around town today

thru 12/2: more than 80 exhibitors will bring handcrafted ceramics, glass, jewelry, and more to the 22nd annual crafts at the cathedral fair. the cathedral church of saint john the divine (morningside heights), $10 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

thru 12/2: halloween may be over, but the scares continue at the new york city horror film festival, returning for a 16th year. the cinépolis chelsea, $17. >>

5:30pm: warm up with hot cocoa and cookies at the 22nd annual central park holiday lighting, which includes santa, caroling, and the lighting of a flotilla of trees on the harlem meer. charles a. dana discovery center (inside the park at 110th street between fifth ave + lennox ave), free admission. >>

6-8pm: the school of visual arts honors illustrator roz chast with the 30th annual masters series award and a comprehensive retrospective of her work, including never-before-seen cartooning and illustration work, selections from her books, a new hand-drawn mural, high school notebooks, and more. gallery opening reception tonight. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: malls vs. bodegas: policy experts and activists including jonathan bowles (center for an urban future), jeremiah moss (vanishing new york), and lena afridi (association for neighborhood + housing development) discuss resisting the suburbanization of the city in a talk moderated by vanity fair contributing editor paul goldberger. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

6:30pm: authors darcy eveleigh and rachel l. swarns share unpublished images from black history from the new york times archives in a discussion on their book, unseen, and what is considered news and who decides. a book signing follows. barnard college (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: there are plenty of self-help books, but this live version of lifehacker’s the upgrade podcast will teach you how to fail, with guests chris gethard (the chris gethard show), akilah hughes (hello giggles), and brittany luse + eric eddings (the nod). the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

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 tracy rowland (cartoon network), angela dohrmann (the drew carey show), jamie brickhouse (moth storyslam champion), and bill chambers (10 foot rat cabaret). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm (+ 11/30-12/1 8pm): movement research’s annual fall festival returns to danspace project with performance by 20 movement creators, choreographers, and interdisciplinary artists. danspace project (east village), $10-15. >>

8pm: take a peek at what the sack lunch comedy show has packed tonight: matt koff (the daily show), sonia denis (high maintenance), emily winter (the new yorker), sagar bhatt (mcsweeney’s), and saurin choksi (refinery29), plus perhaps a musician or two. 61 local (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by brian parise (last week tonight), maddie smith (roastmasters), andrew orolfo, tyler richardson, and maria wojciechowski. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by david nguyen, veronica garza, jonathan van halem, and keenan steiner. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10pm: nancy whang and gavin rayna russom bring their ladies of lcd soundsystem dj tour to good room (greenpoint). $15 adv, $20 door. >>


Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market

60+ of the most talented makers and purveyors of handcrafted goods and gifts for all of your Holiday Gifting needs! FREE fun activities include Massages, Henna, Nail Art, and interactive hologram experience with Looking Glass Factory! Plus there will be live music and delicious Mulled Wine!
More info

Sunday, December 2 1-7pm
Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street)

coming up

11/30-12/3: the metrograph highlights six spike lee films, including blackkklansman (with an intro by lee sunday at 7pm), mo’ better blues, 4 little girls, and more. >>

11/30 6:30pm: blondie’s chris stein and debbie harry discuss stein’s new book of photographs, point of view: me, new york city, and the punk scene, along with creative director rob roth. a signing will follow. the great hall at cooper union (east village), free (rsvp). >>

11/30 7pm: play free at nyu game center’s no quarter exhibition of new games. the ninth annual event will feature new games created by four designers at the dumbo loft (dumbo). free. >>

11/30 7pm (biweekly thru 12/14): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by amber straughn on nasa’s james webb space telescope, galaxies, and alien atmospheres, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

11/30 7pm (+ 12/1 1pm + 7pm, 12/2 1pm): new york theatre ballet presents and hourlong version of the nutcracker at brookfield place (fidi). free. >>

11/30 7-10pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s theme revolves around 19th-century botanist and photography pioneer anna atkins, and includes an illustration workshop, curator + artist talks, 16mm film screenings, and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for priority admission starting at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm. >>

11/30 8pm: gobbinjr, stolen jars, and hypoluxo play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12. >>

11/30 8:30pm: the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by emmy blotnick (comedy central), caitlin peluffo (colbert), kendall farrell (living for it), pamela ross (some ecards), and peter revello. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. comedy central will be recording tonight, so attendees are asked to arrive prior to show time. >>

11/30 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by robby hoffman, thiago macklin lima, brittany carney, daniel tirado, and xazmin garza. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

11/30 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features kerry overfab codett (comedy central), david angelo (the daily show), jeff scheen (laughs), rob haze (fallon), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), and liz barrett (gotham comedy live). hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

11/30 9:30pm: comedians ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and emily winter (tv land) will each perform 30 minutes of stand-up at q.e.d. (astoria). hosted by calvin cato. $10. >>

11/30 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: everyday decisions comedy talk show: comedian jo firestone (fallon) hosts this live comedy talk show where special guest comedians, musicians, children, and friends discuss how they make their everyday decisions. tonight’s guests: joyelle nicole (seth meyers), starlee kine (this american life), and more. union hall (park slope), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

11/30 10pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring standup by veronica garza, jeena bloom, carolyn castiglia, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

11/30 10:30pm: the arkham gothic dark dance party celebrates the darker side of the holiday season with goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, projections, and absinthe cocktails. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

11/30 11pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s thou wilt scream, where actors under the influence will perform a shakespearean adaptation of scream while the audience plays drinking games. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

11/30 11pm: dance to pop-punk and emo tunes, take prom portraits, and more at the my chemical slowdance emo prom. saint vitus (greenpoint), $14. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the golden girls live drag ‘lost christmas episode’ at player’s club 11/30-1/13 for $27+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $69+). >>

get tickets to madame morbid’s trolley tour of brooklyn thru 1/31 for $20-34 (plus ticket fees, reg. $49). >>

get tickets to moscow ballet’s great russian nutcracker at kings theatre 12/8 for $30+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $61+). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 12/8-6/1 for $10-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

get tickets to the new york times travel show at the javits center 1/26-27 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to the brooklyn nutcracker at kings theatre 12/14 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $60+). >>

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