SAT-SUN, 4/30-5/1: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

various times: paging all readers. independent bookstore day returns with limited editions, readings + signings, discounts, drinks, and more. >>

9am-6pm (ends today): ‘brake in’ your new set of wheels at bike expo new york, where 100 exhibitors showcase the latest in bikes and tech apparel, plus free riding lessons, workshops, and a beer garden (don’t drink and bike). pier 36 at basketball city, free admission. >>

9:30am: roll your ride on over to the the 18th annual non-denominational blessing of the bikes. the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights). free. >>

10am-2pm: williamsburg artist-run performance space national sawdust hosts an open house community day with live music from laura dayan, ariel iud trio, and hess is more. free. >>

10am-6pm (ends today): at the etsy weddings planning event, browse the wares of 40 local etsy sellers, get beauty touchups, see crafting demos, and sample food and drink while listening to baby soda jazz band. proceeds benefit heartful.ly. bonus: surprise gift for the first 50 people in line. la.venue (chelsea), $10. >>

11am-2pm: world tai chi day at bryant park kicks off a season of free tues + thurs morning sessions that begin 5/3 and go thru 9/29. >>

11am-2:30pm: protect your noggin with a free bike helmet, courtesy of the department of transportation. today’s giveaway takes place at the tompkins square park basketball courts (east village), with plenty more to come this season. >>

11am-6pm: nyc bhangra presents the seventh annual holi hai indian festival of colors, an all-day celebration of spring with music, food, dance, color, and more. color cups will be available for purchase. 1 dag hammarskjöld plaza (midtown east), free admission. >>

12-2pm: everyone’s a wiener when the the 24th annual dachshund spring fiesta convenes at washington square park’s fountain plaza. free. >>

12-11pm: the bronx brewery’s backyard opening day signals the start of the season with live music, fletcher’s barbecue, and a portion of and proceeds going to new york restoration project. an optional package of 2 drink tickets, a souvenir cup and a commemorative shirt is available for a reduced price of $22. free admission. >>

12-11pm: get your cowbells ready (free at the event) to cheer on competing cyclists and runners at the annual red hook criterium. races throughout the day, with trucks selling food, coffee, and beer. brooklyn cruise terminal, free admission. >>

1-8pm (ends today): lmcc open studios showcases the work of its 31 artists-in-residence with paintings, sketches, photographs, sculptures, videos, works of poetry, dances, plays, readings and more. 28 liberty (financial district), free (rsvp required). >>

3-8pm: beat the competition at bridge and tunnel brewery’s rock ‘em sock ‘em robot boxing tournament and new grove oak aged golden ale release. best dressed contender gets a free growler. free to compete. >>

6pm-3am (thru 6/18): the opening reception for the emergent ecologies art installation includes performances and installations, plus free samples of ‘liquid ferments,’ edible insects, and more. kilroy metal ceiling (clinton hill), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: political tale: storytelling with politics addresses personal encounters by leighann lord (startalk radio), jessica delfino (funny songs fest founder), jeff kreisler (get rich cheating), and michael brooks (majority report). hosted by jeff kreisler and harmon leon, union hall (park slope), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

7pm: film + booze meet as the cinema under the influence program returns with a 40th anniversary screening of sidney lumet’s network, including q+a with mad as hell: the making of network and the fateful vision of the angriest man in movies author and new york times culture reporter dave itzkoff. fordham university lincoln center’s pope auditorium, $5 with promo code ‘cuiskint’ (reg. $10). >>

7pm (ends today): to thine own shakespeare-loving self be true at the the twelfth annual will-a-thon, a two-day festival of scenes, sonnets, speeches, and soliloquies. the workshop theater (midtown west), free (rsvp required). >>

7:30pm: the not quite midnight late night talk show with stand-up comedians features performances and interviews with guests sarah tollemache (adam devine’s house party), lucas connolly (comedy central), ariel elias (jezebel), and madonna refugia (reductress). hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 5/6): the 15th annual look + listen festival presents contemporary music by 10 composers in contemporary art spaces, with performances by phyllis chen, jack quartet, yarn/wire, members of meredith monk’s vocal ensemble and more. bric house and the invisible dog, free. >>

8pm (ends today): three nights of new choreography at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought’. admission is $5 + two cans of food to benefit the st. mark’s church food program, or $10 with no cans. >>

8pm: local circus-punk act dalton deschain + the traveling show performs the entire hedwig and the angry inch soundtrack in honor of the film’s 15th anniversary. the way station (prospect heights), $5 suggested donation. >>

