around town today

thru 12/30: praise the dawning and pay homage to one of nyc’s most iconic bands at the velvet underground experience art + music exhibition. the traveling exhibition includes six films, 350+ photos, 1000+ objects, and projections. 718 broadway (noho), $25. >>

thru 10/31 (tues-sun 7-10pm): public art alert: tony oursler’s tear of the cloud features digital projections superimposed onto the landmarked 69th street transfer bridge gantry in riverside park south, the surrounding landscape, and the water of the hudson river itself. >>

thru 10/14: discover independent filmmakers from brooklyn and beyond at the 11th annual bushwick film festival. tonight kicks off with the east coast premiere of bushwick beats (2018), followed by the opening night party. various locations, $13-20. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
honey, i shrunk the kids. hunts point recreation center (bronx). >>
rescheduled from 10/4 let the right one in. msgr, mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>

9am-4pm (+ 10/11): snag kitchen, bathroom, and storage accessories for cheap at the oxo sample sale. starrett-lehigh building, suite 410 (chelsea). >>

6pm: grab $1 slices from more than 55 local pizzarias and help raise funds for nyc hunger relief organizations at the annual slice out hunger dollar pizza party. vegan and gluten-free options available. st. anthony’s church (soho/south village), free admission (purchase slice tickets at the door, cash only). this is a popular event, so early arrival is recommended. >>

6:30pm: just in time for your halloween cemetery walks: discover the meanings behind tombstone symbols at a talk by allison c. meier at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $11. >>

7pm: after charlottesville: litigators roberta kaplan and karen dunn will discuss their experiences representing injured activists from the 2017 charlottesville white nationalist rally in a talk moderated by dahlia lithwick (senior editor, slate). museum of jewish heritage (bowling green), $15 general, $5 students. >>

7pm: activist and five-time presidential candidate ralph nader examines the flaws of past and current administrations and offers a platform to right the course at a launch event/signing for his latest book, to the ramparts: how bush and obama paved the way for the trump presidency, and why it isn’t too late to reverse course. barnes + noble 86th + lexington (ues), priority admission with purchase of the book. >>

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 jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), edith gonzalez (smut slam champ), paula croxson (story collider), and myra kooy. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-10 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7:30pm: get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a female political candidate in 2018 with a screening of vice’s she’s running, which follows 30-year-old democrat katie hill’s fight to become the congressional representative in la county’s most conservative district. followed by a talk-back and q+a. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm (+ 10/11): the doctor who season premiere episode along with two behind-the-scenes bonus features screen at select movie theaters in honor of the 13th doctor. various prices. >>

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 ‘real’ edition includes monologist mike daisey, actor/comedian larry owens, and writer/performer nora burns. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits rainn. >>

8pm-midnight (+ 10/11): the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, a zombie fashion show (thursday only) and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features janeane garofalo(wet hot american summer), christine meehan-berg (miss pillows), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), john johnson (fallon), and rob stern (comedy central). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (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 comedians: dina hashem (conan), devon walker (comedy central), david spector (roastmasters nyc), rachel mccartney, and walter kelly. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

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 sean donnelly (conan), brian mitchell (ucb), brian babylon (the moth), teresa lee (mtv), maria wojciechowski, and matt bachus. 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: ismael loutfi (kimmel), blair socci (mtv), andy haynes (conan), rosebud baker (roast battle), andrew mcgill (the moth), and david drake (laughs). hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (wednesdays thru 10/24): win drinks and eleven-inspired waffles at stranger things bingo, occuring every wednesday leading up to halloween at videology (williamsburg). free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, featuring chanel ali (girl code), yedoye travis (comedy central), leclerc andre (fallon), nash rose, and dara jemmott. hosted by marcela onyango and lauren clark. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

10pm: tricks are turned into treats at the bad behavior: gay tricks and treats dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free (with rsvp), $5 door. >>


Julián Castro in Conversation with Maria Hinojosa: Keeping the American Dream Alive

Drawing on his experience as Mayor of San Antonio and HUD Secretary under President Obama, Julián Castro, a rising political star, will discuss how to make the economy more fair, help future generations of Americans escape poverty, and keep the American Dream alive. Moderated by Maria Hinojosa, NPR Latino USA Anchor and Executive Producer.

