scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including armory arts week art fairs, highline open studios, book fairs, the new colossus music festival, and more.


fri + sat various times: craicfest, the annual festival of new irish cinema returns to village east cinema with premieres, parties, and complimentary beer and whiskey at several screenings. $10-20. >>

fri 4pm: meet new kids on the block at sony square nyc (madison square park), where they’ll be signing copies of their hangin’ tough album (30th anniversary edition). purchase the album at sony square nyc starting at 11am. >>

fri 4pm-4/9 4pm: in anticipation of the season opener, new york city football club’s second annual 24-hour game will take place on a field set up in the middle of rockefeller center. free to watch. >>

fri 6-9pm (on view thru 3/10): tribeca’s one art space presents its third annual international women’s day art fair, featuring a diverse, international collection of female-identifying artists of varying ages. opening reception tonight. free. >>

fri 6-10pm: art students open their work spaces for the annual hunter mfa open studios and silent auction, taking place across three floors of 205 hudson street (tribeca). free admission. >>

fri 7pm: fill in the blank at an 826nyc community writing event, where writing prompts and student stories will help spark your imagination. 826nyc + brooklyn superhero supply co. (park slope), $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds). >>

fri 7pm: just ahead of the 2020 centennial of women’s right to vote, feminist trailbazers gloria steinem and sally roesch wagner talk about the women’s suffrage movement, a new anthology of works that shaped and established the suffrage movement. moderated by the new york times gender editor and feminist fight club author jessica bennett. the new school’s john l. tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), $15 admission ($25 includes a signed copy of the book). >>

fri 7pm: hilary woods, fielded, and kinlaw play the park church co-op (greenpoint). $12. >>

fri 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ’80’s and 90’s hip-hop.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm: get ready for a night of good grief at mourning coffee, a live podcast taping featuring comedians discussing their experiences dealing with loss and death. hosted by chris calogero. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians perform a live reading of olde-time radio show invisibo by neil mcnamara, while the audience drinks along with the cast. irt theater (west village), $5 suggested donation at the door. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat 8 pm): the chelsea symphony presents its chamber concert series, featuring two pieces written during the two world wars: ravel’s tombeau de couperin and fernande breilh-decruck’s cinq poèmes chrétiens for voice and orchestra with text by poet jean racine. st. paul’s church (chelsea), $20 suggested donation at the door, $25 adv for reserved seats. >>

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 five-year anniversary show features guest janeane garofalo. hosted by lane moore (brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), ismael loutfi (kimmel), paul schissler (steve harvey show), liz magee (all-female reboot), donnie sengstack. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features petey deabreu (comedy central), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), carmen lagala (colbert), aimee rose ranger (ranger zone), stavros halkias, and rallo boykins. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm: a lineup of riot grrrls, musicians, comedians, burlesque performers, and visual artists celebrate unity this international women’s day at don’t ever let them silence you, an inclusive party for women, poc, and lgbtq folks. all proceeds will benefit the center for nyc’s lgbtq community. the footlight bar (ridgewood), $10 suggested donation. >>

fri 10pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 10:30pm: on international women’s day, dance it out at ladies first: a dance party celebrating badass women of music, with tunes spun by dj bianca, a photo booth by nikki, watercolor portraits by jane beaird of quiet creature ($10), and more. presented by miz elizabeth (the hot sardines) and the skint. 100% of profits will go to planned parenthood. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

fri 10:30pm doors, 11pm show: jarobi white of a trbe called quest spins the tuens at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

fri 11:30pm: jam to nirvana, no doubt, blur, nine inch nails, green day, britney spears, and more at the nevermind 90s alternative + pop party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 after midnight. >>

fri midnight: dance to bad gal and queen bee jamz all night at the fenty formation rihanna x beyoncé dance party. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $5. >>


MARCH 13 at 7:30PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

A crack cast of comedic performers, including Geoffrey Arend, Dick Cavett, Jane Curtin, and Sonia Manzano take the stage at Selected Shorts to read short stories designed to make you forget your taxes are due. Led by host John Fugelsang



sat various times: inspired by the influential writer of do androids dream of electric sheep?, a scanner darkly, and more, the annual philip k. dick science fiction film festival brings two days of adapted or original cinema to the museum of the moving image (thurs) + the producers club (sat). $11-15. >>

sat 10am-4pm: kick off gardening season at making brooklyn bloom, the 38th annual conference on urban gardening and related topics at brooklyn botanic garden. free admission with flyer. >>

sat 10am-7pm: see barbie dolls past, present, and future at a barbie 60th anniversary pop-up installation. skylight mercer (soho), free admission. >>

sat 11am-10pm: the ethereal pop-up makers market showcases goods and food by new york-area asian-american vendors. 342 w 37th st (garment district), free admission until 6:30pm, $8 after. >>

sponsored: sat 2-5pm, 6:30-9:30pm: the new york city whiskey and spirits festival is back! featuring over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits, ticket holders are able to try their favorites as well as new spirits, all while getting to know more wbout the whiskeys from experts. the tunnel nyc (chelsea), save $25 on advance tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 5:30pm (ends today): 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 final installment: ‘a feminism of book history,’ preceded by a community forum on women in publishing at 4pm. center for book arts (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

sat 6pm (+ 4/5): redshirts, an all-women, star trek: the next generation-inspired musical improv team, boldly goes where no one has gone before. the pit (gramercy), $8. >>

sat 6pm doors, 6:30pm show (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with another night of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. at tonight’s 13th anniversary show, hear talks on the science of the hangover, how sci-fi films can teach us to save humanity, the health complaints and questions of adolescents, plus a speed round of 20 presentations in 20 minutes. wear a nerdy t-shirt to enter the dry t-shirt contest! caveat (les), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

