cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events:
free admission, unless noted otherwise

christmas fair at the norwegian seamen’s church (midtown east). thru sun. >>

danish christmas fair at the danish seamen’s church (brooklyn heights). sat + sun. >>

printed matter’s sunday zine fair at brooklyn museum (prospect heights). sun 11am-6pm. >>

thanksgiving bazaar at grand bazaar nyc. sun 10am-5pm. >>

union square outdoor holiday market. thru 12/24. >>

winter lights and pop-ups:

frost fest at coney island’s luna park. sat thru 1/7/2024. $24.99+. >>

holiday train show + glow at new york botanical garden. thru 1/15/2024. $35-54 general, $31-54 students/seniors, $20-39 kids. >>

illuminate the farm winter lantern festival at queens county farm museum (floral park). thru 1/7/2024. $20.99+ general, $17.99+ kids. >>

lightscape at brooklyn botanic garden. thru 1/1/2024. $34-39 general, $17-19 kids. >>

the bronx zoo holiday lights. thru 1/7/2024. $41.95 general, $36.95 seniors, $26.95 kids. >>

so much art!:

copy machine manifestos: artists who make zines at brooklyn museum (prospect heights). thru 3/31/2024. suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

hairitage group exhibition at pratt’s dekalb gallery (clinton hill). sat thru 12/18. >>

look again: european paintings 1300-1800 at the met fifth avenue. monday onward. pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

marta minujín: arte! arte! arte! at the jewish museum (ues). thru 3/31/2024. $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free saturdays. >>

open art studios at 368 + 373 broadway (tribeca). sat 12-6pm. free admission. >>

our beautiful people art party at littlefield (gowanus). sun 3-6pm. free admission. >>

school of visual arts mfa photo and video open studio. fri 7-9pm. free admission. >>

westbeth winter show at westbeth gallery 9west village). thru 12/28. free admission. >>

four film fests/series:
various prices

2nd annual reel works film festival at sva theatre (chelsea). sat + sun. >>

13th video art + experimental film festival at tribeca film center and producers club theaters. fri-sun. >>

annual tide film festival at stuart cinema and bric. fri-sun. >>

‘masc’ film series at brooklyn academy of music (fort greene). fri thru tues. >>


fri 4-8pm: student night at the frick: high school, college, and university students are invited to frick madison for a free evening celebrating the exhibition barkley l. hendricks: portraits at the frick. enjoy access to all the galleries and the frick art reference library’s reading room along with themed talks, sketching, and complimentary refreshments from the sisteryard. >>

fri 6:30pm: brooklyn poets fall fellows showcase: fellowship winners from brooklyn poets’s fall workshop share their work during an evening of readings at the org’s home base in brooklyn heights. free admission. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by carolyn bergier, glo butler, aran abilock clemmons, chewy may, and sean thomasson. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm: the harlem chamber players: annual bach concert: the harlem chamber players present it’s annual all-bach concert, featuring keyboard concertos performed by kyle walker, david berry, jas ogiste, and lydia brown, with string orchestra comprising members of the harlem chamber players. broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights). $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): it’s friday comedy: lindsay thiesen and marisa riley celebrate the most important day of the week with jokes, drinks, and the thrill of sleeping in the next day. featuring v lince, brittany carney, denise taylor, kitty reynolds, and danny palmer. hosted by v lince. qed (astoria), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 7:30pm: pentacle presents: fall further xii: a diverse lineup of dance companies and choreographers will perform new works at the 12th annual fall further showcase. dixon place (les), $12-15 adv, $15-18 door. >>

fri 7:30pm: new york classical players: ‘jasmine in recital’: the new york classical players continues its 14th season with a concert featuring flutist jasmine choi and pianist changyong shin. the program includes works by fauré, beethoven, shoenfield, yun, and prokofiev. w83 auditorium (uws), free admission . >>

fri 8pm (monthly): the nightmare before christmas drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s/90s/00s movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through tim burton’s the nightmare before christmas (1993). the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 day-of. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and -hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by casey james salengo (comedy central), zabrina douglas, harshil shukla, patrick hastie, and mohtasham yaqub. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club (bushwick). tonight: ashton womack (comedy central), wilfred padua (npr), bobby sheehan, travis nelson, and alexandra kayhart. $5. >>

fri 10pm (monthly): music video time machine presents: ‘you autumn know!’: dance and sing along to old school music videos from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s at tonight’s edition of music video time machine’s monthly bash. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

our next event

The Fourth Annual Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party

On Friday, January 5 at 9pm, Let’s Dance and celebrate David Bowie’s 77th birthday and the 50+ years of music he gave us.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career, with videos of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances projected by Music Video Time Machine.

the skint presents:
The Fourth Annual Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Friday, January 5 at 9pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217

Tickets are $5 in advance*, $10 at the door.


