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around town today

free art opening:
faces of death t-shirt launch @ calico brooklyn >>

6pm: learn techniques to ace job interviews at nypl sibl. free. >>

6pm: richard and valerie tucker discuss and sign their book step right up: classic american target and arcade forms at the american folk art museum. free. >>

sponsored: 6-9pm: who’s your doggy holiday party: kiss your dog under the mistletoe at the holiday party with the most treats in town! bring your pup and munch on festive snacks (for pups and people), buy presents (on sale!) to put under the tree, have a drink to support team tiny animal rescue, and register to win a free year of pet food for yourself or your favorite rescue organization. free admission. >>

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

7pm: jiji lee hosts the weekly split personality storytelling and character open mic show at williamsburg’s over the eight. tonight’s guests: sara jonsson, alexandra kern, clark jones, and dan chamberlain. free. >>

7pm: the weekly ‘lasers in the jungle’ comedy show features stand-up by dan st. germain, jeffrey joseph, giulia rozzi, monroe martin, ken schultz, and hosts sean crespo, katina corrao and dan wilbur. ucbeast, $5. >>

7pm: bow tie cinemas screens elf (2013) as part of its ‘chelsea classics’ series. $8. >>

7pm: the 35th annual christmas city sing at st. patrick’s cathedral features traditional and contemporary songs performed by the st. patrick’s cathedral choir, the young people’s chorus of new york city, the new york symphonic brass, and more. free. >>

7pm: sound artists, programmers and musicians form the new york supercollider meetup perform at the storefront for art and architecture’s site-specific installation, ‘situation ny’. free. >>

7pm doors: delicate steve, celestial shore, and jason bartell play glasslands. $12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 12/19): get tickets to see thievery corporation at webster hall for $24.75 (plus ticket fees, reg. $49.50). >>

7-9:30pm: the monthly worldhack evening of performances and talks exploring the intersection of language and technology features code poetry, digital literature, e-lit, devart, and an open projector where anyone can show their work for up to five minutes. babycastles, $5. >>

7:30pm: fireworks! keep your eyes on the skies over the hudson river near battery park city. >>

7:30pm: the new standards perform a free holiday show with guests nellie mckay, rhett miller, mike doughty, craig finn, dessa, and more at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center. >>

7:30pm: comic performers stage a new, live episode of newsradio at the pit. $10 general, $1 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the weekly myrtle comedy show at clinton hill’s splitty features john early, jo firestone, jacqueline novak, and brett davis joining hosts greg johnson + larry murphy. bonus: free harpoon beer 6:30-8pm. $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: wasabassco burlesque presents ’a 70’s christmas carol’ at the bell house. $20. >>

8pm: john hodgman’s secret society moves to manhattan’s grand masonic lodge for a special holiday meeting. $25 admission includes two drinks. >>

8pm: the film society of lincoln center’s monthly ’staring at sound’ program explores the connections between music and film. tonight: percussion trio tigue performs while artist alejandro t. acierto manipulates footage on the fly. $10. >>

8pm (thru 12/20): following a sold out world premiere as part of bam’s next wave festival in december 2013, terre o’connor dance presents bleed at danspace project. $20. >>

8pm: mystique boutique, an evening of ‘mind bending magic, enchanting music, and other acts’, presents a free show at bushwick’s kings county saloon. $10. >>

8pm (+ 12/19): get tickets to paul winter’s 35th annual winter solstice spectacular at the cathedral church of st. john the divine for $15-21 (plus ticket fees, reg. $55). >>

8pm: ice choir, maxo, and dv-i play cameo. $10. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: hots, reputante, and wild arrows play rough trade. $10. >>

8:15pm: the weekly ‘emily’ show bad literary contest celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s theme is ‘christmas’, with guests charla lauriston (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), matt wayne, alap patel, becky krause, and hosts lizzie martinez, tim racine and emily bogue. want to submit something to the show? bring your 200-word submission with you or email it in advance to: upstairs at 2a, free. >>

9pm: the tarantino: improvisers create a quentin tarantino-style movie on the fly at the pit. $10 general, $1 students. >>

9pm: excelsior burlesque presents ‘we are not amused’, a burly-q tribute to the bbc. parkside lounge, $10-15. >>

9pm: new casino, willful boys, and weird womb play niagara. free. >>

9:30pm: improvisers live-dub over episodes of tv comedies everybody loves raymond and roseanne during ‘live dubbed sitcoms’. hosted by jo firestone (punderdome 3000). videology, $5. >>

