around town today

thru 3/16: become more familiar with what’s in your head at lectures, workshops, and fairs during the annual brain awareness week. various locations. >>

2-3pm (+ 3/13): enjoy free tastings and discounts from grand central market merchants at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal (midtown east). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: author frederic tuten is joined by actor, musician, and writer steve martin at a release event for his memoir, my young life, at paula cooper gallery (chelsea). priority entrance with purchase of the book at 192 books or at the gallery. >>

7pm (monthly): at this month’s edition of the no such thing as love comedy show, ‘terminally single’ hosts claire burns and jessie jolles will get insight on the status of their dating lives from a body language expert and a nutritionist. the pit (gramercy), $8. >>

7:30pm (monthly): hunt asteroids with astronomer amy mainzer at tonight’s frontiers lecture at the american museum of natural history’s hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 students, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone and ashley brooke roberts dj donwill, returns with stand-up by catherine cohen (difficult thing), rob haze (fallon), casey ley (viceland), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), and sophie buddle. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): this month’s installment of the franklin park reading series features authors sam lipsyte (hark), mychal denzel smith (invisible man), rachel lyon (self-portrait with boy), richard chiem (king of joy), and poet precious okoyomon (ajebota). franklin park (crown heights), free. >>

8pm: hear hot takes on the service industry at a live taping of the foh podcast, hosted by kelly sullivan and lillian devane. gertie (williamsburg), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by ryan donahue (kimmel), kate willett (netflix), nina tarr (mtv), james hamilton (the moth grandslam winner), otto fernandez, and maggie lalley. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (monthly): necromancers of the public domain: every month, theater of the apes plucks a long-forgotten book from the shelves of the new york society library and resurrects it as a low-budget variety show. tonight’s inspiration: 1914’s the up-to-date waitress by janet mckenzie hill. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

8:30pm (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (comedy central) hosts myq kaplan and friends, with benefits, an evening of stand-up to support charity. tonight’s performers include liz glazer, ismael loutfi, dan yang, and lyssa mandel. q.e.d. (astoria), $6 admission benefits the trevor project. >>

9pm: (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), mike kelton (mtv), and matt dennie (ucb) share true stories about beginnings at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. new location: magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

our next event!

Sign ‘O’ The Times, indeed. It’s been three years since his majesty peaced out, and it still feels like we need his music more than ever.

Let’s get through this thing called life and dance it out on Friday, April 12, when DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It’s 1999 and Housequake) will take us Around The World In A Day with a blend of All Things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. And because the very thought of Prince conjures his image, we’ll have Music Video Time Machine projecting clips from his music videos, live performances, and films.

the skint presents:
Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince

Friday, April 12 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$7 adv, $10 door
Facebook event page:

coming up

3/12-31: women and gender non-conforming artists present theatre, dance, music, and comedy at manhattan theater source’s 19th annual estrogenius festival. the kraine theater (east village), $10-15. >>

3/12-17: the third annual wow women of the world festival features workshops, talks, and performances focused on empowerment and activism from white house correspondent april ryan, activist angela davis, finance expert suze orman, and others. apollo theater (harlem), free-$33.50. >>

3/12 7am-7pm: feel-good flapjacks. get a free short stack of pancakes at participating ihop locations in return for making a donation to a children’s charity organization. >>

3/12 1-5pm: the second annual women’s day on broadway, a symposium of talks on gender equality in the theatre industry and beyond, takes over the st. james theatre. free (rsvp). >>

3/12 5:30pm doors, 6pm show: sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the winter season continues tonight with pianist marilyn nonken performing works by messiaen and murail. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

3/12 6pm: learn about careers in science fiction writing and publishing from novelist bill broun (night of the animals), short-story writer alice sola kim (tin house), and author sheree renée thomas (sleeping under the tree of life). the jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts at nyu (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

3/12 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: former new york state attorney general barbara underwood shares her appreciation of supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg before a screening of the documentary rbg at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). free. >>

3/12 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring noah gardenswartz (comedy central), fareeha khan (comedy central), ismael loutfi (kimmel), jordan temple (conan), and hannah boone (adult swim). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

3/12 7pm: comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints. hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 >>

3/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring performers ana fabrega, tessa skara, scarlett snow, and lucas connolly. hosted by sophie santos and jess salomon. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/12 7:30pm doors 8pm show: laugh in multiple mediums at cans: a comedy show, featuring stand-up and short comedy videos from emma willmann (colbert), brandon jackson (thrillist’s ‘best undiscovered comedians’), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), and others. hosted by tyler fischer. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/12 8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of eva hagberg fisher (how to be loved), briallen hopper (hard to love), and sarah mccoll (joy enough) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

3/12 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by shane torres (conan), mike recine (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), christi chiello (roast battle), and sonia denis (high maintenance). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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