MON, 6/26: FREE BIG GAY ICE CREAM, $20 ART SHOW,ON THE TOWN, + 18 TUES EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
deadpool, hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop bar (soho/south village) >>
dirty dancing, our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) >>
on the town, bryant park (midtown west) >>

5-10pm: free summerstage show tonight: tear of the ox, ssingssing and coreyah play a korean music festival blending traditional korean sounds with glam rock, contemporary world music and hip-hop. rumsey playfield at central park. >>

7pm: they may never win, but they have the last laugh: ‘quitters,’ a new comedy show hosted by sam corbin (reductress, the new yorker) and ian goldstein (splitsider, doin’ it with mike sacks), embraces the act of giving up with special guests rob schulte (doin’ it with mike sacks) and anna suzuki (hbo). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7-11pm (thru 6/30): peruse hundreds of original 4×6 works you can actually afford at the $20 art show. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les). free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): the legacy show aims to inspire with first-hand stories from people who made change using their positive attitude. this month’s ‘reinvention’-themed show features libby moore (former chief of staff to oprah winfrey), denise restauri (girlquake), and mark pagán (moth storyslam winner). hosted by michael ian cedar. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $5 admission benefits she’s the first. >>

7:30pm: the farm reading series showcases satirical and critical writing from silvia killingsworth (editor of the awl and the hairpin), jazmine hughes (associate editor at the new york times magazine), casey johnston (senior editor at the new york times‘ ‘wirecutter’), and katia bachko (senior editor at harper’s magazine). hosted by patrick w. gallagher. 61 local (cobble hill), free. >>

7:30pm (ends today): white wave’s soloduo dance festival returns for a second year with solos and duets from 24 local + international choreographers. dixon place (les), $15-20 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): michelle buteau (vh1) guest hosts the night train comedy show, with stand-up performances by jared logan (chelsea lately), claudia cogan (last comic standing), neko white (gotham comedy live), and maggie maye (conan). bonus: free big gay ice cream scoops from the truck starting at 7:15pm. littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

8pm (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with guests emily davidove (reductress), evan waite (the president show), and carrie wittmer (mcsweeney’s). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by langston kerman (insecure), mary cella (comedy central),  lukas kaiser (comedy central), dan shaki, and lizzie martinez, plus a guest lecture about how to do something useless. bonus: rsvp by email for a chance to win drinks. fawkner (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner, inside amy schumer), neal stastny (mtv), michael joyce, and amy cardinale. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8:30pm: have away with words at a launch show for joe berkowitz’s book on the world of pun competitions. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

thru 7/11: see what scandalous and macabre tales lurk beneath the veneer of southern respectability during the 16-film southern gothic screening series at bam (fort greene). scheduled: a streetcar named desire, cat on a hot tin roof, baby doll, night of the hunter, and more. $14. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

6/27 2:30-5pm: need a bike helmet? get a free one at one of many opportunities provided by the department of transportation throughout the season. today’s giveaway is at dag hammarskjöld plaza (midtown east). >>

6/27 6pm doors (tues-sat thru 7/15): dance to live music under the stars at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance parties, opening tonight with the count basie orchestra and guest vocalist carmen bradford. dance lesson 6:30pm, live music 7:30pm. damrosch park (uws), $17 admission gets you entrance to the dance floor with the best view of the band, but there’s usually a good amount of room to watch/dance from outside for free. >>

6/27 6:30-9pm (ends today): hudson river park’s annual outdoor sunset swing parties wrap the season with live music from baby soda jazz band. beginners can learn the moves at a lesson starting at 6:30pm. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

6/27 7pm: explore the sun’s helpful and harmful relationship to earth with nasa heliophysics scientists at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

6/27 7pm: the made you look hip-hop film series presents a screening of nas: time is illmatic (2014), followed by a q+a with director one9, writer erik parker, and musician roxanne shante. hip-hop education center founder martha diaz will introduce. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

6/27 7:30pm: mandy len catron, author of the viral new york times modern love essay ‘to fall in love with anyone, do this,’ presents her book how to fall in love with anyone.  greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

