Wednesday, April 17 at 7PM
Symphony Space

Do you believe in life after love (after love, after love, after love…)?” Hosts and co-presidents of the Ex-Wives Club Jane Kaczmarek and Sarah Thyre ask the question with hilarious short stories about falling in love, taking the leap, consciously uncoupling, and moving on. With readings by Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-GirlFriend), Busy Philipps (Girls5eva), Shannon Woodward (Westworld), and Rob Yang (Succession). With a special musical performance by The DeLorean Sisters! Featuring stories by Helen Ellis and Jen Spyra from the Selected Shorts comedy commissions project.

This evening’s readings include missives from your aunt, who’s been divorced six times; an invisible lover, and a husband who just might be a serial killer; the aspirations of the back end of the Trojan Horse; and the true story of New York City’s most famous divorcee: Bagel Rat.

Skint readers can get a $15 ticket using code: Divorce


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

► fri thru sun: manhattan vintage clothing show: metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general, $15 students. >>

► sat 11am-7pm: brooklyn independent comics showcase: industry city, courtyard 5/6 (indoors in the event of rain). >>

► sat 12-6pm: divine femme pop-up: caffeine underground (bushwick). >>

► sat + sun 11am-6pm (+ various dates thru the season): hester street fair at the seaport opening weekend. >>

► sat + sun 11am-6pm: fad market: earth month pop-up: the invisible dog art center (boerum hill). >>

►sat + sun 12-5pm: sip shop eat brooklyn pop-up shop: hook studio (red hook), $10+. >>

► sat + sun (sat 12-8pm, sun 12-6pm): other islands book fair: pratt institute student union (clinton hill). rsvp required. >>

► sat 4pm-midnight (saturdays thru 8/17, + 9/14-10/26): queens night market season opener: new york hall of science at flushing meadows corona park, $5-8 admission for the first two nights, free admission starting 4/27. >>

► sun 10am-5pm: nyc upcycled pop-up at grand bazaar nyc: indoors and outdoors at 100 w 77th st at columbus ave. >>

► sun 1-6pm: gowanus makers market + bar hop: finback brewing, strong rope brewing, threes brewing, wild east brewing, and littlefield. >>

► sun 1:30pm: greek independence day parade: fifth avenue from 64th to 79th streets. >>

cherry blossom update: central park’s great lawn, cherry hill, sheep meadow, and east side of the reservoir are now in peak bloom; brooklyn botanic garden’s japanese hill-and-pond garden is in peak bloom, while the main rows of the cherry esplanade have yet to start blooming. central park admission is free; brooklyn botanic garden admission is $22 general, $16 seniors/students, and a selection of free community tickets (just increased from $18 general, $12 seniors/students).


thru 6/16: bronx calling: the sixth bronx museum of the arts aim biennial (part two): 27 emerging artists from the 2020-2023 cycles of the bronx museum’s artist in the marketplace (aim) fellowship program unveil new works. opening party 4/12 7-9pm. free admission. >>

thru 5/2: 1984 milestone movies: movies at the paris theater: the paris theater, manhattan’s last single screen movie palace, presents 28 1984 classics on the big screen, from indies to blockbusters, including amadeus, body double, brother from another planet, dune, footloose, once upon a time in america, the muppets take manhattan, the neverending story, the times of harvey milk, this is spinal tap, and more. the paris theater (midtown), $17 general, $15 seniors/students. >>

thru sun: big umbrella festival: lincoln center’s annual big umbrella festival welcomes kids, teens, and young adults for three-days of programming designed with and for neurodiverse audiences. this year’s events include a collaboration with the reelabilities film festival, an interactive dance piece, a piano concert, and a labyrinth for guests to explore with winding tunnels and colorful domes. free and choose-what-you-pay admission. >>

thru sun: dianne mcintyre group: in the same tongue: choreographer dianne mcintyre premieres in the same tongue at the apollo stages at the victoria theater (harlem). the work, featuring original music by composer diedre murray and poetry by the late obie award-winning playwright ntozake change, unites mcintyre’s company, sounds in motion, and musicians to explore how dance and music speak to each other. $20. >>

fri 6-10pm; ‘ctrl + art + delight’ exhibition: incorporating projection, textiles, music, and more, this group show of masters thesis projects by members of the graduating cohort of nyu’s interactive telecommunications program explores how art can help us navigate life’s glitches and reboots. nyc resistor (boerum hill), free admission. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): vocabaret: ‘getting sleepy’ edition: everything’s coming up proses at this monthly variety show for language lovers, where five of the the city’s best wordsmiths present slideshows, games, and other raucous entertainment inspired by a theme. tonight: nightmarish narrative devices, dream symbolism, new york’s insomnia, fairytale plot twists, and more. hosted by sam corbin, tim donnelly, jerzy gwiazdowski, ally spier, and nikolai vanyo. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘caveatorb’ (reg $20 adv, $25 door). >>

