TUES, 3/26: SEASONAL EATING, NATHAN ENGLANDER + COLSON WHITEHEAD, ASTRONOMY LIVE, + 15 WEDS EVENTS

around town today

thru 3/31: ballet hispánico returns to the jouce theater (chelsea) with two world premieres and more. $10+. >>

just added: thru 3/31: syndicated dedicates a week to ethan hawke with screenings of training day, first reformed, reality bites, before sunrise/sunset/midnight, before the devil knows you’re dead, and boyhood. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

6pm: arts professor at nyu’s tisch school of the arts and author laurence maslon discusses his book broadway to main street: how show tunes enchanted america with author amanda vaill (somewhere: the life of jerome robbins) at nyu center for the humanities (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: a panel of nutritionists and alternative health practitioners aim to change the way you eat in a discussion on the healing benefits of seasonal eating. bonus: free snacks. o.n.s clothing (soho), $10. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): explore the new data from nasa’s new horizons spacecraft’s flyby of kuiper belt object ultimate thule (the farthest spacecraft flyby ever) at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), nimesh patel (snl), david drake (siriusxm), nore davis (conan), alison leiby (comedy central), and chanel ali (girl code). coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm: a panel of women founders share their journeys of making a successful business at the meet the makers make s**t happen talk series. the william vale (williamsburg), $20. >>

7pm: how safe are we? former homeland security secretary janet napolitano discusses her new book on homeland security since 9/11. 9/11 memorial + museum (financial district), free. >>

7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘not the one,’ featuring guests karolena theresa, justin covington, kate sisk, hannah rego, and mel elberg. hosted by kyle dacuyan. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7:30pm: wired columnist and smarter than you think author clive thompson discusses his new book, coders: the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the word, with glitch ceo anil dash at books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

7:30pm: author and pulitzer finalist nathan englander chats about his new novel, kaddish.com, with novelist colson whitehead at greenlight bookstore (fort greene). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): can i ask you something? host nadia pinder gets topical and interviews a group of comedians about this month’s theme, ‘student loans (and other debts).’ 61 local (cobble hill), free ($5 suggested). >>

8pm: the carnegie hill concerts chamber players join composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist toby driver for an evening program of driver’s work at church of the advent hope (ues). free ($10-20 suggested donation). >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns to chelsea music hall with guests phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), jessica kirson (crashing), jena friedman (the daily show), and dan st. germain (conan). chelsea music hall (chelsea), $13. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by aparna nancherla (comedy central), alison leiby (comedy central), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), claire parker (you up with nikki glaser), tina friml, and matt jenkins. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9:15pm doors (+ 3/27 at brooklyn brewery): spiral stairs (featuring scott kannberg of pavement), hamish kilgour, and dumb wolves play mercury lounge (les). $12. >>

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coming up

3/27-4/14: in recognition of sexual assault awareness month, the inaugural #healmetoo festival brings together over 50 artists and experts for performances, panels and participatory workshops. irt theater (west village), $5-$20. >>

3/27-4/7: the 48th annual new directors/new films festival, co-presented by the museum of modern art and the film society of lincoln center, introduces 24 features and 11 shorts by emerging filmmakers from around the world. $17 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

3/27-31: it’s black and white and noir all over again at columbia university’s second annual dr. saul and dorothy kit film noir festival. this year’s fest focuses on writer cornell woolrich and his influence within the genre through a dozen film screenings (most in 35mm) and talks. lenfest center for the arts at columbia university (manhattanville), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

3/27-30: the 21st annual african american women in cinema film festival celebrates women of color filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors with four days of screenings, discussions, and more. various locations, free-$15 (opening night is $50). >>

3/27 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the yeah she did storytelling series celebrates the women who built this city from the ground up, with a lineup of female-identifying comedians, writers, and storytellers sharing the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history forgot). caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door) >>

3/27 7pm (monthly): bingo is coming with tonight’s game of thrones-themed pop!: a pop-culture bingo party, filled with trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 for a bingo card to play. >>

3/27 7pm (wednedays thru 4/1): heeere’s kubrick! village east cinema’s annual tribute to stanley kubrick kicks off with 2001: a space odyssey on 70mm film, followed by eyes wide shut (4/3), barry lyndon (4/10), and lolita (4/17). $15. >>

3/27 7pm: pianist eric moe and actor robert frankenberry present the premiere of david del tredici’s monsters at the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights). free. >>

3/27 7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new, 5-12 minute works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

3/27 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday-themed variety show every month. this month’s festivities include performances by magician alexander boyce, balloon artist katie balloons, and comedians john trowbridge, brian park, taylor ortega, christi chiello, and matthew broussard. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/27 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features tim dillon (netflix), giulia rozzi (trutv), louis katz (comedy central), lindsay boling, and james hamilton. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

3/27 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 roy wood, jr. (the daily show), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), jessica michelle singleton (siriusxm), sam evans, xazmin garza, daniel simonsen. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/27 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kerry coddett (mtv), leclerc andre (fallon), jessica michelle singleton (siriusxm), jim tews (last comic standing), tommy mcnamara (the onion), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

3/27 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedian and not-a-doctor anita flores hosts a live recording of her podcast, i’m listening: a frasier podcast, featuring a live reading of a new frasier script, a debate about how good a therapist frasier crane was, and more with guests john hodgman (vacationland), larry owens (trutv), dan chamberlain (fallon), and rebecca shortall (ucb). caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

3/27 10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party, which celebrates its second anniversary at house of yes (bushwick) tonight. free admission. >>

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