SAT-SUN, 8/27-28: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

various times: free outdoor movies:
cars, betsy head park (brownsville) >>
king kong (1933), st. vartan park (murray hill) >>
inside out, fort greene park >>
star wars: the force awakens, beach 59th st playground (rockaway beach and boardwalk) >>
stuart little, central park >>

9am-5pm: see gazebos, ponds, high-tech composting, and lush greenery at the 11th annual great harlem community garden tour, where the day begins with a breakfast and ends with a traditional cookout. free. >>

9am-5pm: believe you can bike the bronx? say that five times fast before you join the bronx river alliance greenway team for a 23-mile ride up the bronx river greenway, all the way to the river’s source at the kensico dam in westchester. meet at soundview field house (bronx), $5 (registration required). >>

10am-6pm: take a chance on new (to you) musicians and bands when coffee/record shop black gold once again breaks out crates of more than 10,000 lps and 45s for just $1 each at their morbid anatomy museum location in gowanus. >>

12-4pm: get off your soap box and watch others get on theirs at the ninth annual south slope soap box derby, where kids race their diy creations made from found and recycled parts. adorable and a little dangerous. 17th street bet. 5th + 6th aves (brooklyn), free. >>

12-5pm: the second annual indonesian street festival brings food, performances, crafts, and workshops to east 68th street bet. madison + fifth aves. >>

12-6pm: don’t stop ’til you get enough mj at the sixthn annual ‘brooklyn loves michael jackson’ block party, hosted by filmmaker spike lee and with music spun by dj spinna. stuyvesant ave bet. lexington ave + quincy street (do the right thing way) in bed-stuy, free. >>

1-3pm: women who whiskey hosts a bbq brunch with gentleman jack drinks and live music by ida blue. guys welcome. royale (alphabet city), $15 admission includes 2 cocktails and a full brunch meal (bonus: take 25% off with promo code ‘theskint’). >>

1:30pm: artist allen riley leads a cybernetic art + computers workshop exploring the connections between norbert wiener’s 1947 book cybernetics, electronic art, and computers where you’ll assemble a temporary creation of video and computer equipment. gowanus e-waste warehouse, free (rsvp). >>

2pm: water fight! b.y.o. water supply, super soakers and protective eyewear to a large-scale battle at prospect park’s long meadow. free. >>

2pm: more than 70 percussionists including brian chase (yeah yeah yeahs) and greg saunier (deerhoof) perform john luther adams’s ‘inuksuit’ at governors island’s hills. free. >>

5pm, 7:15pm, 9:25pm: complete unknown director joshua marston does q+a with ira sachs and tom mccarthy following various screenings of his new film starring rachel weisz and michael shannon. ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

5-9pm: it may not be 90 degrees every day anymore, but it’s still summer and that brings a bountiful harvest. honor that at local roots csa’s party atop tinyfield roofhop farm with dancing, seasonal cocktail tutorials, and food made with local produce. $15 admission includes food + drinks and gets you $10 credit towards the csa’s fall season. >>

5-10pm: dance like no one’s listening at an outdoor silent disco in the uws, where partiers can move to music streamed directly to wireless headphones. riverside park south’s pier i, free (a credit card or id is normally required to borrow headphones). >>

6pm doors, 7pm bout (monthly): the gotham girls roller derby championship bout pits 2015 champs the brooklyn bombshells against the manhattan mayhem. john jay college gym (uws), $24.95. >>

6:30pm (ends today): dancers take to the sand at the beach sessions dance series, where artists show movement and performance work created with the beach location in mind. tonight: rashaun mitchell and silas riener’s horizon event no. 4 and netta yerushalmy’s paramodernities #3 black modernism. beach 86th street (rockaway beach), free. >>

7pm (monthly): gather amongst nyc memorabilia for summer stories, a comedic storytelling show in a quirky museum. tonight’s show features tales about favorite places. hosted by kady ruth ashcraft and alise morales. bonus: donation-based drinks. city reliquary (williamsburg), $5. >>

7-11pm: school’s cool at the back to cool pop-up shop and party, with merch from all-female collectives, books, zines, snacks, and a photo station. bat haus coworking space (bushwick), $5 admission benefits campus rape education. >>

6:30-10pm: hundreds of cyclists ride from greenpoint to dumbo at the inaugural brooklyn bike rave, a glowtastic night ride with lights and music. proceeds benefit the brooklyn greenway initiative. $22.50-35 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $37.50-50) for the ride, free closing party. >>

10pm: man: a tease! the 10th annual boylesque festival returns with performances by tigger, matt knife, 2 to fly, ben franklin, joshua dean, brief sweat, and chad ferro. coney island usa, $15. >>

10:30pm: the new york neo-futurists’ long-running 30 plays in 60 minutes show ‘too much light makes the baby go blind’ goes half nekkid for two days, we’re guessing as a result of the weather. the kraine theatre (east village), $13.00 plus the roll of a six-sided die admission, or half off if you show up half nekkid. >>

