around town today

thru 1/31: a baby yoda (‘the child’ from the mandalorian) mural by street artist will power has been painted outside the second avenue f train stop at houston. >>

thru 1/18: grammy-winning soprano renée fleming presents songstudio, a series of master classes, talks, and recitals with emerging vocalists, performers, and composers. resnick education wing at carnegie hall (midtown west), $20. >>

thru 1/18: the annual zlatne uste golden festival showcases more than 60 balkan bands and acts at the grand prospect hall over two nights (1/17-18). while tickets to the fest ($35-55) are a bit out of the skint’s regular price range, there are several related events 1/14-25 that are free-$10. >>

various times: eventbrite shares a roundup of democratic presidential primary debate watch parties. >>

7pm: cartoonist roz chast and writer patricia marx of the new yorker discuss their new book of satirical love and relationship advice, you can only yell at me for one thing at a time: rules for couples. strand bookstore’s rare book room (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($20) required for admission. >>

7pm: gibby haynes, lead singer of butthole surfers, presents his first ya novel, me and mr. cigar, in a conversation with filmmaker jim jarmusch at barnes + noble tribeca. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location today. >>

7pm (monthly): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s annual winter poetry gathering features sarah kain gutowski, tim donnelly, diane mehta, and len lawson, followed by a reception. lmhq (fidi), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

7pm: film comment talk: the 2010s, or, what just happened?: film comment editor-in-chief nicolas rapold leads a discussion on the decade’s most important movies, and the big issues in the art form and the industry. the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws), free (note: rsvps are full, but walkups will be accepted as space allows). >>

7:30pm: author, actor, director, and founding member of time’s up amber tamblyn is joined by reporter and author jodi kantor (she said) in a conversation about tamblyn’s book, era of ignition: coming of age in a time of rage and revolution. a reception follows. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring sami schwaeber (siriusxm), ashley gavin (hulu), and alysia brown (vulture. hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): hit up the saloon next to new york distilling company for a spirit-ed night of standup at the bright horizons comedy show. tonight’s lineup includes josh sharp (the opposition with jordan klepper), christian finnegan (comedy central), kady ruth ashcraft (comedy central), the lucas bros (netflix), and james moran. hosted by mary houlihan, joe rumrill, sam taggart, and eliza hurwitz. the shanty (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm: the u.s. americans, funkrust brass band, and teen girl scientist monthly play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $8. >>

8:30pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over screenings of the worst movies of all time at chris gersbeck’s movies r dumb show. tonight, they ‘riff’ apart 1989 made-for-tv superhero film the trial of the incredible hulk. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, brings the laughs to east williamsburg with performances by samantha ruddy (colbert), ryan beck (comedy central), chanel ali (mtv), robby slowik (conan), and ismael loutfi (kimmel). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm (monthly): allison o’conor invites her comedy friends to perform at the we go way back stand-up show. tonight’s bffs include fareeha khan (mtv), nadia pinder (vulture), marcia belsky (the new york times), and joey dardano (netflix). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

The skint’s annual Free Academy Awards Screening Party returns to littlefield on Sunday, February 9!

Make your way down our red carpet to the photo booth, talk about your outfit with our fashionista interviewers, settle in with a complimentary glass of champagne (RSVP required – limit one glass per person), and try your hand at predicting the winners with our online voting ballots (most correct picks wins a prize!). We’ll have themed-drink specials and free popcorn all night, and there’ll be food available for purchase from Parklife Taqueria.

