FRI-SUN, 1/19-21: SKINT WEEKEND

scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a used book store opening, art fairs, sample sales, and more.

friday

fri 6:30pm: art therapist and author jane marks hart gives insight on her time spent conducting the first art therapy group in a men’s maximum security prison, sing sing. sva (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm: artnews + nyu present a symposium based on the composition of pioneering sound artist morton subotnick’s seminal album, silver apples of the moon, created 50 years ago while he was one of the founding faculty members of the tisch school of the arts. nyu black box theatre (greenwich village), free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by danny murphy (sirius xm), ken schultz (someecards), ashley gavin (laughs), gregory hall, and jeena bloom. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit the ali forney center). >>

fri 7pm, 8:20pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with an evening of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on doomed love, space tourism, and video game preservation. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

fri 7-9pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s counterculture theme includes access to the ‘you say you want a revolution’ exhibition, ’60s avant-garde and experimental 16mm films, a ’60s dance party, things to keep the kids busy, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: strap on your headset mic for the gaming debate, a spirited discussion between chapo trap house podcast hosts matt christman (anti-gaming) and virgil texas (pro-gaming), moderated by no cartridge audio’s trevor strunk. the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show: sing along at live band karaoke for the resistance, with proceeds from tonight’s women’s march edition benefitting safe horizon and emerge new york. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $16 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ sun): nyc-based groups tak ensemble and loadbang perform works by icelandic composer collective errata over two evenings at scandinavia house (ues). $15. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ 1/22-26): juilliard’s 34th annual focus! festival presents six free concerts celebrating the music of chinese composers. peter jay sharp theatre and alice tully hall at lincoln center, free (rsvp for seats here). >>

fri 7:30pm: online dating can be hard, but you’re not the only one having a tough time. the tinder tales live show shares your frustration with anecdotes and advice from chris calogero (not quite midnight), amy shanker (laughs), and julie kottakis (madge the vag). hosted by david piccolomini. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 8pm: now is the winter of our discotheque: the north brooklyn branch of the democratic socialists of america throws an ‘anti-inauguration anti-versary’ fundraiser party with dj sets from liz pelly, jeremy larson, and doctor mister, plus a live set by mr. frank and a free afterparty at father knows best. trans-pecos (bushwick/ridgewood), $15 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). >>

fri 8:30pm: all your questions about casseroles and haystack hookups will be answered at emily winter’s ask a midwesterner solo show, based on her video series of the same name. a performance by absurdist comedian tom achilles follows. the countdown theater (williamsburg), $10 suggested donation. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the holi-brew edition of the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kenny deforest (seth meyers), aparna nancherla (conan), joe zimmerman (comedy central), and kenice mobley. hosted by eica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: writers and friends of comedic punk news site the hard times present a stand-up comedy showcase with free raffles. tender trap (greenpoint), $5. >>

fri 9pm (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers james hamblin (the atlantic), james patterson (comedy central), liz miele (comedy central), lillian devane (reductress), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), and rae sanni (the president show) entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and ph.d scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of rocky iv (1985), at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck and freddy g. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 11pm: have the last dance and all the others too at a diana ross and donna summer dance party, with music spun by the illustrious blacks. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8. >>

fri midnight: drink for your life at a battle royale drinking game. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

sponsored

Rainn Wilson (The Office) leads a troupe of actors from stage and screen, including Sam Underwood (Fear the Walking Dead), Di Zhu (Russian Arts Theater), and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) in performing a night of Chekhov’s tragically comedic tales. Laura Strausfeld, Chekhov superfan and curator of New York’s annual celebration of the author’s birthday, joins with Selected Shorts to curate an evening of Chekhov’s great works and raise a glass in honor of his 158th birthday. With a special musical performance by Joan Osborne. Tickets $16 and up. BUY NOW

saturday

sat various times: art action day, a day of ‘beautiful artistic chaos’ will mark the first anniversary of trump’s inauguration with programming at multiple venues. >>

