THURS, 10/11: BK HORROR FILM FEST, ART IN ODD PLACES, MARK BITTMAN, + 14 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 10/27 (weds thru sat): czechoslovak american marionette theatre performs duke oldrich + washerwoman bozena, the true story, a non-traditional staging of a 374 year-old marionette play based on a story of love at first sight. jan hus church (ues), $10-19 general, $10-14 students/seniors. >>

thru 10/18: get ready to jump out of your seat… the brooklyn horror film festival arrives just in time for halloween. various brooklyn venues, $16-18. >>

thru 10/14: this year’s art in odd places festival will present projects by women, female identifying, and non-binary artists all along 14th street in manhattan thru 10/14, accompanied by a group exhibition at westbeth gallery in the west village thru 10/27. free. >>

thru 10/14: discover independent filmmakers from brooklyn and beyond at the 11th annual bushwick film festival. various locations, $13-20. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
canceled breaking legs. james j. walker park (west village). >>
canceled the grudge. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
wonder. st. mary’s park (bronx). >>

5-8pm (on view thru 11/19): sva hosts myself, an exhibition of artwork created by incarcerated rikers island inmates who are participants of the creative arts therapy program. opening reception tonight. sva mps art therapy gallery space (chelsea), free. >>

6pm (+ 10/25, 11/27): author and former new york times food columnist mark bittman hosts a lecture series on food justice and public health at columbia university. vagelos education center (washington heights), free (rsvp required). >>

6-8pm (on view thru 12/8): steven kasher gallery (chelsea) hosts ‘throw shade, then vote,’ a solo exhibition of work by former chief official white house photographer pete souza. the exhibition features 13 photographs with texts from recent events that juxtapose the obama and trump administrations. opening reception and book signing tonight. free. >>

6-8pm (on view thru 11/3): there’s a lot in the news to make art about. group exhibition art as witness: political graphics 2016-18 showcases 200+ satirical and politically charged illustrations, cartoons and animations from 53 artists. opening reception 10/11 6-8pm. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

6-9pm (on view thru thru 10/18): chrystie street gallery (les) hosts the national association of women artists’s 129th annual members’ exhibition. opening reception and awards ceremony tonight. free. >>

6-9:30pm: 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. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. tonight’s show features kenice mobley (sirius xm), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), bryan yang (nbc), and kath barbadoro (comedy central). hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7pm: actor and filmmaker justine bateman (family ties, desperate housewives) presents her ‘anti-memoir’ fame: the hijacking of reality at a book launch event with author kelly cutrone at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from laird hunt (the evening road) and tamsen wolff (juno’s swans). kgb bar (east village), 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), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: hotsy totsy sends up time lords, companions, and villains old and new at their annual burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm (ends today): the doctor who season premiere episode along with two behind-the-scenes bonus features screen at select movie theaters in honor of the 13th doctor. various prices. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians perform original pop songs and make pop presentations at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm: hosts andre medrano and maggie maxwell ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary pasta alongside stand up by erik bergstrom (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), justin williams (fox), teresa lee (reductress), and petey deabreu. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by charlie kasov (mtv), katie boyle (transplants), luke touma (too many cooks), and sam evans. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: clip show carnage: bad movie fans steven desiena and steve whalen share clips from their favorite b movies with some help from guest comedians. vital joint (williamsburg), $5. >>

8pm (thursdays thru 10/25, plus a 10/31 screening of psycho): get your fix of the hitch at village east cinema’s annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: shadow of a doubt (1943). $15. >>

8pm-midnight (ends today): the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, a zombie fashion show, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by shane torres (comedy central), jake marshall head, chloe mcgovern, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer), tony zaret, and guest host josh comers (fallon). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a night of stand up by calise hawkins (totally biased), ali kolbert (fallon), eagle witt (mtv), troy alan (laughs), teresa degaetano (gotham comedy live), garry hannon, and more. beauty bar (gramercy/east village), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): double down on the hand of comedy, a stand-up and sketch comedy show hosted by claudia cogan (last comic standing). tonight’s performers include jo firestone (fallon), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), brian bahe (grandbaby comedy), sachi ezura (girl code), carolyn bergier, and adira amram (ophira + adira). cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