8pm doors (monthly): the wit’s end vintage dance party turns back the clock to 1920 with live music from mike davis and the new wonders and dj mike will cut you. free dance lesson at 9pm. vintage/vintage-inspired attire recommended. on the roof (outdoors) of the knickerbocker hotel (times square), $15-20. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): bring an old trophy, a souvenir shot glass, your sticker collection, or anything with a story for a shot at winning $20 cash at the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. tonight’s performers include joe pera (comedy central, adult swim), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show), doug smith (gotham live), casey james salengo (fuse), missy baker (someecards), aimee rose ranger, niles turner, gary levitt, and host mary cella (comedy central). over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: no joy, creepers and cool angels play saint vitus. $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

8:30pm: sharkmuffin, parlor walls, fraidycat and baby acid play idio gallery (east williamsburg). $7. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): at the picture this! show, animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines. hosted by peggy o’leary. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9:30pm: house of yes (bushwick) presents the debut of discotechnique, a new ‘disco-house-soul-groove glittering dance floor series’ with two rooms of dancing, performance artists, aerialists, and more. free before 11pm with rsvp for the first 250 folks, $15 otherwise. >>

9:45pm doors: stolen jars and corbu play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10pm (monthly): it’s always a historic moment at the new annal revue comedy show, where comedians take on a different historical period or event each month and question whether we’ve learned anything from it. hosted by justin auslaender and lindsay boling. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

10pm: have a black celebration in honor of the 30th anniversary of depeche mode’s fifth album at drom (alphabet city). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

midnight-4am: zodiack, a 12-month astrology-themed party series, comes to a close with tonight’s aries apocalypse grand finale. electronic and live music, visuals, installations, and performances burn the house down in recognition of the fire sign. alphaville (bushwick), free entry for aries, otherwise $10 with rsvp, $13 without. >>

midnight-ish movies:
heavy metal @ nitehawk. $12. >>
house @ ifc center. $14. >>
purple rain @ ifc center. $14. >>
spring breakers (fri only) and donkey skin (sat only) @ videology. $5. >>
the big lebowski @ ifc center. $14. >>
the dead zone @ ifc center. $14. >>
the king of comedy @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
the lords of magick (fri only) and little marines (sat only) @ spectacle. $5. >>

sunday

10am-5pm (sundays thru october): the brooklyn flea expands its takeover of prospect park with a weekly sunday bazaar of 30 vendors in grand army plaza. >>

11am-2pm: chalk it up to lower east side history month and join the new museum in creating chalk illustrations on sidewalks to commemorate artists who have worked in or near the bowery. free. >>

11am-5pm: been dying to enter the new york city marble cemetery in the east village? today’s the first of only a handful of days that it’s open to the public each year. free. >>

12-6pm (sundays): east harlem’s vendy plaza outdoor market opens for the season with award winning and emerging food vendors, kitchen demos, and a beer garden. >>

12-6pm: part market/part party, ladyfag’s pop souk features shops set up by artists and designers throughout webster hall (east village). $5 admission. >>

1pm: take a musical jazz trolley tour of woodlawn cemetery in the bronx and visit the memorial sites of duke ellington, miles davis and others. $15 general, $10 seniors/students. >>

1-6pm: jersey city’s mana contemporary open house hosts the launch of six exhibitions and open artists studios. free round-trip shuttle from chelsea every half hour starting at 12:30pm. free admission. >>

1-7pm: the 15th annual irish dance festival returns to riverside park south’s pier i with hundreds of dancers gettin’ jiggy with it, plus language lessons, workshops, and more. free. >>

2pm (ends today): the mannes college new school for music’s schneider concerts season wraps up with the horszowski piano trio performing beethoven, tower, and schumann. $18 general, $16 seniors, $5 students. >>

2-6pm: tickets for the food book fair are out of the skint’s price range, but admission to today’s foodieodicals food magazine festival at the wythe hotel is only $8, and includes snacks and a glass of beer or wine. >>

4pm (weekly): the sunday moving pictures series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with two viewers choice star wars movies, followed by nerd karaoke. free. >>

6:30pm: the lower east side tenement museum hosts a screening of red shirley (2010), in which activist and immigrant shirley novick interviewed lou reed. a conversation follows with performance artist laurie anderson (lou reed’s partner for 21 years), ralph gibson (the film’s co-director and cinematographer), tony michels (historian and editor of jewish radicals), and merrill weiner (reed’s sister). free. >>

