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The three best things to do in New York today

Written by
Jillian Anthony

See amazing animals at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
You’ve seen all the Oscar bait; now check out this festival of nature-themed shorts, the only event of its kind in North America. The weeklong fest features 85 animal- and environment-focused documentaries covering more than 30 different countries. Some screenings include Q&As with the filmmakers, like this year's award winner for best feature, Bastion of Giants, which follows the journey for survival of the endangered Asian Elephant in North East India. Other highlights include One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct, HORN and Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, various times, single screening $18, festival pass $275

See Peter Sarsgaard answer trivia questions at Ask Me Another
Dig into trivia, brainteasers, kooky comedy and music at a live taping of the beloved NPR radio show with host Ophira Eisenberg. Each month features special guests from the quirkiest corners of the media, including past VIPs Paul Feig, Brad Bird, Adrian Tomine and Lucy Lawless. This week's edition welcomes Peter Sarsgaard and Welcome to Night Vale's Cecil Baldwin.
The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, 7pm, $20, at the door $25

Jam out to Børns + Avid Dancer
According to Garrett Borns, børns means “children” in Danish. And the Los Angeles–based, Michigan-born singer’s glam-pop project has grown up pretty damn fast. As the story goes, Borns was living in a treehouse—yes, like an actual treehouse—before last year’s charming, ear-tugging EP Candy dropped. More recently, the man with the BØRNS identity has been in heavy rotation on Apple Music’s Beats 1, where he debuted the glistening confessional “The Emotion,” from an October 16 Interscope LP, titled Dopamine. For those longing for Oracular Spectacular–era MGMT or early Passion Pit, this newbie will fill that hooky void at this CMJ show.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St, 9pm, $20

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