Wednesday, February 13

TODAY: ALAN CUMMING + WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, HOW TO PREPARE A MEXICAN FEAST, TORO Y MOI

around town today

happy galentine's day to you! >>

free opening receptions:
benny gool's 'madiba: images of nelson mandela' at pop >>
single faire @ rh gallery >>
open small works exhibition at n.a.w.a. gallery >>

6:30pm; celebrate the anniversary of lincoln's 204th birthday with civil war era music and words and some of lincoln's favorite songs. featuring judy collins, stephen lang, dar williams, more. cooper union's great hall, free. >>

7pm: attorney and community organizer urvashi vaid joins pulitzer prize-winning playwright tony kushner in a discussion about vaid's latest book, irresistible revolution: confronting race, class and the assumptions of lgbt politics. b+n 86th + lexington, free. >>

7pm: guitar world editor-in-chief brad tolinski discusses his latest book, light and shade: conversations with jimmy page, about led zepplin's legendary lead guitarist. apple soho, free. >>

7pm: ajhs's jonathan karp leads a conversation with historian david kaufman on kaufman's latest book, jewhooing the sixties, an examination on how jewish fame and celebrity during that decade helped to shape american pop culture. $5. >>

7pm (+ 2/21, 28): the modern school of film series invites special guests to present and discuss a favorite movie after screening it. february's lineup includes guests alan cumming, andrew w.k., and mark ruffalo discussing waiting for guffman, faces, and the elephant man. ifc, $17. >>

7pm doors: toro y moi, wild belle, and dog bite play webster hall, $20 >>

7:30pm: tech entrepreneur dane atkinson (squarespace, sumall) talks with wakefield media's guy cimbalo at this month's electric locomotive speaker series. bonus: free beer. the kraine theater, $5 with promo code 'skint50' (reg $10). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm event: drink while you cook! brooklyn salsa company, lonestar taco, la newyorkina and other local food experts share techniques and tips on how to... prepare a mexican feast. brooklyn brewery, $5. >>

7:30pm doors: dan kennedy and ophira eisenberg's 'an evening of smart comedy' welcomes guests tom shillue, susan prekel, and bob powers. union hall, $8. >>

8pm: the shotgunnin' it comedy show at the rock shop features erik bergstrom, jackie novack, bridey ellitott, johnny velvet and the moonbeams, and hosts tim duffy and likas kaiser. free. >>

8pm: liam mceneaney's annual 'tell your friends! with benefits comedy show at the bell house features guests hannibal buress, todd barry, nikki glaser, and music from eden + john's east river string band and rock n' roll ventriloquist carla rose. $15. >>

8pm: heliotropes play a free show at the soho converse store and offer a chance to get one of 50 free tickets to tomorrow's sold out mhow show with vivian girls, eternal summers, and widowspeak >>

9pm-late: copycat cover song night pays tribute to arthur lee and love with live bands, remixes, and $5 love potion cocktails all night. otto’s, free. >>

thru 2/14: love and anti-love movies:
almost in love (q+a with actor alan cumming and director sam neave 2/15) @ rebar, $10 >>
an evening with slutever @ spectable, $5 >>
true romance @ videology, free >>
harold and maude @ lady jay's and videology, free
roman holiday @ bam, $13 >>
romeo + juliet (with free hot chocolate and cookies, $2 beers) @ la gringa taqueria, free >>
we won't grow old together and modern romance @ anthology, $10 >>

thru 5/26: nyc 1993: experimental jet set, trash and no star, the new museum's newest exhibit, is conceived as a time capsule that captures the culture, art, economy and politics (domestic and global) of a specific time period. $14 (free thursdays 7–9pm). >>


check our website for a list of ongoing events >>


coming up

2/14-28: buy one frozen dessert, get one free at 16 handles (e-coupon) >>

2/17-18: $5 tickets to see lincoln at amc theatres >>

it's here: the skint's 25 free and cheap valentine's day-themed events >>


sales, deals, freebies

thru 2/14: take 50% off select starbucks chocolate treats (e-coupon) >>


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