around town today

thru 4/14: four new exhibitions open at new museum: ‘mariana castillo deball: finding oneself outside,’ ‘adelita husni-bey: chiron,’ ‘genesis belanger: holding pattern,’ and ‘the art happens here: net art’s archival poetics.’ new museum (les), $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

thru 1/27: chelsea rotating pop-up shop story hosts a sample sale with over 3,000 items from 400 brands, including furniture and fixtures. >>

thru 2/8: uptown restaurant week: fill your belly for less with $10 dishes at a dozen local participating locations. >>

5pm: broad city writer/producer/actor paul w. downs discusses his work at a taping of build. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

6-8pm: interested in getting involved in social justice this new year? infinite love party’s racial justice volunteer fair will host representatives from several criminal justice reform organizations for discussions, an information swap, and penpal and letter-writing sign-ups. bushwick starr (bushwick), free admission. >>

6-8pm (on view thru 2/9): sva presents escaping wars and waves: encounters with syrian refugees, an exhibition of work from illustration alum olivier kluger’s award-winning book. opening reception tonight. sva gramercy gallery, free. >>

6-8pm (on view thru 3/10): new york academy of art hosts andy warhol: by hand, drawings 1950s-1980s, a major exhibition of more than 150 drawings by warhol, including many that have never been exhibited in the us. opening reception tonight. new york academy of art (tribeca), free. >>

6:30pm: interpreting james baldwin today: literary hub’s gabrielle bellot and nyu’s nicholas boggs join author elizabeth howard for a discussion on baldwin’s books if beale street could talk and little man, little man: a story on childhood. cathedral of st. john the divine (morningside heights), free. >>

7pm: literature, culture, and politics magazine n+1 hosts an issue launch party with readings by contributors at ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron). $10 admission includes a copy of the issue and a three-month digital subscription. >>

7pm: crispr babies: should you? could you? would you? discuss the ethics of human gene editing at an open forum hosted at genspace (greenwood). $5. >>

7pm: a panel of women founders share their journeys of making a successful business at the meet the makers make s**t happen talk series. bonus: complimentary beverages. the william vale (williamsburg), $20. >>

7pm (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring scott rogowsky (hq trivia), aparna nancherla (comedy central), david feldman (the david feldman show), cj toledano (fallon), gordon baker bone (gotham live), and selena coppock (red oaks). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: got a gem of a story to tell? molly cameron and sharon spell co-host the gems storytelling show + mic, with sharron paul, sean o’brien, and maybe you! the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: wild things comedy show makes its debut at secret loft with standup by jenny zigrino (comedy central), nore davis (conan), sean donnelly (inside amy schumer), and corinne fisher (guys we f*cked). hosted by emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), ryan donahue (kimmel), kate willett (netflix), ismael loutfi (patriot act). bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by aparna nancherla (comedy central), jess salomon (cbc), raanan hershberg (laughs), and lucas o’neill. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: former presidential speechwriters and comedians who like speeches break down their favorite speeches, give behind-the-scenes looks at the drafting process, and lead the audience in crafting their own keynote at west wing writers presents: speakeasy. hosted by brian angler. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>


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coming up

1/23 3pm: producer/writer/star natasha lyonne discusses her work on netflix’s russian doll at a taping of build. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

1/23 6:30pm: get an inside look at hip-hop’s early days as seen by photographers at a book talk on contact high: a visual history of hip-hop with journalist, author, and producer vikki tobak. book culture (lic), free. >>

1/23 7pm: author victoria loustalot (living like audrey, this is how you say goodbye) strives to find purpose in a world of uncertainty in her new memoir, future perfect: a skeptic’s journey into the fact, fiction, and fraud of mystics. in conversation with quartz creative editor ankur thakkar, and followed by mini-psychic readings. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

1/23 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jo firestone (comedy central), rob cantrell (last comic standing), andrew collin (comedy central radio), and phil rizdon (uc,). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

1/23 8pm: daddy issues, leggy, and desert sharks play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

1/23 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features caitlin peluffo (colbert), geoffrey asmus (laughs), drew anderson (,i>handmaid’s tale: the musical), eliza hurwitz (the special without brett davis), charlie vergos, and joel walkowski. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/23 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: roy wood jr. (the daily show), dc benny (comedy central), molly austin (trutv), sarah tollemache (colbert), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and bobby condon. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

1/23 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from kate willett (netflix), jim tews (ucb), louis katz (comedy central), aminah imani (wine after nine), ramon rivas ii (comedy central), and myka fox (narcisistas). lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

1/23 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, featuring keisha zollar, zubi ahmed, brittany carney, and wilfred padua. hosted by marcela onyango. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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