THURS, 2/27: HISTORY OF MEDICINE NIGHT, PANCAKES + BOOZE, THE PRINCESS BRIDE FROM MEMORY, + 13 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 3/1: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 32nd year with 72 dealers displaying and selling works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25 admission benefits henry street settlement. >>

thru 3/1: the 10th annual athena film festival at barnard college presents narrative, documentary, and short films highlighting fierce and fearless women from all walks of life. barnard college (morningside heights), free-$14 (panels + workshops are free, opening night is $25). >>

6pm: womensactivism.nyc presents a talk with firefighter, 9/11 first responder, and first female president of the vulcan society (a fraternal organization of african-american fdny members) regina wilson, who’ll discuss her journey as a leader at the fdny, and as one of only 107 women in a workforce of 11,000. the nyc department of records and information services (civic center), free. >>

6pm (+ 3/9): from depictions of mental illness to lobotomies, experts will give short talks on topics pertaining to the history of medicine and public health during the 11th annual history of medicine and public health night. this year’s event is being spread over two nights at the new york academy of medicine (east harlem). free (rsvp required). >>

6pm: get to know the ‘father of rock and roll’ at a preview screening of the new documentary chuck berry: brown eyed handsome man at the paley center for media (midtown west). a panel discussion with berry’s son, charles berry jr., musician paul shaffer, drummer steve jordan, and producer ron weisner will follow. free (rsvp). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: journalist adam cohen shines a light on high court rulings in a talk on his book, supreme inequality: the supreme court’s fifty-year battle for a more unjust america, with nyu school of law professor melissa murray. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free admission. >>

6:30pm: pipeline impacts and america’s radioactive secret: unearth the fracked-up truth with rolling stone reporter justin nobel and new school professor/filmmaker jess irish. nobel will give a talk on his recent investigation into oil-and-gas wells, and irish will debut her new short film, 21 reasons why ‘natural gas’ stinks. after the presentations, there will be a discussion about ways to fight gas waste here in new york. the new school (union square), free. >>

6:30pm: jim olson, environmental lawyer and founder of traverse-city based for love of water (flow), will be joined by medical anthropologist nadia gaber of we the people of detroit community research collective to discuss water activism: detroit, flint, and the great lakes at lenfest center for the arts (manhattanville). free. >>

6:30pm: the international culinary center celebrates mark bittman’s 40 years of food writing in a conversation between bittman and writer, cook, and food stylist yewande komolafe. international culinary center (soho), $15. >>

6:30pm: learn about the history of gin, from medicinal cure-all, to mothers’ ruin, and modern local distilleries. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $13. >>

6:30pm: put your knowledge of the city to the test at the museum of the city of new york’s ultimate nyc trivia night. $15 adv / $20 door includes a drink. >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests nicole ferraro (the new york times), anita flores (party of two), and carla katz (story collider). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free admission. >>

7pm-1am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): discover new music at the revolution, a performance series that highlights three brooklyn and harlem-based artists of different genres each month. tonight: king klavé, the either, and aya jack. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15. >>

7:30pm (monthly): comedians dish on the ups and downs of living in nyc at the boyz in the woods stand-up comedy show, featuring pranav behari (mad magazine), brendan gay (nbc), julia shiplett (comedy central), amamah sardar (sirius xm), and benjy himmelfarb. hosted by tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and nick chambers. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: revel in the bizarre, enchanting, once-in-a-lifetime moments that seem to happen only in new york at this evening of storytelling featuring joanna hausmann (decoded), daryn carp (bravo), fabiola galindo, and karli marulli. hosted by carly ann filbin and alise morales. the jane hotel (west village), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the princess bride… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week. as the chaos ensues, they must also incorporate audience-written lines, random sound effects, and deleted scenes cued by an audience member with a horn. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by rachel mccartney (pbs), kevin mccaffrey (trutv), lucas connolly (comedy central), jill weiner, and napoleon emil. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: bethlehem steel, desert sharks, the warhawks, and feral scouts play alphaville (bushwick). $10-12. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public at kevin allison’s risk! podcast live show. tonight, edith gonzalez, christine collier, paul peglar, and david hu spill the beans at caveat (les). $15. >>

