Wednesday, April 16

TODAY: GIRL SCOUT COOKIES + BEER PAIRING, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, JOHN TURTURRO

around town today

2-8pm (thru 4/22): coney island's luna park is open weekdays for spring break this week. after 4/22, it will only be open on weekends until regular weekday hours begin 5/23. >>

4:15pm (thru 5/28): take a 90-minute lower manhattan skyline and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style vessel for $25.20 >>

6pm: build courage, confidence, and character at the annual girl scout cookie + beer pairing at the double windsor. $10 gets you a flight of four cookies paired with four 5-ounce beers. >>

6pm: actor/filmmaker john turturro talks about fading glory, his new comedy co-starring woody allen. apple soho, free (rsvp). >>

6pm: olive oil 101: williamsburg olive oil shoppe o live teaches you the basics of the good stuff. $20 admission includes a 200ml bottle of olive oil to take home. >>

6pm: hit the nyhs for a free after-hours exhibition viewing of bill cunningham: façades, followed by a screening of doc. bill cunningham new york. free (reg. $18, pay-what-you-wish 6-8pm fridays) >>

6-8pm (wednesdays): the 'booze + yarn' knitting group returns for spring sessions at lady jay's. b.y.o. supplies. free admission. >>

6:30pm: green tea lovers, learn all about matcha's traditional and modern uses from iron chef judge/shape magazine food-editor-at-large/author candice kumai. a tasting reception follows with matcha glazed fish, matcha soba noodles and tea. japan society, $12. >>

6:30pm: new america nyc screens dangerous acts starring the unstable elements of belarus, a doc. about a theater group in an eastern european dictatorship where uncensored art is a crime. a discussion including director madeleine sackler follows. free (rsvp). >>

7pm: authors/owners of brooklyn's ample hills creamery launch their new recipe book at powerhouse arena with a discussion, signing, and some ice cream. free, >>

7pm: the monthly moth storyslam: 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. housing works, $8. >>

7pm-midnight: emergency bible study, see through, las rosas, wild yaks and residual kid play pianos. $8. >>

7:30pm: nyc10: 10 emerging dance companies showcase their work for up to 10 minutes each at dixon place. $12 adv with promo code' nyc10APR14' (reg.  $14) for the first 30, $18 thereafter online and $20 at the door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at the friends of single people dating game show, your friends answer questions about you, for you. choose your friends wisely! littlefield, $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: beth hoyt and trish nelson's weekly 'big effing deal' comedy/variety show features todd womack (key of awesome), lisa delarios (comedy central), nick turner (fallon) and the lucas brothers (lucas bros moving company). 2a (upstairs), free admission, no drink min. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: driver's seat burlesque presents an evening of beatniks + bad girls in various stages of undress at parkside lounge. $10 ($15 for two). >>

8pm: max silvestri's weekly 'big terrific' comedy show at cameo features guests dan st. germain, alice wetterlund, jessi klein and chris locke. free. >>

8pm: weekly trashy car/motorcycle flick series cine meccanica screens the savage seven (1968). free popcorn, $2 bingo for prizes, bbq available for purchase. lady jay’s, free admission. >>

8pm (thru 4/21): the 16th annual mata festival of new music presents new works by 34 international composers under 40 performed. the kitchen, $20. >>

8pm: nina persson (the cardigans, a camp) plays baby’s all right with white prism and earl burrows. $20. >>

8:30pm (ends today): freaks and geeks bingo comes to an end at videology with episodes 17 + 18 of the short-lived 1999-2000 series. free admission. >>

10pm doors, 10:30pm show: s. carey and white hinterland play lpr. $15. >>

thru 4/17: tout truffaut: film forum concludes a 21-film françois truffaut retrospective with such a gorgeous kid like me and the last metro. $13. >>

thru 4/27: 13th annual tribeca film festival returns with 12 days of features, shorts, free outdoor ‘drive in’ screenings (4/17-19: mary poppins, splash, next goal wins), 35 free screenings (4/25, pick up tickets at 60 at+t stores by 4/17. any remaining free tickets will be made available on online), free panels and talks, a street fair (4/26), more. various prices. >>

thru 5/4: fifth annual east village theater festival presents 'east side stories' - 4 programs of 12 new one-act plays and monologues about the life and lore of the l.e.s.. metropolitan playhouse, $20.99/program. >>


check our website for a list of ongoing events.


