around town today

thru 6/17: city harvest’s annual feed our kids food drive: donate kid-friendly, non-perishable food to help feed children over the summer when access to school meals may become limited. various locations. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre continues the spring season with ensemble signal performing a thirty-minute trio for clarinet, cello, and piano by helmut lachenmann. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6pm (+ 6/13, 8/28, 9/17): new york city opera visits bryant park to perform hour-long previews of its upcoming productions. tonight: georges bizet’s carmen. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: a new arms race? investigative journalist eric schlosser (command and control, fast food nation) and science historian alex wellerstein (restricted data: the nuclear secrecy blog) discuss the fast-changing landscape of nuclear arms on the global stage. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

7-11pm (weekly): hot jazz, swing and blues bands, djs, burlesque, and a free beginner’s dance lesson bring some swank to your mondays at the jazz haus soirée. tonight: music by the ladybugs and dj vava voon, plus burlesque by pearls daily. bierhaus nyc (midtown east), free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): human bird comedy night returns with guests louis katz (fallon), saurin choksi (brown privilege), benari poulten (the nightly show), chris griggs (the blacklist), and wanjiko eke. bonus: the first 20 folks get a free jack daniel’s cocktail. drexler’s (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7:30pm (monthly): astrophysicists alycia weinberger and jackie faherty give a visual tour of planetary origin stories 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 (+ 5/20): film, tv + theatre lovers unite for a screening series highlighting the original versions of four current broadway musicals, followed by q+a with special guests from the shows. today: spongebob squarepants. sva theatre (chelsea), $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): jenny’s birthday variety show: comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s subway sweet sixteen video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show every month, and tonight’s shindig of a show welcomes guests jacqueline novak (how to weep in public), ayo edebiri (the rundown with robin thede), rachel pegram (collegehumor), addie weyrich (adult swim), andrew evans (the magic patio), and dara katz + betsey kenney (everybody hates us). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with stand up by joel kim booster (conan), eliza skinner (james corden), mike lawrence (comedy central), nico santos (chelsea lately), jess salomon, and danny jolles. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): the franklin park reading series showcases nonfiction readings by alexander chee (how to write an autobiographical novel), gregory pardlo (air traffic), hanif abdurraqib (they can’t kill us until they kill us), mike scalise (the brand new catastrophe), and sandy allen (a kind of mirraculas paradise: a true story about schizophrenia). franklin park (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by tim duffy (comedy central), carmen christopher (the chris gethard show), carmen lagala (full moon comedy show), and veronica garza (npr). 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. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by calise hawkins (@midnight), aaron kominos-smith (inside amy schumer), wendy steiner (refinery29), david agyekum (comedy central ‘comics to watch’), and tyler snodgrass (we still like you). hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly thru 10/29): the rooftop space at east williamsburg’s our wicked lady is now open for a season of movie screenings. tonight: luc besson’s léon: the professional (1994). free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome) hosts an evening of stand up by liz miele, robby hoffman, samantha ruddy, and nina daniels, plus beatboxing by shockwave. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

8:30pm: comedians share photos, diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number to take jabs at their younger selves at the roast of your 15-year-old self show. hosted by alice morales. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $7 carnegie hall tickets ($110 value): don’t miss a powerful double-bill of haydn’s creation and american composer dan forrest’s jubilate deo with the masterwork festival chorus, professional soloists, and new york city chamber orchestra on monday evening, june 11 at 8:00pm. >>

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