tues 6pm (seating opens at 5pm): met opera’s opening night outdoor simulcast: the metropolitan opera’s 137th season begins on a high note with a live transmission of luigi cherubini’s medea projected on giant screens in times square and harlem’s marcus garvey park. 3,700 seats will be provided to the public between the two locations, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. free admission. >>
tues 7pm: the rebellious life of mrs. rosa parks: film forum hosts a screening of the rebellious life of mrs. rosa parks, based on the biography by jeanne theoharis, followed by q+a with co-directors yoruba richen and johanna hamilton, author jeanne theoharis, and executive producer soledad o’brien. film forum (south village), $15. >>
tues 7pm (monthly): we love a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of comedians tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘back to school’ edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>
tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and paige smith-hogan rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring alex kumin (comedy central), kate sisk (the onion), wanjiko eke, colin rankin, and audrey fromson. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>
tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman and dylan adler. tonight’s show features bobby condon, chanel ali, nick hopping, tracey mcclendon, tommy mcnamara, and naomi karavani. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>
tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, ashley hamilton, and nolawee mengist bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by doug smith (comedy central), julia claire (npr), alon elian (audible), ronnie fleming, and tawanda gona. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>
New York State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick moderates a conversation with Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lizz Winstead, founder and chief creative officer of Abortion Access Front, on voter suppression, threats to election integrity, attacks on personal freedom, and how to fight back.
A strong advocate for civil rights, reproductive freedom, environmental preservation, the arts, and tenants’ rights, Deborah Glick has represented Lower Manhattan in the NYS Assembly for more than 30 years.
Maya Wiley is a nationally respected civil rights attorney and activist who has worked at the ACLU, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and more.
Lizz Winstead is one of the top political satirists working today. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, she forever changed the way people get news.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
Great Hall at The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster is required; masks are encouraged
weds thru 10/2: architecture and design film festival: the annual architecture and design film festival returns for its 14th edition, showcasing a curated range of films from eleven countries investigating design’s impact on the worlds of fashion, real estate, art, architecture, urban planning, housing, and more. sva theatre and cinépolis chelsea, $16 general, $12 students. >>
sponsored: weds 7pm: selected shorts: back to school: first-day jitters, all-night cram sessions, unrequited crushes, and awkward school dances: selected shorts at symphony space (uws) gets nostalgic with an evening of hilarious and moving short fiction about making the grade. grab your #2 pencil and get ready to hit the books as we explore the secret lives of teachers and students. hosted by tara westover (educated), with readings by santino fontana (tootsie), nikki m. james (the book of mormon), katrina lenk (company), and maulik pancholy (grand horizons). skint readers get a $15 in-person ticket with promo code ‘school’ (service charge applies). >>
weds 7pm (monthly): have you binged it? tv trivia – broad city edition: couch potatoes and netflix-and-chill-ers, test your streaming savvy at mikey addady and zoe yellen’s tv trivia party. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>
weds 7pm: lady adhd: part stand up, part ted talk, blair postman’s one-person show combines flip chart comedy pieces with running commentary about her life with long-undiagnosed adhd, and some lessons learned where the two intersect. includes post-show q+a with a guest adhd professional/professional with adhd. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘adhd’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>
weds 7:30pm: bad behavior: comedians share personal stories of a questionable social faux pas and get judged by a panel of etiquette ‘experts’ at this morally subjective comedy show. fiction bar/cafe (williamsburg), free admission. >>
weds 8pm (monthly): ditmas lit: local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series, returning to hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush) with kwame opoku-duku (the unbnd verses), rachel sherman (living room), nicole zhu (catapult), and miracle jones. free. >>
weds 8pm: manique: comedy variety therapy for the theatrically minded: embrace your inner theater kid at this comedic variety show featuring singers, musical comedians, and standups. tonight: dylan adler (hulu), maya deshmukh (hbo), gus constantellis (netflix), schuyler robinson, and katie lemmen. hosted by rose morgan. club cumming (les), $10-15. >>
weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers gabe pacheco (siriusxm), bronwyn isaac (someecards), and nick mestad (clickhole). $5. >>
weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by khalid rahmaan (conan), ben wasserman (adult swim), erica spera (james corden), molly ruben-long (absolutely thriving comedy), and molly kornfeld. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>
thurs thru sun: 32nd annual jersey city art + studio tour: check out the work of 1,000+ artists across 140 locations at the largest art tour in new jersey. opening reception thursday 6-9pm. >>
thurs thru sun: 20th annual new york burlesque festival: 70 burlesque performers from around country and the world take over four stages in manhattan and brooklyn for the annual burlesque festival. $20+. >>
sponsored: thurs 7pm: kelly ripa and anderson cooper!: join daytime emmy award–winning host kelly ripa for the release of her new book, live wire, in conversation with anderson cooper at symphony space (uws). surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always humorous, live wire shows kelly as she really is offscreen—a very wise woman who has something to say. tickets to this event include a copy of live wire (published by harpercollins, a $29 value). >>
thurs 7pm: the west wing and beyond: author and former obama white house photographer pete souza will share rarely-seen photographs and tell stories from his new book, the west wing and beyond: what i saw inside the presidency as part of the 2022 john jay iselin memorial lecture at the great hall at the cooper union (east village). free admission (signed books will be available for sale). >>
thurs 7pm: story/teller: lynn nottage on mlima’s tale, with damon tabor: playwright and screenwriter lynn nottage, the first woman to win two pulitzer prizes for drama, will discuss her new play, mlima’s tale, with journalist damon tabor, whose article ‘the ivory highway’ inspired the play. center for fiction (fort greene) $15 ticket includes a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured book. >>
thurs 7pm: alise morales: the girl who lived: comedian and harry potter nerd alise morales (the marvelous mrs. maisel, betches) presents her first solo hour of stand up, featuring a sorting ceremony, fanfiction readings, guest appearances, and an opening set by jake cornell (tiktok). the kraine theater (east village), $10-15. >>
thurs 7pm: free outdoor movies (weather permitting): judas and the black messiah at eugene mccabe field (harlem). >>
thurs 8pm: landline comedy: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where comedians khalid rahmaan (conan), pete pladel (netflix), meghan o’malley (barely making it comedy), jake snell, and jessica rotondi are on tap for a night of laughs. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>
thurs 8pm (monthly): highwaisted comedy show: comedy—it’s in their jeans. the audience member wearing the highest waist has the chance to win a free drink at the highwaisted comedy show. tonight’s performers: aminah imani (comedy central), alison leiby (oh god, a show about abortion), nico carney (netflix), martin urbano (kimmel), and sam taggart (los espookys. hosted by alex kumin and julia shiplett. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>
thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an evening of standup by yemi afolabi (comedy central), liz barrett (gotham comedy live), ryan donahue (kimmel), liz glazer (cbs), mark benjamin (the new york times), pat burtscher, and meghan walsh. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>
thurs 8pm-4am (monthly): warper party: 30+ live electronic music and visual artists take over two rooms of ridgewood’s h0l0 for the warper party. free admission. >>
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