WEDS, 2/6: FREE FRO-YO, SCIENCE OF LOVE, OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS, + 21 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 2/10: film comment magazine’s annual movie showcase returns for its 19th edition with new films from lászló nemes, steven soderbergh, and beatriz seigner, along with rare screenings, free talks, special events, and more. walter reade theater at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

thru 2/17: get caught up on this year’s academy award-nominated short films at ifc center in greenwich village 2/6-8 ($16 general, $13 seniors) and syndicated in bushwick 2/8-17 ($12).

open-close: score some free fro-yo from 16 handles during national frozen yogurt day. app download required. >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): the biggest secrets of the world: everything we know we don’t know: mathematician and star of isto é matemática (this is mathematics) rogério martins journeys into the unknown at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free. >>

6-9pm (on view thru 3/10): gr gallery (les) presents a solo show by street artist and muralist dave persue. opening reception tonight. free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): science of love: columbia neuroscientist bianca jones marlin gives a talk on the emotional bonds that can exist between humans, how love is all in our heads, and the use of neurochemicals in couples therapy 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). >>

7pm: dive into the world of small-scale farming and how it counters industrial agriculture at the launch of timothy a. wise’s new book, eating tomorrow: agribusiness, family farmers, and the battle for the future of food, including a reading and discussion with vandana shiva (who really feeds the world?) and mark bittman (how to cook everything series). the new school’s john l. tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), free (rsvp). >>

rescheduled from 1/30: 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is going absolutely gah-gah with this month’s lady gaga-themed edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are reliving high school days with tonight’s ‘reunion’ theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7-9pm (on view thru 4/7): the third iteration of the bric biennial presents works from 20 artists living and working in south brooklyn. opening reception tonight. gallery at bric house (fort greene), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the scamp! comedy show presents a mix of stand-up, sketches, videos, and songs from jo firestone (fallon), shane torres (conan), clare o’kane (comedy central), ryan schutt (gotham comedy live), and more. hosted by mara wiles, jess reed, and kendall farrell. starr bar (bushwick), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedians and native new yorkers ilana michelle rubin (reductress) and lana schwartz (the toast) invite friends and performers to talk about where they grew up at the my hometown show. featuring david bluvband (the chris gethard show), carmen christopher (the chris gethard show), jes tom (funny or die), chris burns (difficult people), rachel sennott (high maintenance), charlie bardey (buzzfeed), and ryan leach (ucb). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and this month’s special guest, black lives matter activist and educator deray mckesson. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features gary gulman (comedy central), casey james salengo (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), mary cella (the new york times), and amy shanker (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

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 jeff arcuri (colbert), andrew casertano (roastmasters), julia johns (siriusxm), chloe radcliffe (tbs comic to watch), doug smith (this is not happening), liza treyger (the degenerates), chris waelti (independently waelti), and george gordon (your good friend). hosted by matt wayne (adam devine’s house party). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: matthew broussard (comedy central), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), sean patton (conan), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), and david drake (siriusxm). hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm: you had to be there, according to comedian, writer, and musician dave hill, who’ll give first-person accounts of different periods throughout history while guests call bs on most of what he’s saying. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from chris gethard (hbo), gordon baker-bone (gotham comedy live), ashley morris (high maintenance), tommy mcnamara (the onion), nate fridson, and wanjiko eke. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

coming up

2/7 various times: see all the art at these exhibitions:
2/7 5-7pm (on view thru 2/27): small works winter 2019 at the national association of women artists gallery (garment district). >>
2/7 5pm-8pm (+ 2/14): jcat’s ‘sm;)ey’ group exhibition at pleiades gallery (chelsea). >>
2/7 6-8pm: allan tannenbaum with artist talk at morrison hotel gallery (soho). >>
2/7 6:30-8:30pm (on view thru 3/2): harlem perspectives ii at faction art projects (harlem). >>
2/7-3/21: light + dark: portraits of distinguished african americans at keith de lellis gallery (ues). >>

2/7 6-8pm: troma entertainment co-founder and the toxic avenger creator lloyd kaufman will sign copies of the art of troma at forbidden planet (union square). book price tba. >>