9:30pm: stonefield, an australian rock band comprised of four sisters, comes to baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12-15. >>

10pm: sparkles will fly at the dirty thursday: glitter queen party, where you can cover yourself in biodegradable glitter at an in-house makeover station before you shimmy your shimmering self onto the dance floor. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

In honor of International Women’s Day, come dance it out to the women: The truth tellers, rhythm makers, groundbreakers, ass shakers. Mic-dropping mothers superior of all things loud, proud, fierce and funky. It’s 2020, and we need them now more than ever.

ADELE, ALICIA KEYS, AMY WINEHOUSE, BEYONCÉ, BRANDI CARLILE, CHER, DOLLY PARTON, EMILY KING, FLORENCE WELCH, GRIMES, HEART, JANELLE MONÁE, JESSIE J, JOAN JETT, KAREN O, KATHLEEN HANNA, LADY GAGA, LIZZO, LORDE, MADONNA, MAREN MORRIS, M.I.A., MISSY ELLIOTT, PATTI SMITH, PEACHES, PINK, QUEEN LATIFAH, ROBYN, SALT-N-PEPA, SHARON JONES, SIA, SPICE GIRLS, STEVIE NICKS, TAYLOR SWIFT, TINA TURNER, YEBBA SMITH, AND MANY MORE

DJ Colleen Crumbcake will be playing hits from the most incredible, indelible female performers to shape modern music.

Also: drink specials, a photo booth, Letters to Your Teenage Self, watercolor portraits by Jane Beaird of Quiet Creature ($10), and more.

Tickets are just $10, and 100% of the profits go to Planned Parenthood. Dance dance revolution! Get your tickets now!

Elizabeth Bougerol (The Hot Sardines) and the skint present:
Ladies First: A Dance Party to Celebrate the Badass Women of Music and Benefit Planned Parenthood

Friday, March 6 at 10:30pm
littlefield
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn NY 11217
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-first-a-dance-party-celebrating-badass-women-of-music-tickets-94733647891
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/182807433034219/

coming up

2/28-8/30: explore two centuries of women’s activism in the united states at the new-york historical society museum + library’s latest exhibition, women march, commemorating the centennial of the 19th amendment.  new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, fay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

2/28-3/1: in honor of black history month, the african diaspora international film festival presents three days of screenings at columbia university’s teachers college (morningside heights). free-$15. >>

2/28 5:30-9pm: be a part of ‘the world’s biggest drawing club,’ a tribute to sketch artist jason polan (‘every person in new york), who recently died of cancer at the age of 37. friends and strangers will gather to draw at the museum of modern art, just as polan did to produce his book, the every piece of art at the museum of modern art book. free tickets, pens, and paper will be distributed at the uniqlo store at 666 5th avenue starting at 3:30pm. >>

2/28 6:30pm: who’s coding our future? algorithms, culture, ethics. tech writer clive thompson (coders: the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world) and sap senior vice president judith michelle williams talk algorithms, a.i., and the influence computer programmers have on today’s society and beyond. the national arts club (gramercy), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

2/28 7pm: tipsy theatre? we’ll drink to that. at the f*cked-up play fest, audience members play a drinking game while watching eight original short comedies by emerging playwrights. in a bar. the footlight (ridgewood), $10 suggested donation. >>

2/28 7pm: step into a sea of sound at an evening of quadraphonic sounds, where performances by three experimental sound artists will be fed through four channel speakers, with accompanying live visual projections. flux factory (lic), free. >>

2/28 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: treat your date to big laughs and free utz snacks at a black history month edition of the cheap date comedy show, featuring stand-up by the lucas brothers (netflix), joyelle nicole johnson (comedy central), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and kenice mobley (laughs). hosted by sharron paul and calvin cole. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

