around town today

various times: dna info and brokelyn round up a few boozy (and not boozy) places to watch tonight’s third presidential debate between between hillary clinton and donald trump.

1-5pm: score a free pumpkin mango sushi roll at sushi sushi’s greenwich village and harlem locations. >>

5pm (+ 10/22-23): the annual st. luke’s chamber ensemble subway series brings one-hour concerts to each borough. tonight: the center for arts +culture at restoration (bedford stuyvesant). free admission (bring nonperishable food to benefit city harvest). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: tyler anbinder, author of the five points, discusses his new book, city of dreams: the 400-year epic history of immigrant new york. pulitzer prize-nominated author suketu mehta (maximum city) joins. tenement museum (les). free. >>

7pm: singer/songwriter suzanne vega performs selections from her new cd, lover, beloved: songs from an evening with carson mccullers, at barnes + noble union square. priority entry with purchase of the cd at this location. >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from liz miele, myq kaplan, and more. guest hosted by josh gondelman. $5. >>

7pm: rsvp for free tickets to an advanced screening of the edge of seventeen, starring hailee steinfeld, woody harrelson, and kyra sedgwick, at cinépolis chelsea. first-come, first-served admission. limited number available. >>

7pm-2am (+ 10/20):  the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by over 150 artists, body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. this time around, the event introduces a waffles + wisecracks theme on weds, and a zombie fashion show on thurs. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk ted talks show. tonight’s theme: ‘witches.’ littlefield (gowanus), $5. >>

8pm: the brooklyn by the book series presents motherless brooklyn author jonathan lethem discussing his new novel a gambler’s anatomy with author ben lerner. congregation beth elohim (park slope), $10. >>

8pm: perfumer alexis karl gives an illustrated lecture on the fascinating language of funerary flowers and fragrances at morbid anatomy museum (gowanus). $8. >>

8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features ben kronberg (comedy central half hour), damien lemon (comedy knockout), emmy blotnick (@midnight), christi chiello (comedy central), and brian parise. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

8pm: fraternal twin plays a record release show at silent barn (bushwick) with half waif, romantic states, and rhea. $8. >>

8:30pm (monthly): performers tell stories with video at the videotale show. tonight’s guests: frank conniff (mst3k), rob cantrell (colbert), and trish parry. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, vice). the pit (flatiron), $5. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter in williamsburg. tonight: matteo lane (seth meyers), sean donnelly (comedy central half hour), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out), clark jones (comedy at the knit), thomas allen brady, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedian and storyteller jeff simmermon (moth grandslam winner, this american life) performs an hour of storytelling and standup in preparation for his upcoming album recording in december. the experiment comedy gallery (williamsburg), free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

10/20 6pm: journalist and bet news host marc lamont hill presents nobody: casualties of america’s war on the vulnerable, from ferguson to flint and beyond at nyu bookstore (greenwich village). free. >>

10/20 6-10pm (thru 10/22): take a peek into the workspaces of more than 70 artists at the elizabeth foundation for the arts studio program’s annual open studios. opening reception thursday night. free. >>

10/20 6-9pm (monthly): check out some art after-hours during the new lic gallery nights series, where 11 galleries and unconventional art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

10/20 6:30pm: disover the power of superfoods at prolific cookbook author dana jacobi’s illustrated lecture explaining the benefits of the fifteen power greens in her newest, the power greens cookbook. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

10/20 6:30pm: black hole blues and other songs from outer space author and astrophysicist janna levin recounts the obsessions, aspirations, and trials of the scientists who embarked on the arduous, fifty-year endeavor to capture gravitational waves. barnard hall (morningside heights), free. >>

10/20 7pm: from alley cats to lil bub, author abigail tucker learns us about the modern feline at a release event for her book, the lion in the living room: how house cats tamed us and took over the world. word bookstore (greenpoint), free. >>

10/20 7pm: uncover the secret history of twin peaks with the show’s co-creator mark frost at a new book release event + signing at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be given with purchase of the book at this location beginning at 9am. >>

