WEDS, 3/29: $2 SALAD, GIRLS WITH GUTS, ARGUMENTS + GRIEVANCES, + 20 THURS EVENTS

around town today

5-7pm (+ 3/30 10:30am): score $2 salads and salad wraps at the new chopt empire state building location today, and tomorrow the first 200 customers will receive a mexican caesar salad card with purchase.  >>

6-8pm (thru 5/7): four photographers present work at lesley heller workspace (les). opening reception tonight. free. >>

6-8pm: arty pipes and bongs get the spotlight at outlaw glass, a group exhibition opening tonight at apexart (tribeca). free. >>

6-10pm: scratch that: an evening of photographs, djs, pbr and clique vodka. scratch dj academy (east village), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: former white house deputy chief of staff for operations under the president obama administration alyssa mastromonaco discusses her new book who thought this was a good idea?: and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the white house. story (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: hear how four nonprofits are creating change through food at a panel discussion at essex street market (les). bonus: treats from reconnect bakery and les girls club at 6:30pm. free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: canadian comics artist and illustrator michael deforge launches sticks angelica, folk hero at rough trade (williamsburg) with some help from musician sadie dupuis (sad13, speedy ortiz). free. >>

7pm: contributors to harper’s magazine‘s trump: a resister’s guide discuss the role of letters and ideas in this political era at mcnally jackson (nolita). free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the brooklyn loft party variety show returns with up-close performances by musicians 2scoops+ glockabelle, beatboxer kaz, burlesque performer aphrodite rose, magician the great dubini, tango duo munoz + dutra, drag marionette sparkly lingwater, and comedians naomi ekperigin + andy beckerman. hosted by dale sever. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm: randy cohen, ethicist emeritus of the new york times, speaks with anti-defamation league ceo jonathan greenblatt for a live taping of the person place thing show. jcc manhattan (uws), $18. >>

7:30pm: girls with guts, grit + purpose: artistic director of the women’s march on washington paola mendoza, singer monica dogra, dancer reshma gajjar, comedian and performer hye yun park, and dj rekha join host rakia reynolds for an evening of performances and stories celebrating women’s impact and ingenuity across creative industries. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm (+ 6/28, 9/27, 11/29): emerging + established choreographers of all dance forms showcase new works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15 general adv, $18 door, $12 students/seniors/id nyc. >>

7:30pm (thru 4/1): pop/multimedia dance company yakez’s hip-hop dance production ‘give it to you stage’ involves a mascot, wrestling, and a senior aerobics class. new york live arts (chelsea), $15-25. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): alamo drafthouse’s house of wax bar is the home for the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. bring anything with a story for a chance at winning movie tickets, drinks, and other prizes. tonight’s guest performers include charles gould (search party), mary cella (comedy central), lukas kaiser (comedy central), jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth grandslam winner), brandon scott wolf (nbc), niles turner, and more. hosted by dan fisher. free admission, email rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features roy wood, jr. (the daily show), kevin iso (adam devine’s house party), joe devito (last comic standing), tommy pope (gotham live), and may wilkerson (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of scarface (1983). >>

8pm (thru 3/31): the string orchestra of brooklyn’s annual string theories festival returns with three days of 21st century music for strings in collaboration with over 50 artists. tonight, the string orchestra of brooklyn and mivos quartet perform works by composer anna clyne, joined by an opening set from cellist inbal segev. $15 with promo code ‘skint16’ (reg. $22.50). >>

8pm: wax idols, pop. 11280, decorum, and shaun durkan (dj set) play brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $10. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: sabrina jalees (larry wilmore), jeff arcuri (laughs), amy shanker (laughs), joe zimmerman (conan), shane torres (conan), kyle grooms (comedy central), and mike lebovitz (last comic standing). guest hosted by jeff steinbrunner. $5. >>

9pm (ends today): the audience chooses the ending of brooklyn theatre club’s boozy, participatory production of the mystery of edwin drood, the musical within a musical based on the unfinished dickens classic. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

9:30pm: freddy mercury vs freddy krueger, incredible hulk vs hulk hogan, lord of the rings vs lord of the flies, and saturday morning cartoons vs saturday night live are the topics up for discussion at comedy debate series and podcast arguments + grievances show. hosted by kevin white and kevin o’brien. the pit underground (flatiron), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

thru 4/6: the film society of lincoln center presents a 20-film tribute to quintessential french new wave actor jean-pierre léaud, including the 400 blows, masculin féminin, day for night, irma vep, and his latest the death of louis xiv. $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

our next event!

