scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur sat-sun, including the cat camp feline-focused symposium, a multi-designer sample sale, art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thons, and more.


fri 9:30am-6pm (+ 3/11): a climate action conference at nyu skirball center (greenwich village) includes speakers bernie sanders (via video conference), jeffrey sachs, and others, talks on the state of the climate emergency, addressing poverty through a green revolution, and more, plus plus breakout sessions. $5. >>

fri 5-9pm (monthly thru 5/12): celebrate st. patrick’s day a week early at brooklyn historical society’s free friday ‘irish brooklyn’ edition, with a talks on irish new york history and whiskey wars (with tastings), a drink-n-draw session, and more. bonus: beer by brooklyn brewery. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free. >>

fri 6-9pm (thru 3/12): 20 b.i.g. years: a group art show commemorates the 20th anniversary of hip hop icon notorious b.i.g.’s death. opening reception friday. the bishop gallery (bedford stuyvesant), free. >>

fri 6-10pm: art students open their studios for the annual hunter mfa/bfa open studios and silent auction. free. >>

fri 6-11pm: tattoo artists put on a benefit art show benefiting best friends animal sanctuary, including a silent auction, adoptable cats + dogs, and an open bar. eight of swords (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 6-11pm: bqes and betas: sample a new brooklyn quarterly experiment (bqe) beer and play new nyu game center games (betas) at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). free admission. >>

fri 7pm: the new-york historical society (uws) screens alfred hitchcock’s notorious (1946), with opening remarks by paley center curator ron simon and new york historical society’s vp for public programs dale gregory. first-come-first-serve free tickets will be distributed starting at 6pm as part of pay-what-you-wish admission friday nights (6-8pm, reg. $12-19). >>

fri 7pm (+ 3/11 4pm): documentary filmmaker manfred kirchheimer does q+a following screenings of canners, his new film chronicling the people who collect bottles and cans on nyc’s streets. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

fri 7pm: the tank (theater district) screens time simply passes, a new documentary about the wrongful conviction of james richardson in florida in 1968, followed by a discussion on criminal justice reform with filmmaker ty flowers and guests. $8 admission benefits exodus transitional community. >>

fri 7pm: the slumber party film society, which encourages deep (and fun) thoughts about ‘girl movies,’ presents a screening of bring it on (2000). bonus: show your ticket for $2 off a drink at the bar afterwards. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 7pm: the annie o. music series presents a intimate musical performances by b. miles and linying at the penthouse at the standard hotel (east village). free (email rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm, 8:30pm (monthly): nerd nite returns with an evening of informative and entertaining presentations on a variety of topics. tonight, hear talks on the first watch on the moon, the curious + quirky lives of philosophers, and fly brains. hosted by matt wasowski. littlefield (gowanus), $14 admission includes trivia (7pm), $10 for presentations only (8:30pm). >>

fri 7:25pm, 8:20pm (+ sat 5pm): director olivier assayas (irma vep, clouds of sils maria) does q+a following select screenings of personal shopper, his new film starring kristen stewart. ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): vocalist martina dasilva and the steven feifke string trio perform two sets at this month’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15 admission includes drinks. >>

fri 8pm: heavy metal website metalsucks celebrates its 10th anniversary with an aclu benefit show including bands so hideous, tiger flowers, meek is murder, and dead empires. saint vitus (greenpoint), $10. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by greg stone (america’s got talent), dan licata (adult swim), paige weldon (laughs), loyiso gola, and chanel ali. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. tonight’s guests include christian finnegan, wilson mcdermut, marc gerber, kate willett, and dustin d’adato. hosted by morgan pielli and lynn bixenspan. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 9:30pm: angélica negrón and paul steven ray play knockdown center (maspeth), $12. >>

fri 10pm: f*ck that movie! comedians/haters joel kim booster (paper magazine’s ’10 comedians you should know’) and anna drezen (snl writer) discuss the movies they hate most with a panel of comedians. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 10pm: freedom sound djs present sanctuary city, a dance party/fundraiser for immigrant and muslim justice, with dj sets by talib kweli, latin prince, rekha, and reborn. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10-20 sliding scale donation. >>

fri midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, moth grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with stand-up by emma willmann (colbert), tanel joachim (gotham comedy live) and lukas kaiser (comedy central), plus burlesque by nina marina and brief sweat. ucb (east village), $7. >>

fri-sat midnight-ish movies:
catfight @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
horror rises from the tomb (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
king kong lives @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
mad max: fury road @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
pulp fiction @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
retournement à riverdell (sunday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
space jam (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
spice world (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
the perks of being a wallflower @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the terminator @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
twister @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
2001: a space odyssey @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>

ends fri: the annual japan week returns to grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall with a zen garden, workshops + demos, food, travel destination info, and more. free admission. >>


Fact vs. Fiction

In the next installment of the crazy comedy debate series, John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything), Opus Moreschi  (head writer at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) , Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City), Dan Soder (Guy Code), and Selena Coppock (The New Rules for Blondes) take on the hottest topic of the day, Fact vs. Fiction. Expect crowds in the millions, free beer, and Frederick Douglass to sing show tunes (FYI: all examples of fiction). 
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sat 10am-4pm: the 36th annual making brooklyn bloom, a daylong conference on urban gardening and related topics, offers discussions on environmental justice and horticultural therapy, workshops on hydroponics and composting, and much more. brooklyn botanic gardens (prospect heights/crown heights), free with regular gardens admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors, free saturdays 10am-12pm). >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): 25 cruelty-free vendors sell nut cheese, mac ‘n’ cheese, tempeh wings, chocolate, brownies, skin care products and more at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (greenpoint), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 2:30pm: a roundtable of neuroscientists, music psychotherapists, and scholars discuss music’s beneficial influence on the brain at the helix center (ues). free. >>

