TUES, 10/21: FREE BEER, CMJ FESTIVAL, MARCEL THE SHELL, WINTER VILLAGE SKATING

around town today

10am-6pm (thru 10/25): chuck close and jessica craig-martin curated the ’fierce creativity’ art exhibition at pace gallery, with works from 45 artists benefitting artists for peace and justice. free admission. >>

5-9pm: eat, drink, walk: peruse the streets of brooklyn’s cortelyou road for ‘cortelyou at twilight’. sample drinks, eat local cuisine, shop for sales + more. $20 adv, $25 day tickets include food and drink tastes, and all ticket proceeds and 10% of all sales at featured stores will benefit cortelyou’s local public schools. >>

6:30pm: share stories behind your scars, tats, and piercings at a special themed ‘show + tale.’ branded saloon, free. >>

7pm: provocative author-activist cornel west discusses his new book, black prophetic fire, which profiles six revolutionary african-american leaders: douglass, king, dubois, ella baker, malcolm x and ida b. wells. mcnally jackson, free. >>

7pm: actress/comedian/author jenny slate and dean fleischer-camp read from a new story about their beloved shell with shoes on, marcel the shell: the most surprised i’ve ever been. housingworks, free. >>

7pm: the magnetic fields’ stephen merritt discusses his book 101 two-letter words, which includes an original four-line rhyming poem for the two-letter words allowed in the board game scrabble. author emma straub (the vacationers) joins. powerhouse arena, free (rsvp). >>

7pm: musician annie lennox signs and discusses her new album, nostalgia, with rolling stone’s anthony dicurtis. b+n union square, free. >>

7pm (tuesdays): play donkey kong country and other classic video games at the roof bar of whole foods brooklyn with ‘our princess is in another castle’ host rob blatt (wrestling mania). a beer, wine and food menu (including veggie options) is available. free admission, free to play. >>

7-10pm: sip + sew: enjoy wine wine while using provided sewing machines, hot glue guns, and glittery things to finesse your halloween costume at owl + thistle general store (crown heights). free (rsvp required). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: kick off the annual cmj music marathon with the skint’s opening night showcase, featuring in-flight safety (halifax), new myths (new york), and burning palms (tuscon). just announced: the first 50 people to mention the skint at the door get a free tall boy beer with admission! union hall, $8. >>

8pm: real-life couples + friends do stand-up sets together at ‘couples therapy’, hosted by naomi ekperigin + andy beckerman. tonight’s guests: eric silver + joe stanton, damian bellino + anne rodeman, sabrina jalees + liza treyger, and aparna nancherla + jacqueline novak. hifi bar, free. >>

8pm: comedian hoff matthews (‘hp5000′ co-host) hosts a free stand-up comedy show with free home-cooked food in a south brooklyn vfw. performers include garrett barnes, tim duffy, sam evans, jaqi furback, dan goodman, and rojo perez. 222 22nd st., bet. 4th + 5th aves, brooklyn. >>

8pm: comedians tell original scary stories in a completely dark theater. the new ohio theater, $10. >>

8pm (thru 10/26): the queensboro dance festival celebrates dance cultivated in queens with performances by 18 companies and choreographers at lic’s the secret theatre. $9 plus ticket fees here (reg. $15 adv, $18 door). >>

8:15pm doors, 8:30pm show: the free monthly ‘backfat’ comedy/variety show celebrates its second anniversary upstairs at cobble hill’s 61 local with guests joe devito (ferguson, last comic standing), josh gondelman (@seinfeldtoday, last week tonight), kate greathead (the moth grandslam champion), lawson leong, reformed whores, and hosts janet manley, john payne, and emily winter. bonus: free cake! >>

8:30pm (tuesdays thru 11/11): ifc’s ‘stranger than fiction’ documentary series with filmmaker q+a continues its season dedicated to the work of d.a. pennebaker and chris hegedus. tonight: depeche mode 101 (1989). $16. >>

thru 10/25: the 34th annual cmj festival takes over nyc with tons of musicians, films and panels. various prices and locations. >>

thru 2/1: the anna wintour costume institute at the metropolitan museum of art’s new exhibition, ‘death becomes her: a century of mourning attire’, features 30 mourning ensembles from 1815 to 1915, including gowns worn by queen victoria and queen alexandra. admission is included with $25 recommended museum admission. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

tonight: the skint presents: CMJ Opening Night Showcase

Just announced: The first 50 people to mention the skint at the door get a free tall boy beer with admission!
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Halifax, Nova Scotia’s indie music scene favorite In-Flight Safety, are touring in support of their new album, Conversationalist. It’s a catchy indie rock LP with lush guitar and introspective vocals, and the band will be filling Union Hall with its meticulously crafted melodies.

