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TODAY: PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN VIGIL, ROBOCOP REMAKE, AFTERNOON OF A FAUN, RODDY DOYLE, JASON PORTER + COLUM MCCANN

around town today

free opening reception:
carolyn raship: 'the chorus girl show' @ dixon place >>

4, 6:30pm: number crunchers and the number curious can get their math on at the museum of mathematics's free 'math encounters' event series. tonight: patterns and disorder: how random can random be? rsvp recommended. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm event: the complete mushroom hunter author gary lincoff talks about our favorite fungi at the horticultural society, free (rsvp) >>

6, 8:30pm: our robocop remake: 55 filmmakers split up robocop into 55 scenes and remade them, taking liberties along the way. see the results at culutrefix. free. >>

6:30pm: labyrinth theater company hosts a candlelight vigil for philip seymour hoffman, who was a former artistic director and company member, in the courtyard of the bank street theater. >>

6:30pm: lolita fashion: costume or culture? a panel discusses at japan center. $12. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm start: sci cafe, amnh's monthly evening cocktail + conversation series, features a lecture on how we're learning about planets outside of our own solar system. cash bar available. free admission (rsvp). >>

6:45pm (thru 2/13): doc. afternoon of a faun: tanaquil le clercq explores the too-short career of the new york city principal ballerina who was paralyzed with polio at age 27. dancer/choreographer jacques d'amboise and others do q+a tonight. fslc, $13. >>

7: speak out against olympic sponsors and support lgbt rights in russia in front of the times square mcdonald's >>

7pm: three military veterans talk about their books and ptsd at word, free >>

7pm: booker prize-winning author roddy doyle (the snapper) reads from the guts, his followup to 1989's the commitments. powerhouse arena, free. >>

7pm: join local food authors, chefs and mixologists for 'dish', an evening of storytelling, readings, recipe-swapping and more. bonus: rum and whisky tastings! housing works, $5 suggested donation. >>

7pm: author jason porter reads from his debut novel why are you so sad? and chats with national book award-winning author colum mccann (let the great world spin). mcnally jackson, free. >>

7pm: comedian mike birbiglia (sleepwalk with me) brings his 'mike birbiglia's dream' to ucb with a cast that includes chris gethard, christina gausas, more. $5. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the local empire comedy show premieres 8 new sketch comedy videos with some help from mike lawrence (comedy central), who'll do a stand-up set, and an interview with two professional snow removers. hosted by dan wilbur (how not to read). lpr's gallery, $5 >>

8pm: ‘save room for dessert!’ with edible brooklyn: enjoy demos, tips, and samples from sweet-making experts roni-sue chocolates, love sweet love pralines, and sugarbuilt. brooklyn brewery, $5 sold out. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: comedian joe zimmerman celebrates the release of his first album at union hall with guests dave hill (tasteful nudes, npr), nick vatterott (conan, fallon), michelle wolf (seth meyers writer, girl code) and steve forrest. $8. >>

11pm: charla lauriston hosts the school night improv, sketch, and stand-up show at ucb, free. >>


check our website for a list of ongoing events


sales, deals, freebies

admission to artexpo new york at pier 94 4/4-6 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20) >>

two deals at brooklyn boulders: get an all-inclusive day pass with a climbing lesson and equipment rental for $19 ($41 value), or get a one-month membership with a climbing lesson and equipment rental for $99 ($252 value) >>

$24 to spend on bagels, sandwiches, salads and more at murray's sturgeon shop in the u.w.s. for $12 >>

$10 or $20 to spend at margot patisserie in the u.w.s. for $5 or $10 >>

$10 or $20 to spend on desserts at bomboloni in the u.w.s. for $5 or $10 >>

seinfeld: the complete series 33 disc dvd set is on sale for $58.99 at amazon ($149.99 list) >>

free mp3s: 16-tracks from artists to watch: t. hardy morris, peggy sue, botany, kid ink, more >>


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