around town today

shiver me timbers, mateys! get yerself free donuts at krispy kreme for talk like a pirate day, where talking like a pirate will getcha one, and dressing up as one will fetch you a booty of a full dozen. participating locations. >>

11am-8pm (thru 11/2, closed sundays): the urbanspace garment district outdoor food market returns for the season with 13 unique vendors. broadway bet. 37th + 38th sts. >>

6pm: headspace app co-founder and ted talker andy puddicombe launches his new book, the headspace guide to meditation and mindfulness: how mindfulness can change your life in ten minutes a day. barnes + noble tribeca, free. >>

6pm (monthly): philosopher jennifer m. morton discusses the ethical costs of upward mobility at tonight’s installment of the philosophy series at cornelia street cafe (west village). $10 admission includes a drink. >>

6-8pm (thru 9/29): sva’s 2017 mfa illustration as visual essay class presents its annual book show exhibition of new works they wrote and illustrated. sva gramercy gallery, free. >>

6:30pm: how can you end war against a formless enemy? foreign policy columnist rosa brooks discusses her book how everything became war and military became everything with u.s. navy reserve intelligence officer elizabeth addonizio. civic hall (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: how has the obama presidency impacted conversations on race? daily beast columnist and author keli goff hosts a panel with reporter jonathan alter, cnn’s don lemon, author daryl davis, and former bush/cheney assistant ron christie. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15 admission includes a drink. >>

7pm: political activist and five-time presidential candidate ralph nader discusses and signs his new book, breaking through power: it’s easier than we think. barnes + noble union square, priority admission with purchase of the book. >>

7pm: the mary review, a new publication focused on women’s writing, hosts an evening with angela flournoy, jia tolentino, lauretta charlton, ashley c. ford, and alice proujansky, emceed bt comedian aparna nancherla. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (weekly): oxford mathematics professor and author roger penrose discusses the roles of fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm: devo founding member and composer mark mothersbaugh introduces screenings of bruce conner videos, including ‘mongoloid’ (1978, with devo) and ‘mea culpa’ and ‘america is waiting’ (1981, collaborations with david byrne and brian eno). museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students.s >>

7-11pm: williamsburg’s full circle bar kicks off their brewskee-ball league season (starts 9/26) with a registration party including an open genny + deep eddy vodka bar 7-9pm and a funniest flannel shirt contest. groupon has a discount on team registration as well. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by giulia rozzi (comedy central), ian aber (stand up nbc), ryan schutt, zahra noorbakhsh, and nina manni. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seaton smith guest hosts the night train comedy show, with stand-up performances by roy wood jr. (the daily show), jamie lee (last comic standing), nick turner (fallon), emily maya mills (key + peele), charlie pickering (the weekly), emma willmann (gotham live), costaki economopoulos (writer for leno, bette midler and more), and dj donwill. littlefield (gowanus), $$5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: frenship, freedom fry, tomi, and adam jensen play baby’s all right (williamsburg). free with rsvp. >>

8pm (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with readers catherine cohen (funny or die), julien darmoni (the new yorker), and janie stolar (reductress). hosted by luke burns and james folta. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by joe pera (adult swim), anna drezen (snl writer, reductress), matt wayne (comedy central), and mark walton, plus a guest lecture from andre medrano on how to do something useless. hosted by aimee rose ranger. fawkner (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (thru 9/25): this blows. the font festival of new trumpet music kicks off with a concert at threes brewing in gowanus ($10), continuing this week at dizzy’s club coca-cola and the new school (various prices). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and bad writing contest celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, screenplays, and essays. tonight’s guests: rosebud baker (elite daily, someecards), robert dean (comedy central), danielle perez (kimmel), and bill stiteler. hosted by lizzie martinez and tim racine. optional: bring your own awful 150-word submission to read for a chance to win 10 bucks. bunga’s den (chelsea), free. >>

9pm (weekly): the free mac + cheesy movie night series at williamsburg’s huckleberry bar serves up sci-fi movies with a side of free mac + cheese. tonight: bladerunner. >>

hru 9/25: 30 queens restaurants offer $25 3-course dinners during the fourth annual sunnyside restaurant week. things kick off with a party at los verdes including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and music from 6-9pm tonight. >>

thru 9/25: the annual climate week include many talks, screenings, and performances to drive climate action. various locations and prices (many free). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/20 various times: free outdoor movies:
amélie and the city of lost children, (east williamsburg) >>
the angry birds movie, jacob h. schiff playground (harlem) >>

9/20 11am-3pm: pressed juicery celebrates its madison square park-area location grand opening with free 16 oz. bottles of cold-pressed juice and small soft-serve freezes. plus, the first 50 folks will score $25 gift cards and $50 sandro paris gift cards. 337 park ave south bet. e 24th + e 25th sts. >>

9/20 6pm: comedian negin farsad (the muslims are coming!) shares thoughts on growing up iranian-american and using comedy to combat racism in her memoir, how to make white people laugh. nyu bookstore (greenwich village), free. >>

9/20 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: randy cohen, ethicist emeritus of the new york times, speaks creator maria popova for a taping of person place thing. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

9/20 6:30pm (monthly): at the prose bowl, emerging fiction stylists (you could be one of them) go at it in ‘brooklyn’s only semi-competitive, flash fiction, open mic, reading series…that we know of.’ pete’s candy store (williamsburg), $5 suggested donation. >>

9/20 7:30pm: the magicians series author lev grossman presents his 1997 debut novel warp on the occasion of its re-release. the observer‘s dana schwartz joins. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

9/20 7:30pm: complete ipa: the guide to your favorite craft beer release party: help beer writer josh bernstein celebrate the release of his new suds guide along with unlimited beer and snacks at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). $20 regular admission, $25 admission includes a copy of the book. >>

9/20 7:30pm: the 21-member ensemble contemporaneous presents ‘orbit,’ an immersive, multimedia experience with the audience divided into three groups and featuring music by eve beglarian, fjóla evans, janice giteck, nicole lizée, and angélica negrón. saint peter’s church (midtown east), $15 suggested donation. >>

9/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): explore secrets of the sea floor with deep-sea biologist mercer brugler at this month’s secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

9/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about home — from unexpectedly finding science at work in your own family, to leaving home to pursue it — as told by interesting science-y folks. hosted by erin barker and ben lillie (moth storyslam champions). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

9/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): theater/event producers ugly rhino present ‘tinyrhino,’ a theatrical drinking game with six new 10-minute plays. this month’s theme, the ’80s. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

9/20 7:45pm doors, 8pm show: the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a screening of star men followed by q+a with the filmmaker + astronomers, plus stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

9/20 8pm (every third tuesday): keep the creative juices (and drinks) flowing at sip-n-scribe, where hosts jenn wehrung (laugh it up, astoria!) and kelly jean fitzsimmons (no, you tell it!) provide writing prompts for you to experiment with. b.y.o. pen and paper. q.e.d. (astoria), $5 suggested donation. >>

9/20 8pm (monthly): real-life couples + friends do stand-up sets together at the ‘in stereo: two comics, one stage’ show, hosted by naomi ekperigin (broad city writer, comedy central’s ‘the half hour’) and andy beckerman (the pete holmes show, beginnings). hifi bar (alphabet city), free. >>

9/20 8pm (monthly): saurin choksi (white guy talk show) hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by david drake (comedians you should know), blair socci (ladylike), janelle james (@midnight), kc arora (#theunmovers), c.j. toledano (fallon), roy wood, jr (the daily show), and freddy sheffield (the five spot). friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

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