around town today

thru 8/27: don’t want to sweat it out for shakespeare in the park tickets? the annual shakespeare in the theater festival brings seven of the bard’s full-length plays as well as three short adaptations to a cool, air-conditioned theater. the brick theater (williamsburg), $20. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
toy story. bonus: free popcorn and beverages. waterside plaza (kips bay). >>
anchorman. parklife (gowanus). >>
beauty and the beast. forest park george seuffert bandshell (forest park). >>
black panther. cunningham park (fresh meadows). >>
black panther. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop (soho/south village). >>
coco. inwood hill park (inwood). >>
coco. beach at w 10th street (coney island). >>
e.t. the extra-terrestrial. astoria park lawn (astoria). >>
jurassic park. our wicked lady (bushwick). >>
the wiz. bryant park (midtown west). >>

4pm (+ 8/7): the first 200 folks can score free ice cream (including vegan options) from the dig inn cart set up outside their union square location. >>

6:45pm: 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. >>

7pm (+ 8/13): 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: greenlight bookstore’s quarterly poetry salon hosted by angela nafis and featuring elizabeth acevedo, camonghne felix, and safia elhillo. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect steps, free admission. >>

7pm: filmmaker crystal moselle (the wolfpack) discusses her new film skate kitchen with film comment editor amy taubin. 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). >>

7-11pm (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 the hot toddies and dj vava voon, plus burlesque by lilin lace. bierhaus nyc (midtown east), free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): human bird comedy night returns with guests mike feeney (gotham live), mike denny, and jimmy schatz. bonus: the first 20 folks get a free jack daniel’s cocktail. drexler’s (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7:30pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, and trivia with prizes from two boots pizza and comic book/toy store forbidden planet. tonight’s show includes baratunde thurston (how to be black), sean patton (conan), hovey burgess, and lil’ miss lixx. ucb (east village), $9. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedians and native new yorkers ilana michelle rubin (reductress) and lana schwartz (the toast) invite friends and performers to talk about where they grew up at the my hometown show. anya volz (the hard times), jourdain searles (bitch media), yaari nadav tal (vulture), lorelei ramirez (the special without brett davis), and tim platt (colbert). 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 jon glaser (parks and recreation), marcella arguello (@midnight), jordan carlos (comedy central), nina tarr (viceland), casey ley (viceland), simeon goodson, and yedoye travis. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series hosts non-fiction readings by susannah cahalan (brain on fire), kavita das (the atlantic), hannah orenstein (playing with matches), and naomi extra (broadly). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. niagara (east village), free. >>

8pm (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. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by kate willett (this is not happening), ashley gavin (laughs), patrick hastie, lindsay boling, and gabe stoddard. hosted by emily winter. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by dan st. germain (conan), laura merli (reductress), casey ley (viceland), glo shantae butler (funny or die), and jay welch (mcsweeney’s). bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

8pm: izzy true, oceanator, and lina tullgren play secret project robot (bushwick/bed-stuy). $7. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring ziwe fumudoh (robin thede), nicole silverberg (samantha bee), ian fidance (siriusxm), jacob williams (colbert), and diana kolsky + murf meyer (ménage à trois radio). 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: just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” here (reg $10).
Facebook event page:

coming up

8/7 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bill and ted’s excellent adventure. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
hairspray (1988). valentino pier (red hook). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. baisley pond park (queens). >>
mad max beyond thunderdome paradice palase (bushwick). >>
singin’ in the rain. the plaza at 300 ashland (fort greene). >>
spider-man: homecoming. paradise on earth community garden (bronx). >>
the boxtrolls. highbridge park (washington heights). >>
the mummy (2017). wolf’s pond park (staten island). >>

8/7 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/14): tonight’s bric celebrate brooklyn! festival concert at the prospect park bandshell with jason mraz and brett dennen is a benefit ($55-60, sorry), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

8/7 7pm (monthly): the comedy gold show, presented by aimee rose ranger, conor delehanty and danny stratton, returns with tom thakkar (nikki glaser), brian parise (john oliver), rojo perez (conan), brendan eyre (seth meyers), and kenice mobley (2 dope queens). gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

8/7 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: maestro khan ‘east meets west’: classical indian music and dance ensemble. free. >>

8/7 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: test your ability to identify persuasive statements and learn how to spot some of the most common fallacies used in politics, journalism, science, social media and more at fallacy bingo. presented by colab futures and gizmodo. the ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron), free admission. >>

8/7 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8/7 7:30pm: hosts damian bellino and anne rodeman gush over game shows at tonight’s installment of the so into it: fanatic variety show, with guests katina carrao (the daily show), leslie goshko (sideshow goshko), and michael cruz kayne (ucb). ucb east village, $9. >>

8/7 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about attraction, from sleepaway camp to sex, by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

8/7 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 tim barnes (it’s all true!), adrianna mateo (the metropolitan opera), moujan zolfaghari (vh1), and marcia belsky + melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical) . hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

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