sponsored: thru 3/26: target margin theater: pericles by shakespeare and others: from target margin theater, ‘known for radically reinventing classic behemoths’ (the new york times), comes an intrepid world premiere staging of pericles, by shakespeare and others. pericles unfolds like a mystery play, or a fable, or a sindbad sea-voyage tale: the action wanders episodically as the hero ages, suffers, and ultimately shares a wonderful, wondrous restoration of lost life and love. the doxsee theater (sunset park). tickets starting from $25. >>

tues 7am-7pm: free pancakes at ihop: it’s national pancake day, which means it’s time for ihop’s annual free short stack offer at participating locations. >>

sponsored: tues 7pm: origins of hip hop dance: as part of the 50th anniversary of hip hop, the cooper union presents a program about the history of hip hop and street dance culture featuring performances and discussion by members of the versa-style dance company and a panel of hip hop dance community pioneers and leaders. panelists include michele byrd-mcphee, founder and executive director of ladies of hip-hop, a non-profit organization empowering girls and women through hip hop culture and arts, emilio ‘buddha stretch’ austin jr., who has worked with the likes of eric b + rakim, rosie perez, and tony award winner heather headley among others and is the first hip hop dancer to teach hip hop in a mainstream dance studio, and hip hop / theater artist baba israel. jackie lopez (aka miss funk), versa-style’s co-founder and co-artistic director, moderates. the cooper union’s great hall (east village), free (rsvp required). >>

tues 7pm: on america: alvin hall on driving the green book: using victor hugo green’s travel guide for the black community between 1936 and 1967, alvin hall and janée woods weber traveled from new york to detroit to new orleans, collecting memories of those who struggled under segregation and relied on the guide during that time. tonight, hall will discuss his new book on the project, driving the green book: a road trip through the living history of black resistance, in a conversation with columbia university professor and new yorker correspondent jelani cobb at the center for fiction (fort greene). $10 admission can be used towards purchase of the book. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): we love a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of comedians tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘love in a hopeless place’ edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm: wanting: women writing about desire: wanting: women writing about desire essay anthology contributors amy gall, keyanah nurse, domenica ruta, and susan shapiro join co-editor kelly mcmasters for readings and discussion at greenlight bookstore (fort greene). free admission. >>

tues 7:30pm: metropolis with a live score by the flushing remonstrance: the flushing remonstrance (duo catherine cramer + robert kennedy) perform their original live score to fritz lang’s 1927 science-fiction classic, metropolis, at footlight underground at the windjammer (ridgewood). $10+ sliding scale admission. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and paige smith-hogan rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring jilberto soto, dan rosen, schuyler robinson, sureni weerasekera, and diva gunasekaran. bonus: audience members will have a chance to share their own ‘sounds great’ moments, and will double as the show’s unofficial social media photographers, armed with disposable cameras passed out by the hosts. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): runnin’ late comedy: clock in to cab washington and marcely’s comedy show spotlighting black and brown performers. featuring neel nanda (kimmel), onika mclean (showtime), dave lester (showtime), zubi ahmed (kutti gang), and jc mendoza (funny or die). friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s show features max fine, ronnie lordi, rebecca o’neal, nonye brown west, ashton womack, and rahul pandya. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 9:30pm: cuffed up: an improvised dating show that celebrates cuffing season: comic contestants in character compete against each other using short-form improv games, and a couple is paired and cuffed up by the end of the show. hsoted by heather harrison. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>


Experience Night of Ideas, a late-night philosophy marathon on Manhattan’s Upper East Side featuring intellectual debates, performances, discussions, and readings on March 3.

Four historic Upper East Side institutions open their doors for eclectic and lively programming exploring the great challenges of our time through the central question, How Much More? Explore Afrofuturism at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, reproductive rights at Villa Albertine’s headquarters, environmental challenges and land rights at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and technology and social media in the information age at the Ukrainian Institute of America.

Night of Ideas
Friday, March 3


weds thru sun: nitehawk shorts festival: nighthawk cinema’s popular fest returns for its ninth edition with five days of shorts of all types. nitehawk cinemas (williamsburg + prospect park locations), $18. >>

weds thru sun: kit noir film festival – beyond the femme fatale: the women who made noir: the fourth annual columbia university film noir series examines women’s contributions to noir behind the camera as film producers, screenwriters, novelists, and, in one instance, as a director. lenfest center for the arts at columbia university (manhattanville), $12 general, $10 seniors. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: kate zernike: the exceptions with michael barbaro: michael barbaro (the daily) talks with pulitzer prize–winning journalist kate zernike about her new book, the exceptions: nancy hopkins, mit, and the fight for women in science— the inspiring account of the sixteen female scientists who forced mit to publicly admit it had been discriminating against its female faculty for years—sparking a nationwide reckoning with the pervasive sexism in science. symphony space (uws), $12 with promo code ‘exceptions’ (service charge applies). >>

weds 7pm: speakeasy: ‘the definitive speechwriting comedy show’: former presidential speechwriters and comedians who like speeches talk about the techniques they love, the clichés they hate, and the written remarks that rocked their world. hosted by chandler dean and sarah gruen. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘speakcheaply’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

