around town today

thru 12/8: buy-one-get-one free holiday cones and cups at taiyaki nyc (chinatown), the ice cream shop with soft serve ice cream served in adorable fish-shaped waffle cones. >>

3-10pm (+ 12/6): a frank ape holiday pop-up takes over the living gallery outpost with an installation by creator brandon sines, plus shirts, posters, ornaments and original art available for purchase. the living gallery outpost (east village), free admission. >>

rescheduled to 12/7 due to rain forecast 4pm: downtown brooklyn’s metrotech center lights up the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony including santa + actual reindeer, performances from the brooklyn ballet and the brooklyn friends school, and complimentary light bites and beverages from korilla bbq, starbucks, la défense, and more. bonus: pick up a free drink voucher for the circa brewing after party at the event. free admission. >>

6pm: learn about the neuroscience of illusion when neuroscientists susana martinez-conde and stephen macknik, authors of champions of illusion, and master illusionist apollo robbins share the scientific secrets behind some of magic’s greatest tricks. american museum of natural history (uws), $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

6:30pm: dimensions in black: perspectives on black film and media: film quarterly writers show clips and discuss the state of african american cinema, television, and video today. the elinor bunin munroe film center amphitheater at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed starting one hour before the event. >>

7pm: science speed dating: the national academy of sciences hosts a program of seven quick-fire talks by experts from a variety of scientific fields in small group settings at the william vale (williamsburg). free (rsvp required). >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and brendan murphy at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

7pm: celebrate the anniversary of the 1933 prohibition repeal at jazz age prohibition parties with live music, burlesque, cocktails, and more at house of yes (free) and hotel chantelle ($20).

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 jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about power as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by neuroscientist paula croxson and writer erin barker. caveat (les), $12. >>

8pm: the am i write, ladies? variety show showcases new prose, storytelling, comedy, burlesque, theater, and more by women and gender non-conforming artists. tonight’s theme: seasonal seasoning: food, cooking, and/or the holidays. hosted by cassidy graves. the footlight (ridgewood), $10. >>

8pm: stevie, a witchy comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks and hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart, features guests joel kim booster (comedy central), sonia denis (comedy central), aparna nancherla (conan), eudora peterson (jezebel) and more. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan+joe+charles show, this week including performances by chris gethard (the chris gethard show), katie hannigan (collegehumor), diego lopez (vice), and rebecca o’neal. free. >>

thru march 2018: interact with color-changing spheres that react to sound and movement at the sea of light installation at south street seaport. free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

our next events!

December Babies Birthday Party
Tickets: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1597714
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/332615113869200/

Housequake: Prince Party
Tickets: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1595770
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/124016781702394/

coming up

12/6 7:30-9am: enjoy art and guided meditation in a serene environment during quiet mornings at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

12/6 4-10pm (thru 12/8, + 12-11pm 12/9): blue point brewing company encourages you to relax at their travel agency themed pop-up. read: free beer tastings. 156 orchard st (les), free. >>

12/6 6pm: sing holiday songs while accompanied by the rob susman brass quartet and meet santa at the annual washington square park christmas tree lighting ceremony, the second longest-running one in nyc. free. >>

12/6 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: (monthly): could the earth’s shrinking biological diversity lead to the collapse of its habitats and ecosystems? curator joel cracraft explores biodiversity and the sixth extinction 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). >>

12/6 7pm: duck and read cover-to-cover while daniel ellsberg, the former defense analyst who revealed the pentagon papers, discusses his new book, the doomsday machine: confessions of a nuclear war planner. barnes and noble 86th + lexington, free. >>

12/6 7pm: albertine prize launch party: tour three floors of a gilded age townhouse while actors read excerpts from five nominees for the best french fiction translated into english. concludes with cocktail reception. albertine reading room and bookshop (ues), free (rsvp). >>

12/6 7pm: pulitzer prize-winning novelist michael cunningham (the hours) and actor lili taylor (american crime) join cabaret performer billy hough in a theatrical reading of his adaptation of charles dickens’ a christmas carol at mcnally jackson bookstore (nolita). free. >>

12/6 7pm, (thru 12/9): get your feet stompin’ at the third annual roots ‘n’ ruckus music fest, a three day roots music showcase featuring 30 bands on two stages. jalopy theater and jalop tavern (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), free. >>

12/6 7pm, 9pm (monthly): watch real-life bar stories recreated at our bar theater group’s site-specific performance set in a local watering hole. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

12/6 7pm doors: yucky duster, gobbinjr, poppies, and dougie poole play mercury lounge (les). $10. >>

12/6 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features matt koff (the daily show), ana fabrega (difficult people), anthony kapfer (book: the book), kc arora (gotham live) and michael svetich. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

12/6 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: drew michael (snl), liza treyger (seth meyers), julia shiplett (crashing), david drake (comedians you should know show), ethan simmons patterson, and conner mcnutt. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

12/6 9pm: put your morbid knowledge to the test at the yellow tape true crime trivia show. q.e.d. (astoria), $5 (a portion of the proceeds will benefit the innocence project). >>

12/6 9pm (monthly): hear titillating first-person sex stories at the smut slam show, with real-life tales from (s)experienced storytellers and 8-10 open slots. tonight’s theme: ‘giving.’ hosted by trish parry. under st marks theatre (east village), $10 (first 10 who sign up to talk get in free). >>

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