NYC’s New Myths, picked by The Guardian as one of the best bands to see at CMJ, just launched its full-length album, Give Me Noise, inspired equally by new wave sounds and tight harmonies that’ll give you goosebumps.

Burning Palms has been described as “the soundtrack to a cigarette and sex-fueled trip across the Mojave Desert in a 72 Olds Delta 88 with no air conditioning” (TTDPHX). The band comes from Tucson, Arizona and it shows: Like the desert, Burning Palms feel expansive and warm.

the skint presents: CMJ Music Marathon Opening Night Showcase
In-Flight Safety, New Myths, Burning Palms

Tonight
7:30pm doors, 8pm show
Union Hall
702 Union Street @ 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (directions)
Tickets + more info: $8
The first 50 people to mention the skint at the door get a free tall boy beer with admission!

coming up

10/22 10am-midnight: the uncommons board game cafe celebrates its one-year anniversary with free coffee (10am-12pm), free gameplay until 5pm, and unlimited gaming + a raffle ticket for $10 after 5pm ($8 if you mention you heard about it on the skint). >>

10/22 3pm: learn about researching the monetary value of your books at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building’s south court classroom a. free. >>

10/22 6:30-8:30pm (thru 10/26): the actors fund presents a series of free workshops geared toward the creative community: affordable housing, health care reform, managing student loans, grant writing fundamentals, and more. >>

10/22 6:30pm: food writer molly o’neill and league of kitchens founder lisa gross discuss the power of cultural exchanges through cooking and eating together. tenement museum, free. >>

10/22 7pm: celebrity chef marcus samuelsson (red rooster restaurant) shares recipes that he cooks at home with top chef judge gail simmons. b+n 86th + lexington, free. >>

10/22 7pm: obsessions + fantasies: from the marquis de sade to fifty shades of grey: authors toni bentley (the surrender: an erotic memoir), daniel bergner (what do women want), caroline weber (barnard college professor), and sadie stein (the paris review) discuss the impact of the marquis de sade on contemporary culture and literature. fiaf, $10 with promo code ‘obsess’ (reg. $25). >>

10/22 7pm (thru 11/9): white wave dance’s ninth annual ‘wave rising’ series showcases work from 20 up-and-coming choreographers from around the world. john ryan theater (25 jay st., dumbo), $20 adv, $25 door. >>

10/22 7:30pm: for the first in a series of 30th anniversary pop-ups, selected shorts presents an evening with heather burns (bored to death) reading aimee bender, alex karpovsky (girls) reading kurt vonnegut, and dave hill (tasteful nudes) reading dolan morgan. the ace hotel, $8. >>

10/22 7:30pm (thru 10/25): bam’s next wave festival presents the source, a multimedia opera based on wikileaks and the trials of chelsea manning. bam fisher fishman space, $20. >>

10/22 9pm-midnight (+ 10/26): bushwick print lab’s fifth annual ‘art of the t’ fashion exhibition and pop-up shop features wearable art and limited edition prints from 15+ designers. the cobra club, free admission. >>

10/22-11/6: all items are priced $20, $40, and $60 at the pixie market moving sale. >>

sales, deals, freebies

ends today: save an extra 15% on any groupon local deal with promo code ‘local15’ >>

get a one-year subscription to new york magazine for $15 ($29.97 value). >>

thru 10/23 (+ 10/27-30): 150+ restaurants offer $25 prix fixe dinners and 2-for-$15 lunches during dine in brooklyn. >>

thru 10/26: score $50 spa treatments during fall spa week. >>

ticket deals

get free tickets to the new york television festival 10/21-25, including screenings and panels with actor zachary quinto (the chair) 10/22 and producer beau willimon (house of cards). >>

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 10/25-11/16 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

deal ends today: get museum of arts and design admission for two for $16 ($32 value) or single one-year membership for $37 ($75 value). >>

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MON, 10/20: SPA WEEK, DINE IN BROOKLYN DEALS, IRA GLASS, SATURN LEARNINGS, BRITNEY SPEARS HALLOWEEN MUSICAL

around town today

6-9pm: williamsburg’s park luncheonette celebrates its first anniversary with a select open bar and small bites. 332 driggs ave, bete. lorimer st + manhattan ave. >>

