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11am-7pm: 100+ publishers and artists display and sell comics, graphic novels, and illustrations of all kinds at the comic arts brooklyn festival. plus, panel discussions, presentations, and screenings. our lady of mt carmel church and the knitting factory (williamsburg), free-$5. >>

12-4pm: 30 jazz ensembles perform throughout central park for the second annual ‘jazz + colors’ event celebrating the fall foliage. free. >>

2pm: east coast bagels vs west coast bagels: which are better? how is this even a question? the artisan jewish deli at home author michael zusman (portland) and the mile end cookbook author noah bernamoff (nyc) discuss. free deli snacks will be provided. the brooklyn kitchen, $5. >>

2-6pm (ends today): 140 artists open their studios at the first hunter mfa/bfa fall open studios at their new three-floor tribeca location. 205 hudson st (enter on canal), free. >>

4:30pm: wnyc’s john schaefer moderates a discussion with a panel consisting of a composer, a psychotherapist, a cognitive neuroscientist a film director, and an author + physicist about the concept of time and its relationship with music. steve reich’s 'clapping music' will be performed as well. part of the white light festival at lincoln center's elinor bunin munroe film center, free. >>

5pm: bushwick's traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn offers a free 2-hour women's self-defense class (rsvp) >>

6-10:30pm: view the cloud bands of jupiter, star clusters and nebulae from the glare-free area of central park's sheep meadow at the amateur astronomers association's annual urban starfest. free. >>

6pm-midnight (fridays + saturdays, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, breweries + wineries, vendors, light installations, and mini golf + ping pong to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week's music comes from the low anthem, robert ellis, grandchildren, lady lamb the beekeeper, ski lodge and pearl + the beard. 165 banker st @ norman ave (greenpoint), free admission. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm: moonface (canadian songwriter-keyboardist spencer krug) plays a solo piano show at lpr. saltland (cellist rebecca foon) opens. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

7:30pm (ends today): the center for performance research's bi-annual fall movement festival showcases the work of six choreographers. $10. >>

7:30pm (every thurs-sat thru 11/23): romeo and juliet in a bar: three day hangover's the r+j experience: star-cross'd death match returns to midtown's quinn's irish pub with audience participation and drinking games. $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (every fri-sat thru 11/23) doors: hear new york city through the internet's voice at the blogologues 'fame: show us your tweets! #twerkingtothetop' live-sketch comedy show. the c.o.w. theater (21-a clinton st, off houston), limited $12 adv tickets available with promo code 'skint' (reg $15 adv, $20 door). >>

8pm: brokelyn writers tim donnelly, karina briski and david colon tell short stories about how books changed their lives at a fundraiser for bushwick's mellow pages library, $5 suggested donation >>

8pm: the first five folks who mention the skint to host naomi ekperigin at the coyote average comedy show will get a free beer. tonight's guests: aparna nancherla (conan, totally biased), corinne fisher, evan williams, joyelle johnson and matteo lane. karma lounge, free. >>

8pm: dances of vice teams up with the japan society for 'cosmic odyssey: a space pop party in white', combining pop artist mariko mori's exhibit with a celestial backdrop, space geishas, 1960's space glam, music, an open sake bar (8-9pm), more. japan society, $15 adv, $20 door. >>

8pm: hold on to your butts at videology's screening of jurassic park (1993), with trivia + prizes and and lime green jello shots to take the edge off the raptors-in-the-kitchen scene. free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (ends today): loftopera returns to gowanus loft with a 100-minute version of mozart's marriage of figaro featuring a full cast and a live orchestra. bonus: drinks courtesy of brooklyn brewery, $20. >>

8pm: the string orchestra of brooklyn perform works by tchaikovsky and mozart at brooklyn height's st. ann's church. $15. >>

9pm-4am: the dig deeper '60s soul party at littlefield features willie west backed by the brooklyn rhythm band. mr. robinson and dj honky will be spinning 45s all night long. $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

9:30pm: rocket + the ghost and lily + the parlour tricks play rockwood music hall's stage 2, $10 (+ 1 drink min) >>

