around town today

thru 9/30: the annual climate week nyc includes more than 200 talks, exhibitions, and screenings on climate policy and action. various locations and prices. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
clueless. our wicked lady (bushwick). >>
coco. hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop (soho/south village). >>

11am-9pm (thru 11/2): the seasonal urbanspace broadway bites pop-up outdoor food market returns to midtown’s greeley square square with 27 specialty vendors. >>

5-10: nyc techno and houses pioneer frankie bones and friends spin the tunes at ‘let the music play ii: let’s dance freestyle.’ the roof at output (williamsburg), free. >>

5pm doors, 5:30pm pre-show, 6pm show: watch the metropolitan opera’s 134th season opener at a live transmission of saint-saëns’s biblical epic samson et dalila on multiple screens in times square. first come, first served seating will be available for more than 2000 audience members. times square’s military island (bet 43rd + 44th streets) and duffy square (bet 46th + 47th sts), free. >>

sponsored: 6pm doors, 7pm show: hq trivia’s scott rogowsky and vulture’s neil janowitz dust off their uniforms for a special 10th anniversary edition of their sports-comedy talk show, 12 angry mascots, featuring guests jerry blevins (new york mets), eric byrnes (former mlb, mlb network), and sam morril (comedy central). le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $15-25. >>

6:30pm: writer thomas page mcbee discusses the gender stereotypes and violence experienced building up to being the first trans man to ever box at madison square garden in his new book, amateur: a true story about what makes a man. the new york times critic amanda hess joins. nypl mid-manhattan (midtown), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm (monthly): at this month’s speaking of science series lecture at the new york society for ethical culture, dr. joshua plotnik discusses his research on the psychology of elephants and why it matters for their conservation. new york society for ethical culture (uws), $10 suggested donation. >>

6:30pm: trailblazing women gloria steinem and barbara nessim revisit their lives as young women starting professional careers in nyc and how the city and their friendship shaped them. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

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: beer: a lecture: the masters of social gastronomy (m.s.g.) hosts a talk on select foamy topics, including what beer has given humanity, how ipa is the perfect encapsulation of manifest destiny, and the history of malt liquor in the us. kings county distillery (brooklyn navy yard), $12. >>

7pm: apollo software engineer don eyles tells the story of the space program from the inside in a discussion on his book, sunburst and luminary: an apollo memoir. the half king (chelsea). free. >>

7pm: pen america and catapult celebrate the publication of pen america best debut short stories 2018, an anthology of fiction by a dozen recipients of the 2018 pen/robert j. dau short story prize for emerging writers, at housing works bookstore cafe (soho). free admission. >>

7pm (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight’s guests: shannon odell (drunk science) and rebecca shortall (drunk degrassi). bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm: brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom, followed by an open mic. hosted by mahogany l. browne. brick house ballroom (fort greene), free. >>

7pm (monthly): necromancers of the public domain: every month, theater of the apes plucks a long-forgotten book from the shelves of the new york society library and resurrects it as a low-budget variety show. tonight: 1918’s how to sing a song: the art of lyric and dramatic interpretation, by yvette guilbert. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

7pm: mountain man, a folk trio featuring sylvan esso’s amelia meath, celebrates the release of their new album with a live performance and signing at rough trade (williamsburg). free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians share photos, diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number to take jabs at their younger selves at the roast of your 15-year-old self show. hosted by alise morales. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins, returns with guests myq kaplan (@midnight), shane torres (conan), melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), eman el-husseini (sirius xm), jourdain fisher, and deanna ortiz. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (monthly thru 12/22): tonight’s full moon means it’s time for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, practicing witches, and musicians. tonight’s ‘self care’-themed show features comedian anita flores (i’m listening), designer erica bradbury, tattoo artist karen glass, composer michael harren, and music by dj energy, jen kwok, and alyson greenfield. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by andy ostroff (kimmel), milly tamarez (comedy central), matt nedostup (snl weekend update), julia johns (girl code), nina tarr (viceland), and margaret dodge (vortex of shame). hosted by lizzie martinez (funny or die) and hoff matthews (comedy central). bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by alingon mitra (colbert), doogie horner (america’s got talent), shane torres (conan), jill weiner, and blair dawson. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

9pm: (monthly): the queers n peers benefit variety show (fka pairs n chairs) presents three pairs of lgbtq and allied performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: comedy by arti gollapudi + gabe gonzalez, comedy music by tessa skara + sam taggart, and music by devon mcfadden + jim kivlen. hosted by cassidy graves + barrett lawl. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits gays against guns and brooklyn community bail fund. >>

11pm (weekly): comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring mo fry pasic (funny or die), greta titelman (the special without brett davis), ayo edebiri (the new yorker), and joe castle baker (thank goddess). hosted by morgan miller. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>


Question: Where in this city can you get 25+ plates of anything for 60 bucks (less than $3 a plate) with a tax deductible ticket?

