around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
a bronx tale (1993) with a live excerpt from the broadway musical, crotona park (bronx) >>
footloose (1984), heckscher playground (bushwick) >>
9 to 5 (1980), brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 harbor view lawn >>
poetic justice (1993), herbert von king park (bedford-stuyvesant) >>
rogue one: a star wars story (2016), highbridge park (washington heights). >>
splash (1984), 28 liberty plaza (fidi). bonus: free popcorn. >>
the karate kid (1984), union square park’s north plaza >>
toy story (1995), tony dapolito recreation center (west village) >>

2-5pm (thru 8/7): buy one macchiato, get one free at participating starbucks locations. >>

5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/24): music flows during strings on the hudson, an outdoor classical music series on the hudson riverfront, beginning this evening with tango music by knickerbocker chamber orchestra. north cove yacht harbor (battery park), free. >>

6pm (thursdays thru 9/28): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s third annual live at the archway series continues a season of free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes, interactive art, pop-up galleries, and more with beer + wine available for purchase. tonight’s program includes performances by big band ensemble ghost train orchestra, a swing dance class with paolo pasta lana, and interactive art by dale kaplan. free. >>

6-8pm (thru 9/23): group exhibition, ‘screaming in the streets: aids, art, activism,’ highlights artistic responses and ‘safe zone’ venues during the aids crisis in the 80s and 90s. opening reception tonight. clampart gallery (chelsea), free. >>

6-8pm (monthly): 14 art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6-8pm (+ 8/5-6 12:15-5pm, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3): the paley center for media (midtown west) presents tv noir: let there be darks, a screening series featuring a dozen show episodes from 1952 to 2015 including dagnet, naked city, the twilight zone, twin peaks, the x-files, veronica mars, hannibal, and more. free. >>

6-9pm: glassnotes records curates tonight’s second part of the seaport summer concert series, with performances by robert delong, baio (vampire weekend), and snny. free. >>

6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/31): the museum of modern art’s annual summer thursday performance series in the sculpture garden returns with a focus on artists with a ‘borderless musical vocabulary.’ tonight: ‘bollywood punk’ group the kominas. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

6:30pm (ends today): the annual outdoor jazz series in socrates sculpture park (lic) ends tonight with trumpeter ’hot lips’ joey morant playing a tribute to louis armstrong on the occasion of what would’ve been the jazz great’s 116th birthday. food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: béla fleck + the flecktones and nellie mckay play a celebrate brooklyn! festival show at prospect park bandshell. free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7pm: three two-wheeled experts discuss urban cycling in new york city and how to do it safely for commuting, work, and sport. complimentary cocktails provided, but don’t drink too many if you’re biking home. shimano bike nyc (soho), free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: lamenting a gentrifying city? so is jeremiah moss, who has a release + signing event for his new book, vanishing new york: how a great city lost its soul, based on his popular local blog. powerhouse arena (dumbo), free. >>

7pm: get some bad advice from bad women (authors) as they read from their works: ruby brunton (the 4 poets), clio chang (new republic), yessenia funes (colorlines), kay gabriel (impropria persona), sophie robinson (n+1), connie wang (refinery29), and charlotte shane (tigerbee press). word bookstore (greenpoint), free. >>

7pm: writer, journalist, and activist laurie penny launches her latest book, bitch doctrine: essays for dissenting adults, at strand books (union square). purchase of the signed book ($27) or a $15 gift card required for entry. >>

7pm (ends today): the monthly jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series concludes the season with a performance by the gregory lewis organ monk trio. hudson river park’s pier 84 (midtown west), free. >>

7-10pm (ends today): the queens museum’s annual outdoor passport thursday international dance, music, and film series ends the season with a focus on west africa, including dance by the seewe african dance company and a screening of christopher kirkley’s tribute to purple rain, rain the color blue with a little red in it (2015). flushing meadows corona park, free. >>

7pm doors: dj rehka’s basement bhangra, the bhangra-hip-hop fusion dance party that’s been going on for 20+ years, celebrates one last dance at sob’s (south village) before ending at summerstage on sunday. bonus: free mojitos before 8pm. $15 adv/$20 dos otherwise. >>

7:30pm (monthly): early birds vs night owls, street rats vs bodega cats, super mario bros vs the coen bros, and cash vs credit are the topics up for discussion at the arguments + grievances comedy debate series and podcast show. hosted by kevin white and kevin o’brien. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm: there’s no such thing as love at a stand up and storytelling show about love, loss, and hopelessness hosted by claire burns and jessie jolles. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

7:30pm (weekly thru 8/17): the astoria waterfront concert series offers six free evenings of music outdoor, continuing tonight with 1940s jazz + swing band fleur seule. astoria park great lawn (astoria), free. >>

7:30pm: guitarist and living colour founder vernon reid and his electro-acoustic project hexadecimal gris gris (an underground railroad of the mind) perform a musical tribute to writer and social critic james baldwin at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm (thru 8/13): the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival continues with bollywood boulevard: a journey through hindi cinema. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

8pm (monthly): your guess is as good as any at match game nyc, a game-show-turned-bar-affair where participants (i.e. you) compete to match answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with a rotating cast of ‘celebrity’ guests. tonight’s spielberg edition features burlesque performers anja keister, fem appeal and iris explosion. hosted by tiffany leigh. sidewalk cafe (east village), free admission, one drink or food item minimum. >>

8pm: laugh more than two times at two back-to-back comedy shows at ucb chelsea: ‘how to write a book: the play’ and ‘mom’s night out.’ $7. >>

