around town today

thru 6/2: short and sweet: 40 indie films from emerging and established independent filmmakers, ranging from 3-30 mins in length, screen at the new york shorts international film festival. anthology film archives (east village), $15. >>

thru 6/3: the people’s film festival spotlights independent filmmakers from around the world, with an emphasis on those who utilize new media and technology. various locations in harlem, $14. >>

thru 6/3: for a limited pop-up run, low-cal ice cream company halo top serves up their new peaches + cream soft serve, swirled inside a croissant-muffin hybrid, with the first 150 guests each day receiving it for free. supermoon bakehouse (les), free admission. >>

thru 6/3: the second annual split screens festival celebrates the art and craft of tv with five days of screenings and discussions with directors, producers, showrunners and cast members from programs including the americans, better call saul, snowfall, westworld, younger, and more, plus obsessive panels on the outer limits and twin peaks. ifc center (greenwich village), $15. >>

thru 6/3: the rioult dance ny company celebrates the connection between choreographers and composers with performances of artistic director pascal rioult’s pieces dream suite (tchaikovsky) and les noces (stravinsky), plus the world premiere of an original score by polina nazaykinskaya. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

thru 6/6: discover the subversive humor, experiment failures, and unsung heroes of science whose contributions were buried by racism and sexism at caveat’s week-long underground science festival. caveat (les), various prices. >>

thru 6/17 (thurs-sun): 20 emerging and established playwrights will premiere new plays at the gallery players’ 21st annual black box new play festival. the gallery players (south slope), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

today’s the 31st of the month, so baskin-robbins will flaunt its 31 flavors with $1.50 ice cream scoops at participating locations. >>

12-7pm (+ 6/1 11am-7pm): feel like tom hanks at a 30th anniversary pop-up replica of the loft apartment from the film big, where you  can bounce on a trampoline, dance on piano keys, play pinball, and try your luck at a zoltar fortune teller machine with prizes from mattress and furniture company zinus, who is sponsoring the event. home studios (flatiron), free. >>

5:30-6:45pm (thru 8/30: thurs 5:30-6:45pm, sat + sun 10am-3pm): free kayaking season begins at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 dock. >>

6pm (thru 8/30): take a free outdoor yoga class at the morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). mats provided, or byo. >>

7pm: author and activist darnell l. moore launches his new memoir, no ashes in the fire: coming of age black and free in america, with an event including discussions, a dance performance, music, and a signing. brooklyn academy of music / fishman space (fort greene), free. >>

7pm (monthly): video sketch and improv group physically bold brings you a strong dose of comedy at their variety show, tonight featuring guests julio torres (snl), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and michael kayne (ucb). pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

7pm: composer, music director, and violinist edward w. hardy (off-broadway’s the woodsman) performs original music inspired by the writings of edgar allan poe and l. frank baum, along with other premieres and arrangements. turtle bay music school, free (rsvp). >>

7pm (monthly thru september): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, starts the season with a performance by percussionist ray mantilla. hudson river park’s pier 84 (midtown west), free. >>

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

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and emily flake (the new yorker) and featuring performances by carole montgomery (comedy central), abbi crutchfield (vh1), jr havlan, and lauren weinstein. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): coco. st. vartan park (murray hill). >>

8pm: nonprofit esa kicks off a series of diy and mending workshops with bros brews + buttons, which will teach you how to properly sew a button alongside a discussion on gender and sustainable fashion by associate professor of philosophy at fit, daniel benkendorf. bonus: beer provided. the whiskey brooklyn (williamsburg), $15. >>

8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians jordan temple (conan), emily winter (tv land), daniel simonsen (bbc), and others. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk kaffee (fort greene), $5. >>

8pm (thru 6/2): catch three nights of new choreography for a cause at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought.’ danspace project (east village), $5 + two cans of food to benefit the momentum project, or $10 with no cans (cash only). >>

8pm (thru 6/24, + 7/17-8/19): the annual shakespeare in the park season returns to central park’s delacorte theater with outdoor productions of othello (5/29-6/24) starring chukwudi iwuji, heather lind, corey stoll and more, and twelfth night (7/17-8/19) starring ato blankson-wood, nikki m. james, andrew kober, jacob ming-trent, and shaina taub. free tickets are available each day in-person at the theater in the park (starting at 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via a digital lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates (starting at 12pm).

8pm: navy gangs, poppies, and dan english play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by jamie lee (crashing), rebecca o’neal (easy), chris calogero (not quite midnight), and philip markle. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>



Greenpoint Open Studios returns with more than 400 local artists, who will open up their studios to the public to showcase their works. Free and open to everyone! Visitors will have the opportunity to engage directly with artists in their own spaces, including painters, sculptors, video and installation artists, photographers, printmakers, ceramicists, designers, architects and more. This year GOS is offering several guided tours, workshops and additional fun art events all over the neighborhood.

Full schedule of events (including a Launch Party at Java Studios Friday night, Wrap Party at Northern Territory Sunday night) and tour registrations can be found here.

