around town today

various times: eight ways to commemorate international women’s day:

► 1-6pm: free flowers, bouquet-building demos, and photo ops. 34 little west 12th street, >>

► 2pm: 80 cent scoops for the first 50 female customers at tipsy scoop (kips bay). >>

► 4pm: international women’s strike, rally and march in washington square park (greenwich village). >>

► 6pm: a panel discussion with female entrpreneurs hosted by alicia quarles. samsung 837 (meatpacking), free (rsvp). >>

► 6-10pm: ‘i’m every woman’ women in music charity photography exhibition. marcy north (williamsburg), free. >>

► 6:30pm: female business leaders give lightning talks. general assembly (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

► 7pm: discussion with liz plank (divided states of women), samhita mukhopadhyay (nasy women), jessica prois (huffpost asian voices), and emma gray (a girl’s guide to joining the resistance). space ninety 8 (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

► midnight: nancy whang spins all female artists all night. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10. >>

thru 3/10: the annual craic festival of new irish film returns to cinépolis chelsea. $10-20. >>

thru 3/10: at culturehub’s refest 2.0 festival, artists, technologists, and activists will explore technology’s role in shaping our future over three nights of exhibitions, performances, and open dialogue sessions. la mama galleria (noho/east village), free (rsvp). >>

thru 3/11: the annual armory arts week brings 10 big art shows with hundreds of galleries to manhattan, including spring/break, independent new york, nada, art on paper (discount tickets available here), and more. various locations and prices. >>

thru 3/11: the annual shakescon new york shakespeare convention returns with performances by artists and companies that use shakespeare as a source of creativity, plus auditions, workshops, trivia and more. the center at west park (uws), $20 general, $10 students. >>

thru 3/14: the 10th annual reelabilities film festival promotes awareness of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. various locations and prices (several events are free). >>

thru 3/18: voilà! the 23rd annual rendez-vous with french cinema festival returns with two dozen new works and filmmakers in person at select screenings, plus two free talks, and more. film society of lincoln center (uws), $17 general, $12 students/seniors (opening night $20-25). >>

thru 3/26: manhattan theatre source’s 18th annual estrogenius festival features 10-minute plays, music, solo shows, teen performances, visual art, and dances created by women and gender non-conforming artists. the kraine theater (east village), $15 general, $10 students. >>

5-10pm (+ 3/9 11am-8pm): artists + fleas soho sets up a pop-up shop showcasing a dozen vintage women’s apparel curators. ‘ladies night out’ opening event with drinks thursday night. free admission (rsvp required for thursday). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: on the 25th anniversary of tony kushner’s angels in america, currently being revived on broadway, a panel of actors and writers including dear evan hansen playwright steven levenson and actors daryl lathon and isaac oliver will read from an array of interviews about the show, followed by a discussion with authors isaac butler and dan kois (the world only spins forward: oral history and legacy of ‘angels in america) and members of the show’s original broadway cast kathleen chalfant and ellen mclaughlin. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:30pm: indulge in cheesesteaks, fried chicken, and mac ‘n’ cheese done vegan style with some help from hot for food youtuber lauren toyota’s new cookbook, vegan comfort classics, launching tonight at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

7pm (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from sam graham-felsen (green), and stefan merrill block (oliver loving). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm: pulitzer prize-winning musician and composer henry threadgill gives a talk on his unique approach to instrumentation and being an original member of the association for the advancement of creative musicians. the national jazz museum in harlem, free-$10. >>

7pm: little cinema presents an immersive screening of 1996 biographical drama basquiat, which featured david bowie as andy warhol, with live music, dancers, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights/prospect park), $16 >>

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), $10. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: sex culture writer and educator tina horn’s why are people into that? live podcast will both titillate and demystify with guest mackenzie peck, creator of erotic art and writing quarterly math magazine. the pleasure chest (ues), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: tassels are set to stun at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to star trek. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: handmaid’s tale: the musical takes a comedic futuristic spin on the book and show. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

7:30 doors, 8pm show: the new tito + ryan comedy show makes its debut with stand up by tom thakkar (conan), evan williams (comedy central), paul hooper (gotham comedy live), katie hannigan (collegehumor), reggie conquest (trutv) and courtney maginnis (narcisistas). hosted by tito garza and ryan beck. art cafe + bar (prospect heights), free if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $5). >>

8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from carolyn castiglia, patrick reilly, molly cameron, and more. hosted by angela perrone and natalie wall. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

