around town today

make your pie hole happy with these pi day deals:
butter + scotch (crown heights): $3.14 slices >>
daly pie (prospect heights + lic): three slices for $14 >>
four + twenty blackbirds (gowanus): three slices for $14 >>

4-6pm: every day is kinda pi day at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron), but in honor of the numerical day they’re offering free admission hours. (reg. $17 general, $14 students/seniors.) >>

6pm: this national egg cream day (actually tomorrow), the museum at eldridge street hosts a discussion on the history of the eggless drink and a chance to make your own unique recipe for a panel of judges. museum at eldridge street (les), $10 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

6pm: get a new perspective on the city at a launch event for architect and tour guide john hill’s book, nyc walks: guide to new architecture. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free admission. >>

6-8pm (on view thru 3/28) (closed sundays): capitalizing on justice, an art exhibition by incarcerated artists on the ways they and their loved ones have been commodified, opens tonight with a reception and discussion at nyu’s gallatin galleries (greenwich village). free. >>

just added: 6-9pm: more than 60 students show their work across two floors for the annual spring sva mfa fine art open studios. sva (chelsea), free. >>

6:30pm: broad city artist mike perry, street artist gaia, and pandora creative director chelsea campbell delve into the tensions and possibilities of the intersection of art and commerce at a panel discussion and cocktail reception at wework dumbo heights. free (rsvp). >>

7pm (thru 3/16): culturehub’s annual refest brings artists, activists, and technologists together to envision our role in re-shaping the future. over the course of three nights of exhibitions, performances, and discussions, this year’s focus will be how we create, resist, and redefine gender within an evolving technological landscape. culturehub studio (noho), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (thursdays thru 3/28): the architectural league of new york’s annual emerging voices lecture series shines the spotlight on north american architects, landscape architects, and urban designers. scholastic auditorium (soho), $10. >>

7pm: celebrate traditional and contemporary irish music in a church literally named after st. patrick. the annual irish heritage concert features performances by st. patrick’s cathedral choir, mick moloney + friends, and the cathedral organs. st. patrick’s cathedral (midtown east), free. >>

7pm: music for enophiles, a band dedicated to playing brian eno’s solo recordings from 1974-1977, plays the bowery electric (east village). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

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 show include josh sharp (the opposition with jordan klepper), caitlin peluffo (colbert), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), sofia dobrushin, pooja reddy, and kyle gordon. 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), $12. >>

7:30pm: the women of color writers workshop, a collective formed in 1999 by bisi ideraabdullah, presents an evening of readings by elishia peterson, candace williams, and others. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

7:30pm: marta pereira da costa, the world’s only professional portuguese fado guitar player, and ensemble will perform an instrumental concert at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: eight comedians compete to defend a guilty-pleasure band they love at a 100th episode taping of tom thakkar and tommy mcnamara’s stand by your band podcast. union hall (park slope), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

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 homemade ravioli marinara and stand-up by nimesh patel (snl), bryan yang (buzzfeed comic to watch, jess salomon (ifc), and aminah imani (wine before nine). 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 kevin bozeman (comedy central), alingon mitra (colbert), irene fagan merrow (elite daily), alison klemp (roastmasters), and dan perlman. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (+ 3/15 7pm + 9pm): some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians will present original interpretations inspired by the songs of aretha franklin. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: see ‘sup at the ‘sup show, spotlighting the best acts from the weekly open mic of the same name for women, queer, and gender non-conforming performers. hosted by juliet prather, maddie fischer, fareeha khan, jesse roth, and stephanie pace. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

10pm: get cheeky at the bootylicious destiny’s child/beyoncé-themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

coming up

3/15-4/21: prismatica, a traveling art installation of 25 seven-foot tall illuminated kaleidoscopes, comes to to three public plazas at 75 wall street, 77 water st and 32 old slip. free. >>

3/15-4/2: film forum hosts a 42-film retrospective of married couple fay wray and robert riskin, including king kong, it happened one night, mr. deed goes to town, and the most dangerous game. fay wray and robert riskin: a hollywood memoir by daughter victoria riskin, will be available for purchase, and ms. riskin will introduce select screenings. film forum (south village), $15 (includes double features). >>

3/15-21: the socially relevant film festival returns for a week of human interest stories that raise awareness of social problems and offer positive solutions, plus parties, panels, and networking. cinema village (union square), $12-15 general, $5 students. >>

3/15-21: get down with empowerment at the bad b*tch revolution comedy fest, which features more than 70 female and lgbtq+ comedians across 14 shows taking place at the creek and the cave, crystal lake, cherry tree bar, and burrow house. $25/pass, $10/show. >>

3/15 8am until they run out: for its ninth annual book day, irish arts center will give away thousands of free books written by irish, irish american, and asian american authors for adults and children at 10 pop-up stands across the five boroughs. >>

3/15 6:30pm: lou reed birthday toast: the new york public library, laurie anderson, and the lou crew toast invite you to toast the rock icon to commemorate the month of his birth. drinks and light snacks will be served. the cafe at new york public library for the performing arts (uws), free (rsvp required). >>

3/15 7pm: literary journal mcsweeney’s launches its 55th issue with a night of readings from contributors lisa taddeo, joseph osmundson, asali solomon, and josé orduña at mcnally jackson books (williamsburg). free. >>

3/15 7pm (biweekly thru 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by aliya babul on ‘fast radio bursts: alien life or distant neutron stars?’ followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

3/15 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by jay jurden (nbc), veronica garza (mtv), rosa escandón (buzzfeed), carolyn bergier (dyking out), and ryan mclandon. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

3/15 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: everyone’s a pop star at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show, where comedians will perform original pop songs and give pop presentations. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/15 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts a people’s choice salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

3/15 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight’s lineup: youngmi mayer, lillian devane, melissa aquiles, madeline smith, anita flores, and improv group gem. the pit (flatiron), $11 ($1 of each ticket sold will go to the pad project). >>

3/15 8pm doors, 9pm show: tribute band i get wild plays the music of talking heads with support from actor michael shannon’s corporal and dirty cosmos. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/15 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by peter wong (tosh.0), kc arora (espn), raanan hershberg (laughs), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), shelby taylor, and jake head. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

3/15 11pm (monthly): just in time for st. patty’s day, comedians live-riff over a screening of leprechaun at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 tickets for 30 years old or under to see theatre for a new audience’s the tragedy of julius caesar thru 4/28 (up to a $100 value). >>

find inspiration for your big day at brooklyn based’s 10th annual wedding crashers wedding fair 3/17, featuring 100 nyc and hudson valley vendors, plus bands + djs, raffles, complimentary tastings + drinks, and more. $15 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $25). >>

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