Tuesday, October 16 | 6 PM-8 PM | NYU School of Law

coming up

10/11-27 (weds thru sat): czechoslovak american marionette theatre performs duke oldrich + washerwoman bozena, the true story, a non-traditional staging of a 374 year-old marionette play based on a story of love at first sight. jan hus church (ues), $10-19 general, $10-14 students/seniors. >>

10/11-18: get ready to jump out of your seat… the brooklyn horror film festival arrives just in time for halloween. various brooklyn venues, $16-18. >>

10/11-14: this year’s art in odd places festival will present projects by women, female identifying, and non-binary artists all along 14th street in manhattan thru 10/14, accompanied by a group exhibition at westbeth gallery in the west village thru 10/27. free. >>

10/11 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
breaking legs. james j. walker park (west village). >>
the grudge. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
wonder. st. mary’s park (bronx). >>

10/11 5-8pm (on view thru 11/19): sva hosts myself, an exhibition of artwork created by incarcerated rikers island inmates who are participants of the creative arts therapy program. opening reception tonight. sva mps art therapy gallery space (chelsea), free. >>

10/11 6pm (+ 10/25, 11/27): author and former new york times food columnist mark bittman hosts a lecture series on food justice and public health at columbia university. vagelos education center (washington heights), free (rsvp required). >>

10/11 6-8pm (on view thru 12/8): steven kasher gallery (chelsea) hosts ‘throw shade, then vote,’ a solo exhibition of work by former chief official white house photographer pete souza. the exhibition features 13 photographs with texts from recent events that juxtapose the obama and trump administrations. opening reception and book signing tonight. free. >>

10/11 6-8pm (on view thru 11/3): there’s a lot in the news to make art about. group exhibition art as witness: political graphics 2016-18 showcases 200+ satirical and politically charged illustrations, cartoons and animations from 53 artists. opening reception 10/11 6-8pm. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

10/11 6-9pm (on view thru thru 10/18): chrystie street gallery (les) hosts the national association of women artists’s 129th annual members’ exhibition. opening reception and awards ceremony tonight. free. >>

10/11 6-9:30pm: salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free. >>

10/11 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. tonight’s show features kenice mobley (sirius xm), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), bryan yang (nbc), and kath barbadoro (comedy central). hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

10/11 7pm: actor and filmmaker justine bateman (family ties, desperate housewives) presents her ‘anti-memoir’ fame: the hijacking of reality at a book launch event with author kelly cutrone at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location. >>

10/11 7pm (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from laird hunt (the evening road) and tamsen wolff (juno’s swans). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

10/11 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), $10. >>

10/11 7pm doors, 8pm show: hotsy totsy sends up time lords, companions, and villains old and new at their annual burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

10/11 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians perform original pop songs and make pop presentations at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/11 8pm: hosts andre medrano and maggie maxwell ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

10/11 8pm (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary pasta alongside stand up by erik bergstrom (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), justin williams (fox), teresa lee (reductress), and petey deabreu. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

10/11 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by charlie kasov (mtv), katie boyle (transplants), luke touma (too many cooks), and sam evans. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/11 8pm: clip show carnage: bad movie fans steven desiena and steve whalen share clips from their favorite b movies with some help from guest comedians. vital joint (williamsburg), $5. >>

10/11 8pm (thursdays thru 10/25, plus a 10/31 screening of psycho): get your fix of the hitch at village east cinema’s annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: shadow of a doubt (1943). $15. >>

10/11 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by shane torres (comedy central), jake marshall head, chloe mcgovern, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer), tony zaret, and guest host josh comers (fallon). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/11 8:30pm (monthly): liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a night of stand up by calise hawkins (totally biased), ali kolbert (fallon), eagle witt (mtv), troy alan (laughs), teresa degaetano (gotham comedy live), garry hannon, and more. beauty bar (gramercy/east village), free. >>

10/11 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): double down on the hand of comedy, a stand-up and sketch comedy show hosted by claudia cogan (last comic standing). tonight’s performers include jo firestone (fallon), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), brian bahe (grandbaby comedy), sachi ezura (girl code), carolyn bergier, and adira amram (ophira + adira). cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

10/11 9:30pm: the beths and poppies play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10/11 10pm: live your own funky fairy tale at a ‘booty and the bass’ themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

the instagrammable dessert goals dessert fest returns to lic 10/13-14. admission includes my/mo mochi ice cream, sugarfina candy, salty snacks, coffee, coconut water, and more. additional exclusive desserts are available for purchase from 22 top nyc dessert vendors. $12-17 (skint readers can save 50% on admission to the 10/14 10am time slot with promo code ‘theskint’). >>

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