WEDS, 1/30: ICE BALL, GAGA BINGO, WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE, + 13 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 2/6: the new ohio theatre welcomes three companies to showcase their latest developing plays at the producers club, including works a burning church, mammelephant, and american juggalo. new ohio theatre (west village), $12. >>

6pm: founder of the women’s mosaic and coach kristina leonardi discusess re-assessing who are you and what are you supposed to be doing with your life in a talk at nypl sibl (midtown east). free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: science journalist and author deborah blum covers the history of food safety in the us and the birth of the food and drug act in a discussion on her latest book, the poison squad. in conversation with journalist and author maria konnikova (the confidence game). nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: in conjunction with the city reliquary-organized exhibition ‘empire skate: the birthplace of roller disco,’ roller skating ambassador and community advocate reggie brown gives a talk on the culture and history of roller skating rinks in brooklyn. brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights), free. >>

7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain celebrates its first year in nyc with tonight’s theme, ‘new year, new me.’ featuring guests casey legler (godspeed), jes tom (reductress), wo chan (switch n’ play), mila myles, and comedic folk duo friends who folk. hosted by lorena russi and kyle dacuyan. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is going absolutely gah-gah with this month’s lady gaga-themed edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

7-9pm: skate to waltz music while wearing your coolest attire at the annual bryant park ice ball. free admission, $20 skate rental or byo. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedians kristen buckels and lacey jeka (between two bushes) throw their third annual bushes b-day bash, with all proceeds going toward planned parenthood and featuring stand-up by todd barry (comedy central), anna drezen (snl), alison leiby (the president show), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and larry owens (paid off). the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm (thru 2/1): arts brookfield presents the silent films / live music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer. over the course of three evenings, classic silent film screenings will be accompanied by live music, including the kid with marc ribot (weds), nosferatu with irene and linda buckley (thurs), and underworld with alloy orchestra (fri). brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: goonies… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story using only what they can remember from watching the film once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show every month with best friend addie weyrich (adult swim). this month’s festivities include performances by django gold (colbert), vinny deponto (netflix), eudora peterson (splitsider), kristen buckels (between two bushes), aminah imani (wine before nine), and zach teague. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (ends today): broad city’s ilana glazer interviews activists and politicians to better understand how our system works at ilana glazer’s generator series. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features tim dillon (comedy central), leclerc andre (fallon), sarah tollemache (colbert), alex falcone, and peggy o’leary. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from casey james salengo (comedy central), jeff scheen (siriusxm), rachel pegram (comedy central), kelsey caine (the new york times, and gabe stoddard. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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 saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), eli sairs (roast battle), chanel ali, ronnie fleming, casey balsham, and michael joyce. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: emmy blotnick (comedy central), nore davis (conan), paris sashay (bet), yedoye travis (tbs), rufat agayev, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: embrace your grossness at the inaugural gross girls: an unladylike variety show, featuring guests aparna nancherla (comedy central), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), and jeena bloom. hosted by natalie hall (awkward sex…and the city) and anita flores (party of two). caveat (les), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg $15 adv, $18 door). >>

10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

sponsored

Classic Stage Company (CSC) presents STRINDBERGS IN REPERTORY: MIES JULIE and THE DANCE OF DEATH now through March 10!

MIES JULIE, directed by Shariffa Ali, is Yaël Farber’s fierce adaptation of Strindberg’s classic play MISS JULIE, reset to a farmhouse in the Karoo of South Africa.

Seething with cruelty, and punctuated by absurdity and humor, Strindberg’s electrifying play THE DANCE OF DEATH is directed by Victoria Clark, in a new version by Conor McPherson.

Visit CLASSICSTAGE.ORG for info and tickets starting at $59 with code SKINT for Mies Julie or The Dance of Death.

CSC also offers:

RUSH TICKETS
Subject to availability, $30 rush tickets are available in person at the box office one hour prior to curtain. Limit 1 ticket per person.

STUDENT RUSH
Subject to availability, $20 student rush tickets are available in person at the box office one hour prior to curtain. Limit 1 ticket per person with valid student ID.

coming up

1/31: today’s the 31st of the month, which means baskin-robbins will flaunt its 31 flavors with $1.50 ice cream scoops at participating locations. >>

1/31 5pm-8 (+ 2/7, 2/14): jcat and pleiades gallery showcase artworks by 80 japanese artists for the ‘sm;)ey’ group exhibition. live painting and free sake tastings at tonight’s opening party. pleiades gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

1/31 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: representatives from juliana v. united states, the youth constitutional climate lawsuit against the federal government, host a roundtable on changing tactics in the face of climate emergency at the new york society for ethical culture (uws). free. >>

1/31 6:30pm: blondie’s chris stein and debbie harry discuss stein’s new book of photographs, point of view: me, new york city, and the punk scene, along with creative director rob roth. a signing will follow. sva theatre (chelsea), free admission (rsvp). >>

1/31 6:30pm: screening on the centennial of jackie robinson’s birthday, documentary the other boys of summer explores civil rights in america through the lives of negro league baseball players. director lauren meyer and two players featured in the film will be in person for a discussion following. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium (east village), free (rsvp). >>

1/31 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: from the top: the sound of wu-tang and the art of sampling: get a breakdown of the production techniques used to make wu-tang clan’s music at a demo and discussion with hip-hop historian and african-american studies expert joe schloss. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

1/31 7pm: national book award-winning poet and former new york times magazine poetry editor terrance hayes (american sonnets for my past) is tonight’s guest at the nyu creative writing program’s new salon reading series, hosted by deborah landau, poet and director of nyu’s creative writing program. nyu’s lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village), free. >>

1/31 7pm: the annual composers now festival kicks off another cycle with an evening of music of various styles by living composers at national opera center (chelsea). $20 general, $15 students/artists. >>

1/31 7-10pm: see if you recognize any of the 100 new yorkers featured in photographer jamiya wilson’s 100 faces: street portraits exhibition, opening tonight at rogue space chelsea. free (rsvp required). >>

1/31 7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by marty’s v burger will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit the humane league. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

1/31 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by kevin mcaffrey (colbert), sarah sherman (adult swim), mike bain, alison o’conner, and andrew durso. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/31 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by olivia grace (roast battle), will abeles (nbc), alex falcone, michelle slonim, and neal stastny. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/31 10pm: get cheeky at the bootylicious destiny’s child/beyoncé-themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: colin quinn extends! now through march 16 – final weeks. the satirical sage from brooklyn returns with colin quinn: red state blue state, where he lays bare the absurdities, hypocrisies and calamities on both sides of the political divide. save on tickets! >>

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