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Posted: 14 Mar 2014 09:59 AM PDT

around town today

happy π day! >>

free opening receptions: 
joshua ben longo: ‘hypnagogia’ @ brooklyn wayfarers >>
kelly denato: ‘sweet nothings’ @ myplasticheart (thru 4/6) >>

8am-7pm: robicelli’s bakery in bay ridge celebrates pi day with $3.14 slices of pie, rounded to $3.25 with tax… because, to quote allison robicelli, ‘i may love math, but i sure as hell do not like dealing with pennies, so $3.25 it is!’ flavors include apple crumb, chocolate cream, sweet potato with honey whiskey butterscotch, creamsicle, blueberry panna cotta and chocolate crunchie. >>

6-10pm (+ 3/15 2-6pm): 140 artists open their studios at the hunter mfa spring open studios at their three-floor tribeca location. a silent auction works goes down tonight. 205 hudson st. (enter on canal), free. >>

6:30pm (+ 3/21): book designer/typographer jerry kelly moderates panel discussions on the history of book design, continuing with the 20th century tonight. the center for book arts, $10 suggested donation. >>

7pm: carol reed’s the third man (1949), starring orson welles and joseph cotten, screens at moma. free as part of free uniqlo friday nights (4-8pm, reg $12). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: robin gelfenbien’s monthly ‘yum’s the word’ storytelling event throws a party for an audience member complete with mad libs, nostalgic candy, and three homemade ice cream cakes for all to share. tonight’s pi day theme: stories about just desserts (payback) as told by kevin allison, (‘risk!’ host, the state), joey novick (comedy central) and morley mcbride (the moth). lpr’s gallery, $10 adv, $15 door. >>

7pm doors, 8:30pm show: wasted cinema screens ninja iii: the domination, with raffles, drinking games and drink specials. legends bar, free. >>

7pm reception, 8pm show (+ 3/15): instrument designers/musicians ken butler and ed potokar present ‘furnished sound’, an exhibit and performance at the firehouse space. $10. >>

7pm-1am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, breweries + wineries, vendors, light installations, and mini golf, ping pong + skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s music comes from guards, the dig, modern rivals, grassfight young galaxy, american royalty and last guest at the party. 165 banker st @ norman ave (greenpoint), free admission. >>

7:15pm: our brand is crisis director rachel boynton’s brad pitt-produced doc., big men explores the involvement of american oil corporations in africa. boynton will do q+a tonight @ 7:15pm, sat @ 5 + 7:15pm, and mon @ 7:15pm. ifc, $14. >>

7:30pm: get tickets to see tonight’s 92y soul jazz festival, featuring dj logic backed by a four-piece ensemble plus 10-piece group brian landrus kaleidoscope for free-$20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $40). >>

8pm: hank comedy (dan fox + betsy kenney) premiere episodes of its new web series with the help of guests jo firestone (punderdome 3000 host, tiny comedy club), charles gould (live at the apartment) and {good cop great cop}. videology, free. >>

8pm (bi-weekly thru 5/30): classical guitarist jay sorce performs works by bach, britten, antonio and davidovsky at the east bank music series at greenpoint’s church of the ascension. 127 kent st (bet. franklin st + manhattan ave), $10 suggested donation. >>

8pm doors: california x, sleepies, lvl up and washer play shea stadium. $8. >>

8pm doors: ssion, haribo, 2pretty and lauren devine play glasslands. $12. >>

8:30pm (thru 3/22): brooklyn bowl’s fifth annual bowlive presents eight nights of funk-infused jams with soul/groove trio soulive and special guests nigel hall, dj logic, george porter jr., john scofield, dmc (of run dmc), talib kweli, marco benevento, more. $15-20. >>

8:45pm doors, 9pm show: this month’s nerd nite at galapagos features presentations on how (not) to cehat on your taxes, building a better brain, and stenography. $10. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: there’ll be free drinks at the hp5000 comedy show with guests jf harris, taylor ketchum, tim dillon, and hosts hoff matthews and lukas kaiser. brit pack theater, free admission (email rsvp and password ‘leggo my ego’ at the door required for entry). >>

9:30pm: singer-songwriter/cabaret performer/performance artist/actor taylor mac introduces a screening of terrence malick’s days of heaven (1978). part of the rubin museum of art’s weekly ‘cabaret cinema’ series. free with $10 bar/cafe min. >>

