique 2: more liner notes for hip-hop junkies at the ace hotel’s lobby. free. >>

9pm: the weekly live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features guests myq kaplan (letterman, comedy central), phoebe robinson (‘blaria’ host), emmett montgomery, tyler richardson, priscilla marie farina, and hosts john f. o’donnell (comedy central), ben kronberg (comedy central) and erik bergstrom (the new yorker illustrator). free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: conan staff writer andres du bouchet launches his new comedy album at union hall with performances by aparna nancherla (conan), claudia cogan (last comic standing), and john early (30 rock). $10. >>

11:30pm: get your swedish-pop fix at this party is killing you: a night of all-robyn everything dance party, the last one to be held at glasslands before it closes, and the last one for a while. $5. >>

midnight: at this month’s ‘cool sh*t/weird sh*t’ show, comedians perform acts based on the songs from the beatles’s abbey road while the album plays in the background. ucbeast, $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
batman returns @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
child’s play @ nitehawk. $11. >>
war of the robots (fri) and song at midnight (sat) @ spectacle. $5. >>

thru 12/9: bamcinématek presents ’sunshine noir’’ a 21-film series of l.a. crime dramas. this week: to live and die in l.a., chinatown, who framed roger rabbit, in a lonely place, straight time, and jackie brown. $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 12/28 (fridays-sundays): the museum of the moving image’s ’see it big!’ animation screening series kicks off with princess mononoke, fantastic mr. fox, fantastic planet, and waking life. $12 general, $9 students/seniors, or free with museum admission. >>

thru 1/5: the ‘christmas comes to old new york’ exhibition at merchant’s house museum includes mid-19th century scenes of holiday preparation, including christmas trees decorated with candles and handmade ornaments, plus carols, santa, and more. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/11: see the original, hand-edited manuscript of charles dickens’s a christmas carol at the morgan library + museum. free fridays 7-9pm ($18 general, $12 students/seniors). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

sales, deals, freebies

buy nothing day >>

… vs …

racked lists 77 black friday sales to shop in nyc. >>

20 local record shops offer exclusive, new and limited releases during a black friday version of record store day. titles and quantities vary by store. >>

50 reusenyc nonprofit retail locations offer up to 50% off for green friday. >>

amazon: take 30% off any book with promo code ‘holiday30’. >>

amazon: save up to $30 on kindle readers. >>

banana republic: take 50% off one item, plus 40% off the rest of your purchase. >>

gap: 50% off everything. >>

gilt city: take an extra 25% off your purchase with promo code ‘blackfri25’. >>

goldstar: save up to 80% on theater, concert, sports, and other tickets. >>

housing works: 30% off everything. >>

j. crew: 30% off full-price items. >>

kate’s paperie: 30% off full-price items. >>

old navy: up to 50% off everything. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to handel’s messiah… refreshed! at lincoln center’s avery fisher music hall 11/30 for $10-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100) >>

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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WEDS, 11/26: MORE $5 CARNEGIE HALL TICKETS, THANKSGIVING PARADE BALLOON INFLATION, NONCLASSICAL CLUB NIGHT, FLOAT

around town today

finally! we’ve posted two albums of photos from the romy and michele tribute dance party. >>

3-10pm: watch the macy’s thanksgiving parade balloon inflation before the big event. mommy poppins shares tips to get the most out of it. >>

5pm: london-based record label nonclassical’s club night series comes to baby’s all right with new music performances by mobius percussion, marial roberts, matt evans, and dj li’l miss dolemite. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

6-8pm: the ‘booze + yarn’ knitting group returns for winter sessions at lady jay’s. b.y.o. supplies. free admission. >>

7-10pm: test your knowledge of star wars trivia with the loud mouthed ladies of trivia at macri park bar. free. >>

7pm doors: avan lava, clementine + the galaxy, the anniversary, and nicholas nicholas play glasslands. $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the monthly bitches brew comedy show at lucey’s lounge in gowanus features stand-up by aaron glaser, ian lara, laura swisher, alana eisner, khalid a. rahmaan, jess salomon, and meghan o’keefe. hosted by eliana horeczko, naomi karavani, and zee arthur. free. >>

8pm: jes tom hosts this week’s train wreck stand-up comedy show at the producers club with guests aparna nancherla, michelle wolf, ben conrad, salvatore capizzi, mindi yeger, frank liotti, and brooke arnold. no drink minimum, free admission. >>

8pm: the weekly trashy car/motorcycle flick series cine meccanica screens arthur penn’s alice’s restaurant (1969), starring arlo guthrie. free popcorn, $2 bingo for prizes, food available for purchase. lady jay’s, free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: great lakes, talsness, and louis schefano play union hall. $6. >>

9pm: float: expect interactive art, swings, an indoor zip line, aerialists and other performers. brooklyn location provided upon ticket purchase, $15. >>

10pm: the london souls play cameo. $10. >>

11pm: the south american rhythms of que bajo go up against the south asia beats of dj rekha’s basement bhangra at tonight’s annual pre-thanksgiving dance party. baby’s all right. $12. >>

thru 12/9: bamcinématek presents ’sunshine noir’’ a 21-film series of l.a. crime dramas. this week: to live and die in l.a., chinatown, who framed roger rabbit, in a lonely place, straight time, and jackie brown. $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/11: see the original, hand-edited manuscript of charles dickens’s a christmas carol at the morgan library + museum. free fridays 7-9pm ($18 general, $12 students/seniors). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

the skint is taking thursday off, but will be back on friday… happy thanksgiving!

11/27 9am-12pm: the 88th annual macy’s thanksgiving day parade marches from 77th street @ central park west to herald square with the iconic giant balloons, marching bands, singers (kiss, idina menzel, nick jonas, more), broadway performers, and santa. mommy poppins shares tips to get a good viewing spot. >>

11/27 4pm-1am: videology screens thanksgiving movies all day. free. >>

while organizations need your help year round, new york magazine lists eight places to volunteer today. >>

adopt a turkey >>

boycot black thursday >>

outdoor ice skating rinks that are open today (rates vary, check the venue’s website or call ahead to confirm before heading out):
brookfield place >>
bryant park’s bank of america winter village >>
mccarren park >>
prospect park’s the lefrak center at lakeside >>
riverbank state park >>
rockefeller center >>
south street seaport (not confirmed as of press time) >>
the standard hotel (not confirmed as of press time) >>
trump lasker rink >>
trump wollman rink >>
and more… >>

…and zoos:
central park zoo >>
prospect park zoo >>
queens zoo >>

sales, deals, freebies

$30 to spend at on raw, vegan, and gluten-free food at rockin’ raw in the village for $15. >>

$20 to spend at ferrara bakery and cafe in little italy for $12, or $25 for a two-pound cookie tray ($34.50 value). >>

get $20 to spend on groceries at gourmet garage for $10 (five manhattan locations). >>

amazon’s kindle 6 plus 6 months of unlimited reading is on sale for $99 (reg. $138.94). >>

ticket deals

we’ve just been informed that additional $5 carnegie hall tickets ($110 value) are now available to see brazil’s orquestra instituto gpa performing tchaikovsky, wieniawski, breiner and kreisler, as well as a rendition of billy joel’s ‘new york state of mind on 11/28. >>

get tickets to handel’s messiah… refreshed! at lincoln center’s avery fisher music hall 11/30 for $10-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100) >>

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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