around town today

thru 3/4: the art show, presented by the art dealers association of america (adaa), returns for a 30th year with 72 dealers displaying and selling a wide range of works from the 19th century through today. park avenue armory (ues), $25. >>

8am-midnight: papaya king celebrates its 86th anniversary with $1 hot dogs at its upper east side and downtown brooklyn locations. >>

6pm: australian vogue‘s sustainability editor-at-large clare press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear in a discussion on her book, wardrobe crisis: how we went from sunday best to fast fashion. the new school (union square/greenwich village), free. >>

6pm: columbia university graduate film program professor annette insdorf discusses and signs copies of her new book, cinematic overtures: how to read opening scenes, at nyu bookstore (greenwich village). free admission. >>

2/28 8pm (monthly): word weavers carrie seim, matt dennie, ophira eisenberg, and adam wade share stories about luck at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with guests calvin cato, fran tirado, sydnee washington, risa shoup, drew anderson, and gabby rivera. hosted by micheal foulk. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm: vimeo presents a celebration of black artistry in film, a screening of short films created by some of the website’s best artists, followed by q+a and a reception in the bamcafé. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $10. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party, hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson, returns with ‘a bingo party goes to shondaland,’ a shonda rhimes-themed night with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks and more. bonus: $5 well drinks all night. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

7pm doors: it’s all weird science at the annual educated guess science fair, a comedy show meets school science-fair featuring the questionable projects of 40+ comedians. hosted by steven desiena and colin burgess. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm: oscar-nominated screenwriter and pulitzer prize–winning playwright david mamet (the untouchables, glengarry glen ross) presents his new thriller, chicago: a novel, at brooklyn public library (prospect heights). books will be available for purchase. free admission (rsvp). >>

7:30pm: the three finalists for the story prize, chosen from more than 70 short story collections published in 2017, will read from and discuss their work with larry dark, the director of the award. the event will culminate with the announcement of the winner, who will be presented with a check for $20k and an engraved silver bowl. the new school (union square/greenwich village), $14. >>

7:30pm: the audience guesses who’s telling fact vs. fiction at the two truths and a lie storytelling show. tonight’s theme: ‘first love: stories about people, places, and things.’ threes brewing (gowanus), $5. >>

7:30pm: have a bloody good time at the stephen king and i, tabitha vidaurri’s comedy show celebrating the prolific horror author. tonight: the shining. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): drop the ‘mike’: this all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male) features sets by melissa diaz, katie compa, wanjiko eke, michele durante, and brendan mclaughlin. hosted by kendra cunningham (last comic standing). threes brewing outpost (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers matthew daddona (tin house), rachel lyon (self-portrait with a boy), halimah marcus (electric literature), and monica mcclure (tender data). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (monthly): word weavers carrie seim, matt dennie, ophira eisenberg, and adam wade share stories about luck at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

8pm (monthly): hotbox comedy is back with another night of laughs from roy wood jr. (the daily show), joyelle johnson (mtv), crystian ramirez (comedy central), aminah imani (wine before nine), and more. hosted by marie faustin and sydnee washington. et al (les), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features myq kaplan (netflix), sarah tollemache (colbert), josh johnson (fallon), patrick monahan (what a time to be alive), and katie hannigan (collegehumor). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: celebrate the 150th anniversary of blaine all over again with a free showing of waiting for guffman (1996). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer and $15 buckets 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: sasheer zamata (snl), josh johnson (fallon), shane torres (conan), and trey galyon (getting doug with high). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm: (monthly): inspired by topics discussed on ricki lake’s 90’s-era talk show, the go ricki! comedy show is about to blur those property lines with tonight’s theme, ‘i hate my neighbors.’ hosted by matt mccormick. people’s improv theater (flatiron), $8. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: dulce sloan (the daily show), dc benny (live at the apollo), kenny deforest (seth meyers), dave lester and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by gabriel pacheco, fumi abe, venessa lince, and noah gardenswartz. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (salomon + smith). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

coming up

3/1-10: culturemart, here art center’s annual residency program festival, features six workshop presentations that blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art. $15 gets admission to all shows. >>

