TUES-THURS, 2/27-29: LEAP DAY FREEBIES, OUTSIDER ART FAIR, RULE OF 7X7, AND MORE

tuesday

tues 7pm (monthly): we love a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of performers tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘mushy stuff’ edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. featuring esmond fountain, nora fried, stanton plummer-cambridge, and michael stahl-david. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm: the hammer: power, inequality, and the struggle for the soul of labor: labor reporter hamilton nolan presents the hammer, his new book on the american labor movement and it’s place in our society and politics, in a conversation with writer and comedian josh gondelman at greenlight bookstore (fort greene). ree admission. >>

tues 7:30pm: taste of science: virus hunting in your (urban) backyard: feed your hunger for knowledge at a pair of talks from virus experts on how they detect and study viruses on the rodents and birds we see every day. yikes! with simon williams, senior research scientist nyu langone, and philip meade, postdoctoral researcher at mount sinai and primary mentor at new york city virus hunters. ryan’s daughter pub (ues), free admission (donations welcome). >>

tues 7:30pm: drop in: comedy: mia jackson and olivia carter present a new comedy show at two boots pizza in park slope with standup by kate willet (comedy central), mike recine (comedy central), alex babbit (hbo), and usama siddiquee (colbert). bonus: free beer 7:30-8pm (one/person), and raffles for free pizza. free admission ($10 suggested, a tip basket will be passed around). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): let’s see, what else? comedy show: courtney maginnis and tom delgado host this (seven years running) weekly stand-up show in the basement of lucky jack’s (les). tonight: usama siddiquee (colbert), tocarra elise (jon stewart), tim platt (fallon), rahmein mostafavi (live from helium), and james hamilton (the moth). $10. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and paige smith-hogan rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring gabe gonzalez, bailey pope, britt migs, meka mo, ethan simmons-patterson, and daisy tackett. bonus: audience members will have a chance to share their own ‘sounds great’ moments, and will double as the show’s unofficial social media photographers, armed with disposable cameras passed out by the hosts. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: comedy show and party: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features logan o’brien, lizzy cassidy, meredith dietz, henry sir, james mwaura, and arti gollapudi. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, nolawee mengist, colleen genevieve, and kendall farrell bring the laughs to east williamsburg with standup by alison leiby (oh god, a show about abortion), tawanda gona (desus and mero), irene morales (comedy central), james hamilton (good delivery comedy), lucas connolly (comedy central), and john slack. the graham (east williamsburg), $5. >>

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Night of Ideas, Villa Albertine’s free late-night arts and ideas festival, returns on March 1!

Co-curated with the Centre Pompidou, this year’s program of debates, performances, multimedia pop-ups, and more centers the theme of urban growth and prompts attendees to consider its impact through lenses of inclusivity, sustainability, arts and culture, education, and food.

Program highlights include a performance by former Jersey City poet laureate Rashad Wright; a workshop with designer and educator Prem Krishnamurthy; performances by Jersey City-based dancer and choreographer Rimli Roy and her company, Surati; a conversation with Felwine Sarr, the Senegalese academic, musician and writer; and more.

Taking place in Jersey City, a 20-minute PATH ride from downtown Manhattan, and a 45-minute ride from midtown, this year’s interactive, celebratory, and content-rich program invites thought leaders and the public to engage together around major global issues in one of the fastest growing city centers in the US.

When: Friday, March 1, 2024 | 6pm–1am
Where: Hudson County Community College (Gabert Library), 71 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Registration required here

The Jersey City edition of Night of Ideas is presented by Villa Albertine, Centre Pompidou, and Hudson County Community College (HCCC), with the support of the City of Jersey City. The nationwide event is presented by Villa Albertine and Albertine Foundation thanks to the leadership support of the Judy & Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.

