THURS, 5/9: PLANT SALE, CAMP FASHION AT THE MET, AVENGERS BURLESQUE, + 23 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 9/8: the costume institute at the metropolitan museum of art’s new fashion exhibition, camp: notes on fashion’ examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion with more than 250 objects from the 17th century to today, including bjork’s swan dress. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission (suggested admission for residents: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students). >>

opens today: ridgewood’s nowadays opens its outdoor hang/party space for the season. free admission except for special programming. >>

10am-7pm: shop one of the metro area’s largest selections of houseplants, organic vegetables and herbs, flowering annuals, and more at the brooklyn botanic garden’s annual plant sale, which also offers a series of expert talks and workshops. free admission with regular garden admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors), and includes a free return visit coupon. >>

4:30pm + 7pm: filmmaker whit stillman will do q+a following a screening of the last days of disco (4:30pm) and will introduce metropolitan (7pm) as part of film forum’s trilogies series. film forum (south village), $15. >>

5-8pm: in the same place the grateful dead played to a crowd of 5,000 in 1968, stella blue’s band will play the second annual free dead in the park concert, a benefit for riverkeeper programs protecting the hudson river. central park naumburg bandshell, free admission (donations welcome). >>

6:45pm: you could be singin’ in the rain with gene kelly, debbie reynolds, and donald o’connor at nitehawk cinema’s screening of the 1952 classic. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $13 general, $10 seniors. >>

7pm: (thursdays thru 8/29): unleash your knowledge at dog trivia, hosted by puppy bowl referee dan schachner at boris + horton (east village/alphabet city). tonight’s topic: romantic comedies. donations welcome. >>

7pm: you always start off with a blanche card at golden girls bingo, featuring screenings of three episodes of the show. hosted by courtney antonioli of youtube channel stay golden. dsk (fort greene), $12. >>

7pm (+ 5/10 and select dates thru 9/13): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, kicks off the season with performances by trumpeter joey morant (thurs) and percussionist ray mantilla (fri). hudson river park’s pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

7pm: adult mom, gobbinjr, and long neck play the park church co-op (greenpoint). $13 adv, $15 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: performers assemble for some super-stripping at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to avengers endgame. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm: award-winning writers celeste ng (little fires everywhere) and mira jacob (good talk) will join in a conversation and signing at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show (fka ‘it’s all happening!’), serving up homemade penne alla vodka (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) and stand-up by josh johnson (netflix), brendan eyre (nbc), erica spera (gotham comedy live), mia jackson, and george civeris. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8pm: alingon mitra hosts a lineup of crazy funny south asians based in nyc for a night of stand-up and sketch at brooklyn’s eastville comedy club (boerum hill). $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

8pm (quarterly): take a peek at what the sack lunch comedy show has packed tonight: phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), emmy blotnick (colbert), chris calogero (funny or die), sagar bhatt (mcsweeney’s), and dekunle, plus music by gawin and the green knight. 61 local (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, celebrating its one-year anniversary tonight with stand-up by sydnee washington (comedy central), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), nore davis (conan), megan stalter, and jake silberman. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: the regular comedy show returns with a night of stand-up by ronny chieng (the daily show), chris distefano (comedy central), the lucas brothers (netflix), and emmy blotnick (colbert). hosted by brendan eyre. murmrr ballroom (prospect heights), $8 adv with promo code ‘lol’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

8pm doors, 10pm show (+ 5/10, 5/16-17): the arc, a new 20,000 square foot performance venue in long island city, opens with a series of warehouse parties with miami horror (dj set), shigeto (dj set), flamingosis, and more. $18. >>

9pm: (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from drew michael (hbo), kate willett (netflix), sean donnelly (conan), samantha ruddy (colbert), rojo perez (mtv), luke touma (sirius xm), and dan perlman. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: sego and bethlehem steel play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

10pm: dance to whitney, madonna, aretha, cher, beyoncé, and more at the dirty thursday ‘queens of pop’ dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

check our website for a list of more than 30 ongoing events. >>

coming up

5/10-1/20:  the cooper-hewitt design triennial exhibition, ‘nature,’ co-organized with cube design museum, presents projects ranging from experimental prototypes to consumer products, immersive installations, and architectural constructions from more than 60 international design teams. cooper hewitt (ues), $18 general, $12 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-9pm. >>

