Friday, August 23

SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

free outdoor movies tonight:
silver linings playbook, central park
gigi, south street seaport
inception, roosevelt island's south point park


9am-12pm, 3-4pm: it's national waffle day! get a free waffle with a topping in exchange for any waffle-related artwork at the wafels + dinges café, truck or cart. at 3pm, the café hosts the miss and mister wafel pageant competition. >>

11:30am-1:30pm: bushwick's traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn offers a free 2-hour self-defense workshop for women and transpeople >>

12-5pm: 32 teams compete at lawn bocce, plus some courts will be open for public non-competitive play at governors island's colonel's row. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

2-7pm: the sun to stars south asian festival includes music + dance performances, lectures, arts + crafts, more. solar one, free. >>

2-7pm: get your indie-published fix at the annual pete's mini zine fest, featuring 25+ artists. pete's candy store, free. >>

2-8pm (ends today): surf, rockabilly and rock 'n' roll bands with names like the clams, strange but surf and the tarantinos play the 8th annual deno's wonder wheel music marathon at coney island, free >>

2-9pm: hudson river park’s annual blues bbq festival returns for it's 14th year, pairing up grub from delaney barbeque, brother jimmy's and dinosaur bbq with blues from kaki king, tracy nelson, the heritage blues orchestra, nikki hill and lucky + tamara peterson. pier 84 @ 44th st. free admission. >>

3-9pm, (saturdays thru 9/7): ps1's 16th annual warmup outdoor music parties continue with caribou (london), museum of love (ny), pional (barcelona), sfv acid (san fernando valley), empress of (brooklyn) and terreke (brooklyn). $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

5pm: word bookstore hosts the game of words: you spell or you die fandom spelling-bee. free. >>

5-10pm: $10 suggested donation gets you 15 improv teams plus free bbq and beer at the summer daze improv comedy party at launchpad >>

5:30, 9pm, 10:30pm (ends today): the inaugural brooklyn comedy festival wraps up with a late night writers panel with emmy blotnick and evyatar gour (spike hill, free), plus a two-part closing show with free jameson 8:30-9pm + 10:30-11pm (the gutter, $8) >>

6pm doors, 7pm bout: the gotham girls roller derby's manhattan mayhem anb brooklyn bombshells battle it out at ccny, $19.99+ >>

7-10pm: gristle tattoo's 'return me to sea' group art show displays artwork from 15+ tattoo artists and illustrators. bonus: free food, beer and wine. >>

7:30pm: motive and no play mercury lounge, $10 >>

8pm doors: trixie whitley, shy hunters and cathy play glasslands, $14 >>

11:30pm: black kids play glasslands with via audio, $12 >>

midnight (ends today): kick off the sunday shoes at a screening of footloose at landmark sunshine, $10 >>

12:10am (+ 8/31-9/1): nitehawk's 'the works' series pays homage to bill murray. tonight: caddyshack (1980). $11. >>


sunday

free outdoor movies tonight:
the shining, central park
fame!, habana outpost
zombieland, canal bar


10am-5pm: 100+ beetles, busses, dune buggies and other 1950-1970s vw's hit the nyc volkswagen traffic jam car show at governors island's colonel's row. free admission. >>

10am-6pm: the 25th annual ecofest features an alternative fuels display, a sustainable clothing fashion show, an environmental education conference, more. times square, free. >>

10am-close: one more chance to check out the pros for free during the us open practice day >>

11am-5pm: 11am-5pm: bikes, bands, and bbq come to williamsburg for the 10th annual nyc vintage motorcycle show. north 14th bet berry + wythe, free admission. >>

12:30am: green-wood commemorates the 237th anniversary of the battle of brooklyn (fought on land that’s now part of the cemetery) with revolutionary war re-enactors, a parade and a commemorative ceremony. free. >>

1pm: $10 gets you terminator 2 with unlimited mimosas and/or mocktails with a choice of breakfast burrito, chorizo sausage and biscuits, or spinach omelet at the creek and the cave >>