10pm-4am: djs spin goth, postpunk, deathrock and darkwave at the red party. lpr's gallery, free before midnight, $10 after. >>

8pm: very very short films get screened and awarded at the vine film fest. bonus: open bar sponsored by bronx brewery and an after party follows at the rookery. bat haus (279 starr st, brooklyn), free. >>

11pm (every thurs-sat thru 11/23): vote for your favorite of five 10-minute episode plays to see the next installment the following week at #serials@theflea. the flea theater, $12 admission includes a beer. >>

midnight (ends today): clueless! landmark sunshine, $10. >>

12:05am (ends today): kinji fukasaku's battle royale (2002) is screened with a live original score by guizot at nitehawk, $16 >>

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2-6pm: sample local pies, oysters, pasta and beer + wine at the launch party. colony studios (67 west st, greenpoint), $5. >>

5pm: learn the story behind and listen to a tribe called quest midnight marauders from start to finish (on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment, of course) at classic album sundays. the panther room at output, $10. >>

7pm: cabaret showdown! '90s radio hits edition. under st. marks theatre, $12 admission includes a drink. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the free monthly presentation party night features six short presentations followed by q+a and free brooklyn brewery beer (while it lasts) and snacks (plus byob + potluck). tonight’s topics: the 2nd amendment, unicorns In film, how to make things nice. more. bat haus (279 starr st, bushwick), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the house of yes brings their variety show to the slipper room, $15 >>

8pm: the loadbang new music ensemble performs world premieres of music for the ensemble and electronics by scott worthington, gary philo and nate wooley in addition to eve beglarian’s 'island of the sirens' with the brim ensemble. roulette, $20. >>

8pm: my midnight heart plays a free show in the ace hotel lobby >>

8pm: cocorosie, xenia rubinos, the chain gang of 1974 and arc iris play the school night party at brooklyn bowl. free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (ends today): wasabassco burlesque's ninth anniversary extravaganza features 25+ performers who'll have a hard time keeping their clothes on. $20. >>

all weekend

11am-10pm (ends sun): 30+ designers, bakers and craft makers come to the dailycandy bazaar for three days of shopping, free workshops and talks. 376 w broadway @ broome, free admission. >>

12-8pm sat, 12-6pm sun (ends sun) see original prints from 80+ dealers spanning all periods at the international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. park avenue armory, $15 >>

1-6pm: the international studio + curatorial program’s (iscp) open studios feature the works of 29 artists, art collectives and curators. 1040 metropolitan ave (williamsburg), free. >>

2, 7:30pm sat, 2pm sun (+ 11/26-30, 12/1-6): breaking (in) the body is gymnast krista jasper's one-woman coming-of-age show based on the true events of 14 years training for the 2008 olympics. comedian ashley morris opens with 'thank you i'm sorry...does this make me look insecure'. tada! youth theater (15 w 28th st), $18 with code 'skintpromo' (reg $35). >>

solocom: sketch artists, storytellers, stand ups and others premiere new material at the pit's mini-fest celebrating solo performers. $5/show. >>

the newly expanded queens museum of art reopens with inaugural exhibitions and events. $8 suggested admission. >>

ends sun: from biggies like jerry seinfeld, jon stewart, larry david and david cross, to local faves ted alexandro, michael che, seth herzog and kate berlant, comedians perform shows at several venues during the 10th annual new york comedy festival. skint-priced picks this weekend:
jenny slate @ littlefield
if you build it @ ucbeast
oh hi, mark: greg setero + the comedic genius of the room @ union hall
something new: innovation in contemporary comedy at ps1
the all stars of improv @ ucb
the meltdown with jonah + kumail @ the bell house
the rejection show @ ucb
we're all friends here @ the creek + the cave

ends sun: the mad museum hosts the fun conference on nightlife as social practice. various prices. >>

ends sun: the sixth annual brooklyn electronic music festival takes over several venues with more than just bleeps and bloops. various prices. >>

thru 11/11: take 20% off your purchase at’s friends + family sale >>

get two friend memberships to the nypl, including 40% off 'live from the nypl' tickets, 10% off at the shop, an invitation to the gala holiday open house and more for $40 ($80 value) >>

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