FRI-WEDS, 5/24-29: SKINT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

the skint is taking the holiday off, so here are your event listings through the 29th. scroll down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur thru the holiday weekend (some start friday), including beach openings, where to bbq, free kayaking + canoeing, theater for the new city’s lower east side festival of the arts, and more. we’ll be back to our regular schedule on thursday, the 30th. have a happy and safe holiday!

friday

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
incredibles 2. field 81 at randall’s island. >>
mary poppins returns. j. hood wright park (washington heights). >>
ralph breaks the internet. cherry tree park (east harlem). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. kissena corridor park (flushing). >>
the lego ninjago movie. ocean breeze park (staten island). >>
top gun. the flight deck of the intrepid museum (hell’s kitchen). >>

fri 6:30pm: from bitsy burgers and minuscule handbags to furniture no larger than a quarter, explore the world of the tiniest creations at a release event for kate esme ünver and john saponara’s the book of mini: inside the big world of tiny things. book culture lic, free admission. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: it’s all a gamble at the powerpoint roulette variety show, where comedians, actors, and musicians improvise presentations from slides they’ve never seen before. tonight’s guests include aparna nancherla (seth meyers), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), jon bershad (ucb), and musical guest loren berí. hosted by nat towsen and darren solomon. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

just added: fri 7pm: music journalist vivien goldman presents her new book looking back at the history of women in punk music and what drew them to the genre, revenge of the she-punks: a feminist music history from poly styrene to pussy riot, at rough trade (williamsburg). free. >>

fri 7pm: the new school’s documentary media studies program presents original student documentary shorts for its 13th annual truth be told documentary film festival. the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free. >>

fri 7pm: left bank magazine celebrates its fifth anniversary with a rooftop party featuring bands poppies, vamanos, new myths, animal show, and fat heaven. our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through romy and michele’s high school reunion. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 7:30pm: carly ann filbin hosts let me break you up: an anti-dating game show, where a series of games will test the strength of real couples’ partnerships and the losing couple ‘has’ to break up. inside lululemon (flatiron), $15 admission includes beer/wine/margs and a nacho bar. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including glo shantae butler, melissa rocha, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: comedians and storytellers gastor almonte (this is not happening, stories from the stage) and jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) will each perform half-hour sets at q.e.d. (astoria). hosted by lauren hope krass. $10. >>

fri 7:30pm (fridays thru october): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: beyoncé. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

sponsored: fri 8pm (+ sat): after sold out parodies of ghostbusters and road house, the usual rejects are back with hey bub: x-men! join your favorite mutants for a staged reading/parody/drinking game of the first x-men movie and ’90s cartoon mash-up at the chain theater. your $15 ticket gets you 2 free beers and a raffle ticket! >>

fri 8pm (+ 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by betsy hernandez on gravitational waves, black holes, and neutron stars, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 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. the pit (gramercy), $15. >>

fri 8pm (ends tonight): catch two nights of new performance for a cause at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought.’ danspace project (east village), $5 + two cans of food to benefit the momentum project, or $10 with no cans (cash only). >>

fri 8pm: it’s your chance to rhyme at hip hop karaoke, where you’ll be backed up by beats, a dj and even a hypeman. bonus: mention ‘bowling special’ for half off bowling. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by kenny deforest (james corden), xazmin garza (siriusxm), mike speirs (showtime), tito garza, ross benoit, and abby rosenquist. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by emmy blotnick (colbert), matthew broussard (conan), eman el husseini (siriusxm), joe zimmerman (fallon), shane torres (last comic standing), and rosebud baker (roast battle). hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. free admission. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features khalid rahmaan (conan), petey deabreu (comedy central), ian fidance (gotham comedy live), jordan jensen, aminah imani, and david del rosario. hosted by tyler fischer. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm: seven-piece dirty waltz band borrows from balkan, irish, jazz, blues, and american folk traditions. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $10. >>

fri 10pm: music video time machine presents ‘it takes two,’ a music video party featuring duos and duets from the 80s + 90s including erasure, kris kross, salt-n-pepa, wham, and many more on the bell house front bar’s big screen. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

saturday

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
christopher robin. william f. passannante ballfield (greenwich village). >>
jaws. franklin d. roosevelt boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. frederick b. judge playground (south ozone park). >>

sat 11am-5pm: the 152nd street cultural festival, in anticipation of the national puerto rican day parade in june, fills the bronx’s 152nd street and jackson ave with performances, dancing, food, and vendors. free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm (monthly thru september): the annual makossa brooklyn cookout party kicks off its 10th season of daytime summer soirées at our wicked lady (east williamsburg). free before 4pm, $5 after. >>

