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9/9 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
50 first dates. the rooftop at pier 17 (south street seaport). >>
the princess bride . our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>

9/9 6-8pm (ends today): new york city opera concludes its series of free performances in bryant park with a 75th anniversary concert featuring soloists, a 30-member chorus, and a 30-piece orchestra. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

9/9 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: brooklyn foodie power couple, actress debi mazar (younger) and chef gabriele corcos, dish on sustainable food and blissful eating with carbface’s laurie woolever at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $15. >>

9/9 6:30pm: a country for brown kids: writers tina chang (hybrida) and mira jacob (good talk) discuss the current political atmosphere and raising children of color in today’s america with literary critic and scholar sonya posmentier (the new york times book review) at nypl mid-manhattan library. free (rsvp). >>

9/9 6:30pm: nypl hosts a screening of at the heart of gold: inside the u.s.a. gymnastics scandal, followed by a conversation with former gymnast and director of the wayne county sexual assault forensic examiners program trinea gonczar, producers david ulich and dr. steven ungerleider, and the new york times investigative reporter rebecca ruiz. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

9/9 6:30pm: t-rextasy, proper., and noods play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12. >>

9/9 7pm: select contributors to indelible in the hippocampus: writings from the me too movement discuss their essays, fiction, and poetry presented in the new collection. mcnally jackson (soho), free. >>

9/9 7:30pm: award-winning writer dina nayeri weaves her life’s story with those of other refugees and asylum seekers in a talk on her new book, the ungrateful refugee: what immigrants never tell you, in conversation with polymath padma lakshmi. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of the book ($26) or $15 gift card required for admission. >>

9/9 7:30pm (weekly): brendan gay and charles engle battle with topics chosen by the audience to see who gets to host the freestyle comedy show. this week’s show features comics jay mcbride (netflix), sarah tollemache (colbert), dave ross (comedy central), and maddy smith (mtv). bonus: free pizza. the map room at the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

9/9 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 anna drezen (snl), deanne smith (craig ferguson), brian parise (last week tonight), lawrence deloach, and mandal. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/9 8pm (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’s inspiration: 1913’s women as world builders: studies in modern feminism, by floyd dell. the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

9/9 8pm (weekly): enjoy stand-up 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 mike hanford, chanel ali, francesca d’uva, ana fabrega, and matt porter. serafina ludlow (les), free. >>

9/9 8:30pm (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (comedy central) hosts myq kaplan and friends, with benefits, an evening of stand-up to support a different charity each month. tonight’s performers include shelby taylor + caitlin cook, brittany carney, jordan jensen, and dave ross. q.e.d. (astoria), $6 admission benefits third wave fund. >>

9/9 8:30pm: the waystation companions present as you wish it or the bride princess or what you will, a staged reading of the princess bride with a shakespearean twist. the way station bar (prospect heights), free. >>

9/9 9pm doors: maneka, grivo, and field mouse play mercury lounge (les), $12. >>

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


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9/10 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. williamsbridge oval park (bronx). >>
the devil wears prada. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
wonder park. harlem art park (harlem). >>

9/10 5-7pm (tuesdays thru 9/24): broadway actors and composers give free, outdoor performances at the broadway buskers concert series. tonight: john arthur greene (school of rock, tootsie) and crystal monee hall (rent). hosted by ben cameron. times square market, free. >>

9/10 5-8pm: meet admissions advisors from more than 150 universities and colleges while exploring graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, social entrepreneurship, and more at the annual idealist graduate school fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free admission. >>

9/10 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 10/29, 11/26, 12/10): sit onstage and enjoy a free drink at the columbia university school of the arts’s pop-up concert series. tonight: pianist stephen gosling performs the music of john zorn. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

9/10 6pm doors (ends today): museum of the city of new york hosts a series of outdoor screenings on the terrace. tonight: elia kazan’s on the waterfront (1954) with a pre-screening introduction by author jennifer egan (manhattan beach) and music performed by the josh levine trio. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $15 admission includes a drink. >>

9/10 7pm (monthly thru 9/10): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. for tonight’s fall season opener, ‘freedoms,’ authors renee simms, virginia hartman, and jess decourcy hinds will read from new work, followed by a moderated roundtable and audience discussion. bonus: free refreshments. lmhq (fidil), free. >>

9/10 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 for your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/10 7:30pm: new amsterdam symphony orchestra presents an evening of mozart featuring violinist wendy y. chen  at st. peter’s church (chelsea). suggested donation of $10 general, $5 students/seniors benefits the food pantry. >>

9/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring ali kolbert (fallon), deanne smith (netflix), paris sashay (comedy central), and lindsay boling (ucb). hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/10 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by jo firestone (fallon), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), andy haynes (conan), mike rowland (this week at the comedy cellar), melissa stokoski (trutv), and carly ballerini (cards against humanity). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

ticket deals

sponsored: new york philharmonic performs close encounters of the third kind and psycho in concert september 11-14 at lincoln center. the ultimate ‘surround-sound’ movie event! use promo code ‘soundtrack’ for $50 orchestra seats. >>

score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 30 plays and musicals during the annual fall off-broadway week. tickets to performances scheduled 9/23-10/6 are on sale starting today. >>

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