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DANCE

“Babel”

Humanity has done some pretty audacious things. In “Babel,” a new work by Convergences Theatre Collective, mankind’s hubris finally crosses a line with the gods when we get together to build a tower to heaven. Our punishment: to lose our common language. But when you don’t have words, you still have bodies, making dance and acrobatics the ultimate form to tell this Greek allegory. Through Feb. 5, Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 W. 14th St., $25-$70, convergencescollective.com

FILM

“The Labyrinth” Immersive

Dance, magic, dance! You can mutually mourn David Bowie and celebrate the first anniversary of immersive theater group Little Cinema with an epic screening and dance party inspired by “The Labyrinth.” Not only will there be live music from DJ Dropcat and a special cocktail list, you can also expect aerial shows, video art and other surprises at Brooklyn’s House of Yes. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in attire inspired by the film. The night caps off with a free after-party dedicated to Bowie. Jan. 19, 7-10 p.m., 2 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn, free-$100, littlecinema.net

TRIVIA

Hip-Hop Jeopardy

This new game night from DoYouKnowRapPeople debuts tonight at Genius HQ in Brooklyn. In addition to testing your knowledge of hip-hop (with the chance to win a prize from Turntable Lab), the night includes giveaways, appetizers by Javis Malloy, music from DJ Turnbox and an open bar featuring Tyky and Jose Cuervo Especial. It’s hosted by Colton of “The Colton Show.” Jan. 19, 7-10 p.m., 84 Fourth St., Brooklyn, $20, genius.com

PARTY

Snatch Back!

Support the Lady Parts Justice League while partying with fellow feminist activists at a secret loft in Gowanus this Thursday. The night includes kink-friendly, boundary-pushing performances by Mistress Couple, Sweet Tits, Tiny D and Pussy Grabs Back, plus stand-up by Lizz Winstead. To get the address, RSVP or buy a ticket for $25. At the door, entry is pay-what-you-can until the event sells out. Jan. 19, 7 p.m.-midnight, RSVP for location, $25, gemininandscorpio.com

MUSIC

Brooklyn Freedom Concert

Bushwick-based Unit J used to be a factory, now it’s an artistic hub for music, video shoots and screenings. This Thursday night, it’s hosting a protest concert with rock, the Opera Cowgirls and classical acts, along with spoken word performances. Proceeds benefit the Audre Lorde Project and Brooklyn Community Pride Center. $20, 7 p.m., 338 Moffat St., Brooklyn, unitjbushwick.com

ARTS

NYC Ceramics and Glass Fair

Part of New York Antiques Week, the NYC Ceramics and Glass Fair returns this weekend with fragile art dating back to the 17th century on display at Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side. In addition to the two-story showroom, it hosts a series of lectures on topics like lighting, hidden discoveries and when to buy or sell. Over 30 international galleries are participating. Jan. 19-22, 321 E. 73rd St., $20, nyceramicsandglass.com

MUSIC

Dashboard Confessional

Which 10 albums shaped your most formative years? The meme is all over social media, and it’s safe to assume you’ve seen Dashboard Confessional name-dropped more than a few times. Revisit that deliciously emo music that defined being a teenager for the millennial set at Irving Plaza for three nights starting Thursday. Jan. 19-21, 7 p.m., 17 Irving Plaza, $27.50, dashboardconfessional.com

YOGA

“Swear In, Breathe Out”

If you’re not already marching on Inauguration Day, you can still get moving with “Swear In, Breathe Out” at the Rubin Museum. Led by ISHTA Yoga’s Sarah Platt-Finger, the event is designed to help individuals channel stress away from the highly charged political affair. With themes of staying centered and coming together in controversial times, the session will be accompanied by live electronic music by Aya & Tyler. Guests should bring their own mats. Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., 150 W. 17th St., $30-$35, rubinmuseum.org

COMEDY

“What A Joke”

Sometimes, the only options are to laugh or cry. For the next four years, we’ll need to load up on hilarity, and that starts Sunday with “What A Joke,” a national comedy festival taking place during Inauguration Weekend with proceeds supporting the ACLU. The local edition takes place at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, with performers including Dave Hill, Jenn Welch, Emil Winter, Jordan Temple, Laurie Kilmartin and Rae Sanni. Jan. 21, 8:30 p.m., 64 N. Ninth St., Brooklyn, $20, roughtradenyc.com

BEER

A Brief History of Beer: Science!

Each month, the geniuses who decided to combine drinking, history and theater come together to offer A Brief History of Beer, where the audience gets to drink along while learning how their brew came to be. This month’s show is dedicated to the science behind the suds, from the physics of beer pong to how long it takes to chug a pint. Jan. 21, 10:30-11:45 p.m., Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place, $12, horsetrade.info

TRIVIA

Harry Potter Trivia

Muggles know that real magic lies not in spells but obsessive knowledge. Next Tuesday at Brooklyn’s Syndicated theater, brings your skills to tackle obscure facts from the Harry Potter books and films. In addition to a full bar, they’ll be serving butterbeer for the occasion. Game night is bookended by screenings of “Prisoner of Azkaban” as part of a complete series of “Harry Potter” screenings Jan. 23-29. Jan. 24, 7 p.m., 40 Bogart St., Brooklyn, free, movies $3, syndicatedbk.com

MUSIC

Voices on the Hudson

City Vineyard is taking after City Winery after all, bringing live music to the Hudson River-adjacent wine bar. The first two concerts in the wintertime series, running from next week to mid-April on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, offers performances by Michelle Shocked followed by Bobby Bare Jr. and Elvis Perkins. In addition to enjoying the show, you can order from a full bar and bistro menu, with happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 24-25, 8:30 p.m., Pier 26, Hubert Street at the Hudson River, $20, cityvineyardnyc.com

 

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