6/27 7:30pm (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’s third anniversary show includes langston kerman (insecure), sunita mani (mr. robot), mike brown, dillon stevenson, and guest judge mrs. smith (america’s got talent). hosted by andy beckerman and ramsey ess. ucb (east village), $7. >>

6/27 7:30pm (thru 7/16): surrealistic contemporary dance company momix returns to the joyce theater (chelsea) with opus cactus. $10+. >>

6/27 7:30pm (+ 7/11, 7/18, 8/1): naumburg orchestral concert series: the oldest continuous free outdoor western classical music concert series in the world (112 seasons!) returns to central park’s 1,000 seat naumburg bandshell. tonight: ensemble lpr performs vaughan williams, stravinsky, britten, and more. can’t make it? you can listen live to a live broadcast as well. >>

6/27 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner) come together for scar tissue: a night of hilarious and heartfelt stories. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

6/27 8pm: uptown showdown: two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off against each other about which is better, nature or nurture. tonight’s guests: john fugelsang (tell me everything), krystyna hutchinson (guys we f*cked), david rees (election profit makers), anna drezen (snl), and kevin townley (the talent show). hosted by matthew love. symphony space (uws), $15. >>

6/27 8pm (monthly): shonali bhowmik, christian felix, and guest co-host marcellus hall host a night of talk, music and comedy during a live taping of their we don’t even know podcast, featuring esquire cartoon editor bob mankoff, comedian/actress/writer becky yamamoto, and musician mars ganito. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

6/27 8pm: the future forms variety show features standup, sketch, and characters inside a music venue/designer watch showroom. tonight’s lineup includes john early (search party), julio torres (snl), josh fadem (better call saul), mary houlihan (difficult people), and more. throne watches (east williamsburg), free. >>

6/27 8pm (ends today): the 59th annual washington square music festival ends the season with a tango and jazz concert. washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (greenwich village), free. >>

6/27 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 david cross (arrested development), sasheer zamata (snl), josh fadem (better call saul), jo firestone (fallon), and zach pugh (sirius xm). free. >>

6/27 8pm doors: drunken masters, a celebration of the best and worst action flicks, presents a screening and discussion of john woo and chow yun-fat’s hard boiled (1992). knitting factory (williamsburg), free. >>

6/27 8:30pm: tnt throws a shakespeare-themed premiere event for will, the new drama based on the life of william shakespeare, with festivities and a screening followed by a q+a with the cast. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6/27-7/23: shawn of the dead director edgar wright presents heist society, a curated series of screenings of 22 heist films including ocean’s eleven, point break, dog day afternoon, and more, plus baby driver followed by q+a with wright. bam (fort greene), $14 ($25 for baby driver). >>

ticket deals

rsvp for a free yoga class at the beach at dream downtown 7/31-8/28. >>

rsvp for a free house of vans party featuring royal headache, sheer mag, and downtown boys on 7/12. >>

get tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings the songs of prince and michael jackson at b.b. king blues club 7/2 + 8/29 for free-$25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-50). >>

get tickets to a friday sunset happy hour cruise 6/30-8/25 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

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FRI-SUN, 6/23-25 SKINT WEEKEND

scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (several start friday), including lgbt pride weekend events and parties, a hanksy art show in the abandoned lowline space, free concerts, and more.

friday

fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
daughters of the dust, brower park (crown heights) >>
feral love, 72nd track and lawn (riverside park) >>
mauvais sang, transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
moonlight, mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
pushing hands, columbus park (chinatown) >>
willy wonka + the chocolate factory, hunters point south park (lic) >>

fri 5-8pm: have a sweet-ish time at the annual swedish midsummer festival, featuring traditional food, live music, games, flower wreath making, and a midsummer pole to decorate. robert f. wagner, jr park (battery park), free admission. >>

fri 5:30-10pm: governors island stays open late for solstice, giving the public a rare chance to catch the sunset from our city’s oasis. food + drinks will be available for purchase. free admission, $2 round-trip ferry ride. >>

