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around town today

6:15pm, 8:45pm: videology screens eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (6:15pm) and ghost world (8:45pm). videology (williamsburg), $12 each. >>

6:30pm: all the social ladies podcast host carrie kerpen presents her new book work it: secrets for success from the boldest women in business with an interactive evening of talk and networking at book culture (morningside heights). free. >>

6:30pm: watch a free screening of hbo’s king in the wilderness, peter kunhardt’s examination of the last years of dr. martin luther king jr., followed by a panel discussion with executive producer trey ellis, nyu chief diversity officer dr. lisa coleman, and pulitzer prize-winning historian david levering lewis. nyu skirball (greenwich village), free (rsvp required). >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (+ 5/7): the 15th annual music mondays ensemble concert series continues the season with german singer ute lemper and escher quartet teaming up for an evening of music composed in theresienstadt, the world war ii concentration camp. a free wine reception follows. advent lutheran church (uws), free admission. >>

7pm: former secretary of state madeleine albright kicks off a tour for her new book, fascism: a warning, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book. >>

7pm (monthly): at bamcinématek’s new series, screen epiphanies, a prominent artistic or cultural figure talks about the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the movie. tonight, actor and filmmaker adepero oduye on robert duvall’s the apostle (1997). bam (fort greene), $16. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the new birdbrain comedy night, hosted by mark riccadonna, michael albanese, and tushar singh, returns with guests shane torres (conan), don jamieson (vh1), paul mecurio (colbert), rob haze (last comic standing), geoffrey thomas asmus, and larry digregorio. bonus: the first 20 folks get a free jack daniel’s cocktail. drexler’s (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): astrophysicist meredith hughes gives a presentation on visualizing planets with radio telescopes at tonight’s frontiers lecture at the american museum of natural history’s hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 students, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex and a featured artifact of queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring emma willmann (netflix), pat brown (colbert), anya volz (the hard times), ian fidance (seth meyers), alex english (the rundown with robin these), sam morrison, and hann cowger. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $10 gift card required for admission. >>

7:30pm: leonard bernstein scholar-in-residence michael beckerman and academy award-winning actor f. murray abraham debate the fact and fiction presented in miloš forman’s 1984 film amadeus in a talk at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): roast battle meets debate club for jessica vs ashlee simpson: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with guests shane torres (conan), matthew broussard (comedy central), carla rhodes, julia claire, and max and nicky weinbach. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): mtv’s tyler fischer hosts his favorite comedians at the tyler fischer comedy show, tonight featuring janeane garafalo (wet hot american summer), mark normand (comedy central), and nore davis (trutv). mailroom (fidi), free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by andy sanfrod (conan), cara weinberger (the new yorker), jake flores, raghav mehta, justy dodge, and brandon garner.. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by christian finnegan (chappelle’s show), marcia belsky (the handmaid’s tale: the musical), luke mones (funny or die), gordon baker-bone (brooklyn magazine’s 50 funniest), and ryan schutt (2 dope queens). hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm: theater for the new city presents a night of one act plays set around the world. theater for the new city (east village), free (rsvp). >>

8:30pm: defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share a dating/love/sex anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s comedians: tom thakkar (conan), sam taggart (brooklyn magazine’s 50 funniest), rachel sennott (funny or die), stephen rubino (thrillist), and usama siddiquee (50 central). the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

11pm (weekly): alt comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring mark normand (comedy central), emma willmann (netflix), liza treyger (chelsea lately), kerry coddett (crashing), lorelei ramirez (not dead yet variety), josh sharp (the opposition), and host morgan miller. ucbt hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

coming up

4/10-15: save up to 90% off retail at the rent the runway sample sale. 260 fifth ave (nomad), free admission. >>

4/10-15: ballet hispánico presents two spanish choreographers’ interpretations of the work of poet and playwright federico garcía lorca. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

4/10-21: the inaugural fresh ground pepper festival celebrates the artistic process through art parties, new plays, workshop productions, open rehearsals, comedy and music. new ohio theatre (west village), free-$16. >>

4/10 12-8pm: here’s the scoop: it’s ben + jerry’s free cone day at participating locations. >>

4/10 6pm: dissent magazine contributing editor jeffrey c. isaac discusses his book against trump: notes from year one with polish political thinker adam michnik and new school professors jeffrey c. goldfarb, elzbieta matynia, and deva woodly. the new school (union square), free.   >>

4/10 6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with moth storyslam champ david arroyo, josh gardner (grackle), anita rendall (grackle) and andrew mcgill, plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by jeff rose. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

4/10 6pm: how can animal rights and fashion work together? joshua katcher (fashion animals), kym canter (house of fluff), and joshua katcher (brave gentleman, the discerning brute) discuss the complicated relationship between fashion and animals and it’s environmental impact. nyu center for the humanities (cooper square), free (rsvp). >>

4/10 6pm: watch a screening of straight/curve, a documentary on fashion’s body image crisis, followed by a q+a with director jenny mcquaile and redbook editor-in-chief meredith rollins. fred p. pomerantz art and design center at fit (chelsea), free (rsvp required). >>

4/10 6pm (monthly): ten participants give readings on an audience-chosen theme at the big words, etc. reading series, hosted by jess martinez and stacey kahn. this month’s theme: ‘don’t panic.’ 61 local (cobble hill), $5 suggested donation. >>

4/10 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: rembert browne (the bleacher report) and dave zirin (the nation) discuss sports and activism, focusing on colin kaepernick and the long line of sports figures who have protested racism. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

4/10 6:30pm: uncover one of hollywood’s most closely guarded secrets with a presentation by artist and author karen maness on the art of the hollywood backdrop + cinematic scenic artists, followed by a 35mm screening of north by northwest (1959) where you can see backdrops in action. the roxy cinema (tribeca), free (rsvp). >>

4/10 7pm (monthly): writers who are parents convene at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s theme: hero and superhero. moderated by christina chiu and m. m. de voe. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free (rsvp). >>

4/10 7pm: are you smarter than a drunken knave? watch shakespeare trivia podcast that is the question, then play some bard trivia at professor thom’s (east village). free admission. >>

4/10 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: sex culture writer and educator tina horn’s why are people into that? live podcast will both titillate and demystify with guest mackenzie peck, creator of erotic art and writing quarterly math magazine. the pleasure chest (ues), free. rescheduled from 3/8. >>

4/10 7:30pm (ongoing): take a closer look at the stars with the help of high-powered telescopes and members of the amateur astronomers association (weather permitting). tonight’s location: on the high line, near 14th street. free. >>

4/10 7:30pm: the 90’s are alive at the as if! comedy show, with 90’s themed raffles and trivia between sets by brandon garner, amber rollo, jack comstock, courtney reynolds, and stewart fullerton.  hosted by anya volz, claire parker, and blair dawson. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

4/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: take in others’ valuable life lessons at the ‘how i learned’ storytelling show, returning for one night only following two years off. hosted by blaise allysen kearsley. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

4/10 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: face your recurring high school nightmares head-on by tackling real standardized test questions at the sloshed sats trivia/drinking game/comedy show. hosted by michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

4/10 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 emmy blotnick (colbert), dave hill (wfmu), ben demarco (mtv), ben seeder, and eudora peterson. hosted by dan licata (adult swim), joe pera (seth meyers) and charles gould (kimmel). free. >>

4/10 9pm (monthly): whose line is it anyway? meets ted as stand-up comedians improvise ted talks on topics they’ve never heard of before. hosted by ryan stanisz. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

4/10 9pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. hosted by jim tews. ucb (east village), $9. >>

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