9:30pm: learn the stories behind some of nyc’s best shakers during burly-q doc., exposed. bonus: each evening will have live performances as well. ifc, $14. >>

9:45, 11:50pm (thru 3/20): everybody street, photographer/filmmaker cheryl dunn’s documentary about nyc street photographers, includes photos, stories and interviews with mary ellen mark, joel meyerowitz, bruce gilden, boogie and more. nitehawk, $11. >>

10pm: ‘road stories’: andrew w.k. and wu tang clan’s masta killa tell their weirdest stories from the road to village voice music editor brian mcmanus and comedian tom cowell. the creek + the cave, free. >>

10pm: two free options to get your ’90s on
– secret formula’s ’90s sing-along @ legion, free >>
– the teenage guide to popularity’s music video make-out party @ videolgy, free >>

10pm: the hey queen! multi-gender, queer dance party takes over littlefield. $5 before 11pm, $7 after. >>

11:30pm: cosmic kids, james friedman and jdh play the fixed dance party at glasslands. $12. >>

midnight: jeff simmermon’s monthly ‘and i am not lying’ variety show of storytelling, comedy, burlesque and sideshow acts goes down at ucbeast. $5. >>

midnight movies: (thru 3/15) 
mad max with a live score by morricone youth @ nitehawk, $16 >>
reservoir dogs @ ifc, $14 >>

thru 3/16: sketchbooks from artists from around the world are displayed and available for check out at the sketchbook project‘s stop at the brooklyn art library. free.>>

thru 3/16: the 4th annual american human beatbox festival brings beat-rhyme battles, vocal wars and open mics to la mama. $15/2 for $20 adv, $20 door. >>

thu 3/22: asia week: 60+ museums, galleries, and cultural institutions collaborate to celebrate asian art with open houses, special events, exhibits, talks, more >>

thru 3/26: bam cinématek pairs six classic martin scorsese films with their raoul walsh inspirations: mean streets, raging bull, the bowery, white heat, more. $13. >>

thru 3/31: the french institute alliance francaise’s annual fashion at fiaf series celebrates fashion wih films (mike figgis, jerry schatzberg), talks (thom browne, joseph altuzarra), installations, more. free-$25. >>

thru 3/27: film forum’s complete hitchcock retrospective continues with psycho, vertigo, the 39 steps, lifeboat, and mary. $13. >>

thru 3/29 (tue-sun 10am–6pm): filmmaker darren aronofsky presents ‘fountains of the deep: visions of noah and the flood’, an exhibit comprised of the work of 50+ artists inspired by the biblical story of noah. 462 w. broadway (bet. w. houston + prince), free. >>

thru 5/15: the museum of the moving image took to reddit to crowdsource the installation, ‘the reaction gif: moving image as gesture’. included with $12 museum admission (free 4-8pm fridays). >>

thru 6/15: 88 silver gelatin prints from fashion photographer bill cunningham’s ‘façades’, an eight-year project for which he photographed models dressed in vintage outfits with historical backdrops throughout nyc, are being displayed almost four decades later at the new-york historical society. $18 (pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm). >>

thru 6/30: the neue galerie’s ‘degenerate art: the attack on modern art in nazi germany, 1937’ exbition is the first major u.s. exhibition of such works since 1991. $20 (free first fridays 6-8pm). >>

thru 7/20: ‘park avenue paper chase’: seven aluminum + fiberglass sculptures by artist alice aycock take over the park avenue median from 52nd to 66th street >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events 

sales, deals, freebies

sponsored: lessons start 3/29! learn the guitar and violin with free booze at bantam studios. >>

what cronut? dominique ansel cookie shots go on sale starting today. >>

$1 fish tacos + $1 beer: greenpointers rounds up a monster list of happy hour specials in greenpoint >>

thru 3/30: save 50-80% on sexy lingerie, sleepwear and clothing at the only hearts annual sale. 230 mott st. >>

take a walking tour of greenwich village from washington square park to edgar allen poe’s home 3/15-5/31 for free-$17.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35) >>

take a walking tour of harlem from jazz renaissance to present day 3/17-5/31 for free-$17.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35) >>

see the spooky side of broadway on the ‘haunted broadway’ tour thru 12/31 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25) >>

get tickets to orchard evenings at the new york botanical garden (includes a specialty cocktail) 4/12-4/19 for $18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30) >>

get free tickets to extraordinary extremities at soho playhouse 4/4-7 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45) >>

free mp3: tycho ‘awake’ >>

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