around town today

thru 3/31: the 20th annual african american women in cinema film festival highlights work by filmmakers from across the u.s. and beyond with five days of screenings, panels, q+a, and more. various locations, free-$25 (red carpet opening night is more). >>

6-9pm: drag performers, comedians, and musicians pay homage to carrie fisher with the night of 1,000 carries show. therapy (midtown west), $5 suggested donation benefits the international bipolar foundation. >>

7pm: vocal group en vogue preview and discuss electric café, their first studio album in 14 years, at apple soho. free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: former white house director of communications and director of communications for the hillary clinton 2016 presidential campaign jennifer palmieri discusses her book dear madam president: an open letter to the women who will run the world with journalist, news anchor, and political analyst nicolle wallace. barnes + noble 82nd + broadway (uws), priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

7pm (monthly): get a high-resolution tour of mars without leaving earth at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm: writers will read a piece about a song and then perform it as karaoke at every now and then i fall apart: a karaoke reading series, featuring rob sheffield, grace spelman, jeremy larson, and emily hughes. hosted by brad nelson. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

8pm (monthly): the final fantasy reading series hosts readings and talks by morehshin allahyari, ser serpas, candace williams, kenning jp garcía, karisma price, and simon defeo. hosted by roshan abraham. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5-7 suggested donation. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by rachel feinstein (comedy central), ronny chieng (the daily show), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), contortionist jonathan burns, and guest co-host john hodgman (vacationland). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

coming up

tickets are now on sale for this year’s tribeca film festival (4/18-29). >>

3/28: urbanspace opens a new food hall in midtown’s general electric building today, featuring 16 specialty vendors including roberta’s, rockaway clam bar, taïm, top hops beer shop, and more. >>

3/28-4/8: the 47th annual new directors/new films festival, co-presented by the film society of lincoln center and the museum of modern art, screens 25 features and two programs of shorts. $17 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

3/28 12-5pm: the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center is hosting their first tgnc career fair, providing resources, career and networking opportunities, and screening interviews for trans and gender nonconforming community members. the center (west village), free. >>

3/28 1pm (rain date 3/29): ice theatre of new york takes a spin around rock center for its final lunchtime ice skating concert of the season. the rink at rockefeller (midtown west). free. >>

3/28 6-8pm (runs thru 5/12): video artist and film director charles atlas presents his latest installations, the past is here, the futures are coming, opening tonight at the kitchen (chelsea). free admission. >>

3/28 6:30 doors, 7pm show (monthly): new yorkers unite over their mutual love-hate relationship with new york at the i live here now stand-up comedy show. tonight’s debut features emmy blotnick (comedy central), myq kaplan (netflix), alison leiby (the president show), mike recine (conan), and ryan reis (seth meyers). hosted by lillian devane (nerdist). wicked willy’s (greenwich village), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

3/28 7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘little did they know,’ featuring guests shira erlichman, kyle dacuyan, jayson smith, sam morrison, mila myles, and lorena russi. hosted by micheal foulk and ralphie hardesty. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

3/28 7pm: experience classical music in a new light with re-inventing bach, an evening of stefano gervasoni’s rearrangements of bach’s inventions performed by flutist roy amotz and violinist elissa cassini. the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights), free. >>

3/28 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party, hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson, returns with a mother tucking rupaul’s drag race-themed night filled 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. >>

3/28 7pm doors, 8pm show: cocks against glocks: 50 comedians (not just men) whip out their best dick jokes for a night of disarming humor, with 100% of the proceeds going to everytown for gun safety. hosted by the daily show writer matt koff. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

3/28 7:30pm (monthly): hotbox comedy is back with another night of laughs from mehran khaghani (last comic standing), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), michelle de swarte (free speech), molly austin (trutv), sonia denis (hbo), and more. hosted by marie faustin and sydnee washington. et al (les), free. >>

3/28 7:30pm: emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15 general adv, $18 door, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

3/28 7:30pm: kissing is a crime, jacob 2-2, katie rush, and zechariah funkhouser play elsewhere (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/28 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedy at rose gold (fka cape house) returns with comedians aparna nancherla (corporate), tim dillon (comedy central), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), leclerc andre (laughs), and carolyn busa (side ponytail). hosted by caitlin peluffo and emily winter. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

3/28 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): drop the ‘mike’: this all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male) features sets by lakendra tookes (snl), george gordon (comedy central), alyce chan, carmen lagala, vivian martínez, and negin farsad. hosted by kendra cunningham (last comic standing). threes brewing outpost (greenpoint), free. >>

3/28 7:45pm: looking to get your groove on? nola-inspired body-positive female dance krewe big apple babes is holding auditions for their 2018 season. mark morris dance center (fort greene), free. >>

3/28 8pm (monthly): word weavers jeff hiller, mike kelton, chris duffy, and adam wade share stories about delusions at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

3/28 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jessica kirson (fallon), kevin mccaffrey (colbert), liz miele (gotham live), and tyler rothrock (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

3/28 8pm: daddy issues, thick, and blush play alphaville (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/28 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: dina hashem (conan), brian parise (last week tonight), yedoye travis (comedy central), and st. james jackson. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/28 8:30pm: (monthly): inspired by topics discussed on ricki lake’s 90’s-era talk show, the go ricki! comedy show is about to get all nsfw up in here with tonight’s theme, ‘i have a crush on my boss! will I win their love…or lose my job?’ hosted by matt mccormick. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>

3/28 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: casey james solengo (comedy central), martin urbano (kimmel), leah bonnema (vh1), mike lebobitz (last comic standing), and michael albanase. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

3/28 9pm (bi-monthly): copycat cover song night hosts a tribute to the kinks with bands, djs, and $5 destroyer cocktails all night. otto’s shrunken head (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

3/28 10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by ja-ron young, mike brown, tom thakkar, samantha ruddy, and henry epstein. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (siriusxm). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 tickets for 30 years old and under to see new york times critic’s pick the winter’s tale (up to a $100 value. discount expires 4/8.). >>

rsvp for free passes to an advance screening of a quiet place from writer/director john krasinski at regal e-walk stadium 13 on 4/3 at 7pm. (rsvp does not guarantee entry. first-come, first-served admission. limited number available.) >>

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