around town today

various times: a few boozy places to watch tonight’s vice presidential debate between tim kaine and mike pence. chances are pretty good that your local watering hole is showing it, too. >>

5-7pm: tres carnes on 6th ave + w 22nd street is giving out 500 assorted mini tacos for national taco day, plus introducing a buy-2-get-1 free taco tuesday special. >>

6pm: interdisciplinary artist dread scott discusses his work at the scool of visual arts (flatiron). free. >>

6:30pm: photographers discuss coney island’s transformation as seen through their cameras’ lenses in conjunction with the exhibit five cents to dreamland: a trip to coney island. new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn), $5 with promo code ‘skint5’ (reg. $10). >>

6:30pm: a panel of photojournalists discuss photographing politics: campaigns, protests, and demonstrations. international center of photography (nolita), free. >>

7pm: the chocolate room café founders naomi josepher and jon payson launch their new recipe book at bookcourt (cobble hill). fingers crossed for free tastings! free admission. >>

7pm: it’s brewing in brooklyn, and you can drink it at this panel discussion with local beer makers. beer tasting + food pairing to follow. bric (fort greene), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: nyt-bestselling writer caroline leavitt discusses her new novel cruel beautiful world with author rick moody (the ice storm, hotels of north america). the center for fiction (midtown east), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: are trump, sanders, and brexit all signs of ideological crises to come? talking points memo editor-at-large john b. judis discusses how the great recession transformed american and european politics with his new book, the populist explosion. mcnally jackson (nolita), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: comedian phoebe robinson (blaria, ‘2 dope queens’) launches her book you can’t touch my hair: and other things i still have to explain with the daily show’s hasan minhaj. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and guest michaela murphy (the moth, the liar show) 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 (weekly thru 11/1): the stranger than fiction documentary series puts the spotlight on jonathan demme this season, continuing tonight with swimming to cambodia and demme q+a to follow. ifc center (west village), $17. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): at the take two storytelling show, guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things turn out differently. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed stuy), $5 suggested admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): show off your cleverness or cheer/cringe at your favorite plays on words at the punderdome 3000 pun competition. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm: the poetry society of america presents readings from the collected poems of marie ponsot, including rosemary deen, edward hirsch, sapphire, jackson taylor, lb thompson, and cynthia zarin. st. joseph’s college (clinton hill), free (rsvp required). >>

7:30pm: the legacy show, hosted by michael ian cedar, aims to inspire with first-hand stories from people who made change using their positive attitude. this month’s show features jordan matter (dancers among us), tammy tibbetts (founder/ceo of ‘she’s the first’), and sandi marx (seven-time moth storytelling champion). the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $5 admission benefits she’s the first. >>

7:30pm: friends of mozart opens the season with an all-mozart program of sonatas for piano and violin performed on period instruments. christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: beyoncé vs gaga: a battle of the divas that only comedians can decide. hosted by matteo lane and christi chiello. union hall (park slope), $8. >>

8pm (weekly): new york distilling company’s distilling room (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which includes stand-up from sean donnelly (conan), sarah tollemache (comedy central), nore davis (comedy central), and brad austin (comedy at beauty bar). free. >>

8pm (weekly): there’ll be free pizza at the amazingtown comedy show. tonight’s guests: jeff cerulli (guy code), doug smith (conan), lorelei ramirez (do something variety show, pile of tears), and charlie kasov (big break stand up). hosted by tim duffy (comedy central), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show), sue smith (best week ever) and john szeluga (impractical jokers). bunga’s den (chelsea), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: belle mare, wilsen, and keenan o’meara play rough trade (williamsburg). $12. >>

thru 10/9: nycc presents a week of events leading up to new york comic con, including live podcasts, gaming challenges, screenings, concerts, dance parties and more. tonight: fan feud at rockbar ($5); tomorrow: comic con vixens nerdy burlesque at littlefield ($15), doctor who costume contest and trivia at the way station ($10), crossplay cosplay contest at le poisson rouge ($10), and more. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>


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coming up

10/5 7am-12pm: drink free coffee like a gilmore girl at luke’s diner pop-ups. 250 cups of free coffee will be given out at each of 10 locations in manhattan, brooklyn, and the bronx to promote the show’s revival on netflix. >>