sat 7pm: another sky and squirrel flower play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 7pm dance lessons, 8pm show: bollywood meets global roots blues when grammy-nominated indian vocalist falu and nyc-based band hazmat modine perform separate sets, then jam together at flushing town hall. $16 general, $10 students. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘boy bands vs girl pop.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

sat 8pm: banjo and fiddle duo tui perform an album release concert (8pm) followed by a square dance and open jam (10pm). jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $15. >>

sat 9:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s third anniversary show features rebecca o’neal (netflix), ayanna dookie (bet), sarah kennedy (mtv), and sarah lazarus (tight ship comedy). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. new location: the tank (midtown west), $12 (admission includes cupcakes and candy). >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: her-icane comedy, an all female-identifying stand-up show benefiting disaster relief, features stand up by alex song (fallon), nina tarr (mtv), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), mariah smith (the cut), and katie jo (the office musical parody). hosted by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf) and jenny gorelick (jenny’s birthday show). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 11pm doors, 11:30pm show: celebrate all things biggie, bad boy, and brooklyn with djs stretch armstrong, soul, and tara at baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $15 dos. >>


sun sun 2am: spring forward! when planning your day, remember that daylight savings time starts today.

sun 10am-5:30pm: an extra helping of vintage apparel, furniture, and home decorating vendors will be setting up at today’s grand bazaar nyc (uws). free admission. >>

sun 12-4pm: learn how to make soda bread, take a language or dance lesson, watch musical and dance performances, and more at the irish arts center’s annual st. patrick’s open day. irish arts center (hell’s kitchen), free admission. >>

sun 12pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the history behind the cure’s disintegration (1989) and listen to the album from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. nowadays (ridgewood), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 2pm (thru 5/11): skride piano quartet performs mahler, mozart, and brahms at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. town hall (midtown west), $17. >>

sun 2pm: lady parts justice presents a sing along/shout along screening of dirty dancing to commemorate national abortion provider appreciation day, with calling and postcard-writing stations to contact elected officials, a dance party, and a costume contest. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

sun 2-6pm: set the record straight by helping to update wikipedia entries at a radical women wikipedia edit-a-thon, held at interference archive (park slope). the afternoon kicks off with a presentation and conversation led by activist, musician, and photographer bev grant. free (rsvp). >>

sun 2pm doors, 2:30pm show: musician, performance artist, and author amanda palmer launches her new album there will be no intermission with a short performance, q+a, and signing at rough trade (williamsburg). purchase of the cd or album ($15.99-32.99) required for entry. >>

sun 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: the queer memoir lgbtq storytelling show celebrates its ninth anniversary by bringing back an assortment of performers from their first-ever show to present work on the theme ‘kiss,’ a reference to their inaugural theme. caveat (les), $10 adv, $11 door. >>

sun 4-9pm (monthly): this month’s second sunday open studios at red hook’s pioneer works features open studios with current artists in residence, live music + dj sets, a dance performance, stargazing, a space-themed pop-up shop and more. free with rsvp (donations welcome). >>

sun 5pm: carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at venues around nyc throughout the season. today: ensemble connect performs price, bartók, and mendelssohn at our saviour’s atonement lutheran church (washington heights). >>

sun 6pm: end your weekend with dancing at swing night at ugly kitchen, a one-off manhattan edition of dance lessons followed by practicing your new skills to the sounds of a voice/piano duo. filipino food will be available for purchase. ugly kitchen (east village), $15 ($5-10 for the band suggested). >>

sun 7pm: (monthly): it’s a great week for women at this comedic reading series hosted by seven female humor writers. velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), $5. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with josh gondelman (comedy central), nimesh patel (seth meyers), lorelei ramirez (adult swim), christiana jackson, and will abeles. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 8pm: shake it on a sunday to the 11-piece williamsburg salsa orchestra, who’ll be performing indie rock tunes in traditional salsa style at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 8pm: royal canoe, stolen jars, and arthur moon play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sun 8:30pm (monthly): the show’s name is cold pizza, but the slices, laughs, and admission are. hosts chloe radcliffe and micah walsh get things started in featherweight’s attic with sets by kate willett (netflix), kenice mobley (siriusxm), eman el-husseini (cbc), geoffrey asmus, sam evans, and nasser khan. featherweight (east williamsburg), free. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: save up to 50% on bicycles, accessories, and apparel at brooklyn bicycle co’s first-ever warehouse sale. brooklyn bicycle co. (greenpoint). >>

fri thru sun: bibliophile alert! the 59th annual new york international antiquarian book fair (3/8-10, park avenue armory, $25 general/$10 students) and the annual new york city book and ephemera fair / brooklyn artist’s book fair (3/9-10, sheraton central park/times square, $15 general/free for students).

fri thru sun: the annual armory arts week brings eight big art shows with hundreds of galleries to new york, including art on paper (discounted tickets here), clio, independent new york, nada, salon zürcher, scope, and spring/break. various locations and prices. hyperallergic rounds them up with other exhibitions here. >>

fri thru sun: the new colossus festival and conference brings 100 bands to six east village and lower east side venues. various prices. >>

fri thru 3/31: morrison hotel gallery presents ‘grunge: rise of a generation,’ an exhibition of photos from grunge’s heyday. morrison hotel gallery (soho), free admission. >>

fri thru 5/4: girl scout cookies! get your thin mints, samoas, and more at pop-up store in east harlem (weds-sun) and at a cookie truck hitting all five boroughs. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: step inside 40 artist’s studios across 11 buildings during the annual self-guided high line open studios. free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: manhattan concert productions presents children of peace at carnegie hall, featuring the national children’s festival chorus, the national festival chorus, and the columbia university wind ensemble. just $7 with promo code ‘tsk30663’ (up to a $110 value)! >>

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