around town today

9am-7pm (thru 1/7): find fab footwear from more than 40 brands priced as low as $20 at the shoe-inn warehouse sale. gotham hall (midtown west). >>

7pm: science and health journalist gary taubes (why we get fat: and what to do about it) presents his latest investigative book, the case against sugar. barnes + noble 82nd + broadway, free. >>

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

7-9pm: warm up with some free bulleit bourbon whiskey at the whiskey ward (les). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: roast battle meets debate club for adele vs. amy winehouse: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, roasts, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

8pm: 51 comedians perform their corniest, most unrelatable, problematic material from the past year at the third annual 51 worst jokes show. hosted by corinne fisher (guys we f*cked) and justin perez (flama). tender trap (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): shonali bhowmik and christian felix host a night of talk, music and comedy during a live taping of their we don’t even know podcast. with comedian damien lemon, musician ani cordero, and actor amber tamblyn. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8:30pm: french band la femme‘s founders will perform jazz-style renderings of their songs along with opener samantha urbani at the roxy hotel’s the django bar. free. >>

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coming up

1/4 7:30-9:30am (+ 2/1, 3/1): enjoy art and guided meditation in a serene environment during quiet mornings at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

1/4 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): rockefeller university professor leslie vosshall discusses the possibility of modifying the dna of mosquitoes to eradicate them at this month’s ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. free (rsvp). >>

1/4 7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features stand-up comedy from giulia rozzi (the jim gaffigan show), claudia cogan (new york magazine’s ‘ten people funny people find funny’), sue smith (time out new york’s ‘10 funniest women in nyc’), and more. $5. >>

1/4 7pm (thru 1/15): the dirty blondes feminist theater company and producer rebecca aparicio present the resister project variety show, showcasing new short plays, stand-up comedy, music, and poetry inspired by the recent presidential election outcome. the kraine theater (east village), $15 (proceeds benefit the aclu). >>

1/4 7:30pm: psychology professor marisa t. cohen lectures on the psychology of relationships: how experimental science, empirical data, and seinfeld help us understand love. wework dumbo heights, $12 admission includes beer. >>

1/4 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the show show with jean grae, a live talk show hosted by hip hop artist jean grae and featuring guests, music, news, and comedy, returns with janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), quelle chris (wasted youth), shannon manning (beauty love truth), and dj donwill. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

1/4 8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features ronny chieng (the daily show correspondent), victor varnado (comedy central), kc arora (gotham comedy live), matt ruby (mtv), and mary cella (comedy central). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

1/4 8pm: goonies never say die! say hi to mikey, chunk and the gang at a free screening of the goonies (1985) at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). >>

1/4 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: sam morrill (comedy central), samantha ruddy (collegehumor), saurin choksi (brown privilege), erik monical, and more. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). $5. >>

1/4 9:30pm: the female gaze show sends up the view, the real, and other tv panel shows, but with a cast of over a dozen co-hosts voicing their ill-informed opinions. ucb (chelsea), $7. >>

1/4-10: the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference means lots of inexpensive theater, performance art and dance performances throughout the city. some festival picks:
american realness festival at abrons arts center (1/5-12) >>
live artery at new york live arts studios (1/6-9) >>
new ear festival at fridman gallery (1/8-16) >>
prototype: opera/theatre/now at various venues (1/5-15) >>
ps 122’s coil festival at various locations (1/3-22) >>
stem fest at under st. marks (1/4-21) >>
the exponential festival at  at various locations (1/4-31) >>
under the radar festival @ the public theater (1/4-15) >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney + beyoncé at b.b. king blues club 3/6 for free-$18.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20+50). >>

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