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around town today

4pm: actor jason segel signs his new kids’ book, nightmares! at b+n tribeca. >>

6pm (thru 10/18): the school of visual arts honors graphic designer tom geismar with the 26th annual masters series award and an exhibition of his iconic work at its chelsea gallery. reception tonight, artist talk 10/7. free admission. >>

6pm: learn how to analyze the money you make and spend to create and live within a budget. nypl sibl, free. >>

6:30pm: learn to craft your elevator pitch to potential employers at this month’s greenhomenyc green careers meeting. steven winter associates (307 7th ave, 17th floor), free (suggested donation). >>

6:30pm: get a glimpse of the history of the east village art scene through a slideshow of the 404 east 14th street loft building given by artist and resident tom burckhardt. theatre80, free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: the brooklyn historical society continues its summer ’tales from the vault’ series with a peek into the borough’s little-known and quirky past, followed by a beer garden social. brooklyn brewery beer, shake shack custard, and sigmund’s pretzels will be available for purchase. free admission (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors: elephant stone and painted zeros play mercury lounge. $12. >>

7pm: entrepreneur/author chris guillebeau talks ordinary people and extraordinary goals in his new book, the happiness of pursuit. word bookstore, free. >>

7pm; author paul auster (the new york trilogy) introduces laird hunt, who’ll read from his new novel neverhome. community bookstore, free. >>

7pm: men in this town photographer/blogger giuseppe santamaria presents his new style book at powerhouse arena. free. >>

7pm: the moth storyslam: 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. tonight’s theme: ‘do-over’. housing works, $8. >>

7pm (tuesdays): play classic sonic the hedgehog at the roof bar of whole foods brooklyn with ‘our princess is in another castle’ hosts rob blatt (wrestling mania). a beer, wine and food menu (including veggie options) is available. free admission, free to play. >>

7pm doors: the society for the advancement of social studies (sass) toasts power couples of history, including marie + pierre curie and frida kahlo + diego rivera, at this month’s informal lecture. the bedford. free. >>

7pm show: purchase a copy of the new banks album to receive a wristband to the in-store performance and signing at rough trade. >>

7:30pm: hear short talks about different topics related to cities at the monthly cities+ speaker series. tonight: mind-reading bike helmets, sprawl, passive house design, and data + street activity. the way station, free (donations suggested). >>

7:30pm: the new amsterdam symphony orchestra performs the music of mozart at its final concert of the summer at chelsea’s st. peter’s church. $10 suggested donation. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: show off your cleverness or cheer/cringe at your favorites at this month’s punderdome 3000 pun competition. hosted by jo firestone. littlefield, $7. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show (tuesdays thru 9/30): members of the roots host the ‘old new york live’ variety show featuring special guests and emerging talents. the bell house, $10. >>

8pm (monthly): authors and the otherwise literate report on books they’ve read at ‘the book report reading’, hosted by leigh stein and sasha fletcher. hifi, free. >>

8pm: tonight at the amazingtown comedy show at chelsea’s bunga’s den: mark normand (conan, comedy central), bridey elliott (letterman, ‘hold on to your underwear!’ host), brian frange, max fox, nick youssef, and hosts jf harris, lukas kaiser and john szeluga. free. >>

8pm: tim ellis and mo fathelbab host the free weekly manifesto! comedy show at people’s republic of brooklyn with guests lynn bixenspan, leah bonnema, naomi ekperigin + andy beckerman, janelle james, matt schwartzer, dustin sherman, and sam grittner. >>

8pm: get tickets to see orange is the new black actor-activist laverne cox in conversation with her brother at baruch performing arts center for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

8pm (thru 9/18): drunkle vanya = chekhov’s uncle vanya, drinking-game style in a bar. the gin mill (422 amsterdam, bet. 81st + 82nd sts), $15. >>

8pm: electronic musician/producer laurel halo performs at the kitchen as part of its synth nights series. $15. >>

8pm: enemy planes, cold blood club, plastic cannons, and xny play cameo. $8. >>

8, 10pm: two solid comedy shows at the stand: ‘northern discomfort’ with janeane garofalo, nick vatterott, mo mandel, carmen lynch, josh carter, ray devito, and more (8pm, $5 with promo code ‘northern’), and ‘$5 funnies’ with dan soder, kurt metzger, sean patton, monroe martin, and more (10pm, $5). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: tonight at the weekly ‘hot soup’ comedy show: brooks wheelan (snl), sean patton (comedy central), max silvestri (‘the big terrific’ host), kate hendricks, andy sandford, anthony p. devito, matt ruby, and ‘a big surprise guest’. irish exit, free admission (optional open bar for $15). >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (thru 9/10): seth herzog’s sweet comedy show celebrates its 10th anniversary at the slipper room over three days with lineups of performers to include colin quinn, questlove, hannibal buress, vanessa bayer, sean patton, dave hill, jay pharoah, josh charles, and ‘many, many surprises’. $10. >>

9pm: ralph lauren’s new york fashion show features holograms—and is free in central park tonight. cherry hill (enter at 72nd street and central park west). >>

9pm-1am: the rsvp list is closed for tonight’s free heineken-sponsored photo/dj partyat williamsburg’s kinfolk, but you can sign up for the waitlist. >>

