WEDS, 5/24: Fleet Week, Free Outdoor Movies, Yellow Barn Music Haul, + 21 Thurs Events

around town today

thru 5/30: say ahoy to nyc’s 29th annual fleet week, which honors the u.s. navy, marine corps and coast guard with events all week. weds: a parade of a dozen ships sails into new york harbor; thurs: free ship tours (various locations), and more. >>

thru 6/1: the yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, rolls up to nyc for 20 free pop-up ensemble concerts in manhattan, the bronx, brooklyn, and queens. >>

thru 6/6: linda saffire and adam schlesinger’s restless creature: wendy whelan documents the hustle of one of new york’s most tireless ballerinas. select screenings include q + a with whelan and the filmmakers. film forum (west village) + film society of lincoln center (uws), $14. >>

6-8pm: copy that. collaborate with artist paulo buscky in a photocopier performance at americas society (ues). free (rsvp required). >>

6-8:30pm (wednesdays thru 6/9): show off your rhythm at an outdoor dance party taught by a professional instructor and accompanied by live music. this week: cumbia, with cumbia de lamar. dance lesson 6-7pm, band 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: deepak chopra and marianne williamson launch ‘integrative politics,’ a new conversation series that explores the holistic intersection of spirituality and politics. deepak homebase at abc home (flatiron), $20. >>

7pm: urban salon, a forum for topics in urbanism, returns with a panel discussion on the future new york in the face of climate change. bonus: free sixpoint beer. package free shop (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm (+ 5/25): the 11th annual truth be told documentary festival features short films made by graduates of the new school’s doc studies program. the new school (union square), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (ends today): pulitzer prize-winning composer david lang and bang on a can music collective present a pair of concerts in conjunction with moma’s robert rauschenberg exhibition. museum of modern art (midtown west), $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: metropolis burlesque takes on tv’s american gods — with ‘american bods’ — at the slipper room (les). $12 adv, $15 door. >>

7:30pm (thru 6/4): one act is all it takes at the annual lic one act play festival, which pits short plays against one another in an audience-juried competition. the secret theatre (lic), $7.50 plus ticket fees here (reg. $15 adv, $18 door). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d dare to share in public at the risk! live podcast show. tonight’s show features speakers mike brown, ashley isham, rory scholl, hallie bulleit and craig mangum. hosted by kevin allison. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): brave comedians share embarrassing footage of their earliest material and then perform current material at the first set comedy show, hosted by giulia rozzi (chelsea lately, comedy central). tonight’s guests: chris gethard (the chris gethard show), jim tews (last comic standing), robert dean (gotham comedy live) and dava krause (bachelor in paradise). union hall (park slope), $7. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): commutes can’t get in the way of comedy at the new uptown downtown comedy show. this month’s guests: sasheer zamata (snl), joel kim booster (conan), emma willmann (colbert), will miles (comedy central), yamaneika saunders (last comic standing) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). hosted by nore davis. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

8pm: comedy and (real) news collide in fight the feed’s new monthly talk series on politics. tonight: advocacy in all its forms, with carrie gravenson (the pink collar comedy tour), jaron benjamin (vp of community outreach, housing works), and more. hosted by john hague. legion bar (williamsburg), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, carly ann filbin, jeff hiller and halle kiefer share stories about their moms at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb (chelsea), $7. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features kerry coddett (larry wilmore), matteo lane (conan), rojo perez (mtv), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), kyle ayers (first comes love) and tom cowell (comedy central). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of quentin tarantino’s pulp fiction (1994). >>

8pm: free outdoor movie screenings: moana (washington square park arch) and the killing of a chinese bookie (dobbin st rooftop terrace).

