around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
abbott and costello meet frankenstein, narrows botanical gardens (bay ridge) >>
open season: scared silly, matthew p. sapolin playground (uws) >>
the blues brothers, mccarren park (williamsburg) >>

7am-2pm: james beard award-winning chef mike solomonov brings philly’s federal donuts (7-11am, $2-3) and fried chicken sandwiches (11am-2pm, $8) to soho’s chefs club by food + wine. expect lines. >>

12-3pm: the nypd holds a special parade in lower manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the 122 officers who lost their lives on that day and from related illnesses since then. >>

12-8pm (last entry at 7pm, thru 9/11): refinery29’s ’29 rooms’ takes over an 80,000-square-foot warehouse with immersive artist installations. 8 ingraham street (bushwick), free. >>

5pm-2am (fri-sat 5pm-2am, sun-thurs 5pm-1am): brooklyn bazaar, the beloved nighttime hang spot that closed last year, returns to a renovated three-level space in greenpoint with a vendor market, live music, movies, ping pong, mini golf, arcade games, karaoke, food, and four bars. free admission (food and drink passes may be purchased in advance for expedited entry), live shows extra. >>

6-9pm: free art openings:
– 6-8pm (thru 9/11): ‘antonio lopez: a photo cocktail party’ at leslie+lohman museum of gay and lesbian art’s prince street project (soho). >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/16): ‘coming to power: 25 years of sexually x-plicit art by women’ at maccarone gallery (west village). nsfw >>
– 6-9pm (thru 10/23): ‘the present is the form of all life: the time capsules of ant farm and lst’ at pioneer works (red hook). >>
– 7-10pm: second annual taste makers food and art exhibit. court tree collective (carroll gardens). >>

6-10pm: get well soon(er) at new york open center’s open house with free holistic lectures, $15 mini-sessions, and discounts in the bookstore and café. free admission. >>

6:30pm (thru 10/22): a 50-year retrospective of illustrator ralph steadman, known for his work with author hunter s. thompson, covers three floors of the society of illustrators (ues). opening reception tonight. $15 for the reception (regularly $10 general, $5 students/seniors, free tuesdays + thursdays 5-8pm). >>

6:30pm: the paper garden records free music series at chelsea market returns with live performances by monograms (solo), the city and horses, and otium, plus giveaways for a crosley radio turntable + vinyl pack. free. >>

7pm: play new games at the nyu game center incubator’s game night, a chance to sample seven original games and hear about their creation from the developers themselves. free (rsvp). >>

7pm: musician and writer stephen vesecky leads an ode to kraftwerk, celebrating the german electronic music pioneers with a multimedia presentation on their history, followed by an afterparty featuring kraftwerk-inspired music. morbid anatomy museum (gowanus), $12. >>

sponsored 7pm (thurs-sat thru 11/19): 90210 the musical! get $23 tickets using promo ‘skint’ (35% off reg. price). >>

7:15pm (+ 9/11, 15-18, 23): midnight radio show brings shadow puppet theater performances to community gardens and green spaces at dusk. tonight: cooper garden (bed-stuy/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: purple rain: prince and contemporaries. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

7:30pm (thru 9/12): four 9/11 memorial performances of mozart’s requiem will be performed by a 42-piece orchestra, 100 person chorus, and four soloists at locations in manhattan, the bronx, brooklyn, and morristown, nj. free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): the vincent herring quartet, featuring alto sax virtuoso vincent herring, performs two sets at this month’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15. >>

8pm (thru 9/24): female-driven production company to-by-for productions presents their new york premiere of dipika guha’s new comedic play, mechanics of love. the paradise factory (east village), $15 preview tickets 9/8-11 with promo code ‘skint’, reg. $18. >>

8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by matt wayne (comedy central), christian polanco (mtv), sarah tollemache (adam devine’s house party), julia johns (girl code), ryan schutt, and j.p. mcdade. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. hosted by morgan pielli and lynn bixenspan. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10pm: 10 genre-pushing burlesque performers compete to rule coney island for the year at the 14th annual miss coney island pageant. coney island usa, $25 theater seats are sold out, but $10 tickets are available to watch the live simulcast at the freak bar. >>

10pm: heineken?! f*ck that sh*t! pabst blue ribbon! get a can of dennis hopper’s beer of choice with your ticket at videology’s screening of david lynch’s blue velvet (1986). $13. >>

midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, moth grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by matt koff (the daily show) and gabe pacheco (story pirates), storytelling by andrew collin (it’s a long story) and cathy harding, and burlesque by le grand chaton + taradise. ucb (east village), $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
american pop @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
bad lieutenant @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
invasion of the body snatchers (1978) @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
mad max beyond thunderdome (friday) and xandadu (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
once more with feeling (1978) @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
princess mononoke @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
strawberries need rain (friday) and vintage erotica: anno 20 (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the thing: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
thx 1138 @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>

thru 9/16: spend your week laughing instead of spending at the third annual free standup festival, highlighting 15 shows across 3 boroughs. various venues, free admission (a few have 2-drink minimums). >>

thru 9/18: it’s only logical. adam nimoy, son of beloved actor leonard nimoy of star trek fame, tells the story of his father’s legacy in the new documentary for the love of spock–fittingly screening in the leonard nimoy thalia theater at symphony space (uws). $14 general, $12 seniors. >>

thru 1/2: the original manuscript of jane eyre, being shown in the u.s. for the first time, is one of many items on display at the charlotte brontë: an independent will exhibition at the morgan library + museum. celebrating the 200th anniversary of brontë’s birth, the exhibition also includes films, talks, and workshops. $20 general, $13 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>



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ticket deals

get tickets to oysterfest featuring icona pop, plain white ts, clap your hands say yeah, wyclef jean, and nico + vinz at hoboken’s pier a 9/17 for $30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $59.75). >>

take a two-hour twilight cruise aboard nyc’s only tall ship thru 10/9 for $22.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 10/27 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

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