FRI-SUN, 8/17-19: SKINT WEEKEND

scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including shakespeare in the park’s closing weekend, bogo magnum ice cream, a bubble tea-themed pop-up, flamecon, harlem week, free summerstage concerts, and more.

friday

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. jacob h. schiff playground (manhattanville). >>
a wrinkle in time. southpoint park (roosevelt island). >>
a wrinkle in time. west side community garden (uws). >>
black panther. john hancock playground (bed-stuy). >>
ferdinand. flushing meadows corona park (queens). >>
selma. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
the avengers: infinity war. bloomingdale park (staten island). >>
the avengers: infinity war. joyce kilmer park (bronx). >>
the karate kid (1984). pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
the lion king. von briesen park (staten island). >>
the muppets take manhattan. central park. >>
the producers. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). >>

fri 10am-10pm (thru 9/14, + sat 10am-11pm thru 9/1): catch the sunset at governors island, which stays open late every friday and saturday thru summer. >>

fri 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): an interactive pop-up based on terence nance’s random acts of flyness, featuring vignettes and installations expressed in the series, opens at 477 broadway bet. broome + grand. free. >>

fri 5pm (+ sat): ten up-and-coming rock, blues, indie, pop, and soul acts play at bryant park’s annual emerging music festival, including eztv, plastic picnic, katie von schleicher, and more. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 5-8pm: national thrift store day crawl: gramercy’s goodwill, salvation army, housing works, and vintage thrift stores are teaming up for a night of 20% off purchases, snacks and refreshments. app download required for discount. >>

fri 6pm (+ sun, 8/24-25, 8/31): wands at the ready for the heirs of hogwarts, a completely improvised magical tale based on the world of harry potter. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

fri 6pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: gilligan moss, argonaut + wasp, and jitwam. rockaway beach boardwalk, free. >>

fri 6pm doors, 8pm show: mirage cinema presents an outdoor screening of the fifth element, with 360-degree projection, 3d immersive sound, photo booths, an ice cream social, and more. the brooklyn mirage, $14-16. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through dirty dancing. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by bowen yang + matt rogers (las culturistas), elsa waithe (this american life), jeena bloom (siriusxm), and shane o’neill (ucb). hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (+ 8/24): hudson river park’s 20th annual sunset on the hudson free concert series continues with the baby soda jazz band. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show: located at a riverside urban farm, david drake and kenny deforest’s campfire storytelling show features tales by liza treyger (netflix), gastor almonte (comedy central), and sean patton (conan), plus musical guest nick lotto. north brooklyn farms (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ sat): star glenn close and writer meg wolitzer will do q+a following select screenings of the wife at the paris theatre (midtown west). $17 general, $14 seniors. >>

fri 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): live your wildest teenage dreams at lola star’s taylor swift vs. katy perry-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: this one’s for the ladies, q+a, live performance, and an after party with free drinks. industry city, $16. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by dan st. germain (netflix), jordan carlos (comedy central), matt nedostup (someecards), and sallyann hall (left breast comedy hour). hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 9/28): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series, ‘dreams + prophecy,’ takes its inspiration from twitter astrologers the astro poets. tonight: billy wilder’s sunset boulevard (1980), introduced by astrologer john marchesella. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $14. >>

fri 9:30pm: lose yourself to the music at secretformula’s 2000’s sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to than two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, and drink themed drinks. themed attire encouraged. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

fri 9:30pm (+ 8/31): light up your night with fireworks at coney island, every friday through the summer. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of rad, the 1986 bmx film with a 0% rotten tomatoes rating, at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 11pm: celebrate all things madge at a madonna dance party, spun by dj bright light bright light. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5. >>

fri midnight: big lebowski drinking game… what better reason to indulge in a white russian? videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

saturday

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
beat street. bonus: free popcorn. cortelyou road + e 17th street (flatbush – ditmas park). >>
coco. mullaly park (bronx). >>
despicable me 3. marc and jason’s playground (prospect lefferts gardens). >>
rampage. willowbrook park (staten island). >>
the emoji movie. de matti playground (staten island). >>
the man who fell to earth and reading the river, part of the museum of reclaimed urban space’s ‘liquid denial’ film festival. la plaza cultural garden (east village/alphabet city). >>
wonder woman. marx brothers playground (yorkville). >>

