around town today

6pm (thursdays thru 9/29): dance, sing and swing at dumbo’s second annual live at the archway series, a weekly cabaret under the manhattan bridge featuring free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes and more. tonight: white wave dance company. free. >>

6-9pm (monthly): art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. not on the official schedule: photographer zak krevitt’s solo show alpha, beta, omega presents a peek into the human-puppy play fetish community at ray gallery. free. >>

7pm (monthly): ask a stranger anything you want at the ask roulette show. this month’s lineup includes guests jon ronson (so you’ve been publicly shamed, this american life), heems aka himanshu suri (swet shop boys, das racist), house band eli bolin (sesame street, story pirates), and you (or you can just watch). hosted by jody avirgan (fivethirtyeight, wnyc). housing works bookstore cafe (soho), $8. >>

7pm: marginalized comedians from all walks of life will gather and share their stories through stand-up, characters, and more at the comedy c*nt collective show, hosted by arti gollapudi. bluestockings bookstore (les), free. >>

7pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: wim wenders’s alice in the cities (1974). $10. >>

7:30pm (monthly): improvisers perform your favorite movies in the style of wes anderson at the pit (flatiron). $5. >>

7:30pm (monthly): andrea shapiro’s ‘saw her stand up there’ all-female comedy show returns to q.e.d. (astoria). starts with an open mic for the first 10 female-identified signups, and ends with sets by v.lince, carolyn bergier, and kara buller, plus a raffle for a $15 gift card to buffalo exchange astoria. $6 for audience members, free for open mic performers with a one-item purchase minimum. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by adam newman (comedy central), myq kaplan (america’s got talent), michelle buteau (big morning buzz), neel nanda (adam devine’s house party) and charlie pickering (the weekly). hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

7:45pm (thru 9/5): the metropolitan opera’s eighth annual summer hd festival offers free outdoor screenings of ten of the company’s productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series. tonight: rossini’s la cenerentola. lincoln center plaza (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, from burlesque performers to nerdcore hip-hop artists. hosted by tiffany leigh and chris calogero. sidewalk cafe (east village), free admission, one drink or food item minimum. >>

8pm: feel the harmony of the golden ratio and laugh a bit too at the golden spiral comedy show, featuring jokes by joe pera, amber nelson, chris lamberth, shalewa sharpe, and ophira eisenberg. hosted by katie compa and mindy raf. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: hockey dad, muuy biien, and sharkmuffun play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8:20pm: pechakucha, meaning ‘chit chat’ in japanese, is a multi-speaker event hosted by creative people sharing their ideas, projects, photos, or anything else through informal slideshows that feature 20 images for 20 seconds each. brooklyn art library (williamsburg), $16. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: tuba skinny, an ensemble of street musicians playing everything from clarinet to washboard (and of course, tuba), bring their new orleans sound to jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $10. >>

9pm (various times thurs-sun thru 9/17): the drilling company’s alfresco shakespeare series returns to bryant park with a production of measure for measure, reimagined as a battle of the sexes set in the south. free. >>

9pm: plenty of ‘national treasures’ will be exposed at burlesque uncaged: the striptease tribute to nicolas cage. coney island usa, $12. >>

thru 9/4: no one’s a third wheel at the seventh annual unicycle festival, where circus pros and beginners alike can ride, learn, and watch competitions in central park, the brooklyn bridge, coney island, and governors island. free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/2 5-8pm (monthly thru september): extended first friday hours at the noguchi museum return with free admission (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors), an hour-long discussion about a single work of art, and a cash bar in the garden. >>

9/2 6pm doors, 7pm show: violinist and minimalist composer christopher tignor plays a record release show along with support from dronechoir (buke + gase) and experimental composer patrick higgins. le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

9/2 7pm: do they get back together? following three sold out screenings of richard linklater’s before sunrise (1995), williamsburg’s videology screens before sunset (2004), the sequel set nine years later. $10. >>

9/2 7pm (thru 9/4): sweat out the final days of steamy freedom at invertebrate’s summer’s end music festival, featuring 20 bands playing dance-punk, surf rock, folk, and more at what will be one of the final shows at diy space aviv (greenpoint). $10-15. >>

9/2 7-10pm (thru 10/15): more than 50 artists from around the world (and maybe even around the galaxy?) pay tribute to 50 years of star trek at the (space trip) art show. opening reception friday. gristle tattoo + art gallery (williamsburg), free. >>

9/2 7:30pm (fridays thru 10/14): lola star’s dreamland roller disco returns to prospect park’s le frak center at lakeside. tonight’s theme: oops, i did it again: britney spears and 90s pop. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

9/2 8pm (+ 9/6, 9/10): bronx documentary center’s second annual women’s film series screens three documentaries directed by women alongside talks with the filmmakers. the series begins with jackson (2016), with a q+a with director maisie crow. $10 suggested donation, $5 for bronx residents. >>

9/2 8pm (thru 9/5): the metropolitan opera’s eighth annual summer hd festival offers free outdoor screenings of ten of the company’s productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series. tonight: cavalleria rusticana/pagliacci, lincoln center plaza (midtown west). lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

9/2 8pm (thru 9/5): professional and nonprofessional actors from the public theater’s public works program share central park’s delacorte theater stage for a musical adaptation of shakespeare’s twelfth night. score free tickets in-person at the park starting @ 12pm, in-person lottery at the public theater @ 11:30am, or via online lottery. >>

9/2 8pm, 10pm: bummed you’re not away at burning man? get lit right here in brooklyn at a misfit burn party, and look the part by attending a pre-party costume swap. the house of yes (bushwick), free before 11pm with rsvp, $15 adv, or $20-30 door. >>

9/2 9:15pm: videology’s first frightdays screening series brings a bit of fear to the start of each month. tonight: yeon sang-ho’s zombie thriller train to busan. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

9/2 9:30pm: last chance to catch the official coney island fireworks this season. >>

9/2 midnight (monthly): laugh at the prospects at the ‘we’re all getting laid’ comedy show, where three pairs of single comics do sets and then date each other live onstage. hosted by rob harper and rachel coleman. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

9/2 midnight (monthly): who wants to be a beefionaire? ravioli fingers gonna getcha! name that spoon… just some of the previous wacky game show concepts that get tested out with audience participation at the incredible game show showcase. from the brain of jo firestone (punderdome 3000, the chris gethard show). ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

9/2 midnight-ish movies:
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
edward scissorhands (friday) and american psucho (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
el topo @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
i drink your blood @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
ichi the killer @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
klown forever @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
strawberries need rain (friday) and beyond the doors (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the dreamers @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
the room @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
the thing: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>

9/2-18: clowning around is encouraged at the 10th annual ny clown theater festival, where performers that go beyond big red noses (although there will be that) make their way to williamsburg’s the brick theater. $15-18. >>

ticket deals

looking to go camping without having to travel too far? the parks department’s online lottery for the chance to sleep under the stars in prospect park on 9/17 is open thru 9/7. tents provided. >>

get tickets to the us open 9/6-7 for $27-42 (reg. $45-70). >>

get free tickets to the affordable art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 9/29-10/2 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at the 69th regiment armory 9/17-18 for $15+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $25+) >>

get tickets to the brew hop 5k run and craft beer festival at randall’s island park 9/18 for $25-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $50-60). >>

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