around town today

11am-9pm (thru 11/18): the annual urbanspace broadway bites pop-up outdoor food market returns to greeley square park (33rd st. + broadway) with almost 30 vendors. >>

6pm: career/life coach and founder of the women’s mosaic nonprofit kristina leonardi discusses re-assessing who you are and what you should be doing with your life. nypl sibl (midtown east), free. >>

6-9pm (thru 10/16): park slope’s union hall celebrates its 10th anniversary with a week of programming and specials, including $3 beers in ‘awkward’ sized containers up to 24oz tonight. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: enjoy free drinks and appetizers while watching stand-up comedians tyler fischer (younger) aparna nancherla (comedy central) sam morril (colbert) doogie horner (america’s got talent) and more. wework co-working space at bryant park, $7. >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from sean donnelly (conan), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), josh gondelman (last week tonight), abbi crutchfield (comedy central), and more. guest hosted by myq kaplan. $5. >>

7pm: watch eight indie shorts from the slamdance fest at videology (williamsburg). free (rsvp). >>

7pm, 8:30pm: rsvp for the chance to attend a taping of comedian hari kondabolu’s trutv pilot. roulette (boerum hill). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): at the drunk science show, three sloshed comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a panel of real scientists. this month’s genetics-themed show includes ziwe fumudoh (above average, the onion), lorelei ramirez, brian faas (ucb, vh1), and dr. brenna henn (assistant professor of ecology and evolution at stony brook). littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7:30pm (ends today): puppet block! new works of puppetry and other innovative forms of storytelling share evenings on the dixon place stage (les). $15 adv, $18 door, $12 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm: the ‘new sounds live’ music series, curated by wnyc’s john schaefer, features performances by the crossing (weds), sarah neufeld + colin stetson (thurs), and vernon reid + laraaji (fri). brookfield place winter garden (fidi), free. >>

8pm (monthly): get your fill of free food and free comedy at the devour hour comedy show. this month: nosh on chicken nuggets alongside performances by amber nelson (comedy central), jon laster (hbo), farah brook (new york times), katie goetsch, drew nelson, julia shiplett, kale bogdanovs, and frank nelson. hank’s saloon (boerum hill), free admission. >>

8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features joe zimmerman (comedy central’s 1/2 hour), adam lowitt (the daily show), aparna nancherla (conan), gibran saleem (gotham live), and brad howe. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! comedy show with host lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. this month’s show includes guests josh gondelman (last week tonight), dave hill (this american life, let me turn you on), mychal denzel smith (invisible man, got the whole world watching: a young black man’s education), and chloe angyal (huffington post). the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter in williamsburg. tonight: ryan hamilton (colbert), janelle james (@midnight), josh gondolman (last week tonight), natalie jose (last comic standing), tim dillon (last comic standing), and saurin choksi. hosted by david drake. $5. >>

9pm (bi-monthly): copycat cover song night pays tribute to the sonics and misfits with bands, dj xerox and guest djs, and $5 sonic blue cocktails all night. otto’s shrunken head (alphabet city), free. >>

9:30pm (monthly): ridgefield middle school talent night: grown adults dylan marron (welcome to night vale) and jo firestone (womanhood, punderdome 3000) perform an entire real-time middle school talent show. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

9:30pm doors: still corners and foxes in fiction play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

11pm (monthly): embrace comedy chaos at the unexpectashow, a monthly grab bag of entertainment hosted by jo firestone. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

10/13 10am-9pm (thru 10/16): the first 50 customers at the new saks off 5th in sunset park will receive a sweet treat that may contain a $100 gift card. >>

10/13 6pm (monthly): dartmouth philosopher and tattoo photographer maureen eckert discusses tattoos as a personal art form at tonight’s installment of the philosophy series at cornelia street cafe (west village). $10 admission includes a drink. >>

10/13 6-8pm (thru 11/12): in a ribald nod to a 1976 satirical essay about ronald reagan, a group of artists express their feelings toward the election in the ‘why i want to f*ck donald trump’ group art show, opening tonight. joshua liner gallery (chelsea), free. >>

10/13 6-10pm: this week’s brooklyn museum free admission thursday nights programming includes access to the exhibitions, a gallery tour of the ‘who shot sports’ exhibition, and a salsa party including dancing lessons. >>

10/13 6:30pm: historian scott d. seligman reads and discusses his book tong wars: the untold story of vice, money, and murder in new york’s chinatown, a true crime story set in prohibition-era manhattan chinatown. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

10/13 7pm: the book release event for this year’s best american essays, edited by jonathan franzen, features a reading, signing, and q+a hosted by series editor robert atwan with guests alexander chee and jordan kisner. bookcourt (cobble hill), free. >>

10/13 7pm: writer emily witt explores internet dating, internet pornography, polyamory, and more in her future sex book discussion with new york magazine’s christian lorentzen. mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

