around town today

thru 9/9: five film series for the season:
thru 7/29: animation block party: the largest animation fest on the east coast. bam cinématek and littlefield, free-$15. >>
thru 8/2: the future of film is female: contemporary films directed by women early in their careers. the museum of modern art, $8-12. >>
thru 8/4: asian american international film festival: the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about asians and asian americans. various locations, $12-16. >>
thru 8/9: the female gaze: 36 films shot by 23 female cinematographers. film society of lincoln center, $12-15. >>
thru 9/9: see it big! 70mm: 2001: a space odyssey, the sound of music, west side story, and more. the museum of the moving image, $15-20. >>

thru 8/26: hip to hip theatre company’s 12th annual shakespeare in the parks season brings king lear and all’s well that ends well to 13 parks throughout the five boroughs, jersey city, and southampton. free. >>

thru 8/12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. thurs: selena for sanctuary; friday: hal willner’s amarcord nino rota; sat: family day and faramarz aslani; sun: jonathan wilson and lucy dacus. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

just added: ample hills ice cream company has opened a factory, interactive museum, and shop in red hook. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. wyckoff farmhouse museum (east flatbush). >>
back to the future. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>
enter the dragon. sunset park (sunset park). >>
ghana. queens museum (flushing meadows corona park). >>
jurassic park. willowbrook park (staten island). >>
loving vincent. asser levy playground (stuy town). >>
paris is burning. brooklyn bridge park (brooklyn heights). >>
star wars: the last jedi. hunts point recreation center (bronx). >>
the lion king. tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>
vertigo. stuyvesant square north lawn (stuy town). >>
zootopia. alley pond park (oakland gardens). >>

5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show (thursdays thru 8/30): the annual museum of modern art summer thursday performance series brings a diverse range of nyc musicians to its sculpture garden. tonight: combo chimbita. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

6pm (thursdays thru 9/20): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s fourth annual live at the archway performance series brings free outdoor musical performances, interactive art, and more to under the manhattan bridge archway in dumbo. tonight: ‘rising choreographers’ presented by white wave dance company, and art by marney fuller. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6-8pm, 7-9pm: 50-70 artists exhibit works at annual small works shows at carter burden gallery (chelsea) and trestle gallery (sunset park). opening receptions tonight. free.

6-9pm (thursdays thru 8/9): cocktails at cooper hewitt: the museum’s terrace and garden summer performance series continues with a performance by drew ‘thatviolakid’ forde and friends. arrive at 5pm if you’d like to also get in an hour of gallery viewing. cooper hewitt (ues), $13 adv, $15 general. >>

6pm, 7pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. today: old crow medicine show (6pm, central park, $39.50-45) and judy torres, tka, and grandwizzard theodore (saint mary’s park in the bronx, free). >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through the goonies. industry city courtyard 1/2, $15. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by brandi carlile and ruthie foster. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6:45pm: how much keanu kean-u handle? the incomparable keanu tribute and trivia night lets you show your love for the one with trivia, games, a costume and impression contest, and clips + montages. videology (williamsburg), $15. >>

7pm (+ 8/2): the annual river + blues concert series at robert f. wagner, jr. park continues with hurray for the riff raff. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free. >>

7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by berben and wolff’s vegan delicatessen will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit encompass. 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. performers tonight include josh sharp (the opposition with jordan klepper), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), andrea simons (refinery29), moss perricone, pat regan, and chelsea fernando. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: astronomy + physics professor janna levin (how the universe got its spots) hosts the scientific controversies series at red hook’s pioneer works. tonight’s topic is black holes with yale professor and astrophysicist priyamvada natarajan and the university of arizona professor and astrophysicist feryal özel. stargazing in the garden will follow. free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm: argentinian dancehall artist alika blends blends roots, reggae, hip-hop, and socially engaged lyrics at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm: motor city revue takes a trip back to the days of motown at astoria park lawn (astoria). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (thru 7/28): afropunk battle of the bands: 16 bands compete for a chance to play the mainstage at august’s festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 dos. >>

8pm: instead of making your own way awkwardly through a blind date, watch and laugh as someone else does it. on stage. at the in a world: the dating show, celebrating its first anniversary tonight, host emma vernon sets two pairs of single folks up on blind dates in an environment created by a group of improvisors. the pit (flatiron), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8pm: bunt cake a monthly comedy zine by female-identifying, trans and nonbinary contributors, puts on a comedy showcase to launch their new issue. molasses bookstore (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (monthly): the new vortex of shame comedy show makes its debut with standup by khalid rahmaan (conan), emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), kendra cunningham (gotham live), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), and pedro gonzalez. hosted by margaret dodge. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by gideon hambright (mtv), josh comers (conan), ashley hamilton, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: jaws… 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, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>


