around town today

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): learn about the history of plant milks and which inanimate objects can and can’t be milked at a talk hosted by the masters of social gastronomy (m.s.g.). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

6:45pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): secret life of pets 2. st. john’s recreation center (crown heights). >>

7:30pm (monthly): actors and improvisors do their thing and perform scenes at stephen ruddy’s gravid water show. tonight’s guests include brian stack (colbert), julie sharbutt (the good wife), tami sagher (inside amy schumer), peter grosz (veep), and more. ucbt hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7:30pm (weekly): brendan gay and charles engle battle with topics chosen by the audience to see who gets to host the freestyle comedy show. this week’s show features comics john hastings (bbc), clare o’kane (comedy central), luke mones (funny or die), and josh wesson (mtv). bonus: free pizza. the map room at the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

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 marcella arguello (2 dope queens), giulia rozzi (this is not happening), will miles (comedy central), matt braunger (conan), fareeha khan (decoded), and rachel kaly (clickhole). 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 marie faustin, josh gondelman, jon schuta, matt koff, rachel pegram, and ryan leach. serafina ludlow (les), free. >>

8pm: shoegaze/dream pop bands no swoon, parrot dream, and absolutely yours play elsewhere’s zone one (east williamsburg/bushwick). $12. >>

8pm-midnight: get rid of your old stuff and score some new (to you) stuff while jamming to tunes at the semi-regular thrift on! clothing and stuff swap party. the keep (ridgewood), free admission. >>

9pm: (monthly): the queers n peers benefit variety show presents lgbtq and allied performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight’s first anniversary show features comedy by walter kelly + sofia dobrushin, drag by junior mint, uncle freak and juniper juicy, and music by lily mao. hosted by cassidy graves + comrade barbie. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits new york city anti-violence project + forge. >>

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

coming up

10/1-31: hundreds of architecture and design events, tours, and exhibitions take place across the five boroughs during the annual month-long archtober festival. various locations and prices. >>

10/1-31: the new york international fringe festival presents fringebyov (bring your own venue), a month of indie musical, comedy, dance, performance art, and solo performances across six venues in two boroughs. various prices. >>

10/1-20: british artist lucy sparrow brings another shop-related public art project to nyc, lucy’s delicatessen, where all of the items (cheese, chocolate, fish, fruit, etc.) have been handmade out of felt and are for sale. prices tba. free admission. 6th ave bet. 49th + 50th sts. >>

sponsored: 10/1-13: 20 world-renowned dance companies from around the world and across the spectrum of dance styles converge on new york city center’s historic stage for the 16th annual fall for dance festival. all tickets are only $15. update: sold out, but some tickets may become available online. >>

10/1-6: save up to 90% on gently-used designer clothing, dresses, gowns, outerwear, handbags, and accessories at the rent the runway sample sale. 260 fifth ave (nomad), free admission. >>

10/1-6: the new school opens its doors to the public for the festival of the new, a week of performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more. free. >>

10/1-5: new york comic con returns to the javits center thurs thru sun. while tickets are out of the skint’s price range (and mostly sold out), a series of ‘nycc presents’ events including a rave of thrones with kristian ‘hodor’ nairn and a doctor who trivia + costume contest are more within our reach. >>

10/1 2-3pm (weekly thru 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). >>

10/1 7pm: editors bill kartalopoulos and jillian tamaki moderate a panel of graphic novel, comic book, and zine artists featured in best american comics 2019 anthology. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or the book ($25) required for admission. >>

10/1 7pm: how do emerging technologies deepen social inequality? sociologist and associate professor of african american studies at princeton university ruha benjamin discusses the relationship between technology, race, and injustice in a talk on her new book, race after technology: abolitionist tools for the new jim code, with data scientist and author dr. cathy o’neil (weapons of math destruction). housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

10/1 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 for your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10/1 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by tom thakkar (conan), molly austin (comedy central), giulia rozzi (this is not happening), napoleon emill (carolines comedy madness champion), and fumi abe (mtv). bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

10/1 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 leah bonnema, michael hartney, irene morales, and negin farsad. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

10/1 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by erik bergstrom (colbert), alison leiby (marvelous mrs. maisel writer), khalid rahmaan (conan), rob cantrell (comedy central), zach swan (siriusxm), and ashley ray (the a.v. club). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sponsored: 10/1 8:45pm: 30 and under or a full-time student? attend theatre for a new audience’s new deal night, a free post-show party with drinks, light refreshments and good conversation following the 7:30pm performance of peter brook and marie-hélène estienne’s new play why?. >>

ticket deals

get admission + roller skate rental at lakeside brooklyn thru 10/12 for $6.50-$8.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $13-17). >>

get tickets to blood manor 10/4-11/9 for $15-39 (plus ticket fees, reg, $25-60). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at metropolitan pavilion 10/12-13 for $19-29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30-55). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s only tall ship, clipper city, thru 10/31 for $28 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). >>

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