around town today

thru 4/8 : save on men’s and women’s fitness apparel, shoes and accessories at an equinox sample sale. 260 fifth ave (nomad), free admission. >>

11am-3pm: cheap lunch alert: indian food spot inday opens a midtown location with $5 bowls today. 708 third ave, bet 44th + 45th sts. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre kicks off the spring season with violinist lauren cauley and pianist david friend of ensemble signal performing tonia ko, christopher cerrone, and david lang. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6pm: toss back a few pod bay breeze cocktails while watching a screening of 2001: a space odyssey. the way station (prospect heights), free admission. >>

6:30pm (tuesdays, wednesdays, first fridays, sundays): learn to fix your fixie at time’s up’s free bike repair classes, held at la plaza cultural de armando perez community garden in alphabet city (tuesdays 6:30pm and first fridays 3-6pm) and 99 south 6th street in williamsburg (wednesdays and sundays 6:30pm). donations welcome. >>

7pm: contributions to the best american poetry 2017, presented by series editor david lehman, will read selections from the anthology. poets house (battery park), $10 general, $7 students/seniors, free for poets. >>

7pm: join christian mcbride for a live taping of his siriusxm show and podcast the lowdown: conversations with christian, featuring grammy-winning vocalist and bandleader catherine russell. the national jazz museum in harlem, $10. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and craig horsley 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 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: hear martin luther king jr’s last speech, ‘i’ve been to the mountaintop,’ replayed on its 50th anniversary in washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

7:30pm: meg wolitzer, new york times-bestselling author of the interestings, discusses her new novel, the female persuasion, with the new yorker columnist jia tolentino. books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

7:30pm (thru 4/8): south african choreographer dada masilo and the dance factory present a re-telling of the tragic-romantic ballet giselle incorporating african rituals and ceremonies. the joyce theater (chelsea). $10+. >>

7:30pm (ongoing): take a closer look at the stars with the help of high-powered telescopes and members of the amateur astronomers association (weather permitting). tonight’s location: on the high line, near 14th street. free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about the struggle of getting a diagnosis, from trouble with insurance to arguing with doctors, and from self-diagnosis to diagnosing others, as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by neuroscientist paula croxson and writer tracy rowland. caveat (les), $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians and native new yorkers ilana michelle rubin (reductress) and lana schwartz (the toast) invite friends and performers to talk about where they grew up at the my hometown show. featuring sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), jo firestone (fallon), josh gondelman (last week tonight), eudora peterson (splitsider), and fareeha khan (decoded). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): 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 myq kaplan (netflix), jordan temple (hidden fences), katie hartman (high maintenance), shannon matesky (queer abstract), and zach sherwin (epic rap battles of history). 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 brandon wardell (comedy central), nate fernald (james corden), annie donley (ifc), clare o’kane (viceland), and musician jack toft. free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by kyle kinane (comedy central), mo rocca (cbs sunday morning), dion flynn (fallon), drew michael (snl), and singer/songwriter julian velard. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

coming up

4/4 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. >>

4/4 4pm, 7pm (monthly): mathematical artist frank farris (creating symmetry: the artful mathematics of wallpaper patterns) shows how complex waveforms can create original patterns from photographs at this month’s math encounters lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp recommended). >>

4/4 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:45pm: honor the legacy of martin luther king jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination with these free events: words of change: dr. martin luther king, jr. (5:30pm, the new school) and ascension: a lifting of dr. martin luther king’s legacy (7:30pm + 8:45pm, harlem stage).

4/4 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. >>

4/4 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): seeing is believing: new york university professor and neuroscientist marisa carrasco explores how our brains make sense of the world around us and shape what we see 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). >>

4/4 7pm: ellen weinstein shares the quirky superstitions, rituals, and practices of luminaries from maya angelou to thom yorke in her new illustrated book, recipes for good luck, launching tonight at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

4/4 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. there’s no holding back with tonight’s theme, ‘bare.’ failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

4/4 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): bathrobe-clad carmen lagala, kendall farrell and sam evans howl at the full moon comedy show, a musically-infused comedy show, complete with a marshmallow toast. tonight’s stand up comes from mehran khaghani (last comic standing), erik bergstrom (comedy central), kenice mobley (laughs), and more. starr bar (bushwick), $5 suggested donation. >>

4/4 7:30pm: bingo sing-o! sing to win as showgirl anna copa cabanna and pianist leslie goshko host a night of bingo, trivia, name that tune, and karaoke. first card’s free, additional are $1 each. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free admission. >>

4/4 7:30pm (wednesdays thru 4/25): heeere’s kubrick! catch a stanley kubrick flick every wednesday this month with showings of dr. strangelove (1964), the shining (1980), a clockwork orange (1971), and full metal jacket (1987) at village east cinema. $15. >>

4/4 7:30pm (ends today): friends of mozart closes the season with a concert of arias and ensembles by mozart and schubert performed by students from the juilliard school kathryn henry, kara dugan, james ley, jacob scharfman, and adam rothenberg. christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws), free. >>

4/4 7:30pm: the shacks and holy hive play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

4/4 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: women that rock, a new platform dedicated to supporting up-and-coming women in music, presents its debut showcase with performances by sedona, montel, new myths, petra jarrar, and dj jess louise dye. bonus: snacks, swag, giveaways and raffles. knitting factory (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

4/4 8pm (biweekly): good times are promised at the you’ll have fun comedy show, thanks to guest performers ahri findling (funny or die), dina hashem (conan), casey james salengo (kimmel), and alison klemp. hosted by chris calogero (not quite midnight), danny stratton (huffington post), nicki wright and john rosenberger. revision lounge and gallery (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

4/4 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features danny palmer (laughs), emily winter (tv land), maria wojciechowski, napoleon emill, and more. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

4/4 8pm: join the most powerful clique at a screening of heathers (1988). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

4/4 8pm: musical duo the bacon brothers (kevin ‘footloose’ bacon and michael bacon) come to brooklyn for a few songs and a conversation at a taping with the bbc’s joe pascal. bam rose cinemas (fort greene). free (rsvp). >>

4/4 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 four-year anniversary show features rosebud baker (roastmasters), rob haze (fallon), sean donnelly (conan), and jeff scheen (laughs). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

4/4 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: matteo lane (colbert), jeffery joseph (comedy central), erin jackson (comedy central), ricky velez (comedy central), jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), 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). >>

4/4 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: ‘you,’ or ‘narcissism.’ hosted by trish parry. under st. marks theatre (east village), $10 admission (free for the first five who sign up to talk). >>

4/4 9pm (weekly): five hosts contribute to the new too many cooks comedy show, with some help in the comedy kitchen from jo firestone (fallon), nate fernald (@midnight), kenice mobley (2 dope queens), reggie conquest (trutv), ariel elias (jezebel), and nick mullen. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

4/4 10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by liz barrett (gotham comedy live), kenny deforest (seth meyers), sharron paul (someecards), jay welch (mcsweeney’s), and kofi thomas. 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. >>

4/4 10pm: get wiggy with it at the wig out! dance party, featuring music by the wig. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: get tickets to richard burchard’s the seven last words of christ, performed by the masterwork festival chorus with the new york city chamber orchestra at world-renowned carnegie hall on 4/9 for only $7 (value $110). >>

get tickets to the annual nyc vegetarian food festival at metropolitan pavilion 5/19-20 for $12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

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