ADELE, ALICIA KEYS, AMY WINEHOUSE, ARETHA FRANKLIN, BEYONCÉ, CYNDI LAUPER, DEBBIE HARRY, HEART, JESSIE J, KAREN O, KATHLEEN HANNA, LADY GAGA, LORDE, MADONNA, MISSY ELLIOTT, PATTI SMITH, PEACHES, PINK, QUEEN LATIFAH, ROBYN, SALT-N-PEPA, SHARON JONES, SPICE GIRLS, STEVIE NICKS, TINA TURNER, WHITNEY HOUSTON, AND MANY MORE!

Miz Elizabeth (The Hot Sardines) and the skint present:
Ladies First: A Dance Party to Celebrate the Badass Women of Music and Benefit Planned Parenthood

Friday, April 7 at 10:30pm
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
$7 in advance / $10 at the door
Tickets: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1456028-ladies-first-dance-party-brooklyn/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/815353808640209/

coming up

3/30 9am-12pm (+ 4/3): spring spruce up + cutback: help brooklyn bridge park prepare for the arrival of spring by volunteering to help cut back grasses and perennials. >>

3/30 11am-6pm (thru 4/2): more than 70 international galleries feature artwork starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $18-20 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

3/30 12-2pm: shiro of japan in grand central celebrates march madness with $1.44 poké bowls. >>

3/30 12-8pm (thru 4/2): aipad’s annual photography show, the longest-running photography showcase, features work from over 115 international galleries in addition to artist talks and interactive experiences. pier 94 (midtown west), $30 general, $20 students. >>

3/30 4-7pm: the aids coalition to unleash power (act up) commemorates its 30th anniversary with a march and rally from the west village to union square. >>

3/30 5-7pm: sva’s mfa computer art department presents open studios of graduating students working in video, animation, audio, interactive installations and physical computing. sva computer art studio (flatiron district), free. >>

3/30 6pm: photographer larry fink presents his collection of photographs of andy warhol company in 1960s nyc. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron). free. >>

3/30 6:30pm: is your job making your life worse, or even threatening your livelihood? a panel of health experts, behavioral scientists, and business leaders delve into the issue of work-life balance and promoting better work and happier lives. interface (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

3/30 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (thru 4/2): hark! the shakescon new york shakespeare convention arrives with a bevy of performances, auditions for select companies, trivia, and more. clemente soto vélez cultural & educational center (les), $15 general, $10 students. >>

3/30 7pm: let nyc dance! community members hold a town hall with the department of cultural affairs commissioner to argue for the repeal of the cabaret law, which requires a special permit for dancing in venues, thus limiting the number of spaces to get your groove on. market hotel (bushwick), free. >>

3/30 7pm: banned in dc: photos and anecdotes from the dc punk underground (79-85) author and photographer cynthia connolly presents a slideshow of the book’s origins and chats with with dc-based musician alec mackaye. the ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron). free. >>

3/30 7pm: above the law managing editor elie mystal attempts to convince guests and audience members to go against conventional wisdom at a taping of the persuade me podcast. tonight’s topic is hate crimes with slate writer mark joseph stern. wnyc’s the greene space (south village), $15 admission includes a drink. >>

3/30 7pm (thru 4/14): four actors grapple with staging shakespeare’s hamlet in theater reconstruction ensemble’s how to hamlet, or hamleting hamlet. here arts center (south village), $18. >>

3/30 7:30pm: jasper string quartet performs beethoven, dvořák, and mazzoli at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

3/30 7:30pm (thru 4/1): night shift theater presents a 90s-inspired production of shakespeare’s measure for measure. alchemical theatre laboratory (west village), $15. >>

3/30 8pm (monthly): challenge your attention span at the ’like me!’ smartphone interactive comedy show, where comedians vie for your attention using tweets, games, polls and more. hosted by shelby taylor and melissa stokoski. the creek + the cave (long island city), free. >>

3/30 8pm (thru 4/2): queens-based dance artists perform at the 10th annual green space blooms dance series. green space (lic), $17. >>

