SAT-SUN, 1/31-2/1: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

12-10pm (ends today): embrace the winter weather at bryant park’s winter carnival: ice golf, curling lessons, a hockey shoot out, a summer-themed skating party and silent disco, plus drinks and comfort foods available for purchase from brew house, mighty quinn’s, milk truck, pizza moto, breads bakery, and more. free admission. >>

1:30, 3:30pm: part performance, part excursion, ‘the secret architecture of loss’ takes you on a fictional story-filled walking tour that starts in front of the high line hotel. $15 with promo code ‘tsnyc’ (reg. $20). >>

2-5pm: pre-game for the super bowl at the union square wines + spirits martini bowl, where seven vodka and gin producers compete to see who creates the best martini. free admission. >>

5pm: obsolete cinema presents a screening of rewind this!, a documentary about the rise and revolution of home video and those who still cling to the format. free. >>

7pm: a panel of comedians and film folks put the shining and bridget jones’ diary to the bechdel test at videology. hosted by langan kingsley (ucb). free. >>

7pm: variations theatre group presents ‘pain don’t hurt’, a staged reading parody of speed including audience participation, trivia, a raffle, and drinking. the chain theatre (lic), $15 admission includes two drinks and a raffle ticket. >>

7pm-1am (fri-sat, weekly): 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 torres, mainland, heliotropes, ancient ocean, crocodiles, lazyeyes, the teen age, and shark week.. free admission. >>

7pm-late: art hack day: deluge: artists and hackers spent three days creating a flash exhibit on the theme ‘deluge’. see the results at tonight’s closing exhibition and party at pioneer works. free. >>

7:30pm (ends today): six emerging choreographers present new work at the ‘fresh tracks’ series at new york live arts. $10 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm: the chelsea symphony performs leonard bernstein’s dances from west side story, plus works by segal, dai, sibelius, and brody. st. paul’s church (315 w. 22nd st, bet. 8th + 9th aves), $20 suggested donation. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: country bands and performers celebrate dolly parton’s birthday at union hall. $8. >>

8pm (monthly thru 5/9): the monthly people’s symphony concerts continues the season with pianist kuok-wai lio performing haydn, schumann, and schubert. washington irving auditorium, $14. >>

8pm: sunflower bean plays an ep release show at baby’s all right with laced, kissing is a crime, and lightning bug. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm-midnight: night at the museun: enjoy moma ps1 after hours. $10 adv, $12 day of. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: (weekly): the show/tell show (formerly known as showcasey jones) mixes show + tell with stand up comedy at over the eight with performances by brandon scott wolf (snl weekend update contributor), chelsea davison, joel kim booster, and ahamed weinberg. optional: bring something to show + talk about for a chance to win $25 cash (the first five to sign up get a free drink ticket). free. >>

8pm doors (monthly): wit’s end and the dorothy parker society’s jazz age soirée features live music from jessy carolina and the hot mess. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear highly encouraged. free dance lesson @ 8:30pm. flute midtown $15. >>

9pm: all are encouraged to take to the story stage at the big lean: i solemnly swear – a new series that’s as much party as it is storytelling. this month’s stories involve ‘promises': broken, kept, to yourself, your s.o., maybe your mom. free beer and byob permitted. 111 broadway (4th floor) $10 suggested donation (rsvp required). >>

10pm (monthly): ‘oscillate wildly’ – 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. >>

10pm: cheryl (‘the dance party that will ruin your life’) throws a surveillance-themed dance party at secret project robot. $10. >>

11pm doors, 11:30pm show: london drum and bass musician/producer ltj bukem comes to brooklyn bowl with saxxon. hosted by mc t.r.a.c. $15. >>

midnight: big muff radio plays an album release party with slonk donkerson and sofa club. baby’s all right, $8 admission includes a cassette. >>

midnight: ‘the female gaze’ show sends up the view, the real, and other tv panel shows, but with a cast of over a dozen co-hosts voicing their ill-informed opinions. ucb $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
a girl walks home alone at night @ ifc. $14. >>
a girl walks home alone at night @ nitehawk. $14. >>
digital man (fri) and laser mission (sat) @ spectacle. $5. >>
dirty harry @ nitehawk. $14. >>
howl’s moving castle @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
spider @ ifc. $14. >>
the babadook @ ifc. $14. >>

sunday

various times: some picks for where to watch the super bowl with freebies/discounts and free admission:

