around town today

thru 7/21: 21 manhattan restaurants will offer $17.89 drink + app, $25 lunch, and $42 prix-fixe dinner menu options during the 10th annual french restaurant week. >>

thru 7/21: the wild project’s 17th annual fresh fruit festival presents a dozen one-act plays, solo shows, musicals, and dance performances by lgbt artists. the wild project (east village), $18. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
carrie. bryant park (midtown west). >>
fool’s gold. the rooftop at pier 17 (south street seaport). >>
landfillharmonic. gaelic field in inwood hill park. >>
rocky. our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. amersfort park (flatlands). >>

7pm (mondays thru 8/22): the seventh annual books beneath the bridge literature series returns to brooklyn bridge park with six readings curated by independent bookstores. tonight: hugh ryan (when brooklyn was queer). a q+a session and book signing follow. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect steps, free admission. >>

7pm: a lineup of latinx artists celebrate frida kahlo’s birthday with a night of performance and discussion, including activist john paul brammer, comic book artist stephanie rodriguez, journalist mathew rodriguez, and poet melissa lozada-oliva. hosted by milly tamarez. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (monthly): the farm reading series highlights satirical and critical writing with authors caren beilin (spain), ian dreiblatt (how to hide by showing in the age of being alone with the universe ), lucy ives (impossible views of the world), and adjua gargi nzinga greaves (letters to the future: black women / radical writing). starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

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 phil hanley (fallon), molly austin (comedy central), subhah argawal (comedy central), and eagle witt, plus beats by santiago angel. bonus: free pizza. the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 8/19): sing your heart out at the west village chorale’s weekly summer sings series, tonight featuring handel’s messiah. judson church in greenwich village ($15 general, $10 students). >>

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 janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), nore davis (conan), eliza skinner (@midnight), neko white (trutv), andrea rosen (stella) and guy montgomery. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show brings stand-up to a cozy lounge setting, complete with leather couches and a fireplace. tonight:anthony devito (colbert), gavin matts (comedy central), dan wilbur (siriusxm), wilfred padua, and j. fox-jones. 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. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: obie and bessie award-winning theater company restless productions presents decoder: ticket that exploded, the second installment of their multimedia trilogy based on william borroughs’ nova series. pioneer works (red hook), $10 adv, $15 door.  >>

9pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), gianmarco soresi, and matt dennie share true stories about body issues at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

9pm: the lap dance saloon comedy show returns with laughs from subhah agarwal (comedy central), brian parise (last week tonight), lizzie martinez (funny or die), and rebecca robinson. hosted by jeffrey emerson and jill weiner. bonus: free pizza. upstairs at 2a (east village), free admission. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (comedy central) hosts myq kaplan and friends, with benefits, an evening of stand-up to support a different charity each month. tonight’s performers include lisa curry, jordan jensen, jaffer khan, ashley gavin, and lucas connolly. q.e.d. (astoria), $6 admission benefits >>

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

7/9-28: check out 13 new theater works before they premiere at the edinburgh festival fringe in scotland during 59e59 theaters’ annual east to edinburgh festival. 59e59 theaters (ues), $15. >>

7/9: reservations open today for the annual summer restaurant week (7/22-8/16), with more than 350 restaurants offering prix-fixe dinners for $42 and lunches for $26. >>

7/9 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
beasts of the southern wild. raoul wallenberg playground in highbridge park (washington heights). >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. father macris park (staten island). >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. bronx terminal market (concourse village). >>
ralph breaks the internet. stroud playground (crown heights). >>
thor: ragnarok. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
top gun. valentino pier (red hook). >>

7/9 6pm (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. tues: elba ramalho; weds: eyal vilner big band; thurs: típica messiez; fri: maria muldaur; sat: lc kids dance (3pm, free) and harlem renaissance orchestra/lindy hop dance contest (6pm, regular admission). 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. >>

7/9 6-8pm (tuesdays thru 9/10): dance the night away with strictly tango nyc dance school’s free tango classes and open milonga in washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

7/9 8pm: retro pop band deidre + the dark plays a 60’s tv variety show-themed record release show at rockwood music hall’s stage 2 (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7/9 6:30pm: noted book cover designer chip kidd will give a guided tour of the batman exhibits currently on view at the society of illustrators (ues). $15 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

7/9 6:30-9pm (tuesdays thru 8/27): sunset salsa: learn the steps then show of your moves at pier 45 (greenwich village). beginner lesson at 6:30pm, open dance 7:30-9pm. free. >>

7/9 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: fleur seule. free. >>

7/9 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring gavin matts (comedy central), ismael loutfi (kimmel), lauren vino (mtvO, corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), and brian allen mitchell (ucb). bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7/9 7pm: author kami garcia and artist gabriel picolo present their dc ink graphic novel, teen titans: raven, in conversation with authors meg cabot (the princess diaries, black canary: ignite) and danielle paige (the end of oz, mera: tidebreaker). barnes + noble (union square), priority access with purchase of the book. >>

7/9 7pm: open house new york launches the moving city: transportation infrastructures of new york, a yearlong series of tours, talks, and other events designed to deepen public understanding about the future of transportation in nyc. tonight: tom wright, president and ceo of the regional plan association, and sarah m. kaufman, associate director, nyu rudin center for transportation. sva theatre (chelsea), $10 general, free for students. >>

7/9 7pm: filmmaker ari aster (hereditary) discusses his new film, midsommar, at a film comment free talk held at the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

7/9 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/27): queens theatre and kupferberg center for the arts present the annual live at the gantries summer performance series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: yacouba sissoko. free. >>

7/9 7pm (tuesdays thru 7/30): the brooklyn botanic garden’s twilight tuesdays series presents six special music and dance events, continuing tonight with trombonist craig harris. included with regular admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

7/9 7pm doors, 8pm show: everyone is invited to sing at pub choir, where you’ll learn a three-part harmony in 90 minutes and have your performance immortalized on video. the bell house (gowanus), $12. >>

7/9 7pm doors, 8pm show: astronomy + physics professor janna levin (how the universe got its spots) hosts the scientific controversies series at red hook’s pioneer works. tonight’s topic: ‘animal consciousness’ with primatologist frans b.m. de waal and dolphin intelligence expert diana reiss. stargazing follows at 9pm. free (rsvp). >>

7/9 7:30pm: it’s beer o’clock at secretformula’s music video sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to three hours of music videos from the 80s, 90s, and 00s at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). free admission. >>

7/9 8pm: comedians will reveal more than punchlines at comedy ugly, a show where performers will remove an article of clothing between jokes. hosted by alysia hush and marisa riley. easy lover (east williamsburg), free. >>

7/9 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by joe zimmerman (conan), patrick schroeder (comedy central), veronica garza (mtv), victoria hoffman (mtv), robbie goodwin (funny or die), david spector (roastmasters), and sam ike. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7/9 8:30pm: singer-songwriters joanna schubert and emmerson (of emmerson + her clammy hands) play an intimate show at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7/9 9pm (monthly): allison o’conor invites her comedy friends to perform at the we go way back stand-up show. tonight’s bffs include kendall payne (netflix is a joke), aparna nancherla (corporate), solange azor (yr problematic fave), liza treyger (comedy central), and raul sanchez. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $13 door. >>

7/9 9pm + 10:30pm: jeremy black (apollo sunshine), chris egan (!!!), dave harrington (darkside), and matt safer (the rapture) will perform a concert of improvised dance music ‘channelling the vibes of the early 80’s new york city punk scene’ at the sultan room (bushwick). $10. >>

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