TUES, 1/7: ELIZABETH WARREN + JULIÁN CASTRO, THE BONG SHOW, + 12 WEDS EVENTS

around town today

thru 1/14: film at lincoln center presents the bong show, a retrospective of south korean filmmaker bong joon ho that includes barking dogs never bite, okja, parasite, snowpiercer, early shorts, and a selection of favorites handpicked by the director himself. film at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

4pm + 7pm (monthly): primes and zeros: a million-dollar math mystery: mathematician brian conrey shares the history behind one of the world’s greatest math challenges–the riemann hypothesis–at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free. >>

just added: 5pm doors, 7pm show: u.s. senator and presidential candidate elizabeth warren makes a campaign stop at brooklyn’s kings theatre (ditmas park) with former candidate julián castro. free admission. >>

6:30pm: playwright, novelist, and lgbtq activist larry kramer, author of the american people, volume 1: search for my heart, presents the second installment of his satirical reimagining of american history, the american people, volume 2: the brutality of fact, in a conversation with author bill goldstein (the world broke in two). nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (bryant park). free (rsvp). >>

7pm: ya author melissa albert shares the night country, the sequel to her debut the hazel wood, in a conversation with fellow ya novelist kim liggett (the grace year). barnes + noble tribeca, free admission. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents ‘future tense,’ with true, personal stories about new beginnings from moth host peter aguero, lawyer and teacher vicki eastus, and cuny mathematics and computer science professor dr. maria mercedes franco. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. new location: qed (astoria), $10-12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer for your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): the wild things comedy show is back with stand-up by sean donnelly (colbert), brittany carney (comedy central), rell battle (comedy central), matty litwack, and tim mclaughlin. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, brings the laughs to east williamsburg with performances by tom thakkar (conan), myka fox (comedy central), david drake (comedians you should know show), caitlin cook (good god comedy variety), and gianmarco soresi (netflix). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9:30pm: gustaf, sugarlife orchestra, and sylvea suydam play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10-12. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 30 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

It’s been four years since David Bowie left us and returned to his home planet. We’ve been feeling Under Pressure ever since.

So Let’s Dance through these Changes, Young Americans, at Loving The Alien: A Bowie Dance Party.

On Friday, January 10 at 10:30pm, DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career. Music Video Time Machine will provide projections of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances.

the skint presents:
Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Friday, January 10 at 10:30pm
Littlefield
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$5 adv, $8 door
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loving-the-alien-a-david-bowie-tribute-dance-party-tickets-81431522877
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/566283137459514/

coming up

1/8-2/3: tons of theater, performance art and dance showcases pop up across nyc for the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference (1/10-14). some picks:
live artery at new york live arts theater (1/8-13). >>
prototype at various venues (1/9-19). >>
special effects festival at the wild project (1/9-20). >>
the exponential festival at various venues (thru 2/3). >>
under the radar festival at the public theater (1/8-19). >>

1/8-18: explore the contemporary jazz scene’s broad spectrum of musical styles during the 10-day winter jazzfest. various locations and prices, plus a series of free talks. >>

1/8: take advantage of what the city has to offer for less during the annual nyc winter outing (1/21-2/9). a bundle of offers to attractions, restaurants and broadway shows become available starting today, including restaurant week ($42 prix-fixe dinners and $26 lunches), broadway week (2-for-1 tickets), and nyc must-see week (2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and performing arts). >>

1/8: a new urbanspace food market brings 15 food vendors and a full bar to west 52nd street. >>

1/8 5:30pm doors, 7pm show: celeb chef jamie oliver will discuss and sign his new cookbook, ultimate veg: easy + delicious meals for everyone, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location starting at 9am. >>

1/8 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the future of personalized medicine: physician, professor, and author marianne legato discusses the latest advancements in customized medicine and the ethical implications of dna-based healthcare at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free (rsvp). >>

1/8 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and emily flake (the new yorker) and featuring performances by iris bahr (curb your enthusiasm), jenny hagel (seth myers), katie goodman (showtime), gastor almonte (comedy central), and doogie horner (america’s got talent). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

1/8 7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and tonight’s guest, actor andrew chappelle of the original broadway cast of hamilton. ucbt hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

1/8 8pm (monthly): the just come! comedy show‘s monthly wednesday edition at bushwick’s starr bar features stand-up by matthew broussard (conan), jay jurden (fallon), kate sisk (the onion), and doogie horner (america’s got talent). hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell. starr bar (bushwick), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

1/8 8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features evan williams (the break with michelle wolf), jared waters (comedy central), casey balsham (sirius xm), and more. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

1/8 8pm (weekly): tonight’s side ponytail comedy show, now in its fifth year, features mia jackson (comedy central), nicole conlan (colbert), steven castillo (snl), chanel ali (mtv), and jon schuta (espn). hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

1/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): comedians share embarrassing dating stories at the three-year anniversary edition of youngmi mayer and blair dawson’s u up? comedy show. tonight’s lineup includes rojo perez (conan), calise hawkins (fallon), brian park (collegehumor), sarah cooper (how to be successful without hurting men’s feelings), and mary martin. the show also features a half-time storytelling contest, where audience participants can share their own anecdotes to compete for a prize from babeland. the corners (bed-stuy), free (rsvp). >>

1/8 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: stavros halkias (comedy central), jo firestone (fallon), wilfred padua (npr), dulce sloan (the daily show), and david drake (sirius xm), with music by max + al. guest hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

1/8 10pm: competitors will be under pressure strutting their fashion at the bowie tribute edition of the hot mess drag competition. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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