sponsored post


If neighborhoods could talk, New York’s Greenwich Village would have plenty to say.  And thanks to the new book Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories, readers get to hear its tales.  Village residents Parker Posey, Jane Curtin, Dave Hill, Penny Arcade, Simon Doonan, Ralph Lee, and Isaac Mizrahi appear to celebrate the new anthology with fictions and true stories. MORE INFO


coming up

4/17: sullivan street bakery celebrates its 20th anniversary by offering two-for-pizza slices. chelsea and hell's kitchen locations. >>

4/17 6pm: learn how to make your presents all purdy at the kate's paperie gift wrapping class. $10 includes all materials (rsvp). >>

4/17 6pm: bukowski from beyond, named one of the top ten off-broadway plays of 2005, is back for one night with actor steve payne portraying the late writer reading his poems with piano accompaniment. $15 admission includes a drink (reservations recommended). >>

4/17 6pm doors, 7pm show: attend a free preview screening of the season two premiere of the bbc’s orphan black at sunshine cinema, followed by q+a with the stars and creators. arrive early to grab a seat! >>

4/17 7, 9:30pm: rival your darkest mommy issues at videology’s screenings of proxy (7pm, followed by q+a with director zack parker and actor alexia rasmussen) and rosemary’s baby (9:30pm). bonus: free admission and a free drink! >>

4/17 8pm: explore the history of the beautiful and twisted sides of the pathological arts as morbid anatomy museum visiting scholar-in-residence dr. richard barnett discusses and signs his new book, the s ick r ose: disease in the art of medical illustration. observatory, $5. >>

4/17 8pm: director zachary levy does q+a following a screening of his 2009 doc. strongman, about stanley 'stanless steel' pleskun, the strongest man in the world at bending steel and metal. gramercy park's national arts club, free. >>

4/17 8pm (thru 4/20): get tickets to heathers: the musical at new world stages for $49 (plus ticket fees, reg. $75). >>

4/17 8pm-4am: unleash your inner black swan at the night of a thousand feathers. the alternative fashion and performance art show, the feather ball, returns for an evening of dark revelry including live music and djs, dance, burlesque and body painting. r bar, $7 with rsvp, $10 without. >>

4/17 9pm: the talk show series presents: the kevin corrigan show with guests michael shannon (boardwalk empire), natasha lyonne (orange is the new black, slums of beverly hills) and abbi jacobson + ilana glazer (broad city). over the eight, free. >>

4/17 9pm-midnight: dante's! inferno! the 21st annual reading of selections from the work takes place on the maundy thursday vigil... the very hours dante intended. the cathedral of st. john the divine, free. >>


sales, deals, freebies

sponsored: get tickets to see the masterworks festival chorus and the new york city chamber orchestra perform vaughan williams' dona nobis pacem and more 4/21 at carnegie hall for just $5 ($110 value). >>

get $3.50 mets tickets (the 1964 price) to games 4/18-20 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of shea stadium (plus ticket fees). >>

get tickets to see the yankees for $16-115 (reg. $32-200) and the mets for $6-19 (reg. $11-50). plus ticket fees, various dates. >>

get tickets to king lear at theatre for a new audience 4/22-30 for $30-37.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $60-75) >>

get tickets to the pulse contemporary art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 5/8-11 for free-$10 ($20 value) >>


subscribe to the skint daily email

follow the skint on facebook and twitter

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: DONA NOBIS PACEM, CARNEGIE HALL, JUST $5 ($110 VALUE)


Celebrate Vaughan Williams' thrilling cantata Dona Nobis Pacem at world-renowned Carnegie Hall on Monday, April 21 at 8:00pm.

Revel in the gorgeous melodies and prayerful text in the wonderfully complex cantata with the Masterworks Festival Chorus and esteemed soloists, and the full forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Maestro James Rodde.

Manhattan Concert Productions also presents the National Festival Chorus in an exciting array of choral classics as part of this evening, led by Guest Conductors Julie Yu and Joshua Oppenheim.

Don't miss this phenomenal concert at legendary Carnegie Hall!

