around town today

just added: forget the christmas tree, a massive, 35-foot iron throne from game of thrones has landed in the middle of rockefeller center for the day. >>

thru 5/11 (tues-sat 11am-6pm): the kitchen presents an expansive new project from performer and artist anohni, beginning with love, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video revolving in part around late antony and the johnsons member dr. julia wasuda. opening reception 4/3 6-8pm. the kitchen (chelsea), free. >>

thru 4/7: the 16th annual cinekink nyc, ‘the kinky film festival,’ celebrates sexuality in celluloid with a short film competition, audience choice awards, a kick-off gala, and more. anthology film archives (les), $14 general, $11 students/seniors (admission to parties and special events vary). >>

5:30pm: author jeffrey eugenides (the virgin suicides, middlesex) will read and discuss ‘pink belly,’ a work-in-progress essay about parental expectations and gender roles within the family. nyu’s silver center (greenwich village), free. >>

6:30pm: founder and first look media svp anna holmes is tonight’s guest at the athena center for leadership studies at barnard college ‘power talk’ series. barnard college (morningside heights), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: albertine prize launch party: roam three floors of a gilded age townhouse while actors read excerpts from the five nominees for annual best french fiction translated into english. concludes with a cocktail reception. albertine reading room and bookshop (ues), free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the microbial worlds of the deep sea: harvard university geobiologist jeffrey marlow gives a talk on why we should consider microbes in marine conservation and climate change discussions 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: 15 comedians compete to win the heart of an audience member through rounds of q+a and with the help of a relationship expert at first impressions: the live 90s dating game show. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are more than ready for spring weather with tonight’s ‘burst’ theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7:30pm: the atlantic’s ‘dear therapist’ columnist and author lori gottlieb discusses her new book maybe you should talk to someone with journalist and author katie couric at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

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, canadian actress and writer natasha negovanlis (the carmilla movie). ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, celebrating its one-year anniversary tonight with emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), tim dillon (comedy central), tim dunn (conan), eman el-husseini (siriusxm), sam morrison (siriusxm), and drew lausch. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $5 gift card required for admission. >>

7:30pm (wednesdays thru 4/17): heeere’s kubrick! village east cinema’s annual tribute to stanley kubrick continues with eyes wide shut on 35mm film, followed by barry lyndon (4/10), and lolita (4/17). $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): beloved variety show the talent show returns after a several-years-long break with guests ira glass, john hodgman, chris gethard, and michelle buteau. hosted by elna baker and kevin townley. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from olga koch (bbc), brendan fitzgibbons (comedy central), diego lopez (mtv), cherith fuller, and hollie harper. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features bob biggerstaff (last comic standing), sam ruddy (colbert), justin williams (laughs), mike feeney (last call with carson daly), and mic nguyen (vulture). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (+ 4/7 3pm): audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy production of little shop of horrors. the front bar at knitting factory (williamsburg), $15. >>

8pm: be forest, monograms, and activity play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

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 david baker (fallon), paul hooper (gotham comedy live), casey james salengo (comedy central), michael timlin (shameless), melody kamali, and kenice mobley. 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: carmen lagala (colbert), dan st. germain (conan), dina hashem (conan), sean donnelly (comedy central), and mike lebovitz (hbo). hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events. >>


Saturday, April 6, The New York City Wine Fest will be your all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Travel the world of wine at the The Tunnel in New York City. Guests will enjoy wine samples for their entire session paired with live entertainment, interactive games, and food available for purchase.

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coming up

sponsored: fri thru 4/13: following the broadway sensation a steady rain with daniel craig and hugh jackman, emmy nominated keith huff returns to nyc with his latest work, six corners. late one night, two burnt-out violent crimes unit detectives try their damnedest to close the puzzling murder of a cta employee. what should be a simple open-and-shut case evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years. chain theatre (midtown west), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

4/4-21: playwright april ranger presents bathsheba’s psalms, or a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath, a sexy and satirical staged adaptation of the old testament love story of david and bathsheba that capsizes tropes on gender and power. the tank (midtown west), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

4/4-7: the association of international photography art dealers presents the photography show, the longest-running photography showcase featuring contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media from more than 100 galleries. pier 94 (midtown west), $30 general/$20 students + seniors in advance, $40 general/$25 students + seniors at the door. >>

4/4-6: nyu’s 17th annual fusion film festival celebrates emerging women in film, television, and new media with three days of screenings, panels, master classes with the marvelous mrs. maisel and gilmore girls creator amy sherman-palladino and visual artist shirin neshat, and more. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free admission. >>

4/4-5: how do we know what cannot be known? ponder this notion and others at the 38th social research conference, hosted by the center for public scholarship at the new school (union square). free. >>

4/4 5:30pm: filmmaker claire denis and star robert pattinson discuss their new film, high life, at a film comment free talk held at the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

4/4 7pm (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. bonus: free booze. friends + lovers (crown heights), free. >>

4/4 7pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show . tonight’s lineup: martin urbano (kimmel), carmen lagala (colbert), molly brown (the marvelous mrs. maisel), mary cella (the new yorker), dan perlman, and jamie clauson-wolf. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

4/4 7pm: lady lamb performs an intimate acoustic set at rough trade for the release of her new album. rough trade (williamsburg), free admission (singed albums will be available for purchase). >>

4/4 7pm: experimental electronic music duo matmos and keith fullerton whitman play pioneer works (red hook). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

4/4 7pm doors, 8pm show: tidy up for zach zimmerman’s clean comedy album release show + party, where his southern baptist mom co-hosts and will buzz a lineup of 25 performers if/when they go blue. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

4/4 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: dru cutler, belle-skinner, kate vargas + the reckless daughters, kate reuter, and modest midas play the route 1 east coast songwriters series at collective art space unit j (bushwick). $8-10. >>

4/4 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: it’s ok to come alone to outcast, fareeha khan’s comedy show where performers will share what feeling like an outcast means to them. featuring daniel simonsen (seth meyers), clare o’kane (viceland), eudora peterson (the special without brett davis), bardia salimi (colbert), jack bensinger, and eliza hurwitz. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

4/4 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly thru 5/6): greenwich house music school’s annual uncharted concert series, co-curated with joe’s pub and the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, kicks off a season of eclectic programing with brooklyn-based collective lady moon + the eclipse. bonus: free beer and wine. greenwich house music school (west village), $15. >>

4/4 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by bronwyn ariel isaac (reductress), tom delgado (let’s see, what else?), shelby taylor (bitches brew), george civeris, and max fine. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

4/4 9pm: (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from ramy youssef (ramy), ryan donahue (kimmel), julia shiplett (hbo), eric dadourian (collegehumor), samantha ruddy (colbert), luke touma (sirius xm), and joyelle nikk johnson. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

4/4 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: our weird and wonderful minds and bodies are put on display at the yourself, your body comedic variety show. with rachel sennott (high maintenance), drew anderson (npr), rebecca o’neal (easy), maya deshmukh (azn pop), and mila myles. hosted by arti gollapudi. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

4/4 10pm: lauren flax plays a release party for her new record, one man’s house is another woman’s techno, with additional sets by jd samson, amber valentine, justin cudmore, rachel noon, and rrao. good room (greenpoint). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to artexpo new york at pier 92 4/5-7 for $7.50-20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-40). >>

get tickets to the nyc hot sauce expo at brooklyn expo center 4/14 for $5 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

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