wednesday

weds thru 3/3: 10th nitehawk shorts festival: nitehawk cinema’s annual shorts fest returns with five days of shorts of all types at its williamsburg and prospect park locations. $20. >>

weds 7pm: ai + copyright: literary arts in the age of machines: can ai truly replicate human creativity? what does the rise of generative ai technology mean for the literary arts? the authors guild explores answers to these questions and more at a discussion featuring ceo mary rasenberger, president maya shanbhag lang, and authors hari kunzru and steven levy. brooklyn public library, central library (prospect heights), free admission. >>

weds 7pm: holly knight: i am the warrior: my crazy life writing the hits and rocking the mtv eighties: holly knight, songwriter behind pop hits for tina turner (‘the best’), pat benatar (‘love is a battlefield’), patty smyth (‘the warrior’), and many others, presents her memoir, i am the warrior, in a conversation with boice (talk music talk at the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square). free-$5 admission, $36.83 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): artists + beers: pair cinema with cervezas at ‘artists + beers,’ a monthly screening series highlighting short films, docs, and music videos by local filmmakers. hosted by nancy pop and chip parham. all night skate (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by matt koff (the daily show), tatiana frank (@tatuanafranknyc), pedro salinas (hbo), alison leiby (oh god, a show about abortion), and ben moore. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg) with stand-up sets by ophira eisenberg (npr), mike brown (comedy central), julia shiplett (comedy central), graham kay (fallon), and lizzy cassidy (comedians you should know). free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): punderdome: comedy pun slam: pun-masters have a war of the words at tonight’s edition of the beloved pun-slinging competition. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day-of. >>

weds 8pm: the saga of the shining emblem: chapter xiii: an audience member is selected to be the hero of their very own adventure story at this improvised comedy show. brick aux (williamsburg), $10. >>

thursday

thurs thru 3/10: 29th rendez-vous with french cinema: unifrance and film at lincoln center’s showcase of contemporary french cinema returns with a slate of 21 films by both established and emerging filmmakers. walter reade theater and elinor bunin munroe film center (lincoln center), $17 general, $14 seniors/students, $25 for opening night, free admission to select talks. >>

thurs thru 3/3: outsider art fair: ‘the only fair devoted to self-taught art, art brut, and outsider art’ returns to metropolitan pavilion (chelsea) with more than 60 exhibitors from 32 cities spanning eight countries. this year’s fair will also feature two curated presentations: a celebration of creative growth art center’s 50th anniversary, and an exhibition of artworks by the beat generation poets. vip, press, and vernissage preview thursday, $35 general admission friday-sunday, $tba student tickets available at the door. >>

thurs thru 3/3: 14th annual athena film festival: barnard college’s athena center for leadership and the women and hollywood initiative present four days of narratives, documentaries, and short films all featuring women leaders at the heart of the story. barnard college (morningside heights), $16 general, $6 students, $30 for opening night, free admission to select events. >>

thurs thru 3/3: rule of 7×7: the grand finale: after 10 years, the rule of 7×7 short play series is coming to an end. the drill: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to incorporate seven rules. sunday’s final performance will include a wrap party. the tank (garment district), $20-25. >>

thurs thru sat (various times): perelman performing arts center lobby stage shows: the perelman performing arts center hosts a series of free performances on the vartan and clare gregorian stage in the pac lobby. this week: dj k a i (thurs 5:30pm), and singers melissa mcmillan (fri 5:45pm), claudia acuña (sat 2:30pm), and sateen (sat 7pm). >>

thurs thru 3/2 (7:15pm, 9pm): théâtre de la dame de coeur’s acupunk: quebec-based théâtre de la dame de coeur presents acupunk, a ‘poetic parade’ performance featuring 18-foot tall puppets exploring the theme of earth’s healing. outdoors at lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza (uws), free admission. >>

thurs thru sun (8pm): flop house comedy ‘best of’ showcase: flop house comedy club (williamsburg) presents ‘best of’ showcases thru the weekend, featuring standup by denise taylor (the onion), carmen lagala (colbert), carmen lynch (comedy central), christophe jean (rough week), and more. $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

thurs: leap day b-day freebie: free admission to edge nyc: leap day babies, show your valid id at the edge box office, and you can take in the view from the highest outdoor sky deck in the western hemisphere for free (reg. $34+). >>

thurs 10am-8pm: leap year community day at wollman rink: central park’s wollman rink is offering free admission for everyone all-day long (regularly $10-15 on thursdays). skate rental is $11 (or byo), locker rental is $7. >>

sponsored: thurs 4-8pm (+ 3/7): brews at brookfield place: don’t miss the chance to share a toast under the famous palm trees at brookfield place, as the winter garden becomes a winter biergarten! enjoy a rotating menu of some of nyc’s best craft beer from all five boroughs. different local breweries will be featured each week, with all beer sales benefiting charity partner, the go project. it’s free to attend and no tickets are required; beer available for purchase. must be 21 and over to attend. >>