Answer: Taste of Gramercy! This Gramercy Neighborhood Associates event – now in its 6th successful year – boasts over 50 top restaurants, sponsors, raffle items, libations and treats. And it all takes place on bucolic Irving Place in Gramercy Park from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, September 29. Savor delicacies from Michelin-starred chefs and the most revered restaurants in New York City like Danny Meyer’s Maialino (2 New York Times stars), Bouley at Home by Michelin-starred chef David Bouley, and Junoon (1 Michelin star). And nibbles from Matcha Bar, Irving Farm, City Bakery and Insomnia Cookies will please your palate! Stroll around Irving Place and discover the best of the city’s food scene. There’s no better way to spend a fall weekend!

Special offer for skint readers: Get a $30 six-tasting ticket ($10 off the regular ticket price of $40), and a $60 full-tasting ticket ($10 off the regular ticket price of $70).
Click HERE for tickets and use code SKINT-GNA2018.

coming up

9/25 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
ferris bueller’s day off. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
spider-man: homecoming. sol lain playground (les). >>
the tango lesson, with a pre-screening tango lesson. washington square park. >>

9/25 11am: more than 250 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces will offer tours and talks for the 16th annual open house new york weekend on 10/12-14. while many of the sites can be visited free-of-charge without reservations, 120 require reservations ($5 fee), which goes live at 11am today. note: demand is always high for these, so we recommend checking ohny’s tips here. >>

9/25 2-3pm (+ 9/27): sample the offerings of grand central’s restaurants during the second annual taste of the dining concourse, including free samples, menu specials, and deals from doughnut plant, shake shack, shiro of japan, joe coffee, and more. grand central lower level dining concourse (midtown east), free. >>

9/25 5pm: ¡viva broadway! the broadway league celebrates hispanic heritage month with an outdoor concert by current and recent broadway stars from hamilton, mean girls, aladdin, the lion king, wicked, and on your feet! the musical – the story of emilio + gloria estefan. duffy square (times square), free. >>

9/25 7pm doors (monthly): the poc-centered final fantasy reading series, hosted by joselia hughes + roshan abraham, has one last adventure at friends and lovers (crown heights). $5-7 suggested donation. >>

9/25 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the other men need help podcast launches season two with sam dingman (family ghosts), jiji lee (the new york times), alison leiby (the president show), fran tirado (food 4 thot), and  host by mark pagán. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $10. >>

9/25 7:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), ashley brooke roberts, josh sharp, and kevin doyle share their most adventurous stories at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb east village, $9. >>

9/25 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: a late night variety show and a spelling bee collide for we b-e-e spelling. comedians compete against each other and the crowd at this fundraiser/game show/concert, with proceeds benefiting youth education in nyc. hosted by alex greer and ahri findling. special offer for skint readers: free with promo code ‘webeeskint’ (reg. $7 adv, $10 dos). >>

9/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians mix comedy and heart at the sparkle hour! variety show, hosted by philip ‘sparkle’ markle and featuring jo firestone (fallon), christi chiello (comedy central), sophie zucker (ladies who ranch), carly ciarrocchi (npr), and more. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/25 8pm: got a gem of a story to tell? molly cameron and sharon spell co-host the gems storytelling show + mic, with danny artese, tracie sparkles, and maybe you! the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

9/25 8:30pm (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + popcorn show, this week including performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), john early (search party), greta titelman (bravo), harris mayersohn (colbert), and joel walkowski (seeso). hosted by dan licata (adult swim) and joe pera (seth meyers). free. >>

ticket deals

score 2-for-1 tickets to almost 40 shows during the annual fall off-broadway week. tickets to performances scheduled 9/24-10/7 are on sale starting today. >>

get tickets to the brooklyn botanic garden’s 26th annual chile pepper festival 9/29 for $18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

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