TUES-THURS, 7/26-28: SOCK SAMPLE SALE, CARIBOU, MORE FREE SHAKESPEARE, AND MORE

tuesday

tues thru thurs (12-5pm): ozone socks sample sale: womens and mens single socks are just $2, and pairs are $4 at the ozone socks sample sale. 307 7th ave, suite 1603 (chelsea). >>

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
mamma mia! at seaside wildlife nature park (staten island) >>
space jam 2 at arlington park (jersey city) >>
sun ra: a joyful noise at nowadays (ridgewood) >>

tues 6-11pm: my big fat gay jewish christmas spectacular: happy holi-gays! jingle all the way to this ‘christmas in july’ variety show, a night of comedy, drag, and music to benefit the ali forney center, an organization that provides assistance to lbtq+ homeless youth. the evening will culminate in a performance by l train brass band, a 25-piece brass collective. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg), $20 adv, $30 day of. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): we love a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of comedians tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘bffs’-themed edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/16): live at the gantries: the annual waterfront concert series returns to gantry plaza state park (lic), offering audiences views of the manhattan skyline and sounds from a diverse array of queens-based artists. tonight: arabic music and dance ensemble zikrayat with belly dancer shari kamilah. presented by kupferberg center for the arts. free. >>

tues 7:30pm (+ 8/2): naumburg orchestral concert series: the 117th season of live, outdoor classical music concerts at central park’s historic naumburg bandshell continues with the knights orchestral collective, who’ll play a program of works by avner dorman and felix mendelssohn featuring violin soloist lara st. john. free admission. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and paige smith-hogan rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring alison leiby (oh god, a show about abortion), dash turner (rutherford falls), kari burt (paper planes comedy), art cai, and matt albino. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

tues 8pm: rooftop films: neptune frost: rooftop films presents saul williams’ and anisia uzeyman’s afrofuturist sci-fi punk movie-musical neptune frost, with pre-show music by kofi hunter trio and an afterparty. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s show features martin urbano, jess fuchs, danish maqbool, brooke finegold, and lorena russi. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: summer sweets: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with guests joel kim booster (fire island), janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), heidi gardner (snl), nimesh patel (snl), and mark normand (netflix). chelsea music hall, $15. >>

sponsored

It may be hot outside, but New Ohio Theatre in the West Village is ice cold. It’s week 4 of our Obie award-winning Ice Factory Festival, called “the coolest of the summer theatre festivals” by Time Out NY.

Up next, July 27-30, ACHERON: THE RIVER OF TRAGEDY, a surreal dance theatre meditation on identity and migration at the Mexico-US border. Leonardo dreams of crossing the Acheron River to live his dream. But his desires are thwarted when a mysterious immigration agent prevents his crossing and becomes, at different times, his friend, enemy, and even his victim. A surreal dance theatre meditation on identity and migration at the Mexico-US border. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.

Check out the website for our full lineup: a dance theatre work exploring the dark side of girl’s gymnastic culture; a sharp political satire about radical nationalism in the Philippines; and a salty operatic monologue about one woman’s dead-end life.

Now through August 20!

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wednesday

weds thru 8/21: hip to hip theatre company’s shakespeare in the parks: hip to hip theatre company’s 15th annual outdoor shakespeare season brings o.g. rom-com much ado about nothing and swashbuckling adventure epic pericles to parks in the bronx, brooklyn, queens, staten island, southampton, and jersey city. free admission. >>

weds + thurs: summer for the city at lincoln center: lincoln center’s free programming this week includes a meditation and sound bath with live chamber music (weds 6pm), a korean indie music night featuring jannabi and byebyesea (weds 7:30pm), a tango/electrotango music and dance party with bands la guardia imperial and dock suds (thurs 6pm), and brown butterfly, a multimedia symphony dedicated to muhammad ali, created and performed by jazz multi-instrumentalist craig harris and his septet (thurs 7:30pm). >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
brave at samuel n. bennerson 2nd playground (uws) >>
casablanca at parklife (gowanus). note: food/drink purchase required. >>
dog at garfield lawn in prospect park >>
me to play at hearst plaza (lincoln center) >>
singin’ in the rain at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>

sponsored: weds 6pm: carnegie hall citywide: the broadway sinfonietta: experience everything that makes new york city so vibrant as we highlight sounds from across the country and around the globe right here in our neighborhoods. tonight, grammy award-winning attacca quartet performs an instrumental concert inspired by artist cristina iglesias’ landscape and memory exhibition at madison square park. free. >>

