TUES, 3/14: GROSS HISTORY, KINKY FILM FEST, FRANK MILLER, + 16 WEDS EVENTS

unless otherwise noted, all events listed below are still on, however we recommend calling ahead or checking social media before heading out.

around town today

postponed to 3/15 due to weather 4-10pm: the well (bushwick) hosts an ides of trump postcard writing party with $2 beers. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event continues with lindsey steinert (upstream swimming), richard cardillo (4-time moth storyslam winner), charlie bruce, and ilsa jule, followed by up to five audience members. hosted by nicole ferraro (the new york times). cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

6:30pm (various dates thru 4/18): how did the hiv/aids crisis change gay subculture? a five-week seminar revisits the age of promiscuity: gay male sex before aids. the center for lgbtq studies at the graduate center of cuny (midtown east), free (rsvp) >>

7pm: learn how to build flavor in your home cooking with a demo and tastings by chef steven rosa. 61 local (cobble hill), $5 suggested donation. >>

rescheduled to 4/18 due to weather 7pm: cyber insecurity: everything you ever wanted to know about encryption but were afraid to ask. the new school (union square), free. >>

canceled due to weather 7pm (+ 3/15 at sva theater): actor/producer gillian anderson and journalist jennifer nadel present their empowering new book, we: a manifesto for women. powerhouse archway (dumbo), $28 admission includes a signed copy. >>

7pm: comedian todd barry (louie) recounts his travels touring small cities in his new book, thank you for coming to hattiesburg, with musician jon wurster (superchunk, the mountain goats). mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

7pm: artists frank miller (the dark knight returns, sin city) and klaus janson (the dark knight) discuss the legacy of pioneering cartoonist will eisner. sva amphitheater (kips bay), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): the society for the advancement of social studies (s.a.s.s.) explores gross history with informal lectures on ambergris, the grossly incompetent response to the aids crisis, and hazardous waste. the bedford (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): hosts evan forde barden and patrick cartelli interview guests about important songs from their lives at repeater: a little show about big songs. tonight: annalise domenighini (noisey) and musical guest project diem. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of jonathan mohr (sirens), darcey steinke (sister golden hair), and volpert megan (1976) at the lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8pm: hear straight dude jokes from ladies and gay men in straight dude drag at the dudes being dudes being dudes comedy show, hosted by america’s scott talent (aka lauren maul), calvin cato, and katie compa. new location: the footlight (ridgewood), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s sweet comedy show features guests t.j. miller (silicon valley, tariq trotter (the roots), joe list (comedy central), mary mack (conan), and sketch group aunty donna. slipper room (les), $10. >>

canceled 9pm (monthly): whose line is it anyway? meets ted as stand-up comedians improvise ted talks on topics they’ve never heard of before. hosted by ryan stanisz. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

9:30pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. ucb (east village), $7. >>

11pm (weekly thru 3/28): what does your instagram feed say about you? improv team higgins will make up their own stories about audience member photos at the instagram show. ucb east village, $5. >>

thru 3/19: more than 80 short and feature-length indie films will be screened at the seventh annual queens world film festival. museum of the moving image and kaufman astoria studios, $15. >>

thru 3/19: cinekink nyc, ‘the kinky film festival’ returns for its 14th year at anthology film archives (les). $11 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

thru 3/19: during the brain awareness week, get brainy with events like the nyu community brain fair (3/14, free), neuroyoga (3/19, $9), taste of science (3/19, free), and more. various locations. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

3/15 5:30pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): pictures under the palms: watch movies while lounging under the palm trees at brookfield place’s winter garden atrium (fidi). tonight: romeo + juliet (1996). bonus: free popcorn. free admission. >>

3/15 6pm: a panel commemorates 50 years of the international bill of human rights, and explore the prospects for preserving its principles in a challenging global political environment. roosevelt house at hunter college (ues), free. >>

3/15 6-10pm: lou reed: ‘drones’: in honor of the new york public library’s recent acquisition of the lou reed archive, and the 75th anniversary of reed’s birthday, the library is hosting a performance of reed’s conceptual installation and soundscape, ‘drones,’ led by his original collaborator, stewart hurwood. in addition, tai chi demonstrations will be led at 7pm and 9pm. free (rsvp required). >>

3 15 6:30pm: finalists from the annual national book critics circle awards will read from their work at the new school. free. >>

3/15 7pm: authors morgan parker and jami attenberg read from their new books there are more beautiful things than beyoncé and all grown up at powerhouse archway (dumbo). free. >>

3/15 7pm: actors rupert grint and luke pasqualino discuss their crackle series, snatch, along with creator alex de rakoff. apple soho, free (rsvp required). >>

3/15 7pm: women’s fashion designer tracy reese talks about her career with ‘black fashion designers’ co-curator elizabeth way. the museum at the fashion institute of technology (chelsea). free (rsvp). >>

3/15 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): at the take two storytelling show, guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things turn out differently. this month’s double takers: susan kent, michele carlo, shawn tristan, steven berkowitz, and tracey segarra. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bedford stuyvesant), free ($5 suggested). >>

3/15 7:30pm: the adult coloring club celebrates the launch of the recently published dress the drag queen coloring book with a drink + draw meet up at berg’n (crown heights). $5 admission includes supplies and unlimited pages to color, $17 includes a downloadable coloring book, free for those dressed in drag. >>

3/15 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): alamo drafthouse’s house of wax bar is the home for the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. bring anything with a story for a chance at winning movie tickets, drinks, and other prizes. tonight’s guest performers include alignon mitra (the daily show), seth herzog (fallon), jeff simmermon (this american life), kerryn feehan (comedy central), lukas kaiser (comedy central), and more. free admission, email rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. >>

3/15 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features naomi ekperigan (broad city writer), anna drezen (snl writer), crystian ramirez (adam devine’s house party), and jason salmon. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

3/15 8pm: lady pills, dead stars, rips, and monograms play trans-pecos (bushwick/ridgewood). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/15 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the tinder live! comedy show with host lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. this month’s third anniversary show includes guests mandy stadtmiller (new york magazine‘s ‘unwifeable’ dating columnist, news whore podcast) and sam grittner (@tonightongirls creator). new location: littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

3/15  8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount tales of their first sexual experiences at the ‘my first time’ show. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

3/15 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: rob cantrell (comedy central), emmy blotnick (comedy central), kerry codette (mtv), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and nate simmons. guest hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). $5. >>

3/15-24: sva library’s resist event series highlights actions that individuals can take to be an active participant in our democracy. free (rsvp). >>

3/15-26: the 46th annual new directors/new films festival, co-curated by the museum of modern art and the film society of lincoln center, screens 29 features and two programs of shorts. $16 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

ticket deals

rsvp for free tickets to an advance screening of ghost in the shell in imax at amc loews kips bay 15 on wednesday, 3/29. first-come, first-served admission. limited number available. >>

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