fri 6pm (thru 8/12): theater of the resist, an eight-week series of politically charged music, dance and conversations, begins at the met breuer (ues) tonight with ‘the egyptian jon stewart’ bassem youssef. free with regular museum admission (suggested: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students), rsvp recommended. >>

fri 6pm (fridays thru 7/14): a changing lineup of several contemporary dance companies perform outdoors at bryant park each friday for five weeks. free. >>

fri 6-10pm (+ sat 3-10pm): the live at seaglass music festival brings live outdoor music performances to the seaglass carousel at the battery, including svetlana and the delancey five, banda de los muertos, the grand st. stompers, and more. free for the music, $5 to ride. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): another outdoor summer concert staple returns for the season: the 40th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival brings andrew bird, esperanza spalding, chronixx, youssou n’dour, and many others to the prospect park bandshell stage this season. tonight: pharoah sanders, and a brooklyn raga massive tribute to john coltrane. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm: director scott hamilton kennedy, neil degrasse tyson, and others do q+a following a screening of kennedy’s documentary about gmos, food evolution, which tyson narrated. city cinemas village east, $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

fri 7pm: a girl walks home alone at night filmmaker ana lily amirpour does q+a following a screening of her new film the bad batch (fri). ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri 7pm: contemporary music collective ensemble mise-en’s annual music festival includes a program of works selected from over 1,000 submissions from the us, scandinavia, and other parts of europe. scandinavia house (midtown east), $15. >>

fri 7pm (+ sat at socrates sculpture park): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series offers six free outdoor concerts in all five boroughs. tonight: jackie robinson park (sugar hill). free admission. >>

fri 7pm (+ sat 3pm): pizzafest, king pizza records’s three-day music festival, returns for a fourth year with 20 rock bands and djs, plus plenty of pizza. the gutter bar (williamsburg) + el cortez (bushwick), $8-10/day, $20/pass. >>

fri 7pm: hip-hop producer/dj and jay z collaborator just blaze spins a free summerstage gig at coffey park (red hook). >>

fri 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a crazy in love – beyoncé theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show (+ sat, 6/30-7/8): loftopera presents operas in unique spaces for prices well under what you’d pay at a theater. their latest, pergolesi’s stabat mater and works by vivaldi, will be performed at the muse circus school and event space (bushwick). $20 with promo code ‘summer’ (reg. $30). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): get your laughs and lube at the samantha comedy show, staged in a sex shop with aural pleasure provided by annie lederman, sydnee washington, jess salomon, chanel ali, kelsey caine, and julia solomon. hosted by liz magee and jasmine pierce. byob. bonus: 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), free admission. >>

fri 8pm: get your disco hard when all-metal bee gees tribute band tragedy plays brooklyn bowl (williamsburg) with support from all-female mötley crüe tribute band 10 seconds to love. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): last comic standing meets the bachelorette at the backfat comedy/variety show’s the backfatlorette edition, where four comedians will try to win the heart of burlesque performer vada james. hosted by emily winter and larry mancini. 61 local (boerum hill), free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kerry coddett (mtv), joel walkowski (comedy central), jess salomon, eddie fin, george civeris, and rebecca vigil. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (+ 6/30): visuals visuals, a new weekly pairing of musicians and video artists, continues tonight with music by million young, ian chang, and visuals, and projections by christian hannon. knockdown center (maspeth), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the camouflage comedy show returns with free pizza from two boots and a lineup including drew michael (head writer of snl‘s weekend update), seaton smith (fallon), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), rae sanni (the president show), shane torres (comedy central), aaron berg (this is not happening), and lucas connolly (sirius xm). hosted by peggy o’leary. big irv’s (williamsburg), free-$10. >>

fri 8:45pm doors, 9pm show (+ 6/28): audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy, participatory production of guys + dolls. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 9/1): grab some funnel cake and take in a fireworks show, returning to the coney island sky every friday through the summer. >>

sponsored

TUES, June 27th at 8PM

Symphony Space

Join two teams of comedians, including John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F*cked podcast), David Rees (Election Profit Makers), Anna Drezen (Saturday Night Live), Kevin Townley (The Talent Show), and more hysterically debate the age old question of whether we’re a product of our genes or upbringing. No matter who wins, we’re guessing they’ll all blame their parents. Hosted by Matthew Love.

