around town today

6:30pm: hip-hop education: propelling and preserving the movement: community scholars martha diaz (hip-hop education center),  regan sommer mccoy (the mixtape museum founder), and peter noel (why blacks fear america’s mayor: reporting police brutality and black activist politics under rudy giuliani) discuss the role of hip-hop education. columbia university, faculty house (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (+ 4/12 at otherwild): beth pickens discusses her new creative survival guide, your art will save your life. book culture (lic), free. >>

7pm: we are all mrs. maisel: in midge maisel’s honor, a lineup of female comedians make light of some of the things that’ve made them cry. hosted by lana schwartz, the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (quarterly): the bitchcraft variety show returns for another glitter-tastic evening of music, comedy, storytelling, and leotards with guests jen kwok (comedy central), gregory levine (guilty pleasures cabaret), alyson greenfield (magical realist), alexius smith (the post), kofi thomas, robin bady, lois thompson, and brandy rowell. hosted by selena coppock (red oaks) and lauren maul (brooklyn magazine‘s ’50 funniest people in brooklyn’). sid gold’s request room (chelsea), $5. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with guests river clegg (the new yorker), ariel dumas (colbert), and ginny hogan (mcsweeney’s. hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), free. >>

7:15pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. tonight’s guests: mark pagán, arti gollapudi, danny artese, and sopan deb. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-10 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7:30pm: new school professor of women’s studies gina lurie walker (the new historia), mona chalabi (guardian us), and author zing tsjeng discuss inspiring and rebellious women with the release of tsjeng’s new forgotten women book series. the new school (greenwich village), free. >>

7:30pm (wednesdays thru 4/25): heeere’s kubrick! catch a stanley kubrick flick every wednesday this month with showings of the shining (1980), a clockwork orange (1971), and full metal jacket (1987) at village east cinema. $15. >>

sponsored 7:30pm: crybabies hosts susan orlean and sarah thyre bring their podcast to symphony space with guests laura benanti (she loves me), cole escola (difficult people), denis o’hare (american horror story), and busy philipps (cougar town). save 50% on tickets with promo code ‘skint’ >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the backfat variety show is back, back, back again with guests david hill (david hill doesn’t live here anymore), adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), sarah kennedy (reductress) and sketch group all female reboot. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘fools’ edition includes writers mark eitzel, david cale, and mary jane gibson. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits cynthia nixon for new york. >>

8pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: jo firestone (fallon), joe list (the standups), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), kate willett (this is not happening), and rebecca o’neal (easy). hosted by stu melton, caroline doyle, and charlie dektar. bonus: win free beer with your trivia smarts. the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), chris calogero (almost midnight), wilfred padua, george gordon and hayden kristal. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: there is truth, and there are lies, and there’s a free screening of being john malkovich (1999). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), 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 megan gailey (conan), django gold (colbert), jacob williams (colbert), and josh gondelman (last week tonight). hosted by shalewa sharpe (fallon). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: drew michael (comedy central), megan gailey (comedy central), ronny chieng (the daily show), chanel ali, stavros halkias, and david drake. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

9pm: relate at the tinder tales live show, where host david piccolomini and comedians share tinder horror stories, advice, and play games exploring the world of online dating. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from felonious munk (the nightly show with larry wilmore), paul hooper (gotham comedy live), marie faustin (girlcode), lauren krass, and wilfred padua. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by chanel ali, luke touma, chris daniels, paul dagliolo, and neko white. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (siriusxm). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

our next event!

Sign ‘O’ The Times, indeed. It’s been two years since his majesty peaced out, and it feels like we need his music more than ever. Let’s get through this thing called life and dance it out on April 21, when DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It’s 1999 and Housequake) will take us Around The World In A Day with a blend of All Things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. And because the very thought of Prince conjures his image, we’ll have Music Video Time Machine projecting clips from his music videos, live performances, and films.

the skint presents:
Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince
Saturday, April 21 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$7 adv, $10 door
Facebook event page:

coming up

4/12-21: save up to 70% on footwear, clothing, and accessories at the kenneth cole warehouse sale. the garage 611 (hell’s kitchen/midtown west), free admission. >>

4/12 1-7pm: darger day: the american folk art museum celebrates the birthday of self-taught artist henry darger with a day of artmaking, readings, talks, tours, and viewings of the largest public collection of darger’s artwork. american folk art museum (uws), free. >>

