Friday 3:28

[PARTY]

BURN, BABY, BURN

Time to burn that rink to the ground

The nice thing about roller disco is that, if you can actually skate decently, it doesn't really matter that you're a terrible dancer—everyone looks smoother on wheels. So lace 'em up and hit Down & Derby's disco edition, which, judging by the sample mix on its website, will have you going around and around in super-short shorts and sweatbands. DJ Nugget, Anthony Batista, and Lindsey of Negroclash spin your favorite pop artists, everyone from Gwen Stefani and Neneh Cherry to Faith No More and ABBA. (Just watch where you aim those dance kicks.) Guys should wear tube socks, tank tops, and wristbands (and don't forget the killer 'stache), and the ladies—well, they'll look fly regardless. At 10 (open bar until 11), Studio B, 259 Banker Street, $7, plus $3 roller-skate rentals (or bring your own), free with rsvp at downandderby.org ARACELI CRUZ

[DANCE]

ABOVE THE CUT

Brazilian company shows some edge

Brazil might be hot, but not every dance troupe based there can represent an impeccable fusion of the region's fiery moves (we're not going to name names here). Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras's Grupo Corpo manages to blend capoeira, Congado (a religious ritual created by African slaves), jazz, ballet, modern dance, samba, and more with a vibrant energy that screams Carnaval! Tonight, the 21-member company depicts joy and pain starting with Benguelé, an exuberant dance steeped in Afro-Brazilian roots, and then the New York premiere of Breu, a dark new work evoking "extreme isolation, deathly inertia, and devastation" and set to a commissioned score by Latin Grammy winner Lenine. At 7:30, through March 29, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, 718-636-4100, bam.org, $20–$60 KEISHA FRANKLIN

[COMEDY]

NERD RAGE

Comedian Brian Posehn's pretty cool for a dork

At last summer's Coachella, comedian and self-proclaimed "dork for 30 years" Brian Posehn summed himself up this way: "I have four hobbies—I play Xbox Live, I smoke pot, I masturbate, and I cry." But when he's not doing those things, he's typically hard at work making us laugh in books (check out his 2006 graphic novel The Last Christmas), in films (catch him in the upcoming documentary Nerdcore Rising), and on TV (The Sarah Silverman Program, Just Shoot Me, Mr. Show). Tonight see Posehn live at Comix, where he'll perform his hilariously raunchy stand-up routine, which typically includes bits about strippers, metal bands, and the pros and cons of being a really big guy. At 8:30 & 10:45, through Saturday, Comix, 353 West 14th Street, 212-524-2500, $22–$27 ANGELA ASHMAN

 
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