WEDS, 8/16: FREE SWEETGREEN, FREE CROWN HEIGHTS SCREENING, 9 OUTDOOR MOVIES, + 20 THURS EVENTS

around town today

ongoing: oscar wilde, a wilde-ly decorated oscar wilde-themed bar and restaurant from the folks behind lillie’s victorian, opens in the flatiron today. >>

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
beetlejuice (1988), riverside park south’s pier i (uws) >>
despicable me (2010) and café society (2016), the oval at stuyvesant town >>
lincoln center at the movies: alvin ailey american dance theater, rumsey playfield (central park) >>
logan (2017), hudson river park’s pier 63 (chelsea). bonus: free popcorn. >>
my crasy life (1991), nowadays (ridgewood) >>
romance + cigarettes (2005) with an in-person introduction by john turturro, socrates sculpture park (lic) >>
sing (2016), greene playground (clinton hill) >>
the incredibles (2004), pier a park (hoboken) >>

6-8pm: compare and contrast the results at ‘analog vs. digital,’ a group photography exhibition featuring 25 artists working in either method. opening reception tonight. foley gallery (les), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/23): join in a performance of highlights from mendelssohn’s elijah at this week’s edition of the new york choral society’s summer sing series. a party with drinks and snacks follows. church of the holy trinity, draesel hall (ues), $15. >>

7pm (+ 8/23, 8/30): the first 100 customers at sweetgreen will get free kokus soft serve coconut yogurt bowl with superfood toppings. nolita (tonight), upper east side (8/23) and williamsburg (8/30) >>

7pm: read dating > speed dating at strand books (union square), where you can look for your love match in the rare books room. tonight’s edition is w4m/m4w. $10 admission includes wine + pizza, and also gets you a $10 strand gift card. >>

7pm (ends today): tonight’s final madison square park music concert of the season features jazz blues band davina + the vagabonds. free. >>

7pm: free summerstage show tonight: bilal at marcus garvey park (east harlem). >>

7:30pm, 9:30pm: you have two chances to laugh with ilana glazer when the broad city star hosts an early and late comedy show with guests tba at littlefield (gowanus) tonight. $10. update: sold out, but two more shows have been added for 8/23. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers melissa febos (whip smart), christopher hermelin (the roving typist), donika kelly (bestiary), and anton solomonik. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sasheer zamata (snl), doug smith (conan), robbie slowik (untitled jon stewart project), katie hannigan (mtv), and luke mones. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of richard linklater’s dazed and confused (1993). >>

8pm: attend a sneak peek screening of crown heights, followed by q+a with the film’s subjects, actors, and director moderated by dr. phillip goff, co-founder and president of the center for policing equity. bam (fort greene), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): get in the loop at the comedians you should know show. tonight: cameron gillette (the onion), aaron weaver (comedy central), megan gailey (conan), matt mcclowry (gotham live), matty ryan (mtv), and alex kumin (nbc). hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (monthly): deflower your virgin ears at the ‘my first time’ show, where comedians and storytellers recount tales of their first sexual experiences. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

10pm: the jenna + aileen think you’re great storytelling show celebrates madonna’s birthday with a night of storytelling inspired by the lyrics, ‘when you call my name, it’s like a little prayer.’ the creek + the cave (lic), free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

icymi: two more ilana glaser + friends comedy shows have been added at littlefield (gowanus) for 8/23. $10. >>

8/17 all day: national thrift store day: goodwill, salvation army, housing works, and other participating stores offer discounts, giveaways, and more. deals vary by location. >>

8/17 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
making do the right thing (1989), nowadays (ridgewood) >>
mad max: fury road (2015), brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 harbor view lawn >>
nysferatu: symphony of a century, queens museum (flushing meadows corona park) >>
pushing hands (1991), columbus park (chinatown) >>
teenage mutant ninja turtles (1990), tony dapolito recreation center (west village) >>
the five heartbeats (1991), wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens) >>
toy story, 28 liberty plaza (fidi) >>
who framed roger rabbit, coffey park (red hook) >>

8/17 5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/24): music flows during strings on the hudson, an outdoor classical music series on the hudson riverfront, continuing this evening with waltz music by knickerbocker chamber orchestra. north cove yacht harbor (battery park), free. >>

8/17 6pm: learn about the history of gin, from medicinal cure-all, to mothers’ ruin, and modern local distilleries. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $14. >>