the bell house (gowanus)
drink special: $4 sixpoint drafts
food: jumbo wings, pulled pork sandwiches, chips and brownies available for purchase

cobra club (bushwick)
drink specials: sam adams beer specials, skittles shots
food: free pizza + wings

freddy’s (south slope)
drink + food special: $5 tap beer + nathan’s hot dog special
food: wings, pigs in a blanket, tater tots, and more available for purchase

no. 7 north (williamsburg)
drink special: bucket of 5 assorted brooklyn brewery beers for $15
food: general tso’s chicken strips, fries, and broccoli tacos available for purchase

pine box rock shop (bushwick)
drink specials: 2-4-1 sixpoint beast mode pints, themed cocktails
food: vegan chili, nachos, and chili mac from champs family bakery available for purchase

south 4th bar (williamsburg)
drink specials: $5 make-your own bloody mary bar, $15 sam adams pitchers
food: free chili, pizza, jambalaya, and more.
bonus 1: best mustache gets a $20 bar tab
bonus 2: $10 raffle to win a 32-inch flat-screen tv

union hall (park slope)
drink specials: $5 drink specials
food: nachos, burgers (incl. veggie), wings, soft pretzels available for purchase

plus, here are some local recs from our friends at murphguide and brokelyn
…and don’t forget your local watering hole…
… or you could always go to a museum (they’ll probably be much less crowded today).

2pm: souper bowl sunday! home chefs compete for the best soup in town at the soup takedown, and you get to taste them all. littlefield, $20. >>

4, 9pm: the sunday ‘moving pictures’ series at the way station screens spaceballs (4pm, free). nerd karaoke follows at 9pm ($5 suggested donation). >>

5pm (+ 2/8, 13, 23): argentine filmmakers mariano cohn and gastón duprat’s living stars simply presents long static tripod takes of dozens of real people in buenos aires solo dancing to pop music. spectacle, $5. >>

7:30pm: belle mare, cosmonaut, piers, matt meade, and keenan o’meara play palisades. $5. >>

8pm: snl writers perform an unscripted improv comedy show at union hall. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sunday thru 2/28: the 23rd annual city bakery hot chocolate festival features a different flavor every day this month. this week: super bowl, ecuadorean, vietnamese cinnamon, lemon, ginger, beer, and banana peel. >>

sunday thru 2/28:  the annual composers now festival kicks off another cycle with music of all styles written by living composers. various locations + prices. >>

all weekend

10am-6pm sat, 12-4pm sun (ends sun): 1500+ anonymously artist-designed postcards are for sale for $85 each at the 17th annual ‘postcards from the edge’ group art show to benefit visual aids. the preview party (1/30) costs an unskintly $50, but the weekend sale is $5 suggested donation. luhring augustine gallery (chelsea). >>

11am-8pm sat, 11am-6pm sun (ends sun): 40+ international dealers bring the work of self-taught artists to the 23rd annual outsider art fair. center 548 (548 w. 22nd st.), $20. >>

11:45am (sat + sun): groundhog day! nitehawk, $11. >>

5pm (sat + sun): the second george sand invitational one-minute play festival features more than 60 short plays written by established and emerging women playwrights. city center stage ii, $20. >>

9:30pm sat, 3pm sun (ends sun): two men reenact 50+ oscar-nominees in under 60 minutes at ‘the idiot’s guide to the oscars’. the tank, $10. >>

thru 2/3: the 43rd annual dance on camera festival features 20+ dance-centric feature films, shorts, and documentaries. filmmakers and dancers will do q+a at select screenings. fslc, $13 general, $9 students/seniors, plus five free programs. >>

thru 2/5: in anticipation of the season five premiere, catch season four’s final two episodes of game of thrones in imax at amc empire 25. $13.49-19.99. >>

thru 2/5: ifc screens this year’s academy award-nominated animated, live-action and documentary short films. $14 general, $10 seniors. >>

thru 3/1:the museum of the moving image’s ‘see it big’ screening series dedicates the season to cinematographer gordon willis with annie hall, the godfather (parts i + ii), manhattan, klute, interiors, and more. $12, or free with $12 admission museum admission. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

sales, deals, freebies

racked lists 14 sample sales kicking off the first week of february. >>

ticket deals

get admission to the museum of sex thru 4/30 for $9.75 (plus ticket fees, reg. $19.05). >>

