around town today

thru 7/28: over 100 artists present queer theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, comedy, and more during the 27th annual hot! festival, the world’s longest-tunning lgbtq festival. dixon place (les), free-$18. >>

thru 7/15: 22 area restaurants will offer $17.89 drink + app, $25 lunch, and $38 prix-fixe dinner menu options during the ninth annual french restaurant week. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a league of their own. bryant park (midtown west). >>
arrugas (wrinkles). inwood hill park. >>
austin powers. our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) >>
coming to america. parklife (gowanus). >>
dunkirk. walt whitman park (brooklyn heights). >>
gnomeo + juliet. bathgate playground (west bronx). >>
wonder woman. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop bar (soho/south village). >>

6pm: opera italiana is in the air, with distinguished singers and members of the metropolitan opera orchestra along with students from juilliard, mannes, and manhattan school of music performing arias and symphonic pieces by rossini, prestini, verdi, and puccini. naumburg bandshell (central park), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: al gore (played by comedian rollie williams) takes on the policy, science, and issues behind climate change at an inconvenient talk show, a comedy talk show featuring professor of environmental studies and philosophy at nyu and reason in a dark time author dale jamieson and a lineup of comedians. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $10 adv, $12 door). >>

6:45pm: women killin’ it behind the camera: vimeo staff picks curator meghan oretsky shares her favorite short films by women from her ‘ladies with lenses’ channel, followed by filmmaker q+a. bonus: after the show, redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

7-11pm (weekly): hot jazz, swing and blues bands, djs, burlesque, and a beginner’s dance lesson bring some swank to your mondays at the jazz haus soirée. tonight: music by adam lee’s l.a. swing barrons and dj stina, plus burlesque by lilin lace. bierhaus nyc (midtown east), free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): human bird comedy night returns with guests andy haynes (conan), dave merheje (mr. d), casey balsham (comedy central), pj walsh (siriusxm), brendan sagalow (joking off), and amy shanker (laughs). bonus: the first 20 folks get a free jack daniel’s cocktail. drexler’s (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): queer writers and performers ‘out’ the films that helped them define themselves at the queer film theory 101 show. hosted by veronica garza and sarah kennedy. house of wax bar at alamo drafthouse (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with stand up by sam morril (colbert), erin jackson (conan), brian babylon (the moth), nour hadhuhu, raghav mehta, and clare austen-smith. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by natasha vaynblat (comedy central), joel walkowski (comedy central), matt barats (the special without brett davis), chloe radcliffe (comics to watch), christian polanco (the new york times), and damian holmes (funny or die). 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 andy haynes (comedy central), fareeha khan (mtv), james creelman (siriusxm), david spector, and ronnie fleming. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

coming up

7/3-10/7: ‘obsession,’ a new exhibition of 52 rarely seen nudes by klimt, schiele, and picasso from the scofield thayer collection, goes on display at the met breuer (ues). pay-what-you-wish admission for ny/nj/ct residents + students ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>

7/3-8: baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues with special promo events this holiday week, including pride day + fireworks (tues), american flag cap giveaway + fireworks (weds), teacher appreciation week (thurs), $5 dollar friday + fireworks (fri), and touch-a-truck/italian cultural night (sun). mcu park (coney island), $10-17. >>

7/3 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
edward scissorhands. juniper valley park (middle village). >>
independence day. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
the house. white playground (east harlem). >>

7/3 5pm: atlas genius plays a free concert at seaport square at pier 17 (south street seaport). >>

7/3 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. tues: garba in the park with kashyap jani and friends; weds: the mambo legends orchestra; thurs: tanghetto; fri: naomi + her handsome devils; sat: heybale. 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. >>

7/3 7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and elisa blynn at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

7/3 7pm (monthly): the new comedy gold show, presented by aimee rose ranger, conor delehanty and danny stratton, returns with emily winter (the new yorker), nick chambers (2 dope queens), sonia denis (2 dope queens), and jeff wesselschmidt (collegehumor). gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

7/3 7:30pm (weekly): the 90’s are alive at the as if! comedy show, with 90’s themed raffles and trivia between sets by matt storrs, emily winter, and tim barnes. hosted by anya volz, claire parker, and blair dawson. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

7/3 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about transformation from interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by tracy rowland and nisse greenberg. caveat (les), $12. >>

7/3 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, this week including performances by aparna nancherla (conan), joel kim booster (comedy central), carmen christopher (trutv), matt wayne (adam devine’s house party), and courtney maginnis (mtv). free. >>

7/3 9pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features julio torres (snl), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), mary kate doherty (mtv), and alexandra sanchez. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

7/3 9pm: smooth operators and soldiers of love make their way to the sade night nyc party at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5 adv, $8 door. >>

7/3 9pm: don your best summertime style for some indoor/outdoor dancing at house of yes’ summer lovin’ dance party. house of yes (bushwick), $10 (a portion of proceeds will be donated to raices). >>

7/3 9:30pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of independence day, at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

ticket deals

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 8/30 for $35+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, 7/6-10/14 for $20-29 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). >>

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