around town today

just added: thru 2/16: jack shainman galleries present an exhibition of andy warhol’s photographs from 1967-1987. w 20th + w 24th street galleries (chelsea), free. >>

thru 1/26: new scripts by 18 playwrights will be staged over the course of three weeks at the 23rd annual gallery players black box new play festival, with talkbacks following the sunday matinees. the gallery players (south slope), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/25: improvisation-based dance and movement artists present one-time-only performances at the annual never before never again festival, presented by triskelion arts (greenpoint). $18 adv, $22 door. >>

thru 1/22: the museum of modern art’s annual to save and project series presents newly preserved and restored studio films from 1924 to 1977, including a program of amateur films on the national film registry. museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students in advance, or free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free 5:30-9pm fridays). >>

thru 1/17: 48 internationally top-ranking squash players compete in a glass-enclosed court housed in grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall for the 23rd annual j.p. morgan tournament of champions. grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall (midtown east). $10+ for seats, free for standing room. >>

6-6:30pm: salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free admission >>

6-8pm (on view through 2/8): see the artistry in x-ray images on display at photographer david arky’s ‘sights unseen’ exhibition. opening reception tonight. fremin gallery (chelsea), free. >>

6-9pm (on view thru 2/27): artbreakout presents ‘unbound: authentic visions and voices,’ an exhibition featuring works in a range of styles by over two dozen outsider artists from across the globe. the local nyc (lic), free. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at a live taping of npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s guests: actor/comedians justin long (dodgeball) and marina franklin (single black female). the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7pm: author ada calhoun (st. marks is dead) discusses her new book, why we can’t sleep, an exploration of the new midlife crisis affecting gen x women who were raised on the notion that they could and should ‘have it all.’ with authors susannah cahalan (brain on fire: my month of madness) and karen abbott (sin in the second city). books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): performers take ‘playing doctor’ to a whole new dimension at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm: guitarist and composer kaki king presents an evening of music and multimedia works followed by a q+a at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade baked ziti (meat and vegetarian options) alongside stand-up by pat brown (colbert), louis katz (fallon), kate willett (netflix), kevin iso (comedy central), and matty litwack. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s cocktail lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by gavin matts (comedy central), ismael loutfi (kimmel), xazmin garza (siriusxm), and stu melton (hyperbole! comedy). hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm: math the band, answering machine, teenage halloween, and marblemouth play gutter bar (williamsburg). $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

10pm: bring your best bowie look to the night of 1,000 bowies party. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

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

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Generous Laughs 2020: A RAICES Benefit Show

Join your hosts Marybess Pritchett and Ian Lockwood as we dive into the new year celebrating an incredible organization and the power of giving back. Two years after its first iteration benefitting the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, this year’s event will benefit RAICES, a non-profit defending the rights of immigrants and refugees while empowering individuals, families, and communities through advocacy, education, and legal services.

A sparkling lineup of comedians and musical performers will come together for a good cause, including Jennifer Vanilla (MOMA PS1), Jes Tom (Soojung Dreams of Fiji), Sam Taggart (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest), Karolena Theresa (Handmaid’s Tale: the Musical), Tommy McNamara (Caroline’s on Broadway), Ladies Who Ranch (Brooklyn Comedy Collective), Mamoudou N’Diaye (Comedy Central), Jay Malsky (NY Fringe Festival), Guitler Raphael (The Alley) and more!

Generous Laughs 2020 : A RAICES Benefit Show
Wednesday, January 15 at 8pm
635 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
$10 adv, $12 door

coming up

1/10 6-8pm (on view thru 2/22): 303 gallery presents ‘the bonfire,’ a solo exhibition of new works on canvas by kim gordon (sonic youth, body/head). opening reception tonight. 303 gallery (chelsea), free. >>

1/10 7pm: test your dice-rolling skills at a live-action dungeons and dragons theater event, where audience members determine the fate of the actors and comedians improvising their way through the saga. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door (admission includes a beer). >>

1/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedy show meets byob ice cream social at ample hills creamery’s stand up à la mode, featuring free ice cream and stand-up by maddy smith (wild n’ out), mae plannert (comedy central), veronica rioseco (john oliver), myq kaplan (netflix), benjy himmelfarb, kevin seefried, and samantha freeman. hosted by nicholas hopping. bonus: grab a front row seat for a free beer. ample hills creamery (gowanus), free $10. >>

1/10 8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and the city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex toy shop. tonight’s ‘new year, new o’ edition features kelli dunham (showtime), host natalie wall, and more. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

1/10 8pm: comedians chris calogero (funny or die) and courtney maginnis (comedy central) will each perform half hour sets at friends and lovers (crown heights). hosted by emily winter (the new yorker). free. >>

1/10 8pm: aura blackstar: bowie cello symphonic visualized: to honor david bowie’s passing on this date four years ago, cellist maya beiser and publiquartet will perform a track-by-track reimagining of bowie’s final album with added visuals at brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi). free. >>

1/10 8pm: the oh my rockness nyc’s hardest working bands of 2019 showcase shines a light on six local bands that have busted their butts this year: cindy cane, darkwing, gesserit, top nachos, godcaster, and new myths. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10. >>

1/10 8pm: bethlehem steel, thin lips, nervous dater, and strangepride play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10. >>

1/10 8pm-4am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring more than 20 live electronic music and visual artists. the deep end (ridgewood), free. >>

1/10 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests laura benanti (my fair lady, colbert), daniel kibblesmith (colbert), and jennifer wright (harper’s bazaar). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

1/10 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by janelle draper (ifc), ben kirschenbaum (mtv), julia claire, kofi thomas, and benjy himmelfarb, plus music by sami schwaeber. guest hosted by alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

1/10 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by jess salomon (fallon), michael cruz kayne (high maintenance), and chloe labranche. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12 admission includes pizza. >>

1/10 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through back to the future. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

1/10 9:30pm: go from zero to hero at a secretformula’s disney music video sing-along. bonus: come dressed as your favorite disney character for a chance to win prizes and drinks. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

1/10 10pm: nyc dj collective working women is joined by amsterdam’s dj marcelle at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free/reduced admission, $10-15 otherwise. >>

1/10 10:30pm: celebrate the musical legacy of david bowie at the skint’s annual loving the alien: a david bowie tribute dance party, with dj steve reynolds (party like it’s 1999) spinning the hits and deep cuts from the thin white duke’s 50-year career, plus video clip projections by music video time machine. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

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