MON-WEDS, 7/12-14: RESTAURANT WEEK RESERVATIONS, 58¢ PANCAKES, BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION, AND MORE

summer restaurant week reservations are open: more than 500 participating establishments are offering prix-fixe dinners for $39 and lunches for $21 during this year’s summer restaurant week (7/19-8/22), with indoor/outdoor and takeout/delivery options available. >>

monday

mon 6:30pm (+ 7/19, 7/26): yoga on the waterfront: work your warrior 1 by the water at an outdoor yoga class at hunters point south park (lic). free. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and jenny gorelick (seth meyers) host a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s guests: gabby bryan (hbo), emily evans (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), jes tom (reductress), taylor garron (reductress), and eitan levine. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with joel kim booster (comedy central), fareeha khan (comedy central), joyelle nichole johnson (crashing), jay jurden (fallon), and gianmarco soresi (bonding). $10-12 in-person, $5 online. >>

mon 8:21pm: manhattanhenge: see the sun set in alignment with the manhattan street grid during the twice-annual manhattanhenge celestial event. best viewed when skies are clear from the far east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th sts. note: this event draws a crowd, so be aware of distancing and masking. >>

sponsored

New Ohio Theatre is excited that our annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory summer festival of new work is back in and around the theatre thru August 14!

Called “New York’s #1 Summer Theatre Festival” by New York Magazine and “an annual celebration of the weird, the wild and the unexpectedly wonderful” by The New York Times, 8 different shows by NYC’s most exciting independent theatre companies — a bike tour, reclaimed lost AAPI legacies through tap and spoken word, an immersive reflection on isolation, dance that celebrates Black joy, a Narco-Acid Western set in the Borderlands, a female led reimagining of Shakespeare’s women, a musical about a Mad King with integrated ASL, and a sound installation about gratitude…

Don’t miss Ice Factory now in its 28th year at New Ohio Theatre in the West Village!

Special offer for skint readers:
Get tickets for just $17 with code SKINT17
Tickets and more info HERE

tuesday

tues 7am-7pm: 58¢ pancakes at ihop: to celebrate ihop’s founding in 1958, participating locations will serve up 58¢ short stacks of buttermilk pancakes today. >>

tues 7pm: crazy hot: the wet show: take a deep dive into the ‘history of human hotness’ with comedians eileen hanley and lauren aussem, who’ll bring on guest comics for an evening of standup, powerpoint presentations, improv games, sexy dancing, and more. tonight’s hot topic: ‘wetness.’ caveat (les), $18-$20 in-person, $5 online (save $5 on advance in-preson tickets with with promo code ‘skint’). >>

tues 8pm (weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by kate willett, ben katzner, erik monical, and rohan padhye. tonight’s flight features brittany carney (comedy central), kenice mobley (fallon), and dylan adler (hulu). shapeshifter lab (gowanus), $10. >>

tues 8:45pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): incredibles 2 at kaiser park (coney island) >>

wednesday

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
mandibles at fort greene park >>
minions at melrose playground (bronx) >>
moonstruck at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>
raya and the last dragon at the unisphere in flushing meadows corona park (queens) >>
the princess and the frog at annunciation playground (west harlem). >>
trolls world tour at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>

weds thru 7/30 (installation thru 7/23, live performances 7/24-30): you are here: ‘speaking’ sculptures offer a glimpse into the lives of everyday new yorkers at you are here, a public sculpture, sound, and live performance installation conceived by choreographer and gallim artistic director andrea miller, featuring sculptures by tony-winning scenic designer mimi lien and audio by sound artist justin hicks. hearst plaza at lincoln center (uws), free (note: tickets to the live performances are being offered via a todaytix lottery).

weds 5pm doors, 6:30pm show: bastille day celebration in central park: celebrate all things french with a fête featuring live jazz, a dance party, and a new french film. rumsey playfield in central park, free. >>

weds 5:30pm: the barbizon: the hotel that set women free: new-york historical society presents a talk by author and historian paulina bren, who’ll take viewers behind the scenes of new york’s first women-only hotel, delving into the lives of the famous women who called it home, including grace kelly, joan didion, sylvia plath, liza minelli, and more. online, free. >>

weds 7pm (every other wednesday thru 9/22): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: soak up smooth tunes and riverfront views at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series featuring world class musicians. tonight: drummer sylvia cuenca. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): trivia at the bell house: test your smarts at this weekly themed trivia night on the bell house’s outdoor patio, hosted by jenny gorelick and stewart fullerton. tonight’s theme: the 90’s. bonus: $5 beer specials. the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

weds 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club lecture series: how do insects walk on water? why do snakes slither? find out at tonight’s edition of the secret science club, featuring engineer and author david hu (how to walk on water and climb up walls: animal movement and the robots of the future), who’ll discuss the mechanics of animal motion and how studying animal movement can inform robotics, materials science, and vehicle design. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: brash: offensively bold stories: crude comedians share true tales of tactlessness during an evening of saucy storytelling hosted by carly ann filbin. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $15 with promo code ‘carlyishot’ (reg. $20). >>

weds 8pm (weekly): i hate you the least comedy show: popping up at llohi rooftop bar in east williamsburg, the i hate you the least comedy show returns with an evening of jokes by yedoye travis (netflix), martin urbano (kimmel), chloe radcliffe (fallon), wendy steiner (vulture), kate robards, and jill weiner. hosted by christopher barnes and presented by julie ray, kelly taylor, and andrew casertano. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by nathan macintosh (conan), marie faustin (comedy central), ryan donahue (hbo), martin urbano (kimmel), david drake (sirius xm), and xazmin garza (sirius xm). hosted by carmen lagala. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

misc.

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>

submissions

we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

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