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FRI, 1/30: 10 CENT PINKBERRY, WINTER CARNIVAL, JAZZ AT THE MET, FREE FRICK

around town today

free art openings:
group salon show @ greenpoint gallery >>
group show: ‘creating the illusion’ @ gristle tattoo >>

12-10pm (+ 1/31): embrace the winter weather at bryant park’s winter carnival: ice golf, curling lessons, a hockey shoot out, a summer-themed skating party and silent disco, plus drinks and comfort foods available for purchase from brew house, mighty quinn’s, milk truck, pizza moto, breads bakery, and more. free admission. >>

11am-8pm (thru 2/1): 40+ international dealers bring the work of self-taught artists to the 23rd annual outsider art fair. center 548 (548 w. 22nd st.), $20. >>

6, 7:30pm: experience the metropolitan museum of art with a live jazz soundtrack when 15 ensembles perform two sets of music throughout the venue. free with normal ‘recommended’ museum admission. >>

6-9pm: free frick: the frick collection opens its doors for free after-hours viewing of masterpieces from the scottish national gallery, plus talks, sketching, and live music. reg. $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, or pay-what-you-wish sundays 11am-1pm. >>

7-9pm: stargazing + lecture:cosmologist renée hložek gives a lecture on how light tells us about the beginnings of the cosmos, followed by q+a, slideshows, and guided stargazing with telescopes. columbia university’s pupin hall, 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 torres, mainland, heliotropes, ancient ocean, crocodiles, lazyeyes, the teen age, and shark week.. free admission. >>

7:30pm: the daily show correspondent jordan klepper and writer travon free perform stand up at ucb. $10. >>

7:30pm (thru 1/31): six emerging choreographers present new work at the ‘fresh tracks’ series at new york live arts. $10 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): aaron glaser’s slow dance comedy show at the east village’s niagara features stand-up from phil hanley (ferguson), greg barris (‘heart of darkness’ host), brendan mclaughlin (best week ever), halle kiefer (friends of the people), maria heinegg, aaron hertzog, and james hesky. no drink minimum. 1/2 off well drinks and draught beer happy hour until 8pm. free admission. >>

8pm: cardboard robot battle! 9 competitors in robot costumes made out of cardboard and packing tape battle it out in a boxing/wrestling-style ring. standard toykraft, $12 adv, $15 door. >>

8pm: lost boy?, infinity girl, pinegrove, and happy you play aviv. $7. >>

8pm: invisible familiars plays a record release show at baby’s all right with support from adam schatz + thomas white’s option copter (featuring sean lennon, members of cibo mato, delicate steve, and more). $12. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: the walkmen’s hamilton leithauser plays bowery ballroom with elle king. $20. >>

8:30pm (+ 1/31 @ 7:30pm): the chelsea symphony performs leonard bernstein’s dances from west side story, plus works by segal, dai, sibelius, and brody. st. paul’s church (315 w. 22nd st, bet. 8th + 9th aves), $20 suggested donation. >>

8:30pm: beverly, honduras, and christines play bushwick’s newly opened alphaville. $tba. >>

9pm: f*ck that movie! comedians/haters joel kim booster (the toast), anna drezen (reductress) and a panel of guests discuss the movies they hate most. videology. $5. >>

9pm (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by kevin barnett (comedy central, friends of the people), matteo lane (comedy central, guy code), joe zimmerman (comedy central, last comic standing), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), janelle james, bob khosravi, dustin wesley, and hosts john f. o’donnell (comedy central), ben kronberg (comedy central) and erik bergstrom (the new yorker illustrator). free. >>

9pm: !badass! burlesque celebrates 11 years of badassery at coney island’s sideshows by the seashore. $15. >>

9pm (monthly): soulful singer eli ‘paperboy’ reed spins the jams at the first ‘lost in the shuffle’ funk + soul dance party at royal palms shuffleboard club. free. >>

9:30pm (thru 2/1): two men reenact 50+ oscar-nominees in under 60 minutes at ‘the idiot’s guide to the oscars’. the tank, $10. >>

9:30pm: ’90’s one-hit wonders sing-along! surge soda! ring pops! costume contest! dance-off! themed drinks! union hall, $10. >>

10pm: fac2015-0130 a factory records night: dance to music from the heyday of manchester’s factory records + the hacienda and others inspired by them while 24 hour party people provides the visual soundtrack. bonus: free ballantine beer 10-10:30pm and 2-2:30am. passenger bar, free. >>

