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4/18 free opening receptions:
cm duffy 'it came from under my bed!' >>
galerie project + the bunker showcase @ am studio >>
jun kim 'anti-entropy' @ see | exhibition space >>
karine laval 'altered states' @ bonni benrubi gallery >>
ken solomon 'running to stand still' @ josée bienvenu gallery >>
sva mfa computer art department open studios >>

happy national poem in your pocket day! find or write a poem, put it in your pocket, share it with your friends all day long. #pocketpoem >>

6pm: in her lecture 'the measure of manhattan', author marguerite holloway examines the life of john randel jr., the surveyor who developed manhattan's city grid. village community school, free w/rsvp >>

7pm: paul kupperberg, former dc comics editor, and archie comic book artist and writer dan parent join in conversation to discuss kevin, the first gay character in archie comics. strand books, purchase of the book or a $15 gift card required for admission. >>

7pm: brooklyn museum's audiophile concert series hosts emerging brooklyn musicians. tonight: ava luna and lushlife. free with $12 sugg. museum admission. >>

7:30pm: author sam lipsyte (the ask, home land) reads from his new collection of short stories, the fun parts, and stephen elliott reads from his novel, the adderall diaries. pete's candy store, free. >>

7:30pm: bob powers (happy cruelty day) hosts the 'steamboat' literary humor series with guests mike lacher (buzzfeed, mcsweeney's), pete reynolds (mcsweeney's), kevin seccia (punching tom hanks), joanne solomon, and joe veix. bonus: free beer. greenlight, free. >>

7:30pm: the 'lasers in the jungle' comedy show features michelle wolf, ken schultz, adam newman, mike recine, and hosts sean crespo, dan wilbur, and katina corrao. ucbeast, $5. >>

7:30pm (thru 4/20): the 2013 mata festival presents new works by 20 young international composers performed by talea ensemble and meitar ensemble. roulette, $20. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm: 'women with power tools': saxophone, body, and a power sander are all wielded by women composers and performance artists. performance, panolpy performance laboratory, $5-15 sliding scale. >>

8pm: comedy/talk show 'late night basement' with chris rose returns to legion bar with guests mike maronna (pete and pete), leo allen, ethan t. berlin, and aprana nancherla. free. >>

8pm: attend a live taping of dale seever's monthly podcast, 'dale radio'. tonight: the season finale with guests janine brito (totally biased with w. kamau bell), rachel shukert (everything is going to be great), and jonathan schnapp + ashley albert (the upcoming royal palms shuffleboard parlor). film biz recycling, free. >>

8pm (thru 4/21): the 1st annual bad film fest at comedy bar nyc features 4 days of 'so-bad-they're-good' short films. free. >>

8pm (thru 4/20): cellist sonia wieder-atherton performs 'odyssey for cello and imaginary choir' at the kitchen, $15 >>

8:15pm: the tribeca film festival's free outdoor 'drive-in' screenings kick off with alfred hitchock's classic, the birds. brookfield place (wfc plaza). >>

8:30pm: tom shillue’s ‘funny story’ comedy show features storytelling from eddie huang, bobby tilsdale, giulia rozzi, gavin mcinnes, and judy mcguire. brooklyn brewery, $10 admission includes a beer. >>

8:30pm: dark carnival burlesque presents 'aprils foolproof remedy', featuring magic, live music, comedy, more. the delancey, $10-12 admission includes 2 raffle tickets. >>

8:30pm: hulk hogan, '80s wrestling clips, trivia, prizes... no holds barred. videology, free. >>

9:30pm: before the love show's choreography-based burlesque dancers head to tokyo to tour, they're offering a sneak peak of their new show at triskelion arts. $5+ suggested donation (rsvp). >>

thru 4/30: world-renowned magician ricky jay and filmmakers do q+a at select screenings (4/19-20) of their new doc., deceptive practice: the mysteries and mentors of ricky jay. film forum, $12.50. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

coming up

4/19 6pm: book launch for marijuanamerica: one man's quest to understand america's dysfunctional love affair with weed from author alfred ryan nerz. powerhouse arena, free. >>

4/19 7pm: nyhs screens william wyler's 1939 adaptation of emily brontë's wuthering heights, starring merle oberon and laurence olivier. 60 minutes's lesley stahl and producer catherine wyler discuss. pay-as-you-wish 6-8pm friday nights. >>

4/19 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's gallery, $10. >>

4/19 8pm: kevin maher hosts the monthly comedy-variety show 'kevin geeks out about…' this month: a selection of some of kevin's favorite guests from previous shows, complete with film clips, dramatic readings, guest talks, trivia + prizes, more. 92ytribeca, $10. >>

4/19 8pm (+ 4/20-21, 25-27): 20+ choreographers and clowns highlight the lighter side of dance at the 4th annual comedy in dance festival. triskellon arts, $15. >>