A map of all the artists’ studios can be found here.

coming up

6/1-7/15: public art alert: brooklyn greenway initiative unveils elliott arkin’s ‘the spanish gardener,’ a 10-foot sculpture of pablo picasso mowing a lawn, at the corner of degraw street + columbia street (columbia waterfront district). opening reception 6/1 6-8pm. free. >>

6/1-16: beatles fans: prints of photographer tom murray’s ‘mad day: summer of ’68’ photos, the last publicity shoot of all four beatles together, are currently on display at soho contemporary art. free admission. >>

6/1-10: the annual brooklyn film festival brings 125 features, shorts, documentaries, animated and experimental films from 30 countries to seven brooklyn venues. $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

6/1: it’s national doughnut/donut day! score yourself a free one at these locations:
babeland (park slope): free donut at 7pm. >>
du’s donuts (williamsburg): free mini cruller and a du’s cocktail 5-7pm. >>
dunkin’ donuts (at participating locations): free donut with purchase of any beverage. >>
krispy kreme (at participating locations): free doughnut of any variety. >>

6/1 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther + a wakanda fashion show. marcus garvey park (harlem). >>
le grand restaurant. cedar hill (central park). >>
paddington. rory staunton field (jackson heights). >>
stonewall. mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
the lego ninjago movie. leif ericson park (dyker heights). >>
thor: ragnarok. willowbrook park (staten island). >>

6/1 7am-10pm (thru 9/30): you just got another hour to enjoy the high line. summer hours start today. >>

6/1 12-9pm (+ 6/2 12-9pm, 6/3 12-7pm): eat ’til your brain freezes at ‘the nation’s largest’ all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, returning to bryant park for a second year with a baker’s dozen local and national ice cream + sorbet makers serving up 64 flavors. rain or shine. bryant park (midtown west), $25 admission benefits the jimmy fund. >>

6/1 1pm: stars from 19 current broadway musicals will perform at the annual stars in the alley outdoor concert, celebrating the end of the 2017-2018 broadway season. hosted by alex newell (once on this island and alex boniello (dear evan hansen). rain or shine. shubert alley (west of seventh ave, bet. 44th + 45th sts), free admission. >>

6/1 6-8pm (thru 6/3): featuring all latin american-based contributors, this year’s camera club of new york zine + photo book fair highlights printed matter’s ability to enact social change. opening reception friday 6-8pm. baxter street at the camera club of new york (chinatown/little italy), free admission. >>

6/1 6-10pm: this month’s edition of the schomburg center’s first fridays series celebrates gay pride with extended hours, exhibitions of materials of and by black lgbt people throughout history, dj sets, drinks, drag performances, and more. ‘fabulous’ dress code encouraged. schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free admission. >>

6/1 7pm: broadway icon hal prince and cast members from prince of broadway give a musical performance followed by a signing at a release event for the production’s original broadway cast recording. barnes + noble 86th + lexington, wristbands for entry will be given with purchase of the cd at this location starting at 9am. >>

6/1 7pm (monthly): the 44 charlton variety show, hosted by julian fleisher (wnyc’s the naked american songbook), returns with actor martha plimpton, two-time moth storyslam winner and comedian jocelyn chia, and music by the hungry march band. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

6/1 7 doors, 8 show: metropolis burlesque sends up rick and morty at bizarre bushwick (bushwick). $10 suggested donation. >>

6/1 7-10pm: not all block parties come with a complimentary bike valet, but transportation alternatives’ bike home from work party does, plus food, beer, games, and vendors to kick off the summer cycling season. brooklyn brewery (williamsburg), free admission (rsvp required). >>

6/1 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: wrap yourself in harmony at choiroke, a night of karaoke with an actual choir singing backing vocals along with you. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

6/1 7pm doors, 8pm show: performers show their inner geeks (and a lot more) at wasabassco’s ‘get your nerd on’ burlesque show. littlefield (gowanus), $15+. >>

6/1 7pm doors, 8pm show: the bell house summer series brings a season of outdoor concerts and comedy to an industry city courtyard, kicking off tonight with eight-piece new orleans brass band the soul rebels. $15. >>

6/1 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, tonight featuring episodes of just shoot me and hey dude. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

6/1 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight, eman el-husseini, samuel bronowski, sagar bhatt, rebecca o’neal, andre medrano, and pranav behari. hosted by noa osheroff and defne gencler. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

6/1 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers of comedic punk news site the hard times and their friends present a stand-up comedy showcase at tender trap (greenpoint). $5. >>

6/1 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), monroe martin (seth meyers), jess salomon, raanan hershberg, and damian holmes. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

6/1 9:30pm: mmmbop your way into summer at secretformula’s 90’s summer jams sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, drink themed drinks, and score some sweet 90’s swag. themed attire encouraged. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: last chance to enter our contest to win tickets to a summer of concerts including panorama, northside fest, belle + sebastian, the decemberists, beach house, and more! contest ends at 11:59pm tonight! >>

be there or be chair: rsvp to play/compete in the seventh annual massive game of musical chairs in bryant park (6/4). >>

rsvp for free tickets to see action bronson, special victims unit, and darnell williams at a house of vans (greenpoint) 6/14. >>

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