SKINT WEEKEND – “the skint – the best free and cheap things to do in new york city. every day.”

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Posted: 25 Apr 2014 04:08 PM PDT


free opening receptions
the museum of beautiful people (today only, east village) >>
nyu mfa thesis exhibition (thru 5/3) >>

it’s national pretzel day! grab a free pretzel at participating pretzelmaker locations, and make an optional donation to benefit the leukemia + lymphoma society. >>

11am: take in the sights at roosevelt island’s sixth annual cherry blossom walks. the visitor center @ tram plaza, $10 suggested donation (rsvp requested). >>

11am-6pm: 75+ artists of industry city studios open their doors for the first annual open studios event. free. >>

11:45am-5pm: 50,000 march along madison ave from 39th st to 24th st for the annual nyc sikh parade. free vegetarian food + non-alcoholic beverages for all await at madison square park. >>

12-3pm: pick up free costumes, props, and furniture from past east village theatre productions at the bi-annual fourth arts block ‘load out!’. 11 e. 3rd st, bet. bowery + 2nd ave, $5 admission (free for artists and art students). >>

12-4pm: the fifth annual new york city chili cookoff – the only one in nyc sanctioned by the international chili society – features tastings, live music, more. historic richmond town (staten island), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

1pm (+ 5/10, 6/7): see everything from airbenders to vert stacks as professional ultimate frisbee’s new york empire take on the rochester dragons. coney island’s mcu park, $12. >>

6pm: brooklyn brewery co-founder steve hindy discusses his new book, the craft beer revolution: how a band of microbrewers is transforming the world’s favorite drink with bronx brewery’s chris gallant at powerhouse arena. purchase of the book includes a raffle ticket for prizes including a gift certificate for 10 drinks at brooklyn brewery. free admission. >>

6pm doors, 7pm-midnight show: the good festival celebrates local music and good food initiatives with cooking demos + sustainable-living workshops between band’s sets. today’s fundraiser for csa in the classroom features music by the suzan, the naked heroes, juan wauters, wild yaks, household and the wives. baby’s all right, $10 adv, $12 door. >>

6:30pm: the columbia bach society presents selections from bach’s b minor mass at st. paul’s chapel. free. >>

7pm (+ 5/25): the museum of the moving image’s spring ‘see it big!’ science fiction screening series features the man who fell to earth and altered states. free with $12 museum admission. >>

7pm-1am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, breweries + wineries, vendors, light installations, and mini golf, ping pong + skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s music comes from caveman, total slacker, reputante, amanda x, oberhofer, a great big pile of leaves, canon logic, mt. royal and tasseomancy. 165 banker st @ norman ave (greenpoint), free admission. >>

7:15pm (+ 4/28-30): take a 90-minute sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $31.20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $52) >>

7:30pm: feminist artist judy chicago  (‘the dinner party’) brings her art to life with a 20-minute butterfly/vagina-inspired firework show in prospect park’s long meadow. we can’t make this stuff up. free. >>

7:30, 9:30pm (ends today): the found footage festival celebrates 10 years of sharing the best/weirdest/funniest videos discovered at garage sales and thrift stores across the country with a new live show at anthology film archives. $15. >>

8pm: laugh to some of stephen king’s scariest work thanks to the improvisational repertory theatre ensemble as they turn some of the horror writer’s work into something new with the help of the audience. the producers club, $10. >>

8pm: the third annual new york boylesque festival’s main event goes down at b.b. king blues club. $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

8pm doors: wit’s end and the dorothy parker society throw their monthly jazz age soirée with live music from the midnight strutters. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear encouraged. free dance lesson @ 8:30pm. flute midtown, $12. >>

8pm: the monthly people’s symphony concerts continue the season with musicians from marlboro performing haydn, berg and dvořák. washington irving auditorium (gramercy park), $14. >>

8pm: pianist/composer paul morin and violinist/composer patrisa tomassini perform beethoven’s spring sonata, piazzolla’s spring from the four seasons, and original compositions at the firehouse space. $10. >>

8pm: fort lean, honduras, hints and shalom play radio bushwick. $10. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: jessica lea mayfield, gambles and chalk and numbers play rough trade. $15. >>

8:30pm: the jews + reviews podcasters present a best of the worst disaster movies clip show with drinking games, trivia, and a screening of 1996’s independence day. videology, free. >>

9pm: comedians aaron glaser and lukas kaiser perform 30-minute stand-up sets at brit pack theater. bonus: free beer and snacks! free admission. >>

