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12-6pm: buy, sell, and trade cool kicks at the tsxc sneaker convention. st. patrick's youth center (268 mulberry st), $15 tickets sold out online, $20 admission at the door. >>

5pm: get yourself learned in all things composting at the silent barn, free >>

7pm: dream poppers elysian fields play lpr with marissa nadler and ramona lisa, $15 >>

7:30pm: 'the first novelization' reading series kicks off with 'dramatic' readings of books based on movies, including pretty in pink, grease 2, rambo iv, and others read by frank conniff (mst3k, joe garden (the onion) liam mceneaney ('tell your friends'), marlow riley (new york magazine), more. union hall, $5. >>

8pm (ends today): fierce bessie award-winning tap dancer/choreographer michelle dorrance presents her company's new soundspace at dancepace project, in which the dancer's soles will be covered with various materials to explore different sounds. $18. >>

8pm: dinosaur feathers, shark?, spook houses, haybaby, and little racer play the silent barn, $8 >>

9pm-midnight: no partner or experience necessary at the new york city barn dance. jalopy, $13 adv, $15 door. >>

9:30pm (thru 1/21): bam kicks off the city's largest annual tribute to dr. martin luther king, jr. with an art exhibit and the black rock coalition orchestra performing the music of richie havens in the bamcafé. free. >>

9:30pm: eddie murphy is a streetwise detroit detective in 1985's beverly hills cop. 92ytribeca, $12 >>

10pm, 12:05am (ends today): nitehawk hosts a free pre-party (with free mike's hard lemonade) and $11 screening of urgh! a music war, featuring 26 live punk, new wave and post punk bands including the police, wall of voodoo, omd, oingo boingo, echo + the bummymen, xtc, klaus nomi, the go-go's, dead kennedys, the cramps, deco, gang of four, more. >>

10:30pm: night moves and erika spring play mercury lounge, $10 adv, $12 dos >>



Voted "Best Comedy Show" in 2012 by New York Magazine.

You never know what to expect at this bi-monthly, wacky debate series that brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to face-off on a chosen topic, such as which pet is superior cats or dogs and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable?

The next installment features Chris Gethard (host of the popular The Chris Gethard Show), the new head writer for The Colbert Report Opus Moreschi, comedic musician Jessica Delfino, Kurt Metzger (Ugly Americans; Inside Amy Schumer) and Baratunde Thurston, former staff member at The Onion and author of The New York Times bestseller How to Be Black. Hosted by Matthew Love (Time Out New York).

Monday, January 28 at 8pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Tickets and Info


1-3pm: no tag backs! re-live grade school recess and play freeze tag, blob tag, red rover, and more at levys' unique new york's 8th annual freeze tag on wall street. meet at the corner of wall st + broad st, free. >>

2:30pm: supreme court justice sonia sotomayor discusses her new memoir, my beloved world at b+n union square, free >>

5pm, 9pm: the sunday ‘moving pictures’ screening series at the way station features a doctor who variety pack (including torchwood and the sarah jane adventures), followed by music and comedy hosted by jordon ferber + sarah shanok. free ($5 sugg don). >>

6-8pm: no mistakes, only happy accidents at the bob ross painting workshop: paints, cardboard canvases, and ross programming provided. fitness (1196 myrtle ave, brooklyn), free (donations welcome). >>

7pm (+ 2/3): live performance of aki sasamoto’s ice sculpture installation talking in circles in talking. soloway gallery, free. >>

7-11pm: the free monthly series ‘presentation party night’features presentations followed by q+a and free beer (while it lasts) and food (bring snacks to share). tonight’s topics: horizon as devotional space, how to get some on ok cupid, mid century architectural utopias, more. bat house, free. >>

8pm: wfdu's snake oil review ii offers an evening of old tyme and americana music at rockwood music hall's stage ii with putnam smith, mamie minch, the m shanghai string band, spuyten duyvil, and morgan o'kane. free. >>

8pm: telephones, cookies, and tubetops play cameo, $7 >>

9pm: the soft pack, skaters, and the sundelles play union pool, $10 >>

9:30pm (+ 1/22 @ barbes): colorado folkies taarka play pete's candy store, free >>

10pm: celebrate the king and the starman at the oh! you pretty things 2nd annual david bowie + elvis presley birthday bash with music from screaming rebel angels, michael t and the vanities, and benjamin ickies + this ambitious orchestra, plus burlesque from the love show, bettina may, and brewster. lpr, $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

all weekend

now open: doc. birders: the central park effect looks at the species of wild birds that live in the park and their effect on visitors. includes interviews with author jonathan franzen and a bird-tour leader who’s recorded every sighting she’s made since the 1940s. cinema village, $11. >>

midnight (ends sun): back to the future (1985) screens at landmark sunshine, $10 >>

ends sun: the 10th annual new york times travel show features travel experts, discounts, international food tastings, top vacation destinations, more. jacob k. javits center, $17 ($12 before 1/18, $6 here). >>

thru 1/24: top men's + women's squash players compete at the 16th annual j.p. morgan squash tournament of champions. grand central terminal's vanderbilt hall, $5+. >>

thru 1/24: documentary greenwich village: music that defined a generation explores the political, social, and cultural effects of the neighborhood's music scene during 1961-1973. happy traum, oscar brand, dough yeager, and david amram in person @ 1/18 7:25pm. ifc, $13.50. >>

thru 2/3: save up to 75% during scoop's bi-annual ultimate closet warehouse sale >>

thru 6/21: the tank's flint + tinder independent theater series showcases emerging artists performing original physical theater, puppetry, dance, clowning, more. $15, 3/$33, 5/$45. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

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