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around town today

various times: from parks + libraries to bars + restaurants, there’s no shortage of places to watch the solar eclipse. can’t make it? you can also stream it online. the moon will start to cover the sun at 1:23pm, peak at 2:44pm, and end at 4pm.

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
annie (2014), marcus garvey park (east harlem) >>
boomerang (1992), lincoln terrace/arthur s. somers park (crown heights) >>
crown heights (2017), coney island beach at west 10th street (coney island) >>
dirty dancing (1987), bryant park (midtown west) >>
dirty dancing (1987), hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop bar (soho/south village) >>
how to train your dragon (2010), waterside plaza (kips bay) >>
moana (2016), maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
on the town (1944), gaelic field in inwood hill park >>
the fifth element (1997), our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) >>
titanic (1997), astoria park lawn (astoria) >>

5pm-midnight: drunk dial congress, get a free shot of liquid courage at crown heights cocktail + dessert bar butter + scotch. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/22): brooklyn honors music by gospel, hip-hop, r+b, and afro-caribbean artists during the annual wingate concert series. tonight’s ‘soul of r+b’ concert features performances by will downing, full force, fred hammond, mc lyte, kelly price, cheryl ‘pepsii’ riley, james ‘d-train’ williams, and a surprise guest. wingate field (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

7:15pm (ends today): want an excuse to sing your heart out? anyone can join the west village chorale’s weekly summer sings series, tonight featuring brahms’s a german requiem (ein deutsches requiem). judson church (greenwich village), $15 general, $10 students. >>

8pm (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with guests kathryn kvas (mcsweeney’s), dan mccoy (the daily show), and ingrid ostby (reductress). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: our relationship with tech is absurd… so let’s laugh about it! tech ethicist david ryan polgar and comedian joe leonardo use humor to examine our strange present and uncertain future at the funny as tech panel show, recording a new episode tonight with guests laurie segall (cnn senior technology correspondent), john c. havens (heartificial intelligence), and georgia frances king (quartz editor). the pit (flatiron), $7. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by michelle buteau (key + peele), jeffrey joseph (fallon), ariel elias (jezebel), ana fabrega (the special without brett davis), and john rosenberger (dr. gameshow). hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

thru 8/26: the inaugural east village queer film festival screens 38 diverse shorts, features, b-movies, and music videos celebrating queer identity. wild project (east village), $11.   >>

thru 8/27: more than a dozen east williamsburg restaurants offer $9-$15 2-course lunches and/or $19-$30 3-course dinners for the third annual grand street summer restaurant week. >>

thru 8/27: the fifth annual brooklyn comedy festival features 20 comedy shows across several venues, including special editions of existing local staples, plus a new film fest. tonight: sex house, bob the drag queen, night train, the special without brett davis, and broken comedy. various locations and prices. >>

thru 8/27: bushwick’s syndicated screens wes anderson films all week, from bottle rocket to the grand budapest hotel, and offers a chance to show of your knowledge at a trivia night on tuesday. $4 per film, free for trivia. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

8/22 various times: free outdoor movie screenings: >>

diary of a wimpy kid (2010), fermi playground (bushwick)
fast times at ridgemont high (1982), the william vale (williamsburg) >>
million dollar arm (2014), cherry tree park (east harlem) >>
minions (2015), valentino pier (red hook) >>
the wiz (1978), marcus garvey park (east harlem) >>
zootopia (2016), 103rd street community garden (east harlem) >>

8/22 6pm (+ 9/15): get a preview of the new york city opera’s upcoming shows with hour-long performances in bryant park. tonight: puccini’s la fanciulla del west (the girl of the golden west). bryant park’s upper terrace (midtown west), free. >>

8/22 6-9pm: ‘super bushwick world?’ artists reinterpret images from video games of the ‘80s and ‘90s for the ‘nostalgia art’ exhibition. the living gallery outpost (east village), free. >>

8/22 6:30pm (+ 9/13, 10/5): who control’s women’s health? a century of struggle, a three-part talk series presented by the museum of the city of new york, kicks off with a discussion by medical writer randi hutter epstein on childbirth in early 20th century nyc. the new york academy of medicine (east harlem). free.   >>

8/22 7pm (+8/23, 8/25-27): new york classical theatre brings an outdoor production of shakespeare’s macbeth to brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 promenade. free. >>

8/22 7pm (+ 8/29): queens-based musicians perform near-sunset sets at the live at the gantries summer concert series. tonight: dan martin ensemble plays jazz standards. gantry plaza state park (lic), free. >>

8/22 7pm: circus crisis: bushwick’s house of yes hosts a variety show fundraiser to support diy circus space the muse. house of yes (bushwick), $15. >>

8/22 8pm: got a gem of a story to tell? molly cameron and sharon spell co-host the gems storytelling show + mic, with andrew mcgill, amy dixon, and maybe you! the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8/22 8pm: allman brothers tribute band friends of the brothers, featuring members of the gregg allman band, dickey betts and great southern, jaimoe’s jasssz band, and zen tricksters, performs at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $10. >>

8/22-25: you’re a winner with some free tennis during the annual us open qualifying tournament, when 128 men and 128 women will compete for the final 32 entries in the singles draws and more than $1 million in prize money. flushing meadows corona park, free admission. >>

ticket deals

score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 20 shows during broadway week (9/4-17), including 1984, groundhog day, waitress, warpaint, wicked, and more. >>

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correction: in the previous skint weekend email, we erroneously listed the blues bbq festival as being held on sunday. the event is saturday.

we apologize for the error.

this update is in reference to the following post:
sat 2-9pm: like bb king? get in the bb queue at the blues bbq festival, an annual outdoor southern-style feast/fest pairing live blues + roots bands with food from local bbq restaurants. pier 97 (midtown west), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

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