THURS, 6/27: OUTDOOR POOLS OPEN, FREE MOVIES AT LINCOLN CENTER, FIREWORKS, + 23 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 9/11 (thursdays): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. kicking off the 20-film series: cleo from 5 to 7 and the portrait of a lady, plus complimentary popcorn and soda. film at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

thru 9/8: stay cool at one of the city’s 54 free outdoor pools, which open for the summer season today. >>

thru 8/17: browse diverse verse at the 27th annual poets house showcase, an exhibit of 3,000 books of poetry published over the previous 18 months. opening reception and reading 6/27 at 6pm. poets house (battery park), free. >>

thru 7/26: condo new york, an annual collaborative exhibition by 38 art galleries from around the world, takes over 18 manhattan art spaces. preview 6/27-28. free admission. >>

thru 6/30: the fourth annual boulevard film festival presents dramatic, comedic, horror, documentary, and music video shorts from local filmmakers. thalia spanish theatre (sunnyside) and sanger hall (lic), $10. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
blackkklansman. wright brothers playground (sugar hill). >>
bohemian rhapsody. tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>
but i’m a cheerleader. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
rebels on pointe. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. burns playground (bronx). >>
west side story. the lot at brooklyn plaza medical center (fort greene). >>
you don’t nomi plus filmmaker q+a, live music, and an after party with free drinks. liberty park (wtc). >>

various times: am new york shares a roundup of bars hosting democratic presidential primary debate watch parties. >>

10am-4:45pm: for the release of chef and restaurateur marcus samuelsson’s new audible original, our harlem: seven days of cooking, music, and soul at the red rooster, an our harlem food truck and samuelson will be making stops at red rooster in harlem (10:15-11:15am), union square (1:30-2:30pm), and bryant park (3:45-4:45pm) with free samples of featured recipes including mac + greens and obama’s short ribs. >>

5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with music by avenida b, a family-friendly puppet show by puppetsburg, and art by casey opstad + vadim gershman. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

6pm: videoout presents its annual speakout, an lgbtq storytelling evening and mixer, at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). $12 admission includes a glass of stonewall inn ipa. >>

just added: 6-9pm (thursdays thru 8/15): the summer cocktails at cooper hewitt performance series returns to museum’s terrace and garden, continuing tonight with drag festival bushwig. cooper hewitt (ues), $14 adv, $16 door includes museum admission starting at 5pm. >>

6-8pm (on view thru 7/20): ceres gallery, a feminist, not-for-profit gallery in chelsea, hosts its annual raising women’s voices group exhibition of drawing, painting, prints, sculpture and photography by 25 members. opening reception tonight. free. >>

6-10pm: pregame for the fourth of july with independence day celebrations and fireworks at randall’s island park (6-8:30pm), orchard beach in the bronx (7-9:30pm), and astoria park (7-10pm).

6:30pm: kian lam ko’s food talks series at the museum of chinese in america continues with queer michelin-starred chef and author of solo: a modern cookbook for a party of one anita lo, who’ll be discussing her career and whipping up some cauliflower chaat with almonds. museum of chinese in america (chinatown), $15 admission includes food samples, wine, and museum admission. >>

6:30pm: artist matthew ‘levee’ chavez, creator of the ‘subway therapy’ post-it note project following the 2016 election, comes to the new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn) to discuss his process and what he’s learned by engaging with thousands of people around the world. $5 adv with promo code ‘skintsubway’ admission includes a coney island brewery beer (reg. $15). >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with protoje, jah9, and dj top notch, plus a pre-show yoga on dub class. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

7pm: got a way with words? put your spelling smarts to the test at bryant park’s fifth annual spelling bee. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

7pm: reclaiming nyc for cyclists: biking advocates and urban planners meet up to discuss improvements needed for bikers, drivers, and pedestrians to coexist in our growing city. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

7pm (rescheduled from 6/18): the rise and fall of the sugar king author geoffrey cobb will host a discussion on his book at domino park (williamsburg). free (familiarity with the book is recommended, but not required). >>

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 brad lawrence (the moth grandslam champion), alexis sottile (chappelle’s show), and adrien behn (risk!). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: duck down records’ annual bbq featuring black moon and smif-n-wessun at betsy head park (brownsville). free >>

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

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. tonight’s show includes myq kaplan (conan), ashley brooke roberts (mtv), felipe di poi (adult swim), usama siddiquee, madeleine olnek, and brittany carney. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

7:30pm: as part of the france rocks festival, ¿que vola? and koki nakano will perform at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): a league of their own… 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 from watching it once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians martin urbano (kimmel), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), dina hasem (conan), yedoye travis (colbert), brett davis (ifc), and alicia camden. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $7. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by matthew broussard (conan), madeline smith (sirius xm), gordon baker-bone (gotham comedy live), sam evans, damien holmes, and brian higginbottom. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment includes eman el-husseini, paul peglar, mike cotayo, julie threlkeld, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

9pm: comedians dish on the ups and downs of living in nyc at the boyz in the woods a stand-up comedy show, featuring martin urbano (kimmel), jordan temple (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), calise hawkins (fallon), maddy smith (wild n’ out), and jordan carlos (#adulting). hosted by tawanda gona, gabe stoddard, and nick chambers. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

10pm: go gaga at the ‘born this way’ themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

10pm: jd samson’s pat party preps for pride weekend with beats by analog soul, michael serafini, amber valentine, and more. union pool (williamsburg), free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

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sponsored: 6/29 8pm: after sold out parodies of road house and x-men, the usual rejects are back with pop quiz hotshot: speed! put the pedal to the metal for a staged reading/parody/drinking game of the 1994 keanu reeves/sandra bullock classic. sponsored by blue point brewery. your $15 advance ticket ($20 at the door) gets you 2 beers, a raffle ticket, and a wild ride! >>

6/28-7/11: 18th new york asian film festival returns for an 18th year with 50+ films of all types from east asia, plus in-person appearances and q+as with filmmakers + actors. film at lincoln center (uws) and sva theatre (chelsea), $15 general, $10-12 students/seniors. >>

6/28-7/4: ifc and bam host 30th anniversary screenings of spike lee’s do the right thing in a new 4k digital restoration as well as on an archival 35mm print. $15-16.

