around town today

11:30am-10pm: pay-what-you-wish for your meal at the opening of glaze teriyaki’s new williamsburg location. proceeds support the brooklyn animal resource coalition. >>

1-2pm (thru 1/13): shiro of japan in grand central celebrates its 44th anniversary with 44₵ poké bowls with the purchase of a beverage. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event continues with judith heineman (grimm’s grimmest: the darker side of fairy tales), thomas pryor (i hate the dallas cowboys), jim hawkins, and elizabeth rowe, followed by up to five audience members. hosted by barbara aliprantis. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

7pm (+ 1/17): mind, body + spirits yoga: take a free one-hour vinyasa flow yoga class, and rehydrate with complimentary kombucha cocktails afterwards. bring your own mat. space ninety 8 (williamsburg), rsvp required. >>

7pm (monthly): blanche wiesen cook, distinguished professor of history at john jay college in the city university of new york, presents volume three of her biography of eleanor roosevelt at this month’s edition of the lgbt center’s second tuesday series. $10. >>

7pm: the seventh annual pen parentis winter poetry night features readings from cristina cook, stella padnos-shea, and matthew thorburn, plus q+a moderated by founder m. m. de voe and salons curator christina chiu. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free. >>

7pm (thru 1/12): wnyc’s jami floyd and social entrepreneurs from echoing green host four evenings of storytelling, conversations, and hands-on solutions building regarding change, justice, and equity. tonight: race and justice within criminal justice. the greene space (south village). $10. >>

7pm: filmmaker rob epstein and how to survive a plague director/author david france will be in conversation following a screening of epstein’s academy award-winning documentary the times of harvey milk (1984). museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 admission includes same-day admission to the museum. >>

7pm: more than 20 musicians play the leave a lasting mark concert series’s tribute to david bowie. the bitter end (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sponsored 7pm (thru 1/15): just $20 for made in china, a new puppet musical from the obie award-winning wakka wakka at 59e59 theaters (reg. $60). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: 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 actor chad l. coleman (the walking dead, the wire), author dorie clark (reinventing you), tony nominee mary bridget davies (a night with janis joplin), photographer jordan matter (dancers among us), and writer/performer faye lane. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $5 admission benefits she’s the first. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): the society for the advancement of social studies (s.a.s.s.) explores unsung heroines of history with informal lectures on wives and mistresses, female renaissance artists, and virginia woolf. the bedford (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm: editors from the crunk feminist collective discuss their new book, the project, and the increasing relevancy of their work. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): hosts evan forde barden and patrick cartelli interview a guest about an important song from their life at repeater: a little show about big songs. tonight: comedian chris duffy (you’re the expert) and musical guest dear georgiana. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): explore the minds of dogs with canine cognition researcher and author alexandra horowitz (being a dog: following the dog into the world of smell) at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: emanuel and the fear, frances cone, and adam melchor play knitting factory (williamsburg). $10. >>

8pm (monthly): hear pieces from scott cheshire (high as the horses’ bridles), matt gallagher (youngblood), and helen phillips (some possible solutions: stories) at the lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8pm (weekly): new york distilling company’s distilling room (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by wyatt cenac (people of earth), matt barats (ifc), patti harrison (it’s a guy thing), and cocoon central dance team (broad city). free. >>

8pm: hideout, wilsen, and surf rock is dead play berlin (alphabet city/east village). $7-8. >>

9pm (monthly): whose line is it anyway? meets ted as stand-up comedians improvise ted talks on topics they’ve never heard of before. hosted by ryan stanisz. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

9:30pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. ucb (east village), $7. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

1/11 6:30pm doors, 7pm event: deepak chopra leads a community gathering in an effort to soothe anxiety and provoke dialogue. abc carpet + home (flatiron), $20. >>

1/11 7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features stand-up comedy from shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), mindy raf (girlcode), chanel ali, blake wexler, and more. $5. >>

1/11 7:30pm: color your face red (with booze) and pages any color (with markers, crayons and pencils) at this month’s coloring club drink and draw meet up, a coloring club for adults featuring drawings of drag queens, celebrities, 90’s nostalgia and more. berg’n (crown heights), $5 admission includes supplies and unlimited pages to color, $17 includes a downloadable coloring book. skint offer: a limited number of free regular admission tickets are available with promo code ‘skint2017’ until they run out. >>

1/11 7:30pm (thru 1/15): l-e-v dance company, founded by former batsheva dance company member sharon eyal, producer gai behar and dj/musician ori lichtik, presents ocd love, an evening-length work inspired by neil hilborn’s poem/viral video of the same name. the joyce (chelsea), $10+. >>

1/11 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk ted talks show. tonight’s theme: ‘can you put the past away.’ littlefield (gowanus), $5. >>

1/11 8pm (monthly): performers tell stories incorporating video at the videotale show. tonight: jeff kornberg (vanity fair), david lawson, and improv group the baldwins. hosted by harmon leon (vice, this american life). the pit (flatiron). $5. >>

1/11 8pm (monthly): the drop the mic all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male), features sets by emma willmann (colbert), liz miele (gotham live), danny cohen (comedy central), and aminah imani. sycamore (flatbush), free. >>

1/11 8pm (monthly): get your fill of free food and free comedy at the devour hour comedy show. this month: have some chinese dumplings alongside performances by kerry overfab coddett (larry wilmore), liz magee (reductress), sam taggart (brooklyn magazine’s 50 funniest people), brantley brice, and lucie steiner. hank’s saloon (boerum hill), free admission. >>

1/11 8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features kevin mccaffrey (colbert), liza treyger (comedy central), mike cross (gotham comedy live), geoffrey asmus (laughs), and zardon richardson. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

1/11 8pm: shut the f*ck up, donny! i’m trying to watch a free screening of the big lebowski at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). >>

1/11 8pm: kat cunning, salt cathedral, and gabi play c’mon everybody (bedford-stuyvesant). $8 adv, $10 doors admission benefits the planned parenthood of new york city action fund. >>

1/11 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: roy wood, jr. (the daily show), liza treyger (comedy central), christina galston, geoffrey asmus, david drake, and more. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). $5. >>

1/11 9pm (thru 1/14): the annual zlatne uste golden festival of balkan music isn’t priced for the skint (1/13-14, $30-55), but you can check out pre-fest shows at jalopy tonight (free) and sunnyvale on thursday ($10), as well as the after party at drom on sunday ($10). >>

1/11 9pm (bi-monthly): copycat cover song night pays tribute to the women of punk and new wave with bands, dj xerox and guest djs, and $5 ‘it’s a mystery’ cocktails all night. otto’s shrunken head (alphabet city), free. >>

1/11 11pm (monthly): embrace comedy chaos at the unexpectashow, a monthly grab bag of entertainment hosted by jo firestone. tonight, a mock trial team takes on the people vs charles manson. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

1/11-24: the 26th annual new york jewish film festival features 29 films and shorts, including 26 making their world, u.s., or new york premieres. highlights include new films by amos gitai and radu jude, documentaries about bette midler, william kentridge, and ohad naharin, and more. the film society of lincoln center (uws), $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

ticket deals

reservations are now open for the annual winter restaurant week (1/23-2/10), with almost 400 restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinners ($42) and lunches ($29). >>

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