sat 7am-1pm (ends today): explore seven miles of car-free manhattan streets during the summer streets festival. running from the brooklyn bridge to central park, the annual festival includes five rest stops filled with activities including a 30′-high zip line (register at foley square before 8pm to secure a timeslot), bouldering, fitness classes, free bike rentals, bike helmet giveaways (until noon at 24th street between park + madison aves), historical walking tours, dance and music performances, and more. free admission. >>

sat 10am-2pm: play with 2,000 pounds of clay at sculpturecenter’s founding summer tradition, clay club, returning for a second year of artist-led group projects, plus music, and food + drink vendors. sculpturecenter (lic), free with museum admission (suggested: $5 general, $3 students). >>

sat 10am-4pm: 30 local and independent publishers and magazines offer all sorts of reading material for sale at bomb magazine’s fifth annual small press flea. brooklyn public library’s central branch (prospect heights). free admission >>

sat 12-4pm: can you dig it? the 28th annual coney island sand sculpting contest returns to the beach at w 10th to w 12th streets, with prizes going to the best creators. free. >>

sat 12-6: brooklyn based’s total red hook helps you affordably experience the area’s eateries, watering holes, and shops. a $15 ticket gets you four brooklyn brewery beers, free cold brews at stumptown,free welding demos at she-weld, 20% off mini golf at shipwrecked, savings at raaka chocolate and ample hills, and more; $10 more includes lunch at red hook lobster pound, brooklyn ice house, or rita’s. >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 9/1): moma ps1’s outdoor ‘warm up’ summer music series returns to the museum’s courtyard for a season of live and electronic music parties. today: og ron c + the chopstars, maxo kream, bali baby, jubilee, cuban doll, world’s fair, injury reserve, and kelman duran. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

sat 1pm + 3pm: collaborative art ensemble performs at this season’s final rite of summer classical-contemporary music series concert at governors island’s colonels row. free. >>

sat 2pm (+ 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues the season with live music by a. savage, ryley walker + bill mackay, and mandingo ambassadors. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: kites fill the air at riverside park’s annual flynyc kite event. free kites will be provided for children (while supplies last). pier i in riverside park south (uws), free. >>

sat 2-8pm: the 19th annual blues bbq festival returns to pier 97 with local bbq spots like mighty quinn’s and dinosaur bar-b-que serving up their smoky best alongside sets from blues and roots musicians on the waterfront. pier 97 (midtown west), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 2-9pm (+ 9/15): the sounds of rap and hip-hop and the smell of bbq fill the air at the annual str8 west coastin’ parties. bonus: free old blue beer 2-4pm (while supplies last). project parlor (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

sat 3pm: young writers aged 6-18 read their work alongside published adult writers at ny writers coalition’s 14th annual fort greene summer literary festival, featuring readers jon sands (the new clean), samantha thornhill (a card for my father), and phillip b. williams (thief in the interior). roulette intermedium (boerum hill), free. >>

sat 4pm (+ 8/25): dancemakers and their companies perform on a stage set on the east river waterfront for the sixth annual norte maar’s dance at socrates series. socrates sculpture park (lic), free. >>

sat 5-9pm: brooklyn’s north slope summer stroll block party includes the annual artichoke pizza eating contest, a silent disco, dance and music performances, and more. free. >>

sat 6pm-midnight (+ 9/29-10/27 saturdays): eat traditional street foods from around the world for $6 and under at the queens international night market. new york hall of science (corona), free admission. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: surf gowanus? gowanus souvenir shop and from here to sunday go all-in with the surf theme with an in-store screening of point break. meat and veggie hot dogs will be on the grill, and the best keanu impression gets a prize. $5-10 suggested donation at the door. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion hosted by rob paravonian. tonight’s show features dave hill (wfmu), jen kwok (comedy central), and adam blotner (funny or die). q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv with promo code ‘orchvip’ (reg. $10). >>

sat 7:30pm doors: the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: the breaker upperers, q+a, live music. new design high school (les), $16. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at the picture this! show. hosted by ian fidance. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. this month’s show features guests josh gondelman (last week tonight), jamilah lemieux (the daily show), and heben nigatu (another round). hosted by lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 10pm: who wears short shorts? you do, at secret loft’s short shorts party, a bash with a mandatory dress code of short shorts, of course. most creative wins a bottle of champagne. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers, $5 adv, $10 dos. >>

