around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
clueless. parklife (gowanus). >>
rock rubber 45s with rosario dawson in person and performances by ds rich medina, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia, and pharoahe monch. central park. >>
the bad news bears. inwood hill park. >>
the big lebowski. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop bar (soho/south village). >>
the philadelphia story. bryant park (midtown west). >>
top gun. our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) >>

6-9pm: bring your own art for pride month: living gallery hosts a group art show where anyone can display their own art. one work per person. the living gallery outpost (les). >>

6:30pm doors, 6:30pm show: the (new) urban resistance: progressives go local: dig into the power of local advocacy and activism at a discussion with the nation‘s lizzy ratner, democracy now! co-host juan gonzales, nyc councilmember brad lander, make the road new york civil rights and immigration supervisor yaritza mendez, and more. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

sponsored 7pm: audible inc. presents the path to pride, a celebration of storytelling and pride hosted by *nsync’s lance bass and nikki levy, and featuring guests artists patti harrison, mehran khaghani, matteo lane, mindy raf, dan savage, and emma willmann. minetta lane theatre (greenwich village), $28 (all proceeds benefit the trevor project). >>

7pm (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight’s guests: nat towsen (nat towsen’s downtown variety hour), jess salomon (siriusxm), and more. bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm: standing with immigrants, a night of comedy and poetry to benefit the florence project’s efforts with detained immigrants in arizona, features performances by dan wilbur, april ranger (the ranger zone), nick chambers, sam evans, hann cowger, kenice mobley, and host aimee rose ranger. community bookstore (park slope), donations accepted. >>

7pm: lgbtq comedians share jokes about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring ali kolbert (fallon), tim dunn (conan), sam ruddy (comedy central), eman el-husseini (unveiled), and sam morrison (siriusxm). kraine theatre (east village), $10 adv with promo code ‘happypride’ (reg. $20). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): human bird comedy night returns with guests irene morales (someecards), alex barnett (siriusxm), brian mcguinness (inside amy schumer), jim mendrinos (gotham comedy live), derrick thompson, and richard sarvate. bonus: the first 20 folks get a free jack daniel’s cocktail. drexler’s (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7:30pm (monthly): at ‘the two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show, hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from guests rj fried (our cartoon president), ally hord (seth meyers), jena friedman (the daily show), and robert a. george (daily news). ucb east village, $9. >>

7:30pm (weekly thru 8/20): sing your heart out at the west village chorale’s weekly summer sings series, tonight featuring duruflé’s ubi caritas and requiem. judson church (greenwich village), $15 general, $10 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians share photos, diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number to take jabs at their younger selves at the roast of your 15-year-old self show. hosted by alice morales. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with stand up by gary gulman (two dope queens), tom thakkar (you up with nikki glaser), greta titelman (lady lovin’), tawanda gona, and caitlyn peluffo. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: spoken word poets and musicians the last poets celebrate the group’s first album in over 20 years, understand what black is, with a performance, q+a, and signing at rough trade (williamsburg). free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by jeff arcuri (colbert), courtney fearrington (the new yorker), lauren vino (mtv), brian bahe, jill weiner, and stephen rubino. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by abbi crutchfield (trutv’s you can do better), jason burke (viceland), george gordon (ifc), sara hennessy, rand ohan padhye. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm: #forevermichael: questlove spins a tribute to michael jackson on the anniversary of his death at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: the regular comedy show takes up residence at williamsburg’s villain with a night of stand up by roy wood jr (the daily show), mark normand (conan), tim dillon (comedy central), david drake (siriusxm), and more. villain (williamsburg), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

9pm: (monthly): the pairs n chairs benefit variety show presents three pairs of performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: comedy by rachel kaly + clare o’kane, music by jl marlor + amelia belle-isle, and drag by reagan holiday + comrade barbie. hosted by cassidy graves + jessy yates. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits national adapt + ifnotnow. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedians from abroad do standup and discuss their process of moving to the united states at aliens of extraordinary ability: a comedy hour to support raices and immigrant families. hosted by orli matlow (someecards) and felipe torres medina (collegehumor). caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring roy wood jr. (the daily show), jim tews (last comic standing), leah bonnema (vh1), martin urbano (kimmel), and dave merheje (mtv). hosted by morgan miller. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>


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coming up

sponsored: usual rejects presents 90s bingo night! but this isn’t your grandma’s bingo… this is drinking, lip-syncing, audience participation. everything your 90s kid soul can handle. 6/30 8pm at braham yoga studio (201 west 145th street, harlem), $20 includes a free drink ticket. >>

6/26 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
fences. moore playground (harlem). >>
moana. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
the lion king. russell sage playground (rego park). >>

6/26 11am-2pm (thru 6/28): last stop, free food! enjoy samples from a rotating lineup of 10 grand central terminal food vendors at the annual taste of the terminal. vanderbilt hall at grand central terminal (midtown east), free admission. >>

6/26 6pm doors (tues-sat thru 7/14): dance bands turn lincoln center’s damrosch park into an open-air dance party for the annual midsummer night swing series. tonight: sisterhood of swing; weds: joe quijano y su conjunto cachana; thurs: disco party with joe mcginty + the loser’s lounge; fri: gerard carelli and his orchestra; sat: the glenn crytzer orchestra. dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $17 admission, but there’s usually room to watch/dance outside the main space for free. >>

sponsored 6/26 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the voice finalist wé mcdonald (‘there’s never going to be another person on this planet with a voice like wé’ – alicia keys) performs songs from her new ep at a special night at gramercy theatre. $20. >>

6/26 7pm doors (monthly): sienna fekete and tsige tafesse guest host this month’s edition of the final fantasy reading series, featuring readings by more than a dozen poc writers. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5-7 suggested donation. >>

6/26 7:30pm: nyc nightlife event producer, and ‘mother of avant-garde self-expression’ susanne bartsch will be in person for q+a following a screening of susanne bartsch: on top, anthony caronna and alexander smith’s new documentary on her. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors >>

6/26 7:30pm (+ 7/10, 7/17, 7/31): the naumberg orchestral concert series continues a summer tradition that’s been going since 1905, presenting free music concerts in central park. tonight: orpheus chamber orchestra performs mendelssohn, schoeck, and beethoven. can’t make it? you can listen live to a live broadcast on wqxr well. naumburg bandshell (central park), free. >>

6/26 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: this is it with chris + chris, a new variety show hosted by chris calogero + chris donahue, makes its debut with performances by ophira eisenberg (ask me another), emmy blotnick (the president show), sam evans , pedro gonzales, and more. union hall (park slope), $5 adv/$8 dos. >>

6/26 8pm: got a gem of a story to tell? molly cameron and sharon spell co-host the gems storytelling show + mic, with jamie brickhouse (the moth) natalie wall (awkward sex and the city), and maybe you! the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

6/26 8pm (ends today): the 60th annual washington square music festival wraps the season with a concert featuring the frank lacy concert jazz ensemble. washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

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