sat 2-10pm: the 718 sessions party brings disco, soul, funk, and house to elsewhere rooftop (east williamsburg/bushwick). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 4-10pm (+ select saturdays thru october): the bronx night market returns for a second year with 40+ local food, drink, and craft vendors and food prices that range $3-7. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission. >>

sat 5pm: hardware fanzine co-founder brett beach discusses a new 400+ page anthology collecting every issue of the new jersey zine that covered the hardcore music scene in the 1990s. printed matter (chelsea), free admission. >>

sat 7pm: solo electronic act noia (gisela fulla-silvestre) plays an ep release show at h0l0 (ridgewood), with support from raia was and autre ne veut (dj set). $12. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at the picture this! show. hosted by ian fidance. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos admission benefits lady parts justice league. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: see howl’s moving tassels and other scantily-clad anime-centric creations at metropolis burlesque’s tribute to hayao miyazaki. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), $10 suggested donation. >>

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 tessa skara (crashing), fumi abe (decoded), alexis guerreros (thrillist), and jessica henderson (ucb). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. bonus: admission includes wine and candy. the pleasure chest (ues), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $13 adv, $15 door). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: matt koff (the daily show), noah gardenswartz (the marvelous mrs. maisel), katie humphries (siriusxm), colum tyrrell, eman el husseini, and alex pavone. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from dave merheje (conan), nore davis (conan), sarah tollemache (colbert). paris sashay (bet), kate willett (comedy central), jess salomon (fallon), joe machi (last comic standing), and daniel simonsen (seth meyers). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: frands, gesserit, lily mao, and cassidy dawn graves play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with running with beto, live music from las rosas, q+a with the filmmakers, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les), $16. >>

sat 8pm: at be well: a mental health charity comedy show, laughing will make both yourself and others feel better, because 60% of the proceeds will go to the national alliance on mental illness and the fountain house. hosted by tristan miller and featuring aparna nancherla, emily winter, sam grittner, becca beberaggi, cw headley, and more. artefix new york (woodside), $10. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by clare o’kane (comedy central), natalie mcgill (2 dope queens), jake head, and more. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: chaos chaos and palberta play market hotel (bushwick). $13 adv, $15 dos. >>

sat 8:30pm: you could fall in love at selena forever, the second annual party/tribute to the late singer and musician, featuring live performances by principe q and punk rock selena cover band amor prohibido, plus a dj set by dj santero. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $15 adv, $17 dos. >>

sat 10pm: the revolution, a music series spotlighting brooklyn and harlem-based artists, continues with performances by michael sarian + the chabones, natie, and sami stevens and the man i love. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 11pm: djs alex english and khadija spin depeche mode, joy division, the cure, nitzer ebb, and more at the music for the masses darkwave party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 otherwise. >>

sunday

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
love jones. habana outpost (fort greene). >>
mary poppins returns. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>

sun 11am-6pm: hester street fair’s cbd festival will feature cbd products such as drinks, food, desserts, oils, and more. free admission. >>

sun 11am-5pm: the annual loisaida festival celebrates the puerto rican and latinx heritage of the lower east side and east village with a day of music, performances, arts + crfafts, and food. avenue c from east 6th to east 12th streets (east village/alphabet city). >>

sun 12-5pm: the 18th passport to taiwan festival, the longest-running taiwanese festival in the u.s., returns with to union square with authentic food, traditional and modern performances, exhibitors, activities for kids, and more. free admission. >>

sun 12:30pm: learn a brief history of artists’ books, as well as three styles of bookbinding, at a hands-on bookbinding workshop hosted by artist and author chang yuchen at printed matter / swiss institute (38 st. marks place). $12 suggested donation. >>

sun 1-6pm: shop fashion treasures at gemini + scorpio’s ‘goldmine’ costumes/vintage/crafts shopping party. gowanus address given with rsvp, free admission. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: los angeles-based comedian kurt braunohler (bob’s burgers, the big sick), returns to his old stomping grounds for an evening of stand-up at littlefield (gowanus). musician ted leo will also perform and dj the afterparty. $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors: repent while you take in a revivalist sideshow by new orleans’ no ring circus. el cortez (east williamsburg), $12. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with kevin iso (comedy central), carolyn castiglia (vh1), natalie mcgill (2 dope queens), lindsay jane haddad, and will carey. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm: academic stand-up show the symposium presents a persons with disabilities comedy showcase in an accessible space complete with live closed-captioning and audio descriptions. featuring pamela rae schuller (buzzfeed), ian goldstein (new york magazine), andria alefhi (deaf is not a dirty word), and more. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