sunday

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dirty dancing. habana outpost (fort greene). >>
guardians of the galaxy. randall’s island park field 81 (randall’s island). >>
saving jamaica bay. beach 94th street plaza (rockaway beach). >>
tapped and water for life: the diary of jay-z, part of the museum of reclaimed urban space’s ‘liquid denial’ film festival. el jardin del paradiso (east village/alphabet city). >>

sun 11:30am-4pm: save up to 50% off select merchandise at the museum of ice cream pint shop’s closing sample sale. 459 w 14th street (meatpacking/chelsea). >>

sun 12pm (monthly): joseph alexiou, historian and author of gowanus: brooklyn’s curious canal, leads a walking tour on the marylanders and the battle of brooklyn, with a stop at the gowanus souvenir shop. parklife (gowanus), free admission (optional $10 and $20 tickets include food and drink). >>

sun 12-6pm: the world’s largest india day parade celebrates india’s independence with floats, performances, and food. the parade marches south starting at madison ave + 38th street (12-3pm), programming will be set up between east 24th + 26th streets (1:30-6pm), and the food court and booths will be set up on east 26th street bet. park + madison aves. >>

sun 12-8pm: shop local at the colored girls hustle marketplace, a pop-up shop featuring a dozen women of color vendors selling beauty products, apparel, candles, herb-infused beverages, and more. new women space (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 1-3pm: hoping for hops? the homebrew takedown has plenty, pitting a selection of amateur beermakers against each other, with you as the judge. queens brewery (ridgewood), $25. >>

sun 2-7pm: find your next festival or desert party outfit at the house of yes playa costume bazaar. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

sun 4pm: the funny / sexy / sad reading series presents works that are, well, you guessed it. hosted by amira pierce and nate waggoner. branch ofc. (crown heights), free. >>

sun 4pm doors (monthly): the movies at the palace series at united palace (washington heights) screens david lean’s lawrence of arabia (1962), preceded by a pre-show beach party with sand, a photobooth, and a performance by the ori manea tahitian dance school. $10 adv/$15 door general, $5 adv/$10 door seniors (free if your name is lawrence). >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with josh johnson (comedy central), fumi abe (decoded), less lane (reductress), ben katzner, and andrew durso. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 8:30pm: are you familiar with felines? a night of cat trivia gives you a chance to purr-ove it. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

all weekend

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fri thru sun: magnum’s soho shop offers buy-one-get-one-free ice cream bars in honor of pretty woman opening on broadway. >>

fri thru sun: have a (chewy) ball at lab b., a bubble tea-themed pop-up featuring interactive installations, a photo booth, a tasting room, and a chance to create your own version of the drink. 107 grand street (soho), $19. >>

fri thru sun 8pm (ends sun): last chance to catch shakespeare in the park’s twelfth night at central park’s delacorte theater. free tickets are available each day in-person at the theater in the park (starting at 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 a digital lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates (starting at 12pm). >>

fri thru 8/23: pregame for halloween with ifc midnight’s scary movies xi horror flick fest, a week of fearful new films and rediscoveries, plus a live radio play, a zombie christmas opening night party, and more. film society of lincoln center (midtown west), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 8/26 (6-11pm weekdays, 11am-11pm weekends): the italian-american community converges on bensonhurst for the 19th annual festa di santa rosalia, bringing food, carnival games, rides, music and more to 18th avenue (cristoforo colombo blvd) from 68th to 75th streets (bensonhurst). free admission. >>

fri thru 8/26 (thurs-fri 5:30pm, sat-sun 2pm, thru 8/26): torn out theater, the company that brought naked shakespeare to the park last summer, returns with the rover, by 17th-century writer aphra behn. prospect park’s music pagoda, free. >>

fri thru 8/30: say it loud: cinema in the age of black power, 1966-1981, bam’s companion screening series to the brooklyn museum’s upcoming soul of a nation: art in the age of black power exhibit, spotlights more than 20 features, docs, and shorts. bam (fort greene), $15. >>

fri thru 9/1: the quad’s utterly winona screening series revisits winona ryder’s early film career through 16 selections including lucas, beetlejuice, heathers, girl interrupted, and more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

