THURS, 8/15: FREE ART OPENINGS, FREE CONCERTS, 8 OUTDOOR MOVIES, + 21 FRI EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
an american tail. brooklyn bridge park pier 1 (brooklyn heights). >>
black panther. central park. >>
blade runner. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>
dumbo (2019) stuyvesant square (stuytown). >>
green book. cunningham park (fresh meadows). >>
school daze. the lot at brooklyn plaza medical center (fort greene). >>
star wars: return of the jedi. coffey park (red hook). >>
star wars: return of the jedi. father macris park (staten island). >>
incredibles 2. tremont park bronx). >>

5:30pm (+ 8/22): the annual battery park strings-on-hudson concert series returns with string collective leadlights. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with a family jam featuring konverjdans, followed by music by alsarah + the nubatones, plus art by priscilla fusco. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

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: nocturama and burning. film at lincoln center (uws), free (rsvp). >>

6-8pm: opening reception: open sessions 2018-2020: what’s love got to do with it?, an exhibition by 31 artists in the drawing center’s two-year program. the drawing center (soho), free. >>

6-9pm (monthly thru december): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where nine galleries and art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

6-9pm (ends today): the summer cocktails at cooper hewitt performance series returns to museum’s terrace and garden, concluding tonight with music by dylan dunlap and dj jennifly. cooper hewitt (ues), $14 adv, $16 door includes museum admission starting at 5pm. >>

6-10pm (on view thru 8/21): arthur king collective presents a multimedia installation featuring new works by musicians randy randall (no age) and jason lytle (grandaddy). opening reception and live performances tonight. 98 orchard gallery (les), free (rsvp). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: watched: coming of age under surveillance, katie mitchell’s documentary about increased scrutiny of muslims at brooklyn college in 2017, screens at brooklyn historical society, followed by a talkback moderated by this muslim-american life author moustafa bayoumi. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with django gold (colbert), kathleen o’mara (mcsweeney’s), and charu sinha (the rumpus). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. new venue: caveat (les), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (ends today): czech center hosts a series of animated films on the rooftop of bohemian national hall (ues). tonight: little from the fish shop (2015). $10. >>

7:30pm (+ 8/22): tribute band the new york bee gees performs at tonight’s edition of the central astoria waterfront concert series. blankets/chairs encouraged. astoria park great lawn, free. >>

7:30pm: grammy-nominated blues musician cedric burnside performs at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:45pm doors (thru 9/16): the annual rooftop films series continues with desolation center, plus q+a, live music from parlor walls and lee ranaldo, and an after party. new design high school (les) green-wood cemetery, $16. >>

8pm (ends today): the high line’s ‘out of line’ performance series presents a.r.m.’s queer work, blood fountain. the highline at 30th street, free (rsvp). >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by fumi abe (comedy central), jeremyah schur, lindsay lucido, and connor mcnutt. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by nimesh patel (snl), drew michael (hbo), kenice mobley (sirius xm), vinay umapathy (the chris gethard show), brian bahe, and brittany carney. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers comedy show, where comedians and actual experts step into the world of the world wide web. tonight’s ‘youtube’ theme features carlos maza (vox), kerry flynn (digiday), mike rugnetta (idea channel), and jenn schiffer (glitch). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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

coming up

sponsored: free lunch bowls from forkright with the crave app. details to come friday morning!

8/16-9/5: cinéphiles extraordinaires martin scorsese and jay cocks have curated a series of double features of their wildest dreams at film forum (south village). $15. >>

8/16-21: a week of hair-raising premieres and rediscoveries await at film at lincoln center’s annual scary movies fest. film at lincoln center (midtown west), $15 general, $12 students/seniors (opening/closing nights and a midsommar special event are more). >>

8/16-18: from kramer to junior mints, seinfeld-themed pop-up art exhibit apartment 5a pays tribute to the show about nothing on its 30th anniversary. opening reception fri 6-9pm. parasol projects (les), free admission. >>

8/16 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
apollo 11. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>
captain marvel. east river park amphitheater (les). >>
captain marvel. transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
coogan’s bluff. fort tryon park (fort george). >>
how to train your dragon 3: the hidden world. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
lego movie 2: the second part. crocheron park (bayside). >>
sing. playground 52 lii (bronx). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
thor: ragnarok. clove lakes park parkhouse (staten island). >>
uncle drew. red hook recreation area (red hook). >>
willy wonka + the chocolate factory. flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen). >>

8/16 12pm: make a rum for the kips bay and williamsburg tipsy scoop barlours, where the first 100 people will get a free malibu scoop in honor of national rum day. >>

8/16 5-9pm (+ 9/27, 10/25): the intrepid sea, air + space museum offers free friday night admission on select dates through the season, with programming including lectures, performances, stargazing, and movie screenings. >>

8/16 5-10pm (ends today): the annual accordions around the world festival at bryant park culminates in a five-hour celebration of bands that feature at least one accordionist each. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/16 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by lorena russi (colbert), ryan leach (awf magazine), wanjiko eke, alexis powell, and cole steffensen. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

8/16 7pm (+ 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series continues the season with manhattan samba. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

8/16 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. >>

8/16 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the lab, a new comedy show showcasing black performers doing new and experimental work, returns with shalewa sharpe (hbo), kerry coddett (bet), brittany carney (comedy central), milly tea (ucb), and monique moses. hosted by kenice mobley. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8/16 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: prince vs madonna. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

8/16 7:30pm: haybaby, the mad doctors, banana, and the night screams play the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). $10. >>

8/16 7:30pm doors (thru 9/16): the annual rooftop films series continues with premature, plus q+a and live music from ah mer ah su. new design high school (les), $16. >>

8/16 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: michael t and the vanities perform a tribute to elvis presley along with an abridged performance of the soundtrack from the wanderers to commemorate its 40th anniversary. gran torino (williamsburg), free. >>

8/16 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: the clash tribute band straight to hell’s annual joe strummer birthday bash celebrates the legacy of the punk band’s co-founder. knitting factory (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

8/16 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), ramon rivas (comedy central), ali kolbert (fallon), natalie mcgill (2 dope queens), christiana jackson, mike albanese, and shaun murphy. hosted by alison leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8/16 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: peter valenti, sam campbell, and jess henderson host open flame, a queer comedy show meets lgbtq+ social, at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8/16 10pm: shake it off at a taylor + friends dance party. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10. >>

8/16 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 2004’s catwoman at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

8/16 11pm: justify your love at sean mcmahill and dj bright light bright light’s madonna birthday party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: 20 beers for $10! 2019 beer books contain coupons for one free beer at various bars, restaurants, breweries and more in brooklyn and queens editions. save 50% with this skint offer! >>

thru 8/18: get tickets to theatre of the mind’s grwn: a dream sequence, an immersive theatrical hip-hop dance experience at west end theater (uws), for $20 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $80). >>

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