4/19 8pm: the so percussion quartet play everything from a coffee can to a cactus at this weekend’s free carnegie hall neighborhood concert. laguardia performing arts center (l.i.c.), rsvp required. >>

4/19 8:15pm: the tribeca film festival's free outdoor 'drive-in' screenings continue with beetlejuice. brookfield place (wfc plaza). >>

4/19 8:30pm: tribute bands schism (tool), no code (pearl jam), and jesus christ pose (soundgarden) play sullivan hall. $10 before 9pm, $15 after. >>

4/19 9pm: music comedy band summer and eve host the earworm funny music party show with guests the delorian sisters, poykpac, and carla ulbrich. ucbeast, $10. >>

4/19 10pm: the girls + boys dance party features alvin risk, photek, luminox, and alex english. webster hall, $15. >>

4/19 midnight: indie dance duo french horn rebellion kick-off a residency at brooklyn bowl with guest jody 'looking for a new love' watley. yeah yeah yeah! $10. >>

4/19-20: the annual lebowski fest includes a screening with live soundtrack accompaniment from los duderinos, a bowling party, costume contest, trivia, white russians, more. $25. >>

4/19-21: the 5th annual brooklyn folk festival goes down at the bell house with a banjo toss, alex battles and the whisky rebellion, mamie minch + tamar korn, naomi shelton + the gospel queens, a square dance, more. $15-20/show, $30 day-pass. >>

4/19-10/18 (hours vary): the high line food vendors open for the season: delaney barbecue's smokeline, melt bakery, peoples pops, taco truck, blue bottle coffee, a full service cafe with wine + beer, more >>

4/20 9am: pray for no tickets whilst riding on the sidewalk during the 15th annual all-faith blessing of the bikes at the cathedral church of st. john the divine, free >>

4/20-21 10am-6pm: first new york city hot sauce expo features 30+ vendors, spicyt eating challenges, fire breathers, more. east river state park (williamsburg), $10. >>

4/20-21 11am-5pm: the fulton stall market at south street seaport opens for the season. south street bet. beekman + fulton. >>

4/20 12: teams of 10 hunt for objects all over the city at nyc/london treasure hunt 'quest for the grail'. starts at castle clinton, $15. >>

4/20 3-8pm: bushwick's secret project robot art space hosts the spring fever festival with tulips, open studios, food, and live music from quintron + miss pussycat, black dice, and k-holes. $12 adv, $15 door. >>

4/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm: jon friedman hosts a 4/20 edition of 'the rejection show' with comedians adam newman, bob powers, lisa delarios, ted travelstead, andy friedman, and stuckey + murray sharing jokes written under the influence and other 420 related humor. union hall, $8 adv $10 dos. >>

4/20 8pm: 'hot for teacher': instructors from burlesque bikini productions school us at rbar, $10 >>

4/20 8:30pm-late: the newsonic launch party has two floors of live music (hank + cupcakes, dynasty electric, more), djs, art + projection, more. greenpoint gallery, free before 9pm, $5 before 10pm, $10 after. >>

4/20 11:30pm: alison leiby hosts a 4/20 edition of her 'it's a long story' comedy show at ucbeast with guests aaron glaser, amber nelson, taylor ketchum, and nick naney. $5. >>

4/20: local record shops celebrate the sixth annual record store day with discounts, new and limited releases (titles and quantities vary by store) and in-store performances (doug gillard at generation records, anthrax cd signing at j+r...) >>

4/21 11am-5pm (1st + 3rd sundays thru oct): the food truck rally at prospect park's grand army plaza continues for the season. today, the 15 trucks include: coolhaus, gorilla cheese nyc, green pirate juice, kelvin slush, mexicue, souvlaki gr, wafels + dinges, more, more. pay-as-you-go. >>

4/21 11am-6pm: 80+  artists, writers + publishers show off their self-published creations ($1-10 each) at the annual brooklyn zine fest. bonus: $3 brooklyn brew. public assembly, free. >>

4/21 12-5pm (times vary by borough): pay tribute to cyclists killed during the past year at the eighth annual ghost bike memorial ride and walk. free. >>

4/21 2-4pm: the 28th annual ny crime victims candlelight vigil takes place at the west end collegiate church (368 west end ave at 77th st + west end ave) >>

4/21 8pm: mobius percussion quartet perform the works of reich, cole, neal, and treuting at the gershwin hotel, $10 >>

4/21 9pm: tonight at hannibal buress’s ‘comedy at the knitting factory’ show: neal brennan, todd barry, more. $5 adv, $7 door. >>

4/21 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: david lynch + angelo badalamenti-inspired noir-jazz band silencio create a moody atmosphere with recreated pieces from twin peaks, eraserhead, blue velvet, wild at heart, mulholland drive, and lost highway. lpr, $20 adv, $25 dos. >>

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