7pm: be the king of the world at titanic trivia. videology (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm: it’s adults-only at the 4th annual red hook prom cora dance fundraiser, where the 80s and 90s battle it out with a dj, photo booth, food, hooch, prizes, an auction, and more. south brooklyn community high school, $5 minimum donation. >>

8pm (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show with host tim dillon includes performances by ryan hamilton (last comic standing, conan), aparna nancherla (last comic standing, conan), mike lawrence (@midnight, inside amy schumer), pat dixon (nyc crime report, vh1), dan wilbur (better book titles), brent gill, and peet guercio. ucb (east village), $5. >>

8pm (sundays thru 10/30): fort greene’s habana outpost’s sunday movie night season kicks off with purple rain. free. >>

8pm: beats 500: musicians perform to projected street racing videos at trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

all weekend

dawn till dusk sat + sun (ends sun): take in more than 13,000 tulips at the west side community garden’s annual tulip festival. free admission. >>

10am-6pm sat + sun: the cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom, making for ideal conditions at the 36th annual cherry blossom festival at the brooklyn botanic garden. take in the largest collection of these trees outside of japan along with food and activities honoring japanese culture: taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, a cosplay fashion show, manga artists, samurai sword fighting, and more. $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

10am-6pm sat + sun (+ 5/7-8, 5/14-15): the 37th annual spring crafts on columbus arts + crafts show returns for the season with 100 exhibitors on columbus avenue between 77th + 81st streets. rain or shine. free admission. >>

10am-6pm (weekends thru october): the outdoor red hook food vendors open for the season with arepas, huaraches, papusa, tacos and more. red hook ballfields, bay + clinton sts. >>

10am-7pm sat + sun (ends sun): feel groovy while browsing 30,000 square feet of lps, 78s, and artwork from 150 dealers at the annual wfmu record fair. food and beer will be available for purchase. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $7. >>

11am-9pm sat + sun (daily thru 5/27): the seasonal return of the mad. sq. eats outdoor food market brings 30 vendors to the flatiron district’s worth square. >>

12-6pm sat + sun (ends sun): more than 300 local artists open their doors for this weekend’s greenpoint open studios, which hosts a launch party at the java project friday and a wrap party at cassette on sunday. free. >>

5pm 7pm 9pm sat, 6pm sun (ends sun): so bad, it’s good? cloud city’s fourth annual bad film festival showcases the work of misfit filmmakers rejected by the industry to show just how subjective ‘good’ and ‘bad’ really is. cloud city (williamsburg), $8. >>

around 7:30pm sat + sun (+ 5/13): midnight radio show brings free family-friendly shadow puppet theater performances to community gardens at dusk. this weekend: clinton hill’s green acres garden (sat) and williamsburg’s heckscher garden (sun). >>

7:30pm sat + sun (thru 5/5): indie romantic comedy 3rd street blackout finds tech-obsessed couple negin farsad (ted fellow, the muslims are coming) and jeremy redleaf (billy on the street, sesame street) forced to examine their relationship after hurricane sandy leaves them without power. directors in attendance at 7:30pm screenings thru 5/2. village east cinema, $9 here (reg. $14). >>

8pm sat, 2pm sun (thru 5/8): six playwrights riff on the theme ‘crush’ for theatre/film collective f*it club’s sixth annual spring fling fest. irt theater (west village), $18 (pay-what-you-can admission on 5/4). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to mike birbiglia’s thank god for jokes at culture project’s lynn redgrave theater 5/1-8 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $56.50+). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings adele at b.b. king blues club 5/2, 5/23 or 6/18 for free-$24 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-48). >>

take a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 5/31 for $20-39.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58-66). >>

get tickets to saturday night live: the exhibition thru 6/1 for $17 (plus ticket fees, reg. $34). >>

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FRI, 4/29: PRINCE + PURPLE RAIN IN A PARK, FREE TMNT TICKETS, BIKE EXPO, WFMU RECORD FAIR

around town today

10am-5pm: get pennywise at the nypl’s science and business library’s financial planning day, offering presentations, classes, workshops and counseling sessions for every budget. free. >>

10am-6pm: free ice cream! the van leeuwen ice cream truck is giving out free ice cream and swag courtesy of old navy. various locations. we believe you need to follow @oldnavy on snapchat to score this deal. >>

10am-8pm (+ 4/30): ‘brake in’ your new set of wheels at bike expo new york, where 100 exhibitors showcase the latest in bikes and tech apparel, plus free riding lessons, workshops, and a beer garden (don’t drink and bike). pier 36 at basketball city, free admission. >>