TO BOOK: Use this exclusive code EXL18813 to book any seat in the house ($110 value) for just $5.
- Insert this Promo Code when booking online at www.carnegiehall.org
- Mention this Promo Code when booking over the phone at CenterCharge 212-247-7800, or in person at the Box Office at West 57th Street and Seventh Avenue

Booking fees may apply

sponsored post

Tuesday, April 15

TODAY: FREE ICE CREAM + SODAS, HISTORY OF DREAM INTERPRETATION, W. KAMAU BELL, JUANA MOLINA

around town today

free opening receptions:
- sva mfa computer art open studios (chelsea) >>
clayton patterson with elsa rensaa: ‘$16 burger show’ (meatpacking district, thru 5/14) >>

12-8pm (thru 4/22): coney island's luna park is open weekdays for spring break this week. after 4/22, it will only be open on weekends until regular weekday hours begin 5/23. bonus: 50% off rita’s italian ice today. >>

2-6pm: bubby’s pie company at the high line is giving away free ice cream, shakes, malts, and sodas to show off their new soda foundation. 71 gansevoort st. >>

7pm: tax season got you down? celebrate the end with tax-free shopping, free drinks and sex tips at babeland soho. free goody bags for the first ten guests. free. >>

7pm: actor sam claflin (the hunger games: catching fire) talks about his new horror thriller film,  the quiet ones. apple soho, free. >>

7pm: six newly-published women authors discuss first-time publishing with glamour books editor liz egan at housing works. free. >>

7pm: journalist doug fine makes the case for cannabis in our economy when he presents his new book, hemp bound. strand books, purchase of the book or $15 gift card required for admission. >>

7pm: bric’s ‘stoop series’ presents brooklyn hip hop figures talib kweli, brooklyn hip hop festival producer wes jackson, and author/filmmaker nelson george (the hippest trip in america). bric house, free. >>

7pm (thru 5/4): fifth annual east village theater festival presents 'east side stories' - 4 programs of 12 new one-act plays and monologues about the life and lore of the l.e.s.. metropolitan playhouse, $20.99/program. >>

7-midnight (tuesdays thru 2/29): cosmonaut continues an april residency at pianos with support from the veda rays, perfect teeth, gingerlys and sunny masquerade. $8 >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: robin gelfenbien's monthly 'yum's the word' storytelling event throws a party for three audience members complete with mad libs, nostalgic candy, and three different homemade ice cream cakes for all to share. tonight's theme: ‘no dough’ (stories about deprivation) as told by actor michael stahl-david (cloverfield, in your eyes), peter aguero (the moth host), and author kimberly miller (coming clean: a memoir). lpr's gallery, $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: comedian w. kamau bell (totally biased host) comes to the bell house on his ‘oh, everything!’ stand up tour with rob cantrell (colbert, the marijuana-logues). $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show; argentina's juana molina performs songs from her new album at lpr with xenia rubinos. lpr, $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

7:30pm (+ 5/13): hear short talks about different topics related to cities at the new monthly cities+ speaker series. tonight: a floating eco-habitat builder, a cement truck artist, the founder of a social enterprise focusing on energy-generating compost, and a crown heights anti-gun violence organizer. followed by live music. the way station, free (donations suggested). >>

8pm: psychologist dr. stanley krippner discusses the history of dream interpretation from ancient cultures to modern times. observatory, $12. >>

8pm: comedy central's corporate retreat show at ucbeast features a singing and dancing theme hosted by casey jost (fallon) with guests eliot glazer ('sh*t new yorkers say', 'it gets betterish'), john early (‘showgasm’), jay miller, cocoon central dance team. $5. >>

8, 10pm: two solid comedy shows at the stand: ‘the business’ with janeane garofalo (everywhere), wyatt cenac ('night train' host, the daily show), michelle wolf (seth meyers writer), kara klenk ('if you build it' host), alex koll (conan, comedy central), jared logan (comedy central, last comic standing), chris locke and jono zalay ($10 with promo code 'business', reg. $15); and '$5 funnies' with judah friedlander (30 rock), ali wong (letterman), pete lee (letterman, comedy central), sheng wang (fallon, comedy central) and danny palmer ($5). >>

8pm (thru 4/30): get tickets to drunk shakespeare at quinn’s bar and grill for $14.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29). >>

8pm: jacques tourneur’s classic noir, out of the past (1947), starring robert mitchum and jane greer, screens at moma. $12 (film admission may be applied towards regular museum admission within 30 days) or free with $25 museum admission. >>

8pm: brooklyn-based performance artist and vocalist ziemba (rené kladzyk) plays an ep release show at cameo with sickdin, dean cercone and martha. $8. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: tonight at the 'hot soup' comedy show: chris gethard (performing material from his upcoming comedy central taping), jermaine fowler (letterman, comedy central), carmen lynch (letterman, comedy central), robert dean ('comedy show at alligator lounge' co-host), michelle wolf (seth meyers writer) and hosts mark normand, gary vider and matt ruby. irish exit, free (optional open bar for $15). >>

9pm (third tuesdays): from punderdome 3000's jo firestone, the bullsh*t history game show (think historical balderdash) lets anyone tell a faux-historical story and the audience votes for the best/worst. freddy's backroom, free. >>

