THURS, 7/11: FREE SLURPEES, FREE CONCERTS, MANHATTANHENGE TALK, + 32 FRI EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. soundview park (bronx). >>
rear window stuyvesant square (stuy town). donations welcome. >>
the devil wears prada. tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>
the outsiders. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
rescheduled to 7/14 sister aimee. fort greene park central lawn (fort greene). >>
canceled back to the future. sol lain playground (les). >>
canceled incredibles 2. commodore barry park (brooklyn navy yard). >>
canceled pariah. brooklyn bridge park pier 1 (brooklyn heights). >>
canceled star wars: a new hope. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>

11am-7pm: today’s 7/11, which means participating 7-eleven locations are once again offering free small slurpees to all. >>

5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with music by high + mighty brass band and eli paperboy reed, and art curated by the nyc crit club. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

6pm (thru 7/13): get into the swing, salsa, rhythm + blues, and disco of things at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing, an outdoor series of retro dance parties with live music. thurs: típica messiez; fri: maria muldaur; sat: lc kids dance (3pm, free) and harlem renaissance orchestra/lindy hop dance contest (6pm, regular admission). dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $18 adv/$22 dos, but there’s usually plenty of room to watch/dance outside the main space for free. >>

6pm, 8:45pm (thursdays thru 9/11): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. tonight: two english girls and mulholland dr.. film at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

6-8pm: see all the art at these free exhibition opening receptions:
on view thru 7/31: the small works show at carter burden gallery (chelsea). >>
on view thru 8/25: 2019 world press photo exhibition at 10 corso como gallery (seaport). >>
on view thru 9/28: umbra: new prints for a dark age at international print center new york (chelsea). >>

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

6:15pm (thursdays thru 8/1): the annual battery park city river + blues concert series presents four outdoor performances at robert f. wagner, jr. park. tonight: son little. free. >>

6:30pm (+ 8/8): jazz and stargazing: the annual jazz at socrates series, presented by the jazz foundation of america, continues with the t.k. blue quintet, plus stargazing with students and astronomy faculty from la guardia community college. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s live taping includes guests bowen yang and matt rogers (las culturistas). the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7pm: learn about the history and astronomy behind the manhattanhenge phenomenon, occurring friday + saturday nights, at a presentation led by astrophysicist jackie faherty at the hayden planetarium (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show . tonight’s lineup: alingon mitra (conan), jeff arcuri (colbert), courtney maginnis (comedy central), carolyn busa (fox), max fine, and gideon hambright. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7pm (thru 7/27: thursdays-saturdays): shakespeare in the parking lot: the drilling company presents an updated production of romeo and juliet, set in 1990s lower east side nyc, in an actual parking lot. the clemente parking lot (les), free. >>

7pm (+ 7/27, 8/3): the columbia summer winds band performs a series of concerts in parks around nyc. today: washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

7pm (+ 8/8, 9/12): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, continues the season with a performance by mike freeman zonavibe, ray mantilla, and jose mangual, jr.. hudson river park’s pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), 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: aterciopelados, diamante eléctrico, and dj dayansita. queensbridge park (lic), free. >>

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. >>

7:30pm (+ 7/12 10:10pm): writer-director-star john cameron mitchell will do q+a/introduce select screenings of a new 4k restoration of hedwig and the angry inch at ifc center (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

7:30pm: singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and spoken word artist celisse henderson performs an evening of bluesy, soulful music at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm (thursdays thru 8/15): the swing time big band kicks off this year’s central astoria waterfront concert series. blanket or chairs encouraged. astoria park great lawn, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade rigatoni with lamb ragu and stand-up by dina hashem (conan), devon walker (comedy central), leah bonnema (trutv), mike lebovitz (hbo), and lawrence deloach (caroline’s comedy madness winner). hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: sweethearts of comedy drew anderson and tim platt host an evening of stand-up featuring bowen yang (las culturistas), anna drezen (snl), gary richardson (snl), julia shiplett (comedy central), and max wittert (high maintenance). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: brooklyn-based indie band pronoun plays a record release show at rough trade (williamsburg). $13 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): spend your dog days of summer and beyond at the new web catz comedy show, hosted by anne victoria clark (vulture) and john sartori (ucb), and featuring stand-up by casey james salengo (comedy central), jordan temple (comedy central), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), and savannah desormeaux (ghost town comedy). crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by carmen lagala (colbert), subhah agarwal (comedy central), sam morrison (siriusxm), ashlyn salzano, and john baglio. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: with a wave of a wand, clothing will disappear at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to harry potter. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

8pm: weird worlds collide at a coney summer sideshow festival, featuring four sideshow troupes plus live music, a freak market, and more. coney island usa, $15. >>

9pm: (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from seaton smith (fox), emmy blotnick (comedy central), greg stone (netflix), jp mcdade (trutv), dominique gellin (sirius xm), chanel ali (mtv), and robert dean. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: eight comedians and an audience member compete to win the heart of a ‘celebrity single’ through rounds of q+a and with the help of a relationship expert at first impressions: the live 90s dating game show. tonight’s guest: lauren duca (teen vogue). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10pm: pop-rock duo savoir adore plays an acoustic ep release show at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free. >>

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

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sponsored: join us at the intrepid sea, air + space museum’s space shuttle pavilion as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic apollo 11 moon landing with to the moon, a night of comedy, history and science with the upright citizens brigade touring co. featuring lauren adams (the unbreakable kimmy schmidt), former nasa astronaut mike massimino, and nasa’s noah petro, deputy project scientist for the lunar reconnaissance orbiter, who’ll discuss the science and history behind this outrageous undertaking. the comedy team will then launch into an apollo 11-inspired improv set, bringing to life what they learned in their conversation about this ambitious endeavor. wine and beer will be available for purchase. saturday, july 20 at 8pm. $15. >>

