around town today

thru 3/10: the annual armory arts week brings eight big art shows with hundreds of galleries to new york, including art on paper (discounted tickets here), clio, independent new york, nada, salon zürcher, scope, and spring/break. various locations and prices. hyperallergic rounds them up with other exhibitions here. >>

thru 3/10: the new colossus festival and conference brings 100 bands to six east village and lower east side venues. various prices. >>

thru 3/9: craicfest, the annual festival of new irish cinema returns to village east cinema with premieres, parties, and complimentary beer and whiskey at several screenings. $10-20. >>

various times + 3/9: inspired by the influential writer of do androids dream of electric sheep?, a scanner darkly, and more, the annual philip k. dick science fiction film festival brings two days of adapted or original cinema to the museum of the moving image (thurs) + the producers club (sat). $11-15. >>

3-6pm: in honor of national cereal day, popbar is giving away free cereal + milk gelato pops at their west village shop. >>

6-10:30pm (quarterly): explore 30 neighborhood art spaces during the spring edition of tribeca art+culture night. free (some events charge admission and/or require separate rsvp). >>

7pm: award-winning authors darryl pinckney (high cotton, black deutschland) and gary shteyngart (super sad true love story) are tonight’s guests at the nyu creative writing program’s new salon reading series, hosted by darin strauss. nyu’s lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village), free. >>

7pm: author and professor richard miller maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age at a discussion on his book, on the end of privacy: dissolving boundaries in a screen-centric world, with author and associate professor of social work at rutgers university jeffrey longhofer. mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free. >>

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. >>

7-9pm: art history happy hour: get a crash course in feminist art history with fun and informative lectures in honor of brooklyn museum’s exhibition ‘half the picture: a feminist look at the collection.’ a cash bar will be available. free admission. >>

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. hosted by stef dag and gracie canaan. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7:30pm: the tesla quartet (no affiliation with the car company) performs compositions by respighi and beethoven at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by steph tolev (comedy central), raanan hershberg (laughs), casey james salengo (kimmel), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and lillian devane. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): janet hyde and mary cella host the monthly female comedians (with tits!) show, and this time there’ll be jokes from april boddy, courtney fearrington, claudia cogan, hannah boone, and james hamilton. tip top bar + grill (clinton hill), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: astronaut training: a space camp game show for lunatics: two teams comprised of a scientist and a comedian compete at this ‘space exploration crash course meets 90’s nickelodeon game show,’ hosted by corinne caputo (how to success) and loren grush (space reporter at the verge). caveat (les), $7 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $10 adv, $12 door). >>

10:30pm: in the latest edition of the read my lips drag competition, a dozen performers will compete in three rounds of britney spears lip syncs, with the winner taking home $1000 cash and the title of ‘miss read my lips.’ 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $5 (free to the first 100 online rsvps). >>

coming up

3/8-5/4: girl scout cookies! get your thin mints, samoas, and more at pop-up store in east harlem (weds-sun) and at a cookie truck hitting all five boroughs. >>

3/8-31: morrison hotel gallery presents ‘grunge: rise of a generation,’ an exhibition of photos from grunge’s heyday. morrison hotel gallery (soho), free admission. >>

3/8-10: save up to 50% on bicycles, accessories, and apparel at brooklyn bicycle co’s first-ever warehouse sale. brooklyn bicycle co. (greenpoint). >>

3/8-10: bibliophile alert! the 59th annual new york international antiquarian book fair (3/8-10, park avenue armory, $25 general/$10 students) and the annual new york city book and ephemera fair / brooklyn artist’s book fair (3/9-10, sheraton central park/times square, $15 general/free for students).

3/8 4pm: meet new kids on the block at sony square nyc (madison square park), where they’ll be signing copies of their hangin’ tough album (30th anniversary edition). purchase the album at sony square nyc starting at 11am. >>

3/8 4pm-4/9 4pm: in anticipation of the season opener, new york city football club’s second annual 24-hour game will take place on a field set up in the middle of rockefeller center. free to watch. >>

3/8 6-9pm (on view thru 3/10): tribeca’s one art space presents its third annual international women’s day art fair, featuring a diverse, international collection of female-identifying artists of varying ages. opening reception tonight. free. >>

3/8 6-10pm: art students open their work spaces for the annual hunter mfa open studios and silent auction, taking place across three floors of 205 hudson street (tribeca). free admission. >>

3/8 7pm: fill in the blank at an 826nyc community writing event, where writing prompts and student stories will help spark your imagination. 826nyc + brooklyn superhero supply co. (park slope), $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds). >>

3/8 7pm: just ahead of the 2020 centennial of women’s right to vote, feminist trailbazers gloria steinem and sally roesch wagner talk about the women’s suffrage movement, a new anthology of works that shaped and established the suffrage movement. moderated by the new york times gender editor and feminist fight club author jessica bennett. the new school’s john l. tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), $15 admission ($25 includes a signed copy of the book). >>

3/8 7pm: hilary woods, fielded, and kinlaw play the park church co-op (greenpoint). $12. >>

3/8 7:30pm (thru 4/21): lola star’s dreamland roller rink sets up shop at industry city through april. tonight’s party theme: ’80’s and 90’s hip-hop.’ $18-20 includes skate rental. >>

3/8 8pm: get ready for a night of good grief at mourning coffee, a live podcast taping featuring comedians discussing their experiences dealing with loss and death. hosted by chris calogero. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

3/8 8pm: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians perform a live reading of olde-time radio show invisibo by neil mcnamara, with drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. irt theater (west village), $5 suggested donation at the door. >>

3/8 8pm (+ 3/9): the chelsea symphony presents its chamber concert series, featuring two pieces written during the two world wars: ravel’s tombeau de couperin and fernande breilh-decruck’s cinq poèmes chrétiens for voice and orchestra with text by poet jean racine. st. paul’s church (chelsea), $20 suggested donation at the door, $25 adv for reserved seats. >>

3/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s five-year anniversary show features guest janeane garofalo. hosted by lane moore (brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

3/8 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), ismael loutfi (kimmel), paul schissler (steve harvey show), liz magee (all-female reboot), donnie sengstack. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

3/8 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 petey deabreu (comedy central), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), carmen lagala (colbert), aimee rose ranger (ranger zone), stavros halkias, and rallo boykins. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

3/8 9pm: a lineup of riot grrrls, musicians, comedians, burlesque performers, and visual artists celebrate unity this international women’s day at don’t ever let them silence you, an inclusive party for women, poc, and lgbtq folks. all proceeds will benefit the center for nyc’s lgbtq community. the footlight bar (ridgewood), $10 suggested donation. >>

3/8 10pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

3/8 10:30pm: on international women’s day, dance it out at ladies first: a dance party celebrating badass women of music, with tunes spun by dj bianca, a photo booth by nikki, watercolor portraits by jane beaird of quiet creature ($10), and more. presented by miz elizabeth (the hot sardines) and the skint. 100% of profits will go to planned parenthood. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

3/8 10:30pm doors, 11pm show: jarobi white of a trbe called quest spins the tuens at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

3/8 11:30pm: jam to nirvana, no doubt, blur, nine inch nails, green day, britney spears, and more at the nevermind 90s alternative + pop party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 after midnight. >>

3/8 midnight: dance to bad gal and queen bee jamz all night at the fenty formation rihanna x beyoncé dance party. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $5. >>

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