around town today

5pm-1am: mother of pearl, a vegan polynesian restaurant + tiki bar in the east village, celebrates its win at the south beach food + wine festival’s the art of the tiki cocktail showdown with free ‘beet on the brat’ cocktails. >>

5:30pm: pop culture writer jennifer keishin armstrong presents her book, seinfeldia: how a show about nothing changed everything at nypl yorkville. free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: new music composer molly joyce plays a debut solo ep release show featuring original works for violin + electronics and toy organ + electronics. a wine reception follows. on stellar rays gallery (les), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: not one more: rally in response to the deaths of seven black trans women already this year. barclays center (boerum hill). >>

6:30pm: baruch college professor thomas j. main gives an illustrated lecture on homelessness in new york city, his book that chronicles policies from mayors koch to de blasio. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

6:30pm: brian stelter, host of cnn’s reliable sources, moderates a panel on media literacy: fake news, the status of investigative journalism, and how to know what to believe. nyu steinhardt, media, culture and communication (greenwich village), $10 general, free for students.   >>

6:30pm: how has technology changed how today’s youth articulate their thoughts and feelings? dr. jonathan singer, associate professor at loyola university chicago’s school of social work, gives a presentation on signs, signals and symbols: suicide, cyberbullying, and social media. columbia university school of social work (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the legacy show, hosted by michael ian cedar, aims to inspire with first-hand stories from people who made change using their positive attitude. this month’s show, ‘alone is the new black,’ features michelle hurst (orange is the new black), behavior specialist dr. marcie beigel, author/speaker/survivor amy oestreicher, and photographer jordan matter (dancers among us). the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $5 admission benefits she’s the first. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by will miles (comedy central), paige weldon (coming to the stage), ramsey badawi (politicon ‘comic of the year’), and billy prinsell (comedy central). guest hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): wyatt cenac (seeso) hosts the night train comedy show, with stand-up performances by michelle wolf (the daily show), emmy blotnick (@midnight), matt goldich (seth meyers), charles mcbee (gotham comedy live), and sid singh (sports abuse). littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series includes readings by jane bernstein (new york times magazine), hua hsu (the new yorker), rachel syme (the new republic), and diamond sharp (vice). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

8pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, and trivia with prizes from two boots pizza and forbidden planet. this month’s show includes tyler richardson (laughs), brandon reese (the onion), and an interview with citymeals on wheels. ucb (east village), $7. >>

8pm: submit a joke premise, watch it get turned into a joke on stage, and get a free drink at the new do-it-yourself comedy show. a screening of death becomes her follows. the well (bushwick), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): at frank conniff’s cartoon dump, mst3k’s conniff hosts a fake kid’s variety/stand-up show as ‘moodsy,’ a clinically depressed owl. tonight’s guests: angela cobb, myka fox, and simon cadel. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

8:30pm: aspiring digital artists and producers share new tunes at computer juice, an electronic music open mic. sign up ahead of time to share, or just come to listen. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

9pm (weekly): the free mac + cheesy movie night series at williamsburg’s huckleberry bar serves up comedies with a side of free mac + cheese. tonight: coming to america (1988). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

3/7 7am-7pm: for it’s annual national pancake day promotion, ihop offers you a free short stack of pancakes in return for making a donation to a charity organization. >>

3/7 9am-7pm: sample three new cereal-inspired ice cream flavors and jump into a giant cereal bowl ball pit at a ben + jerry’s ice cream social at grand central’s vanderbilt hall. >>

3/7 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-8pm: grab a $1 burrito, plato, salad, quesadilla, or two tacos at the new dos toros at 668 6th ave (bet. 20th + 21st sts). limit one per customer. >>

3/7 6-8pm (thru 4/1): free art opening reception: annual krappy kamera competition winners showcase photos taken with krappy kameras at soho photo gallery. >>

3/7 7pm: bring your favorite cured food item to share at the launch of cured magazine‘s first issue. archestratus books + foods (greenpoint), free. >>

3/7 7pm: journalist peter moskowitz launches his book how to kill a city: gentrification, inequality, and the fight for the neighborhood at book culture columbus ave (uws). free. >>

3/7 7pm: author mary mcauliffe discusses her new book when paris sizzled and the changes in art, transportation, and behavior taking place in the 1920s in the city of light. cultural historian david garrard lowe joins. albertine (ues), free. >>

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

3/7 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): show off your cleverness or cheer/cringe at your favorite plays on words at the punderdome 3000 pun competition. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/7 8pm (+ 3/8): see 80 super-short plays by 50 playwrights at the third annual new york city indie theatre one minute play festival. new ohio theatre (west village), $20. >>

3/7 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): new york distilling company’s distilling room (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by chris gethard (the chris gethard show), claire o’kane (fallon), steve o’brien, and leclerc andre. free. >>

3/7-12: see films exploring everything from islamophobia to ecofeminism to trans issues during new york feminist film week. anthology film archives (east village), $11 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the nyc hot sauce expo at brooklyn expo center 4/22-23 for $5+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $10+). >>

get tickets to the 12th annual nyc coffee + tea festival at brooklyn expo center 3/18-19 for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29). >>

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/22-24 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney + beyoncé at b.b. king blues club 4/24 and 5/23 for $10-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20+50). >>

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