around town today

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): rockefeller university professor leslie vosshall discusses the possibility of modifying the dna of mosquitoes to eradicate them at this month’s ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. free (rsvp). >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features stand-up comedy from giulia rozzi (the jim gaffigan show), claudia cogan (new york magazine’s ‘ten people funny people find funny’), sue smith (time out new york’s ‘10 funniest women in nyc’), and more. $5. >>

7pm (thru 1/15): the dirty blondes feminist theater company and producer rebecca aparicio present the resister project variety show, showcasing new short plays, stand-up comedy, music, and poetry inspired by the recent presidential election outcome. the kraine theater (east village), $15 (proceeds benefit the aclu). >>

7pm, 9:15pm: rsvp for a chance to attend a taping of comedian joe mande‘s (parks and recreation, master of none) one-hour special at the highline ballroom (chelsea). >>

7:30pm: psychology professor marisa t. cohen lectures on the psychology of relationships: how experimental science, empirical data, and seinfeld help us understand love. wework dumbo heights, $12 admission includes beer. >>

7:30pm: the fader-gendron-haas trio plays a concert of romantic chamber music by schumann (clara + robert) and brahms, followed by a complimentary wine, cheese, and chocolate reception. greenwich house music school concert hall (west village), $10 general, $5 students/seniors if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $15 general, $10 students/seniors). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the show show with jean grae, a live talk show hosted by hip hop artist jean grae and featuring guests, music, news, and comedy, returns with janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), quelle chris (wasted youth), shannon manning (beauty love truth), and dj donwill. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features ronny chieng (the daily show correspondent), victor varnado (comedy central), kc arora (gotham comedy live), matt ruby (mtv), and mary cella (comedy central). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

8pm: goonies never say die! say hi to mikey, chunk and the gang at a free screening of the goonies (1985) at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: sam morril (comedy central), samantha ruddy (collegehumor), saurin choksi (brown privilege), erik monical, and more. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). $5. >>

9:30pm: the female gaze show sends up the view, the real, and other tv panel shows, but with a cast of over a dozen co-hosts voicing their ill-informed opinions. ucb (chelsea), $7. >>

thru 1/7: find fab footwear from more than 40 brands priced as low as $20 at the shoe-inn warehouse sale. gotham hall (midtown west). >>

thru 1/10: the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference means lots of inexpensive theater, performance art and dance performances throughout the city. some festival picks:
american realness festival at abrons arts center (1/5-12) >>
live artery at new york live arts studios (1/6-9) >>
new ear festival at fridman gallery (1/8-16) >>
prototype: opera/theatre/now at various venues (1/5-15) >>
ps 122’s coil festival at various locations (1/3-22) >>
stem fest at under st. marks (1/4-21) >>
the exponential festival at at various locations (1/4-31) >>
under the radar festival @ the public theater (1/4-15) >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

1/5: get more out of nyc for less as 2-for-1 tickets go on sale today for broadway week performances, as well as the inaugural nyc attractions week (bus tours, sightseeing cruises, museums, and more), both occurring 1/17-2/5.

1/5 6-8pm (thru 1/28): the women under siege group exhibition at ceres gallery (chelsea) addresses the sexism and misogyny­ contained in laws across the country. opening reception tonight. free. >>

1/5 6:30pm: couldn’t keep your eyes off britney’s meltdown? writer sady doyle (the guardian, the atlantic) discusses the reasons in her recent book trainwreck: the women we love to hate, mock, and fear… and why at nypl mid-manhattan. free. >>

1/5 6:30pm: the ‘videology essentials’ screening series features stanley kubrick’s dr. strangelove, or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (1964). videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

1/5 6:30pm: minneapolis-based band rogue valley plays mercury lounge (les) with support from the perennials and a solo set by ocean music. $12. >>

1/5 7:30pm (monthly): andrea shapiro’s ‘saw her stand up there’ all-female comedy show returns to q.e.d. (astoria), starting with an open mic for the first 10 female-identified signups, and ending with sets by subhah agarwal (comedy central), sally brooks, and suzanne lea shepherd. $6 for audience members, free for open mic performers with a one-item purchase minimum. >>

1/5 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by hari kondabolu (conan), leah bonnema (above average), negin farsad (detox), jo firestone (the tonight show), alex english, and rae sanni. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

1/5 8pm (first + third thursdays): the pacific stand-up comedy show, hosted by the daily show writer matt koff, returns with performances by judah friedlander (30 rock), missy baker (someecards), kevin iso (comedy central), aimee rose ranger (the ranger zone), and sagar bhatt (last comic standing). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free admission (one drink or food item minimum). >>

1/5 8pm (+ 1/6): who’s bad: ‘the ultimate michael jackson tribute band‘ performs at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $15. >>

1/5 10pm: the synthicide dance party celebrates its three-year anniversary at bossa nova civic club (bushwick). free. >>

1/5 11pm: let comedians school you at woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests jo firestone, lee chin, jiji lee, and members of the black men can’t jump podcast will talk about social issues they’re passionate about. also tonight, a discussion on knowing your rights with erica johnson of the national lawyers guild. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $5. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $20 for made in china, a new puppet musical from the obie award-winning wakka wakka at 59e59 theaters (reg. $60). >>

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