thurs 7pm: limousine reading series: hear new readings from writers at the limousine reading series, hosted by heather akumiah and leah abrams at berry park (williamsburg). free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: golden spiral comedy show (monthly): stand-up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf. tonight’s show moves to whiskey cellar nyc (east village) with guests jess salomon (fallon), menuhin hart (comedy central), and alyce chan (vogue). $8+ sliding scale advance ticket includes a raffle ticket for a free drink. $15 admission at the door. >>

thurs 7pm: new york no limits film series: art of the short: new york no limits presents nine independently-produced shorts from various genres at wild project (les). q+a with select filmmakers will follow. $9. >>

thurs 7pm doors: porcelain, life in vacuum, jobber, a deer a horse: porcelain, life in vacuum, jobber, and a deer a horse play tv eye (ridgewood). $15. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: savage comedy returns to logan’s run in park slope. hosted by lizzie martinez, melissa rocha, nonye brown-west, and chloé chunha, tonight’s show includes performances by dan perlman (flatbush misdemeanors), bridey elliott (hbo), orli matlow (amc), momo (@alloramomo), lindsay boling, and dorian debose. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. free admission. >>

thurs 9pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with a night of standup by graham kay (colbert), caitlin reese (the onion), courtney reynolds, charlie dawson, and joanna briley. ba’sik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

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VILLA ALBERTINE’S FREE LATE-NIGHT ARTS AND IDEAS FESTIVAL RETURNS ON MARCH 1 (SPONSORED)

Night of Ideas, Villa Albertine’s free late-night arts and ideas festival, returns on March 1!

Co-curated with the Centre Pompidou, this year’s program of debates, performances, multimedia pop-ups, and more centers the theme of urban growth and prompts attendees to consider its impact through lenses of inclusivity, sustainability, arts and culture, education, and food.

Program highlights include a performance by former Jersey City poet laureate Rashad Wright; a workshop with designer and educator Prem Krishnamurthy; performances by Jersey City-based dancer and choreographer Rimli Roy and her company, Surati; a conversation with Felwine Sarr, the Senegalese academic, musician and writer; and more.

Taking place in Jersey City, a 20-minute PATH ride from downtown Manhattan, and a 45-minute ride from midtown, this year’s interactive, celebratory, and content-rich program invites thought leaders and the public to engage together around major global issues in one of the fastest growing city centers in the US.

When: Friday, March 1, 2024 | 6pm–1am
Where: Hudson County Community College (Gabert Library), 71 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Registration required here

The Jersey City edition of Night of Ideas is presented by Villa Albertine, Centre Pompidou, and Hudson County Community College (HCCC), with the support of the City of Jersey City. The nationwide event is presented by Villa Albertine and Albertine Foundation thanks to the leadership support of the Judy & Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.

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$9 TICKETS TO CARNEGIE HALL | MCP’s 2024 OPENING SEASON CONCERT (SPONSORED)

Manhattan Concert Productions welcomes audiences to its first concert of the 2024 Season: HEAVEN AND EARTH!

Join Deanna Joseph, the Masterwork Festival Chorus, New York City Chamber Orchestra and soloists in a dazzling performance of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. This concert will feature a chorus made up of singers from around the country. Dancers from Benjamin Briones Ballet will accompany the piece, providing a breathtaking visual interpretation of Forrest’s most popular work-to-date.

As a complement to Requiem for the Living, Eric Posada will take to the podium to conduct Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass. This transcendent work takes listeners on a journey from the heavens to the earth, going from “the most transparent and spacey, to something completely grounded, […] warm and solid.”

Don’t miss this night of fantastic choral music, live at Carnegie Hall for just $9, with promo code TSK43137!

Manhattan Concert Productions presents:
Heaven and Earth
Monday, March 11 at 8:00PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Get tickets for any seat in the house for just $9 (up to a $110 value!)*
Use promo code TSK43137 when booking on carnegiehall.org, or mention it when calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or while visiting the Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue (M-Sat 11AM–6PM, S 12-6 PM)
*Facility or service fee may be applied to online and phone orders.

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