around town today

thru 12/2: ‘we dissent,’ an exhibition of 200 posters, flyers, magazines, t-shirts, buttons and other printed artifacts from women’s movements in new york from the 1860s to today, opens at 41 cooper gallery at the cooper union (east village). opening reception 6:30-9:30pm tuesday. free admission. >>

6pm: food critic ruth reichl presents a talk on the best american food writing 2018 anthology with contributors helen rosner, francis lam, and silvia killingsworth at rizzoli bookstore (flatiron). free admission. >>

6:30pm: writer rebecca traister presents her new book about the history of female anger as political fuel good and mad: the revolutionary power of women’s anger, in conversation with call your girlfriend co-host aminatou sow. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: a common reader co-founder james mustich discusses 1,000 books to read before you die: a life-changing list with bill’s books’s bill goldstein and the new yorker’s david denby at barnes + noble 86th + lexington (ues). free. >>

7pm: the six finalists for the 2018 brooklyn public library literary prize will discuss their nonfiction and fiction works at brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights). free (rsvp). >>

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

7pm (monthly): the comedy gold show, presented by aimee rose ranger, conor delehanty and danny stratton, returns with saurin choksi (brown privilege), lillian devane (vice), mary cella (comedy central), and chase montavon. gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm (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: ‘what’s my secret?’ bonus: free cat ears! q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about health conditions that slipped by under the radar as 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 (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 shawn hollenbach, keith price, merrill davis (comedy central), and carmen lynch (conan). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

9pm (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 ronny chieng (the daily show), roy wood jr (the daily show), jo firestone (fallon), jen kwok (hbo), and molly gaebe (lady parts justice). hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

coming up

10/3: paint the town pink on mean girls day events and offers around the city, including a ‘w. fetch street’ renaming ceremony with tina fey and the cast of the broadway production. >>

10/3 7:30-9am (monthly): enjoy art and guided meditation in a serene environment during quiet mornings at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

10/3 11am: the garment district unveils ‘candy nations,’ a series of 20 nine-foot flag-wrapped candy sculptures by artist laurence jenkell, on broadway bet 36th + 39th sts. >>

10/3 4pm, 7pm (monthly): calculated risk: living is a dangerous business: director of statistical consultancy services for the university of oxford jen rogers demonstrates how statistics can help make better decisions about risky activities at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp). >>

10/3 6:30pm: looking to land a job in the tv industry? learn how to stand out in your search from a panel of hiring execs in a talk at kumble theater at liu brooklyn (downtown brooklyn). free (rsvp). >>

10/3 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the milky way as you’ve never seen it before: american museum of natural history senior scientist and astrophysicist dr. jackie faherty discusses last april’s release of data from the space telescope gaia and how it’s helping map the milky way 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 admission (rsvp). >>

10/3 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians get schooled by a real teacher/expert. this month’s topic is ‘movie magic 101,’ with vfx artist and professor at the school of visual arts dr. nick crist and ‘students’ jonathan braylock (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), becky chicoine (comedy central), and griffin newman (the tick). hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

10/3 7pm: pioneer of second wave feminism and author dr. phyllis chesler sheds some light on her time working with major feminist players and leaders of the movement in her new memoir, a politically incorrect feminist: creating a movement with bitches, lunatics, dykes, prodigies, warriors, and wonder women. book culture on columbus (uws), free. >>

10/3 7pm: co-authors bill shapiro (former editor-in-chief of life magazine) and naomi wax (the new york times), along with a panel of contributors, share real-life stories behind people’s most-personal treasures in their new book, what we keep: 150 people share the one object that brings them joy, magic, and meaning. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

10/3 7pm (thru 10/8): 1,000 singers from across nyc will come together on the high line for the mile-long opera: a biography of 7 o’clock, an immersive choral work filled with personal stories about life in our rapidly changing city. free tickets were snapped up quickly, but a standby line will open at 6:30pm at gansevoort + washington sts. >>

10/3 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. tonight’s theme: ‘riot.’ failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

10/3 7pm doors, 8pm show: gabi, julianna barwick, and foxes in fiction play the park church co-op (greenpoint). $12. >>

10/3 8pm: keep drinking and everything will be a-okay at the fine show with eric west, a political panel-meets-variety show-meets drinking game. tonight’s guests include sex-researcher and educator dr. zhana vrangalova, drag queen avant garbage, new york state young democrats president patrick jordan, the federalist author ryan fazio, and more. friends + lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

10/3 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sam morril (comedy central), seth herzog (fallon), eman el-hussein (sirius xm)i, jourdain fisher (50 central), and troy alan (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

10/3 8-10pm (+ 10/12, 10/16, 10/26): discover untold stories and histories of local residents with lot reimagined: a temporary memorial to what was, is, and…, a large-scale video projection set in a lot that will soon be developed. w 152nd st + saint nicholas avenue (sugar hill), free. >>

10/3 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 casey james salengo (comedy central), courtney fearrington (siriusxm), marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and merrill davis. hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/3 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: tom dillon (netflix), megan gailey (conan), khalid rahmaan (conan), jeff scheen (fox), ginny hogan (the new yorker), and david drake (laughs). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

10/3 9pm (wednesdays thru 10/24): win drinks and eleven-inspired waffles at stranger things bingo, occuring every wednesday leading up to halloween at videology (williamsburg). free. >>

10/3 11pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and guest storytellers. tonight, they’re joined by model, artist, and actor miles mcmillan. ucb hell’s kitchen, $7. >>

ticket deals

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