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around town today

free opening receptions:
allison maletz 'together' @ christopher henry gallery >>
arian kang: 'liminus words' @ bryce wolkowitz gallery >>
derek boshier 'paris france, paris texas, paris hilton' @ flowers gallery >>
'going into the dark' group show @ the painting center >>
mark dion: drawings, prints, multiples and sculptiures @ tanya bonakdar gallery >>

7pm: historic gastronomist sarah lohman discusses the history of food in the brooklyn navy yard during her talk, 'the pearl harbor sandwich: cuisine of the brooklyn navy yard'. brooklyn historical society, $10. >>

7pm: jason mulgrew reads from his new book, 236 pounds of class vice president: a memoir of teenage insecurity, obesity, and virginity, during the release party at book court, free >>

7pm: join writers matthew goodman and christopher s. stewart for an evening of adventure and journey when they discuss goodman's new book, eighty days: nellie bly and elizabeth bisland's history-making race around the world, the true story of two women who travelled the globe, and stewart's jungleland: a mysterious lost city, a wwii spy, and a true story of deadly adventure. community bookstore, free. >>

7pm: storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at leslie goshko's 'sideshow goshko'. tonight: diana spechler (who by fire, skinny), damian bellino ('my high school boyfriend was gay'), tracy rowland, plus live accordion + trivia. kgb, free. >>

7pm: with the nerd jeopardy! tournament of champions comes wine, revelry and the ultimate conquest: books. clues focus on two subject areas: pop culture and literature. housing works, free. >>

7pm (ends today): the modern school of film series invites special guests to present and discuss a favorite movie after screening it. february's lineup includes guests andrew w.k. discussing the elephant man. ifc, $17. >>

7:30pm: the st. luke's chamber ensemble performs excerpts from composer sean shepherd's new quintet, written for the ensemble. shepherd will discuss the piece as well. the dimenna center for classical music, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 20+ performers shimmy and shake at wasabassco burlesque's 2nd annual free show at the bell house. tonight's show will be filmed as part of the upcoming doc., burlesque: a reemergence. >>

8-10pm: have some free wine, beer and/or gin drinks at the grand opening party of greenpoint new and vintage housewares and apparel boutique artifact >>

8pm: writers, musicians, actors and comics tell stories they associate with songs of their choosing at dana rossi's 'soundtrack series'. tonight: a special third anniversary show with stories told in pairs with john + molly knefel, erin barker and justin d'ambrosio, and nisse greenberg and jonathan anderson. hosted by dana rossi. lpr, $8. >>

8pm: comedian/talk show host scott rogowksy's 'running late' returns to dumbo's galapagos with guests david wain (wet hot american summer), judah friedlander (30 rock), al madrigal (the daily show), ophira eisenberg ('ask me another'), and sean patton (fallon). $12. >>

8pm: canada's aventa ensemble performs a percussion heavy program featuring the us premiere of simon steen-andersen’s 'black box music for percussion solo, amplified box, 15 instruments and video'. roulette, $15. >>

8pm (+ 3/2): jamaican reggae/ska band the ska-talites play brooklyn bowl, $10 >>

8pm: the pains of being pure at heart, swearin', waxahatchee, weed hounds, and potty mouth play the indie pop prom at 285 kent. $8 if dressed in prom attire, $10 otherwise. >>

8:30pm: purify yourself in the waters of lake minnetonka at videology's screeining of purple rain (1984), free >>

8:30pm: selebrities, rush midnight and bowmont play glaslands, $10 >>

9pm: musicians interpret beck's 2012 album song reader, whose release consisted solely of the score on sheet music. includes the red hook ramblers, shilpa ray, and erica spring (au revoir simone). knitting factory, $12. >>

9:30pm: dave hill talks, reads, sings, dances, and shows short films with guest kristen johnson (3rd rock from the sun) at 'the dave hill explosion'. ucb, $5. >>

9:30pm: field mouse, napoleon, family photos and ak play neapolitan oasis, $5 >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

coming up

3/1 11:30am-2:30pm: all tacos are just $2 for kimchi taco's 2nd anniversary >>

3/1 12-3pm: keen footwear turns 10, gives you a free cupcake (limited qtys, printable coupon) from cupcake crew, and donates $5 to mercy corps disaster relief. outside of paragon sports on 18th + broadway. >>