sat 11am-3pm: the women’s march on new york city returns to the streets with voices raised to demand equality for all. rally at central park west between 61st + 62nd streets and marches down to 43rd street + 6th avenue, with more than 20 related after-events scheduled throughout nyc. >>

sat 11am-8pm: nothing fishy about this deal: midtown’s pokéworks celebrates its second anniversary with buy one, get one free poké bowls and free miso soup. >>

sponsored sat 7pm, 9pm: the usual rejects presents ‘yub nub,’ a staged reading/parody/drinking game of return of the jedi, with plenty of audience participation, trivia, and raffles. wythe hotel theater (williamsburg), $15.>>

sat 7-10pm: faces of death, a collaborative zine of portraits commemorating significant figures who passed away in the last year, celebrates its 20th anniversary with an issue release party at growroom // showroom (williamsburg). free admission. >>

sat 7pm-4am: performance space/bar/restaurant bizarre bushwick celebrates its fifth anniversary with live music, performances, raffles, and an open bar 7-8pm. $10 before 10pm, $15 after. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features ayanna dookie (50 central), jim tews (felines of new york), carolyn castiglia (right now!), and dawn frasier (barbershop stories). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. the pleasure chest (ues), $8 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion of both hosted by rob paravonian. tonight’s show features bipolar bradley, shauna lane, shannon + scott, and more. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv with promo code ‘orchvip’ (reg. $10). >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 5/12): a quartet of members of the chamber music society of lincoln center performs beethoven, mozart, and smetana at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $14. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly):comedians give lectures on guy stuff at the it’s a guy thing comedy show. performers include karen chee (the new yorker), taylor garren (reductress), ayo edebiri (the rundown), dara katz (the place we live), and more. hosted by catherine cohen (difficult people), patti harrison (fallon), and mitra jouhari (full frontal with samantha bee). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ucb’s long-running whiplash comedy show comes to the bell house with a lineup including noah gardenswartz (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), josh rabinowitz (josh rabinowitz), jacqueline novak (how to weep in public), josh johnson (fallon), brendan eyre (seth meyers), and casey james salengo (kimmel). hosted by aparna nancherla. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 8pm: there’ll be far more than just stand up at art school: a cross-genre, multi-disciplinary, post-conceptual comedy show, where aaron jackson (the opposition with jordan klepper), mary houlihan (comedy central), lorelei ramirez (adult swim), and carmen christopher (trutv) present comedy from unconventional artistic disciplines. hosted by tim barnes, jordan mendoza, and joanna solotaroff. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show: regular comedy presents the temple ballroom show, a stand-up comedy show set in a turn-of-the century ballroom and including performances by david cross (mr. show), sasheer zamata (snl), brendan eyre (seth meyers), and hannah boone. hosted by josh rabinowitz (broad city). murmrr ballroom (prospect heights), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

sat 9:30pm (monthly): ever rolled your eyes at the absurd wedding announcements in the new york times? the forever improv comedy show relates, and creates an entire love story out of an audience-picked announcement. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

sat 9:30pm (monthly): all female reboot sketch show: in a world… of movies… with no men. an ensemble of women comedians presents a ladies-only take on popular films like fight club, good will hunting, and wayne’s world. the tank (midtown west), $10. >>

sunday

sun thru 5/27 (closed mondays): more than 250 works by 21 seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists go on display for ‘vestiges and verse: notes from the newfangled epic,’ a new exhibition at the american folk art museum (uws). free admission. >>

sun 8am: just because it’s half, doesn’t mean it’s easy. cheer on the runners at the annual new york road runners fred lebow manhattan half marathon in central park. >>

sun 2pm: for the 45th anniversary of roe v. wade, shout your abortion and got a girl crush host a community art show and screening of vessel, a documentary about women on waves, an organization that provides abortions on a ship in offshore waters to women who can’t get them where they live. mayday space (bushwick), sliding scale admission benefits the new york abortion access fund. >>

sun 2-4pm: it’s souper bowl sunday! savor all the soups made by more than 20 competitive chefs and vote for your favorites at the annual brooklyn soup takedown. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $20. >>

