THURS, 4/4: FUSION FILM FEST, CLAIRE DENIS + ROBERT PATTINSON, CHINESE SPIRITS, + 17 FRI EVENTS

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thru 4/21: playwright april ranger presents bathsheba’s psalms, or a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath, a sexy and satirical staged adaptation of the old testament love story of david and bathsheba that capsizes tropes on gender and power. the tank (midtown west), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

thru 4/7: the association of international photography art dealers presents the photography show, the longest-running photography showcase featuring contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media from more than 100 galleries. pier 94 (midtown west), $30 general/$20 students + seniors in advance, $40 general/$25 students + seniors at the door. >>

thru 4/6: nyu’s 17th annual fusion film festival celebrates emerging women in film, television, and new media with three days of screenings, panels, master classes with the marvelous mrs. maisel and gilmore girls creator amy sherman-palladino and visual artist shirin neshat, and more. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free admission. >>

thru 4/5: how do we know what cannot be known? ponder this notion and others at the 38th social research conference, hosted by the center for public scholarship at the new school (union square). free. >>

5:30pm: filmmaker claire denis and star robert pattinson discuss their new film, high life, at a film comment free talk held at the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

just added: 6-8pm (on view thru 6/15): pulled in brooklyn, international print center new york’s new spring exhibition, is the first in-depth exploration of the network of artists, printers, and workshops that has developed and flourished in brooklyn since the early 1990s. opening reception tonight. international print center new york’s new exhibition (chelsea), free. >>

just added: 6:30pm: author derek sandhaus learns us on chinese spirits in a talk on his new book, baijiu: the essential guide to chinese spirits. museum of chinese in america (chinatown), $15 admission includes a guided tasting, book signing, and museum admission. >>

7pm (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. bonus: free booze. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show . tonight’s lineup: martin urbano (kimmel), carmen lagala (colbert), molly brown (the marvelous mrs. maisel), mary cella (the new yorker), dan perlman, and jamie clauson-wolf. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm: lady lamb performs an intimate acoustic set at rough trade for the release of her new album. rough trade (williamsburg), free admission (singed albums will be available for purchase). >>

7pm: experimental electronic music duo matmos and keith fullerton whitman play pioneer works (red hook). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: tidy up for zach zimmerman’s clean comedy album release show + party, where his southern baptist mom co-hosts and will buzz a lineup of 25 performers if/when they go blue. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: dru cutler, belle-skinner, kate vargas + the reckless daughters, kate reuter, and modest midas play the route 1 east coast songwriters series at collective art space unit j (bushwick). $8-10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: it’s ok to come alone to outcast, fareeha khan’s comedy show where performers will share what feeling like an outcast means to them. featuring daniel simonsen (seth meyers), clare o’kane (viceland), eudora peterson (the special without brett davis), bardia salimi (colbert), jack bensinger, and eliza hurwitz. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm: laugh cry at epic, a storytelling and stand-up show dedicated to the times we’ve made a big deal out of nothing, featuring comedy and dramatic retellings of everyday, trivial problems set to live classical music. hosted by amamah sardar and laura merli. the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly thru 5/6): greenwich house music school’s annual uncharted concert series, co-curated with joe’s pub and the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, kicks off a season of eclectic programing with brooklyn-based collective lady moon + the eclipse. bonus: free beer and wine. greenwich house music school (west village), $15. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by bronwyn ariel isaac (reductress), tom delgado (let’s see, what else?), shelby taylor (bitches brew), george civeris, and max fine. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm: comedy school dropout show, the longest-running female-produced free comedy show in nyc, returns with stand up by mary radzinski, joanna ross, patricia dingslen, and dan goodman. hosted by negin farsad, kendra cunningham and leah bonnema. beauty bar (union square), free. >>

9pm: (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from ramy youssef (ramy), ryan donahue (kimmel), julia shiplett (hbo), eric dadourian (collegehumor), samantha ruddy (colbert), luke touma (sirius xm), and joyelle nikk johnson. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: our weird and wonderful minds and bodies are put on display at the yourself, your body comedic variety show. with rachel sennott (high maintenance), drew anderson (npr), rebecca o’neal (easy), maya deshmukh (azn pop), and mila myles. hosted by arti gollapudi. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10pm: lauren flax plays a release party for her new record, one man’s house is another woman’s techno, with additional sets by jd samson, amber valentine, justin cudmore, rachel noon, and rrao. good room (greenpoint). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events. >>

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4/5-27: get to know the other japanese new wave with japan society’s series of 11 impactful films made between 1958 and 1961, including some never-before-seen in the us. japan society (midtown east), $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

4/5-7: 46 high-tech teen teams from around the world compete in the annual nyc first robotics competition, which asks challengers to guide their handmade robots on a space-themed mission. the armory track + field center (washington heights), free. >>

4/5 1-8pm (+ 4/6 11am-6pm): refresh your wardrobe with the help of more than 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

4/5-7: browse and shop from more than 50 tables of handheld art at the nyc vintage photo fair (4/5) and new york postcard expo (4/6-7). the watson hotel (midtown west). $7-8. >>

4/5-7: the annual artexpo new york brings more than 1,000 established and emerging artists, galleries, and art publishers to pier 90 (hell’s kitchen). $20-25 general, $15-20 students/seniors. >>

4/5-6: the frick collection and the institute of fine arts of nyu host a symposium on the history of art, with free admission for all. rsvp required for friday. >>

4/5 12:30pm: the american scottish foundation celebrates the 21st anniversary of national tartan day with a lunchtime concert including readings, pipe bands, and dancers. >>

4/5 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues explored in the film idiocracy (2006), directed by mike judge. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

4/5 7:15pm: actor and filmmaker emilio estevez will do q+a following a screening of his new feature, the public, at village east cinema. $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

4/5 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features dina hashem (conan), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), stavros halkias (comedy central), katie boyle (transplants comedy), and brian park. hosted by noa osheroff and blair dawson. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

4/5 7:30pm: comedians matt koff (the daily show writer) and alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer) perform extended stand-up sets at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

4/5 8:30pm: bad pitches: comics compete to come up with the worst new money-themed tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs.’ crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

4/5 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by stavros halkias (comedy central), caitlin peluffo (colbert), courtney fearrington, paris sashay, alex pavone, and cherith fuller. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

4/5 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by the lucas bros (fallon), myq kaplan (conan), shane torres (conan), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and nate fridson. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

4/5 9:15pm doors, 9:30pm show: memes and moves collide for dancify that!, an elimination dance battle where choreographers create sequences based on viral videos and a panel of comedic judges award scores. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

4/5 10pm doors: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: the importance of being drunk and earnest. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $12) includes a drink. >>

4/5 11pm (monthly): catses? littler shop of horrors? sequel: the musical improv comedy show creates spontaneous imaginings of sequels to popular broadway musicals before your eyes and ears. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

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