scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including film festivals, the black women in comedy festival, art + feminism wikipedia edit-athons, the food book fair, and more.


fri + sat: crown heights comic book shop anyone comics celebrates its second anniversary with 25% off everything (fri 12-9pm), an adam kubert signing (sat 6-7pm), and a drink ‘n’ draw (sat 7:30pm). >>

fri 12pm – sat 12pm: refashion your world during refashion week nyc, celebrating secondhand and sustainable fashion through events including today’s 24-hour fabric sort-a-thon. $10 suggested donation. >>

fri 1-6pm (+ sat 10am-2:30pm): more than just soup cans. a two-day andy warhol after pop symposium explores the artist’s lesser-known creative output during the ’70s and ’80s. the new school (union square), free (rsvp required). >>

fri 6-11pm: the rubin museum of art hosts an opening night party for the interactive exhibition the power of intention: reinventing the (prayer) wheel, with music by dj tasha blank, docent-led tours at 7pm + 8pm, two-for-one drinks 6-7pm, and more. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), free admission. >>

fri 6pm doors, 7pm show: get ready for an evening of trivia on all things nyc with the whole city at your feet at the 12th annual panorama challenge, held at queens museum (flushing meadows). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri 6:30pm (+ 3/9): the center for book arts ‘history of art’ series hosts three discussions on women in publishing, in which scholars, publishers, artists and activists will explore women’s contributions to western book history from the renaissance to the present. tonight’s second installment: ‘contemporary presses led by women.’ panel at 6:30pm, reception at 8pm. center for book arts (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: animations, docs, narratives, music videos, and more abound at an asian-american film thing, an evening of short films by asian-american creators. hosted by angel yau and sj son. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 7pm (biweekly thru 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by rose gibson on the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 7pm: even less scripted than reality tv, six comedians manufacture drama on the spot at the improvised real housewives episode. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

fri 7:30pm: comedians matt koff (the daily show writer) and emmy blotnick (colbert) perform extended stand-up sets at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

fri 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘saturday night fever.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features aparna nancherla (comedy central), rob haze (fallon), george civeris, defne gencler, and bassam shaw. hosted by noa osheroff and mara wiles. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), gary vider (conan), karolena theresa, molly ruben-long, and more. hosted by shelby taylor. 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 pizza with jokes by noah gardenswartz (comedy central), ester steinberg (comedy central), jordan temple (conan), and more. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by dan st. germain (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), jeff acuri (colbert), claudia cogan (last comic standing), and peggy o’leary (discovery). hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

fri 11pm (thursdays-saturdays thru 3/9): serials @ the flea: watch five ten-minute episodic plays and vote for your favorites to return next week with a new installment. the flea theater (tribeca), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

fri 11pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 11pm: john waters, divine or female trouble-themed attire is encouraged at female trouble, a queer-friendly trash rock + roll party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>


sat 10am doors, 11:30am event: bernie sanders holds a campaign rally at brooklyn college (midwood). free. >>

sat 1pm (saturdays thru 3/30): hear the stories of the women of the revolutionary war at hour-long docent-led tours of fraunces tavern museum (fidi). included with regular museum admission ($7 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

sat 4-7pm: drink and draw gets remixed at drink + draw + zine, a figure drawing fundraiser for the nyc feminist zine fest where participants are encouraged to incorporate other media into the art. new women space (east williamsburg), $15 admission includes a drink. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the exhibition ‘half the picture: a feminist look at the collection’ with an evening featuring music by madison mcferrin, sunny cheeba, and quay dash, performances by brown girls burlesque and ajna dance company, film screenings, talks, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 6pm doors: ela minus, majestic, and working women play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $12. >>

sat 7-10pm (on view thru 4/7): two dozen kaiju artists share their killer creations at the annual monstrosities designer toy exhibition. opening reception tonight. myplasticheart store + gallery (les), free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm: comedians give their best take on what a famous piece of art means before being schooled by a professional expert at modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: five (un)qualified comedians will makeover one (un)lucky audience member at queer eyerl, a live parody of the netflix show. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): ride into the ranger zone, a comedy + poetry variety show hosted by twin sisters aimee rose and april ranger. tonight: comics kenice mobley (2 dope queens) + daniel simonsen (seth meyers), poet ahrm choi wild, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 8:30pm: slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘the only brooklyn comedy show in a lingerie store,’ featuring stand-up by devon walker, eudora peterson, kenice mobley, stavros halkias, sam taggart, and maria wojciechowski. hosted by brian bahe + julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

sat 9pm: you don’t have to go to nola for a mardi gras party, since gemini + scorpio are throwing one in brooklyn with king cake, gumbo, drinks, brass bands, and more. themed dress encouraged. gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), $18+. >>

sat 10pm: dance and play projected atari games, blacklight-reactive table games, mega jenga, and more at glofish collective’s gameglo atari reboot party. the deep end (ridgewood), $5 suggested donation. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: spring forward into 00’s edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop all night, plus an assortment of tunes from the early aughts. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>