fri 7pm: drunk planet earth: mst3k meets animal planet meets drinking game at brian morabito and stephen buckley’s participatory drunk planet earth show. the show revolves around watching the new planet earth iii, drinking, and the audience trying to stump the hosts with animal trivia. easy lover (williamsburg), free admission (note: the event page is not accepting rsvps due to eventbrite limitations of 25 attendees, but we’re told by the producer that rsvp isn’t required an the space can accommodate more than that). >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh it off – a comedy show in a dog cafe: bring your problems and your pups to the laugh it off variety show, where audience members submit their everyday problems and comedians try their best to ‘fix’ them. drinks and food will be available for purchase. boris and horton (williamsburg), $16.52. >>

fri 7:30pm doors: punk island benefit: pre-game for this summer’s punk island music festival at a benefit concert hosted by diy music collective the pigeon pack at wonderville (bushwick). $15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): boyz in the woods comedy: kenice mobley, tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and kofi thomas host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions between sets. featuring j smitty, talent harris, tiffany burke, ontonio kareem, and lucas connolly. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): toy story 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 john lasseter’s animated classic, toy story (1995). 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 rojo perez (fallon), sienna hubert ross (netflix), claire alexander (reductress), pedro salinas (hbo max), and zahid dewji (fallon). 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: matt koff (the daily show), adrienne iapalucci (comedy central), brad wenzel (conan), john luna (roast battle), and shivani dave. $5. >>


sat thru 4/28: filmcraft: frederick elmes: the metrograph presents a series of films shot by cinematographer frederick elmes, who’s worked with ang lee, david lynch, jim jarmusch, and many others, scheduled: blue velvet, night on earth, river’s edge, the ice storm, the namesake, and wild at heart. the metrograph (les), $17. >>

sat + sun (10am-6pm, + 4/20-21): west side community garden’s annual tulip festival: spring has sprung at the west side community garden (uws), where thousands of tulips and other spring flowers are on display for the public to enjoy. open daily from early morning until dusk, garden members will be on hand during the festival’s information days (4/13-14 and 4/20-21) to answer questions about the tulips and the garden itself. free admission. >>

sat + sun (1-6pm): annual art in dumbo open studios: explore over 150 working artists’ studios all around dumbo and vinegar hill, brooklyn. free admission. >>

sat 10am (+ 5/11): move and groove: live jazz and yoga: the national jazz museum in harlem invites you to move and groove at a 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga set to live jazz. $20. >>

sat 10am-4pm: your community day at new york city center: make music with gaia music collective, move with ballet hispánico, hit the floor with hurrikane, and create art projects with friends and family throughout the day at new york city center (midtown west). open to all ages. >>

sat 4-10pm (rescheduled from february): this party is killing you! the robyn party: the longest-running and original robyn-themed party returns with djs spinning all of the swedish pop sensation’s greatest hits, b-sides, deep cuts, and remixes, along with faves by charli, gaga, carly, mariah, and others. 9 bob note @ 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 7-9pm (various dates thru 8/17): green-wood after hours: stroll through the hilly landscape of green-wood cemetery by night on this flashlight-illuminated walking tour (byo flashlight), where you’ll stop by the graves of new york and american history makers and visit green-wood’s famed catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. $30. >>

sat 7:30pm: campfire tales storytelling show: gather ’round the proverbial campfire for a night of storytelling, music, and more by writers, comedians, and musicians. featuring nataly aukar (netflix), sureni weerasekera (don’t tell comedy), johnathan van halem (click hole), sarah adelman, drew anderson, and c.w. headley. hosted by nick hornedo. fiction bar/cafe (williamsburg), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): runnin’ late with cab: clock in to cab washington’s comedy and variety show spotlighting black and brown performers. tonight’s edition features stand-up, dance, music, and more with guests ontonio kareem, andrew mensah, erin sandy, firstnamedane, kalyne coleman, and lakishma may. friends and lovers (crown heights), $15. >>

sat 8:30pm: shitty mozart: hits, bits + shits: dressed in a cheap wig, shitty mozart (aron nemo, writer at the late show with stephen colbert) performs a chaotic one-man multimedia concerto—playing instruments he’s invented, performing duets with cartoons he drew, and more. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $15. >>