sat 12-8pm, sun 12-6pm: get fired up for the return of flamecon. the annual lgbtq version of comic con features a weekend of panels, workshops, vendors, cosplay, parties, and more. sheraton new york times square hotel, $25+ (free sunday for those under 21). >>

sat 4pm-midnight, sun 12am-6pm (monthly thru october): the astoria flea + food market sets up at the astoria kaufman studios backlot. free admission. >>

sat + sun: the annual month-long harlem week continues with a children’s festival, the upmarket pavilion, fashion shows, concerts, an auto show, harlem day events, and more. free admission. >>

sat + sun (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. this weekend: pape diouf + la génération consciente (sat 4pm marcus garvey park, free), mura masa and jessy lanza (sun 7pm central park, free), and rapsody, maimouna youssef aka mumu fresh (sun 5pm marcus garvey park, free). >>

sat thru 8/26: learn about the battle of brooklyn, the largest major battle in the american revolutionary war, with tours, talks, and more. various locations, free-$25. >>

ticket deals

score 2-for-1 tickets to 24 shows during the annual fall broadway week (9/3-16), including anastasia, come from away, once on this island, the band’s visit, the lion king, wicked, and more. >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 10/31 for $20-35 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58). >>

get tickets to escher: the exhibition + experience at industry city thru 2/3 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 11/10-12/15 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

get tickets to theatre of the mind’s black barbie: a nation reborn, including a dinner and dancing reception, at teatro latea (les) thru sun for $25 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $80). >>

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THURS, 8/16: BOGO MAGNUM ICE CREAM, FREE CONCERTS, 10 FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES, + 25 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 8/26 (6-11pm weekdays, 11am-11pm weekends): the italian-american community converges on bensonhurst for the 19th annual festa di santa rosalia, bringing food, carnival games, rides, music and more to 18th avenue (cristoforo colombo blvd) from 68th to 75th streets (bensonhurst). free admission. >>

thru 8/19: magnum’s soho shop offers buy-one-get-one-free ice cream bars in honor of pretty woman opening on broadway. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
argo. cunningham park (fresh meadows) >>
black panther. restoration plaza (bed-stuy). >>
dr. strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. central park. >>
flint and water for life: the diary of jay-z, part of the museum of reclaimed urban space’s ‘liquid denial’ film festival. 6th and b community garden (east village/alphabet city). >>
little giants. father macris park (staten island). >>
love + basketball. brooklyn bridge park. >>
fantastic mr fox. samuel seabury playground (ues). >>
the goonies. beach 108th street roller rink (rockaway beach). >>
the sandlot. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>
toy story 3. col. david marcus playground (midwood) >>

5-8pm (runs thru 8/18): jcat and pleiades gallery showcase 300 artworks by 100 japanese artists for the ‘we’ group exhibition. opening party tonight with free sake tastings and ramune. pleiades gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

just added 5:30pm (thurs-fri 5:30pm, sat-sun 2pm, thru 8/26): torn out theater, the company that brought naked shakespeare to the park last summer, returns with the rover, by 17th-century writer aphra behn. prospect park’s music pagoda, free. >>

5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show (thursdays thru 8/30): the annual museum of modern art summer thursday performance series brings a diverse range of nyc musicians to its sculpture garden. tonight: kemba. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

6pm (thursdays thru 9/20): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s fourth annual live at the archway performance series brings free outdoor musical performances, interactive art, and more to under the manhattan bridge archway in dumbo. tonight: music by the akie bermiss trio and dj dan edinberg, and art by sam keller. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): the annual wingate concert series returns with wyclef jean, slick rick, kool moe dee, and mr. cheeks (8/16). wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

6:45pm: wear your red adidas track suit for a round of wes anderson bingo: the royal tenenbaums. videology (williamsburg), $16. >>

7pm: brooklyn art library hosts a panel on women in illustration, with discussion covering the creative process, landing your first freelance gig, and navigating a field where men earn more. brooklyn art library (williamsburg), free with promo code ‘womenatbal’ (reg. $5). >>

7pm: director carlos lópez estrada discusses blindspotting and screens his music videos for father john misty, on and on, clipping, and more at the two-year anniversary of mass appeal’s music video night, which celebrates the art of the video. liberty hall at ace hotel (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (+ 9/13): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, continues with a performance by clarinetist and multi-woodwind player michael marcus. hudson river park’s pier 84 (midtown west), free. >>

7pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: choreographer jeremy mcqueen’s black iris project. marcus garvey park, free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), jp mcdade (comedy central), molly ruben-long (someecards), charlie kasov, and jake head. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rebecca o’neal, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: set sail for the tight ship comedy show, celebrating its two-year anniversary tonight with guests josh gondelman (last week tonight), julio torres (snl), anna drezen (snl), bowen yang (las culturistas), liza treyger (comedy central), and alyssa limperis (ucb). hosted by sarah lazarus and dan lempert. freddy’s bar and backroom (south park slope), free. >>

8pm (monthly): negativity has no place at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes greg johnson (hbo), rosebud baker (roast battle), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), kc arora (laughs), and sean donnelly (colbert). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm: everything’s a little bit different at the remix / remax party, a night of remixed and mashed-up games, visuals, and audio presented by death by audio arcade and babycastles. superchief gallery (ridgewood), $10. >>

8pm-late (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring nearly a dozen live electronic music and visual artists on indoor and outdoor stages. bonus: $2 burgers and $1 hot dogs (veggie option available). the keep (ridgewood), free admission. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by matt wayne (comedy central), amberia allen (colbert), carol zoccoli, and dan black. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): double down on the hand of comedy, a stand-up and sketch comedy show hosted by claudia cogan (last comic standing). tonight’s performers include dulcé sloan (the daily show), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), greg mania (out magazine), and sketch group just another hoagie. cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s ‘teacher’s night’ theme raises funds for local classrooms and includes humorous and educational ruminations by nyc teachers brian elberg, dante plush, phil valentine, zilla vodnas, roxie e. wilson, and ruthie dreyer. hosted by kyle marian. caveat (les), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

10pm: have the time of your afterlife at the dirty thursday zombie beach party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

coming up

thru 9/14 (fri 10am-10pm thru 9/14, sat 10am-11pm thru 9/1): catch the sunset at governors island, which stays open late every friday and saturday thru summer. >>

8/17-9/1: the quad’s utterly winona screening series revisits winona ryder’s early film career through 16 selections including lucas, beetlejuice, heathers, girl interrupted, and more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

8/17-30: say it loud: cinema in the age of black power, 1966-1981, bam’s companion screening series to the brooklyn museum’s upcoming soul of a nation: art in the age of black power exhibit, spotlights more than 20 features, docs, and shorts. bam (fort greene), $15. >>

8/17-23: pregame for halloween with ifc midnight’s scary movies xi horror flick fest, a week of fearful new films and rediscoveries, plus a live radio play, a zombie christmas opening night party, and more. film society of lincoln center (midtown west), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

8/17-19: have a (chewy) ball at lab b., a bubble tea-themed pop-up featuring interactive installations, a photo booth, a tasting room, and a chance to create your own version of the drink. 107 grand street (soho), $19. >>

8/17 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. jacob h. schiff playground (manhattanville). >>
a wrinkle in time. southpoint park (roosevelt island). >>
a wrinkle in time. west side community garden (uws). >>
black panther. john hancock playground (bed-stuy). >>
ferdinand. flushing meadows corona park (queens). >>
selma. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
the avengers: infinity war. bloomingdale park (staten island). >>
the avengers: infinity war. joyce kilmer park (bronx). >>
the karate kid (1984). pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
the lion king. von briesen park (staten island). >>
the muppets take manhattan. central park. >>
the producers. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). >>

8/17 1-8pm (+ 8/18 11am-6pm): an interactive pop-up based on terence nance’s random acts of flyness, featuring vignettes and installations expressed in the series, opens at 477 broadway bet. broome + grand. free. >>

8/17 5pm (+ 8/18): ten up-and-coming rock, blues, indie, pop, and soul acts play at bryant park’s annual emerging music festival, including eztv, plastic picnic, katie von schleicher, and more. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/17 5-8pm: national thrift store day crawl: gramercy’s goodwill, salvation army, housing works, and vintage thrift stores are teaming up for a night of 20% off purchases, snacks and refreshments. app download required for discount. >>

