around town today

thru 11/3: the society of illustrators hosts an exhibition and sale of illustrations by maurice sendak (where the wild things are), including more than a hundred watercolors, ink and pencil designs for sendak’s book, theatre and commercial work. opening reception 10/23 6-8pm. free admission hours tues-fri 10am-5pm, sat-sun 11am-5pm ($15 general, $10 students/seniors otherwise). >>

thru 10/25: choreographer and artistic director of danish dance theatre, pontus lidberg returns to the joyce with the u.s. premiere of siren, taking inspiration from ulysses’ encounter with the sirens in homer’s odyssey. $10+, pay-what-you-wish thursday. >>

7pm: learn about the science of climate change at a know science talk given by research associate at princeton university, dr. angel g. muñoz. biotech without borders (fort greene), free. >>

7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘sex work,’ featuring guests tim dunn, emily oliveira, toni carlson, and kyle dacuyan. hosted by lorena russi. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

rescheduled from 9/18: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: $6 + a secret gets you access to the dirty little secrets improv show‘s third anniversary show, where improvisers will play with your anonymously-submitted truths in an intimate space. niagara (east village/alphabet city), $6 adv, $10 door. >>

7pm: poets, novelists, editors, and artists respond to an open-ended prompt at the double take reading series. tonight’s prompt: ‘laughter.’ apexart (tribeca), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by melissa villaseñor (snl), rachel feinstein (comedy central), myq kaplan (conan), tim dillon (netflix), and greg barris (heart of darkness). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

7:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), chris duffy (you’re the expert), and jim o’grady (npr) share nightmarish true stories at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb east village, $9. >>

7:30pm: welcome to my vagina podcast hosts a benefit screening of endowhat?, a documentary about endometriosis, with guest speakers and performers, a vagina photo booth, and a raffle. all proceeds will go to the school nurse initiative + endowhat.org. threes brewing (gowanus), $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedy at rose gold returns with comedians sam morril (colbert), kerry coddett (crashing), dina hashem (conan), patrick hastie, and mike lasher. hosted by emily winter and caitlin peluffo. bonus: your first beer is free. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8pm doors: stella donnelly, human people, and fits play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $12. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: everyday decisions comedy talk show: comedian jo firestone (fallon) hosts this live comedy talk show where special guest comedians, musicians, children, and friends discuss how they make their everyday decisions. tonight’s guests: arcade fire’s will butler and his son, plus ziwe fumudoh (the rundown with robin thede), and clark jones (comedy at the knit). union hall (park slope), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>


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10/24-11/4: sample and shop over 350 ‘better-for-you’ products priced at just $3, including fair-trade coffee, non-gmo, organic and vegan snacks, cruelty-free beauty products, and more at the brandless pop-up with purpose. note: orders must be placed online. 459 w 14th st bet 9th + 10th aves (chelsea). >>

10/24-11/3: the school of visual arts presents: re:shift, an exhibition of 18 thesis projects from the master of professional studies in digital photography class of 2018. opening reception 10/24 5-8pm. sva gramercy gallery, free. >>

10/24-30: the annual newfest lgbt film festival celebrates its 30th year with screenings at sva theatre, cinépolis chelsea, and the lgbt community center. $16-22 general, $12-18 students/seniors. >>

10/24 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. williamsbridge oval recreation center (bronx). >>
fear(s) of the dark (peur(s) du noir). bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>

10/24 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: politics and prosecutors: where will the special counsel investigation lead us? anne milgram (former attorney general of new jersey), lisa monaco (former assistant to president for homeland security and counterterrorism), and daniel s. goldman (former assistant u.s. attorney for southern district of new york) weigh in on special counsel robert mueller’s investigation into the trump campaign and russian infiltration of the 2016 election. nyu kimmel center’s rosenthal pavilion (greenwich village), free. >>

10/24 6:30pm: art critic, poet, and author carter ratcliff leads a lecture on the world of art in the age of trump. new york studio school of drawing, painting and scupture (greenwich village), free. >>

10/24 6:45pm: vimeo staff picks curator meghan oretsky shares her favorite short films by women from her ‘ladies with lenses’ channel, followed by filmmaker q+a. bonus: after the show, redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

sponsored: 10/24 7pm: rising china: what it means for the world: dr. vishakha n. desai, president emerita of asia society and senior advisor for global affairs to the president of columbia university, joins china experts howard french, jiayang fan and arthur kroeber to ask questions and explore possibilities. how should we think about the contemporary power dynamics in asia in the context of their millennial cultures? what are the implications of this power shift on the global stage? brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights), free (rsvp). >>

10/24 7pm, 10pm (+ 10/25): a remastered edition of george a. romero’s night of the living dead screens at select movie theaters in honor of its 50th anniversary. various prices. >>

10/24 7:30pm: historian and author w. scott poole (monsters in america) digs into the roots of modern horror at a release event for his latest book, wasteland: the great war and the origins of modern horror. gods and monsters author christopher bram joins. greenlight bookstore (prospect lefferts gardens location), free. >>

10/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini): a gay palestinian comedian and a gay jewish comedian fell in love, got married, and share the humor of it all in a night of banter and comedy with us at union hall (park slope). $10. >>

10/24 8pm (monthly thru 12/22): tonight’s full moon means it’s time again for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, practicing witches, and musicians. tonight’s ‘the other side’-themed show features shamanic reiki healer ilka pinheiro, ghost story teller marie carter, clairvoyant janelle belgrave, morphologically aromatherapy owner helena melissa mcgill, and musician alyson greenfield. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

10/24 8pm (monthly): things are mighty fine at the terrific pacific comedy show, with performances by matthew broussard (conan), sydnee washington (comedy central), abbi crutchfield (trutv), boris khaykin (the opposition with jordan klepper), and sam evans. hosted by chelsea davison (fallon) and asher perlman (the opposition with jordan klepper). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/24 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features melissa villasenñor (snl), katie hannigan (colbert), kc arora (laughs), jay jurden (mcsweeney’s), and derek humphrey (derek mansplains it all). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

10/24 8pm: gold star, zachary cale, and belle mare play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

10/24 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 mike recine (conan), marie faustin (mtv), julia johns (girl code), sam taggart (brooklyn magazine’s ’50 funniest’), brian mitchell (ucb), and ahamed weinberg (seth meyers). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

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

10/24 9pm: copycat cover song night hosts its annual halloween show with dj xerox, band soulcake, and $5 psychotic reaction cocktails all night. otto’s shrunken head (alphabet city), free. >>

10/24 9:30pm: comedian anders lee brings his solo edinburgh show, ‘dummy,’ to the brick (williamsburg). diagnosed at a young age with autistic spectrum disorder, anders will dive into his experiences with school, work and dating. $5. >>

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