around town today

thru 8/17: 380 restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $42 and two-course lunches for $26 during the annual summer restaurant week. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future. beach at w 10th street (coney island). >>
bambi. astoria park lawn (astoria). >>
el angel exterminador. inwood hill park (inwood). >>
grease. forest park george seuffert bandshell (forest park). >>
grease. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop (soho). >>
moulin rouge. our wicked lady (bushwick). >>
north by northwest. parklife (gowanus). >>
the princess bride. bryant park (midtown). >>

11:30am-2:15pm, 5-7:45pm: grab a $1 burrito, plato, salad, quesadilla, or two tacos at the new dos toros in midtown (10 e. 48th st.). limit one per customer. >>

2-6pm: score ‘priced to sell’ dishes, cocktail glasses, serving pieces, and other kitchenware at tasting table’s prop closet clean-out sale. cash/venmo only. 24 mercer street, 5th floor (soho). >>

7pm (mondays thru 8/13): six authors, representing brooklyn independent bookstores, give outdoor readings with a view of the manhattan skyline at the sixth annual books beneath the bridge literary series. tonight: leslie jamison (the recovering) and meghan daum (the unspeakable: and other objects of discussion). a q+a session and book signing follow. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect steps, free admission. >>

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: bobby hankinson (kweendom) and carmen lagala (colbert). 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 doors, 7:30 show (monthly): hosts andre medrano and maggie maxwell ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. the back room at the vspot organic (east village), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): human bird comedy night returns with guests cam hebb (gotham comedy live), gena gephart (reductress), erica spera (roastmasters), maddy kelly, and ben rosenfeld. hosted by mark riccadonna, michael albanese, and tushar singh. 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 (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with guests hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), michelle biloon (2 dope queens), dwayne kennedy (conan), maria shehata (comedy central), samantha ruddy (comedy central), and sam taggart (brooklyn magazine‘s 50 funniest comedians). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by rachel lenihan (the special without brett davis), kate willett (netflix), adam mamawala (mtv), chris donahue, and john walter stockwell. 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 rob cantrell (comedy central), rob paravonian (siriusxm), dan harumi (gotham comedy live), maria wojciechowski, and courtney fearrington. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm doors:  the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a prayer before dawn, q+a, and live music by vorhees. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring scott rogowsky (hq trivia), mike drucker (samantha bee), michael hartney (comedy central), bowen yang (broad city), and rebecca vigil (your love, our musical). hosted by morgan miller. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

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 annual 80s + 90s Cruel Summer dance party! On Friday, August 10, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s. 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, 90s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and 80s + 90s music videos from Music Video Time Machine.

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

Friday, August 10 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

7/24-10/13: laugh along with funny ladies at the new yorker, an exhibition of the magazine’s cartoonists past and present. panel discussion 7/26. society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

7/24-8/12: the momix dance company blend movement and magic at their annual stop at the joyce theater (chelsea). $10+. >>

7/24-8/12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. tues: rza: live from the 36th chamber of shaolin; weds: raphael saadiq and tamar-kali; thurs: selena for sanctuary; friday: hal willner’s amarcord nino rota; sat: family day and faramarz aslani; sun: jonathan wilson and lucy dacus. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

7/24-29: new york classical theatre brings an outdoor production of shakespeare’s romeo + juliet, with six actors playing all of the parts, to brooklyn bridge park. free. >>

7/24 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
big hero 6. sherman creek park (inwood). >>
boss baby. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
captain underpants. valentino pier (red hook). >>
captain underpants. franz sigel park (bronx). >>
coco. paradise on earth community garden (bronx). >>
coco. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
fantastic planet. paradice palase (bushwick). >>
justice league. nathan straus playground p.s. 140 (les). >>
star wars: the last jedi. wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens). >>

7/24 7pm (monthly): celebrate the anniversary of the first moon walk with a tour of the moon’s landing sites at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7/24 7pm doors (monthly): the final fantasy reading series teams up with the south asian diaspora artists collective for a night of readings, music, and film. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5-7 suggested donation. >>

7/24 7pm: lgbtq comics revisit their stories about coming out of the closet at the terms of enqueerment show, featuring danny artese (the moth), pat brown (colbert), david goldberg (time out new york), oscar aydin, chewy may, and margo reiss. hosted by matt mccormick. the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

7/24 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/28): kupferberg center for the arts at queens college presents the annual live at the gantries summer concert series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: fdr drive performs classic rock n’ roll hits. free. >>

7/24 7pm doors:  the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: never goin’ back, q+a, live music by tba, and an after party with free drinks. the william vale (williamsburg), $16. >>

7/24 8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by sam jay (snl), pete lee (fallon), dan st. germain (conan), and nate craig (gotham comedy live). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

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