9:30pm: the beths and poppies play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10pm: live your own funky fairy tale at a ‘booty and the bass’ themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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sponsored: 10/17 7:30pm: uptown showdown: two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off in a battle of wits about which is superior, mellennials or gen x. tonight’s guests: rosebud baker (two less lonely girls), ronny chieng (the daily show), jessica del fino (funny songs festival), christian finnegan (the fun part), dylan marron (conversations with people who hate me), and yedoye travis (dark tank). hosted by matthew love. symphony space (uws), $16. >>

10/12-1/27: it’s alive! frankenstein at 200: as mary shelley’s creation turns the big 2-0-0, a new exhibition celebrates frankenstein’s legacy with excerpts of the original manuscript, historic scientific tools, film posters and memorabilia, comic books, art, and a companion screening series at moma. the morgan library + museum (midtown east), $20 general, $13 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

10/12-28: the annual new york international fringe festival, now broken into fringenyc (in manhattan, thru 10/28) fringejr (for families, thru 10/28) and fringebyov (in the outer boroughs, thru 10/31), brings theatrical productions of all types to venues across the city. $22 general, $16 seniors. >>

10/12-19: get your fill of film with these film fests:
thru 10/14: yamamoto’s bloodthirsty trilogy. the metrograph (les), $15. >>
thru 10/18: hammer horror: a frankenstein septet (presented in conjunction with it’s alive! frankenstein at 200 at the morgan library + museum. the museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>
thru 10/19: the 11th imagine science film festival. various venues, $5-$22 (save 25% on eventbrite events with promo code ‘isff11skint’). >>

10/12-14: more than 250 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces will offer tours and talks for the 16th annual open house new york weekend. 140 sites can be visited free-of-charge without reservations, while the remaining venues required $5 reservations and are sold out. >>

10/12-14: 70 contemporary dance companies from new york and around the world will perform at the 18th annual dumbo dance festival. gelsey kirkland artscenter (dumbo), $15. >>

10/12 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
get out. fort greene park (fort greene). >>
black panther. conference house park (staten island). >>

10/12 6-9pm (+ 10/13 12-6pm): new york art residency and studios (nars) foundation and j+m studios host open studios for more than 60 residency and studio artists. nars foundation (sunset park), free. >>

10/12 7pm: contemporary ensemble hotel elefant launches its season with a program including music by chaya czernowin, philip glass, and artistic director leaha maria villarreal. shapeshifter lab (gowanus), pay-what-you-want. >>

10/12 7:30-10:30pm: zombies! on skates! lola star wraps the dreamland roller disco season with a michael jackson’s thriller-themed party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

10/12 8pm: jiminy cricket! the new crickets! comedy show promises to feed you roasted crickets (optional) while you laugh at standup by josh gondelman (last week tonight), katie hannigan (colbert), samantha ruddy (comedy central), geoffrey asmus, nick chambers, and xazmin garza. hosted by carmen lagala, lillian devane, and raghav mehta. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

10/12 8pm-midnight: greenpoint gallery hosts a people’s choice salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

10/12 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by judah friedlander (30 rock), martin urbano (fallon), chanel ali (girl code), and teresa lee. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

10/12 10pm doors, 10:30pm show (monthly): comics reveal their most devilish deeds after their sets at the see you in hell comedy show, hosted by ‘hell’s senior operations managers’ doug smith and matt wayne. tonight: alingon mitra (conan), jo firestone (fallon), ashley brooke roberts (ucb), and david drake (comedians you should know). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/12 midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by robby slowik (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan) and monica nevy (siriusxm), storytelling by gastor almonte (this is not happening), and burlesque by fem appeal + logan laveau. ucb (east village), $9. >>

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save 50% on tickets to pop punk high, a musical comedy that includes live band karaoke and a costume contest, at le poisson rouge 10/13 with promo code ‘pphagain’ >>

get tickets to blood manor thru 11/3 for $19-37.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $33.50-58.50) >>

get tickets to the boo halloween-themed short play festival at platers theatre thru 10/28 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to sleepy hollow: the musical at players theatre thru 10/14 for $26 (plus ticket fees, reg. $52. >>

get tickets to radiotheatre’s h.p. lovecraft festival at st. johns lutheran church 10/17-28 for $12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $24). >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/9-11 for free (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>

reservations are open to book discounted $50 spa treatments during the annual fall spa week, running 10/15-21. registration required. >>

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