Tickets $15 and no drink minimum.  MORE INFO

saturday

sponsored sat: escape the city with a sourced adventures kayak + wine day trip! enjoy a relaxing paddle down the delaware followed by a wine tasting at a local vineyard. round-trip transportation from nyc, kayak, lunch, and wine tasting included. select saturdays thru 9/9. >>

sat various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
twenty feet from stardom, herbert von king park (bedford-stuyvesant) >>
notorious b.i.g.: bigger than life, fort greene park (fort greene) >>
jason bourne, john jay park (ues) >>

sat 11am-6pm: the rubin museum of art celebrates new york music month and it’s new ‘the world is sound’ exhibition with free admission all day today (reg. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free fridays 6-10pm.). >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop more than 20 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (greenpoint), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 12-5pm: used and new books from left-wing publishers on a variety of topics will be available for perusal and purchase at the nyc radical book fair, also including author talks from samuel farber (the politics of che guevara), don lash (when the welfare people come), dao x tran (101 changemakers), lee wengraf (extracting profit), and more. verso books (dumbo), free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm, 7:30pm-1am: color scenes mural fest: bushwick diy art space the silent barn will be covered with murals and street art by over 60 artists, and host an afternoon festival for families and an evening party for the grown ups with short film screenings, performances, and djs. $1-$10. >>

sat 12-6pm: do bikes get your motor running? the 13th bicycle fetish day, city reliquary’s annual block party for bikes, celebrates all things two-wheeled with vendors, competitions, music, and more. havemeyer st. between hope + grand streets (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 2-8pm: creativity cubed: as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary of the astor place cube celebrations, bowery poetry presents a mix of readings and slams, plus you can make and decorate your own mini spinning cube with iconic east village images from the past 50 years. 1 astor place, free. >>

sat 2-10pm (monthly thru september): fill your belly and shake your hips at the makossa brooklyn cookout, returning for an eighth season of food, djs, and partying. our wicked lady rooftop (bushwick), free before 4pm, $5 after. >>

sat 3-6pm: let your geek flag fly at the skint’s first-ever nerd swap, an informal collectibles meetup/swap/sale for nerds of all stripes. commonwealth bar (south slope). free admission. >>

sat 5-11pm: ridgewood market’s saturday night bazaar offers wares from more than 40 independent and local vendors, plus food and booze. gottscheer hall, free admission. >>

sat 6-10pm: don your best disco look for a roller disco party at house of yes (bushwick). $10 adv, $15 door, skate rental $10. >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): another outdoor summer concert staple returns for the season: the 40th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival brings andrew bird, esperanza spalding, chronixx, youssou n’dour, and many others to the prospect park bandshell stage this season. tonight’s headliners, the soul rebels, will be joined by special guests talib kweli, pharoahe monch and kirk knight to pay tribute to mobb deep throughout their set. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 7pm: hear tales both horrible and heartwarming about the toughest job you’ll ever love at the sixth annual returned peace corps story slam. donation-based drinks will be available. hostelling international (manhattan valley), $5 suggested donation supports the corps. >>

sat 7pm (ends today): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series offers six free outdoor concerts in all five boroughs. tonight: socrates sculpture park (licl). free admission. >>

sat 8pm: carnegie hall tickets for just $7 (all seats)! new york city chamber orchestra and the masterworks festival chorus perform kirke mechem’s songs of the slave and much more. $40-110 value. >>

sat 8pm-2am: dance to britpop and indiepop at the return of the party people dance party. brooklyn bazaar cellar lounge (greenpoint), free. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! comedy show with host lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. this month’s show includes guests janine brito (totally biased) and danny tamberelli (the adventures of pete and pete). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 10pm: forever michael, dj spinna’s eighth annual michael jackson tribute party, returns with mj originals, covers, samples, and remixes. the hall at mp (williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 11pm: djs andi synthicide and alex english spin depeche mode, joy division, the cure, nitzer ebb, and more  at the music for the masses darkwave party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>

sunday

sponsored sun: bubble ball soccer nyc. yes, it’s as fun as it looks! soccer meets bumper cars in this hilarious new craze. pick up tickets for sunday’s game at 6pm in brooklyn’s mclaughlin park for just $39 with promo code ‘skint26off’ here ($65 value). limited availability.

