The Rundown: 10 Things To See & Do This Week (Mar. 15-22)

03/14/2014 9:00 AM |


  • The Brooklyn Museum will host a tour tracing the history of women at work.

Improv Overload ($10 per show, festival pass $60) — March 19 — 23, various times

2,000 comedy nerds will descend upon the PIT (123 E. 24th St. nr. Park Ave.) for four days of, well, whatever the performers come up with, we suppose—it’s improv! Expect tons of local troupes, as well as visitors from out of town (Chicago, Philly, Boston) and way out of town (Sweden, Philippines) head to the NYC Improv Fest. The shows, which will pour into both of the PIT’s two stages, start at around 6 p.m. each night (Saturday and Sunday’s shows start around 1 p.m.) and go well into the wee hours. Be sure to arrive at least a half hour in advance. Tickets may be purchased onsite.

“Women’s Work” ($8-12, Free for members/kids under 12) – March 20, 2 p.m.

If you find yourself free next Thursday, head to the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Ave.) for an afternoon tour entitled “A Women’s Work Is Never Done.” The free tour will meet on the first floor in the Rubin Lobby where a museum curator will trace the history of women at work from Ancient Egypt to modern times. Admission to the museum is $8 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.

Pillow Talk ($20-25) – March 21-22, 28-29, 9:30 p.m.

There’s no doubting that sex got a whole lot more interesting once the internet got involved and no on knows that better than the folks at Blogologues. For their annual sex show, Dat A.S.S., the sketch comedy group will read and perform entries from sex blogs live on stage at The COW (21-A Clinton St. nr. Stanton St.). Each ticket will earn attendees a very sexy grab bag (think: lube) and the first 25 buyers for each night will receive a Pleasure Pack from Babeland. All performances will be followed by an after party at Donnybrook (35 Clinton St. at Stanton St.). Tickets can be purchased online.

Internet Killed TV (Free) – March 22, 6:30 p.m.

Next Saturday, Videology (308 Bedford Ave. at S. 1st St.) will host the premiere partySNAFU (situation normal all f**ked up), a new web series about “a girl constantly on the verge of finding her true calling in life” from L.A. transplant Chloe Sanders. Given the trajectory of shows like Broad City (which successfully made the leap from web to national TV), it might not be a bad idea to get on the ground level with this one. RSVP here.

The Pizza Underground ($15 advance, $20 at the door) — March 22, 8 p.m.

Yes, Macaulay Culkin has a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, and no, there is nothing we can add that will make this fact any more hilarious and/or bizarre. They’re joined by locals Total Slacker and Toby Goodshank, otherwise known as one-half of the Moldy Peaches. Be sure to arrive at Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway at Bedford Ave.) early if you’re interested in seeing Kevin from Home Alone’s kazoo solo in “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice.” And let’s be honest: you are very, very interested in seeing that. Tickets are available here.