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7pm: editors tristan taormino, constance penley, celine parrenas shimizu and mireille miller-young read from the feminist porn book: the politics of producing pleasure and explore the concepts of feminist porn and sexism in porn. bluestockings, free. >>

7pm: east coast vs. west coast punk rock brew tour: $10 gets you tastings from 8 breweries, an order of tater tots, and and earful of bi-coastal punk at idle hands >>

7:30pm (+ 3/7 @ bluestockings): writer david mcconnell discusses his latest book, american honor killings: desire and rage among men, which examines cases of straight men killing gay men. nyu assistant professor of psychology ken corbett boyhoods: rethinking masculinities) leads the conversation. greenlight, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: beth hoyt and trish nelson's 'big effing deal' comedy/variety show features seaton smith (time out comedian to watch), nate fernald (team submarine), mikala bierma (buzzfeed.), and musical guests reformed whores. bonus: 2-4-1 happy hour drinks until 8pm. 2a, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the second novelization series features 'dramatic' readings of books based on movies, including back to the future part ii, clueless, encino man and more read by mike doughty, matt ringler, julia wertz, marlow riley, and hosts heidi vanderlee and liam mceneaney. plus, musical guests the debutante hour. union hall, $7. >>

7:30pm (thru 3/11): in a film described by its producer as 'the first 'totally black film,' herbert danska's right on! captures a part of new york city's music culture in the 1960s. moma, $12. >>

8pm doors: tonight at the 'hot soup' comedy show: phil hanley, sam morrill, mike recine, brooke van poppelen, more. bonus: rsvp with 4 or more people and y'all get a free drink each. ella lounge, free (rsvp). >>

8pm doors: ava luna, mooon king, leapling, and the can't tells play shea stadium, $8 >>

8pm doors: paws, shark? and eula play cake shop, $8 >>

8pm nola's preservation hall jazz band heat up brooklyn bowl, $15 >>

8pm: andrew w.k., dom, cities aviv, cool serbia, and blue hawaii play 285 kent, $16 admission includes a brooklyn brew open bar >>

9pm: blog and i am not lying hosts a monthly variety show of storytelling, comedy, burlesque, and sideshow acts. under st. marks, $10. >>

thru 3/9: the craic fest of new irish music and film includes after parties with 2-hour beer open bars. tribeca cinemas, mercury lounge and the irish arts center, $15-20. >>

thru 3/10: armory arts week shows beginning today:
the art show at the park avenue armory, $25
the (un)fair, 500 w. 52nd st, free

thru 3/12: gut renovation, a film written, directed and photographed by su friedrich, documents the changes and gentrification of williamsburg since 1989. film forum, $12.50. >>

thru 3/17: tero saarinen company, danish dance theatre, and carte blanche come to the joyce for the ice hot nordic dance festival. $10+. >>

thru 5/11: the society of illustrators exhibits the private collection and work of harvey kurtzman, writer, editor, cartoonist and founding editor of mad magazine. free admission. (opening reception 3/8, $15) >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>


Jeanette Winterson
In Conversation with A.M. Homes
Monday, Mar. 11 at 7:30pm

A memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. Funny, acute, fierce and celebratory, this book is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, a mother, an identity, and a home.
"'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?' is raucous. It hums with a dark refulgence from its first pages...singular and electric.." —The New York Times

This event sponsored by Lambda Literary Foundation. The Lambda Literary Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature.

Tickets $25; Members $21
30 & Under $15

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3/7-9 9am-4:30pm: 200 high school and middle school robotics teams from around the world bring their smarts to the 13th annual nyc first competition. jacob javits center, free. >>

3/7 4:30, 7pm, 9pm: willow, the late '80s classic featuring magic, swords, and fairy dust, is playing at bam in celebration of the movie's 25th anniversary. $13. >>

3/7 5-9pm: shop the night away in soho and get 25-30% off at 17 stores including kate spade, theory, coach, scoop, pengiun, puma, more (rsvp required) >>

3/7 6pm: learn to fix your own jewelry during today's 'make it thursday' workshop at the american folk art museum. supplies will be provided, bring your own broken and busted jewelry. $10. >>

3/7 7pm: filmmaker/author tom folsom reads from his new book about the life and work of actor dennis hopper, hopper: a journey into the american dream. release party + signing + q+a. book court, free. >>

3/7 7pm: housing work's geek week spelling bee: get one wrong, save yourself by answering a literary question. nerdy prizes for the three best. >>

3/7 7:30pm: filmmaker michel gondry (eternal sunshine of the spotless mind hosts a discussion following a screening of john schlesinger's billy liar (1963). ifc, $ >>

3/7 8pm: comedy/talk show 'late night basement' with chris rose returns to legion with guests andrew w.k., adam lowitt (the daily show), and comedians sean donnelly and chelsea davidson. free. >>

3/7 8-11pm doors: play to win drinks, show tickets and cash at the park slope bingo club with hosts dick swizzle and perry comb-over. union hall, free entry, $5/card pack. >>

3/7-9: screenings, master classes and panel discussions are among the complimentary events included in the 10th annual fusion film festival, which showcases the work of emerging female filmmakers. nyu's cantor film center, free. >>

25 free and cheap events were looking forward to this month >>

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