around town today

thru 8/11: east harlem’s annual giglio festival returns with food vendors, games, music, and the group lifting of a four-ton religious statue. pleasant avenue between 114th + 116th streets (east harlem). >>

thru 8/11: the 49th annual lincoln center out of doors festival presents free music, dance, film, and more to damrosch park (uws). thurs: okayafrica: gold + soul adekunle gold + the 79th element; fri: mtv + save the music featuring h.e.r. and samm henshaw; sat: americanafest with patty griffin and yola; sun: americanafest with david crosby + friends and anaïs mitchell. arrive early if you’d like to secure a seat in the main area. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
decade of fire. green acres community garden (bed-stuy). >>
frozen. alley pond park (queens). >>
ghostbusters (1984). union square park north plaza (union square). >>
jaws. hunter’s point south park (lic). >>
star wars: a new hope. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>
star wars: the empire strikes back. detective russel timoshenko soccer field (staten island). >>
the big lebowski. brooklyn bridge park pier 1 (brooklyn heights). >>
the emoji movie. brevoort playground (bed-stuy). >>
wall-e. stuyvesant square (stuytown). >>

12pm (+ 8/15): the brooklyn academy of music’s 25th annual r+b festival at metrotech brings 10 free outdoor concerts to downtown brooklyn. today: third world. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free admission. >>

12:30pm (+ 8/15): get a sampler of popular shows when cast members perform their biggest hits at the annual broadway in bryant park series. today: a musical about star wars, beautiful: the carole king musical, oklahoma!, and pretty woman. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

5:30pm (+ 8/15, 8/22): the annual battery park strings-on-hudson concert series returns with knickerbocker chamber orchestra. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

8/8 5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with a family jam featuring miss saturn, followed by music by dandy wellington and his band, plus art by benjamin evans. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

6pm: 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: crumb, phony ppl, and purr at east river park. free. >>

6pm, 8:30pm (thursdays thru 9/11): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. tonight: school daze and sorry to bother you. film at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

6-9pm (+ 8/15): the summer cocktails at cooper hewitt performance series returns to museum’s terrace and garden, continuing tonight with samora pinderhughes’s the transformations suite, a multidisciplinary project examining the history of resistance in the african diaspora. cooper hewitt (ues), $14 adv, $16 door includes museum admission starting at 5pm. >>

rescheduled from weds:6-9pm (ends today): dance on the high line for the last time this season at the elevated space’s annual ¡arriba! dance party series. tonight: avenida b and dj bembona. on the high line at 30th st. and 10th ave., free (rsvp). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: a history of black hair: brush up on the relationship between hair and african american culture with a discussion featuring hair story: untangling the roots of black hair in america co-authors lori l. tharps and ayana byrd, hair raising: beauty, culture and african american women author noliwe rooks, and yahoo lifestyle beauty editor dana oliver. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:30pm (ends today): jazz and stargazing: the annual jazz at socrates series, presented by the jazz foundation of america, continues with the bertha hope quintet, plus stargazing with students and astronomy faculty from la guardia community college. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

7pm (ongoing): open house new york launches the moving city: transportation infrastructures of new york, a yearlong series of tours, talks, and other events designed to deepen public understanding about the future of transportation in nyc. tonight: a presentation on ride apps like uber and lyft by meera joshi, former chair of the new york city taxi and limousine commission. lmhq (financial district), $15. >>

7pm (+ 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 the carol sudhalter quartet. hudson river park’s pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), 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. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 8/15): czech center hosts a series of animated films on the rooftop of bohemian national hall (ues). tonight: alois nebel (2011). $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (thru 8/10): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with alvin ailey american dance theater’s second company, ailey ii. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade cavatappi and pancetta with basil cream sauce and stand-up by nore davis (conan), tommy pope (last comic standing), shazia mirzi (bbc), michael rowland (comedy central), and christina galston. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8pm: comedian mary beth barone invites her friends to share their various experiences with f*ckboys through stand-up and storytelling at drag his ass: a f*ckboy treatment program. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by david tveite (nbc), kate willett (netflix), zilla vodnas, adam langlois, and chris post. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10pm: express yourself and get into the groove at the madonnarama dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

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


Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the skint’s 80s, 90s & 00s Cruel Summer dance party!

