around town today
thru 11/20: the annual new york comedy festival takes over nyc all week with 100+ shows across the boroughs. a few skint-priced picks for tonight: butterboy at littlefield, dad: a standup comedy show at the jane hotel, max wittert: portrait of the artist seated with grapes at union hall; tomorrow: an inconvenient talk show at caveat, boardwalk comedy at lola, latinos out loud at bodega pizza, wild things at secret loft. various prices. >>
7pm (monthly): learn about the first seconds of the universe after the big bang at tonight’s frontiers lecture, a series of talks held in the american museum of natural history’s hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 students, $13.50 students/seniors. >>
7pm (monthly): have a musical movie monday at village east cinema’s series of screenings. tonight: bye bye birdie (1963), starring dick van dyke, ann-margret, and janet leigh. city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>
7:30pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series hosts readings by hugh ryan (when brooklyn was queer), carina del valle schorske (the new york times magazine), monica burton (eater), and khalid el khatib (vice). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara bar (east village), free. >>
7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five true, personal stories about outliers from storyteller bryan berlin, comic and labor lawyer carla katz, comic and physicist saad sarwana, educator tazmin h. uddin, and community activist karen washington. hosted by tracy roland and zack stovall. caveat (les), $12. >>
8pm (monthly): necromancers of the public domain: every month, theater of the apes plucks a long-forgotten book from the shelves of the new york society library and resurrects it as a low-budget variety show. tonight’s inspiration: 1900’s wooings and weddings in many climes by louise jordan miln. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>
8:30pm: storytellers spin 2-minute yarns at the 2 short 2 suck storytelling and comedy show, featuring madelein smith (siriusxm), tim platt (comedy central), sarah wingo, maddy boesen, and pat atwell. hosted by alissa may atkinson and chloe sehr. audience members will have a chance to share their own tiny tales as well. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>
want more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>
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11/12 10am-7pm (+ 11/16): shop bargains on original art, clothing, books, housewares, collectibles, and more at the westbeth artists housing and center for the arts flea market (west village). >>
11/12 6-8pm (on view thru 12/21): gagosian gallery presents birth machine baby, an exhibition of works by h. r. giger and mark prent, curated by filmmaker harmony korine. opening reception tonight. gagosian gallery 821 park ave (ues), free. >>
11/12 6:30pm: comics artist/writer/producer and marvel’s chief creative officer joe quesada comes to the society of illustrators to discuss his career, followed by q+a and a signing. society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $7 students/seniors. >>
11/12 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the campfire storytelling show brings its live outdoor show to the courtyard of arlo hotel in soho, with tales told by dc benny (bet), aparna nancherla (comedy central), and mike lebovitz (hbo), plus music by folk-pop comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by david drake. arlo hotel (soho), $7 adv, $10 door. >>
11/12 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s live taping includes grammy-winning musician paula cole. the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>
11/12 7pm: a lineup of six creatives under the age of 100 share their work at the fall edition of 100s under 100 #show-n-tell irl, a play on awards given to a select few under a certain age. dweck cultural center at brooklyn public library (prospect heights), free (donations welcome). >>
11/12 7:30pm (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. tonight’s storytellers include leslie goshko (sideshow goshko), mike cho (risk!), and jeff simmermon (this american life). hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>
11/12 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer for your favorites. tonight’s halloween edition includes a pun-costume contest. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>
11/12 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): stand-up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests jess wood, elna baker, karmen naidoo, and brian parise. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>