2/28 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedy show meets byob ice cream social at stand up à la mode, featuring free ice cream by ample hills creamery and stand-up by lucas connolly (comedy central), hannah boone (adult swim), zain sharif (adult swim), jess salomon (fallon), rachel mccartney (pbs), rallo boykins, and charles engle. hosted by nicholas hopping. bonus: grab a front row seat for a free beer. ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10. >>

2/28 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by katie hannigan (colbert), lizzie martinez (funny or die), jaffer khan (sirius xm), dan perlman, teresa lee, harris alterman, and brendan gay. hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

2/28 9pm: entertainers get analyzed at and that’s our time, a variety show where comedians perform in front of a licensed therapist and get evaluated based on their set. hosted by harris mayersohn and hanna dickinson. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $10. >>

2/28 10pm: it’s that time of the month for the that time of the month comedy show, featuring a lineup of female and non-binary comedians including karen chee (seth meyers writer), leah bonnema (colbert), kerryn feehan (comedy central), natalie cuomo, and chloe labranche. the pit underground (gramercy), $13. >>

2/28 11pm: pay tribute to your favorite european songstresses at a róisín murphy, robyn, and björk dance and drag party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5 adv, $10 door. >>

2/28 11pm: dance to bad gal and queen bee jamz all night at the fenty formation rihanna x beyoncé dance party. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 dos. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: symphony chaco: a journey of the spirit concert at lincoln center’s david geffen hall 3/30 at 8pm. all seats just $7 (plus ticket fees, up to a $110 value)! >>

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SYMPHONY CHACO: A JOURNEY OF THE SPIRIT CONCERT AT LINCOLN CENTER’S DAVID GEFFEN HALL: UNDER $20 (SPONSORED)

Don’t miss a unique evening of music for one night only on Monday, March 30 at 8:00pm at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall!

MCP presents Gary Gackstatter’s Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit, performed by the St. Louis Community College at Meramec Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Concert Choir with Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, led by directors Gary Gackstetter and Jerry Myers. Inspired by the composer’s recent sabbatical to Chaco Canyon in the wilds of New Mexico, Symphony Chaco draws from the spirit of Chaco culture and Native American history.

The evening will also feature Scarsdale High School Wind Ensemble performing a selection of works celebrating diversity and heroism, including Omar Thomas’ “A Mother of A Revolution!,” Omar Thomas, guest conductor; Daniel Montoya, Jr.’s “Einstein on 6th Street,” LaToya Wood, guest conductor; Julie Giroux’s “In My Father’s Eyes,” Julie Giroux, guest conductor; and David R. Gillingham’s “Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble,” led by director Jason Noble.

Manhattan Concert Productions presents: Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit
Monday, March 30 at 8:00 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
Get tickets for any seat in the house for just $7 (up to a $110 value!)*:
Visit lincolncenter.org and use promo code FVE7, call 212-721-6500, or go to the Box Office at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza  (10AM–6PM).
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WEDS, 2/26: WES ANDERSON BINGO, THE STORY PRIZE, + 20 THURS EVENTS

around town today

5:30pm: journalist and author adam chandler discusses drive-thru dreams: a journey through the heart of america’s fast-food kingdom, picked as one of npr’s favorite books of 2019, at the yorkville library meeting room. free admission. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: take your feet off our necks: implicit bias in the workplace: tsedale malaku (author of you don’t look like a lawyer), vincent southerland (executive director of nyu’s center on race, inequality, and the law), and jamia wilson (publisher of the feminist press) join hunter college sociology chair erica chito childs for a panel discussion on race-based and gender-based workplace discrimination. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $15. >>

6:15pm: get a behind-the-scenes introduction to how neuroscience research works at late night science, a seminar series with lab tours led by graduate students of columbia university. tonight’s topic: stuck in the middle: the computing power of middle neurons. photo id required. jerome l. greene science center (morningside heights), free. >>

