around town today

thru 3/15: conceptual artist and musician ted riederer’s never records installation turns bam’s rudin family gallery into a record shop and recording studio where you can watch performances as they’re being recorded and cut live, as well as listen to recordings from past installations. the rudin family gallery at bam strong (fort greene), free admission. >>

thru 1/28: the 29th annual new york jewish film festival, presented by the jewish museum and film at lincoln center, highlights more than 20 films from around the world, including narrative, documentary, restored classics, and shorts. walter reade theater at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors (opening, closing, and centerpiece events are $25). >>

thru 1/26 (wednesdays thru sundays): explore immersive netflix exhibits of dolemite is my name, the irishman, marriage story, and the two popes at dolby soho. free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: gentrification 2.0: the good, the bad, and the blurry: there goes the neighborhood? consider a changing brooklyn at a conversation with authors matthew schuerman (newcomers: gentrification and its discontents), kay hymowitz (the new brooklyn: what it takes to bring a city back), and james rodriguez (contributor to racial inequality in new york city since 1965). moderated by jarrett murphy (executive editor of city limits). brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: fashion puh-leeze: self-proclaimed sartorialists (on a budget) and comedians anna roisman (hq words) and maya deshmukh (azn pop!) invite their comedian friends and fashion experts to discuss everyday lewks, seasonal trends, and award show styles viewed very far away from the red carpet. the slipper room (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

7:30pm (monthly): the astronomy on tap discussion series celebrates the new picard series with tonight’s ‘it’s a star trek universe’ edition, featuring talks, games, and prizes from the unemployed philosopher’s guild. trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: laugh for a good cause at generous laughs 2020: a raices benefit show, featuring a lineup of comedians and musical performers including jennifer vanilla (moma ps1), sam taggart (comedy central), mamoudou n’diaye (comedy central), karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical), jes tom (soojung dreams of fiji), and more. hosted by marybess pritchett and ian lockwood. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door admission proceeds will be donated to raices. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by randall otis (the daily show), mia jackson (comedy central), mary beth barone (comedy central), pranav behari, and napoleon emill. hosted by fumi abe and michael nguyen. canal street market (soho), free-$10. >>

8pm (monthly): local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series. tonight, hear from ben fama (deathwish), suzanne dottino (editor of kgb bar lit journal), bishakh som (the new yorker), and ryan d. matthews (joyland). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (weekly): head to the downstairs space at poco restaurant and bar for the let’s see, what else? comedy show, hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. tonight’s show features evan williams (the americans), christian finnegan (comedy central), maddy smith (wild n’ out), and petey deabreu (comedy central). poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): tonight’s side ponytail comedy show, now in its fifth year, features jeff maurer (last week tonight head writer), charles mcbee (black twitter), rachel dry (the new york times), emily panic (the new yorker), jatty robinson (aka wyatt cenac), and tim bridge (‘vermont’s funniest comedian’ 2018). hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): it may be called the fancy show, but the $3 beers and $15 buckets are a sure sign that you won’t have to drink with your pinky out to fit in at this stand-up comedy show. tonight’s lineup features brian parise (last week tonight), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), lizzie martinez (funny or die), and ashley brooke roberts (npr). hosted by lane pieschel. the back room at the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: thick, gymshorts, and dropper play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

8:30pm doors, 8:45pm show (monthly): the weird but nice comedy show is back with more free candy, plus comedians shane torres (comedy central), lauren davis (hulu), allison o’conor (we go way back comedy), josef anolin, and brett hiker. hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: martin urbano (kimmel), dina hashem (conan), lizzie martinez (funny or die), kendall farrell (sirius xm), michael rowland (comedy central), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: professional meme creators ben leary and kendall payne host extremely online, a multimedia irl internet talk show that explores meme and viral culture with content round-ups, interviews, and stand-up. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

looking for more? check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

coming up

1/16 ongoing (open thursdays thru sundays): a free indoor skate park has opened in bushwick. >>

1/16-26: chelsea repertory company and lab presents the e-merging artists 2020 one act play festival, bringing a dozen new one-act plays and solo performances to the theater 54 stage at shetler studios (midtown west). $20 general, $15 students. >>

1/16-20: get inspired to take action at cinematters: the ny social justice film festival, presenting six days of documentary and narrative films, workshops, and conversations, all centered on the themes of inequality, injustice, and social responsibility. jcc manhattan (uws), free-$18 (opening night $36). >>

1/16-19: gain a few purls of wisdom at vogue knitting live, a multi-day affair of classes, vendors, fashion shows, art, and more yarn-related fun. classes run thurs-sun, the marketplace is open fri-sun. new york marriott marquis (theater district), $20+ (classes + lectures extra). >>

1/16-19: step out of the mainstream and into the 28th annual outsider art fair, showcasing works from 60 exhibitors with a focus on self-taught and alternative artists. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $30 fri-sun ($50 vernissage admission thursday). >>

1/16 6-8pm (on view thru 3/21): international print center new york’s new prints exhibition, homebody, features works by 31 artists from 6 countries whose work explores relationships between personal and domestic structures. opening reception and talks tonight. international print center new york (chelsea), free. >>

1/16 6-9pm (monthly): explore the lic art scene after-hours at this month’s lic gallery night, where nine galleries and art spaces will keep their doors open late. free admission. >>

1/16 6pm doors 6:30pm show: professor and legal scholar david a. harris discusses his new book, a city divided: race, fear, and the law in police confrontations, which examines police brutality through the lens of an incident that occurred in harris’s hometown of pittsburgh. harris will be joined in conversation by lauren-brooke eisen and ángel díaz of nyu’s brennan center for justice. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free. >>

1/16 6:30-9pm: pore over some page-turning art at the center for book arts winter exhibitions opening reception. center for book arts (flatiron), free. >>

1/16 7pm: call me by your name author andré aciman presents the book’s recently released sequel, find me, followed by a signing. the national arts club (gramercy), free admission (book price tba). >>

1/16 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: chris gethard presents goes irl for cgp all stars, a live showcase of comedians from the weekly public access show, including tommy mcnamara, annie donley, and clare o’kane. hosted, of course, by chris gethard. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

1/16 7-9pm: (on view thru 1/23): cp projects space at the school of visual arts presents ‘femmephilia,’ a group exhibition featuring six artists whose work envisions femininity as a source of power and community, rather than a patriarchal image of frailty and frivolity. opening reception tonight. cp projects space at sva (chelsea), free. >>

1/16 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: music for enophiles, a band dedicated to playing brian eno’s solo recordings from 1974-1977, plays the bowery electric (east village). $12 adv. >>

1/16 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by rojo perez (conan), lisa curry (nbc), dan wilbur (ifc), andrew durso, and ashley hamilton. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

1/16: 8pm: strange ranger, friendship, and water from your eyes play alphaville (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

1/16 8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, leslie goshko, and will clegg share true stories about cheating at this month’s ‘tales of cheating’ edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

1/16 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): saurin choksi and dj sareen present the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by julia shiplett (comedy central), jaffer khan (cbs), diego lopez (mtv), karen chee (seth meyers), yedoye travis (comedy central), and karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical). friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

1/16 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): life is a vocabaret at the pun-ch up: a variety show for word lovers, where a lineup of nyc punderdome champs will fill your night with word games, anagrams, etymological deep-dives, and more. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

1/16 10pm: get cheeky at the bootylicious destiny’s child/beyoncé-themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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