Friday, January 18

TODAY: AIR SEX CHAMPIONSHIPS, TRIPLE FISHER, BEST WEEK EVER!, PIRATE PARTY, LOTS OF BANDS

around town today

opens today: 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. >>

7pm: aimee herman hosts inspired word's 'titillating tongues: nyc erotica in poetry + prose', featuring ny-based erotic writers plus an open mic where 20 folks can spew their own filthy, naughty words. lpr, $10. >>

7pm thru 1/20 11pm: new york-based scholars, authors and artists take part in triple canopy's second annual two-day (52 hours!) marathon reading of gertrude stein’s 'enormously long and allegedly unreadable' novel the making of americans: being a history of a family’s progress. 155 freeman (greenpoint), free. >>

7:30pm: put on your best specs for nerd nite trivia + presentations about human limitations, orwell vs. vh1, and women in video games. galapagos, $10-14. >>

8pm: bryn mawr assistant professor of medieval history elly r. truitt gives an illustrated lecture entitled, 'medieval robots: automata since the first millennium' at observatory, $10 >>

8pm: triple fisher: three made-for-tv ‘long island lolita’ flicks (starring drew barrymore, alyssa milano and nöelle parker) are combined into one epic melodrama at videology. a skype q+a with director dan kapelovitz follows. $8. >>

8pm: fleetwood mac tribute band, rumours live play littlefield. .357 lover (they've backed john cameron mitchell and andrew wk) and balthrop, alabama open. $10. >>

8pm: garage rock band obits plays the rock shop, $12 >>

8pm (thru 1/19): 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. >>

8:30pm: annie lederman’s free pirate party comedy show at greenpoint's red star features guests todd barry, reggie watts, andry hendrickson, maddog mattern, aparna nancherla, joe list, and brian parise. a karaoke after party follows. bonus: $2 bud light drafts and $3 well drinks 8-8:30pm. >>

8:30pm: time travelers, arms, daytona, and lily + the parlor tricks play the living room, $5 >>

8:30pm: gringo star, backwords, and radical dads play glasslands, $10 >>

9pm: boston post punkers mission of burma play bowery ballroom, $20-22 >>

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: the rubin museum of art’s ‘cabaret cinema’ series screens antonioni's l’eclisse (1962). introduced by landscape architect ken smith. free with $7 bar min. >>

10pm: the creek and the cave hosts a premiere party for vh1 celeb show, 'best week ever!' with comedians nick turner, dan st germain, pat dixon, michael che, ali wong, megan neuringer, amanda seales, jared logan, more. free. >>

10pm: nude beach, fletcher c. johnson and livids play mercury lounge, $10 >>

10pm, 12:05am (+ 1/19): 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. >>

11pm: be a performer or voyeur at the air sex east coast world championships at b.b. king blues. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

11pm: indie dance music duo french horn rebellion debuts an 8-piece band with help from dj samson (men + le tigre) and selebrities. brooklyn bowl, $10. >>

midnight (thru 1/20): back to the future (1985) screens at landmark sunshine, $10 >>

1am-4am: zombies, werewolves and mutants of the sexy kind make appearances at the !badass! burlesque post apocalyptic 9th anniversary special. the kraine theater, $15. >>

thru 1/20: 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 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 >>


sales, deals, freebies

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

get tickets to see hollow, a new musical inspired by the legend of sleepy hollow at the players theater 1/19-3/2 for free-$22.50 (reg $35-45) >>


group deals

$50-100 worth of clothing and accessories at the american apparel outlet in soho for $25-50 >>

dumplings and drinks for two at ozu in brooklyn heights for $18 ($38 value) >>


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