around town today

thru 4/7: ‘autoreconstrucción,’ a sculptural installation by artist abraham cruzvillegas made from objects and trash found around chelsea, opens and is ‘activated’ by a series of site-specific performances by choreographer bárbara foulkes and musician andrés garcía nestitla. the kitchen (chelsea), free. >>

thru 4/7: the fusion film festival, returning for a 16th year, celebrates emerging women in film, television, and new media with three days of screenings, panels, networking, and pitch opportunities. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free. >>

thru 4/8: more than 120 galleries bring contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media to the photography show, the longest-running photography showcase. pier 94 (midtown west), $30 general/$20 students in advance, $40 general/$25 students at the door. >>

5-8pm: coffee/record shop black gold celebrates the opening of a new location inside artists + fleas soho with a night of free beer from folksbier brewery, $1 coffee, raffles and giveaways. >>

6-8pm: ‘mistaken identities: images of gender and transformation,’ a new exhibition at the walther collection, examines how non-fine art photography through the years has either supported or subverted norms of gender and sexuality. opening reception tonight. the walther collection (chelsea), free. >>

6-8pm (monthly): a dozen art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6:30pm: get familiar with a lesser-known civil rights story at a screening of the green book chronicles, an in-progress documentary by becky wible searles exploring the history and impact of the negro motorist green book, victor hugo green’s travel guide for the black community during jim crow. q+a follows. museum of arts and design, $10 general, $5 students. >>

7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

7pm: ava luna singer and guitarist becca kauffman brings her alter ego jennifer vanilla to rough trade (williamsburg) for a performance, q+a and cassette signing. free admission. >>

7-11pm: the living gallery celebrates six years of existence with a byo art show, performances, food, and haircuts. the living gallery (bushwick/bed-stuy), $10. >>

7:10pm: star edie falco (the sopranos) will do q+a following a screening of lynn shelton’s outside in at quad cinema (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

7:30pm: the new agenda co-founder amy siskind has been taking note of the changes made under president trump, and compiled them in a new book, the list: a week-by-week reckoning of trump’s first year. tonight, she’s joined by investigative reporter nomiki konst for a discussion and signing. greenlight bookstore (prospect-lefferts gardens), free admission. >>

7:30pm: there’s no such thing as love at this stand up and storytelling show about love, loss, and hopelessness. tonight, hosts claire burns and jessie jolles go back to the 1970’s with a their own version of the dating game. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

7:30pm: ‘quiescence,’ audiovisual collaboration between visual artist anna fríða jónsdóttir, musician and artist abraham brody, and cellist ásta maría kjartansdóttir, interprets a quest for the silence that can be found in abundance in the artists’ native iceland. scandinavia house (midtown east), $12. >>

sponsored 7:30pm (thru 4/13): just $15 for ‘vibrant, funny… a little dangerous’ the edge of our bodies at 59e59 theaters (reg. $25). >>

8pm: chris gethard tells f*cking jokes sometimes, and tonight the comedian (the chris gethard show, broad city) will do an hour of them at the brick (williamsburg). $10. >>

8pm: the tito + ryan comedy show returns with stand up by anthony devito (comedy central), julia claire (npr), emily winter (tv land), andrew castertano, and ben bergmann. hosted by tito garza and ryan beck. art cafe + bar (prospect heights), free. >>

8pm: halfway between a white castle and a taco bell: a lip-sync xtravaganza: brooklyn-based built for collapse theater company throws a fundraiser filled with lip-syncing to music videos, chances to win from the prize wheel, cocktails (50% of bar proceeds go to the company), and more. the bad old days (ridgewood), free admission. >>

8pm: swing jazz band cait and the critters throws an album release party with dancing (beginner dance lesson at 8:30pm), a performance, and more. the project for living artists (woodside), $15. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by matt wayne (comedy central), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), christian polanco (knockin’ boots), julia johns (girl code), and nora hurley. with guest host brad austin (the new york times). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: it’s femmes to the front at xoxa’s femme turf, a new weekly queer party with djs, 2-for-1 drinks 9-10pm, and free pizza at midnight. soft opening tonight and 4/19. ceremony (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

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

11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features anita flores, larry owens, philip markle, kk apple, and iliana inocencio. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $7. >>

midnight: dj qbert scratches up a storm at the official dr. octagon after party at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $10. >>


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coming up

4/6-8: battle of the bots: the annual nyc first robotics competition + college expo returns, pitting 51 high school robotics teams from around the world against each other. the armory track + field center (washington heights), free. >>

