around town today

thru 10/20: 400 years of inequality: slavery, race, and our unresolved history: brooklyn historical society joins institutions across the country in shining a spotlight on four centuries of our nation’s unresolved legacy of slavery. the series includes talks on reparations, the criminal justice system, healthcare, and more. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $15. >>

thru 10/6: the 12th annual bushwick film festival celebrates stories through space and time with five days of independent films, panels, and events. various locations, free-$12. >>

today: the first 102 visitors at each benefit boutique today will receive a free precisely, my brow pencil ($24 value) and brow mapping. various locations. >>

6:30pm: measles and memory: perspectives from the medical humanities: a panel of nyu faculty tackle how a ‘vanquished’ and preventable disease can resurface as an epidemic. nyu center for the humanities (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

7pm + 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7:30pm: food writer mark bittman presents the updated 20th anniversary edition of his cookbook, how to cook everything: simple recipes for great food, in conversation with new york times food columnist and cookbook author melissa clark at st. joseph’s college (clinton hill). free (rsvp required). >>

7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and tonight’s special guest, dragstavist marti gould cummings. ucbt hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7:30pm: bingo sing-o! sing to win as showgirl anna copa cabanna and pianist leslie goshko host a night of bingo, trivia, name that tune, and karaoke. first card’s free, additional are $1 each. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free admission. >>

just added: 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 10/3): comedian and writer phoebe robinson (2 dope queens, portlandia) performs at union hall (park slope). $15. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from alex giampapa (funny or die), ali clayton (standup nbc finalist), brittany carney (comedy central), and anthony devito (colbert). hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features hari kondabolu (comedy central), jo firestone (adult swim), ashley hesseltine (huffpost), neel nanda (kimmel), and robert dean (inside jokes). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), 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 giulia rozzi (comedy central), john hastings (comedy central), dave merheje (netflix), sam evans, ashley ray, and more. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: giulia rozzi (comedy central), jo firestone (adult swim), mike recine (conan), reggie conquest (trutv), david drake (siriusxm), and michael meyers. hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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


Pop-Up Magazine, the acclaimed “live magazine” show, is coming to Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on October 10 at 7:30pm with “The Escape Issue.” Storytellers, including comedians Jo Firestone (Shrill) and Jordan Carlos (HBO’s Divorce; Black Mirror), musician Left at London, poet Sarah Kay (Project VOICE) and many others, will tell vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by Magik*Magik Orchestra.

The Escape Issue is our first themed tour, produced in collaboration with The California Sunday Magazine, and is devoted to stories about escapes big and small, daring and mundane, physical and mental. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it.

Get tickets and check out the full list of contributors to the Escape Issue here. Get $10 off with discount code SKINT.

coming up

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10/3-18: made in nyc week celebrates new york city’s manufacturing community with two weeks of events, factory tours, and marketplaces, including the first-ever made in nyc pop-up shop. free. >>

sponsored: 10/3-8: dan savage’s hump! film festival returns with the very best sex-positive, short, dirty movies made by ordinary people from 2008-2017, as selected by the hump team and audience. house of yes (bushwick), $25-35. nsfw >>

10/3-6: 150+ art spaces will open their doors to the public for the 29th annual jersey city art + studio tour, four days of art exhibits, performances, installations, tours, and childrens’ activities. free. >>

10/3-6: miami’s satellite art show comes to nyc with 40+ experiential and interactive art projects, performances, and music showcases. pfizer building (south williamsburg), $10. >>

10/3-4: the shortie film festival presents narrative and documentary shorts from around the world at asi studios (east williamsburg). $19. >>

10/3 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
blade. herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>
the little mermaid. robert moses playground (murray hill). >>

10/3 7-10am: start your morning with $1 drip and cold brew coffee at dog-friendly coffee shop boris + horton (east village/alphabet city). regularly $2.50-4. >>

10/3 6pm: enjoy slices from more than 50 of the best local pizzarias for just $1 each at the slice out hunger $1 pizza party, where 100% of proceeds will benefit citymeals on wheels. several vegan and gluten-free options will be available. st. anthony’s church (soho/south village), free admission (purchase slice tickets at the door, cash only). this is a popular annual event, so early arrival is recommended. >>

10/3 6-8pm (monthly): 15 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

10/3 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: susan rice, national security advisor and u.s. ambassador to the united nations during the obama administration, shares her memoir, tough love: my story of the things worth fighting for, with nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell at nyu kimmel center (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

10/3 6:30pm: bric tv #bheard town hall: laughing matters: comedy + accountability: a live-televised discussion explores the ways comedy can perpetuate systems of oppression, push for social change, or just make us laugh. bric house ballroom (fort greene), free. >>

10/3 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s live taping includes guest john cameron mitchell (hedwig and the angry inch). the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

10/3 7pm: marcia belsky: i hate female comedians, but you’re ok: in this live musical memoir, marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical) looks back on 10 years in the biz. with opener kenice mobley (nbc stand up semi-finalist). housing works bookstore + cafe (soho), $8. >>

10/3 7pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show . tonight’s lineup: jacob williams (colbert), jeff scheen (laughs), fumi abe (comedy central), george civeris, sallie smith-fitch, and lucas connolly. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

10/3 7pm: masks, mannequins and monsters: celebrate the 60th anniversary of rod serling’s the twilight zone with a screening of three classic episodes and discussions/presentations by author nicolas parisi (rod serling: his life, work, and imagination), illustrator and pop culture historian arlen schumer (visions from the twilight zone), and illustrator koren shadmi (the twilight man: rod serling and the birth of television). school of visual arts amphitheater (kips bay), free. >>

10/3 7pm (+ 10/5, 10/12): bronx documentary center presents its fifth annual women’s film series, highlighting three stories of the bronx as told by women documentary filmmakers. the selections, decade of fire, knock down the house, and after maria, will be followed by q+a with the directors. $10 general, $5 for bronx residents. >>

10/3 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians will reminisce on some of their most cringeworthy moments using powerpoints, photos, and old facebook statuses at the nostalgia! comedy + storytelling show. featuring matt koff, raanan hershberg, alyssa al-dookhi, maria decotis, and hosts gracie canaan + gabby bryan. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

10/3 7pm doors, 8pm show: no delays can stop this year’s miss subways extravaganza, a beauty pageant-style show where contestants demonstrate devotion to a subway line in the hopes of being crowned transit royalty. littlefield (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 door admission benefits city reliquary and riders alliance. >>

10/3 7:30pm: new yorker cartoonist liana finck discusses her new comic collection, excuse me, with cartoonist and illustrator emily flake at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

10/3 7:30pm + 10pm (thursdays thru 10/31): village east cinema gets ready for halloween with its annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: dial m for murder in 3d (1954). $15. >>

10/3 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by yedoye travis (netflix), ashley ray (vice), mia jackson (comedy central), michael meyers, and carl sonnenfeld. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/3 8pm: samantha urbani, pecas, and elisa coia play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10/3 10pm: flaunt your regrettable fashion choices at the dirty thursday 90s night dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free >>

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