thru 4/25: living cartoons: live action films by animators: a new screening series at brooklyn academy of music explores films made by artists who started in the world of animation before moving into live-action filmmaking. from classic hollywood to millennial japan and beyond, the series includes beetlejuice and the nightmare before christmas (tim burton), chicken with plums and persepolis (marjane satrapi and vincent paronnaud), my man godfrey (gregory la cava), train to busan (yeon sang-ho), and more. brooklyn academy of music (fort greene), $16. >>

thru 4/7: new york international auto show: if you like the cars, the cars that go boom, you’ll find plenty to drool over at the annual new york international auto show. jacob k. javits center (hell’s kitchen), $22 admission. >>

thru 4/4: shadows of change: women + horror in 2014: ifc center presents an eight-film series spotlighting six female-directed horror films from 2014 that marked a shift in indie horror: jennifer kent’s the babadook, ana lily anapour’s a girl walks home alone at night, and more, with filmmakers in person at select shows. ifc center (greenwich village), $18 general, $15 seniors. >>

thru mon: transgender day of visibility events: commemorate transgender day of visibility (march 31) at events across nyc, including a flag-raising ceremony, a visual arts panel, a wig and clothing drive, and more. >>

thru sun: congress of curious peoples at coney island: coney island’s annual ‘gathering of unique individuals’ returns with a sideshow hall of fame induction ceremony, a discussion on true crime and wax museums, a ‘vice-filled’ burlesque show, a pop-up paper engineering workshop, an art + oddities market, and more. events are priced $20-30, while admission to the art + oddities market is free. >>

fri + sat (8pm + 9:30pm): flop house comedy ‘best of’ showcase: flop house comedy club (williamsburg) presents ‘best of’ showcases fri + sat, featuring standup by lucas zelnick (comedy central), maddie wiener (comedy central), eric neumann (fallon), sureni weerasekera (earth tones comedy), and more. bonus: 2-for-1 drinks at the 9:30pm shows. $5-15 (save 33% on 8pm show tickets with promo code ‘skint’). >>

fri 7pm: the listener with steve buscemi and celine song: village east by angelika hosts a screening of the listener, starring tessa thompson, followed by an in-person q+a with director steve buscemi moderated by filmmaker celine song (past lives). $18 general, $16 seniors. >>

fri 7pm: stand-up science presents: volcano: learn while laughing as scientist turned stand-up comedian ben miller, who was recently artist-in-residence at hawai’i volcanoes national park, performs an hour of volcano jokes at grove 34 (astoria). featuring misha han, christiana jackson, and rob rego. $10. >>

fri 8pm + 10pm beyoncé album release parties: the queer community celebrates beyoncé’s cowboy carter at album release parties at the meadows (8pm, $25) and 3 dollar bill (10pm, $20).

fri 8pm doors: sea urchin album release show: ridgewood punk band sea urchin plays its debut album release show at alphaville (bushwick). rat jester and aisle knot support. $13.60. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and-hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by graham kay (pete and me), karolena theresa (hoes with feelings), yvette segan (unladylike comedy), jim flannigan, and sagar bhatt. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: combover comedy in a barbershop: take a seat at otis + finn barbershop (lic), where mike albanese, alex pavone, and mahesh kotagi host an evening of cutting-edge comedy. tonight’s show features dave merheje (ramy), gus constantellis (comedy central) jf harris (comedy central), and lucie pohl (overwatch). bonus: byob plus complimentary drinks. $7.18 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $12.51). >>


sat thru 6/16: free bird outings: explore our urban jungle at one of the many free, guided bird walks offered by nyc audobon in central park, the battery, van cortlandt park, on governors island, and beyond. >>

sat + sun: gems zine exhibition and launch: gems, a naarm/melbourne and lenapehoking/new york-based collective showcasing work made by women and non-binary people, celebrates the launch of their newest zine with an exhibition and zine making, resistance writing, and letterpress printing workshops at gowanus studio space. free admission (rsvp required for the letterpress workshop). >>

sat (while supplies last): batman 85th anniversary pop-up and comic book giveaway: dc and warner bros. discovery celebrate batman’s first appearance in comics and the caped crusader’s 85th anniversary with comic book giveaways at soho news international and eight local comic shops. >>

sat 10am-3pm: egg hunt on governors island: at this year’s family-friendly event, 50,000 candy-filled eggs will be spread across several areas of governors island, along with an island-wide scav­enger hunt that every­one can take a crack at, and addi­tional programming and a hunt for chil­dren ages 5 and under. byo basket. free admission. >>

