around town today

1-5pm: women’s day on broadway, a free symposium of stories by, for and about women, moderated by juju chang, whoopi goldberg, gayle king and meredith takes over the st. james theatre. free. >>

6-9pm: byo art for women’s history month: living gallery hosts a group art show where anyone can display their own art that celebrates women. one work per person. the living gallery (bushwick/bed-stuy). $10. >>

7pm: entertainment writer joy press (the village voice, melody maker) discusses her book stealing the show: how women are revolutionizing television with pulitzer prize-winning television critic emily nussbaum (the new yorker). mcnally jackson books (nolita), free. >>

7pm (monthly): at bamcinématek’s new series, screen epiphanies, a prominent artistic or cultural figure talks about the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the movie. tonight, oscar and emmy-winning documentary director and producer ezra edelman on spike lee’s do the right thing (1989). bam (fort greene), $16. >>

sponsored 7pm doors, 8pm show: viral mobile game show host scott rogowsky (aka hq’s trap trebek) brings his running late with scott rogowsky talk show back for a night of chats with news veteran dan rather, comedian michael ian black, the view’s sunny hostin, and the daily show’s roy wood jr. gramercy theatre, $28-35. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with guests riane konc (mcsweeney’s), seth reiss (the new yorker), and jen spyra (the onion). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): phd comics creator jorge cham and particle physicist daniel whiteson explore what we don’t know about space in their new illustrated book, we have no idea: a guide to the unknown universe, 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, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with guests sasheer zamata (snl), andy haynes (comedy central), robby hoffman (the chris gethard show), stephen castillo (snl writer), and brittany carney. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): the franklin park reading series celebrates its ninth anniversary with cake and readings by christine schutt (pure hollywood), uzodinma iweala (speak no evil), stefan merrill block (oliver loving), kate greathead (anna + emma), alanna okun (the curse of the boyfriend sweater), and chandler klang smith (the sky is yours). franklin park (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by catherine cohen (difficult people), katie hannigan (the roastmasters), joanna briley (fempire), erin mcguire, peter revello, and paul julmeus. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by josh gondelman (last week tonight), natasha vaynblat (mcsweeney’s), chris calogero (not quite midnight), george gordon (ifc), mara wiles (the new york times), and jessica watkins (burning daylight). 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. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome) hosts an evening of stand up by nat towsen, jaffer khan and samantha ruddy, plus beatboxing by shockwave. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

coming up

3/13 4pm-midnight: queens brewery opens a new brew hall in ridgewood today. bonus: free 0.3 liter steins for the first 500 guests. >>

3/13 6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with moth storyslam champions jamie brickhouse, mel dockery and sandi marx, plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by nicole ferraro. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

3/13 6-9pm: go magazine hosts a launch party for the spring issue and new lesbian web-series @datingzoe. bonus: free absolute vodka drinks 6-7pm. the stonewall inn (west village), free. >>

3/13 6:30pm: pregame for saint patrick’s day with an illustrated lecture on the history and culture of the irish in new york by tara rider, ph.d.. church of saint brigid-saint emeric (alphabet city), free (rsvp). >>

3/13 6:30pm: historic gastronomist sarah lohman, who’s explored the lives of irish tenement dwellers and 19th century irish maids, gives a brief history of irish food at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $12. >>

3/13 7pm (monthly): writers who are parents convene at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s theme: belonging: authors read from current work and discuss writing about immigrants and immigration. moderated by christina chiu and m. m. de voe. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free admission. >>

3/13 7pm: dr. pål brekke of the norwegian space center gives a lecture on the almost-forgotten physicist kristian birkeland alongside images and video of the northern lights. scandinavia house (midtown east), free. >>

3/13 7pm (monthly): a tech ethicist (david ryan polgar) and a comedian (joe leonardo) examine our strange present and uncertain future at the funny as tech podcast show, taping a new episode tonight about tech ethics with guests including robyn caplan (researcher at data + society), nir eyal (hooked: how to build habit-forming products), and jess brown (director of ux at vice). the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

3/13 7pm (+ 3/20): hip-hop and jazz: a crossroads of chance, a two-night program curated by harpist brandee younger, kicks off with a discussion between grammy-winning producer omen (beyoncé, drake) and journalist seve chambers. the national jazz museum in harlem, free-$10. >>

3/13 7pm: who will emerge with the crown(s) at the mr. + miss gay new york america pageant? hudson terrace (hell’s kitchen), $15 adv, $20 door. note: the events had been scheduled separately for mon + tues, but are now both on tues. >>

3/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): roast battle meets debate club for patti labelle vs. aretha franklin: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): a whopping 64 comedians will compete in a bracket-style one-liner joke tournament at backfat variety’s third annual quick-witted comedy competition. hosted by larry mancini and emily winter. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 door (proceeds will benefit shelter chic animal rescue). >>

3/13 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 sasheer zamata (snl), josh johnson (comedy central), mitra jouhari (the president show), and jake head. free. >>

3/13 9pm (quarterly): the am i write, ladies? variety show showcases new prose, storytelling, comedy, burlesque, theater, and more by women and gender non-conforming artists. tonight’s theme: spring fling: springtime, hookups, and longing. hosted by cassidy graves. the footlight (ridgewood), $10. >>

3/13 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. >>

3/13 9pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. hosted by jim tews. ucb (east village), $9. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: manhattan concert productions presents an evening of choral music with handel, mozart, mendelssohn, and more at lincoln center’s alice tully hall 3/19. just $7 ($85 value)! >>

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