Comment Off 30 Views


Posted: 13 Mar 2014 10:02 AM PDT

around town today

free opening reception: >>
jerome liebling: ‘matter of life and death’ @ steven kasher gallery (thru 4/19) >>

6pm: how the hell do they drill subway holes? second avenue subway geologist julie freitas gives us the scoop. mta second avenue subway community information center, free (rsvp). >>

6pm: cast and creators of fun home, the public theater production based on alison bechdel’s graphic novel, perform and sign cds at b+n 86th + lexington ave. free. >>

6pm (+ 3/20): learn how to make your presents all purdy at the kate’s paperie ribbons + bows workshop. $10 includes all materials (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: weigh the ins, outs, pitfalls and rewards of self publishing in a panel discussion with members of the greater new york independent publishers association at nypl mid-manhattan. free. >>

7pm: travel + leisure contributing editor/author michael gross gives 416 pages of details about the nyc home we’ll live in someday in his new book, house of outrageous fortune: fifteen central park west, the worlds most powerful address. b+n 82nd + broadway, free. >>

7pm: ask a stranger anything you want — but only if you answer first… in front of a live audience — at jody avirgan’s ‘ask roulette’. tonight’s show includes guests include lizzie o’leary (marketplace), matt zoller seitz ( editor-in-chief, the wes anderson collection) and ashok kondabolu (aka dapwell of das racist). housing works, free. >>

7-10pm: rare barrel-aged beer fan? pay-as-you go as 10 limited allagash beers are served at clinton hall in the financial district >>

7:30pm: author bob powers (happy cruelty day, you are a miserable excuse for a hero) hosts the ‘steamboat’ literary humor series with guests cammi climaco (‘ask me’ storytelling), jason diamond (vol1brooklyn, flavorwire books editor), emily flake (new yorker cartoonist, these things ain’t gonna smoke themselves), wayne gladstone (notes from the internet apocalypse,, and andy ross (‘real characters’ host). bonus: free wine and/or beer. greenlight, free. >>

7:30pm: tammy faye starlite stars as marianne faithfull and sings songs from 1979’s broken english at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center’s target free thursday. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the weekly myrtle comedy show at clinton hill’s splitty features a damn fine lineup of todd barry (louie, comedy central), jessi klein (inside amy schumer, comedy central), leo allen (‘whiplash’ host, comedy central) and jo firestone (‘punderdome 3000’ host, ‘tiny comedy club’) joining hosts greg johnson + larry murphy. $5. >>

8pm: there’ll be free brooklyn brewery brew when ava forte vitali (collections manager for greek and roman art at the metropolitan museum of art) tells us aboutegyptian end-of-the world mythology and ancient festivals associated with beer at the morbid anatomy museum. $12. >>

8pm: tonight at the jenny rubin comedy/storytelling show: justy dodge, dave hill, jonah joeb, frank liotti, and her dad (awww…). upstairs at 2a, free. >>

8pm: at the low standards show, guests perform stand-up and discuss their favorite underappreciated films. tonight: chloe hilliard, streeter seidell and craig baldo join hosts john murray and matt fisher. $3 pints 7-8pm. videology, free. >>

8, 9:30pm (+ 3/20): the upright citizens brigade theatre’s ten-minute play festival presents twelve humourous new short plays over two programs. $5. >>

8pm: renowned dance videographer nel shelby presents an evening of films and videos that have inspired her career at spectacle. $5. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm: selfish and napoleon play the transmission thursdays audiofemme showcase at hotel chantelle. an after-party with dj steve lewis starts @ 11pm. bonus: free prohibition bakery cupcakes (while they last)! free admission. >>

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. >>

9pm: americana singer/songwriter/guitarist/violinist pete lanctot and band play pete’s candy store. free. >>

9:30pm: opera on tap‘s singers take over the intimate back room of freddy’s, followed by live band karaoke. free. >>

10pm: the weekly ’emily’ show celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s theme: ‘fashion’, with guests adam asher, emmy blotnick, alan starzinski, lucas hazlett and hosts lizzie martinez, tim racine and emily bogue. upstairs at 2a, 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. >>

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 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). >>

ru 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). >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events 


sponsored post

Selected Shorts Does Time Travel

Grab your legwarmers, shoulder pads and hairspray, and “Walk like an Egyptian” as we return to that era that brought us a new generation of short story writers and novelists. Tama Janowitz (Slaves of New York) and Michael Musto (The Village Voice) introduce readings by Ellen Barkin, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Chlumsky, Mary Stuart Masterson, Stephen Spinella, and others. Stories from the decade by Donald Barthelme, Ann Beattie, Raymond Carver, Tama Janowitz, and a poem by Mark Doty, and Tama Janowitz. Hosted by Matthew Love (Time Out New York).



sales, deals, freebies

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

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) >>

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) >>

stream new albums from perfect p*ssy, the war on drugs, tycho, augustin hadelich and more on npr >>

subscribe to the skint daily email 

follow the skint on facebook and twitter 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the author

Free Newsletter Updated Daily