TUES-THURS, 12/6-8: FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, YOUR VOICES, KEVIN GEEKS OUT, AND MORE

tuesday

tues thru 12/18: ‘your voices’: a kinetic sculpture by es devlin: a large-scale, revolving, illuminated public artwork takes over lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza. ‘your voices,’ by british artist and stage designer es devlin, was commissioned by moët + chandon and is formed of 700 glowing cords that represent 700 of the languages currently spoken in nyc. on select evenings at 6pm, lincoln center for the performing arts will present a series of choral groups to perform live at the sculpture. free. >>

tues 6:30pm: must love dogs singles mixer: let your best bud break the ice during this evening of human and canine mixing and mingling at boris + horton (east village). free admission. >>

sponsored: tues 7pm: uptown showdown: dreamers vs. doers: the popular comedy debate series invites two teams of funny folks from the worlds of stand-up and late-night television to tackle topics of great importance to pop culture, stopping when the audience decides the winner. tonight’s installment at symphony space (uws) features robin gelfenbien (yum’s the word), josh gondelman (wait wait…don’t tell me!), abby govindan (how to embarrass your immigrant parents), shalewa sharpe (hbo’s 2 dope queens), ikechukwu ufomadu (words with ike), and more going head to head to decide if it’s better to be purveyors of the impossible or automatons of production. skint readers get a $7 ticket with code: ‘dream’ (service charge applies). >>

tues 7pm: emma ramadan and olivia baes present marguerite duras’ the easy life: mon dieu! french literary legend marguerite duras’ novel the easy life, a tale about a young woman’s inner struggle with grief and ennui, is now an easier read for non-native speakers thanks to co-translators emma ramadan and olivia baes, who’ll discuss their experiences creating the first english translation of the text and their respective relationships to duras’ writing in a conversation with author stephanie lacava. presented by greenlight bookstore at the rockwell place cocktail bar (fort greene), free. >>

tues 7pm: jessica grose: screaming on the inside with amber tamblyn: new york times opinion writer and author jessica grose delivers a mother of a book talk as she takes down two centuries of unrealistic expectations and impossible societal pressures on moms in a conversation about her latest book, screaming on the inside: the unsustainability of american motherhood, with actor, writer, and director amber tamblyn. presented by books are magic at st. ann’s church (brooklyn heights), $10+. >>

tues 7pm: next slide please: a powerpoint comedy show: seven comedians bring laughter to the lecture hall as they deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. hosted by reed kavner. caveat (les), $13 with promo code ‘slide5’ (reg. $18 adv, $20 door). >>

tues 7:30pm: the mary jo pehl show: mystery science theater 3000’s mary jo pehl brings her livestream comedy series to a live audience at littlefield (gowanus), where she and fellow comedians frank conniff (mst3k) and dave hill (unbreakable kimmy schmidt) will read from and discuss their books with host chris gersbeck. $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

tues 7:30pm: long time no see comedy show: catch up with your favorite comedians at julie ray’s long time no see standup show, held at city winery’s the loft in chelsea. featuring jon rudnitsky (snl), mark normand (netflix), joe list (netflix), tone bell (comedy central), and kerryn feehan (comedy central). $15 with promo code ‘ltnsexclusive’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 day-of). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s show features dave ross (comedy central), matty ryan (comedy central), atheer yacoub (comedy central), sheria mattis (netflix is a joke), lindsay boling (off limits), and aaron mccann. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, ashley hamilton, and nolawee mengist bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by jared goldstein (comedy central), connor mcnutt (comedy central), dan wilbur (how not to read), ash diggs (means tv), and colleen genevieve (rent money comedy). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 11:30pm: times square midnight moment: ‘first snow’: a flurry of music and movement will descend on duffy square for the debut presentation of cynthia rowlson-hall’s ‘first snow,’ a dance film about a snowstorm and the beauty and fragility of the natural world, which will screen on 90+ electronic billboards from 11:57 to midnight thru the month. tonight, grammy-winning string ensemble attacca quartet will play an introductory concert. >>

wednesday

weds thru sat: roots n’ ruckus fest: the eighth annual roots n’ ruckus fest comes ramblin’ back to the jalopy theatre and tavern (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront) with four days of live roots and folk music performances by nearly 40 musical acts. free admission. >>

weds: holiday tree lightings:
• 4-6pm: madison square park >>
• 6pm: washington square park >>

weds 3pm, 7pm (ends today): the dark crystal 40th anniversary screenings: jim henson and frank oz’s groundbreaking live-action fantasy film returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

weds 5pm (+ 12/14): broadway under the stars: catch live performances from broadway shows at the shops at columbus circle. tonight’s program features excerpts from phantom of the opera and kimberly akimbo. the second floor of the shops at columbus circle (uws), free admission. >>

