FRI, 9/2: FREE UNIQLO GIFT CARDS, FIREWORKS, MISFIT BURN PARTY, TWELFTH NIGHT, CLOWN FEST

around town today

uniqlo celebrates the reopening of their soho store with gift card giveaways ranging from $5 to $100 for the first 1000 customers thru monday, free cold matcha green tea on weekends thru 9/25, contests, promotions, and more. >>

5-8pm (monthly thru september): extended first friday hours at the noguchi museum return with free admission (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors), an hour-long discussion about a single work of art, and a cash bar in the garden. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: violinist and minimalist composer christopher tignor plays a record release show along with support from dronechoir (buke + gase) and experimental composer patrick higgins. le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

7pm: do they get back together? following three sold out screenings of richard linklater’s before sunrise (1995), williamsburg’s videology screens before sunset (2004), the sequel set nine years later. $10. >>

7pm (various times thurs-sun thru 9/17): the drilling company’s alfresco shakespeare series returns to bryant park with a production of measure for measure, reimagined as a battle of the sexes set in the south. free. >>

7pm (thru 9/4): sweat out the final days of steamy freedom at invertebrate’s summer’s end music festival, featuring 20 bands playing dance-punk, surf rock, folk, and more at what will be one of the final shows at diy space aviv (greenpoint). $10-15. >>

7-10pm (thru 10/15): more than 50 artists from around the world (and maybe even around the galaxy?) pay tribute to 50 years of star trek at the (space trip) art show. opening reception friday. gristle tattoo + art gallery (williamsburg), free. >>

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: oops, i did it again: britney spears and 90s pop. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

7:40pm: actor natasha lyonne and director danny perez will do a q+a following a screening of their new film antibirth at ifc center (west village). $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

8pm (+ 9/6, 9/10): bronx documentary center’s second annual women’s film series screens three documentaries directed by women alongside talks with the filmmakers. the series begins with jackson (2016), with a q+a with director maisie crow. $10 suggested donation, $5 for bronx residents. >>

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. tonight: cavalleria rusticana/pagliacci, lincoln center plaza (midtown west). lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

8pm (thru 9/5): professional and nonprofessional actors from the public theater’s public works program share central park’s delacorte theater stage for a musical adaptation of shakespeare’s twelfth night. score free tickets in-person at the park starting @ 12pm, in-person lottery at the public theater @ 11:30am, or via online lottery. >>

8pm, 10pm: bummed you’re not away at burning man? get lit right here in brooklyn at a misfit burn party, and look the part by attending a pre-party costume swap. the house of yes (bushwick), free before 11pm with rsvp, $15 adv, or $20-30 door. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by emmy blotnick  (@midnight), john conroy (laughs), sara armour (laughs), ahri findling, rohan padhye, and candyce musinski. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

9:15pm: videology’s first frightdays screening series brings a bit of fear to the start of each month. tonight: yeon sang-ho’s zombie thriller train to busan. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

9:30pm: last chance to catch the official coney island fireworks this season. >>

midnight (monthly): laugh at the prospects at the ‘we’re all getting laid’ comedy show, where three pairs of single comics do sets and then date each other live onstage. hosted by rob harper and rachel coleman. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

midnight (monthly): who wants to be a beefionaire? ravioli fingers gonna getcha! name that spoon… just some of the previous wacky game show concepts that get tested out with audience participation at the incredible game show showcase. from the brain of jo firestone (punderdome 3000, the chris gethard show). ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
edward scissorhands (friday) and american psucho (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
el topo @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
i drink your blood @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
ichi the killer @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
klown forever @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
strawberries need rain (friday) and beyond the doors (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the dreamers @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the thing: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>

thru 9/4: no one’s a third wheel at the seventh annual unicycle festival, where circus pros and beginners alike can ride, learn, and watch competitions in central park, the brooklyn bridge, coney island, and governors island. free. >>

thru 9/18: clowning around is encouraged at the 10th annual ny clown theater festival, where performers that go beyond big red noses (although there will be that) make their way to williamsburg’s the brick theater. $15-18. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to see john oliver, bridget everett, tom segura, and more at funny or die’s oddball comedy + curiosity festival at the nikon at jones beach theater 9/10 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $41.70+). >>

get tickets to blues, brews and botany at new york botanical garden, including brew samples and an all-garden pass, 9/17-18 for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to the brew hop 5k run and craft beer festival at randall’s island park 9/18 for $25-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $50-60). >>

get free tickets to the affordable art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 9/29-10/2 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at the 69th regiment armory 9/17-18 for $15+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $25+) >>

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