around town today

various times: september 11 memorials and ceremonies across new york city from am new york. additional events include bargemusic concerts, and the annual circle wind concert (weds). >>

thru 9/17: the 13th annual brooklyn book festival, the largest free literary event in nyc, returns with a week of more than 50 ‘bookend’ events, a children’s day saturday, and a festival day and marketplace featuring more than 300 authors and 250 booksellers sunday. tonight’s events include pen translation prize winners at word bookstore (free), the lic reading series at lic bar (free), and more. >>

thru 9/16: save up to 90% off retail prices at the rent the runway sample sale. 260 fifth ave (nomad), free admission. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with tales from scott gawlicki, leslie goshko, jean le bec, and adam wade, plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by barbara aliprantis. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

6-8pm: taste french wine + cheese, watch a french film (with english subtitles), and more at the french institute alliance française (fiaf) fall open house. free admission. >>

7pm: professor and author susan shapiro and several of her students share their getting short pieces and books published success stories at a launch event for the byline bible: get published in five weeks. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($19.99) required for admission. >>

7pm (monthly): writers who are parents convene at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s theme: graphic novels with writers victor lavalle, mira jacob, josh neufeld, and darin strauss. moderated by christina chiu and m. m. de voe. andaz wall street hotel (fidi), free (rsvp). >>

8pm + 10pm: attend a live taping of comedy central’s new digital series highlighting nyc stand-up comedians, comedy central stand-up featuring…. littlefield (gowanus), free (rsvps are full, but walk-up spots will be available based on capacity and include a free drink). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + hotdog show, this week including performances by emmy blotnick (colbert), carmen christopher (trutv), daniel webb (comedy central), ian fidance (siriusxm), and sallie smith-fitch (ifc). hosted by dan licata (adult swim) and joe pera (seth meyers). free. >>

coming up

sponsored: long island wine tour from nyc: escape the city for a day at three different award winning vineyards in long island’s north fork. luxury round-trip bus, lunch, 3 wine tastings, and guide included. get 10 off with code ‘wine10’ >>

9/12-10/20: wear your adidas or pumas and be ready to battle at film forum’s hip hop on film 1979–1986 festival, a mix of tv shows, documentaries and feature-length films, including beat street, graffiti rock, stations of the elevated, style wars, wild style and more, as well as q+as with filmmakers charlie ahearn, michael holman and others. film forum (south village), $15. >>

9/12 11am-9pm (+ 9/13 9am-9pm): get a complimentary manicure at opi nail polish co’s instagram-ready pop-up. greenwich village atrium, free (rsvp). >>

9/12 5:30pm (+ 9/14 5pm): the annual accordions around the world series brings more than 60 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players to bryant park (midtown west) for weekly concerts, culminating in a five-hour festival on 9/14. free. >>

9/12 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: a good time for a good cause: put your money where your mouth is to benefit raices at thoughts + prayers: a mandatory assembly comedy show, featuring kristen buckels (comedy central), lacey jeka (reductress), dulcé sloan (trevor noah), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), alison leiby (the opposition with jordan klepper), gary richardson (ifc), will miles (the chris gethard show), and colin quinn (snl). the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/12 7:15pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. featuring storytellers kelli dunham (freak of nurture), jean le bec (moth slam champ), finn schubert, and tracie osbourne. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-10 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

9/12 7:30pm: poet and writer eileen myles launches evolution, a new collection of poems, with a reading and discussion followed by a signing and wine reception. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free admission. >>

9/12 7:30pm: vice presents a screening of separated by birth and zero tolerance, followed by discussion with correspondent krishna andavolu, producers rita chan + lindsay van dyke, and bronx defenders managing director for immigration sarah deri oshiro. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

9/12 7:30pm: new amsterdam symphony orchestra performs the music of mozart at st. peter’s church (chelsea). $10 general, $5 students/seniors benefits the food pantry. >>

sponsored: 7/12 7:30pm (+ 7/13): the new york philharmonic performs there will be blood‘s score to the complete film at lincoln center. tickets from $30, use code twbb45 for select $45 orchestra seats. >>

9/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring performers liza treyger (comedy central), rebecca vigil (netflix), taylor ortega (hbo), and jessica kirson (fallon). hosted by sophie santos and jess salomon. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘r-e-s-p-e-c-t’ edition includes cabaret artist champagne jerry, comedian shalewa sharpe, and author/performance artist andrea kleine. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits safe horizon. >>

9/12 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: chai and teen play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 door. >>

9/12 8pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: joe pera (seth meyers), fareeha khan (decoded), david drake (laughs), and rachel mccartney. hosted by stu melton, caroline doyle, and charlie dektar. bonus: win free beer with your trivia smarts. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

9/12 8pm: seth herzog’s presents comedy at the mailroom, with stand-up by dan st. germain (conan), emmy blotnick (colbert), dave hill (wfmu), and more. mailroom (fidi), free. >>

9/12 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features janelle james (netflix), brendan eyre (conan), josh comers (conan), julia claire (ucb), and noah savage (espn). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

9/12 8pm: allman brothers tribute band friends of the brothers, featuring members of the gregg allman band, dickey betts and great southern, jaimoe’s jasssz band, and zen tricksters, performs at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

9/12 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 liza treyger (netflix), nore davis (2 dope queens), danielle perez (kimmel), joe zimmerman (conan), and samantha ruddy (brooklyn magazine‘s ’50 funniest). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/12 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: emmy blotnick (comedy central), kevin iso (comedy central), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), danielle perez (kimmel), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and matty litwack. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9/12 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from dulcé sloan (trevor noah), mike vecchione (fallon), danielle perez (fallon),, alingon mitra (conan), leclerc andre (laughs), and trey galyon. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9/12 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, with proceeds benefiting the aclu. hosted by marcela onyango and lauren clark. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

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