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around town today

thru 3/10: at culturehub’s refest 2.0 festival, artists, technologists, and activists will explore technology’s role in shaping our future over three nights of exhibitions, performances, and open dialogue sessions. la mama galleria (noho/east village), free (rsvp). >>

thru 3/11: the annual shakescon new york shakespeare convention returns with performances by artists and companies that use shakespeare as a source of creativity, plus auditions, workshops, trivia and more. the center at west park (uws), $20 general, $10 students. >>

thru 3/12: the seventh annual spring/break art show takes over a former corporate office space with works by 400 artists. 4 times square, $15-20. >>

rescheduled to 3/9 due to the storm 4pm, 7pm (monthly): computer scientist and award-winning math communicator roger antonsen explores how simple assumptions can lead to complicated consequences at this month’s math encounters lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp recommended). >>

5-8pm: 10 nyu mfa first year students show their work at tonight’s opening reception hosted by 80wse gallery (greenwich village). free. >>

6pm: get ‘em out of here: incitement in an era of nativist populism: university of connecticut professor of anthropology and law richard wilson gives a lecture on nwanguma v. trump and the steps court systems can take when it comes to assessing the consequences of inciting speech acts. the new school (union square), free. >>

6pm: explore the careers of some of hip-hop’s most legendary tycoons at a talk with forbes editor zack o’malley greenburg about his new book, 3 kings: diddy, dr. dre, jay-z and hip-hop’s multibillion-dollar rise. the corner bookstore (ues), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): primate palate: orangutans, obesity, and human evolution: rutgers university assistant professor of anthropology and human evolutionary studies dr. erin bogel shares her research on how the diet, behavior, and metabolism of our primate cousins can provide insights on human conditions 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). >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. find out whodunnit with tonight’s theme; ‘murder! at stiffwood saloon.’ failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (bi-monthly): at the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s memory theme features temple university assistant professor of psychology dr. vishnu murty and comedians joanna hausmann (bill nye saves the world), fumi abe (decoded), and mary beth barone (mildly offensive podcast). hosted by joanna rothkopf (jezebel), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the bongo hour variety show, hosted by peter smith and sandy honig, features performance artists, comedians, stripteasers, singers, and musical direction by ben moss (broadway’s amelie). the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7:30pm: vegan chef and the first vegan to win food network’s cupcake wars chloe coscarelli presents her latest cookbook, chloe flavor: saucy, crispy, spicy, vegan, at books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

8pm (biweekly): good times are promised at the you’ll have fun comedy show, thanks to guest performers jo firestone (fallon), shane torres (conan), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and emily winter (tv land). revision lounge and gallery (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features mike cannon (mtv), daniel simonsen (bbc), ayanna dookie (trutv), charles mcbee (gotham live), and jill weiner (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer and $15 buckets 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: saurin choksi (white guy talk show), emily galati (conan), rob haze (fallon), marina heinegg (the worst thing), and chris donahue. hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: sasheer zamata (snl), liza treyger (comedy central), dave hill (the goddamn dave hill show), rob cantrell (hbo), eli yuden and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

9pm (monthly): hear titillating first-person sex stories at the smut slam show, with real-life tales from (s)experienced storytellers and 8-10 open slots. tonight’s theme: ‘jobs.’ hosted by trish parry. under st. marks theatre (east village), $10 admission (free for the first five who sign up to talk). >>

10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by shelby taylor, petey deabreu, nate fridson, and michelle slonim. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner) and derek humphrey (derek explains it all). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

10pm: five male comedians strip down and bare it all at the naked comedy show, hosted by david piccolomini (tinder tales). club cumming (east village), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

coming up

3/8 various times: seven ways to commemorate international women’s day:

► 1-6pm: free flowers, bouquet-building demos, and photo ops. 34 little west 12th street, >>

► 2pm: 80 cent scoops for the first 50 female customers at tipsy scoop (kips bay). >>

► 4pm: international women’s strike, rally and march in washington square park (greenwich village). >>

► 6pm: a panel discussion with female entrpreneurs hosted by alicia quarles. samsung 837 (meatpacking), free (rsvp). >>

► 6-10pm: ‘i’m every woman’ women in music charity photography exhibition. marcy north (williamsburg), free. >>

► 6:30pm: female business leaders give lightning talks. general assembly (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