sun 10am-5:30pm: choose from more than 50 food vendors at the inaugural ‘taste the world’ food festival at this week’s grand bazaar nyc (uws). expect lines. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

sun 2pm: coney island celebrates the cyclone roller coaster’s 90th birthday with a block party including a performance by fabolous, music from power 105.1 djs, and an appearance by the harlem globetrotters (who also turned 90 this year). luna park (coney island), free. >>

sun 2pm (ends today): members of the ny scandia symphony perform a series of free hour-long scandinavian music concerts at fort tryon park’s billings lawn. >>

sun 2-4pm: in case you missed may’s corgi meetup, you have another chance at cutness today at tompkins square park (east village, alphabet city). >>

sun 3pm: take a deeper look into the dynamic duo of thelma + louise with a screening of the 1991 film, introduced by becky aikman, author of off the cliff: how the making of thelma and louise drove hollywood to the edge and followed by a book signing. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors admission includes museum admission. >>

sun 4pm (monthly): see two campy teen movies about game arcades at obsolete cinema’s double feature screening of tilt (1979) and joysticks (1983), both on craptastic vhs. happy hour bar prices until 7pm. freddy’s bar and backroom (south slope), free. >>

sun 4pm doors (monthly): the movies at the palace series at united palace (washington heights) screens 1988 romantic comedy coming to america, starring eddie murphy, preceded by music by american idol finalist anwar robinson and a dramatic reading by comedy group room 28. $10 adv/$15 door general, $5 adv/$10 door seniors. >>

sun 6pm, 8pm (+ mon 7:30pm): white wave’s soloduo dance festival returns for a second year with solos and duets from 24 local + international choreographers. dixon place (les), $15-20 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

sun 7pm: have a bloody good time at the stephen king and i, tabitha vidaurri’s comedy show celebrating the horror author’s first novel, carrie, with guests mary houlihan (difficult people) and helluva bottom carter (mark reiss). q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 12 very unconventional contestants compete for the title of ‘most inner beautiful’ via interviews, questionable talent displays, and homemade swimsuits at comedian jo firestone’s sixth annual inner beauty pageant. littlefield (gowanus), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 8pm: the babadook is gay now, and it’s hosting a night of horrifying and hilarious stories with the help of ryan houlihan, john ersing, jordan veilleux, alex bedder, kyle turner, and more. karaoke follows. tilt bk (bushwick), free. >>

sun 8pm (sundays thru 8/13): watch prolific actor, writer, producer and the daily show correspondent aasif mandvi workshop a new one-man show at the people’s improv theater (flatiron). $10. >>

sun 8pm: free outdoor movie screening: singin’ in the rain, habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 8pm doors, 9pm show: fiona silver plays a concert celebrating the release of her debut album, little thunder, an apt title based on what you’ll hear tonight. the roxy hotel (tribeca), free. >>

sun 8:15pm: at ladies night: a film trivia fundraiser, your knowledge of cinematic women can help raise money for international reproductive health relief fund, she decides. hosted by maggie ross + janet burns. videology (williamsburg), $3 admission. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: nyc’s annual lgbtq pride week culminates with the annual march, festival and fireworks (around 9:45pm) sunday, with many related events and skint-priced parties including:
— transjustice’s 13th annual trans day of action (fri 2-5pm, washington square park) >>
— the metropolitan museum of art’s metfridays series pride edition (fri 5-9pm, suggested admission: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students) >>
— the annual new york city drag march (fri 7-10pm, tompkins square park to the stonewall inn) >>
— artist collective cheryl’s pride party (fri 11pm, secret project robot, $10) >>
parties and queer|art film screenings (fri-sat, wythe hotel, $10-20) >>
— everyone is gay all-ages party (sat 2-4pm, housing works, $5 suggested donation) >>
— the annual nyc dyke march (sat 5-7pm, bryant park) >>
bklyn boihood party (sat 11pm, littlefield, $15+20) >>
— the empire state building will light up in rainbow colors on sunday >>