9pm: heliotropes and dead stars play union pool. $8. >>

9:30pm: pop roulette performs musical sketch comedy skewering events in pop culture at the pit. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

10:30pm: the von shakes play a farewell show at mercury lounge with the bushwick hotel. $12. >>

midnight: dance the night away to funky 45’s at new york night train’s soul clap and dance off with dj jonathan toubin. brooklyn bowl, $8. >>

midnight movies: 
basic instinct @ ifc, $14 >>
dazed and confused @ landmark sunshine, $10 >>
head @ nitehawk, $11 >>
raiders of the lost ark @ ifc, $14 >>
the visitor @ ifc, $14 >>

ends today: a traveling group art show celebrating the 30th anniversary of ghostbusters sets up in tribeca with original artwork, limited edition prints and apparel. gallery 69 (69 leonard st., bet. church + broadway), free. >>

ends today: the ultima oslo contemporary music festival brings contemporary and avant-garde scandinavian music to new york. issue project room, $10-15 (opening night is free with a $10 suggested donation). >>

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Grab a beer! Grab a controller! Join the skint and your hosts Bobby Phobia (Wrestling Mania) and Steve Heisler (Story Pirates, Onion AV Club) for a little friendly competition in this bracketed video game competition featuring Dr. Mario and Tetris – anight of falling pills, communists, viruses, and tetrominoes. Entry is free, and contestants will have the chance to win prizes, drinks, and most importantly, bragging rights.

Sunday, 4/27
7:30pm doors, 8pm play
Union Hall
702 Union Street @ 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (directions)
FREE to attend and FREE to play!

More info here



free opening reception
13 most wanted men: andy warhol and the 1964 world’s fair’ @ the queens museum (thru 9/7) >>

11am-4pm: members of the new york antique auto club show off their cars at the 35th annual antique auto show. plus historic house tours, hayrides, more. queens county farm museum, $5. >>

11am-5pm (1st + 3rd sundays thru 10/19): the bi-monthly food truck rally returns to prospect park’s grand army plaza. we’re told to expect around 15 trucks. pay-as-you-go. >>

1pm: which of the 100 competitors at the 37th annual nyc big apple grapple international armwrestling championships will go over the top? cheap shots sports bar (flushing, queens), $5. >>

1:30pm doors, 2pm show: japan-born london-based punk band bo ningen plays a free show at rough trade >>

2pm: have a little hair of the dog with your downward-facing dog: take a restorative yoga class set to live music and followed by cocktails at baby’s all right. a limited number of spots are available for $20 if you mention the skint when you rsvp and includes 2 drinks (reg. $30). >>

2pm: silent film star florence labadie, whose life was cut short at only 29, was buried at green-wood but her site has never been marked by a gravestone or monument. today, almost 100 years later, that will change with a dedication ceremony including remarks on her life and the era, live music, and a reception. free (rsvp requested). >>

2pm: learn how to make your own perfect bind press and be on your way to creating professional looking magazines, catalogues and chapbooks. the class will be accompanied by a few readings by local poets. flux factory, free (rsvp). >>

2pm: obsolete cinema pays tribute to something weird video’s mike vraney by showing nude on the moon (1961) and just for the hell of it (1968). freddy’s, free. >>

2-7pm: the rock and roll poster bowl poster art show features images from classic rock to current indies to decorate your room with. brooklyn bowl, free. >>

4pm: the jack quartet performs at this afternoon’s free carnegie hall-sponsored neighborhood concert at the brooklyn museum. >>

4pm doors, 5pm show (monthly thru june): filmmaker john landis (animal house, an american werewolf in london) joins lin-manuel miranda (author of broadway’s in the heights) in introducing a screening of king kong (1933) at the united palace of cultural arts. bonus: wear a tux, get free popcorn. free (donations will be accepted for the venue’s new screen fundraiser). >>

5pm doors, 6pm show: the no fun film club highlights a different emerging artist in the film industry each month. today: director and effects artist drew arnold (kanye west, lady gaga, beyonce). videology, free. >>

7pm: the monthly macaulay culkin comedy and variety show — which mr. culkin has nothing to do with —  features guests bobby blayze (wrester), chris gethard, shannon coffee, robert ecks, ken freedman, manboobs comedy, larry murphy, sasheer zamata and hosts sally burtnick, brett davis and brian mcelroy. shea stadium, $5.>>