A weekend of unlimited wine tasting + delicious sweets that’ll have your sweet tooth in heaven. Sounds good? Then get your tickets for the 2nd Annual Wine & Sweets Fest, coming up on August 4th and 5th! See you there!

coming up

7/27-29: browse unique antique and estate pieces from the renaissance to art deco eras at the annual new york antique jewelry + watch show. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission. >>

7/27-29: the 40th annualthunderbird american-indian mid-summer pow wow features three days of intertribal dance competitions from more than 40 indian nations, plus art, crafts, jewelry, and food available for purchase. queens county farm museum (little neck, queens), $10. >>

7/27-29: catch a wave to the sixth annual women’s surf film festival, celebrating the filmmakers and female wave riders who live to surf. this year’s fest includes an art exhibit, market, outdoor screenings, beach clean up, and a group surf. rockaway beach surf club (rockaway beach), free admission. >>

7/27 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. merriam playground (bronx). >>
coco. playground for all children (flushing meadows corona park). >>
coco. wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
dunkirk. intrepid museum (midtown west). >>
jumanji (1995) pier 46 (greenwich vilalge) >>
les saveurs du palais (haute cuisine). pier i (uws). >>
king arthur: legend of the sword. monsignor mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>
leap. concrete plant park (bronx). >>
pitch perfect 2. wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
the princess bride. fort tryon park (inwood). >>
vertigo. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>

7/27 12pm (ends today): performers from current broadway productions entertain the lunchtime crowds at free broadway in the boros concerts. today: spongebob squarepants and kinky boots at soundview park (bronx). free admission. >>

7/27 2-5pm: the museum of pizza throws a summer friday pizza party with free booze and free pizza on the rooftop of hotel chantelle (les). free admission. >>

7/27 6-8pm: sva mfa visual narrative students show their work at an end-of-semester open studios and print slam. sva (chelsea), free admission. >>

7/27 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by tinariwen and cheick hamala diabate. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7/27 7pm (+ 7/28 7pm, 7/29 3pm): the drilling company brings their take on shakespeare’s twelfth night to bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

7/27 7pm (fridays thru 8/24): hudson river park’s 20th annual sunset on the hudson free concert series continues with the chuck braman jazz band. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

7/27 7pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. friday: bombazo dance co. and the sabrosura effect. saint mary’s park (bronx), free. >>

7/27 7:30pm: vanishing new york blogger jeremiah moss laments a gentrifying city at a paperback release event for his book, vanishing new york: how a great city lost its soul, in conversation with vol. 1 brooklyn founder jason diamond. books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7/27 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, tonight featuring episodes of small wonder and the drew carey show. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

7/27 8pm: comedian carly ann filbin, host of the let me break you up anti-dating game show, wants to hook you up at her pro-dating young hot sluts matchmaking show. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $13 door. >>

7/27 8pm (monthly): hosts betsy kenney and dara katz round up some of their favorite performers for everybody hates us (but not tonight, baby!), a comedy variety show born out of one question: what would you do on this stage if you stopped caring about how other people felt about you? tonight: farah brook, melissa lozada-oliva, david goldberg, drew anderson, ms. golden delicious, and community dance corps. the mockingbird (alphabet city), $10. >>

7/27 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: we the animals, q+a, and live music by bell’s roar. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

7/27 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by brian parise (john oliver), emmy blotnick (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), and nathan macintosh (colbert). hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

7/27 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 khalid rahmaan (conan), seth herzog (fallon), myka fox (comedy central), mookie thompson (mtv2), ayanna dookie, and irene morales. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

7/27 9pm (monthly thru 12/22): the blood moon means it’s time for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, musicians, and practicing witches. tonight’s ‘animal familiars’-themed show features animal communicator ilka pinheiro, a representative from for animals, inc., comedians chelsea white, rena zager, and tarik daniels, and musicians jen kwok, alyson greenfield. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

7/27 10pm: get rubbed the right way at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party, celebrating its two-year anniversary at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) tonight. free admission. >>

7/27 11pm: dance it out at the whitney vs mariah party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $15 for the 12th annual summer shorts: festival of new american short plays at 59e59 theaters (reg. $35). >>

rsvp for a free vans house party with pennywise, sick of it all, and slashers 8/10. >>

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