11:30pm: the arkham gothic dark dance party rings in a 6th year with a tribute to author neil gaiman and screenings, industrial and darkwave dj sets, and more. don pedro (east williamsburg), free. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
crying freeman (fri) and aachi + ssipak (sat) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
easy money @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
predator @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
the descent @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the exorcist: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
the muppets take manhattan @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the shining @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
total recall @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
under the skin (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

sunday

various times: free outdoor movies:
house party, habana outpost (fort greene) >>
inside out, randall’s island park >>

various times (thru 9/18): theater for the new city (east village) presents their seventh annual dream up festival of new theatrical work, showcasing 19 productions including dramas, musicals, comedies, and dance. theater for the new city (east village), $12-20. >>

various times (thru 9/5): spice up your week with latin music tours, concerts, a beach party, and even a salsa tasting party during the new york international salsa congress. various locations + prices. >>

10am-6pm: get beachy at the 40th annual brighton jubilee, brighton beach’s largest street festival of food, vendors, and entertainment. brighton beach ave @ coney island ave. >>

12-2pm: want love to mean more than just what’s in your heart? attend lacoste’s tennis pro clinic, open to all ages and abilities, featuring a pro demo, free instruction, and contests. central park tennis courts (96th st + cpw), free. >>

12-4pm: the 240th anniversary of the battle of brooklyn events come to an end with an afternoon of commemoration ceremonies, a parade, re-enactments, and more at green-wood cemetery. free. >>

1pm: it’s getting hot in here! cool off while exercising your legal right to go topless in nyc regardless of gender at the international go topless day rally and march. starts at w 58th st + 8th ave and heads to dag hammarskjöld plaza. >>

2pm doors, 3-7pm show: goldlink, brasstracks, backyard band, and dj spicoli play central park’s summerstage. free. >>

3:50-6pm: explore the diversity of flushing, queens hands-on at a walking tour led by garnette cadogan (editor-at-large of queens museum’s nonstop metropolis: a new york city atlas) and r. scott hanson, ph.d (author of city of gods: religious freedom, immigration, and pluralism in flushing, queens). meets at st. georges church (flushing), free (rsvp requested). >>

4pm (monthly): obsolete cinema’s screening series presents a pair of films about high-stakes crimes in the summer heat: the taking of pelham one two three (1974) and rollercoaster (1977), both on craptastic vhs, plus trivia + prizes and happy hour bar prices until 7pm. freddy’s bar and backroom (south slope), free. >>

4pm, 10pm (weekly): the sunday moving pictures series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with screenings of disney’s pirates of the caribbean: the curse of the black pearl and 1980’s musical the pirate movie, followed by nerd karaoke. free. >>

7pm: the folks from know science present a talk on the science of booze and its effects on our bodies, brain, and judgement. feel free to do some research on yourself- tonight’s event is being held in a bar/restaurant. otb craft spirits + kitchen (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

7-10pm: check out the scene at a book + zine pop-up in a hair salon/coffee shop. bonus: free champagne + beer. vacancy project (les), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: there’s much more to the final frontier at title:point’s 100% outer space party, including presentations by astrophysicists, burlesque, comedy, music, erotica, computer aliens, games, a costume contest, and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

all weekend

fore! there’s a new 18-hole mini-golf course calling to you at coney island. $10. >>

sat 12-8pm, sun 12-6pm: two chances to get your pride on this weekend: the 16th annual jersey city pride festival (sat) and the 6th annual bed-stuy pride (sun). >>

sat 2-7pm, sun 3-7pm (ends sun): the annual charlie parker jazz festival returns with free music performances at marcus garvey park and tompkins square park. >>

sat + sun 4pm (+ 9/2-4): all the world’s a stage, so barefoot shakespeare company brings an updated production of the taming of the shrew set in the 1950s to summit rock in central park (near 83rd st. + cpw). free. >>

sat 7:30pm, sun 8pm (thru 9/5): the metropolitan opera’s eighth annual summer hd festival offers free outdoor screenings of ten of the company’s productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series. this weekend: mozart’s le nozze di figaro (sat) and verdi’s il trovatore (sun). lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

sat + sun various times (ends sun): the fourth annual brooklyn comedy festival features special editions of existing local staples, along with a few new experiments, charity events, a rooftop show, reggie watts at mhow, and more. this weekend: reggie watts, kickstarter shorts, ifc’s comedy crib showcase, never seen it, the closing night party, and more. various locations and prices. >>

thru 9/1: get into the groove at a madonna film retrospective, including hits and misses like a league of their own, desperately seeking susan, who’s that girl and her 1991 documentary truth or dare, each paired with select music videos. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

thru 9/21: travel back in time to hollywood’s golden age at bam’s that’s entertainment!: mgm musicals series, featuring screenings of many of the dream factory’s best including the wizard of oz, on the town, ziegfeld follies, and odd gems like 1930’s madam satan, a pre-code musical sex farce. bam (fort greene), $14. >>

check our website for ongoing events and summer attractions: the fringe festival, art exhibits, beaches and pools, governors island, the brooklyn flea, and more. >>

ticket deals

take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 9/29 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