weds 6:30pm: noah baumbach with reggie ugwu: filmmaker noah baumbach screens clips from white noise, his new film based on don delillo’s novel, and speaks with new york times pop culture reporter reggie ugwu about bringing it to the screen. the celeste bartos forum at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown) and online, free. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): scicafe: hunting ancient bat fossils in colombia: at tonight’s edition of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening conversation series, amnh department of mammalogy curator-in-charge nancy simmons discusses her recent expedition to la venta, a fossil-rich desert in central colombia, the paleontology methods for finding microfossils (fossils of small mammals like bats and rodents), and what unearthing those fossils can teach us about the evolution of the critters they belonged to. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free (rsvp). >>

weds 7pm (monthly): the best thing that ever happened to me: ask me another host ophira eisenberg and 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade host ‘the best thing that ever happened to me,’ a storytelling show where performers recount transformative experiences that changed their lives for the better. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

weds 7pm: bushwick’s got talent variety show: come cheer on your neighbors, or enter for a chance to show the world (well, bushwick) what you’ve got at house of yes’s bushwick’s got talent variety show, a reality tv-style competition complete with guest judges, fake buzzers, and prizes. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), isabel hagen (fallon), brad howe (joe pera talks with you), and matt somerstein. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): punderdome: pun-masters have a war of the words at tonight’s edition of the beloved pun-slinging competition, hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day-of. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers christi chiello (comedy central), anya volz (best mistakes), sabeen sadiq (codeswitched), john robles, mike toohey, and sam cobb. $5. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by brian frange (comedy central), venessa peruda (standup nbc finalist), lauren hope krass (risk!), dan wilbur (how not to read), pranav behari (mad magazine), and paula j. leon. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

thursday

thurs 6pm: salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free. >>

thurs 6-9pm (on view thru sun): mixed media street art exhibit: hudson yards gallery presents works by 30 established an up-and-coming artists. opening reception tonight. free. >>

thurs 7pm: new york jewish book festival: fleishman is in trouble screening + talkback with taffy brodesser-akner and a.o. scott: the new york jewish book festival kicks off with a screening of the first episode of fleishman is in trouble, a new fx series on hulu created by taffy brodesser-akner, author of the 2019 novel on which the series is based. after the screening, brodesser-akner will chat with new york times film critic a.o. scott about the novel and tv series. in-person at the museum of jewish heritage (battery park) and online, free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

thurs 7pm + 9pm: dan wilbur – live album recording: stand-up comic and humorist dan wilbur (how not to read, never flirt with puppy killers) shares his thoughts on married life, cleveland, new york, bookstores, movies, video games, and trying not to eat everything he sees as he lays down his first comedy album at q.e.d. (astoria). the 90-minute back-to-back shows will also feature carolyn castiglia (mtv) and zach sims (comedy central). $10. >>

thurs 7:30pm: kevin geeks out: the christmas special: comedian kevin maher hosts a multi-media variety show celebrating the holiday with clips, games, guests, and more. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $16. >>

thurs 7:30pm: diana burco: two-time latin grammy nominated singer/songwriter/accordion player diana burco blends traditional cumbia, vallenato, and bullerengue genres with contemporary pop at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

thurs 8pm: mortified: from journals to angsty poetry to home movies, adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts at the mortified storytelling show. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: guest host mark benjamin saves the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, celebrating its eight-year anniversary with an evening of standup by jeffrey emerson (only murders in the building), myq kaplan (netflix), ginny hogan (comedy central), jatty robinson (aka wyatt cenac), orli matlow (adult swim), molly ruben-long (absolutely thriving comedy), and daniel raderstrong (funny or die). basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8:30pm: drule comedy: brittany cardwell, claire alexander, and liv amerling present drule, a standup comedy show featuring a mostly women and non-binary lineup at fette sau bbq (williamsburg). tonight: gary gulman (hbo), daphnique springs (netflix), maddie wiener (comedy central), janae boston (mtv), and jared golstein. free admission. >>

thurs 8:45pm (monthly): comedy ugly: a comedy strip show: comedians reveal more than just punchlines at comedy ugly, a standup show where performers remove an article of clothing between jokes. hosted by alysia hush and marisa riley. easy lover (east williamsburg), free. >>

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Off Peak

By Brenda Withers
Directed by Jess Chayes

With Kurt Rhoads and Nance Williamson
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Martin and Sarita’s relationship came to a stormy end over a decade ago. When they bump into each other on the evening commute, they try to find a way to set things straight but differing views of the same past threaten to derail their connection.

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