7pm (quarterly): the soul sister revue reading series, featuring established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling, asks ‘what does soul mean to you?’ hosted by phillip ammonds, and featuring jive poetic, t’ai freedom ford, catherine chen, starr davis, and susan john. von (noho), free admission (one-drink minimum). >>

7pm (monthly): it’s ‘febru-murray,’ so pay tribute to one of bill murray’s frequent collaborators at a wes anderson edition of pop! a pop-culture bingo party, a night of bingo with themed mini-games and challenges in-between rounds, followed by a screening of the life aquatic with steve zissou. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 gets you a bingo card to use for all games. >>

7:30pm: the three finalists for the story prize, whose books were chosen from more than 90 short story collections, will read from and discuss their work with the director of the award, larry dark, before the winner is announced and awarded a $20k prize. this year’s finalists are edwidge danticat (everything inside), zadie smith (grand union), and kali fajardo-anstine (sabrina + corina). the auditorium at the new school’s (union square), $14. >>

7:30pm: ifc center (greenwich village) hosts a screening of desolation center, stuart swezey’s 2018 documentary about a series of early 80s guerrilla music and art performance happenings in socal that helped inspire burning man, lollapalooza and coachella. a q+a with swezey, jenn pelly (pitchfork), lee ranaldo (sonic youth), steve shelley (sonic youth), and paul rachman (slamdance festival co-founder) will follow the film. $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features louis katz (comedy central), kenny deforest (seth meyers), wendi starling (ucb), and more. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): tonight’s edition of the side ponytail comedy show, now in its fifth year, features brendan gay, kevin mccaffrey, kathleen demarle, and glo butler. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm: performers go over the top at superfluous, a drag and burlesque show hosted by c’était bontemps and chevy lace. the way station (prospect heights), $5. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $15 beer buckets are a sure sign that you won’t have to drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features kenny deforest (james corden), bassam shawl (buzzfeed), kat radley (the daily show), chris alan, and more. hosted by wilfred padua. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: joyelle johnson (seth meyers), ashton womack (the daily show), noah gardenswartz (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), rob cantrell (comedy central), david drake, and ashley hamilton. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

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donateNYC and the Foundation for New York’s Strongest invite you to the second annual ReFashion Week NYC, February 22-28, 2020!

This exciting week of shopping, swapping, mending, and discussions celebrates secondhand and sustainable fashion across NYC.

ReFashion Week NYC culminates with a ReFashion Show at The Canvas. All fashions will be sourced from donateNYC Partners Housing Works, Big Reuse, Goodwill, FABSCRAP, and Cauz for Pawz. Our high-profile judges from the sustainable fashion world will select a winning stylist and designer!

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coming up

2/27-3/1: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 32nd year with 72 dealers displaying and selling works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25 admission benefits henry street settlement. >>

2/27-3/1: the 10th annual athena film festival at barnard college presents narrative, documentary, and short films highlighting fierce and fearless women from all walks of life. barnard college (morningside heights), free-$14 (panels + workshops are free, opening night is $25). >>

2/27 6pm: womensactivism.nyc presents a talk with firefighter, 9/11 first responder, and first female president of the vulcan society (a fraternal organization of african-american fdny members) regina wilson, who’ll discuss her journey as a leader at the fdny, and as one of only 107 women in a workforce of 11,000. the nyc department of records and information services (civic center), free. >>

2/27 6pm (+ 3/9): from depictions of mental illness to lobotomies, experts will give short talks on topics pertaining to the history of medicine and public health during the 11th annual history of medicine and public health night. this year’s event is being spread over two nights at the new york academy of medicine (east harlem). free (rsvp required). >>

2/27 6pm: get to know the ‘father of rock and roll’ at a preview screening of the new documentary chuck berry: brown eyed handsome man at the paley center for media (midtown west). a panel discussion with berry’s son, charles berry jr., musician paul shaffer, drummer steve jordan, and producer ron weisner will follow. free (rsvp). >>

