around town today

6pm: protest! dissent! and civil disobedience! a legal panel discussion, with constitutional law professor michel rosenfeld (cardozo law), attorney martin stolar (national lawyers guild – new york city), and attorney rodrigo bacus (urban justice center). cardozo school of law (greenwich village/union square), free (rsvp). >>

6-8pm: the sex myth, a new arts-based activist movement sparking inclusive conversations about sexuality, throws a feminist happy hour celebrating the launch of a new theatrical production. primary coworking space (fidi), free (rsvp). >>

6-8pm (monthly): 14 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. also tonight, ‘digital fairy tales,’ a video and sound installation projected on the side of the manhattan bridge. free. >>

6:30pm: stephanie meeks, president of the national trust for historic preservation, discusses and signs her book, the past and future city: how historic preservation is reviving america’s communities. st. anthony’s of padua (south village), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: client scientist dr. james hansen and columbia university professor and author jeffrey sachs (the age of sustainable development) explore how new york city can be a leader in the fight to decarbonize the energy system. new york society for ethical culture (uws), free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: ahead of their sold out concert later tonight, california indie band grandaddy gives an in-store performance at rough trade (williamsburg). pre-order the new album at this location for entry. >>

7pm: the women who made new york author julie scelfo presents stories of the women behind the city’s history. mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

7pm: overconnected, interwebbed (or, how my cellphone hijacked my life): in anticipation of the national day of unplugging on march 3-4, a story slam of tales about living with and without technology hits up the museum at eldridge street (les). $7.50 adv with promo code ‘skint’ admission includes a beer (reg. $15). >>

7pm: actors michael shannon + carla gugino and director bart freundlich will be in attendance at tonight’s screening of their new film, wolves. ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

7:30pm (every other thursday): pete’s reading series returns with readings by ellen umansky (lost tribe: jewish fiction from the edge), and georgia clark (the regulars). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm: the shelter speaker series, featuring three creators from different disciplines, spotlights author sady doyle (trainwreck: the women we love to hate, mock, fear, and why), journalist peter moskowitz (how to kill a city: gentrification, inequality, and the fight for the neighborhood), and visual artist perry baron huntoon (how i feel today). greenlight bookstore (prospect lefferts gardens), free. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by naomi ekperigin (broad city writer), bowen yang (broad city), chris laker (this week in jackin’), and mike brown (adult swim), and ken schultz. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $7. >>

7:30pm (monthly): andrea shapiro’s ‘saw her stand up there’ all-female comedy show returns to q.e.d. (astoria), starting with an open mic for the first 10 female-identified signups, and ending with sets by kenice mobley (laughs), dana friedman (live at gotham), and drag performer helluva-bottom carter. $6 for audience members, free for open mic performers with a one-item purchase minimum. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): burrow into the intriguing lives of ants with evolutionary biologist and myrmecologist connie moreau at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: weylin, the vault room of the former williamsburgh savings bank, is the setting for the regular comedy show, featuring stand up by sean patton (comedy central), michelle wolf (the daily show), drew michael (snl‘s ‘weekend update’ writer), david angelo (fallon). hosted by mike lebovitz. $5 with promo code ‘lol’ (reg. $15). >>

8pm: sex! with your mom: find out how much you really know about sex stuff at an adult sex-ed game show with prizes. hosted by natalie wall (awkward sex… and the city). friends and lovers (crown heights), $5 admission benefits the transgender legal defense and education fund. >>

8pm (+ 3/23): let’s make a website is an interactive comedy show that does exactly that: mark vigeant (, the av club) makes a website, live, based on the audience’s suggestions. ucb chelsea, $7. >>

8pm (first + third thursdays): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by ophira eisenberg (ask me another), erik bergstrom (comedy central), joyelle nicole johnson, and raghav mehta. 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 (thru 3/18): lunchtime, a new play by theater of the apes and greg kotis (tony award-winning co-author of broadway’s urinetown: the musical), premieres at the brick theater (williamsburg). $18. >>

8:30pm (+ 3/3 7pm + 9pm):  some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians create original interpretations inspired by the songs of beyoncé. the tank (theater district), $13-15. >>

9:30pm: comedian brooke van poppelen (hack my life co-host, john oliver) and singer-songwriter julian velard join forces for a the comfort zone comedy and music show at union hall (park slope). tonight’s guests: wyatt cenac (seeso) and seth herzog (fallon. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10pm (monthly thru 7/6): heckling and throwing things (provided) at the performers are part of the show at the mob rule comedy show. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

