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around town today

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly, rescheduled from 2/16): musicians perform sonatas written and inspired by debussy at the music mondays concert series at the advent lutheran church/broadway united church of christ (2504 broadway at 93rd st.). free. >>

7pm: prolific composer philip glass speaks about his memoir, words without music, with his second cousin, this american life’s ira glass. b+n union square, purchase of the book required for admission. >>

7pm (monthly): 20-time moth story slam champion adam wade hosts the whatever happened to the nerds? storytelling show at the magnet theater. $7. >>

7pm (weekly): the way station’s monday movie series screens the producers (1968). free. >>

7:30pm: comedian colin quinn brings his one man show, ‘breuklyn’, to over the eight. free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): peter aguero hosts the moth storyslam story telling competition at the bell house. $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): ashley brooke roberts guest hosts wyatt cenac’snight train comedy show, with performances by james adomian (conan, last comic standing), adam newman (letterman, comedy central), jon fisch (letterman, last comic standing), loyiso gola (late nite news with loyiso gola), and trey galyon. littlefield, $8.>>

7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading seriescelebrates its first anniversary at niagara with readings by baratunde thurston (how to be black, the onion), rayya elias (harley loco: a memoir of hard living, hair, and post-punk, from the middle east to the lower east side), luke maguire armstrong (the nomad’s nomad: intrepid stories from the road) and rebecca merritt (brink editing). two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, trivia and giveaways. tonight’s show includes chris gethard (the chris gethard show, broad city), david smithyman (the nightly show with larry wilmore) and cocoon central dance team. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: upright citizens brigade sketch comedy performers put on a game of thronesseason premiere-themed show. ucb, $5. >>

8pm: surf rock is dead, iyez, morning star and past life play palisades. $5. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and reading seriescelebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s guests: kerry codett, tim duffy, charles gould, dan licata and doug smith. hosted by lizzie martinez and tim racine. optional: bring your own awful 150-word submission to read for a chance to win $10. bunga’s den, free. >>

8:30pm: wikipedia live: improvisors make up a wikipedia entry live on stage at the magnet theater. $7. >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show (weekly): tonight at the the stand’s frantic! free comedy show: robert kelly, ari shaffir, yannis pappas, seth herzog, liza treyger, amanda seales, jf harris, reggie conquest, h. foley, and host aaron berg. no minimum. free. >>

10pm doors, 10:30pm show (mondays thru 4/27): female musicians and video artists collaborate for the first time for ‘the hum’, a weekly series at greenpoint’s manhattan inn. tonight: bell mare + teletextile, cassandra jenkins + renata zeiguer (cantina), and shilpa ray + deva mahal. free. >>

thru 4/13: the second annual comic and cartoon art week, presented by the society of illustrators, features lectures, panels, screenings,workshops and more celebrating the art form. various locations, free-$15. >>

thru 4/19: get 2-for-1 tickets to 70 sketch, stand-up and improv shows during nyc comedy week>>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

4/7 2-5pm: grab a free iced tea or iced coffee from participating au bon pain locations. >>

4/7 6, 8pm: jcc manhattan screens streit’s: matzo and the american dream, a documentary about streit’s matzos company, which has been operating out of a lower east side tenement building since 1925. $12 admission includes a free box of matzo. >>

4/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: ‘sustainable luxury’ expert maría eugenia girón discusses her book sustainable luxury and social entrepreneurship: stories from the pioneerswith founder kate black. brooklyn fashion + design accelerator, $12. >>

4/7 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: projekt:nyc screens n’kisi concorde, a documentary on two detroit-based artists, followed by a panel discussion and dj set. wythe hotel screening room, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. >>

4/7 7pm: political activist and five-time presidential candidate ralph nader discusses his book, return to sender: unanswered letters to the president, 2003-2014. b+n union square, purchase of the book required for entry. >>

4/7 7pm (monthly): improvisers perform an audience-suggested movie in the style of wes anderson at the pit. $5 general, $1 students. >>

4/7 7–9:15pm (+ 4/8): take a free one-hour writing class (memoir, fiction, articles, screenwriting and more) or two at the gotham writers workshop open house. registration required. >>

4/7 7:30pm: food writer gabriella gershenson hosts a ’five boroughs food talk’ on street food at symphony space, with red hook food vendors executive director cesar fuentes, street vendor project staff attorney matthew shapiro, gotham center for nyc history director suzanne wasserman, and big gay ice cream co-owner doug quint. $15.>>

4/7 7:30pm (thru 4/12): the stephen petronio dance company returns to the joyce. $10+. >>

4/7: 8pm doors, 9pm show: the london souls and the skins play bowery ballroom. $15.>>

4/7 9pm (weekly): gotham west market’s free tuesday night movie series screensclueless (1995). food and beer will be available for purchase. bonus: free popcorn! >>

4/7 dusk to 9pm (tuesdays thru 10/27): stargaze on the high line through the high-powered telescopes of the amateur astronomers association. look for the telescopes set up on the high line at w. 14th st. free. >>

sales, deals, freebies

bogo cupcakes at sprinkles when you wear your mets or yankees apparel. >>

thru 4/12: score dresses and accessories for up to 90% off original prices at the rent the runway sample sale. 260 fifth avenue. >>

ticket deals

tickets are now on sale for the tribeca film festival (4/15-26), plus, thru 4/9 you can pick up free tickets to any 4/24 screening via at+t’s film for all friday promotion. >>

get free tickets to vintage live at jbl live at pier 97 4/8-11 (plus ticket fees, reg. $49-79). >>

get tickets to reefer madness at the corner office nyc theater 4/9-19 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $28). >>

get tickets to see the yankees vs. the tampa rays 4/27 + 4/29 for $16+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $32+). >>

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