around town today

thru 3/11: see films from women, trans, and gender non-conforming filmmakers including queer cinema pioneer cheryl dunye during the second annual nyc feminist film week. anthology film archives (east village), $11 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

thru 3/31 (tues-fri 12-8pm, sat 10am-5pm): ‘pockets to purses: fashion + function,’ the museum at fit’s latest clothing exhibition, examines the interplay between pockets and purses in both men’s and women’s wardrobes from the 18th century to the present with a collection of garments, photographs, advertisements, and film clips. the museum at fit (chelsea), free admission. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre continues the winter season with percussion/piano quartet yarn/wire performing a us premiere by catherine lamb. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6-8pm (runs thru 3/31): free art opening reception: the 20th annual international krappy kamera competition winners at soho photo gallery. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: jezebel editor-in-chief koa beck and writer ashley c. ford discuss the future of feminism and its connections to other social justice movements involving racial equality, transgender rights, and immigrant protection with wnyc’s rebecca carroll. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

7pm: lgbtq rights activist sarah mcbride shares her memoir tomorrow will be different: love, loss, and the fight for trans equality in a discussion with barnard college professor jennifer finney boylan. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($26) required for admission. >>

7pm: travel guidebook writer and tv personality rick steves discusses and signs his latest, travel as a political act: how to leave your baggage behind, at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. priority seating with purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and jessie levkov at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

7pm: the fair trade chamber music society trio performs an hour-long concert featuring works by mozart and saariaho. bonus: wine and cheese. the artist co-op (midtown west), $25 for 2 (reg. $25 each). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast’s brain awareness week edition presents five personal stories about brains as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by neuroscientist paula croxson and writer erin barker. caveat (les), $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: stand up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests aparna nancherla (corporate), radhika vaz (comedy central), tom cowell (comedy central), calvin cato (dudes being dudes being dudes), and carolyn busa (side ponytail). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), 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 nikki glaser (not safe with nikki glaser), dave hill (wfmu), rob cantrell (comedy central), and maria wojciechowski. free. >>

coming up

3/7-10: at culturehub’s refest 2.0 festival, artists, technologists, and activists will explore technology’s role in shaping our future over three nights of exhibitions, performances, and open dialogue sessions. la mama galleria (noho/east village), free (rsvp). >>

3/7-11: the annual shakescon new york shakespeare convention returns with performances by artists and companies that use shakespeare as a source of creativity, plus auditions, workshops, trivia and more. the center at west park (uws), $20 general, $10 students. >>

3/7-12: the seventh annual spring/break art show takes over a former corporate office space with works by 400 artists. 4 times square, $15-20. >>

3/7 7:30-9am (monthly): enjoy art and guided meditation in a serene environment during quiet mornings at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

3/7 1pm: ice theatre of new york takes a spin around rock center at its annual lunchtime ice skating concert series. the rink at rockefeller (midtown west). free. >>

3/7 4pm, 7pm (monthly): computer scientist and award-winning math communicator roger antonsen explores how simple assumptions can lead to complicated consequences at this month’s math encounters lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp recommended). >>

3/7 5-8pm: 10 nyu mfa first year students show their work at tonight’s opening reception hosted by 80wse gallery (greenwich village). free. >>

3/7 6pm: get ‘em out of here: incitement in an era of nativist populism: university of connecticut professor of anthropology and law richard wilson gives a lecture on nwanguma v. trump and the steps court systems can take when it comes to assessing the consequences of inciting speech acts. the new school (union square), free. >>

3/7 6pm: explore the careers of some of hip-hop’s most legendary tycoons at a talk with forbes editor zack o’malley greenburg about his new book, 3 kings: diddy, dr. dre, jay-z and hip-hop’s multibillion-dollar rise. the corner bookstore (ues), free. >>

3/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): primate palate: orangutans, obesity, and human evolution: rutgers university assistant professor of anthropology and human evolutionary studies dr. erin bogel shares her research on how the diet, behavior, and metabolism of our primate cousins can provide insights on human conditions at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

3/7 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. find out whodunnit with tonight’s theme; ‘murder! at stiffwood saloon.’ failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

3/7 7pm doors, 8pm show (bi-monthly): at the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s memory theme features temple university assistant professor of psychology dr. vishnu murty and comedians joanna hausmann (bill nye saves the world), fumi abe (decoded), and mary beth barone (mildly offensive podcast). hosted by joanna rothkopf (jezebel), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

3/7 7pm doors, 8pm show: the bongo hour variety show, hosted by peter smith and sandy honig, features performance artists, comedians, stripteasers, singers, and musical direction by ben moss (broadway’s amelie). the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

3/7 7:30pm: vegan chef and the first vegan to win food network’s cupcake wars chloe coscarelli presents her latest cookbook, chloe flavor: saucy, crispy, spicy, vegan, at books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

3/7 8pm (biweekly): good times are promised at the you’ll have fun comedy show, thanks to guest performers jo firestone (fallon), shane torres (conan), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and emily winter (tv land). revision lounge and gallery (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

3/7 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features mike cannon (mtv), daniel simonsen (bbc), ayanna dookie (trutv), charles mcbee (gotham live), and jill weiner (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

3/7 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: saurin choksi (white guy talk show), emily galati (conan), rob haze (fallon), marina heinegg (the worst thing), and chris donahue. hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/7 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: sasheer zamata (snl), liza treyger (comedy central), dave hill (the goddamn dave hill show), rob cantrell (hbo), eli yuden and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

3/7 9pm (monthly): hear titillating first-person sex stories at the smut slam show, with real-life tales from (s)experienced storytellers and 8-10 open slots. tonight’s theme: ‘jobs.’ hosted by trish parry. under st. marks theatre (east village), $10 admission (free for the first five who sign up to talk). >>

3/7 10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by shelby taylor, petey deabreu, nate fridson, and michelle slonim. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner) and derek humphrey (derek explains it all). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

3/7 10pm: five male comedians strip down and bare it all at the naked comedy show, hosted by david piccolomini (tinder tales). club cumming (east village), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to an art battle at le poisson rouge 3/8 for $7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15 adv/$20 dos). >>

get tickets to the annual art on paper art fair at pier 36 3/9-11 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

get tickets to the architectural digest design show at pier 94 3/23-25, plus a one-year digital magazine subscription, for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

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