fri 4pm until sunday 11pm: the del close marathon, the largest improv festival in the world, returns to nyc for a 19th year with three days of round-the-clock shows by top-notch performers at seven venues. $10-25/show, $40/pass. >>

fri 7-11pm, sat + sun 12-6pm: street artist hanksy brings a pop-up group art show to the abandoned lowline space (les). $10 suggested donation benefits the les girls club. >>

sat 11am-2pm, sun 11am-3pm: need a bike helmet? get a free one at one of many opportunities provided by the department of transportation throughout the season. this weekend’s giveaways are at st. mary’s playground in the bronx (sat 11am-2pm) and bedford stuyvesant restoration plaza (sun 11am-3pm).

sat 6-9pm, sun12-9pm: cave homo, a zine about openly gay pro skater brian anderson, will be launched at an opening party, exhibition, and signing. 208 bowery gallery (les), free. >>

sat + sun various times: free summerstage shows this weekend: denzel curry, kemba and powers pleasant (sat 5pm, coffey park), the gift, dead combo with special guest marc ribot, and sofia ribeiro (sat 6pm, central park), robert glasper experiment, phony ppl, and tank and the bangas (sun 3pm, central park), and krs-one and dj chuck chillout (sun 5pm, coffey park). >>

ongoing: leo and kate had it very different, indeed. the south street seaport museum’s latest exhibition ‘millions: migrants and millionaires aboard the great liners, 1900-1914’ examines the dichotomy between first class and third class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. south street seaport museum (financial district), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free every other friday thru summer starting 6/30. >>

ticket deals

thru 6/25: save 30-75% on display and slightly damaged books at the taschen summer sale (soho). >>

get free tickets to a friday sunset happy hour cruise 6/30-8/25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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THURS, 6/22: FREE GELATO, FREE CONCERTS, THE SANDLOT DRINKING GAME, + 30 FRI EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
florence foster jenkins, sara d. roosevelt park (les) >>
nick + nora’s infinite playlist, owl’s head park (bay ridge) >>
our song pier 1 (brooklyn bridge park) >>

6-8pm: check out new works from 98 artists selected by katherine bradford at ipcny’s biannual just under 100: new prints show. opening reception tonight. international print center new york (chelsea), free. >>

6-9pm (thursdays thru 8/24): cocktails at cooper hewitt: take in the scenery and performances at the cooper hewitt’s terrace and garden series. arrive at 6pm to get in an hour of gallery viewing. $13 adv, $15 door. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): another outdoor summer concert staple returns for the season: the 40th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival brings andrew bird, esperanza spalding, chronixx, youssou n’dour, and many others to the prospect park bandshell stage this season. tonight: yeasayer, poliça, and cymbals eat guitars. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6:30pm: comedians provide inspiration through slides and transitions at the powerpoint presentation party show, with powerfully pointed offerings from johnny mcnulty, rollie williams, ashley b. cohen, jonathan murray, megan miles, michael bird, sara detrik, and shakespearean improv group as you will. muchmore’s (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm: actor and writer wallace shawn (inconceivable!) discusses his new essay book, night thoughts, with comedian hari kondabolu at strand books (union square). $15 admission includes a signed copy of the book. >>

7pm (ends today): bingo! join in a massive game of outdoor bingo for prizes at bryant park. free. >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by leslie goshko. tonight’s guests include gail thomas (beavis + butthead), jamie brickhouse (three-time moth storyslam champion), giulia rozzi (chelsea lately), and joey novick (comedy central). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm (+ 6/23): a girl walks home alone at night filmmaker ana lily amirpour does q+a following a screening of her short films (thurs) and her new film the bad batch (fri). ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors.

