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Posted: 20 Mar 2014 09:59 AM PDT

happy first day of spring!

around town today

free opening receptions: 
jonathan chánduví: ‘the 11th hour’ in the penthouse of the azure condo building (e. 91st st) >>
new contemporary photography gallery opening: simon/neuman² gallery (williamsburg) >>
parsons graduate open studios (union square) >>
susan graham: ‘spiral landscape’ @ mixed greens (chelsea) >>

happy macaron day! 15 participating bakeries in manhattan and brooklyn queens give out free macarons (while supplies last). >>

sullivan street bakery celebrates its 20th anniversary by offering pizza bianca slices at the 1994 price of $1. chelsea and hell’s kitchen locations. >>

7am-10pm: grab up to $10 of free vegan food at terri in the financial district when you mention the meatout. >>

12-9pm: rita’s marks the first day of spring by giving out free italian ices all day. all locations, but just one in the city (2486 broadway, bet. 92nd + 93 sts). >>

5:30pm: interior designer and diy/salvage expert joanne palmisano offers tips from her new book, salvage secrets design + decor: transform your home with reclaimed materials. wine will be served. build it green! nyc gowanus (69 9th st., brooklyn), $5 donation. >>

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

6pm doors, 6:30pm start: attend a basics of natural soap making workshop utilizing natural dyes, essential oils and dried herbs at the horticultural society. $25 admission includes all materials. >>

6pm: prior to screening his 1983 nyc graffiti doc. wild style and his video portrait of collector martin wong, director charlie ahearn talks with street artists zephyr and sharp, and ‘city as canvas’ exhibition curator sean corcoran. mcny, $16. >>

6:30pm: authors barbara and wesley gottlock discuss the lost amusement parks of new york city: beyond coney island at nypl mid-manhattan. free. >>

7pm: author ben tarnoff presents his book, the bohemians: mark twain and the san francisco writers who reinvented american literature at book court. free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the australian chamber orchestra performs nirvana, bach, stravinsky and more with guests brian ritchie (violent femmes) and jim moginie (midnight oil). lpr, $20 adv or $25 door with promo code ’skint’ (reg. $25 adv, $30 door). >>

7pm: the promise of a pencil: how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change author adam braun talks with humans of new york photographer brandon stanton. b+n union square, free. >>

7pm: x vs. y: a culture war, a love storyauthors/sisters eve and leonora epstein – one from generation x, the other from generation y – compare their lives through the lens of tv, music, technology, and pop culture. powerhouse arena, free. >>

7pm: influential punker richard hell (television) discusses his memoir, i dreamed i was a very clean tramp, with 33 1/3 volume marquee moon author bryan waterman. strand books, purchase of the book or a $15 gift card required for admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8-11pm games: play to win drinks, show tickets and cash at the park slope bingo club with bingo masters dick swizzle and perry comb-over. union hall, free admission, $5/card pack to play. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: katie hannigan and julia johns host the bi-monthly comedy at double wide show with guests kate wolff, lucas connolly, kerryn feehan and jenny zigrino. no drink min, $5 well drinks + $1 off beer during the show, free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the weekly myrtle comedy show at clinton hill’s splitty features jon glaser, craig baldo and adam lowitt joining hosts greg johnson + larry murphy. $5. >>

8pm: the weekly ’emily’ show celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s theme: ‘spring’, with guests dan kasprzyk, lukas kaiser, charles gould and hosts lizzie martinez, tim racine and emily bogue. upstairs at 2a, free. >>

8pm: the talk show series presents: the kevin corrigan show with guests maura tierney (news radio, er), paul capotorto (the sopranos), bridey elliott (letterman, conan) and paul cripple (regan youth guitarist). over the eight, free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: josh gondelman (@seinfeldtoday) guest hosts tom shillue’s ‘funny story’ comedy show with storytelling from kelly kinsella, maeve higgins, sara barron and tim lappin. brooklyn brewery, $10 admission includes a beer. >>

