around town today

thru 6/8: the society of illustrators hosts ‘masters of the fantastic,’ an exhibition of more than 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures of dragons, specters, demons, space, and more by 35 artists. reception 3/29. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 3/24: embrace your murderino side at the death becomes us true crime festival, a five-day true crime pop culture fest filled with live podcasts, discussions, screenings, trivia, and more. various locations, free-$47. >>

thru 3/24: genre films rule at second annual what the fest!?, a five-day showcase of ‘outrageous content’ — horror, sci-fi, documentary,  thrillers, and beyond. ifc center (greenwich village). $15 general, $11 seniors (opening night more). >>

thru 3/24: improvised madness from quick-thinkers takes over three stages of the pit for the annual nyc improv fest. free wednesday, $10-15 otherwise. >>

all day: spring is finally here! celebrate with a free italian ice at all rita’s ice locations and a free small vanilla cone at participating dairy queen locations.

6pm, 8pm (monthly): this month’s mars installment of the astronomy on tap discussion series explores the red planet with screenings of the winning entries from the project mars international film + art competition (6pm) before and after the regularly-scheduled talks (8pm). the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

6:30pm: top chef chef/host tom colicchio and host gail simmons discuss the secret sauce behind the reality competition’s enduring success at sva theatre (chelsea). free (rsvp). >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: russian doll co-creator leslye headland and star greta lee are guests at tonight’s taping of npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg. the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

7pm: pianist emanuele arciuli performs music by rota, corigliano, mazzoli, and more at the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights). free. >>

7-9pm: get creative at an adults-only evening at the children’s museum of the arts, where you can participate in hands-on activities like candle making, diy pins, a drink ‘n’ draw, a photo booth, and more. children’s museum of the arts (south village), $15 adv, $20 door (admission includes wine, beer, and small bites). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: welcome the season at spring fling, a sonny + cher / donny + marie style variety show featuring music, comedy, and shenanigans. hosted by andrew barbato + jenny gorelick. the slipper room (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘fling2019’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the little mermaid… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story using only what they can remember from watching the film once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with standup by nimesh patel (snl), karen chee (seth meyers), pedro gonzalez, anya volz, sam evans, and aminah imani. hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with tania pabon (breadcrumbs), ming lauren holden (refuge), raymond strom (northern lights), and chantal johnson. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (monthly): sugar babies!, a new standup showcase hosted by kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall, makes its debut with misha han, dwayne paul cullen, kim dinaro, lauren culp, and lance pauker. the lantern (greenwich village), free admission (one item minimum). >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features gary gulman (conan), nore davis (2 dope queens), peter revello (comedy central), and ben demarco (mtv). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (monthly): don’t worry about your social status at the no cool kids comedy show, where comedians will talk about their awkward youth, complete with photo evidence. tonight’s show features rojo perez (conan), caitlin peluffo (colbert), tommy mcnamara (stand by your band), amamah sardar (siriusxm), leland long, and more. hosted by bob gurnett and lauren vino. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from josh gondelman (conan), anita goitom (vice), kevin o’brien, cynthia marie, and frank nelson. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: auggie smith (comedy central), anthony moore (comedy central), chanel ali (girl code), jeff arcuri (colbert), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), and mike lebovitz (hbo). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (monthly): at ‘the two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show, hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from zhubin parang (former the daily show’s head writer), beth newell (reductress), and justin tyler (desus + mero). ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers comedy show, where comedians give fake stem-inspired lectures and one ends up with a new website based on audience suggestions. tonight’s ‘livestreaming’ theme features jaboukie young-white (the daily show), milly tamarez (comedy central), comedic folk duo friends who folk (the new yorker, guests from twitch, plus music by darren solomon. hosted by mark vigeant. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>



Coffee or tea? Black or with milk?  Hot or iced?  The 14th annual Coffee and Tea Festival will satisfy your craving for your morning jolt or your afternoon pick-me-up.
As seen on the Food Network, this annual festival is a not-to-be-missed event for all coffee and tea lovers! The Brooklyn Expo Center will be packed with more than 75 coffee and tea companies from around the corner and around the globe—all offering tastings of their most sought-after products and new creations. Attendees can also sit in on seminars covering topics as varied as Ethiopian coffee, tea trends, and how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home.

