around town today

thru 3/17: emerging artists theatre company’s annual new work series presents 50 works-in-progress full-length plays, one-person shows, musicals, and dance pieces, with opportunities for audience feedback following the performances. tada! theater (midtown west). $10-15. >>

6pm: mom… i’m a slayer: delve into the coming out metaphors in 1990s fantasy television shows like buffy the vampire slayer, charmed, xena: warrior princess, and more at a screening of buffy the vampire slayer’s ‘becoming part ii” and a discussion moderated by shayna maci warner. nyu’s michelson theater (greenwich village), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: equality for her founder and author blair imani shares the stories of 70 women, girls, and non-binary trailblazers in a talk on her new book, modern herstory. in conversation with jamia wilson, author of young, gifted, and black and director of the feminist press at cuny. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

7pm: author irvine welsh discusses his trainspotting finale dead men’s trousers at mcnally jackson williamsburg. free admission. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! get your night cheese on at pop!: a pop-culture bingo party’s 30 rock themed game, filled with trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 for a bingo card to play. >>

7pm: pianist and harpsichordist magdalena baczewska performs music by arjomand, bach, chopin, debussy, and schumann at the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights). free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: american university law professor and author robert tsai explores the history of legal measures used to fight injustice at a talk and signing for his new book, practical equality: forging justice in a divided nation. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: cheers to the comedians who need the free exposure at the second annual the unemployed show awards show, where facebook live host anna roisman (hq words) celebrates the hard work of the hardly working. featuring honorary guests gabe gonzalez (out), yoni lotan (fallon), mike kelton (mtv), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm + 10pm: comedian chris gethard (the chris gethard show, girls) and a guest will perform 60-90 minutes of comedy at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: high waisted, dolly spartans, pom pom squad, and pynkie play sunnyvale (east williamsburg). $10. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week featuring matteo lane (netflix), jess salomon (dirty laundry), jordan temple (conan), dan licata (adult swim), and danny del colle. 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 walter kelly (vice), xazmin garza (sirius xm), terence hartnett (wet cash), isabel hagen (roastmasters), and meagan walsh (standup nbc). hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features sean donnelly (colbert), myka fox (comedy central), charles mcbee (gotham comedy live), nick naney (the special without brett davis), brian parise (john oliver), brittany carney, ariel elias, and kevin sean. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: it’s all a gamble at the powerpoint roulette variety show, where comedians, actors, and musicians improvise a presentation from slides they’ve never seen before. tonight’s guests include scott rogowsky (hq trivia), jess salomon (dirty laundry), rojo perez (conan), and musical guests premrock and willie green. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

coming up

2/28-6/24: neue galerie opens the season with two new exhibitions: ’the self-portrait, from schiele to beckmann’ and ‘austrian masterworks.’ $22 general, $16 seniors, $12 students, free first fridays 6-9pm. >>

2/28-3/10: the 24th annual rendez-vous with french cinema festival highlights new works by bruno dumont, mia hansen-løve, pierre salvadori, valeria bruni tedeschi, and more, plus three free talks. film society of lincoln center (uws), $17 general, $12 students/seniors (opening night $20-25). >>

2/28-3/3: the annual athena film festival at barnard college presents a range of feature films, shorts, documentaries, and panels highlighting fierce and fearless women. barnard college (morningside heights), free-$14 (opening night $25). >>

2/28-3/3: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 31st year with 72 dealers displaying and selling works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25 admission benefits henry street settlement. >>

2/28-3/3: the inaugural black women in comedy festival showcases stand-up, storytelling, and improv from black female and female-identifying performers across four venues in bed-stuy. $15. >>

2/28 1pm + 6pm (+ 3/3, 3/17, 3/18): tcm big screen classics presents 80th anniversary screenings of gone with the wind (1939) at select theaters for four days. various prices. >>

2/28 5:30pm: is shame necessary? professor and author jennifer jacquet discusses her new book, which proposes that public shaming of corporations and governments be reframed and retooled as a tactic to create positive change in the age of social media. nypl webster library (ues), free. >>

2/28 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: three former obama staffers share their experiences working during the administration in a talk led by gautam raghavan, former associate director of public engagement and editor of west wingers: stories from the dream chasers, change makers, and hope creators inside the obama white house. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

2/28 6-8pm (on view thru 4/6): chelsea’s fremin gallery re-opens with ink stories, an exhibition by photographer reka nyari. opening reception tonight. >>

2/28 6:30pm: the new school hosts a screening of 2018 child slave labor documentary the price of free, followed by a panel discussion with kerry kennedy (president of rfk human rights), kailash satyarthi (nobel peace laureate), and rachel roy (u.n. ambassador for innovation and social change). the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free. >>

2/28 6:30pm, 8:30pm: satisfy your hunger for history at talks on the histories of irish food and chocolate by culinary historian sarah lohman at brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $11-14. >>

2/28 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: provided you don’t encounter too many delays, find out why your train is f*cked at meg pierson and justin williams’s comedy show about our city’s transit woes. this time, they’ll be digging into commuters themselves. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

2/28 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 michele carlo (fish out of agua), cyndi freeman (colbert), michaela murphy (the moth radio hour), and brad lawrence (the story studio). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

2/28 7pm: are cooking shows not funny enough for you? presents seeks to remedy that, screening popular food shows while comedians provide commentary and stand-up. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

2/28 7pm: dj spooky performs an original live score to oscar micheaux’s 1925 silent film body and soul, part of his pioneers of african-american cinema collection. a q+a follows. brooklyn museum (grand army plaza), $16 tickets include museum general admission. >>

2/28 7pm (+ 3/1): refashion your world during refashion week nyc, celebrating secondhand and sustainable fashion through events including a goodwill fashion party (thurs 7pm, free-$25) and a 24-hour fabric sort-a-thon (fri 12pm-sat 12pm, $10 suggested donation). >>

2/28 7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by monk’s meats will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit mercy for animals. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

2/28 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight’s guests: karen chee (the new yorker), matt buechele (hq trivia), marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and brett davis (the special without brett davis). bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by self-proclaimed quitters ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door (10% of the proceeds will be donated to everytown for gun safety). >>

2/28 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the princess bride… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story using only what they can remember from watching the film once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

2/28 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by samantha ruddy (colbert), caitlin peluffo, jack comstock, leland long, and dekunle. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

2/28 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment features tracey segarra, dani faith leonard, justin j. wee, gianmarco soresi, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

2/28 10pm: dance to ri ri, jay-z, nicki minaj, and others at the dirty thursday pon de replay paty. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

2/28 11pm (thursdays-saturdays thru 3/9): serials @ the flea: watch five ten-minute episodic plays and vote for your favorites to return next week with a new installment. the flea theater (tribeca), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

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