sun 8pm: some of the month’s juiciest pop culture moments will be performed live by comedians, musicians, and even magicians at popop! a pop culture cabaret. hosted by jenny gorelick. club cumming (east village), free admission. >>

sun 8pm, 10pm (weekly thru 9/1): new york night train’s sunday soul scream parties return to our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg), with live bands at 8pm ($5) and dj jonathan toubin spinning 60s soul on vinyl at 10pm (free). >>

sun 9pm: it’ll be digital insanity at a jamiroquai vs daft punk dance party, hosted by the illustrious blacks. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5 adv, $8 door. >>

sun 9pm: sunday night fever: spend the night before the holiday sweating it out to funk, soul, and disco dj sets at house of yes (bushwick). free with rsvp, $10 without. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: theater for the new city’s 24th annual lower east side festival of the arts features over 250 performances by 70 groups in four theater spaces, including theater, dance, music, art, video, film, aerial arts, and poetry. free admission. >>

fri thru sun: your mission, should you choose to accept it, is the museum of the moving image’s mission: impossible weekend, screening all six mission: impossible films over three days. museum of the moving image (astoria), $11-15 admission includes same-day admission to the museum. >>

fri thru 9/22: ‘stonewall 50’ at new-york historical society: new-york historical society (uws) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement with two exhibitions and a special installation, as well as public programs. $21 general, $16 seniors, $13 students, pay-as-you-wish fridays 6-8pm. >>

sat + sun 10:45am: gorge on sugary cereals, sip on cereal-infused cocktails, and binge watch cartoons on the big screen at secretformula’s spoons, toons, + booze, where on-stage contests determine which cartoons from the 1940s-2000s are shown. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $18 admission includes an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. >>

sat + sun 9pm: japanese electronic music singer-songwriter and producer coppé plays ideal glass studio (sat) and nublu (sun). $10.

sat-mon (ongoing): memorial day weekend outdoor activities hit list:
• 14 miles of nyc beaches are now open for the season! gothamist shares their top picks here, as well as a guide to rockaway food.
riis park beach bazaar is open for music, events, and food. >>
• designated bbq areas in parks. >>
fleet week continues. >>
smorgasburg in williamsburg (saturdays 11am-6pm) and prospect park (sundays 11am-6pm). >>
• the brooklyn flea in williamsburg (saturdays 11am-6pm) and dumbo (sundays 10am-5pm). >>
governors island, which is open daily, starts late-night fridays + saturdays (open until 10pm thru 8/31). >>
• free kayaking at piers 26 and 96; free kayaking + canoeing at hallets cove; outrigger sessions at pier 66; public paddles with north brooklyn boat club.

sat-mon: the brooklyn academy of music’s annual danceafrica festival marks the return of the danceafrica bazaar, an outdoor market featuring more than 150 fashion, crafts, and food vendors. ashland pl + lafayette ave (fort greene), free admission. >>

sat thru mon 12-6pm (+ 6/1-2): the twice-yearly washington square outdoor art exhibit sidewalk art show returns for its 89th year. university place from east 13th street to nyu (greenwich village). free admission. >>

monday

note: several labor day events that start earlier are listed in the “all weekend” section above.

mon thru 5/31: broadway stars, including laura osnes (bandstand), stephanie styles (kiss me, kate), joe iconis (be more chill), and more will work the counter at schmackary’s cookies (hell’s kitchen) for their annual broadway bakes fundraiser, where 50% of sales and 100% of tips will be donated to broadway cares/equity fight aids. check the bakery’s social media channels for exact times and lineups. >>

mon thru weds: yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, returns to nyc for a series of free pop-up solo and ensemble concerts in manhattan and queens. >>

mon various times: memorial day parades mark the holiday across the city. >>

mon various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bring it on. our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>
coming to america. cunningham park (fresh meadows). >>

mon 2:30pm: nyc symphonic band at third street music school performs music composed by green-wood cemetery ‘permanent residents’ leonard bernstein, louis moreau gottschalk, and others at green-wood’s 21st annual outdoor memorial day concert. food and drink will be available for purcase. free admission. >>

mon 3pm-11pm: eat to the beats at the annual beats + bbq mid-spring fling, featuring eight djs and free food with purchase of a beverage. lp ‘n harmony (williamsburg), free admission. >>

mon 3pm-midnight: dress in red, white, and blue (and other colors, too) for the fourth annual house of yes yes memorial day party, where you can dance the day away and chow down on bbq (meat and veg options will be available for purchase). house of yes (bushwick), free before 6pm with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>