8pm (thru 6/18, 7/11-8/13): the annual shakespeare in the park season at central park’s delacorte theater returns for a 55th year with productions of julius caesar (5/23-6/18) starring gregg henry, corey stoll, john douglas thompson, elizabeth marvel, and more, and a midsummer night’s dream (7/11-8/13) starring annaleigh ashford, de’andre aziza, danny burstein, kristine nielsen and more. free tickets are available each day in-person at the park (starting @ 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via online lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates. >>

8pm, 10:15pm: throw back to the birth of rapping, breaking, and graffiti with a screening of charlie ahearn’s wild style (1983), with the director (8pm, 10:15pm) and dj grand wizzard theodore (8pm) in person. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): discover funny folks at the comedians you should know show, bringing stand-up performances to williamsburg’s gutter bar. tonight: aparna nancherla (conan) joe list (team coco), emily heller (seth meyers), evan m. williams (comedy central), bryan cook (jash) and more. hosted by david drake. $5. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

5/25 6-9pm (weds-sun thru 6/24): kitschy and ironic retail items inspired by the films of john waters will be on display in the ‘lost merchandise of the dreamlanders’ art show, opening tonight. la mama galleria (east village), free. >>

5/25 6:30-8:30pm: people of all ages and experience levels contributed works to the crown heights community mediation center’s seventh annual ‘arts to end violence’ exhibition, opening tonight. ron taylor gallery (crown heights). free. >>

5/25 7pm: mindfulness for a broken heart author jackie hawken leads a two-hour instructional talk on ‘user-friendly’ meditation and mindfulness practices. tibet house us (west village), free. >>

5/25 7pm: activist and author sarah prager launches her new queer history book, queer, there, and everywhere: 23 people who changed the world, with a reading, q+a, and signing. bureau of general services-queer division (west village), $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

5/25 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. tonight’s guests include emmy blotnick (@midnight), will miles (comedy central), patti harrison (seriously.tv), eudora peterson (the hairpin), amy buchwald (ucb), and yaari nadav tal (ucb). hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), $3. >>

5/25 7pm doors, 8pm show: anna copa cabanna’s ‘loving the alien’ show brings rock ‘n’ roll + variety to the slipper room (les) for a night of performances with proceeds benefitting the aclu. $10 adv, $12 door. >>

5/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: boozy science discussion series astronomy on tap celebrates towel day, the annual tribute to the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy author douglas adams, with a variety of appropriately-themed presentations at the way station (prospect heights). free. >>

5/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): former google data scientist and new york times contributing writer seth stephens-davidowitz discusses his book, everybody lies: big data, new data, and what the internet can tell us about who we really are, at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

5/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: roast battle meets debate club for madonna vs cher: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s/90s film and turns the whole thing into, you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through monty python and the holy grail. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

5/25 8pm (monthly): challenge your attention span at the ’like me!’ smartphone interactive comedy show, where comedians vie for your attention using tweets, games, polls and more. desiring your love this time will be mike lebovitz (last comic standing), jennie sutton (comedy central), david tveite (last comic standing), tim unkenholz (buzzfeed), and kristin manna. hosted by shelby taylor and melissa stokoski. the creek + the cave (long island city), free. >>

5/25 8pm (monthly): comedians present standup, sketches, readings, and more at the backfat comedy/variety show, returning this month with joel kim booster (conan), josh johnson ( fallon), lucie steiner (jon stewart), matt reimann (the new yorker), and sam zee (comedy quarterly). hosted by emily winter, john payne, and larry mancini. 61 local (boerum hill), free. >>

5/25 8pm (first + third thursdays): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by matt wayne (comedy central), chris duffy (the onion), laurne vino (mtv), bryan cook, and chris laker. hosted by matt koff (the daily show) and emmy blotnick (@midnight). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free admission (one drink or food item minimum). >>

5/25 8pm: electronics artist and synth builder antenes begins a residency at issue project room with a performance featuring processed found recordings and handmade electronic instruments. issue project room (downtown brooklyn), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

5/25 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings and live music at 10 outdoor venues. tonight: ‘the new american paradise,’ a program of shorts depicting the odder sides of america, with pre-show live music by saint mela. metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

5/25 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: slurp up some laughs and wine at juicebox, an evening that pairs a comedy show with a wine tasting. with performances by will miles (comedy central), shalewa sharpe, and brandon scott wolf. taste wine company (east village), $5-10 adv, $10 door. >>

5/25 8:30pm: free outdoor movie screening: the secret life of pets at carl schurz park (yorkville). >>

