around town today
take advantage of what the city has to offer for less during nyc winter outing. a bundle of offers including restaurant week ($42 prix-fixe dinners and $26 lunches 1/21-2/8), broadway week (2-for-1 tickets 1/21-2/10), and must-see week (2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and performing arts 1/21-2/10) go on sale today. >>
thru 1/22: the 28th annual new york jewish film festival presents more than 30 films from around the world, including documentary, narrative, and short films, as well as restored classics. the film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors ($20-25 for opening/closing nights). >>
thru 1/14: the sopranos film festival, a weeklong tribute to david chase’s hbo series curated and hosted by matt zoller seitz (the sopranos sessions, opens with a celebration at sva theatre followed by five days of live events at ifc center. the tribute features screenings of classic films and landmark sopranos episodes, plus special guests including chase discussing the series’ influences and legacy. $16-20 general, $13 seniors. >>
thru 1/13: live sound art, experimental music performances, and a video installation take over fridman gallery (les) for the fourth annual new ear festival. $20 general, $15 students
(free friday and tuesday). >>
7pm: first timers are welcome to take it off and show what they’ve got at house of yes’ amateur burlesque night. free donations at the door will go to the performers). >>
7pm doors, 8pm show: laugh long and prosper at boob trek: the trouble with pasties, a hotsy totsy burlesque tribute to star trek. hosted by handsome brad and cherry pitz. the slipper room (les), $15. >>
8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features michael kosta (the daily show), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), ethan simmons-patterson, and jordan raybould. 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 dj demers (conan), jo firestone (comedy central), zack sims (comedy central), kunal arora (espn), and alyce chan (bring your own baby comedy). hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>
8pm: groove to tunes for a good cause at adhoc’s leverage models record release and benefit show, featuring music by leverage models, jennifer vanilla, noia, and rafiq bhatia + craig weinrib. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos admission benefits the southern poverty law center. >>
8:30pm (monthly): defne gencler and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s two-year anniversary show includes harrison greenbaum (last comic standing), subhah agarwal (the jim jeffries show), marie faustin (mtv), fumi abe (decoded), and meghan frank (hot fuss). the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>
8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: aparna nancherla (comedy central), yedoye travis (comedy central), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), jeff arcuri (colbert), alistair williams (comedy central), hannah boone (adult swim), and david drake (sirius xm). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>
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1/10-2/16: david zwirner gallery (chelsea) presents god made my face: a collective portrait of james baldwin, a group exhibition featuring works by njideka akunyili crosby, richard avedon, karl bissinger, beauford delaney, marlene dumas, glenn ligon, cameron rowland, kara walker, james welling, and other artists. free. >>
1/10-13: the second annual brooklyn podcast festival highlights 16 comedy, politics, and pop culture podcasts, including dr. gameshow, majority report, pop culture happy hour, the bowery boys, the touré show, and more. the bell house (gowanus), union hall (park slope), and bric house (fort greene). various prices. >>
1/10 7pm: celeb chef jamie oliver presents his latest cookbook, 5 ingredients: quick + easy food, at barnes + noble (union square). wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book starting at 9am. >>
1/10 7pm (+ 2/1, 3/1): even less scripted than reality tv, six comedians manufacture drama on the spot at the improvised real housewives episode. the pit (flatiron), $8. >>
1/10 7pm: (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: casey james salengo (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), pedro salinas (laughs), ashley hamilton, and rachel mccartney. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. new venue: dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>
1/10 7pm: the death by audio arcade moves their diy arcade cabinet game collection to bushwick’s secret project robot, celebrating with the launch of kung fu kickball and performances by three chiptune performers. $10. >>
1/10 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>
1/10 7:30pm: how to date men when you hate men: writer and comedian blythe roberson discusses her new humorous guide to romance with comedian phoebe robinson (2 dope queens). a wine reception follows. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free admission. >>
1/10 7:30pm: ‘multiracial jam army’ burnt sugar arkestra kicks off its 20th anniversary with a mixtape-inspired performance at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>
1/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up pasta and stand up by leclerc andre (fallon), kerry coddett (hbo), emily winter (the new york times), jp mcdade (comedy central) and steve rogers. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $7 adv, $10 door. >>
1/10 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by steve rodgers (colbert), calise hawkins (adult swim), anders lee (pod damn america), and david drake (comedians you should know). hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), $5. >>
1/10 8pm: queen of swords, nighttime, and verdigrls play alphaville (bushwick). $10. >>
1/10 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by jason burke, adam sokol, cathy humes, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>
1/10 8pm doors (thursdays thru 1/31): juan maclean (dfa records) kicks off a dj residency at elsewhere loft with a six-hour disco, house, and techno set. elsewhere (bushwick), free (rsvp). >>