WEDS, 2/15: STOUT + CUPCAKES, VAN JONES + RACE IN AMERICA, ART BATTLE, + 24 THURS EVENTS

around town today

1pm: ice theatre of new york performs an ice skating concert in honor of black history month, including a tribute to prince’s purple rain. the rink at rockefeller (midtown west). free >>

6-8pm: stout + cupcake night: savor one (or several) of six featured drafts paired with free chocolate stout cupcakes at the stag’s head (midtown east). pay-as-you-go. >>

6:30pm: a panel featuring van jones (cnn, dream corps), trabian shorters (bme community), aunjanue ellis (take it down america), anurag gupta (be more america), and the rev. dr. jacqui lewis (middle collegiate church) convenes to discuss ‘from fear to focus: race in america and the urgency of now‘. nyu’s vanderbilt hall (greenwich village), free (rsvp, also live streaming). >>

6:30pm: historic gastronomist sarah lohman gives an illustrated lecture on the ingredients that made their way on today’s tables in her new book, eight flavors: the untold story of american cuisine. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: dirty dancing for planned parenthood: lady parts justice league hosts a screening, sing-along, and talkback to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film. the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

7pm: love voltaire us apart: a philosopher’s guide to relationships, a new book from comedy writer julia edelman, spoofs the love lives of historical philosophers with made up of love letters, advice columns and breakup letters. edelman presents her book with guests tonight at mcnally jackson (nolita). free. >>

7-11pm (thru 2/17): ‘wearables’: con artist collective + gallery (les) hosts a group exhibition of wearable art. opening reception tonight. free. >>

7:30pm: color your face red (with booze) and pages any color (with provided markers, crayons and pencils) at a ‘singles mingle anti-valentine’s day’ edition of the cocktails and coloring club meet up. bonus: $20 buckets of narragansett. berg’n (crown heights), $5 admission includes supplies and unlimited pages to color, $17 includes a downloadable coloring book. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), giulia rozzi (trutv), nathan min (the tonight show), tommy pope (comedy central), david agyekum (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of true romance (1993). >>

8pm: art battle! 12 artists compete in three timed rounds of live painting at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

8pm: dreamcrusher, m. lamar, jono mi lo, michael hix, and the imaginary orchestra play a benefit for southern poverty law center at the park church + co-op (greenpoint). donations at the door. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: monroe martin iii (last comic standing), tommy mcnamara (the onion), mike recine (conan), david drake (dave), and country music comedy duo reformed whores. guest hosted by saurin choksi. $5. >>

9pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount tales of their first sexual experiences at the ‘my first time’ show. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

thru 3/5: the 11th annual frigid festival showcases 30 independent theatre companies with 100% of the proceeds going to the artists. the kraine theater + under st. marks (east village), $18-20 general, $10-15 students/seniors. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

2/16 4:30pm (+ 2/17 8pm, 2/18 2pm): writer and director emilyn kowaleski’s play weather explores the mind of a 14-year-old girl thorough poetry, multimedia, live music, and an ensemble cast. university settlement (les), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

2/16 5-8pm (thru 3/31): opening reception for mascot studio’s 18th annual dog show at pratzon art restoration (chelsea). >>

2/16 6pm doors: ‘the future of journalism,’ a series of panel discussions delving into the changing landscape of journalism, begins tonight with a talk on media manipulation and journalistic integrity in an era of fake news and alternative facts. wework charging bull (fidi), free (rsvp required). >>

2/16 6pm: get a dose of the history of medicine at the seventh annual evening of short presentations by experts at the new york academy of medicine (east harlem). free (rsvp required). >>

2/16 6pm doors, 6:30pm event: test your knowledge of american leaders pre-trump at a night of president’s day trivia. fraunces tavern museum (fidi), $10. >>

2/16 6pm doors, 7pm show: indieround, monogold, shana falana, dead leaf echo, and zuli play le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

2/16 6:30pm: the women who made new york author julie scelfo and illustrator hallie heald present stories of the women behind the city’s history. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

2/16 7pm: leadership mogul tiffany dufu launches her new memoir, drop the ball: achieving more by doing less, which features a foreword by gloria steinem. bonus: the first 100 drinks are free. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

2/16 7pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: jean cocteau’s orpheus (1949). $10. >>

2/16 7pm + 9:30pm: rule of 7×7: 7 playwrights present new 10-minute plays that follow 7 rules. the tank (theater district), $12-13 admission includes a drink. >>

2/16 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring ana fabrega, jonathan braylock, ziwe fumudoh, priya patel, and tim mahoney. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

2/16 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. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

2/16 7pm doors, 8pm show: ‘godfather of neo-soul’ roy ayers and shareef keyes + the groove play bric house (fort greene). $15 adv, $18 door. >>

2/16 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), dean obeidallah (the muslims are coming), pat brown (colbert), hari kondabolu (conan), and jeff maurer (last week tonight). hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $7. >>

2/16 7:30pm: contemporary classical music organization bang on a can presents a concert of new music by bonjour quartet at the jewish museum (ues). $18 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

2/16 8pm: reductress presents a live recording of its mouth time! podcast with guest lauren duca (teen vogue editor, tucker carlson ass-kicker). hosted by nicole silverberg and rachel wenitsky. ucb chelsea, $7. >>

2/16 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight: lane moore (tinder live), chloe hilliard (last comic standing), hadiyah robinson (bet), eve peyser (gizmodo), julia whitehouse (happy hour story hour), brittany mcdonald (perfect strangers) and improv group generous lovers. hosted by improv team darling satan. the pit (flatiron), $5. >>

2/16 8pm (first + third thursdays): the pacific stand-up comedy show, presented by the daily show writer matt koff, returns with performances by koff, jeffrey joseph (seeso), christi chiello (comedy central), jeff wesselschmidt (wildcats), and robert dean (robert dean museum). guest hosted by courtney maginnis. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free admission (one drink or food item minimum). >>

2/16 8pm (thru 3/5): czechoslovak-american marionette theater performs three golden hairs of grandfather wisdom, an adaptation of three classic czech, slovak, and italian fairy tales to be performed by four actors and four dozen marionettes. theater for the new city (east village), $15 general, $12 saturday matinees. >>

2/16 8pm: ‘portrait series,’ a new concert series curated by contemporary music collective ensemble mise-en, debuts with an evening featuring nordic composers djuro zivkovic + thomas agerfeldt olesen. scandinavia house (midtown east), $15. >>

2/16 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: tancred, lilith, vasudeva, and yucky duster play alphaville (bushwick). $10. >>

2/16 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: slurp up some laughs and wine at juicebox, an evening that pairs a comedy show with a wine tasting. with performances by dan perlman (siriusxm), brendan eyre (seth meyers), aparna nancherla (conan), and host hannah boone. taste wine co (east village), $5-10 adv, $10 door. >>

2/16 9:15pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comedians perform their ideas for pulitzer prize submissions and the audience votes on which will really get forwarded at the pulitzer surprises show, hosted by eliza cossio (the daily show) and caroline schaper (full frontal with samantha bee). tonight’s guests include jo firestone (fallon), alingon mitra (last comic standing), mo fry pasic (reductress), andrew tisher (holy f*ck comedy hour), danny groh, and anthony cormier (an actual pulitzer prize-winning journalist). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos >>

2/16-26: the museum of modern art’s annual festival of international nonfiction film, doc fortnight, features 10 days of premieres by emerging and established filmmakers, including 20 features, 10 shorts, many with post-show discussions. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students, free 4-8pm fridays. >>

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