11am-7pm (+ 4/30): at the etsy weddings planning event, browse the wares of 40 local etsy sellers, get beauty touchups, see crafting demos, and sample food and drink while listening to baby soda jazz band. proceeds benefit heartful.ly. bonus: surprise gift for the first 50 people in line. la.venue (chelsea), $10. >>

5pm: a celebration of prince at fort greene park features three hours of music followed by a screening of purple rain. free. >>

5-9pm: sva mfa fine arts students open their studios for public viewing. free. >>

6pm: get a 60-minute outdoor workout with sports medicine physician dr. jordan metzl and trainers at central park’s naumburg bandshell, where metzl and a new york city ballet dancer will kick things off with a conversation. free (rsvp). >>

6-9pm: browse, barter or buy sva student’s self-published titles at the annual fresh meat student comics fair. free admission. >>

6-9pm (+ 4/30): lmcc open studios showcases the work of its 31 artists-in-residence with paintings, sketches, photographs, sculptures, videos, works of poetry, dances, plays, readings and more. 28 liberty (financial district), free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm: awaken your funny bone with a class on buddhist realism and the dark comedy of louis ck, taught by buddhist studies phd christopher kelley. coworkrs (gowanus), $10. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly thru 6/24): the financial district’s st. paul’s chapel brings back its seasonal neighborhood movie nights series, this time with a superhero theme. tonight: spider-man (2002). bonus: free popcorn and soft drinks. free admission. >>

7pm: improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness create scenes inspired by their personal experiences and show how laughter can be the best medicine at you are not alone: an uplifting show about depression. hosted by aaron gold and grant michael goldberg. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

7pm: make captain america great again at the avengers improv show. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

7pm: settle your score with the devil during a 16mm screening of murnau’s faust (1926) set to an original live score by reel orchestrette. morbid anatomy museum (gowanus), $12/ >>

7pm (thru 4/30): to thine own shakespeare-loving self be true at the the twelfth annual will-a-thon, a two-day festival of scenes, sonnets, speeches, and soliloquies. the workshop theater (midtown west), free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: the annie o. music series presents an intimate musical performance by maybird at the penthouse at the standard hotel (east village). free (email rsvp required). >>

7pm (+ 5/5): gemini + scorpio loft hosts two nights of prince movies, with purple rain and graffiti bridge screening tonight. $10 suggested donation. >>

7pm, 8:30pm (monthly): this month’s nerd nite returns to littlefield (gowanus) with presentations on the bioethics of the golden girls, the appeal of 80s pop music sax solos, and the truth about the $2 bill. hosted by matt wasowski. $14 admission includes trivia at 7:30pm, $10 for presentations only at 8:30pm. >>

7pm, 9pm (thru 5/1): so bad, it’s good? cloud city’s fourth annual bad film festival showcases the work of misfit filmmakers rejected by the industry to show just how subjective ‘good’ and ‘bad’ really is. cloud city (williamsburg), $8. >>

7pm, 9:30pm: rule of 7×7: 7 playwrights present new 10-minute plays that follow 7 rules. the tank (theater district), $10 adv, $12 door admission includes a drink. >>

7-10pm (thru 5/1): feel groovy while browsing 30,000 square feet of lps, 78s, and artwork from 150 dealers at the annual wfmu record fair. food and beer will be available for purchase. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $7. >>

around 7:30pm (+ 4/30, 5/1, 5/13): midnight radio show brings free family-friendly shadow puppet theater performances to community gardens at dusk. tonight: gil hodges garden (gowanus). >>

7:15pm: actors dev patel and jeremy irons do q+a following a screening of their new film, the man who knew infinity. ifc center (west village), $14 general, $10 senioirs. >>

7:30pm (thru 5/5): indie romantic comedy 3rd street blackout finds tech-obsessed couple negin farsad (ted fellow, the muslims are coming) and jeremy redleaf (billy on the street, sesame street) forced to examine their relationship after hurricane sandy leaves them without power. directors in attendance at 7:30pm screenings 4/29-5/2. village east cinema, $9 here (reg. $14). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 4/30, 5/6): the 15th annual look + listen festival presents contemporary music by 10 composers in contemporary art spaces, with performances by phyllis chen, jack quartet, yarn/wire, members of meredith monk’s vocal ensemble and more. bric house and the invisible dog, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): pace yourself for the slow dance comedy show, featuring stand-up from matteo lane (comedy central), brendan mclaughlin (mtv), kenny deforest (comics to watch), omar shaukat ( broad city), nate fridson and mary beth barone. hosted by aaron glaser. 2-for-1 drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

