THURS, 9/12: PHOTOVILLE, SAN GENNARO FEST, DEMOCRATIC DEBATE PARTIES, + 27 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 2/23/2020: the museum of arts and design presents the world of anna sui, a major retrospective of the american fashion designer featuring 75 looks from the designer’s archive from 1991 to 2019. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 6-9pm. >>

thru 10/12: french institute alliance française’s (fiaf) annual crossing the line festival features works by french, francophone, and american artists across six venues. various prices (several are free). >>

thru 9/29: brave new world repertory theatre remounts arthur miller’s a view from the bridge on 100-year-old red hook barge. the waterfront museum (red hook), $25. >>

thru 9/22: the 93rd annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, music, and food. programming highlights include the grand procession and cannoli, zeppole, and meatball eating competitions. free admission. >>

thru 9/16: film at lincoln center presents two free women: lily tomlin + jane wagner, an 11-film retrospective including the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe, nashville, 9 to 5 and others, as well as a selection of works for television (free), and an in-person discussion with the duo. film at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

thru 9/15 + 9/19-22: 90+ repurposed shipping containers turn into art galleries for photoville, a pop-up photography ‘village’ at brooklyn bridge plaza. the annual event includes artists from across the globe, plus talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, and a beer garden. free admission. >>

thru 9/15: the woodlawn conservancy revives its celia cruz exhibit, a collection of costumes, wigs, personal photographs, and a documentary video of ‘the queen of salsa.’ outdoor concert sunday at 3pm. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free admission. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. cpf playground in highbridge park (washington heights). >>
friday night lights. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>

various times: am new york shares a roundup of bars hosting democratic presidential primary debate watch parties. >>

5:30pm: the united nations association of new york presents a panel on climate migration, featuring experts and activists from louisiana to bangladesh. the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free (rsvp). >>

6pm: civil liberties lawyer and when at times the mob is swayed author burt neuborne discusses defending our republic with nyu law vice dean rachel barkow and professor adam samaha. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free. >>

6pm: photographer jon crispin discusses his willard asylum suitcases project, which documented the contents of luggage that patients brought to willard psychiatric center between 1910 and 1965. the sky room at the new school (union square), free. >>

6:30pm (on view thru 10/13): how to build a house: architectural research in the digital age, an exhibition showcasing the making of the world’s first inhabited building to be digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3d printers, opens with a reception and panel discussion tonight. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium and 41 gallery (east village). free. >>

7pm (quarterly): hear six local writers read their poetry, fiction, and memoir pieces centered around the theme ‘breaking through’ at tonight’s edition of the eclipsed reading series. hosted by chelsea fonden and jenelle greco. cantina cumbancha (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm: learn about the science of vaccines at a knowscience talk given by postdoc researcher francesco cambuli at the education lab at columbia university (manhattanville). free (rsvp). >>

7pm: art history happy hour: the brooklyn museum hosts an evening of entertaining and informative lectures in honor of the special exhibition pierre cardin: future fashion. a cash bar will be available. free admission (rsvp). >>

7pm: star peter sarsgaard, director/writer michael tyburski, and co-writer ben nabors will do q+a following a screening of the sound of silence at ifc center (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

7pm: wild, experimental, and unexpected drag performances grace the stage at the mx. nobody pageant. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

7pm (ends today): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, wraps up the season with a performance by the david schnitter quartet. hudson river park’s pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

7pm + 7:30pm: artist and disability activist carmen papalia presents mobility device on the high line, a collaborative performance in which he replaces the concept of a detection cane with the hungry march band. free. >>

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. tonight’s show includes jes tom (reductress), yedoye travis (comedy central), kendall payne (netflix), andrew casertano, perri gross, and isha patnaik. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

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 (monthly): nikki palumbo and taylor ortega host queer tiger beat, a teen magazine-turned-standup comedy show. this month’s ‘issue’ features eva victor (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), kate sisk (ucb), mila myles, and jessica henderson. club cumming (east village), $8. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: clothing gets exterminated at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7:15pm: bruce lee biographer matthew polly and culture canon’s chief film curator jon hogan will do q+a following a screening of the crow (1994), starring brandon lee, at nitehawk (prospect park). $18. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade pasta amatriciana and stand-up by nore davis (conan), daniel simonsen (colbert), adam mamawala (comedy central), karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and casey balsham (gotham comedy live). hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians seaton smith (inside amy schumer), myq kaplan (conan), ginny hogan (the new yorker), laura merli (reductress), marshall finch, and chanel ali. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $7. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by caitlin peluffo (colbert), steven castillo (snl), julie mitchell (vice), and nick chambers (2 dope queens). hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: den-mate, anna altman, and snakeskin play alphaville (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm: remember jones and a 12-piece orchestra perform a back to black 36th birthday celebration of amy winehouse at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $15. >>

8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, gianmarco soresi, jim o’grady, and more share true stories at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: relate at the tinder tales live show, where host david piccolomini and comedians share tinder horror stories, advice, and play games exploring the world of online dating. caveat (les), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

