around town today

7pm: investigative journalist vegas tenold tells the story white supremacist and nationalist groups and their path to political power in his book, everything you love will burn: inside the rebirth of white nationalism in america. the half king (chelsea), free. >>

7pm (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. this month’s guests: lorelei ramirez (not dead yet variety show) and calvin cato (dudes being dudes being dudes show). bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): at ‘the two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show, hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from guests peter grosz (the president show), sudi green (snl), bowen yang (las culturistas), and more. ucb east village, $9. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with guests josh gondelman (last week tonight), nick turner (comedy central), kenice mobley (2 dope queens), josh sharp (the opposition with jordan klepper), and venessa peruda (womenincomedy). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): laugh while giving to a cause at the living for it comedy benefit show. this month’s show supports uprose bk and features stand up by sasheer zamata (snl), jacqueline novak (comedy central), tom thakkar (conan), rebecca v. o’neal (netflix), julia claire, and wanjiko eke. the living gallery (bushwick), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by mike drucker (the president show), raj sivaraman (monotony!), lizzie martinez (funny or die), sallyann hall, and chris donahue. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by tim duffy (comedy central), jessica-michelle singleton, freddie g, jeena bloom, and justin flanagan. hosted by lizzie martinez (funny or die), hoff matthews (comedy central), and brandon scott wolf (best time ever with neil patrick harris). bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

9pm: (monthly): the pairs n chairs variety show presents three pairs of performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: comedy by fareeha khan + sydnee washington, music by beccs + abuzayed the free, and drag by god complex + noctua. hosted by cassidy dawn graves + jessy yates. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5 suggested donation benefits national adapt + new sanctuary coalition of new york city. >>


Flavorpill and WeWork team up with Touré Show for a special edition of Cultivate in honor of Black History Month. This intimate event will feature insightful discussion, a guided meditation by founder of Mama Glow, Latham Thomas, and a live performance by The God MC, Rakim. Dinner will be provided by Tender Greens; all proceeds from the event go to WeThrive.

Touré Show x Rakim: How I MC
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 I 6:45pm-9:00pm
WeWork Fulton Center
200 Broadway, Fl 3
New York, NY 10038
Tickets and more info here

coming up

2/27 7am-7pm: pancakes with a purpose. for it’s annual national pancake day promotion, ihop offers you a free short stack of pancakes in return for making a donation to a charity organization. >>

2/27 5:30pm reception, 6:30pm show: a panel of authors including kaitlyn greenidge, bernice mcfadden, garnette cadogan, and quincy troupe discuss the role of black writers in a post-obama world at a talk moderated by elizabeth nunez. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

2/27 7pm: emmy award-winning journalist/trump confronter jorge ramos discusses his new book, stranger: the challenge of a latino immigrant in the trump era, at barnes + noble (union square). wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book. >>

2/27 7pm (monthly): scientists steve beyer and jackie faherty take inspiration from the olympics in a presentation on the fastest, highest and strongest celestial champions of the universe at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

2/27 7pm (ends today): get the experience of an outdoor movie indoors (where it’s warm!) at the annual pictures under the palms series, set under the palm trees of brookfield place’s winter garden atrium (fidi). tonight: cool runnings (1993). free. >>

2/27 7pm: jazz musician amina claudine myers gives a solo piano-vocal performance spanning the roots of american music at the national jazz museum in harlem. free-$10. >>

2/27 7pm doors, 8pm show: star wars: an erotic live reading host rob roan and guests lane moore, julia johns, and jessie atkinson explore the world of fifty shades of rey, an erotic fan fiction of star wars: the force awakens. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

2/27 7:30pm (thru 3/3): royal ballet resident choreographer wayne mcgregor brings his contemporary dance company to new york to perform autobiography, a new piece with movement informed by the sequence of his own genome. the joyce theater (chelsea). $10+. >>

2/27 7:30pm (ends today): indie alt rockers veda rays wrap up residency at sunnyvale (east williamsburg) with guest bands and djs. free. >>

2/27 8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of hermione hoby (neon in daylight), kanishk tharoor (swimmer among the stars), and cherise wolas (the resurrection of joan ashby) at this month’s installment of the lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

2/27 8pm (monthly): the final fantasy science fiction/fantasy reading series hosts readings, presentations and video on the theme of ‘futures’ by tsige tafesse, kt pe benito, anaïs duplan, mon mohapatra, shriya samavai, and tiana reid. hosted by roshan abraham. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5-7 suggested donation. >>

2/27 8pm: stevie, a witchy comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks and hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart, features performances by chris gethard (the chris gethard show), ana fabrega (at home with amy sedaris), michelle buteau (comedy central), sarah tollemache (colbert), leclerc andre (laughs), melissa stokoski (sirius xm), and more. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

2/27 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan+joe+charles show, this week including performances by aparna nancherla (comedy central), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), stavros halkias, and jess salomon. free. >>

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