sat 4:30pm: various venues host livestreams of the aclu’s people power resistance training launch and discussions on next steps for organizing. free (note: some host locations are individual apartments, so we recommend sticking to familiar venues like parsons school of design and brooklyn public library). >>

sat 6pm: happy hour gets happier at the bowery comedy show at the bowery electric, an earlier comedy show to start your night off with smiles. tonight’s lineup includes stand up by brandon scott wolf (funny or die), subha agarwhal (comedy central), joe zimmerman (conan), claudia cogan (last comic standing), and ben wasserman. hosted by carolyn busa and chelsea taylor. free. >>

sat 7:30pm: laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s one-year anniversary show features mike brown (comedy outliers), catie lazarus (employee of the month), christi chiello (battle of the divas), and jen keefe (the moth). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. new location: the pleasure chest (ues), $8 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

sat 8pm: the story pirates normally perform family-friendly musical versions of stories written by kids. tonight they do an adults-only show at the drama book shop’s arthur seelen theater (garment district). $15 admission includes an open bar. >>

sat 8pm: punk rock karaoke to benefit nyc #disruptj20 defendants. the silent barn (bushwick), $10 donation. >>

sat 9pm (biweekly): the human citizen comedy show, hosted by koshin egal and ben totushek, features stand-up sets by rob cantrell (comedy central), paige weldon (literally figurative records), ramsey badawi, gabriel pacheco, chris daniels. art cafe and bar (prospect heights), free before 8pm, $5 after. >>

sat 9pm: paper garden records presents a free show with indie bands mmblr, strawberry runners, and spritzer at lantern hall (east wiliamsburg). free. >>


sun 2am: spring forward! set your clocks forward an hour for the start of daylight savings time.

sun 10am-5:30pm: honk for a food truck fest rolling up to grand bazaar nyc (uws), which adds 12 local food trucks to the market’s already plentiful vendor selection. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 11am: be a budding botanist and learn to identify trees with local expert lisa nett. today’s focus will be on maple trees and include maple syrup tastings. astoria location tba, $13. >>

sun 11am-6pm: at the first annual oddities flea market, shop strange stuff like taxidermy, historical medical ephemera, antiques, unique art, and more. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $2 admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: celebrate holi, the festival of colors, at the 29th annual phagwah parade. marches from liberty ave + 133rd st to phil ‘scooter’ rizzuto park (richmond hill, queens). >>

sun 2pm: at today’s moma ps1 ‘sunday sessions,’ richard kennedy presents ‘from.under.above,’ an afternoon of new music and performance centering on the transformative power of sound in the face of geopolitical violence. featured artists include bearcat, donchristian, antwan duncan, quay dash, sadaf, tygapaw, and violence. $15. >>

sun 2pm: the peoples’ symphony concerts continue the season with the kalichstein-laredo-robison trio performing rachmaninoff, shostakovich, and tchaikovsky. the town hall (midtown west), $15-19. >>

sun 4-10pm (monthly): this month’s second sunday open studios at red hook’s pioneer works features site-specific installations, open studios, performances, live music, and more. $10 suggested donation. >>

sun 5pm: clay risen, author of american whiskey, bourbon + rye: a guide to the nation’s favorite spirit, hosts a talk and tour of kings county distillery (brooklyn navy yard). $14 admission includes tastings of four whiskeys. >>

sun 5-9pm: 10 local artists sell hand crafted creations at the social sunday pop-up shop. vnyl (east village), free admission. >>

sun 6pm (monthly): the sundays at erv’s reading series features both established and emerging writers at erv’s on beekman (prospect-lefferts gardens). this month’s two-year anniversary gathering includes marisa crawford (weird sister), yahdon israel (the new inquiry), larissa pham (fantasian), zef lisowski (vetch) and saxon baird (slate). hosted by madeline stevens. free. >>

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): sasheer zamata’s party time! variety show, hosted by snl cast member sasheer zamata, features sets by langston kerman (insecure), anna drezen (snl writer), and feminist musical comedy duo free the mind. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

sat +sun various times: create and update wikipedia entries on subjects related to women and the arts at art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thons occurring at the museum of modern art (sat 10am-5pm), powrplnt (sat 1-4pm), kickstarter (sun 10am-5pm), and interference archive (sun 2-6pm). >>

sat + sun 11am-7pm: save up to 80% at a multi-designer sample sale. in god we trust (greenpoint). >>

sat 11am-8pm, 11am-7pm sun: cat camp, the first feline-focused symposium in nyc, features 60+ exhibitors, adoptions, and presentations + appearances by the likes of  ‘kitten lady’ hannah shaw, ‘cat daddy’ jackson galaxy, kitty celeb lil bub, and more. don’t bring your own puss, though… human attendees only. meow! metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20+. >>

thru sun: bibliophiles and collectors will have plenty to peruse at the annual new york antiquarian book fair (fri-sun, park avenue armory, $25 general, $10 students) and the new york city book and ephemera fair (fri 8am-7pm, church of st. ignatius loyola, $15. $5-10 off coupon here.).

thru 3/16: la la out loud at a la la land sing-along. city cinemas east 86th street. $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

thru 3/18: the annual asia week: more than 50 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions celebrate asian art with open houses, special events, exhibits, talks, and more. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $7 carnegie hall tickets for the ny premiere of dan forrest’s jubilate deo, rutter’s requiem, and more performed by the masterwork festival chorus, national children’s festival chorus, and the new york city chamber orchestra 3/20 ($110 value). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney + beyoncé at b.b. king blues club 4/12, 4/24 and 5/23 for free-$25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-50). >>

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