around town today

thru 6/30: women in the outdoors week: discover outdoors hosts a series of presentations, panels, and adventures ranging from morning nature meditation to activism in the outdoors. various locations and prices (several are $10-15 and open to all genders). >>

a new corpse flower (amorphophallus titanum) at the new york botanical garden is set to bloom within the next two weeks, releasing an odor that’s been compared to rotting flesh. can’t make it? there’s a smell-free livestream. included with regular admission ($23-28 general, $20-25 students/seniors). >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
fear and loathing in las vegas. our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>
la misma luna (under the same moon). gaelic field at inwood hill park. >>
the big muddy – shorts program (rescheduled from 6/19). metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn). >>
the bird cage (fan choice). bryant park lawn (midtown west). >>

just added: 8am-7pm: take a ride on the pride slide, a 30-foot, rainbow-colored slide in flatiron plaza. meant to represent the 30 u.s. states that ‘still do not protect the lgbt community from discrimination,’ each ride will trigger a donation to the human rights campaign. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: japanese breakfast, hatchie, and house of nod at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

6:30pm: take a close look at the dark side of relationships with a talk on the science of breaking up, presented by psychology professor marisa t. cohen. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $11. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: learn about the secrets of fake meat at a masters of social gastronomy (m.s.g.) talk. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: ‘queer spectacle’ häus party show returns with a special pride show featuring an expanded lineup of comedy, drag, fashion, music, and more. hosted by zach teague and drew lausch. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $15. >>

7:30pm: 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, at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30pm (monthly): actors and improvisors do their thing at stephen ruddy’s gravid water show. tonight’s guests include scott adsit (30 rock), tami sagher (inside amy schumer), and more. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7:30pm (weekly): brendan gay and charles engle battle with topics chosen by the audience to see who gets to host the freestyle comedy show, featuring comics andy haynes (comedy central), jordan temple (marvelous mrs. maisel writer), david drake (sirius xm), and abby rosenquist, plus beats by santiago angel. bonus: free pizza. the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

7:30pm (monthly thru 9/23): village east cinema hosts a series of classics presented on 35mm film. tonight: close encounters of the third kind (1977). $15. >>

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 matthew broussard (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), katie hannigan (colbert), michael cruz kayne (the chris gethard show), wilfred padua, and kasha patel. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm: win prizes for your smarts at an adult spelling bee, hosted by comedians kambri crews and liz simons. prizes include items from local businesses and cold, hard cash. q.e.d. (astoria), $5 to watch, $10 to compete. >>

8pm: enjoy stand-up in the basement gallery of an italian restaurant at the future forms comedy show, hosted by mary houlihan (the best show), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and sam taggart (comedy central). tonight’s lineup includes julio torres (snl), catherine cohen (club cumming), carmen lagala (bad news comedy), stephen phillips-horst, and sketch group please don’t destroy. serafina ludlow (les), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show brings stand-up to a cozy lounge setting, complete with leather couches and a fireplace. tonight: carmen christopher (seth meyers), sarah tollemache (colbert), carolyn bergier (funny or die), jonathan van halem (ucb), ryan leach (ucb), and crian allen mitchell. 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 admission. >>

9pm: (monthly): the queers n peers benefit variety show presents lgbtq and allied performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: comedy by bobby hankinson + ashley gavin, burlesque by kia sangria + stella nova, and music by catastrophie + cherry. hosted by cassidy graves + comrade barbie. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits the sex workers project and transgender law center. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

our next event!

Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the skint’s 80s, 90s & 00s Cruel Summer dance party!

On Friday, August 9, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of our lives. Once again, we’ll be taking over both rooms of The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 90-00s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and music videos from Music Video Time Machine.

the skint presents:
Cruel Summer: 80s, 90s & 00s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, SecretFormula, and Music Video Time Machine

Friday, August 9 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street

Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” here.
Facebook event page:

coming up

6/25 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
edward scissorhands. albee square (downtown brooklyn). >>
star wars: the last jedi. st. catherine’s park (lenox hill). >>

6/25 4-8pm: night at the museums: as part of the river to river festival, 14 lower manhattan museums and historic sites will stay open late for free visits, including china institute, the museum of jewish heritage, the national september 11 memorial + museum, the skyscraper museum, and more. >>

6/25 6pm (thru 7/13: tuesdays thru saturdays): get into the swing, salsa, rhythm + blues, and disco of things at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing, an outdoor series of retro dance parties with live music. tonight: vince giordano and the nighthawks; weds: formell y los van van; thurs: discovogue with escort, dj lina, mikeq x qween beat; fri: dr. k’s motown revue; sat: los hacheros. dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $18 adv/$22 dos, but there’s usually plenty of room to watch/dance outside the main space for free. >>

6/25 6:30-8:30pm: the center for book arts opens its doors for a free poster printing session ahead of sunday’s pride march. center for book arts (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

6/25 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): get an introduction to astronomical gravity, through the orbits in our solar system and beyond, at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

6/25 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring nimesh patel (snl), subhah agarwal (comedy central), billy prisnell (comedy central), maria heinegg (sirius xm), and ryan schutt (gotham comedy live). bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

6/25 7pm doors: enjoy free beats, bites, and beverages at the human by orientation worldpride nyc concert, featuring performances by normani, betty who, leland and dj timo weiland. brooklyn mirage (east williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

6/25 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: composer and new amsterdam records co-founder/artistic director william brittelle and the grammy-nominated metropolis ensemble present ‘forbidden colors,’ a walk-about concert and listening party featuring performances and installations including experimental jazz, sound-art, hacked theremins, custom built synthesizers, interactive computer music installations, and more. public records (gowanus), $10-15 admission includes a copy of brittelle’s new album. >>

6/25 7pm doors, 8pm show: welcome the season at camp!, a sonny + cher / donny + marie style variety show featuring music, comedy, and shenanigans. hosted by andrew barbato + jenny gorelick. the slipper room (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘summercamp’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

6/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): beloved variety show the talent show is back at it again with this month’s bardo theme, featuring guests ira glass, chris gethard, janeane garofalo, chris santa maria, and sokuzan. hosted by elna baker and kevin townley. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

6/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show:  see crystal visions at stevie, the comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks. featuring bowen yang (snl), pat regan (last comic standing), karolena theresa (awkward sex and the city), fareeha khan (reductress), and alex song (asian af). hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

6/25 8pm (ends today): the 61st annual washington square music festival concludes with a jazz concert featuring music by ramsey lewis, charles mingus, douglass harris, frank lacy, and more performed by frank lacy’s vibe tribe big band. garibaldi plaza in washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

6/25 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns to chelsea music hall with a pre-july 4th edition including guests myq kaplan (comedy central), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), dan soder (billions), chris gethard (the chris gethard show), and more. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $13 adv, $15 door. >>

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