11pm (monthly): comedians eli yudin and evan williams provide live comedic commentary to the unintentionally funny jean claude van damme/dennis rodman film, double team (1997). videology, free. >>

midnight-4am: two djs enter, one dj leaves, and you determine the winner when the monthly ‘head on’ dj battle/dance party’s second anniversary pits the soul music of motown against the disco of studio 54. baby’s all right, free. >>

midnight-ish movies:
a girl walks home alone at night @ ifc. $14. >>
a girl walks home alone at night @ nitehawk. $14. >>
digital man (fri) and laser mission (sat) @ spectacle. $5. >>
dirty harry @ nitehawk. $14. >>
howl’s moving castle @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
spider @ ifc. $14. >>
the babadook @ ifc. $14. >>

thru 2/1: 1500+ anonymously artist-designed postcards are for sale for $85 each at the 17th annual ‘postcards from the edge’ group art show to benefit visual aids. the preview party (1/30) costs an unskintly $50, but the weekend sale is $5 suggested donation. luhring augustine gallery (chelsea). >>

thru 2/3: the 43rd annual dance on camera festival features 20+ dance-centric feature films, shorts, and documentaries. filmmakers and dancers will do q+a at select screenings. fslc, $13 general, $9 students/seniors, plus five free programs. >>

thru 2/5: in anticipation of the season five premiere, catch season four’s final two episodes of game of thrones in imax at amc empire 25. $13.49-19.99. >>

thru 2/5: ifc screens this year’s academy award-nominated animated, live-action and documentary short films. $14 general, $10 seniors. >>

thru 3/1:the museum of the moving image’s ‘see it big’ screening series dedicates the season to cinematographer gordon willis with annie hall, the godfather (parts i + ii), manhattan, klute, interiors, and more. $12, or free with $12 admission museum admission. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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coming up

2/2 12-3pm: one girl cookie celebrates three years in dumbo with free whoopie pies. >>

sales, deals, freebies

7pm-close: it may be 10 degrees out, but in honor of their 10th anniversary you can get a small pinkberry yogurt with toppings for just 10 cents at participating locations. >>

racked lists 14 sample sales kicking off the first week of february. >>

ticket deals

get admission to the museum of sex thru 4/30 for $9.75 (plus ticket fees, reg. $19.05). >>

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THURS, 1/29: FREE MOMATH, DRUNK BACK TO THE FUTURE, ART HISTORY HAPPY HOUR

around town today

various times: free art openings:
antimatter art fair @ 7 dunham art gallery (thru 2/1) >>
group show: eyebeam annual showcase @ gallery 216 (thru 2/21) >>
group show: ‘self: portraits of artists in their absence’ @ national academy museum (pay-what-you-wish admission, thru 5/3) >>
group show: the coven magazine issue no. 3 release party @ stream gallery >>
ken schles: ‘invisible city/night walk 1983-1989’ @ harold greenberg gallery (thru 3/14) >>
vera lutter @ gagosian gallery (thru 3/7) >>

2-7pm: enjoy free admission to the museum of mathematics (reg. $15 general, $9 students/seniors). >>

6pm: the leslie-lohman museum of gay and lesbian art hosts a free screening of the universe of keith haring, followed by q+a with julia gruen, executive director of the keith haring foundation. >>

6:30pm: treat yourself to a wellness + art event at chelsea’s lyons wier gallery: complimentary wellness services + demos including acupuncture, massage + reflexology, nutrition tips, and more. bonus: free organic wine and gluten-free snacks. 542 w. 24th st. (bet. 10th + 11th aves), free admission. (rsvp suggested). >>

6:30pm: learn how you can apply natural dyes to synthetic fibers at industry city distillery. bonus: donation bar. free ($15-25 suggested donation, rsvp required). >>

6:30pm: associate professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health amy bentley discusses her book, inventing baby food: taste, health, and the industrialization of the american diet. the brooklyn kitchen, $10 admission includes a cocktail reception and 10% store discount. >>

6:30pm: learn about the history and legacy of famed parks designers calvert vaux and frederick law olmsted. brooklyn brainery, $9. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: ask a stranger anything you want — but only if you answer first… in front of a live audience — at ask roulette’s third birthday show. tonight’s show includes guests musician ted leo (the both), slate editor-in-chief julia turner, and house band eli bolin (sesame street, story pirates). hosted by jody avirgan (wnyc). housing works, $8. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at leslie goshko’s ‘sideshow goshko’. tonight, a special 6-year anniversary show with guests andy christie (the liar show host), catie lazarus (employee of the month host), and martin dockery. kgb, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: composer and jazz clarinetist david rothenberg presents examples of his work playing music live together with different animals, including humpback whales, cicadas, and lyrebirds. apex art, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: pianist sarah cahill pays tribute to composer terry riley with premieres of new solo piano pieces written in honor of his 80th birthday as well as his compositions. lpr, $15-20. >>

