around town today

5:30-9pm: there’s nothing sinister about the zinister zine fair, which features zines for sale, readings, demos, and more from people of color and lgbtq creators. baad! bronx academy of arts and dance, free admission. >>

6-9pm: parsons mfa + bfa fine arts students open their creative spaces to the public for spring open studios. free.

6-9pm: explore 24 neighborhood art spaces during the third annual tribeca art night. free. >>

6-9pm (monthly): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where 10 galleries and unconventional art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

6:45pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: guillermo del toro’s pan’s labyrinth (2006). $10. >>

7pm: learn how to create your own pages at a bookmaking seminar at quimby’s bookstore (williamsburg). free. >>

unches his graphic novel, terms and conditions, an absurdist visual adaptation of the itunes terms and conditions. strand books (union square), purchase of the signed book ($14.95) or a $10 gift card required for entry. >>

7pm: women crime fiction writers susan isaacs (compromising positions), hank phillippi ryan (say no more), lisa lutz (the passenger) and laura joh rowland (the ripper’s shadow) discuss writing in the crime, thriller, and mystery genres. moderates by sj rozan (bronx noir). the center for fiction (midtown east), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: rooftop films hosts a preview screening of the newest two episodes of hbo comedy series the animals, followed by q+a with the creators and an afterparty with food and drinks. the metrograph (les), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: drunk history meets musical theater at drunk musical! the musical!. the pit (flatiron), $7. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm 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 dave hill, chrissy shackelford, jason gore, alexandra song, and taylor gonzalez. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm (every other thursday): pete’s reading series returns with readings by idra novey (ways to disappear), and garrard conley (boy erased). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show:  a drinking game nyc presents a live staged reading of ferris bueller’s day off with cues for audience booze-sipping. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (first + third thursdays): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by hasan minhaj (the daily show), devin delliquanti (the daily show), tyler richardson (gotham), scott chaplain (comedy central), emily winter (tv land), and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and emmy blotnick (comedy central’s comics to watch). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free admission (one drink or food item minimum). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: pep, def.girls, and obiwan coyote play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8:15pm: yoga for girls’ education, a donation based yoga class, supports girls’ education around the world. lululemon (meatpacking), donation based, rsvp required. >>

10pm: surrender yourself to galactic beats at abducted, a sci fi-themed dance party. the house of yes (bushwick), free before 11pm with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>

10:30pm (thursdays thru 6/29): happy karaoke fun time = a musically improvised show where lyrics are made up on the spot. under st. mark’s theatre (east village), $10 with promo code ‘hkft’ (reg. $18). >>

thru 3/19: tickling giants, a new documentary about ‘the egyptian jon stewart’ bassem youssef, opens at ifc center (west village), with youssef, director sara taksler, and john oliver in person at select screenings. $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

thru 3/25: culturemart, here art center’s annual residency program festival, features nine workshop presentations that blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art. $15. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

3/17 various times: saint patrick’s day themed events: (other events follow below)

3/17: enjoy complimentary corned beef sandwiches and lamb stew, live music and a special teeling whiskey menu at dead rabbit’s annual st. patrick’s day whiskey feast (financial district). >>

3/17 7am until they run out: free books by irish and mexican authors will be distributed at 14 locations across the boroughs during the irish art center’s seventh annual book day. >>

3/17 11am-5pm: the world’s oldest and biggest st. patrick’s day parade marches along fifth avenue from 44th to 79th streets. can’t make it? the event will be streamed as well. >>

3/17 4:30pm: go on a whiskey wars factory tour of kings county distillery (with tastings!). $15. >>

3/17 5-9pm: a dozen williamsburg bars offer drink + food specials for the sixth annual grand street street patrick’s day pub crawl, including free pizza and hot dogs at select locations. >>

3/17 7:30pm: attend an irish stand, a call for inclusivity, diversity, and human rights featuring author colum mccann, actor richard schiff, speakers from human rights watch un, musicians, and many others. the riverside church (morningside heights), $15 admission benefits the aclu. >>

3/17 8pm doors, 9pm show: gingers take over the stage at wassabasco’s seventh annual st. patrick’s day for sinners all-redhead burlesque showcase. littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