weds 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/3): free outdoor concert series at hudson yards: up-and-coming artists take the stage at hudson yards’ public square + gardens for ten weeks of live, outdoor concerts programmed by the bowery presents. tonight: michelle. >>

weds 7pm: science + literature panel: investigating disease and access: what does the world’s richest country do when an infectious disease disproportionately affects a marginalized community? predictably, disturbingly, not enough. during a conversation about her new book, the kissing bug: a true story of a family, an insect, and a nation’s neglect of a deadly disease, journalist daisy hernández will delve into the devastating impact of chagas, a.k.a. ‘kissing bug disease,’ on the latinx community (including members of her own family) and the legacy of racism in national and global healthcare. hernández will be joined in conversation by amnh division of invertebrate zoology curator jessica l. ware. american museum of natural history’s kaufmann theater (uws), free (rsvp). >>

weds 7pm: food porn: how photography changed the way we eat: from the camera tricks that make food look extra-delicious to the rising demand for insta-worthy eats, masters of social gastronomy sarah lohman and jonathan soma take on the history and science behind food photography during a presentation at caveat (les). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

weds 7pm (wednesdays thru 8/3): sunset wednesdays at wave hill: riverdale’s 28-acre public garden, located on the hudson river with sweeping views of the new jersey palisades, sets the scene for this series of outdoor concerts. tonight: the brass queens, an 8-piece, all-female new orleans-style brass band. note: folding chairs are permitted, but picnic blankets are not. free with regular garden admission ($12 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

weds 7:30pm: bad behavior: comedians share personal stories of a questionable social faux pas and get judged by a panel of etiquette ‘experts’ at this morally subjective comedy show. featuring sterling mulbry (reductress), heather cook (the hard times), blair peyton (amazon), and emily draper (ucb). fiction bar/cafe (williamsburg), free. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by j.f. harris (comedy central), ian fidance (seth meyers), april boddie (adult swim), john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), and mary santora (sirius xm). bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians josh gondelman (desus + mero), khalid rahmaan (conan), wendy steiner (vulture), eman el-husseini (npr), and erik angel. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by brittany carney (comedy central), nonye brown-west (npr), zilla vodnas (the new york times), otto fernandez (vulture), and honey pluton. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress), molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming), and guest host davidson boswell bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers shalewa sharpe (hbo), shane torres (comedy central), martin urbano (kimmel), shosh brodman, and conor janda. $5. >>

thursday

thurs thru 8/21 (thursdays-sundays at 6:30pm): hudson classical theater company: macbeth: hudson classical theater company presents an intimate outdoor production of shakespeare’s macbeth at soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

thurs thru 7/31 (7:30pm): taken by artificial surprise: artist, magician, and researcher jeanette andrews explores the relationship between magic and machine learning in an interactive performance combining historic parlor magic and magic developed with the help of artificial intelligence. culture lab lic at the plaxall gallery, $1. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a bug’s life at vesuvio playground (south village) >>
clue at fort greene park >>
drumline at herbert von king park (bed-stuy) >>
even mice belong in heaven at hamilton park (jersey city) >>
godzilla at hearst plaza (lincoln center) >>
how stella got her groove back at brooklyn bridge park pier 1 harbor view lawn>>
the secret life of pets at schmul park (staten island) >>
sing 2 at bayswater park (queens)>>

thurs 5:30pm: strong like a mama: moms: relax, connect, and revel in your badassery at heymama’s seventh annual ‘strong like a mama’ event, an evening of mindfulness sessions, workouts, panel discussions, and mingling at harbor nyc (hell’s kitchen). $20. >>

thurs 5pm: sunset salsa on the flatiron plaza: let the beat move your feet as you pick up salsa moves and dance to live music by benny lopez latin jazz ensemble at flatiron north public plaza. free. >>

thurs 6-8pm (thursdays thru 9/1): live at the archway: for 13 nights this summer, you can catch live, outdoor performances and a local artist’s solo show at the public plaza underneath the manhattan bridge in dumbo. tonight: music by yuniel jiménez band and visual art by marney fuller. rain or shine. free admission. >>

thurs 6-9pm (+ 8/4): uptown bounce: museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio’s annual summer block party series returns to east harlem with three themed nights featuring dj sets, live performances, artmaking activities, local eats available for purchase, and free museum admission. tonight’s theme: ‘afrobeats.’ >>

