THURS, 12/6: THREE TREE LIGHTINGS, EARTHRISE, + 21 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 12/31: on the 50th anniversary of the first human-piloted mission to the moon, the earthrise museum exhibition showcases 100 pieces of historical ephemera including photos, newspapers, coins, and stamps related to this notable point in history. the gallery at ace hotel (flatiron), free. >>

thru 12/9: 50 international artists present projected performances across four venues for the annual mono cinema arts festival. free. >>

thru 12/8: 40+ bands performing roots music of all styles take over two stages during the fourth annual roots ‘n’ ruckus music fest. jalopy theater and jalopy tavern (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), free (tips encouraged). >>

various times: more christmas tree lighting events at madison square park (3:30-5:30pm), dumbo (4-7pm) and morningside park (5-7:30pm).

6-8pm: 6-8pm (on view through spring): lighting the world: the museum at eldridge street presents a collection of menorahs from around the globe and more than five centuries. museum at eldridge street (les), free opening reception tonight (reg. $14 general, $10 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish mondays). >>

6-8pm (monthly): 17 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: can you separate stranger-than-fiction facts from fiction? try your best at the secrets and lies storytelling show, where you’ll try to figure out which of the five expert storytellers aren’t telling the truth. hosted by christa avampato. caveat (les), $7 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door). >>

6:30-8pm: shop snaps at the international center of photography’s photobook fest, featuring book projects for sale from more than a dozen photographers. icp (nolita), free admission (the museum also has pay-what-you-wish admission 6-9pm today). >>

7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

7:30pm (monthly): comedians will reminisce on some of their most cringeworthy moments using powerpoints, photos, and old facebook statuses at the nostalgia! comedy + storytelling show. tonight’s headliner: judah friedlander (30 rock). hosted by stef dag. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7:30pm: what happens when a comedian writes their own obituary? humor meets the macabre at the my obituary show, with readings from robert dean (comedy central), ariel dumas (colbert), joe zimmerman (fallon), myq kaplan (netflix), marcia blesky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), calvin cato (tony‘s queer comics of color to watch out for), and ashley bez (tv land). hosted by mike drucker. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

7:30pm: the nouveau classical project contemporary classical music ensemble presents a performance of their debut album, currents, at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): jenny’s birthday variety show: comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s subway sweet sixteen video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show with best friend addie weyrich (adult swim) every month, and tonight’s one-year anniversary show falls on her actual birthday and includes mentalist vinny deponto, singer-songwriter matt decaro, community dance corps, comedians mary beth barone, sydnee washington, ziwe fumudoh, and many others. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by emily galati (conan), adam mamawala (funny or die), mike lebovitz (comedians you should know), gabe stoddard, nataly aukar, and abhay nadkarni. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm (thru 12/8): a christmas carol… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. tada! theater (flatiron), $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by graham kay (super troopers), lizzie martinez (funny or die), jeff scheen, and max bruno. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

just added: 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: discover contemporary dance up-close and personal at hi artist’s pop-up performance party. tonight’s event celebrates female choreographers and ends with the performers joining the audience for drinks and conversation. byob. the new work project (williamsburg), $15 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $30). >>

8:30pm (monthly): janet hyde and mary cella host the monthly female comedians (with tits!) show, and this time there’ll be jokes from janeane garofalo, jame lee, ike ufomadu, eman el-husseini, and ryan donahue. tip top bar + grill (clinton hill), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): the comedy school dropout show in the back room of the east village’s beauty bar features stand up by andy fiori (sirius xm), kat radley (the daily show), subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), and shelly coleman. hosted by negin farsad, kendra cunningham and leah bonnema. free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedians perform their ideas for pulitzer prize submissions and the audience votes on which will actually get submitted at the pulitzer surprises show. tonight’s guests include ziwe fumudoh, ayo edebiri, zach zimmerman, daniel levine, and actual pulitzer prize-winning author jonathan weiner. hosted by eliza cossio and caroline schaper. caveat (les), $8 adv, $12 door. >>