7pm: art history happy hour at the brooklyn museum: the society for the advancement of social sciences (s.a.s.s.) presents lectures on drinking vessels + the drinks that filled them, illustrations of the inebriated, and beer + wine labels throughout history. cash bar. pay-what-you-wish museum admission. >>

7pm: the quarterlife crisis cabaret: celebrate your mess with this comedy concert, featuring songs about sex, dating, money (or not having it), apartments, and more. the pit, $5 general, $1 students. >>

7pm (weekly): jiji lee hosts the split personality storytelling and character open mic show at williamsburg’s over the eight. tonight’s guest: robin gelfenbien (‘yum’s the word’ host). free. >>

7pm (weekly): the ‘lasers in the jungle’ comedy show features stand-up by aparna nancherla (conan, last comic standing), ben kronberg (last comic standing, comedy central), michelle biloon (ferguson), eliot glazer (my parents were awesome, haunting renditions host), robert dean, and hosts sean crespo, katina corrao and dan wilbur. ucbeast, $5. >>

7pm (weekly): the seaport’s sugarcube free screening series features teenage mutant ninja turtles ii: the secret of the ooze (1991). >>

7pm (weekly): bow tie cinemas screens thelma and louise (1991) as part of its ‘chelsea classics’ series. $8. >>

7pm: wolf alice and charly bliss play baby’s all right. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7-10pm (monthly): mingle with like-minded veggie lovers at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by marty’s vegan fast food will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit collectively free. fontana’s, free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: excelsior burlesque presents its best acts of 2014 at the slipper room. $10. >>

7:30pm (bi-monthly): the pete’s reading series returns with readings by sarah gerard (binary star) and michael coffey (the business of naming things). pete’s candy store, free. >>

7:30pm (thru 1/31): six emerging choreographers present new work at the ‘fresh tracks’ series at new york live arts. $10 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm: in conjunction with the ‘beauty is power exhibition’ at the jewish museum, cellist maya beiser performs music by powerful women from hildegard von bingen to janis joplin to imogen heap and more. $18 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: go back in time with 1.21 gigawatts of inebriation at a drinking game/live staged reading of back to the future. union hall, $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the myrtle comedy show at clinton hill’s splitty features ilana glazer (broad city), nick turner (seth meyers), larry murphy (bob’s burgers), matt koff (the daily show writer, comedy central), james patterson, will miles, and kenny deforest joining host greg johnson. $5. >>

8pm: honduras, haybaby, shark week, and david milone play the bowery electric. $$8 adv, $10 door. >>

8pm: sun club, turnip king, sherman whips, and band practice play palisades. $5. >>

8pm: porcelain raft, noveller (album release show), and ponyhoff play cameo. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm doors: drenge, eula, and bueno play shea stadium. $10. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: owen pallett and foxes in fiction play mhow. $15. >>

8:15pm (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and reading series (formerly known as the emily show) celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s guests: sam weiner (the onion), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv), dan licata (ucb), emily winter (‘backfat’ co-host), reid faylor, and hosts lizzie martinez and tim racine. optional: bring your own awful 150-word submission to read. upstairs at 2a, free. >>

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

10pm (+ 2/12): improvisers perform an audience-suggested movie in the style of wes anderson at the pit. $5 general, $1 students. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

1/30: free art openings:
group salon show @ greenpoint gallery >>
group show: ‘creating the illusion’ @ gristle tattoo >>

1/30 (various times): in anticipation of the season five premiere, catch season four’s final two episodes of game of thrones in imax at amc empire 25. $13.49-19.99. >>

1/30-31 12-10pm: embrace the winter weather at bryant park’s winter carnival: ice golf, curling lessons, a hockey shoot out, a summer-themed skating party and silent disco, plus drinks and comfort foods available for purchase from brew house, mighty quinn’s, milk truck, pizza moto, breads bakery, and more. free admission. >>

1/30 11am-8pm (thru 2/1): 40+ international dealers bring the work of self-taught artists to the 23rd annual outsider art fair. center 548 (548 w. 22nd st.), $20. >>