2/27 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: journalist adam cohen shines a light on high court rulings in a talk on his book, supreme inequality: the supreme court’s fifty-year battle for a more unjust america, with nyu school of law professor melissa murray. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free admission. >>

2/27 6:30pm: pipeline impacts and america’s radioactive secret: unearth the fracked-up truth with rolling stone reporter justin nobel and new school professor/filmmaker jess irish. nobel will give a talk on his recent investigation into oil-and-gas wells, and irish will debut her new short film, 21 reasons why ‘natural gas’ stinks. after the presentations, there will be a discussion about ways to fight gas waste here in new york. the new school (union square), free. >>

2/27 6:30pm: jim olson, environmental lawyer and founder of traverse-city based for love of water (flow), will be joined by medical anthropologist nadia gaber of we the people of detroit community research collective to discuss water activism: detroit, flint, and the great lakes at lenfest center for the arts (manhattanville). free. >>

2/27 6:30pm: the international culinary center celebrates mark bittman’s 40 years of food writing in a conversation between bittman and writer, cook, and food stylist yewande komolafe. international culinary center (soho), $15. >>

2/27 6:30pm: learn about the history of gin, from medicinal cure-all, to mothers’ ruin, and modern local distilleries. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $13. >>

2/27 6:30pm: put your knowledge of the city to the test at the museum of the city of new york’s ultimate nyc trivia night. $15 adv / $20 door includes a drink. >>

2/27 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests nicole ferraro (the new york times), anita flores (party of two), and carla katz (story collider). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free admission. >>

2/27 7pm-1am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

2/27 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): discover new music at the revolution, a performance series that highlights three brooklyn and harlem-based artists of different genres each month. tonight: king klavé, the either, and aya jack. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15. >>

2/27 7:30pm (monthly): comedians dish on the ups and downs of living in nyc at the boyz in the woods stand-up comedy show, featuring pranav behari (mad magazine), brendan gay (nbc), julia shiplett (comedy central), amamah sardar (sirius xm), and benjy himmelfarb. hosted by tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and nick chambers. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

2/27 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: revel in the bizarre, enchanting, once-in-a-lifetime moments that seem to happen only in new york at this evening of storytelling featuring joanna hausmann (decoded), daryn carp (bravo), fabiola galindo, and karli marulli. hosted by carly ann filbin and alise morales. the jane hotel (west village), $10. >>

2/27 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the princess bride… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week. as the chaos ensues, they must also incorporate audience-written lines, random sound effects, and deleted scenes cued by an audience member with a horn. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

2/27 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by rachel mccartney (pbs), kevin mccaffrey (trutv), lucas connolly (comedy central), jill weiner, and napoleon emil. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

2/27 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public at kevin allison’s risk! podcast live show. tonight, edith gonzalez, christine collier, paul peglar, and david hu spill the beans at caveat (les). $15. >>

2/27 10pm: sparkles will fly at the dirty thursday: glitter queen party, where you can cover yourself in biodegradable glitter at an in-house makeover station before you shimmy your shimmering self onto the dance floor. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

ticket deals

rsvp for free tickets to the red carpet premiere for a quiet place: part ii, starring emily blunt, john krasinski, and cillian murphy, at jazz at lincoln center (uws) on sunday 3/8 at 7:30pm. first come, first served. limited number available. >>

sponsored: parker posey, jordan klepper, justine lupe, and jennifer ikeda – at symphony space’s selected shorts fiction night with new york magazine‘s the cut 3/4! score a $12 ticket with promo code ‘skint’ (plus service fee). >>

get tickets to see the play that goes wrong at new world stages thru 5/24 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $97). >>

get tickets to red baraat: festival of colors 3/10 at symphony space for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/24-26 for free-$22.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-45). >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 4/30-5/3 for $7.50-15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-30). >>

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