around town today

various times: enjoy these national margarita day deals and specials. >>

thru 2/24: greenpoint’s booklyn is moving to brooklyn army terminal in sunset park, but before they do they’re having a moving sale and three days of exhibitions and performances. free admission. >>

thru 2/25: refill your bookshelf with some help from park slope united methodist church’s 25th annual book sale, where you’ll find new and gently used books, cds, dvds, and records for just $1-$2 each. $25 preview 2/22, $5 admission 2/23, free admission 2/24-25. >>

thru 3/3: film fans can get their fill at the following film fests:
• thru 2/25: the eighth annual athena film festival. barnard college (morningside heights), free-$20. >>
• thru 3/3: the seventh annual winter film awards international film festival. cinema village and anthology film archives, free-$15. >>

2-5:30pm: professor robert h. lustig discusses his new book the hacking of the american mind: the science behind the corporate takeover of our bodies and brains with professor and author jeffrey sachs (building the new american economy), followed by a signing. columbia university’s buell hall (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

5-9pm (runs thru 3/9): trippy art show: ‘the subconscious canvas‘ features the work of 12 artists made after undergoing hypnosis. opening reception tonight. contra galleries (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: black panther fans: journalist and professor jonathan w. gray (illustrating the race) gives a lecture on the film and the evolution of blackness in american comic books, ‘descendants of kings and queens: black panther and entangled african cosmopolitanism.’ the jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts at nyu (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: facebook and economic security project co-founder chris hughes discusses fair shot: rethinking inequality and how we earn, his book on how his ascent to wealth made him come to propose a guaranteed income for working people (paid for by the one percent) to combat equality. mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s nine-year anniversary show includes guests andy christie (the moth radio hour), gastor almonte (comedy central), and catie lazarus (employee of the month). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm: director feras fayyad introduces his oscar-nominated documentary last men in aleppo and does q+a at the metrograph (les). $15. >>

7pm: rule of 7×7: 7 playwrights premiere 10-minute plays that had to follow 7 rules. the tank (garment district), $13 adv, $15 door (admission includes a drink). >>

7-10pm (monthly): following a two-year hiatus, vegan drinks returns to manhattan for its first mixer/hang/fundraiser of the year including food by orchard grocer available for purchase and a raffle with prizes from local businesses to benefit the woodstock farm sanctuary. solas (east village), free admission. >>

7-10pm: moma’s poprally series presents a return to east village diy venue club 57, with performances by no wave-inspired band pill, a dj set by lizzi bougatsos, collage-making, an open bar, and access to the exhibition ‘club 57: film, performance, and art in the east village, 1978-1983.’ museum of modern art (midtown west), $20. >>

7pm-2am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $15 at the door, $20 line jumper (cash only). >>

7pm doors, 8pm 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 for tonight’s show include jordan carlos (colbert), mitra jouhari (full frontal with samantha bee), joe zimmerman (comedy central), stine an, dash turner, and jessica steans-gail. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), $3. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: jenny’s birthday variety show: comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s subway sweet sixteen video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show every month, and tonight’s shindig of a show welcomes guests sasheer zamata (snl), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), mentalist alex harris, comedy folk duo friends who folk, and more. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 door. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by roy wood jr. (the daily show), matt wayne (comedy central), jason burke, and katrina pope. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9:30pm (thru 2/24): jordan temple, creator of hidden figures and fences mashup hidden fences, presents his latest absurdist comedy play, the color urkel. the tank (garment district), $7. >>

10pm: get lit at the dirty thursday blacklight dance party. house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

coming up

2/23-3/23: morrison hotel gallery presents career-spanning exhibition of iconic david bowie photographs. signed, limited edition prints will be available for sale as well. morrison hotel gallery (soho), free admission. >>

2/23-3/4: more film fests!
• 2/23-27: the 18th film comment selects. walter reade theater at lincoln center, $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>
• 2/23-25: the annual philip k. dick science fiction film festival. village east cinema and museum of the moving image, $15-20. >>
• 2/23-3/4: the 2018 best picture film festival. regal cinemas, various prices each/$35 pass. >>

2/23 6pm-10pm: the rubin museum of art celebrates its new exhibitions with an evening of free admission, tours, and a happy hour. rubin museum of art (chelsea), free. >>

2/23 7pm: investigative journalist yasha levine uncovers the secret military history of the internet at a launch event for his new book, surveillance valley. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

2/23 7pm (biweeekly thru 5/4): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by astrophysicist federica bianco on the large synoptic survey telescope, set to conduct the largest ground-based survey of the southern hemisphere sky starting in 2022. followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

2/23 7pm (monthly): em’s damn good rogering is a show with stand-up, characters, and music aplenty, with demonstrations of said things by wanjiko eke, alyssa stonoha, rome davis, marisa brau, ian lockwood, jesse roth, and more. hosted by emma rogers. petes candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

2/23 7pm: rsvp for a free house of vans party featuring an immersive experience by artist abby portner and music by zola jesus and yves tumor. >>

2/23 7pm: beverly, wildhoney, fits, and blush play saint vitus (greenpoint). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

2/23 7-9pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s ‘young at heart’ theme includes displays of rare children’s literature, 16mm classic kids’ cartoons, storytime, things to keep the actual kids busy, music + dancing, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

2/23 7-10pm (thru 3/11): 150 artists created original works on red envelopes containing a mystery gift inside for the third annual chinese new year ‘red envelope show’ at grumpy bert (boerum hill). opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

2/23 7pm doors, 8pm show: so you want to go to mars? nasa astronaut peggy whitson and orion spacecraft engineers will discuss where we are in our efforts to send humans to the red planet and return them safely. allison + howard lutnick theater at the intrepid sea, air + space museum, free (rsvp required). >>

2/23 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, tonight featuring episodes of kevin can wait and taxi. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

2/23 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight: nikki glaser (not safe with nikki glaser), joyelle johnson (lady parts justice), samantha ruddy (reductress), glennis laroe, bridget randolph, and more. the pit (flatiron), $11 ($1 from every ticket sold will go to everytown). >>

2/23 8pm: monogold, new myths, patio, and painted zeros play alphaville (bushwick), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

2/23 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by matthew broussard (conan), aparna nancherla (comedy central), casey james salengo (comedy central), emily winter (tv land), stavros halkias, and shelby taylor. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

2/23 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from nikki glaser (not safe with nikki glaser), hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), krystyna hutchinson (guys we f*cked), louis katz (comedy central), carolyn castiglia (comedy central), and seth herzog (jimmy fallon). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

2/23 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 tom thakkar (conan), julie kottakis (laughs on fox), selena coppock (red oaks), courtney maginnis (collegehumor), jake flores, adam strauss, and norlex belma. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

2/23 9pm: after working 9-5, see who’s the most dolled-up at a dolly parton look-alike contest. mable’s smokehouse (williamsburg), $10. >>

2/23 9:30pm (weekly thru 4/27): the rubin museum of art’s (chelsea) latest cabaret cinema series features films that play with the concept of time. tonight: robert zemeckis’s back to the future (1985), introduced by neuroscience researcher chris rose. $10. >>

2/23 10pm: (monthly): the character assassination series returns with the roast of mario, where comedians will dress up as their favorite pixelated characters and lampoon the 8-bit plummer senseless. hosted by raanan hershberg as roastmaster george lucas. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

2/23 11pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10. >>

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