around town today

thru 7/6: the shed’s ‘open call’ series presents new works by nyc-based emerging artists and collectives. the shed (hudson yards), free (rsvp required, standby line forms one hour before showtime). >>

thru 6/2: st. ann’s warehouse (dumbo) presents labapalooza!, their annual mini-festival of new puppet theater from the lab. $20 adv, $25 door per program, or $30 for both. >>

thru 6/1: the annual people’s film festival returns to harlem for three days of indie film, panels, a tech expo, and more. amc magic johnson and maysles cinema (harlem), free-$15 (opening night with party is $35). >>

5:30pm (thru 8/31: thursdays 5:30-6:45pm, saturdays + sundays 10am-2pm): free kayaking season begins at brooklyn bridge park, between piers 1 + 2. >>

6pm (thru 8/29: tuesdays 10am on the upper terrace, thursdays 6pm on the lawn): join hundreds of other stretching bodies at bryant park’s free outdoor yoga classes. free mats provided (while supplies last), or byo. note: tonight’s class is canceled due to weather. >>

6:15pm: get a behind-the-scenes introduction to how neuroscience research works at late night science, a seminar series with lab tours by graduate students of columbia university. tonight’s topic: convergent evolution between animals and machines. jerome l. greene science center (morningside heights), free. photo id required. >>

7pm (thru 6/30. no show mondays): ny classical theatre brings outdoor productions of oscar wilde’s the importance of being earnest, with cast members switching genders and roles at every other performance, to central park (thru 6/16), brooklyn bridge park (6/18-23), and carl schurz park (6/25-30). free. >>

7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by riverdel will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit physicians committee for responsible medicine. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the ever-changing backfat comedy/variety show returns with performances from ophira eisenberg (ask me another), petey deabreu (comedy central), julia shiplett (the moth), jeff scheen (sirius xm), and jessy morner-ritt (the special without brett davis). hosted by emily winter and larry mancini. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7:30 pm: commune with creatives at dixon connect, a networking event for performing artists that also features four four-minute solo performances. the lounge at dixon place (les), free. >>

7:30pm: brooklyn-based soul singer meah pace, of the mellomatics, !!!, and more, performs at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by rob biggerstaff (comedy central), ayanna dookie (bet), eliza hurwitz (huffington post), xazmin garza, bassam shawl, and zain zaidi. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm (thru 6/1): fall under the steamy spell of cold blooded witch: the sex musical, maggie lalley’s one-woman coming-of-age musical comedy about her journey through teen witchcraft and sexuality. under st. marks theater, (east village), $10. >>

8pm: philly indie band free cake for every creature (katie bennett) plays its final nyc show at trans-pecos (ridgewood), with brooklyn’s yours are the only ears opening. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8:12pm (+ 7/12 8:20pm, 7/13 8:21pm): 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. >>

8:30pm (monthly): a lineup of folks who have a way with words share them at the in your own words storytelling show. hosted by rob penty. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

10pm: back it up at the dirty thursday booty bass dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

10:30pm: experience gloria at vylette tendency’s punk drag showcase queer as in f*ck you, tonight presenting a tribute to patti smith. otto’s shrunken head (east village), $10. >>

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


Comedian Jon Glaser (Parks and Recreation, Delocated) tests out material for a live special – with not-so-surprise guest Scott Adsit (30 Rock) at littlefield this Saturday.

EARLY SHOW: Doors open at 6:30PM. Show starts at 7:00PM.
LATE SHOW: Doors open at 8:30PM. Show starts at 9:00PM.

We’re giving away tickets! To enter to win, just drop us a line via this form by 11:59pm tonight (Thursday). The winners will picked at random and notified tomorrow morning. Good luck!

Jon Glaser
Saturday, June 1 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn NY 11217
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
Tickets and more info:

coming up

5/31 ongoing: time out new york opens time out market new york, a 21,000 square-foot food market with 21 eateries, 3 bars, a rooftop terrace, and a stage and exhibition space. empire stores at 55 water street (dumbo). >>

5/31-6/9: get your film fix at these four film festivals/series:
•  5/31-6/13: jim jarmusch at the metrograph (les). $15. >>
•  5/31-6/9: the 22nd annual brooklyn film festival. various venues in brooklyn, $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>
•  5/31-6/6: new york shorts international film festival. cinema village (east village), $5-15. >>
•  5/31-6/4: punk lust: raw provocation. anthology film archives (east village), $12 general, $9 students/seniors). >>

