around town today

time tba: the bergdorf goodman holiday windows, inspired by the new york botanical garden, will be unveiled today. fifth avenue bet 57th + 58th sts, free. >>

6pm: yael shy, senior director of the center for global spiritual life at nyu, will be introduced by chelsea clinton at a launch event for her book, what now? meditation for your twenties and beyond. nyu bookstore (greenwich village), free. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with mel dockery (the moth storyslam winner), robin gelfenbien (yum’s the word), and vernon payne (teenage love). hosted by jeff rose. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

7pm: (monthly): a panel of activists discusses the quest for lgbt rights around the globe at this month’s edition of the lgbt center’s second tuesday series. $10. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedian chris duffy hosts the you get a spoon variety show, where performers endorse and give away their favorite objects, oprah-style. this month: comedy from meave higgins (comedy central), stories from adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), and songs from emmy the great + tica douglas. caveat (les), $10. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (bimonthly): ___ is our god, a new worship service-themed comedy/variety show, offers up absurd songs, prayers, testimonials, and more to a new pop culture figure each show. tonight, hosts natasha vaynblat, jessie jolles + katie hartman and guests dan chamberlain (fallon)+ sachi ezura (the rundown) give praise to stanley tucci. cloud city (williamsburg), $5. >>

7:30pm: laughs trump hate at harmon leon’s big fat racist show, ‘a comedy show about racism – and not an hour of racist jokes.’ q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s ‘gratitude’ installment features speakers sonia denis, andrew collin, gianmarco soresi and christine holt. hosted by kevin allison. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of alex gilvarry (eastman was here), eleanor henderson (the twelve-mile straight), and rachel khong (goodbye, vitamin) at the lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8pm: soccer mommy and emily yacina play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10. >>

8pm doors: no age, drunken foreigner band, and beat detectives play elsewhere (bushwick). $5 adv, $10 door. >>

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. >>

9pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. tonight’s topics: the cloud, your brain, changing habits, and the team that always loses to the harlem globetrotters. ucb (east village), $7. >>

thru 11/19: the brooklyn podcast festival presents live tapings of kevin mcdonald’s kevin mcdonald show, the sporkful presents: ask mimi, slate money, food 4 thot, and more at the bell house, union hall, and bric. various prices. >>

thru 11/26: complexions contemporary ballet returns to the joyce for two weeks with four world premieres, a dance set to the music of david bowie, and more. programs vary. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

sponsored: think and drink with the 14th street y in the east village (14th street bt 1st and 2nd ave) on saturday, november 18 at 7:30pm as laba, the international incubator of jewish art and culture presents drunk: a wine-soaked celebration of new art inspired by ancient texts. feast, sip, study, and be immersed in new work from this year’s laba fellows while you enjoy wine tasting with sommelier, ronald jordan. a unique event not to be missed. get tickets. >>

11/15 11am: general admission tickets to the mega-popular traveling ‘david bowie is’ exhibition go on sale this morning. making it’s final stop at the brooklyn museum 3/2-6/18, the exhibition presents 400 objects from the david bowie archive, including original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, original album art, photos, videos, and more. $20-25 general, $12-16 students/seniors includes general museum admission ($35 ‘skip the line’ and premium tickets are currently on sale). >>

11/15 2pm, 7pm: casablanca comes back to select movie theaters in honor of its 75th anniversary. $12.50. >>

11/15 2-5pm: get your mid-afternoon pick-me-up on the house, courtesy of free hot coffee at participating au bon pain locations. >>

11/15 6pm: avram finkelstein, cofounder of the silence = death collective, and a group of artist-activists share the story of the life-saving art created during the 80’s aids epidemic at a release event for his book, after silence: a history of aids through its images. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free admission. >>

11/15 6pm (thru 11/26): share your untold truths and feelings on a 1950s typewriter and become part of the narrative at multimedia artist diego romero’s ‘the typing machine‘ exhibition. el barrio’s artspace ps109 (east harlem), free (rsvp). >>

11/15 6-9pm: explore two dozen neighborhood art spaces during the quarterly tribeca art+culture night. free. >>

11/15 7pm: gold star father and famed 2016 dnc speaker khizr khan discusses his family’s experience of their pursuit of the american dream in his new book, an american family: a memoir of hope and sacrifice. barnes + noble 82nd + broadway, priority seating with purchase of the book from this location. >>

11/15 7pm: get agriculture-d at a release party for stone barns center’s essay collection letters to a young farmer: on food, farming and our future, including a book signing, panel discussion, giveaways, and free food + beer. patagonia soho, free admission. >>

11/15 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: get in on the ground floor at ground floor comedy channel’s live show, a night of stand-up and live jazz featuring ana fabrega (at home with amy sedaris), catherine cohen (difficult people), ikechukwu ufomadu (ike at night), brad howe, meaghan strickland, tim lamphier and more. hosted by thomas fricilone and kelly cooper. brooklyn art library (williamsburg), free. >>

11/15 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers george michelsen foy (the assassin storm), sarah gerard (sunshine state), pamela ryder (a tendency to be gone), and katie willingham (unlikely designs). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

11/15 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features chris distefano (comedy central), mary mack (conan), krystyna hutchinson (guys we f**ked), and brandon scott wolf (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

11/15 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer specials are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight: nathan macintosh (colbert), mike drucker (bill nye saves the world), ramy youssef (colbert), sonia denis (comedy central), and tito garza (funnyordie). hosted by rob haze (comedy central). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/15 8:30pm (monthly): defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share a dating/love/sex anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

11/15 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: judah friedlander (30 rock), dave landau (this is not happening), yedoye travis (colbert), ester steinberg, blake burkhart, lane pieschel, and david drake. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

11/15 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the tale storytelling show celebrates its five-year anniversary with seasoned stories spun by jena friedman (the daily show), michele carlo (fish out of agua), and michael small (msnbc). hosted by harmon leon (this american life, vice). the red room at kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

11/15-12/3 (weds-sun): take a spin thru though the history of wheel of fortune at a 35th anniversary exhibit of photos, memorabilia, and videos from the highest rated syndicated show in tv history. hosts pat sajak + vanna white and executive producer harry friedman will be in person at a discussion 11/15 6:30pm ($25-32). the paley center for media (midtown west), admission to the exhibit is free. >>

11/15-2/4: ‘edvard munch: between the clock and the bed’ at the met breuer features 43 of the artist’s compositions created over a span of six decades, including 16 self-portraits and works that have never before been seen in the us. suggested admission: the met breuer (ues), $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $20 for kerrigan and lowdermilk’s new musical, the mad ones at 59e59 theatres 11/16-24 (reg. $70). >>

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