tues thru 10/4 (mon-sat 10am-6pm): underground images: a history: school of visual arts presents an exhibition of more than 200 posters from its subway poster collection, which have covered the walls of nyc transit stations over the past 75 years. with works by alumni and faculty including milton glaser, paula scher, marshall arisman, paul davis, gail anderson, and many others, the collection also features historical sketches, paintings, photographs, videos, and even a recreated nyc subway platform. sva chelsea gallery, free admission. >>

tues 7pm: a musical prescription featuring jon batiste: grammy-winner jon batiste performs at the great hall at the cooper union as part of a night kicking off the new academic year and exploring the power of music as medicine. presented in partnership with the louis armstrong center for music and medicine at mount sinai health system’s assessment of music experiences in navigating depression and carnegie hall weill music institute, audience members will be invited to complete a voluntary pre- and post-concert survey that explores the social-emotional benefits of music participation. great hall at the cooper union (east village), free admission (rsvp). >>

tues 7:30pm: tim platt’s fighting game – live: comedians are presented with an ever-changing, arbitrary set of rules designed to get them to ‘fight’ each other while still being funny. hosted by comedian and songwriter tim platt (colbert, sesame street) and featuring jo firestone, devon walker, mike hanford milly tamarez, yedoe travis, and mia faith hammond. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and baphtta (tim kov + andy ward) rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring melody kamali (dyking out), isa medina (sounds like a cult), clare austen-smith (the new yorker), karli marulli (vulture), chris mucphy (vanity fair), and ash diggs (means tv). bonus: audience members will have a chance to share their own ‘sounds great’ moments, and will double as the show’s unofficial social media photographers, armed with disposable cameras passed out by the hosts. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

tues 8pm (weekly thru 9/5): dan joe dvd show: dan licata and joe pera (joe pera talks with you) host a weekly comedy show at the bell house (gowanus). tonight: amber ruffin (the amber ruffin show), shalewa sharpe (hbo), zach sims (we have fun comedy), and rufat agayev. $15. >>


NYC Wine Fest is your all-access pass to over 100 new wines from around the world at Chelsea Industrial on Saturday, September 23!

Guests will enjoy wine samples for their entire session, paired with live entertainment, interactive games, and access to food available for purchase from Mozzarepas, Taste of Poland, and Chavas Empanadas.

NYC Wine Fest is a perfect opportunity for wine enthusiasts to meet and hang out at in the heart of Chelsea, while discovering new delicious reds and vibrant whites and speaking to sommeliers from across the country and beyond!

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save 50% on advance tickets with promo code THESKINT

NYC Wine Fest
Saturday, September 23
Session Times:
Session 1: 1pm – 4:30pm
Session 2: 6pm – 9:30pm

Chelsea Industrial
535 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

21+ Only


weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
ant-man and the wasp: quantumania at mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
black widow at bloomingdale playground (manhattan valley) >>
dirty dancing at elizabeth street garden (noho) >>
how to with john wilson series finale and shorts at gansevoort plaza (meatpacking district) >>

weds 7pm: limousine reading series: writers read selections from their new works at the limousine reading series, hosted by leah abrams at unnameable books, a used and new indie bookstore in prospect heights (brooklyn). free admission. >>

weds 7pm: american graffiti 50th anniversary screenings: george lucas’s 1973 film, starring ron howard, richard dreyfuss, charles martin smith, paul le mat, and cindy williams, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by lauren logiudice, harris alterman, boris khaykin, and yoshiko watson. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by graham kay (colbert), myka fox (comedy central), peter wong (comedy central), onika mclean (hbo), and dwayne cullen (sunnyside comedy). bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 8pm: the moth storyslam: the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition, where anyone can share a five-minute tale based on the evening’s theme to an attentive audience, returns to the bell house (gowanus). tonight’s theme: ‘bamboozled.’ $15. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by mike drucker (samantha bee), mike brown (adult swim), katie boyle (transplants comedy), lissa lenis (bodega kids comedy), and mariposa coalson (fran comedy). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free admission. >>

weds 8pm: awkward sex…and the city: 10- year anniversary show: storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your pleasure at the awkward sex…and the city show. tonight’s 10-year anniversary show lineup includes calvin cato, melissa rich, and jen keefe. hosted by natalie wall. club cumming (east village), $12 adv (save $3 with promo code ‘skint’), $15 day of. >>


thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
all up in the biz: the life and rhymes of biz markie + official proclamation announcing biz markie day at marcus garvey park (east harlem) >>
lady and the tramp at elmhurts park (queens) >>
the woman king at roof in hansborough recreation center (harlem) >>

thurs thru sun: 14th annual nyc unicycle festival: have a wheel-y good time at the 14th annual nyc unicycle festival. bindlestiff family circus’s four-day celebration of the unicycle features free outdoor activities for experienced riders and first-timers alike. >>

thurs + fri (7pm): bryant park picnic performances: bryant park’s outdoor performance series continues with martha redbone roots project (thurs) and the classical theatre of harlem (fri). free admission. >>

thurs 7pm doors: strawberry launch, papi shiitake, jay rosie: strawberry launch, papi shiitake, and jay rosie play the sultan room rooftop at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $19.57. >>

thurs 7:30pm: katie boyle presentes: ‘terapy’: irish comedian katie boyle (the shift podcast, transplants comedy, tiktok), works out a new hour of material at union hall, where she’ll dive into navigating american culture, where perspectives on mental health, sex, guns, and cussing are markedly different from where and when she grew up. union hall (park slope), $15 >>

thurs 8pm (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where standups brittany cardwell, matt vida, allison o’connor, damien speranza, jim search, and brett hiker are on tap for a night of laughs. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): prance darty: erik bergstrom brings the prance darty stand-up show to knitting factory at baker falls (east village), with sets by ophira eisenberg (npr), myk kaplan (netflix), abbi crutchfield (mtv), and mike drucker (samantha bee). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

thurs 8pm: highwaisted comedy show: comedy—it’s in their jeans. the audience member wearing the highest waist has the chance to win a free drink at the highwaisted comedy show. tonight’s performers: sydnee washington (comedy central), emil wakim (fallon), drew anderson (mcsweeney’s), ellington nwells (adult swim), and ruby setnik (ig, tiktok). hosted by alex kumin and julia shiplett. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

thurs 8pm: kurt braunohler and some friends who have not confirmed yet: kurt braunohler (bananas podcast, bob’s burgers) hosts a night of comedy at littlefiled (gowanus) with a little help from his friends wyatt cenac (the daily show, problem areas dave ross (comedy central), and others. $15-20. >>

thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: bad b!tch: dance to megan thee stallion, doja cat, ariana grande, britney, and many more at tonight’s bad b!tch-themed edition of house of yes’s dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free before midnight with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>


our roundup of 60+ ongoing events and attractions: free shakespeare in parks, free outdoor concerts and performances, night markets, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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– the skint