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around town today

all day (not 12:30-1pm as posted yesterday): baskin-robbins celebrates its 31 flavors on the 31st with $1.31 scoops at participating locations. >>

7:30am-1:30pm, 4-7pm (+ 4/1): peanut pop up! enjoy free peanut-powered breakfast and snack samples at the corner at the roger smith hotel (47th st. @ lexington ave). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: 20 musicians play the ‘leave a lasting mark’ concert series tribute to fleetwood mac. the bitter end, $10 suggested donation benefits the foundation fighting blindness. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: brazilian cellist and songwriter som la nena performs at subculture. $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

7pm: author bernice mcfadden discusses her new novel loving donovan with terry mcmillan (how stella got her groove back, who asked you) and go on girl! book club’s tracey smith. the stoop at bric house, free (rsvp). >>

7pm: cooking your culture: three cookbook authors — leah koenig (modern jewish cooking), louisa shafia (the new persian kitchen), and cathy erway (the food of taiwan) — discuss their food heritages with wsj food + drinks editor beth kracklauer. powerhouse arena, free (rsvp). >>

7pm (monthly): firestone success academy: the audience gives advice to a panel of three comedians struggling with something in particular. the folks on this month’s panel need help finding an apartment. moderated by jo firestone (‘punderdome 3000′, wfmu). pete’s candy store, free. >>

7pm: performers improvise a 1940s science fiction radio show called x plus one at the pit. $5 general, $1 students. >>

7pm: filmmaker hal hartley and stars jay ryan and parker posey will be in person for a double feature screening of henry fool (1997) and faye grim (2006), in anticipation of tomorrow’s premiere of ned rifle. ifc, $14 general, $10 seniors. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm: magician, mind-reader and charlatan vinny deponto brings his show to union hall. $10. >>

7:30pm (+ 4/1): the first ever documentary preservation summit gathers filmmakers and experts to discuss strategies for ensuring the future of important documentary films. speakers attending include academy award-winning directors d.a. pennebaker (monterey pop, 101, the war room), barbara kopple (harlan county usa, american dream), morgan neville (20 feet from stardom), and others. ifc, $14 individual, $25 pass. >>

7:30pm (ends today): a 30th (!) anniversary screening of the breakfast club comes to select movie theatres. various prices. >>

7:30pm, nitehawk cinema hosts a screening of rock doc., rye coalition: the story of the hard luck five, followed by q+a with director jenni matz and members of the band, plus an after-party in the downstairs bar. $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): theater/event producers ugly rhino present ‘tiny rhino,’ a theatrical drinking game with six new plays in sixty minutes. tonight’s theme: ‘after hours’. littlefield, $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: challenge aerobics: dance companies compete against other performing ensembles (that think they can dance) in a celebration of athleticism, enthusiasm, and spandex. irondale, free. >>

8pm: from deadly venom to delightful drugs in the predatory sea snail: an illustrated lecture with hunter college assistant professor of chemistry dr. mande holdford. morbid anatomy museum, $8. >>

8pm (monthly): the flint fiction reading series upstairs at 2a features readings from one story contributors hannah tinti (the good thief), elissa schappell (blueprints for building better girls), and douglas watson (a moody fellow finds love and then dies). free. >>

8pm: 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade hosts a storytelling show at sycamore in ditmas park. free. >>

8pm (weekly): there’ll be chances to win drinks at the amazingtown comedy show at chelsea’s bunga’s den: tonight’s guests: chris millhouse, pete bladel, jackie jax, max bernstein, sharon spell, and ben kissel. hosted by lukas kaiser (spike tv), sue smith (time out‘s ‘top 10 funniest women in nyc’), john szeluga (super live adventure podcast), and jf harris. free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): shonali bhowmik and christian felix host a night of talk, music and comedy during a live taping of their ‘we don’t even know’ podcastwith guests adam lowitt (the daily show producer), saundra williams (daptone records’ saun + starr), and creative marketer aviva yael. hifi bar, free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): the tale storytelling show features harmon leon (vice), cyndi freeman (the colbert report), nelson lugo (‘the charming trickster’), jiji lee (‘split personality’ host), martha williams, dean mesello, and musical comedian rob paravonian. three of cups, $5. >>

9pm: artprov: a cast of comics create improvised scenes and musicals based on the gallery of a guest artist, who will create a new piece at the same time. q.e.d. astoria, free. >>

9pm (weekly): seth herzog’s ‘sweet’ comedy show at the slipper room features guests janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer, everywhere), gary gulman (seth meyers, letterman), dave hill (tasteful nudes, wfmu), sean patton (fallon, conan). $7. >>

9:30pm doors (+ 4/1 @ baby’s all right): madrid’s hinds plays mercury lounge with brainfreeze. $12. >>

thru 8/30: ’ralph pucci: the art of the mannequin’ is the first museum exhibition to explore the work of designer ralph pucci, who’s collaborated with diane von furstenberg, anna sui, and more. more than 30 unique mannequin designs will be featured. the museum of arts and design, $16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students (pay-what-you wish thursdays 6-9pm) >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

