around town today

thru 3/31: women and gender non-conforming artists present theatre, dance, music, and comedy at manhattan theater source’s 19th annual estrogenius festival. the kraine theater (east village), $10-15. >>

just added: thru 3/30 (closed sundays): step inside artist oscar oiwa’s inflated, instagram-worthy ‘black and light’ installation in the gallery at cadillac house (hudson square). free. >>

thru 3/17: the third annual wow women of the world festival features workshops, talks, and performances focused on empowerment and activism from white house correspondent april ryan, activist angela davis, finance expert suze orman, and others. apollo theater (harlem), free-$33.50. >>

7am-7pm: feel-good flapjacks. get a free short stack of pancakes at participating ihop locations in return for making a donation to a children’s charity organization. >>

1-5pm: the second annual women’s day on broadway, a symposium of talks on gender equality in the theatre industry and beyond, takes over the st. james theatre. free (rsvp). >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show: sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the winter season continues tonight with pianist marilyn nonken performing works by messiaen and murail. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6pm: learn about careers in science fiction writing and publishing from novelist bill broun (night of the animals), short-story writer alice sola kim (tin house), and author sheree renée thomas (sleeping under the tree of life). the jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts at nyu (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

just added: 6-8pm (on view thru 5/31): jean-michel basquiat | xerox: nahmad contemporary gallery (ues) hosts an exhibition of basquiat works created using xerox photocopies as his principal medium. opening reception tonight. free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: former new york state attorney general barbara underwood shares her appreciation of supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg before a screening of the documentary rbg at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). free. >>

just added: 6:30pm: this is your brain on baseball: as part of brain awareness week, journalist zach schonbrun (the performance cortex: how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius), explores what drives human movement with jason sherwin, co-founder and ceo of decervo, a neuro-tech startup that measures and improves cognitive performance for athletes. rosalyn and irwin engelman recital hall at baruch college (kips bay). free with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $21). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring noah gardenswartz (comedy central), fareeha khan (comedy central), ismael loutfi (kimmel), jordan temple (conan), and hannah boone (adult swim). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm: comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints. hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring performers ana fabrega, tessa skara, scarlett snow, and lucas connolly. hosted by sophie santos and jess salomon. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors 8pm show: laugh in multiple mediums at cans: a comedy show, featuring stand-up and short comedy videos from emma willmann (colbert), brandon jackson (thrillist’s ‘best undiscovered comedians’), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), and others. hosted by tyler fischer. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of eva hagberg fisher (how to be loved), briallen hopper (hard to love), and sarah mccoll (joy enough) at tonight’s edition of the monthly lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by shane torres (conan), mike recine (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), christi chiello (roast battle), and sonia denis (high maintenance). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>


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3/13-4/14: public art alert: artist sebastian errazuriz’s ‘blu marble’, a large-scale projection of live images of earth taken from a nasa satellite, takes over a lower east side lot all month long (159 ludlow street), as well as the side of the new museum wednesday only. free. >>

3/13-23: asian art enthusiasts will have plenty to see during asia week. the annual celebration returns for its 10th year with exhibitions, talks, and auctions taking place in auction houses and museums throughout nyc. various prices. >>

3/13 2-3pm (ends today): enjoy free tastings and discounts from grand central market merchants at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal (midtown east). >>

3/13 6:30pm: writer and illustrator cecilia ruiz brings dozens of ill-fated ends back to life at a release event for the book of extraordinary deaths. in conversation with tobias carroll, managing editor for col.1 brooklyn. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

3/13 6:30pm (+ 3/14 6:30pm): finalists for the annual national book critics circle awards for fiction, general nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, and criticism will read from their work in advance of thursday’s awards ceremony. the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free. >>

3/13 6:30-11:30pm: lou reed drones: the spirit of lou reed will haunt the cathedral church of st. john the divine at a sound installation utilizing a number of historic guitars from the musician’s collection. presented and curated by performance artist and reed’s wife laurie anderson along with reed’s former guitar technician stewart hurwood. the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights). free (rsvp). >>

3/13 7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s show includes comedians todd barry (bob’s burgers), monroe martin (fallon) and alex song (netflix), author mallory o’meara (the lady from the black lagoon), and music by cornelius loy and movement from 96b dance theatre. the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sponsored: 3/13 7:30pm: a crack cast of comedic performers, including geoffrey arend, dick cavett, jane curtin, and sonia manzano take the stage at selected shorts to read short stories designed to make you forget your taxes are due. led by host john fugelsang. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space, $16-42. >>

3/13 7:30pm: lyrics, lit + liquor: enjoy an intimate night of readings, live music, and medicine-themed trivia upstairs at 2a (east village/alphabet city). hosted by writer/comedian amanda miller. free. >>

3/13 7:30pm (bimonthly): friends of mozart continues the season with a program of works by mozart and schubert performed by claring chamber players. christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws), free. >>

3/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the biology on tap series brings short science talks and trivia to a bar each month. tonight’s theme: microscopic life. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

3/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians mix comedy and heart at the sparkle hour! variety show, hosted by philip ‘sparkle’ markle and featuring matt bellassai (unhappy hour), julia mattison (brooklyn sound), noel carey (brooklyn sound), douglas widick (north coast), arti gollapudi (yourself, your body), and otter lee (ucb). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/13 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features andy haynes(comedy central), jeff arcuri (colbert), mara marek (happy never after), brittany carney, and turner sparks. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

3/13 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from sarah tollemache (colbert), mike albanese (the game), sophie buddle (siriusxm), norlex belma, and miriam moreno. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

3/13 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways 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’s show features geoffrey asmus (laughs, justin covington (easy), sonia denis (high maintenance), jo firestone (comedy central), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), nassar khan, and connor mcnutt. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/13 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): youngmi mayer and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s show includes jono zalay (comedy central), nick chambers (2 dope queens), courtney maginnis (collegehumor), kenice mobley (siriusxm), and pranav behari (mad magazine). the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

3/13 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kevin bozeman (comedy central), rebecca o’neal (comedy central), dan soder (showtime), erica spera (gotham comedy live), david drake (siriusxm), and terence hartnett. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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