5/25 9pm: the ‘thursdays for the cause’ benefit series at our wicked lady (bushwick) returns with a night of stand-up comedy from chris gethard (the chris gethard show), patti harderson (seriously.tv) and dom manzolillo, plus a new animated series from general interest studio, and music by the preceders. hosted by bob walles. bonus: free pizza. $5 admission benefits the council on american-islamic relations. >>

5/25 9:30pm: kevin geeks out about famous monsters: comedian kevin maher presents a multimedia variety show about the depiction of dracula, frankenstein, and other spooky creatures in classic films and weird remakes. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

5/25 9:30pm doors: my gold mask and nightspace play mercury lounge (les). $10. >>

5/25-30: the annual philip k. dick science fiction film festival, inspired by the writer of do androids dream of electric sheep?, a scanner darkly, and more, returns with a lineup of shorts, features, panels, and more. various locations and prices (free and reduced tickets here, ticket fees apply). >>

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Tues, 5/23: Shakespeare in the Park, Mario Batali, Aidy Bryant, + 17 Weds events

around town today

11am-3pm: get a taste of the neighborhood at dine around downtown, a community tasting event featuring signature menu items from 36 lower manhattan restaurants for $3-7 each. 28 liberty plaza (fidi), free admission. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: metropolitan ensemble presents an evening of the music of elliot cole, including postludes for bowed vibraphone, bloom for chamber ensemble, and more in an intimate loft setting. a free wine reception follows. 1 rivington (les), $10 general, $5 students. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: mivos quartet and edward simon’s afinidad ensemble give a free national chamber music month concert at national sawdust (williamsburg). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: chef mario batali shares his latest food stories and recipes in a discussion at story (chelsea). free. >>

7pm: learn how to build flavor in your cooking with a demo and tastings by chef steven rosa. 61 local (cobble hill), $5 suggested donation. >>

7pm (monthly): explore unsolved mysteries of the universe at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm: queer podcast food 4 thot hosts a live episode launching co-host tommy pico’s new book, nature poem. liberty hall at the ace hotel (flatiron), free. >>

7pm (thru 5/25): the 11th annual truth be told documentary festival features short films made by graduates of the new school’s doc studies program. the new school (union square), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (+ 5/24): pulitzer prize-winning composer david lang and bang on a can music collective present a pair of concerts in conjunction with moma’s robert rauschenberg exhibition. museum of modern art (midtown west), $15. >>

7:30pm: julia sherman launches salad for president: a cookbook inspired by artists with taste editor-in-chief matt rodbard and (of course) some free salad and light refreshments. books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

8pm: authors read stories about eternity at the final fantasy reading series, featuring hafizah geter (the new yorker), precious okoyomon (ajebota), colette arrand (hold me gorilla monsoon), mehreen kasana (bustle), victoria edwards, and more. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm: got a gem of a story to tell? molly cameron and sharon spell co-host the gems storytelling show + mic, with marie faustin (tall tales), anita flores (queso digital), and maybe you! the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (monthly): the snap impression game show podcast pits comedians against each other to see who can do the best off-the-cuff impressions of celebrities, fictional characters and historical personages. tonight: emily tarver (orange is the new black), pete lee (comedy central), rae sanni (the president show), and dan black. hosted by andy beckerman and ramsey ess. ucb (east village), $7. >>

8pm: amber tamblyn does q+a following a screenings of her directorial debut, paint it black, starring alia shawkat and janet mcteer. ira glass joins. village east cinema, $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

8pm (thru 6/18, 7/11-8/13): the annual shakespeare in the park season at central park’s delacorte theater returns for a 55th year with productions of julius caesar (5/23-6/18) starring gregg henry, corey stoll, john douglas thompson, elizabeth marvel, and more, and a midsummer night’s dream (7/11-8/13) starring annaleigh ashford, de’andre aziza, danny burstein, kristine nielsen and more. free tickets are available each day in-person at the park (starting @ 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via online lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): new york distilling company’s distilling room (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by aidy bryant (snl), gary richardson (don’t think twice), mikey heller (cartoon network), and julia solomon (ucb). free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: tonight’s am i write, ladies? variety show features autobiographical performances + art by women and gender non-conforming artists. the footlight (ridgewood), $10. >>

ongoing: the museum of the city of new york’s new aids at home exhibition explores art and activism in the face of the hiv/aids crisis from the early 1980s to the present with the work of more than 20 artists and organizations. the museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $18 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

thru 5/31: bushwick’s syndicated screens a series of steven spielberg films all week: close encounters of the third kind, jurassic park, jaws, the indiana jones trilogy, and more. $4. >>

thru 6/4: see the many sides of 1930s chanteuse and actress marlene dietrich at 19-film screening series at the metrograph (les). $15. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

