around town today

thru 9/30: experience icelandic culture during the return of taste of iceland, a multi-day festival of food, drinks, music, film and design. various locations and prices (most are free). >>

thru 9/30: to commemorate the 15th anniversary of her passing, the woodlawn conservancy will host a celia cruz exhibition and concert, featuring costumes, wigs, personal photographs and a documentary video of ‘the queen of salsa.’ concert sunday at 3pm. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free. >>

thru 9/30: 70 international galleries will showcase original paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints from more than 300 contemporary artists starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general, $10 students/seniors, free friday 6-8pm. >>

thru 9/30: the 16th annual new york burlesque festival takes over six manhattan and brooklyn venues with 100 international performers, a teaser party, showcases and parties, a panel, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony. various venues, free-$35 (discount tickets for select events are available here). >>

thru 9/30: go on the village trip, a festival of music, poetry, theatre and photography honoring the history and heritage of greenwich village, and including a free concert with suzanne vega, martha redbone and vickikristinabarcelona in washington square park on saturday. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
ferdinand. river park (bronx). >>
the lego ninjago movie. playground one (two bridges). >>

6pm doors 7pm show: the annual summerstage event series closes the free concert season with grammy award-winner angélique kidjo performing songs from her talking heads cover album, along with the resistance revival chorus. central park, free. >>

6:30pm: like a boss girls hosts crushing q4: accomplishing your goals by year-end, featuring an expert panel on setting and conquering goals, plus cocktails + light bites, swag bags, and stand-up comedy. all proceeds from ticket sales will go to dress for success. 245 west 29th street, 11th floor (chelsea), $10. >>

6:30pm: hop(s) from country to country and learn about the archaeology of beer, from the different ways it was made and used to the various places it was brewed throughout history. bonus: samples! brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $15. >>

6:45pm: princess weekes, assistant editor of feminist pop culture blog the mary sue, presents a feminist film mashup, in which clips of female comic book/superhero movies will be screened and analyzed through a feminist lens. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), myka fox (comedy central), michaela murphy (the new yorker), and calvin cato (oxygen). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by mariana tamiozzy will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit vine sanctuary. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: competitors will demonstrate their love for the subway line of choice with ‘classy, trashy, weird, and whimsical’ performances to a panel of judges at the 2018 miss subways pageant. littlefield (gowanus), $20-25 admission benefits city reliquary and the riders alliance. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ophira + adira: ask me another host ophira eisenberg and bedazzled and bedazzling music/dance trio adira amram + the experience team up for a variety show featuring comedy, music, and magic. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos >>

8pm (monthly): the vortex of shame comedy show continues its spiral with standup by pat brown (colbert), dina hashem (conan), marie faustin (the unofficial expert), margaret dodge (dodge city), and melissa diaz. hosted by teresa degaetano. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by marie faustin (the unofficial expert), ryan schutt (2 dope queens), chris calogero (vice), courtney maginnis (collegehumor), jacky beren, and john baglio. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm: ricki lake will do q+a following a 30-year anniversary screening of hairspray at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

8pm: ice choir, peal dream magazine, and monograms play elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by max azulay, thiago macklin lima, gianmarco soresi, allison o’conor, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm: grease… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>


Brooklyn Wine Fest Returns!

Wine Fest is your all-access pass to over 100 styles of wine from 11 countries to try. Tickets include unlimited samples of wine, a sample cup, great music, and access to delicious food, vendors & merchandise.

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Saturday, September 29th
2 Amazing Sessions: 1-4:30pm and 6-9:30pm
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
accessible via subway, bus, and ferry

coming up

9/28-10/20: morrison hotel gallery presents a photo exhibition of iconic hip hop performers. morrison hotel gallery (soho), free admission. >>

9/28-10/14: the 56th annual new york film festival features premiere and revival screenings, special events, filmmaker + talent appearances, and free talks. alice tully hall and film society of lincoln center (uws), $17-25 general, $12-20 students. >>

9/28-30: knit happens at the annual nyc yarn crawl, three days of discounts, trunk shows, and a scavenger hunt taking place at a dozen brooklyn and manhattan yarn stores. >>

9/28-30: see all the art at the annual bushwick open studios, three days of art shows, parties, and performances. >>

9/28-29: the bodega ball unites punk bands, drag performers, vendors, and djs for two nights of mayhem at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $15 or $10 with a canned food donation to benefit les streetworks. >>

9/28 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther. conference house park (staten island). >>
black panther. st. james park (bronx). >>
coco. virginia park (bronx). >>
jurassic world: fallen kingdom. franklin d. roosevelt boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
more than a game. banneker playground (bed-stuy). >>
the princess bride. dongan lawn in fort tryon park. >>

9/28 4-9pm: two thousand mini toy elephants will fall from the sky at the great dumbo drop, part of dumbo’s second annual block party. washington street at water street (dumbo). >>

9/28 6pm doors, 6:30pm show (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns for its 13th season of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on the fonz, opiod and meth deaths, and miseducation at the creation museum. caveat (les), $10 adv, $14 door. >>

9/28 7pm: space out with learning, drinks and stargazing at the intrepid’s astro café lecture series. tonight, learn about technology spinoffs from nasa technology transfer program executive daniel lockney. intrepid sea, air + space museum (pier 86), free (rsvp). >>

9/28 7pm: pitch her productions and immigrant families together present ‘refuge,’ an evening of short female-created films on immigration and crossing boundaries. the local ny (lic), $10 suggested donation benefits immigrant families together. >>

9/28 7pm: the harlem chamber players open their season with a concert of works by brahms, vaughan-williams, and mozart. broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights), $15 adv/$20 door general, $10 adv/$15 door students/seniors. >>

9/28 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, a new comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring bobby hankinson (kweendom), calvin cato (oxygen), and karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical). branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

9/28 8pm (+ 9/29): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights premiere 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $13 adv, $15 door (admission includes a drink). >>

9/28 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by myka fox (comedy central), doug smith (conan), nina tarr, adam mamawala, and chris alan. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

9/28 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 tommy mcnamara (the onion sports), selena coppock (vh1), jatty robinson (nbc), michelle slonim (seth meyers), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), and more. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

9/28 10:30pm: the arkham gothic dark dance party pays tribute to horror and dark fantasy author clive barker with goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, projections, and absinthe cocktails. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

ticket deals

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 10/31 for $35+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). >>

get tickets to the big apple circus at lincoln center 10/20-11/4 for $15-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $48-103). >>

get tickets to the brooklyn botanic garden’s 26th annual chile pepper festival 9/29 for $18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/9-11 for free (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>

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