around town today

thru 4/14: in recognition of sexual assault awareness month, the inaugural #healmetoo festival brings together over 50 artists and experts for performances, panels and participatory workshops. irt theater (west village), $5-$20. >>

thru 4/7: the 48th annual new directors/new films festival, co-presented by the museum of modern art and the film society of lincoln center, introduces 24 features and 11 shorts by emerging filmmakers from around the world. $17 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

thru 3/31: it’s black and white and noir all over again at columbia university’s second annual dr. saul and dorothy kit film noir festival. this year’s fest focuses on writer cornell woolrich and his influence within the genre through a dozen film screenings (most in 35mm) and talks. lenfest center for the arts at columbia university (manhattanville), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

thru 3/30: the 21st annual african american women in cinema film festival celebrates women of color filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors with four days of screenings, discussions, and more. various locations, free-$15 (opening night is $50). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the yeah she did storytelling series celebrates the women who built this city from the ground up, with a lineup of female-identifying comedians, writers, and storytellers sharing the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history forgot). caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door) >>

7pm (monthly): bingo is coming with tonight’s game of thrones-themed pop!: a pop-culture bingo party, filled with trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 for a bingo card to play. >>

7pm (wednesdays thru 4/1): heeere’s kubrick! village east cinema’s annual tribute to stanley kubrick kicks off with 2001: a space odyssey on 70mm film, followed by eyes wide shut (4/3), barry lyndon (4/10), and lolita (4/17). $15. >>

7pm: pianist eric moe and actor robert frankenberry present the premiere of david del tredici’s monsters at the italian academy at columbia university (morningside heights). free. >>

7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new, 5-12 minute works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday-themed variety show every month. this month’s festivities include performances by magician alexander boyce, balloon artist katie balloons, and comedians john trowbridge, brian park, taylor ortega, christi chiello, and matthew broussard. 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 tim dillon (netflix), giulia rozzi (trutv), louis katz (comedy central), lindsay boling, and james hamilton. 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 roy wood, jr. (the daily show), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), jessica michelle singleton (siriusxm), sam evans, xazmin garza, daniel simonsen. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kerry coddett (mtv), leclerc andre (fallon), jessica michelle singleton (siriusxm), jim tews (last comic standing), tommy mcnamara (the onion), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedian and not-a-doctor anita flores hosts a live recording of her podcast, i’m listening: a frasier podcast, featuring a live reading of a new frasier script, a debate about how good a therapist frasier crane was, and more with guests john hodgman (vacationland), larry owens (trutv), dan chamberlain (fallon), and rebecca shortall (ucb). caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: spiral stairs (featuring scott kannberg of pavement) and hamish kilgour play brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). $12. >>

10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party, which celebrates its second anniversary at house of yes (bushwick) tonight. free admission. >>


Brooklyn Whiskey Fest features over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits. Ticket holders are able to try their favorites as well as new spirits, all while getting to know more about the whiskeys from experts that will take them on the ultimate tour of whiskey.

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141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205

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sponsored: 3/28-4/13: 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). >>

3/28-31: the 10th annual festival neue literatur highlights german-language and american fiction by eight authors from austria, germany, switzerland, and the united states whose novels resonate with this year’s theme: ‘in memory we trust.’ note: all events are in english. various locations, free. >>

3/28-31: 70 international galleries representing 400 contemporary artists will showcase works starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20, free friday 6-8pm. >>

3/28 11am: stars anna chlumsky (11am) and sarah sutherland (2pm) discuss their work on the final season of veep at tapings of the build series. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp).

3/28 12-5pm (thursday-sunday thru august): go ’round and ’round on the prospect park carousel, opening for the season today. $2.50. >>

3/28 12-5pm: the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center hosts their second annual tgnc career fair, featuring employers that value fostering an affirming workplace for trans, gender nonconforming and nonbinary employees. the center (west village), free. >>

3/28 5:30pm doors, 6pm show: medea on trial: the handmaid’s tale author margaret atwood and actor, director, and writer lisa dwan take on the topics of feminism, symbolism and justice in a discussion at the forum at columbia university (manhattanville). free (rsvp required). >>

3/28 6:15pm: get a behind-the-scenes introduction to how biology research works at late night science, a seminar series with lab tours by graduate students of columbia university. tonight’s topic: scents and sensibility: how neurons in our nose make choices. jerome l. greene science center (morningside heights), free. photo id required. >>

3/28 7pm: poet and philosopher of mathematics emily grosholz talks in circles at a launch event for her book, great circles: the transits of mathematics and poetry. poets house (battery park), free (rsvp). >>

3/28 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests erin barker (moth grandslam champ), mike brown (comedy central), robin gelfenbein (pbs), and joey novick (the liar show). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

3/28 7pm: as women’s history month comes to a close, brooklyn museum hosts a feminist film night with shorts from local filmmakers followed by q+a. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $16 includes admission to the museum. >>

3/28 7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by little choc apothecary will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit chilis on wheels. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

3/28 7pm doors, 8pm show: 64 comedians will compete in a bracket-style one-liner joke tournament at backfat variety’s fourth annual quick-witted comedy competition. hosted by larry mancini and emily winter. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

3/28 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by nimesh patel (snl), jess salomon (ifc), dan licata (adult swim), patrick schroeder, and xazmin garza. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/28 8pm: dance to middle-eastern music, including 70s funk, 80s disco, 90s pop and contemporary dance tunes, at the laylit party. the loft at elsewhere (bushwick), free (rsvp). >>

3/28 9pm: url goes irl at blocked and reported, a mem-themed art show/party. the woods (williamsburg), free. >>

3/28 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment features christiaan van bremen, david arroyo, adrien behn, melanie hamlett, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

3/28 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. >>

3/28 10:30pm: get some wild wild life at vylette tendency’s punk drag showcase queer as in f*ck you, tonight presenting a tribute to the talking heads. otto’s shrunken head (east village), $8. >>

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