scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the brooklyn book festival, the munchies festival, a metrocard art show, free movies, photoville, and more.


fri: continuing the trend, landmark opens a new movie theater in hell’s kitchen today. ‘the landmark at 57 west’ boasts eight screens, leather chairs, a full bar, concessions, and reserved seating. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
bless me, ultima (2013), maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
cesar chavez: an american hero (2014), sunset park >>
newsies (1992), tony dapolito recreation center (west village) >>
power rangers (2017), grover cleveland park playground (ridgewood) >>
the graduate (1967), hunters point south park (lic) >>

fri various times: the 12th annual brooklyn book festival returns this weekend, but not before building momentum with a week of more than 60 ‘bookend’ events held in bookstores, theaters, libraries, and open spaces. tonight’s events include the whiskey salon at kings county distillery, the annual brooklyn indie party at greenlight bookstore, pen america’s best debut short stories of 2017 at housing works, and more. various locations and prices, many are free. >>

fri 5-9pm (monthly): brooklyn historical society’s free friday ‘bourbon’ edition (bourbon!) includes drink-n-draw, talks on bourbon’s origins, live music, and a tastings from kings county distillery. bonus: beer by brooklyn brewery. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free admission. >>

fri 6pm: journalist, author, and activist naomi klein discusses her new book, no is not enough: resisting trump’s shock politics and winning the world we need, with the nation executive editor richard kim at strand books (union square). purchase of the signed book ($15.26) or a $15 gift card required for entry. >>

fri 6pm: the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out for a back-to-school happy hour sausagefest, with performances by matteo lane (mtv), joel kim booster (conan), julio torres (snl), jen keefe (the moth storyslam winner), and becca trabin. bonus: free grilled sausages on the patio after the show. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit glsen). >>

fri 6pm (ends today): get a preview of the new york city opera’s upcoming shows with hour-long performances in bryant park. tonight, the series wraps for the season with excerpts from verdi operas. bryant park’s upper terrace (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6pm doors, 7pm show: free summerstage concert: shirley caesar and damien sneed, ford amphitheater at coney island. >>

fri 7pm: former prince art director steve park discusses his new book, picturing price: an intimate portrait, with i would die 4 u: why prince became an icon author touré at barnes + noble union square. priority entry with purchase of the book at this location. >>

fri 7pm: billed as ‘the only truly inclusive body-positive runway show’ of fashion week, the smartglamour runway show boasts models of diverse ages, ethnicities, sizes, genders, and abilities. wework south williamsburg (williamsburg), free (rsvp required). >>

fri 7-9pm (monthly): you don’t have to be quiet during the library after hours, a monthly event at nypl that’s more about celebrating than reading. tonight’s theme, ‘mapping nyc,’ includes displays of historic and pictorial maps of the city, 16mm short film screenings, oral history project listening stations, dj sets, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm-midnight (rescheduled from 9/7): step into a world of apocalyptic street art at wastedland 2, an immersive film installation by andrew h. shirley screened inside an interactive graffiti world, with additional live performances and dj sets. knockdown center (maspeth), free before 8pm, $5 after. >>

fri 7pm, 8:20pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns for its 12th season of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on the weird marketing of david lynch’s dune, women and the black panther party, and the cuisine of ancient egypt. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

fri 7:30pm, 11pm: brooklyn synth pop band teen commandments plays a video + single release show at our wicked lady’s rooftop with openers brothertiger (7:30pm, $10 adv, $12 dos). stick around or arrive late for the young adult friction indie/alt dance party (11pm, free). >>

fri  7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a justin timberlake vs. justin bieber theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri  8-10pm: canvas + cassette, a new quarterly art and music magazine based in nyc and montreal, throws a launch party with live music, raffles, drink-n-draw, a photobooth, and free beer. brooklyn art library (williamsburg), free. >>

fri  8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by kerry coddett (mtv), joe list (conan), myq kaplan (comedy central), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), and jon laster. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri  8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from kevin barnett (comedy central), chris distefano (guy code), joe machi (last comic standing), shalewa sharpe (sirius xm), mike recine (comedy central), and dina hashem (roast battle). hosted by lucas connolly (comedy central). bonus: free pizza from two boots. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