11pm (thursdays-saturdays thru 12/15): serials @ the flea: watch five ten-minute episodic plays and vote for your favorites to return next week with a new installment. the flea theater (tribeca), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

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coming up

12/7-24: ifc center screens frank capra’s 1946 christmas classic it’s a wonderful life, with an in-person introduction by mary owen, star donna reed’s daughter at select screenings. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

12/7 6-8pm (on view thru 1/12): have a page-turning time at the book show, an annual exhibition of books and art created by sva mfa illustration as visual essay students. opening reception tonight. sva gramercy gallery, free admission. >>

12/7 6-9pm (runs thru 12/21): the third edition of the endless editions biennial features books, multiples, films, and other visual artworks on the theme ‘optimism’ by over 100 artists. opening reception tonight. the elizabeth foundation for the arts (midtown west), free. >>

12/7 6-9pm: asia society’s first friday leo bar happy hour offers free admission, exhibition tours, live music, tea tastings, indian street food available for purchase, and more. asia society (ues), free. >>

12/7 6-10pm: socks for suds: singlecut tap room’s solstice sock drive grants a free beer to those who bring a new pair of socks to be donated to the coalition for the homeless. singlecut tap room (astoria). >>

12/7 7pm: bushwick’s traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn (east williamsburg) offers a free women’s and trans self-defense class, with community building and refreshments to follow. registration required. >>

12/7 7pm: brandstand: techlash: are we customers, products, or pawns to tech companies today? a panel of speakers from diverse backgrounds convenes to discuss and examine the pervasive nature of technology and its implication for our society. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

12/7 7pm (season ends today): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by moiya mctier on the world’s large telescope facilities, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

12/7 7pm + 12/9 8pm: celebrate 20 years of the big lebowski at the annual lebowski fest, a two-day party including a screening and burlesque show (fri, gramercy theatre) and a bowling party featuring an art show by storyboard artist j. todd anderson (sun, lucky strike lanes). $25-35. >>

12/7 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. >>

12/7 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show is different, featuring born-and-raised new yorkers khalid rahmaan (conan), nore davis (comedy central), ginny hogan (the new yorker), maddy smith, and dan perlman. hosted by noa osheroff and nataly aukar. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

12/7 7:45pm doors, 8:15pm show: wbar barnard college radio’s annual winter formal concert features live music by junglepussy, dorian electra, easy socks, and renata zeiguer. all ages. free. >>

12/7 8pm: the flushing remonstrance (duo catherine cramer + robert kennedy) will perform their original live accompaniment to robert wiene’s 1920 silent horror classic the cabinet of dr. caligari at bizarre bushwick. $7 suggested donation. >>

12/7 8pm: the chelsea symphony continues its season with a holiday concert featuring seasonally-inspired pieces including an orchestral rendering of the night before christmas with guest narrator annie golden (orange is the new black, hair). a wine reception and silent auction follows. st. paul’s church (chelsea), $20 suggested donation. >>

12/7 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show is presumably just that, pairing free pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by khalid rahmaan (conan), greg stone (america’s got talent), alexis guerreros (gotham comedy live), jordan jensen, and maddy smith. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

12/7 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by will miles (comedy central), giulia rozzi (comedy central), pedro gonzalez, and michael summers. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

12/7 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): comedians become authors real and imaginary and read selections from made up books at literati: a comedy show about books and the idiots who write them. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

12/7 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by matt koff (the daily show), kat radley (the daily show), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), andy sandford (conan), jeff scheen laughs), and sam kissajukian. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. karaoke follows. free admission. >>

12/7 9pm (+ 12/14, 12/21): the jingleboobs + chestnuts christmas vaudeville show will cement your place on the naughty list with a night of burlesque and magic acts. sideshow by the seashore (coney island), $15. >>

12/7 10pm (+ 12/16 at littlefield, 12/29 at q.e.d.): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence will perform a reading of charles dickens’ holiday classic a christmas carol while the audience plays drinking games. the players theatre (west village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

12/7 11:30pm: comedians riff over a cheesy softcore adult movie, mst3k-style, at the soft core show. hosted by jenn wehrung and chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

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