around town today

thru 3/30: ‘voice of my city: jerome robbins and new york,’ a new multimedia exhibition at the new york public library for the performing arts, includes robbins’ diaries, film footage, rare videos of rehearsals, and more that focus on the choreographer’s relationship with the big apple. new york public library for the performing arts (uws), free. >>

6pm: author and social researcher wednesday martin (primates of park avenue: a memoir) debunks centuries of science and cultural beliefs in her newest book, untrue: why nearly everything we believe about women, lust, and adultery is wrong and how the new science can set us free. the corner bookstore (ues), free. >>

6-9pm (quarterly): explore 45 neighborhood art spaces during the fall edition of tribeca art+culture night. free (some events charge admission and/or require separate rsvp). >>

7pm: get your financial life in order with advice and tips from refinery29 work + money director lindsey stanberry, who’ll present her new collection, money diaries: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your finances… and everyone else’s, in conversation with catey hill (moneyish). book culture (lic), free admission. >>

7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘pass it on,’ featuring guests lauren ashley smith (the rundown with robin these), jeena bloom (guys we f*cked), tarik daniels (i’m from driftwood), and suzanne highland. hosted by lorena russi. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (ends today): experience sci-fi classics on the big screen – all on 35mm – at village east cinema’s sci-fest. tonight: the bride of frankenstein (1935). $15. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-d’oh! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is headed to springfield for this month’s simpson’s edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm 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. performers tonight include myq kaplan (last comic standing), chanel ali (girl code), philip markle (sparkle hour!), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out!), sherm jacobs, and victoria hoffman. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: here for the drama presents ’the boat ride from hell,’ a live reading of bravo’s the real housewives of new york‘s recent trip to cartagena, with proceeds benefiting b strong and delivering good’s disaster relief. hosted by writer/comedian ziwe fumudoh. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): hot box comedy is blazing with another night of laughs from jourdain fisher (bet), julia shiplett (crashing), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and sallyann hall (left breast comedy hour). hosted by marie faustin (girl code) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). et al. (les), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sal vulcano (impractical jokers), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), oscar collazos (siriusxm), kenice mobley (laughs), and wilfred padua. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: advance base, gia margaret, and lina tullgren play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $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 jo firestone (fallon), matteo lane (netflix), jake head (laugh’s), mike brown (mtv), and deanna ortiz. 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: judah friedlander (30 rock), clark jones (comedy at the knitting factory), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), kerryn feehan (funny or die), paul hooper (gotham comedy live), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

coming up

9/27-30: experience icelandic culture during the return of taste of iceland, a multi-day festival of food, drinks, music, film and design. various locations and prices (most are free). >>

9/27-30: to commemorate the 15th anniversary of her passing, the woodlawn conservancy will host a celia cruz exhibition and concert, featuring costumes, wigs, personal photographs and a documentary video of ‘the queen of salsa.’ concert sunday at 3pm. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free. >>

9/27-30: 70 international galleries will showcase original paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints from more than 300 contemporary artists starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general, $10 students/seniors, free friday 6-8pm. >>

9/27-30: the 16th annual new york burlesque festival takes over six manhattan and brooklyn venues with 100 international performers, a teaser party, showcases and parties, a panel, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony. various venues, free-$35 (discount tickets for select events are available here). >>

9/27-30: go on the village trip, a festival of music, poetry, theatre and photography honoring the history and heritage of greenwich village, and including a free concert with suzanne vega, martha redbone and vickikristinabarcelona in washington square park on saturday. >>

9/27 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
ferdinand. river park (bronx). >>
the lego ninjago movie. playground one (two bridges). >>

9/27 9:45am: the new york philharmonic will host a free open rehearsal of conrad tao’s everything must go and bruckner’s symphony no. 8 at david geffen hall, in honor of the launch of music director jaap van zweden’s tenure. tickets (one per person) will be distributed starting at 9am at lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza, with raffles and activities for line-waiters starting at 8am. >>

9/27 11:30am-3pm: score a $5 salad from indoor farming initiative bowery and chef tom colicchio at the flatiron’s craft, with proceeds going to nonprofit feast. while supplies last. >>

9/27 2-3pm (ends today): sample the offerings of grand central’s restaurants during the second annual taste of the dining concourse, including free samples, menu specials, and deals from doughnut plant, shake shack, shiro of japan, joe coffee, and more. grand central lower level dining concourse (midtown east), free. >>

9/27 6pm doors 7pm show: the annual summerstage event series closes the free concert season with grammy award-winner angélique kidjo performing songs from her talking heads cover album, along with the resistance revival chorus. central park, free. >>

9/27 6:30pm: like a boss girls hosts crushing q4: accomplishing your goals by year-end, featuring an expert panel on setting and conquering goals, plus cocktails + light bites, swag bags, and stand-up comedy. all proceeds from ticket sales will go to dress for success. 245 west 29th street, 11th floor (chelsea), $10. >>

9/27 6:30pm: hop(s) from country to country and learn about the archaeology of beer, from the different ways it was made and used to the various places it was brewed throughout history. bonus: samples! brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $15. >>

9/27 6:45pm: princess weekes, assistant editor of feminist pop culture blog the mary sue, presents a feminist film mashup, in which clips of female comic book/superhero movies will be screened and analyzed through a feminist lens. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

9/27 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), myka fox (comedy central), michaela murphy (the new yorker), and calvin cato (oxygen). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

9/27 7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by mariana tamiozzy will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit vine sanctuary. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

9/27 7pm doors, 8pm show: competitors will demonstrate their love for the subway line of choice with ‘classy, trashy, weird, and whimsical’ performances to a panel of judges at the 2018 miss subways pageant. littlefield (gowanus), $20-25 admission benefits city reliquary and the riders alliance. >>

9/27 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 >>

9/27 8pm (monthly): the vortex of shame comedy show continues its spiral with standup by pat brown (colbert), dina hashem (conan), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), margaret dodge (dodge city), and melissa diaz. hosted by teresa degaetano. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

9/27 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by marie faustin (the unofficial expert), ryan schutt (2 dope queens), chris calogero (vice), courtney maginnis (collegehumor), jacky beren, and john baglio. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/27 8pm: ricki lake will do q+a following a 30-year anniversary screening of hairspray at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

9/27 8pm: ice choir, peal dream magazine, and monograms play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/27 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by max azulay, thiago macklin lima, gianmarco soresi, allison oconor, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/27 9pm: grease… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will 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 in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

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ticket deals

get tickets to times talks with pop star + activist m.i.a. at merkin concert hall 9/27 for free-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/9-11 for free (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>

get tickets to the brooklyn botanic garden’s 26th annual chile pepper festival 9/29 for $18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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