around town today

thru 10/3: the new york theater festival summerfest competition brings more than 100 plays and musicals, including full-lengths, one-acts, and shorts to hudson guild theater (chelsea). $23. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
spider-man: into the spider-verse. maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
summer shorts. gaelic field at inwood hill park. >>
to all the boys i’ve loved before. bryant park lawn (midtown west). >>
weird science. our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>

10am-5pm (+ 7/2 10am-7pm): see an original manuscript of the declaration of independence, one of four surviving copies handwritten by thomas jefferson, at the nypl’s stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west). free. >>

6pm doors: music venue irving plaza is hosting a free appreciation night concert before closing for an eight-month renovation. scheduled to perform: robert gordon, electrajets, the trash bags, beechwood, the advertisers + dj amy haben from please kill me. irving plaza (union square), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: no director. one rehearsal. in a bar. the back room shakespeare project takes on a midsummer night’s dream at soda bar (prospect heights). free. >>

7pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with pink wall, plus filmmaker q+a, live music by faten kanaan, and an after party with free drinks. industry city the william vale (williamsburg), $16. >>

7pm: maria mudryak, antonio poli, and others, backed by the opera italiana symphony orchestra, will sing arias and duets from traviata and la bohème for the annual opera italiana is in the air program at naumburg bandshell (central park). free. >>

7pm: indie pop band pure bathing culture will do an in-store performance and signing in support of their latest album at rough trade (williamsburg). free admission. >>

7pm, 9:30pm (monthly): have a musical monday at village east cinema’s series of musical movie screenings. tonight: footloose (1984) and fame (1980). city cinemas village east cinema (east village), $15. >>

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 dan soder (netflix), myq kaplan (conan), chloe radcliffe (tbs), and steven rogers (colbert), plus beats by santiago angel. bonus: free pizza. the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

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 joel kim booster (conan), taylor tomlinson (netflix), dan st. germain (comedy central), del harrison (trutv), alingon mitra (colbert), and katie-ellen humphries. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider podcast presents personal stories about blowing stuff up, from smashing the patriarchy to unleashing a tiger, as told by educator nisse greenberg, actor frank gauthier, inspirecorp co-founder allison holzer, barbershop books founder alvin irby, and writer adam selbst. hosted by gastor almonte and tracy rowland. caveat (les), $12. >>

8pm (monthly): get your monthly dose of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring stand-up by yoshiko watson (roast battle), samantha ruddy (colbert), joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), julia shiplett (comedy central), candyce musinski, and pamela ross, plus drag queen blackie o. hosted by kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall. knitting factory (williamsburg), free admission. >>

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 ariel elias, edy modica, julian williams, colby smith, and tommy mcnamara. 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: stavros halkias (adult swim), claudia cogan (), tim barnes (comedy central), matt stofsky (college humor), maria heinegg (siriusxm), and nina tarr (mtv). 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: the lap dance saloon comedy show returns with laughs from casey balsham, the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini), frank deruggiero, harrison tweed, kelsey caine, and nina tarr. hosted by jeffrey emerson and jill weiner. bonus: free pizza. upstairs at 2a (east village), free admission. >>

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.
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coming up

7/2-31: dixon place’s hot! festival, the world’s longest-running lgbtq arts festival, returns with theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, and comedy by over 100 artists. dixon place (les), free-$15. >>

7/2 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
iron man 3. seaside wildlife nature park (staten island). >>
on the basis of sex. long meadow at prospect park (brooklyn). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. sherman creek park (inwood). >>
the tango lesson with a pre-screening tango lesson + dance. washington square park (greenwich village). >>

7/2 6pm (tuesdays-saturdays thru 7/13): 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: joe mcginty + the loser’s lounge; weds: sisterhood of swing seven; thurs: bobby valentín orchestra; fri: joe battaglia + the new york big band; sat: charles turner + uptown swing. 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. >>

7/2 6pm: afro-caribbean group ìfé and dance pop band balún play the rooftop at elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $16 adv, $20 dos. >>

7/2 6-8pm (on view thru 7/27): works by the 40 winners of soho photo’s 24th annual juried national photography competition will be on display all month. opening reception tonight. soho photo gallery (tribeca), free admission. >>

7/2 6:30-9pm (tuesdays thru 7/23: brooklyn public library’s plaza swing series brings live bands and dance lessons to central library’s plaza (prospect heights). tonight: swingtime big band. free. >>

7/2 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: at an inconvenient talk show, al gore (played by comedian and biochemist rollie williams) takes on the policy, science, and issues behind climate change with guests david wallace-wells (the uninhabitable earth), the lucas brothers (comedy central), and others. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7/2 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring dina hashem (conan), ahri findling (bravo), subhah agarwal (comedy central), scott chaplain (comedy central) and tim mclaughlin. bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7/2 7pm + 7:30pm (tuesdays thru 7/30): the brooklyn botanic garden’s twilight tuesdays series presents six special music and dance events, kicking off tonight with urban bush women. included with regular admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

7/2 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer for your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7/2 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the audience guesses who’s telling fact vs. fiction at the two truths and a lie storytelling show. tonight’s theme: ‘twist my arm: stories about doing something you didn’t wanna do.’ threes brewing (gowanus), $5. >>

7/2 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): stand-up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests michael hartney, rachael parenta, glo shantae butler, and nat towsen. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

7/2 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by janeane garofalo (everywhere), liza treyger (netflix), sean patton (comedy central), and subhah agarwal (the jim jeffries show). hosted by ryan donahue, kate willett, and ismael loutfi. bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-10 (advance purchase required). >>

7/2 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by ismael loutfi (kimmel), the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini), rebecca vigil (netflix), maria heinegg (bravo), sam taggart (ifc), peter revello (comedy central), and gideon hambright (jackknife comedy). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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