6-9pm: open dna barcoding night at genspace: help identify the dna signatures of 250 alaskan tundra plant species, and end up in the barcode of life database if you identify a new one. 33 flatbush ave @ clinton ave, 7th floor, free. >>

6:30pm: brooklyn bowl founder and music documentary producer peter shapiro talks about his career at liu brooklyn’s kumble theater. free (rsvp). >>

7pm: the believer magazine’s read harder anthology contributors heidi julavits, megan abott, and lev grossman discuss the art of the essay: ethics, editors, and balancing fiction and nonfiction. mcnally jackson, free. >>

7pm: author david m. friedman discusses his book, wilde in america: oscar wilde and the invention of modern celebrity. the half king, free. >>

7pm: journalist jim dwyer signs and discusses his new book, more awesome than money: four boys and their heroic quest to save your privacy from facebook. b+n 82nd + broadway, free. >>

7pm: james beard award-winning author karen page presents the vegetarian flavor bible, her new book of hundreds of ingredients from açaí to zucchini, plus how to pair them with herbs, spices and other seasonings to enhance their flavor. b+n 86th + lexington ave, free. >>

7pm: the new school screens psychedelia – a documentary, which explores the origins of psychedelic drugs, their relationship to mystical experience, and their ability to facilitate healing. the new school’s wollman hall (65 west 11th street, room b500). >>

7pm (thru 10/26): the queensboro dance festival celebrates dance cultivated in queens with performances by 18 companies and choreographers at lic’s the secret theatre. $15 adv, $18 door. >>

7pm doors, 7:30 show, bushwick’s bruce cost ginger ale factory hosts a screening of soul of a banquet, the new documentary about influential chef cecilia chiang (the mandarin) from director wayne wang (the joy luck club). a panel discussion and reception follows. free (rsvp requested). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (+ 10/27, 12/1): public radio’s ‘playing on air’ brings live short play recordings to the bric house ballroom, including works by kim merrill, lanford wilson and pulitzer prize winner david auburn, with performances from oscar nominee amy ryan, steven boyer, marsha mason and more. q+a with the actors and playwrights follows each play. $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7:30pm: ira glass (this american life host) joins maira kalman in discussion about my favorite things, kalman’s new book on the significance of objects in our lives. congregation beth elohim (271 garfield pl, park slope), $10 ($7 for brooklyn public library card holders). >>

7:30pm: hear what we’ve learned about saturn from the cassini spacecraft’s imaging team leader, carolyn porco. hayden planetarium space theater, $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: audience volunteers star in ‘the britney spears halloween musical: a hastily written masterpiece’. hosted by josh sharp (ucb), aaron jackson (ucb) and jo firestone’s (punderdome 3000 host). friends and lovers (prospect heights), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: tonight at the monthly ‘game night’ comedy show: joe zimmerman, kevin barnett, aaron weaver, courtney maginnis, dan perlman, and hosts kyle ayers + will winner. spike hill, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: wyatt cenac (the daily show) hosts a special $5 edition of the night train comedy show at littlefield with guests eugene mirman, nick thune, and the lucas brothers. >>

8pm: two sketch comedy shows for just $5 at ucb: ‘seinfeld: the leaning susan’, a live, full-length, original episode of seinfeld, and ‘baseball is america’. >>

8pm (mondays): wampire, wannabe jalva, the peach kings, and monogem play this week’s school night concert at brooklyn bowl. free with rsvp, $8 without. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the weekly broken comedy show at greenpoint’s bar matchless features stand-up by aaron weaver (comedy central), jenny zigrino (comedy central), derek gaines, and host nimesh patel. free. >>

9pm (mondays): huckleberry bar’s free monday night movie screenings pay tribute to scary and funny films this month. tonight: beetlejuice (1988). >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: tonight at the the stand’s frantic! free comedy show: bonnie mcfarlane, jordan carlos, yannis pappas, rory albanese, amber nelson, stacey prussman, paul virzi, crystian ramirez, alex pavone, and frank liotti. free. >>

just because: five places where you can play ms. pac-man in nyc >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

