around town today

7am-7pm: pancakes with a purpose. for it’s annual national pancake day promotion, ihop offers you a free short stack of pancakes in return for making a donation to a charity organization. >>

5:30pm reception, 6:30pm show: a panel of authors including kaitlyn greenidge, bernice mcfadden, garnette cadogan, and quincy troupe discuss the role of black writers in a post-obama world at a talk moderated by elizabeth nunez. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

7pm: emmy award-winning journalist/trump confronter jorge ramos discusses his new book, stranger: the challenge of a latino immigrant in the trump era, at barnes + noble (union square). wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book. >>

7pm (monthly): scientists steve beyer and jackie faherty take inspiration from the olympics in a presentation on the fastest, highest and strongest celestial champions of the universe at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm (ends today): get the experience of an outdoor movie indoors (where it’s warm!) at the annual pictures under the palms series, set under the palm trees of brookfield place’s winter garden atrium (fidi). tonight: cool runnings (1993). free. >>

7pm: jazz musician amina claudine myers gives a solo piano-vocal performance spanning the roots of american music at the national jazz museum in harlem. free-$10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: star wars: an erotic live reading host rob roan and guests lane moore, julia johns, and jessie atkinson explore the world of fifty shades of rey, an erotic fan fiction of star wars: the force awakens. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm (thru 3/3): royal ballet resident choreographer wayne mcgregor brings his contemporary dance company to new york to perform autobiography, a new piece with movement informed by the sequence of his own genome. the joyce theater (chelsea). $10+. >>

7:30pm (ends today): indie alt rockers veda rays wrap up residency at sunnyvale (east williamsburg) with guest bands and djs. free. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of hermione hoby (neon in daylight), kanishk tharoor (swimmer among the stars), and cherise wolas (the resurrection of joan ashby) at this month’s installment of the lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8pm (monthly): the final fantasy science fiction/fantasy reading series hosts readings, presentations and video on the theme of ‘futures’ by tsige tafesse, kt pe benito, anaïs duplan, mon mohapatra, shriya samavai, and tiana reid. hosted by roshan abraham. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5-7 suggested donation. >>

8pm: stevie, a witchy comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks and hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart, features performances by chris gethard (the chris gethard show), ana fabrega (at home with amy sedaris), michelle buteau (comedy central), sarah tollemache (colbert), leclerc andre (laughs), melissa stokoski (sirius xm), 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 aparna nancherla (comedy central), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), stavros halkias, and jess salomon. free. >>

our next event!

the skint presents:
Free Academy Awards Screening Party
Sunday, March 4
6pm doors, 6:30pm Red Carpet Pre-Show, 8pm Awards Show
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
FREE admission: RSVP here to get a free glass of champagne:
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/578002419200173/

coming up

2/28-3/4: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 30th year with 72 dealers displaying and selling a wide range of works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25. >>

2/28 8am-midnight: papaya king celebrates its 86th anniversary with $1 hot dogs at its upper east side and downtown brooklyn locations. >>

2/28 6pm: australian vogue‘s sustainability editor-at-large clare press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear in a discussion on her book, wardrobe crisis: how we went from sunday best to fast fashion. the new school (union square/greenwich village), free. >>

2/28 6pm: columbia university graduate film program professor annette insdorf discusses and signs copies of her new book, cinematic overtures: how to read opening scenes, at nyu bookstore (greenwich village). free admission. >>

2/28 7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with guests calvin cato, fran tirado, sydnee washington, risa shoup, drew anderson, and gabby rivera. hosted by micheal foulk. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

2/28 7pm: vimeo presents a celebration of black artistry in film, a screening of short films created by some of the website’s best artists, followed by q+a and a reception in the bamcafé. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $10. >>

2/28 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party, hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson, returns with ‘a bingo party goes to shondaland,’ a shonda rhimes-themed night with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks and more. bonus: $5 well drinks all night. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

2/28 7pm doors: it’s all weird science at the annual educated guess science fair, a comedy show meets school science-fair featuring the questionable projects of 40+ comedians. hosted by steven desiena and colin burgess. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

2/28 7:30pm: oscar-nominated screenwriter and pulitzer prize–winning playwright david mamet (the untouchables, glengarry glen ross) presents his new thriller, chicago: a novel, at brooklyn public library (prospect heights). books will be available for purchase. free admission (rsvp). >>

2/28 7:30pm: the three finalists for the story prize, chosen from more than 70 short story collections published in 2017, will read from and discuss their work with larry dark, the director of the award. the event will culminate with the announcement of the winner, who will be presented with a check for $20k and an engraved silver bowl. the new school (union square/greenwich village), $14. >>

2/28 7:30pm: the audience guesses who’s telling fact vs. fiction at the two truths and a lie storytelling show. tonight’s theme: ‘first love: stories about people, places, and things.’ threes brewing (gowanus), $5. >>

2/28 7:30pm: have a bloody good time at the stephen king and i, tabitha vidaurri’s comedy show celebrating the prolific horror author. tonight: the shining. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

2/28 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): drop the ‘mike’: this all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male) features sets by melissa diaz, katie compa, wanjiko eke, michele durante, and brendan mclaughlin. hosted by kendra cunningham (last comic standing). threes brewing outpost (greenpoint), free. >>

2/28 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers matthew daddona (tin house), rachel lyon (self-portrait with a boy), halimah marcus (electric literature), and monica mcclure (tender data). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

2/28 8pm (monthly): word weavers carrie seim, matt dennie, ophira eisenberg, and adam wade share stories about luck at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

2/28 8pm (monthly): hotbox comedy is back with another night of laughs from roy wood jr. (the daily show), joyelle johnson (mtv), crystian ramirez (comedy central), aminah imani (wine before nine), and more. hosted by marie faustin and sydnee washington. et al (les), free. >>

2/28 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features myq kaplan (netflix), sarah tollemache (colbert), josh johnson (fallon), patrick monahan (what a time to be alive), and katie hannigan (collegehumor). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

2/28 8pm: celebrate the 150th anniversary of blaine all over again with a free showing of waiting for guffman (1996). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

2/28 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer and $15 buckets 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: sasheer zamata (snl), josh johnson (fallon), shane torres (conan), and trey galyon (getting doug with high). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

2/28 8:30pm: (monthly): inspired by topics discussed on ricki lake’s 90’s-era talk show, the go ricki! comedy show is about to blur those property lines with tonight’s theme, ‘i hate my neighbors.’ hosted by matt mccormick. people’s improv theater (flatiron), $8. >>

2/28 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: dulce sloan (the daily show), dc benny (live at the apollo), kenny deforest (seth meyers), dave lester and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

2/28 10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by gabriel pacheco, fumi abe, venessa lince, and noah gardenswartz. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (salomon + smith). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

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