around town today

thru 10/20: the annual architecture and design film festival launches its 11th season with 25 films that highlight designers as well as issues such as the financialization of the housing market, homelessness, and gender inequality. cinépolis chelsea and sva theater, $17 general, $12.50 students. >>

thru 10/20: the fifth annual nordic international film festival, the biggest nordic film festival outside europe, returns to nyc for five days of nordic and international films. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12. >>

thru 10/19: the annual bad theater fest stages 19 low-budget, eclectic productions, each between five and twenty minutes long, with an emphasis on the ridiculous. the brick (williamsburg), $20. >>

6pm: fighting food allergy with food: dr. richard wasserman tackles questions centered around peanut and other food allergies in a talk at nyu pless hall lobby (greenwich village). free (rsvp required). >>

6-8:30pm: opening reception, panel discussion, and book launch for conversations on conflict photography at nyu’s gallatin galleries (greenwich village). free. >>

6-9pm: 30 participating galleries will host exhibit receptions, artist talks, and related events for lower east side art night. free. >>

6:30pm: linda hirshman, lawyer and author of reckoning: the epic battle against sexual abuse and harassment, discusses her book and beyond with sharyn tejani, director of the time’s up legal defense fund, at nypl mid-manhattan library. free admission >>

6:30pm: given today’s challenging publishing landscape, a panel of news innovators will discuss where the journalism jobs will be. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: korean american film festival new york kicks off this year’s 13th annual fest with a launch party and mini screening of three shorts at karaoke city (koreatown). free (rsvp). >>

7pm: sick, a magazine written and created by chronically ill and disabled artists, launches their first issue with a party/fundraiser at poets house (battery park). free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

7pm (ends today): alien returns to select theaters for the film’s 40th anniversary. various locations and prices. >>

7:30pm (ends today): the annual new sounds live music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer, presents a two-night tribute to minimal music pioneer steve reich performed by ensemble signal. brookfield place winter garden (fidi), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): the biology on tap series brings short science talks and trivia to a bar each month. tonight’s theme: animal constellations. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30 (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. this month’s storytellers include shalewa sharpe (comedy central), marie faustin (mtv), michele carlo (npr), and jennifer glick. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7:30pm (monthly): a panel of comedians, journalists, and politicians chug two beers on stage and get political at the ‘two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show. tonight: hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from nick jack pappas (vulture), liz plank (vox), and justin tyler (desus + mero). ucbt hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by kate willett (netflix), marie faustin (mtv), luke mones (comedy central), petey deabreu, and wilfred padua. hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free-$10. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with readings by brian birnbaum (emerald city), amy meng (bridled), greg gerke (especially the bad things), and briana silberberg. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features derek gaines (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), mark jigarjian (impractical jokers), and diego lopez (ucb). 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 aparna nancherla (corporate), jo firestone (comedy central), jeffrey emerson (happy!), matt o’brien, and julia hladkowicz. 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 matt bachus, george gordon, shanna christmas, and tim mclaughlin. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 8:45pm show (monthly): the weird but nice comedy show returns with myq kaplan (amazon), collin chamberlin (siriusxm), rufat agayev, colleen genevieve, and vanessa jackson. hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: casey james salengo (kimmel), dc benny (comedy central), sonia denis (high maintenance), caitlin peluffo (colbert), jeff simmermon (the moth), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


Jerron Herman & Molly Joyce: Breaking & Entering

Looking for inclusive art to support this fall (that’s also a dance party)? 
Join us at Breaking & Entering — an inclusive, collaborative new work created by a pair of physically disabled artists who’ve found shared motivation  — featuring dancer/choreographer Jerron Herman and composer/musician Molly Joyce
Performed live at historic Danspace Project, Breaking & Entering combines original music and choreography, and evolves into a dance party led by a different DJ every night. Each performance is a unique experience!
This fall, fall into celebration — of the disabled community’s breaking, entering, and emerging into dance, music, and more.
Jerron Herman & Molly Joyce: Breaking & Entering
Tuesday, November 12 at 8pm
Friday, November 15 at 8pm
Saturday, November 16 at 8pm
Danspace Project 
131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003
More info and tickets:

coming up

10/17-1/5/2020: three new exhibitions open at poster house, the first museum in the u.s. dedicated exclusively to posters: 20/20 insight: posters from the 2017 women’s march, baptized by beefcake: the golden age of hand-painted movie posters from ghana, and posters of the japan red cross society. poster house (chelsea), $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