10/21 5-9pm: eat, drink, walk: peruse the streets of brooklyn’s cortelyou road for ‘cortelyou at twilight’. sample drinks, eat local cuisine, shop for sales + more. $20 adv, $25 day tickets include food and drink tastes, and all ticket proceeds and 10% of all sales at featured stores will benefit cortelyou’s local public schools. >>

10/21 6:30pm: share stories behind your scars, tats, and piercings at a special themed ‘show + tale.’ branded saloon, free. >>

10/21 7pm: actress/comedian/author jenny slate and dean fleischer-camp read from a new story about their beloved shell with shoes on, marcel the shell: the most surprised i’ve ever been. housingworks, free. >>

10/21 7pm: the magnetic fields’ stephen merritt discusses his book 101 two-letter words, which includes an original four-line rhyming poem for the two-letter words allowed in the board game scrabble. author emma straub (the vacationers) joins. powerhouse arena, free (rsvp). >>

10/21 7pm: musician annie lennox signs and discusses her new album, nostalgia, with rolling stone’s anthony dicurtis. b+n union square, free. >>

10/21 7-10pm: sip + sew: enjoy wine wine while using provided sewing machines, hot glue guns, and glittery things to finesse your halloween costume at owl + thistle general store (crown heights). free (rsvp required). >>

10/21 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: kick off the annual cmj music marathon with the skint’s opening night showcase, featuring in-flight safety (halifax), new myths (new york), and burning palms (tuscon). union hall, $8. >>

10/21-25: the 34th annual cmj festival takes over nyc with tons of musicians, films and panels. various prices and locations. >>

10/21-3/1: the ice skating rink, 127 holiday and food shops, and celsius bar/restaurant of the bank of america winter village at bryant park open for the season. skating is free, rental is $15, lockers are free (byo lock or purchase a $9 one on site). >>

sales, deals, freebies

thru 10/21: save an extra 15% on any groupon local deal with promo code ‘local15’ >>

thru 10/23 (+ 10/27-30): 150+ restaurants offer $25 prix fixe dinners and 2-for-$15 lunches during dine in brooklyn. >>

thru 10/26: score $50 spa treatments during fall spa week. >>

manhattan users guide rounds up sales through the end of the month: club monaco, derek lam, what goes around comes around, under armor, and more. >>

ticket deals

get free tickets to the new york television festival 10/21-25, including screenings and panels with actor zachary quinto (the chair) 10/22 and producer beau willimon (house of cards). >>

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 10/26-11/16 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

deal ends 10/21: get museum of arts and design admission for two for $16 ($32 value) or single one-year membership for $37 ($75 value). >>

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THE SKINT’S CMJ MUSIC MARATHON OPENING NIGHT SHOWCASE – UNION HALL TUESDAY, 10/21

Just announced: The first 50 people to mention the skint at the door get a free tall boy beer with admission!

Running October 21-25, CMJ’s annual music marathon is a festival of sonic excess, proudly boasting, “80+ venues, 1,300+ artists and 125,000+ fans.” the skint is psyched to be a part of the fun, piling three amazing, diverse bands into an intimate Union Hall show on opening night. But the bands chosen—hailing from Halifax, Tucson and New York—aren’t just contributing to the mania: they’ll create a rich sonic wave to wash over the start of the festivities.

IN-FLIGHT SAFETY
In Flight Safety

Headlining is Halifax, Nova Scotia’s indie music scene favorite In-Flight Safety, who are touring in support of their new album, Conversationalist. It’s a catchy indie rock LP with lush guitar and introspective vocals, and the band will be filling Union Hall with its meticulously crafted melodies.

NEW MYTHS
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New Myths, hailing from New York City, are on fire. The trio is launching its full-length album, Give Me Noise, at Cameo tomorrow and playing five CMJ shows… but we’ve got ‘em first! They’re inspired equally by new wave sounds and tight harmonies that’ll give you goosebumps. Their “False Gold” single has been on the skint’s personal playlist for months.

BURNING PALMS
Burning Palms

Burning Palms has been described as “the soundtrack to a cigarette and sex-fueled trip across the Mojave Desert in a 72 Olds Delta 88 with no air conditioning” (TTDPHX). The band comes from Tucson, Arizona and it shows: Like the desert, Burning Palms feel expansive and warm.

the skint presents: CMJ Music Marathon Opening Night Showcase
In-Flight Safety, New Myths, Burning Palms

Tuesday, October 21
7:30pm doors, 8pm show
Union Hall
702 Union Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
$8 Tickets + more info
Facebook event page

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