around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
otello, lincoln center plaza (midtown west) >>
star wars: the force awakens, coney island beach at west 10th street >>
this is spinal tap, nowadays (ridgewood) >>

6:30pm (monthly): at the speaking of science series, dr. stuart kurtz discusses using the bayesian process to think about time and time travel. new york society for ethical culture, $10. >>

7pm doors: six writers read works on the theme ‘hard reset’ at the ’i did my best’ reading series, hosted by bijan stephen (vice) and alanna okun (buzzfeed). jill lindsey boutique (fort greene), free. >>

7pm (thru 8/31, + 9/4) 6pm: only four more chances to catch brooklyn cyclones baseball games this season. promo nights include a post-game running of the bases (tonight and weds), fireworks (tues and sun), and more. mcu park (coney island), $10-19. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by dan st. germain (conan), julia johns (girl code), finn straley (coming to the stage), ayala skopp (reductress), and alex ptak. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): shane torres guest hosts the night train comedy show, with performances by sasheer zamata (snl), sean donnelly (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), derek sheen, courtney fearrington, v. lince, and dj donwill. littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by brandon wardell (vice), nick turner (comedy central), and katie hannigan (oxygen), plus a guest lecture by mary cella on how to do something useless. hosted by kelsey cains. fawkner (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and bad writing contest celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, screenplays, and essays. tonight’s guests: josh gondelman (john oliver), khalid a. rahmaan (the nation), meggie spellman (reductress), and emily winter (tv land). hosted by lizzie martinez and tim racine. optional: bring your own awful 150-word submission to read for a chance to win 10 bucks. bunga’s den (chelsea), free. >>

9pm (ends today): the free mac + cheesy movie night series at williamsburg’s huckleberry bar serves up ’80s cheesy movies with a side of free mac + cheese. tonight: dirty dancing. >>

9pm: oh my science! jumps into the science behind aliens and the future following a screening of the fifth element (1997). don’t forget your multi pass! videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

8/30 various times: free outdoor movies:
aliens, valentino pier (red hook) >>
he got game, brower park (crown heights) >>
la fille du régiment, lincoln center plaza (midtown west) >>
lords of dogtown, owl’s head park (bay ridge) >>
the incredibles, 103rd street community garden (east harlem) >>
the three amigos and dirty rotten scoundrels, our wicked lady (east williamsburg) >>
this is little italy: two neighborhood documentaries – mulberry and hey vinny, elizabeth street garden (nolita) >>

8/30 11:30am-3pm: press juicery celebrates its murray hill opening with free 16 oz. bottles of cold-pressed juice and gifts from sweaty betty (while supplies last). plus, the first 50 folks will score $25 gift cards. 369 lexington ave bet. 40th + 41st street. >>

8/30 7pm: reps from rent the runway,, github and thoughtbot discuss careers for women in tech and getting into the industry. food and drinks will be served. thoughtworks (nomad), $10 general, $8 students. >>

8/30 7pm: a panel of writers discuss the role of the poet, novelist, and essayist in the 2016 election. bonus: free sixpoint beer for the first 50 folks. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

8/30 7pm (weekly): learn about the rare complete solar eclipse coming in 2017 (the first since 1979) at tonight’s edition of astronomy live at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

8/30 7pm: catch premiere screenings of yoga hosers with exclusive content from director kevin smith at select movie theaters. various prices. >>

8/30 7:30pm: feminist icon gloria steinem, executive producer ariel wengroff, and retired army brigadier general loree sutton screen and discuss an episode of the new viceland series woman that focuses on sexual assault in the military. the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center (uws). free. >>

8/30 9pm: improv comedians perform a ‘lost episode’ of gilmore girls at the pit loft (chelsea). $5. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at the 69th regiment armory 9/17-18 for $15+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $25+) >>

get a four-pack of amc movie tickets, good at any amc, amc showplace, loews, cineplex odeon, magic johnson and star theatre in ny and nj for $43 (plus ticket fees, reg. $64). >>

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