8/17 6pm (+ 8/19, 8/24-25, 8/31): wands at the ready for the heirs of hogwarts, a completely improvised magical tale based on the world of harry potter. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

8/17 6pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: gilligan moss, argonaut + wasp, and jitwam. rockaway beach boardwalk, free. >>

8/17 6pm doors, 8pm show: mirage cinema presents an outdoor screening of the fifth element, with 360-degree projection, 3d immersive sound, photo booths, an ice cream social, and more. the brooklyn mirage, $14-16. >>

8/17 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through dirty dancing. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

8/17 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by bowen yang + matt rogers (las culturistas), elsa waithe (this american life), jeena bloom (siriusxm), and shane o’neill (ucb). hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

8/17 7pm (+ 8/24): hudson river park’s 20th annual sunset on the hudson free concert series continues with the baby soda jazz band. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

8/17 7pm doors, 8pm show: located at a riverside urban farm, david drake and kenny deforest’s campfire storytelling show features tales by liza treyger (netflix), gastor almonte (comedy central), and sean patton (conan), plus musical guest nick lotto. north brooklyn farms (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

8/17 7:30pm (+ 8/18): star glenn close and writer meg wolitzer will do q+a following select screenings of the wife at the paris theatre (midtown west). $17 general, $14 seniors. >>

8/17 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): live your wildest teenage dreams at lola star’s taylor swift vs. katy perry-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

8/17 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: this one’s for the ladies, q+a, live performance, and an after party with free drinks. industry city, $16. >>

8/17 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by dan st. germain (netflix), jordan carlos (comedy central), matt nedostup (someecards), and sallyann hall (left breast comedy hour). hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8/17 9:30pm (fridays thru 9/28): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series, ‘dreams + prophecy,’ takes its inspiration from twitter astrologers the astro poets. tonight: billy wilder’s sunset boulevard (1980), introduced by astrologer john marchesella. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $14. >>

8/17 9:30pm: lose yourself to the music at secretformula’s 2000’s sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to than two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, and drink themed drinks. themed attire encouraged. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

8/17 9:30pm (+ 8/31): light up your night with fireworks at coney island, every friday through the summer. >>

8/17 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of rad, the 1986 bmx film with a 0% rotten tomatoes rating, at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

8/17 11pm: celebrate all things madge at a madonna dance party, spun by dj bright light bright light. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5. >>

8/17 midnight: big lebowski drinking game… what better reason to indulge in a white russian? videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

ticket deals

score 2-for-1 tickets to 24 shows during the annual fall broadway week (9/3-16), including anastasia, come from away, once on this island, the band’s visit, the lion king, wicked, and more. >>

get tickets to theatre of the mind’s black barbie: a nation reborn, including a dinner and dancing reception, at teatro latea (les) thru 8/19 for $25 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $80). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee expo at metropolitan pavilion 10/13-14 for $19+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $29+). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, thru 10/14 for $20-29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $55). >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 10/31 for $20-35 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58). >>

get tickets to escher: the exhibition + experience at industry city thru 2/3 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

get tickets for the new york cocktail expo at melrose ballroom in long island city 8/19 for free-$37.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 9/15-12/15 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney houston and beyoncé at highline ballroom 9/22 for free-$35 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-45). >>

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WEDS, 8/15: 2-FOR-1 BROADWAY TICKETS, ACCORDIONS AROUND THE WORLD, SUMMER FLING, 10 FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES, + 20 THURS EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. greenbelt recreation center (staten island). >>
angry birds and spaceballs. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
black panther. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
black panther. osborn playground (brownsville). >>
crooklyn. central park. >>
die hard. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
lady bird. hudson river park’s pier 63 (chelsea). >>
tampopo. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
the incredibles. juniper valley park (middle village). >>
the nut job 2: nutty by nature. james weldon johnson playground (east harlem). >>
wall-e. pier i (uws). >>

5:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/12, + 9/14): the annual accordions around the world series brings more than 60 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players to bryant park (midtown west) for weekly concerts, culminating in a five-hour festival on 9/14. free. >>

6pm (ends today): the annual madison square park summer nights music series wraps up the season tonight with eight-piece #immigrantbeat band m.a.k.u. soundsystem. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

6pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: alice smith, akala, and dj stormin norman at marcus garvey park. free. >>

6-9pm (ends today): jump around at the uptown bounce, the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio‘s summer block party series featuring music, dance lessons, gallery tours, and local food, plus free museum admission. tonight’s last theme: ‘a space odyssey,’ featuring futuristic music by david bowie, prince, grace jones, and more. the front terraces of both museums, free admission (rsvp required).

