THURS, 9/20: MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS, SPACE + SCIENCE FEST, BROOKLYN AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL, + 19 FRI EVENTS

around town today

thru 9/23: 50 world touring bands bring folk, bluegrass, jazz and more to two outdoor and seven artist owned and operated indoor establishments in dumbo and red hook for the fourth annual brooklyn americana music festival. new this year: the women’s stage in the archway under the manhattan bridge. opening gala at jalopy theatre thursday ($25), then all shows friday thru sunday are free. the skint is proud to be a media sponsor for this festival. >>

thru 9/23: meet astronauts, explore exhibits by nasa, stargaze, and more during the annual space + science festival at the intrepid sea, air + space museum (midtown west). $24-33, $19 for nyc residents with valid id. >>

thru 9/23: printed matter’s 13th annual ny art book fair at moma ps1 (lic) will host over 360 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works – from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. opening night preview/party thursday 6-9pm ($20), $20 for the opening party, free for the rest of the fair. >>

thru 9/23: the annual photoville pop-up photography ‘village’ takes over brooklyn bridge plaza with 85 exhibitions in and around 60 repurposed shipping containers. the indoor/outdoor event also includes talks, demos, workshops, tours, and a food + beer garden. brooklyn bridge plaza (dumbo), free admission. >>

opens today: looks can be deceiving at the museum of illusions. the traveling exhibit brings an assortment of visual tricks to nyc. 77 eighth ave (west village), $19 general, $17 students/seniors. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther slattery playground (bronx). >>
frida mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg). >>
grease sing-along. tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>
the greatest showman. corlears hook park (les). >>

6pm (ends today): 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’s season closer: chiquita brujita, drumming by legacy women, dj sets by christian martir and dj bembona, meditation by liana naima, a ‘magic market,’ and art by altar a los canarios. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

6-9:30pm: salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free. >>

6:30pm: behind the creative curtain: women of culture and artsclub host an evening of art, music, dance, and poetry by six female artists, followed by discussion on the creative process. gallery madison park (midtown east), $20 admission with promo code ‘skint15’ (reg. $35) includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. >>

7pm: editors david lehman and dana gioia host a night of readings from the best american poetry 2018 anthology. the auditorium at the new school (greenwich village), free. >>

7pm: as part of the ‘not just funny girl: jewish american women in comedy’ series, the center for jewish history screens love, gilda: the eternal spirit of gilda radner, a look back on the beloved performer’s life and work through recordings, interviews, and readings of her notes by bill hader, amy poehler, maya rudolph, and others. followed by q+a with director lisa d’apolito. center for jewish history (chelsea), $10 adv general, $7 students/seniors, $12 door. >>

just added: 7-10pm: opening reception for jill cunniff’s ‘lyric and word paintings’. the luscious jackson band member will be in attendance and give an acoustic performance. 198 allen st (les), free. >>

7:30pm: how has gentrification affected music in nyc? relevant tones‘ seth boustead hosts a live broadcast on the issue with jeremiah moss (vanishing new york), gregory wessner (open house new york), vishaan chakrabarti (a country of cities), and frank j. oteri (newmusicbox), followed by music performed by carnegie hall’s ensemble connect and opera on tap. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): watch six comedians perform their tv-ready standup sets the night before taping them on colbert at this month’s comedy at rose gold show. hosted by emily winter. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8pm (monthly): negativity has no place at the on a lighter note comedy show, which strives to brighten these dark days by requiring every performer to say something positive at the end of their set. tonight’s show includes christi chiello (comedy central), matt ruby (girl code), eman el-husseini (sirius xm), mike brown (adult swim), and meghan hanley (gotham comedy live). hosted by dan wilbur (better book titles). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by dina hashem (conan), nick chambers (netflix), eli yudin (ucb), lizzie martinez (savage comedy), and ben wasserman (side ponytail). hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring a dozen live electronic music and visual artists. the keep (ridgewood), free admission. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by josh comers (conan), thiago macklin lima, ashley hamilton, guy montgomery, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): tyler fischer hosts the fish bowl comedy show, a new after hours stand up show at gotham market. tonight: mar normand (comedy central), sal vulcano (impractical jokers), sagar bhatt (collegehumor), joe alfano (tru tv), and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). gotham market (fort greene), $5 with rsvp (reg. $10). >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s one-year anniversary theme, ‘the secret lives of phds.’ hosted by kyle marian and alex andia. caveat (les), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

