tues 12:45pm (various dates thru 3/7/2024): ice theatre of new york: city skate pop-up performances: ice dance company ice theatre of new york brings a series of short performances to neighborhood rinks through the season. today: bryant park. free. >>

tues 6:30pm: eyeliner: a cultural history: from nefertiti to amy winehouse, culture writer and author zahra hankir (our women on the ground) explores the history of eyeliner, illustrating how it’s been used as a tool across the globe and over the centuries. mcnally jackson books (soho), $5 admission includes a voucher which can be used towards any same-day purchase at the bookstore, $26 admission includes a copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm: far from over: the fight for the equal rights amendment: presented in connection with the exhibition equal rights amendment: a century of speaking out, the new york public library hosts a panel discussion with politicians and activists on the continuing push for gender equality. featuring: hon. carolyn b. maloney (former u.s. representative, ny 12th district), christian f. nunes (president of now), kate shaw (professor of law and co-director of the floersheimer center for constitutional democracy at yeshiva university), and l. joy williams (president of the brooklyn naacp). nypl’s stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown), free admission. >>

tues 7pm (+ thursday at brooklyn museum with elliot page): raquel willis + laverne cox: the risk it takes to bloom: author and transgender activist raquel willis presents her new memoir, the risk it takes to bloom: on life and liberation, in a conversation with actor and activist laverne cox (orange is the new black) in the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square). $10 admission, $35.93 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm: the dish: the lives and labor behind one plate of food: chefs, drugs, and rock + roll author andrew friedman discusses his latest book, the dish, which follows one restaurant dish back to its origins, tracing every hand that’s ever touched a meal to create a 360 degree look at our food supply through the lens of one dish. amanda hesser, founder and executive chair of food52, joins. p+t knitwear bookstore (les), free admission, $36.68 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm: 2023 national book awards finalists reading: the national book foundation and the nyu creative writing program present readings by each of the 2023 national book award finalists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature, and translated literature at nyu skirball (greenwich village). $10 general, $5 non-nyu students. >>

tues 7pm: climate lab: from aqueducts to adaptation—new york’s water system: how and why do new york’s water systems flood? what does the city plan to do about it? rohit t. aggarwala (nyc’s chief climate officer and commissioner of the department of environmental protection), eric sanderson (vp of urban conservation at the new york botanical garden), gwynneth malin (historian and archivist), and russell shorto (director of the new amsterdam project at the new-york historical society) gather to discuss the history of water and waste management and the city’s policies looking toward the future of water supply, distribution, and treatment. light refreshments will be served. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): let’s see, what else? comedy show: courtney maginnis and tom delgado host this (seven years running) weekly stand-up show in the basement of lucky jack’s (les). tonight: emma willman (netflix), kofi thomas (hbo), alex pavone (mtv), denise taylor (the onion), and jeff scheen (laughs). $10. >>

tues 7:30pm: i can steal your mother with max wittert: comedian and illustrator max wittert presents an hour of illustrated comedy, storytelling, and standup about ‘death, french toast, goddesses, and freeways.’ with special guests sabrina wu and ruby mccollister. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

tues 8pm: cake + violence: watch writer and new yorker cartoonist natalie badillo-griffen smash cakes while talking about feelings at her cathartic solo show. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, nolawee mengist, colleen genevieve, and kendall farrell bring the laughs to east williamsburg with standup by jordan temple (atlanta), jonathan van halem (tooning out the news), myles toe, mark volinski, and more. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: comedy show and party: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features ashton womack, jess feeney, adam gilbert, terence hartnett, and tracy mcclendon. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweetgiving edition: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with performances john hodgman, alex moffat (snl), tami sagher (30 rock), and zahid dewji (fallon). chelsea music hall, save 50% with promo code ‘turkey50’ >>

tues 9:30pm: funny on paper: new yorker cartoonists take to the stage for an evening of standup (with drawings), games, and more. featuring victor varnado, hilary campbell, jason chatfield, and emily flake. caveat (les), $15 adv, $18 door. >>


Bestselling author Richard Powers discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Overstory, and explores our relationship with nature, our understanding of time, and the defiant act of hope in the face of the climate crisis. Richard Powers is the author of thirteen novels, including The Overstory and Orfeo, and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award. Doors open at 6pm with refreshments and books for purchase.

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weds thru 3/24/2024: two new exhibitions at american folk art museum: unnamed figures: black presence and absence in the early american north and marvels of my own inventiveness. american folk art museum (uws), free admission. >>

weds thru 3/1/2024: glide at brooklyn bridge park: skate underneath the brooklyn bridge while taking in views of the manhattan skyline at nyc’s newest ice rink, glide at brooklyn bridge park. emily warren roebling plaza (dumbo), $9-25 admission, $12 skate rental (or byo), free locker use ($5 for a lock, or byo). a limited number of free tickets will also be available for nyc residents to each sat 9-11am and tues 4-6pm session, which will be made available one week in advance. >>

sponsored: weds 6pm: trinity talks: richard powers: bestselling author richard powers discusses his pulitzer prize-winning novel, the overstory, and explores our relationship with nature, our understanding of time, and the defiant act of hope in the face of the climate crisis. richard powers is the author of thirteen novels, including the overstory and orfeo, and the recipient of a macarthur fellowship, the pulitzer prize, and the national book award. doors open at 6pm with refreshments and books for purchase. trinity church wall street (fidi) and online, free. >>

weds 6-8pm: college night at the morgan: current undergrad and grad students are invited to a free after-hours event at the morgan library + museum (murray hill) featuring exhibition tours, behind-the-scenes experiences, sketching, games, and live music. rsvp required. >>

