around town today

thru 3/4: the 12th annual frigid festival showcases 30 independent theatre companies with 100% of the proceeds going to the artists. the kraine theater + under st. marks (east village), $12-20. >>

various times: have a movie-themed v-day with these screenings: >>
• various times: cruel intentions, single white female, and more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $15 general, $12 seniors. >>
• 4pm-midnight: everything i know about love i learned from john cusack movies: one crazy summer, better off dead, grifters, and say anything. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>
• 6pm-midnight: 200 cigarettes pal-entine’s day party. the footlight (ridgewood), free. >>
• 6:15pm, 8:15pm: moonstruck and harold and maude. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12. >>
• 8pm: roman holiday. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

updated: 4-8pm, 7pm-2am: you’ll be able to actually wear your heart on your sleeve with evan kim’s free tattoos inspired by james goldcrown’s ‘lovewall/bleeding hearts’ soho mural (4-8pm, lobby of the dream downtown hotel) and flash tats by artist olivia pakitsas (7pm-2am, domedary bar, free until 10pm, $25 after).

6pm: renew your vows at the crossroads of the world. once again, couples are invited to say ‘i do’ all over again at a ceremony on the red steps of times square’s duffy square, this year following a performance from the broadway musical anastasia. free. >>

7pm: single and coupled alike are welcome to sweat and drink it out at the annual boycott valentine’s day pub run. meet at brooklyn running company (williamsburg), $25. >>

7pm, 9pm: rebecca vigil and evan kaufman interview a couple in the audience and create a completely improvised musical based on their story at a valentine’s day edition of your love, our musical. caveat (les), $15. >>

7-11pm (on view thru 2/16): get ready to blush at con artist collective’s ‘my naughty valentine’ uncensored art show. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: commiserate at the seventh annual unloveable valentine’s day concert, with live music by the smiths/morrissey tribute band the sons + heirs. hosted by rolling stone columnist and author rob sheffield (love is a mix tape, talking to girls about duran duran). the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $24 dos. >>

7:30pm: say what’s been left unsaid or add it to an installation at a love letter reading, where guests are invited to share their personal, unsent love letters as a form of release. the living gallery outpost (east village), $5-$10 sliding scale admission. >>

7:30pm: at the perfect couple game show, married comedy couple kambri crews and christian finnegan host as two sets of companions compete to prove that they’ve got this thing called ‘love’ locked down. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘friends’ edition includes writers isaac oliver (intimacy idiot), keith bunin (the busy world is hushed), and singer-songwriter dane terry. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits sage. >>

8pm: embrace the hilariously unerotic at a belinda blinked valentine’s day show, in honor of the my dad wrote a porno podcast’s first book. featuring questionably hot readings, games, drink specials, tacos and more. hosted by bobby hankinson (kweendom), courtney maginnis (let’s see, what else?), and casey james salengo (comedy central). parklife (gowanus), free admission (rsvp). >>

8pm: touche pas dance company presents its third annual ‘super sad love scenes (or, love makes us all losers)’ dance/song/scene/music variety show, featuring post-break-up ballads, tales of insecurity, angsty modern dance and more. alchemical theatre laboratory (chelsea), $10. >>

8pm: hpv meets ‘the vagina monologues’ at the vd monologues, a valentine’s day-bashing comedy show about valentine’s day and venereal diseases. hosted by anita flores (party of two) and natalie wall (awkward sex in the city). three’s @ franklin + kent (greenpoint), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

8pm (monthly): get your fill of free food and free comedy at the devour hour comedy show. this month: pair some free chocolate with the venue’s $15 bottle of chardonnay deal alongside performances by lawrence deloach (elite daily), jay welch (mcsweeney’s), perri gross (reductress), jeff scheen and ryan schutt. hank’s saloon (boerum hill), free admission. >>

8pm (thru 2/17): get 2-for-1 tickets to ‘afrofuturism transmedia piece’ the brobot johnson experience at the bushwick starr with promo code ‘bot241’ (reg. $20-25 each). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer and $15 buckets are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight: ryan beck (jon stewart), joyelle johnson (lady parts justice), ramy youssef (conan) and erik monical. hosted by emily winter (tv land). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm: fireworks! keep your eyes on the skies over the hudson river near pier 84 (midtown west). in honor of lunar new year. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: anthony devito (colbert), tim dillon (the chris gethard show), sonya denis (comedy central), saurin choksi (brown privilege), grant lyon and alex english. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

9pm, i choo-choo-choose you! score a bingo and win a free drink at the simpsons valentine’s day bingo, featuring fan-favorite episodes ‘grade school confidential,’ ‘i love lisa,’ and more. videology (williamsburg), free admission. >>

9pm (bi-monthly): copycat cover song night hosts a tribute to tom petty with bands, djs, and $5 free fallin’ cocktails all night. otto’s shrunken head (alphabet city), free admission. >>

9:30pm: ucb presents be mine: improvisers + their real-life valentines, a holiday show where comedians and their specials someones who, notably, don’t do comedy, perform improvised scenes together. ucb (hell’s kitchen), $9. >>

10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by usama siddiquee, ashley bez, patrick hastie, alex english, and derek humphrey. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (salomon + smith). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

10pm: eff it and dance the night away at the house of yes f love dance party. the house of yes (bushwick), $10. >>

10pm doors, 10:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. tonight’s show sold out quickly, so a second valentine’s day special edition has just been added with guests tba. hosted by lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

10:30pm: comedians riff over a cheesy soft-core adult film, mst3k-style, at q.e.d. (astoria). $15. >>

coming up

2/15-26: doc fortnight, the museum of modern art’s 17th annual international festival of nonfiction film, features 12 days of screenings by emerging and established filmmakers, post-show discussions, and a retrospective of jonathan demme’s documentaries. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students, free 4-8pm fridays. >>

2/15 7pm: single awareness day may spell out ‘s.a.d.,’ but you won’t have to feel that way at this poetry for singles workshop. wine and chocolate included! brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $10. >>

2/15 7pm: a space for women, a feminist fashion event by design circle, showcases the work of six designers inspired by local woman-centric nonprofits. plus, free beer, kombucha, snacks, and giveaways. new women space (williamsburg), free ($10 donation with rsvp in advance includes a limited-edition pin). >>

2/15 7pm (monthly): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of a day of groundhog, robert price’s shakespearean adaptation of groundhog day, while the audience plays drinking games. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

2/15 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the legacy show aims to inspire with first-hand stories from people who made change using their positive attitude. this month’s ‘you come first’-themed show features sex educator domina franco, behavior consultant dr. marcie beigel, acknowledge media founder rich polt, and photographer jordan matter. hosted by michael ian cedar. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $10 admission benefits she’s the first. >>

2/15 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

2/15 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: ded talks: comedians posing as departed celebrities give one last ted talk. hosted by jay malsky and richie moriarty. caveat (les), $10. >>

2/15 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: bobby tisdale, voice of zeke on bob’s burgers, hosts the wards of merkin comedy/variety show at littlefield (gowanus). $10. >>

2/15 7:30pm: performance artist penny arcade brings her longing lasts longer solo show to the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center (uws). free. >>

2/15 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by brendan mclaughlin (brooklyn magazine‘s 50 funniest people), eliza hurwitz (ifc), sachi ezura, and santiago angell. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>share Facebook Twitter More...