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FRI, 8/26: MET OPERA HD FEST, PUPPY PAINTING, NATASHA LYONNE, IRA GLASS, 9 OUTDOOR MOVIES

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
amadeus, lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza >>
brooklyn, john paul jones park (fort hamilton) >>
desperately seeking susan, central park >>
despicable me, narrows botanical gardens (bay ridge) >>
house party, herbert von king park (bedford-stuyvesant) >>
ratatouille, astoria heights park >>
the sinema of nick zedd, terra firma (east williamsburg) >>
the wiz sing + dance along, fulton park (stuyvesant heights) >>
12 angry men, john jay park (ues) >>

5pm, 7:15pm (+ 5pm, 7:15pm, 9pm 8/27): complete unknown director joshua marston does q+a with ira glass, ira sachs and tom mccarthy following various screenings of his new film starring rachel weisz and michael shannon. ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

5-10pm (ends today): five jazz and classical ensembles perform al fresco over five hours at bryant park’s intersect series of live music. tonight: inbal segev, bridget kibbey with kristen lee and john hadfield, patrick zimmerli quartet, kenari quartet, and dan tepfer trio + string quartet. free. >>

5-10pm: dance like no one’s listening at a lincoln center-sponsored silent disco in long island city, where partiers of all ages can move to music streamed directly to wireless headphones. for the uninitiated, there’ll be a dance lesson, silent as well. hunters point south park (lic), free (credit card or id required to borrow headphones). >>

6pm (thru 8/28, + 9/2-4): all the world’s a stage, so barefoot shakespeare company brings an updated production of the taming of the shrew set in the 1950s to summit rock in central park (near 83rd st. + cpw). free. >>

6:30pm (thru 8/28): the annual charlie parker jazz festival returns with free music performances at marcus garvey park and tompkins square park. >>

7:30pm (fridays thru 10/14): lola star’s dreamland roller disco returns to prospect park’s le frak center at lakeside. tonight’s theme: flashdance. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

7:45pm (thru 9/5): the metropolitan opera’s eighth annual summer hd festival offers free outdoor screenings of ten of the company’s productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series. but before that all starts on saturday, they’ll kick things off with an opera-related hollywood film, peter shaffer’s amadeus (1984). lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

8pm (monthly): improvisers live dub over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month going back to school with episodes of alf and home improvement, creating bizarre new storylines and horrible character flaws. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

8pm: folk band and theater company pigpen theater co. play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg) with animal years and bailen. $15. >>

8-10pm: 25 artists paint pictures of pups at the brooklyn puppy painting takedown, and auction them off to benefit williamsburg’s barc shelter. bonus: free beer! woof! free admission. >>

8:15pm: actors natasha lyonne and vincent piazza join writer/director/actress clea duvall for q+a following a screening of the intervention at village east cinema. $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by courtney maginnis (not quite midnight), anthony devito (comedy central, this american life), erica spera (elite daily), anthony o’connell, lily fender, and lindsay goldwert. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

9:30pm (ends today): the rubin museum of art’s (chelsea) latest cabaret cinema series is curated by artist and former member of throbbing gristle genesis breyer p-orridge in conjunction with the exhibit try to altar everything. the series concludes tonight with liliana cavani’s the night porter (il portiere di notte) (1974), with an introduction by philosopher and professor simon critchley. $10. >>

10:30pm (+ 8/27): the new york neo-futurists’ long-running 30 plays in 60 minutes show ‘too much light makes the baby go blind’ goes half nekkid for two days, we’re guessing as a result of the weather. the kraine theatre (east village), $13.00 plus the roll of a six-sided die admission, or half off if you show up half nekkid. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
crying freeman (fri) and aachi + ssipak (sat) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
easy money @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
predator @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
the descent @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the exorcist: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
the muppets take manhattan @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the shining @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
total recall @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
under the skin (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

ends today: the ball’s in your court for free tennis. watch world-class athletes at the us open qualifying tournament, where 128 men and 128 women compete for the final 32 entries in the singles draws and more than $1 million in prize money. flushing meadows corona park, free admission. >>

thru 8/28: the fourth annual brooklyn comedy festival features special editions of existing local staples, along with a few new experiments, charity events, a rooftop show, reggie watts at mhow, and more. tonight: two vanessa bayer shows, woke bae live with phoebe robinson, and comedy at the knitting factory. various locations and prices. >>

thru 9/21: travel back in time to hollywood’s golden age at bam’s that’s entertainment!: mgm musicals series, featuring screenings of many of the dream factory’s best including the wizard of oz, on the town, ziegfeld follies, and odd gems like 1930’s madam satan, a pre-code musical sex farce. bam (fort greene), $14. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

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hundreds of cyclists ride from greenpoint to dumbo at saturday’s inaugural brooklyn bike rave, a glowtastic night ride with lights and music. proceeds benefit the brooklyn greenway initiative. $22.50-35 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $37.50-50) for the ride, free closing party. >>

take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 9/29 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

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