3/1 6-10pm: test your nyc geographical smarts at the 6th annual panorama challenge. queens museum of art, $10 sugg. don. benefits the city reliquary museum. >>

3/1 6-10pm (+ 2/2-3): sketchbooks from artists from around the world are displayed and available for check out at the sketchbook project's stop at the brooklyn art library, free >>

3/1 8pm doors,  9pm event: new skaters get assigned to teams at the gotham girls roller derby annual blow-out: the derbytaunt ball. $3 brooklyn brewery beer and free food from rosamunde (with veggie and vegan options, while supplies last) sweeten the deal. littlefield, $10 adv, $15 door. >>

3/1 10pm: dj battle/dance party 'head on: new wave vs. new new wave' pits '80s post-punk and synthpop against '00s dancepop and electropop. two djs enter, one dj leaves, and you determine the winner. the bell house frontier room, free. >>

3/1 10pm-2am: feed your face with a free potato pancake buffet (10-11pm) and fuel your fancy footwork with $4 gin + tonics (all night) at greenpointers' 'title goes here' dance party at warsaw. free admission. >>

3/1-7: 'rendez-vous with french cinema', a collaboration between bam + fslc + ifc, features over 20 new + classic french films including us premieres and in-person appearances (audrey tautou, romain duris, fran├žois ozon, more) at select screenings. $15. >>

3/2 10am-5pm (+ 3/3): enjoy a meatless weekend of speakers, food and wellness demos, free samples, and 70+ vendors at the 3rd annual nyc vegetarian food festival. metropolitan pavilion, $5 general admission (expect a looong line), $30 vip admission. >>

3/2 11am, 5pm: explore long island city via the mad in lic scavenger hunt (starts 11am), followed by a closing reception (starts 5pm) including an exhibition and discussion of queens' changing landscape at the bank of manhattan. free (donations appreciated). >>

3/2 1-5pm: the bespoke jewelry bazaar + symposium features 3d printed custom jewelry from local designers plus discussion on the craft of fashion. ace hotel, free. >>

3/2 2-9pm (thru 3/24): group installation show 'headscapes' features 25+ artists' interpretation of what goes on inside their head. installations include an igloo made of speakers, a car theater, a forced-perspective room, and more, all within a warehouse environment. 26-19 jackson ave (long island city), free. >>

3/2 4pm: taste some of the best dishes from jenny rosenstrach's dinner: a love story at the launch of powerhouse on 8th’s cookbook tasting series. includes a book signing with rosenstrach and melissa vaughn (the new brooklyn cookbook. free (rsvp). >>

3/2 8pm: epic win burlesque presents geekboys: an all-male nerdy-burly review. r bar, $10. >>

3/2 8pm doors, 9pm show: happy birthday johnny cash! alex battles + the whiskey rebellion celebrate the man in black's 81st at the bell house, $15. >>

3/2 9pm doors: five bands play mod, garage, and power pop at one chord progression's cavestomp. don pedro, $8. >>

3/2 10pm: avan lava and cultfever play mhow, $12 >>

3/2 10:30pm: life size maps, punks on mars, honduras, some ember, and night visions play la piazzetta, $7 >>

3/2-4/22: the 11th annual orchid show at the new york botanical garden includes thousands of the flowers plus demos, talks, concerts, tours, more. $20. >>

3/3 8am-8pm (thru 3/15): rooftop dance presents 'the introducing series', featuring 13 performer installations over two weeks with a different artist exhibit each day. the roger smith hotel’s window at 125 (125 east 47th st), free. >>

3/3 7pm: sonic youth's thurston moore brings his new band, chelsea light moving, to other music for an intimate in-store performance. free. >>

sales, deals, freebies

attend the annual armory show contemporary and modern art fair 3/1-10 at piers 92 + 94 for free-$15 (reg $30) >>

get a movie ticket for $7 on fandango (up to $12 value) >>

group deals

spa package with massage, choice of two additional spa treatments, and lunch at eden day spa in tribeca for $99 ($283 value) >>

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