around town today

6:30pm: columbia university graduate film program professor annette insdorf discusses and signs copies of her new book, cinematic overtures: how to read opening scenes, at shakespeare + co (ues). free. >>

7pm: poets with attitude: hear poetry read by poets full of fire (and wine) at an evening hosted by tommy pico and morgan parker, and featuring camonghne felix, shauna barbosa, and diana marie delgado. the ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron), free. >>

7pm, 8:30pm (monthly): shotz: six groups of actors, writers, and directors create brand new 10-minute plays that must follow three rules. this month’s rules: tba. the kraine theater (east village), $13 adv (includes a beer), $15 door. >>

7:30pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, and trivia with prizes from two boots pizza and comic book/toy store forbidden planet. this month’s show includes rpb cantrell (comedy central), rob haze (fallon), the current a cappella, and more. ucb (east village), $9. >>

7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex and a featured artifact of queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring ashley gavin (gay girl straight girl), ian fidance (seth meyers), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), elsa waithe (this american life), patrick holbert (the movie loft), sam morrison (laffin’ matterz tv) and host phillip henry. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $10 gift card required for admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedians perform their ideas for pulitzer prize submissions and the audience votes on which will actually get submitted at the pulitzer surprises show. tonight’s guests include james folta (the onion), karen chee (the new yorker), tim barnes (av club), and joey dundale (buzzfeed). hosted by eliza cossio (the daily show) and caroline schaper (full frontal with samantha bee). union hall (park slope), $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with guests nikki glaser (not safe with nikki glaser), myq kaplan (comedy central), chloe hillard (last comic standing), donnie sengstack, and carmen lagala. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:45pm (monthly): the latest installment of elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series includes readings by binalakshmi nepram (where are the women in decision making?), joanna scutts (the extra women), magali duzant (light blue desire), susan harlan (roads + kingdoms), and margaret eby (extra crispy). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by matthew broussard (conan), may wilkerson (crazy; in bed), christian mangual, paris sashay, and amber rollo. hosted by chelsea taylor. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), jordan temple (conan), maria wojciechowski (the new yorker), david angelo (comedy central), and samantha ruddy. 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. >>

8:30pm: comics read their weird childhood journals at the dear diary show. hosted by maggie lalley. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

coming up

3/6-11: see films from women, trans, and gender non-conforming filmmakers including queer cinema pioneer cheryl dunye during the second annual nyc feminist film week. anthology film archives (east village), $11 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

3/6-31 (tues-fri 12-8pm, sat 10am-5pm): ‘pockets to purses: fashion + function,’ the museum at fit’s latest clothing exhibition, examines the interplay between pockets and purses in both men’s and women’s wardrobes from the 18th century to the present with a collection of garments, photographs, advertisements, and film clips. the museum at fit (chelsea), free admission. >>

3/6 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre continues the winter season with percussion/piano quartet yarn/wire performing a us premiere by catherine lamb. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

3/6 6-8pm (runs thru 3/31): free art opening reception: the 20th annual international krappy kamera competition winners at soho photo gallery. >>

3/6 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: jezebel editor-in-chief koa beck and writer ashley c. ford discuss the future of feminism and its connections to other social justice movements involving racial equality, transgender rights, and immigrant protection with wnyc’s rebecca carroll. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

3/6 7pm: lgbtq rights activist sarah mcbride shares her memoir tomorrow will be different: love, loss, and the fight for trans equality in a discussion with barnard college professor jennifer finney boylan. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($26) required for admission. >>

3/6 7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and jessie levkov at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

3/6 7pm: the fair trade chamber music society trio performs an hour-long concert featuring works by mozart and saariaho. bonus: wine and cheese. the artist co-op (midtown west), $25 for 2 (reg. $25 each). >>

3/6 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 on your favorites. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

3/6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast’s brain awareness week edition presents five personal stories about brains as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by neuroscientist paula croxson and writer erin barker. caveat (les), $12. >>

3/6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 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 aparna nancherla (corporate), radhika vaz (comedy central), tom cowell (comedy central), calvin cato (dudes being dudes being dudes), and carolyn busa (side ponytail). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

3/6 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 nikki glaser (not safe with nikki glaser), dave hill (wfmu), rob cantrell (comedy central), and maria wojciechowski. free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: get $20 tickets to see fiery flamenco at carnegie hall 3/17 (an up to $72 value). offer valid until 11:59pm tonight. >>

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