around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
repo man (1984), our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg) >>
rogue one: a star wars story (2016), seton park (bronx) >>
the devil wears prada (2006), hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop bar (soho/south village) >>

7pm, 8:30pm: bargemusic hosts two 9/11 memorial concerts featuring music for piano and violin by bach, barber, beethoven, brahms, bottoms, and copeland. bargemusic at ferry landing. free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): at the take two storytelling show, guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. tonight’s guests: gastor almonte (stoops2stages), rich cardillo (five-time moth storyslam winner), sandi marx (seven-time moth storyslam winner), t. thompson, and tim manley. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the running late with scott rogowsky talk show returns with guests t.j. miller (silicon valley), richard kind (curb your enthusiasm, spin city), and jeremiah moss (vanishing new york). the slipper room (les), $12 adv, $15 door. update: sold out >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): wyatt cenac (the daily show) hosts the night train comedy show, with stand-up performances by andy blitz (master of none), will miles (comedy at the knit), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out), alex english, wanjiko eke, and laura sanders. littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

8pm: there’ll be no mistakes, only happy accidents as you paint along to episodes of the joy of painting with bob ross while drinking ross-inspired cocktails and $4 stellas. painting materials supplied or byo. bonus: paint and keep your own beer chalice. full circle bar (williamsburg), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by harris mayersohn (colbert), sarah squirm (chicago reader), tyler snodgrass (we still like you), max rosenblum, mary cella, and arish singh. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): comedian myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome) hosts an evening of stand up by crashing (snl), aparna nancherla (master of none), carolyn busa (side ponytail), and ray devito, plus beatboxer shockwave. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

thru 9/17: the 12th annual brooklyn book festival returns this weekend, but not before building momentum with a week of more than 60 ‘bookend’ events held in bookstores, theaters, libraries, and open spaces. tonight’s events include an opening night party, a patti smith book launch, the miss manhattan non-fiction and franklin park reading series, and more. various locations and prices, many are free. >>

thru 9/17: accomplished  film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni present screenings and behind-the-scenes looks during the school of visual arts’s annual after school special film fest. highlights include art of the prank, doctor strange, ratatouille, the game, titanic, cartoon network programs, and more. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

thru 12/2: leaders and martyrs of the fight for lgbt equality are honored as saints at the oscar wilde temple installation, taking over the church of the village (west village). free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/12 10am-6pm (thru 9/14): save up to 80% on sexy underthings at the la perla sample sale. arno’s ballroom (midtown west). >>

9/12 11am: hillary rodham clinton signs copies of her memoir of the 2016 presidential election, what happened, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location starting at 7am. >>

9/12 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly thru 12/11): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre starts the season with argus quartet performing a program of new music. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

sponsored 9/12 6pm: take a $20 introductory class in art, music, dance, and more at the 92y school of the arts open house. >>

9/12 6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with jamie brickhouse (beavis and butthead), scott gawlicki (moth storyslam champion), phillip giambri (rimes of the ancient mariner), and judith heineman, plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by barbara aliprantis. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

9/12 6:30pm: garlic mania! learn about garlic’s connection to xenophobia, its antimicrobial properties and other potent facts, plus watch a culinary demonstration presented by the masters of social gastronomy (msg) at the institute of culinary education (battery park). $15 admission includes a drink and snack. ticket sales end monday, 9/11. >>

9/12 7pm: free outdoor movie screening: cinema paradiso (1989), vesuvio playground (south village). >>

9/12 7pm: eight-piece new orleans brass band the soul rebels play battery harris (williamsburg). $10. >>

9/12 7pm doors: rough trade (williamsburg) hosts an opening party for punk photographer edward colver’s first nyc exhibition, including a performance from pawns, plus light refreshments and snacks. free. >>

9/12 7:30pm: ward regan, nyu professor of history and philosophy, discusses the violence inherent in politics and what exactly is neo about neo-nazism. nowadays (ridgewood),  $12. >>

9/12 7:30pm: oscar-nominated conductor and composer david newman examines john williams’s music of star wars in anticipation of the new york philharmonic’s upcoming live  performance screenings. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

9/12 7:30pm: new amsterdam symphony orchestra performs the music of mozart and haydn at st. peter’s church (chelsea). $10 suggested general, $5 seniors/students benefits the food pantry. >>

9/12 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by sean patton (fallon), whitmer thomas (comedy central), ali macofsky, and shreyas manohar. free. >>

9/12 9pm (monthly): whose line is it anyway? meets ted as stand-up comedians improvise ted talks on topics they’ve never heard of before. hosted by ryan stanisz. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

9/12 9pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. hosted by alison leiby. ucb (east village), $7. >>

9/12-25: the museum of modern art hosts a mid-career retrospective of films by kelly reichardt, including old joy, wendy and lucy, meek’s cutoff, and more. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: last chance to sign up for this fall’s booze violin, cello, guitar, mandolin, or ukulele lessons. free beer + wine at every class! registration closes today, 9/11, if you need a rental instrument, and 9/15 if you are providing your own instrument. >>

get tickets to the affordable art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 9/14-17 for $5-10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

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