3/30 8pm (weekly thru 5/11): greenwich house music school’s annual uncharted concert series continues the season with new orleans jazz group the masakowski family band. bonus: free beer and wine. greenwich house music school (west village), $15. >>

3/30 8pm: nearly 20 musicians pay tribute to the replacements at hifi bar (alphabet city). scheduled to perform: will sheff, ted leo, p.j. o’connor, and more. free ($10-20 suggested donation). >>

3/30 11pm doors, 11:30pm show: dj and producer peanut butter wolf spins the jams at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $10. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: enter to win a semester of booze violin, cello, guitar, mandolin, or ukulele lessons! classes start 4/23. deadline to enter: 11:59pm, thurs, 3/30. >>

get free tickets to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/23-24 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to the nyc hot sauce expo at brooklyn expo center 4/22-23 for $5+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $10+). >>

thru 4/16: 20at20: for 20 days, get $20 walk-up tickets to more than 30 off-broadway shows, 20 minutes before curtain time. >>

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GIVEAWAY: BOOZE + MUSIC LESSONS: STARTING 4/23 (SPONSORED)

Photo: Reuben Radding

Love Booze + Music? Join a growing community of people who just want to get together, learn how to play an instrument and have a few drinks. 

If you’re looking to learn how to play an instrument for the first time, or trying to get back into music after some time away, Bantam Studios’ “Booze Music Lessons” are a great way to get hands-on experience with an instrument in a fun and casual environment.  Free beer + wine at every class!

Spring Session begins on April 23rd, with options for beginner, intermediate and advanced students just about every day of the week.  At the end of the semester you’ll have the chance to show off your newfound skill at a private concert at Littlefield!

In addition to violin, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele, we’re also happy to announce the long awaited Booze Cello classes are officially being offered! The fantastic Caleigh Drane will be teaching Cello Beginner I and Cello Beginner II this semester.
 
Registration Deadlines:
Register by April 14, 2017 if you need a rental instrument.
Register by April 21, 2017 if you are providing your own instrument.

Now offering: Violin, Cello, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Workshops + Ensembles
Check out the full list of classes that we’re offering this spring+++

Bantam Studios is located at the Brooklyn Music School, 126 St Felix St, Brooklyn, NY behind BAM.

FAQ + Contact

We’re giving away an eight-week package of lessons for the spring session! To enter to win, just drop us a line via this form by 11:59pm Thurs, 3/30. The winner will picked at random and notified Friday morning. Good luck!

Photo: Reuben Radding

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LADIES FIRST: A DANCE PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE BADASS WOMEN OF MUSIC AND BENEFIT PLANNED PARENTHOOD – 4/7 AT LITTLEFIELD

You know who we’re talking about: The ladies. The truth tellers, rhythm makers, groundbreakers, ass shakers. Mic-dropping mothers of all things loud, proud, fierce and funky. We need them now more than ever.

ADELE, ALICIA KEYS, AMY WINEHOUSE, ARETHA FRANKLIN, BEYONCÉ, CYNDI LAUPER, DEBBIE HARRY, HEART, JESSIE J, KAREN O, KATHLEEN HANNA, LADY GAGA, LORDE, MADONNA, MISSY ELLIOTT, PATTI SMITH, PEACHES, PINK, QUEEN LATIFAH, ROBYN, SALT-N-PEPA, SHARON JONES, SPICE GIRLS, STEVIE NICKS, TINA TURNER, WHITNEY HOUSTON, AND MANY MORE

DJ Rimarkable will be playing hits from the most incredible, indelible female performers to shape music — and some dudes, too, because there’d be no Gaga without Bowie, no Beyoncé without Prince.

Also: $5-8 drink specials, a photo booth and other goodies we haven’t even dreamed up yet — but it’s going to be good.

Tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door, and EVERY PENNY goes to Planned Parenthood. Dance dance revolution! Get your tickets now!

Miz Elizabeth (The Hot Sardines) and the skint present:
Ladies First: A Dance Party to Celebrate the Badass Women of Music and Benefit Planned Parenthood

Friday, April 7 at 10:30pm
$7 in advance / $10 at the door
Tickets: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1456028-ladies-first-dance-party-brooklyn/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/815353808640209/

*Special thanks to the great folks at Beyonder Events!

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