sun 4pm: talking movies. emmy and peabody-award winning director sam pollard (sammy davis, jr.: i’ve gotta be me, when the levees broke) gives a master class on documentary filmmaking at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center amphitheater (uws). free (tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event). >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: three comedians try to guess what a leading expert studies at chris duffy’s you’re the expert live podcast recording. tonight: gary richardson (snl), josh gondelman (last week tonight), and an the world’s leading expert on sea sponges. caveat (les), $12. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show: comedian rob cantrell (comedy central, last comic standing) launches his new album, pure uncut joy, with a show/party including guest performances by aparna nancherla (conan), marc theobald (chappelle’s show), joyelle nicole (lady parts justice), courtney maginnis (npr 360), and casey james salengo (kimmel), plus music spun by dj leecy t (the source magazine’s ’10 female hip hop djs keeping the culture alive’). bonus: the first 10 attendees will get a free limited-edition 7″ vinyl. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: sasheer zamata’s party time! variety show, hosted by former snl cast member sasheer zamata, features stand-up sets by judah friedlander (30 rock), rojo perez (conan), chloe hilliard, and a performance by musician jocelyn mackenzie. the bell house (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

a used book store just opened on bleecker street and the bowery. yay, reading! >>

fri thru sun: chelsea rotating pop-up shop story hosts a sample sale with over 3,000 items from 400 brands, including housewares and fixtures. >>

fri thru sun: get your replicant fix on at back-to-back screenings of blade runner: the final cut and blade runner 2049 at syndicated (bushwick). $4 each. >>

fri thru sun: from a barn on an island in maine to a williamsburg loft, barnfest nyc showcases new work made by a variety of theater and performance artists during their residency at barn arts collective on maine’s mount desert island. cloud city (williamsburg), $12. >>

fri thru sun: the 26th annual outsider art fair returns with works from self-taught artists represented by more than 60 galleries from around the world. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $25. >>

fri thru sun: meet other potter(y) fans at the 19th annual new york ceramics and glass fair, where over 28 galleries and dealers will showcase porcelain, pottery, and glass works, and 9 experts will give lectures. bohemian national hall (ues), $20 admission includes all four days. >>

fri thru 1/25: catch the world’s top-ranking squash players competing in a glass-enclosed court housed in grand central terminal for the 21st annual j.p. morgan tournament of champions. grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall (midtown east). free standing room, $10+ for seated. >>

fri thru 1/28: feast your eyes upon ancient jewels, vintage maps, centuries-old portraits and other fine + decorative arts from around the world at the 64th annual winter antiques show. park avenue armory (ues), $25 admission includes a 270-page catalogue. >>

fri thru 2/1: newly restored films dating from 1916 to 1992 will be screened at ‘to save and project,’ moma’s 15th annual international festival of film preservation, including hollywood classics, avant-garde works, travelogues, and more. museum of modern art (midtown west), free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free 4-8pm fridays), or $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students in advance. >>

sat 10am-6pm, sun 12-4pm: established and emerging artists alike anonymously contributed original, postcard-sized artworks for the 20th annual ‘postcards from the edge’ group art show to benefit visual aids. more than 1400 works will be available for $85 each on saturday, and are priced 2-for-1 on sunday. free admission ($5 suggested donation), gallery 524 (chelsea). >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: save 25-70% on coats, sweaters, dresses, and more that’s sweatshop free and vegan at vaute’s lower east side moving and sample sale. bonus: free beer (while supplies last). >>

sat thru 2/4: it’s one hot ticket: the annual valrhona hot chocolate festival and fundraiser returns for a third year, with 10 local bakeries and chocolatiers selling specialty hot chocolates with a portion of the proceeds benefiting c-cap’s job training program for disadvantaged high-school students who are interested in culinary careers. >>

sat thru 3/3: bob adelman: new york artists: 40 never-before-seen in nyc portraits of artists andy warhol, roy lichtenstein, james rosenquist, and tom wesselmann taken by adelman will be on view at westwood gallery (nolita). opening reception tonight. free. >>

ticket deals

thru 2/4: score 2-for-1 tickets to 19 shows during the annual winter broadway week. shows include anastasia, chicago, john lithgow: stories by heart, latin history for morons, the lion king, wicked, and more. >>

nyc’s ‘must-see week’ (fka nyc attractions week) returns 1/29-2/11 with 2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and performing arts on sale now. >>

get tickets to the new york times travel show at the jacob k. javits convention center 1/27-28 for $8-15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 2/24-6/23 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50) >>

get tickets to company xiv’s xiariété in bushwick thru 2/3 for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $55+). >>

