around town today

thru 11/17: get your fill of film at these film fests and series:
• thru 11/17: nitehawk shorts festival. nitehawk cinemas (williamsburg), $18. >>
• thru 11/14: french cinema week. various locations and prices. >>
• thru 11/13: trans and non-binary film series. macaulay honors college (uws), free. >>

5pm: blind spots: confront our hidden biases at a screening, audience test, and panel discussion on robin hauser’s film, bias, with wsj science writer robert lee holtz , harvard psychology professor mahzarin banaji, and hauser. the nyu journalism institute (east village). free (rsvp). >>

6pm: this is what girlhood looks like: photo exhibition + book launch party: celebrate the release of this is 18, a new photography book from jessica bennett and the new york times that offers an inside look at the lives of two dozen young women around the world. starr foundation hall at the new school (greenwich village / union square), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: the nyu school of law hosts a screening of making a killing: guns, greed, + the nra filmmaker robert greenwald’s new documentary, suppressed: the fight to vote, which explores voter suppression in the 2018 georgia midterm elections. a panel discussion with maya contreras (brewed in new york), perry grossman (nyclu), and margi trapani (cidny) follows. furman hall at nyu school of law (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: past earthquakes, present hazards: geophysicist susan hough describes the science around understanding past tremors and what they can teach us about present-day earthquake hazards. american museum of natural history (new york), $15 general public, ($13.50 students/seniors. >>

6:30-9pm: prospective students can explore the offerings of 150 schools at the annual nacac performing and visual arts college fair. jacob k. javits convention center (midtown west), free admission. >>

7pm: from singin’ in the rain to la la land, film historian jeanine basinger gives an in-depth look at hollywood musicals in a talk on her new illustrated book, the movie musical!, with author tom santopietro (the sound of music story). barnes + noble 86th + lexington (ues), free. >>

7pm (monthly thru 12/10): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s gathering explores ‘small towns usa’ with authors marie lee, jimin han, and keetje kuipers, followed by a moderated roundtable and audience discussion. bonus: free refreshments. lmhq (fidi), free. >>

7pm (+ 11/13): tcm big screen classics presents 45th anniversary screenings of francis ford coppola’s the godfather part two in select theaters. various prices. >>

7:30pm: on the fate of the earth: author and activist arundhati roy (the god of small things) joins journalist and activist naomi klein (this changes everything) for a discussion on life on earth on the brink of environmental crisis. the great hall at the cooper union (east village), free (rsvp required). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): learn about brain development and its relationship to emotional behavior, stress, and well-being at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series, presented by neuroscientist nim tottenham. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: see comedian david cross (mr. show, arrested development) workshop new(ish) material for his next special. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sponsored: 8pm (+ 11/15-16): a pair of physically disabled artists who’ve found shared motivation present breaking + entering, an inclusive, collaborative new work by dancer/choreographer jerron herman and composer/musician molly joyce. a dance party follows each performance. danspace project (east village), $22. >>

8pm: maneka, lost boy?, sonny falls, and groupie play alphaville (bushwick). $8. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, celebrates their first anniversary with performances by rachel feinstein (netflix), sam morril (comedy central), carmen lagala (conan), mia jackson  (last comic standing), alex english (bet), and feminist musical comedy duo free the mind (marcia belsky + isabel martin). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm: sing responsibly at beer choir, a social singing event held in a bar. dive 106 (manhattan valley), free admission. >>

9pm (monthly): allison o’conor invites her comedy friends to perform at the we go way back stand-up show. tonight’s bffs include the lucas brothers (netflix), rachel pergram (national lampoon radio hour), courtney o’donnell, and dylan adler. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $7. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

coming up

11/13 5:30pm: the new yorker and onion writer and comedian blythe roberson discusses her humorous guide to romance, how to date men when you hate men, at yorkville library meeting room. free. >>

11/13 6:30pm: alliance for justice celebrates its 40th anniversary with panel discussion on the impeachment inquiry and the current state of the judiciary, featuring above the law executive editor elie mystal, msnbc legal analyst maya wiley, and slate magazine correspondent mark joseph stern. a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres follows. 42west44 (midtown), free (rsvp). >>

11/13 6:30pm (thru 12/12): the wayward girl: an evening with liv ullmann: scandinavia house kicks off a month-long retrospective of the work of norwegian actress and filmmaker liv ullman with ullman in-person to discuss her life and career, followed by a screening of the wayward girl, the 1959 film that marked ullman’s star turn. scandinavia house (murray hill), $15. >>

11/13 7pm: novelist and short story writer edwidge danticat comes to the center for fiction to read from her new collection, everything inside, and talk with the new york times books writer concepción de león about the art of the story. the center for fiction (fort greene), $10 admission includes a $10 voucher for the center’s bookstore. >>

11/13 7pm: poet and author marie howe (magdeline) and filmmaker madeleine olnek discuss the life and work of emily dickinson through the lens of olnek’s 2018 film, wild nights with emily, at housing works bookstore cafe (soho). free. >>

11/13 7pm (+ 11/14): for a taste of 17th century french comedy, visit prospect park to catch samira wiley (the handmaid’s tale, orange is the new black) and dominic fumusa (nurse jackie) in two free staged readings of molière’s the school for wives. presented by moliére in the park and the prospect park alliance. the picnic house at prospect park, free. >>

11/13 7pm, 9pm: the annual eyeworks festival of experimental animation returns to pioneer works for its seventh year with two curated programs of films from the 1950s to today. pioneer works (red hook), $15. >>

11/13 8pm (monthly): while you can’t bring your furry friends to the pet shop comedy show, you could walk away with a doggy bag (of sorts)–one lucky audience member will get a prize. featuring comedians josh johnson (fallon), emmy blotnick (conan), carmen lynch (colbert), michael cruz kayne (high maintenance), and more. the jane hotel (west village), $10. >>

11/13 8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), nina tarr (adult swim), opeyemi olagbaju (the new negroes), scott sharp, and bret raybould. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

11/13 8pm (weekly): this week’s side ponytail comedy show features josh gondelman (conan), zain sharif (adult swim), katie boyle (transplants comedy), jared goldstein (comedy central), and ronnie fleming. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

11/13 8pm: the melody and company chamber series presents an evening of debussy, brahms, mendelssohn, and warshaw, followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception. greenwich house music school concert hall (west village), $20 general, $15 students/seniors (save $5 at the door if you mention the skint). >>

11/13 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $3 beers and $15 buckets are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features alison leiby (the president show), chloe mcgovern (roastmasters), robert dean, benjy himmelfarb, and nick skardarasy. hosted by maria heinegg. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/13 8:30pm (monthly): comedians share embarrassing dating stories at youngmi mayer and blair dawson’s u up? comedy show. tonight’s lineup includes aminah imani (wine before nine), casey balsham (betches), bryan yang (buzzfeed), gus constantellis (nickelodeon), and kelly bachman (rape jokes by survivors). the show also features a half-time storytelling contest, where audience participants can share their own anecdotes to compete for a prize from babeland. the corners (bed-stuy), free (rsvp). >>

11/13 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: sam jay (snl), jane harrison (significant others), nathan macintosh (fallon), donnie sengstack, ethan simmons-patterson, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: save on tickets to shakespeare’s timon of athens, running 1/11-2/9 at theatre for a new audience. >>

get tickets to company xiv’s nutcracker rouge: a baroque burlesque confection 11/14-1/5 for $59+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $108.50+). >>

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