thru 3/23: jeanne moreau, actrice: film forum (south village) hosts a two-week retrospective of the french star’s best performances in films by antonioni, buñuel, demy, fassbinder, malle, truffaut, welles, and others, including jules and jim, elevator to the gallows, bay of angels, la notte, diary of a chambermaid, the immortal story, querelle, and more. the series will be followed by new restorations of three rarely-seen films directed by moreau: lumière, the adolescent, and lillian gish. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 3/8: seventh annual international women’s day art fair: tribeca’s one art space celebrates international women’s day with an exhibition of works by 17 female-identifying artists of varying ages. free admission. >>

fri + sat (8pm:) the chelsea symphony: se souvenir: the chelsea symphony presents a program featuring brahms’s symphony no. 2 and works for solo with orchestra by ernest chausson, pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky, and vivian fung. st. paul’s church (chelsea), $25 adv, $20 suggested donation at the door. >>

sponsored: fri 6pm-midnight: night of ideas: experience night of ideas, a late-night philosophy marathon on manhattan’s upper east side featuring intellectual debates, performances, discussions, and readings. four historic upper east side institutions open their doors for eclectic and lively programming exploring the great challenges of our time through the central question, how much more?. free/pay-what-you-wish admission. >>

fri 7pm, 8:15pm (monthly): nerd nite nyc: nerd is the word at nerd nite nyc, where you’ll hear entertaining and informative presentations on a wide range of subjects. tonight’s topics: video game mysteries, a dubious field guide to fishing in the gowanus canal and east river, and the study of local male comedians’ looks, humor, and semen quality. littlefield (gowanus), $12 for the presentations at 8:15pm, add $4 to play pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): immigrant jam comedy: german-born, nyc-raised comedian and actor lucie pohl (overwatch) celebrates all things cross-cultural, international, and delightfully different during the immigrant jam stand-up show, featuring immigrant and first generation comedians. tonight’s lineup reps south africa, china, mexico, sri lanka, england, germany, and romania with loyiso madinga (the daily show), veronica garza (comedy central), sureni weerasekera (hbo), peng dang, and piers moreton. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about where they came from and how they got here at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by tori piskin (mtv), katie boyle (the shift), salma hindy (comedy central), auggie lutz (siriusxm), natan badalov (adult swim), ryo hayashi, and stephen campbell. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 with promo code ‘transplants’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by sean donnelly (fallon), chanel ali (comedy central), matt koff (the daily show), alison stevenson (vice), and meg indurti (the new yorker). free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell, myka fox, and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: mike lebovitz (hbo), kenice mobley (comedy central), mary houlihan (kimmel), and caitlin reese (siriusxm). the cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>


Reginald Dwayne Betts and Titus Kaphar: Redaction

Join LIVE from NYPL as poet, memoirist, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts and visual artist and filmmaker Titus Kaphar discuss their joint project, Redaction, which confronts the abuses of the criminal justice system through poetry and art.

Inspired by their 2019 show at MoMA PS1, Redaction unites Betts’s and Kaphar’s different mediums to expose the ways the legal system exploits and erases the poor and incarcerated from public consciousness. Betts’s signature redacted poetry, which relies on legal documents for its source material, is paired with Kaphar’s etched portraits of incarcerated individuals.

This discussion will shed light on the violences of incarceration and the underexplored contradictions within American history. Redaction, as well as Betts’s poetry collection Felon, will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow.

Reginald Dwayne Betts and Titus Kaphar: Redaction
Wednesday, March 8 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, NYPL
476 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10018
Register for FREE tickets here


sat thru 3/26: saint patrick’s day parades: with more than 60 parades throughout the boroughs and the tri-state area, there are plenty of opportunities for the irish to get their pride on. >>

sat thru 3/12: regina opera: puccini’s il tabarro: regina opera company presents puccini’s il tabarro at our lady of perpetual help auditorium (sunset park). the one-hour performance, sung in italian with english supertitles, will be presented with full orchestra. $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): first saturdays @ brooklyn museum: tonight’s first saturdays programming at brooklyn museum, highlighting women’s history month and the exhibitions a movement in every direction: legacies of the great migration and mary enoch elizabeth baxter: ‘ain’t i a woman’, includes music by ahya simone, half waif, keiyaa, and dj rekha, comedy with marie faustin and sydnee washington, book talks, a pop-up market, and more. free admission (rsvp required). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): feel the news with marcela onyango: ‘radical lefty’ and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her comedy variety show, featuring comedians james tison, dara jemmott, veronica garza, cansu karabiyik, sean thomasson, and freddyg. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (9:15pm): nick hopping comedy special taping: comedian nick hopping records his third special at hacienda villa (bushwick), with openers andrea allan (hot mess comedy) and zach russell (overshadowed podcast). at the late show, things get naughty as nick drops jokes and trou (he’ll perform the set in the buff). bonus: free drinks + byob. $10. >>

sat 7:30pm: movement live: meklit: ethiopian-born singer songwriter meklit hadero brings stories and songs of migration to lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws), with additional performances by egyptian rapper felukah and singer/songwriter alsarah of alsarah + the nubatones. free. >>

sat 8pm: club video: micah phillips (comedy central) and whitley watson (adult swim) host an evening of new experimental comedy shorts from independent creators at kln studio, an open-air converted woodshop in bushwick. bonus: free beer (while supplies last). $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 9pm-3am: brooklyn mardi gras: brass band blowout: after a two-year pandemic hiatus, gemini + scorpio’s mardi gras blowout returns with three live brass bands, masks, beads, nola-style cocktails, and more. gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), $15+. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): party like it’s 1999: in da club with 50 cent edition: the ‘party like it’s 1999’ dance party celebrates the 20th anniversary of 50 cent’s get rich or die tryin’ with dj steve reynolds spinning blocks of hits like ‘in da club,’ ’21 questions,’ and more, along with other top pop, r+b, rock, hip-hop, and dance songs from the 90s and 00s. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


sun 6pm (monthly): new york distilling company reading series: throw one (or two) back while local writers share poetry and prose at the shanty, new york distilling’s cocktail bar (williamsburg). free admission. >>

sun 6pm: energizer honeys: third anniversary edition: delia kemph and nell kessler celebrate the third anniversary of their comedy variety show with some help from friends phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), emily dayton evans and gara (one million girls), janae saisquoi (w.i.g.), and sheria mattis (reductress). velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), pay-what-you-can admission. >>

sun 8pm: i can steal your mother with max wittert: comedian and illustrator max wittert presents an hour of illustrated comedy, storytelling, and standup about ‘death, french toast, goddesses, and freeways.’ with special guests julio torres (los espookys) and natalie rotter-laitman (buzzfeed). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>


mon thru 3/26: emerging artists theatre company’s spark theatre festival: the biannual spark theatre festival (fka the new work series) presents 60 new plays, solo shows, musicals, and dance pieces in various stages of development over three weeks at tada! theater (midtown west). $20-$25. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers returns with an evening of readings by mallika rao (new york magazine), alice robb (don’t think, dear: on loving and leaving ballet), and voxima lo (w). niagara bar (east village), free. >>

mon 7:30pm: just tell no one: as part of the center for international theatre development’s worldwide ukrainian play readings, arlekin players theatre presents a site-specific, multi-media staged reading of material from ukrainian playwrights natal’ya vorozhbit and oksana savchenko at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws), featuring jessica hecht, bill irwin, david krumholtz, nathan malin, will manning, and tedra millan. in person and online, free. >>

mon 7:30pm: (weekly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including george civeris (comedy central), dash turner (solar opposites), richard perez, grace johnson, and elise roncace. bonus: $5 happy hour. free admission (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by james davis (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), amber singletary (a black lady sketch show), jake cornell, and cw headley. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


our roundup of 40+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibitions, film fests, new york botanical garden’s orchid show, and more. >>

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– the skint