around town today

4pm, 7pm (monthly): mathematical artist frank farris (creating symmetry: the artful mathematics of wallpaper patterns) shows how complex waveforms can create original patterns from photographs at this month’s math encounters lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp recommended). >>

5:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:45pm: honor the legacy of martin luther king jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination with these free events: words of change: dr. martin luther king, jr. (5:30pm, the new school) and ascension: a lifting of dr. martin luther king’s legacy (7:30pm + 8:45pm, harlem stage).

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. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): seeing is believing: new york university professor and neuroscientist marisa carrasco explores how our brains make sense of the world around us and shape what we see 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: ellen weinstein shares the quirky superstitions, rituals, and practices of luminaries from maya angelou to thom yorke in her new illustrated book, recipes for good luck, launching tonight at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. there’s no holding back with tonight’s theme, ‘bare.’ failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): bathrobe-clad carmen lagala, kendall farrell and sam evans howl at the full moon comedy show, a musically-infused comedy show, complete with a marshmallow toast. tonight’s stand up comes from mehran khaghani (last comic standing), erik bergstrom (comedy central), kenice mobley (laughs), and more. starr bar (bushwick), $5 suggested donation. >>

7:30pm: bingo sing-o! sing to win as showgirl anna copa cabanna and pianist leslie goshko host a night of bingo, trivia, name that tune, and karaoke. first card’s free, additional are $1 each. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free admission. >>

7:30pm (wednesdays thru 4/25): heeere’s kubrick! catch a stanley kubrick flick every wednesday this month with showings of dr. strangelove (1964), the shining (1980), a clockwork orange (1971), and full metal jacket (1987) at village east cinema. $15. >>

7:30pm (ends today): friends of mozart closes the season with a concert of arias and ensembles by mozart and schubert performed by students from the juilliard school kathryn henry, kara dugan, james ley, jacob scharfman, and adam rothenberg. christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws), free. >>

7:30pm: the shacks and holy hive play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: women that rock, a new platform dedicated to supporting up-and-coming women in music, presents its debut showcase with performances by sedona, montel, new myths, petra jarrar, and dj jess louise dye. bonus: snacks, swag, giveaways and raffles. knitting factory (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8pm (biweekly): good times are promised at the you’ll have fun comedy show, thanks to guest performers ahri findling (funny or die), dina hashem (conan), casey james salengo (kimmel), and alison klemp. hosted by chris calogero (not quite midnight), danny stratton (huffington post), nicki wright and john rosenberger. revision lounge and gallery (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features danny palmer (laughs), emily winter (tv land), maria wojciechowski, napoleon emill, and more. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: join the most powerful clique at a screening of heathers (1988). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm: musical duo the bacon brothers (kevin ‘footloose’ bacon and michael bacon) come to brooklyn for a few songs and a conversation at a taping with the bbc’s joe pascal. bam rose cinemas (fort greene). free (rsvp). >>

8pm: boy radio, cat rickman, pepc, nic eliscu, and allen tate play pianos (les). $8. >>

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 four-year anniversary show features rosebud baker (roastmasters), rob haze (fallon), sean donnelly (conan), and jeff scheen (laughs). 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: matteo lane (colbert), jeffrey joseph (comedy central), erin jackson (comedy central), ricky velez (comedy central), jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), 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: ‘you,’ or ‘narcissism.’ hosted by trish parry. under st. marks theatre (east village), $10 admission (free for the first five who sign up to talk). >>

9pm (weekly): five hosts contribute to the new too many cooks comedy show, with some help in the comedy kitchen from jo firestone (fallon), nate fernald (@midnight), kenice mobley (2 dope queens), reggie conquest (trutv), ariel elias (jezebel), and nick mullen. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand-up by liz barrett (gotham comedy live), kenny deforest (seth meyers), sharron paul (someecards), jay welch (mcsweeney’s), and kofi thomas. 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. >>

10pm: get wiggy with it at the wig out! dance party, featuring music by the wig. house of yes (bushwick), 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
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coming up

4/5-7: ‘autoreconstrucción,’ a sculptural installation by artist abraham cruzvillegas made from objects and trash found around chelsea, opens and is ‘activated’ by a series of site-specific performances by choreographer bárbara foulkes and musician andrés garcía nestitla. the kitchen (chelsea), free. >>