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: writer thomas page mcbee discusses the gender stereotypes and violence experienced building up to being the first trans man to ever box at madison square garden in his new book, amateur: a true story about what makes a man. am to dm co-host saeed jones joins. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $5. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/16): the annual wingate concert series returns with jonathan nelson, vashawn mitchell, william murphy, charles jenkins, and jj hairston (8/15), and slick rick, wyclef jean, kool moe dee, and mr. cheeks (8/16). wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (quarterly): the soul sister revue reading series asks ‘what does soul mean to you?,’ with poets including jason koo, pamela sneed, christina gayton, and jasmine reid. hosted by ed toney. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), free (one drink minimum). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/22): you’re the chorus at the new york choral society’s summer sing series. tonight: vivaldi’s gloria and a mozart mélange consisting of ave verum corpus, ‘kyrie’ from mass in c minor, ‘laudate dominum’ from solemn vesper, and regina coeli. a party with drinks and snacks follows. church of the holy trinity, draesel hall (ues), $15. >>

7:30pm: wakanda forever! journalist evan narcisse presents rise of the black panther, a collection of his debut six-part series exploring t’challa’s early years as king. in conversation with publisher and editor chris jackson (one world). a wine reception follows. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at tonight’s edition of the hell yeah comedy show, ‘former comedian’ james cross offers to cut your hair as best he can, and if it’s bad you’ll get a free hat. brave folks can try their luck or just enjoy the entertainment stylings of emmy blotnick (colbert), sandy honig (adult swim), dan black (comedians of wrestling), and many more. union hall (park slope), $5 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers alizah rose salario (the new york times), james yeh (the new york times), ian macallen (vol 1. brooklyn), and brad wetherell (salon). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (monthly): don’t worry about your social status at the no cool kids comedy show, where hosts lauren vino and bob gurnett and a lineup of comedians talk about their awkward youth, complete with photo evidence. tonight: sean patton (conan), yedoye travis (colbert), emily winter (the new yorker), and rosebud baker (roast battle). starr bar (bushwick), free >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sam jay (snl), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), robert dean (comedy central), ahri findling (ucb), and david spector (gotham comedy live). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

just added: 8pm (biweekly): seth herzog’s presents ‘summer fling’ comedy night at the mailroom with performances by tariq trotter aka black thought (the roots), dave hill (samantha bee), kerryn feehan (roast battle), and craig baldo (last week tonight). mailroom (fidi), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features kenny deforest (seth meyers), shane torres (conan), julia shiplett (the new york times), and luke mones (college humor). hosted by rob haze (fallon). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: jen kirkman (drunk history), sean patton (conan), joe zimmerman (comedy central), usama siddiqui, jeff steinbrunner, and more. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers comedy show, where comedians give fake lectures and one ends up with a new website at the end of the night. tonight’s ‘internet art’ theme features negin farsad (fake the nation), asher perlman (the opposition with jordan klepper), colin o’brien (ucb), with music by tar of. hosted by mark vigeant. caveat (les), $10. >>

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coming up

8/16-19: magnum’s soho shop offers buy-one-get-one-free ice cream bars in honor of pretty woman opening on broadway. >>

8/16 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
argo. cunningham park (fresh meadows) >>
black panther. restoration plaza (bed-stuy). >>
dr. strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. central park. >>
flint and water for life: the diary of jay-z, part of the museum of reclaimed urban space’s ‘liquid denial’ film festival. 6th and b community garden (east village/alphabet city). >>
little giants. father macris park (staten island). >>
love + basketball. brooklyn bridge park. >>
fantastic mr fox. samuel seabury playground (ues). >>
the goonies. beach 108th street roller rink (rockaway beach). >>
the sandlot. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>
toy story 3. col. david marcus playground (midwood) >>