7:30pm doors, 8pm games: our princess is in another castle! dr. mario and tetris edition: test your snes video game skills for prizes and drinks at the skint’s monthly bracketed video game competition. hosted by bobby phobia (wrestling mania) and steve heisler (story pirates, onion av club, the jukebox). union hall, free admission and free to play. >>

8pm: this week’s ‘if you build it’ comedy show with host kara klenk features christian finnegan, kevin barnett, mike recine, joyelle johnson, eric grundhauser and musical guest the vigilante. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: the night shift theater’s drunken shakespeare = shakespeare readings, karaoke-style, in a bar. bar 9 (807 9th ave, bet. 53rd + 54th sts), free (donations welcome). >>

8pm: arum rae, germans, alexandra stewart and jessica childress play the school night party at brooklyn bowl. free before 7pm or with rsvp, $7 otherwise. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: lo-fang and kate berlant play bowery ballroom. $15. >>

8:30pm doors: zombie zombie, dinowalrus, ancient ocean and glockabelle play glasslands. $10. >>

all weekend

9am-9pm (weekends thru october): the outdoor red hook food vendors open for the season. red hook ballfields, bay + clinton sts. >>

10am-6pm (+ 5/3-4, 10/11): the 35th annual spring crafts on columbus art show returns for the season with 100 exhibitors. columbus ave., bet. 77th + 81st sts. >>

10am-6pm: the third annual nyc green festival takes over pier 94 with 300+ eco-minded businesses, speakers, vegetarian + vegan cooking demos, tasting samples, more. $5-10 plus ticket fees here (reg. $10-20). >>

10am-6pm: the 33rd annual sakura matsuri cherry blossom festival boasts the largest collection outside of japan. events include taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, ikebana flower arrannging, manga artists, j-pop bands, samurai sword fighting, a cosplay fashion show, more. brooklyn botanic garden, the $25 admission is up from last year’s $20. thinking about going with someone? single membership to the garden costs $50/year and includes two one-time-use guest passes). >>

10am-7pm (ends sun): your internet cat addiction just got touchable thanks to the purina cat café pop-up shop. paw around with adoptable cats from long island’s north shore animal league while enjoying free specialty coffee and food. can’t make it? kitty cam! 168 bowery (bet. delancey + broome sts). >>

11am-6pm (weekends thru 10/26): the outdoor hester street fair returns to the l.e.s. for it’s fifth season with 70+ indie designers and artisanal food purveyors. hester + essex sts. free admission. >>

11am-6pm: 150 artists, writers + publishers show off their self-published creations ($1-10 each) at the annual brooklyn zine fest. brooklyn historical society, free admission. >>

12-8pm (weekends thru thru 5/18): coney island’s luna park is open on weekends until regular weekday hours begin on friday, 5/23. >>

various times: the film society of lincoln center pays tribute to rob reiner, famed film storyteller and recipient of the 41st annual chaplin award, with screenings of a few good men, misery, the princess bride and stand by me. $10. >>

sponsored ends sun: dan savage’s hump! tour brings amateur short funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic and outrageous short dirty movies to nyc. savage will be at select screenings for q+a. village east cinema, $25. >>

ends sun: score $50 spa treatments all week long during spa week>>

ends sun: the third annual food book fair satisfies your gastro-lit cravings with several events that are free-$15. >>

ends sun: the third annual new york 19th century society extravaganza expo offers a weekend of traveling back in time with a steampunk picnic and mad tea party in prospect park, bartitsu classes, more. things kick off tonight with a fancy dress ball at the old stone house in park slope ($15). >>

ends sun: 13th annual tribeca film festival wraps up 12 days of features, shorts, free panels and talks, a street fair (saturday), more. various prices. >>

thru 4/29: grab a free cookie from the new insomnia cookies in the east village. 299 e. 11th st. @ 2nd ave. (printable coupon). >>

thru 5/4: morbid anatomy and coney island usa present the eighth annual ‘congress for curious peoples’, a 10-day series of lectures and performances culminating in a two day symposium. various prices. >>

thru 5/18: the gallery players bring a production of rent to the south slope. $18. >>

thru 5/18 (tue-sun): get tickets to see peddling, written and performed by harry melling (harry potter, west end), for $15 (reg $25) with promo code ‘skint’. part of 59e59’s #britsoffbroadway festival. >>

get tickets to see the yankees for $16-115 (reg. $32-200) and the mets for $7-23 (reg. $11-50). plus ticket fees, various dates. >>

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