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Late-breaking events this week
Mon Mar 8
MONDAY 8 Whether you're a gentrifier or not, rally with Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping to save Ray's Candy Store with an old-fashioned rent party at Theater for the New City (7:30pm, $5--$15), with performances from DiDi of the Brazilian Girls, the roots and jazz band The Bill Murray Experience, and more. WEDNESDAY 10 Feeling parched, but can't pop to London and back for a proper cuppa now that there are no Concorde flights? Then head to the Visit London pop-up store at the Time Warner Center (9am--5pm; free), where you'll be plied with free tea, snacks and info about visiting the British city. Still got questions? Check out our sister publication Time Out London. Lucid NYC, one of our favorite quirky parties, returns to the Slipper Room (8pm; $20, advance $17.50) for an evening of performances, talks and scintillating conversation. Among the guests are Jonah Peretti, who'll be talking about "Mormons, Mullets and Maniacs." The Society of...
What's going on: NYC's best emerging comics, a make-out party and Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Mon Mar 8
&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Daniel St. Germain's Joke of the Week. St. Germain is one of the nominees for the Emerging Comic of New York award. ComedyThe Sixth Annual ECNY Awards Find out who will be named this year's Emerging Comic of New York (meet six ECNY nominees here), but it's not just an awards ceremony; it's also a show. See Snakes, Reggie Watts and Kumail Nanjiani, among others. Talk"Pigeon Life: An Investigation Into a Filthy Bird Slum" Open City Dialogue curator Jamie Hook leads tonight's lecture on the gross pigeon colony that lives on Lorimer Street. Sex & DatingThe Make Out Party Kick it grade-school-style at Madame X's dance party, with old-school hip-hop and snacks and games from host Temple Spencer. MusicHarvey Milk + Coalesce + The Atlas Moth Take a risk on three heavy, forward-thinking bands that prove there's more to hipster metal than a trendy label. FilmJohnny Cash at Folsom Prison The director will attend...
Oscars: What won?
Mon Mar 8
We just finished live-blogging—a dazzling commentary, filled with our usual wit and trenchant analysis. (We had lots of fun.) But for those who want the short version, here's a full list of the winners, in the order the statuettes were presented: Actor in a Supporting Role Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds Animated Feature FilmUp (Pete Docter and Bob Peterson) Original Song "The Weary Kind," from Crazy Heart, by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett Original ScreenplayThe Hurt Locker (Mark Boal) Short Film (Animated) "Logorama" (Nicolas Schmerkin) Documentary (Short Subject) "Music by Prudence" (Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett) Short Film (Live Action) "The New Tenants" (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson) Makeup Star Trek (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow) Adapted ScreenplayPrecious (Geoffrey Fletcher) Actress in a Supporting Role Mo'Nique in Precious Art DirectionAvatar (art direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; set...
Relax here: Sip specialty cocktails to celebrate International Women's Day
Mon Mar 8
Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails To celebrate International Women's Day, the Astor Center (399 Lafayette St at 4th St; 212-674-7501, astorcenternyc.com) is inviting guests of all genders to sample some expertly made cocktails at the Winter Warmer Cocktail Tweetup (6:30--8:30pm). Lynnette Marrero of Rye House will be offering fancy-sounding concoctions (Spice Tree, Orangerie) made with Compass Box whiskeys. The event is hosted by LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), a group that aims to "create a secular 'coven-like' atmosphere in which Classy Broads of today can invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads." Sounds like a pretty good cause to us. "Men and women have different palates," Marrero, who is also a founding member of LUPEC's New York chapter, recently told The Village Voice. "And it's good to see women shaking and cracking ice, just like the boys." The event will raise money for Dress for Success, a...
Free things to do today
Mon Mar 8
BooksFranklin Park Reading Series The bar welcomes TONY favorite Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries), Victor Lavalle, Matthue Roth (Yom Kippur a Go-Go), Maura Kelly (Marie Claire dating blogger) and others. Own This CityHandmade Music Your old garbage can counts as an instrument at Handmade Music's events, which encourage the use of nontraditional items to make beautiful (or just interesting) melodies. Bring whatever you feel like banging on to this event; there will be audience jamming. SportsComplimentary Aikido Lesson If you want to smack down a potential predator without actually harming him or her (ethical self-defense, if you will), then check out aikido, a Japanese martial art. See all free things to do today See more than 125 free things to do in NYC