8/16 12:30pm (ends today): you don’t need to pay big bucks to see the stars of the stage at broadway in bryant park, an annual series offering free performances by broadway and off-broadway cast members over six weeks. today, the series wraps with be more chill, gettin’ the band back together, once on this island, and school of rock. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/16 5-8pm (runs thru 8/18): jcat and pleiades gallery showcase 300 artworks by 100 japanese artists for the ‘we’ group exhibition. opening party tonight with free sake tastings and ramune. pleiades gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

8/16 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show (thursdays thru 8/30): the annual museum of modern art summer thursday performance series brings a diverse range of nyc musicians to its sculpture garden. tonight: kemba. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

8/16 6pm (thursdays thru 9/20): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s fourth annual live at the archway performance series brings free outdoor musical performances, interactive art, and more to under the manhattan bridge archway in dumbo. tonight: music by the akie bermiss trio and dj dan edinberg, and art by sam keller. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

8/16 6:45pm: wear your red adidas track suit for a round of wes anderson bingo: the royal tenenbaums. videology (williamsburg), $16. >>

8/16 7pm: brooklyn art library hosts a panel on women in illustration, with discussion covering the creative process, landing your first freelance gig, and navigating a field where men earn more. brooklyn art library (williamsburg), free with promo code ‘womenatbal’ (reg. $5). >>

8/16 7pm: director carlos lópez estrada discusses blindspotting and screens his music videos for father john misty, on and on, clipping, and more at the two-year anniversary of mass appeal’s music video night, which celebrates the art of the video. liberty hall at ace hotel (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

8/16 7pm (+ 9/13): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, continues with a performance by larinetist and multi-woodwind player michael marcus. hudson river park’s pier 84 (midtown west), free. >>

8/16 7pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: choreographer jeremy mcqueen’s black iris project. marcus garvey park, free. >>

8/16 8pm (weekly): unplug at airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), jp mcdade (comedy central), molly ruben-long (someecards), charlie kasov, and jake head. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rebecca o’neal, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/16 8pm: set sail for the tight ship comedy show, celebrating its two-year anniversary tonight with guests josh gondelman (last week tonight), julio torres (snl), anna drezen (snl), bowen yang (las culturistas), liza treyger (comedy central), and alyssa limperis (ucb). hosted by sarah lazarus and dan lempert. freddy’s bar and backroom (south park slope), free. >>

8/16 8pm (monthly): negativity has no place at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes greg johnson (hbo), rosebud baker (roast battle), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), kc arora (laughs), and sean donnelly (colbert). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8/16 8pm: everything’s a little bit different at the remix / remax party, a night of remixed and mashed-up games, visuals, and audio presented by death by audio arcade and babycastles. superchief gallery (ridgewood), $10. >>

8/16 8pm-late (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring nearly a dozen live electronic music and visual artists on indoor and outdoor stages. bonus: $2 burgers and $1 hot dogs (veggie option available). the keep (ridgewood), free admission. >>

8/16 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by matt wayne (comedy central), amberia allen (colbert), carol zoccoli, and dan black. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/16 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): double down on the hand of comedy, a stand-up and sketch comedy show hosted by claudia cogan (last comic standing). tonight’s performers include dulcé sloan (the daily show), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), greg mania (out magazine), and sketch group just another hoagie. cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

8/16 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s ‘teacher’s night’ theme raises funds for local classrooms and includes humorous and educational ruminations by nyc teachers brian elberg, dante plush, phil valentine, zilla vodnas, roxie e. wilson, and ruthie dreyer. hosted by kyle marian. caveat (les), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

8/16 10pm: have the time of your afterlife at the dirty thursday zombie beach party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

score 2-for-1 tickets to 24 shows during the annual fall broadway week (9/3-16), including anastasia, come from away, once on this island, the band’s visit, the lion king, wicked, and more. >>

tickets to smithsonian magazine‘s museum day, returning 9/22, are now available. the 14th annual event offers free admission to more than 20 nyc-area museums, including asia society and museum, museum of arts and design, museum of chinese in america, the intrepid sea, air + space museum, the jewish museum, the national lighthouse museum, and more. note: most of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 9/15-12/15 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of whitney houston and beyoncé at highline ballroom 9/22 for free-$35 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-45). >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 10/31 for $20-35 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58). >>

get tickets to escher: the exhibition + experience at industry city thru 2/3 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

get tickets for the new york cocktail expo at melrose ballroom in long island city 8/19 for free-$37.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

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