note: as of press time all events listed below are still on, however we recommend calling ahead or checking the venue’s social media before heading out. with news of nyc colleges and universities cancelling in-person classes and most events, we expect to receive more cancellations from venues in the coming days. stay safe and healthy out there!

around town today

thru 6/28: photography’s last century, a new exhibition at the met fifth avenue, includes more than 60 masterpieces by man ray, diane arbus, andy warhol, cindy sherman, and more. metropolitan museum of art (ues), suggested admission for residents: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

thru 3/16: hear directly from sex workers about their often-misunderstood profession at the sex workers’ pop-up, an exhibition featuring artwork, performances, and talks by sex workers and activists from around the world. 9 west 8th st (greenwich village), free admission. >>

2-8:15pm: journalism under pressure: members of the press gather for a one-day symposium on the challenges they face as journalists at this moment in history. nyu’s jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

6pm: the new york times co-chief film critic a.o. scott and culture editor gilbert cruz discuss the cinema they love at book release talk and signing for the new york times book of movies: the essential 1,000 films to see. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free admission. >>

6pm: suits, power, and gender: hear from emma mcclendon, curator of the fit exhibition ‘power mode: the force of fashion’ and editor of the accompanying book, as she and harvard scholar chloe chapin discuss the enduring role of the suit as a staple of ‘power dressing.’ a book signing will follow. fit’s katie murphy amphitheatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: girls behind bars: a historic wrong and the fight to end it: a panel of organization leaders, professors, and activists will break down the history of wrongfully incarcerating girls (especially girls of color) and the movement for reform in a conversation moderated by wnyc investigative reporter cindy rodriguez at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $15. >>

6:30pm: as long-standing local news outlets shutter and revamped and new publications emerge, what is the future of local news? ny1 anchor pat kiernan moderates a discussion on the ‘brave new world’ of local journalism with david cruz (norwood news), alyssa katz (the city), steve waldman (report for america), and liena zagare (bklyner). the new school’s theresa lang community and student center (greenwich village/union square), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: learn about japan’s alcohol traditions: sake, shochu, whisky, + more at a talk by stephen lyman, co-author of the complete guide to japanese drinks, followed by a book sale/signing and drink sampling at japan society (midtown east). $15 ($12 students/seniors). >>

sponsored: 7:30pm: david lang on how words become music: join us for one of new york’s favorite and most well-known composers, bang on a can co-founder and pulitzer prize winner, david lang, in conversation with metropolitan museum of art resident performing artists, ethel, who will also provide live musical moments, joined by soprano molly netter. brooklyn public library, central library, free (rsvp required). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring eva victor (comedy central), natalie rotter-laiman (buzzfeed), nyx nocturne, and james harvey. hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): shimmy over to the shanty at new york distilling company for a spirit-ed night of standup at the bright horizons comedy show. tonight’s lineup includes edy modica (adult swim), tim platt (comedy central), meaghan strickland (keith + the girl), karli marulli, and sarah wilson. hosted by mary houlihan, joe rumrill, sam taggart, and eliza hurwitz. the shanty (williamsburg), free. >>

sponsored: 8pm: red baraat: festival of colors: celebrate the hindu holiday of holi with a colorful array of south asian sounds, melding hard-driving north indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws), $15 with promo code ‘skint15’ (plus service fee). >>

9pm (monthly): allison o’conor invites her comedy friends to perform at the we go way back stand-up show. tonight’s one-year anniversary show features mary beth barone (comedy central), taylor garron (reductress), opey olagbaju (comedy central), john trowbridge (all that), and mariah oxley. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

coming up

3/11-6/13 7pm: society of illustrators (ues) pays homage to the past, present, and future of women cartoonists and their characters with the new exhibition, women in comics: looking forward and back. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

3/11-15: first look, the museum of the moving image’s annual festival of new cinema from around the world, includes both documentary and narrative works, features and shorts, live performances and artist talks, works in progress and classics revisited, plus filmmaker appearances and workshops. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors ($20 for opening night). >>

3/11-15: sxsw may be cancelled, but nyc’s annual new colossus festival + conference returns with over 100 bands performing at venues throughout the east village and lower east side. various prices. >>

3/11 5:30pm: elizabeth barlow rogers, initiator of the central park conservancy, intertwines her story with the park’s in a discussion on her book, saving central park: a history and a memoir. yorkville library meeting room. free admission. >>

3/11 6pm: the new school’s heilbroner center for capitalism studies presents a book launch event for american oligarchs: the kushners, the trumps, and the marriage of money and power by award-winning investigative journalist and co-host of the trump, inc. podcast andrea bernstein. the new school (greenwich village/union square), free. >>

3/11 6:30pm: film critic elizabeth weitzman shares stories and rare film clips of trailblazing women who’ve graced the big and small screens in a presentation on her illustrated book, renegade women in film and tv. a book signing and reception follows. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $15. >>

3/11 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: female historians, storytellers, and comedians share the stories of great women erased by history at the nevertheless she existed show. tonight’s ‘women are hysterical: a thousand years of funny womxn’ edition teams up with reductress to celebrate the forgotten women of comedy. hosted by molly gaebe. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

3/11 7pm: learn more about the science of vaccines and their importance in communities at a talk by postdoctoral research scientist dr. francesco cambuli. biotech without borders (fort greene), free. >>

3/11 7pm: discover the female resistance fighters who were heroines of the holocaust at a conversation with dr. lori weintrob (director, wagner college holocaust center) and auschwitz survivor rachel rachama roth, moderated by yiddish culture writer rokhl kafrissen. the museum of jewish heritage (battery park). $10. >>

3/11 7:30pm (monthly): the biology on tap series celebrates its second anniversary with short science talks and trivia at the way station (prospect heights). free. >>

3/11 7:30pm: there’s nothing secondhand about the jokes at the thrift shop comedy show, hosted by randall otis, yedoye travis, and sam morrison. tonight’s lineup includes michael nguyen (npr), josh gondelman (conan), rachel joravsky (comedy central), and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming). the map room at the bowery electric (east village), free. >>

3/11 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian and writer phoebe robinson (2 dope queens, portlandia) and guests perform at union hall (park slope). $15. >>

3/11 8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), anthony moore (hart of the city), hanna dickinson (comedy central), chris donahue (the chris gethard show), and nathan habib (ucb). poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

3/11 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $15 beer buckets are a sure sign that you won’t have to drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features keenan steiner (siriusxm), caitlin reese (comics watching comics), emily catalano (conan), and april boddie (adult swim). hosted by courtney fearrington. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/11 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: jo firestone (fallon), dan st. germain (conan), emmy blotnick (comedy central), ricky velez (comedy central), mike lebovitz (hbo), and brendan gay. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

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