around town today

thru 10/31: hundreds of architecture and design events, tours, and exhibitions take place across the five boroughs during the annual month-long archtober festival. various locations and prices. >>

thru 10/31: the new york international fringe festival presents fringebyov (bring your own venue), a month of indie musical, comedy, dance, performance art, and solo performances across six venues in two boroughs. various prices. >>

thru 10/20: british artist lucy sparrow brings another shop-related public art project to nyc, lucy’s delicatessen, where all of the items (cheese, chocolate, fish, fruit, etc.) have been handmade out of felt and are for sale. free admission, 6th ave bet. 49th + 50th sts. >>

thru 10/6: save up to 90% on gently-used designer clothing, dresses, gowns, outerwear, handbags, and accessories at the rent the runway sample sale. 260 fifth ave (nomad), free admission. >>

thru 10/6: the new school opens its doors to the public for the festival of the new, a week of performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more. free. >>

thru 10/5: new york comic con returns to the javits center thurs thru sun. while tickets are out of the skint’s price range (and mostly sold out), a series of ‘nycc presents’ events including a rave of thrones with kristian ‘hodor’ nairn and a doctor who trivia + costume contest are more within our reach. >>

2-3pm (weekly thru 10/29): enjoy full-size items from grand central market merchants for $2 at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

just added: 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: at an inconvenient talk show, al gore (played by comedian and former biochemist rollie williams) takes on the policy, science, and issues behind climate change with guests including climate scientist kate marvel and a lineup of comedians. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm: editors bill kartalopoulos and jillian tamaki moderate a panel of graphic novel, comic book, and zine artists featured in best american comics 2019 anthology. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or the book ($25) required for admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer for your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm 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 and including guests leah bonnema, michael hartney, irene morales, and negin farsad. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: sam taggart: club comic: sam taggart (comedy central, los espookys) brings his comedy-pop fantasia to club cumming for one night with guests pat regan, joe rumrill, francesca d’uva, and kiko soirée. club cumming (east village), $5. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


America’s Death Penalty Problem
An ACLU Panel at The Cooper Union

Part of The Cooper Union’s Right Makes Might series, this free event will focus on why states around the nation are turning their back on the death penalty at the same moment the federal government is reinstating it.

Thursday’s panel discussion will begin with a clip of the Sundance-winning film Clemency. Writer/director Chinonye Chukwu and award-winning actors Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge will join the ACLU’s Jeffery Robinson for a conversation about the themes portrayed in the film. Opening on December 27, Clemency addresses the emotional and psychological toll the death penalty takes on those forced to carry it out. They will then turn it over to a larger panel of people closest to the issue — activists, lawyers, an exoneree, a journalist — for a conversation about the current state of the death penalty in America.

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM)
Great Hall at The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
RSVP and more info HERE
(Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.)

coming up

10/9: the first 102 visitors at each benefit boutique today will receive a free precisely, my brow pencil ($24 value) and brow mapping. various locations. >>

10/9 6:30pm: measles and memory: perspectives from the medical humanities: a panel of nyu faculty tackle how a ‘vanquished’ and preventable disease can resurface as an epidemic. nyu center for the humanities (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

10/9 7pm + 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

10/9 7:30pm: food writer mark bittman presents the updated 20th anniversary edition of his cookbook, how to cook everything: simple recipes for great food, in conversation with new york times food columnist and cookbook author melissa clark at st. joseph’s college (clinton hill). free (rsvp required). >>

10/9 7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and tonight’s special guest, dragstavist marti gould cummings. ucbt hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

10/9 7:30pm: bingo sing-o! sing to win as showgirl anna copa cabanna and pianist leslie goshko host a night of bingo, trivia, name that tune, and karaoke. first card’s free, additional are $1 each. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free admission. >>

10/9 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from alex giampapa (funny or die), ali clayton (standup nbc finalist), brittany carney (comedy central), and anthony devito (colbert). hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

10/9 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features hari kondabolu (comedy central), jo firestone (adult swim), ashley hesseltine (huffpost), neel nanda (kimmel), and robert dean (inside jokes). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

10/9 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways 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’s show features giulia rozzi (comedy central), john hastings (comedy central), dave merheje (netflix), sam evans, ashley ray, and more. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/9 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: giulia rozzi (comedy central), jo firestone (adult swim), mike recine (conan), reggie conquest (trutv), david drake (siriusxm), and michael meyers. hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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