around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
roebling’s bridge (2017) + brooklyn bridge 135th anniversary discussion. brooklyn bridge park, harbor view lawn. >>
the house (2017). sara d. roosevelt park (les). >>

12:30 + 6pm (thru 5/26): have a high-flying time at sea (singular extreme actions), elizabeth streb extreme action company’s highly physical show combining dance, stunts, circus, boxing, and rodeo. brookfield place (fidi), free. >>

4-6pm (thru 5/26): yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, returns to nyc for five free pop-up solo and ensemble concerts in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens. >>

5-8pm (runs thru 6/16): omnipresence, a group art exhibition examining how authority manifests in everyday infrastructure, opens at the kitchen (chelsea). free admission. >>

6pm (tuesdays 10am on the upper terrace, thursdays 6pm on the lawn): hundreds of stretching bodies take over bryant park for free outdoor yoga classes. free mats provided, or byo. >>

6:30pm (thrusdays thru 9/13): get healthy on the hudson with free outdoor yoga classes held at hudson river park’s pier 46 in greenwich village. byo mat. free (rsvp required). >>

6:30-8:30pm (runs thru 6/7): community organizations save our streets brooklyn and save our streets crown heights host their eighth annual arts to end violence exhibition, opening tonight. ron taylor gallery (crown heights), free. >>

7pm: screenwriter, film director, and film critic paul schrader (taxi driver, mishima) discusses his new film first reformed, his updated book transcendental style in film, and his work for film comment. the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free (tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event). >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests sam dingman, bill chambers, david lawson, and mindy raf. bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian brett davis premieres a new one-man show as his long-suffering character, john gentle, a depressed former adjunct college professor and self-published poet. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the tale storytelling show returns with seasoned stories spun by dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), michele carlo (fish out of agua), paul dickinson, and more. hosted by harmon leon (meet the deplorables). the red room at kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

8pm: #happyperiod benefit concert: #happyperiod, a nonprofit that provides menstrual hygiene products to the homeless and low-income communities, throws a benefit concert with performances by a deer a horse, parlor walls, essi, and weeping python, plus raffles with prizes from local businesses. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by kunal arora (trutv), caroline doyle, jonathan van halem, and papp johnson. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: mrs. doubtfire… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s installment features speakers dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), ria spencer, and mary cyn. caveat (les), $15. >>


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coming up

5/25: our/vodka opens our/new york, the first legal distillery to open in manhattan since prohibition. the chelsea location includes a tasting room, bar and retail shop. >>

5/25 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. frank d. o’connor playground (elmhurst). >>
despicable me. wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. bensonhurst park. >>
lilies of the field. marcus garvey park (harlem). >>
moana. randall’s island park. >>
the seventh seal. long meadow at prospect park. >>
top gun. on the flight deck of the intrepid (midtown west). >>
toy story. williamsbridge oval park (bronx). >>

5/25 7am: the annual good morning america summer concert series returns to central park’s rumsey playfield with sting and shaggy. free. >>

5/25 6-9pm (+ 5/26 12-6pm): browse publications, original artwork, and editions from more than 40 exhibitors at the second annual brooklyn art book fair. mccarren park play center (williamsburg), free admission. >>

5/25 6-10pm (fridays thru 9/14): catch the sunset at governors island, which will stay open late every friday thru summer. >>

5/25 6pm-1am (+ sat 12pm-1am, sun 6pm-1am): a performance marathon of theater, music, dance, cabaret, poetry, and more by dozens of performers comes to theater for the new city’s 23d annual lower east side festival of the arts. free admission. >>

5/25 7pm: books are magic’s weirdd poetry reading series returns with readings by wren hanks (the rise of genderqueer), amy meng (bridled) and julia guez (the guardian), plus a wildcard lecture on the history of the universe in 15 minutes by daniel hernandez diaz. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

5/25 7pm: get some bad advice from bad women (authors) as a dozen new and return guests read from their works at the reading series’s final installment tonight. hosted by charlotte shane (tigerbee press cofounder). liberty hall at the ace hotel (flatiron), free. >>

5/25 7pm (monthly): em’s damn good rogering is a show with standup, characters, and music aplenty, with demonstrations of said things by charlie bardey, sam regal, ayo edebiri, casy james salengo, eudora peterson, and andy bell. hosted by emma rogers. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

5/25 7pm-midnight: the art world’s glass ceiling is challenged at women to the front (wttf), an immersive showcase of women artists, filmmakers, performers, and djs. bonus: free drinks. superchief gallery (ridgewood), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

5/25 7:30pm: ink is forever, but you only turn 16 once. tonight, brooklyn tattoo celebrates their sweet 16 anniversary with bands, merch, giveaways, a raffle, and more. littlefield (gowanus), free admission. >>

5/25 7:45pm, 10:05pm (+ 5/26): writer-director-performer john cameron mitchell does q+a and extended intros at select screenings of his latest, how to talk to girls at parties. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

5/25 8pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a series of eerie existential short films, live music by tba, and an after party with free kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

5/25 8pm: it’s your chance to rhyme at hip hop karaoke, where you’ll be backed up by beats, a dj and even a hypeman. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/25 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features sean donnelly (conan), jeff scheen (laughs), janelle james (@midnight), andy haynes (comedy central), jeff simmermon (this american life), sarah kennedy, and nash rose. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

5/25 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show: the regular comedy show takes up residence at williamsburg’s villain with a night of stand up by joe firestone (fallon), julio torres (snl), kenny deforest (comedy at the knitting factory), sean patton (comedy central), emmy blotnick (the president show), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and more. bonus: free brooklyn brewery beer. villain (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

5/25 10pm: change channels and control your own dance party at a silent disco. the well (bushwick), $5-15 adv, $20 door (credit or debit card required to borrow headphones). >>

5/25 10pm: the arkham gothic dance party pays tribute to sci-fi horror films with goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, projections, and absinthe cocktails. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

5/25 11pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

5/25 11:30pm: flash back to the days of 90’s electronica and chemical beats at the praise you dance party. the knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 adv/$15 dos otherwise. >>

5/25 midnight (+ 5/26): play drinking games to two movies with banging soundtracks, trainspotting (fri) and repo man (sat). videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

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