WEDS, 11/28: FREE HOT CHOCOLATE, ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING, DRUNK SCIENCE, + 12 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 12/24: urbanspace’s columbus circle holiday market returns for the season. >>

2:30-5:30pm: enjoy a cup of free hot chocolate with toppings outside of ocean prime restaurant (123 w 52nd st). >>

5:30pm: nyu associate professor of sociology and environmental studies colin jerolmack discusses his book on one of the world’s most common city birds (and bert’s favorite animal), the global pigeon. webster library (yorkville), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: brooklyn historical society presents remembering the 70s and 80s: a bygone brooklyn, a look at nyc photographer larry racioppo’s new book, brooklyn before: photographs, 1971-1983). in conversation with nypl photo founding curator julia van haaften and new york daily news columnist denis hamill and journalist tom robbins. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

7pm: the school of visual arts honors illustrator roz chast with the 30th annual masters series award and a comprehensive retrospective of her work, including never-before-seen cartooning and illustration work, selections from her books, a new hand-drawn mural, high school notebooks, and more. a talk with the artist will be held at sva theatre on 11/28, and a gallery opening reception will take place on 11/29. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is through b3ing cool at this month’s emo/pop-punk edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

7pm: the 86th annual rockefeller center christmas tree lighting ceremony features a 72-foot-tall norway spruce decorated with 50,000 lights and a nine-foot-wide star, plus performances by john legend, tony bennett, diana krall, diana ross, and more. free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: at the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s sex theme features dr. zhana vrangalova (sex researcher, writer, and educator) and comedians karen chee (the new yorker), ryan beck (comedy central) and benito skinner (youtube). hosted by joanna rothkopf (jezebel), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

8pm: comedians share photos, diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number to take jabs at their younger selves at the roast of your 15-year-old self show. hosted by alise morales. the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jessica kirson (fallon), kenny deforest (seth meyers), petey deabreu (tru tv), andrew orolfo, and tom beecher. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from jacqueline novak (how to weep in public), melody kamali (siriusxm), casey balsham (gotham comedy live), and brendan gay. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: clark jones (crashing), rob cantrell (comedy central), kenny deforest (seth meyers), joyelle johnson (trutv), kerry coddett (hbo), and jeff arcuri (colbert). hosted by tommy mcnamara. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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coming up

tickets are now on sale for december 15th’s nostalgia swing train party at the new york transit museum. the annual event sells out quickly, and includes an express train ride, live jazz bands, swing dancing, and more. $30. >>

11/29-12/2: more than 80 exhibitors will bring handcrafted ceramics, glass, jewelry, and more to the 22nd annual crafts at the cathedral fair. the cathedral church of saint john the divine (morningside heights), $10 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

11/29-12/2: halloween may be over, but the scares continue at the new york city horror film festival, returning for a 16th year. the cinépolis chelsea, $17. >>

11/29 5:30pm: warm up with hot cocoa and cookies at the 22nd annual central park holiday lighting, which includes santa, caroling, and the lighting of a flotilla of trees on the harlem meer. charles a. dana discovery center (inside the park at 110th street between fifth ave + lennox ave), free admission. >>

11/29 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: malls vs. bodegas: policy experts and activists including jonathan bowles (center for an urban future), jeremiah moss (vanishing new york), and lena afridi (association for neighborhood + housing development) discuss resisting the suburbanization of the city in a talk moderated by vanity fair contributing editor paul goldberger. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

11/29 6:30pm: authors darcy eveleigh and rachel l. swarns share unpublished images from black history from the new york times archives in a discussion on their book, unseen, and what is considered news and who decides. a book signing follows. barnard college (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

11/29 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: there are plenty of self-help books, but this live version of lifehacker’s the upgrade podcast will teach you how to fail, with guests chris gethard (the chris gethard show), akilah hughes (hello giggles), and brittany luse + eric eddings (the nod). the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

11/29 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests tracy rowland (cartoon network), angela dohrmann (the drew carey show), jamie brickhouse (moth storyslam champion), and bill chambers (10 foot rat cabaret). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

11/29 7pm (+ 11/30-12/1 8pm): movement research’s annual fall festival returns to danspace project with performance by 20 movement creators, choreographers, and interdisciplinary artists. danspace project (east village), $10-15. >>

11/29 8pm: take a peek at what the sack lunch comedy show has packed tonight: matt koff (the daily show), sonia denis (high maintenance), emily winter (the new yorker), sagar bhatt (mcsweeney’s), and saurin choksi (refinery29), plus perhaps a musician or two. 61 local (boerum hill), free. >>

11/29 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by brian parise (last week tonight), maddie smith (roastmasters), andrew orolfo, tyler richardson, and maria wojciechowski. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/29 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by david nguyen, veronica garza, jonathan van halem, and keenan steiner. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

11/29 10pm: nancy whang and gavin rayna russom bring their ladies of lcd soundsystem dj tour to good room (greenpoint). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

ticket deals

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get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 12/8-6/1 for $10-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

get tickets to the new york times travel show at the javits center 1/26-27 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

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