106 WOMEN ON FIGHTING FOR THEMSELVES: MY MOMENT AT SYMPHONY SPACE (SPONSORED)

Celebrate the publication of a powerful new essay collection from Gallery Books, My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves, with an evening of readings, music, and intimate conversation hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Chely Wright, and Lauren Blitzer, featuring performances by several of the book’s contributors, including music from Allison Russell, readings by Stephanie Hopson, Janelle Murren, Kathy Najimy, and Gloria Steinem, and a lively and insightful discussion with Brooke Baldwin, Rabia Chaudry, Kristin Chenoweth, Shakina Nayfack, and Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman.

My Moment collects 106 women’s responses to “What was the moment in your life when you realized you were ready to fight for yourself?” Common themes emerged around racism, coming out, body shaming, sexism, motherhood, activism, sobriety, and more.

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(Note: Each paid ticket includes a copy of the book. The free FRIEND ticket does not include a copy of the book.)

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SAVE ON THIS WORLD PREMIERE PLAY (SPONSORED)

Primary Stages presents

NEW GOLDEN AGE
By Karen Hartman
Directed by Jade King Carroll

With Carmen Castillo, Ricardy Fabre, Doug Harris, Mahira Kakkar, and Claire Siebers

In an era just beyond our own, two sisters fight for human connection as they face down a big tech dystopia. A folk-hero professor defends our most intimate relationships, while her sister attempts a perilous inside maneuver within the corporation that owns and sees all.

NEW GOLDEN AGE is a thrilling revolutionary tale for today that reclaims a bond beyond data.

Part of 59E59 Theaters VOLT Festival 2022: celebrating the work of Karen Hartman.

Use code SKINT to snag $15 tickets* (Reg. $40) by May 31
Valid for all performances

Performances: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7:15; Sat 2:15 & 7:15; Sun 2:15

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59E59 Theaters – a quick block from SUBWAY 4/5/6 N/W/R at 59 St.

*Standard service fees apply to all phone/internet orders. Limit 4 tickets per order. All offers subject to availability. This offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Not valid with any other offer.

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TUES-THURS, 5/17-19: SELMA BLAIR, THE MET ROOF BAR OPENS, FRIEZE ART FAIR, AND MORE

tuesday

thru 6/26: flower craft: museum of arts and design presents an exhibition dedicated to the art of floral design, with the work of a new botanical artist to be featured each week. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, half-price admission thursdays. >>

thru 6/7 (12:30pm tuesdays + thursdays): books on broadway: ilana levine (little known facts podcast) hosts a new series at the outdoor bryant park reading room that celebrates books based on broadway shows and their creators. the lunchtime series kicks off with harvey fierstein, who’ll discuss his new memoir, i was better last night, and his work on the broadway revival of funny girl. free admission. >>

thru 5/24: amnesia atómica nyc: zero nukes: times square arts and the bulletin of atomic scientists presents a series of public programs and events designed to spotlight the voices of activists, scientists, and community organizations in the anti-nuclear field. the exposition is centered around artist pedro reyes’s zero nukes, a 30-foot-tall inflatable sculpture of a mushroom cloud. >>

tues 5:30pm (+ 5/23-24): live chamber music at bryant park: american symphony orchestra returns to bryant park’s upper terrace for a series of intimate concerts featuring a string quartet, a percussion ensemble, and a jazz ensemble. free. >>

tues 4:30pm: free dead in the park concert: rocking in the same spot that the grateful dead played to a crowd of 5,000 in 1968, tribute band stella blue’s band will perform two sets for the third annual free dead in the park concert, a benefit for riverkeeper programs raising awareness and funds to protect the hudson river. central park naumburg bandshell, free admission (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: tues 7pm: sam waterston hosts ‘voices from the great hall’: experience the voices of the thinkers, leaders, and creators who helped shape our city and nation at the launch of the cooper union’s new great hall digital archive. oscar-nominated and emmy award-winning actor sam waterston hosts the celebration, and will be joined by wnyc’s kai wright (the united states of anxiety), lincoln expert and author harold holzer, and ensembles from the ny phil teaching artist ensemble and resistance revival chorus. the cooper union’s great hall (east village), free (rsvp required). >>

tues 7pm: been there, done that: a rousing history of sex: executive editor at popular science rachel feltman launches her new book,been there, done that: a rousing history of sex, in a conversation with vice news correspondent arielle duhaime-ross at the rare book room at strand books (union square). $5 admission, $27 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm: b>jonathan santlofer: the last mona lisa with joyce carol oates: crime-writer and artist jonathan santlofer presents his novel the last mona lisa in a conversation with prolific and award-winning author joyce carol oates at the national arts club (gramercy). free (donations welcome). >>

tues 7pm: exhibitionist: esoterica art show + reception: installations by five visual artists will be unveiled at this curated art show curated by kat ryals at house of x at public hotel (bowery). tonight’s opening reception will include live music from hard nips, performances, and tarot readings. free admission (rsvp). >>