9:30pm: guests share stories on the theme ‘grateful’ at kevin allison’s monthly risk! live podcast recording. tonight’s speakers: tba. the pit, $10. >>

10pm: watch a fully improvised episode of vh1’s behind the music at the pit. $5 general, $1 students. >>

10pm: dress to depress at the no tears winter holiday formal and dance to new wave, coldwave, and dark disco. friends and lovers, free. >>

10pm: maxo, life size maps, and limited play baby’s all right. $8. >>

11pm: comedians make fun of tv holiday episodes at videology. free. >>

11:30pm: let’s play house party at glasslands with the black madonna and jacques renault. $15. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

12/19 7pm: videology screens 2003 british rom-com, love actually. free. >>

12/19 7pm-1am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, drinks, vendors, light installations, mini golf, ping pong and skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s live music comes from ratking, show me the body, young gutted, ’86, lemuria, slothrust, aspiga, the young leaves, and prince (the austin band, not the purple one). free admission. >>

12/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: it’s a big gay country holiday with live music from bands and musicians julia weldon, kings, small talk, and karen and the sorrows. littlefield, $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

12/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ride into the danger zone when rock band viper plays the top gun soundtrack, complete with low-budget dogfighting, mustaches, and homoerotic beach volleyball at knitting factory. $10 adv, $12 dos >>

12/19 8pm: get better acquainted with the local poetry scene at the next installment of roots poetry series, featuring bianca stone (someone else’s wedding vows) and three other readers. donation-based beer and wine will help you forget that they don’t all rhyme. roots cafe (south slope), free admission. >>

12/19 8pm (thru 12/21): 1940’s radio players perform it’s a wonderful life as a christmas eve broadcast with music and sound effects at long island city’s chain theatre. $18 general, $15 students. >>

12/19 8pm: righteousgirls and mobius percussion pair up for an evening of new music at the firehouse space. $10. >>

12/19 8-11pm: at the not for sale holiday party, the price of admission is bringing a few small gifts you can give… make them, buy them, bake them, brew them, whatev them… and you’ll leave with some as well. industry city distillery. >>

12/19 8:30pm: the slipper room’s holiday extravaganza presents festively-themed burlesque, variety, magic, sideshow, and circus performance. $20. >>

12/19 9:30pm: nickelodeon tv hangover at videology: try your luck at trivia and a drinking game while watching classic nicktoons holiday episodes. and, yes, there will be an ugly christmas sweater contest. $5. >>

12/19 9:40pm, 12:20am (+ 12/20, 25): gremlins! ifc, $14 general, $10 senior. >>

12/19 11pm-4am: the rebel night 50’s/60’s rockabilly/rock ‘n’ roll record hop returns to the grand victory for its monthly dance party. free. >>

12/19 midnight: wasted frasier: drunk actors give a live staged reading of an episode of tv’s frasier, including commercials. bonus: free beer!  the creek and the cave, free. >>

12/19-28 (fridays-sundays): the museum of the moving image’s ’see it big!’ animation screening series continues with persepolis, coraline (in 3-d), waltz with bashir, toy story 2, and sita sings the blues. $12 general, $9 students/seniors, or free with museum admission. >>

12/19–1/11: the film society of lincoln center presents a comprehensive career retrospective of john houston, including the african queen, chinatown,  the dead, the maltese falcon, prizzi’s honor, and more. $10 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

sales, deals, freebies

two ‘build your own birchboxes’ plus one service at the birchbox store in soho for $39 ($60 value). >>

$40 to spend on flowers at for $20. >>

ticket deals

get film forum membership, which includes $11 savings on two tickets per show, for $62 (reg. $125). >>

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Creativity never tasted so good! Spend your Sunday afternoon in the studio at 92Y’s School of the Arts open house. Gather up your friends and indulge your appetite for art, crafts, music and dance– and enjoy a scone and hot drinks while you’re at it! R.S.V.P here


92Y’s Art After Hours classes are the perfect choice for busy New Yorkers looking to get creative for less.

And this winter and spring, the drinks are on us:

Whiskey and Flasks $40

Get a crash course in whiskey then make your own ceramic flask.

Fri, Jan 30, 7-10pm

Drink and Draw $20

We invite the model and bring the beer for our Thursday night figure drawing course.
Thu, Jan 8, Feb 12 and Mar 12, 7-9pm

Third Thursday Artist Talks $10

Join us for an hour of contemporary art talk and a drink on the house.
Thu, Jan 15, Feb 19 and Mar 19, 7pm

Learn more about all that’s happening after hours at 92Y.

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