WEDS, 10/3: MEAN GIRLS DAY, MILE-LONG OPERA, CANDY NATIONS, + 18 THURS EVENTS

around town today

paint the town pink on mean girls day events and offers around the city, including a ‘w. fetch street’ renaming ceremony with tina fey and the cast of the broadway production. >>

the garment district unveils ‘candy nations,’ a series of 20 nine-foot flag-wrapped candy sculptures by artist laurence jenkell, on broadway bet 36th + 39th sts. >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): calculated risk: living is a dangerous business: director of statistical consultancy services for the university of oxford jen rogers demonstrates how statistics can help make better decisions about risky activities at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free. >>

just added: 5-9pm: the architecture + design film festival’s annual short films walk presents a selection of short films in 12 soho design showrooms within walking distance from each other. be one of the 300 participants to visit the most, and get a free ticket to the fest occuring 10/16-21. free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: looking to land a job in the tv industry? learn how to stand out in your search from a panel of hiring execs in a talk at kumble theater at liu brooklyn (downtown brooklyn). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the milky way as you’ve never seen it before: american museum of natural history senior scientist and astrophysicist dr. jackie faherty discusses last april’s release of data from the space telescope gaia and how it’s helping map the milky way at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians get schooled by a real teacher/expert. this month’s topic is ‘movie magic 101,’ with vfx artist and professor at the school of visual arts dr. nick crist and ‘students’ jonathan braylock (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), becky chicoine (comedy central), and griffin newman (the tick). hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7pm: pioneer of second wave feminism and author dr. phyllis chesler sheds some light on her time working with major feminist players and leaders of the movement in her new memoir, a politically incorrect feminist: creating a movement with bitches, lunatics, dykes, prodigies, warriors, and wonder women. book culture on columbus (uws), free. >>

7pm: co-authors bill shapiro (former editor-in-chief of life magazine) and naomi wax (the new york times), along with a panel of contributors, share real-life stories behind people’s most-personal treasures in their new book, what we keep: 150 people share the one object that brings them joy, magic, and meaning. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

7pm (thru 10/8): 1,000 singers from across nyc will come together on the high line for the mile-long opera: a biography of 7 o’clock, an immersive choral work filled with personal stories about life in our rapidly changing city. free tickets were snapped up quickly, but a standby line will open at 6:30pm at gansevoort + washington sts. >>

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

7pm doors, 8pm show: gabi, julianna barwick, and foxes in fiction play the park church co-op (greenpoint). $12. >>

8pm: keep drinking and everything will be a-okay at the fine show with eric west, a political panel-meets-variety show-meets drinking game. tonight’s guests include sex-researcher and educator dr. zhana vrangalova, drag queen avant garbage, new york state young democrats president patrick jordan, the federalist author ryan fazio, and more. friends + lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sam morril (comedy central), seth herzog (fallon), eman el-hussein (sirius xm)i, jourdain fisher (50 central), and troy alan (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8-10pm (+ 10/12, 10/16, 10/26): discover untold stories and histories of local residents with lot reimagined: a temporary memorial to what was, is, and…, a large-scale video projection set in a lot that will soon be developed. w 152nd st + saint nicholas avenue (sugar hill), 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 casey james salengo (comedy central), courtney fearrington (siriusxm), marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and merrill davis. hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: tom dillon (netflix), megan gailey (conan), khalid rahmaan (conan), jeff scheen (fox), ginny hogan (the new yorker), and david drake (laughs). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. 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. >>

11pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and guest storytellers. tonight, they’re joined by model, artist, and actor miles mcmillan. ucb hell’s kitchen, $7. >>

coming up

10/4-27: this year’s art in odd places festival will present projects by women, female identifying, and non-binary artists along 14th street in manhattan 10/11-14, accompanied by a group exhibition at westbeth gallery in the west village 10/4-27. opening reception 10/4 6-8pm. free. >>

10/4-13: 28 eight-foot accessories-inspired art installations will take over madison avenue sidewalks for obsessorize, an outdoor exhibition designed by students at school of visual arts, with an after-hours shopping party 10/4 6-8pm. >>

10/4-7: more than 150 art spaces will open their doors to the public for the 28th annual jersey city art + studio tour, four days of art exhibits, performances, installations, curated tours, special events, childrens’ activities and more. free. >>

10/4-6: immerse yourself in contemporary theater and performance during cuny’s 15th annual prelude festival, featuring performances, conversations, presentations, and studio visits. can’t make it? many of the events will be livestreamed. free. >>

10/4: $1 tacos, free beer, and more national taco day deals in nyc. >>

10/4 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. west bronx recreation center (bronx). >>
let the right one in. msgr, mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>

10/4 6pm: learn the story behind iconic music videos when new york comic con presents a sneak preview of the premiere episode of music video time machine: the series, hosted by music video historian stephen pitalo and followed by a dance party. american retro bar and grill (hell’s kitchen), $10. >>

10/4 6-8pm (monthly): 16 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

10/4 7pm: choose your player: how sci-fi and fantasy authors create legendary characters: r.a. salvatore, david pedreira, s.a. chakraborty, sarah beth durst, and richard kadrey discuss their work in a panel discussion on the ins and outs of developing compelling characters. book culture lic, free. >>

10/4 7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

10/4 7pm (+ 10/6, 10/11): bronx documentary center presents its fourth annual women’s film series, featuring three stories of women fighting for just causes against incredible odds. this year’s selections, rbg, mankiller, and hooligan sparrow, will be followed by q+a with the directors. $10 general, $5 for bronx residents. >>

10/4 7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 10/5 @ the players theatre): lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence will perform a reading of meaneth girls or, the tragedy of regina george, a shakespearean retelling of mean girls, while the audience plays drinking games. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/4 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by katie hannigan (colbert), gabriel pacheco (siriusxm), daniel perafan (nbc), abby rosenquist, and ahri findling. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/4 8pm (thrusdays 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: rear window (1954). $15. >>

10/4 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by boris khaykin (the opposition with jordan klepper), ayo edebiri (the rundown with robin thede), jeff scheen, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/4 8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): tyler fischer hosts the fish bowl comedy show, a new after hours stand up show at gotham market. tonight: andy haynes (comedy central), doogie horner (america’s got talent), charlie kasov  (mtv), nataly aukar, and sameer naseem. gotham market (fort greene), $5 with rsvp (reg. $10). >>

10/4 8:30pm (+ 10/5 7pm + 9pm): some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians will present original interpretations inspired by the songs of queen. the tank (garment district), $13. >>

10/4 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedians perform their ideas for pulitzer prize submissions and the audience votes on which will actually get submitted at the pulitzer surprises show. tonight’s guests include mike drucker, rachel kaly, ruby mccollister, dillon stevenson, and actual pulitzer prize-winning journalist stephen engelberg. hosted by eliza cossio (the daily show) and caroline schaper (full frontal with samantha bee). caveat (les), $8 adv, $12 door. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to blood manor 10/5-11/3 for $19-37.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $33.50-58.50) >>

get tickets to sleepy hollow: the musical at players theatre 10/4-14 for free-$26 (plus ticket fees, reg. $52. >>

get tickets to radiotheatre’s h.p. lovecraft festival at st. johns lutheran church 10/17-28 for $12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $24). >>

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