3/1-12: tokyo-based gallery and art project pepper’s project presents the 12th annual japanese young artists’ books fair, featuring more than 100 books created by 18 artists. printed matter (chelsea), kinokuniya books (bryant park), and book culture (morningside heights), free. >>

3/1-29: work up a sweat at alamo’s jock gems series, which highlights eight films that celebrate women in sports including love and basketball, gaea girls, a league of their own and more. alamo drafthouse cinema (downtown brooklyn), $12-15. >>

3/1 thru october: the brooklyn botanic garden’s extended spring/summer hours start today, giving you more time to stop and smell the roses. $15 general, $8 students/seniors, free fridays 8am-12pm. >>

3/1 12-9pm: everyone is welcome to the first anniversary of anyone comics, featuring artist and writer signings (6-7:30pm), a drink n draw (7:30, $15), brooklyn brewery beer, and a 25% off sale all day. plus, the first few attendees will get a free gift, and those who show up in costume could win $300 worth of graphic novels. anyone comics (crown heights). >>

3/1 5-9pm: sva mfa fine arts students show their work across two floors for the program’s annual spring open studios. sva (chelsea), free. >>

3/1 6-9pm (runs thru 6/30): get to know the journey and achievements of activist and congressman john lewis at ’the art of march: a civil rights masterpiece,’ an exhibition delving into the march graphic novel memoir co-authored by lewis with andrew aydin and illustrator nate powell. opening reception tonight. society of illustrators (ues), $10 suggested donation. >>

3/1 7pm: #charlottesville: before and beyond, a new collection of essays from scholars and activists responding to the violence at the unite the right rally of august 2017, launches with a series of readings and discussion at the new school (union square). free admission. >>

3/1 7pm: georgetown professor and former federal prosecutor paul butler discusses his book chokehold: policing black men at revolution books (harlem). free. >>

3/1 7pm: author karen karbo presents her latest, in praise of difficult women: life lessons from 29 heroines that dared to break the rules, with elizabeth cronise mclaughlin (the gaia project for women’s leadership). barnes + noble 82nd + broadway, priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

3/1 7pm: get ready to party: andrew w.k. does a q+a and signing for the release of his new album, you’re not alone. rough trade (williamsburg), free entry for q+a, purchase of the album required for signing ($14.99). >>

3/1 7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

3/1 7pm (thursdays thru 3/22): if you design it, they will come…to the architectural league of new york’s annual emerging voices lecture series, spotlighting notable individuals and firms. sva theatre (chelsea), $10. >>

3/1 8pm: laugh behind closed doors at toy store comedy show, set in a lower east side speakeasy. scheduled: josh gondelman (last week tonight), aparna nancherla (crashing), akaash singh (brown nation), and more. hosted by tushar singh + michael albanese. the back room (les), free (rsvp). >>

3/1 8pm: boytoy, honduras, and native son play elsewhere (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/1 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by sean patton (comedy central), nick maritato (mtv), eman el husseini and simon caine. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/1 9pm (+ 3/3 6pm, 3/8 9pm): audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy, participatory production of disney’s high school musical. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

3/1 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: summarize or surrender! the book report battle show asks comedians to present their best book report to the author directly. featuring josh gondelman (last week tonight), aparna nancherla (crashing), ziwe fumudoh (the rundown), and dr. s. matthew liao, author and bioethics professor. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

3/1 9:45pm doors, 10pm show: being alone on stage is nerve-wracking enough for some, but the see you in hell comedy show gives comedians even more anxiety with challenges like performing a set while holding a yoga pose or wearing a hot bear suit. hosted by doug smith and matt wayne. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

3/1 10pm: nightlife staples michael t and twig the wonderkid present changesbowie: a retrospective of david bowie from space oddity to blackstar, with music from djs james david, brian blackout + dr. mister, performances, and a bowie screening. le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

3/1 10pm: dance to devo, depeche mode, new order, and more at the dirty thursday new wave dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

3/1 11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features jes tom, corin wells, timothy dunn, glorilis tavarez, and jesse roth + kami dmitrova. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $7. >>

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