4/5-7: the fusion film festival, returning for a 16th year, celebrates emerging women in film, television, and new media with three days of screenings, panels, networking, and pitch opportunities. nyu’s cantor film center and tisch theater (greenwich village), free. >>

4/5 5-8pm: coffee/record shop black gold celebrates the opening of a new location inside artists + fleas soho with a night of free beer from folksbier brewery, $1 coffee, raffles and giveaways. >>

4/5-8: more than 120 galleries bring contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media to the photography show, the longest-running photography showcase. pier 94 (midtown west), $30 general/$20 students in advance, $40 general/$25 students at the door. >>

4/5 6-8pm: ‘mistaken identities: images of gender and transformation,’ a new exhibition at the walther collection, examines how non-fine art photography through the years has either supported or subverted norms of gender and sexuality. opening reception tonight. the walther collection (chelsea), free. >>

4/5 6-8pm (monthly): a dozen art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

4/5 6:30pm: get familiar with a lesser-known civil rights story at a screening of the green book chronicles, an in-progress documentary by becky wible searles exploring the history and impact of the negro motorist green book, victor hugo green’s travel guide for the black community during jim crow. q+a follows. museum of arts and design, $10 general, $5 students. >>

4/5 7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

4/5 7pm: ava luna singer and guitarist becca kauffman brings her alter ego jennifer vanilla to rough trade (williamsburg) for a performance, q+a and cassette signing. free admission. >>

4/5 7-11pm: the living gallery celebrates six years of existence with a byo art show, performances, food, and haircuts. the living gallery (bushwick/bed-stuy), $10. >>

4/5 7:10pm: star edie falco (the sopranos) will do q+a following a screening of lynn shelton’s outside in at quad cinema (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

4/5 7:30pm: the new agenda co-founder amy siskind has been taking note of the changes made under president trump, and compiled them in a new book, the list: a week-by-week reckoning of trump’s first year. tonight, she’s joined by investigative reporter nomiki konst for a discussion and signing. greenlight bookstore (prospect-lefferts gardens), free admission. >>

4/5 7:30pm: there’s no such thing as love at this stand up and storytelling show about love, loss, and hopelessness. tonight, hosts claire burns and jessie jolles go back to the 1970’s with a their own version of the dating game. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

4/5 7:30pm: ‘quiescence,’ audiovisual collaboration between visual artist anna fríða jónsdóttir, musician and artist abraham brody, and cellist ásta maría kjartansdóttir, interprets a quest for the silence that can be found in abundance in the artists’ native iceland. scandinavia house (midtown east), $12. >>

4/5 8pm: chris gethard tells f*cking jokes sometimes, and tonight the comedian (the chris gethard show, broad city) will do an hour of them at the brick (williamsburg). $10. >>

4/5 8pm: halfway between a white castle and a taco bell: a lip-sync xtravaganza: brooklyn-based built for collapse theater company throws a fundraiser filled with lip-syncing to music videos, chances to win from the prize wheel, cocktails (50% of bar proceeds go to the company), and more. the bad old days (ridgewood), free admission. >>

4/5 8pm: swing jazz band cait and the critters throws an album release party with dancing (beginner dance lesson at 8:30pm), a performance, and more. the project for living artists (woodside), $15. >>

4/5 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by matt wayne (comedy central), tyler fischer (america’s got talent), christian polanco (knockin’ boots), julia johns (girl code), and nora hurley. with guest host brad austin (the new york times). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

4/5 9pm: it’s femmes to the front at xoxa’s femme turf, a new weekly queer party with djs, 2-for-1 drinks 9-10pm, and free pizza at midnight. soft opening tonight and 4/19. ceremony (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

4/5 10pm: flaunt your regrettable fashion choices at the dirty thursday 90s night dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

4/5 11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features anita flores, larry owens, philip markle, kk apple, and iliana inocencio. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $7. >>

4/5 midnight: dj qbert scratches up a storm at the official dr. octagon after party at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $10. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: enter to win an eight-week package of booze music lessons with bantam studios! choose from violin, cello, guitar, electric bass, mandolin or ukulele lessons. free wine + beer served at every class! >>

get tickets to the lost ’80s live tour at the ford amphitheater at the coney island boardwalk, featuring a flock of seagulls, wang chung, naked eyes, the romantics, nu shooz, and more 8/3 for $14-24 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35-54). >>

get tickets to the annual nyc vegetarian food festival at metropolitan pavilion 5/19-20 for $12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

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