around town today

thru 8/26: the 26th annual city-wide charlie parker jazz festival returns with concerts by veteran and contemporary performers, plus discussions, a film screening, and more. various locations, free (rsvp required for some events). >>

thru 8/26: pregame for the us open’s return with fan week, a series of free events open to the public, including the qualifying tournament (thru fri), open practices (thru fri), the us open experience in manhattan (weds-thurs), legends exhibition matches with john mcenroe, martina navratilova, and more (weds-fri + sun), the doubles showdown (sun 12pm), and more. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
basketball: a love story. pier 17 (south street seaport). >>
butch cassidy and the sundance kid. hunter’s point south park (lic). >>
coco. wyckoff farmhouse museum (east flatbush). >>
despicable me 3. alfred e. smith playground (two bridges). >>
frozen sing-along. hudson river park’s clinton cove (midtown west). >>
pick of the litter. fort greene park (fort greene). >>
the devil we know. 61 franklin street garden (greenpoint). >>
the goonies. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
the princess bride. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>
wonder woman. brooklyn bridge park. >>

5-8pm: stay fresh naturally at a natural deodorant workshop, where you’ll learn how to make your own aluminum-free deodorant with a customized scent using simple ingredients. participants will get to take home their creations. earth speaks (brooklyn heights), $20 . >>

5-8pm (runs thru 8/18): jcat and pleiades gallery showcase 300 artworks by 100 japanese artists for the ‘we’ group exhibition. opening party tonight with free sake tastings and ramune. pleiades gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

5pm doors, 7pm show: popgun presents event producers celebrate 10 years with an anniversary party including performances by charly bliss, bodega, tomi, photay, and more. elsewhere (east williamsburg), $20-25 for the main spaces, free for the rooftop area. >>

5:30pm (+ 8/30): the annual strings-on-hudson outdoor music series returns to battery park with a night of beethoven, brahms, mendelssohn, and more performed by leadlights. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

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

6pm (thru 8/25, + 8/30-9/2: barefoot shakespeare company and occupy verona team up for ‘she doth persist,’ a season celebrating feminism and activism. next up: cymbeline. summit rock in central park (near w 83rd st + cpw), free. >>

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: music by cuban fusion band los habaneros, and art by robin kang. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6-9pm (on view thru 8/26): opening reception for nyc street photography collective’s second annual members group show at soho photo gallery (tribeca). free. >>

6:30-8:30pm (on view thru 9/6): parsons presents ‘now,’ the 2018 mfa photography thesis exhibition, featuring photographs, video installations, photographic installation, and printed works. opening reception tonight. sheila c. johnson design center’s arnold and sheila aronson galleries (union square / greenwich village), free. >>

7pm: baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues with a breast cancer awareness pink cyclones trucker cap giveaway promo night. mcu park (coney island), $12-15. >>

7-9pm: ‘evening red,’ a summer sunset art party aboard the museum ship lilac, includes films, slideshows, exhibitions, and tours of the lilac’s engine room and bridge. museum ship lilac (hudson river park’s pier 25 in tribeca), free (rsvp). >>

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 gary richardson (snl), julian williams (ucb), meghan frank, ariel leahty, lindsay boling, and jonah henkle. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: comedians with little cooking experience will teach the audience how to do just that as part of the live! from! snackland! show. hosted by ethan beach and josh nasser. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the new vortex of shame comedy show continues its spiral with standup by calvin cato (oxygen), xazmin garcia (siriusxm), todd montesi (crashing), jaye mcbride, and jill weiner. hosted by margaret dodge. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by martin urbano (kimmel), erik bergstrom (colbert), sonia denis (high maintenance), tony zaret (pacific stand-up), and hannah boone. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rebecca o’neal, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 hosts an after-hours closing party for the hide + seek installation with music by dj br0nz3_g0dd3ss, a performance by the dynamic diplomats of double dutch, and frozen cocktails, lobster rolls, and desserts available for purchase. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by carmen christopher (the chris gethard show), chris waelti, gideon hambright, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: twilight… 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. >>

