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various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
landline (2017), coney island beach at west 10th street (coney island) >>
the princess bride (1987), our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) >>
wall street (1987), bryant park (midtown west) >>
we like it like that (2014), west 135th street plaza in st. nicholas park (harlem) >>

12-10pm: taiyaki nyc (chinatown), the japanese ice cream shop with soft serve ice cream served in adorable fish-shaped waffle cones, extends their national ice cream day buy-one-get-one free ice cream cups deal through today. >>

1-7pm (ends today): globally crowd-sourced project the museum of broken relationships comes to new york with a pop-up installation in anticipation of bravo’s upcoming docu-series, a night with my ex. flatiron plaza, free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: center for reproductive rights legal fellow caroline sacerdote introduces a screening of trapped, dawn porter’s documentary covering state trap (targeted regulations of abortion providers) laws. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: free summerstage show tonight: yo la tengo and ultimate painting. rumsey playfield at central park. >>

7pm (mondays thru 8/14): six local indie bookstores curate outdoor readings with a view of the manhattan skyline for the fifth annual books beneath the bridge literary series, continuing tonight with powerhouse arena and authors hannah tinti (the twelve lives of samuel hawley) and sarah gerard (sunshine state) reading and discussing their works. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect steps, free. >>

7:30pm: videology (williamsburg) hosts a planned parenthood benefit screening of all this panic, a feature-length documentary that takes an intimate look at the lives of a group of teenage girls coming of age in brooklyn over a three-year period. introduction and q+a with director jenny gage, cast members, and more. $16. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): geologist + geophysicist maureen long discusses studying the earth’s deep structure using earthquake recordings at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): wyatt cenac (seeso) hosts the night train comedy show, with stand-up performances by sasheer zamata (snl), kyle ayers (comedy central roasts), django gold (colbert), brian babylon (wait wait don’t tell me), blair socci (girl code), and martin morrow (last comic standing). littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by beth stelling (netflix’s the standups), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), lauren hope krass, tom thakkar, and john bilancini. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by ben kronberg (comedy central), damian holmes, lisa sobin, and more. hosted by andrew casertano. fawkner (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (thru 7/29): the stories, art, histories, and experiences of trans artists are elevated at the trans theatre festival. get a glimpse of things to come at tonight’s free cabaret preview and opening party (regular shows are $10-$20). the brick theater (williamsburg). >>

thru 7/23: bushwick’s syndicated screens a series of spike jonze and charlie kaufman films all week: her, being john malkovich, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, and more. $4. >>

thru 8/31: earth’s present and near future are reimagined during the future imperfect: the uncanny in science fiction series, showcasing 70 films from around the world. the museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>


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7/18 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
anchorman (2004), flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen) >>
dazed and confused (1993), the william vale (williamsburg) >>
national lampoon’s european vacation (1985), pier 13 (hoboken) >>
straight outta compton (2015), valentino pier (red hook) >>
the iron giant (1999), jane bailey memorial garden (clinton hill) >>
transformers: dark of the moon (2011), seaside wildlife nature park (staten island) >>

7/18 7am-7pm: ihop restaurants celebrate its 59th anniversary with 59-cent short stacks of pancakes at participating locations. >>

7/18 11am-11pm: mac + cheese purveyor s’mac celebrates its 11th birthday with $1 regular, gluten-free and vegan all-american noshes (reg $6.25) at its east village and murray hill locations. >>

7/18 5pm doors (+ 7/19): rapper/producer common kicks off the lowdown hudson music fest, followed by rockers ok go on wednesday. brookfield place waterfront plaza (wtc). free. >>

7/18 6-8pm (tuesdays thru 8/22): it may take two to tango, but you can arrive solo and meet a new partner at tango nyc dance school’s tango night in washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

7/18 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): sufjan stevens, bryce dessner (the national), james mcalister, and nico muhly perform their concept album planetarium at a celebrate brooklyn! benefit show that’s priced out of the skint’s range, but you can still throw down a blanket and listen with others outside the prospect park bandshell’s fenced-off area for free. joan as police woman opens. >>

7/18 6:30pm (tuesdays thru 8/15): things heat up when the sun goes down at hudson river park’s outdoor sunset salsa dance nights. beginner lesson starts at 6:30pm, dj at 7:15pm. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

7/18 7pm: olivia koski and jana grcevich present their vacation guide to the solar system at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7/18 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/29): queens-based musicians perform near-sunset sets at the live at the gantries summer concert series. tonight: alex cummings ensemble plays straight ahead jazz. gantry plaza state park (lic), free. >>

7/18 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the not quite midnight talk show celebrates its third anniversary with performances and interviews from roy wood, jr. (the daily show), joel kim booster (conan), emily winter (tv land), patti harrison (, and conor delehanty, plus ‘weird al’ stylings by carmen lagala and casey james salengo. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7/18 7:30pm (thru 7/29): the joyce theater’s ballet festival features a range of ballet styles, from neoclassical to contemporary, with choreography by gemma bond, cirio collective, emery lecrone dance, claudia schreier, and may seiwert’s imagery. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

7/18 7:30pm (+ 8/1): naumburg orchestral concert series: the oldest continuous free outdoor western classical music concert series in the world (112 seasons!) returns to central park’s 1,000 seat naumburg bandshell. tonight: orpheus chamber orchestra performs four of bach’s brandenburg concertos and a work by theofandis. can’t make it? you can listen live to a live broadcast as well. >>

7/18 8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by ronny chieng (the daily show), sasheer zamata (snl), matt koff (the daily show), eman el husseini, and nasser khan. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

7/18 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the tale storytelling show returns with seasoned stories spun by bill santiago, sean o’brien, and artem yatsunov. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, vice). kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

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