thurs 6:30pm: art in the garden series at brooklyn botanic garden: brooklyn botanic garden’s bouquet of live outdoor performances continues with a concert by david rothenberg and his band tablatun, who’ll combine hindustani drumming, electronics, clarinet, and live and recorded birdsong to create a ‘multicultural, interspecies sonic feast.’ included with regular admission ($18 general, $12 students/seniors, free community tickets available). >>

thurs 6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/11): summer music in bushwick inlet park series: bop along to live music and watch the sun setting over the east river at bushwick inlet park’s summer music series. tonight: old time string band the down hill strugglers. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg), free. >>

thurs 7pm: crime/scene: bone-chilling novels for hot summer days: the center for fiction (fort greene) hosts a night of literary thrills and chills, featuring authors ed lin (death doesn’t forget), megan miranda (such a quiet place), dwyer murphy (an honest living), and kathy reichs (cold, cold bones), who’ll discuss and read excerpts from their latest crime novels. $10 ticket includes a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured books. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 8/10): st. ann’s warehouse: get back! summer concerts: world-class musicians bring live music to brooklyn bridge park for the third iteration of st. ann’s warehouse’s outdoor concert series. tonight: duendita + nicole misha. empire fulton ferry lawn, next to jane’s carousel, free. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 7/28): river + blues festival: sit back and enjoy the view and sounds of the annual river + blues concert series, returning for a month of sunset waterfront performances at robert f. wagner, junior park (battery park city). tonight: soul/country singer-songwriter maggie rose and grammy-winning blues musician cedric burnside. free admission. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 8/4): astoria waterfront concert series: bring a blanket or chair and your dancing shoes for an evening of live music on the astoria park great lawn. tonight: dancin’ machine (disco). free. >>

thurs 7pm: summerstage: caribou: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues with a concert featuring caribou, ela minus, and toribio at central park’s rumsey playfield. free. >>

sponsored: thurs 8pm (monthly): pop! a pop culture bingo party: beyoncé edition: get your game on at this fun night of bingo, with themed mini-games and pop-culture trivia challenges in-between rounds. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson with bacast‘s mary dorn at parklife (gowanus). free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with andrew durso (patriot act), leclerc andre (fallon), ashlynn salzano (that time of the week), stewart fullerton (that time of the week), and tyrone thornhill on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. outdoors at tip-top bar + grill in clinton hill (inside if raining), free admission. >>

thurs 9:15pm: shouting at the screen: watch a blaxploitation film accompanied by drinking games and mst3k-style commentary from hosts wyatt cenac (problem areas) and donwill (adulting with michelle buteau and jordan carlos) at nitehawk cinema (prospect park). $16. >>

thurs 10pm: hannah pilkes, a woman on the verge: comedian hannah pilkes (comedy central) takes you on a journey of ‘absurdity, angst, and pratfalls’ in her comedy and storytelling show. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, roller skating, art exhibitions, and more. >>

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FRI-MON, 7/22-25: SKINT WEEKEND

friday

thru 8/11: 1962…1963…1964: from luis buñuel to stanley kubrick to agnès varda and beyond, a 35-film screening series at film forum (south village) highlights the three-year cinematic renaissance that brought us cléo from 5 to 7, diary of a chambermaid, dr. strangelove and more. $15. >>

thru 8/6: choose-what-you-pay tickets for lincoln center’s mostly mozart festival: snag tickets to see the mostly mozart festival orchestra (jul 22-aug 6 at alice tully hall) and kyle abraham and jlin’s music and dance piece requiem: fire in the air of the earth (aug 11-13 at the rose theater) for as little as $5. >>

thru 7/28: the method on film: there’s a method to their madness: author and historian isaac butler (the method: how the twentieth century learned to act) and film curator livia bloom ingram present a film series chronicling the evolution of method acting in cinema, with offerings including a raisin in the sun, a streetcar named desire, five easy pieces, the graduate, and more. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

thru sun: summer for the city at lincoln center: lincoln center’s free programming this weekend includes a salsa dance lesson and party with live music from bronx charanga ensemble tipica ‘73 (fri 6pm), a brazilian music and dance party helmed by marivaldo dos santos (sat 6pm), and ‘songs of the living,’ an octavia butler-inspired evening of song, dance, and conversation led by toshi reagon (sun 7:30pm). >>

