around town today

10am-8pm (ongoing): bookworms rejoice! the new york public library’s rose main reading room reopens following a two-year restoration. >>

11:30am-3pm, 5-8pm: grab a $1 burrito, taco, plato, or quesadilla at the new dos toros at 119 west 40th street bet. 6th ave + broadway. limit one per customer. >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): mathematician henry segerman casts light on understanding the fourth dimension using 3d-printed shadows at this month’s math encounters lecture. national museum of mathematics (flatiron), free (rsvp recommended). >>

6pm: help slice out hunger at an annual large-scale pizza party, where 50 of the city’s pizza purveyors provide $1 slices (including vegan and gluten-free options), and all proceeds benefit city harvest and the food bank for new york city. expect lines, so arrive early. the lower hall at st. anthony’s church (soho/south village), purchase $1 slice tickets at the door (exact change requested. cash only.). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: ny1’s pat kiernan joins city college professor bill helmreich to discuss helmreich’s adventures walking all 816 miles of brooklyn’s streets. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:30pm: what make a great city? planner and architect alexander garvin discusses. the skyscraper museum (battery park), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: former nasa astronaut mike massimino discusses his new memoir, spaceman: an astronaut’s unlikely journey to unlock the secrets of the universe, with time magazine editor-at large and apollo 13 co-author jeffrey kluger. intrepid sea, air + space museum, free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): dr. evon hekkala of the conservation genetics laboratory at fordham university discusses how tissue samples from centuries-old museum specimens shed light on the mysterious origins of the nile crocodile at this month’s scicafe, the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. free (rsvp). >>

7pm; 10 ya authors compete to see just who’s the expert when it comes to harry potter, buffy, star trek, doctor who and more at a nerdy trivia night hosted by goosebumps creator r.l. stine. mcnally jackson books (nolita), free. >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from emily heller, chelsea hood, marcia belsky, and more. hosted by chris duffy (you’re the expert). $5. >>

7:30pm: color your face red (with booze) and pages any color (with provided markers, crayons and pencils) at the zombies are people too! coloring book edition of the coloring club drink and draw extravaganza. new york distilling company (williamsburg), skint offer: save 40% in advance on admission + coloring book ($10.20, reg. $17) with promo code ‘skint’. >>

7:30pm (monthly): guests reveal journal entries, poetry, original songs and art from their adolescence at lyssa mandel’s the bitch seat comedy talk show-and-tell. tonight’s sharing comes from abbi crutchfield (you can do better, broad city), jen rudolph (owner, the actors green room)m chris griggs, and caitlin allen. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

7:30pm (+ 10/12): 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 doors, 8pm show: learn how to prepare a german feast with tasting samples and talks about traditional cooking from experts from leckerlee, bierhaus nyc, and schaller + weber. brooklyn brewery, $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): don’t worry about your social status at the no cool kids comedy show, where hosts lauren vino and bob gurnett talk about how nerdy they were in high school with help from a lineup of comedians including nick turner (fallon, comedy central), jo firestone (punderdome 3000, womanhood), scotland green (the banter show), and more. the three diamond door (bushwick), free. >>

8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features noah gardenswartz (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), brooke van poppelen (hack my life, ferguson), jono zalay, shalewa sharpe, and chris jurel. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

8pm: catch limited screenings of young frankenstein with a streamed introduction by co-writer and director mel brooks at select movie theaters. $12.50. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: lazyeyes, pc worship, and rips play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter in williamsburg. tonight: rob cantrell (hbo), noah gardenswartz (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), josh johnson (tonight show), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), and mike lebovitz (last comic standing). hosted by david drake. $5. >>

11pm (monthly thru 11/2): adult amateur (or worse) dance teams perform choreographed dances in front of a live audience and comedian judges at nationals: an amateur adult dance competition comedy show. hosted by dara katz and betsy kenney. ucb (chelsea), $5 >>

thru 10/7: immerse yourself in nyc contemporary theater and performance during cuny’s 13th annual prelude festival, featuring 40 free performances, panels, workshops and presentations. >>

thru 10/9: nycc presents a week of events leading up to new york comic con, including live podcasts, gaming challenges, screenings, concerts, dance parties and more. tonight: comic con vixens nerdy burlesque at littlefield ($15), doctor who costume contest and trivia at the way station ($10), and crossplay cosplay contest at le poisson rouge ($10); tomorrow: stuff you missed in history class at hudson mercantile ($12) and tales from the toybox at rock bar nyc ($5). >>

thru 10/30: the queer 90s screening series at the metrograph (les) features independent, documentary, experimental and studio films that emerged in the 90s from filmmakers todd haynes, gus van sant, kimberly pierce, mike nichols, and others. $15. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>



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coming up

10/6 11am: more than 275 nyc historic landmarks and private residences open their doors for tours and talks for the 14th annual open house new york weekend (10/15-16). while many sites are free and don’t require an appointment, reservations for those that do (for a $5 fee) open this morning at 11am. demand for these is usually high, which in previous years has caused the reservation page to run very slowly, so we recommend checking ohny’s tips here first.