sponsored: sat 11am-1pm: myrtle avenue spring scavenger hunt: spring is here and to celebrate brooklyn’s myrtle ave is calling on all kid sleuths, detectives, and private eyes for a scavenger hunt! pick up a scavenger hunt card from our tent located on the myrtle ave plaza and find all eight animals located in the storefront windows of businesses along myrtle ave to earn a goodie bag full of candy and prizes! plus, get a free book from brooklyn book bodega, enjoy balloon animals by sparkly faces, and an interactive show, women’s her-story game: we who believe in freedom cannot rest!. bonus: girl scout cookies will be available for purchase. >>

sat 3:30pm: spiritualists of green-wood trolley tour: visit the final resting places of mentalists and mediums and more from the 19th century, explore the era’s obsession with death and mourning, discuss the relationship between spiritualism and the women’s rights movement, and more on this trolley tour led by andrea janes, boroughs of the dead founder and co-author of a haunted history of invisible women. $30. >>

sat 7:30pm: american repertory ballet: new jersey’s american repertory ballet returns to kaye playhouse at hunter college (ues) with ‘elevate,’ a program of cutting-edge ballet and contemporary works. $15 with promo code ‘dance15’ (reg. $35). >>


sun 10am-4pm: easter parade and easter bonnet festival: an easter sunday tradition dating back to the 1870s, revelers in big, bright bonnets flaunt their fab fashions on fifth avenue. 49th to 57th streets along fifth avenue. >>

sun 11am (+ 4/13, 4/21, 5/25): queer history walking tour of the lower east side: trace the queer history of the lower east side back to the 1800s on a walking tour co-created by natalie hill, salonee bhaman, daniel walber, erin reid, jimmy fay, and henry street settlement public historian katie vogel. henry street settlement (les), free-$20. >>


mon thru 11/30 (7am-10pm): extended hours on the high line: stroll a little longer… starting today, the high line will stay open two hours later each day throughout the season. free admission. >>

mon thru 5/12: brooklyn botanic garden in bloom: extended hours: more flowers, more hours. from 4/1-5/12, the garden opens early at 8am tuesday-sunday, and stays open until 8pm tuesday-thursday (except 4/23-25, which is reserved for ticketed hanami nights programming). $18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets. >>

mon 6pm: new york on film: 12 angry men: the downtown alliance hosts a screening of sidney lumet’s 12 angry men (1957), followed by a conversation with josh dubin and derrick hamilton of the perlmutter center for legal justice at cardozo law school, who’ll explore the film’s enduring relevance and its impact on our understanding of the jury’s role in preventing wrongful conviction. ipic theater fulton market, $10. >>

mon 7pm (monthly): biology on tap: biology and beer blend at the biology on tap speaker series. tonight’s ‘silly science’ theme features trivia and talks on urban evolution and weird animal adaptations. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: 10th- anniversary: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers celebrates its ten-year anniversary with an evening of teeny cupcakes and readings by margo jefferson (constructing a nervous system), elizabeth kendall (where she danced), naomi extra (the new yorker), nabil ayers (the new york times), and zachery pace (i sing to use the waiting). niagara bar (east village). free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): the last drop comedy: maddie peck and sam schaefer host a night of stand-up and musical and character comedy from marcia belsky (comedy central), andrew durso (patriot act), indigo asim (upskirt comedy), ash diggs, and lily armstrong. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by maeve higgins with guest host josh gondleman and dj donwill returns with stand-up by ophira eisenberg (npr), jaboukie young-white (the daily show), courtney bee (wild ‘n out), drew anderson (reductress), and tom peters (the onion). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 8pm: the moth storyslam: the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition, where anyone can share a five-minute tale based on the evening’s theme to an attentive audience, returns to the bell house (gowanus). tonight’s theme: ‘green.’ $15. >>

mon 8:30pm (monthly): no monopoly allowed game night: it’s all fun and games (except monopoly) at this monthly board game night hosted by darby and micah at pinebox rockshop (bushwick). free admission. >>

coming up

sponsored: 4/3 9:30pm: new kids on the blockchain: a solo show by viv ford: based on a true story, new kids on the blockchain follows viv as she lands in a home called the crypto castle in san francisco, ca in 2015. the only woman amongst 14 male roommates, she is thrust into their world where no rules apply, love is a distraction, bitcoin is the future, and rent is paid in crypto. for four years, she tries to be the one thing the crypto bros don’t seem to know: normal. caveat (les), $18 adv, $23 door. >>


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