around town today

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: how does the city prepare, help, and serve refugees? new york times editorial board member lawrence downes moderates a panel discussion on this timely topic. tenement museum (les). free. >>

6:30pm: author and staff writer for the new yorker adam gopnik speaks on the legacy of urban activist and preservationist jane jacobs (1916-2006). museum at eldridge street (les), free/pay-what-you-wish general admission (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: photographer and writer john edmonds discusses his photographic portrait series ‘hoods.’ international center of photography (nolita), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: make dinner reservations following a discussion of the history of pasta making in brooklyn by leonard de francisci. a wine and cheese reception precedes the talk at 6:30pm. brooklyn central library (prospect heights/prospect park), free. >>

7pm: investigative journalist jessica luther examines the prevalence of rape and sexual assault within college sports culture in a discussion on her new book, unsportsmanlike conduct. mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from drew michael (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), chris calogero (funny or die), robert dean (comedy central ‘comic to watch), and alex english. hosted by chris duffy (you’re the expert) and evan kaufman (your love, our musical). $5. >>

7pm: slumber party film society presents a screening of romy and michele’s high school reunion at videology (williamsburg). $10. >>

7pm: british indie record label 4ad hosts a band showcase featuring the lemon twigs, methyl ethel, and pixx at irving plaza (union square/gramercy). free (rsvp). >>

7pm doors: drawing sound iii: composing the city: dj spooky presents an evening of discussion and performance that relates music and architecture, with contributions by composer david lang, architects from diller scofidio + renfro, and more. the drawing center (soho), $10. >>

7:30pm (+ 10/5, 10/12): puppet block! new works of puppetry and other innovative forms of storytelling share evenings on the dixon place stage (les). $15 adv, $18 door, $12 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm (ends today): sinking ship productions presents a hunger artist, a solo show adaptation of franz kafka’s story of the same name using puppetry, toy theatre, and physical theatre. new ohio theatre (west village), $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): josh zepps (huffpost live) hosts #wethepeople live, a town-hall style panel show for journalists and comics where guests take on world headlines, then each other. tonight’s guests include artie lange (the howard stern show), giulia rozzi (hopefully we don’t break up), and roger sachar (pr chair for the new york young republicans club). over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories on the theme of ‘chaos’ at this month’s risk! live podcast recording, hosted by kevin allison. this month’s speakers: liz miele, smith galtney, rojo perez, and more. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: confused by men? comedians give lectures on guy stuff at the it’s a guy thing comedy show, hosted by mitra jouhari, patti harrison, and catherine cohen. performers this month include dylan marron (welcome to nightvale, jen spyra (colbert), bowen yang (broad city), matt barats (the onion), and more. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): adam wade, catie lazarus, neil goldberg, and halle kiefer share stories about body issues t this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features dan soder (comedy central), drew michael (comedy central), leah bonnema (gotham live), jordan temple (mtv), and joe alfano (thunderbird comedy show). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

9pm (monthly): the soft spot stand-up comedy show, hosted by claudia cogan (last comic standing) and brendan mclaughlin (best week ever), features performances by emmy blotnick (not safe with nikki glaser), griffin newman (the tick), yedoye travis (hulu), and the found footage festival (fallon). threes brewing (gowanus), $5. >>

8pm (ends today): san francisco ‘outsider’ musician doug hream blunt performs a series of shows with teenage cover band clover + the clockworks, the rapture’s luke jenner, joakim, and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $3 with rsvp, $10 without. >>

9pm (monthly): at the comedienne project show, comics are challenged to perform sets that are free of material about sex, dating or relationships. hosted by katie hannigan (collegehumor) and corinne fisher (guys we f*cked). the standing room (lic), $5 adv with promo code ‘sex’ (reg. $10). >>

9:30pm: kevin geeks out about deadly women: comedian kevin maher presents a variety show about cinema’s deadliest women including experts, trivia, rare clips and more. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

thru 10/2: the eighth annual architecture + design film festival brings 17 unique programs celebrating international architecture and design to cinépolis chelsea cinemas. $16.50 general, $11.50 students. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>



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9/29: national coffee day deals (at participating locations):
dunkin’ donuts: 66-cent medium hot coffee. >>
krispy kreme: free original glazed doughnut and a free 12oz coffee. >>
tarallucci e vino: free coffee 9-10am. >>
plus a few more discounts and freebies over at gothamist. >>