thru sun: summerstage events: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this week with performances by dallas black dance theatre (fri 6pm at bedstuy’s von king park), everyday people featuring wurld (sat 3pm at central park’s rumsey playfield), sampa the great, pink siifu, and aq (sat 6pm at bedstuy’s von king park), alvin ailey american dance theater (sat 7pm at coney island amphitheater), ‘a party called rosie perez’ (sun 4pm at bedstuy’s von king park), and black midi, sal valentinetti, and alisa ali with host sarah squirm (sun 6pm at central park’s rumsey playfield). free admission. >>

thru sat (exhibition on view thru 8/12): mk guth: be part of it! interactive performance exhibition: hair today, gone tomorrow: multidisciplinary artist mk guth invites visitors to write their names onto silver satin ribbons, which will be woven into a braid extending from her actual hair, growing longer and heavier until guth finally cuts the braid on july 23rd (to be sewn into sculptures, which will be on display thru 8/12). while contributing their names to the braid, visitors will have the chance to chat with guth about ‘their thoughts on connection and participation.’ cristin tierney gallery (les), free admission. >>

fri (ongoing): alamo drafthouse staten island opening week: the chain’s first staten island location, housing nine movie screens and a kung fu-themed bar curated by wu-tang clan founder rza, is offering 25% off on food and non-alcoholic drinks thru 7/27. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bend it like beckham at 4th street plaza (park slope) >>
cruella at happy warrior playground (uws) >>
dirty dancing at clove lakes park (staten island) >>
jungle cruise at elmhurst park (queens) >>
licorice pizza at msgr. mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>
mandabi (the money order) at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>
sing 2 at athletic fields in paerdegat park (east flatbush) >>
sing 2 at wync transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
spider-man: no way home at shoelace park (bronx) >>
spider-man: no way home at east 161st street + grand concourse (bronx) >>
time bandits at lincoln center >>

sponsored: fri 7pm: carnegie hall citywide: the broadway sinfonietta: experience everything that makes new york city so vibrant as we highlight sounds from across the country and around the globe right here in our neighborhoods. tonight: 25-piece broadway sinfonietta is a highly acclaimed, all-women and majority-women-of-color orchestra making its anticipated full-orchestra debut under the musical direction of macy schmidt at bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

fri 7pm: literary trivia night with celebrity book club: test out your literary (and pop culture) chops at mcnally jackson’s seaport bookstore, where steven phillips-horst and lily marotta, hosts of the celebrity book club podcast will challenge you to an evening of celeb-infused lit trivia. $10 includes a glass of beer or wine. >>

fri 7pm: must love dogs and comedy: bring your furbaby and howl with laughter at this dog-friendly comedy variety show, featuring stand-up, characters, storytelling, and musical comedy by christi chiello, crenshaw white, ian lockwood, sarah rachel lazarus, terry huang, and jolie dudley. boris + horton (east village), donation-based (a portion of proceeds will benefit korean k9 rescue). >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/26): sunset on the hudson music series: it sounds like summer on the riverfront, where you can kick back and enjoy a free twilight concert most fridays thru the summer. the series continues with los cumpleaños, a quartet that fuses classic colombian music styles with avant-garde electronics. pier 45 (west village). >>

fri 7:20pm: alone together with katie holmes q+a: director, writer, and star katie holmes will be in-person for q+a following a screening of alone together at angelika film center (soho). $18 general, $16 seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm (rescheduled from 7/16 due to weather): summer movie nights at queens botanical garden: queens botanical garden’s annual outdoor screening series continues with grease, plus a themed dance lesson to teach you the moves before the movie starts. ticket ($17 general, $15 students/seniors) includes garden admission and a $5 snack voucher. >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by cansu karabiyik, lindsay theisen, and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm: celebrate brooklyn!: bric’s 44th free outdoor festival returns for a summer filled with concerts and performances at prospect park’s lena horne bandshell. tonight, ragamala dance company performs sacred earth, an explosion of choreographic ‘color, rhythm, and ecstatic movement’ rooted in south indian bharatanatyam dance and accompanied by a live music ensemble from chennai. free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by josh gondelman (desus + mero), electra telesford (the new york times), hoodo hersi (cbc), kate sisk (the onion), and tim mclaughlin. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8pm (bi-weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner. tonight’s in-flight entertainment features nataly aukar (netflix), andrew durso (netflix), liz glazer (cbs), and nick chambers (the lab comedy). ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 10pm: kenice mobley records an album: comedian kenice mobley (comedy central, fallon) records her first stand-up album this evening, with guest sets by rohan padhye (npr), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and marcia belsky (fallon). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