4/12 3-8pm: say cheese! celebrate national grilled cheese day with free grilled cheesefrom cheese grille (les). >>

4/12 6-8pm (on view thru 5/6): afa gallery presents ‘collision of gray matter,’ an exhibition of etchings by salvador dalí, drawings by michael alan, and sculptures by crystal wagner. opening reception tonight. afa gallery (soho), free. >>

4/12 6:30pm: what do you do with a building that once housed a notorious insane asylum? the first roosevelt island historical society spring lecture of the year, led by dr. robert kirkbride, dean of parsons school of constructed environments, explores options for resuscitating buildings with troubled and tragic pasts. nypl roosevelt island, free. >>

4/12 6:30pm: follow your nose to a sensual scents and aromas workshop, where you’ll explore the history and sensory profile of six fragrance notes that have been historically associated with love and sensuality. non-alcoholic beverage pairings and q+a follow. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $11. >>

4/12 6:30pm: it’s nerdy and wordy. patrick cox and nina porzucki host a live taping of their the world in words podcast, exploring subjects ranging from braille to animal communication. andrew heiskell braille and talking book library (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

4/12 7pm: get some bad advice from bad women (authors) as they read from their works: hawa allen (the offing), molly fischer (the cut), meaghan o’connell (and now we have everything), tracy o’neill (the hopeful), dianca london potts (planning for the apocalypse: meditations on faith and being the only black girl at your party), and jennifer soong (near at). hosted by charlotte shane (tigerbee press cofounder). mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free. >>

4/12 7pm (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from hermione hoby (neon in daylight), rachel lyon (self-portrait with boy), and yz chin (though i get home). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

4/12 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. >>

4/12 7pm doors, 8pm show: performers step into the future out of their clothes at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to westworld. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

4/12 7:30pm (thru 4/14): the center for performance research’s annual spring movement festival features works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of dance, theater, and performance from a dozen emerging and established choreographers. center for performance research (williamsburg), $10 reg, $8.50 with idnyc. >>

4/12 7:30pm: chamber ensemble aeolus quartet performs works by beethoven and ives at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center (uws). free. >>

4/12 7:30-9:30pm: feel free to color outside the lines with the cocktails and coloring club, a coloring event for adults held in a beer hall. $5 admission includes supplies and unlimited pages of drag queens, presidents, 80s + 90s nostalgia and more to color; $17 admission includes a coloring book to take home. the kings beer hall (park slope), $5. >>

4/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): neuroscientist bianca jones marlin learns us on how the hormone oxytocin, aka ‘the love drug’ changes the brain at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

4/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ophira + adira: ask me another host ophira eisenberg and bedazzled and bedazzling music/dance trio adira amram + the experience team up for a variety show featuring comedy, music, and magic. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

4/12 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 calvin s. cato, jeena bloom, jamie lerner, and more. hosted by angela perrone and natalie wall. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

4/12 8pm: next slide please: bound to be more entertaining than your last meeting, seven comedians deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. hosted by reed kavner. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

4/12 8pm: clip show carnage: bad movie fans steven desiena and stephen whalen share clips from their favorite b movies with some help from guest comedians edy modica, sam taggart, samantha ruddy, tommy mcnamara and katie hartman. vital joint (williamsburg), $5. >>

4/12 8pm: artist and experimental musician julia santoli begins her 2018 issue project room residency with two collaborative works featuring ptp producer geng and saxophonist tamio shiraishi. issue project room (downtown brooklyn), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

4/12 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by katrina pope, dekunle somade, brandon garner, andrew youngblood, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

4/12 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 clark jones (friends of the people), julia johns (someecards), and sharron paul (mtv). the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

4/12 9pm: independent female-run erotic art and writing quarterly math magazine throws an issue launch party with music, performances, projections, and issues available for purchase. all-red dress code encouraged. madame x, $8 admission. >>

4/12 9:45pm doors, 10pm show: being alone on stage is nerve-wracking enough for some, but the see you in hell comedy show gives comedians even more anxiety with challenges like performing a set while holding a yoga pose or wearing a hot bear suit. hosted by doug smith and matt wayne. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $15 for the ‘gloriously imaginative’ visual play we live by the sea featuring a live electronic score at 59e59 theaters thru 4/18 (reg. $35). >>

rsvp for free tickets to the shed’s pre-opening programming 5/1-13, featuring performances by abra, arca, azealia banks, the d.r.e.a.m. ring dancers, and more. >>

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/20-22 for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-40). >>

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