fri  8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: blair socci (ladylike), will miles (crashing), natalie mcgill (redacted tonight), ryan beck (the daily show), eman el husseini, and christina galston. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-15 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 10pm: at the 15th annual miss coney island pageant, 10 creative and daring burlesque performers compete to be the belle of the boardwalk, supreme of the sideshow, queen of coney island. sideshows by the seashore (coney island), $25 theater seats are sold out, but $10 tickets are available to watch the live simulcast at the freak bar. >>

fri 10pm: hear 90’s albums performed live at a new music series from lane moore (tinder live) and her band it was romance. the series kicks off tonight with the empire records soundtrack and guest performers jounce, fronted by danny tamberelli (the adventures of pete and pete). arlene’s grocery (les), $15. >>

fri  11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of mortal kombat (1995) at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series, hosted by chris gersbeck and freddy g. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 11pm: the dog days of summer are ending, so it’s time to live like a cat for a night: feline gloomy, a dance party devoted to cats and cat people a giant scratching post and ball of yarn, a display dedicated to your cat photos, a whisker face-painting station, a kitty costume contest, and feline-themed songs along with post-punk, new wave, and indie-pop. meow! littlefield (gowanus), $6 adv, $9 door. >>


sat 10am-7pm: david byrne and dozens of other artists, writers, activists, thinkers, and leaders will share their thoughts on the theme of ‘100 actions for the future city’ at the new museum’s annual ideascity festival. sara d. roosevelt park (les), free. >>

sat 12-3pm: celebrate german culture at the annual german-american steuben parade, returning for its 60th year with floats, music, dance groups, and more. fifth ave from 68th to 86th streets. free. >>

sponsored sat 12-4pm: the annual taste of gramercy neighborhood food festival brings together 20 top nyc restaurants and raffles for a fun-filled afternoon on irving place. save 20% in advance with promo code ‘skint-togn’ at checkout. >>

sat 12-4pm: hold on to summer with the third annual poseidon’s parade, a family-friendly art parade on a smaller scale than the sprawling mermaid parade. rockaway beach boardwalk from 105th street to 95th street, $5 for marchers, $30 for floats, free for spectators. >>

sat 12-6pm: brooklyn based’s total west harlem immersion helps you affordably experience the area’s eateries, watering holes, and shops. a $15 ticket gets you four brooklyn beers and access to deals, a $25 ticket includes four beers, access to deals, and lunch. >>

sat 12-7pm: the diversity of queens cuisine gets the spotlight at the sixth annual viva la comida street festival. 82nd st. + roosevelt avenue (jackson heights/elmhurst), free. >>

sat 12pm-midnight: more than 50 female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show’s femme fest. the pit (flatiron), $11-15/show, $30/pass ($1 from each ticket will be donated to planned parenthood). >>

sat 1-3pm: indonesian artist fx harsono and myanmar-based artist htein lin discuss reflecting on creativity in times of conflict with asia society museum senior curator michelle yun. the talk will be preceded by an installation by lin in which he creates casts from the hands of three former political prisoners at 11:30am. asia society (ues), free (rsvp reuired). >>

sat 1:30-6pm: learn about mba programs from more than 100 local and international business schools at the annual qs world mba tour. new york hilton midtown, $5 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 2-9pm (just added!): soak up the cali vibes at the str8 west coastin’ party, returning to bed-stuy’s project parlor for just one more time this year. bonus: free budweiser 2-4pm (while supplies last). free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm: the solar powered variance festival returns to the vander-ende onderdonk house (ridgewood) with music by jessy lanza, the juan maclean, seven davis jr, psychic twin, and more. $20-30. >>

sat 3-6pm: harlem stage kicks off the fall season with its first ever open house, giving visitors a taste of the performing arts organization’s upcoming season with tours, music, and a drum circle. free. >>

sat 4pm: argentine singer-songwriter juana molina and band play a free carnegie hall-sponsored neighborhood concert hosted at el museo del barrio (east harlem). >>

