around town today

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly thru 12/4): sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the season kicks off tonight with brooklyn-based brazilian choro band regional de ny. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with tales from calvin cato (tony‘s queer comics of color to watch out for), joe charnitski (two-time moth storyslam winner), robin gelfenbien (yum’s the word), and asher novek (the moth), plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by nicole ferraro. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: can you separate stranger-than-fiction facts from fiction? try your best at the secrets and lies storytelling show, where you’ll try to figure out which of the four expert storytellers aren’t telling the truth. hosted by christa avampato. caveat (les), $7 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door). >>

7pm: political activist and conceptual artist nadya tolokonnikova of pussy riot discusses her book, read + riot: a pussy riot guide to activism, with feminist author mona eltahawy (headscarves and hymens: why the middle east needs a sexual revolution) at brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights). $27 admission includes a signed copy of the book. >>

7pm: in celebration of its 25th anniversary, author jeffrey eugenides reflects on the virgin suicides with the paris review editor emily nemens at strand bookstore (union square). purchase of a signed copy of the book ($15) or a $15 gift card required for admission. >>

7pm: journalist christine lagorio-chafkin presents we are the nerds: the birth and tumultuous life of reddit, the internet’s culture laboratory with moderation from slate correspondent and author justin peters at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

7pm (monthly): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s theme: ‘deception’ with writers stephen o’connor, ronna wineberg, and sari gail wilson. moderated by m. m. de voe and amy shearn. bonus: free wine. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

7pm: new monuments are coming to nyc. but how will they be selected? a panel of activists and experts will discuss the history and future of monument creation in nyc at the cuny graduate center (midtown east). free. >>

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 on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), dave hill (wfmu), david angelo (comedy central), greg barris (heart of darkness), and more. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

7:30pm (bimonthly): friends of mozart opens the season with a program of works by mozart, bach, and leclair performed by emi ferguson, theresa salomon, jessica troy, lindy clarke, and dongsok shin. christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws), free. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of jimmy cajoleas (the good demon), sarah weinman (the real lolita), and cutter wood (love and death in the sunshine state) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8:30pm: from beer in midas’s tomb to mormon funeral potatoes, learn about the culinary history of funeral food at a talk by historic gastronomist sarah lohman. bonus: samples! brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $16. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + popcorn show, this week including performances by jo firestone (comedy central), whitmer thomas (nbc), blair socci (mtv), emma sidi (bbc), eliza hurwitz (ifc), and more. hosted by dan licata (adult swim) and joe pera (seth meyers). free. >>


Julián Castro in Conversation with Maria Hinojosa: Keeping the American Dream Alive

Drawing on his experience as Mayor of San Antonio and HUD Secretary under President Obama, Julián Castro, a rising political star, will discuss how to make the economy more fair, help future generations of Americans escape poverty, and keep the American Dream alive. Moderated by Maria Hinojosa, NPR Latino USA Anchor and Executive Producer.
Tuesday, October 16 | 6 PM-8 PM | NYU School of Law

coming up

10/10-12/30: praise the dawning and pay homage to one of nyc’s most iconic bands at the velvet underground experience art + music exhibition. the traveling exhibition includes six films, 350+ photos, 1000+ objects, and projections. 718 broadway (noho), $25. >>

10/10-31 (tues-sun 7-10pm): public art alert: tony oursler’s tear of the cloud features digital projections superimposed onto the landmarked 69th street transfer bridge gantry in riverside park south, the surrounding landscape, and the water of the hudson river itself. >>

10/10-14: discover independent filmmakers from brooklyn and beyond at the 11th annual bushwick film festival. tonight kicks off with the east coast premiere of bushwick beats (2018), followed by the opening night party. various locations, $13-20. >>

10/10 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
honey, i shrunk the kids. hunts point recreation center (bronx). >>
rescheduled from 10/4 let the right one in. msgr, mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>

10/10 9am-4pm (+ 10/11): snag kitchen, bathroom, and storage accessories for cheap at the oxo sample sale. starrett-lehigh building, suite 410 (chelsea). >>

10/10 6pm: grab $1 slices from more than 55 local pizzarias and help raise funds for nyc hunger relief organizations at the annual slice out hunger dollar pizza party. vegan and gluten-free options available. st. anthony’s church (soho/south village), free admission (purchase slice tickets at the door, cash only). this is a popular event, so early arrival is recommended. >>

10/10 6:30pm: just in time for your halloween cemetery walks: discover the meanings behind tombstone symbols at a talk by allison c. meier at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $11. >>

10/10 7pm: after charlottesville: litigators roberta kaplan and karen dunn will discuss their experiences representing injured activists from the 2017 charlottesville white nationalist rally in a talk moderated by dahlia lithwick (senior editor, slate). museum of jewish heritage (bowling green), $15 general, $5 students. >>

10/10 7pm: activist and five-time presidential candidate ralph nader examines the flaws of past and current administrations and offers a platform to right the course at a launch event/signing for his latest book, to the ramparts: how bush and obama paved the way for the trump presidency, and why it isn’t too late to reverse course. barnes + noble 86th + lexington (ues), priority admission with purchase of the book. >>

10/10 7:15pm 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. featuring storytellers jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), edith gonzalez (smut slam champ), paula croxson (story collider), and myra kooy. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-10 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

10/10 7:30pm: get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a female political candidate in 2018 with a screening of vice’s she’s running, which follows 30-year-old democrat katie hill’s fight to become the congressional representative in la county’s most conservative district. followed by a talk-back and q+a. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

10/10 7:30pm (+ 10/11): the doctor who season premiere episode along with two behind-the-scenes bonus features screen at select movie theaters in honor of the 13th doctor. various prices. >>

10/10 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 ‘real’ edition includes monologist mike daisey, actor/comedian larry owens, and writer/performer nora burns. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits rainn. >>

10/10 8pm-midnight (+ 10/11): the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, a zombie fashion show (thursday only) and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

10/10 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features janeane garofalo(wet hot american summer), christine meehan-berg (miss pillows), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), john johnson (fallon), and rob stern (comedy central). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

10/10 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s comedians: dina hashem (conan), devon walker (comedy central), david spector (rastmasters nyc), rachel mccartney, and walter kelly. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

10/10 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 sean donnelly (conan), brian mitchell (ucb), brian babylon (the moth), teresa lee (mtv), maria wojciechowski, and matt bachus. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/10 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: ismael loufti (kimmel), blair socci (mtv), andy haynes (conan), rosebud baker (roast battle), andrew mcgill (the moth), and david drake (laughs). hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

10/10 9pm (wednesdays thru 10/24): win drinks and eleven-inspired waffles at stranger things bingo, occuring every wednesday leading up to halloween at videology (williamsburg). free. >>

10/10 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, featuring chanel ali (girl code), yedoye travis (comedy central), leclerc andre (fallon), nash rose, and dara jemmott. hosted by marcela onyango and lauren clark. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

10/10 10pm: tricks are turned into treats at the bad behavior: gay tricks and treats dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free (with rsvp), $5 door. >>

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