around town today

just added: thru 3/2: excelsior: the world of stan lee: the society of illustrators  remembers comics legend stan lee with an exhibit featuring work from his long, storied career. society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

sponsored: 6-9pm: start the new year with a class in the arts. enjoy an evening of art, music, dance, ceramics and more for beginners at 92y’s intro to the arts night open house. free. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade, jim o’grady, and david martin at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

7pm: comedians, writers, and performers nominate their faves to join a new canon of glorified souls at hail mary: our queer saints. hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5. >>

7pm (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring josh johnson (fallon), nimesh patel (snl), molly austin (comedy central), ayo edibiri (the rundown with robin thede), petey deabreu (comedy central), and patrick monahan (what a time). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

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 on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about rebirth told by a lineup of interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians mix comedy and heart at the sparkle hour! variety show, hosted by philip ‘sparkle’ markle and featuring jo firestone (fallon), fareeha khan (decoded), matthew j. harris (person of interest), charlie bardey (buzzfeed), hollye bynum, and devin bockrath. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of jen doll (unclaimed baggage), jaclyn gilbert (late air), and crystal hana kim (if you leave me) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8pm (ends today): looking to get your groove on? all-women body-positive dance group big apple babes is holding auditions for their 2019 season. mark morris dance center (fort greene), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): stand up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests josh gondelman (seth meyers), jes tom (nbc), darin patterson (snl nerds), and subhah agarwal (the jim jeffries show). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by tim dillon (netflix), alingon mitra (last comic standing), courtney maginnis (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), mara wiles, and feminist musical comedy duo free the mind. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm (monthly): female comedians and one hetrerosexual guy share how they think cis, hetero men can do better at the second annual ‘new year, new dude!’ edition of the woke af: a mind opening variety show. tonight’s lineup features marie faustin (the unofficial expert), emily kron (comedy central), arti gollapudi, and cynia barnwell. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

9pm (monthly): pawsy vibes only: comedian and local cat lady gemma smith hosts catbaret, a variety show with a new theme each month (but cat-related acts are always welcome). this month’s theme: ‘new year, new mew’ bonus: free cat ears! q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

our next event!

It’s been three 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 11 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 11 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$5 adv, $8 door
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowie-loving-the-alien-tribute-dance-party-tickets-53837998904
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/303798133569070/

coming up

1/9-22: the 28th annual new york jewish film festival presents more than 30 films from around the world, including documentary, narrative, and short films, as well as restored classics. the film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors ($20-25 for opening/closing nights). >>

1/9-14: the sopranos film festival, a weeklong tribute to david chase’s hbo series curated and hosted by matt zoller seitz (the sopranos sessions, opens with a celebration at sva theatre followed by five days of live events at ifc center. the tribute features screenings of classic films and landmark sopranos episodes, plus special guests including chase discussing the series’ influences and legacy. $16-20 general, $13 seniors. >>

1/9-13: live sound art, experimental music performances, and a video installation take over fridman gallery (les) for the fourth annual new ear festival. $20 general, $15 students (free friday and tuesday). >>

1/9 (time tba): take advantage of what the city has to offer for less during nyc winter outing. a bundle of offers including restaurant week ($42 prix-fixe dinners and $26 lunches 1/21-2/8), broadway week (2-for-1 tickets 1/21-2/10), and must-see week (2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and performing arts 1/21-2/10) go on sale today. >>

1/9 7pm: first timers are welcome to take it off and show what they’ve got at house of yes’ amateur burlesque night. free donations at the door will go to the performers). >>

1/9 7pm doors, 8pm show: laugh long and prosper at boob trek: the trouble with pasties, a hotsy totsy burlesque tribute to star trek. hosted by handsome brad and cherry pitz. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

1/9 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features michael kosta (the daily show), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), ethan simmons-patterson, and jordan raybould. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

1/9 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from dj demers (conan), jo firestone (comedy central), zack sims (comedy central), kunal arora (espn), and alyce chan (bring your own baby comedy). hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

1/9 8pm: groove to tunes for a good cause at adhoc’s leverage models record release and benefit show, featuring music by leverage models, jennifer vanilla, noia, and rafiq bhatia + craig weinrib. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos admission benefits the southern poverty law center. >>

1/9 8:30pm (monthly): defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s two-year anniversary show includes harrison greenbaum (last comic standing), subhah agarwal (the jim jeffries show), marie faustin (mtv), fumi abe (decoded), and meghan frank (hot fuss). the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

1/9 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: aparna nancherla (comedy central), yedoye travis (comedy central), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), jeff arcuri (colbert), alistair williams (comedy central), hannah boone (adult swim), and david drake (sirius xm). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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