around town today

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: take a hard look at the broken misdemeanor system with a panel of experts including alexandra natapoff (punishment without crime), peter goldberg (brooklyn community bail fund), darryl herring (vocal-ny), and ali winston (the new york times). brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

6:30pm: examine love from a scientific perspective, and take a look at the dark side of relationships and the process of breaking up at ‘the science of hollywood’s happily ever after (…or lack thereof),’ a talk by dr. marisa cohen, psychology professor and co-founder of the self-awareness and bonding lab at st. francis college. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $10. >>

6:30pm (monthly): at this month’s speaking of science series lecture at the new york society for ethical culture, nyu stern school of business assistant professor dr. l. taylor phillips gives a talk on hierarchy and power and methods to increase cooperation between the advantaged and the disadvantaged. new york society for ethical culture (uws), $free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: learn about romance and revenge: the history of aphrodisiacs and poisons at a fun and informative talk hosted by the masters of social gastronomy (m.s.g.). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm: brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom, followed by an open mic. hosted by mahogany l. browne. brick house (fort greene), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: open mic meets ted talk at presentation party, where anyone can give their own five-minute lecture or learn something new. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): at ‘the two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show, hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from guests kristen bartlett (samantha bee), sudi green (snl), and x mayo (the daily show). ucb east village, $9. >>

7:30pm (thru 2/1): juilliard’s 35th annual focus! festival presents six free concerts celebrating 75 years of international radio commissioning. peter jay sharp theatre and alice tully hall at lincoln center, free (rsvp required). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians share what feeling like an outcast means to them at outcast: a comedy show for the freaks. hosted by fareeha khan and featuring hari kondabolu, guy montgomery, rachel kaly, francesca d’uva, eva victor, jessy morner-ritt, eric rahill, and vihaan samat. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by aparna nancherla, jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with standup by jenny zigrino (conan), will miles (the chris gethard show), rosebud baker (roast battle), sarah sherman (adult swim), alex falcone, and brian bahe. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by sarah sherman (adult swim), raanan hershberg (laughs), xazmin garza (sirius xm), max white (gma), alex fossella (someecards). hosted by hoff matthews, lizzie martinez, aime rose ranger, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (biweekly): joe rumrill hosts the powerhouse comedy show, featuring standup by sam taggart (ifc), alex song (fallon), guy montgomery, petey peterson, mike drucker, and rachel joravsky. tilt (bushwick), free. >>

9pm: (monthly): the queers n peers benefit variety show presents lgbtq and allied performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: musical theater from andrew barbato, comedy by sofia dobrushin + matt albani, burlesque by foxy belle afriq + doll body, and music by junie. hosted by cassidy graves + barrett law. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits queer detainee empowerment project + black lgbtq migrant project. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring sketch team azn pop!, rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), kendra cunningham (last comic standing), nimesh patel (snl), and jeena bloom. hosted by brett davis. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

our next event!

Will the academy go Gaga for A Star Is Born? Will The Favourite be the favorite? Or will Black Panther‘s Wakanda forever be remembered for being the first superhero film to both be nominated and win Best Picture? Find out at the skint’s annual Free Academy Awards Screening Party at littlefield on Sunday, February 24!

Make your way down our red carpet to the photo booth, talk about your outfit with our fashionista interviewers, settle in with a complimentary glass of champagne (RSVP required here – limit one glass per person), and try your hand at predicting the winners with our online voting ballots (most correct picks wins a prize!). We’ll have themed-drink specials and free popcorn all night, and there’ll be food available for purchase from Parklife’s in-house taqueria, El Atoradero.

Doors open at 6pm for you early birds, with the official red carpet pre-show coverage at 6:30pm, followed by the awards ceremony on the big screen at 8pm.

the skint presents:
Free Academy Awards Screening Party

Sunday, February 24
6pm doors, 6:30pm Red Carpet Pre-Show, 8pm Awards Show
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
FREE admission: RSVP here to get a free glass of champagne
Facebook event page:
RSVP does not guarantee entry. This event is mixed seated/standing. Arrive early to secure a spot.

coming up

1/29 2pm: associate curator jodi shapiro leads a gallery talk of underground heroes: new york transit in comics, an exhibit on the role of transit in satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the late-1800s to today. new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn), free with museum admission ($10 general, $5 seniors). >>

1/29 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 2/12, 2/26, 3/12): sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the winter season starts tonight with contemporary/experimental chamber music ensemble either/or performing works by member richard carrick. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

1/29 6:30pm: production designer of hbo’s the deuce scott dougan, artist jane dickson, and the new yorker’s vincent cunningham take a look at times square in the 1970s and 1980s. the museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

1/29 7pm: author dana czapnik shares her debut novel the falconer, a coming-of-age story set in 90s nyc, in conversation with salman rushdie at housing works bookstore cafe (soho). free. >>

1/29 7pm (tuesdays thru 5/7): artists, scientists, writers, and others involved in the arts give free lectures as part of the cooper union’s intra-disciplinary seminar public lecture series. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium (east village), free. >>

1/29 7pm (+ 1/30): 80th anniversary screenings of the wizard of oz come to select cinemas for three days. various prices. >>

1/29 7:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), matt dennie, ashley brooke roberts, and gianmarco soresi share true stories about farewells at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show, which is moving to magnet theater after almost 13 years at ucb east village. hosted by david martin. $9. >>

1/29 7:30pm: hosts evan forde barden and patrick cartelli interview guests about important songs from their lives for repeater: a little show about big songs. tonight: ten comedians will each make their case for the best song of 2009. q.e.d (astoria), $7. >>

1/29 8pm (+ 1/30): broad city’s ilana glazer interviews activists and politicians to better understand how our system works at ilana glazer’s generator series. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

1/29 9pm: seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show makes the move to chelsea music hall with a blowout show including performances by michelle wolf, janeane garofalo, tim dillon, alex brightman, and others. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $15. >>

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