On Friday, August 9, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of our lives. Once again, we’ll be taking over both rooms of The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 90-00s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and music videos from Music Video Time Machine.

the skint presents:
Cruel Summer: 80s, 90s & 00s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, SecretFormula, and Music Video Time Machine

Friday, August 9 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street

Special offer for readers of the skint:
Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” here.
Facebook event page:

coming up

8/9-25: the shed’s ‘open call’ series presents music, dance, and performances by nyc-based emerging artists and collectives on the venue’s open-air plaza. the shed (hudson yards), free. >>

sponsored: 8/9-19: the 7th annual chain nyc film festival presents independent films and talkbacks in all categories. personal stories. original ideas. new work. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8/9-11: taiwan: a world of orchids: enjoy a display of over 400 potted orchids and a weekend of performances, artwork, activities, and orchid care demos at the queens botanical garden. like what you see? you can take home one of the orchids at the post-exhibit sale on sunday. queens botanical garden (flushing), included with regular admission ($6 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

8/9-11: catch a wave to the seventh annual women’s surf film festival, a weekend of outdoor screenings of short and mid-length women’s surfing films, plus a photography exhibition, pop-up market, and sunday beach clean/surf session. rockaway beach surf club (rockaway beach), free admission. >>

8/9-11: more than 30 hardcore bands take over three greenpoint and williamsburg venues for the hardcore hell fest. $10+. >>

8/9 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
captain marvel. beach 59th street and boardwalk (rockaway beach). >>
creed ii. brower park (crown heights). >>
decade of fire. target brooklyn community garden (bed-stuy). >>
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. governors island parade ground. >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
incredibles 2. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
pokémon detective pikachu. corporal thompson park (staten island). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. henry m. jackson playground (les). >>
ralph breaks the internet. pelham bay park (bronx). >>
scott pilgrim vs. the world. bushwick inlet pop-up park (williamsburg). >>

sponsored: 8/9 6pm (ends today): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, wrapping up tonight with brazilian quartet matuto. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/9 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: life is a vocabaret at the punch-up: a variety show for word lovers, where a lineup of nyc punderdome champs will fill your night with puns, word games, and other language-based silliness. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanya. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8/9 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/10): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with what’s going on featuring felicia collins, toshi reagon, siedah garrett, kecia lewis, and others. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/9 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: elisa monte dance at east river park. free. >>

8/9 7pm (fridays thru 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series continues the season with koku gonza. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

8/9 7pm: afropunk battle of the bands: 5 bands compete for a chance to play the mainstage at the august festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 door. >>

8/9 7-9pm (on view thru 8/31): morrison hotel gallery (soho) hosts woodstock, a photography exhibition celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary, headlined by the fest’s official photographer, henry diltz. opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

8/9 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedian eliza skinner (james corden, drop the mic) performs at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $12 dos. >>

8/9 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: soul train. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

sponsored: 8/9 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: city farm presents summer series returns to industry city, and we’ve got a limited number of free tickets to check out natalie prass and adeline. if you haven’t made it out to this new outdoor concert series, no better time than the present! use promo code ‘skint19’ to score free tickets in advance (reg. $20 adv, $25 dos). >>

8/9 7:30pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with crossing the line: brazen short films directed by bold women, plus q+a, live music from space bitch, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les), $16. >>

8/9 8pm: anyone in the audience is welcome to jump in the bird and friends – cosmic unity improv show. the pit loft (chelsea), $12. >>

8/9 8pm: if the movie was too scary, maybe try midsommar: a comedy show, a night of stand-up that includes participatory games/rituals in between acts. hosted by ben wasserman and sefa urgenc. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8/9 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: elliott smith at 50: a group of elliott smith-inspired performers convene to celebrate what would’ve been the late singer-songwriter’s 50th birthday. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8/9 8pm doors: sweat out the summer at the skint’s annual cruel summer dance party, an all night long 80s, 90s, and 00s dance party taking over two rooms of the bell house with with 80s anthems performed by 10-piece cover band the engagements, 90s-00s hits spun by party like it’s 1999’s dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secretformula, and music videos from music video time machine. $5 online with promo code ‘bananarama’, $10 otherwise. >>

8/9 8:30pm: comics compete to come up with the worst new doctor-themed tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs’ at the bad pitches show. crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

8/9 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by tyler fischer (last week tonight), remy kassimir (netflix), pedro salinas (laughs), reggie conquest, katie haller, and mike lebovitz. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8/9 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by jason burke (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), ismael loutfi (kimmel), and isabel hagen. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

8/9 11pm: come home to wuthering heights at dj bright light bright light’s annual kate bush dance party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

8/9 11pm: dance to bad gal and queen bee jamz all night at the fenty formation rihanna x beyoncé dance party. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $5. >>

8/9 11pm: brooklyn-based dj trio pleasure jams celebrates its third anniversary with electronic, house, and disco at elsewhere’s zone one (east williamsburg/bushwick). $15. >>

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