10pm: get into the groove at madonnarama 80’s night , the latest edition of the free dirty thursday dance party at the house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests mike kelton, mitra jouhari, andrew santiago, and improv duo holograms talk about social issues they’re passionate about. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $5. >>

thru 3/4: the annual fusion film festival showcases the work of women in film, tv and new media. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free. >>

thru 3/5: armory arts week brings more than 10 art shows to nyc, including spring/break, independent new york, nada, volta ny, and more. various locations  prices. >>

thru 3/8: the ninth annual reelabilities film festival promotes awareness of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. various manhattan locations, various prices. >>

thru 3/12: the 22nd annual rendez-vous with french cinema festival returns with new works and filmmakers in person, plus special events including a conversation with agnès varda, panels, a free screening of an episode of call my agent, and more. film society of lincoln center, $16 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

3/3-4: score 32 cent hot dogs and papaya drinks at papaya king’s upper east side and downtown brooklyn locations, in honor of the chain’s 85th anniversary. >>

3/3 6-10pm (thru 3/17): the endless and mobile beautiful collapsible labyrinth, an interactive sculptural installation, takes over flux factory gallery (lic) with sculpture, video, sound and performance. opening reception tonight. >>

3/3 7-10pm: brooklyn art library (williamsburg) celebrates its first birthday with free brooklyn brewery beer and thousands of sketchbooks to browse. free admission. >>

3/3 7pm: san francisco music producer earthen sea plays an lp release show with support from electronic artist bookworms. commend (les), free. >>

3/3 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: sing along to songs of resistance at a live band karaoke fundraiser, with all proceeds being donated to the aclu and drum. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/3 7:30pm (bimonthly): you don’t need a partner, or any dance skills, to have a ball at the brooklyn contra dance party. tonight features caller quena crain and live music by the contrapolitans. beginner’s lesson 7:30pm, dance starts 8pm. park slope’s camp friendship, $15 general, $12 students. >>

3/3 7:30pm: sharkmuffin, fruit and flowers, ex-girlfriends, and hawt mess play the footlight (ridgewood). $8. >>

3/3 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: last time: animation studio titmouse (adult swim, the venture brothers) presents its annual 5-second animation night, featuring never-before-seen, short-form ideas from the studio’s animators. sva theatre (chelsea), $10 general, $5 students. >>

3/3 8pm: cellist and composer leila bordreuil premieres ‘void and dismissal,’ a collaborative piece combining music and performance art using homemade instruments and creative amplification methods. an improvised duo set with bordreuil and guitarist bill nace (body/head) opens the show. issue project room (downtown brooklyn). free ($10 suggested donation). >>

3/3 8pm: bellows, big ups, fits, and yucky duster play alphaville (bushwick). $10 >>

3/3 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 (lic) opens its doors for after-hours viewing of its exhibitions, the closing party for mark leckey’s ‘containers and their drivers,’ and dj sets. food and drinks will be available for purchase. $15 admission. >>

3/3 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: alfred hitchcock’s rear window (1954), with an introduction by psychology and biology professor tony ro. $10. >>

3/3 10pm (monthly thru 8/4): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of richard brinsley sheridan’s the school for scandal and the audience votes on who gets cut off. players theatre loft (greenwich village), $12 admission includes a drink. >>

3/3-4 midnight-ish movies:
horror rises from the tomb (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
mad max: fury road @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
pink flamingos @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
pulp fiction @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
salò, or the 120 days of sodom (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
the host @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
to be twenty @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
trainspotting @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
2001: a space odyssey @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
we are the flesh (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>

3/3-4: the annual craic festival of new irish film and music returns to cinépolis chelsea. $10-20. >>

3/3-3/5: the inaugural international human rights arts festival presents an array of theater, dance, poetry, film, workshops, and presentations over 3 days, all focused on activism and social justice. dixon place (les), $20 day passes, $15-20 for individual shows after 6pm. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $20 for white guy on the bus, a fiery new play about race at 59e59 theaters ($70 value). >>

get tickets to ‘entwined: plants, exploration and our future,’ a lecture at new york botanical garden for Free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to the annual art on paper art fair at pier 36 3/4-5 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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