FRI, 9/23: TRUMP TOMBSTONE, BRYANT PARK SQUARE DANCE, NO TEXT WEEKEND, BK AMERICANA FEST

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
barbershop: the next cut, breevort playground (bedford-stuyvesant) >>
happy feet, james weldon johnson playground (east harlem) >>
rent, mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>

9am-5pm (thur 9/27): see the refugee crisis through the eyes of aid workers as you take a doctors without borders guided tour through the forced from home exhibition. battery park city esplanade plaza, free (rsvp recommended, walk-up spots will be made available when rsvp list is full). >>

10am-5:30pm: get pennywise at the nypl’s science and business library’s financial planning day, offering presentations, classes, workshops and private counseling sessions for every budget. free. >>

12-10pm (thru 9/25: 12-10pm thu-sat, 12-9pm sun): more than 50 shipping containers have been repurposed as mini-photography galleries for the fifth annual photoville at brooklyn bridge park. in addition to the exhibitions, there will also be presentations, panels, lectures, workshops, interactive programs, and a food and beer garden run by smorgasburg. new location: brooklyn bridge plaza, free admission. >>

1-2pm: singer adele dazeem idina menzel signs copies of her new cd at barnes + noble fifth ave. purchase the cd from this location starting at 9am to receive a wristband for entry. >>

6pm: can virtual reality foster global citizenship? global nomads group discusses how vr technology can be an educational tool for cultural exchange, preceded by a ‘vr playground’ where you can experience it for yourself. civic hall (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

6-9pm: during the frick collection’s college night, the museum opens its doors to undergrad and grad students for free after-hours viewing, live music, gallery talks, and sketching. valid school id required. (reg. $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish sundays 11am-1pm) >>

6-9pm (+ 9/24 3-9pm): the city’s a grid, so do a square dance at the fifth annual bryant park square dance, featuring live folk and bluegrass music, lasso and dance lessons, cornhole, a photo booth, free cowboy hats, and more. food, beer + wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6-10pm: christopher stout gallery presents brian andrew whiteley’s ‘legacy stone’ (aka ‘donald trump tombstone’), which was left in central park in march with the epitaph, ‘made america hate again.’ note: the exhibition will also be on view during bushwick open studios weekend 10/1-2. brooklyn fire proof (bushwick), free. >>

6-11pm: bqes and betas: sample a new brooklyn quarterly experiment (bqe) beer and play new nyu game center games (betas) at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). bonus: the first 100 folks will receive a bottole of defender ipa. free admission. >>

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

7pm: doppelgängers, domesticity, and desire: three writers present works about the body, human sexuality, and science in the form of poetry, fiction, and a play. amos eno gallery (bushwick), 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: madonna vs. janet jackson. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

8pm (monthly): improvisers live dub over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month is ‘sept-trump-er’ with episodes of spin city and the nanny featuring donald trump cameos. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

8pm: memes and moves collide for dancify that!, an elimination dance battle where choreographers create sequences based on viral videos and a panel of comedic judges award scores. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $16 adv, $20 door. >>

8pm (+ 9/24): get tickets to see robert townsend: living the shuffle at barrow street theatre for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

8pm: boytoy, las rosas, bambara, and fruit and flowers play union pool (williamsburg), $8. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by jon laster (comic view), mike recine (conan), drew michael (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), ashlee voorsanger, benjy himmelfarb, and maria heinegg. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): free pizza, free comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at the secret loft show’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: mike recine (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), josh gondelman (john oliver, conan), annie lederman (girl code, chelsea lately), seth herzog (fallon), molly austin (vh1), ben kronberg (last comic standing), marisa douenias (louie), lucas connolly (comedy central), petey d’abreu, and country music comedy duo reformed whores. new location: secret loft at 41 varick ave (bushwick), free admission before 9pm, $5 after. >>

sponsored 9:30pm: sex! with your mom: find out how much you really know about sex stuff at a new adult sex-ed game show with prizes. hosted by natalie wall (awkward sex… and the city). the duplex (west village), $10 adv, $15 door plus a 2-drink minimum. >>

9:30pm: at wes anderson bingo, spotting the director’s stylistic signatures in a movie could actually win you prizes. tonight, play to win during the grand budapest hotel. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

9:30pm: secretformula’s ladies of pop sing-along returns with classic music videos by the likes of whitney, madonna, gaga, beyoncé, and many more screened with lyrics for your singin’ enjoyment. added to the fun: a costume contest, dance-off, and themed drinks. genie in a bottle, anyone? union hall (park slope), $10. >>

11pm: dance to disco and house music from jacques renault and the pleasure jams crew at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5. >>

midnight (monthly): see miley cyrus and alicia keys (not really) at this month’s the voice-themed cool sh*t/weird sh*t comedy show, where comedians stage an episode of the singing competition show live. hosted by matt dennie and josh sharp. ucb (east village), $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
american psycho @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
jurassic park @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
mars attacks! @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
robocop @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the killer @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
train to busan @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
two die for (friday) and performance (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
vintage erotica: anno 20 (friday) and strawberries need rain (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>

thru 9/25: yarnistas, unite! the annual nyc yarn crawl gives fans of the fiber arts a chance to visit 10 yarn stores, meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, get discounts, and win prizes over three days. >>

thru 9/25: glued to your cellular device? try your (phoneless) hand at no text weekend, a weekend challenge to talk instead of text that gives you an added boost (see what we did there?) with the help of comedic talks, panels, and storytelling on ghosting (you know who you are), breakup texts, phubbing, and more. various locations and prices. >>

thru 9/25: the party line theater company hosts pop!, a theatrical pub crawl featuring musical storytelling, puppet parties, installations, and more. various venues in bushwick, free. >>

thru 9/25: 60 bands bring folk, roots, blues, and more to five indoor and two outdoor stages along the waterfront in dumbo and red hook for the second annual brooklyn americana music festival. scheduled to perform: the chapin sisters, hubby jenkins, luke winslow king, m shanghai string band, pete lanctot and the stray dogs, and many more. the skint is proud to be a media sponsor for this festival. free. >>

thru 9/29: plant a seed, watch it grow… or not? learn why 94% of our seed varieties have allegedly disappeared at a screening of documentary seed: the untold story, with q+a by the filmmakers and food activists at select times. cinema village (east village), $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

thru 9/29: the fifth annual reel recovery film festival highlights features, shorts, and documentaries about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. cinema village (union square), $10+. >>

thru 11/3: french institute alliance française’s (fiaf) 10th annual ‘crossing the line’ fall festival features performances and works from 16 international artists and companies across several venues. free-$30. >>

thru 1/16: the neue galerie opens the season with two new exhibitions: ’klimt and the women of vienna’s golden age’ and ’masterworks from the new galerie new york’. $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, free first fridays 6-8pm. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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