9/29 11am—9pm (thru 10/2): 70 international galleries feature artwork from over 500 artists starting at $100 at the affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free-$9.75 tickets here (plus ticket fees, reg. $18-20 general, $10 students/seniors, free hours 9/30 6-8pm). >>

9/29 6pm (ends today): dance, sing and swing at dumbo’s second annual live at the archway series, a weekly cabaret under the manhattan bridge featuring free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes and more. tonight’s final event features av live, a show of djs, vjs, and live electronic music. free. >>

9/29 6-8pm (thru 12/13): ever have a philosophical epiphany while playing a game? the ‘free play’ art exhibition tries to do just that, showcasing interactive works made by artists–yoko ono included–that resemble versions of popular games with a socially-aware twist. opening reception tonight. the new school (union square), free. >>

9/29 6:30pm: can coincidences be scientifically explained? in his book, connecting with coincidence: the new science for using synchronicity and serendipity in your life, psychiatrist bernard beitman shares new research that attempts to show how we can identify, understand, and control the frequency of coincidences in our lives. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

9/29 6:30pm: is human life sacred? should smoking be outlawed? controversial yet influential philosopher peter singer tackles these and other questions in a talk about his latest book of essays, ethics in the real world. the great hall at cooper union (east village), free. >>

9/29 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: food as medicine: healing tonics: the alchemist’s kitchen celebrates opening at abc home marketplace with a conversation on state-changing plant elixirs (with and without alcohol) and the chance to sample them yourself. abc carpet + home (flatiron), $20. >>

9/29 7pm: black votes matter: a discussion on obama’s final year in office: folks from the new yorker, ebony, the new york times magazine and more look back on the past eight years and the expectations of black voters in this election. bonus: the first 50 folks get a free beer. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

9/29 7pm: the can’t tells, reputante, jlp, controller, and vamos play pianos (les), $8. >>

9/29 7pm, 9:30pm: rule of 7×7: 7 playwrights present new 10-minute plays that follow 7 rules. the tank (theater district), $12-13 admission includes a beer. >>

9/29 7-10pm (thru 1/15): the exhibition ‘we are what we archive’ highlights pieces relating to politics, african solidarity, queerness, disability activism, and information access, including early work by miranda july and videofreex. opening party tonight. interference archive (gowanus), free. >>

9/29 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, featuring a mix of pros and up-and-comers. this month’s guests include emmy blotnick (not safe with nikki glaser), jordan carlos (the nightly show), josh sharp (vulture’s ‘comics to watch’), lauren ireland, and mark valdez. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), free. >>

9/29 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by liz miele (gotham comedy live), rojo perez (just for laughs), adam mamawala (girl code), mary beth barone, and nate simmons. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

9/29 7:30pm: dutch/german cabaret star sven ratzke and band perform an evening of bowie homages, sixties music, brecht, and more at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

9/29 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30pm (+ 9/30): there’ll be an orgy of tales told at the awkward sex…and city storytelling festival, where comedians and storytellers will recount their most embarrassingly awkward sexual encounters at six shows over two days. hosted by natalie wall. q.e.d. (astoria), $6-8 adv, $8-10 dos. >>

9/29 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: diet cig, acid dad, free cake for every creature, and fits play knitting factory (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/29 8pm: all dogs, mannequin p*ssy, outer spaces, and katie ellen play silent barn (bushwick), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/29-30: animation nights new york celebrates its one-year anniversary with a ‘best of fest’ featuring animation, vr, art installations, and more. 180 maiden lane and other seaport locations, free-$15. >>

9/29-10/2: get cinematic at the ninth annual bushwick film festival, which this year showcases 26 films alongside panels, workshops, and a free opening night party. various locations, $9+. >>

9/29-10/2: the 14th annual new york burlesque festival brings dozens of international performers to five manhattan and brooklyn venues. get teased by more than 20 performers at thursday’s teaser party at the bell house (gowanus), hosted by world famous *bob*. $15 adv, $20 door. >>

ticket deals

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get tickets to the nyc craft coffee festival at villain in williamsburg 10/1 for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $35+) >>

take a cruise up the hudson river to bear mountain thru 11/6 for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg $65+). >>

get a four-pack of amc movie tickets, good at any amc, amc showplace, loews, cineplex odeon, magic johnson and star theatre in ny and nj for $43 (plus ticket fees, reg. $64). >>

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