MON-TUES, 11/15-16: HOLIDAY LIGHTS, BOOK LAUNCHES, BUTTERBOY, AND MORE

monday

mon thru the holiday season: shine bright at hudson yards: more than 2 million white lights will make hudson yards gleam, illuminating the shops, public square + gardens, edge and vessel. opening day festivities includeslive performances by the sarafinas on level 1 at 6pm + 7pm, broadway’s jagged little pill on level 4 at 5pm, and the young people’s chorus of nyc on level 1 at 6:30pm. free. >>

mon 7pm: welcome to dunder mifflin: the ultimate oral history of the office: official u.s. book launch: actor brian baumgartner, best known for playing kevin malone on the office, chats about his new book, welcome to dunder mifflin, a behind-the-scenes history of the beloved comedy series as told by the actors, writers, producers, directors, and crew who made it. in conversation with comedian, author, and podcast host sara benincasa. powerhouse @ the archway (dumbo), $35 includes a signed copy of the book. >>

mon 7pm (quarterly): red ink reading series: the literary discussion series, focused on women writers past and present, returns with amy leach (the everybody ensemble), kristen radtke (seek you: a journey through american loneliness), dana spiotta (wayward), and jane wong (how not to be afraid of everything). hosted by michele filgate. presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

mon 7pm (last show ’til next summer): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick (seth meyers) and savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s edition features justin covington, jessica henderson, maya deshmukh, josh edelman, and luisa lange. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: four-year anniversary show: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill celebrates its four-year anniversary at littlefield (gowanus) with stand-up by melissa villaseñor (snl), joyelle nicole johnson (crashing), alex english (comedy central), joe pera (adult swim), lili michelle (sirius xm), and more. $12. >>

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Rep. Adam Schiff: Midnight in Washington

The Honorable Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative of California’s 28th Congressional District, will be in conversation with author, podcaster, and former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara to discuss whether the forces of autocracy have unraveled the very heart of American democracy in a free, public program around the release of Representative Schiff’s first book.

Adam Schiff a California Democrat, has served in the House of Representatives since 2001. He is Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and he served as the lead manager in the first impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. Before he served in Congress, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles and as a California State Senator.

Preet Bharara served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of more than two hundred Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, financial and healthcare fraud, public corruption, and more. He is the host of CAFE’s “Stay Tuned with Preet,” a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness.

Thursday, November 18 at 7pm
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register here.
The Strand Book Store will sell books at the event.
Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors.

tuesday

tues 10am-5pm (thru 11/21): eberjey + tocca sample sale: treat yourself (or those on your holiday gift list) to discounted sleepwear, intimates, and home, bath, and body fragrances from eberjey and tocca at 260 fifth ave (nomad). free admission. >>

tues 6pm: 28th annual harlem holiday lights caravan: a parade of festooned floats and slingshot vehicles will fill the neighborhood with holiday cheer during this year’s harlem holiday lights festival, which also includes in-person and virtual activities. the parade kicks off from 125th street and broadway. free. >>

tues 7pm: the legend of the christmas witch: aubrey plaza + dan murphy in conversation with natasha lyonne: parks and recreation star aubrey plaza and creative partner dan murphy introduce their new picture book, a modern-day folktale about ‘the christmas witch, santa claus’s much misunderstood twin sister,’ in a conversation with natasha lyonne (russian doll) at powerhouse @ the archway (dumbo). $25 includes a signed copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): rooftop readings at ample hills creamery: hear established and up-and-coming authors read from their works every third tuesday of the month at ample hills creamery’s gowanus location. hosted by randee dawn. $10 admission includes a regular-sized ice cream. >>

tues 7pm: asian american film thing: asian american filmmakers get the spotlight during this evening of narrative fiction, docs, animations, music videos, sketches, and experimental short films. hosted by angel yau and mehdi barakchian. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door) >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets spotify at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman with guest host andrew casertano. tonight’s ‘90’s r+b/hip hop’ theme features atheer yacoub (comedy central), alingon mitra (conan), django gold (colbert), and nonye brown-west (npr). the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 7:30pm: freestyle comedy: satisfy your rap-etite at the freestyle comedy show, where the hosts end each show with a battle based on topics chosen by the audience. this week’s lineup includes josh johnson (comedy central), gastor almonte (comedy central), wilfred padua (npr), chanel omari, and jake velasquez. bonus: free pizza. the map room at the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

tues 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club lecture series: what happens within our brains when we gamble? can we control decisions using deep brain stimulation, and if so, what are the implications? find out and learn more at tonight’s edition of the secret science club, featuring neuroscientist sridevi sarma, who’ll delve into her research involving deep brain electrodes and what it illuminates about human decision-making, risk tolerance, and the inner workings of the gambling brain. online, free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show at littlefield (gowanus) includes commentary from guests aparna nancherla (netflix) and josh gondelman (desus + mero). $18 adv, $20 door. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by alex wakim on the piano. tonight: jeff wright (seth meyers), sarah tollemache (james corden), carol zoccoli (comedy central brazil), dena jackson (sirius xm), and benjy himmelfarb (the time machine roast). bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 8:30pm: just come! comedy show: pamela ross, kendall farrell, ashley hamilton, and nolawee mengist bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by rachel feinstein (netflix), shane torres (comedy central), martin urbano (kimmel), joyelle nicole johnson (fallon), and carmen lagala (colbert). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

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