9pm doors, 10:30pm show: original sin cider hosts a nyc pin-up poster model contestat manhattan’s beauty bar. contestant slots are still available. free. >>

9:30pm: basically genius: five comedians give ted-style presentations on themes like ‘saving the world through evil karate’, ‘mannequins are our superiors’, and more. ucbeast, $5. >>

thru 9/12: the free standup festival continues a week of free comedy shows with special lineups in manhattan, brooklyn and queens. >>

thru 9/14: nyc honey week celebrates the honeybee’s contribution to our food production system with free apiary tours (9/9-14), lectures and panels (9/9-10), the fourth annual honey fest (9/13), as well as non-skint friendly priced dinners and classes. various locations. >>

thru 9/25: bamcinématek commemorates the 50th anniversary of nonesuch recordswith screenings of 13 films featuring the label’s soundtracks, including jules and jim, rebel without a cause, woman in the dunes, and more. plus, in-person introductions will be made by philip glass (mishima: a life in four chapters, tonight), john adams (i am love, 9/11), and caetano veloso (orfeu, 9/24). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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coming up

9/10 6pm: learn how to turn job interviews into offers from career counselor rob hellmann. nypl sibl, free. >>

9/10 6, 7:30pm: the david lynch directed duran duran: unstaged concert film features 18 of the british band’s hits, and is screening for one night only at bow tie chelsea cinemas and village east. $12.50-14. >>

9/10 7pm: andy ross’s monthly real characters storytelling show gives the mic to adam wilson (the paris review, flatscreen: a novel), kate greathead (the moth story hour, the hairpin), isaac oliver (isaac oliver: intimacy idiot), and jiji lee (‘split personality’ host). mcnally jackson, free. >>

9/10 7pm: afghan entrepreneur roya mahboob, named one of time‘s 100 most influential people in the world, comes to the sparknyc speaker series for discussion and q+a. networking with appetizers starts at 7pm. impact hub nyc (394 broadway @ walker st.), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

9/10 7pm doors, 8pm show: forced meme presents: ‘we’ll have what she’s having’, aninteractive screening of when harry met sally including pop-up video trivia and a raffle to benefit housing works. the bell house, $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/10, 7:30pm: the story collider magazine/podcast presents five stories as told by a biologist, a mathematician, and storytellers. hosted by erin barker and ben lillie. momath, $12. >>

9/10 7:30pm: to commemorate world suicide prevention day, the afsp hosts a benefit screening of dead poets society, starring robin williams. the fiaf’s florence gould hall. $15. >>

9/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the improvisers of beauty love truth create scenes inspired by the music of guest musician doug gillard (guided by voices, nada surf). union hall, $10 >>

9/10 8pm: author cristin o’keefe aptowicz gives an illustrated lecture on her book, dr. mütter’s marvels: a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, which tells the story of the man behind philadelphia’s mütter museum. morbid anatomy museum, $5. >>

9/10 8pm (+ 9/11) get tickets to see this american life’s ira glass in three acts, two dancers, one radio host at the town hall 9/10 for $34.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $69). >>

9/10 8pm (+ 9/11 mercury lounge): surf rock group man or astro-man come to brooklyn bowl. $15. >>

9/10 8pm-3am (+9/12-13): the second annual brooklyn wildlife summer festival continues with ‘tragedy and farce: circus freak show’, featuring performance art, improv, live music and comedy at bizarre bushwick. $5-15 suggested admission. >>

9/10 8:30pm doors: style wars: rising designers face off in head-to-head fast-fashion battles live on stage, with just five minutes to create an outfit from random materials. glasslands. $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

9/10 9pm: copycat cover song night at ottos shrunken head pays tribute to alternative tentacles records (dead kennedys, butthole surfers, doa, mojo nixon, more) with live bands, remixes, and $5 buzzbomb cocktails all night. free admission. >>

9/10-1/19: the ‘mac conner: a new york life’ exhibition at the museum of the city of new york displays hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines created by ‘one of the original ‘mad men’ during the years after world war ii. $10 suggested admission. >>

9/10-2/15: the brooklyn museum’s ‘killer heels’ exhibition showcases the art of the high-heeled shoe, with 160 examples from the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century italy to the stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets. modern examples on display include manolo blahnik, chanel, prada, and more. $16 general, $10 student suggested admission. >>

sales, deals, freebies

ends today: thru 9/9: take an extra 15% off any groupon local deal with promo code ‘local15’. >>

thru 9/12: get free donuts and coffee, courtesy of mm.lafleur. >>

thru 9/21: grab activewear for the fall at the paragon sports warehouse sale>>

ticket deals

sponsored: experience the music, dirt and dreams of south africa – ndebele funeral at 59e59 theaters 9/11-10/5 for just $15 with code ‘skint’. >>

thru 9/28: 20at20: get $20 walk-up tickets to 40+ off-broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain time. >>

take a bus ride to/from woodbury common premium outlets for $20 ($40 value). >>

get tickets to spike and mike’s classic or sick and twisted festival of animation at symphony space 9/27 for $5-7 (plus ticket fees, reg. $14).

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 9/20-11/16 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

take a cruise up the hudson to bear mountain to visit oktoberfest 9/27-10/26 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

offer ends today: get a one-day expo pass to techweek new york 10/2-3 for $30 ($60 value). >>

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