around town today

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housing works >>
brooklyn bazaar >>
nowadays >>
parklife >>
pete’s candy store >>
the bell house >>
q.e.d. >>
…plus many others from gothamist >>

junior’s celebrates 68 years with 68¢ cheesecake slices with purchase of lunch or a dinner entrée, $9.50-19.50 whole cheesecakes at the bakery, and $9.50 off online. >>

thru 11/11: the annual new york comedy festival celebrates 15 years of laughs with more than 100 shows across the city. some skint-priced picks for today include regular comedy at murmrr ballroom ($10 with promo code ‘regular’), in a world: the dating show at the pit, and stand by your band at union hall; tomorrow: characters welcome at ucb theatre, chris gethard’s ‘beautiful/anonymous’ at sony hall, comedians you should know at the gutter, dulcé sloan at the creek and the cave, and too many cooks anniversary show at lucky jacks. >>

thru 11/10: youngblood playwrights collective presents ’asking for trouble’, a 10-minute play festival showcasing 24 new plays over four nights. ensemble studio theatre (midtown west), $12. >>

10am-8pm (+ 10/10-12, 10/17): shop bargains on original art, clothing, books, electronics, housewares, and collectibles at the westbeth artists housing and center for the arts flea market (west village). >>

6pm: eight restaurants bring out their best balls for the third annual movember ball meatball competition. refinery rooftop (midtown west), $25 admission benefits the movember foundation >>

6:30pm: women’s studies quarterly celebrates the launch of its protest issue with readings by editors and contributors, followed by a zine-making party. interference archive (park slope), free admission. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents five personal stories about the ocean and our coastal waters as told by a lineup of interesting science-y folks and storytellers at this month’s live show. hosted by tracy rowland and nisse greenberg. caveat (les), $12. >>

7pm (+ 11/7): tinder live host and former sex + relationships editor for cosmopolitan lane moore launches her new book, how to be alone: if you want to, and even if you don’t, with release events at q.e.d. in astoria (tues, with selena coppock and katie compa, free) and strand books (weds, with hq’s scott rogowsky, $15-16).

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 on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by sean patton (conan), nimesh patel (seth meyers), dion flynn (fallon), and victor varnado (comedy central). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm 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 shane torres (conan), lakendra tookes (snl), liz miele (gotham live), and drae campbell (tell). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: fishbone and living color play a concert at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), with free admission for the first 200 attendees to show social media proof of voting (see listing for specifics). reg $25. >>

8:30pm: just come!, a new comedy show from pamela ross and kendall farrell, continues with performances by kate willett (comedy central), andy sandford (conan), khalid rahmaan (conan), chanel ali (mtv) and sam evans, plus musical accompaniment by sami schwaeber. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

coming up

11/7 6pm: composer angelo badalamenti (twin peaks) will be signing copies of thought gang, his jazz album made with david lynch in the 90s, at rough trade (williamsburg). $13.99 cd/$24.99 lp. >>

11/7 6:30pm: visual journalist, cartoonist and writer liza donnelly (the new yorker, the new york times) discusses freedom of speech, gender, and how to use humor for change as part of the athena center for leadership studies’ ‘power talk’ series. barnard college (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

11/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): engineering technologies inspired by nature: pennsylvania state university assistant professor of mechanical engineering + biomedical engineering and head of the laboratory of nature inspired engineering tak-sing wong gives a talk on materials inspired by the natural world 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). >>

11/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians get schooled by a real teacher/expert. this month’s topic is ‘the psychology of phobias,’ with columbia university clinical psychologist dr. ali mattu and ‘students’ halle kiefer (vulture), mike kelton (mtv), and carl foreman, jr. (ifc). hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

11/7 7pm: mivos quartet performs music by gervasoni, movio, di castri, and fedele at the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights). free. >>

11/7 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are celebrating their 10th season with tonight’s show. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

11/7 7:30pm: at tonight’s brooklyn public philosophers speaker series, penn state associate professor of philosophy, bioethics, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies sarah clark miller discusses the art of refusal: overcoming epistemic injustice in the #metoo era. brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights), free (rsvp). >>

11/7 8pm: keep drinking and everything will be a-okay at the fine show with eric west, a discussion panel-meets-variety show-meets drinking game. tonight’s guests include climate change scientist dr. adam sobel, ‘russian dance extraordinaire’ the amazing lisa, and comedians mary beth barone (the exhibition) and harris mayersohn (colbert). the west end lounge (manhattan valley), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

11/7 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sam morril (comedy central), marlena rodriguez (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), kyle ayers (comedy central), and dekunle somade. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

11/7 11pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and guest storytellers. tonight, they’re joined by artist and author adam j. kurtz (things are what you make them). ucb hell’s kitchen, $7. >>

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