around town today

thru 3/4: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 30th year with 72 dealers displaying and selling a wide range of works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25. >>

thru 3/10: culturemart, here art center’s annual residency program festival, features six workshop presentations that blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art. $15 gets admission to all shows. >>

thru 3/12: tokyo-based gallery and art project pepper’s project presents the 12th annual japanese young artists’ books fair, featuring more than 100 books created by 18 artists. printed matter (chelsea), kinokuniya books (bryant park), and book culture (morningside heights), free. >>

thru 3/29: work up a sweat at alamo’s jock gems series, which highlights eight films that celebrate women in sports including love and basketball, gaea girls, a league of their own and more. alamo drafthouse cinema (downtown brooklyn), $12-15. >>

thru october: the brooklyn botanic garden’s extended spring/summer hours start today, giving you more time to stop and smell the roses. $15 general, $8 students/seniors, free fridays 8am-12pm. >>

12-9pm: everyone is welcome to the first anniversary of anyone comics, featuring artist and writer signings (6-7:30pm), a drink n draw (7:30, $15), brooklyn brewery beer, and a 25% off sale all day. plus, the first few attendees will get a free gift, and those who show up in costume could win $300 worth of graphic novels. anyone comics (crown heights). >>

5-9pm: sva mfa fine arts students show their work across two floors for the program’s annual spring open studios. sva (chelsea), free. >>

6-9pm (runs thru 6/30): get to know the journey and achievements of activist and congressman john lewis at ’the art of march: a civil rights masterpiece,’ an exhibition delving into the march graphic novel memoir co-authored by lewis with andrew aydin and illustrator nate powell. opening reception tonight. society of illustrators (ues), $10 suggested donation. >>

just added 6:30pm: video industry experts discuss following your vision and making great videos. featuring robert cohen (law + order svu), lucie fink (refinery29), michael hirschorn (ish entertainment), zoe rogovin (bravo media), and raeshem nijhon (fictionless). kumble theater for the performing arts at liu (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

7pm: #charlottesville: before and beyond, a new collection of essays from scholars and activists responding to the violence at the unite the right rally of august 2017, launches with a series of readings and discussion at the new school (union square). free admission. >>

7pm: georgetown professor and former federal prosecutor paul butler discusses his book chokehold: policing black men at revolution books (harlem). free. >>

7pm: author karen karbo presents her latest, in praise of difficult women: life lessons from 29 heroines that dared to break the rules, with elizabeth cronise mclaughlin (the gaia project for women’s leadership). barnes + noble 82nd + broadway, priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

7pm: get ready to party: andrew w.k. does a q+a and signing for the release of his new album, you’re not alone. rough trade (williamsburg), free entry for q+a, purchase of the album required for signing ($14.99). >>

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. >>

7pm (thursdays thru 3/22): if you design it, they will come…to the architectural league of new york’s annual emerging voices lecture series, spotlighting notable individuals and firms. sva theatre (chelsea), $10. >>

postponed 8pm: laugh behind closed doors at toy store comedy show, set in a lower east side speakeasy. scheduled: josh gondelman (last week tonight), aparna nancherla (crashing), akaash singh (brown nation), and more. hosted by tushar singh + michael albanese. the back room (les), free (rsvp). >>

8pm: boytoy, honduras, and native son play elsewhere (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by sean patton (comedy central), nick maritato (mtv), eman el husseini and simon caine. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (+ 3/3): two men reenact 50+ oscar-nominees in under 60 minutes at the movie idiot’s guide to the oscars show. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

9pm (+ 3/3 6pm, 3/8 9pm): audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy, participatory production of disney’s high school musical. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: summarize or surrender! the book report battle show asks comedians to present their best book report to the author directly. featuring josh gondelman (last week tonight), aparna nancherla (crashing), ziwe fumudoh (the rundown), and dr. s. matthew liao, author and bioethics professor. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

9:45pm doors, 10pm show: being alone on stage is nerve-wracking enough for some, but the see you in hell comedy show gives comedians even more anxiety with challenges like performing a set while holding a yoga pose or wearing a hot bear suit. hosted by doug smith and matt wayne. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