6/28-30: syndicated continues its celebration of female friendships in film with screenings of booksmart, steel magnolias, clueless, now and then, and one sings, the other doesn’t. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

6/28 various times: nyc’s annual pride week runs through the weekend with many cornerstone events and skint-priced parties. tonight’s include:
• 4-6pm: audre lorde project’s 15th annual trans day of action in washington square park. >>
• 6-9pm: the annual pride rally at stonewall national monument (greenwich village). >>
• 6-9pm: step into pride: drag show. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>
• 7-10pm: the annual nyc drag march. tompkins square park to sheridan square. >>
• 8pm: queer joy: chromat x moma ps1 party at ps1 (lic), $15. >>
• 10pm: heartbreaker pride party. good room (greenpoint), $20-25. >>
• midnight: this party is killing you: a night of all robyn everything: pride edition. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>
• thru sun: a number of nyc landmarks will be lit with the colors of the rainbow flag >>

6/28: following an extensive $12 million restoration, central park’s belvedere castle reopens to the public today. free admission. >>

6/28 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. rainey park (bronx). >>
crazy rich asians. columbus park (chinatown). >>
diary of a wimpy kid: the long haul. paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway). >>
hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. baretto point park (bronx). >>
mustang. transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
the fits. east 43rd street community garden (flatlands). >>
the sound of silence plus filmmaker q+a, live music, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les). >>

6/28 12pm (+ 7/12, 7/26): hear songs from eight broadway musicals at the annual broadway in the boros. today: cast members and musicians from be more chill and the prom at 77th street + 37th road (jackson heights). free admission. >>

6/28 3pm: the gay men’s chorus of washington, dc commemorates the 50th anniversary of the stonewall uprising with an afternoon concert of songs about equality and justice. st. paul’s chapel (fidi), free. >>

6/28 6pm: alice farley dance theater’s residency at the bronx museum of the arts’ co-lab comes to a close with a final performance of ‘conversations with monsters,’ experiments in puppetry, mask and dance, with a talk by choreographer/designer alice farley. bronx museum of the arts, free. >>

6/28 6pm (+ 7/5): 16 contemporary dance companies give outdoor performances for the contemporary dance at bryant park series. tonight: lanecoarts, syren modern dance, jolt dance project, and harlem school of the arts. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6/28 6pm doors, 7pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: young m.a. and funk flex at betsy head park (brownsville). free. >>

6/28 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with celso piña, dos santos, and riobamba. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/28 7pm (select fridays thru 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series continues the season with bell brass, an all-female brass band. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

6/28 7-11pm (+ 6/29 12-10pm): you’ll want to pause at press play, an annual book and music fair celebrating independent publishers and labels through two days of live performances, panels, exhibitor and zine fairs, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free admission. >>

6/28 7pm-late (+ 7/5, 7/12): air, a new rooftop party series, takes over bogart house (east williamsburg). free before 10pm with rsvp, $15-20 otherwise. >>

6/28 7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring ali kolbert (fallon), rick crom (chapelle’s show), michael hartney (ucb), calvin cato (oxygen), sam morrison (siriusxm), brandon jackson (thrillist), and host gara lonning. the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $5 gift card required for admission. >>

6/28 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show guest hosted by real-life married couple nate and bobby hankinson, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including anita flores (party of two storytelling), savannah desormeaux (ghost town comedy), and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

6/28 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: pop divas of the 80’s and 90’s. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

6/28 8pm: ride on up to the ‘violently bike-friendly’ hammy comedy show, located inside a bike shop and featuring sets by dina hashem (conan), lizzy martinez (funny or die), carmen lagala (colbert), kendall farrell (sirius xm), and patrick hastie. hosted by albert kirchner and jess reed. bonus: donation-based beer. north brooklyn cycles (bushwick), free admission. >>

6/28 8pm (+ 6/29): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $14 adv, $15 door (admission includes a beer). >>

6/28 8pm: choral chameleon vocal ensemble’s summer concert includes performances of works of debussy, duruflé, and others, as well as premieres of new pieces developed over seven days by students of various musical backgrounds and career stages. bonus: after party with brooklyn brewery beer. st paul’s episcopal church (carroll gardens), free admission. >>

6/28 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by drew michael (hbo), mia jackson (last comic standing), ariel elias (all-female reboot), erik monical, and allie pearse. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

6/28 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 tyler fischer (colbert), steven rogers (colbert), ken boyd (comedy central), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), drew michael (hbo), yedoye travis (comedy central), and kendra cunningham (last comic standing). hosted by courtney maginnis. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-10 (advance purchase required). >>

6/28 9:30pm (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $10. >>

6/28 9:30pm doors, 10pm show (monthly): the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday-themed variety show every month. tonight’s karaoke-themed festivities go down at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

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