around town today

11am-3pm: pressed juicery celebrates its financial district location grand opening with free 16 oz. bottles of cold-pressed juice and small soft-serve freezes. plus, the first 50 folks will score $25 gift cards. >>

5:30pm: photographer jordan matter launches his book of dancers shot nude at night, dancers after dark, with a behind-the-scenes documentary and cocktail reception with some of the dancers. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: food journalist and author ina yalof discusses her book food and the city: new york’s professional chefs, restaurateurs, line cooks, street vendors, and purveyors talk about what they do and why they do it. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

6:30pm (monthly): at the prose bowl, emerging fiction stylists (you could be one of them) go at it in ‘brooklyn’s only semi-competitive, flash fiction, open mic, reading series…that we know of.’ pete’s candy store (williamsburg), $5 suggested donation. >>

7pm: subculture-focused photographer tod seelie gives an artist talk at aperture (chelsea). $5 general, free for students. >>

7pm: can humans use their sense of smell similar to dogs, and should they? find out when alexandra horowitz discusses her new book, being a dog. the half king (chelsea), free. >>

7pm: catch limited screenings of young frankenstein with a streamed introduction by co-writer and director mel brooks at select movie theaters. $12.50. >>

7pm (weekly thru 11/1): the stranger than fiction documentary series puts the spotlight on jonathan demme this season, continuing tonight with neil young: heart of gold (2006) and demme q+a to follow. ifc center (west village), $17. >>

7:30pm (thru 10/23): 27 queens-based choreographers and dance companies perform ballet, hip-hop, modern, regional, tap, amore at the third annual queensboro dance festival. the secret theatre (lic), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about fear — from danger and disaster to social anxiety — as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by erin barker and ben lillie (moth storyslam champions). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): theater/event producers ugly rhino present ‘tinyrhino,’ a theatrical drinking game with six new 10-minute plays. this month’s theme: murder mystery. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

sponsored 8pm: get tickets to see manhattan chorale and members of the new york city chamber orchestra perform works by woo, sisask, orbán, finzi, brahms, and williams at kaufman music center’s merkin concert hall for $8 ($35 value). >>

8pm (monthly): keep the creative juices (and drinks) flowing at sip-n-scribe, where hosts jenn wehrung (laugh it up, astoria!) and kelly jean fitzsimmons (no, you tell it!) provide writing prompts for you to experiment with. b.y.o. pen and paper. q.e.d. (astoria), $5 suggested donation. >>

8pm (monthly): real-life couples + friends do stand-up sets together at couples therapy (fka ‘in stereo’), hosted by naomi ekperigin (broad city writer, comedy central’s ‘the half hour’) and andy beckerman (the pete holmes show, beginnings). hifi bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi (white guy talk show) hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by jasmine pierce (reductress), langston kerman (insecure), jeff steinbrunner (comedians you should know), shane torres (conan), emma willmann (colbert), and tushar singh (unnecessary evil). friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

9:30pm doors: tancred (now, now’s jess abbot) and narc twain play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

thru 11/21: reassess your relationship to your surroundings with the beginning of the end, a walk-thru ‘human kaleidoscope’ in times square. broadway plaza bet. 46th + 47th sts, free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

10/19 various times: dna info and brokelyn round up a few boozy (and not boozy) places to watch tonight’s third presidential debate between between hillary clinton and donald trump.

10/19 1-5pm: score a free pumpkin mango sushi roll at sushi sushi’s greenwich village and harlem locations. >>

10/19 5pm (+ 10/22-23): the annual st. luke’s chamber ensemble subway series brings one-hour concerts to each borough. tonight: the center for arts +culture at restoration (bedford stuyvesant). free admission (bring nonperishable food to benefit city harvest). >>

10/19 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: tyler anbinder, author of the five points, discusses his new book, city of dreams: the 400-year epic history of immigrant new york. pulitzer prize-nominated author suketu mehta (maximum city) joins. tenement museum (les). free. >>

10/19 7pm: singer/songwriter suzanne vega performs selections from her new cd, lover, beloved: songs from an evening with carson mccullers, at barnes + noble union square. priority entry with purchase of the cd at this location. >>

10/19 7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from liz miele, myq kaplan, and more. guest hosted by josh gondelman. $5. >>

10/19 7pm-2am (+ 10/20):  the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by over 150 artists, body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. this time around, the event introduces a waffles + wisecracks theme on weds, and a zombie fashion show on thurs. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10. >>

10/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk ted talks show. tonight’s theme: ‘witches.’ littlefield (gowanus), $5. >>

10/19 8pm: the brooklyn by the book series presents motherless brooklyn author jonathan lethem discussing his new novel a gambler’s anatomy with author ben lerner. congregation beth elohim (park slope), $10. >>

10/19 8pm: perfumer alexis karl gives an illustrated lecture on the fascinating language of funerary flowers and fragrances at morbid anatomy museum (gowanus). $8. >>

10/19 8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features ben kronberg (comedy central half hour), damien lemon (comedy knockout), emmy blotnick (@midnight), christi chiello (comedy central), and brian parise. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

10/19 8pm: fraternal twin plays a record release show at silent barn (bushwick) with half waif, romantic states, and rhea. $8. >>

10/19 8:30pm (monthly): performers tell stories with video at the videotale show. tonight’s guests: frank conniff (mst3k), rob cantrell (colbert), and trish parry. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, vice). the pit (flatiron), $5. >>

10/19 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter in williamsburg. tonight: matteo lane (seth meyers), sean donnelly (comedy central half hour), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out), clark jones (comedy at the knit), thomas allen brady, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. $5. >>

10/19 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedian and storyteller jeff simmermon (moth grandslam winner, this american life) performs an hour of storytelling and standup in preparation for his upcoming album recording in december. the experiment comedy gallery (williamsburg), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: ‘an astonishing work of theater that takes you places you never expected’ – ben brantley, the new york times. get tickets to see simon mcburney’s the encounter on broadway for $40 (reg. $145). >>

get tickets to see four soloists perform vivaldi’s four seasons on 17th-century violins at lincoln center’s alice tully hall 10/25 for $39-49 (+ ticket fees, reg. $78.50-98.50). >>

get tickets to the boo halloween-themed short play festival at players theatre 10/20-27 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to a taping of mike birbiglia’s thank god for jokes 11/4-5 at bam harvey theater for $14.50 (plus ticket fees (reg. $29). >>

thru 10/23: score $50 spa treatments during spring spa week. >>

thru 11/3: 100 restaurants covering 30 neighborhoods offer $14 lunches and $28 prix fixe dinners during dine in queens, fka queens restaurant week. >>

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