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THE SKINT PRESENTS: IT’S FRIDAY, I’M (NOT) IN LOVE: THIRD ANNUAL ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Flip Cupid the bird and celebrate singledom at the skint’s Third Annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 9th at littlefield.

Hug yourself and sway as the aptly-named DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) spins songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today. Purge your emotional baggage with our cleansing anti-love ritual. Use our photo booth to show the world (and your exes) how much better you’re doing on your own. Lubricate yourself with themed drink specials.

Dress in black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded.

Tickets are just $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

the skint presents:
The Third Annual
“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party

Friday, February 9 at 10:30pm
littlefield
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
Tickets: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1625804-3rd-annual-its-friday-im-brooklyn/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985462435046272/

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THURS, 1/18: FREE BEER, 2-FOR-1 MUST-SEE WEEK TICKETS, SQUASH CHAMPS, + 21 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 1/21: meet other potter(y) fans at the 19th annual new york ceramics and glass fair, where over 28 galleries and dealers will showcase porcelain, pottery, and glass works, and 9 experts will give lectures. bohemian national hall (ues), $20 admission includes all four days. >>

thru 2/1: newly restored films dating from 1916 to 1992 will be screened at ‘to save and project,’ moma’s 15th annual international festival of film preservation, including hollywood classics, avant-garde works, travelogues, and more. museum of modern art (midtown west), free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free 4-8pm fridays), or $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students in advance. >>

thru 1/25: catch the world’s top-ranking squash players competing in a glass-enclosed court housed in grand central terminal for the 21st annual j.p. morgan tournament of champions. grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall (midtown east). free standing room, $10+ for seated. >>

5pm-midnight: threes brewing turns three years old today, offering a free beer to those who rsvp on facebook. >>

6pm: travel back to the time of twiggy at the release of mod new york: fashion takes a trip, a book on the current exhibition at the museum of the city of new york. related attire encouraged. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free. >>

7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

7-9pm: activist group interference archive celebrates the opening of its new location and multimedia exhibition, ‘no. not ever.’ interference archive (park slope), free. >>

7pm (thru 1/21): from a barn on an island in maine to a williamsburg loft, barnfest nyc showcases new work made by a variety of theater and performance artists during their residency at barn arts collective on maine’s mount desert island. cloud city (williamsburg), $12. >>

7pm doors: tom tom magazine, the only publication dedicated to female drummers, throws an issue release party with music by nancy feast of teen, yucky duster, mallrat, and thick. elsewhere (bushwick), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. performers for tonight’s show include gary richardson (the characters), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out), chris duffy (you’re the expert), karen chee (the new yorker), cathryn mudon, and rachel sennott. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), $3. >>

7:30pm doors:bric tv’s in-studio music series b-side hosts acid dad with host rachael pazdan. bric house studio (fort greene), free. >>

8pm (monthly): negativity has no chance at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes will miles (crashing), robert dean (gotham comedy live), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), ken schultz, and adam mamawala. hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by dan licata (adult swim), alison leiby (the president show), bronwyn isaac (reductress), keenan steiner, and owen straw. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in computer-generated media at the warper party, featuring more than a dozen live electronic music acts and projected visuals on two floors. the keep (ridgewood), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show, featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s #nastywomen-themed all-female lineup includes humorous ruminations on cryptography, artificial insemination, and more. hosted by kyle marian. caveat (les), $7. >>

10pm: fleetmac wood, a uk dj collective and party dedicated to remixes and edits of fleetwood mac and solo projects, comes to le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

coming up

1/19-21: get your replicant fix on at back-to-back screenings of blade runner: the final cut and blade runner 2049 at syndicated (bushwick). $4 each. >>

