around town today

5:30pm: the new yorker and onion writer and comedian blythe roberson discusses her humorous guide to romance, how to date men when you hate men, at yorkville library meeting room. free. >>

6:30pm: alliance for justice celebrates its 40th anniversary with panel discussion on the impeachment inquiry and the current state of the judiciary, featuring above the law executive editor elie mystal, msnbc legal analyst maya wiley, and slate magazine correspondent mark joseph stern. a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres follows. 42west44 (midtown), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm (thru 12/12): the wayward girl: an evening with liv ullmann: scandinavia house kicks off a month-long retrospective of the work of norwegian actress and filmmaker liv ullman with ullman in-person to discuss her life and career, followed by a screening of the wayward girl, the 1959 film that marked ullman’s star turn. scandinavia house (murray hill), $15. >>

7pm: novelist and short story writer edwidge danticat comes to the center for fiction to read from her new collection, everything inside, and talk with the new york times books writer concepción de león about the art of the story. the center for fiction (fort greene), $10 admission includes a $10 voucher for the center’s bookstore. >>

7pm: poet and author marie howe (magdeline) and filmmaker madeleine olnek discuss the life and work of emily dickinson through the lens of olnek’s 2018 film, wild nights with emily, at housing works bookstore cafe (soho). free. >>

7pm (+ 11/14): for a taste of 17th century french comedy, visit prospect park to catch samira wiley (the handmaid’s tale, orange is the new black) and dominic fumusa (nurse jackie) in two free staged readings of molière’s the school for wives. presented by moliére in the park and the prospect park alliance. the picnic house at prospect park, free. >>

7pm (ends today): tcm big screen classics presents 45th anniversary screenings of francis ford coppola’s the godfather part two in select theaters. various prices. >>

7pm, 9pm: the annual eyeworks festival of experimental animation returns to pioneer works for its seventh year with two curated programs of films from the 1950s to today. pioneer works (red hook), $15. >>

8pm (monthly): while you can’t bring your furry friends to the pet shop comedy show, you could walk away with a doggy bag (of sorts)–one lucky audience member will get a prize. featuring comedians josh johnson (fallon), emmy blotnick (conan), carmen lynch (colbert), michael cruz kayne (high maintenance), and more. the jane hotel (west village), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), nina tarr (adult swim), opeyemi olagbaju (the new negroes), scott sharp, and bret raybould. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): this week’s side ponytail comedy show features josh gondelman (conan), zain sharif (adult swim), katie boyle (transplants comedy), jared goldstein (comedy central), and ronnie fleming. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm: the melody and company chamber series presents an evening of debussy, brahms, mendelssohn, and warshaw, followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception. greenwich house music school concert hall (west village), $20 general, $15 students/seniors (save $5 at the door if you mention the skint). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $3 beers and $15 buckets are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features alison leiby (the president show), chloe mcgovern (roastmasters), robert dean, benjy himmelfarb, and nick skardarasy. hosted by maria heinegg. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): comedians share embarrassing dating stories at youngmi mayer and blair dawson’s u up? comedy show. tonight’s lineup includes aminah imani (wine before nine), casey balsham (betches), bryan yang (buzzfeed), gus constantellis (nickelodeon), and kelly bachman (rape jokes by survivors). the show also features a half-time storytelling contest, where audience participants can share their own anecdotes to compete for a prize from babeland. the corners (bed-stuy), free (rsvp). >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: sam jay (snl), jane harrison (significant others), nathan macintosh (fallon), donnie sengstack, ethan simmons-patterson, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

our january event!

It’s been four years since David Bowie left us and returned to his home planet. We’ve been feeling Under Pressure ever since.

So Let’s Dance through these Changes, Young Americans, at Loving The Alien: A Bowie Dance Party.

On Friday, January 10 at 10:30pm, DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career. Music Video Time Machine will provide projections of Bowie’s best videos and movie appearances.

the skint presents:
Loving The Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party
Friday, January 10 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$5 adv, $8 door
Facebook event page:

coming up

11/14 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show: in celebration of the apollo theater’s 85th anniversary, apollo live wire highlights the history and members of the original girl groups of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, with martha reeves (martha and the vandellas), joshie jo armstead (the ikettes), and sarah dash (patti labelle + the bluebelles) in conversation with music journalist christian john wikane. apollo theater (harlem), free (rsvp). >>

11/14 6pm: as part of the league of professional theater women’s oral history project, prolific performer angela lansbury will be joined by actor and director joe mantello to discuss her lifetime in the theater. nypl for the performing arts at lincoln center (uws), free (rsvp). >>

