THURS, 11/7: CANSTRUCTION, ART OPENINGS, FILM FESTS, + 22 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 1/8: get your fill of film at these film fests:
• thru 11/10: imagine this women’s international film festival. various venues, free-$20. >>
• thru 11/10: new york baltic film festival at scandinavia house (midtown east). $14. >>
• thru 11/9: video art + experimental film festival at the tribeca film center. $25. >>
• thru 1/8: the contenders at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>
• 11/8-9: reproductive rights film festival. brooklyn museum, $16 tickets include museum general admission. >>

thru 11/21: giant sculptures made entirely of unopened cans of food will be on display for the 27th annual canstruction design competition and city harvest food drive. brookfield place (wtc), free admission (donations of canned food are welcome). >>

thru 11/10: the other art fair, presented biannually by saatchi art, returns to brooklyn expo center (greenpoint) with works by 130 independent artists. free-$15 plus ticket fees here (reg. $13.50-30). >>

thru 11/10: the annual new york comedy festival takes over nyc all week with 100+ shows across the boroughs. a few skint-priced picks for tonight: drag his ass: a f*ckboy treatment program at chelsea music hall, her-icane: all women+ stand up for disaster relief at chelsea music hall ($8 with promo code ‘storm’), moses storm and joel kim booster at the bell house, ucbt character showcase at ucbt hell’s kitchen; tomorrow: midnight confessions at music inn world instruments, rape jokes by survivors at subculture, sarah squirm’s helltrap nightmare at the bell house. various prices. >>

thru 11/9: the center for performance research’s annual fall movement festival features works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of dance, theater, and performance from six choreographers. center for performance research (williamsburg), $10 general, $8.50 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

5:30-8pm (on view thru 12/12): chase contemporary hosts carole a. feuerman: 50 years of looking good, a solo exhibition of the artist’s hypereal work, as well as a book signing at tonight’s opening reception. chase contemporary (chelsea), free admission. >>

6-8pm (monthly): more than a dozen art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6-9pm: the ninth annual art for tibet exhibition, a fundraiser for students for a free tibet, showcases works from shepard fairey, cey adams, marie-dolma chophel, and more than 50 others at tonight’s closing silent auction. faction art projects/gallery eight (harlem), $10 suggested donation. >>

7pm: the rumpus and the rally reading series (‘the heart of a march in the body of a reading series’) team up for a night of readings by jennifer baker (everyday people: the color of life—a short story anthology), leland cheuk (no good very bad asian), and donika kelly (bestiary). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

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). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): the nostalgia! comedy + storytelling show, where comedians reminisce on some of their most cringeworthy moments using powerpoints, photos, and old facebook statuses, takes a bow at tonight’s farewell show. featuring randall otis (the daily show), chanel ali (mtv), jena friedman (soft focus), brian faas, and hosts gracie canaan + stef dagg. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: boston’s session americana and guests play an album release show at littlefield (gowanus). $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): say goodbye to stale jokes at keeping it fresh!, with stand-up by jess salomon (fallon), leclerc andre (fallon), carolyn castiglia (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), maryssa smith, and chris hamilton. hosted by emily walsh and amanda van nostrand. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by rachel mccartney, wilfred padua, geoffrey asmus, electra telesford, and paul julmeus. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: indie duo water from your eyes play a record release show at rubulad (bushwick), with palberta, sweet baby jesus, and fantasy. $10. >>

8pm doors: hess is more, pecas, heidemann, and dj daniel collás (phenomenal handclap band) play the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

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

our next event!

We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.

An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night.

DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.

We gotta rock this mother.
Shock-a-lock-a boom.

the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party

Saturday, December 14 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
$5 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housequake-prince-party-tickets-70653569729
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/379520419359420/

coming up

11/8-12/5: high-tech meets analog at the polaroid pop-up lab in soho, where you can turn your phone photos into polaroids, try out new products, and attend daily workshops. >>

11/8-17: work on your core during cider week. several of the annual citywide fests events are free-$10. >>

11/8-10: the sixth annual festival albertine, ‘the climate moment,’ curated by author, environmentalist, and founder of 350.org bill mckibben, gathers activists, artists, and authors to discuss the urgency to act, environmental justice, the food system, and how to motivate people to change. albertine reading room and bookshop (ues), free (rsvp). >>

11/8 6pm-midnight (+ 11/9): underwater sunshine fest, curated by counting crows frontman adam duritz, takes over all three stages of rockwood music hall with two days of live music from marcy playground, maria taylor, stephen kellogg, wild pink, and many more. rockwood music hall (les), free admission, 1-2 drink minimum. >>

11/8 6pm doors: los wálters, balún, and noia play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

11/8 7pm: get a deeper look at the man behind the masks when critic and longtime marvel comics writer danny fingeroth discusses his new book, a marvelous life: the amazing story of stan lee, with collector and comics lawyer david kasakove. the way station (prospect heights), free (rsvp required). >>

11/8 7pm: editor martín espada and a selection of poets featured in what saves us: poems of empathy and outrage in the age of trump will read their contributions to the anthology at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

11/8 7pm: bambara, russian baths, and signal play saint vitus (greenpoint). $12. >>

11/8 7-10pm (on view thru 11/10): making a statement on the crippling student loan debt crisis, the damaged art exhibition will showcase works by 35 nyc-based artists who have a combined outstanding balance of more than $2 million, and with each work priced at the amount of artist’s remaining debt. opening reception tonight. 98 orchard street gallery (les), free (rsvp). >>

11/8 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5. >>

11/8 7pm doors, 8pm show: rapper junglepussy performs within jacolby satterwhite’s immersive exhibition, you’re at home, at pioneer works (red hook). $15 adv, $12 dos. >>

11/8 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedy show meets byob ice cream social at ample hills creamery’s stand up à la mode. ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes ice cream. >>

11/8 8pm: the narcisistas podcast hosts wil cope and courtney maginnis take on diva conspiracy theories, digging into wild speculations about famous singers with the help of a lineup of comedians and drag performers. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

11/8 8pm: memes and moves collide for dancify that!, an elimination dance battle where choreographers create sequences based on viral videos and a panel of comedic judges and the audience award scores. the pit striker stage (gramercy), $15. >>

11/8 8pm-midnight: greenpoint gallery hosts another open call salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

11/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: 13-year-old singer and old-time banjo player nora brown plays an album release show at jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). $12. >>

11/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: the world is a beautiful place + i am no longer afraid to die and harmony woods play rough trade (williamsburg). $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

11/8 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by nick chambers (2 dope queens), atheer yacoub (comedy central), kendall farrell (just come! comedy), geoffrey asmus, maddy smith, shayne smith, and von mychael. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

11/8 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by andrew collin (sirius xm), nimesh patel (snl), hannah boone (adult swim), chloe radcliffe (tbs comic to watch), jp mcdade, and geoffrey asmus. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12 admission includes pizza. >>

11/8 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, $8 door. >>

11/8 11:30pm: euphoria: the party: a night dedicated to the music from the hbo show. all ages. market hotel (bushwick), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 + pay-what-you-can new deal tickets for fefu and her friends at theatre for a new audience. >>

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