around town today

thru 11/10: s’well, moleskine, and nest sample sale: shop notebooks, planners, water bottles, candles, fragrances, and more at prices ‘far below below retail.’ 260 fifth ave (nomad), free admission. >>

thru 11/10: hear stories told by some of the best in town during the eighth annual gotham storytelling festival. kraine theater (east village), $15-20 (skint offer: save $5 on foreign 11/9 with promo code ‘immigrant’). >>

thru 11/10: the annual new york comedy festival takes over nyc all week with 100+ shows across the boroughs. a few skint-priced picks for tonight: an inconvenient talk show at caveat, boardwalk comedy at lola, latinos out loud at bodega pizza, wild things at secret loft; tomorrow: cabernet caberet at club cumming, hack city at canal street market, here + queer at ucbt, the lesbian agenda at the bell house. various prices. >>

today: junior’s celebrates 69 years with 69¢ cheesecake slices with purchase of an entrée, $9.50-19.50 whole cheesecakes at the bakery, and $9.50 off online. >>

10am-7pm (+ 11/9-11, 11/16): shop bargains on original art, clothing, books, housewares, collectibles, and more at the westbeth artists housing and center for the arts flea market (west village). >>

6-8pm (on view thru 12/21): gagosian gallery presents birth machine baby, an exhibition of works by h. r. giger and mark prent, curated by filmmaker harmony korine. opening reception tonight. gagosian gallery 821 park ave (ues), free. >>

6:30pm: comics artist/writer/producer and marvel’s chief creative officer joe quesada comes to the society of illustrators to discuss his career, followed by q+a and a signing. society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the campfire storytelling show brings its live outdoor show to the courtyard of arlo hotel in soho, with tales told by dc benny (bet), aparna nancherla (comedy central), and mike lebovitz (hbo), plus music by folk-pop comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by david drake. arlo hotel (soho), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s live taping includes grammy-winning musician paula cole. the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7pm: how well are social media platforms fighting terrorism online? facebook’s david tessler and harvard kennedy school’s joan donovan discuss combating terrorist content: the social media challenge at 9/11 memorial + museum (financial district). free (rsvp). >>

7pm: a lineup of six creatives under the age of 100 share their work at the fall edition of 100s under 100 #show-n-tell irl, a play on awards given to a select few under a certain age. dweck cultural center at brooklyn public library (prospect heights), free (donations welcome). >>

7:30pm (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. tonight’s storytellers include leslie goshko (sideshow goshko), mike cho (risk!), and jeff simmermon (this american life). hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer for your favorites. tonight’s halloween edition includes a pun-costume contest. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): stand-up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests jess wood, elna baker, karmen naidoo, and brian parise. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by ismael loutfi (kimmel), jess salomon (fallon), andrew orfolo (corden), maria heinegg (bravo), aminah imani (wine before nine), and chris donahue (ucb). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


Jerron Herman & Molly Joyce: Breaking & Entering

Looking for inclusive art to support this fall (that’s also a dance party)?

Join us at Breaking & Entering — an inclusive, collaborative new work created by a pair of physically disabled artists who’ve found shared motivation — featuring dancer/choreographer Jerron Herman and composer/musician Molly Joyce.

Performed live at historic Danspace Project, Breaking & Entering combines original music and choreography, and evolves into a dance party led by a different DJ every night. Each performance is a unique experience!

This fall, fall into celebration — of the disabled community’s breaking, entering, and emerging into dance, music, and more.

Jerron Herman & Molly Joyce: Breaking & Entering
Tuesday, November 12 at 8pm
Friday, November 15 at 8pm
Saturday, November 16 at 8pm

Danspace Project
131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

More info and tickets: http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/herman-joyce/

coming up

11/6-11/29: the roxy cinema kicks off a nicolas cage retrospective with screenings of valley girl, birdy, peggy sue got married, raising arizona, moonstruck, and vampire’s kiss throughout the month. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

11/6-15: the 10th annual doc nyc film festival presents 300 documentaries from around the world. cinépolis chelsea, ifc center, and sva theatre, $19+ general, $17+ seniors >>

11/6 6pm: food writer/journalist rachel wharton (edibles) and illustrator kimberly ellen hall will serve up facts about classic american dishes while selling and signing copies of their new book, american food: a not-so-serious history. bonus: get there early for a slice of pineapple upside-down cake. essex street market (les), free. >>

11/6 6:30pm: author and teacher mira jacob (good talk: a memoir in conversations, the sleepwalker’s guide to dancing) is tonight’s guest at the new school’s nonfiction forum. hoerle lecture hall at the new school (greenwich village / union square), free. >>

11/6 6:30pm (monthly): brandon follick (reductress) and shelby slauer (clickhole) host the new girl’s girls comedy/variety show, with tonight’s debut lineup featuring jena friedman (soft focus), taylor garron (reductress), paige smith-hogan, and dylan adler. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

11/6 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): climate change and rising sea levels: paleoclimatologist maureen raymo discusses melting ice sheets, rising sea levels, and other evidence of natural and manmade climate change at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

sponsored 11/6 7pm: pen out loud: lindy west and hari kondabolu: lindy west, the groundbreaking author of shrill, is joined by comedian hari kondabolu (netflix’s warn your relatives) to discuss her highly anticipated new essay collection, the witches are coming, an investigation of what it means to be a woman in the #metoo era and how we arrived at this moment of cultural reckoning. symphony space (uws). tickets start at $10 with promo code ‘west’ >>

11/6 7pm + 9pm (monthly): project:theater presents our bar, an evening of site-specific theater that unfolds around you in a local watering hole. tonight’s 10th anniversary theme: ‘audience.’ failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

11/6 8pm: queer writers and performers ‘out’ the films that helped them define themselves at the queer film theory 101 show, hosted by veronica garza. house of wax bar at alamo drafthouse (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

11/6 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 moses storm (sunnyside), christina galston (comedy central), andrew collin (puddles), and geoffrey asmus. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

11/6 8pm (weekly): this week’s side ponytail comedy show features kaleb stewart (comedy central), david tviete (last comic standing), andrew orolfo (james corden), and jordan jensen. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

11/6 8pm (monthly): the just come! comedy show‘s monthly wednesday edition at bushwick’s starr bar features stand-up by doug smith (conan), katie hannigan (colbert), rachel mccartney (pbs), carolyn busa (side ponytail comedy), christina galston (comedy central), and pranav behari (mad magazine). hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell. starr bar (bushwick), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

11/6 8pm: parlando ensemble presents: memory and metamorphosis , a concert exploring the relationship between music and memory. the program includes richard strauss’s metamorphosen, jessie montgomery’s banner, and henri dutilleux’s mystère de l’instant. merkin concert hall at kaufman music center (uws), $10 with promo code ‘memory’ (reg. $25). >>

11/6 8pm: slumber mag, a website and community organization dedicated to highlighting non-binary and female-identifying musicians, artists, and writers, presents a concert with amy o and yours are the only ears at trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10+. >>

11/6 8pm: shoegaze/dream pop band no swoon plays a record release show at union pool (williamsburg), with support from big bliss and wooing. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

11/6 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 sara hennessey (comedy central), justy dodge (keith and the girl), geoffrey asmus, patrick hastie, and sam evans. wilfred padua hosts. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: see rachel ray and deb perelman at 92y’s food summit this saturday for just $20 (reg. $45). >>

get tickets to see blue man group at the astor place theatre thru 11/20 for $39 (plus ticket fees, reg. $92.50). >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/7-10 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

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