around town today

9/23-10/28 (11am-8pm, closed sundays): the seasonal urbanspace garment district pop-up outdoor food market returns with eight specialty vendors on broadway between 39th + 40th streets. >>

9/23-10/6: score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 30 plays and musicals during the annual fall off-broadway week. >>

9/23-29: the annual climate week nyc includes more than 250 panel discussions, exhibitions, and screenings on climate policy and action. various locations and prices. >>

9/23 3-9pm: east village institution veniero pasticceria celebrates its 125th anniversary with a party (3-9pm) and free mini cannoli (one per person, while supplies last), discounted cakes + pastries, contests, and live music starting at 4pm. >>

9/23 5pm doors, 5:30pm show: the metropolitan opera opens its 135th season with a live transmission of the gershwins’ porgy and bess on multiple giant screens in times square. free admission. >>

9/23 6:30pm doors: english indie rock band the chevin play mercury lounge (les). $12. >>

9/23 7pm: longform website longreads celebrates its 10th anniversary with an evening of storytelling hosted by founder mark armstrong and editor-in-chief mike dang. bonus: free drink for the first 200 rsvps. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free (rsvp required).  >>

9/23 7:30pm (monthly thru 12/9): village east cinema hosts a series of classics presented on 35mm film. tonight: mr. smith goes to washington (1939). $15. >>

9/23 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 dina hashem (conan), marie faustin (comedy central), lou sanders, devon walker, and john hastings. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

9/23 8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): what we do in the shadows. our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>

9/23 8pm (weekly): take in some stand-up down in the basement gallery of an italian restaurant at the future forms comedy show, hosted by mary houlihan (the best show), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and sam taggart (comedy central). tonight’s lineup includes george civeris, luke mones, tracy soren, karli marulli, and fumi abe. serafina ludlow (les), free. >>

9/23 8pm: indie folk-pop-rock bands cassidy dawn graves, mima good, and soraya silene play alphaville (bushwick). $8 adv, $10 door. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


Pop-Up Magazine, the acclaimed “live magazine” show, is coming to Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on October 10 at 7:30pm with “The Escape Issue.” Storytellers, including comedians Jo Firestone (Shrill) and Jordan Carlos (HBO’s DivorceBlack Mirror), musician Left at London, poet Sarah Kay (Project VOICE) and many others, will tell vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by Magik*Magik Orchestra.

The Escape Issue is our first themed tour, produced in collaboration with The California Sunday Magazine, and is devoted to stories about escapes big and small, daring and mundane, physical and mental. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it. 

Get tickets and check out the full list of contributors to the Escape Issue here. Get $10 off with discount code SKINT.

coming up

9/24-10/7: the 2019 rehearsal for truth theater festival explores the disappearance of borders between truth and lies with five international performances—three plays, one dance performance, and a behind-the-scenes presentation—along with four special events. bohemian national hall (ues), free admission. >>

9/24 3pm: the good place‘s william jackson harper discusses his work the show’s final season at a taping of the build series. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

9/24 5-7pm (ends today): broadway actors and composers give free, outdoor performances at the broadway buskers concert series. tonight: joel waggoner (be more chill) and grace mcclean (in the green). hosted by ben cameron. times square market, free. >>

9/24 5pm doors, 6pm show: tonight’s summerstage concert with the b-52s, orchestral maneuvers in the dark, and berlin at central park’s rumsey playfield is a benefit ($59.50+), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

9/24 6:30pm: restaurateurs wilson tang (nom wah tea parlour), sophia ng tsao (po wing hong food market), and paul eng (fong on) dish on chinatown’s culinary past and continuing evolution at tonight’s latest installment of the mocatalks series at the museum of chinese in america (chinatown). $15 admission includes wine and museum admission. >>

9/24 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with sarah pappalardo (reductress co-founder), river clegg (colbert), and claire friedman (snl). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. caveat (les), $10. >>

9/24 7pm (+ 9/25 at the schomburg center for research in black culture): influential mc rakim discusses his memoir/writing guide, sweat the technique, in conversation with dj stretch armstrong. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

9/24 7pm: at dr. gameshow, hosts jo firestone and manolo moreno play absurd listener-created games with guests and the audience. featuring guest daniel kibblesmith (colbert writer). housing works bookstore cafe (soho), $8. >>

9/24 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians carolyn castiglia and shalewa sharpe are laying it down for you at their madame x stand-up show, with performances by brittany carney, chloe hilliard, jon laster, ashley brooke roberts, and bryan yang. madame x (greenwich village), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

9/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): can i ask you something? host nadia pinder gets topical and interviews a group of comedians about this month’s theme, ‘sweet dreams, beautiful nightmares.’ 61 local (cobble hill), free. >>

9/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: see crystal visions at stevie, the comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks. tonight’s two-year anniversary show features julio torres, chris gethard, megan stalter, eudora peterson, and ryan leach. hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/24 7:45pm: the museum of the moving image (astoria) hosts a sneak preview screening of nbc’s sunnyside, with a post-screening discussion with co-creator/executive producer/star kal penn. free (rsvp). >>

9/24 8pm: (monthly): the funny sexy sad literary/storytelling/comedy series presents works that are just that by dan wilbur, xazmin garza, elana lancaster, zilla vodnas, and julian goldhagen. hosted by amira pierce, melissa rocha and nate waggoner. branch ofc (crown heights), free. >>

9/24 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by caitlin peluffo (colbert), steven rogers (colbert), andy ostroff (conan), tracy mcclendon (siriusxm), guitler raphael, and albert kirchner. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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