10pm: sue smith's weekly all-female ‘t*ts + giggles’ comedy show features guests brooke van poppelen (john oliver, ‘dive comedy’ co-host), amber nelson (comedy central, ‘the dream show’ co-host), christi ciello, irene hartman, and lauren vino. people's republic of brooklyn, free. >>

tout truffaut: film forum concludes a 21-film françois truffaut retrospective with small change, such a gorgeous kid like me and the last metro. $13. >>


check our website for a list of ongoing events.


coming up

4/16 10am-6pm (thru 4/20): the annual orchid show at the new york botanical garden includes thousands of the flowers plus demos, talks, music, tours, more. $12-17 plus ticket fees here (reg. $20-25). >>

4/16 4:15pm (thru 5/28): take a 90-minute lower manhattan skyline and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style vessel for $25.20 >>

4/16 6pm: actor/filmmaker john turturro talks about fading glory, his new comedy co-starring woody allen. apple soho, free (rsvp). >>

4/16 6pm: olive oil 101: williamsburg olive oil shoppe o live teaches you the basics of the good stuff. $20 admission includes a 200ml bottle of olive oil to take home. >>

4/16 6-8pm (wednesdays): the 'booze + yarn' knitting group returns for spring sessions at lady jay's. b.y.o. supplies. free admission. >>

4/16 6:30pm: green tea lovers, learn all about matcha's traditional and modern uses from iron chef judge/shape magazine food-editor-at-large/author candice kumai. a tasting reception follows with matcha glazed fish, matcha soba noodles and tea. japan society, $12. >>

"4/16 7pm: authors/owners of brooklyn's ample hills creamery launch their new recipe book at powerhouse arena with a discussion, signing, and some ice cream. free, >>"

4/16 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at the friends of single people dating game show, your friends answer questions about you, for you. choose your friends wisely! littlefield, $5. >>

4/16 7:30pm: nyc10: 10 emerging dance companies showcase their work for up to 10 minutes each at dixon place. $12 adv with promo code' nyc10APR14' (reg.  $14) for the first 30, $18 thereafter online and $20 at the door. >>

4/16 8pm (thru 4/21): the 16th annual mata festival of new music presents new works by 34 international composers under 40 performed. the kitchen, $20. >>

4/16 8:30pm (ends today): freaks and geeks bingo comes to an end at videology with episodes 17 + 18 of the short-lived 1999-2000 series. free admission. >>


sales, deals, freebies

ends today: take 40% off your banana republic online purchase with promo code ‘brbreak40’, plus get free shipping on on orders over $50. >>

thru 4/17: pick up free tickets to any of 35 tribeca film festival screenings occurring 4/25 from 60 at+t locations throughout the boroughs. on 4/17, any remaining free tickets will be made available on tribecafilm.com. regular tickets to the festival, which runs 4/16-27, also go on sale today. >>

get $3.50 mets tickets (the 1964 price) to games 4/18-20 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of shea stadium (plus ticket fees). >>

take $5 off your livingsocial deal purchase of $15 or more with promo code ‘taxday5’ >>

get tickets to the pulse contemporary art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 5/8-11 for free-$10 ($20 value) >>

get tickets to king lear at theatre for a new audience 4/22-30 for $30-37.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $60-75) >>

get tickets to see the yankees for $16-115 (reg. $32-200) and the mets for $6-19 (reg. $11-50). plus ticket fees, various dates. >>


subscribe to the skint daily email

follow the skint on facebook and twitter

Monday, April 14

TODAY: FREE TRIBECA FILM FEST TICKETS, $3.50 METS TICKETS, LUNA PARK SPRING BREAK, LOTS O’ MUSIQUE

around town today

12-8pm (thru 4/22): coney island's luna park is open weekdays for spring break this week. after 4/22, it will only be open on weekends until regular weekday hours begin 5/23. bonus: everyone can grab a free rita’s italian ice today and get 50% off tomorrow. >>

6:30pm: summer camp and my favourite things play mercury lounge. $12. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: purchase ingrid michaelson’s new album at rough trade for free admission to tonight’s show. >>

7pm: sous chef author michael gibney (tavern on the green, governor) talks about his experiences in the industry. strand books, purchase of the book or a $15 gift card required for entry. >>

7pm: michael malice, author of the satirical dear reader: the unauthorized autobiography of kim jong il discusses the literature, censorship and information networks of north korea with cole stryker (hacking the future). housing works, free. >>