sat 6-8pm (tues-sat thru 10/18): you might need liquid courage to make it through ‘monumental,’ an exhibition by trans artist and 2017 guggenheim fellow cassils that includes live performance and ‘pissed,’ an installation of all the urine they’ve expelled since trump rescinded a bill allowing trans students to use whatever bathroom they feel is best for them. opening reception tonight. ronald feldman fine arts (soho), free admission. >>

sat 7pm: bring your girl gang to the grand opening of cult party, a new boutique, event space, and art gallery in bushwick. free. >>

sat 7pm: free outdoor movie screening: hidden figures (2016) at john hancock playground (bedford-stuyvesant). >>

sat 7:30pm: comedy group brother from another planet presents a screening of page one, a comedy/horror short film about the actor who plays the black guy who dies first in every horror film. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features rae sanni (the president show), gastor almonte (this is not happening), sandi marx (seven-time moth storyslam champion), and selena coppock (the new rules for blondes). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. the pleasure chest (ues), $8 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

sat 8pm: the 24th hour: five short plays were written, cast, and rehearsed in the span of just a day. see the results tonight at silent barn (bushwick). $10. >>

sat 9pm: on the last day of suicide prevention week, local band euphoria mourning pays tribute to chris cornell and his output including selections from soundgarden, audioslave, and temple of the dog. the bowery electric (east village), $10. >>

sat 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. tonight’s guests include jake fromm, tiana miller, and wilson mcdermut. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 10pm: no matter if you were/are a nerd or a hunk, dress as whatever academic archetype your heart desires at secret loft’s back to school party, featuring live music and rap, djs, and a costume contest that could win you a bottle of champagne. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders, $5 early, $10-12 late. >>


sun thru 2/18 (weds thru sun): what could’ve been. see 150 years of urban designs that never made it past the drawing board as presented in the form of 3d models, original drawings, photographs, and even an inflatable bouncy castle at the ‘never built new york’ exhibition. queens museum (flushing meadows), suggested admission: $8 general, $4 seniors, free for students. >>

sun 11am: direct-a your feets-a to to the annual new york city pizza run, and watch participants attempt to complete a 5k race while stopping to eat two slices of pizza along the route. fort greene park, free to watch. >>

sun 11am-6pm: the 41st annual flatbush frolic street fair takes over cortelyou road with local food and craft vendors, live music, a pizza eating contest, plenty of activities for kids, and more. free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: adoptapalooza: in the market for a new furry friend? the pet adoption event sets up in union square park with 300 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from 30 area shelters and rescue groups in need of a home. the event also includes free microchipping, pet care advice, giveaways, pet photographers, and more. union square park’s north plaza, free admission, adoption fees vary. >>

sun 12-8pm: in honor of national constitution day, interdisciplinary artist maya ciarrocchi hosts an eight-hour outdoor reading of the united states constitution in multiple languages, with participatory writing and political discussions as well. the amphitheater at abrons arts center (les), free. >>

sun 1-6pm: the african american day parade celebrates 48 years in harlem with nearly a million spectators and 200 participating organizations including local leaders, community + religious organizations, marching bands, dancers, and more. adam clayton powell jr. blvd from 111th st to 136th st (harlem), free. >>

sun 2pm: unlock mulholland drive, david lynch, and the monstrous hollywood dream machine in an active screening/discussion with geoff klock, bmcc-cuny associate professor and author. neuehouse madison square, $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

sun 2pm (thru 10/5): hear the music and story of florence price—the first female african-american composer to have her work premiered by a major american orchestra—in concerts performed by st. luke’s chamber ensemble and dramatic readings by actor kirya traber in all five-boroughs. starts today at the billie holiday theatre (bedford-stuyvesant), free admission, but non-perishable food donations benefiting city harvest are welcome. >>

sun 2pm, 7pm (+ 9/20): e.t. the extra-terrestrial comes back to select movie theaters in honor of its 35th anniversary. various movie theaters and prices. >>

sun 4pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the story behind and listen to björk’s 1997 album homogenic from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. magick city (greenpoint), $10 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 6pm doors, 7pm show: free summerstage concert: epmd, slick rick the ruler, black moon, and smif-n-wessun, ford amphitheater at coney island. >>