10/6 6-8pm (thru 10/17): the london-ibiza collective, consisting of artists from both cities, opens its inaugural international art exhibition at s artspace gallery (les). free. >>

10/6 6-8pm (thru 12/3): the ‘black pulp!’ exhibition examines evolving perspectives of black identity in american culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through contemporary works of art and rare historical printed media. opening reception tonight. international print center new york (chelsea), free. >>

10/6 6-9pm (monthly): art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

10/6 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 screening of beauty and the beer preceded by a beer tasting. >>

10/6-8 6-10pm: oktoberfest comes to dumbo, with the archway under the manhattan bridge transforming into a bierhalle with music, pretzels, brats (including veggie options), virtual apple picking, and of course steins of beer.  free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

10/6 6:30pm: ‘what jew wanna eat’ blogger amy kritzer celebrates the release of her new cookbook sweet noshings with a baking demo, discussion, and tastings of various sweet treats. center for jewish history (union square), $10 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

10/6 6:30pm: elizabeth greenwood launches her darkly comic inquiry into faking your own death, the disappearance industry, and the lengths to which people will go to be reborn, playing dead: a journey through the world of death fraud. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

10/6 6:30pm: authors peter laurence and robert kanigel speak on the legacy of urban activist and preservationist jane jacobs (1916-2006). museum at eldridge street (les), free (rsvp). >>

10/6 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: kamala lopez’s new documentary equal means equal examines how women are treated by the u.s. legal system. catch a free screening followed by a panel discussion with the director and others tonight at the museum of the moving image (astoria). free (rsvp required). >>

10/6 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (thru 10/9): central park’s swedish cottage marionette theater and summerstage presents oltra mar, a commissioned dance and puppetry show that retells a medieval tale of two lovers separated by the sea, set to the music of finnish composer kaija saariaho. $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

10/6 7pm: can humans use their sense of smell similar to dogs, and should they? find out when alexandra horowitz discusses her new book being a dog in a conversation with author maria kalman (and the pursuit of happiness, the principles of uncertainty). mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

10/6 7pm: cartoonist, parsons professor, and ted talker ben katchor reads from and discusses cheap novelties: the pleasures of urban decay, his collection of comics strips originally published in 1991. 192 books (chelsea), free. >>

10/6 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: henri-georges clouzot’s diabolique (1955). $10. >>

10/6 7pm: the annual st. luke’s chamber ensemble subway series brings free one-hour concerts to each borough 10/15-23. catch a free sneak preview tonight at the greene space at wnyc (south village). >>

10/6 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: astronomy + physics professor janna levin (how the universe got its spots) hosts the scientific controversies series at red hook’s pioneer works. tonight: columbia university astrobiologist caleb scharf and biochemist nick lane discuss life on this planet and others. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

10/6 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by erik bergstrom (comedy central), harris mayersohn (colbert), bill stiteler (school drools), matt ruby, and liz barrett. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

10/6 8pm (monthly): your guess is as good as any at match game nyc, a game-show-turned-bar-affair where participants (i.e. you) compete to match answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with a rotating cast of ‘celebrity’ guests, from burlesque performers to nerdcore hip-hop artists. hosted by tiffany leigh and chris calogero. sidewalk cafe (east village), free admission, one drink or food item minimum. >>

10/6 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 asterios kokkinos (the nerdist), ryan beck (comedy central), amy nico schwartz, george gordon, and jess salomon. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free (one drink or food item minimum). >>

10/6 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: the birds (1963). $10. >>

10/6 8pm (thru 10/8): in an hour-long show, the beatles present: the lord of the rings: the musical imagines what might have been if the beatles filmed a live-action movie adaptation of j.r.r. tolkien’s saga under the direction of stanley kubrick. based on a true story. the brick theater (williamsburg), $18. >>

10/6 8pm (+ 10/7): the nyu orchestra program kicks off its new season with back-to-back philharmonia and symphony performances including works by górecki, ravel and beethoven (thurs), and kodály, sibelius and liszt (fri). frederick loewe theatre (greenwich village), free. >>

10/6 8:30pm: be prepared to sit down for the long and fascinating history of toilets, from mesopotamia to today, taught by water and sanitation specialist kimberly worsham. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $10. >>

10/6 10pm: laurel halo, volvox, elon katz, and bookworms play good room (greenpoint). $12. >>

10/6 11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at woke af: a mind opening variety show, where charla lauriston (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), mary houlihan (cartoon monsoon), dylan marron (welcome to night vale), mamoudou n’diaye, and others educate you on their passions. ucb east village, $5 >>

10/6-8: postmates gets a run for their money at the north american cycle courier championship, where 400 bike messengers race and compete in a series of events. 57 waterbury street (east williamsburg), free. >>

10/6-9: 40 artists’ work + performances take-over public spaces all along 14th street from avenue c to the hudson river for the 12th annual art in odd places festival. this year’s theme tackles issues of race connected to politics, religion, sexuality, current events, commodification, privilege, socio-economics, and status quo. free. >>

10/6-11/19: danspace project’s ‘platform 2016: lost and found’ series showcases 80 artists in 28 events, including film screenings, dance, poetry, panel discussions, a zine project, and more examining the impact of aids on generations of artists. various locations and prices. >>

ticket deals

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rsvp for free tickets to an advanced screening of the space between us at amc empire 25 on 10/13. first-come, first-served admission. limited number available. >>

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