around town today

6:30pm (ends today): psychologist and author dr. kelly neff talks female orgasm, robotic sex partners, gender fluidity, and more at a series of local events celebrating the release of her new book, sex positive: redefining our attitudes to love and sex. astoria bookshop, free. >>

7pm: self-professed lifestyle gurus nick greene and megan reid show that self-care can be accessible, even on a budget, at a launch event for their new book $9 therapy: semi-capitalist solutions to your emotional problems. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free admission. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 2/26): february + bill murray = februmurray. parklife (gowanus) screens a series of bill murray flicks each week this month, along with themed trivia and deserts + cocktails available for purchase. tonight: rushmore (1998). free admission. >>

sponsored 7:30pm (+ 2/13): pop-up magazine, the acclaimed ‘live magazine’ show, is coming to bam howard gilman opera house. contributors include comedians catherine cohen (seek treatment podcast, high maintenance, broad city) and jordan klepper (klepper, the daily show); musician jinho ‘the piper’ ferreira (flipsyde); documentary filmmakers isabel castro (crossing over, named best documentary film by gladd), jon-sesrie goff (smithsonian museum of african american art and culture) and cecilia aldarondo (memories of a penitent heart, picket line); photographer diana markosian (national geographic, new yorker, the new york times); artists liana finck (the new yorker, the awl; author, passing for human) and esther pearl watson (frieze art fair, webb gallery), and more. save $10 with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

7:30pm (monthly): the biology on tap series brings short science talks and trivia to a bar each month. tonight’s theme: let’s get it on: we’re feeling the love (and reproduction). the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

8pm: enjoy laughs and bubble tea, coffee, or espresso (included with admission) at the bubble tea-he-he comedy show. hosted by nick hopping and samantha freeman. byob. bonus: grab a front row seat for a free beer. squarrel cafe (boerum hill), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): tonight’s side ponytail comedy show, now in its fifth year, features saurin choksi (laughs), raanan hershberg (james corden), ayo edebiri (big mouth), and darian lusk. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm: music and magnets connect at electramagnetica, an evening featuring a magnetic installation by hayeon hwang and music music by bands wsabi fox and via intercom. trans-pecos (ridgewood). $8-10. >>

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 ranaan hershberg (james corden), sarah tollemache (colbert), matt barats (high maintenance), mike brown (trutv), and jon fisch (colbert). poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $3 beers and $15 buckets are a sure sign that you won’t have to drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features sara schaefer (comedy central), connor creagan (wikifreakz), gibram saleem (gotham comedy live), and pat burtscher. hosted by maria heinegg. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: erin jackson (conan), lil frex (wild n’ out), andy sandford (conan), carmen lagala (colbert), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), and alex pavone. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

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

coming up

2/13-16: the annual harlem fine arts show, the largest traveling african diasporic art show in the us, returns to nyc. riverside church (morningside heights), $25 fri-sun, $50 for opening night thrus. >>

2/13 5-7pm (on view thru 2/26): the national association of women artists’s gallery hosts its annual small works winter group show, a juried exhibition featuring art by more than 60 artists. opening reception tonight. nawa gallery (garment district), free. >>

2/13 5pm-7:30pm (on veiw thru 2/15): japanese contemporary artists team (jcat) showcases artworks by 20 japanese artists for their ‘made in japan’ group exhibition. opening reception for team b tonight. m55 gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

2/13 6-9pm: 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 (rsvp required). >>

2/13 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: scholar and legal expert césar cuauhtémoc garcía hernández delves into the us immigrant detention industry, the politics that created it, and the circumstances that keep it thriving at a talk on his new book, migrating to prison: america’s obsession with locking up immigrants. moderated by lee wang, director of the new york immigrant freedom fund of the brooklyn community bail fund. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

2/13 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: last comic standing meets the bachelorette at the backfatlorette, backfat variety’s annual theme show where four single comedians will compete to win an all-expenses paid date. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

2/13 7pm: hire a sitter for when writer john kenney presents his latest comedic poetry collection, love poems (for people with children), in conversation with writer and illustrator emily flake. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

2/13 7pm: coinciding with the exhibition hot, hot, hot: paintings of times square peep shows, howl happening hosts a book signing, slide show, and discussion with artist jane dickson and editor johan kugelberg for jane dickson in times square. howl happening (east village), free admission. >>

2/13 7pm: growing a future for coral reefs: dive into global marine preservation efforts at a panel discussion on what’s being done to restore these dying ecosystems, with the ocean agency ceo richard vevers, coral reef restoration expert tom moore, and moderator anupa asokan. the explorers club (ues), free (rsvp). >>

2/13 7pm: the museum of the moving image (astoria) and the black filmmaker foundation host a black history month screening of aretha franklin concert film, amazing grace, followed by a discussion with warrington hudlin and producer rob johnson. free with rsvp here (reg. $15 general, $11 students/seniors). >>

2/13 7pm (+ 2/14, 2/17, 2/19): quad cinema screens alex cox’s sid and nancy (1986), starring gary oldman and chloe webb as sid vicious and nancy spungen. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

2/13 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. tonight’s valentine’s theme: ‘doomed love.’ littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

2/13 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): princesses bear more than just their hearts at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to the ladies of disney. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

2/13 7:30pm: jazz musician endea owens, lincoln center’s emerging artist of 2019, performs a mix of originals and standards at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

2/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up free homemade campanelle with pink sauce and mortadella alongside stand-up by carmen lagala (colbert), marie faustin (broad city), gibran saleem (gotham comedy live), kevin mcaffrey (letterman), and lucas connolly. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s cocktail lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

2/13 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by ashton womack (the daily show), raanan hershberg (james corden), sam ruddy (colbert), shanna christmas, connor creagan, and jamie wolf. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

2/13 8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, gianmarco soresi, and jim o’grady share true stories about luck at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

2/13 9pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv and storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. tonight’s show features special guests from the aclu joining in. improv asylum (chelsea), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: mcp presents two great concerts at carnegie hall for under $10 each! >>

get tickets to the annual architectural digest design show at pier 94 3/20-22 for free-$18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $34). >>

get tickets to the annual sex! short play festival at players loft theatre 2/13-3/1 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30) >>

get tickets to the nyc vegetarian food festival at metropolitan pavilion 5/16-17 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

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