Doors open at 6pm for you early birds, with the official red carpet pre-show coverage at 6:30pm, followed by the awards ceremony on the big screen at 8pm.

the skint presents:
Free Academy Awards Screening Party

Sunday, February 9
6pm doors, 6:30pm Red Carpet Pre-Show, 8pm Awards Show
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
FREE admission: RSVP HERE to get a free glass of champagne
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/822358248225101/

coming up

1/15-3/15: conceptual artist and musician ted riederer’s never records installation turns bam’s rudin family gallery into a record shop and recording studio where you can watch performances as they’re being recorded and cut live, as well as listen to recordings from past installations. the rudin family gallery at bam strong (fort greene), free admission. >>

1/15-28: the 29th annual new york jewish film festival, presented by the jewish museum and film at lincoln center, highlights more than 20 films from around the world, including narrative, documentary, restored classics, and shorts. walter reade theater at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors (opening, closing, and centerpiece events are $25). >>

1/15-26 (wednesdays thru sundays): explore immersive netflix exhibits of dolemite is my name, the irishman, marriage story, and the two popes at dolby soho. free. >>

1/15 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: gentrification 2.0: the good, the bad, and the blurry: there goes the neighborhood? consider a changing brooklyn at a conversation with authors matthew schuerman (newcomers: gentrification and its discontents), kay hymowitz (the new brooklyn: what it takes to bring a city back), and james rodriguez (contributor to racial inequality in new york city since 1965). moderated by jarrett murphy (executive editor of city limits). brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $15. >>

1/15 7pm doors, 8pm show: fashion puh-leeze: self-proclaimed sartorialists (on a budget) and comedians anna roisman (hq words) and maya deshmukh (azn pop!) invite their comedian friends and fashion experts to discuss everyday lewks, seasonal trends, and award show styles viewed very far away from the red carpet. the slipper room (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

1/15 7:30pm (monthly): the astronomy on tap discussion series celebrates the new picard series with tonight’s ‘it’s a star trek universe’ edition, featuring talks, games, and prizes from the unemployed philosopher’s guild. trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free admission. >>

1/15 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: laugh for a good cause at generous laughs 2020: a raices benefit show, featuring a lineup of comedians and musical performers including jennifer vanilla (moma ps1), sam taggart (comedy central), mamoudou n’diaye (comedy central), karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical), jes tom (soojung dreams of fiji), and more. hosted by marybess pritchett and ian lockwood. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door admission proceeds will be donated to raices. >>

1/15 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by randall otis (the daily show), mia jackson (comedy central), mary beth barone (comedy central), pranav behari, and napoleon emill. hosted by fumi abe and michael nguyen. canal street market (soho), free-$10. >>

1/15 8pm (monthly): local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series. tonight, hear from ben fama (deathwish), suzanne dottino (editor of kgb bar lit journal), bishakh som (the new yorker), and ryan d. matthews (joyland). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

1/15 8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features evan williams (the americans), christian finnegan (comedy central), maddy smith (wild n’ out), and petey deabreu (comedy central). poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

1/15 8pm (weekly): tonight’s side ponytail comedy show, now in its fifth year, features jeff maurer (last week tonight head writer), charles mcbee (black twitter), rachel dry (the new york times), emily panic (the new yorker), jatty robinson (aka wyatt cenac), and tim bridge (‘vermont’s funniest comedian’ 2018). hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

1/15 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $3 beers and $15 buckets are a sure sign that you won’t have to drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features brian parise (last week tonight), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), lizzie martinez (funny or die), and ashley brooke roberts (npr). hosted by lane pieschel. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/15 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: thick, gymshorts, and dropper play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

1/15 8:30pm doors, 8:45pm show (monthly): the weird but nice comedy show is back with more free candy, plus comedians shane torres (comedy central), lauren davis (hulu), allison o’conor (we go way back comedy), josef anolin, and brett hiker. hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

1/15 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: martin urbano (kimmel), dina hashem (conan), lizzie martinez (funny or die), kendall farrell (sirius xm), michael rowland (comedy central), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

1/15 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: professional meme creators ben leary and kendall payne host extremely online, a multimedia irl internet talk show that explores meme and viral culture with content round-ups, interviews, and stand-up. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to american symphony orchestra’s beyond beethoven at carnegie hall’s stern auditorium 1/31 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

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