around town today

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 12/4): sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the season continues tonight with flutist isabel lepanto gleicher. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6:30-9pm: honor the lives of trans and gender nonconforming community members lost to oppression, stigma and violence at the annual transgender day of remembrance at the lgbt center (west village). free. >>

7pm (ends today): the paf festival brings two evenings of new audiovisual performances to pioneer works (red hook). $20. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring performers lauren ashley smith, eman el-husseini, katie hartman, and jordan kleine. hosted by sophie santos and jess salomon. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): joey dardano hosts a lineup of comedy all-starrs including sam jay (snl), molly austin (comedy central), matt ruby (comedy central), myq kaplan (netflix), and kendall ferrall (living for it). starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

8pm 7pm (monthly): video sketch and improv group physically bold brings you a dose of comedy at their variety show, tonight featuring guests ayanna dookie, matt decaro, and josh nasser. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by ramy youssef (colbert), gastor almonte (this is not happening), pranav behari (mad magazine), christiana jackson, and jaye mcbride. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8:30pm (weekly): just come!, a new comedy show from pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by doug smith (conan), dina hashem (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), tommy mcnamara (the onion), kenice mobley (laughs), and nick chambers (2 dope queens). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

coming up

11/21-25: the world before your feet, a new documentary chronicling matt green’s quest to walk every block of every street in nyc, premieres this week with post-show q+a with producer jesse eisenberg, director jeremy workman, and subject matt green at select screenings. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

11/21 1-8pm: watch the macy’s thanksgiving day parade balloons come to life while they’re inflated in preparation for tomorrow. enter at w 73rd st and columbus ave (uws), free. >>

11/21 8pm (monthly): get your thanksgiving portion of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring $5 margaritas and hosts kimberly dinaro (someecards) and sally ann hall. the lantern (greenwich village), free admission (one item minimum). >>

11/21 8pm (monthly): don’t worry about your social status at the no cool kids comedy show, where comedians talk about their awkward youth, complete with photo evidence. hosted by bob gurnett and lauren vino. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

11/21 8pm doors: the glamdammit party celebrates 14 years of bands and djs playing fist-pumping rock, punk anthems, and glam jams. the bowery electric (east village), free. >>

11/21 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: clark jones (crashing), rob cantrell (comedy central), kenny deforest (seth meyers), joyelle johnson (trutv), kerry coddett (hbo), and jeff arcuri (colbert). hosted by tommy mcnamara. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

11/21 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from damien lemon (trutv), kate willett (netflix), liz miele (gotham comedy live), andy sandford (conan), and dan perlman (mtv2). lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

11/21 9pm: i love burlesque presents spanksgiving, a kinky thanksgiving eve burlesque show at dromedary urban tiki bar (bushwick). free. >>

11/21 9pm: smooth operators and soldiers of love make their way to the smooth operator sade party, spun by dj manchildblack. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

11/21 9pm: toss and turn and can’t sleep at night? you’ve got to get away to the tainted love 80’s dance party. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

11/21 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers comedy show, where comedians give fake stem-inspired lectures and one ends up with a new website based on audience suggestions. tonight’s cyber wednesday theme features marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), michael cruz kayne (hbo), and music by house band the square roots. hosted by mark vigeant. caveat (les), $10. >>

11/21 9:30pm: jump around at secretformula’s 90’s hip-hop + rnb sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to two hours of music videos and score some sweet 90’s swag. themed attire encouraged. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the annual menorah horah hanukkah burlesque show at highline ballroom 12/9 for $12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

get tickets to moscow ballet’s great russian nutcracker at kings theatre 12/8 for $30+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $61+). >>

get tickets to paul winter’s 39th annual winter solstice celebration at the cathedral church of st. john the divine 12/20-22 for $23+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $38+). >>

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