saturday

sat thru 8/1: ailey moves nyc!: alvin ailey american dance theater sashays through the city with a series of free outdoor performances, all-ages dance and exercise workshops, and screenings of jamila wignot’s 2021 documentary ailey. >>

sat + sun (4pm-7pm): unearth vintage thrift store grand opening party: shop for vintage thrift clothing, jewelry, furniture, and more at this brand new 2,000-square-foot vintage store in cobble hill, opening this weekend with two afternoons of music, drinks, and customization (while supplies last). >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
luca at carmine carro community center (marine park) >>
monsier hulot’s holiday at lincoln center >>
respect at lincoln terrace / arthur s. somers park (crown heights) >>
the mitchells vs. the machines at seward park (les) >>
who framed roger rabbit? at beach 17th street playground (rockaway beach) >>

sat 10am-6pm: immersive south park pop-up: celebrating south park‘s 25th anniversary, a traveling exhibit (housed in a shipping container) featuring never-before-seen scripts, concept art, memorabilia, rare collectibles, and more will make its first stop at union square. free admission. >>

sat 12-7pm: punk island: 30 punk bands take over maria hernandez park (bushwick) for a day of moshing mayhem. free admission. >>

sat 1pm: brooklyn poets grand opening: brooklyn poets, a nonprofit organization honoring and cultivating brooklyn-based poets, settles into its very first brick-and-mortar space with a day including a drop-in writing workshop (1:30pm), poetry readings (3pm), food and drinks, music, and magazine giveaways. brooklyn poets (brooklyn heights), free admission. >>

sat 1-5pm: soho art walk: take a stroll thru soho, where street and graffiti artists will be painting live outside storefronts. scan the qr code at 182 lafayette street for a map of the artist locations. rsvp is required for the after-party. >>

sat 1-5pm: red hook regatta: d.i.y.-ers will race homemade, 3d-printed radio-controlled boats (each no larger than 2’x2’x2′) at the sixth annual red hook regatta. see the mini-ships set sail at pioneer works’ free watch party at valentino pier (red hook). free. >>

sat 4-8pm: retro flea market at irish haven: the sunset park bar made famous by martin scorsese’s the departed hosts a mini-flea market curated by crash doll vintage founder nancy cook and featuring vintage records, clothing, jewelry, band posters, and more. free admission. >>

sat 4pm, 8pm: club video: micah phillips (comedy central) and whitley watson (adult swim) host an evening of live music, standup, games, dj sets, and food leading up to an 8pm screening of 20+ new short films at kln studio, an open-air converted woodshop in bushwick. bonus: free beer all day! $7 admission. >>

sat 7pm: ginny hogan: ‘i finished my 20s and all i got was this lousy sobriety’: nyc-based writer and stand-up comic ginny hogan shares her journey from drunk-software-engineer, to drunker-stand-up-comedian-living-with-her-parents, to less-drunk-sex-writer, to sober human at caveat (les). $10 with promo code ‘twitterfriend’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 7-9pm (+ 8/27): waterfront dance socials at brooklyn bridge park: cut a rug at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3 plaza, where local instructors will help you get your footing during an all-levels dance lesson, followed by a free-flowing dance party. tonight, talia castro-pozo teaches salsa. no dance partner required. drinks and small bites will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 7-11pm: usatf world athletics championships watch party: cheer on team usatf as they compete at the biennial world athletics championships. fans can watch the nbc broadcast at the armory (washington heights), where there’ll also be athlete appearances, music, games, and food and beverages. free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 8/19): summer movie nights at queens botanical garden: queens botanical garden’s annual outdoor screening series continues with jurassic park. ticket ($17 general, $15 students/seniors) includes garden admission and a $5 snack voucher. >>

sat 7:30pm: celebrate brooklyn!: bric’s 44th free outdoor festival returns for a summer filled with concerts and performances at prospect park’s lena horne bandshell. tonight’s free concert features hedwig and the angry inch creator and star john cameron mitchell and cabaret crooner amber martin, with an opening performance by artist j. hoard. >>

sat 7:45pm: rooftop films: a love song: rooftop films presents max walker-silverman’s a love song, with pre-show music by low roller, a post-screening q+a with the filmmaker, and a reception. green-wood cemetery, $16. >>