Come see amazing coffee and tea companies like Harney & Sons, Café Grumpy, Teavana, Oren’s Daily Roast, Capital Teas, Jailhouse Coffee and many more. BONUS: All attendees get a yixing purple clay glazed porcelain cup from event sponsor, teapasar.

This event sells out in advance, so act now and pick either Saturday, March 23 or Sunday, March 24 and take advantage of the $10 off special offer when you buy your general admission ticket online using promo code SKINT at Get your tickets today!

Discount not available for VIP tickets or Rush Hour tickets.  Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

coming up

sponsored: 3/22-4/13: following the broadway sensation a steady rain with daniel craig and hugh jackman, emmy nominated keith huff returns to nyc with his latest work, six corners. late one night, two burnt-out violent crimes unit detectives try their damnedest to close the puzzling murder of a cta employee. what should be a simple open-and-shut case evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years. chain theatre (midtown west), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

3/21-4/18: as part of the exhibition ‘y2k retrofuturism in contemporary jewelry,’ the museum of arts and design hosts plastic futures and premillennial tensions, a screening series of seven science fiction films from the 1990s including ghost in the shell, the fifth element, strange days, and more. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $10 general, $5 students. >>

3/21-4/7 (thurs-sun): czechoslovak-american marionette theatre performs a non-traditional restaging of johannes dokchtor faust at theater for the new city (east village). $15-$18. >>

3/21-31: the queens world film festival returns to showcase 200 feature + short films from around the world, plus talkbacks and special programming. museum of the moving image and kaufman astoria studios, $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

3/21-24: bach is back! take off your headphones and enjoy bach in the subways, an annual series of free underground performances celebrating the composer’s birthday. various locations. >>

3/21 4-8pm: set the record straight by helping to update wikipedia entries on subjects related to cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts at an art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon, held at sva library (gramercy). free (rsvp). >>

3/21 6pm: as part of open society foundations women’s rights program’s ask a feminist series, author sohaila abdulali (what we talk about when we talk about rape) and filmmaker vaishali sinha (ask the sexpert) explore how rape culture affects our perceptions of sexual assault, feminism, and power. open society foundations. new york (columbus circle), free (rsvp). >>

3/21 7pm: get schooled on bystander intervention at an introductory training session hosted by the accompany project and the arab american association of new york at jcc manhattan (uws), free (rsvp). >>

3/21 7pm: author salvatore scibona will discuss his new novel the volunteer with the tiger’s wife author téa obreht at the center for fiction (midtown east). free (rsvp). >>

3/21 7pm: take in some racy readings at the launch of the best women’s erotica of the year: volume 4 anthology, featuring editor rachel kramer bussel along with contributors calliope bloom, tamsen parker, and sofia quintero. q+a and a signing follow. bonus: free book cover cookies to the first dozen attendees. the pleasure chest (ues), free admission. >>

3/21 7pm: you always start off with a blanche card at golden girls bingo, featuring screenings of three episodes of the show. hosted by courtney antonioli of youtube channel stay golden. dsk (fort greene), $12. >>

3/21 7:30pm: quirky historical stories come alive when author and archives enthusiast gabe henry reads from his book, what the fact?!: 365 strange days in history, while artist michael arthur draws them on the fly. word bookstore (greenpoint), free admission. >>

3/21 7:30pm: director/co-writer ethan hawke and star benjamin dickey will do q+a following a screening of their film blaze at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

3/21 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by jono zalay (comedy central), matt wayne (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), carolyn busa (side ponytail comedy), and quan wiggins. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/21 8:30pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by gibran saleem (better things), aminah imani (wine before nine), ayanna dookie (trutv), petey deabreu (comedy central), and kevin iso. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

3/21 10pm: put on your party helmet and dance to daft punk, justice, hot chip, and more at the one more time dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to holy day at new ohio theatre 3/21 for $17.50 with promo code ‘skint50’ (reg. $35). >>

get tickets to the cuny dance initiative 5th year fest at baruch performing arts center 3/21-23 for $21 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $36). >>

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