around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
before the flood. inwood hill park (inwood). >>
big. highland park (cypress hills). >>
king kong (1933). bushwick inlet popup park (williamsburg). >>
labyrinth. parklife (gowanus). >>
moonstruck. astoria park lawn (astoria). >>
star wars: the last jedi. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop (soho/south village). >>
the fifth element. our wicked lady (bushwick). >>
when harry met sally. bryant park (midtown). >>

9am-9pm: have your (cheese)cake and eat it at eileen’s special cheesecake shop in nolita, which is celebrating national cheesecake day with 50% off all cheesecakes all day. one cake or one dozen tarts max. >>

6:30pm: lin-manuel miranda and original broadway cast members from in the heights will do q+a and sign copies of a 10th anniversary vinyl remaster of the musical’s recording at barnes + noble union square. priority seating with purchase of the lp box set at this location or online ($49.99). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: which came first, chocolate or vanilla? the ice cream sandwich or the ice cream cone? answer these questions and more at a lecture on the secret history of ice cream, presented by the masters of social gastronomy (m.s.g.). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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: sloane crosley (look alive out there) and franchesca ramsey (well, that escalated quickly). a q+a session and book signing follow. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect steps, free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): human bird comedy night returns with guests alingon mitra (last comic standing), adam mamawala (mtv), emily winter (npr), vinnie nardiello, and kenny ryan. bonus: the first 20 folks get a free jack daniel’s cocktail. drexler’s (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7:30pm (weekly thru 8/20): sing your heart out at the west village chorale’s weekly summer sings series, tonight featuring handel’s messiah and lauridsen’s sure on this shining night. judson church (greenwich village), $15 general, $10 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: dive into the steamy world of teen heartthrob archie and the rest of the gang through sketch comedy at riverdale live. union hall (park slope), $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with guests matteo lane (colbert), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), seaton smith (seth meyers), kate willett (this is not happening), ramon rivas ii (comedy central), and loyiso madinga (the daily show). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by joe pera (adult swim), mike drucker (samantha bee), xazmin garza (siriusxm), kwasi mensah, and blaire postman. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by kenice mobley (2 dope queens), andy sandford (conan), boris khaykin (funny or die), ashley hamilton (ucb), and david sitrick. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring simon rich (man seeking woman), dan st. germain (conan), courtney maginnis (comedy central), and kiko + tuna. hosted by morgan miller. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

coming up

7/31 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. saratoga park (bed-stuy). >>
coco. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>
justice league. st nicholas north playground (harlem). >>
roadhouse. valentino pier (red hook). >>
the lion king. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
who framed roger rabbit?. paradice palase (bushwick). >>

7/31: today’s the 31st of the month, which means baskin-robbins will flaunt its 31 flavors with $1.50 ice cream scoops at participating locations. >>

7/31 5pm-1am: cheryl, ‘the dance party that will ruin your life,’ celebrates 10 years with a rooftop party at elsewhere (bushwick). rsvp required. >>

7/31 6-9pm: the international studio + curatorial program’s (iscp) summer open house features site-specific performances (6-8:15pm) and open studios of the 35 artists and curators from 24 countries currently in residence (7-9pm). iscp (bushwick), free. >>

7/31 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/28): kupferberg center for the arts at queens college presents the annual live at the gantries summer performance series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: valerie green/dance entropy contemporary dance ensemble. free. >>

7/31 7pm doors, 8pm show: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence will perform harry the first, the knave who hath liv’d, a shakespearean retelling of harry potter’s first year at hogwarts, while the audience plays drinking games. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7/31 7:30pm: hear about how ‘shark week’ is finally coming out of the shadows as bioethicist dr. elizabeth yuko gives a lecture on periods, according to pop culture. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

7/31 7:30pm (ends today): the naumberg orchestral concert series wraps its season of free music concerts in central park with the orchestra of st. luke’s performing works by vivaldi. can’t make it? you can listen live to a live broadcast on wqxr well. naumburg bandshell (central park), free. >>

7/31 7:30pm (weekly): the 90’s are alive at the as if! comedy show, with 90’s themed raffles and trivia between sets by chris calogero (vice), kimberly dinaro (reductress), anna suzuki (high maintenance), moss perricone, and ariel elias. hosted by anya volz, claire parker, and blair dawson. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

7/31 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedy at rose gold returns with comedians chris gethard (the chris gethard show), anthony p. devito (the break with michelle wolf), kate willett (this is not happening), jordan temple (conan), mary cella (the new york times), mike lasher, and caitlin peluffo. hosted by emily winter. bonus: your first free fat tire beer is on the house. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

7/31 8pm: worriers, tancred, and oceanator play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7/31 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + hotdog show, this week including performances by jo firestone (fallon), liza treyger (comedy central), django gold (colbert), lorelei ramirez (vice), and graham kay (cbc). free. >>

7/31 8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by alex brightman (school of rock: the musical), michael kosta (the daily show), mark normand (fallon), jessica kirson (last comic standing), michael kayne (ucb), and special guest michelle wolf (the break with michelle wolf). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

ticket deals

binge watch new tv shows at the paley center for media 9/7-9. free (rsvp). >>

get tickets for the new york cocktail expo at melrose ballroom in long island city 8/19 for free+$32.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

get tickets to the brooklyn wine fest at the brooklyn expo center 9/29 for $20-39 (plus ticket fees, reg. $60). >>

get tickets to the broadway bound theatre festival at 14th street y 8/4-26 for $12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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