sun various times (ends today): the brooklyn botanic garden’s first sundays programming includes nature walks, chasing away the winter blues tours, yoga, and more. free with regular admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

sun 9am-12:30pm + 2-5pm: the center for women’s history at the new-york historical society hosts ninety-nine years since prohibition, a full-day conference looking back at the almost-century since the ratification of the 18th amendment, which banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in the united states. new-york historical society (uws), free (rsvp required). >>

sun 11am-2pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, electronics, and books that you no longer need, and leave with something new-to-you at grow nyc’s semi-regular community reuse event. bklyn commons (bushwick). free admission. >>

sun 11am-5pm: peruse 55 dealer (turn)tables at the vinyl revolution record show. bohemian hall + beer garden (astoria), $4 admission ($7 for 10am early entry). >>

sun 12pm: the annual st. pat’s for all parade returns to sunnyside and woodside, queens, for its 20th year. free. >>

sun 1pm + 6pm (+ 3/17-18): tcm big screen classics presents 80th anniversary screenings of gone with the wind (1939) at select theaters for four days. various prices. >>

sun 4:20pm doors (ends today): bbq films’ green screen, a series for high-minded cinema fans, pairs movies and shows with live comedy, trivia, video games, munchies, and more. tonight’s finale is bill and ted’s excellent adventure, hosted by comedians sameer naseem and gabriel pacheco. chelsea music hall, $22. >>

sun 5pm: bushwick’s traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn (east williamsburg) offers a free lgbtq self-defense class, with community building and refreshments to follow. registration required. >>

sun 5pm + 7:30pm: comedians michelle buteau and jordan carlos welcome guests to break down the what, the how, the where and the why #adulting is the puberty you opt into. two shows: jo firestone and gina yashere (5pm); sasheer zamata, kate walsh, and liza treyger (7:30pm). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

sun 6pm (first and third sundays thru 5/19): end your weekend with dancing at swing sundays, a recurring series of beginner dance lessons (swing, lindy hop, and charleston) followed by practicing your new skills to the sounds of a live band. starr bar (bushwick), $15 for the lesson ($10 for the band suggested). >>

sun 6:30pm: daughters of notable activists including betty shabazz + malcolm x, julie + harry belafonte, and others explore their experience growing up as daughters of the movement at a panel discussion moderated by writer and producer tanya selvaratnam. international center of photography (nolita), free (rsvp). >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with roy wood, jr. (the daily show), leah bonnema (ifc), adam mamawala (comedy central), maria wojciechowski, and ben moore. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7pm: a lineup of musicians celebrate lou reed’s birthday at the bowery electric (east village). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 31st year with 72 dealers displaying and selling works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25 admission benefits henry street settlement. >>

fri thru sun: the annual athena film festival at barnard college presents a range of feature films, shorts, documentaries, and panels highlighting fierce and fearless women. barnard college (morningside heights), free-$14 (opening night $25). >>

fri thru sun: the inaugural black women in comedy festival showcases stand-up, storytelling, and improv from black female and female-identifying performers across four venues in bed-stuy. $15. >>

fri thru 3/10: the 24th annual rendez-vous with french cinema festival highlights new works by bruno dumont, mia hansen-løve, pierre salvadori, valeria bruni tedeschi, and more, plus three free talks. film society of lincoln center (uws), $17 general, $12 students/seniors (opening night $20-25). >>

fri thru 3/17: emerging artists theatre company’s annual new work series presents 50 works-in-progress full-length plays, one-person shows, musicals, and dance pieces, with opportunities for audience feedback following the performances. tada! theater (midtown west). $10-15. >>

fri thru 3/30: forbidden fruit, a series of seven newly-restored exploitation films from the 1930s-40s, kicks off with narcotic, mom and dad, and child bride. film forum (south village), $15. >>

fri thru 6/24: neue galerie opens the season with two new exhibitions: ’the self-portrait, from schiele to beckmann’ and ‘austrian masterworks.’ $22 general, $16 seniors, $12 students, free first fridays 6-9pm. >>

fri thru october: the brooklyn botanic garden’s spring/summer hours start today, giving you 90 more minutes to roam the grounds. $15 general, $8 students/seniors, free fridays 8am-12pm. >>

sat 10am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm: set the record straight by helping to update wikipedia entries on subjects related to women and the arts at art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thons being held at the museum of modern art (sat) and kickstarter hq (sun), free.

sat + sun 11am-5pm: 20+ indie food-centric magazine and book publishers set up at smorgasburg / the brooklyn flea (atlantic center) for the food book fair. free admission. >>

sat thru tues: syndicated highlights yorgos lanthimos films the favourite, dogtooth, the lobster, and the killing of a sacred deer. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

sat thru 3/16: flux theater ensemble’s newest play, operating systems by gus schulenburg, focuses on a controversy at a software engineering school for young women of color. abrons arts center (les), free (donations welcome). >>

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