around town today

3/9-8/8: explore the nature of color at a new immersive and interactive exhibition at the american museum of natural history (uws). $28 general, $22.50 students/seniors. >>

3/9 6pm: from depictions of mental illness to lobotomies, experts will give short talks on topics pertaining to the history of medicine and public health during the 11th annual history of medicine and public health night. tonight: part ii. the new york academy of medicine (east harlem), free (rsvp required). >>

3/9 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents true, personal stories about the worlds that live inside our heads from comedian saurin choksi, creative technologist phong tran, director-producer-writer jeannie gaffigan, tv writer nathan min, and singer-songwriter lauren soares. hosted by nisse greenberg and zack stovall. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $15. >>

sponsored: 7pm: waterwell’s the courtroom with patrick wilson: actors patrick wilson and jayne houdyshell are joined by happy anderson, michael braun, hanna cheek, michael bryan french, mick hilgers, linda powell, and kristin villanueva in performing a re-enactment of one woman’s deportation case directly from court transcripts. it’s an evening that connects us—intellectually, emotionally, and politically—with our nation’s immigration court system. symphony space (uws), $13 online with promo code ‘skint’ (plus service fee). >>

3/9 7pm + 8:30pm: shotz: six groups of writers, directors, and actors present new 10-minute plays that must incorporate three conditions related to a theme. tonight’s theme: star trek: the next generation. the kraine theater (east village), $13-15 admission includes a beer. >>

3/9 7:30pm: biomimicry and design: exploiting nature’s blueprint: biodesigner and biomimicry specialist danielle trofe gives a talk on her work using nature as both a model and a medium at tonight’s installment of the new school’s biodesign speaker series. the new school (greenwich village/union square), free. >>

3/9 7:30pm: new york times reporter and author jennifer steinhauer discusses her new book, the firsts: the inside story of the women reshaping congress, which follows the historic group of young, diverse women who were elected to congress in 2018. in conversation with the new york times white house correspondent maggie haberman. brooklyn public library (prospect heights), free admission. >>

3/9 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by roy wood, jr. (the daily show), josh sharp (2 dope queens), kerry coddett (tru tv), emily ctalano (conan), john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), and marcus monroe (andy kaufman award winner). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

3/9 8pm: hosts mike lasher and caitlin reese put a spin on stand-up at the kismet comedy show of chances, where comedians must turn the ‘wheel of fate’ to find out what wacky modification–from phoning a friend to doing their set blindfolded–they must add to their performances. bonnie mcfarlane (colbert), ryan long (netflix), randall otis (the daily show), and kenny warren (buzzfeed) will try their luck at tonight’s show. bonus: the first 60 rsvps get a free beer. knitting factory (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

3/9 8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show returns to german restaurant + bar black forest (cobble hill) with performances by rojo perez (conan), mara wiles (vice), chanel ali (mtv), jeff scheen (siriusxm), zubi ahmed, and damian holmes. hosted by hoff matthews, lizzie martinez, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks with email rsvp. free admission. >>

3/9 8:30pm: from unsolved murders to daring heists, learn about true crime in nyc at the turn of the 20th century at a talk by gabriella corey at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $10. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>


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3/10-6/28: photography’s last century, a new exhibition at the met fifth avenue, includes more than 60 masterpieces by man ray, diane arbus, andy warhol, cindy sherman, and more. metropolitan museum of art (ues), suggested admission for residents: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

3/10-16: hear directly from sex workers about their often-misunderstood profession at the sex workers’ pop-up, an exhibition featuring artwork, performances, and talks by sex workers and activists from around the world. 9 west 8th st (greenwich village), free admission. >>

3/10 1-2pm (tuesdays thru 3/31): enjoy full-size items from grand central market merchants for $2 at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

3/10 2-8:15pm: journalism under pressure: members of the press gather for a one-day symposium on the challenges they face as journalists at this moment in history. nyu’s jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

3/10 6pm: the new york times co-chief film critic a.o. scott and culture editor gilbert cruz discuss the cinema they love at book release talk and signing for the new york times book of movies: the essential 1,000 films to see. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free admission. >>

3/10 6pm: suits, power, and gender: hear from emma mcclendon, curator of the fit exhibition ‘power mode: the force of fashion’ and editor of the accompanying book, as she and harvard scholar chloe chapin discuss the enduring role of the suit as a staple of ‘power dressing.’ a book signing will follow. fit’s katie murphy amphitheatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

3/10 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: girls behind bars: a historic wrong and the fight to end it: a panel of organization leaders, professors, and activists will break down the history of wrongfully incarcerating girls (especially girls of color) and the movement for reform in a conversation moderated by wnyc investigative reporter cindy rodriguez at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $15. >>

3/10 6:30pm: as long-standing local news outlets shutter and revamped and new publications emerge, what is the future of local news? ny1 anchor pat kiernan moderates a discussion on the ‘brave new world’ of local journalism with david cruz (norwood news), alyssa katz (the city), steve waldman (report for america), and liena zagare (bklyner). the new school’s theresa lang community and student center (greenwich village/union square), free (rsvp). >>

3/10 6:30pm: learn about japan’s alcohol traditions: sake, shochu, whisky, + more at a talk by stephen lyman, co-author of the complete guide to japanese drinks, followed by a book sale/signing and drink sampling at japan society (midtown east). $15 ($12 students/seniors). >>

sponsored: 3/10 7:30pm: david lang on how words become music: join us for one of new york’s favorite and most well-known composers, bang on a can co-founder and pulitzer prize winner, david lang, in conversation with metropolitan museum of art resident performing artists, ethel, who will also provide live musical moments, joined by soprano molly netter. brooklyn public library, central library, free (rsvp required). >>

3/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring eva victor (comedy central), natalie rotter-laiman (buzzfeed), nyx nocturne, and james harvey. hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/10 8pm (weekly): shimmy over to the shanty at new york distilling company for a spirit-ed night of standup at the bright horizons comedy show. tonight’s lineup includes edy modica (adult swim), tim platt (comedy central), meaghan strickland (keith + the girl), karli marulli, and sarah wilson. hosted by mary houlihan, joe rumrill, sam taggart, and eliza hurwitz. the shanty (williamsburg), free. >>

sponsored: 3/10 8pm: red baraat: festival of colors: celebrate the hindu holiday of holi with a colorful array of south asian sounds, melding hard-driving north indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws), $15 with promo code ‘skint15’ (plus service fee). >>

3/10 9pm (monthly): allison o’conor invites her comedy friends to perform at the we go way back stand-up show. tonight’s one-year anniversary show features mary beth barone (comedy central), taylor garron (reductress), opey olagbaju (comedy central), john trowbridge (all that), and mariah oxley. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

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