around town today

5:30-9pm: the 20th annual winter’s eve at lincoln square, ‘nyc’s largest outdoor holiday festival,’ features live music (ronnie spector + the ronettes!), roaming performers, ice sculpting, shopping deals, sweet + savory food tastings from 25+ area restaurants ($1-4), and more. rain or shine. broadway from the shops at columbus circle to 70th st (uws), free admission. >>

6pm: how we live: the future of urbanity, affordability, and mobility in the modern metropolis: nyu’s deutsches haus + urban democracy lab team up for a conversation about the future of living in cities like new york and berlin, with authors christina horsten + felix zeltner (stadtnomaden), nyu professor sophie gonick, urban anthropologist libertad o. guerra, and untapped cities founder michelle young. deutsches haus at nyu (greenwich village), free. >>

6pm: the seaport district’s annual holiday tree lighting features traditional carols and performances from broadway’s the phantom of the opera and mean girls, plus an after-party at pier 17 with ingrid michaelson. proceeds from food + drinks will go to broadway cares/equity fights aids and a place for kids. free admission. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: (monthly): the music mondays ensemble concert series at advent lutheran church (uws) continues its 17th season with everything that rises must converge, a program featuring music for violin and voice performed by jennifer koh and davóne tines. a free wine reception follows. free admission. >>

7pm: hear a candid discussion about fare evasion, over-policing, and holiday gridlock at we the commuters: the 12 delays of christmas, a live presentation by wnyc + the gothamist. guests include city council speaker corey johnson, tonight show writer dan chamberlain, and rockefeller center tour guide lindsay boling. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

7pm (monthly): learn about how x-ray astronomy helps scientists understand the structure and evolution of the universe at tonight’s frontiers lecture, a series of talks held in the american museum of natural history’s hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 students, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm: flying lessons, a recipient of two jim henson foundation grants, combines shadow puppetry and aerial performance at the pit striker stage (gramercy). $15 adv, $18 door. >>

7pm (monthly): have a musical movie monday at village east cinema’s series of screenings. tonight: singin’ in the rain (1952), starring gene kelly, donald o’connor, and debbie reynolds. city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>

7pm, 8:30pm: shotz: six groups of writers, directors, and actors present new 10-minute plays that must incorporate three conditions related to a theme. the kraine theater (east village), $13-15 admission includes a beer. >>

7:30pm (weekly): satisfy your rap-etite at the freestyle comedy show, where the hosts kick things off with a battle on topics chosen by the audience. this week’s lineup includes leclerc andre (fallon), rosebud baker (comedy central), rob cantrell (adult swim), and more. hosted by brendan gay, charles engle, and santiago angel. bonus: free pizza. the map room at the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 12/23): jeff rosenstock kicks off a december residency at trans-pecos (ridgewood). proceeds from donation-based admission will benefit a different charity each night. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the comedy at the grocery show‘s annual holiday show features stand-up by ari shaffir (this is not happening), the lucas brothers (netflix), katie-ellen humphries (cbc), christian finnegan (comedy central), and host rojo perez. arlene’s grocery (les), 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 joe mande (the good place, kroll show), subhah agarwal (the jim jeffries show), mike drucker (samantha bee), erica rhodes (@midnight), and mike lebovitz. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): get your monthly dose of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring stand-up by shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), remy kassimir (netflix), calise hawkins (fallon), hannah boone (adult swim) and jeena bloom (ucb), plus music by sami schwaeber and drag by jacklynn hyde. hosted by kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall. knitting factory (williamsburg), free admission. >>

8pm: (weekly): the savage comedy show is back, in a cozy new home at german restaurant + bar black forest (cobble hill). tonight’s lineup includes stavros halkias (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), randall otis (the daily show), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), and karolena theresa. hosted by hoff matthews, lizzie martinez, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. free admission. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents ‘baby, it’s cold outside,’ with five true, personal stories about getting left out in a rapidly changing climate from writer mike albo, psychological scientist-practitioner emmanuel garcia, climate justice essayist mary annaise heglar, filmmaker and climate activist martha jeffries, and improviser steve whyte. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. new location: the tank (midtown west), $12. >>

8:30pm: storytellers spin 2-minute yarns at the 2 short 2 suck storytelling and comedy show, featuring amamah sardar (mcsweeney’s), joey dardano (netflix), sherm jacobs (buzzfeed), and more. hosted by alissa may atkinson and chloe sehr. audience members will have a chance to share their own tiny tales as well. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>


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12/3-2/28 (tues-fri 10am-4:30pm): free weekday admission returns to the brooklyn botanic garden for the winter season. >>

12/3-1/5 (closed mondays and holidays): the morgan library + museum displays charles dickens’s original manuscript of a christmas carol, an annual tradition. the morgan library + museum (midtown east), $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