tues 8pm (monthly): paper planes comedy: kari burt and micah walsh’s monthly stand-up show takes off from bushwick’s jade, with sets by daniel simonsen (colbert), kelly bachman (fx), electra telesford, rufat agayev, hoodoo hersi, and andrew casertano. free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, kendall farrell, ashley hamilton, and nolawee mengist bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by sarah tollemache (corden), ahri findling (comedy central), dave anderson (mcsweeney’s), alison klemp (mtv), and napoleon emill (flatbush misdemeanors). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s show features stewart fullerton, terence hartnett, brittany carney, ben siy-hian, dori dimplez, and jess feeney. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: may sweets: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with guests mary lynn rajskub (24, it’s always sunny in philadelphia), rachel feinstein (life + beth), and more. chelsea music hall, $15. >>

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The Spitfire Grill

Phamaly Theatre Company presents The Spitfire Grill, a folksy musical that will get your toes tapping as you enter a world of hope, redemption, and some good ol’ breakfast.

Percy is a young woman with a complicated past, looking to start a new life in a small Wisconsin town that has seen better days. She finds work at The Spitfire Grill, a rundown diner with a disenfranchised proprietor. Through her sheer force of determination, optimism, and love, Percy is able to revitalize the grill and, in turn, the community.

Presented as part of Queens Theatre’s Forward Festival of the Arts. Phamaly Theatre Company is an award-winning, Denver-based arts organization that produces professional plays, musicals, and original work, cast entirely of performers with disabilities.

Tickets are $25. Use code FFA5, for a $5 discount.
Get your tickets here.

wednesday

weds thru 9/7 (wednesdays): sunrise tai chi + sunset yoga at fort tryon park: start or end your day with healthy exercises paired with hudson river views. tai chi (wednesdays at 6:30am, thru 9/7) and yoga (wednesdays at 6:45pm, thru 8/31). fort tryon park (washington heights), free.

weds thru sun: frieze new york + satellite art fairs: the annual frieze new york art fair returns in-person at the shed, with volta new york, fridge art fair, 1-54 contemporary african art fair, aipad photography show, and salon zürcher providing plenty of other opportunities to check out the art and attendees. various prices. >>

weds 12-4pm: the price is right ‘come on down’ tour: tv’s longest-running game show will end its 50-stop ‘come on down’ tour at madison square park (flatiron), with chances for folks to play games, compete for prizes from local businesses, and take part in interactive photo opps. >>

weds 7pm: kathryn schulz: lost + found with ira glass: pulitzer prize-winner kathryn schulz presents her memoir, lost + found, in a conversation with this american life host ira glass at st. ann and the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights), $10 adamission, $32 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm: amy tan, bd wong and yetide badaki: bird stories: birds have influenced storytelling from the earliest folktales and fables; they are tricksters, messengers, and symbols of freedom and wildness. tonight, actors yetide badaki (american gods), bd wong (awkwafina is nora from queens), and more perform short stories about birds personified and birds as metaphors by authors cristina henríquez, ben loory, heather monley, and mikkel rosengaard. author, and avid bird lover, amy tan hosts and shares drawings of—and commentary on—the birds that inspire her to create. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws), use promo code ‘bird’ for a $10 ticket (service charge applies). >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm: pay-what-you-can admission for wedding band at theatre for a new audience: in celebration of playwright alice childress and this critically-acclaimed production at polonsky shakespeare center in downtown brooklyn, tonight audiences can purchase cash-only pay-what-you-can tickets at the door starting at 6:30pm. while supplies last, first come, first served, one ticket per patron limit. proof of vaccination and masks required. >>

weds 7:30pm; selma blair presents mean baby: greenlight bookstore presents an evening with actor selma blair, who’ll discuss her new memoir, mean baby, with rachel fleit, director of introducing, selma blair, at the bell house (gowanus). $32 admission includes a signed copy of the book. >>

weds 7:30pm: found footage festival: vcr party: hosts joe pickett (the onion) and nick prueher (the colbert report) share their latest and greatest vhs finds, including a series of pizza hut training tapes and a mysterious health video called ‘elimination: the first step.’ nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $16. >>

weds 7:30pm: telling your problems to strangers: performers open up about their real-life problems in front of an audience of strangers at this comedy and storytelling show, hosted by niccolo aeed. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

weds 7:30pm: bad behavior: comedians share personal stories of a questionable social faux pas and get judged by a panel of etiquette ‘experts’ at this morally subjective comedy show. featuring sterling mulbry (reductress), heather cook (the hard times), blair peyton (amazon), and emily draper (ucb). fiction bar/cafe (williamsburg), free. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by comedians joe pera (adult swim), myq kaplan (netflix), steven rogers (colbert), ben katzner (buzzfeed), and stewart fullerton (sirius xm). hosted by michael verdi. bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: host matt wayne brings the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians joyelle johnson (fallon), eli yudin (what a time), laura rankin (we’re fine comedy), nick pupo, and pete ballmer. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): fake birthday: party like it’s your (fake) birthday during a.j. holmes’ and caitlin cook’s musical comedy show, featuring party guests the lucas brothers (netflix), drew michael (hbo), joyelle johnson (broad city), moses storm (conan), daniel simonsen (colbert), and matt buechele (fallon). littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

