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TODAY: LETTERS TO KURT, THE LION IS IN, DJ JAZZY JEFF + BIZ MARKIE

around town today

1-7pm (thurs-sun thru 6/5): 'this side of paradise': the historic andrew freedman home (which once housed the rich elderly who lost their fortunes) is taken over with site-specific works. 1125 grand concourse (bronx). >>

5pm: hold on: 90s vocal trio wilson phillips performs at loehmann's (101 7th ave @ 16th st), free >>

6pm: fred weintraub, producer of bruce lee classic enter the dragon, discusses his new memoir bruce lee, woodstock, and me. b+n tribeca, free. >>

6-9pm (thru 8/12): an international group of artists whose major materials are dust, ashes, dirt, and sand is exhibited in swept away at the museum of arts and design. pay-what-you-wish thursdays 6-9pm (reg $15). >>

7pm: hole co-founder eric erlandson discusses his book letters to kurt, reflections on the suicide of his friend kurt cobain, with journalist katherine lanpher. former hole bandmate melissa auf der maur performs. b+n union sq, free. >>

7pm: author delia ephron launches her new novel, the lion is in, with readings by actresses katie finneran, melissa joan hart and carol kane. b+n 86th + lex, free. >>

7pm: lou fernandez brings his podcast of crazy things he found on the internet to the pit, $5 >>

7pm: ask a stranger anything you want — but only if you answer first... in front of a live audience — at 'ask roulette'. with host jody avirgan (wnyc), maria popova (brain pickings), julie klausner (how was your week), kurt andersen (studio 360), and house band eli bolin. housing works, free. >>

7pm: the story pirates normally perform family-friendly musical versions of stories written by kids. tonight they do an adults-only show at 92ytribeca. $13 adv, $15 door. >>

7pm: drag queen/comedian/singer hedda lettuce hosts a screening of evita, the 1996 film adaptation starring madonna, at clearview chelsea, $7.50 >>

7pm: whit stillman appears in person for a screening of his new film, damsels in distress at the museum of the moving image, $15 >>

7pm: face the music, an ensemble of kaufman center teenage musicians, performs 'the new classics': philip glass's glassworks, steve reich's pulitzer-winning double sextet, and robert honstein's night mixes. the tank, $10. >>

7pm (4/7): brain cave 2012: some of the the best of brooklyn's diy music scene, including shilpa ray, family band, she keeps bees, monogold, caged animals, snowmine, more, come to the bell house, $12 adv, $15 dos per day, $20 adv, $30 dos both. >>

7pm doors: dj rekha's basement bhangra dance party throws a 15th birthday bash with sangria, cake, champagne, a free dance lesson (9pm), and of course music. sob's, $15 adv, $18 door, $5 before 8pm. >>

7-9pm (thru 4/22): 34 artists and groups born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s make up 'the ungovernables', the 2012 new museum triennial. free every thurs 7-9pm (reg. $14). >>

7:30pm: elliot kalan hosts a screening of william wyler's 1935 comedy the good fairy with daily show cohorts john hodgman and kristen schaal. 92ytribeca, $12. >>

8pm: hear survivor stories from the perspective of sex workers in honor of sexual assault awareness month at audacia ray's 'red umbrella diaries' storytelling series. happy ending, free. >>

8pm: interpol drummer sam fogarino does q+a and presents a new animated short collaboration between the band and filmmaker david lynch. plus: a screening of lynch’s wild at heart. ifc, $13. >>

8pm: opening reception for throat exhibition 'my 5th birthday', complete with musical chairs, twister, and a puppet show. secret project robot (bushwick), free. >>

8pm: see if pigs fly during the machine's performance of pink floyd standards at brooklyn bowl, $15 >>

8pm (thru 4/7): robert wilson and philip glass' einstein on the beach is reinterpreted by five teams of artists chosen by wilson. baryshnikov arts center, $20. >>

8pm (+ 4/7): internationally acclaimed french ballerina sylvie guillem makes a rare u.s. appearance to present her production with sadler's wells, 6000 miles away. lincoln center's david h. koch theater, $25+. >>

8pm (every wed-fri thru 4/13): who loves you baby? tom dimenna brings 70s icon telly savalas (kojak!) back from the grave 'to give the cynical hipsters of today a good kick in the pants'. the huron club at the soho playhouse, $15 with promo code 'comedy' (reg $25). >>

8pm (+ 4/6-7, 12-14): 28 choreographers and clowns highlight the lighter side of dance at the 3rd annual comedy in dance destival. triskelion arts, $15. >>

8:30pm: boy's night: an all-male cirquelesque revue = a theatrical/burlesque/circus spectacle with aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, more. galapagos, $20. >>

9pm: janeane garofalo, sf's janine brito, and mary mack stop by the 'totally j/k' variety show, hosted by joe mande and noah garfinkel. ucbeast, $5. >>

9pm: hip hop legends dj jazzy jeff (the fresh prince) and biz markie ('just a friend') play throwback thursday at tammany hall, free (rsvp) >>

9:30pm: this month's 'variety shac' at ucb features chelsea peretti, hennessy youngman, uke-man ben lerman, and hosts andrea rosen + shonali bhowmik. $5. >>

ends today: new exhibit 'ice age' to the digital age: the 3d animation art of blue sky studios opens at the society of illustrators, free >>

ends today: 'it's just a flesh wound!' monty python and the holy grail, newly remastered in hd and with 12 mins of bonus footage! landmark sunshine, $13. >>


sales, deals, freebies

6-8pm: enjoy a 2-hour open bar at brother jimmy's tweet 4 meat launch party (rsvp) >>

save up to 30% on men's and women's shoes and apparel at the piperlime spring sale >>


group deals

$26 worth of homemade baked goods at apple cafe and bakery in the village for $12 >>

$30 to spend at johnny rockets for $15 >>

5 hot yoga classes at bikram yoga in williamsburg for $25 ($100 value) >>

two-year subscription to time out new york kids for $10 ($20 value) >>


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