around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings (weather permitting):
donnie darko, our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) >>
king kong (1933), bryant park (midtown west) >>
la la land, hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop bar (soho/south village) >>

6:30-9pm (+ 6/27): hudson river park’s annual outdoor sunset swing parties continue the season with live music from baby soda jazz band. beginners can learn the moves at a lesson starting at 6:30pm. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: watch short ‘moving’ moving pictures of various genres that challenge what dance film can be at the fourth annual long legs short films screening series. dctv (chinatown), $10. >>

7pm: 20 musicians perform at the leave a lasting mark concert series’s tribute to the hits of 1987 and dirty dancing. the bitter end (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits children of bellevue. >>

7:15pm (wednesdays thru 8/21): want an excuse to sing your heart out? anyone can join the west village chorale’s weekly summer sings series, tonight featuring mozart’s mass in c minor and vesperae solennes de confessore. judson church (greenwich village), $15 general, $10 students. >>

7:30pm: nitehawk’s live sound cinema series presents a screening of trippy animated sci-fi flick fantastic planet (1973), with a live score performed by morricone youth. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

7pm door, 7:30pm show: mazzoli string quartet, washington square winds  quartet, and percussionist daniel pate perform music by nyc area composers at an evening of chamber music in the grand foyer of united palace (washington heights). free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at tommy mcnamara’s summer beach bash, comedian tommy mcnamara (the onion) attempts to write the song of the summer live on stage and hosts an evening of standup from aparna nancherla (crashing), liza treyger (comedy central), joe list (conan), langston kerman (insecure), and kyle ayers (comedy central). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): wyatt cenac (seeso) hosts the night train comedy show, with stand-up performances by michael che (snl), janine brito (totally biased), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), kenice mobley, and yedoye travis. littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), charla lauriston (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), brandon scott wolf (nbc), hoff matthews (comedy central) and more, plus a guest lecture about how to do something useless. bonus: rsvp by email for a chance to win drinks. fawkner (boerum hill), free. >>

sponsored 8pm: manhattan concert productions’ summer concert series presents duruflé’s exquisite requiem at world-renowned carnegie hall. just $7 adv with promo code ‘exl25910’ (plus ticket fees, $40-110 value). >>

8pm-midnight: score free stuff, get rid of your old stuff, and jam to tunes at the ‘thrift on!’ clothing and stuff swap party. the keep (bushwick), free admission. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome) hosts an evening of stand up by shockwave, naomi ekperigin, andy beckerman, negin farsad, and jeff simmermon. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

sponsored: escape the city with a sourced adventures kayak + wine day trip! enjoy a relaxing paddle down the delaware followed by a wine tasting at a local vineyard. round-trip transportation from nyc, kayak, lunch, and wine tasting included. select saturdays thru 9/9. >>

6/20 various times: free outdoor movie screenings (weather permitting):
caddyshack, the william vale (williamsburg) >>
sleepless in seattle, bryant park (midtown west) >>
the lion king, hudson river park’s pier 45 (west village) >>

6/20 11am: dc’s &pizza offers free pizza to the first 212 customers at their new manhattan location, plus free pizza for a year for the first 22 who get a tattoo of the ampersand logo. 15 w 28th street (nomad). >>

6/20 4-8pm: night at the museums: 15 museums and historic sites in lower manhattan keep their doors open late for free visits, including china institute, fraunces tavern museum, the museum of jewish heritage, the national september 11 memorial museum, the skyscraper museum, and more. >>

6/20 6:30pm: broadway artist-activists wilson cruz (rent, my so-called life), frenchie davis (the view upstairs, american idol), and nathan lee graham (priscilla: queen of the desert, zoolander) discuss their current projects at cuny’s the graduate center (midtown east). free (rsvp). >>

6/20 7pm: atlas obscura and giphy present a panel discussion on exploring and archiving the deepest corners of the web with internet archive archivist and curator jason scott, new york art resources consortium web archiving fellow coral salomón, and dark web dweller/motherboard staff writer lorenzo franceschi-bicchierai. wallplay’s gallery 151 annex (meatpacking), free. >>

6/20 7pm: obsessive sneaker disorder producer sean williams hosts ‘the kickback,’ a night of iconic women’s sneakers, throwback jams, and specialty sneaker-themed cocktails. the living room bar and terrace at w new york downtown (fidi), free-$15. >>

6/20 7pm: street artists swoon, maya hayuk, faile, and many others showcase work at the heliotrope foundation silent auction fundraiser. bonus: open beer + wine bar 7-8pm. dobbin st (williamsburg), $10 suggested donation. >>

6/20 7pm: the made you look hip-hop film series presents a screening of 8 mile (2002), followed by a q+a with production sound mixer danny michael and film editor jay rabinowitz. hip-hop education center founder martha diaz will introduce. sva theatre (chelsea), $5 (advance purchase required). >>

6/20 7pm (thru 9/7): brooklyn cyclones baseball season, a far less expensive option than the majors, begins at coney island’s mcu park tonight. special promo events this year include post-game fireworks fridays, running the bases, and theme nights (marvel super hero day, harry potter night, seinfeldnight, star wars night). $10-18. >>

6/20 7pm doors: battles and protomartyr play a free house of vans party (greenpoint). rsvp required. >>

6/20 7:30pm: stories of pride: videoout curates an evening of storytelling and digital shorts with speakers eric marcus (making gay history), melissa sklarz (first trans person elected to public office in new york), michelle lopez (aids activist), and cesar francia (lgbtq rights attorney). $15 admission includes a stonewall inn wit beer and benefits the stonewall gives back initiative. brooklyn brewery (williamsburg), $15.   >>

6/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast celebrates its seventh anniversary with five personal stories of science and love as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by erin barker and nisse greenberg (moth storyslam champions). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

6/20 8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts an evening with aparna nancherla (crashing) at the brown privilege comedy show, including performances by noah gardenswartz (comedy central), charles mcbee (mtv), narinder singh (newsweek), and sonia denis (comedy central’s comics to watch). friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

6/20 8pm (+ 6/27): the 59th annual washington square music festival continues the season with a concert featuring the music of mozart, boccherini, and more. washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (greenwich village), free. >>

6/20 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): new york distilling company’s distilling room (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by brandon wardell (comedy central), ayanna dookie (bet), john wyatt haskell (fallon), and anthony oberbeck (ifc). free. >>

6/20-25: the 17th annual bicycle film festival returns to nyc with more than 50 films from around the world, including a sunday in hell featuring a live score by blonde redhead’s amedeo + simone pace with jeanann dara + chamber ensemble (wed-thu), plus an art exhibition (fri), a party at hester street fair (sun), and more. various locations and prices. >>

ticket deals

get a 4-pack of amc movie tickets, valid at any location, for $43 (plus ticket fees, reg. $64). >>

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