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SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

ends today: up to 80% off men's and women's clothing and accessories at the giorgio armami warehouse sale. metropolitan pavilion. >>

lanvin for h+m hits select stores today. racked gives you the deets. >>

thru 1/9: full steam ahead! the 19th annual holiday train show starts chugging along at the new york botanical garden (crazy photos here), $20-25 >>

10am: first 400 customers in line at the new uptown forever 21 receive a free gift card valued $10-$210 >>

10am-5pm: last chance to enjoy the brooklyn flea outdoors this season before it moves indoors at one hanson >>

11am: a ‘slew’ of 30 rock cast members (incl. tina fey) will be on hand for the release the show's soundtrack at the nbc experience store (30 rock center), free >>

1pm: enjoy an hour-long chamber music concert on a floating barge at the foot of the brooklyn bridge. free. >>

6:30pm: the zero film fest closing party features all flowers in time from tarnation's jonathan caouette, starring chloƫ sevigny. plus musical guests school of seven bells, natureboy and a dj set from bear in heaven. bonus: free booze! nutroaster studios (brooklyn) $12 adv, $15 door. >>

7pm: melisser elliott celebrates everything vegan + signs copies of her vegan girl's guide to life at williamsburg's champs bakery >>

7:30pm: amy mccoy gives tips on how to eat well on a tight budget from poor girl gourmet at word. cash donations to the greenpoint food pantry encouraged. free. >>

9pm: soul men lee fields + the expressions make us sweat at mhow, $17-20 >>


sunday

11am: don vintage attire (particularly tweed) and bike with other dapper folks at the big apple tweed fall ride. ends at flatbush farm for a tea-social. meet at brooklyn's grand army plaza, $10. >>

1:30pm: the weird sisters won't be there but get ready to do the hippogriff + unleash your inner witch or wizard at the nyc wizard rock festival. ministry of magic, draco and the malfoys, the whomping willows, tons more. mhow, $20 adv, $25 dos. >>

4pm: sample as many as 30 competitors chilis at the brooklyn chili takedown. bell house, $15 (this will sell out). >>

4pm: reading the boss offers interdisciplinary approaches to springsteen’s work. meet the book's contributors at 14th st y, free. >>

8pm: wonderland meets oz as the anachronism presents a steampunk filled evening of performance, fashion + circus. the studio at webster hall, $10. >>

9pm: bliss blood presents a uke filled evening with sonic uke, kamie scandal, evanescent, ukemen and high action boys. bruar falls, free. >>

9pm (+11/24 @ mhow): spanish alt-dance quartet delorean rocks bowery ballroom, $15 >>


+ all weekend

2-5pm: buy one holiday drink, get one free at starbucks >>

celebrate all things dutch during 5 dutch days: walking tours, lectures, concerts, more >>

the first annual williamsburg independent film festival continues at indiescreen, $12 >>

take 30% off everything at the aeropostale friends and family sale (online and in-store with coupon) >>

save 30% off all fall/winter stock at tommy hilfiger's friends and family sale (coupon) >>

save up to 75% off fall/winter merch at the steven alan sample sale. 87 franklin (bet. b'way + church) >>

thru 11/22: canstruction = giant sculptures made entirely from full cans of food go on display before being donated to city harvest. wfc, free. >>

thru 11/24: 40% off all fall/winter stock at the john varvatos 'private' sale (coupon and code) >>

thru 11/28: complexions contemporary ballet takes the stage @ the joyce theater with three ny premieres, $15+ >>

thru 12/24: the red + white striped booths of the union square holiday market are now open for business >>

thru 12/26: play with gadgets at the the wired magazine holiday pop-up shop, 692 b'way (at e. 4th st) >>


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