5/31-6/2: the urbanspace meet the makers market returns to bryant park (midtown west). free admission. >>

5/31-6/2: talk back, a three-day symposium by and for the disabled and chronically-ill artist community and their allies, offers performances, screenings, workshops, and discussions. flux factory (lic), free. >>

5/31 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bumblebee. van cortlandt park (bronx). >>
coco before chanel. cedar hill in central park (ues). >>
creed ii. cpl. thompson park (staten island). >>
dangerous documentaries. metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn). >>
dunkirk. flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen). >>
e.t. the extra-terrestrial. paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway). >>
owned; a tale of two americas. good life garden (bushwick), donations welcome. >>
tide film festival shorts. fort greene park (fort greene). >>

5/31 10am-8pm (+ 6/1): the aclu 100 experience multi-city tour comes to brooklyn with two days of exhibits, performances, and discussions on topics including immigration, incarceration, voting rites, and more. the dumbo archway, free admission. >>

5/31 5-9pm (select fridays thru 10/25): the intrepid sea, air + space museum offers free friday night admission on select dates through the season, with programming including lectures, performances, stargazing, and movie screenings. the intrepid sea, air + space museum (hell’s kitchen), reg. $33 general, $31 seniors. >>

5/31 5:30-8:30pm (+ 6/1 2-7pm): the 26th annual red hook fest returns with a cookout, dance party, and music and dance performances at ps15 (fri) valentino park and pier (sat), free admission. >>

5/31 6pm ( + select fridays thru 9/27): in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots, the whitney museum hosts queer history walking tours that explore the queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the museum. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), free (rsvp). >>

5/31 6pm: technology innovation with a conscience: a panel of experts from ibm and the institute of electrical and electronics engineers discuss the intersection of healthcare, ethics, and artificial intelligence with moderator mariette dichristina, editor-in-chief of scientific american. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium (east village). free. >>

5/31 6-9pm (+ 6/1 4-8pm): the clemente soto vélez cultural and educational center’s 23rd annual building-wide ‘open doors open studios’ features five floors of visual and performance art, plus theater, film, dance and musical events. the clemente (les), free. >>

5/31 7pm: celebrating the best lgbtq books of the year, the lambda literary awards fiction finalists read from their works at the center for fiction (fort greene). free. >>

5/31 7pm: bottleneck gallery presents a 35mm screening of the lost boys (1987) at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

5/31 7:30pm (fridays thru october): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: spice girls in xanadu. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

5/31 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: laugh and scream at hoff’s horrorfest, where comedian hoff matthews will host a screening of david cronenberg’s videodrome (1983) interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. cantina royal (williamsburg), $5. >>

5/31 7:30pm doors: screamin’ rebel angels, britt thomas + the breaker boys, and tight lipped play the rooftop at our wicked lady (east williamsburg). $10. >>

5/31 8pm (season ends today): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by david helfand on all of space and time, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

5/31 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by emma willmann (colbert), brian parise (the daily show), alex english (viceland), andrew schiavone (siriusxm), aimee rose ranger (the ranger zone), and chike robinson. hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

5/31 8pm: your first beer and all the laughs are free at karen, a stand-up comedy show hosted by emily winter and featuring ismael loutfi (kimmel), peter revello (comedy central), fareeha khan (mtv), andrew casertano (animal planet), brittany carney, and mike lasher. hosted by emily winter. precious metal (bushwick), free admission. >>

5/31 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: her-icane comedy, an all female-identifying stand-up show benefiting disaster relief, features stand up by akilah hughes (pod save america), taylor ortega (kim possible), jordan jensen, and feminist musical comedy duo free the mind. hosted by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf) and jenny gorelick (jenny’s birthday show). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

5/31 11pm: djs shred and ash spin up a depeche mode + duran duran party at drom (east village/alphabet city). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

5/31 11pm: emo night brooklyn takes over all three floors of brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) with dj sets, live performances, and more. $10-15. >>

ticket deals

rsvp for free tickets to a first look of never-before-seen footage from scary stories to tell in the dark, including q+a with producer guillermo del toro and director andré øvredal, at regal e-walk stadium 13 + rpx on monday, 6/3 at 7pm. limited number available. >>

get tickets to jackson galaxy’s cat camp at metropolitan pavilion 6/1-2 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-25). >>

be there or be chair: rsvp to play/compete in the annual massive game of musical chairs in bryant park on 6/3. >>

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