11/14 6pm: decade of fire, vivian vázquez irizarry and gretchen hildebran’s documentary on the policies of racism and negligence that led to the decimation the south bronx in the 1970s, screens at the bronx museum of the arts, followed by remarks made by the co-directors and producers. free. >>

11/14 6-9pm (on view weds-sun thru 12/11): street artist rae‘s new solo exhibition, ‘these daze,’ opens at 154 stanton street (les). free admission. >>

11/14 6-9pm (quarterly): explore 20+ neighborhood art spaces during the fall edition of tribeca art+culture night. free (some events charge admission and/or require separate rsvp). >>

11/14 6-9:30pm: salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free admission. >>

11/14 6:30pm: the moving city: transportation infrastructures of new york, open house new york’s yearlong series of tours, talks, and other events designed to deepen public understanding about the future of transportation in nyc, presents a discussion on the campaign to turn around nyc’s bus system with janet jenkins (nycdot), mark holmes (mta dept. of buses), and stephanie burgos-veras (riders alliance). transit center (fidi), free (rsvp). >>

11/14 7pm: get spooked at tonight’s ‘haunted’-themed installment of red ink, a quarterly literary discussion series dedicated to women writers, featuring mira ptacin (poor your soul), jacquira díaz (the best american essays 2016), crystal hana kim (if you leave me), and iris marta cohen (the new yorker). curated and hosted by michele filgate. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

11/14 7pm (quarterly): the soul sister revue reading series, featuring established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling, asks ‘what does soul mean to you?’ hosted by phillip ammonds. von (noho), free admission (one-drink minimum). >>

11/14 7pm: enter the dimension of imagination at 60th anniversary screenings of six digitally-restored episodes of the twilight zone, plus an all-new documentary short about series creator rod serling. various locations and prices. >>

11/14 7pm: embrace your inner aretha, cher, and whitney at the dirty thursday: queens of pop dance party, featuring a live performance by russian pop artist katya. house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

11/14 7-9pm: morrison hotel gallery (soho) hosts covers, an exhibition of the original imagery from more than twenty iconic album covers. opening reception tonight. free admission (rsvp). >>

11/14 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): fill ‘er up with laughs at the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. tonight’s lineup includes sam taggart (comedy central), daniel simonsen (colbert), rob haze (fallon), sonia denis (mcsweeney’s), rachel kaly (clickhole), and francesca d’uva. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

11/14 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), $12. >>

11/14 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): hotsy totsy burlesque boldly goes where no one has gone before—with fewer clothes—at their burlesque tribute to star trek. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

11/14 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): discover new music at the revolution, a performance series that spotlights three brooklyn and harlem-based artists of different genres each month. tonight: rini, wayne tucker, and jill peacock. at national sawdust (williamsburg), $15. >>

11/14 7:30pm: comedian molly brenner brings her edinburgh fringe show, i’m coming, about her long journey to finally hitting the big o at age 28, to q.e.d. (astoria). $7. >>

11/14 7:30pm: vocalist and pulitzer prize-winning composer caroline shaw teams up with the attacca quartet for a night of music for strings and voice at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

11/14 7:30pm (+ 2/18): friends of mozart continues the season with a program of works by mozart, beethoven, haydn, barber, gershwin and others performed by young artists from the juilliard school at christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws). free. >>

11/14 7:30pm: grammy-nominated composer and singer theo bleckmann performs reimaginings of kate bush songs featured on his album, hello earth!, at the jewish museum (ues). $20 general, $16 students/seniors. >>

11/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade orecchiette and squash with brown butter sage sauce and stand-up by joe zimmerman (fallon), josh johnson (comedy central), chanel ali (mtv), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), and guitler raphael. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

11/14 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by calvin cato (oxygen), charles mcbee (mtv), caitlin peluffo (colbert), pedro salinas (fox), leah bonnema (trutv), and shawn nafstad. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/14 8pm: bowie goes to the opera: the divas of opera on tap imagine what would happen if david bowie went to the opera, by way of a casual evening in a brooklyn dive bar. freddy’s bar and backroom (south park slope), $10 suggested donation. >>

11/14 8pm: yeah yeah yeahs drummer brian chase’s solo project, drums and drones, plays sunnyvale (east williamsburg) with support from queen elephantine and essi. $10. >>

11/14 8pm doors: stonefield, an australian rock band comprised of four sisters, comes to the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

11/14 8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, katie rivard, and grant bowen share true stories about the holidays at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

11/14 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): life is a vocabaret at the punch-up: a variety show for word lovers, where a lineup of nyc punderdome champs will fill your night with puns, word games, etymological deep-dives, and more. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanya. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

11/14 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: everyone’s a pop star at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show, where comedians will perform original pop songs and give pop presentations. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

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