10pm: dance to devo, depeche mode, new order, and more at the dirty thursday new wave dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

coming up

8/24-9/11: see double at the return of film forum’s annual summer double features festival, featuring 19 2-for-1 pairings of classic films over 19 days. film forum (west village), $15. >>

8/24-9/1 (tues–sat, 12-7pm): ‘now + then: beautiful losers, alleged gallery + the 90’s les’ exhibition commemorates the 10-year anniversary of aaron rose and joshua leonard’s beautiful losers documentary. the hole gallery (noho), free. >>

8/24 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
despicable me 3. crocheron park (bayside). >>
labyrinth. waterside plaza (kips bay). >>
lee daniels’ the butler. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
paddington 2. westerleigh park (staten island). >>
planes. intrepid museum (hell’s kitchen). >>
spider-man: homecoming. carmansville playground (sugar hill). >>
the day the earth stood still. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>
tomb rider. seaside wildlife nature park (staten island). >>

8/24 10am-10pm (fri 10am-10pm thru 9/14, sat 10am-11pm thru 9/1): catch the sunset at governors island, which stays open late every friday and saturday thru summer. >>

8/24 11-8pm (+ 8/25 11-8pm, 8/26 11-6pm): save up to 90% on apparel and accessories at the opening ceremony sample sale. villain (williamsburg). >>

8/24 5-8pm: sf-based bag and luggage company timbuk2 hosts a ‘summer wind down’ shopping party at their williamsburg location, with complimentary sixpoint beer and bike-blender frozen margaritas, a cornhole tournament, and 20% off your purchase when you bring in art/school supplies to be donated to charity. >>

8/24 6pm (weekly): hackers and digital security experts set up stations at an online privacy-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

8/24 7pm: defying dualities: a zine making workshop with femme mâché and take up space. new women space (east williamsburg), free-$10 sliding scale admission. >>

8/24 7pm (fri + sat thru 9/8): the drilling company brings its gangs of new york-styled take on shakespeare’s macbeth to bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

8/24 7pm (ends today): hudson river park’s 20th annual sunset on the hudson free concert series concludes the season with manhattan samba. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

8/24 7pm: jump around at secretformula’s 90’s hip-hop + rnb sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos and score some sweet 90’s swag. themed attire encouraged. schimanski (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

8/24 7-10:30pm: wear one glove and two roller skates at an outdoor michael jackson tribute skate, with hits from the king of pop playing all night. brooklyn bridge park’s roller rink, $10 admission, $6 skate rental (or byo). >>

8/24 7pm doors, 8pm show: metropolis burlesque celebrates its second anniversary with ‘hooray for hollywoo, a burlesque tribute to bojack horseman.’ bizarre bushwick (bushwick), $10. >>

8/24 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, tonight featuring episodes of diff’rent strokes and the odd couple (matthew perry/tom lennon version). videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

8/24 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): feel love at lola star’s 10-year anniversary dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

8/24 8pm (thru 9/3): see larger than life performances during metropolitan opera’s 10th annual summer hd festival, an outdoor screening series held in lincoln center plaza with the opera house in the background. this year’s fest highlights 10 filmed operas from the last seven years, and kicks off with a pre-fest showing of the marx brother’s a night at the opera on friday. lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

8/24 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by louis katz (comedy central), chanel ali (mtv), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and matt hunziker. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8/24 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 mike recine (conan), christina galston (comedy central), joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), gabriel pacheco (sirius xm), and aminah imani. hosted by tyler fischer. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

8/24 9:30pm (+ 8/31): you’ve got two more chances to see friday fireworks at coney island this summer. >>

8/24 10:30pm: comedian ali levin presents melania’s day off: a first lady cabaret show. the pit loft (flatiron), $8. >>

8/24 11:30pm: dance to franz ferdinand, lcd soundsystem, the killers, yeah yeah yeahs, arctic monkeys and more at the take me out 2000’s disco punk dance party. knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp ($10 adv, $15 door otherwise). >>

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