MON, 1/7: BRONX RESTAURANT WEEK, LET’S TALK ABOUT CATS, DOWNTOWN VARIETY HOUR, + 12 TUES EVENTS

around town today

thru 1/19: 37 restaurants offer prix fixe lunches, dinners, and other dining discounts during the annual savor the bronx restaurant week. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: (monthly): the annual music mondays ensemble concert series continues the season with clarinetist david krakauer, pianist kathleen tagg, and omer quartet performing osvaldo golijov’s klezmer-inspired the dreams and prayers of isaac the blind and other works. a free wine reception follows. advent lutheran church (uws), free. >>

7pm: smart, funny people gush about their feline companions at a live taping of mary phillips-sandy’s let’s talk about cats podcast, including guests carmen lagala (colbert), muna mire (gq), and leslie goshko (sideshow goshko). the greene space (south village), $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with ginny hogan (the new yorker), evan waite (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), and carrie wittmer (mcsweeney’s). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), free. >>

7pm, 9:30pm (monthly): have a musical monday at village east cinema’s series of musical screenings. tonight: choose your man behind the curtain with screenings of the wizard of oz (1939) and the wiz (1978). city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>

7:30pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, and trivia with prizes from two boots pizza and comic book/toy store forbidden planet. tonight’s show includes ophira eisenberg (ask me another), judah friedlander (30 rock), and hank smith (sesame street). ucb (east village), $9. >>

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 hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), josh sharp (the opposition), maria heinegg (the worst thing), jak knight (netflix), kenice mobley (siriusxm), and mary beth barone (the exhibition). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series hosts readings by jeremy n. smith (the atlantic), jessica gross (the new york times magazine), christine kandic torres (fierce by mitú), and amelia possanza (buzzfeed). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

8pm: get juiced up with stand-up followed by an all-vinyl soul/funk/disco dance party at the juice comedy show featuring todd barry (comedy central), marcia belsky (misandry), pat regan (last comic standing), dan licata (adult swim), and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). hosted by carmen christopher and conner o’malley. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by ryan beck (comedy central), melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), pranav behari (mad magazine), tyler richardson (mtv), mara wiles (viceland), and jason planitzer. hosted by lizzie martinez, hoff matthews, aimee 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 (monthly): get your monthly dose of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring carmen lynch (inside amy schumer), liza treyger (netflix), irene fagan merrow (betches), victoria hoffman, amanda hurley, and chewy may. hosted by kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall. new venue: knitting factory (williamsburg), free admission. >>

8pm (+ 1/8): looking to get your groove on? all-women body-positive dance group big apple babes is holding auditions for their 2019 season. mark morris dance center (fort greene), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: experience comedy, music, magic at the wonderment variety show, featuring janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer) and john fugelsang (tell me everything). hosted by michael albanese, tushar singh, and mark riccadonna. drexler’s (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring ophira eisenberg (ask me another), seth herzog (fallon), ashton womack (sirius xm), jim tews (felines of new york), and freddy g (npr). hosted by jess salomon. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

coming up

sponsored: 1/8 6-9pm: start the new year with a class in the arts. enjoy an evening of art, music, dance, ceramics and more for beginners at 92y’s intro to the arts night open house. free. >>

1/8 7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade, jim o’grady, and david martin at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

1/8 7pm: comedians, writers, and performers nominate their faves to join a new canon of glorified souls at hail mary: our queer saints. hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5. >>

1/8 7pm (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring josh johnson (fallon), nimesh patel (snl), molly austin (comedy central), ayo edibiri (the rundown with robin thede), petey deabreu (comedy central), and patrick monahan (what a time). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

1/8 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

1/8 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about rebirth told by a lineup of interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

1/8 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians mix comedy and heart at the sparkle hour! variety show, hosted by philip ‘sparkle’ markle and featuring jo firestone (fallon), fareeha khan (decoded), matthew j. harris (person of interest), charlie bardey (buzzfeed), hollye bynum, and devin bockrath. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

1/8 8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of jen doll (unclaimed baggage), jaclyn gilbert (late air), and crystal hana kim (if you leave me) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

1/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): stand up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests josh gondelman (seth meyers), jes tom (nbc), darin patterson (snl nerds), and subhah agarwal (the jim jeffries show). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

1/8 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by tim dillon (netflix), alingon mitra (last comic standing), courtney maginnis (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), mara wiles, and feminist musical comedy duo free the mind. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

1/8 9pm (monthly): female comedians and one hetrerosexual guy share how they think cis, hetero men can do better at the second annual ‘new year, new dude!’ edition of the woke af: a mind opening variety show. tonight’s lineup features marie faustin (the unofficial expert), emily kron (comedy central), arti gollapudi, and cynia barnwell. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

1/8 9pm (monthly): pawsy vibes only: comedian and local cat lady gemma smith hosts catbaret, a variety show with a new theme each month (but cat-related acts are always welcome). this month’s theme: ‘new year, new mew’ bonus: free cat ears! q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

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