WEDS, 3/11: FIRST LOOK FILM FEST, NEW COLOSSUS FEST, WOMEN IN COMICS, + 14 THURS EVENTS

note: except as noted, all events listed below are still on. we recommend calling ahead or checking the venue’s social media before heading out. stay safe and healthy out there!

around town today

thru 6/13 7pm: society of illustrators (ues) pays homage to the past, present, and future of women cartoonists and their characters with the new exhibition, women in comics: looking forward and back. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 4/30: sanitary product collection at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg): receive a free beer at the bar when you bring a box of menstrual pads or tampons to be donated to people in need at rikers island correctional facility. >>

thru 3/15: first look, the museum of the moving image’s annual festival of new cinema from around the world, includes both documentary and narrative works, features and shorts, live performances and artist talks, works in progress and classics revisited, plus filmmaker appearances and workshops. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors ($20 for opening night). >>

thru 3/15: sxsw may be cancelled, but nyc’s annual new colossus festival + conference returns with over 100 bands performing at venues throughout the east village and lower east side. various prices. >>

5:30pm: elizabeth barlow rogers, initiator of the central park conservancy, intertwines her story with the park’s in a discussion on her book, saving central park: a history and a memoir. yorkville library meeting room. free admission. >>

postponed: 6pm: the new school’s heilbroner center for capitalism studies presents a book launch event for american oligarchs: the kushners, the trumps, and the marriage of money and power by award-winning investigative journalist and co-host of the trump, inc. podcast andrea bernstein. the new school (greenwich village/union square), free. >>

6:30pm: film critic elizabeth weitzman shares stories and rare film clips of trailblazing women who’ve graced the big and small screens in a presentation on her illustrated book, renegade women in film and tv. a book signing and reception follows. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $15. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: female historians, storytellers, and comedians share the stories of great women erased by history at the nevertheless she existed show. tonight’s ‘women are hysterical: a thousand years of funny womxn’ edition teams up with reductress to celebrate the forgotten women of comedy. hosted by molly gaebe. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7pm: learn more about the science of vaccines and their importance in communities at a talk by postdoctoral research scientist dr. francesco cambuli. biotech without borders (fort greene), free. update: this event will only be livestreamed. >>

postponed: 7pm: discover the female resistance fighters who were heroines of the holocaust at a conversation with dr. lori weintrob (director, wagner college holocaust center) and auschwitz survivor rachel rachama roth, moderated by yiddish culture writer rokhl kafrissen. the museum of jewish heritage (battery park). $10. >>

canceled: 7:30pm (monthly): the biology on tap series celebrates its second anniversary with short science talks and trivia at the way station (prospect heights). free. >>

7:30pm: there’s nothing secondhand about the jokes at the thrift shop comedy show, hosted by randall otis, yedoye travis, and sam morrison. tonight’s lineup includes michael nguyen (npr), josh gondelman (conan), rachel joravsky (comedy central), and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming). the map room at the bowery electric (east village), free. >>

postponed: 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian and writer phoebe robinson (2 dope queens, portlandia) and guests perform at union hall (park slope). $15. >>

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 alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), anthony moore (hart of the city), hanna dickinson (comedy central), chris donahue (the chris gethard show), and nathan habib (ucb). poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $15 beer 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 keenan steiner (siriusxm), caitlin reese (comics watching comics), emily catalano (conan), and april boddie (adult swim). hosted by courtney fearrington. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: jo firestone (fallon), dan st. germain (conan), emmy blotnick (comedy central), ricky velez (comedy central), mike lebovitz (hbo), and brendan gay. 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

3/12-20: it’s warm outside, but it’s hot at holy hell, an interactive nine-day installation by springboard collective featuring three stages of performance art, comedy, a hottest sauce + hot wing eating contest, mechanical bull riding, and more. flux factory (lic), free admission. >>

3/12-19: immerse yourself in asian art during the 11th annual asia week new york. various locations and prices. >>

3/12-15: performers play it by ear at the 11th annual new york musical improv festival, bringing together 300+ musical comedians from around the world for four days of shows and workshops at the magnet theater (chelsea). $7-15. >>

3/12-14: re-fest: culturehub’s annual festival brings artists, activists, and technologists together to envision our role in re-shaping the future. presented in collaboration with center for constitutional rights, magnum foundation, nyu itp, and safe harbors indigenous collective. the downstairs at la mama (east village), free (rsvp). >>

3/12 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: shoes off mouth off: an asian american storytelling thing: a storytelling show featuring asian american and pacific islander performers takes on subjects ranging from mental health to sexuality to politics. hosted by angel yau and jiji lee. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

3/12 7pm (+ 3/31-4/3): as part of the annual flamenco festival, brookfield place (fidi) will host five days of free related programming, including an opening night flash mob and performance. >>

3/12 7pm (monthly): say goodbye to stale jokes at keeping it fresh!, with stand-up by adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), matt koff (the daily show), emily winter (the new york times), joanne briley, linette palladino, and bobbi jean misick. hosted by emily walsh and amanda van nostrand. easy lover (williamsburg), free. >>

3/12 7pm (+ 3/13): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

3/12 7pm: last year: the annual irish heritage concert features performances by st. patrick’s cathedral choir, mick moloney + friends, and the cathedral organs. st. patrick’s cathedral (midtown), free. >>

3/12 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. >>

3/12 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): just in time for season 3, hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to westworld rides into the slipper room (les). $15. >>

3/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the open flame queer comedy show celebrates hosting 200+ queer comedians over the past two years with a blowout show at the bell house (gowanus). $15 admission benefits the okra project. >>

3/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up free homemade pappardelle with bolognese sauce (vegetarian option available) alongside stand-up by jo firestone (fallon), jeff maurer (john oliver), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), christian finnegan (comedy central), and courtney fearrington (sirius xm). hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s cocktail lounge (fort greene), $10 adv, $15 doors. >>

3/12 10pm: throwback to the dawn of the millennium and all the music that came with it at the dirty thursday y2k dance party. house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

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