Friday, February 10

SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

11am-3pm: master ice carvers from okamoto studio re-create central park icons at the central park ice festival. plus, family activities and warm beverages for purchase. tavern on the green, free. >>

10:30am-3:30pm: get yourself learned in basic bookmaking, confetti eggs, and japanese tea ceremony at the brooklyn skillshare and big things pop-up art market and skills workshop. launchpad (crown heights), $5 sugg. don. for workshops. >>

11am: another ray harryhausen's stop-motion animation landmark, the 7th voyage of sinbad (1958) screens at fslc, $6 >>

12-2pm: mix some vodka or kahlua with your selections from an all-you-can-eat sugar cereal bar while watching v-d/ay episodes of cartoons from the 60s-90s at a love-themed 'spoons, toons, + booze' viewing party. nitehawk, $5. >>

12-5pm: 30+ food, gift, and craft vendors fill the greenpointers love birds valentine's market. plus, a love letter writing station, a free birdy photo booth, $1 raffles, more. lutheran church of the messiah (129 russell st. greenpoint), free admission. >>

12:30, 2:30pm: the ari roland jazz quartet and mountain quickstep play free jazz at lincoln center concerts at dizzy'a club coca-cola >>

1-8pm: watch as 64 players battle for ping-pong glory at park here, where there’ll also an open table for recreational play. free. >>

2, 8pm (ends today): dance theatre of harlem ii performs neoclassical and contemporary ballets including a new ballet by donald byrd and balanchine's glinka pas de trois. the joyce, $10+. >>

6-9:30pm: $5 gets you a drink, hors d'ouevres, and a raffle ticket at the paper hearts blissful bedrooms silent auction fundraiser benefiting disabled children. raffles include tickets to godspell, a two-night stay at the z hotel, a $50 brooklyn winery class, more. ladies drink free 10:30-11:30 at the after party. the z hotel (l.i.c.). >>

7pm: oscar-winning sound designer ben burtt (star wars, e.t., raiders of the lost ark) in person at a screening of william 'wild man' wellman's wings (1927), which he recreated the sound effects for. film forum, $12.50. >>

8pm: enter a clandestine french cabaret at gemni + scorpio's valtentine's day + 9th b-day party: gypsy swing from les hot club, french chanson, musical saw, classic and gender-bending burlesque, live ink portraits, tarot and astrology readings, more. dress code req'd. gowanus location tba w. rsvp, $20 until 1am, $10 after. >>

8pm: screaming females, laura stevenson + the cans, more play the don giovanni records showcase at mhow, $12 adv, $14 dos >>

8pm: instrumental rock band this will destroy you brings their atmospheric and melodic sounds to 285 kent, $8 >>

8pm (ends today): ars nova shows you how to rickmanssage a spexy milf in the urban dictionary plays, short works based on the crowd-sourced entries in urbandictionary.com, $15 >>

8pm (+ 2/15-18): extended for several more performances, award winning play samuel + alasdair: a personal history of the robot war presents an alternate reality in which the cold war was decided by a massive robot invasion. new ohio theatre, $18-25. >>

8pm (thru 2/26): celebrate twin peaks with 20th anniversary screenings of twin peaks: fire walk with me and other david lynch films at 92ytribeca, $12 >>

8:30pm: the 'super fun superfund variety show' showcases comedy, circus, burlesque, puppetry, and more at the film biz prop shop (gowanus). hosted by ellia bisker (sweet soubrette) and josh bisker (cobra gold). $8 admission includes a 10% off film biz coupon. >>

8:30pm (+ 2/25 @ mercury lounge): brooklyn nouveau italo-disco duo avan lava play glasslands, $10 >>

10pm: criterion offers a free blu-ray preview of tiny furniture with a live video chat with writer-director-actor lena dunham and in-person appearance by co-star alex karpovsky. an after party follows. rerun, free (rsvp). >>

11pm: cheryl (‘the dance party that will ruin your life’) goes retro – caveman retro – at the bell house, $5 before midnight, $10 after. >>

12:25am: david lynch’s debut feature film eraserhead (1977) screens at ifc, $13 >>


sunday

11am: terry gilliam's twisted time travel tale time bandits starring john cleese, sean connery, and kenny baker (r2d2!) screens at fslc, $6 >>

12-6pm: have a cruelty-free v-day with gifts from the vegan valentine's shop-up gift market: 30+ vendors including rescue chocolate, heat sweets, champs bakery and diner, one lucky duck, compassion couture, more. bonus: happy hour boozing and pick up a free copy of veg news magazine. pine box rock shop (2 grattan st., bushwick), free admission. >>

2, 7:30pm (ends today): choreographer lin hwai-min's cloud gate 2 makes its debut at the joyce, $10+ >>

3pm: the greenwich village orchestra plays selections by wagner, bruch and beethoven at washington irving auditorium, $15 sugg. don.  >>

4:30pm: screaming females play an intimate in-store show at generation records, free >>

5pm: the tandem reading series tackles the topic of sex. a short discussion and reception follows. the cell, $5 or a story gets you in. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: laugh at love at the skint's 'tell your friends! with benefits!' valentine comedy show featuring wyatt cenac (the daily show), jessi klein (snl, comedy central, vh1), hari + ashok (das racist, comedy central), victor varnado ('the awkward comedy show', tell your friends! the concert film), musical guest bridget + the squares, and host liam mceneaney. bonus: the first 100 guests get a free robicelli's cupcake! $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

7:30pm (thru 2/26): brooklyn’s truffle theatre company performs shakespeare’s a midsummer night’s dream in the mezzanine of 61 local (cobble hill), $15 >>

8pm: speed date to the music of the smiths with charming host dave hill. black rabbit (greenpoint), free >>

8pm: test your sexy smarts at babeland trivia. silver bullet vibes go to the top three teams. pacific standard, free. >>


+ all weekend

11am-6pm: pick up something sweet for your sweet and learn about the new soda fountain movement at the new amsterdam market's valentine's gift shop + soda fountain. the south street seaport museum thompson warehouse (215 water st.), free admission. >>

7pm (sat-sun thru 2/26): oddball’characters try to find love in comedic vignettes at wendy herlich's an evening of awkward romance. the tank, $15. >>

ends sun: the 2nd annual athena film festival, 'a celebration of women and leadership,' screens 30 films featuring real and fictional women who inspire and hosts conversations with women of the film community. bonus: two free films featuring gloria steinem and dee dee ricks in person, plus two free filmmakers workshops. barnard college, $12. >>

ends sun: score 2-for-1 show tickets during off-broadway week (avenue q, fuerza bruta, rent, silence! the musical, more) >>

thru 2/14: raquel welch herself appears in person to discuss several of her classic and lesser-known films at the film society of lincoln center, including one million years b.c., kansas city bomber, maya breckinridge, more. $13. >>

thru 2/14: international films about the stories and diverse artistic expression of people with disabilities play at the reelabilities: ny disabilities film festival. the jcc and locations throughout new york, $10+. >>

thru 2/18: the third annual avant music festival celebrates the 100th birthday of john cage and arnold schoenburg's pierrot lunaire and features works by randy gibson, eve beglarian, and jenny olivia johnson. wild project, $12 adv, $15 door. >>

thru 2/29: the 20th annual city bakery hot chocolate festival features a different flavor every day this month. this week: lemon, tropical, vietnamese cinnamon, milk chocolate, bourbon, caramel, 'happy'. >>

fun, romantic (and sometimes dirty) on any budget: 25+ free and cheap valentine's day events in nyc >>


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