around town today

thru 1/8: get your fill of film with these film fests and series: the video art + experimental film festival at tribeca film center + dctv (thru 11/10), doc nyc at ifc center, sva theatre and cinépolis chelsea (thru 11/15), and the contenders at the museum of modern art (thru 1/8).

thru 11/11: the annual new york comedy festival celebrates 15 years of laughs with more than 100 shows across the city. some skint-priced picks for today include dark: a stand-up experience in pitch-black at the pit, roast rattle: a compliment contest at union hall, the big weird comedy show at secret loft, and the good dog show at dsk’s haus; tomorrow: character assassination: the roast of 2018 at the creek and the cave, dancify that! at the pit, let me break you up: an anti-dating game show at ucb theatre, up n’ coming with reformed whores, we bee spelling at gramercy theatre, and zingers! the uk game show at the bell house. >>

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: the future of news is audio, according to a panel of journalists from buzzfeed, slate, cnn and wnyc, who’ll talk about the process of creating the news for your ears at the new school’s theresa lang community center (greenwich village/union square). free (rsvp). >>

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 ismael loutfi (kimmel), karen chee (colbert), kate willett (netflix), mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), and julia claire. hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7pm: elizabeth barlow rogers, initiator of the central park conservancy, intertwines her story with the park’s in a discussion on her book, saving central park: a history and a memoir. book culture on columbus (uws), free. >>

7pm: the red ink reading series, a quarterly literary discussion series that focuses on women writers, delves into the topic of ‘denial’ with alison kinney (hood), anna godbersen (when we caught fire), chaya bhuvaneswar (white dancing elephants), lilly dancyger (narratively), and jennifer baker (everyday people). hosted by michele filgate. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>

7pm: learn about the science of gmos at a know science talk given by dna engineering scientist kate bredbenner. biotech without borders (fort greene), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. performers at tonight’s third anniversary show include emmy blotnick (colbert), yedoye travis (comedy central), daniel simonsen (bbc), moss perricone, sabrina imbler, and claire sise. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

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: here’s hotsy! go on a burly q odyssey with hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to stanley kubrick. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm: no dinner party, no problem. michelin-starred chef anita lo launches her new book of recipes for home cooks, solo: a modern cookbook for a party of one, with a discussion including taste editor-in-chief matt rodbard at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30pm: lincoln center presents voices of a people’s history of the united states, featuring live readings and music commemorating howard zinn’s book. scheduled to perform: brian jones, imogen poots, eisa davis, wallace shawn, leta renée-alan, jessica pimentel, staceyann chin, zeshan b, akemi kochiyama, and anthony arnove. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm (thru 11/10): the center for performance research’s annual fall movement festival features works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of dance and performance from a dozen emerging and established choreographers. center for performance research (williamsburg), $10 general, $8.50 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

just added: 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: jews: a night of comedy and charity: tracy soren and eitan levine host this benefit comedy show, with proceeds going to three charities related to the pittsburgh synagogue tragedy. lucky jack’s (les), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary pasta and birthday cake alongside stand up by joe list (netflix), alington mitra (colbert), samantha ruddy, tawanda gona, gavin matts, and wanjiko eke. 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 harris mayersohn (colbert), sarah lazarus (tight ship comedy), chris scopo, and jaffar khan. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by heather marulli (comedy central), ayo edebiri (bet), dan fitzpatrick, james cross, and pallavi gunalan. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a ‘women powerhouse’ edition with stand up by joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), carmen lynch (colbert), emmy blotnick (conan), krystyna hutchinson (guys we f*cked), anna vocino + loren tarquinio (kimmel), and more. beauty bar (gramercy/east village), free. >>


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11/9-15: more film fests/series: the third annual imagine this women’s international film festival at wythe hotel (11/9-11), the tide film festival at bric, ifp media center and automatic studios (11/9-11), and the cinema of gender transgression: trans film at anthology film archives (11/9-15).

11/9-11: the other art fair, presented by saatchi art, returns with works by 130 independent and emerging artists working in range of styles. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), free with ticket fees here (reg. $15 general, $13 students/seniors). >>

11/9-10: 35 artists and curators from 23 countries open their studios for the international studio + curatorial program fall open studios. opening reception with guest artist jonas mekas friday 6-9pm, open hours saturday 1-7pm. iscp (bushwick), free. >>

11/9 6pm doors, 7pm show: art battle! 12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $7.50 plus ticket fees here (reg. $15 adv, $20 dos). >>

11/9 6-9pm (runs thru 11/11): get paws-isitively pumped for the official isle of dogs tribute art show, featuring work from 100+ artists as well as original sets and puppets from the wes anderson film. opening reception fri 6-9pm. 213 bowery (les), free. >>

11/9 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): the financial district’s st. paul’s chapel brings back its seasonal neighborhood movie nights series, this time with an ‘underdogs’ theme. tonight: rocky (1976). bonus: free snacks! free admission. >>

11/9 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 11/11 at all saints episcopal church in woodhaven): diana’s hunt: songs from the bestiary: ensemble alkemie and composer/performer elliot cole present a concert of new arrangements of 14th-century music and newly-composed repertoire inspired by the medieval bestiary, including vielles, harp, recorders, percussion and voices. metropolis ensemble loft at 1 rivington street (les), $15 general, $10 students. >>

11/9 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the ‘rumours’ are true. get ready for next year’s fleetwood mac stop in nyc with a concert by tribute band back 2 mac at littlefield (gowanus). special offer for skint readers: a limited number of free tickets are available in advance with promo code ‘2theskint’ (reg. $10). >>

11/9 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: radiohead and pixies tribute bands there, there and gigantic play knitting factory (williamsburg). $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

11/9 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 opens its doors for after-hours viewing of its exhibitions, music by dj bb basura, screenings of the documentary the bruce nauman story, and cocktails available for purchase. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

11/9 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by mia jackson (last comic standing), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), nataly aukar (tickling the ivories), george civeris, sam evans, and laura peek. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

11/9 9pm (+ 11/10 9pm, 11/11 2pm): audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s immersive, participatory production of merrily we roll along. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

11/9 9:30pm (ends today): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series, ‘sci-fi cine club kolkata,’ takes its inspiration from director satyajit ray’s 1960’s-era sci-fi screening club. tonight: wolf rilla’s village of the damned (1960). the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $14. >>

11/9 11:30pm: dance to franz ferdinand, lcd soundsystem, the killers, yeah yeah yeahs, arctic monkeys and more at the take me out 2000’s disco punk dance party. knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp ($10 adv, $15 door otherwise). >>

ticket deals

get tickets to company xiv’s nutcracker rouge: a baroque burlesque confection 11/15-1/13 for $39+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $78.50+). >>

get tickets to the  harlem gospel choir’s christmas show at sony hall 12/24-25 for $12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

get tickets to radiotheatre’s sci-fi double feature at st. johns lutheran church 12/19-1/5 for $12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $24). >>

get tickets to see tan dun and the orchestra now in concert at rose theater at jazz at lincoln center 11/11 at 3pm for $10-20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

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