10/13 7pm (+ 10/14 at rough trade): get rocked on the history and impact of glam at the book launch for music journalist simon reynolds’s shock and awe: glam rock and its legacy, from the seventies to the 21st century. powerhouse arena (dumbo), free. >>

10/13 7pm: (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from alexander maksik (shelter in place), tim murphy (christadora), randa jarrar (him, me, muhammad ali), and margaret malone (people like you). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

10/13 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. >>

10/13 7pm doors, 8pm show: creepy characters may start to look alluring at hotsy totsy’s ‘high camp soap opera’ burlesque tribute to stephen king. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

10/13 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by mark normand (comedy central), josh gondelman (last week tonight), jeff simmermon (this american life), dina hashem, and others. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

10/13 7:30pm (monthly): performers, writers, and regular folks tell stories about mental health (or the lack thereof) at the talk therapy storytelling + open mic show. anything goes at tonight’s open theme with an open mic guest hosted by julie polk. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

10/13 7:30pm: howard zinn’s a people’s history of the united states is brought to life in a performance that features eve ensler, wallace shawn, hari kondabolu, toshi reagon, and more. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

10/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): you’ll get complimentary homemade pie (while supplies last) at a ‘special election edition’ of the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show. this month’s guests: aparna nancherla (conan), jeffrey joseph (comedy central), erin jackson (last comic standing), sonia denis (bridgetown comedy), and jeff maurer (last week tonight). hosted by brian parise. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

10/13 8pm: big ups, greys, and yucky duster play the book release party for culture writer paula mejia’s newest edition to the 33 1/3 series on the jesus and mary chain’s 1985 debut psychocandy. aviv, $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10/13 8pm: (monthly): comedians and storytellers just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from jamie loftus (comedy central), jefferson bites (bare! true stories of sex, desire and romance), david arroyo (the moth storyslam winner), and sam corbin (brokelyn). bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

10/13 8pm (thursdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): hitchcocktober, village east cinema’s annual alfred hitchcock series, celebrates the master of suspense with classic screenings each week this month. tonight: suspicion (1941). $10. >>

10/13 8pm (thurs-sun thru 10/30): drama desk-nominated radiotheatre presents its eighth annual h.p. lovecraft festival, featuring lovecraft’s stories told with an original orchestral score and sound effects. the kraine theater, $15 here (plus ticket fees, reg. $30 general, $15 students). >>

10/13 8pm (thru 10/16): you’ll swear the play’s magically changed in midsummer, tiltyard theater company’s adaptation of a midsummer night’s dream that incorporates text from every shakespeare play. the american theatre of actors’ john cullum theater (hell’s kitchen), $18 with promo code ‘changeling’ (reg. $22). >>

10/13 8pm (thru 10/16): danish dance theater performs tim rushton’s futuristic ‘black diamond’ set to the music of philip glass, alexander balanescu, and electronic music composer anders trentemøller. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

10/13 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): country music comedy duo reformed whores host a night of comedy and variety with their up n’ coming show at the cobra club (bushwick). tonight’s performers include joe zimmerman (john oliver), natalie jose (last comic standing), and janelle james (@midnight). free. >>

10/13 9:45pm: ‘interactive bad movie showcase’ movie messes returns in time for halloween with a screening of 1993 clunker jason goes to hell: the final friday and a costume contest with prizes. hosted by stephen kendall. syndicated (bushwick), $5. >>

10/13 10pm: comedian brooke van poppelen (hack my life, john oliver) releases her debut comedy album hard feelings at a show with additional jokes by janelle james (@midnight) and matteo lane (guy code, girl code), plus musician julian velard. rockwood music hall’s stage 3 (les), $7. >>

10/13-16: spontaneous song or scripted snickers? this week you don’t have to choose, with the annual nyc sketchfest and the new york musical improv festival returning to the pit and the magnet theater, respectively. $5-35.

10/13-16: the onassis cultural center new york presents antigone now, a four-day festival of music, dance, talks and film events, all pertaining to the greek play. free. >>

10/13-16: the 40th annual margaret mead film festival, named in honor of the museum anthropologist, features virtual reality, installation art, and a variety of documentaries depicting different cultures and lifestyles. american museum of natural history (uws), $12-15 general, $10-13 students/seniors. >>

10/13-16: the annual chelsea film festival celebrates emerging filmmakers with a focus on global issues this year. $18. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: get tickets to new york shakespeare exchange’s ‘the rape of lucrece’ 10/13-22 at the clemente (les) for $16 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

get tickets to the dog film festival at symphony space 10/15 for $3-7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $10-15). >>

get tickets to chris gethard: career suicide at culture project’s lynn redgrave theater 10/15-23 for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $48+). >>

take a cruise up the hudson river to bear mountain thru 11/6 for $32.50+ (plus ticket fees, reg $65+). >>

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