sat 8pm (saturdays thru 7/30): hot summer nights! at kingsborough: kingsborough’s annual outdoor concert series is back in full swing, bringing jazz, blues, new orleans street beats, and more to cuny kingsborough’s lighthouse bandshell (manhattan beach). the series continues tonight with five-time grammy-nominated blues and swing band roomful of blues. free. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious improvised chatting. tonight’s show at littlefield (gowanus) includes commentary from guests ashlie atkinson (the gilded age) and princess weekes (the mary sue). $20. >>

sunday

sun (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dear evan hansen at bushwick inlet park (williamsburg) >>
the batman at cooper park (east williamsburg) >>

sun 12-4pm: nyc bodypainting day: 40 artists will transform 60 nude models into living, breathing works of art at the ninth annual nyc bodypainting day, after which artists, models, and spectators will join hands in a giant, song-filled ‘circle of hope.’ union square park, free to spectate (don’t be a creep). >>

monday

mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future at our wicked lady (east williamsburg) >>
beverly hills cop ii at bryant park (midtown west) >>
volver at the hudson (inwood) >>

mon 4-10pm (monthly thru september): brooklyn night market: from the creators of the uptown night market, bronx night market, and harlem bazaar, a night market featuring 40+ local food and merch vendors pops up at industry city. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

mon 7pm: open vcr night: all are welcome to watch and/or bring a vhs tape to wonderville (bushwick) for a night of vcr roulette. free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing tonight with mervyn leroy’s gypsy (1962), starring rosalind russell, natalie wood, and karl malden. $16. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by dave hill (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), calise hawkins (fallon), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), and salma hindy (amazon). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 9:30pm (monthly): shitzprobe: broadway stars improvise a musical for the first time with the help of a supporting cast and a live band at this broadway-meets-comedy show. asylum nyc (chelsea), $20. >>

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TUES-THURS, 7/19-22: MICHAEL POLLAN, THE CROSSWORD SHOW, UPTOWN BOUNCE, AND MORE

tuesday

tues thru thurs: summer for the city at lincoln center: lincoln center’s free programming this week includes two concerts presented by the mostly mozart festival orchestra featuring pianist conrad tao (tues + wed 7:30pm), a disco party with live music by joe mcginty + the loser’s lounge followed by a silent disco (thurs 6pm), and a concert by african-diasporic percussion group the forest with m’boom ensemble (thurs 7:30pm). >>

tues + weds (7pm): the crossword show with zach sherwin: watch as a panel of guest comedians, musicians, and/or local politicians attempt to solve an actual crossword puzzle (displayed on a big screen for all to see) live onstage at zach sherwin’s ‘the crossword show,’ with comedy, music, trivia, and wordplay inspired by correct answers. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skintword5’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
david byrne’s american utopia at nowadays (ridgewood ) >>
encanto at ercel webb park (jersey city) >>
love and monsters at skyline playground (staten island) >>

tues 7pm (monthly): rooftop readings at ample hills creamery: hear established and up-and-coming authors read from their works every third tuesday of the month at ample hills creamery’s gowanus location. hosted by randee dawn. $10 admission includes a regular-sized ice cream. >>

tues 7pm: michael pollan: this is your mind on plants: word bookstore presents a conversation between author michael pollan (how to change your mind, the omnivore’s dilemma) and writer kurt andersen about pollan’s latest book, this is your mind on plants, an exploration of the human attraction to psychoactive plants, what makes a plant a ‘drug,’ and why society deems some plant drugs (e.g., caffeine) acceptable and others (e.g., opium) illegal. st. john’s lutheran church (greenpoint), $25 includes a copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/16): live at the gantries: the annual waterfront concert series returns to gantry plaza state park (lic), offering audiences views of the manhattan skyline and sounds from a diverse array of queens-based artists. tonight: new york-based mariachi ensemble mariachi real de mexico. presented by kupferberg center for the arts. free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): paper planes comedy: kari burt and micah walsh’s monthly stand-up show takes off from bushwick’s jade, with sets by steven rogers (colbert), usama siddiquee (america’s got talent), nonye brown-west (npr), kate sisk (the onion), grady pruitt, and c.w. headley. free admission. >>

tues 8pm: art gallery comedy: enjoy a night of artful antics as comedians cipha sounds (mtv), chloe radcliffe (comedy central), pat burtscher (comedy central), claire alexander (drule comedy), and nick hopping (amazon) bring standup to the lower east side’s foley art gallery. note: byob. $10. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s show features abby govindan, jon alcabes, josh adam meyers, and amama sardar. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