sun 6:30pm: soft skull press presents an evening of readings by eileen myles, lynne tillman, jillian weise, chelsea martin, and colin winnette, plus giveaways and books for sale. the kitchen (chelsea), free admission. >>

sun 7:30pm, 9:30pm: you have two more chances to laugh with ilana glazer when the broad city star hosts an early and late comedy show with guests tba at littlefield (gowanus) tonight. $10. >>

sun 8pm: watch live screenings of the 69th annual emmy awards at sva theatre (chelsea) and syndicated (bushwick). free.

sun 8pm: free outdoor movie screening: airplane (1980) at habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): we may be on the brink of an apocalypse, but the not dead yet comedy/variety show wants to remind you that we’re still alive with a night of music, videos, comedy, and poetry. hosted by lorelei ramirez. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $7 door. >>

sun 10:30pm (monthly): get hooked at the hung up on you storytelling and comedy show, this month featuring joel kim booster (conan), kate lindsay (refinery29), hye yun park (hey yun), and victoria hoffman. hosted by carina hsieh. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation benefits the aclu). >>

all weekend

fri thru tues: the 10th, and final, eugene mirman comedy festival takes over the bell house (gowanus) and union hall (park slope) with 14 shows over 5 days. $15+. >>

fri thru 2/4: ‘modigliani unmasked,’ the first us exhibition to focus on early works of italian jewish artist amedeo modigliani and his multicultural influences, opens at the jewish museum (ues). $15 general, $12 seniors, $7.50 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 5-8pm, free saturdays. >>

sat 10am-4pm, sun 10am-6pm: it’s not the same old story at 12th annual brooklyn book festival, a gathering of more than 300 top shelf and emerging authors and 200 booksellers, including a children’s day (sat 10am-4pm, metrotech commons) and the main festival day and marketplace (sun 10am-6pm, brooklyn borough hall and surrounding area). free admission. >>

sat 11am-7pm, sun 11am-6pm: got the munchies? satisfy your cravings at the munchies festival, a two-day outdoor gathering of 30 local food vendors and an area dedicated to the nordic region. hester street fair (les), free admission (pay as you go). >>

sat + sun 12-5pm (+ 9/23-24, 9/30-10/1): theater goes green when the seventh annual communal spaces garden play festival presents five site-specific plays in five community gardens throughout bushwick and bed stuy’s ocean hill. free. >>

sat 5-8pm sat, sun 12-6pm: please don’t swipe the art. thousands of small artworks made on mta metrocards will be on display and for sale at the ‘single fare’ exhibition, with a portion of sales (they’re $115 each) benefiting student scholarships at the new york academy of art. highline stages (meatpacking), free admission. >>

sat thru 9/23: a procession of giant lanterns designed and built by the community will illuminate morningside park for the annual morningside lights next saturday, and you can be a part of it at workshops leading up to it. columbia university’s miller theatre, free (rsvp required). >>

continuing thru sun: almost 70 international galleries feature artwork starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free friday 6-8pm, $18-20 general/$10 students/seniors otherwise. >>

continuing thru sun: accomplished film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni present screenings and behind-the-scenes looks during the school of visual arts’s annual after school special film fest. highlights this weekend include ratatouille, the game, titanic, cartoon network programs, and more. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

continuing thru 9/23: star wars: the original trilogy.… entirely from memory: 10 performers attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added. the wild project (east village), $10. >>

continuing thru 9/24: holy cannoli, the annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, festivities, and so much food. programming highlights include a cannoli eating competition (9/15 2pm), the grand procession with grand marshal chazz palminteri (9/16 2pm), and a meatball eating contest hosted by tony danza (9/23 1pm). >>

continuing thru 9/24 (thurs-sun): photoville, an annual immersive photography exhibition staged in 55 re-purposed shipping containers, takes over brooklyn bridge plaza with indoor and outdoor displays, talks, workshops, night-time screenings, and a beer garden for those thirsty for more than art. brooklyn bridge plaza (dumbo), free admission. >>

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