*plus Eventbrite fee


sat thru 3/3: industry city ice rink opens: industry city’s mini outdoor ice rink opens for the season. $15 admission, $10 skate rental (or byo), $5 bag check. >>

sat 11am-6pm: coney island yo-yo fling: enjoy the ups and downs of the fourth annual new york state yo-yo contest, held at coney island usa. $25 to watch, $30 to compete. >>

sat 12-8pm: moma ps1 open house: moma ps1 (lic) celebrates the opening of three new exhibitions with free admission all day, conversations with artists and curators, a film screening, family activities, and more. >>

sat 7:30pm: peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series: the 124th season of peoples’ symphony concerts continues with grammy-nominated dover quartet, who’ll present a program of works by beethoven at the historic washington irving high school auditorium (gramercy). $20 general, $10 students/essential workers. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. featuring: dina hashem, chloe radcliffe, kenice mobley, jaffer khan, and gabe pacheco. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

sat 9pm: venashitshow: night of 666 tim curries: burlesque performer venatrix’s drag and burlesque show celebrates the characters played by the legendary tim curry. footlight underground at the windjammer (ridgewood), all proceeds will benefit the innocence project (sliding scale admission). >>

sat 9:30pm (monthly): unpopular opinions: audience opinions bonanza edition: three performers share unpopular opinions with 60 seconds to make their case. the catch? they have no idea what the opinion is going to be ahead of time. tonight: bryan safi, ruby karp, and emily dayton evans. caveat (les), $15-20. >>


sun 2pm (monthly thru may): schneider concerts chamber music series at the new school: the zelter string quartet: the new school’s schneider concert series, which showcases emerging musicians and ensembles, continues the 2023-24 season with los angeles-based zelter string quartet, who’ll make their new york debut performing a program including works by mendelssohn, montgomery, and korngold. the auditorium at the new school (union square), $20 general, $17 seniors, $5 student standby. >>

sun 5pm: carnegie hall citywide concert: ‘battle of the baroque bands’: carnegie hall citywide concert series presents an early evening with violinist katie hyun and harpist bridget kibbey, who’ll be joined by violinist george meyer, cellist coleman itzkoff, and theorbist adam cockerham, performing works by biber, bach, corelli, and vivaldi at our saviour’s atonement lutheran church (washington heights). free admission. >>

sun 5:30pm: jena friedman: not funny: comedian and writer jena friedman (indefensible, the daily show) works out her new hour of standup at union hall (park slope). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): new tricks: good tales don’t age at this storytelling show where all of the performers are over 40. hosted by adrianne frost (the moth storyslam champion) with guests marc abbot (the moth), jude treder-wolff (mostly true things), sandi marx (risk!), brad lawrence (risk!), and bridgett knapp. q.e.d. (astoria), $12. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): beanie babe comedy: the standups and the stuffed animals are full of beans at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, where a donation will get you a vintage beanie baby to take home. featuring ophira eisenberg (npr), dria curtwright (mtv), wyatt feegrado, ben miller, and ayesheh mae. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>


thru 11/24: transgender day of remembrance events: organizations mobilize to raise awareness and memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence: a vigil at the lgbt community center in greenwich village, a ceremony at washington square park, a commemoration at queens college, and more. >>

mon 4pm + 7pm (monthly thru december): classics in black + white: raging bull: village east by angelika hosts a series of black + white classics, continuing tonight with martin scorsese’s raging bull (1980), starring robert de niro, joe pesci, and cathy moriarty. $18. >>

mon 6:30pm: monica special screening in honor of transgender awareness week: ifc center (greenwich village) hosts a screening of andrea pallaoro’s monica, starring trace lysette, followed by q+a with co-star patricia clarkson moderated by sam rockwell. $18 general, $15 seniors. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with a special appearance by aparna nancherla and stand-up by arden myrin, jamie lee, lili michelle, and billy prinsell. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 9:30pm: chloe radcliffe: cheat: following a sold-out run at the edinburgh fringe festival, comedian and writer chloe radcliffe (fallon, comedy central) brings her hour-long solo show about infidelity, cheat, to the kraine theater (east village) for one night only. $15. >>


our roundup of 50+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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– the skint