10/5 10am-8pm (ongoing): bookworms rejoice! the new york public library’s rose main reading room reopens following a two-year restoration. >>

10/5 11:30am-3pm, 5-8pm: grab a $1 burrito, taco, plato, or quesadilla at the new dos toros at 119 west 40th street bet. 6th ave + broadway. limit one per customer. >>

10/5 4pm, 7pm (monthly): mathematician henry segerman casts light on understanding the fourth dimension using 3d-printed shadows at this month’s math encounters lecture. national museum of mathematics (flatiron), free (rsvp recommended). >>

10/5 6pm: help slice out hunger at an annual large-scale pizza party, where 50 of the city’s pizza purveyors provide $1 slices (including vegan and gluten-free options), and all proceeds benefit city harvest and the food bank for new york city. expect lines, so arrive early. the lower hall at st. anthony’s church (soho/south village), purchase $1 slice tickets at the door (exact change requested. cash only.). >>

10/5 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: ny1’s pat kiernan joins city college professor bill helmreich to discuss helmreich’s adventures walking all 816 miles of brooklyn’s streets. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

10/5 6:30pm: what make a great city? planner and architect alexander garvin discusses. the skyscraper museum (battery park), free (rsvp). >>

10/5 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: former nasa astronaut mike massimino discusses his new memoir, spaceman: an astronaut’s unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe, with time magazine editor-at large and apollo 13 co-author jeffrey kluger. intrepid sea, air + space museum, free (rsvp). >>

10/5 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): dr. evon hekkala of the conservation genetics laboratory at fordham university discusses how tissue samples from centuries-old museum specimens shed light on the mysterious origins of the nile crocodile at this month’s scicafe, the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. free (rsvp). >>

10/5 7pm; 10 ya authors compete to see just who’s the expert when it comes to harry potter, buffy, star trek, doctor who and more at a nerdy trivia night hosted by goosebumps creator r.l. stine. mcnally jackson books (nolita), free. >>

10/5 7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from emily heller, chelsea hood, marcia belsky, and more. hosted by chris duffy (you’re the expert). $5. >>

10/5 7:30pm: color your face red (with booze) and pages any color (with provided markers, crayons and pencils) at the zombies are people too! coloring book edition of the coloring club drink and draw extravaganza. new york distilling company (williamsburg), skint offer: save 40% in advance on admission + coloring book ($10.20, reg. $17) with promo code ‘skint’. >>

10/5 7:30pm (+ 10/12): puppet block! new works of puppetry and other innovative forms of storytelling share evenings on the dixon place stage (les). $15 adv, $18 door, $12 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

10/5 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: learn how to prepare a german feast with tasting samples and talks about traditional cooking from experts from leckerlee, bierhaus nyc, and schaller + weber. brooklyn brewery, $10. >>

10/5 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): don’t worry about your social status at the no cool kids comedy show, where hosts lauren vino and bob gurnett talk about how nerdy they were in high school with help from a lineup of comedians including nick turner (fallon, comedy central), jo firestone (punderdome 3000, womanhood), scotland green (the banter show), and more. the three diamond door (bushwick), free. >>

10/5 8pm: catch limited screenings of young frankenstein with a streamed introduction by co-writer and director mel brooks at select movie theaters. $12.50. >>

10/5 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: lazyeyes, pc worship, and rips play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10/5 11pm (monthly thru 11/2): adult amateur (or worse) dance teams perform choreographed dances in front of a live audience and comedian judges at nationals: an amateur adult dance competition comedy show. hosted by dara katz and betsy kenney. ucb (chelsea), $5 >>

10/5-7: immerse yourself in nyc contemporary theater and performance during cuny’s 13th annual prelude festival, featuring 40 free performances, panels, workshops and presentations. >>

10/5-30: the queer 90s screening series at the metrograph (les) features independent, documentary, experimental and studio films that emerged in the 90s from filmmakers todd haynes, gus van sant, kimberly pierce, mike nichols, and others. $15. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the nyc craft beer festival at 69th regiment armory 10/14-15 for $39-59 (plus ticket fees, reg. $55-90). >>

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