1/19-21: the 26th annual outsider art fair returns with works from self-taught artists represented by more than 60 galleries from around the world. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $25. >>

1/19-28: feast your eyes upon ancient jewels, vintage maps, centuries-old portraits and other fine + decorative arts from around the world at the 64th annual winter antiques show. park avenue armory (ues), $25 admission includes a 270-page catalogue. >>

1/19 6:30pm: art therapist and author jane marks hart gives insight on her time spent conducting the first art therapy group in a men’s maximum security prison, sing sing. sva (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

1/19 7pm: artnews + nyu present a symposium based on the composition of pioneering sound artist morton subotnick’s seminal album, silver apples of the moon, created 50 years ago while he was one of the founding faculty members of the tisch school of the arts. nyu black box theatre (greenwich village), free. >>

1/19 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by danny murphy (sirius xm), ken schultz (someecards), ashley gavin (laughs), gregory hall, and jeena bloom. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit the ali forney center). >>

1/19 7pm, 8:20pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with an evening of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on doomed love, space tourism, and video game preservation. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

1/19 7-9pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s counterculture theme includes access to the ‘you say you want a revolution’ exhibition, ’60s avant-garde and experimental 16mm films, a ’60s dance party, things to keep the kids busy, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

1/19 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: strap on your headset mic for the gaming debate, a spirited discussion between chapo trap house podcast hosts matt christman (anti-gaming) and virgil texas (pro-gaming), moderated by no cartridge audio’s trevor strunk. the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

1/19 7pm doors, 8pm show: sing along at live band karaoke for the resistance, with proceeds from tonight’s women’s march edition benefitting safe horizon and emerge new york. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $16 dos. >>

1/19 7:30pm (+ 1/21): nyc-based groups tak ensemble and loadbang perform works by icelandic composer collective errata over two evenings at scandinavia house (ues). $15. >>

1/19 7:30pm (+ 1/22-26): juilliard’s 34th annual focus! festival presents six free concerts celebrating the music of chinese composers. peter jay sharp theatre and alice tully hall at lincoln center, free (rsvp for seats here). >>

1/19 7:30pm: online dating can be hard, but you’re not the only one having a tough time. the tinder tales live show shares your frustration with anecdotes and advice from chris calogero (not quite midnight), amy shanker (laughs), and julie kottakis (madge the vag). hosted by  david piccolomini. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

1/19 8pm: now is the winter of our discotheque: the north brooklyn branch of the democratic socialists of america throws an ‘anti-inauguration anti-versary’ fundraiser party with dj sets from liz pelly, jeremy larson, and doctor mister, plus a live set by mr. frank and a free afterparty at father knows best. trans-pecos (bushwick/ridgewood), $15 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). >>

1/19 8:30pm: all your questions about casseroles and haystack hookups will be answered at emily winter’s ask a midwesterner solo show, based on her video series of the same name. a performance by absurdist comedian tom achilles follows. the countdown theater (williamsburg), $10 suggested donation. >>

1/19 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the holi-brew edition of the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kenny deforest (seth meyers), aparna nancherla (conan), joe zimmerman (comedy central), and kenice mobley. hosted by eica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

1/19 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: writers and friends of comedic punk news site the hard times present a standup comedy showcase with free raffles. tender trap (greenpoint), $5. >>

1/19 9pm (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers james hamblin (the atlantic), james patterson (comedy central), liz miele (comedy central), lillian devane (reductress), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), and rae sanni (the president show) entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and ph.d scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

1/19 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of rocky iv (1985), at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck and freddy g. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

1/19 11pm: have the last dance and all the others too at a diana ross and donna summer dance party, with music spun by the illustrious blacks. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8. >>

1/19 midnight: drink for your life at a battle royale drinking game. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

ticket deals

nyc’s ‘must-see week’ (fka nyc attractions week) returns 1/29-2/11 with 2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and performing arts on sale starting today. >>

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