around town today

thru 6/24: neue galerie opens the season with two new exhibitions: ’the self-portrait, from schiele to beckmann’ and ‘austrian masterworks.’ $22 general, $16 seniors, $12 students, free first fridays 6-9pm. >>

thru 3/17: emerging artists theatre company’s annual new work series presents 50 works-in-progress full-length plays, one-person shows, musicals, and dance pieces, with opportunities for audience feedback following the performances. tada! theater (midtown west). $10-15. >>

thru 3/10: the 24th annual rendez-vous with french cinema festival highlights new works by bruno dumont, mia hansen-løve, pierre salvadori, valeria bruni tedeschi, and more, plus three free talks. film society of lincoln center (uws), $17 general, $12 students/seniors (opening night $20-25). >>

thru 3/3: the annual athena film festival at barnard college presents a range of feature films, shorts, documentaries, and panels highlighting fierce and fearless women. barnard college (morningside heights), free-$14 (opening night $25). >>

thru 3/3: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 31st year with 72 dealers displaying and selling works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25 admission benefits henry street settlement. >>

thru 3/3: the inaugural black women in comedy festival showcases stand-up, storytelling, and improv from black female and female-identifying performers across four venues in bed-stuy. $15. >>

5:30pm: is shame necessary? professor and author jennifer jacquet discusses her new book, which proposes that public shaming of corporations and governments be reframed and retooled as a tactic to create positive change in the age of social media. nypl webster library (ues), free. >>

6pm (+ 3/3, 3/17, 3/18): tcm big screen classics presents 80th anniversary screenings of gone with the wind (1939) at select theaters for four days. various prices. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: three former obama staffers share their experiences working during the administration in a talk led by gautam raghavan, former associate director of public engagement and editor of west wingers: stories from the dream chasers, change makers, and hope creators inside the obama white house. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

6-8pm (on view thru 4/6): chelsea’s fremin gallery re-opens with ink stories, an exhibition by photographer reka nyari. opening reception tonight. >>

6:30pm: the new school hosts a screening of 2018 child slave labor documentary the price of free, followed by a panel discussion with kerry kennedy (president of rfk human rights), kailash satyarthi (nobel peace laureate), and rachel roy (u.n. ambassador for innovation and social change). the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free. >>

6:30pm, 8:30pm: satisfy your hunger for history at talks on the histories of irish food and chocolate by culinary historian sarah lohman at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $11-14. update: the history of irish food is sold out. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: three rooms press presents its 12th annual charles bukowski memorial reading at the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $10. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: provided you don’t encounter too many delays, find out why your train is f*cked at meg pierson and justin williams’s comedy show about our city’s transit woes. this time, they’ll be digging into commuters themselves. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

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 michele carlo (fish out of agua), cyndi freeman (colbert), michaela murphy (the moth radio hour), and brad lawrence (the story studio). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm: are cooking shows not funny enough for you? presents seeks to remedy that, screening popular food shows while comedians provide commentary and stand-up. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

7pm: dj spooky performs an original live score to oscar micheaux’s 1925 silent film body and soul, part of his pioneers of african-american cinema collection. a q+a follows. brooklyn museum (grand army plaza), $16 tickets include museum general admission. >>

7pm (+ 3/1): refashion your world during refashion week nyc, celebrating secondhand and sustainable fashion through events including a goodwill fashion party (thurs 7pm, free-$25) and a 24-hour fabric sort-a-thon (fri 12pm-sat 12pm, $10 suggested donation). >>

7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by monk’s meats will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit mercy for animals. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight’s guests: karen chee (the new yorker), matt buechele (hq trivia), marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and brett davis (the special without brett davis). bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by self-proclaimed quitters ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door (10% of the proceeds will be donated to everytown for gun safety). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the princess bride… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story using only what they can remember from watching the film once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by samantha ruddy (colbert), caitlin peluffo, jack comstock, leland long, and dekunle. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment features tracey segarra, dani faith leonard, justin j. wee, gianmarco soresi, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

10pm: dance to ri ri, jay-z, nicki minaj, and others at the dirty thursday pon de replay paty. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

11pm (thursdays-saturdays thru 3/9): 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. >>

our next event!

On International Women’s Day, come dance it out to the women: The truth tellers, rhythm makers, groundbreakers, ass shakers. Mic-dropping mothers superior of all things loud, proud, fierce and funky. We need them now more than ever.


DJ Bianca will be playing hits from the most incredible, indelible female performers to shape music.

Also: drink specials, a photo booth, Letters to Your Teenage Self, watercolor portraits by Jane Beaird of Quiet Creature ($10), and other goodies we haven’t even dreamed up yet — but it’s going to be good.

Tickets are just $10, and 100% of the profits go to Planned Parenthood. Dance dance revolution! Get your tickets now!

Miz Elizabeth (The Hot Sardines) and the skint present:
Ladies First: A Dance Party to Celebrate the Badass Women of Music and Benefit Planned Parenthood

Friday, March 8 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
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coming up

3/1 thru october: the brooklyn botanic garden’s spring/summer hours start today, giving you 90 more minutes to roam the grounds. $15 general, $8 students/seniors, free fridays 8am-12pm. >>

3/1-2: crown heights comic book shop anyone comics celebrates its second anniversary with 25% off everything (fri 12-9pm), an adam kubert signing (sat 6-7pm), and a drink ‘n’ draw (sat 7:30pm). >>

3/1 1-6pm (+ 3/2 10am-2:30pm): more than just soup cans. a two-day andy warhol after pop symposium explores the artist’s lesser-known creative output during the ’70s and ’80s. the new school (union square), free (rsvp required). >>

3/1 6-11pm: the rubin museum of art hosts an opening night party for the interactive exhibition the power of intention: reinventing the (prayer) wheel, with music by dj tasha blank, docent-led tours at 7pm + 8pm, two-for-one drinks 6-7pm, and more. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), free admission. >>

3/1 6pm doors, 7pm show: get ready for an evening of trivia on all things nyc with the whole city at your feet at the 12th annual panorama challenge, held at queens museum (flushing meadows). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

3/1 6:30pm (+ 3/9): the center for book arts ‘history of art’ series hosts three discussions on women in publishing, in which scholars, publishers, artists and activists will explore women’s contributions to western book history from the renaissance to the present. tonight’s second installment: ‘contemporary presses led by women.’ panel at 6:30pm, reception at 8pm. center for book arts (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

3/1 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: animations, docs, narratives, music videos, and more abound at an asian-american film thing, an evening of short films by asian-american creators. hosted by angel yau and sj son. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

3/1 7pm (biweekly thru 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by rose gibson on the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

3/1 7pm: even less scripted than reality tv, six comedians manufacture drama on the spot at the improvised real housewives episode. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

3/1 7:30pm: comedians matt koff (the daily show writer) and emmy blotnick (colbert) perform extended stand-up sets at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

3/1 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ‘saturday night fever.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

3/1 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 features aparna nancherla (comedy central), rob haze (fallon), george civeris, defne gencler, and bassam shaw. hosted by noa osheroff and mara wiles. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

3/1 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs pizza with jokes by noah gardenswartz (comedy central), ester steinberg (comedy central), jordan temple (conan), and more. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

3/1 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), gary vider (conan), karolena theresa, molly ruben-long, and more. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

3/1 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 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/1 11pm: john waters, divine or female trouble-themed attire is encouraged at female trouble, a queer-friendly trash rock + roll party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: get $25 tickets to the provocative off-broadway premiere of hatef**k, presented by wp theater and colt coeur. performances begin march 3. >>

get tickets to the annual art on paper art fair at pier 36 3/8-10 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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