3/17 9:30pm: laugh of the irish: a lineup of irish comedians perform at q.e.d. (astoria). $8. >>

3/17 10pm: early birds get a free shot at quiet clubbing’s dance party at studio square beer garden (astoria). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

3/17 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff on top of a screening of leprechaun in the hood at chris gersbeck and freddy g’s ‘movies r dumb’ series. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

for a roundup of other st. patrick’s day events and traditional irish and whiskey bars in nyc, check out our friends at murphguide. >>

3/17: other events today:

3/17 10am-4pm: byow (bring your own waffles) to escapemaker’s annual maple fest at union square greenmarket, and sample syrups, creams, candies, and other maple-flavored goodies, plus check out tree tapping demos and get info on local getaways. free admission. >>

3/17 10am-6pm (thru 3/19): shop vintage and handmade beads, chains and other jewelry components at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon). >>

3/17 12-7pm: not straight against hate hosts a massive group hug to show solidarity with the trans community in response to the trump administration rolling back protections for trans students. washington square park, free. >>

3/17 12-7pm (+ 3/18 10am-5pm): budding deltiologists can browse and shop collections from more than 25 dealers at the bi-annual international postcard show. the watson hotel (fka holiday inn, midtown west), $8 general, free for students. >>

3/17 6-8pm: the cell tree, a research-based publication and zine about cellular towers disguised as trees, has a release event featuring an interview with the zine’s writer nolan boomer… and a tree. printed matter (chelsea), free. >>

3/17 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the seventh annual new york fashion film festival returns with a collection of fashion-forward films and a panel discussion. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

3/17 7pm (bi-monthly): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a discussion about pioneering women astronomers of the early 20th century by ashley pagnotta, postdoctoral fellow at the american museum of natural history, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

3/17 7pm: bobby hankinson’s kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out with performances by calvin cato (oxygen), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), dick satori, matt smith mccormick, and michelle drozdick. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit the sylvia law project). >>

3/17 7pm: the new school’s college of performing arts theater orchestra performs charlie chaplin’s original score to his 1925 silent film, the gold rush. vaudeville performer bill irwin hosts. free. >>

3/17 7:00pm: learn about and celebrate middle eastern culture at technowruz, a dance party in observance of the iranian new year (nowruz) including live music, potluck food, and more. babycastles gallery (chelsea), $8. >>

3/17 7:30pm (monthly): the cave readings series presents salon-style readings in the cave at st. george’s church (gramercy). tonight, writer rebecca schiff (n+1, guernica) discusses her new short story collection the bed moved. free. >>

3/17 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), jeff scheen (laughs), jono zalay (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), casey james salengo (uproarious), brittany carney, and madonna refugia. hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

3/17 9:30pm (weekly thru 4/28): the rubin museum of art’s (chelsea) latest cabaret cinema series invited scientists to introduce films that address perception. tonight: spike jonze’s her (2013), with an introduction by cognitive research scientist dr. eran agmon. $10. >>

3/17 10:00pm: dance to djs who’ve influenced the nyc scene at the new legends of the dj booth party at friends and lovers (crown heights). tonight: danny krivit. free. >>

3/17 10pm doors, 11pm show (monthly): the glamdammitt party features bands and djs playing punk, rock and glam jams. tonight: 70s punk rock band the brats. gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

3/17-4/10: artificial intelligence overtaking human intelligence is pondered in ‘the singularity’ 19-film series at the metrograph (les): ex machina, ghost in the shell, blade runner, metropolis, and more. $15. >>

3/17-6/11: the 78th whitney museum of american art biennial features 63 artists and collectives. $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-10pm. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $7 carnegie hall tickets for the ny premiere of dan forrest’s jubilate deo, rutter’s requiem, and more performed by the masterwork festival chorus, national children’s festival chorus, and the new york city chamber orchestra 3/20 ($110 value). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 7/1-8/26 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

get tickets to the architectural digest design show at pier 94 3/17-19, plus a one-year digital magazine subscription, for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to the 12th annual nyc coffee + tea festival at brooklyn expo center 3/19 for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29). >>

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