8pm (every fifth friday): denver’s traveling ’infauxmation!’ comedy news show returns to nyc for a night of second-page headlines and fake news experts (comedians). this installment features sean patton (conan), nick vatterott (fallon) and sam tallent. hosted by brent gill. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

8pm (+ 5/13, 5/20): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a discussion on the explosive origins of our elements, followed by guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

8pm (thru 5/8): six playwrights riff on the theme ‘crush’ for theatre/film collective f*it club’s sixth annual spring fling fest. irt theater (west village), $18 (pay-what-you-can admission on 5/4). >>

8pm (thru 4/30): three nights of new choreography at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought’. admission is $5 + two cans of food to benefit the st. mark’s church food program, or $10 with no cans. >>

8pm (bi-monthly): the halcyon chamber series continues with an intimate concert by the ulysses quartet performing haydn, bartok and beethoven. wine + beer will be available for purchase. scholes street studio (williamsburg), $15. >>

8pm: kissing is a crime, violent video, cherry coals, and bloodless play a free show at alphaville (bushwick). >>

8pm: b boys, wall and rips play union pool. $10. >>

8-11pm (thru 5/1): more than 300 local artists open their doors for this weekend’s greenpoint open studios, which hosts a launch party at the java project tonight and a wrap party at cassette on sunday. free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: bad music gets good at haunting renditions, where classically trained vocalist-turned-comedian eliot glazer (broad city, my parents were awesome) and a five-piece orchestra take some of pop’s most infamous songs and turn them into sweeping ballads with commentary. tonight’s guests: janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer, air america radio) and andrew schulz (girl code, guy code). the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by jeff simmermon (the moth grandslam winner), marcia belsky (the headless women of hollywood), daniel simonsen (bbc), tim racine (sh*t lit), and liz miele (comedy central). hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): free pizza, free comedy, free music and cheap drinks await at the secret loft show’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: myq kaplan (last comic standing), josh gondelman (last week tonight), liza treyger (comedy central), kerry overfab coddett (the nightly show), janelle james (fuse), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show), lucas connolly (south beach), marisa douenias (louie), petey deabreu (late night snack) and brett davis (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), plus music by dj jams bond. secret loft (bushwick), free admission before 9pm, $5 after. >>

9pm: prince tribute dance party at bluebird brooklyn (prospect lefferts gardens). free. >>

9:30pm (weekly): the rubin museum of art’s (chelsea) cabaret cinema series screens classic films that are driven by emotions. tonight: alberto cavalcanti’s dead of night (1945), with an introduction by actor gina gershon. $10. >>

10pm: reveal your inner ginger, posh, scary, baby or sporty side at a spice world sing along and costume party. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

10pm-3am: everybody should like everybody at the after party for vacancy project, a hair salon/coffee shop/pop-up space inspired by andy warhol’s factory. china chalet (financial district), $10 before midnight, $15 after >>

11pm (monthly): at the b-side hip-hop comedy show, comedians present sketches, stories and ideas that would never make it onto a comedy album while celebrating the life and music of hip-hop greats. plus, a trivia segment and freestyle competition. this month’s honoree: busta rhymes. the pit (flatiron), $7. >>

11pm-3am (monthly): the rebel night 50’s/60’s rockabilly/rock ‘n’ roll record hop moves to alphabet city’a revision lounge and gallery this month. free jive dance lesson 10-11pm. free admission. >>

midnight-ish movies:
heavy metal @ nitehawk. $12. >>
house @ ifc center. $14. >>
purple rain @ ifc center. $14. >>
spring breakers (fri only) and donkey skin (sat only) @ videology. $5. >>
the big lebowski @ ifc center. $14. >>
the dead zone @ ifc center. $14. >>
the king of comedy @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
the lords of magick (fri only) and little marines (sat only) @ spectacle. $5. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

rsvp for free passes to the nyc premiere screening of teenage mutant ninja turtles: out of the shadows at the theater at msg 5/22 at 3pm. dress code: business attire. first-come, first-served admission. limited number available. >>

get tickets to ronnie spector sings the fabulous ronnettes at the new york society of ethical culture’s concert hall 4/30 for $33.75 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

get tickets to mike birbiglia’s thank god for jokes at culture project’s lynn redgrave theater 5/1-8 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $56.50+). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings adele at b.b. king blues club 5/2, 5/23 or 6/18 for free-$24 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-48). >>

take a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 5/31 for $20-39.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58-66). >>

get tickets to saturday night live: the exhibition thru 6/1 for $17 (plus ticket fees, reg. $34). >>

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