around town today

thru 4/14: public art alert: artist sebastian errazuriz’s ‘blu marble’, a large-scale projection of live images of earth taken from a nasa satellite, takes over a lower east side lot all month long (159 ludlow street), as well as the side of the new museum wednesday only. free. >>

thru 3/23: asian art enthusiasts will have plenty to see during asia week. the annual celebration returns for its 10th year with exhibitions, talks, and auctions taking place in auction houses and museums throughout nyc. various prices. >>

2-3pm (ends today): enjoy free tastings and discounts from grand central market merchants at the seasonal taste of grand central market. grand central terminal (midtown east). >>

6:30pm: writer and illustrator cecilia ruiz brings dozens of ill-fated ends back to life at a release event for the book of extraordinary deaths. in conversation with tobias carroll, managing editor for col.1 brooklyn. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

6:30pm (+ 3/14 6:30pm): finalists for the annual national book critics circle awards for fiction, general nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, and criticism will read from their work in advance of thursday’s awards ceremony. the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free. >>

6:30-11:30pm: lou reed drones: the spirit of lou reed will haunt the cathedral church of st. john the divine at a sound installation utilizing a number of historic guitars from the musician’s collection. presented and curated by performance artist and reed’s wife laurie anderson along with reed’s former guitar technician stewart hurwood. the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights). free (rsvp). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s show includes comedians todd barry (bob’s burgers), monroe martin (fallon) and alex song (netflix), author mallory o’meara (the lady from the black lagoon), and music by cornelius loy and movement from 96b dance theatre. the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sponsored: 7:30pm: a crack cast of comedic performers, including geoffrey arend, dick cavett, jane curtin, and sonia manzano take the stage at selected shorts to read short stories designed to make you forget your taxes are due. led by host john fugelsang. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space, $16-42. >>

7:30pm: lyrics, lit + liquor: enjoy an intimate night of readings, live music, and medicine-themed trivia upstairs at 2a (east village/alphabet city). hosted by writer/comedian amanda miller. free. >>

7:30pm (bimonthly): friends of mozart continues the season with a program of works by mozart and schubert performed by claring chamber players. christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the biology on tap series brings short science talks and trivia to a bar each month. tonight’s theme: microscopic life. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians mix comedy and heart at the sparkle hour! variety show, hosted by philip ‘sparkle’ markle and featuring matt bellassai (unhappy hour), julia mattison (brooklyn sound), noel carey (brooklyn sound), douglas widick (north coast), arti gollapudi (yourself, your body), and otter lee (ucb). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features andy haynes(comedy central), jeff arcuri (colbert), mara marek (happy never after), brittany carney, and turner sparks. 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 sarah tollemache (colbert), mike albanese (the game), sophie buddle (siriusxm), norlex belma, and miriam moreno. hosted by ben wasserman. 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 geoffrey asmus (laughs, justin covington (easy), sonia denis (high maintenance), jo firestone (comedy central), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), nassar khan, and connor mcnutt. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): youngmi mayer and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s show includes jono zalay (comedy central), nick chambers (2 dope queens), courtney maginnis (collegehumor), kenice mobley (siriusxm), and pranav behari (mad magazine). the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kevin bozeman (comedy central), rebecca o’neal (comedy central), dan soder (showtime), erica spera (gotham comedy live), david drake (siriusxm), and terence hartnett. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

coming up

3/14: make your pie hole happy with these pi day deals:
butter + scotch (crown heights): $3.14 slices >>
daly pie (prospect heights + lic): three slices for $14 >>
four + twenty blackbirds (gowanus): three slices for $14 >>

3/14 11am: sharon horgan and rob delaney discuss the fourth season of catastrophe at a taping of the build series. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

3/14 4-6pm: every day is kinda pi day at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron), but in honor of the numerical day they’re offering free admission hours. (reg. $17 general, $14 students/seniors.) >>

3/14 6pm: this national egg cream day (actually tomorrow), the museum at eldridge street hosts a discussion on the history of the eggless drink and a chance to make your own unique recipe for a panel of judges. museum at eldridge street (les), $10 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

3/14 6pm: get a new perspective on the city at a launch event for architect and tour guide john hill’s book, nyc walks: guide to new architecture. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free admission. >>

3/14 6-8pm (on view thru 3/28) (closed sundays): capitalizing on justice, an art exhibition by incarcerated artists on the ways they and their loved ones have been commodified, opens tonight with a reception and discussion at nyu’s gallatin galleries (greenwich village). free. >>

3/14 6:30pm: broad city artist mike perry, street artist gaia, and pandora creative director chelsea campbell delve into the tensions and possibilities of the intersection of art and commerce at a panel discussion and cocktail reception at wework dumbo heights. free (rsvp). >>

3/14 7pm (thru 3/16): culturehub’s annual refest brings artists, activists, and technologists together to envision our role in re-shaping the future. over the course of three nights of exhibitions, performances, and discussions, this year’s focus will be how we create, resist, and redefine gender within an evolving technological landscape. culturehub studio (noho), free (rsvp). >>

3/14 7pm (thursdays thru 3/28): the architectural league of new york’s annual emerging voices lecture series shines the spotlight on north american architects, landscape architects, and urban designers. scholastic auditorium (soho), $10. >>

3/14 7pm: celebrate traditional and contemporary irish music in a church literally named after st. patrick. 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 east), free. >>

3/14 7pm: music for enophiles, a band dedicated to playing brian eno’s solo recordings from 1974-1977, plays the bowery electric (east village). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

3/14 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. performers at tonight’s show include josh sharp (the opposition with jordan klepper), caitlin peluffo (colbert), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), sofia dobrushin, pooja reddy, and kyle gordon. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

3/14 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), $12. >>

3/14 7:30pm: the women of color writers workshop, a collective formed in 1999 by bisi ideraabdullah, presents an evening of readings by elishia peterson, candace williams, and others. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

3/14 7:30pm: marta pereira da costa, the world’s only professional portuguese fado guitar player, and ensemble will perform an instrumental concert at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

3/14 7:30pm dors, 8pm show: eight comedians compete to defend a guilty-pleasure band they love at a 100th episode taping of tom thakkar and tommy mcnamara’s stand by your band podcast. union hall (park slope), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up homemade ravioli marinara and stand-up by nimesh patel (snl), bryan yang (buzzfeed comic to watch, jess salomon (ifc), and aminah imani (wine before nine). hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

3/14 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by kevin bozeman (comedy central), alingon mitra (colbert), irene fagan merrow (elite daily), alison klemp (roastmasters), and dan perlman. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/14 8:30pm (+ 3/15 7pm + 9pm): some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians will present original interpretations inspired by the songs of aretha franklin. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

3/14 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: see ‘sup at the ‘sup show, spotlighting the best acts from the weekly open mic of the same name for women, queer, and gender non-conforming performers. hosted by juliet prather, maddie fischer, fareeha khan, jesse roth, and stephanie pace. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

3/14 10pm: get cheeky at the bootylicious destiny’s child/beyoncé-themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: manhattan concert productions presents their 20th anniversary season opener at carnegie hall on march 18, featuring robert ray’s stirring gospel mass performed by the masterwork festival chorus and professional soloists, led by maestro anton armstrong. just $7 with promo code ‘tsk30663’ (up to a $110 value)! >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 5/3-5 for free-$10.50 (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>

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