around town today

ongoing: where to donate food in nyc: am new york highlights food banks, soup kitchens and nonprofits in all five boroughs that go beyond thanksgiving. >>

10am-6pm (thru 11/19): the museum of the city of new york offers free admission to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the new york at its core permanent exhibition.  (reg. suggested admission: $18 general, $12 students/seniors) >>

10am-8pm (thru 12/24. mon-fri 10am-8pm, sat 10am-7pm, sun 11am-6pm. closed thanksgiving): grand central’s annual holiday fair returns with 40 vendors focusing on american-made and handmade artwork, clothing + accessories, home goods, toys, and more. the east side of vanderbilt hall, free admission. >>

5pm (mondays thru 12/11): cast members from a dozen popular broadway musicals perform numbers at time warner center for the annual broadway under the stars series. tonight: school of rock, charlie and the chocolate factory, kinky boots. the second floor of time warner center (midtown west). free. >>

6pm (+ 11/20): author and former new york times food columnist mark bittman hosts a weekly lecture series on food justice and public health at columbia university. tonight’s topic, the food movement, at home and abroad, includes nick saul, co-founder and ceo of community food centres canada. columbia university’s vagelos education center (washington heights), free (rsvp required). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: ‘obama’s digital attack dog’ matthew mcgregor leads a panel discussion on how technology is impacting political campaigns with daily koss political director david nir and swingleft campaign director adrienne lever. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

6:30pm: making movies that change lives: a panel of filmmakers discuss what drives them and how they get their works made and seen. scheduled: erin lee carr (thought crimes, mommy dead and dearest), kahane cooperman (ep, the new yorker presents), and andrew rossi (ivory tower, bronx gothic). st. francis college (brooklyn heights), free (rsvp). >>

6:45pm: women killin’ it behind the camera: vimeo staff picks curator meghan oretsky shares her favorite short films by women from her ‘ladies with lenses’ channel, and follows up with filmmaker q+a. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

7pm: martha redbone roots project performs a free carnegie hall-sponsored neighborhood concert hosted at the schomburg center for research in black culture’s langston hughes auditorium (harlem). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: bad movie fans steven desiena + stephen whalen share clips from their favorite flops at the clip show carnage show, with help from guest comedians emmy blotnick (the president show), patti harrison (fallon), tim platt, branson reese, and bardia salimi. union hall (park slope), $8. >>

7:30pm: what future anthology co-editors torie bosch and roy scranton present some of the year’s best essays and articles on our planet’s future with contributors sarah aziza (the nation), david biello (scientific american), brooke borel (popular science), and a.m. gittlitz (kamikaza). books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

7:30pm: astrobiologist and author caleb scharf explores the zoomable universe at tonight’s frontiers lecture at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 students, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: hivemind: hear and/or share stories on the topic of honey, sweetness, bees, people who have stung you, and more at a site-specific storytelling salon held at honey’s (bushwick). free.   >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): butterboy, a new weekly comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with producer marianne ways (night train, hot tub), makes its debut with guests todd barry (comedy central), matteo lane (seth meyers), and anna drezen (snl). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): the franklin park reading series returns with an evening of sci-fi and fantasy readings by kelly link (get in trouble), daniel jose older (shadowhouse fall), brian allen carr (sip), and deirdre coyle (electric literature). franklin park (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by kat radly (the daily show), ryan donahue (kimmel), allie goertz (@midnight), robby hoffman (the chris gethard show), luke touma (siriusxm), and pranav behari. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm: improv comedians perform a ‘lost episode’ of gilmore girls at the pit (flatiron). $7. >>

8pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of robert price + erin leigh schmoyer’s meaneth girls: the tragedy of regina george while the audience plays a drinking game. new york distilling company (williamsburg), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome) hosts an evening of stand up by shalewa sharpe, eman el husseini, clark jones, kenny deforest, and david spector. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

thru 2/12: ‘michelangelo: divine draftsman + designer,’ a new exhibition at the met fifth avenue, brings together a large range of il divino‘s works culled from 50 public and private collections: 133 drawings (the most ever assembled for public display), three marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), suggested admission: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

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coming up

11/14 time tba: the bergdorf goodman holiday windows, inspired by the new york botanical garden, will be unveiled today. fifth avenue bet 57th + 58th sts, free. >>

11/14 6pm: yael shy, senior director of the center for global spiritual life at nyu, will be introduced by chelsea clinton at a launch event for her book, what now? meditation for your twenties and beyond. nyu bookstore (greenwich village), free. >>

11/14 6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with mel dockery (the moth storyslam winner), robin gelfenbien (yum’s the word), and vernon payne (teenage love). hosted by jeff rose. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

11/14 7pm: (monthly): a panel of activists discusses the quest for lgbt rights around the globe at this month’s edition of the lgbt center’s second tuesday series. $10. >>

11/14 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedian chris duffy hosts the you get a spoon variety show, where performers endorse and give away their favorite objects, oprah-style. this month: comedy from meave higgins (comedy central), stories from adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), and songs from emmy the great + tica douglas. caveat (les), $10. >>

11/14 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (bimonthly): ___ is our god, a new worship service-themed comedy/variety show, offers up absurd songs, prayers, testimonials, and more to a new pop culture figure each show. tonighth, hosts natasha vaynblat, jessie jolles + katie hartman and guests dan chamberlain (fallon)+ sachi ezura (the rundown) give praise to stanley tucci. cloud city (williamsburg), $5. >>

11/14 7:30pm: laughs trump hate at harmon leon’s big fat racist show, ‘a comedy show about racism – and not an hour of racist jokes.’ q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

11/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s ‘gratitude’ installment features speakers sonia denis, andrew collin, gianmarco soresi and christine holt. hosted by kevin allison. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

11/14 8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of alex gilvarry (eastman was here), eleanor henderson (the twelve-mile straight), and rachel khong (goodbye, vitamin) at the lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

11/14 8pm: soccer mommy and emily yacina play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10. >>

11/14 8pm doors: no age, drunken foreigner band, and beat detectives play elsewhere (bushwick). $5 adv, $10 door. >>

11/14 9pm (monthly): whose line is it anyway? meets ted as stand-up comedians improvise ted talks on topics they’ve never heard of before. hosted by ryan stanisz. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

11/14 9pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. tonight’s topics: the cloud, your brain, changing habits, and the team that always loses to the harlem globetrotters. ucb (east village), $7. >>

11/14-19: the brooklyn podcast festival presents live tapings of kevin mcdonald’s kevin mcdonald show, the sporkful presents: ask mimi, slate money, food 4 thot, and more at the bell house, union hall, and bric. various prices. >>

11/14-26: complexions contemporary ballet returns to the joyce for two weeks with four world premieres, a dance set to the music of david bowie, and more. programs vary. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

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