around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
dave chappelle’s block party, fort greene park >>
remember the titans, commodore barry park (fort greene) >>

11am—8pm (thru 10/2): 70 international galleries feature artwork from over 500 artists starting at $100 at the affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $9.75 tickets here (plus ticket fees, reg. $18-20 general, $10 students/seniors, free hours 9/30 6-8pm). >>

6:30pm: get a peek into the minds behind netflix series making a murderer when emmy-winning creators moira demos and laura ricciardi discuss their take on filmmaking and narrative technique. columbia university’s miller theatre, free (rsvp). >>

7pm: is it ego death or are you just tripping? dr. neal goldsmith, ph.d explains how death influences the psychedelic experience, with western and tribal examples from ayahuasca to near-death experiences. morbid anatomy museum (gowanus), $12. >>

7pm, 9pm (thru 10/2): 70 contemporary dance companies from around the world perform at the 16th annual dumbo dance festival. gelsey kirkland artscenter, free/pay-what-you-will. >>

7:30pm (+ 10/1): f*it club’s ‘tales from the club: stuff nobody likes’ presents three short plays about the mundane stuff of life (like sex) hosted by drag queen tipsy von tart. new ohio theatre (west village), $12. >>

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: ziggy stardust: a david bowie tribute. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

7:30pm: the manhattan school of music philharmonic performs a tribute to charlie parker’s 1949-50 orchestral recordings. free. >>

7:30pm: orion string quartet performs a free concert at the new school’s auditorium (union square). >>

7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30pm (ends today): there’ll be an orgy of tales told at the awkward sex…and city storytelling festival, where comedians and storytellers will recount their most embarrassingly awkward sexual encounters at six shows over two days. hosted by natalie wall. q.e.d. (astoria), $6-8 adv, $8-10 dos. >>

8pm: at the specific ignorance comedy trivia show, the audience tries to stump three local comics with questions they can’t answer, and the winning question writers get a free shot. tonight’s contestants: matt koff, josh gondelman, and samantha ruddy. the creek + the cave (lic), $5. >>

8pm (monthly): get your laughs and lube at the samantha comedy show, staged in a sex shop with aural pleasure provided by madonna refugia (reductress), carolyn busa (side ponytail), marie faustin (trutv), farah brook (kiss me nyc) and blair socci (ladylike). hosted by liz macgee and jasmine pierce. byob. bonus: 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), free admission. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by rell battle (comedy central), alingon mitra (the daily show), tom delgado (let’s see, what else?), ali reingold, katie east, christine meehan, and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

10pm: at the 60 shots for 60 shorts show, 60 one-minute funny videos are screened and the hosts take a shot (of beer) after each one. the creek + the cave (lic), $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
beyond the doors (friday) and scream bloody murder (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
jurassic park @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
nausicaä of the valley of the wind @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
se7en (seven) @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
train to busan @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
wolf creek @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
vampire’s kiss (friday) and wild at heart (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

ends today: animation nights new york celebrates its one-year anniversary with a ‘best of fest’ featuring animation, vr, art installations, and more. 180 maiden lane and other seaport locations, free-$15. >>

thru 10/2: get cinematic at the ninth annual bushwick film festival, which this year showcases 26 films alongside panels and workshops. various locations, $9+. >>

thru 10/2: the 14th annual new york burlesque festival brings dozens of international performers to five manhattan and brooklyn venues. various prices. >>

thru 10/2: irish screen america new york, fka irish film new york, features three days of contemporary irish film, tv, web, games, and animation. nyu’s iris + b. gerald cantor film center (greenwich village). $15. >>

thru 10/16: the 54rd annual new york film festival features screenings, special events, filmmaker and talent appearances, and free talks. $15-20. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>



Four fierce authors of romance, suspense, fantasy, and bestselling series for teens: Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy series), Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles), Emma Mills (This Adventure Ends), and Caleb Roehrig (Last Seen Leaving) make a stop on their tour to present their latest novels and chat with fans. In conversation with MJ Franklin and Aliza Weinberger (MashReads). Ages 12 and up.

ticket deals

nile rodgers presents: freak out! let’s dance featuring bette midler,  nile rogers + chic, the village people, and earth, wind + fire at forest hills stadium 10/8. a limited number for free tickets are available with promo code ‘thankyou2016’ and there is also a buy-two-get-two free option. >>

take a cruise up the hudson river to bear mountain thru 11/6 for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg $65+). >>

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