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9/13-10/9: the museum of broken windows, a pop-up art exhibit curated by the new york civil liberties union, explores the ineffectiveness of broken windows policing. panel discussion 10/1. the cooper union (east village), free. >>

9/13-20: bam presents purpose and passion: the cinema of john singleton, a week-long tribute to the late filmmaker including boyz n the hood, poetic justice, 2 fast 2 furious, and more, as well as a program of singleton’s tv work. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

9/13-15: see celluloid at the seashore. the annual coney island film festival returns for a 19th year with a weekend of short, horror, sci-fi, experimental, animated, documentary, and coney island-centric films, as well as cult classic the warriors. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum, $8-15, opening party $25. >>

9/13 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: endgame. wyckoff farmhouse museum (east flatbush). >>
caddyshack. forest park golf course (queens). >>
dumbo (2019). wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
fast color. herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>
gates of heaven. green-wood cemetery. >>
pokémon detective pikachu. millbrook playground (bronx). >>
smallfoot. dry dock playground (alphabet city). >>
the miracle season. alfred e. smith playground (two bridges). >>
the sun is also a star. saratoga square park (bed-stuy). >>

9/13 9am-3pm: the annual lesbians who tech + allies career fair seeks to connect women, people of color, lgbtq+ individuals, and people living with a disability with companies who believe diversity is an advantage. kimpton ink48 hotel (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

9/13 5-10pm: slices and scoops are just $2 each at the dumbo pizza party, bringing local ice cream and pizza vendors, dumbo-themed sixpoint beer, dj sets, and kid’s activities to the archway under the manhattan bridge. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

9/13 6pm (+ 10/18, 11/11, 12/5): as part of the series ‘fragile earth: environmental films around the world,’ deutsches haus at nyu screens nikolaus geyrhalter’s 2019 documentary earth. deutsches haus at nyu (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

9/13 6-9pm (+ 9/14-15 2-7pm): trumpcare iud, an art installation of 500 iud birth control devices in the shape of donald trump, goes on view at sshh (east village), with 50% of the profits going to planned parenthood. opening event friday night. free admission. >>

9/13 6-9:30pm: free fall fridays at asia society return: the museum offers free admission and stays open late for the opening of new exhibitions, plus guided tours, an art-making workshop, and drinks + snacks available for purchase. asia society (ues), free admission. >>

9/13 7pm: #happyperiod benefit concert: #happyperiod, a nonprofit that provides menstrual hygiene products to the homeless and low-income communities, throws its second annual benefit concert with performances by high waisted, thick, reality something, grim streaker, and lola pistola, plus raffles with prizes from local businesses. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/13 7-9pm (on view thru 10/11): works on paper by more than 30 artists of various styles will be on display at court tree gallery’s ‘great paper show.’ opening reception tonight. court tree gallery (carroll gardens), free admission. >>

9/13 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 suggested. >>

9/13 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: max wittert: portrait of the artist seated with grapes: comedian and illustrator max wittert performs alongside his drawings for a visually driven night of comedy. with openers jo firestone and lauren white. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door >>

9/13 7:30pm: don’t give a hard pass to comedian katie compa, who is releasing her album (titled hard pass) at dream baby with help from performers shalewa sharpe, rob cantrell, alex english, selena coppock, and brian parise. dream baby (east village), free admission. >>

9/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian carly ann filbin tests the strength of real couples’ partnerships at the let me break you up anti-dating game show, where the losing couple ‘has’ to break up. hub seventeen (flatiron), $15 admission includes beer and wine. >>

9/13 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts its first open call salon show of the season, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

9/13 8pm (monthly): slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘new york’s only comedy show in a lingerie store.’ hosted by brian bahe and julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

9/13 8pm (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through can’t hardly wait. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15. >>

9/13 8pm: indie rock band bethlehem steel plays a record release show at trans-pecos (ridgewood), with openers cat cohen and sharkmuffin. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/13 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests david cross (mr. show, arrested development) and mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

9/13 8pm doors, 9pm show: alison sudol and girl skin play rough trade (williamsburg). $15. >>

9/13 8:30pm: comics compete to come up with the worst new back-2-school-themed tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs’ at the bad pitches show. crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

9/13 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by anthony moore (comedy central), rebecca o’neal (comics to watch), brendan eyre (seth meyers), david a. ross (james corden), lori palminteri (gotham comedy live), bill lake (snl weekend update), and paul ollinger. hosted by alison leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

9/13 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by gavin matts (comedy central), doogie horner (america’s got talent), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel), and paul julmeus. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

9/13 9pm: vice + brunch bounce present: cosmic nights – virgo edition: djs, astrologers, and whiskey cocktails. villain (williamsburg), free with rsvp before 10pm, $12+ otherwise. >>

9/13 10pm: house producer and dj timmy regisford hits the decks at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free admission before 11pm and $10 entry 11pm-midnight. $10-15 otherwise. >>

9/13 11pm: get free at lust for life, a party dedicated to the music of lana del rey, lorde, sky ferreira, grimes, and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), free with rsvp before midnight, $5 after. >>

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