mon 7pm: (tickets distribution starts at 5pm): the new york philharmonic will perform bruckner’s symphony no. 8. at their 28th annual free memorial day concert, held at the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights). >>

mon 7pm: hababy plays a record release show at alphaville (bushwick), with openers a deer a horse, shark? and the royal they. $10. >>

mon 7:30pm: city cinemas village east cinema screens a 35mm print of enter the dragon (1973). $15. >>

mon 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by laurie kilmartin (conan), brooks wheelan (comedy central), brian babylon (npr), ester steinberg (gotham comedy live), josh comers (fallon), and calvin cato (tony‘s ‘queer comics of color to watch out for’). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show brings stand-up to a cozy lounge setting, complete with leather couches and a fireplace. tonight: justin herman (comedy central), ginny hogan (the new yorker), gabriel pacheco (siriusxm), youngmi mayer (u up? comedy), and max fine. hosted by hoff matthews, lizzie martinez, aimee rose ranger, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

mon 8pm: get your ‘electronic music, performance art, wild noise, and lonely love songs’ fix while getting your game on at at indie arcade bar/event space wonderville (bushwick). $10. >>

mon 9pm: (monthly): the queers n peers benefit variety show presents lgbtq and allied performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: lorena russi + sam morrison, burlesque by shay au lait + glitter macabre, and music by ella boy + madeline grandusky-howe. hosted by cassidy graves + comrade barbie. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits national network of abortion funds + trans student educational resources. >>

mon 10:30pm: musical theater characters find themselves in the middle of sketches at the shiz comedy show, featuring an ensemble of broadway and broadway-worthy performers. ucb theater (hell’s kitchen), $9. >>

tuesday

tues thru 11/16 (closed sundays + mondays): minimalism/maximalism, the first museum exhibition devoted to the historical relationship between minimalist and maximalist aesthetics in fashion, opens at the museum at fit (chelsea). spanning the 18th century to the present, the exhibition features more than 90 garments, accessories, and textiles. free admission. >>

tues + weds: cult records, founded by julian casablancas of the strokes, celebrates 10 years with a pop-up shop featuring music, art, and merch, and more. 98 orchard street. >>

tues 6pm: environmental psychology consultant lily bernheimer examines how everyday spaces structure our lives, behavior, and well-being in a talk on her new book, the shaping of us, with open house new york executive director gregory wessner. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free. >>

tues 6:30pm: music business veteran danny goldberg discusses his new book about his years working with kurt cobain and nirvana, serving the servant: reflections on kurt cobain, with with professor and the nation columnist eric alterman. the cuny graduate center (midtown east), free (rsvp). >>

tues 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): journey to the skies of the southern hemisphere at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

tues 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring sydnee washington (conan), emmy blotnick (comedy central), django gold (colbert), ali kolbert (fallon), ian fidance (siriusxm), and drew morgan (funny or die). bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

tues 7pm: moms demand action founder shannon watts presents her book, fight like a mother: how a grassroots movement took on the gun lobby and why women will change the world, in conversation with actor debra messing at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. priority seating with purchase of the book at this location. >>

tues 7pm: have an idea for a book? give a one-minute elevator pitch to a panel of editors and agents for real-time feedback at paragraph pitch wars. participants and spectators welcome. mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

tues 7pm (+ 6/6): at bamcinématek’s screen epiphanies series, an artistic or cultural figure talks about the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the movie. tonight, award-winning author victor lavalle presents john landis’ an american werewolf in london (1981). bam (fort greene), $16. >>

tues 7pm doors, 8pm show: comedian jon glaser (delocated, parks and recreation) tries out some material to see if it might work for a live special. or not. with guest scott adsit (30 rock). littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

tues 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): social psychologist daniel yudkin dives deep into the moral mind, in-groups and out-groups, the high costs of enforcing the rules, and how it all relates to human cooperation at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

tues 8pm: what the l? launch party: blue point brewing company helps you cope with l train woes at a launch party for their new beer, ‘what the l?’ brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $5 admission includes two beers. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by casey james salengo (comedy central), nore davis (conan), randall otis (the daily show), matt goldich (seth meyers), lizzie martinez (funny or die), and jordan kleine (thrillist). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: eight comedians and an audience member compete to win the heart of a celebrity single through rounds of q+a and with the help of a relationship expert at first impressions: the live 90s dating game show. tonight’s guest: lauren duca (teen vogue). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