7pm: if a silent disco isn’t quite your thing, try a silent piano concert instead, a ‘straight-to-headphones’ outdoor musical experience by mindtravel (composer and pianist murray hidary). great hill at central park, free (rsvp). >>

7pm: indie-folk singer/songwriter margaret glaspy and indie pop project alexander f play a free summerstage concert at coffey park (red hook). >>

7pm (+ 6/23 7pm, 6/24 3pm: pizzafest, king pizza records’s three-day music festival, returns for a fourth year with 20 rock bands and djs, plus plenty of pizza. the gutter bar (williamsburg) + el cortez (bushwick), $8-10/day, $20/pass. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: princesses, radish spirits, catbuses and more get the stripped-down treatment at metropolis burlesque’s hayao miyazaki tribute show. the slipper room (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

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 the sandlot. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm: ucb co-founder matt besser performs all of his weed material at a 420-themed comedy show. ucb chelsea, $7. >>

8pm doors: high school gets racier at the neo burlesque prom show, with a prom photo op, queen + king crowning, a raffle, and of course, burlesque performances. the well (east williamsburg), $15-20. >>

8:30pm: does scaling a wall sound more fun than going to the gym? navigate yourself to a beginner’s guide to obstacle course racing discussion, where you’ll get the low-down on all things ocr. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $5. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the tale storytelling show returns with seasoned stories spun by leighann lord (startalk with neil degrasse tyson), andy blitz (master of none), ian fidance (gotham comedy live), and selena coppock (the new rules for blondes). hosted by harmon leon (this american life, vice). kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

thru 8/10 (thursdays): play giant games and cornhole at flatiron north public plaza’s annual throwback thursdays series. bonus: free gelato from eataly (6/22 6pm) and free frozen custard from shake shack (7/13 6pm). >>

thru 11/9: estonian artist katja novitskova’s ‘earth potential’ outdoor exhibition places seven large flat sculptures of ‘otherworldly’ objects like moons, planets, and zoomed-in earthworms in city hall park (civic center). free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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coming up

6/23 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
daughters of the dust, brower park (crown heights) >>
feral love, 72nd track and lawn (riverside park) >>
mauvais sang, transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
moonlight, mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
pushing hands, columbus park (chinatown) >>
willy wonka + the chocolate factory, hunters point south park (lic) >>

6/23 (ongoing): leo and kate had it very different, indeed. the south street seaport museum’s latest exhibition ‘millions: migrants and millionaires aboard the great liners, 1900-1914’ examines the dichotomy between first class and third class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. south street seaport museum (financial district), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free every other friday thru summer starting 6/30. >>

6/23 10am-4pm: see (and taste) what’s cooking from more than 100 vendors at the annual brooklyn eats food and beverage trade show. new york marriott at the brooklyn bridge (downtown brooklyn), $10. >>

6/23 1-6pm (wed-sun thru 7/13): westside exposure: the whitney staff art show: artistic staff members from the whitney museum of american art get an exhibition of their own at westbeth gallery (west village). free. >>

6/23 4pm until sunday 11pm: the del close marathon, the largest improv festival in the world, returns to nyc for a 19th year with three days of round-the-clock shows by top-notch performers at seven venues. $10-25/show, $40/pass. >>

6/23 5-8pm: have a sweet-ish time at the annual swedish midsummer festival, featuring traditional food, live music, games, flower wreath making, and a midsummer pole to decorate. robert f. wagner, jr park (battery park), free admission. >>

6/23 5:30-10pm: governors island stays open late for solstice, giving the public a rare chance to catch the sunset from our city’s oasis. food + drinks will be available for purchase. free admission, $2 round-trip ferry ride. >>

6/23 6pm (thru 8/12): theater of the resist, an eight-week series of politically charged music, dance and conversations, begins at the met breuer (ues) tonight with ‘the egyptian jon stewart’ bassem youssef. free with regular museum admission (suggested: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students), rsvp recommended. >>

6/23 6pm (fridays thru 7/14): a changing lineup of several contemporary dance companies perform outdoors at bryant park each friday for five weeks. free. >>

6/23 6-10pm (+ 6/24 3-10pm): the live at seaglass music festival brings live outdoor music performances to the seaglass carousel at the battery, including svetlana and the delancey five, banda de los muertos, the grand st. stompers, and more. free for the music, $5 to ride. >>