4/1-22: racked rounds up 10+ april sample sales>>

4/1 7am-10pm (thru 5/31): extended spring hours on the high line begin today. >>

4/1-2 8:30am-7:30pm: the new school and columbia university host fascisms across borders: an international conference. free. >>

4/1 11am-6pm: pétanque, the putting green, ping pong, and tabletop games return to bryant park for the season. free. >>

4/1 12pm (weekly thru 5/20): the nypl’s new books at noon discussion series continues off with novelist and short story writer t.c. boyle (the  harder they come. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building, free. (also see 7pm today below.>>

4/1 1pm: the world class skaters of ice theatre of new york perform at the rink at rockefeller center. free. >>

4/1 2-6pm: la maison du chocolat offers pastry and chocolate tastes at its location in the shops at columbus circle. >>

4/1 4-7pm: bring your four-legged friends to one of warby parker barker‘s three manhattan locations for treats, dog portraits, and giveaways from barkbox. free admission. >>

4/1 5:30pm: the bronx museum hosts a reading of excerpts from the book, bronx memoir project: volume 1, a collection of over fifty fragments of bronx memoirs penned by the borough’s residents. bonus: donation-based bar. free admission. >>

4/1 6-10pm: get your first taste of brewery ommegang’s new game of thrones three-eyed raven dark saison ale at launch events occurring at clinton hall (financial district), bronx alehouse (the bronx), the rookery (bushwick) and station house (forest hills). we reached out to find out if there will be free samples or if it’s pay-as-you-go. we’ll update this space when we hear back from the sponsor>>

4/1 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: the search for general tso producer and author of the fortune cookie chronicles, jennifer 8. lee, shares clips from the documentary and discusses her quest with nyt editor sewell chan. the tenement museum. free. >>

4/1 6:30pm: time magazine chief science writer and apollo 13 author jeffrey kluger gives an illustrated lecture on narcissist next door: understanding the monster in your family, in your office, in your bed-in your world. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

4/1 6:30pm: the after-hours new york transit museum platform series offers an evening of live performances, human bingo, interactive animation, and more. $10 with promo code ’skcreate10’ (reg. $15). >>

4/1 7pm: novelist and short story writer t.c. boyle reads from and discusses the  harder they come at b+n 86th + lexington ave. free. (also see 12pm today above.>>

4/1 7pm: ambitious artist christo and author matthias koddenberg discuss and sign their new book, christo and jeanne-claude: in/out studio, at 192 books. free admission.>>

4/1 7pm (monthly): why walk on two legs? this month’s ‘sci cafe’ at amnh explores the pros and cons of bipedalism. free admission (rsvp). >>

4/1 7:30pm: comedian christian finnegan (are we there yet?, comedy central) presents‘the gorgeous mosaic’, an hour solo show about his love/hate relationship with new york city. it’s also his birthday, so following the show there’ll be free cake and pizza. q.e.d. astoria, $10 adv, $15 door. >>

4/1 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian charla lauriston (unbreakable kimmy schmidtwriter) hosts a screening of season two of her web series clench + release, along with ‘only in new york’ stories shared by female comedians michelle wolf (seth meyers), michelle buteau (enlisted, best week ever), sabrina jalees (comedy central), liza treygar (comedy central), jo firestone (‘punderdome 3000′ co-host, wfmu), and more. littlefield, $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

4/1 8pm (+ 4/2): experiments in opera presents ‘story binge’, a two-night showcase of seven new 20-30 minute operatic one-act shorts and excerpts at roulette. $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

4/1 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (+ 4/8): brooklyn theatre club presents a production ofurinetown, the musical! at muchmore’s. $15. >>

4/1 9pm: the dove + the wolf play rockwood music hall’s stage 2. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

4/1-5: get free tickets to full bunny contact, an easter carnival with an insane twist, at clemente soto velez cultural center in the les (plus ticket fees, reg. $10-60). >>

4/1-9/13: the museum of the city of new york’s ‘hip-hop revolution’ exhibition presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by photographers janette beckman, joe conzo and martha cooper—who documented hip hop from its pioneering days through its emergence into mainstream popular culture. $14 general, $10 students/seniors suggested admission. >>

sales, deals, freebies

reminder: reservations are now open to score $50 spa treatments during spring spa week (4/13-19). >>

deal extended, ends today: take an extra 25% off up to three local groupon deals with promo code ‘march25’. >>

thru 4/3: prices at baublebar’s jewelry sample sale will start at just $10. 260 fifth ave, bet. 28th + 29th sts. >>

ticket deals

a call for cooks and tickets are on sale for the vegan cook-off comfort food competition 4/12 at littlefield. >>

get tickets to see the national festival chorus + manhattan chorale performing handel, elder and powell at lincoln center’s alice tully hall 4/6 for $5-7 (plus ticket fees, reg. $75-85). >>

get free tickets to ring of fire: pacific sounds at lincoln center’s avery fisher hall(plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100). >>


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