5/10-22: nycxdesign, an annual celebration of of design, showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, panels, open studios, and more in all five boroughs. >>

5/10-19: get to know the city’s natural areas with dozens of free events in all five boroughs during the 11th annual nyc wildflower week. >>

5/10-12 (+ 5/17-19, 5/31-6/2): over 100 makers will set up shop in bryant park (midtown west) at the urbanspace meet the makers market. free admission. >>

5/10-11: make some permanent memories at new york hardcore tattoo shop’s 20th anniversary tattoo jam, offering two days of $20 tattoos done by a range of guest artists. nyhc tattoo shop (les). >>

5/10 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
crazy rich asians. sunset park (sunset park). >>
ralph breaks the internet. bennett park (washington heights). >>
venom. willowbrook park archery range (staten island). >>

5/10 7pm: (un)silent film night: students from the new school’s mannes school of music and the school of jazz and contemporary music perform improvised music to series of short silent films by brakhage, chaplin, mélièsm, and kinugasa. the new school’s john l. tishman auditorium (greenwich village/union square), free. >>

5/10 7pm: shemakesbeats collective presents a showcase of female and non-binary electronic musicians, followed by a dance party. the deep end (ridgewood), free. >>

5/10 7pm doors, 8pm show: writer, director, rapper, and activist boots riley (sorry to bother you) delivers a lecture on the intersection of art and civil disobedience at the shed (hudson yards). $15-25. >>

5/10 7pm doors, 8pm show: get a double dose of comedy and politics when podcasts struggle session and the katie halper show team up for a live show at littlefield (gowanus). $10 adv, $13 dos. >>

5/10 7:30pm: one book, one new york winning author patti smith and buzzfeed books editor arianna rebolini will discuss smith’s just kids at symphony space. last year’s selection author jennifer egan (manhattan beach) will give an introduction. symphony space (uws), free (rsvp). >>

5/10 7:30pm (fridays thru october): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme every friday night through mid-october. tonight: 90’s hip-hop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

5/10 8pm (+ 5/24, 5/31): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by seth fletcher on black holes and the event horizon telescope, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

5/10 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts another people’s choice open call salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

5/10 8pm (monthly): slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘new york’s only comedy show in a lingerie store,’ featuring stand-up by lorelei ramirez (adult swim), rob haze (comedy central), george civeris (vulture), lillian devane (nerdist), sam evans, and nonye brown-west. hosted by brian bahe + julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free >>

5/10 8pm: comedian chris calogero (funny or die, vice) performs a 45-minute headlining set at friends and lovers with guests emily winter (the new yorker), kenice mobley (sirius xm), and mike lasher. bonus: your first fat tire beer is free. friends and lovers (crown heights), free admission. >>

5/10 8pm (ends today): the annual look + listen festival stages contemporary music performances in contemporary art spaces. tonight: ‘no instruments required’ featuring the bang group and quince ensemble at invisible dog (cobble hill). free. >>

5/10 8pm: klaus johan grobe, vinyl williams, and mahogany play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

5/10 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by andy haynes (comedy central), drew michael (hbo), sarah tollemache (colbert), khalid rahmaan (conan, jordan temple (hidden fences), and david spector. hosted by alison leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

5/10 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick, celebrating their sixth anniversary tonight, features stand-up by josh gondelman (desus + mero), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), katie hannigan (colbert), kenice mobley (laughs), joey dardano, and briana murphy. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. free admission. >>

5/10 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 ben rosenfeld (laughs), mike recine (conan), seaton smith (seth meyers), sam morril (colbert), liz barrett (grin and barrett comedy), and katie compa (golden spiral comedy). hosted by tyler fischer. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

5/10 9:30pm: run the world at secretformula’s girl power sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to two hours of music videos by women pop, rock, hip hop, and r+b stars from the 80s to today. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

5/10 10pm doors: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: star wars: the prequels: a comedy of errors. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $12) includes a drink. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: see the world premiere of musical octet from three-time tony award-nominee dave malloy (natasha, pierre + the great comet of 1812) at signature theatre thru 6/9. ticket start at $35. >>

get admission + roller skate rental at lakeside brooklyn thru 10/12 for free-$8.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $13-17). >>

get tickets to radiotheatre’s fourth annual edgar allan poe festival 5/16-6/1 for $12 (plus ticket fees, reg. $24). >>

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