around town today

11am-9pm: the best noodle makers from last weekend’s japan fes and ramen contest offer $5 ramen bowls, desserts, and drinks alongside entertainment at 4 west 43rd street. >>

7pm: parks and recreation’s nick offerman presents his new book, good clean fun: misadventures in sawdust at offerman woodshop, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be given with purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by jennifer gable (drunk history), jake fromm, dave bergmann, farah brook, and chanel ali. hosted by carolyn busa. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): wyatt cenac (the daily show) hosts the night train comedy show, with stand-up performances by mike lawrence (@midnight), hadiya robinson (larry wilmore), noré davis (inside amy schumer), alison leiby (comedy central), tom brady (npr), nina manni (fashion police), and dj donwill. littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

8pm (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with john harris (it’s always sunny in philadelphia, the onion), jenny nelson (funny or die, splitsider), and steve macone (the new yorker, the atlantic). hosted by brian alger, luke burns, and james folta. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: showboat: the comedy show, hosted by kendra cunningham and becky yamamoto, includes stand up from leah bonnema (huffpo’s ‘favorite female comedians’), george gordon (tony joke of the week), claudia cogan (last comic standing), ken schultz (someecards), and julia johns (girl code). fawkner (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (+ 11/7, 12/12): ifc’s queer/art/film series returns for the fall season with a 35mm screening of cat on a hot tin roof (1958), followed by a discussion with tony-nominated director/playwright moisés kaufman (the laramie project. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

8pm (weekly thru 10/24): local female musicians of differing genres collaborate for the first time for ‘the hum’ performance series at greenpoint’s manhattan inn. tonight’s show includes members of emmy the great, tune-yards, underground system, and more. $12. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and bad writing contest celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, screenplays, and essays. tonight’s guests: langston kerman (insecure), asterios kokkinos (nerdist), rojo perez (comedy central), shelby taylor (bitches brew), and joshua turek. hosted by lizzie martinez and tim racine. optional: bring your own awful 150-word submission to read for a chance to win 10 bucks. bunga’s den (chelsea), free. >>

9pm (mondays thru 10/31): head to williamsburg’s the gutter for monday night horror movies all month long. tonight: alien (1979). free. >>

thru 10/31: bushwick’s syndicated screens a series of spooky and scarily fun movies thru halloween. this week: scream, what we do in the shadows, beetlejuice, rocky horror picture show (on fox), and more. $3. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

10/18 11am-3pm: pressed juicery celebrates its financial district location grand opening with free 16 oz. bottles of cold-pressed juice and small soft-serve freezes. plus, the first 50 folks will score $25 gift cards. >>

10/18 5:30pm: photographer jordan matter launches his book of dancers shot nude at night, dancers after dark, with a behind-the-scenes documentary and cocktail reception with some of the dancers. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

10/18 6:30pm: food journalist and author ina yalof discusses her book food and the city: new york’s professional chefs, restaurateurs, line cooks, street vendors, and purveyors talk about what they do and why they do it. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

10/18 6:30pm (monthly): at the prose bowl, emerging fiction stylists (you could be one of them) go at it in ‘brooklyn’s only semi-competitive, flash fiction, open mic, reading series…that we know of.’ pete’s candy store (williamsburg), $5 suggested donation. >>

10/18 7pm: subculture-focused photographer tod seelie gives an artist talk at aperture (chelsea). $5 general, free for students. >>

10/18 7pm: can humans use their sense of smell similar to dogs, and should they? find out when alexandra horowitz discusses her new book, being a dog. the half king (chelsea), free. >>

10/18 7pm: catch limited screenings of young frankenstein with a streamed introduction by co-writer and director mel brooks at select movie theaters. $12.50. >>

10/18 7pm (weekly thru 11/1): the stranger than fiction documentary series puts the spotlight on jonathan demme this season, continuing tonight with neil young: heart of gold (2006) and demme q+a to follow. ifc center (west village), $17. >>

10/18 7:30pm (thru 10/23): 27 queens-based choreographers and dance companies perform ballet, hip-hop, modern, regional, tap, amore at the third annual queensboro dance festival. the secret theatre (lic), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

10/18 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about fear — from danger and disaster to social anxiety — as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by erin barker and ben lillie (moth storyslam champions). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

10/18 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): theater/event producers ugly rhino present ‘tinyrhino,’ a theatrical drinking game with six new 10-minute plays. this month’s theme: murder mystery. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

sponsored 10/18 8pm: get tickets to see manhattan chorale and members of the new york city chamber orchestra perform works by woo, sisask, orbán, finzi, brahms, and williams at kaufman music center’s merkin concert hall for $8 ($35 value). >>

10/18 8pm (monthly): keep the creative juices (and drinks) flowing at sip-n-scribe, where hosts jenn wehrung (laugh it up, astoria!) and kelly jean fitzsimmons (no, you tell it!) provide writing prompts for you to experiment with. b.y.o. pen and paper. q.e.d. (astoria), $5 suggested donation. >>

10/18 8pm (monthly): real-life couples + friends do stand-up sets together at couples therapy (fka ‘in stereo’), hosted by naomi ekperigin (broad city writer, comedy central’s ‘the half hour’) and andy beckerman (the pete holmes show, beginnings). hifi bar (alphabet city), free. >>

10/18 8pm (monthly): saurin choksi (white guy talk show) hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by jasmine pierce (reductress), langston kerman (insecure), jeff steinbrunner (comedians you should know), shane torres (conan), emma willmann (colbert), and tushar singh (unnecessary evil). friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

10/18 9:30pm doors: tancred (now, now’s jess abbot) and narc twain play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

ticket deals

thru 10/23: score $50 spa treatments during spring spa week. >>

thru 11/3: 100 restaurants covering 30 neighborhoods offer $14 lunches and $28 prix fixe dinners during dine in queens, fka queens restaurant week. >>

get tickets to a taping of mike birbiglia’s thank god for jokes 11/4-5 at bam harvey theater for $14.50 (plus ticket fees (reg. $29). >>

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