10/20 7pm: the bitchcraft variety show returns to sid gold’s request room (chelsea) for a glitter-tastic evening of stories, songs, comedy, and more. tonight’s guests include leah bonnema (huffpo’s ‘favorite female comedians’), naomi ekperigin (broad city writer, comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), josh gondelman (last week tonight), jefferson bites (bare! true stories of sex, desire and romance), and music comedy duos squirm and germ + reformed whores. hosted by selena coppock (the new rules for blondes) and lauren maul (dudes bein’ dudes bein’ dudes). free. >>

10/20 7pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: pedro almodóvar’s the skin i live in (2011). $10. >>

10/20 7pm: evil dead ii co-star sarah berry does q+a following a screening of sam raimi’s 1987 classic cult film. howl happening (east village), free. >>

10/20 7pm (thru 10/27): get tickets to the boo halloween-themed short play festival at players theatre for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

10/20 7-9pm: awaken your inner child at an after hours interactive art-making night for adults accompanied by wine and cheese at children’s museum of the arts (west village), $15 admission includes two drink tickets. >>

10/20 7:30pm (every other thursday): pete’s reading series returns with readings by tobias carroll (vol 1. brooklyn), rachel hall (heirlooms), and imbolo mbue (behold the dreamers). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

10/20 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by keith alberstadt (late show), sean donnelly (conan), rell battle (comedy central), mike lebovitz (just for laughs), and jono zalay. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

10/20 7:30pm: brooklyn raga massive, a diverse music collective focused on indian classical music and contemporary interpretations of it, plays lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

10/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): this month’s right now! with carolyn castiglia talk show tackles the election and more with a panel discussion including guests jena friedman (the daily show), myka fox (keith and the girl), and elsa waithe (affirmative laughter), plus stand-up by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), an educational talk by healthcare activist karen fratti, and live music from it was romance and rebecca vigil. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ucb’s whiplash comedy show comes to the bell house (gowanus) with a lineup including sal vulcano (impractical jokers), michelle wolf (seth meyers), jo firestone (womanhood), dan soder (comedy central), liza treyger (chelsea lately), and jeffrey joseph (comedy central). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10/20 8pm (monthly): the pacific stand-up comedy show, hosted by the daily show writer matt koff with guest co-host emmy blotnick (@midnight), returns with performances by david angelo (the daily show), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), liz miele (comedy central), chase mitchell (the tonight show), and clark jones (comedy at the knit). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free (one drink or food item minimum). >>

10/20 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: dial m for murder in 3d (1954). $10. >>

10/20 8pm (thru 10/22): paris-based choreographer jérôme bel directs 20 performers in a piece set to pop songs from the last 30 years. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

10/20 8pm: sons of an illustrious father, turnip king, very fresh, and spit play brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $10. >>

10/20 9:30pm (monthly): at the comedienne project show, comics are challenged to perform sets that are free of material referencing oft-discussed topics like sex, dating or relationships. hosted by katie hannigan (collegehumor) and corinne fisher (guys we f*cked). the standing room (lic), $5 adv with promo code ‘sex’ (reg. $10). >>

10/20 9:45pm doors, 10pm show: comedians debate over outlandish topics at the arguments + grievances live podcast and comedy show. hosted by kevin o’brien. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/20-22: artists open their doors for gallery exhibitions, open studios, receptions, public installations, and performances during the 13th annual garment district arts festival. free. >>

10/20-25: the annual newfest of lgbt films showcases over 100 films, panels, and parties that reflect a range of queer + trans experiences. sva theatre, cinépolis chelsea, and the center, $16. >>

10/20-22, 10/27-29, 10/31: city tech’s resident theatrical troupe resurrects the annual gravesend inn haunted hotel for the halloween season. downtown brooklyn, $10 general, $5 students. >>

ticket deals

rsvp for free tickets to an advanced screening of the edge of seventeen, starring hailee steinfeld, woody harrelson, and kyra sedgwick, at cinépolis chelsea tonight at 7pm. first-come, first-served admission. limited number available. >>

sponsored: ‘an astonishing work of theater that takes you places you never expected’ – ben brantley, the new york times. get tickets to see simon mcburney’s the encounter on broadway for $40 (reg. $145). >>

get tickets to a taping of mike birbiglia’s thank god for jokes 11/4-5 at bam harvey theater for $14.50 (plus ticket fees (reg. $29). >>

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