around town today
thru 11/11: the annual new york comedy festival celebrates 15 years of laughs with more than 100 shows across the city. some skint-priced picks for today include characters welcome at ucb theatre, chris gethard’s ‘beautiful/anonymous’ at sony hall, comedians you should know at the gutter, dulcé sloan at the creek and the cave, and too many cooks anniversary show at lucky jacks; tomorrow: dark: a stand-up experience in pitch-black at the pit, roast rattle: a compliment contest at union hall, the big weird comedy show at secret loft, and the good dog show at dsk’s haus. >>
6pm: composer angelo badalamenti (twin peaks) will be signing copies of thought gang, his jazz album made with david lynch in the 90s, at rough trade (williamsburg). $13.99 cd/$24.99 lp. >>
6:30pm: visual journalist, cartoonist and writer liza donnelly (the new yorker, the new york times) discusses freedom of speech, gender, and how to use humor for change as part of the athena center for leadership studies’ ‘power talk’ series. barnard college (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>
6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): engineering technologies inspired by nature: pennsylvania state university assistant professor of mechanical engineering + biomedical engineering and head of the laboratory of nature inspired engineering tak-sing wong gives a talk on materials inspired by the natural world at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>
6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians get schooled by a real teacher/expert. this month’s topic is ‘the psychology of phobias,’ with columbia university clinical psychologist dr. ali mattu and ‘students’ halle kiefer (vulture), mike kelton (mtv), and carl foreman, jr. (ifc). hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>
7pm: tinder live host and former sex + relationships editor for cosmopolitan lane moore launches her new book, how to be alone: if you want to, and even if you don’t, with guest scott rogowsky of hq at strand books (union square). $15-16. >>
7pm: mivos quartet performs music by gervasoni, movio, di castri, and fedele at the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights). free. >>
7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are celebrating their 10th season with tonight’s show. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>
7:30pm: at tonight’s brooklyn public philosophers speaker series, penn state associate professor of philosophy, bioethics, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies sarah clark miller discusses the art of refusal: overcoming epistemic injustice in the #metoo era. brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights), free (rsvp). >>
8pm: keep drinking and everything will be a-okay at the fine show with eric west, a discussion panel-meets-variety show-meets drinking game. tonight’s guests include climate change scientist dr. adam sobel, ‘russian dance extraordinaire’ the amazing lisa, and comedians mary beth barone (the exhibition) and harris mayersohn (colbert). the west end lounge (manhattan valley), $5 adv, $10 door. >>
8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sam morril (comedy central), marlena rodriguez (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), kyle ayers (comedy central), and dekunle somade. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>
11pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and guest storytellers. tonight, they’re joined by artist and author adam j. kurtz (things are what you make them). ucb hell’s kitchen, $7. >>
our next event!
We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas.
An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night.
DJ Steve Reynolds (Party Like It’s 1999) will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career.
We gotta rock this mother.
the skint presents:
Housequake: Prince Party
Saturday, December 15 at 10pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
$5 Tickets: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1779918-housequake-prince-party-brooklyn
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2208809862773147/
11/8-1/8: get your fill of film with these film fests and series: the video art + experimental film festival at tribeca film center + dctv (thru 11/10), doc nyc at ifc center, sva theatre and cinépolis chelsea (thru 11/15), and the contenders at the museum of modern art (thru 1/8).
11/8 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. >>
11/8 6:30pm: the future of news is audio, according to a panel of journalists from buzzfeed, slate, cnn and wnyc, who’ll talk about the process of creating the news for your ears at the new school’s theresa lang community center (greenwich village/union square). free (rsvp). >>
11/8 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. tonight’s show features ismael loutfi (kimmel), karen chee (colbert), kate willett (netflix), mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), and julia claire. hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>
11/8 7pm: elizabeth barlow rogers, initiator of the central park conservancy, intertwines her story with the park’s in a discussion on her book, saving central park: a history and a memoir. book culture on columbus (uws), free. >>
11/8 7pm: the red ink reading series, a quarterly literary discussion series that focuses on women writers, delves into the topic of ‘denial’ with alison kinney (hood), anna godbersen (when we caught fire), chaya bhuvaneswar (white dancing elephants), lilly dancyger (narratively), and jennifer baker (everyday people). hosted by michele filgate. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>
11/8 7pm: learn about the science of gmos at a know science talk given by dna engineering scientist kate bredbenner. biotech without borders (fort greene), free. >>
11/8 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. performers at tonight’s third anniversary show include emmy blotnick (colbert), yedoye travis (comedy central), daniel simonsen (bbc), moss perricone, sabrina imbler, and claire sise. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>
11/8 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. >>
11/8 7pm doors, 8pm show: here’s hotsy! go on a burly q odyssey with hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to stanley kubrick. the slipper room (les), $15. >>
11/8 7:30pm: no dinner party, no problem. michelin-starred chef anita lo launches her new book of recipes for home cooks, solo: a modern cookbook for a party of one, with a discussion including taste editor-in-chief matt rodbard at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>
11/8 7:30pm: lincoln center presents voices of a people’s history of the united states, featuring live readings and music commemorating howard zinn’s book. scheduled to perform: brian jones, imogen poots, eisa davis, wallace shawn, leta renée-alan, jessica pimentel, staceyann chin, zeshan b, akemi kochiyama, and anthony arnove. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>
11/8 7:30pm (thru 11/10): the center for performance research’s annual fall movement festival features works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of dance and performance from a dozen emerging and established choreographers. center for performance research (williamsburg), $10 general, $8.50 students/seniors/idnyc. >>
11/8 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary pasta and birthday cake alongside stand up by joe list (netflix), alington mitra (colbert), samantha ruddy, tawanda gona, gavin matts, and wanjiko eke. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $7 adv, $10 door. >>
11/8 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by harris mayersohn (colbert), sarah lazarus (tight ship comedy), chris scopo, and jaffar khan. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>
11/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by heather marulli (comedy central), ayo edebiri (bet), dan fitzpatrick, james cross, and pallavi gunalan. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>
11/8 8:30pm (monthly): liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a ‘women powerhouse’ edition with stand up by joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), carmen lynch (colbert), emmy blotnick (conan), krystyna hutchinson (guys we f*cked), anna vocino + loren tarquinio (kimmel), and more. beauty bar (gramercy/east village), free. >>
sponsored: just $15 for the world premiere of bernie and mikey’s trip to the moon, a heart-wrenching comedy about one family’s coming of age, as they reckon with what they’re willing to sacrifice to protect one another—and what they won’t. at 59e59 theaters thru 11/14. use code ‘skint’ for $15 tickets (reg. $35). >>
get tickets to the big apple circus at lincoln center thru 11/11 for $15-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $33-103). >>
get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/9-11 for free (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>
get tickets to see tan dun and the orchestra now in concert at rose theater at jazz at lincoln center 11/11 at 3pm for $10-20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>