2pm-1am: the first new york hot jazz festival takes over the l.e.s.'s mehanata with live music from the hot sardines, bria skonberg's hotter than sextet, the avalon jazz band, more. $20+. >>

2:30pm: obsolete cinema’s monthly screening series at freddy’s presents midnight madness (1980) and scavenger hunt (1979), plus trivia + prizes. free. >>

2:30-11pm: bollywood disco summer sunday: dj rekha (basement bhangra) screens bollywood classic don (1978), followed by a 6-hour marathon dj set starting at 5pm. food from daal house (brooklyn flea) and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase. littlefield, $5 adv, $10 dos. >>

3pm (ends today): local indie bands perform every sunday afternoon at the fulton stall market's 'sound bites' series. today: leapling >>

3pm: taste and vote for your favorites at the 3rd annual some like it cold summer soup competition. huckleberry bar, $10 adv, $15 door admission includes a complimentary rum cocktail. >>

5:30pm doors: okie love relief concert: bands on deck to raise funds to support oklahoma tornado rebuilding efforts include great lakes, young unknowns, alyson greenfield, jessie kilguss, more. rockwood music hall's stage ii, $10. >>

6pm: williamsburg's crown victoria hosts the 3rd annual mama o’s super spicy kimchi eating contest, free >>

6-9pm: local artists draw their best black-light masterpieces at the velvet painting takedown. the active space (bushwick), free. >>

7pm-12am: think mtv's video music awards is a bit of a misnomer? the i wanted my mtv party at brooklyn's last exit thumbs it's collective nose at what the network's become and celebrates its origins with classic videos, karaoke, games (remote control!), themed cocktails, a justin beiber dart board, more. free. >>

8pm: the weekly sunday night stand-up show with host rg daniels at three of cups lounge features joe derosa, adam conover, justy dodge, doogie horner and lawrence deloach. free admission, no drink min. >>

8pm: greenpointers comedy night at over the eight features anthony devito, michelle wolf, george gordon, jeremy parker and host tom cowell. $5. >>

8pm: this week's 'if you build it' comedy show with guest host sean donnelly features sheng wang, rob cantrell, alex koll, michelle wolf, kenny zimlinghaus, carolyn castiglia and greg stone. ucbeast, $5. >>


all weekend

11:45am (sat-sun thru 9/1): nitehawk's 'we can be heroes' afternoon film series continues with the jerk (1979), starring steve martin and bernadette peters. $11. >>

12pm (monthly thru oct): nitehawk cinema's 'vamps and virgins' silent film series continues with clara bow in 1927's it. djangorchestra provides a live score. $16. >>

12-9pm: the 9th annual afropunk festival features free performances from tons of acts: living colour, ?uestlove, chuck d + dj lord, death, theophilus london, big freedia, jean grae, prince pail, many more. plus after parties, a thrift market, food trucks, a motorcycle show, more. commodore barry park (downtown brooklyn), rsvp required. >>

3, 6pm (ends sun): zamora's sideshow featuring the torture king and magician todd robbins comes to coney island usa's shooting gallery arts annex, $12 >>

7:30pm sat, 3pm sun (ends sun): 'the current sessions' contemporary dance series presents 4 programs from 10 choreographers plus a dance film. the wild project, $15. >>

8pm (thru 9/2): the met opera’s annual summer hd festival returns with ten free outdoor screenings (and 3,000 seats!) of select performances, including la traviata, lucia di lammermoor, the tempest, otello, aida, more. the josie robertson plaza at lincoln center, free. >>

8:30pm sat, 3:30pm sun (thru 9/8): three strangers discover they're connected by a mysterious corporation in playwright ken urban's the awake, starring maulik pancholy (weeds, 30 rock). 59e59, $12 with promo code 'skint' here (reg $18). >>

admission to the affordable art fair 10/3-6 for free-$7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $15) >>

get tickets to the us open 8/26-9/4 for $31.20 (reg $52) >>


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