10/17-27: go out of your gourd at night of 1000 jack o’ lanterns, an immersive display of 1,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns on governors island. $26 (10-50% discounts are available on the website for select dates/times). >>

10/17-25: get your fill of film at these film fests:
10/17-20: chelsea film festival. amc loews 34th street (midtown west), $15+. >>
10/17-20: margaret mead film festival. the museum of natural history (uws), $12-15 general, $10-13 students/seniors. >>
10/17-21: rockaway film festival. $15+. >>
10/17-24: brooklyn horror film festival. various locations, $16-18. >>
10/17-25: wildlife conservation film festival. cinema village theater (greenwich village), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

10/17-20: shop jewelry-making supplies from 50+ vendors at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $5-12 admission. >>

10/17-20: this year’s art in odd places festival, taking place along 2 miles of 14th street from avenue c to the hudson river, presents 44 installations and performances by artists who are 60+ years old as well as intergenerational collaborations. free. >>

10/17-19: check out the workspaces of more than 60 artists at the annual elizabeth foundation for the arts studio program’s open studios. opening reception thursday 6-10pm. efa center (midtown west), free. >>

10/17-19: the 16th annual garment district arts festival offers three days of gallery exhibitions, open studios, performances, and public installations. free. >>

10/17 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: endgame. manhattan beach parking lot (manhattan beach). >>
night of the living dead. prospect park’s long meadow north. >>

10/17 6-9pm (on view thru 11/17): gr gallery (les) presents ‘surface fetish,’ the second duo exhibition of street artists dalek and buff monster with the gallery. opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

10/17 6-9pm (monthly thru december): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where eight galleries and art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

10/17 6:30pm: go on a spooky spiritualism and mediums journey for photographer shannon taggart’s new book séance, launching with a candlelit cemetery trolley tour and presentation. green-wood cemetery, $15 admisssion. >>

10/17 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: t.s. eliot prize-winning poet and author ocean vuong is tonight’s guest at the nyu creative writing program’s new salon reading series, hosted by darin strauss. nyu’s lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village), free. >>

10/17 7pm: two lawyers who have worked on recovering nazi-looted art will discuss several cases and provide an overview of the ethical and legal issues that are involved in a talk at the museum of jewish heritage (battery park). free. >>

10/17 7pm: photographer joana toro gets under the fur in a talk on her book hello i am kitty, which documents her experience as a times square hello kitty. bronx documentary center, free admission. >>

10/17 7pm: video games have always been queer, according to bonnie ruberg, who’ll discuss their new book of the same name at the nyu game center (downtown brooklyn). free admission. >>

10/17 7:30pm: lincoln center presents voices of a people’s history of the united states, featuring live readings and music commemorating howard zinn’s book. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

10/17 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 10:25pm (thursdays thru 10/31): village east cinema gets ready for halloween with its annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: the birds (1963). $15. >>

10/17 8pm: seize the memes of production at this ‘live meme-making game show,’ where comedians and internet enthusiasts will attempt to create content in front of an irl audience. easy lover (williamsburg), free. >>

10/17 8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians jo firestone (fallon), shane torres (conan), katie hannigan (colbert), lawrence deloach (cbs), alex ptak (adult swim), and cara weinberger (the new yorker). hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $7. >>

10/17 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by wendy steiner (vulture), fareeha khan (mtv), mike abrusci (ifc), andre thompson, and alex giampapa. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/17 8pm (monthly): inside jokes and obscure references are the star at niche!, a monthly drag show featuring really specific acts. hosted by c’était bontemps and chevy lace. dream baby (east village), $5-10. >>

10/17 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by nore davis (conan), lizzie martinez (funny or die), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), dulcé sloan (the daily show), pedro gonzalez, and ali mehedi. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

10/17 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers comedy show, where comedians and actual experts step into the world of the world wide web. tonight’s ‘tiktok’ theme features rebecca jennings (vox), kalhan rosenblat (nbc), and lauren strapagiel (buzzfeed). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10/17 10pm: the spirits of aaliyah, aretha, bowie, and others will fill the dance floor at the latest dirty thursday dance party, which pays tribute to dearly departed artists. house of yes (bushwick). free admission. >>

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