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wednesday

weds thru 8/14: under the dragon’s tail: four short plays: cosmonauts, lovers, self-help gurus, and mythological heroes search for hope and meaning in an often-irrational world in isaac byrne’s quartet of tragicomic short plays, inspired by the united states’ growing mental health crisis and burgeoning self-help industry. matthew corozine studio theater (midtown west), $25+ (pay-what-you-can admission at the door 7/20 + 7/27). >>

weds + thurs: summerstage events: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this week with performances by cory henry, thee sacred souls, ogi, and rustam ospanoff (weds 7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield, free), mike’s young world 2 hip hop festival with slick rick, jungle pussy, maassai, jadasea, and laron (thurs 6pm at bedstuy’s von king park, free), and a benefit concert featuring lucy dacus with hop along (thurs 6pm at central park’s rumsey playfield, $39.50+). >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
amazing grace at hearst plaza (lincoln center) >>
coco at columbia park (jersey city) >>
dope at parklife (gowanus). note: food/drink purchase required. >>
encanto at the unisphere in flushing meadows corona park >>
marry me at first park (east village) >>
space jam: a new legacy at colonel david marcus playground (midwood) >>
spider-man: no way home at williamsbridge oval recreation center (bronx) >>
state and main at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>
the bad guys at coffey park (red hook) >>

weds 3pm, 7pm: cabaret 50th anniversary screenings: bob fosse’s 1972 film adaptation of the broadway musical, starring liza minnelli, joel grey, and michael york, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sponsored: weds 6pm: carnegie hall citywide: attacca quartet: experience everything that makes new york city so vibrant as we highlight sounds from across the country and around the globe right here in our neighborhoods. tonight, grammy award-winning attacca quartet performs an instrumental concert inspired by artist cristina iglesias’ landscape and memory exhibition at madison square park. free. >>

weds 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/3): free outdoor concert series at hudson yards: up-and-coming artists take the stage at hudson yards’ public square + gardens for ten weeks of live, outdoor concerts programmed by the bowery presents. tonight: daya. >>

weds 6-8pm: adaa chelsea gallery walk 2022: explore 24 chelsea art galleries after hours during the art dealers association of america’s annual gallery walk, which includes exhibition walkthroughs, receptions, opportunities to meet the artists, and more. free. >>

weds 7pm: you’re the only one i’ve told – the stories behind abortion: feminist giant presents a discussion with founder and editor-in-chief mona eltahaw and planned parenthood hudson peconic chief medical officer dr. meera shah, who’ll present her new book, you’re the only one i’ve told – the stories behind abortion, at the rare book room at strand books (union square). free admission (donations benefit feminist giant), $28.99 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

weds 7pm (every other wednesday thru 8/31): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: summer is in full swing at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series. tonight: camille gainer-jones. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7pm: brasil summerfest: luan barbosa’s roda de samba: latin grammy winning percussionist and band leader brings together a 10-piece samba circle for an outdoor show at brooklyn library’s central library plaza. free. >>

weds 7pm: summer sounds at carl schurz park: steve shaiman + swingtime big band provide the soundtrack at this summer concert. carl schurz park (yorkville), free admission. >>

weds 7pm (wednesdays thru 8/3): sunset wednesdays at wave hill: riverdale’s 28-acre public garden, located on the hudson river with sweeping views of the new jersey palisades, sets the scene for this series of outdoor concerts. tonight: cuban singer-songwriter gina d’soto. note: folding chairs are permitted, but picnic blankets are not. free with regular garden admission ($12 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show – with free beer: guest host abe gatling serves up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where he’ll be joined by carol zoccoli (snl), sean patton (comedy central), sarah tollemache (comedy central), courtney bee (comedy central), shane torres (conan), and logan nielsen. bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians meghan hanley (gotham comedy live), james hamilton (vice), kristin manna (romper), and sonya vai. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): we’re fine comedy show: everything’s fine at laura rankin and catherine mccafferty’s monthly comedy show, featuring standups brian bahe (comedy central), tessa skara (high maintenance), jj mattise, andrew casertano, bruised peaches, and more. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $10 (proceeds will benefit the brigid alliance). >>