7/12-8/3: get your fill of film at these three film fests/series:
7/12-14: terry gilliam films at syndicated (bushwick). $7. >>
7/12-15: dance on camera festival at film at lincoln center (uws). $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>
7/12-8/3: keanu: the works at nitehawk cinema (williamsburg + prospect park). $13 general, $10 seniors. >>

7/12-14: hear all the tunes at these music festivals:
7/12-13: the annual afro-latino festival at city point brooklyn. free-$36. >>
7/12-14: the inaugural jamaica downtown jazz festival. various locations,  free-$30. >>
7/12-14: the annual rock! away! music festival at rockaway beach. prices tba. >>

7/12-14: star marc maron and director lynn shelton will do q+a with ira glass at select screenings of sword of trust at ifc center (greenwich village) and the landmark at 57 west (uws). $13-18.50.

7/12 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
after hours. governors island parade ground (governors island). >>
aya of yop city (aya de yopougon). tompkins square park (east village/alphabet city). >>
captain marvel. crocheron park (bayside). >>
crazy rich asians. southpoint park (roosevelt island). >>
blerd city presents ganja + hess and juju. herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>
mamma mia! here we go again. ball fields in morningside park. >>
newsies. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
incredibles 2. john hancock playground (bed-stuy). >>
incredibles 2. transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
venom. willowbrook park (staten island). >>
wreck-it ralph. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>

7/12 12pm (+ 7/26): hear songs from eight broadway musicals at the annual broadway in the boros. today: cast members and musicians from beautiful: the carole king musical and wicked at co-op city, section 1 greenway (bronx). free admission. >>

7/12 12pm-midnight: converge: submerse yourself in conversation on the intersection of technology, art, and music with curated ‘technology-enhanced’ interactive installations, panels, workshops and a performance by chvrches. pioneer works (red hook), free (rsvp). >>

7/12 3:30-5:30pm: the cooper hewitt opens its terrace and garden for a free disability pride poster making session ahead of sunday’s parade. cooper hewitt (ues), free (rsvp). >>

sponsored: 7/12 6pm (+ 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, continuing today with le vent du nord. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

7/12 6pm doors, 7pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with gaby moreno + friends, enjambre, and el david aguilar. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

7/12 6pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm (+ 7/13): opera on tap presents this is the ground, an interactive musical walk through america’s volatile political history that will feature live performances of songs from the 1790s to now. old stone house (park slope), free (rsvp). >>

7/12 6:30-9:30pm: switch between three djs and control your own dance party at quiet clubbing’s outdoor silent disco under the unisphere at flushing meadows corona park. free admission (note: a credit or debit card is required for the check in process to use the headphones). >>

7/12 6:30pm-1am: prohibition productions presents casino savoy, a film-noir inspired speakeasy casino with live hot jazz bands, swing djs, burlesque, pro-dealers and tables (no cash gambling), and dancing. big deal casino (nomad), $20. >>

7/12 7pm: the lights for liberty vigil to end human concentration camps, occurring in locations across the country and world, convenes at foley square with speakers and a candlelight vigil. >>

7/12 7pm (fridays thru 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series continues the season with ska/reggae project kevin batchelor’s grand concourse. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

7/12 7pm (+ 7/27, others): moma’s poprally series hits each of the five boroughs with art, music, food, film, and more this summer. tonight: a participatory performance by ray ferreira and miatta kawinzi, music by salsa masala and dj marty mcsorley, and a pair of food vendors from queens night market. trans-pecos (ridgewood), $10. >>

7/12 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: a palo seco at queensbridge park (lic), free. >>

7/12 7pm: versus, savak, and big bliss play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7/12 7-10pm: dust off your dancing shoes for a cajun music night, kicking off with a jam and followed by live music by the hi-lo aces. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $15. >>

7/12 7pm-2am (+ 7/19, 8/2): air, a new rooftop party series, takes over bogart house (east williamsburg). free before 10pm with rsvp, $15+ otherwise. >>

7/12 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: dark tank, a podcast where white ‘gentripreneurs’ pitch shark tank-style solutions for racism to a panel of black comedians, records a live episode at union hall (park slope). hosted by yedoye travis. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

7/12 7:30pm (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. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 suggested. >>

7/12 7:30pm (monthly): escape from your parents who just don’t understand at a ’teen angst’ edition of cat’s eye cabaret, bringing rebellious burlesque, aerial, and variety artists to the deep end (ridgewood). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7/12 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: saturday night fever. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

7/12 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex toy shop. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7/12 8pm: your first beer is free at the not quite midnight talk show, featuring performances and interviews from comedians nick vatterott (conan), bowen yang (snl), eudora peterson (comedy central), ben wasserman (side ponytail), and more. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. friends and lovers (crown heights), free admission. >>

7/12 8pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with saint frances, plus filmmaker q+a, live music from renata zeiguer, and an after party with free drinks. industry city, $16. >>

7/12 8pm doors, 9pm show: detroit-based indie rock musician stef chura plays rough trade (williamsburg) with openers french vanilla. $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

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. >>

7/12 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by daniel simonsen (seth meyers), kate willett (netflix), menuhin hart (joking off), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), and naomi karavani (redacted tonight), plus music by big willy nelson. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

7/12 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by courtney maginnis (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), raanan hershberg (nbc), and ethan simmons-patterson. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-10 (advance purchase required). >>

7/12 9:30pm: sing it out at secretformula’s 90’s + 2000’s music video sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos from the recent past. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7/12 11pm: pay tribute to your favorite european songstresses at a róisín murphy, robyn, and björk dance and drag party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5 adv, $8 door. >>

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