10pm: go gaga at a ‘born this way’ themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

giveaway

We’re giving away a pair of tickets! To enter to win, just drop us a line via this form by 11:59pm tonight. The winner will picked at random and notified tomorrow morning. Good luck!

coming up

9/21-23: the third annual independent art book fair brings more than 80 publishers, bookmakers, and artists to williamsburg’s villain. free admission. >>

9/21-22: the ninth annual making moves dance festival presents a variety of emerging and established choreographers and dance companies  performing original works and offering master workshops, showcases, and discussion sessions.jamaica center for arts and learning, free-$10. >>

9/21 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. seaside wildlife nature park (staten island). >>
padre nuestro. maria hernandez park (sunset park). >>
sherlock gnomes. naples playground (staten island). >>
the greatest showman. ferry point park (bronx). >>
the last dragon. governors island parade ground (governors island). >>
toy story. courtney callender playground (harlem). >>
wonder. bayside fields (queens). >>

9/21 2-4pm + 6-8pm: score a free slice at sauce pizzeria in the east village. >>

9/21 5-10pm: do-si-do and promenade at the annual bryant park square dance. free. >>

9/21 5:30pm: commemorating the united nations’ international day of peace, the sound of 500 harmonicas performing david schroeder’s change-inspired ‘the oceans’ will flood washington square park tonight. garibaldi stage at washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

9/21 6pm: professor and author susan shapiro, author and activist renée watson, and contributors share their success stories about getting short pieces and books published at a launch event for the byline bible: get published in five weeks. barnes + noble union square, free. >>

9/21 6pm (weekly): members of the greater new york city chapter of the society for neuroscience set up stations at a ‘your ever changing brain’-themed ‘pregame your brain,’ a series of happy hour speed lessons at caveat (les). free admission with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

9/21 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly thru november): the financial district’s st. paul’s chapel brings back its seasonal neighborhood movie nights series, this time with an ‘underdogs’ theme. tonight: the karate kid (1984). bonus: free snacks! free admission. >>

9/21 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by addie weyrich (adult swim), gabe morales (netflix), eman el-husseini (sirius xm), jess salomon (ifc), and drew lausch. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

9/21 7:30pm: bojack horseman producer/production designer and award-winning cartoonist, lisa hanawalt, launches coyote doggirl at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

9/21 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): you’ll be skatin’ alive at lola star’s saturday night fever-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

9/21 7:30-11pm (+ 9/22 2-11pm): country dance new york and brooklyn contra team up for contrashock, an annual two-day contra dance festival with live music and dance lessons to get you started. brooklyn waldorf school (clinton hill/bed-stuy), $20. >>

9/21 7:45pm doors, 8pm show: get your kix at the cereal milk comedy show, featuring sam taggart (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), adam wade (20-time moth storyslam champion), maria wojciechowski (the new yorker), jes tom (reductress), and eudora peterson (the special without brett davis). hosted by brantley brice and ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

9/21 8pm (biweekly thru 12/14): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by mihir kulkarni on clocks of the universe, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

9/21 8pm, 9:45pm, midnight: celebrate bill murray’s birthday with a tribute + trivia show (8pm, $15), followed by boozy screenings of rushmore (9:45pm, $22) and caddyshack (midnight, $12). videology (williamsburg). >>

9/21 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by dan st. germain (conan), doug smith (conan), devon walker (comedy central), paris sashay, and kelsey caine. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

9/21 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: get saved from sadness at church night, a religious parody show ‘reminiscent of a prairie home companion on acid’ and including guest stand-up comedians, burlesque + drag performers, and musicians. gutter bar (williamsburg), $10 suggested admission. >>

9/21 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of cool as ice, the 1991 film starring vanilla ice with an 8% rotten tomatoes rating, at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck and featuring frank conniff (mst3k). q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

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