WEDS, 3/8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, FREE MOVIES, JAPAN WEEK, + 25 THURS EVENTS

around town today

various times: six ways to commemorate international women’s day:

9am-9pm: pussies knit back pussyhat knit-in. koneko cat cafe, free (rsvp). >>

4-8pm: international women’s strike nyc rally and march. starts at washington square park. >>

5-8:30pm: fitness classes, a self-defense demonstration, and guest speakers. recreation center 54, free (rsvp). >>

6-9pm (thru 3/16): international women’s day art fair. one art space (tribeca), free. >>

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

9-11pm: byo women’s art show and performances. the living gallery (bushwick), $5 suggested donation. >>

5:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 3/15): pictures under the palms: watch movies while lounging under the palm trees at brookfield place’s winter garden atrium (fidi). tonight: crouching tiger hidden dragon. bonus: free popcorn. free admission. >>

6:30pm: music + tech: getting the music heard: are you a musician looking to get your music out there? hear thoughts on the industry’s future from a panel including reps from soundcloud, ‘stache media, pandora, and s-curve records. the new school (union square), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: the middlesteins author jami attenberg celebrates the release of her new novel, all grown up with a release party at the ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron). free. >>

7-11pm (thru 3/10): ‘the grocery store’: con artist collective + gallery (les) hosts a group exhibition about food and the culture it creates. free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: literary death match! four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less to a panel of sarcastic, comedy-loving judges. tonight’s show includes boris fishman (don’t let my baby do rodeo), daniel josé older (shadowshaper), bridget minamore (titanic), and marcy dermansky (the red car). hosted by adrian todd zuniga. the bell house (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

7:30pm: watch screenings of vice media’s when the earth melts and the displaced, followed by discussion and q+a with the filmmakers and ninette kelley (new york director, united nations high commissioner for refugees) + marc a. levy (deputy director, center for international earth science information network, columbia university’s earth institute. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the infamous black metal dialogues, a series of emails between comedian dave hill (posing as a 19-year old metalhead) and a norwegian record label in 2004-2005, will be read live by hill and musician phil costello. saint vitus (greenpoint), $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk ted talks show. tonight’s theme: ‘the patriarchy.’ littlefield (gowanus), $5. >>

8pm (monthly): the drop the mic all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male), features sets by stacey kendro (ladies of laughter festival winner), erica spera (gotham live), shalewa sharpe, and mike recine (conan). hosted by kendra cunningham (last comic standing). sycamore (flatbush), free. >>

8pm (monthly): get your fill of free food and free comedy at the devour hour comedy show. this month: have some empanadas alongside performances by sonia denis (comedy central), kristin manna, sydnee washington, catherine cohen, and noa osheroff. hosted by julia shiplett, frank nelson, and drew anderson. hank’s saloon (boerum hill), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sean donnelly (conan), yannis pappas (comedy central), farah brook (red eye), kenny warren, and billy prinsell. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (monthly): animation nights new york presents a program of curated indie animated short films from around the world at 180 maiden lane (south street seaport). beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

8pm: brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of fight club (1999). >>

8pm (ends today): see 80 super-short plays by 50 playwrights at the third annual new york city indie theatre one minute play festival. new ohio theatre (west village), $20. >>

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

11pm (monthly): embrace comedy chaos at the unexpectashow, a monthly grab bag of entertainment hosted by jo firestone. tonight, actors perform the slowest and dryest possible scenework, while comedians make biting commentary from the sidelines. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

thru 3/10: the annual japan week returns to grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall with a zen garden, workshops + demos, food, travel destination info, and more. free admission. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

3/9 9am-12pm: solidarity rally against deportation at foley square. >>

3/9 2-6pm: geek out with a day of free admission to the national museum of mathematics (reg. $15 general, $9 students/seniors). >>

3/9 6pm: in honor of women’s history month, the new school screens kamala lopez’s equal means equal followed by a panel discussion. free (rsvp) >>

3/9 6-9pm: turn and face the strange: the carlton arms hotel (kips bay) unveils four hotel rooms customized by an eclectic assortment of international artists. free. >>

3/9 6-10pm: this week’s brooklyn museum free admission thursday nights programming includes access to the exhibitions as well as a salsa party. >>

