around town today

thru 5/15: the brant foundation opens its east village space with an extensive basquiat exhibit. free admission (rsvps are currently full, but a waitlist is available). >>

thru 3/11: 400 artists tackle the theme ‘fact and fiction’ and take over the former finnish consulate in un plaza for the annual spring/break art show. part of armory arts week. $18. >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): space, time, and the fourth dimension: mathematical physicist and string theorist robbert dijkgraaf breaks down how geometry works in four-dimensional spacetime and how this helps us understand the big bang, black holes, and the behavior of elementary particles at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free. >>

6pm: nyu wagner professor jenna brayton and other contributors to yes she can: 10 stories of hope + change from young female staffers of the obama white house share their experiences working at the white house while in their 20s. nyu bookstore (greenwich village), free. >>

6:30pm: can democracy work? james miller, professor of politics and liberal studies at the new school for social research, discusses his new book on the history of inner tensions found within the democratic political system from ancient athens to today. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the raw truth about cooking: assistant professor of human evolutionary biology at harvard university rachel carmody gives a talk on food processing and the challenges it presents at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: storytellers dive into the scary stories that have haunted us for generations, and the psychology behind them, at the midnight society storytelling show. hosted by kevin townley. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): at the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s ‘snakes’ theme features scientist dr. sara ruane (herpetologist and assistant professor at rutgers university-newark) and comedians ayo edebiri (the rundown with robin thede) and rollie williams (an inconvenient talk show). hosted by joanna rothkopf (esquire), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are facing the ides of tonight’s ‘march’ theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7:30pm: the three finalists for the story prize, chosen from more than 70 short story collections published in 2018, will read from and discuss their work with larry dark, the director of the award. the event will culminate with the announcement of the winner, who will be presented with a check for $20k and an engraved silver bowl. the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), $14. >>

7:30pm: author mitchell jackson discusses growing up in a drug-ravaged neighborhood and the calculations his family took to stay safe in a talk on his new book, survival math. in discussion with artist and musician esperanza spalding. brooklyn public library – central library (prospect heights), free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm: national book award finalist salvatore scibona (the end) presents his latest novel the volunteer, in conversation with columbia professor and author colm tóibín (brooklyn). books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and this month’s special guest, the phluid project founder rob smith. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features doug smith (conan), carmen lynch (colbert), courtney fearrington (ucb), and luke mones (comedy central). 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 milly tamarez (comedy central), steph tolev (comedy central), peter revello (comedy central), chris calogero (not quite midnight), and pranav behari. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm doors: tall juan, dirty fences, stuyedeyed, and thick play brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $12. >>

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 ahri findling (bravo), jake head (siriusxm), rebecca o’neal (the comedy show show), aimee rose ranger (the ranger show), jess salomon (dirty laundry), and jordan temple (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer). 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: gastor almonte (comedy central), noah gardenswartz (conan), calise hawkins (fallon), katie hanigan (colbert), tyler fischer (john oliver), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: embrace the nostalgia at the on this day… comedy show, where comedians recall memories from this day in history. featuring kevin allison (risk!), joe pera (adult swim), aparna nancherla (comedy central), mary houlihan (funny or die), and joe rumrill (the chris gethard show). hosted by angel yau and ross brunetti. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10pm: 11 past winners of the hot mess drag competition go head-to-head at tonight’s one-year anniversary spectacle. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>


New York City 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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Saturday, March 9
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entrance at 269 11th Ave between 27th-28th Sts

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coming up

3/7-10: the annual armory arts week brings eight big art shows with hundreds of galleries to new york, including art on paper (discounted tickets here), clio, independent new york, nada, salon zürcher, scope, and spring/break. various locations and prices. hyperallergic rounds them up with other exhibitions here. >>

3/7-10: the new colossus festival and conference brings 100 bands to six east village and lower east side venues. various prices. >>

3/7-9: craigfest, the annual festival of new irish cinema returns to village east cinema with premieres, parties, and complimentary beer and whiskey at several screenings. $10-20. >>

3/7 + 3/9: inspired by the influential writer of do androids dream of electric sheep?, a scanner darkly, and more, the annual philip k. dick science fiction film festival brings two days of adapted or original cinema to the museum of the moving image (thurs) + the producers club (sat). $11-15. >>

3/7 3-6pm: in honor of national cereal day, popbar is giving away free cereal + milk gelato pops at their west village shop. >>

3/7 6-10:30pm (quarterly): explore 30 neighborhood art spaces during the spring edition of tribeca art+culture night. free (some events charge admission and/or require separate rsvp). >>

3/7 7pm: award-winning authors darryl pinckney (high cotton, black deutschland) and gary shteyngart (super sad true love story) are tonight’s guests at the nyu creative writing program’s new salon reading series, hosted by darin strauss. nyu’s lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village), free. >>

3/7 7pm: author and professor richard miller maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age at a discussion on his book, on the end of privacy: dissolving boundaries in a screen-centric world, with author and associate professor of social work at rutgers university jeffrey longhofer. mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free. >>

3/7 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. >>

3/7 7-9pm: art history happy hour: get a crash course in feminist art history with fun and informative lectures in honor of brooklyn museum’s exhibition ‘half the picture: a feminist look at the collection.’ a cash bar will be available. free admission. >>

3/7 7:30pm (monthly): comedians will reminisce on some of their most cringeworthy moments using powerpoints, photos, and old facebook statuses at the nostalgia! comedy + storytelling show. hosted by stef dag and gracie canaan. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

3/7 7:30pm: the tesla quartet (no affiliation with the car company) performs compositions by respighi and beethoven at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

3/7 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by steph tolev (comedy central), raanan hershberg (laughs), casey james salengo (kimmel), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and lillian devane. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/7 8:30pm (monthly): janet hyde and mary cella host the monthly female comedians (with tits!) show, and this time there’ll be jokes from april boddy, courtney fearrington, claudia cogan, hannah boone, and james hamilton. tip top bar + grill (clinton hill), free. >>

3/7 10:30pm: in the latest edition of the read my lips drag competition, a dozen performers will compete in three rounds of britney spears lip syncs, with the winner taking home $1000 cash and the title of ‘miss read my lips.’ 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $5 (free to the first 100 online rsvps). >>

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