around town today

sponsored: thru 4/4 (+ 4/6): dan savage’s annual hump! film festival brings sex-positive, short, dirty movies made by ordinary people to nyc. cinema village in the east village (thru 4/4) and roulette in boerum hill (4/6), $25 adv, $30 door. >>

7am-10pm: the high line’s spring hours start today, giving you three more hours to take in the sights. >>

6:30pm: the legacy of a movement: stonewall to now: lgbtq+ activists from across generations engage in dialogue about what the fight for lgbtq+ rights has looked like over the past 50 years since the stonewall riots at tonight’s skirball talks installment at nyu skirball (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: great power conflicts in the age of cyber insecurity: author clinton watts (messing with the enemy) and professors mary beth altier and chris ankersen discuss the current state and future implications of international cyber warfare. center for global affairs at nyu school of professional studies (city hall), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (monthly): have a musical monday at village east cinema’s series of musical screenings. tonight: west side story (1961). city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>

7:30pm: brendan gay and charles engle battle with topics chosen by the audience to see who gets to host the freestyle comedy show, featuring comics sean donnelly (last comic standing), aparna nancherla (netflix), joe zimmerman (comedy central), and katie hannigan (colbert). the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by aparna nancherla and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by giulia rozzi (this is not happening), barry rothbart (comedy central), jordan temple (conan), jatty robinson, sami schwaeber, and the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about how science fooled us, and how we were fools for science as told by a lineup of interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series celebrates its fifth anniversary with readings by joan juliet buck (vanity fair), kavita das (the atlantic), ben kassoy (elle), and john sherman (the new york times magazine). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

8pm (monthly): queer writers and performers ‘out’ the films that helped them define themselves at the queer film theory 101 show, hosted by veronica garza and sarah kennedy. house of wax bar at alamo drafthouse (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

8pm (monthly): claudia cogan and melissa rocha host branded comedy, making its debut tonight with stand-up from justin covington (easy), case james salengo (comedy central), amamah sardar, wanjiko eke, and katie hartman. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by gregory joseph (siriusxm), geoffrey asmus, jeena bloom, tito garza, and mk gannon. 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. >>

8pm (monthly): get your monthly dose of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), carmen lagala (colbert), jill weiner, vanetta schoefield, bobbi elfie, and drag queen heidi haux. knitting factory (williamsburg), free admission. >>

coming up

4/2-14: martha graham dance company returns to the joyce theater (chelsea) with classic and new works. $10+. >>

4/2-9: explore the stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities at the 11th annual reelabilities film festival. various locations and prices (several events are free). >>

4/2 4pm, 7pm: tcm big screen classics presents 35th anniversary screenings of the karate kid at select theaters. various prices. >>

4/2 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (various dates thru 6/11): sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the spring season starts tonight with violinist rebecca fisher performing seven contemporary works written by female composers. bonus: free drink. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

4/2 6pm: author kimberly s. alexander gives a presentation on treasures afoot: shoe stories from the georgian era, her new book that interweaves biography and material culture with photographs to tell how shoes were made, sold, and worn during the eighteenth century. fred p. pomerantz art and design center at fit (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

4/2 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: al gore (played by comedian and biochemist rollie williams) takes on the policy, science, and issues behind climate change at tonight’s green new deal edition of an inconvenient talk show. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

4/2 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring judah friedlander (30 rock), joe kwaczala (comedy central), julia shiplett (hbo), dan st. germain (conan), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), diego lopez, and taylor ortega. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

4/2 6:45pm: catvideofest is catnip for cat lovers: 70 minutes filled with more than 100 short video clips of cats doing crazy cat things. nitehawk cinema prospect park, $13 general, $10 seniors. >>

4/2 7pm: guy lawley presents his research on comics, color, and what artist roy lichtenstein called ‘ben day dots’ at tonight’s edition of the new york comics + picture-story symposium. parsons school of design (union square), free (rsvp). >>

4/2 7pm: how we fight white supremacy: a field guide to black resistance authors akiba solomon and kenrya rankin, along with glory edim (well read black girl) and ayana byrd (naked: black women bare all on their hair, skin, hips, lips and other body parts), host a teach-in on the fight for freedom and justice for black americans. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

4/2 7pm: commemorating its 70th anniversary, former u.s. ambassador to nato r. nicholas burns and former deputy secretary general of nato alexander vershbow discuss the current state and future of nato.  9/11 memorial + museum (financial district), free. >>

4/2 7pm doors: the regular comedy show returns with a night of stand up by michelle buteau (comedy central), josh gondelman (seth meyers), petey deabreu, and a special half-hour set from giulia rozzi (chelsea lately). hosted by christi chiello. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $12. >>

4/2 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 fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sponsored: 4/2 7pm doors, 8pm show: the let’s see, what else? comedy show celebrates its three-year anniversary with a blowout at bowery ballroom including stand-up by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), michael kosta (the daily show correspondent), sam morril (comedy central), janelle james (seth meyers), and casey james salengo (kimmel). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. the bowery ballroom, $15 adv, $20 door. >>

4/2 7:30pm (ongoing): get your head out of the city with the help of informal stargazing events held by the amateur astronomers association throughout nyc (weather permitting). tonight’s location: on the high line, near 14th street. free. >>

4/2 7:30 (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. featuring storytellers ophira eisenberg (npr), sopan deb (the new york times), eli reiter (long story long), and tiffany leigh (match game nyc). hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

4/2 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): 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 eagle witt, frank conniff, meghan frank, v. lince, and more. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

4/2 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with standup by roy wood jr. (comedy central), dulcé sloan (the daily show), mark normand (colbert), and katie hannigan (conan). bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

4/2 8:30pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and cory cavin 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). >>

4/2 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by hanna dickinson (comedy central), ian fidance (comedy central), ryan schutt (comedy central), donnie sengstack, and phil rizdon. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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