4/6-8: set down your earbuds and watch some of the most popular podcasters record their shows live at the sixth annual nyc podfest, featuring hosts and guests including michael ian black, zach braff, judy gold, kevin mcdonald, deray mckesson, martha plimpton, touré, and more. abrons arts center (les), free-$25. >>

4/6-8: scandinavian american theater company presents nordic stage: a festival of new scandinavian theater, featuring seven plays  of various genres, styles and subject matter. theatre row, free (rsvp). >>

4/6-8, 4/14-15: superfreak weekends! the annual congress of curious peoples returns to coney island usa. $10-20. >>

4/6-17: see the world through the lenses of the kino! festival of german films (4/6-12, the landmark at 57 west, $15 general, $12 students/seniors) and the havana film festival new york (4/6-17, various venues and prices).

4/6 10am-2pm: get a free 3.5oz cold brew at participating dunkin’ donuts. >>

4/6 1-8pm (+ 4/7 11am-6pm): refresh your wardrobe with the help of 75 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

4/6 3:30-6pm: roll into springtime as the brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink opens for the season with a day of free admission. weather permitting. $6 skate rental or byo. >>

4/6 5-9pm: new york open center hosts the practical beauty wellness symposium, a night of wellness services, healing circles, and events. new york open center (nomad), free-$39 (rsvp required for sessions and treatments). >>

4/6 6pm (weekly): play neuroplinko and proteostasis pong at a biology bar games-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour science-based speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

4/6 6pm: the nude party, fruit + flowers, and lucille furs play elsewhere (bushwick). $12. >>

4/6 6-8pm (runs thru 6/5): in collaboration with emma allen, cartoon editor and daily shouts editor at the new yorker, picture room presents ‘oh, mother,’ an exhibition of work by new yorker cartoonists hallie bateman, roz chast, glynnis fawkes, and emily flake on the theme of parenthood. opening reception tonight. picture room (brooklyn heights/cobble hill), free. >>

4/6 7pm: musical duo sofi tucker discuss their creative process and perform a stripped-down set of songs from their new album at apple williamsburg. free (rsvp required). >>

4/6 7pm (monthly thru june): things get poppins at the magical world of musical improv show, where clips from classic children’s films are played and performers improvise new songs to go with them. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

4/6 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film mean girls (2004), directed by mark waters. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

4/6 7pm doors, 8pm show: performers suit up and suit down at metropolitan burlesque’s tribute to archer. bizarre bushwick, $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) >>

4/6 7pm doors, 8pm show: come as you are to wasapalooza, wasabassco burlesque’s 90’s grunge-themed show. littlefield (gowanus), $15+. >>

4/6 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: be wrapped in harmony at choiroke, a night of karaoke with an actual choir singing backing vocals along with you. pianos (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

4/6 7:30pm: samantha irby presents the paperback release of meaty, an essay collection and the basis for an upcoming fx studios series, including a discussion with broad city’s abbi jacobson. books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

4/6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: writers of comedic punk news site the hard times and their friends present a stand-up comedy showcase at tender trap (greenpoint). $5. >>

4/6 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, victoria hoffman and noa osheroff host aparna nancherla (corporate), leclerc andre (laughs), michelle de swarte (free speech), julia shiplett (crashing), and raghav mehta. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

4/6 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts a people’s choice salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

4/6 8pm: ambient folk project nighttime, singer + multi-instrumentalist larkin grimm, and ‘astral-folk’ act mutual benefit play wonders of nature (williamsburg). $10. >>

4/6 8pm (biweekly thru 5/4): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with signal to noise, a salon of lectures, performances, and zines on the sounds of the solar system presented in collaboration with wallach art gallery. followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

4/6 8pm doors, 10pm show: seven drag performers face-off in one final lip sync-filled round to win the title of mr(s) bk. secret project robot (bushwick/bed-stuy), $15. >>

4/6 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): comedians become authors real and imaginary and read selections from made up books at literati: a comedy show about books and the idiots who write them. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring mitra jouhari (full frontal with samantha bee), branson reese (cartoon network), joe castle baker, and laura thomas. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

4/6 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show is presumably just that, pairing free pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by jo firestone (fallon), mike recine (conan), tito garza (funny or die), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), and john rosenberger (you’ll have fun). hosted by casey james salengo, ryan becka, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

4/6 10pm (monthly): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of william wycherley’s the country wife (1675) while the audience plays drinking games. the players theatre (west village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

4/6 midnight: get your britney on at a crossroads (2002) sing-along screening. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

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