And we’re back! Sort of. After a glorious holiday break, we were eager to return and give you a rundown of the best and most inexpensive happenings around town. And then this blizzard happened. But, wait, you’re in luck! The entire city has not shut down. There’s still plenty of cool events going on tonight and this weekend; just make sure you layer up (like, a lot).
[Art] It’s been almost two months since Typhoon Haiyan & Yolanda hit the Philippines leaving millions displaced. Thankfully relief efforts haven’t diminished. Bunnycutlet Gallery (which we proclaimed Best New Gallery) along with Toy Tokyo and M27 Designs present Raise Up Philippines: An Art Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief. Supporters will have an opportunity to bid on a diverse selection of low-brow, graffiti, pop, and street art through silent auction. All of the proceeds go directly to UNICEF Philippines. Artists featured in this show include Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Tara McPherson, O.G. Slick, alongside popular New York and Florida-based Filipino artists such as Gigi, Grace and Leo Angelo Bio (8×10 Collective), and Anthony Castro.
At 6 p.m., Bunnycutlet Gallery, Williamsburg, free.
[Film] It’s almost as if Videology predicted Hercules and scheduled a screening of a film that deals with getting lost in the snow and freezing to death. And to that we say: Thank you! Tonight’s double feature begins with the fascinating documentary Room 237, which dissects each scene of The Shining with bizarre theories and concludes with a screening of The Shining. Good luck getting home.
At 7:30 p.m., Videology, Williamsburg, free.
[Comedy] Comedian John F. Connell hosts the 8th annual 50 First Jokes, featuring 50 of New York’s best up-and-coming and veteran comics who will share the first joke they’ve written for the new year.
At 7:30 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn, $10.
[Party] Alright, it’s almost midnight, you’ve had one too many drinks by now. The snow storm and booze is hindering all of your senses. So, do what we all have done during these trying times: sing. Yes, sing your little heart out tonight at Union Hall’s weekly session of Karaoke Killed the Cat. You will thank us tomorrow (probably not).
At 11:59 p.m., Union Hall, Brooklyn, free.
Author of the book series The Time-Traveling Fashionista, Bianca Turetsky reads from her latest release Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. The author promises “sweet treats, fashionista paper dolls, and other surprises.”
At 4 p.m., BookCourt, Brooklyn, free.
[Art] Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays begins with a musical performance by Dendê and Band, an art talk, and continues on with a screening of Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Suroosh Alvi, 2007). Also don’t miss a chance to create your own work at the Visitor Center. The evening ends with an interactive art sensory experience and live music by ScienZe (aka Jamal Monsanto) + the EllaVators.
At 5:30 p.m., Brooklyn Museum, free.
[Comedy] The Rundown features different improv groups each week with a stellar mix of experienced veterans and emerging performers ready to bring it. Tonight features Gilda, The Theme From Jurassic Park, The Gang, and Big Fat Liars.
At 6 p.m., Magnet Theater, Chelsea, free.
[Art] You know that feeling of frustration you get when you’re playing a round of golf — or, in our case, miniature golf — and that tiny ball just won’t go in the hole? Artist Jenny Santos is aiming to show the parallels of life and golf through her installation show The Nineteenth Hole. “Santos’ work examines the relationship between existing opinions and the unstable and shifting play of everyday appearances. To this end, she alters structures and creates scenarios to assert improbable circumstances and imaginative places that disrupt the viewer’s existing perceptions of reality and question the state of their lives.” Are you game?
Opening reception at 3:30 p.m., Cuchifritos, Lower East Side, free.
[Talk] Alright, so the dude with the two penises is all the rage right now, and if he were a woman (you know what we mean) he’d totally be invited to share his story tonight at Sunday Night Sex Talk — it’s strictly for women only. However, the women who have slept with the dude with two penises are welcomed to recall their ordeal, and we’re positive it was one. Tonight Cindy Chupack, Michelle Buteau, Giulia Rozzi, Caitlin Brodnick, and Ophira Eisenberg will each share a 10-minute story on sex, dating, and relationships past and present.
At 7:30 p.m., (Le) Poisson Rouge, West Village, $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
[Comedy] Caroline Creaghead, of Creaghead and Company which produce live comedy shows including Big Terrific, Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM and IFC, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, has her own weekly show at Union Hall. Tonight’s comedy features Jermaine Fowler, Alex Koll, and Kevin McCaffrey.
At 7:30 p.m., Union Hall, Brooklyn, $7.