sun 12-4pm (select saturdays + sundays thru 10/20): new york marble cemetery: you may’ve passed it and wondered… visit the oldest non-denominational cemetery in new york city, a tucked-away garden in the east village with marble vaults that date back to the 1830s. enter at 2nd avenue between e. 2nd + e. 3rd streets. free admission. >>

sun 5pm: rejected shorts: writer and comedian michelle cohn (vulture, mcsweeney’s) hosts a show where nyc writers and comedians join together to celebrate scorned satire, bad headlines, jokes that don’t land, and other art smacked with the cruel hand of rejection. featuring jen spyra (colbert), chris murphy (vanity fair), madison dillard (reductress), miles kahn (samantha bee), and more. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘nothanks’ (reg. $20-25). >>

sun 5pm (freak bar doors open at 1pm): the toxic avenger 40th anniversary screening: celebrate the 40th anniversary of 1984 cult classic the toxic avenger at coney island usa with a special screening, retro video games, sideshow performances, an 80s costume contest, and director lloyd kaufman and stars rob prichard and gary schneider in person. $20. >>

sun 6pm (monthly): public victories: from running the dishwasher to running a marathon, five performers and one audience member will share true stories about personal triumphs great and small at the public victories storytelling show. hosted by laura goehrke. young ethel’s (park slope), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 7:30pm: meat cats comedy presents: sunday sauce: whet your appetite for absurdity at britt migs and irina chelidze’s comedy show, serving up snackable stand-up by chris gethard (beautiful anonymous), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), danish maqbool (ramy), jordan rock, tessa belle, and freddie shanel. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>

sun 8pm: take r/advice: a live reddit advice show: hosts of the great hang podcast, comedians myka fox and tim mclaughlin, subject their guests to the weirdest, dumbest, and most socially inept questions asked on reddit, then give their ‘advice.’ tonight’s panel includes ashley hamilton (celebrity memoir book club), courtney bee (wild n’out), and david drake (comedy central). the gutter (williamsburg), $10. >>


mon 7pm: and scene: anything could happen when actors and improvisors share the stage at ‘and scene,’ where the actors will know their lines ahead of time and the improvisers will make up their parts as they go. featuring owen campbell (boardwalk empire), natalie ortega (wicked on broadway), shannon o’neill (high maintenance), jim santangeli (search party), and more. hosted by mick szal. $15 with promo code ‘brick’ (reg. $20). >>

sponsored: mon 8pm: singing darkness into light: mozart masterpiece at carnegie hall for $9!: join manhattan concert productions for a captivating concert that will include mozart’s mass no. 15 in c major, k. 317 (commonly referred to as the ‘coronation mass’) featuring a chorus comprised of singers from around the country, the new york city chamber orchestra, and soloists conducted by hana cai. to balance the mozart, the masterwork festival chorus and new york city chamber orchestra–led by ronnie oliver jr.–will leave audiences immersed in the ethereal sounds of elaine hagenberg’s Illuminare. use promo code ‘tsk43137’ for $9 tickets (up to a $110 value!). facility or service fee may be applied. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by maeve higgins with guest host josh gondleman and dj donwill returns with stand-up by roy wood jr. (the daily show), lauria kilmartin (conan), andrew durso (hasan minhaj), ali macofsky, kofi thomas, and zilla vodnas. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 8:30pm: joy machine: music + comedy: a mix of nyc’s club and alt comics are accompanied by host santiago angel’s odd-ball music at the knitting factory at baker falls (east village). featuring todd barry (netflix), josh johnson (the daily show), and liza treyger (comedy central). $8. >>

mon 9:30pm: play dirty comedy: share your (anonymously submitted) confessions at this speakeasy-themed night of comedy, live jazz and tea spilling. is your boss having an affair? did your neighbors host a séance? spill the tea and your secret can be aired out on stage by host shannon o’neill, with performances by stef dag (hot + single), moss perricone (the other two), rachel darvas, and sketch comedy trio business casual. caveat (les), save 15% with promo code ‘dirtyshannon’ >>


our roundup of 60+ ongoing events and attractions: recurring food markets and markets, brooklyn cyclones baseball, art exhibits, and more. >>

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An Evening with George Takei
Symphony Space
April 16 at 8PM

Embark on an extraordinary evening with the esteemed actor, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, George Takei! Immerse yourself in a captivating moderated Q&A session where Takei delves into his illustrious career, spanning from Star Trek to Broadway, and culminating with the unveiling of his debut picture book, My Lost Freedom. In conversation with BD Wong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens).

Skint readers can get a $15 ticket* using code: Freedom
(Please note that a copy of George Takei’s book is not included in this special price)

*Service charge applies.


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