wednesday

weds thru 6/3: the third annual split screens festival showcases tv directors, producers, showrunners and casts appearing in person for discussions and screenings. highlights include conversations with pamela adlon (better things), leslye headland (russian doll), sam esmail (mr. robot), and william jackson harper (the good place), plus sneak peeks of the new seasons of the handmaid’s tale and ava duvernay’s when they see us. ifc center (greenwich village), $17. >>

weds various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
star wars: the last jedi. st. catherine’s park (lenox hill). >>
10 things i hate about you . parklife (gowanus). >>

weds 6pm: at the genspace biannual open lab, members of the community biotech lab will share their work with each other and the public through lightning talks and show-and-tell. genspace (greenwood), free. >>

weds 6pm: current and former nyc educators share tales of the ups and downs of teaching at the teachable moments storytelling show. tonight’s end-of-year theme: ‘reflection.’ nuyorican poets café (alphabet city), $10. >>

weds 6-7pm dance lesson, 7-8:30pm band (+ 6/5, 6/7): bryant park’s annual themed dance party series returns for after-work outdoor fun. tonight: cumbia dance night with lamar nyc featuring nilko andrea and maria raquel. hosted by talia castro-pozo. weather cancelation updates will be posted on the park’s social media channels. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free admission. >>

sponsored: weds 6:30pm: learn to hang a planter, floating shelf or other heavy object at a ms. fix it diy skills workshop at west elm in dumbo. a west elm stylist will be on hand to answer your aesthetic questions, and surprise product discounts will be announced. $10. >>

weds 6:30pm: the baffler magazine’s ‘the bad society’ concert + talk series features a discussion on the perversions of our streaming economy, with guests xenia rubinos, blood club (liana hell lean) and public practice. murmrr ballroom (prospect heights), $15. >>

weds 7pm (quarterly): the soul sister revue reading series, featuring established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling, celebrates six years of asking ‘what does soul mean to you?’ with poets including mahogany l. browne (black girl magic), vincent toro (stereo.island.mosaic.), nabila lovelace (sons of achilles), zakia henderson-brown (what kind of omen am i?), and arriel vinson. von (noho), free admission (one-drink minimum). >>

weds 7pm: guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them at the person place thing interview show. tonight, host randy cohen will interview actor and author eric bogosian (talk radio, law + order: criminal intent). bmcc tribeca performing arts center, $10. >>

weds 7pm doors, 8pm show: astronomy + physics professor janna levin (how the universe got its spots) hosts the scientific controversies series at red hook’s pioneer works. tonight’s topic: ‘event horizon’ with dr. sheperd doeleman, director of the event horizon telescope, and theoretical physicist professor andrew strominger. stargazing follows at 9pm. free (rsvp). >>

weds 7pm (monthly): pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is back for a night of themed bingo games, trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. tonight’s theme: teen movies. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. the venue’s free outdoor screening of 10 things i hate about you follows. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

weds 7pm doors, 8pm show: star wars: the original trilogy… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the films using only what they can remember from watching them once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm: selected shorts: stonewall at 50 with nancy podcast, kate bornstein, john benjamin hickey, and more! symphony space (uws), $10 with promo code ‘stonewall’ (plus ticket fees). >>

weds 7:30pm (monthly): a panel of comedians, journalists, and politicians chug two beers on stage and get political at the ‘two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show. tonight: hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from lindsey boylan (congressional candidate for ny’s 10th district), negin farsad (fake the nation), keisha zollar (the opposition with jordan klepper), and more. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

weds 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: wnyc’s science friday hosts its fifth annual trivia night at the bell house (gowanus). hosted by ira flatow and diana montano. $15. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features melissa villaseñor (snl), anthony devito (comedy central), menuhin hart (comedy central), and abby rosenquist. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from dan crohn (last comic standing), graham kay (colbert), peter wong (comedy central), tahlia robinson, and cathy humes. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

weds 8pm: the university of kentucky’s school of music celebrates its 100th anniversary an array of contemporary and traditional concert band compositions performed by their symphony orchestra and wind symphony, including pieces by sousa, dvořák, and others. carnegie hall (midtown west), $20. >>

weds 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features jeff simmermon (this american life), ester steinberg (comedy central), rebecca o’neal (easy), brian allen mitchell (ucb), mike brown, and maria heinegg. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

weds 8:13pm (+ thurs 8:12pm, + 7/12-13): see the sun set in alignment with the manhattan street grid during the twice-annual manhattanhenge celestial event. best viewed from the far east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th sts. >>

weds 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: life is a vocabaret at the punch-up: a new variety show for word nerds, where a lineup of nyc punderdome champs will fill your night with puns, word games, guests and other language-based silliness. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanya. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

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