8pm (thu-sun thru 4/13): 2011 fringe festival hit the bardy bunch: the war of the families partridge and brady opens off-broadway at the theatre at st. clements (423 w. 46th st.). $18. >>

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

8pm: experimental ensemble thingny’s immediacies series continues with an evening of music from jonathan zorn and dave rude. the firehouse space. $10. >>

8pm: wild ones, my body and cookies play baby’s all right. $10. >>

8:30pm: brooklyn vegan editor bill pearis hosts a screening of the blues brothers (1980) with trivia + prizes and music. videology, free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the monthly ‘family circus’ comedy show at williamsburg’s isa features guests sasheer zamata, sean donnelly, erik bergstrom, frank liotti, emma willmann and host alex carabaño. free. >>

8:30pm doors: ex hex, eula and household play glasslands. $12 >>

10pm doors: dj adam x spins a six-hour all-vinyl set at output. $10. >>

thru 3/22: bam cinématek pays tribute to prolific film composer ennio morricone with the mission, the battle of algiers, the thing and once upon a time in the west. $13. >>

thru 3/23: improv troupes from across the country and sweden, australia and the philippines take over the people’s improv theater for the third annual nyc improv festival. $10. >>

thru 3/30: the 43d annual new directors/new films festival, co-curated by the moma and the film society of lincoln center, offers 27 international features and 13 shorts films. $15. >>

thru 4/12: tickets to charlatan, professional magician/mind-reader vinny deponto‘s one-man show at ars nova, are just $15 thru 3/22, $25 3/24-29, then go up to $35.>>

check our website for a list of ongoing events 

coming up

reservations are now open to score $50 spa treatments all week long during spa week (4/21-27). >>

3/21 7pm doors, 8pm show: cabaret queen lady rizo pays tribute to nina simone in her fourth annual show with special guests tba. lpr, $15 adv or $20 door with promo code ’skint’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 dos). >>

3/31 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: morrissey/the smiths cover band the sons + heirs play knitting factory. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

3/21 7:30 doors, 8:30 show: dogs and cats living together. watch modern comedy classic ghostbusters, preceded by an hour vodka open bar at tribeca cinemas. $15.>>

3/21 8pm: d20 burlesque presents ‘dudethulhu!’ a strip tribute to h.p. lovecraft. parkside lounge, $10 adv, $15 door. >>

3/21 8:30pm (+ 3/22): the chelsea symphony performs rimsky-korsakov, copland, henze and kiah at st. paul’s church (315 w. 22nd st., bet. 8th + 9th aves). free ($20 suggested donation). >>

3/21 9:30pm: playwright neil labute (in the company of men, nurse betty) introduces a screening of john boorman’s deliverance (1972). part of the rubin museum of art’s weekly ‘cabaret cinema’ series. free with $10 bar/cafe min. >>

3/21 10pm: 10pm: ward 6: djs father jeff, jose and wren spin new wave, post-punk, synthpop, goth and industrial at lpr’s gallery. $7. >>

3/21-23: get tickets to architectural digest‘s 13th home design show at pier 94 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30) >>

3/21-27: director frank pavich’s doc. jodorowsky’s dune explores cult filmmaker alejandro jodorowsky’s (el topo, the holy mountain) ambitious unmade adaptation of frank herbert’s sci-fi classic dune, which he optioned in 1975. pavich will be in person 3/21 @ 7:50pm and 3/22 @ 5:40pm. film forum, $13 >>

3/21-27: catch up with all of noah director darren aronofsky’s feature films at the museum of the moving image: pi, requiem for a dream, the fountain, the wrestlerand black swan. free with $12 museum admission. >>

sales, deals, freebies

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get $60 worth of beer and appetizers for two at fc gotham in the meatpacking district for $28. >>

get tickets to see guo gan perform chinese fiddle with the helen sung trio at carnegie hall’s zankel hall 3/25 for free-$18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $36). >>

get tickets to the village voice’s choice eats tasting event, featuring 80+ restaurants, 3/25 for $42 ($60 value). >>

one month of unlimited classes at yogaworks (three manhattan locations for $30 ($149 value). >>

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