Hello and welcome back to another weekend! How are we already this far along in October! There’s lots on deck this weekend, including the TWENTIETH New Yorker Festival, an appearance by Kim Joy from GBBO, a new round of Tinder Live, brunch screenings of The Craft (our GIF theme CLEARLY) and more. Before we get into all of ye olde details, let’s first talk about all the dope BYT C0NT3NT you might’ve missed this week if you were too busy pondering Donald Trump’s great and unmatched wisdom:
- The Bentzen Ball is two weeks away! You should def-o consider making the trip down to DC, but in the meantime, here’s your mandatory viewing guide!
- We interviewed Sheryl McCollum, the founder of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, about ALL OF THE THINGS.
- We gave Joker a 30% because…well, edgelords suck p. hard.
- Our contributing photog caught a CLAVVS gig at Baby’s All Right and his snaps are p. great!
- And finally, Seaton Smith earned the title of our FUNNY HUMAN OF THE WEEK for all of these reasons!
Thursday October 10
- In terms of tunes, my top pick has gotta be a $25 Kero Kero Bonito gig at Brooklyn Steel!
- You should also get to Elsewhere for Helado Negro’s presentation of Young Latin & Proud ft. performances from Combo Chimbita, Xenia Rubinos and more! Tickets are $30-$40 each.
- We’ve also got Taraka (of Prince Rama) at Baby’s All Right for $12…
- …AND we’ve got the one and only Zadie Smith at Murmrr Theatre for $43+!
- You can also head to Caveat to try to make sense of ye olde impeachment proceedings courtesy of Political Circus! Tickets are $15 each.
- For illustration vibes, you can hit up Desert Island Comics for Adam Green’s signing of War and Paradise!
- More into movies? You can scope a screening of The Wizard of Oz at Nitehawk Prospect Park as part of their All Them Witches series!
- Or maybe you just wanna learn, in which case head to Brooklyn Brainery for a course that is literally titled The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets! Tickets are $11.
Friday October 11
- FIRST of all, Kim Joy from the flippin’ GBBO is gonna be at Strand Bookstore as she shares her book, Baking w/ Kim Joy! Tickets are $25 each and include a signed copy of the book.
- I should also mention that the 20th New Yorker Festival kicks off today and runs all weekend! Check out the full schedule (which includes talks w/ Bill Nye, Desus and Mero, Rob Delaney and more) right here.
- In terms of comedy, catch the latest round of Tinder Live w/ Lane Moore at Littlefield! V. solid guest panel tonight ft. Scott Rogowsky, Cat Cohen and Liz Plank, and tickets are $15-$18 each.
- You can also head to Union Hall for a new round of Decolonize Your Mind ft. Larry Owens, Jes Tom and more! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
- Meanwhile, we’ve got Brian Posehn over at the Bell House! Tickets are $25 each.
- If you’re after tunes, then get to Terminal 5 for a $31-$36 Lauv show!
- Or if that trek sounds too harrowing, then just post up at Warsaw for a $20 show from The Crystal Method and Lauren Flax!
- More into queer dance vibes? Head to C’mon Everybody for a new round of A Night At The Baths for all of the disco magic! Tickets are $5 each.
- Or if it’s cinema you’re after, most definitely hit up Nitehawk Williamsburg for a midnight screening of the OG Suspiria!
- But maybe you just wanna learn about astrophysics, in which case get to 92Y for a chat w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson and Robert Krulwich! Tickets are $55 each.
Saturday October 12
- For starters, CLEARLY get to Nitehawk Prospect Park for a brunch screening of The Craft ft. intro by Pam Grossman!
- Later, Rolling Loud Festival kicks off at Citi Field! It runs today and tomorrow, and will feature performances by Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Wu-Tang and many more! Tickets are hella pricey but maybe you’re dough-loaded!
- I *personally* feel a trek out to Jersey City is merited, ’cause the Double Parked Street Festival is 1. free and 2. features performances from Barrie, Ex-Hex and more!
- But the 20th anniversary of Frenchkiss Records also deserves your attention! They’re celebrating at Elsewhere w/ performances by Drowners, Eleanor Friedberger, The Dodos, Diet Cig and more, and tickets are $40+.
- For LOLs, make it a Union Hall night! It’s The Unofficial Expert Live w/ Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin, and tickets will run you $10-$15 a pop.
- Or if you want a cinematic element in the mix, just pop on over to the Bell House for Found Footage Festival: Volume 9! Tickets are $17 each.
- If you just wanna cut a rug, head to C’mon Everybody for a new round of A Party Called Rosie Perez! Tickets are $5.
Sunday October 13
- If it’s comedy you’re after, most definitely hit up C’mon Everybody for Not Dead Yet, which is hosted by Lorelei Ramirez, Amy Zimmer and Ana Fabrega, and which’ll feature Okay Kaya, Max Wittert, Ayo Edebiri and Kwame Opoku-Duku! Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
- Or head to Union Hall for Art School: A Cross-Genre, Multi-Disciplinary, Post-Conceptual Comedy Show ft. Jordan Mendoza, Joanna Solotaroff, Tim Barnes, Hari Kondabolu, Max Wittert, Eudora Peterson and more! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
- You can also head to Littlefield for a new round of Comedians You Should Know ft. Ronny Chieng, Sam Morril, Rebecca Vigil, Jeff Steinbrunner and more!
- Meanwhile, there’s a new round of Guys We F*cked Live at Caveat! Tickets are $20-$24 each.
- PLUS it’s Dumb People Town at the Bell House ft. Dan Van Kirk, The Sklar Brothers, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla and Rhett Miller!
- Over in tunes town, Rolling Loud continues today w/ performances from A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert and more! Tickets are still $$$, but you do you!
- Speaking of slightly pricey, we’ve got a $70-$75 Wilco gig at Brooklyn Steel, too!
- Personally I feel like we should all just dance our faces off w/ JD Samson and Eli Escobar at Battle Hymns! Tickets are $15-$20 each.
- But maybe you’re more into full moon rituals, in which case get to Catland tonight! There will be “smoke offerings, light feasting, light physical activity (sitting and standing), chanting, percussion, and meditation. Attendees should be comfortable in the presence of animal curios, as well as some moderate participation.” Tickets are $15.
- OR just post up at Project Parlor, where they’re celebrating a decade of business! There’ll be tunes, snacks ‘n drinks.