around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
goosebumps, maria hernandez park (sunset park) >>
pride and prejudice and zombies, bushwick inlet park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>

6-9pm (monthly except january): the frick collection starts a first fridays program, offering free admission and programming including talks, music, and open sketching (materials provided) the first friday evening of each month. >>

6-10pm (thru 10/8): oktoberfest comes to dumbo, with the archway under the manhattan bridge transforming into a bierhalle with music, pretzels, brats (including veggie options), virtual apple picking, and of course steins of beer.  free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

6:30pm (+ 10/11 at rough trade): author and university of east london cultural studies professor tim lawrence discusses his book on nyc’s party scene in the early 80s, life and death on the new york dance floor, 1980-83. the graduate center at cuny (midtown east), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (thru 10/9): central park’s swedish cottage marionette theater and summerstage presents oltra mar, a commissioned dance and puppetry show that retells a medieval tale of two lovers separated by the sea, set to the music of finnish composer kaija saariaho. $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: space out with learning, drinks and stargazing at the astro café lecture series. tonight, dr. shawn phillips, chief of the rocket lab at the air force research laboratory, talks about his work. intrepid sea, air + space museum (pier 86), free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: enjoy free weisswurst and beer (while supplies last) at babeland park slope while learning sex tips. plus, the first 25 guests will receive goodies. free admission. >>

7pm: forget creepy clowns. get stoked about the world of vampires at pop culture historian david j. skal’s educational evening and launch event for his new book, bram stoker: something in the blood. morbid anatomy museum (gowanus), $8. >>

7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film the adventures of priscilla, queen of the desert (1987), directed by stephan elliott and starring terence stamp, hugo weaving, and guy pearce. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

7pm (fri-sun thru 11/6): the museum of the moving image (astoria) hosts a complete retrospective of all of filmmaker krzysztof kieslowski‘s features, shorts, narrative and documentary films, including four posthumous works based on his unproduced screenplays. tonight, kieslowski historian and columbia university graduate film program professor annette insdorf introduces a screening of the double life of veronique, and a reception follows. $12 admission may be applied toward same-day museum admission. >>

7pm: ahead of their sold-out webster hall show on saturday, green day plays an intimate concert at rough trade (williamsburg) where the price of admission is much cheaper- just purchase the band’s new cd or lp in-store today, and get a wristband for entry. limited capacity. >>

7-9pm (thru 10/30): the awesome kongs art show features primate-inspired work by 20 artists on custom boundless brooklyn mailbox paper model kits. curated by @inprimewetrust. opening party tonight. grumpy bert (boerum hill), free. >>

7-10pm (thru 12/18): more than 20 artists created grayscale works inspired by the power of tv for the ‘television’ group art exhibition. opening reception tonight. 99¢ plus gallery (bushwick), free admission. >>

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: strangelove: new wave and goth. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

7:30pm-late (+ 10/8): the hidden valley, a two-day interactive multimedia festival presented by performance artist groups wild torus and pulsar, showcases performance and video artists with a focus on the wild and experimental. last frontier (greenpoint), $5-10 adv, $7-12 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: dave hill’s super horny night of comedy, hosted by dave hill (this american life, tasteful nudes), features out-there jokes by julio torres (snl), ana fabrega (the jim gaffigan show, and joe pera (seth meyers), as well as some of ‘dave’s erotic short stories.’ union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:40pm: filmmaker alex lehmann and actors sarah paulson + mark duplass do a q+a session following a screening of blue jay. village east cinema, $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

8pm (bi-monthly): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a lecture on the discovery of black holes colliding, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

8pm: the nyu orchestra program kicks off its new season with a symphony performance including works by kodály, sibelius and liszt. frederick loewe theatre (greenwich village), free. >>

8pm, 10pm (thru 10/8): in an hour-long show, the beatles present: the lord of the rings: the musical imagines what might have been if the beatles filmed a live-action movie adaptation of j.r.r. tolkien’s saga under the direction of stanley kubrick. based on a true story. the brick theater (williamsburg), $18. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by matt ruby (mtv), christi chiello (comedy central), chelsea hood (comedy central ‘comics to watch’), mike coscarelli (social villains), and conor delehanty. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

10pm-midnight: rebecca’s, a new bushwick watering hole, opens with a free pizza and $1 drinks party tonight. >>

10pm: independent female-run erotic art and writing quarterly math magazine throws a launch party for their third issue with music, drink specials, and issues available for purchase. routine (bushwick), free. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blindman @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
daydream (friday) and violated angels (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
house (hausu) (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
phantasm: ravager @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
tenebre @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the greasy strangler @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
the room with director/writer/star tommy wiseau in person @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $17. >>
the silence of the lambs @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
train to busan @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>

thru 10/8: postmates gets a run for their money at the north american cycle courier championship, where 400 bike messengers race and compete in a series of events. 57 waterbury street (east williamsburg), free. >>

thru 10/9: 40 artists’ work + performances take-over public spaces all along 14th street from avenue c to the hudson river for the 12th annual art in odd places festival. this year’s theme tackles issues of race connected to politics, religion, sexuality, current events, commodification, privilege, socio-economics, and status quo. free. >>

thru 10/9: nycc presents a week of events leading up to new york comic con, including live podcasts, gaming challenges, screenings, concerts, dance parties and more. tonight: rock comic con bands + batdance video dance party at littlefield ($10-12), a princess bride erotic fanfic competition at hudson mercantile ($12), ghostheads at videology ($10), and more. >>

thru 2/26: ‘gay gotham: art and underground culture in new york,’ a new art exhibition at the museum of the city of new york (east harlem), features the work and ephemera of queer luminaries across decades and subcultures, such as mae west, andy warhol, and gertrude stein. suggested admission: $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>



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