around town today

thru 8/12: east harlem’s annual giglio festival returns with food vendors, rides, games, music, and the group lifting of a four-ton religious statue (sun 1:30pm). pleasant avenue bet 114th + 116th streets. >>

thru 8/12: the inaugural international puppet fringe festival nyc brings over 40 performances from national and international puppet companies to the les, plus cabarets, films, artist talks, and more. the clemente cultural center (les), free-$15. >>

just added thru 8/11: the eighth annual new york no limits film series summit presents more than 20 indie films over three days at the wild project (east village). $12 adv, $16 door. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther,. commodore barry park (brooklyn navy yard). >>
hairspray. union square park. >>
isle of dogs. matthew p. sapolin playground (uws). >>
labyrinth. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>
mean girls. oculus plaza (fidi, rsvp required). >>
on the road, somewhere / algún lugar. queens museum (flushing meadows corona park). >>
wayne’s world. brooklyn bridge park. >>

5:30pm (+ 8/23, 8/30): the annual strings-on-hudson outdoor music series returns to battery park with a night of waltzes, foxtrots, tangos, and more performed by knickerbocker chamber orchestra. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

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: xenia rubinos. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

6pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: wild style 35th anniversary reunion at the amphitheater with dj funk flex and special guests. east river park, 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 brazilian singer-songwriter tiê, presented by brasil summerfest, and art by steve west. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6-9pm (ends today): cocktails at cooper hewitt: the museum’s terrace and garden summer performance series wraps the season with a performance by shouthouse, a contemporary ensemble of musicians and dancers from hip-hop, classical, and jazz backgrounds. arrive at 5pm if you’d like to also get in an hour of gallery viewing. cooper hewitt (ues), $13 adv, $15 general. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/15-16): the annual wingate concert series returns with four nights of r+b, hip-hop, afro-caribbean, and gospel music: estelle, ricky blaze, serani, barrington levy, and alison hinds (8/9), jonathan nelson, vashawn mitchell, william murphy, charles jenkins, and jj hairston (8/15), slick rick, wyclef jean, kool moe dee, and mr. cheeks (8/16). wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

6:30pm (ends today): trumpeter joey morant pays tribute to louis armstrong at tonight’s final ‘jazz at socrates’ concert of the season. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/14): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by gary clark jr. and fiona silver. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7pm: civil rights lawyer and activist arjun singh sethi presents his new collection of interviews with recent survivors of bigotry, american hate: survivors speak out. mcnally jackson (nolita), free >>

7-11pm (on view thru 8/12): con artist collective presents a retrospective of more than 25 long-time collaborators and studio members. gallery party tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free admission. >>

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), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to game of thrones may have less nudity than the actual show, but it will definitely be funnier. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:30pm: presented as part of the mostly mozart festival, the international contemporary ensemble, greg stuart, and members of the walden school young musicians program perform michael pisaro’s immersive 100-person composition a wave and waves at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm: 1940s jazz, swing, and ballroom band fleur seule plays the waterfront concert series at astoria park lawn (astoria). free. >>

8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from emily johnson, alex koveos, toby nelson, and more. hosted by angela perrone and natalie wall. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary spaghetti marinara and eggplant parm alongside stand up by joe opio (the daily show), dulcé sloan (conan), kate willett (comedy central), robert dean, and napoleon emill. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

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: our new president, q+a, and live music by eastern blokhedz. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by brad howe (adult swim), roy wood, jr. (the daily show), tony zaret, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and sagar bhatt (last comic standing). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10pm: embrace your inner madonna girl at madonnarama, the latest edition of the dirty thursday dance party that’s all about madge’s style and legacy. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

coming up

8/10-19: the sixth annual chain nyc film festival presents never-before-seen indie films across categories and talkbacks following each screening, plus a 20th anniversary staged reading/parody/drinking game of the big lebowski (8/11, $20 includes two beers). 312 w 36th st (midtown west), $10. >>

8/10-16: the film society of lincoln center presents flat is beautiful: the strange case of pixelvision, a series of films shot on the fisher price pxl-2000 by michael almereyda, sadie benning, richard linklater, and more, as well as a free talk with almereyda, coonley, and dougherty about pixelvision’s legacy. film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

8/10-16: spotlighting a diverse array of female artists, activists and intellectuals from audre lorde to marsha p. johnson, bam’s women at work: radical creativity series features 20 full-length and short films including losing ground, free angela and all political prisoners, persepolis, and more, plus post-screening q+as. bam (fort greene), $15. >>

