around town today

4-10pm (rescheduled from yesterday): the well (bushwick) hosts an ides of trump postcard writing party with $2 beers. >>

5:30pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): pictures under the palms: watch movies while lounging under the palm trees at brookfield place’s winter garden atrium (fidi). tonight: romeo + juliet (1996). bonus: free popcorn. free admission. >>

6pm: a panel commemorates 50 years of the international bill of human rights, and explore the prospects for preserving its principles in a challenging global political environment. roosevelt house at hunter college (ues), free. >>

6-10pm: lou reed: ‘drones’: in honor of the new york public library’s recent acquisition of the lou reed archive, and the 75th anniversary of reed’s birthday, the library is hosting a performance of reed’s conceptual installation and soundscape, ‘drones,’ led by his original collaborator, stewart hurwood. in addition, tai chi demonstrations will be led at 7pm and 9pm. free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm: finalists from the annual national book critics circle awards will read from their work at the new school. free. >>

7pm: authors morgan parker and jami attenberg read from their new books there are more beautiful things than beyoncé and all grown up at powerhouse archway (dumbo). free. >>

7pm: actors rupert grint and luke pasqualino discuss their crackle series, snatch, along with creator alex de rakoff. apple soho, free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: women’s fashion designer tracy reese talks about her career with ‘black fashion designers’ co-curator elizabeth way. the museum at the fashion institute of technology (chelsea). free (rsvp). >>

7pm (thru 3/25): culturemart, here art center’s annual residency program festival, features nine workshop presentations that blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art. $15. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): at the take two storytelling show, guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things turn out differently. this month’s double takers: susan kent, michele carlo, shawn tristan, steven berkowitz, and tracey segarra. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bedford stuyvesant), free ($5 suggested). >>

7:30pm: the adult coloring club celebrates the launch of the recently published dress the drag queen coloring book with a drink + draw meet up at berg’n (crown heights). $5 admission includes supplies and unlimited pages to color, $17 includes a downloadable coloring book, free for those dressed in drag. update: use code ‘rupaul’ for admission and a copy of the book for $12. >>

7:30pm (thru 3/19): tickling giants, a new documentary about ‘the egyptian jon stewart’ bassem youssef, opens at ifc center (west village), with youssef, director sara taksler, and john oliver in person at select screenings. $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): alamo drafthouse’s house of wax bar is the home for the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. bring anything with a story for a chance at winning movie tickets, drinks, and other prizes. tonight’s guest performers include alingon mitra (the daily show), seth herzog (fallon), jeff simmermon (this american life), kerryn feehan (comedy central), lukas kaiser (comedy central), and more. free admission, email rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features naomi ekperigan (broad city writer), anna drezen (snl writer), crystian ramirez (adam devine’s house party), and jason salmon. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: lady pills, dead stars, rips, and monograms play trans-pecos (bushwick/ridgewood). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the tinder live! comedy show with host lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. this month’s third anniversary show includes guests mandy stadtmiller (new york magazine‘s ‘unwifeable’ dating columnist, news whore podcast) and sam grittner (@tonightongirls creator). new location: littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount tales of their first sexual experiences at the ‘my first time’ show. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the comedians you should know show brings stand-up performances to the gutter bar in williamsburg. tonight: rob cantrell (comedy central), emmy blotnick (comedy central), kerry codette (mtv), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and nate simmons. guest hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). $5. >>

thru 3/24: sva library’s resist event series highlights actions that individuals can take to be an active participant in our democracy. free (rsvp). >>

thru 3/26: the 46th annual new directors/new films festival, co-curated by the museum of modern art and the film society of lincoln center, screens 29 features and two programs of shorts. $16 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

3/16: blue bottle coffee opens a lower east side location with free coffee all day today. >>

3/16 1pm (+ 4/5): ice theatre of new york performs an ice skating concert at the rink at rockefeller (midtown west). free. >>

3/16 5:30-9pm: there’s nothing sinister about the zinister zine fair, which features zines for sale, readings, demos, and more from people of color and lgbtq creators. baad! bronx academy of arts and dance, free admission. >>

6-9pm: parsons mfa + bfa fine arts students open their creative spaces to the public for spring open studios. free.

3/16 6-9pm: explore 24 neighborhood art spaces during the third annual tribeca art night. free. >>

3/16 6-9pm (monthly): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where 10 galleries and unconventional art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

3/16 6:45pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: guillermo del toro’s pan’s labyrinth (2006). $10. >>

3/16 7pm: learn how to create your own pages at a bookmaking seminar at quimby’s bookstore (williamsburg). free. >>

3/16 7pm: comic book artist r. sikoryak launches his graphic novel, terms and conditions, an absurdist visual adaptation of the itunes terms and conditions. strand books (union square), purchase of the signed book ($14.95) or a $10 gift card required for entry. >>

3/16 7pm: women crime fiction writers susan isaacs (compromising positions), hank phillippi ryan (say no more), lisa lutz (the passenger) and laura joh rowland (the ripper’s shadow) discuss writing in the crime, thriller, and mystery genres. moderates by sj rozan (bronx noir). the center for fiction (midtown east), free (rsvp). >>

3/16 7pm: rooftop films hosts a preview screening of the newest two episodes of hbo comedy series the animals, followed by q+a with the creators and an afterparty with food and drinks. the metrograph (les), free (rsvp). >>

3/16 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring dave hill, chrissy shackelford, jason gore, alexandra song, and taylor gonzalez. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

3/16 7:30pm (every other thursday): pete’s reading series returns with readings by idra novey (ways to disappear), and garrard conley (boy erased). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

3/16 7:30pm doors, 8pm show:  a drinking game nyc presents a live staged reading of ferris bueller’s day off with cues for audience booze-sipping. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

3/16 8pm (first + third thursdays): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by hasan minhaj (the daily show), devin delliquanti (the daily show), tyler richardson (gotham), scott chaplain (comedy central), emily winter (tv land), and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and emmy blotnick (comedy central’s comics to watch). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free admission (one drink or food item minimum). >>

3/16 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: pep, def.girls, and obiwan coyote play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/16 8:15pm: yoga for girls’ education, a donation based yoga class, supports girls’ education around the world. lululemon (meatpacking), donation based, rsvp required. >>

3/16 10pm: surrender yourself to galactic beats at abducted, a sci fi-themed dance party. the house of yes (bushwick), free before 11pm with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>

3/16 10:30pm (thursdays thru 6/29): happy karaoke fun time = a musically improvised show where lyrics are made up on the spot. under st. mark’s theatre (east village), $10 with promo code ‘hkft’ (reg. $18). >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $7 carnegie hall tickets for the ny premiere of dan forrest’s jubilate deo, rutter’s requiem, and more performed by the masterwork festival chorus, national children’s festival chorus, and the new york city chamber orchestra 3/20 ($110 value). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 7/1-8/26 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

get tickets to the 12th annual nyc coffee + tea festival at brooklyn expo center 3/18-19 for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29). >>

get tickets to the architectural digest design show at pier 94 3/17-19, plus a one-year digital magazine subscription, for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

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