around town today

2pm: associate curator jodi shapiro leads a gallery talk of underground heroes: new york transit in comics, an exhibit on the role of transit in satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the late-1800s to today. new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn), free with museum admission ($10 general, $5 seniors). >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 2/12, 2/26, 3/12): sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the winter season starts tonight with contemporary/experimental chamber music ensemble either/or performing works by member richard carrick. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6:30pm: production designer of hbo’s the deuce scott dougan, artist jane dickson, and the new yorker’s vincent cunningham take a look at times square in the 1970s and 1980s. the museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

7pm: author dana czapnik shares her debut novel the falconer, a coming-of-age story set in 90s nyc, in conversation with salman rushdie at housing works bookstore cafe (soho). free. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 5/7): artists, scientists, writers, and others involved in the arts give free lectures as part of the cooper union’s intra-disciplinary seminar public lecture series. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium (east village), free. >>

7pm (+ 1/30): 80th anniversary screenings of the wizard of oz come to select cinemas for three days. various prices. >>

7:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), matt dennie, ashley brooke roberts, and gianmarco soresi share true stories about farewells at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show, which is moving to magnet theater after almost 13 years at ucb east village. hosted by david martin. $9. >>

7:30pm: hosts evan forde barden and patrick cartelli interview guests about important songs from their lives for repeater: a little show about big songs. tonight: ten comedians will each make their case for the best song of 2009. q.e.d (astoria), $7. >>

8pm (+ 1/30): broad city’s ilana glazer interviews activists and politicians to better understand how our system works at ilana glazer’s generator series. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

9pm: seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show makes the move to chelsea music hall with a blowout show including performances by michelle wolf, janeane garofalo, tim dillon, alex brightman, and others. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $15. >>


Bantam Studios’ Booze Music Classes are designed for adult beginners who have no experience in music and for individuals who want to join our community of students who want to learn how to play an instrument in a fun and casual environment. If you have some experience, you can join the appropriate level or ensemble. Free beer + wine provided at every class!

We’re offering a full lineup of classes including: Banjo, Cello, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Business, Theory/Composition, Ukulele, Violin, Voice, Ensembles and Workshops.

Classes Organized by Instrument
Classes Organized by Day of the Week

Some classes just started, but there’s still time to sign up!
Classes end: March 21, 2019
Recitals: March 23 – 24th @ Littlefield

Class Location: 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY
Subway Stations:
Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R
Fulton Street: G

coming up

sponsored: save this year with $6 lunches from mealpal! $20 off your first month. >>

1/30-2/6: the new ohio theatre welcomes three companies to showcase their latest developing plays at the producers club, including works a burning church, mammelephant, and american juggalo. new ohio theatre (west village), $12. >>

1/30 6pm: founder of the women’s mosaic and coach kristina leonardi discusess re-assessing who are you and what are you supposed to be doing with your life in a talk at nypl sibl (midtown east). free. >>

1/30 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: science journalist and author deborah blum covers the history of food safety in the us and the birth of the food and drug act in a discussion on her latest book, the poison squad. in conversation with journalist and author maria konnikova (the confidence game). nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

1/30 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: in conjunction with the city reliquary-organized exhibition ‘empire skate: the birthplace of roller disco,’ roller skating ambassador and community advocate reggie brown gives a talk on the culture and history of roller skating rinks in brooklyn. brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights), free. >>

1/30 7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain celebrates its first year in nyc with tonight’s theme, ‘new year, new me.’ featuring guests casey legler (godspeed), jes tom (reductress), wo chan (switch n’ play), mila myles, and comedic folk duo friends who folk. hosted by lorena russi and kyle dacuyan. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

1/30 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is going absolutely gah-gah with this month’s lady gaga-themed edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

1/30 7-9pm: skate to waltz music while wearing your coolest attire at the annual bryant park ice ball. free admission, $20 skate rental or byo. >>

1/30 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedians kristen buckels and lacey jeka (between two bushes) throw their third annual bushes b-day bash, with all proceeds going toward planned parenthood and featuring stand-up by todd barry (comedy central), anna drezen (snl), alison leiby (the president show), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and larry owens (paid off). the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

1/30 7:30pm (thru 2/1): arts brookfield presents the silent films / live music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer. over the course of three evenings, classic silent film screenings will be accompanied by live music, including the kid with marc ribot (weds), nosferatu with irene and linda buckley (thurs), and underworld with alloy orchestra (fri). brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi), free. >>

1/30 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: goonies… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story using only what they can remember from watching the film once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

1/30 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show every month with best friend addie weyrich (adult swim). this month’s festivities include performances by django gold (colbert), vinny deponto (netflix), eudora peterson (splitsider), kristen buckels (between two bushes), aminah imani (wine before nine), and zach teague. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

1/30 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features tim dillon (comedy central), leclerc andre (fallon), sarah tollemache (colbert), alex falcone, and peggy o’leary. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

1/30 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from casey james salengo (comedy central), jeff scheen (siriusxm), rachel pegram (comedy central), kelsey caine (the new york times, and gabe stoddard. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

1/30 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 saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), eli sairs (roast battle), chanel ali, ronnie fleming, casey balsham, and michael joyce. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/30 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: emmy blotnick (comedy central), nore davis (conan), paris sashay (bet), yedoye travis (tbs), rufat agayev, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

1/30 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: embrace your grossness at the inaugural gross girls: an unladylike variety show, featuring guests aparna nancherla (comedy central), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), and jeena bloom. hosted by natalie hall (awkward sex…and the city) and anita flores (party of two). caveat (les), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg $15 adv, $18 door). >>

1/30 10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 30 shows during the annual winter off-broadway week. tickets to performances scheduled 2/11-24 are on sale starting today. >>

get tickets to a mary poppins sing-along at pace university’s schimmel center 2/10 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to the new york city air sex championships at the cutting room 3/9 for $10-$25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-29.99). >>

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/5-7 for $7.50-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-40). >>

get tickets to the annual nyc coffee + tea festival at brooklyn expo center 3/23-24 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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