8/10-12: shop thousands of rare, vintage, and out-of-print books, periodicals and ephemera on cinema at the metrograph film book fair. the metrograph (les), free admission. >>

8/10-12: the all-ages latinx punk fest brings bands from mexico, colombia, norway, canada, and across america to brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $8-16. >>

8/10-12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. fri: west side story reimagined by bobby sanabria multiverse big band; sat: mavis staples and joe henry; also sat: ‘in the name of the earth’ by john luther adams featuring hundreds of singers (note: this is in central park); sun: margo price, lukas nelson + promise of the real. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

8/10: celebrate national s’mores day with a free campfire sundae from dō cookie dough confections at chefs club counter in nolita, plus s’more options. >>

8/10 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther. beach 59th street and boardwalk (rockaway beach). >>
black panther. wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
coming to america. oculus plaza (fidi, rsvp required). >>
dirty dancing. west side community garden (uws). >>
dunkirk. fdr boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
ghostbusters. the intrepid (hell’s kitchen). >>
ghostbusters. governors island parade ground. >>
malcolm x. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
my big fat greek wedding. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>
peter rabbit. twenty four sycamores park (ues). >>
spice world. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
star wars: the last jedi. pellham bay park (bronx). >>
the greatest showman. mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>
the incredibles. westerleigh park (staten island). >>

8/10 5pm (ends today): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, wrapping up tonight with music from around the country and the globe performed by les grands hurleurs
, jordan officer, ismael + the radiant select, trinut baharú, and the campbell brothers. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/10 6pm (weekly): members of the nyclu set up stations at a civil rights-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

8/10 6pm doors, 8pm show: mirage cinema presents an outdoor screening of the fifth element, with 360-degree projection, 3d immersive sound, photo booths, an ice cream social, and more. the brooklyn mirage, $14-16. >>

8/10 6:30pm: change channels and control your own dance party at a silent disco under the unisphere in flushing meadows corona park. free (credit or debit card required to borrow headphones). >>

8/10 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/14): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by godspeed you! black emperor and emel mathlouthi. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/10 7pm: the march for our lives: road to change tour comes to nyc for a town hall discussion and voter registration drive. new york society for ethical culture (uws), free (rsvp). >>

8/10 7pm (fridays thru 8/24): hudson river park’s 20th annual sunset on the hudson free concert series continues with high + mighty brass band. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

8/10 7pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: peridance contemporary dance company. east river park, free. >>

8/10 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): the world is yours at lola star’s 90’s hip-hop-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

8/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: afropunk battle of the bands: four finalists compete for a chance to play the mainstage at this month’s festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 dos. >>

8/10 8pm: smaller is mightier at the small victories variety hour, recluse theater company’s showcase of storytelling, poetry, art, and more centered on tiny triumphs. new women space (williamsburg), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

8/10 8pm: soundtrack at the knockdown center: an evening of performances and dj sets by participating artists from soundtrack, a new work of collaborative sound art by mel chin with jace clayton (aka dj /rupture) in conjunction with the exhibition ‘mel chin: all over the place’ on view at the queens museum. knockdown center (maspeth), free. >>

8/10 8pm doors: get into the groove at the skint’s annual cruel summer dance party, an all night long 80s and 90s dance party taking over two rooms of the bell house with with 80s anthems performed by 10-piece cover band the engagements, 90s hits spun by party like it’s 1999’s dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secretformula, 80s + 90s music videos from music video time machine, and a costume contest. $5 in advance online with promo code ‘bananarama’ (until 5:30pm friday), or $8 when you mention ‘salt-n-pepa’ at the ticket booth. $10 otherwise. >>

8/10 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by sean patton (comedy central), janelle james (netflix), greg warren (last comic standing), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), and albert kirchner, plus music by caitlin cook. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8/10 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 dean edwards (snl), kendra cunningham (last comic standing), chloé hilliard (last comic standing), seaton smith (seth meyers), tom thakkar (conan), and robert dean (comedy central). hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

8/10 9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. hosted by lynn bixenspan and morgan pielli, tonight’s show features mark pagan and erin lynn o’connor. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8/10 9:30pm (fridays thru 8/31): light up your night with fireworks at coney island, every friday through the summer. >>

8/10 midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by emma willmann (colbert) and brian parise (last week tonight), storytelling by richard cardillo (risk!), and burlesque by miss cherry delight, hard cory, and pearls daily. ucb (east village), $9. >>

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