12/3 9am-3pm: nyu’s brennan center for justice and the naacp legal defense and educational fund present a full-day symposium on policing race and technology, an exploration of the racial justice issues raised by modern surveillance technologies such as facial recognition, predictive policing, and social media monitoring tools. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free admission (breakfast + lunch are included). >>

12/3 4pm, 7pm: when harry met sally returns to select theaters for the film’s 30th anniversary. various locations and prices. >>

12/3 5-8pm (+ 12/4-1/3 10am-8pm): the annual luminaries light installation, a canopy of color-changing led lanterns at brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi), returns for the season. tonight’s opening includes free ice skating and performances. free admission. >>

12/3 6pm: be heard on the third, a storytelling series to raise awareness of the be heard act, a bill to address harassment and violence in the workplace, presents a screening of knock down the house followed by storytelling and conversation. civic hall (flatiron), free. >>

12/3 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: supreme court lawyer and former acting solicitor general neal katyal discusses his new book, impeach: the case against donald trump, with historian + former bill clinton speechwriter michael waldman. nyu global center for academic and spiritual life (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

12/3 6pm reception, 7pm start: belonging: disability, technology, and community, the first event in the hastings center’s ‘the art of flourishing: a conversation on disability and technology’ series, explores the ways in which the use–or resistance–of technology helps people with disabilities to thrive. baruch performing arts center (kips bay), free (rsvp). >>

12/3 6:30pm: author and award-winning journalist mark danner reflects on two decades of the war on terror in ‘the death of human rights: drones, torture, and the new nationalism’, this year’s robert b. silvers lecture at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (bryant park). free (rsvp). >>

12/3 6:30pm: magazine art director walter bernard and ‘i love new york’ logo designer milton glaser recount their storied careers in a talk on their new book, mag men: fifty years of making magazines, along with writer/editor anne quito. q+a and a drinks reception will follow. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

12/3 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the family ghosts storytelling podcast opens its third season of stories about familial myth and the weight of legacy with a live event hosted by sam dingman. caveat (les), $6 with promo code ‘fgs3’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door). >>

12/3 7pm: sync up with hosts gabby bryan and anya volz at the our time of the week stand-up comedy show, featuring janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), dulcé sloan (the daily show), janelle james (seth meyers), and bonnie mcfarlane (comedy central). matthew broussard (comedy central), the representative male comic in the lineup, will give an improvised presentation on a randomly chosen femme topic. upstairs at the stand (union square), $10 with promo code ‘cramps’ (reg. $15). >>

12/3 7pm doors, 8pm show: at an inconvenient talk show, al gore (played by comedian and former biochemist rollie williams) takes on the policy, science, and issues behind climate change with guests including climate experts dr. anya elizabeth johnson and dr. alicia perez-porro, along with a lineup of comedians. proceeds from tonight’s holiday special will benefit weact for environmental justice. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

12/3 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. >>

12/3 7pm doors, 8pm show: carolyn castiglia: cool mom: comedian carolyn castiglia presents an hour of stand-up, stories, and music about what it means to be a daughter and a mother. arlene’s grocery (les), $12. >>

12/3 7:30pm (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. tonight’s fourth anniversary storytellers include cecilia gentili (pose), wes hazard (jeopardy), kelli dunham (showtime), and edith gonzalez (risk!). hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

12/3 8pm (weekly): hit up the saloon next to new york distilling company for a spirit-ed night of standup at the new bright horizons comedy show. tonight’s inaugural lineup includes chris gethard (the chris gethard show), max wittert (high maintenance), anthony atamanuik (the president show), annie donley (chris gethard presents), and eudora peterson (the special without brett davis). hosted by mary houlihan, joe rumrill, sam taggart, and eliza hurwitz. the shanty (williamsburg), free. >>

12/3 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 kendra cunningham (huffpost), jc cassis (risk!), sonya vai, pedro gonzales, and wanjiko eke. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

12/3 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, brings the laughs to east williamsburg with performances by dina hashem (conan), martin urbano (kimmel), daniel simonsen (colbert), and brendan eyre (seth meyers). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

12/3 9pm: arthur moon and lau noah play the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: christmas at lincoln center with manhattan chorale + chamber orchestra: celebrate the season on friday evening, 12/6, with a festive program including works from the 1500s to today, audience caroling, seasonal narration, and more. just $7 plus ticket fees with promo code ‘exl7’ (regularly priced at $85!). >>

get tickets to see cher at madison square garden 12/4 for $35+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $86+). >>

get tickets to american symphony orchestra’s beyond beethoven at carnegie hall’s stern auditorium 1/31 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to new york city ballet’s swan lake at lincoln center 2/16 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $108+). >>

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