2/7 6:30-8:30pm: jam out to empowerment at feminist press’ hip-hop feminism workshop and dance party, featuring a panel discussion with crunk feminist collective members followed by a dj sets. shapeshifter lab (gowanus), $15+. >>

2/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: can you separate stranger-than-fiction facts about nyc from fiction? try your best at the secrets and lies storytelling show, where you’ll try to figure out which of the four expert storytellers aren’t telling the truth. hosted by christa avampato. caveat (les), $9 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $12 adv, $15 door). >>

2/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: light, a new concert series featuring new female composers and musicians curated by molly joyce, concludes with ‘soloicity,’ a night of composer-performer sets, with styles ranging from folk to pop to experimental by lea bertucci, carla canales, margaret davis, liz faure, sarah godfeather, anna meadors, angélica negrón, emily wells, and joyce. metropolis ensemble loft (les), $15 general, $10 students. >>

2/7 7pm: get spooked with readings and discussion on horror literature, art, and diversity from women horror writers carrie laben, zin e. rocklyn, sonya taaffe, fiona maeve geist, and farah rose smith. mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free. >>

2/7 7pm (quarterly): hear six local writers read their poetry and prose about odd infatuations and weird attractions at tonight’s ‘strange love’ edition of the eclipsed reading series. hosted by chelsea fonden and jenelle greco. pelican bar (bed-stuy), free. >>

2/7 7pm: moment magazine presents readings from the winners of the 2018 short fiction contest, followed by a discussion on adapting literature to film with call me by your name author andré aciman and leave no trace director debra granik. marlene meyerson jcc (uws), $15. >>

2/7 7pm: the monthly panels to the people comics reading and animation screening celebrates its one-year anniversary with presentations by five artists at vinyl fantasy (bushwick). free. >>

2/7 7pm: joni 75, a joni mitchell 75th birthday tribute concert filmed at the dorothy chandler pavilion in los angeles and featuring an array of musicians including brandi carlile, emmylou harris, norah jones, chaka khan, james taylor, rufus wainwright, and others screens for one night only at various movie theaters. various prices. >>

2/7 7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring jo firestone (fallon), tim dillon (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), sophie santos (mtv), sam morrison (sirius xm), remy kassimir (netflix), and sami schwaeber. hosted by joanne filan. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $5 gift card required for admission. >>

2/7 7:30pm (monthly): comedians will reminisce on some of their most cringeworthy moments using powerpoints, photos, and old facebook statuses at the nostalgia! comedy + storytelling show. hosted by stef dag and gracie canaan. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

2/7 7:30pm: uk-based navarra string quartet performs compositions by vasks and ravel at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

2/7 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: satirical k-pop band and all-asian american sketch comedy group azn pop! performs an evening of musical hits and new bits, with an opening set by larry owens (paid off). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

2/7 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by devon walker (comedy central), julia shiplett (hbo), kevin o’brien, luke touma, and connor creagan. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

2/7 8pm: the flushing remonstrance (duo catherine cramer + robert kennedy) will perform their original live accompaniment to 1925 silent horror classic the phantom of the opera at bizarre bushwick. free ($7 suggested donation). >>

2/7 8pm: honky-tonk/americana band low roller and singer-songwriters feral teen and labrador perform at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $7 adv, $10 door. >>

2/7 8pm: plastic picnic, future heart, and fruit + flowers play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12. >>

2/7 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns to pacific standard for one final time (the venue is closing on friday) with performances by emmy blotnick (colbert), claudia cogan (last comic standing), sagar bhatt, brendan mclaughlin, dan perlman, and brittany carney. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

2/7 8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring 25 live electronic music and visual artists in two rooms. the deep end (ridgewood), free. >>

2/7 8:30pm: revisit lessons on love and heartbreak from 80s and 90s television with a talk by author simone waugh (bubble baths, sex + hot chocolate). brooklyn brainery (prospect heights). $10. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the annual sex! short play festival at players loft theatre 2/7-24 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30) >>

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 92 4/5-7 for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-40). >>

get tickets to the annual art on paper art fair at pier 36 3/8-10 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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