8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series continues with more than 45 indie film screenings and live music at 10 outdoor venues. tonight: antonio santini and dan sickles’ dina, with pre-show live music, post-show filmmaker q+a, and an after party with free drinks. courtyard of industry city, $15. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by roy wood, jr. (the daily show, doing a 30-minute set), sarah tollemache (colbert), mara marek (kimmel), and noah garfinkel (the president show). hosted by emmy blotnick (@midnight) and matt koff (the daily show). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10pm (monthly): comedian and actress abby feldman (netflix, redacted tonight) dispenses audience advice from a bathtub in between stand up sets at the moist comedy show. this month, soak in the jokes of molly austin (trutv), mike brown (mtv), marie faustin (vh1), martin urbano (ifc), maria wojciechowski (seeso), and kaytlin bailey (cake comedy). the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

10:30pm (+ 8/4 8pm): lebowski fest returns with a free ‘silent movie’ screening (thurs, damrosch park) and a bowling party including a costume contest, trivia, and more (fri, lucky strike manhattan, $30-35). >>

11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests michael cruz kayne (asssscat), alex song (fallon), alex haynes (puffs), and dance duo the dysfunctional swingers perform about social issues they’re passionate about. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $5. >>

thru 8/20: the tank’s ladyfest returns for a second year, featuring theater, film, comedy, and more crafted by all-female creative teams. the tank (midtown west), $5-15. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

8/4 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
big night (1996), vesuvio playground (south village) >>
creed with a live score by wordless music orchestra (2015), prospect park bandshell (park slope) >>
kung fu panda 3 (2016), transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
la la land (2016), west side community garden (uws) >>
pitch perfect 2 (2015), maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
rebel without a cause (1955), firefighters field (roosevelt island) >>
sing (2016), hudson river park’s pier 46 (greenwich village). bonus: free popcorn. >>
space jam (1996), crocheron park (bayside) >>
the graduate (1967), hunters point south park (lic) >>
west side story (1961), oculus plaza (wtc) >>

8/4 8am-12pm: ihop’s got a new french toasted donut, and will be giving out free samples from a food truck parked on fifth avenue between 22nd + 23rd streets this morning. >>

8/4 10am-8pm (+ 8/8): in addition to free first fridays year-round, the noguchi museum’s extended first friday summer hours return for the season, giving you three extra hours to check out the exhibits and enjoy a drink from the cash bar in the garden. free admission (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

8/4 11am-7pm (thru 8/6): save up to 80% at a multi-designer sample sale. in god we trust (greenpoint). >>

8/4 6-10pm: held in conjunction with the exhibit ‘bronx calling: the fourth aim biennial,’ the latest of bronx museum’s first fridays! features performances by aim artists, exhibition tours, a kid’s table, and music by dj asho. a cash bar will be available. bronx museum, free admission. >>

8/4 6-10pm (+ 8/5 2-9pm): the annual al fresco intersect music festival features classical and jazz musicians performing the works of a composer who has created pieces in both genres. friday: manuel valera, the triton brass quintet, the city of tomorrow, and billy childs quartet perform works by billy childs; saturday: ashley jackson, blairmel, helen sung ensemble, luciana souza, manhattan chamber players, nate smith, and metropolis ensemble perform works by derek bermel. bryant park lawn (midtown west), free. >>

8/4 6-10pm: don your best disco look for a roller disco party at house of yes (bushwick). $10 adv, $15 door, skate rental $10. >>

8/4 6:45pm doors, 7:15pm show: family astronomy night at the intrepid (part of the space + science festival): learn about plans for a drone helicopter for mars and ideas about sending humans on long-distance missions to the red planet, followed by stargazing on the flight deck. free admission (rsvp required). >>

8/4 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film casablanca (1942), directed by michael curtiz. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

8/4 7pm: free summerstage show tonight: freestyle great stevie b. crotona park (bronx). >>

8/4 7-10pm (+ 8/18): explore the studio museum of harlem‘s courtyard and galleries during the annual uptown fridays! series, featuring djs, guided tours, and drinks (available for purchase). free with museum admission (suggested $7 general, $3 students/seniors). >>

8/4 7:30pm (thru 8/13): the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival continues with multi-instrumentalist and producer miguel atwood-ferguson reimagining j dilla’s music as contemporary chamber music. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

8/4 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with an ‘oops…i did it again – britney and 90’s pop’ theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

8/4 8pm (+ 8/30, 9/22): what does the town of twin peaks have to do with the peaks of the himalayas? a tour at the rubin museum of art (chelsea) explores the connection between tibet and the show twin peaks, with an optional post-tour cabaret cinema screening of david lynch’s blue velvet. the tour is free with museum admission ($15 adults, $10 students), $10 for the film. >>

8/4 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by emily galati (conan), nimesh patel (comedy central), fumi abe (mtv), calvin cato (vice), tommy mcnamara (onion sports), and bethany van delft (comedy central). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8/4 10pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of adam bertocci’s the two gentlemen of lebowski, a shakespearean adaptation of the great lebowski, and the audience votes on who gets cut off. and who doesn’t. the players theatre loft (greenwich village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

8/4 11pm (monthly): catses? littler shop of horrors? sequel: the musical improv comedy show creates spontaneous imaginings of sequels to popular broadway musicals before your eyes (and ears). magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

8/4 11pm: to belatedly celebrate the singer’s july 30 birthday, do the jig of life at a kate bush dance party at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5. >>

8/4-10: see the late great jeanne moreau in one of her best roles, starring in elevator to the gallows (1958), louis malle’s seminal work of french film noir that features a jazz score by none other than miles davis. film forum (south village). $14. >>

8/4-24: a pivotal year and a career of filmmaking are put on display in two screening series: ’77 highlights 33 movies made in 1977 (film society of lincoln center, $14 general, $11 students/seniors), and jonathan demme: heart of gold looks back on the late director’s work and includes intros and q+a by guests like paul thomas anderson and paul lazar (bam, $15).

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