weds thru 1/22/2022: glow at the new york botanical garden: let it glow, let it glow, let it glow. stroll through a mile and a half of shimmering led lights, whimsical installations, and gleaming buildings at the new york botanical garden’s annual holiday light installation. $35. >>

weds thru 1/9/2022: charles dickens’s original manuscript of a christmas carol: for a holiday tradition that’s anything but a humbug, visit the morgan library + museum (murray hill), where you’ll find dickens’s hand-printed masterpiece opened to a new page each year during the holiday season. $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 2-5pm. >>

weds 12-6pm: macy’s thanksgiving day parade balloon inflation: finally, inflation you can smile about! head to streets around the american museum of natural history, where you can watch the giant-sized balloons take shape in preparation for tomorrow’s parade. enter at w 72nd st and columbus ave (uws). free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm: exploration live!: does ‘you’re welcome to join’ mean you’re actually invited? is it cool that bats are so nasty? hosts charlie bardey and natalie rotter-laitman, with the help of a lineup of comedian friends, address these and more of the most (and least) pressing questions of our times. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

weds 7:30pm: bingo sing-o! play to win as showgirl anna copa cabanna and pianist leslie goshko host a night of bingo, with bonus rounds including name that tune, miming the movies, and a karaoke competition. first bingo card is free, additional cards are $1 each. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free admission. >>

weds 10pm: thank you for everything: thanksgiving eve dance party: before you activate feast mode, shake a tail feather at house of yes’s annual turkey day eve soiree. this year’s event doubles as a food drive for city harvest, and attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item in exchange for a half-priced cocktail. house of yes (williamsburg), free-$20. >>


The year was 2020, and pantslessness was the norm. Buttons were verboten. Casual wear became formalwear, and formalwear became laughable. If the pandemic redefined fashion forever, what does style mean today?

Uptown Showdown invites two teams of funny folks from the worlds of stand-up and late-night television to debate topics of great importance to pop culture.

This installment features Alex Edelman (Just for Us), Mehran Khaghani ( Last Comic Standing), Starlee Kine (Search Party), Dan McCoy (The Daily Show), Kenice Mobley (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), and Kate Willett (Reply Guys). The verbal sparring and all-around absurdity stop only when the audience decides the winner.

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we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

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