weds 8pm (bi-weekly): endless laughs comedy show: laughs and lager mix at endless life brewing (crown heights), where blair dawson and michael hirsch host an evening of stand-up by jeff wright (seth meyers), sabrina wu (fx), maddie peck (last drop comedy), and james azzaretti. free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by martin urbano (comedy conetral), gastor almonte (comedy central), kenice mobley (fallon), mara wiles (vice), and colleen genevieve (rent money). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress), molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming), and guest host colleen genevieve bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers nico carney (netflix), adam mamawala (comedy central), brian parise (john oliver), andrea j. wang, and lissa lennis. $5. >>

weds 9pm (monthly): vintage basement: twins max and nicky weinbach host a neo-retro evening of stand-up comedy and music featuring dan licata (snl), fabrizio copano (netflix), louis katz (comedy central), christine kim (nice to meet you comedy), and cameron vannini. under st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>

thursday

thurs thru sat (7pm): shakespeare in the parking lot: the winter’s tale: the drilling company puts its spin on shakespeare’s tragicomedy the winter’s tale at the clemente parking lot (les). chairs will be provided on a first come, first served basis, and audience members are welcome to bring their own. free. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
crazy rich asians at brooklyn bridge park pier 1 >>
crooklyn at fort greene park >>
jumanji: the next level at pelham bay park (bronx) >>
paris is burning at hearst plaza (lincoln center) >>
raya and the last dragon at pershing field (jersey city) >>
the good dinosaur at bloomingdale park (staten island) >>

thurs 4-8pm (monthly): les gallery nights: go on a self-guided walk of the lower east side, nolita, little italy, and chinatown while checking out the new art on display at 30+ independent art galleries. free admission. >>

thurs 6-8pm (thursdays thru 9/1): live at the archway: for 13 nights this summer, you can catch live, outdoor performances and a local artist’s solo show at the public plaza underneath the manhattan bridge in dumbo. tonight: music by hello mary and visual art by jaimie walker. rain or shine. free admission. >>

thurs 6-9pm (+ 7/28, 8/4): uptown bounce: museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio’s annual summer block party series returns to east harlem with three themed nights featuring dj sets, live performances, artmaking activities, local eats available for purchase, and free museum admission. tonight’s theme: ‘i love the ‘90s.’ >>

thurs 6:30pm (+ 7/28): art in the garden series at brooklyn botanic garden: brooklyn botanic garden’s bouquet of live outdoor performances continues with an evening of 1920’s and ‘30s-era jazz by vince giordano and the mini-nighthawks. included with regular admission ($18 general, $12 students/seniors, free community tickets available). >>

thurs 6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/11): summer music in bushwick inlet park series: bop along to live music and watch the sun setting over the east river at bushwick inlet park’s summer music series. tonight: ed martinez + conjunto sabor. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg), free. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 7/28): river + blues festival: sit back and enjoy the view and sounds of the annual river + blues concert series, returning for a month of sunset waterfront performances at robert f. wagner, junior park (battery park city). tonight: r+b/soul singer-songwriter lady wray. free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: andrea coleman tells stories: attorney, comic, and ‘wack or woke?’ host andrea coleman spins stories about her life in and out of the courtroom in her latest show, which also features live classical music by the harlem chamber players. young ethel’s (park slope), free. >>

thurs 7pm (+ 7/30, 8/6): columbia summer winds: the nyc-based community wind ensemble plays through a repertoire of great american songbook classics, john williams masterpieces, songs from the greatest showman and encanto, and more at this annual series of free, outdoor concerts in manhattan parks. today: the elevated acre (fidi). free. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 8/4): astoria waterfront concert series: bring a blanket or chair, and your dancing shoes for an evening of live music on the astoria park great lawn. tonight: fleur seule (retro jazz and swing). free. >>

thurs 8pm: shalewa sharpe: don’t reach in the bag: comedian shalewa sharpe pulls back the curtain on her six years working at an adult video store at the turn of the century in her ‘hilarious and heartwarming’ solo show. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): jaws…entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of stephen spielberg’s 1975 thriller using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

thurs 8pm: rooftop films: we met in virtual reality: rooftop films presents joe hunting’s ‘verité documentary,’ with pre-show music, a post-screening q+a with the filmmaker and film subjects, and an after party. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: britney!: dance ‘till the world ends at tonight’s britney spears-themed edition of house of yes’s dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free with rsvp ($10 others). >>

ongoing

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, roller skating, art exhibitions, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint