fri 6-8pm (on view thru 2/22): 303 gallery presents ‘the bonfire,’ a solo exhibition of new works on canvas by kim gordon (sonic youth, body/head). opening reception tonight. 303 gallery (chelsea), free. >>

fri 7pm: test your dice-rolling skills at a live-action dungeons and dragons theater event, where audience members determine the fate of the actors and comedians improvising their way through the saga. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door (admission includes a beer). >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedy show meets byob ice cream social at ample hills creamery’s stand up à la mode, featuring free ice cream and stand-up by maddy smith (wild n’ out), mae planert (comedy central), veronica rioseco (john oliver), myq kaplan (netflix), benjy himmelfarb, kevin seefried, and samantha freeman. hosted by nicholas hopping. bonus: grab a front row seat for a free beer. ample hills creamery (gowanus), free $10. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and the city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex toy shop. tonight’s ‘new year, new o’ edition features kelli dunham (showtime), host natalie wall, and more. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 8pm: comedians chris calogero (funny or die) and courtney maginnis (comedy central) will each perform half hour sets at friends and lovers (crown heights). hosted by emily winter (the new yorker). free. >>

fri 8pm: aura blackstar: bowie cello symphonic visualized: to honor david bowie’s passing on this date four years ago, cellist maya beiser and publiquartet will perform a track-by-track reimagining of bowie’s final album with added visuals at brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi). free. >>

fri 8pm: the oh my rockness nyc’s hardest working bands of 2019 showcase shines a light on six local bands that have busted their butts this year: cindy cane, darkwing, gesserit, top nachos, godcaster, and new myths. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 8pm: bethlehem steel, thin lips, nervous dater, and strangepride play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10. >>

fri 8pm-4am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring more than 20 live electronic music and visual artists. the deep end (ridgewood), free. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests laura benanti (my fair lady, colbert), daniel kibblesmith (colbert), and jennifer wright (harper’s bazaar). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by janelle draper (ifc), ben kirschenbaum (mtv), julia claire, kofi thomas, and benjy himmelfarb, plus music by sami schwaeber. guest hosted by alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by jess salomon (fallon), michael cruz kayne (high maintenance), and chloe labranche. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12 admission includes pizza. >>

fri 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through back to the future. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri 9:30pm: go from zero to hero at a secretformula’s disney music video sing-along. bonus: come dressed as your favorite disney character for a chance to win prizes and drinks. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

fri 10pm: nyc dj collective working women is joined by amsterdam’s dj marcelle at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free/reduced admission, $10-15 otherwise. >>

fri 10:30pm: celebrate the musical legacy of david bowie at the skint’s annual loving the alien: a david bowie tribute dance party, with dj steve reynolds (party like it’s 1999) spinning the hits and deep cuts from the thin white duke’s 50-year career, plus video clip projections by music video time machine. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 door. >>



sat 10am-4:30pm: screen your own vhs, 8mm, and 16mm films and learn about how to keep them safe for future generations at the museum of modern art’s home movie day, a daylong workshop and celebration of amateur and personal films. museum of modern art (midtown west), free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

sat 11am-8pm: meet at the shed: the shed (hudson yards) opens its doors for a free, daylong, building-wide takeover with performances and exhibitions. food will be available for purchase from food trucks and the venue’s on-site bar. >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop more than a dozen local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 1pm: museum of the moving image (astoria) pays tribute to caroll spinney, the man who gave life to big bird and oscar the grouch on sesame street, with a screening of the documentary i am big bird: the caroll spinney story, followed by a talkback with director dave lamattina and jim henson foundation president cheryl henson. $11-15 tickets include same-day museum admission and access to the jim henson exhibition. >>

sat 5-7pm (on view thru 2/5. closed mondays + tuesdays): it’s all about dapper dames at ‘the tuxedo redefined: formality, fluidity, and femininity,’ an exhibition exploring how the staple of men’s formalwear has made its way into women’s fashion. curated by nyu steinhardt costume studies m.a. program students under the guidance of the met costume institute’s mellissa huber. opening reception tonight, symposium 2/2 11:30am. project space at 80wse gallery (greenwich village), free. >>

sat 6:20pm (+ sun 9:05pm): the animation show of shows returns to syndicated (bushwick) for its 21st edition with a curated selection of 10 animated short films from around the world, three of which have qualified for oscar consideration. saturday’s screening includes animator intro and post-screening discussion. quad cinema (greenwich village), $7. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: tommy mcnamara and luke mones’s boardwalk stand-up comedy show is back, surfing into union hall (park slope) with jokes by joe pera (adult swim), rachel pegram (the chris gethard show), mary beth barone (viceland), and stavros halkias (comedy central). $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): heroes and villains glamorously join forces for a marvel vs dc-inspired edition of cat’s eye cabaret, bringing super-powered burlesque, aerial, and variety artists plus themed trivia to the deep end (ridgewood). $15 adv or in costume, $20 door. >>

sat 8pm: hosts andre medrano and maggie maxwell ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘new york’s only comedy show in a lingerie store.’ featuring stand-up by randall otis (the daily show), eman el-husseini (sirius xm), courtney bee (bet), jordan jenson (sirius xm), bryan yang (standup nbc), and ben wasserman (side ponytail comedy). hosted by brian bahe and julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8pm: brooklyn-based indie band fern mayo plays a record release show at trans-pecos (ridgewood), with jackie mendoza, yohuna, and halfsour. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 8pm doors: sharkmuffin, a deer a horse, and emmerson + her clammy hands play the broadway (bushwick/bed-stuy). $12. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: modern nature, olden yolk, and dida pelled play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

sat 10:30pm (monthly): ten-foot rat cabaret, nyc’s long-running dance/music/comedy/art show, returns to under st. marks theater with live music by khalid and jacqueline hackett, dance by hannah + ellie, comedy by eric kirchberger, and more. hosted by jillian thomas. under st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>


sun 3pm: underwear? under where? if you have a metro card and a good poker face, you can take to the underground in your undies alongside the pranksters of improv everywhere during their 19th annual no pants subway ride. meet at foley square. $15 afterparty at bar 13 (union square). >>

sun 3-6pm: the vw sunday sessions series at moma ps1 (lic) showcases visual and performing artists responding to contemporary issues through their work. today’s program, the politics of preservation, examines the destruction of iraqi heritage during the gulf wars with presentations and a panel discussion led by medical anthropologist omar dewachi, followed by a concert from hamid al-saadi and ensemble safaafir. $15. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with sets by ryan donahue (kimmel), chanel ali (girl code), moss perricone (patriot act), rachel sennott (high maintenance), and sagar bhatt (collegehumor). hosted by carmen lagala, sam evans, brittany carney, and alex ptak. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm: the new york no limits film series presents art of the short film, an evening of independent shorts at the wild project (east village). $9 adv, $13 door. >>

sun 8pm: happy birthday dolly! plump up your ‘do and celebrate another trip around the sun for the queen of country with a live tribute to dolly parton. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 8:30pm: laugh and scream at hoff’s horrorfest, where comedian hoff matthews will host a screening of norwegian zobmie flick dead snow (2009), interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. cantina royal (williamsburg), $10. >>

sun 8:30pm (monthly): the laughs and slices are both free at the cold pizza comedy show. hosts chloe radcliffe and micah walsh get things started in featherweight’s attic with sets by casey james salengo (kimmel), devon walker (comedy central), jordan kleine (laughs), and ariel elias (someecards). featherweight (east williamsburg), free. >>

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