around town today

today: following a $450 million renovation and expansion, the museum of modern art reopens today with 30% more space, including a 3,900 square foot ground floor gallery that’s free to visit. museum of modern art (midtown west), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free fridays 5:30-9pm. >>

thru 10/27: the guggenheim celebrates the 60th anniversary of the iconic frank lloyd wright building with special activities and events throughout the month. bonus: if it’s your birthday 10/21, you get in free. solomon r. guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 10/27: bushwick’s syndicated gets in the holiday spirit with a month of spooky movies. this week: beetlejuice, poltergeist, what we do in the shadows, young frankenstein, the craft, a girl walks home alone at night, psycho, and more. $7. >>

thru 10/25: lizzy caplan, ken jeong, kathryn hahn, ronan farrow, and more are among the guests at tapings of the build series this week. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the society for the advancement of social studies (sass) explores scary history with an evening of informal lectures on costume parties, mummies, and a ghost-hunting teddy bear. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm (monthly): open mic meets ted talk at presentation party, where anyone can give their own five-minute lecture on a topic. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and guests chris tan and julia waicberg 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). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): star f*ckers, a comedy show about the science of astrology, returns with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac. hosted by melissa stokoski, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm: hear new graduates of moth storyslam grandslam winner jeff simmermon’s storytelling-as-standup class perform joke-filled narratives they’ve honed over six weeks at bluebird (prospect-lefferts gardens). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by ilana glazer (broad city), rhys darby (flight of the conchords), sam jay (comedy central), brooks wheelan (snl), alzo slade (hbo), and charles mcbee (gotham comedy live). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): take in some stand-up down in the basement gallery of an italian restaurant at the future forms comedy show, hosted by mary houlihan (the best show), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and sam taggart (comedy central). tonight’s lineup includes emmy blotnick, steve desiena, bryan yang, nicole boyce, ian lockwood, and adrianne chalepah. serafina ludlow (les), free. >>

9pm (monthly): twins max and nicky weinbach’s vintage basement with max + nicky show features performers ramy youssef (hbo), brent weinbach (adult swim), myq kaplan (james corden), khalid ramaan (conan), and katie compa (hard pass). under st. marks theater (east village), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: host winnifred coombe (caroline kingsley) and ‘her outlandish friends from space’ discuss topics like quantum physics and how to save the planet at the violet hour: a late night show from another dimension. tonight’s guest: melissa villaseñor (snl). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

coming up

🎃 looking to make halloween plans? we’ve rounded up 90+ halloween events in nyc for $35 and under for you to choose from. >>

10/22-28: 50 restaurants offer three-course dinners for $25 during this year’s sunnyside restaurant week. >>

10/22 2-3pm (+ 10/29): enjoy full-size items from grand central market merchants for $2 at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

10/22 6:30pm (+ the new school 10/24): learn about the changing uses of union square through history at a talk by joanna merwood-salisbury on her book, design for the crowd: patriotism and protest in union square. the skyscraper museum (battery park), free (rsvp required). >>

10/22 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with riane konc (build your own christmas movie romance), ziwe fumudoh (desus + mero), josh gondelman (last week tonight), and kate sidley (colbert). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. caveat (les), $10. >>

10/22 7pm: actor and writer john lithgow presents his new poetic satire book, dumpty: the age of trump in verse, at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

10/22 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: spike einbinder (high maintenance, los espookys) and amy zimmer (the new yorker, adult swim) draw you into their universe of surrealistic, slapstick fantasy with their new show, together at last, featuring guests ana fabrega and cole escola. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/22 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians orli matlow and marissa solomon push back against anti-semitism with disloyal: a comedy fundraiser for jews for racial and economic justice, featuring guests josh gondelman (desus + mero), rebecca weiser, dylan adler, and sketch comedy by ‘god should not have chosen us.’ starr bar (bushwick), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

10/22 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: brooks wheelan hosts a night of stand-up with an impressive lineup including michelle wolf, wyatt cenac, the lucas brothers, and sal vulcano. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/22 8pm (monthly): this month’s franklin park reading series installment features an all-women lineup including susan steinberg (machine), mesha maren (sugar run), rachel eve moulton (tinfoil butterfly), and shelly oria and hafizah geter (indelible in the hippocampus: writings from the me too movement). franklin park (crown heights), free. >>

10/22 8pm (monthly): emmy blotnick (colbert) and matt koff (the daily show writer) host the crown jewels comedy show at the palace. tonight: michael kosta (the daily show), joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), peter grosz (the president show), and sarah tollemache (colbert). the palace (greenpoint), $5. >>

10/22 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by michael rowland (comedy central), irene tu (viceland), devon walker (comedy central), jordan jensen, and luke touma. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

10/22 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with guests gary gulman (the great depresh, nick thune (comedy central), the lucas brothers (sherman’s showcase), and brett davis (the special without brett davis). chelsea music hall (chelsea), $13 adv, $15 door. >>

10/22 8:30pm: shane torres (colbert), tom thakkar (conan), phoebe bottoms (adult swim), and caitlin cook host the good god comedy variety show, with guests aparna nancherla (netflix), chris gethard (hbo), aj holmes (book of mormon), and daniel simonsen (colnert). the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick), $10. >>

10/22 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by sean patton (conan), alison klemp (siriusxm), megan stalter, and sam evans. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

10/22 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: three scientists who moonlight as pub trivia emcees host facts machine podcast live!: a science seance, and explore the real science between monsters, legends, and spooky tropes in an evening of storytelling and pub-style trivia. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

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