8/17 6pm (thursdays thru 9/28): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s third annual live at the archway series continues a season of free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes, interactive art, pop-up galleries, and more with beer + wine available for purchase. tonight’s program includes ‘starship hoopers,’ an interactive circus show by big sky works, and interactive art by clara lee sparry. free. >>

8/17 6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/31): the museum of modern art’s annual summer thursday performance series in the sculpture garden returns with a focus on artists with a ‘borderless musical vocabulary.’ tonight: multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-genre ensemble banda magda. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

8/17 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: audience members can read parts (or just watch) alongside experienced shakespeareans and live original music at an interactive shakespeare’s a midsummer night’s dream performance/party. bonus: free wine. metropolis ensemble loft at 1 rivington street (les), use promo code ‘dream’ for 2-for-1 tickets (reg. $15 general, $10 students). >>

8/17 7pm: can artificial intelligence be discriminatory? a panel of presenters from fields including journalism, sociology, engineering, and art discuss algorithms and bias in machine learning at new museum (les). $15. >>

8/17 7pm: free summerstage show tonight: step afrika! at marcus garvey park (east harlem). >>

8/17 7-11pm: the inaugural tattoodo art fair gives local tattoo artists a space to show and sell their art that isn’t actual tattoos, like prints, paintings, jewelry, and t-shirts. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free admission. >>

8/17 7:30pm: wax nostalgic with waxy crayons at the happy hour coloring club‘s latest alcohol-infused participatory art affair, where you’ll be given hand-drawn coloring pages and plenty of colored pencils and crayons to fill in your masterpiece. tonight’s edition: 80s and 90s. $2 off wines and draft beers will help you forget about staying within the lines. berg’n (crown heights), $5. >>

8/17 7:30pm: the seasonal new york no limits film series showcases nine shorts at the wild project (east village). $8 adv, $10 door.bsite. $12 at the door. >>

8/17 7:30pm: the latest excerpt of waxfactory’s pull yourself together!, an experimental video-enhanced riff on chekhov’s the seagull set in the 21st century, comes to lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8/17 8pm (monthly): drop the ‘mike’: this all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male) features sets by maggie champagne (comedy central), lakendra tookes (snl), nicky sunshine (seeso), lizzie martinez (mtv), veronica garza, and calvin cato (nbc). hosted by kendra cunningham (last comic standing). threes brewing outpost (greenpoint), free. >>

8/17 8pm (+ 8/24 7:30pm): 1983 doctor who film the five doctors gets skewered by the funny folks of rifftrax during a live simulcast riff sesh tonight, and a rebroadcast 8/24. various movie theaters $12.50-15. >>

8/17 8pm (thru 9/18): the aliens are back, and they’re here to harvest your genitals in the back-by-popular-demand revival of aliens coming: the musical, a musical comedy mixing high school drama, intergalactic invaders, and show tunes. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

8/17 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series continues with more than 45 indie film screenings and live music at 10 outdoor venues. tonight: eliza hittman’s beach rats, with pre-show live music by sam evian. coney island art walls, $15. >>

8/17 8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in computer-generated media at the warper party, featuring more than a dozen live electronic music acts and projected visuals on two floors. the keep (ridgewood), free. >>

8/17 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by mice recine (conan), lisa curry (the mystery hour), janelle james, and brad howe. hosted by emmy blotnick (@midnight) and tony zaret (the meme team). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/17 10pm: shimmer while you shimmy at the sparkling glitterati dance party, where the more glitter you’re wearing, the better. a makeover station for the glitz-less will be available. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

8/17-27 (6-11pm weekdays, 11am-11pm weekends): the italian-american community converges on bensonhurst for the annual festa di santa rosalia, bringing ten days of food, carnival games, rides, music and more to 18th avenue (cristoforo colombo blvd) from 68th to 75th streets (bensonhurst). free admission. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 8/26-12/9 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50) >>

get tickets to the affordable art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 9/14-17 for free-$9 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18) >>

go on a friday night sunset happy hour cruise 8/18 or 8/25 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to a boat cruise aboard the classic liberty belle with new orleans-based dirty dozen brass band 8/18 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35 adv, $40 dos) >>

get tickets to play nyc: video game convention at terminal 5 8/19-20 for free $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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TUES, 8/15: ILANA GLAZER (TODAY + TOMORROW), YOGA + ROSÉ, 8 OUTDOOR MOVIES, + 14 WEDS EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
donnie darko (2017), valentino pier (red hook) >>
ghostbusters (1984), mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>
finding dory (2016), jane bailey memorial garden (clinton hill) >>
march of the penguins (2005), seward park (les) >>
moana (2016), tilden playground (east flatbush) >>
the lego batman movie (2017), gertrude ederle playground (midtown west) >>
woman on fire (2016), travers park (jackson heights) >>
zootopia (2016), bronx terminal market roof deck >>