8pm: get tickets to an art battle at le poisson rouge for $7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15 adv/$20 dos). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by myq kaplan (comedy central), boris khaykin (collegehumor live), julia shiplett (crashing), and billy hurley. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm: (monthly): liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a night of stand up by matt koff (the daily show), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), charles mcbee (gotham comedy live), lucas connolly (comedy central), brooke arnold, and teresa degaetano. bonus: girl scout cookies raffle! hosted by liz barrett. beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): country music comedy duo reformed whores host a night of comedy and variety at their up n’ coming show. tonight’s show includes performers tom thakkar (conan), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), and george gordon (ifc). the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

10pm: flaunt your regrettable fashion choices at the dirty thursday 90s night dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

coming up

3/9: amny shares where to score national meatball day deals and specials in nyc. >>

3/9-11: book on over to the 58th annual new york international antiquarian book fair (3/9-11, park avenue armory, $25 general, $10 students) and/or the 4th annual new york city book and ephemera fair (3/10, sheraton times square hotel, $5-15 general, free for students).

3/9-18: learn about the brain, interact with neuroscientists, and more at lectures, workshops, and fairs both serious and fun during the annual brain awareness week. various locations. >>

3/9 4pm, 7pm (rescheduled from 3/7): computer scientist and award-winning math communicator roger antonsen explores how simple assumptions can lead to complicated consequences at this month’s math encounters lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp recommended). >>

3/9 5-9pm (monthly): brooklyn historical society’s free friday ‘artisanal retentive’ edition includes a talk on immigrant food entrepreneurs, games of artisanal buzzword bingo, and more. bonus: free beer by brooklyn brewery. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free admission. >>

3/9 6pm (weekly): a museum curator, an editor, and an ebook researcher set up stations at a science of books-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour science-based speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

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

3/9 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. >>

3/9 6pm doors, 6:30 show: go magazine executive editor zara barrie hosts a screening of wonder woman (2017). popcorn and beverages will be served. samsung 837 (meatpacking), free (rsvp). >>

3/9 6:30pm: andré aciman, lambda award-winning author of call me by your name, reads from his book and does q+a at the tony dapolito recreation center (west village). free. >>

3/9 7pm (biweekly thru 5/4): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by observational astrophysicist statia cook on the weather conditions on neptune and similar planets. followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

3/9 7-10pm: imperatrix, a new zine profiling up-and-coming women and non-binary creatives, launches their first issue with a party to benefit the planned parenthood action fund of nyc. new women space (east williamsburg), free (donation encouraged). >>

3/9 7pm, 8:20pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with an evening of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on e.t.’s widespread popularity, how to be creative, and animal depravity. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

3/9 7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): the jo lawry quartet, helmed by vocalist and sting collaborator jo lawry, headlines tonight’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15 admission includes drinks. >>

3/9 8pm-midnight: juxtapoz magazine’s spring quarterly issue release party features music spub by four djs and doubles as an opening for group exhibition ‘there will never be a gallery big enough.’ superchief gallery (ridgewood), free. >>

3/9 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 hosts an after-hours closing party for its winter exhibitions with dj sets and food and drinks available for purchase. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

3/9 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by rob haze (fallon), julie kottakis (madge the vag), katie hannigan (collegehumor), maddy smith (roastmasters), charlie kasov (trutv), and rob cantrell (comedy central). hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

3/9 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 gary vider (colbert), pat brown (colbert), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), sam morril (conan), andy sandford (conan), rob haze (tfallon), and samantha ruddy (reductress). hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

3/9 9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. tonight’s guests include jessica michelle singleton, wade bowen, and remy kassimir. hosted by lynn bixenspan and morgan pielli. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/9 9:30pm: #metoo music: comedian, composer and filmmaker lauren maul set recent, infamous apologies from men to music and performs them at a one-night concert with some help from female guests. 100% of sales from the album will benefit rainn. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

3/9 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: tom tykwer’s run lola run (1998), introduced by neuroscience researcher rikki rabinovich. $10. >>

3/9 10pm (monthly): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of the mock-tempest, or the enchanted castle, thomas duffet’s parody of shakespere’s the tempest, while the audience plays drinking games. the players theatre (west village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

3/9 10pm: the we’ll always love big poppa party celebrates the life and music of notorious b.i.g. with dj sets from easy mo bee and mister cee, who worked on biggie’s ready to die, and many others. friends and lovers (crown heights), free (rsvp). >>

3/9 11pm: it’s aretha franklin vs chaka khan at a dance party where everyone’s a funky winner. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8. >>

3/9 11:30pm doors: shout your favorite angsty anthems at live band emo + pop punk karaoke. knitting factory (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/9 midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with stand-up by chris laker (kimmel), katie boyle, and amber rollo, storytelling by leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), and burlesque by tiny d and gemini blitz. ucb (east village), $9. >>

3/9 midnight (3/10): get tipsy with vampires and leeloo at drinking game screenings of what we do in the shadows (friday) and the fifth element (saturday). videology (williamsburg), $12-15. >>

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