weds 7pm (+ 12/20): adam wade: live in new york: 20-time moth story slam winner adam wade returns to under st. marks theater with a storytelling show featuring three to four different stories from his extensive catalog (no two shows will be the same) and a different special guest who’ll begin each show. under st. marks theater (east village), sliding scale admission. >>

weds 7pm: score: ‘interpreting epic cinema through comedy and dance’: emmy harrington (the marvelous mrs. maisel) and a swarm of cinephile stand-ups bring the scores of classic films and blockbusters to life through dance and, inevitably, comedy. tonight’s targets: mission impossible, basic instinct, and she devil. caveat (les), $15+. >>

weds 7:30pm: student night at the whiney: exploring henry taylor: b side: after the whitney closes to the general public, explore the exhibition henry taylor: b side, hear a conversation about the show with the museum’s joan tisch teaching fellows, and be inspired to create your own artwork. light refreshments will be provided. free admission for undergrad and grad students with id, $10 otherwise. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg), with stand-up sets by chloe radcliffe (fallon), monroe martin (comedy central), mike recine (conan), nicky paris (mtv), and jaron young. bonus: the first 24 guests will get a free ebbs beer. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by jim tews (fx), kim dinaro (fallon), andrew michael tavin (tbs), and courtney maginnis (comedy central). free admission. >>

weds 8pm: young hot sluts: a matchmaking show: comedian carly ann filbin makes love connections while making you laugh at this irl matchmaking show. littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 day of. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by tim barnes (fallon), andrew durso (patriot act), yoshiko watson (new york magazine), brantley brice (vulture), and allison carroll. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free admission. >>

weds 9:30pm: awkward sex…and the city: storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your pleasure at the awkward sex…and the city show. tonight’s lineup includes karolena theresa, perri gross, and more. hosted by natalie wall. club cumming (east village), $12 adv (save $3 with promo code ‘skint’), $15 day of. >>


thurs thru early 2024; new york transit museum’s grand central gallery + store holiday train show: for the first time since 2019, the new york transit museum’s grand central gallery + store will host a model holiday train exhibit. the 34′ long, two-level, ‘o’ gauge layout highlights some of nyc’s iconic landmarks, and trains including metro-north, polar express, and vintage subway cars. new this year: $5 admission. >>

thurs thru 12/20: the small works show at carter burden gallery (chelsea): carter burden gallery’s seventh annual small works show will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and collages created on 10-by-10-inch canvases by 70+ artists. works will be priced at $200 each, with 6-by6-inch art cards available for $20. opening reception 11/16 6-8pm. free admission. >>

thurs 4-8pm (monthly): les third thursday gallery nights: go on a self-guided walk of the lower east side, nolita, little italy, and chinatown while checking out the new art on display at 13 independent art galleries. free admission. >>

thurs 4-9pm; ‘something’s brewing’ art show: graffiti and old school sign painter peter paid teamed up with the bronx brewery for ‘something’s brewing,’ a solo art show celebrating 50 years of hip hop and the brewery’s one-year anniversary at hudson yards. opening reception with music by large professor tonight. free admission. >>

thurs 5pm (+ 12/7, 12/14): broadway under the stars: catch live performances from broadway shows at the shops at columbus circle. tonight’s program features excerpts from kimberly akimbo and the book of mormon. the second floor of the shops at columbus circle (uws), free admission. >>

thurs 6pm: cremation: history and modern process: where did the process of cremation come from, and how is it used in modern funeral practices? funeral director amy cunningham answers your burning questions about the 32 thousand-year history of cremation during a talk at green-wood cemetery’s modern chapel, followed by a tour of the cemetery’s crematory retorts. free admission (donations welcome). >>

thurs 6pm: a guide to a mash-up life: the ethnic aisle: for the second installment of their residency, the mash-up americans will sit down at the wnyc greene space (south village) with jaeki cho (founder of righteous eats) and lisa kyung (founder of league of kitchens) to rethink american food, explore what makes an item ‘ethnic,’ examine what hospitality means, and more. the event kicks off with a mini food market with demos, free samples, and food for sale. $15 admission with promo code ‘food’ (reg. $20). >>

thurs 6pm: bloomingdale’s holiday window unveiling with amber ruffin: bloomingdale’s kicks off the season at its 59th + lex flagship with a holiday window unveiling event. hosted by comedian and writer amber ruffin, the event will feature windows inspired by wonka, performances from jonathan groff (merrily we roll along), norm lewis (the phantom of the opera) and jessica vosk (wicked), and more. free admission. >>

thurs 7pm (monthly): nerd nite (monthly): nerd is the word at nerd nite nyc, where you’ll hear entertaining and informative presentations on a wide range of subjects. tonight’s topics: artificial intelligence, childbirth in the us, and 10 reasons not to run a marathon. caveat (les), $21. >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by temim fruchter and brian gresko. tonight’s readers: mona awad, hilary leichter, jami nakamura lin, and c pam zhang. books will be available for purchase through greenlight bookstore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where standups django gold, hoodo hersi, alaina bamfield, ronnie smith, ridwan hussain, and mila panic. hosted by andre medrano. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with a night of standup by christine ferrera, sam evans, bailey pope, jonathan van halem, john alcabes, and zabrina douglas. ba’sik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): inception…entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of inception (2010) using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to incorporate lines written by the audience and create ‘deleted’ scenes. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

thurs 9:30pm: risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public at kevin allison’s show. tonight, alex liu, david beck, tori weston, and vernon payne spill the beans at caveat (les). $18 adv, $20 door. >>


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