1/30 6, 7:30pm: experience the metropolitan museum of art with a live jazz soundtrack when 15 ensembles perform two sets of music throughout the venue. free with normal ‘recommended’ museum admission. >>

1/30 6-9pm: free frick: the frick collection opens its doors for free after-hours viewing of masterpieces from the scottish national gallery, talks, sketching, and live music. reg. $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, or pay-what-you-wish sundays 11am-1pm. >>

1/30 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 torres, mainland, heliotropes, ancient ocean, crocodiles, lazyeyes, the teen age, and shark week.. free admission. >>

1/30 8pm: cardboard robot battle! 9 competitors in robot costumes made out of cardboard and packing tape battle it out in a boxing/wrestling-style ring. standard toykraft, $12 adv, $15 door. >>

1/30 8:30pm (+ 1/31 @ 7:30pm): the chelsea symphony performs leonard bernstein’s dances from west side story, plus works by segal, dai, sibelius, and brody. st. paul’s church (315 w. 22nd st, bet. 8th + 9th aves), $20 suggested donation. >>

1/30 9pm: f*ck that movie! comedians/haters joel kim booster (the toast), anna drezen (reductress) and a panel of guests discuss the movies they hate most. videology. $5. >>

1/30 9pm: !badass! burlesque celebrates 11 years of badassery at coney island’s sideshows by the seashore. $15. >>

1/30 9pm (monthly): soulful singer eli ‘paperboy’ reed spins the jams at the first ‘lost in the shuffle’ funk + soul dance party at royal palms shuffleboard club. free. >>

1/30 9:30pm (thru 2/1): two men reenact 50+ oscar-nominees in under 60 minutes at ‘the idiot’s guide to the oscars’. the tank, $10. >>

1/30 9:30pm: ’90’s one-hit wonders sing-along! surge soda! ring pops! costume contest! dance-off! themed drinks! union hall, $10. >>

1/30 10pm: fac2015-0130 a factory records night: dance to music from the heyday of manchester’s factory records + the hacienda and others inspired by them while 24 hour party people provides the visual soundtrack. bonus: free ballantine beer 10-10:30pm and 2-2:30am. passenger bar, free. >>

1/30 11pm (monthly):  comedians eli yudin and evan williams provide live comedic commentary to the unintentionally funny jean claude van damme/dennis rodman film, double team (1997). videology, free. >>

1/30 midnight-4am: two djs enter, one dj leaves, and you determine the winner when the monthly ‘head on’ dj battle/dance party’s second anniversary pits the soul music of motown against the disco of studio 54. baby’s all right, free. >>

1/30-2/5: ifc screens this year’s academy award-nominated animated, live-action and documentary short films. $14 general, $10 seniors. >>

1/30-3/1:the museum of the moving image’s ‘see it big’ screening series dedicates the season to cinematographer gordon willis with annie hall, the godfather (parts i + ii), manhattan, klute, interiors, and more. $12, or free with $12 admission museum admission. >>

1/30-2/1: 1500+ anonymously artist-designed postcards are for sale for $85 each at the 17th annual ‘postcards from the edge’ group art show to benefit visual aids. the preview party (1/30) costs an unskintly $50, but the weekend sale is $5 suggested donation. luhring augustine gallery (chelsea). >>

1/30-2/3: the 43rd annual dance on camera festival features 20+ dance-centric feature films, shorts, and documentaries. filmmakers and dancers will do q+a at select screenings. fslc, $13 general, $9 students/seniors, plus five free programs. >>

sales, deals, freebies

ends today: save an extra 20% on up to three groupon local deals with promo code ‘triple’ >>

$50 to spend on flowers and gifts at teleflora for $25. >>

stream new albums from mount eerie, title fight, john carpenter, diana krall, and more on npr. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: see the riveting new play the road to damascus at 59e59 theaters for just $35 (reg. $70). >>

take a graffiti + street art walking tour of brooklyn 3/13-28 for free (plus ticket fees, reg. $$32). >>

get tickets to edward albee’s pulitzer prize- and tony- winning a delicate balance, starring glenn close, john lithgow, martha plimpton and bob balaban, at the golden theatre 1/31-2/19 for $39-95 (plus ticket fees, reg. $60-155). >>

get tickets to see the new york islanders at nassau coliseum 2/3-27 for $29-60 (reg. $62-152). >>

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