3/9 6:30pm (rescheduled from 2/9): in her continuing effort to uncover the global flavors of american cuisine, historic gastronomist sarah lohman delves into how curry, soy sauce, and sriracha became a part of everyday american dining. museum of food and drink lab, $10 general, $5 students. >>

3/9 6:30-8pm: throw some coin at women-oriented businesses at win.nyc’s wintrepreneur marketplace pop-up shop. wework times square, free (rsvp required). >>

3/9 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): relax your funny bone at the loose comedy show, hosted by jo firestone (fallon). this month’s installment features kate willett (comedy central), emmy blotnick (comedy central), langston kerman (insecure), and more. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

3/9 7pm: professor, author, and pulitzer prize finalist rogers m. smith gives a lecture on conflicting visions of citizenship in the trump years. roosevelt house at hunter college (ues), free (rsvp). >>

3/9 7pm: neuroculture: neuroscience and the law: can cognitive neuroscience assist the law in interpreting human intentions? a lecture with u.s. district judge jed s. rakoff and baruch professor and neuroscientist jennifer mangels investigates. baruch performing arts center (kips bay), $15 general, $11 students. >>

3/9 7pm: kate t. parker discusses her new book of photography, strong is the new pretty: a celebration of girls being themselves, at powerhouse archway (dumbo). free. >>

3/9 7pm: (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from andré aciman (enigma variations), nicole krauss (great house), eric puchner (music through the floor), and tom mcallister (bury me in jersey). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

3/9 7pm: a book launch party for bradley spinelli’s novel the painted gun doubles as a night of noir and burlesque, with performances by angie pontani, gal friday, peekaboo pointe, francine the lucid dream, and daniel holtzclaw. the rosemont (williamsburg), free. >>

3/9 7pm: the annual irish heritage concert at st. patrick’s cathedral (midtown east) features traditional and contemporary irish music by the st. patrick’s cathedral choir, mick moloney + friends, and the cathedral organ. free. >>

3/9 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. tonight’s guests include phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), rob haze (adam devine’s house party), sonia denis (brown girls), cathryn mudon, josh bates, and jonah henkle. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), free. >>

3/9 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. >>

3/9 7pm doors, 8pm show: performers fight bloodsuckers with pasties at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to buffy the vampire slayer. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

3/9 7-9pm: sample tastes of coney island brewing company’s new york honey stout and mermaid pilsner, plus swag giveaways. fawkner (boerum hill), free. >>

3/9 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: time after time, a variety show about movies and women’s history explores women through film-themed dance, presentations, and burlesque performance. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

3/9 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary homemade baked ziti alongside stand up by josh johnson (fallon), paul hooper (gotham comedy live), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), jeff scheen (laughs), jordain fisher, and chanel ali. hosted by brian parise. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

3/9 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 gregory w. hall (elite daily), rosa escandón, and carrie gravenson. hosted by natalie wall. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

3/9 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): country music comedy duo reformed whores host a night of comedy and variety with their up n’ coming show at the cobra club (bushwick). tonight’s performers include robert dean (comedy central), dusty slay (last comic standing), blair socci (ladylike), and josh carter (collegehumor). free. >>

3/9 9:30pm: beauty and the beast… entirely from memory: performers attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

3/9-12: bibliophiles and collectors will have plenty to peruse at the annual new york antiquarian book fair (fri-sun, park avenue armory, $25 general, $10 students) and the new york city book and ephemera fair (fri 8am-7pm, church of st. ignatius loyola, $15. $5-10 off coupon here.).

3/9-18: the annual asia week: more than 50 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions celebrate asian art with open houses, special events, exhibits, talks, and more. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 tickets for 30 years old and under to the skin of our teeth at theatre for a new audience thru 3/19 (up to an $85 value). >>

ends today: take an extra 20% off groupon deals with promo code ‘20now’ >>

get tickets to cirque du soleil paramour at lyric theatre 3/10-12 for $49-69 (plus ticket fees, reg. $96-108). >>

fet tickets to the blossom baby expo at the new york marriot brooklyn bridge 6/4 for $10-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-60). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney + beyoncé at b.b. king blues club 4/12, 4/24 and 5/23 for free-$25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-50). >>

get tickets to the nyc hot sauce expo at brooklyn expo center 4/22-23 for $5+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $10+). >>

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