around town today

6pm (series ends today): author and former new york times columnist mark bittman hosts a lecture series on food justice and public health at columbia university. tonight’s, ricardo salvador, senior scientist and director of the food and environment program at the union of concerned scientists, gives a talk on the history of food and capitalism. columbia university lenfest center for the arts (manhattanville), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm (monthly): at this month’s speaking of science series lecture at the new york society for ethical culture, climate change mitigation advocate joe siegel reports back from the 2018 united nations climate change summit. new york society for ethical culture (uws), $5. >>

6:30pm: palestinian-american-muslim racial justice and civil rights activist linda sarsour delivers a lecture on migration, refugees, and the politics of sanctuary at tonight’s skirball talks installment at nyu skirball (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: burnin’ down the mouth. from sriracha to ghost peppers, the masters of social gastronomy (m.s.g.) explore the secrets of spicy foods with fun and informative talks at caveat (les). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm: former planned parenthood president cecile richards presents her new book, make trouble: stand up, speak out, and find the courage to lead, in conversation with call your girlfriend co-host aminatou sow at strand bookstore (union square). $16 admission includes a signed copy of the book. >>

7:30pm: village east cinema screens a 35mm print of frank capra 1934 romantic comedy it happened one night, starring claudette colbert and clark gable. $15. >>

7:30pm: orion string quartet performs mozart, schubert, and kreisler at the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by guest hosts joyelle nicole johnson and alex english with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by josh gondelman (seth meyers), emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), ryan beck (comedy central), leclerc andre (fallon), elsa waithe, and comedic folk duo friends who folk. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

sponsored: 8pm: manhattan concert productions presents children of peace at carnegie hall, featuring the national children’s festival chorus, the national festival chorus, and the columbia university wind ensemble. just $7 with promo code ‘tsk30663’ (up to a $110 value)! >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by joe pera (adult swim), ryan schutt (2 dope queens), lindsay lucido, and mike menendez. hosted by hoff matthews, lizzie martinez, aimee rose ranger, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

9pm: (monthly): the queers n peers benefit variety show presents lgbtq and allied performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: comedy by chase montavon + david perez, drag by vylette tendency + riley j, and music by jen goma + sweetbreads. hosted by cassidy graves + comrade barbie. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits translatina coalition + lgbtq victory fund. >>

9:30pm: schwarzenbach, adam pfahler, and chris bauermeister will do q+a following a screening of don’t break down, the 2017 documentary about the ‘rags to riches to rags’ story of their punk band jawbreaker. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $18. >>

10:30pm (+ 4/15): musical theater characters find themselves in the middle of sketches at the shiz comedy show. hosted by matt gehring and shaina taub and featuring an ensemble of broadway and broadway-worthy performers. ucb theater (hell’s kitchen), $9. >>

coming up

3/26-31: ballet hispánico returns to the jouce theater (chelsea) with two world premieres and more. $10+. >>

3/26 6pm: arts professor at nyu’s tisch school of the arts and author laurence maslon discusses his book broadway to main street: how show tunes enchanted america with author amanda vaill (somewhere: the life of jerome robbins) at nyu center for the humanities (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

3/26 6:30pm: a panel of nutritionists and alternative health practitioners aim to change the way you eat in a discussion on the healing benefits of seasonal eating. bonus: free snacks. o.n.s clothing (soho), $10. >>

3/26 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): explore the new data from nasa’s new horizons spacecraft’s flyby of kuiper belt object ultimate thule (the farthest spacecraft flyby ever) at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

3/26 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), nimesh patel (snl), david drake (siriusxm), nore davis (conan), alison leiby (comedy central), and chanel ali (girl code). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

3/26 7pm: a panel of women founders share their journeys of making a successful business at the meet the makers make s**t happen talk series. the william vale (williamsburg), $20. >>

3/26 7pm: how safe are we? former homeland security secretary janet napolitano discusses her new book on homeland security since 9/11. 9/11 memorial + museum (financial district), free. >>

3/26 7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘not the one,’ featuring guests karolena theresa, justin covington, kate sisk, hannah rego, and mel elberg. hosted by kyle dacuyan. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

3/26 7:30pm: wired columnist and smarter than you think author clive thompson discusses his new book, coders: the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the word, with glitch ceo anil dash at books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

3/26 7:30pm: author and pulitzer finalist nathan englander chats about his new novel,, with novelist colson whitehead  at greenlight bookstore (fort greene). free. >>

3/26 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): can i ask you something? host nadia pinder gets topical and interviews a group of comedians about this month’s theme, ‘student loans (and other debts).’ 61 local (cobble hill), free ($5 suggested). >>

3/26 8pm: the carnegie hill concerts chamber players join composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist toby driver for an evening program of driver’s work at church of the advent hope (ues). free ($10-20 suggested donation). >>

3/26 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns to chelsea music hall with guests phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), jessica kirson (crashing), jena friedman (the daily show), and dan st. germain (conan). chelsea music hall (chelsea), $13. >>

3/26 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by aparna nancherla (comedy central), alison leiby (comedy central), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), claire parker (you up with nikki glaser), tina friml, and matt jenkins. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

3/26 9:15pm doors: spiral stairs (featuring scott kannberg of pavement), hamish kilgour, and dumb wolves play mercury lounge (les). $12. >>

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