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 comedians j-l cauvin (sirius xm), alison stevenson (vice), anders leee (redacted tonight), and jeff mcbride (let’s talk about sets). free admission. >>

weds 8pm: one million girls lgbtq+ variety show: have a ‘guaranteed kooky time’ at emily dayton evans and gara’s all-lgbtq+ variety show, where they’ll perform musical numbers, dance choreographed routines, and debut sketches from their pilot. with guests esther fallick and jess tom. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by casey james salengo (comedy central), karolena theresa (comedy central), justin covington (netflix), lindsay boling (other bad qualities), erik monical, and rose morgan. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free admission. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers anya volz, kenice mobley, christine kim, grace johnson, jake velazquez, ibhan kulkarni, and chris moore. $5. >>

weds 9:30pm (monthly): doctors without boundaries: real-life er doctors andres mallipudi and aaron bola host a comedy show where standups with a tendency towards t.m.i. tell stories about their weirdest diagnoses, and the docs give a detailed breakdown of the history of each condition and what people diagnosed with it should know. audience members can even ask their own embarrassing medical questions via a ‘no co-pay’ question box. caveat (les), $7.50 with promo code ‘resident’ (reg. $10-15 adv, $20 door). >>

weds 10pm: midnight agony | late night sideshow: hudson-based the no ring circus brings its twisted sideshow to house of yes (bushwick). free admission. >>


four art exhibitions open today:
• thru sun: outsider art fair at metropolitan pavilion (chelsea). $22+. >>
• thru 6/4: wangechi mutu: intertwined at new museum (les). $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm with timed ticket. >>
• thru 9/4: berenice abbott’s new york album, 1929 at the met fifth avenue (ues). pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>
• thru 9/10 : made in japan: 20th century poster art and black power to black people: branding the black panther party at poster house (flatiron). $12 general, $8 seniors/students, free admission for all on fridays. >>

thurs thru 3/12: rendez-vous with french cinema: unifrance and film at lincoln center present the 28th edition of rendez-vous with french cinema festival, showcasing 21 films by emerging and established filmmakers. walter reade theater and elinor bunin munroe film center (lincoln center), $17 general, $14 seniors/students, $25 for opening night, free admission to select talks. >>

thurs thru sun: 13th annual athena film festival: barnard’s athena center for leadership and the women and hollywood initiative present four days of film screenings, conversations and panels with filmmakers and industry experts, programs supporting women creatives, and a variety of events focused on celebrating and amplifying the stories of women leaders. barnard college (morningside heights), $16 general, $6 students, $30 for opening night, free admission to select events. >>

thurs 5-10pm: lou reed: the art of the straight line: my tai chi: celebrating the upcoming release of the art of the straight line: my tai chi, a collection of unpublished writings by late musician lou reed, and marking reed’s 81st birthday and the fourth annual lou reed international tai chi day, brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi) hosts an evening filled with tai chi demonstrations, discussions, music, and performances with lauri anderson, stephan berwick, kevin hearn, sarth calhoun, and more. free admission. >>

thurs 6-8pm (monthly): dumbo first thursday gallery walk: nine dumbo art galleries will stay open late for special events, talks, opening receptions, tours (rsvp required), and more. free. >>

thurs 6:30pm (ends today): ice theatre of new york city pop-up performances: have an ice day with this annual series of short ice choreography performed at skating rinks across the city. tonight: wollman rink in central park. free to watch. >>

thurs 7pm: terrance hayes, claudia rankine, and ocean vuong: the nyu creative writing program presents authors and professors terrance hayes, claudia rankine, and ocean vuong reading and in conversation at nyu skirball (greenwich village). program director deborah landau will introduce the evening. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm: the lesbian agenda: get with the program at sophie santos’s the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), hannah pilkes (comedy central), sydnee washington (comedy central), natalie rotter-laitman (buzzfeed), jessica henderson (slumber party comedy), and jason selvig (the good liars). the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): boyz in the woods comedy: kenice mobley, tawanda gona, and gabe pereira host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions in between sets by napoleon emill (showtime), kareem green (showtime), jason cordova (hbo), jay jurden (jon stewart), sabrina wu, and luis gallilei. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with adam mamawala (comedy central), david drake (comedy central), eman el-husseini (siriusxm), rachel lenihan (the chris gethard show), and vannessa jackson (snl). bonus: $3 pbrs. tip-top bar + grill (clinton hill), 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 comedians blair dawson (comedy central), micah walsh (i’ll grieve you with this), alysia hush (comedy ugly), michael harrison, and crenshaw white are on tap for a night of laughs. 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 an evening of standup by graham kay (fallon), jj mattise (amazon), laura merli (reductress), lizzy cassidy (sirius xm), joshua stokes, and alvin kuai. basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>


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