10pm: nightlife staples michael t and twig the wonderkid present changesbowie: a retrospective of david bowie from space oddity to blackstar, with music from djs james david, brian blackout + dr. mister, performances, and a bowie screening. le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

10pm: dance to devo, depeche mode, new order, and more at the dirty thursday new wave dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features jes tom, corin wells, timothy dunn, glorilis tavarez, and jesse roth + kami dmitrova. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $7. >>

coming up

sponsored: the puntastically named grin and barrett comedy, a free monthly comedy show with liz barrett, returns to beauty bar next thursday, march 8. the line up has more than just dudes (think comedians you’ve seen on comedy central, conan, the late show with stephen colbert, and ones who are up and coming), the vibe is fun, and there are raffles… girl scout cookies, anyone? reserve your seat today! >>

3/2-6/10: grant wood: american gothic, a new exhibition at the whitney, brings the artist’s iconic painting to nyc along with a range of his other works including murals, illustrations, and decorative arts. the whitney museum of american art (meatpacking), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-9:30pm. >>

3/2-7/15: the mega-popular traveling ‘david bowie is’ exhibition makes its final stop at the brooklyn museum with 400 objects from the david bowie archive, including original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, original album art, photos, videos, and more. $20-25 general, $12-16 students/seniors includes general museum admission ($35 ‘skip the line’ and premium tickets are also available). >>

3/2 5-9pm (fridays 5-9pm, saturdays 1-9pm): sake brewery brooklyn kura opens a new taproom in industry city today. >>

3/2 6pm (weekly): five contributors to science news website inverse set up stations at a weird evolution-themed ‘pregame your brain,’, a series of happy hour science-based lessons at caveat (les). free with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

3/2 6pm doors, 7pm show: with the world’s largest panoramic scale model of nyc at your feet, put your knowledge of trivia about our city to the test at the 11th annual panorama challenge. queens museum (flushing meadows), $15 adv, $20 door >>

3/2 6:30pm (rescheduled from 2/13) : historic gastronomist sarah lohman spices up your night with a talk on the history of sriracha and its production process, followed by a demo on how to make a thai omelet. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $12. >>

3/2 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film the martian (2015), directed by ridley scott. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

3/2 7-10pm: 30 kaiju artists share their killer creations at the annual monstrosities exhibition. opening reception tonight. myplasticheart store + gallery (les), free admission. >>

3/2 7-10pm: bob ross painting takedown: 20 artists paint landscapes following a bob ross episode, and then auction them off with proceeds benefiting bushwick street cats. bonus: free beer! better than jam store + studio (bushwick), free admission. >>

3/2 7:15 pm (+ 3/3 7:30pm): catch some ‘en pointe’ ballet without breaking the bank at the dance on a shoestring series, featuring performances from new york theatre ballet’s current season, works in progress by contemporary and emerging choreographers, and children of ballet school ny. the dance gallery (st. mark’s church-in-the-bowery, east village), $15. >>

3/2 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: writers of comedic punk news site the hard times and their friends present a stand-up comedy showcase with free raffles. tender trap (greenpoint), $5. >>

3/2 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by rob cantrell (comedy central), shane torres (conan), courtney fearrington (thug passion presents), carmen lagal, and jake head. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

3/2 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the big weird comedy show is presumably just that, pairing free pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by roy wood jr. (the daily show), rob haze (fallon), alison leiby (the president show), kenny deforest (seth meyers), matt bachus, and ariel elias. hosted by casey james salengo, will winner, and ryan beck. secret loft (greenwich village), $5-15 (advance purchase required). >>

3/2 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring ikechukwu ufomadu (time out comic to watch), fareeha khan (decoded), peter smith, and ruby mccollister. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: get tickets to genre-defying artist bhi bhiman at carnegie hall’s zankel hall 3/10 for just $20 (reg. $35-45). offer valid until 11:59pm tonight. >>

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