5/24-30: say ahoy-hoy to nyc’s 29th annual fleet week, which honors the u.s. navy, marine corps and coast guard with events all week. weds 8:15am-1pm: a parade of a dozen ships sails in to new york harbor; thurs 8am-5pm: free ship tours (various locations), and more. >>

5/24-6/6: linda saffire and adam schlesinger’s restless creature: wendy whelan documents the hustle of one of new york’s most tireless ballerinas. select screenings include q + a with whelan and the filmmakers. film forum (west village) + film society of lincoln center (uws), $14. >>

5/24 6-8:30pm (wednesdays thru 6/9): show off your rhythm at an outdoor dance party taught by a professional instructor and accompanied by live music. this week: cumbia, with cumbia de lamar. dance lesson 6-7pm, band 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

5/24 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: deepak chopra and marianne williamson launch ‘integrative politics,’ a new conversation series that explores the holistic intersection of spirituality and politics. deepak homebase at abc home (flatiron), $20. >>

5/24 7pm: urban salon, a forum for topics in urbanism, returns with a panel discussion on the future new york in the face of climate change. bonus: free sixpoint beer. package free shop (williamsburg), free. >>

5/24 7pm doors, 8pm show: metropolis burlesque takes on tv’s american gods — with ‘american bods’ — at the slipper room (les). $12 adv, $15 door. >>

5/24 7:30pm (thru 6/4): one act is all it takes at the annual lic one act play festival, which pits short plays against one another in an audience-juried competition. the secret theatre (lic), $7.50 plus ticket fees here (reg. $15 adv, $18 door). >>

5/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d dare to share in public at the risk! live podcast show. tonight’s show features speakers mike brown, ashley isham, rory scholl, hallie bulleit and craig mangum. hosted by kevin allison. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

5/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): brave comedians share embarrassing footage of their earliest material and then perform current material at the ’first set’ comedy show, hosted by giulia rozzi (chelsea lately, comedy central). tonight’s guests: chris gethard (the chris gethard show), jim tews (last comic standing), robert dean (gotham comedy live) and dava krause (bachelor in paradise). union hall (park slope), $7. >>

5/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): commutes can’t get in the way of comedy at the new uptown downtown comedy show. this month’s guests: sasheer zamata (snl), joel kim booster (conan), emma willmann (colbert), will miles (comedy central), yamaneika saunders (last comic standing) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). hosted by nore davis. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

5/24 8pm: comedy and (real) news collide in fight the feed’s new monthly talk series on politics. tonight: advocacy in all its forms, with carrie gravenson (the pink collar comedy tour), jaron benjamin (vp of community outreach, housingworks), and more. hosted by john hague. legion bar (williamsburg), $10. >>

5/24 8pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, carly ann filbin, jeff hiller and halle kiefer share stories about their moms at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb (chelsea), $7. >>

5/24 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features kerry coddett (larry wilmore), matteo lane (conan), rojo perez (mtv), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), kyle ayers (first comes love) and tom cowell (comedy central). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

5/24 8pm: brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of quentin tarantino’s pulp fiction (1994). >>

5/24 8pm: free outdoor movie screenings: moana (washington square park arch) and the killing of a chinese bookie (dobbin st rooftop terrace). >>

5/24 8pm, 10:15pm: throw back to the birth of rapping, breaking, and graffiti with a screening of charlie ahearn’s wild style (1983), with the director (8pm, 10:15pm) and dj grand wizzard theodore (8pm) in person. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

5/24 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): discover funny folks at the comedians you should know show, bringing stand-up performances to williamsburg’s gutter bar. tonight: aparna nancherla (conan) joe list (team coco), emily heller (seth meyers), evan m. williams (comedy central), bryan cook (jash) and more. hosted by david drake. $5. >>

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