7pm: namaste + rosé: take an hour-long vinyasa yoga class with a dj soundtrack followed by complimentary rosé. bring your own mat. space ninety 8 (williamsburg), $10 suggested donation. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 8/29): queens-based musicians perform near-sunset sets at the live at the gantries summer concert series. tonight: high and mighty jazz band plays new orleans-style jazz. gantry plaza state park (lic), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by sam morril (colbert), sonia denis (comedy central), annie donley (ifc), and michael svetich. free. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by nore davis (2 dope queens), nimesh patel (comedy central), ayanna dookie (my american nightmare), casey james salengo (kimmel), carmen lagala, and ethan simmons-patterson. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm: ian sweet, horse jumper of love, and yucky duster play our wicked lady (east williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors: the afropunk fest curates a red bull sound select concert featuring performances by leikeli47, jojo abot, and quiñ. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $3 with rsvp, $10 without. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: get lit + have fun at a comedy show hosted by will miles and including guests ilana glazer (broad city), matteo lane (seth meyers), clark jones (comedy at the knit), and giulia rozzi (chelsea lately). proceeds will be donated to the bronx freedom fund. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

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8/16 (ongoing): oscar wilde, a wilde-ly decorated oscar wilde-themed bar and restaurant from the folks behind lillie’s victorian, opens in the flatiron today. >>

8/16 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
beetlejuice (1988), riverside park south’s pier i (uws) >>
despicable me (2010) and café society (2016), the oval at stuyvesant town >>
logan (2017), hudson river park’s pier 63 (chelsea). bonus: free popcorn. >>
my crasy life (1991), nowadays (ridgewood) >>
romance + cigarettes (2005) with an in-person introduction by john turturro, socrates sculpture park (lic) >>
sing (2016), greene playground (clinton hill) >>
the incredibles (2004), pier a park (hoboken) >>

8/16 6-8pm: compare and contrast the results at ‘analog vs. digital,’ a group photography exhibition featuring 25 artists working in either method. opening reception tonight. foley gallery (les), free. >>

8/16 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/23): join in a performance of highlights from mendelssohn’s elijah at this week’s edition of the new york choral society’s summer sing series. a party with drinks and snacks follows. church of the holy trinity, draesel hall (ues), $15. >>

8/16 7pm: read dating > speed dating at strand books (union square), where you can look for your love match in the rare books room. tonight’s edition is w4m/m4w. $10 admission includes wine + pizza, and also gets you a $10 strand gift card. >>

8/16 7pm (ends today): tonight’s final madison square park music concert of the season features jazz blues band davina + the vagabonds. free. >>

8/16 7:30pm, 9:30pm: you have two chances to laugh with ilana glazer when the broad city star hosts an early and late comedy show with guests tba at littlefield (gowanus) tonight. $10. >>

8/16 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers melissa febos (whip smart), christopher hermelin (the roving typist), donika kelly (bestiary), and anton solomonik. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8/16 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sasheer zamata (snl), doug smith (conan), robbie slowik (untitled jon stewart project), katie hannigan (mtv), and luke mones. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8/16 8pm (weekly): brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of richard linklater’s dazed and confused (1993). >>

8/16 8pm: attend a sneak peek screening of crown heights, followed by q+a with the film’s subjects, actors, and director moderated by dr. phillip goff, co-founder and president of the center for policing equity. bam (fort greene), free. >>

8/16 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): get in the loop at the comedians you should know show. tonight: cameron gillette (the onion), aaron weaver (comedy central), megan gailey (conan), matt mcclowry (gotham live), matty ryan (mtv), and alex kumin (nbc). hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

8/16 9pm (monthly): deflower your virgin ears at the ‘my first time’ show, where comedians and storytellers recount tales of their first sexual experiences. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

8/16 10pm: the jenna + aileen think you’re great storytelling show celebrates madonna’s birthday with a night of storytelling inspired by the lyrics, ‘when you call my name, it’s like a little prayer.’ the creek + the cave (lic), free. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to play nyc: video game convention at terminal 5 8/19-20 for free $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

get tickets to a boat cruise aboard the classic liberty belle with new orleans-based dirty dozen brass band 8/18 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35 adv, $40 dos) >>

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