► 7pm: discussion with liz plank (divided states of women), samhita mukhopadhyay (nasy women), jessica prois (huffpost asian voices), and emma gray (a girl’s guide to joining the resistance). space ninety 8 (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

3/8-10: the annual craic festival of new irish film returns to cinépolis chelsea. $10-20. >>

3/8-3/11: the annual armory arts week brings 10 big art shows with hundreds of galleries to manhattan, including spring/break (already started), independent new york, nada, art on paper, and more. various locations and prices. >>

3/8-14: the 10th annual reelabilities film festival promotes awareness of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. various locations and prices (several events are free). >>

3/8-18: voilà! the 23rd annual rendez-vous with french cinema festival returns with two dozen new works and filmmakers in person at select screenings, plus two free talks, and more. film society of lincoln center (uws), $17 general, $12 students/seniors (opening night $20-25). >>

3/8-26: manhattan theatre source’s 18th annual estrogenius festival features 10-minute plays, music, solo shows, teen performances, visual art, and dances created by women and gender non-conforming artists. the kraine theater (east village), $15 general, $10 students. >>

3/8 1pm (rescheduled from 3/7): ice theatre of new york takes a spin around rock center at its annual lunchtime ice skating concert series. the rink at rockefeller (midtown west). free. >>

3/8 5-10pm (+ 3/9 11am-8pm): artists + fleas soho sets up a pop-up shop showcasing a dozen vintage women’s apparel curators. ‘ladies night out’ opening event with drinks thursday night. free admission (rsvp required for thursday). >>

3/8 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: on the 25th anniversary of tony kushner’s angels in america, currently being revived on broadway, a panel of actors and writers including dear evan hansen playwright steven levenson and actors daryl lathon and isaac oliver will read from an array of interviews about the show, followed by a discussion with authors isaac butler and dan kois (the world only spins forward: oral history and legacy of ‘angels in america) and members of the show’s original broadway cast kathleen chalfant and ellen mclaughlin. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

3/8 6:30pm: indulge in cheesesteaks, fried chicken, and mac ‘n’ cheese done vegan style with some help from hot for food youtuber lauren toyota’s new cookbook, vegan comfort classics, launching tonight at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

3/8 7pm (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from sam graham-felsen (green), and stefan merrill block (oliver loving). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

3/8 7pm: pulitzer prize-winning musician and composer henry threadgill gives a talk on his unique approach to instrumentation and being an original member of the association for the advancement of creative musicians. the national jazz museum in harlem, free-$10. >>

3/8 7pm: little cinema presents an immersive screening of 1996 biographical drama basquiat, which featured david bowie as andy warhol, with live music, dancers, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights/prospect park), $16 >>

3/8 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), $10. >>

3/8 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: sex culture writer and educator tina horn’s why are people into that? live podcast will both titillate and demystify with guest mackenzie peck, creator of erotic art and writing quarterly math magazine. the pleasure chest (ues), free. >>

3/8 7pm doors, 8pm show: tassels are set to stun at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to star trek. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

3/8 7pm doors, 8pm show: handmaid’s tale: the musical takes a comedic futuristic spin on the book and show. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

3/8 8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from carolyn castiglia, patrick reilly, molly cameron, and more. hosted by angela perrone and natalie wall. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

3/8 8pm: get tickets to an art battle at le poisson rouge for $7.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15 adv/$20 dos). >>

3/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by myq kaplan (comedy central), boris khaykin (collegehumor live), julia shiplett (crashing), and billy hurley. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

3/8 8:30pm: (monthly): liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a night of stand up by matt koff (the daily show), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), charles mcbee (gotham comedy live), lucas connolly (comedy central), brooke arnold, and teresa degaetano. bonus: girl scout cookies raffle! hosted by liz barrett. beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

3/8 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): country music comedy duo reformed whores host a night of comedy and variety at their up n’ coming show. tonight’s show includes performers tom thakkar (conan), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), and george gordon (ifc). the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

3/8 10pm: flaunt your regrettable fashion choices at the dirty thursday 90s night dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 tickets for 30 years old and under to see theatre for a new audience’s the winter’s tale thru 4/15 (up to a $100 value. discount expires 3/31.). >>

get tickets to the 13th annual nyc coffee + tea festival at brooklyn expo center 3/10-11 for $12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney houston and beyoncé at b.b. king blues club 3/28 for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-51). >>

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