Dearly beloved, somehow it’s been a whole year since Prince peaced out, leaving us to grapple with a world less funky. And what a year it’s been. (Coincidence? Nah.)
Last April, we sent him off with one of our favorite parties yet. This year, let’s channel him back down for a night (‘cause you know he’s reigning supreme on some higher plateau) to celebrate him and his music in style.
Join The Skint on April 22 to get down to all things Prince spun by DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It’s 1999 and Housequake). Expect a deep, deep trove of goodness: Hits. B-sides. Ladies he produced. Dudes he mentored. Stuff he wrote for other people. And video! We’ll have a visual smorgasbord of live clips, music videos, rare performances and movie moments from Music Video Time Machine all night long — the nastiest moves, the tightest pants… a thousand vignettes that defined his inimitable, legendary self.
Tickets are just $7 in advance ($10 at the door) to bathe in sensory purple overload and emerge fully purified. You know you need it.
(P.S.: Wear paisley, or purple, or just look damn good. It’s Prince, after all.)
The last thing you need to worry about in 2017 is Valentine’s Day, a made-up holiday about a four-letter word. Avoid all the mushy stuff and dance your way into oblivion at littlefield on tonight (Friday, February 10), and celebrate singledom.
DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) will be crowding the floor with songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today, $6-8 drink specials will keep you (in)appropriately lubricated, a cleansing anti-love ritual will provide closure and catharsis, and our photo booth will prove to your ex(es) that you’re totally doing just fine on your own really just fine thank you very much.
Wear black. All black. Need a reason? Every living thing on earth dies alone. Creativity will be rewarded.
[sponsored] The Skint’s Cruel Summer ’80s Dance Party
Friday July 29 @ The Bell House (149 7th St) 8pm, $5 with code “TakeOnMe”
The city heat and humidity have us hiding inside with the air conditioning at full blast, which means it’s time for our 4th annual ’80s dance party at The Bell House! Live 10-piece ’80s band The Engagements will kick summer right in the pants by playing all the classics along with Party Like It’s 1999 DJ Steve Reynolds, who’ll play even more hits and deep cuts, and take your requests. More info
WEDNESDAY 7/27 * NAG Community Map Fair @ McCarren Park Pool Community Room (776 Lorimer St) 6:30pm, FREE, A science fair–style event, with groups presenting issue-focused maps and related information, RSVP * Illuminati Comedy Showcase @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, With Brandon Scott Wolf, Jennie Sutton, Merrill Davis, Andrew Casertano, and Amy Schiller, More info
THURSDAY 7/28 * Dreamcatcher Workshop @ Line & Label (568 Manhattan Ave) 5pm, $50, Make your own leather, feather, beaded, and fringed dreamcatcher, RSVP * Janice Gunter: Ghost Hunter Preview Screening@ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, The series follows Janice as she enters the world of the paranormal, hauntings and spirits of all kinds, RSVP
* Ubu the King@ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7:30pm, $12 suggested, Rough House Theater presents a puppet adaptation of the Alfred Jarry play, RSVP
Greenpointers Spring Market Sunday, April 17, 1pm, FREE, The historic Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl), which has been beautifully restored to its pre-war glory, will come alive with old-timey themes and music. Over 60 vendors will be offering locally crafted items and food to purchase and there will be fun, free activities. More info and RSVP
[sponsored] Dancing on My Own ’80s–’00s Prom
Saturday, April 16, 10pm, $5
Littlefield (622 Degraw St)
This prom season, bury high school in the past and come party with the skint. It’s prom without the pressure, not to mention all those added expenses like dinner, hairdressers, limos, and subsequent limo cleaning (after one too many glasses of punch). There will be music by DJ Steve Reynolds, balloons up the wazoo, $5–8 drink specials, and a virtual date photo booth where you can choose your own arm candy. More info
WEDNESDAY 4/13 * Volunteer Season Opener @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave) 4pm, FREE, Help get North Brooklyn Farms back in action with their first volunteer day of the season, RSVP # Second Servings: Eat Your Grief @ Greenpoint address upon purchase, 7pm, $35, Girl Party presents a five-course tasting event with foods for emotional healing, Buy tix
THURSDAY 4/14 * Performancy Forum @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, FREE, An evening of performance art projects by five artists dealing with intersections between their own bodies and bodies politic, RSVP * April Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, Flux’s monthly potluck dinner and art salon, RSVP ♫ Disc’occult @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, A night of disco music, ritualistic dancing, hedonism, and gory cult classics, RSVP
The most rager-ey holiday party – the No Office Holiday Party, co-hosted by Brokelyn and the skint, is this Thursday 12/11! It’s the office party for the freelancers, folks without offices or anyone who hates their coworkers. And it’s only $5!
WEDNESDAY 7/30 ♫ Rhythms of Africa @ Golden Drum (97 Green St, #G1) 7:30, $15, Roots trance / dance music with the Peace Department, featuring Kevin Nathaniel, Evan Worldwind, and special guests, RSVP * Entranced: Comedy Hypnosis Show @ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $15, Watch volunteers from the audience act out hilarious situations based on Max Kovins hypnotic suggestions, More info
♫ Nicholas Nicholas @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $7, With Will Stratton / Kieran Blake / M A R T H A, RSVP
I never thought I would be so excited to get out of Greenpoint tonight! But this NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY we are hosting along with The Skint and Brokelyn is SO WORTH IT! Just the raffle prizes alone are insane (see below) PLUS: HAND JOB ACADEMY is performing along with Special Guest Comedian Michael Lawrence. There will be $3 punch and drink specials, YEAH DAWG! will be slingin’ vegan hot dogs, and Yuka (Greenpointers’ official photo booth photographer) will be helping you keep your shit sorta together for one last fancy photo of the year. And since our blog co-hosts are major cheapskates, tickets are only $8.
Are you a freelancer, co-worker, artist, work from hom-er, unemployed? Or maybe you just hate your job. No office? No problem! Just because aren’t chained to a desk doesn’t mean you should let the midtown drone/zombie/suits of the world have all the fun this holiday season.
(It’s not in Greenpoint, but it’s just off the G and worth the trip!)
We’ll have all the trappings of a holiday affair — live-band karaoke from Bunnie England & The New Originals, dance tunes from DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S) and Mr. Nyse, a FREE photo booth by Marofoto, food and a holiday gift items raffle — and some too-cool-for-cubicle bonuses including $3 punch for the first hour ($5 after), sexy Santa and lady Santa, a set from the ladies of Handjob Academy and a special guest comedian!
Come join your favorite blogs and dance like your boss isn’t watching all night long.
Hosted by Jo Firestone, co-creator of Punderdome 3000 and the Tiny Comedy Club.
Had I know sooner I would have shared The Skint’s Vegan Cook-Off “Hors d’Oeuvres” Edition with you, even though it is all the way in Gowanus. Unfortunately it is SOLD OUT. I guess there are a lot of vegan enthusiasts out there.
I was asked at the last minute to compete and the first thing I thought of were Jon’s Baja Style Oyster Mushroom Tacos. It’s going to be a crazy day, frying the you know what out of enough beer battered oyster mushrooms to feed 250 guests, then coming back to Greenpoint for our Sunday Supper #6, but of course we will do it in the name of eating!