6/23 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): another outdoor summer concert staple returns for the season: the 40th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival brings andrew bird, esperanza spalding, chronixx, youssou n’dour, and many others to the prospect park bandshell stage this season. tonight: pharoah sanders, and a brooklyn raga massive tribute to john coltrane. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/23 7pm: director scott hamilton kennedy, neil degrasse tyson, and others do q+a following a screening of kennedy’s documentary about gmos, food evolution, which tyson narrated. city cinemas village east, $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

6/23 7pm: contemporary music collective ensemble mise-en’s annual music festival includes a program of works selected from over 1,000 submissions from the us, scandinavia, and other parts of europe. scandinavia house (midtown east), $15. >>

6/23 7pm (+ 6/24 at socrates sculpture park): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series offers six free outdoor concerts in all five boroughs. tonight: jackie robinson park (sugar hill). free admission. >>

6/23 7pm: hip-hop producer/dj and jay z collaborator just blaze spins a free summerstage gig at coffey park (red hook). >>

6/23 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a crazy in love – beyoncé theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

6/23 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show (+ 6/24, 6/30-7/8): loftopera presents operas in unique spaces for prices well under what you’d pay at a theater. their latest, pergolesi’s stabat mater and works by vivaldi, will be performed at the muse circus school and event space (bushwick). $20 with promo code ‘summer’ (reg. $30). >>

6/23 8pm (monthly): get your laughs and lube at the samantha comedy show, staged in a sex shop with aural pleasure provided by annie lederman, sydnee washington, jess salomon, chanel ali, kelsey caine, and julia solomon. hosted by liz magee and jasmine pierce. byob. bonus: 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), free admission. >>

6/23 8pm: get your disco hard when all-metal bee gees tribute band tragedy plays brooklyn bowl (williamsburg) with support from all-female mötley crüe tribute band 10 seconds to love. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

6/23 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): last comic standing meets the bachelorette at the backfat comedy/variety show’s the backfatlorette edition, where four comedians will try to win the heart of burlesque performer vada james. hosted by emily winter and larry mancini. 61 local (boerum hill), free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

6/23 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (+ 6/30): visuals visuals, a new weekly pairing of musicians and video artists, continues tonight with music by million young, ian chang, and visuals, and projections by christian hannon. knockdown center (maspeth), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

6/23 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the camouflage comedy show returns with free pizza from two boots and a lineup including drew michael (head writer of snl‘s weekend update), seaton smith (fallon), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), rae sanni (the president show), shane torres (comedy central), aaron berg (this is not happening), and lucas connolly (sirius xm). hosted by peggy o’leary. big irv’s (williamsburg), free-$10. >>

6/23 8:45pm doors, 9pm show (+ 6/28): audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy, participatory production of guys + dolls. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

6/23 9:30pm (fridays thru 9/1): grab some funnel cake and take in a fireworks show, returning to the coney island sky every friday through the summer. >>

6/23-25: nyc’s annual lgbtq pride week culminates with the annual march, festival and fireworks (around 9:45pm) sunday, with many related events and skint-priced parties including:
— transjustice’s 13th annual trans day of action (fri 2-5pm, washington square park) >>
— the metropolitan museum of art’s metfridays series pride edition (fri 5-9pm, suggested admission: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students) >>
— the annual new york city drag march (fri 7-10pm, tompkins square park to the stonewall inn) >>
— artist collective cheryl’s pride party (fri 11pm, secret project robot, $10) >>
parties and queer|art film screenings (fri-sat, wythe hotel, $10-20) >>
— everyone is gay all-ages party (sat 2-4pm, housing works, $5 suggested donation) >>
— the annual nyc dyke march (sat 5-7pm, bryant park) >>
bklyn boihood party (sat 11pm, littlefield, $15+20) >>

ticket deals, sales

thru 6/25: save 30-75% on display and slightly damaged books at the taschen summer sale (soho). >>

get free tickets to a friday sunset happy hour cruise 6/23-8/25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

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