7pm: new york times columnist gail collins re-releases her 2009 book, when everything changed: the amazing journey of american women from 1960 to the present, in a keepsake edition. b+n 82nd + broadway, free. >>

7pm: for 10 years, artist rachel sussman traveled the world to photograph living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. tonight she presents the results in her book, the oldest living things in the world with maria popova (brainpickings) at sva theatre. free. >>

7pm: hear stories from 18-time moth story slam winner adam wade and guest athalie paynting at the monthly 'the adam wade from new hampshire show'. under st. marks, $5. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: vensaire plays a record release show at baby’s all right with bubles, life size maps and honey wild. $10. >>

7:30pm: greenlight hosts a world book night kickoff party with readings, refreshments and book distribution to givers. free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: wyatt cenac (the daily show) hosts the weekly night train comedy show with stand-up from michael che (letterman, snl), dave hill (tasteful nudes, wfmu), maeve higgins, lance weiss and chris locke. littlefield, $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: if you missed english comedian simon amstell (never mind the buzzcocks) at the bell house last week, you have a chance to see him at the more intimate union hall tonight. $15. >>

8pm: the henry millers, clam, ryan dieringer (of double king) and vine leaf play cameo. $10. >>

8pm-4am: launch party for paradise magazine. tropical 128 (128 elizabeth st., bet broome + grand sts), free. >>

8:30pm doors: outer spaces, air waves, christine hoberg and laughing fingers play glasslands. $10. >>

9pm (mondays thru 4/28): huckleberry bar’s free monday night movie screenings pay tribute to the coppolas this month. tonight: moonrise kingdom (2012). >>

9pm: tonight's dive comedy show with hosts brooke van poppelen and giulia rozzi features stand-up from sheng wang (fallon, comedy central), phoebe robinson (broad city, last comic standing), adam mamawala (girl code), matt donaher, miguel dalmau and music by karen glass. freddy’s back room, free. >>

9:30pm: sibling duo the chapin sisters harmonize old-time country songs at rockwood music hall’s stage 3. $10. >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: tonight at the the stand's frantic! free comedy show: ali wong, seaton smith, mike cannon, rg daniels, charla lauriston, casey balsham, neal stastny, mike recine, chris scopo and guest host bill dawes. >>

thru 4/17: tout truffaut: film forum concludes a 21-film françois truffaut retrospective with day for night, love on the run, small change, such a gorgeous kid like me and the last metro. $13. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events.


coming up

4/15 2-6pm: bubby’s pie company at the high line is giving away free ice cream, shakes, malts, and sodas to show off their new soda foundation. 71 gansevoort st. >>

4/15 7pm: tax season got you down? celebrate the end with tax-free shopping, free drinks and sex tips at babeland soho. free goody bags for the first ten guests. free. >>

4/15 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: robin gelfenbien's monthly 'yum's the word' storytelling event throws a party for an audience member complete with mad libs, nostalgic candy, and three different homemade ice cream cakes for all to share. tonight's theme: ‘no dough’ (stories about deprivation) as told by actor michael stahl-david (cloverfield, in your eyes), peter aguero (the moth host), and author kimberly miller (coming clean: a memoir). lpr's gallery, $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

4/15 7pm doors, 8pm show; argentina's juana molina performs songs from her new album at lpr with xenia rubinos. lpr, $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

4/15 7:30pm (+ 5/13): hear short talks about different topics related to cities at the new monthly cities+ speaker series. tonight: a floating eco-habitat builder, a cement truck artist, the founder of a social enterprise focusing on energy-generating compost, and a crown heights anti-gun violence organizer. followed by live music. the way station, free (donations suggested). >>

4/15 8pm: psychologist dr. stanley krippner discusses the history of dream interpretation from ancient cultures to modern times. observatory, $12. >>


sales, deals, freebies

sponsored: get tickets to see the masterworks festival chorus and the new york city chamber orchestra perform vaughan williams' dona nobis pacem and more 4/21 at carnegie hall for just $5 ($110 value). >>

thru 4/15: take 40% off your banana republic online purchase with promo code ‘brbreak40’, plus get free shipping on on orders over $50. >>

thru 4/17: pick up free tickets to any of 35 tribeca film festival screenings occurring 4/25 at 60 at+t locations throughout the boroughs. on 4/17, any remaining free tickets will be made available on tribecafilm.com. regular admission tickets to the festival, which runs 4/16-27, also go on sale today. >>

get $3.50 mets tickets (the 1964 price) to games 4/18-20 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of shea stadium (plus ticket fees). >>


subscribe to the skint daily email

follow the skint on facebook and twitter