weds 8pm (bi-weekly): endless laughs comedy show: laughs and lager mix at endless life brewing (crown heights), where blair bawson (comedy central) and michael hirsch (adult swim) host an evening of stand-up by youngmi mayor (feeling asian), chanel ali (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (comedy central), davidson boswell (mtv), and ethan simmons-patterson. free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner. tonight’s in-flight entertainment features steve castillo (snl), kenice mobley (fallon), joyelle johnson (broad city), and john hedrick (the lunar times). ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers luisa lange, flora manon, freddy g, clara olshansky, melody kamali, and vevlvet. $5. >>

weds 9pm (monthly): vintage basement: twins max and nicky weinbach host a neo-retro evening of stand-up comedy and music featuring emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), kate willett (colbert), devon walker (comedy central), nick naney (chris gethard presents), and sagar bhatt (last comic standing). kraine theater (east village), $10. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by louis katz (comedy central), myq kaplan (netflix), jocelyn chia (vice), anthony devito (colbert), david drake (sirius xm), and reggie thomas (bet). hosted by alex kumin. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

thursday

thurs thru the season: the met roof garden bar opens: enjoy cocktails and snacks with a classic new york city view at the metropolitan museum of art’s cantor roof garden bar, which is now open for the season. free admission with regular museum admission. >>

thurs thru 6/16 (thursdays at 6pm): sounds at sunset: brooklyn bridge park’s intimate outdoor music series returns to pier 3 greenway terrace for four nights this season. tonight: folk singer miriam elhajli, who draws inspiration from her venezuelan, moroccan, and north american heritage. free admission (rsvp encouraged). >>

thurs thru 5/24: ars nova’s camp bonfire series: ars nova’s six-month development program for early career comedy artists culminates in a five-night festival of full-length performances of new works. ars nova theater (hell’s kitchen) and online, $5. >>

thurs 11am-1pm: $1 ice cream: van leeuwen celebrates the opening of their new tribeca location with $1 scoops this afternoon. >>

thurs 4-8pm (monthly): les gallery nights: go on a self-guided walk of the lower east side, nolita, little italy, and chinatown while checking out the new art on display at 30+ independent art galleries. free admission. >>

thurs 5pm (thursdays thru 6/16): jazz in times square: curated by jazz at lincoln center, the annual summer performance series brings the jazz club outdoors to broadway plaza between 45th and 46th streets. free. >>

thurs 7pm: scenes from a marriage with jessica chastain, oscar isaac, and hagai levi: join the stars and creators of hbo’s limited series, scenes from a marriage — academy award-winner jessica chastain and oscar isaac with creator hagai levi, writer amy herzog, and producer michael ellenberg — for a special episode screening followed by a conversation at 92ny (ues). $27+. >>

thurs 7pm (monthly): bare book club reads smut: a lineup of leafless ladies, led by burlesque performer and producer anja keister, will read erotic writings from a wide range of sources, authors, and experiences at tonight’s edition of the naked reading series. city reliquary (williamsburg), $18+. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): the parlor comedy show: nat towsen hosts an evening of comedy where each performer’s set runs a little bit longer than the last. tonight’s lineup: gary gulman (the great depresh), maeve higgins (maeve in america), and mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee). caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by brian gresko with vanessa chan. tonight’s readers: elaine hsieh chou (disorientation), chantal v. johnson (post-traumatic), and chloe caldwell (the red zone). books will be available for purchase through black spring books. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): jurassic park…entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the 1993 dino classic using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

thrus 8pm (weekly): tip top tits comedy show (fka female comedians with tits!): it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with caitlin reese (daddy comedy), casey james salengo (comedy central), veronica garza (mtv), and whitney chanel clark (bravo) on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. tip-top bar + grill (clinton hill), free admission. >>

coming up

sponsored: 5/20-21 (8pm): save 50% on jazz at lincoln center’s monk con clave concert event: jazz at lincoln center orchestra bassist carlos henriquez (‘the most important latin jazz artist in new york city today’ – new york latin culture) will present the world premiere of an exclusive new jlco program, with special guest pedrito martinez, entitled monk con clave, featuring new and reinvented music inspired by thelonious monk. in addition to pedrito, the concert will also feature special guests including michael rodriguez (trumpet), anthony almonte (vocals and percussion), and osmany paredes (piano). use promo code ‘skint50’ for 50% off tickets. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 60+ ongoing events: cherry blossoms, outdoor roller skating, screenings, art, tours, and more. >>

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