THURS, 9/22: DATE-ONOMICS, LIC GALLERY NIGHT, BUSHWICK’S GOT TALENT, LOTS O’ STORYTELLING, + 25 FRI EVENTS

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
minions, gertrude ederle recreation center (uws) >>
the goonies, prospect park bandshell >>

12-10pm (thru 9/25: 12-10pm thu-sat, 12-9pm sun): more than 50 shipping containers have been repurposed as mini-photography galleries for the fifth annual photoville at brooklyn bridge park. in addition to the exhibitions, there will also be presentations, panels, lectures, workshops, interactive programs, and a food and beer garden run by smorgasburg. new location: brooklyn bridge plaza, free admission. >>

2-9pm: new york design center showrooms share ‘what’s new, what’s next’ in ideas, design, materials, and products with almost 50 presentations and discussions all day. 200 lexington ave bet. e 32nd + e 33rd sts, free (rsvp). >>

5:30pm: here comes the great bridal expo show, billed as ‘the largest national touring bridal event.’ new york marriott marquis, free for two with promo code ‘fbpt’ (reg $10 each). >>

6pm: date-onomics: how dating became a lopsided numbers game author james birger looks at the numbers to find possible reasons for why there appears to be less single men than women out there. nyu bookstore (greenwich village), free. >>

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: indie band ava luna. free. >>

6-9pm (monthly): check out some art after-hours during the new lic gallery nights series, where 11 galleries and unconventional art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: catch an advanced screening of the american dream: new york cnnmoney’s new interview series spotlighting successful entrepreneurs who lived in nyc for the first half of the 20th century, followed by an in-person discussion with correspondent cristina alesci and mogul russell simmons. museum of the moving image (astoria), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: it wasn’t always h+m and uniqlo: track the history of soho as a place for industry to artists to shopping with an illustrated lecture by aaron shkuda, author of the lofts of soho: gentrification, art, and industry in new york, 1950-1980. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

7pm: actress and writer molly ringwald joins angelology series author danielle trussoni to discuss the launch of trussoni’s the fortress: a love story. strand books (union square), purchase of the book ($27.99) or a $15 gift card required for admission. >>

7pm: more than 40 poets read from the annual edition of the best american poetry at the new school’s auditorium. free. >>

7pm: think you’re an animal in the sack? compare that to how they do on the discovery channel with author and ted talker dr. carin bondar’s discussion on her new book, wild sex: the science behind mating in the animal kingdom. impact hub nyc (soho), free admission (rsvp). >>

7pm (monthly): philosophers based in and around brooklyn discuss their work at the brooklyn public philosophers speaker series. at tonight’s first talk of the fall season, dr. regina rini (nyu) talks about microaggressions – what they are, and who’s responsible for them. new location: brooklyn public library’s dweck center (prospect heights), free. >>

7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at leslie goshko’s ‘sideshow goshko.’ tonight’s guests: gastor almonte (comedy central), steven berkowitz (the liar show, science talk), jiji lee (reductress), and michele carlo (fish out of agua). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

this event is scheduled for tomorrow 7pm: doppelgängers, domesticity, and desire: three writers present works about the body, human sexuality, and science in the form of poetry, fiction, and a play. amos eno gallery (bushwick), free. >>

7-9pm: attention music gear heads: ridgewood’s red note rehearsal studios hosts the ‘gathering of the gear,’ a new monthly meetup for musicians looking to pick up something new, sell, swap, or hang around talking shop and drinking beer (which will be provided). free admission. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the it’s all true! with tim barnes storytelling podcast tapes a live episode with guests roy wood jr. (the daily show), robin thede (the nightly show), sean rameswaram (wnyc producer), and singer-songwriter freddie nunez. union hall (park slope), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: some of bushwick’s wildest performers gather under one roof to compete for $500 and a new bike (of course) at the first-ever bushwick’s got talent. house of yes (bushwick), $15. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: so saxy! tenor saxophone quartet battle trance plays a record release show at st. peter’s chelsea. $12 general, $20-25 includes the cd/lp. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by brendan eyre (seth meyers), joe zimmerman (comedy central), kendra cunningham (last comic standing), christopher arcudi, and jeremy pinsly. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

7:30pm: music ensemble m.a.k.u. soundsystem brings its colombian, caribbean, and psych-rock inspired ‘immigrant beat’ to lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws), along with an array of musicians who inspire them. free. >>

8pm (monthly): challenge your attention span at the ’like me!’ smartphone interactive comedy show, where comedians vie for your attention using tweets, games, polls and more. hosted by shelby taylor and melissa stokoski. the creek + the cave (long island city), free. >>

8pm: comedians take a trip down memory lane to dig up the not-so-great moments that shaped them into who they are at the what’s your damage? storytelling comedy show. with tales from josh gondelman (last week tonight), naomi ekperegin (broad city writer), jesse fox (vulture), and marlena rodriguez (unbreakable kimmy schmidt). hosted by halle kiefer and sachi ezura. the grand (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm (monthly): the pacific stand-up comedy show, hosted by the daily show writer matt koff with guest co-host emmy blotnick (@midnight), returns with performances by aparna nancherla (comedy central), adam lowitt (the daily show), and chase mitchell (the tonight show). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free (one drink or food item minimum). >>

8pm (thru 9/24): get tickets to see robert townsend: living the shuffle at barrow street theatre for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

8-11pm: take it easy with the slow dance, a rooftop evening of 60s soul and 70s ballads spun on 45s. awww yeah. our wicked lady (east williamsburg), $5. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (+ 9/24, 9/29, 10/1): fall into your own rabbit hole at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy, participatory production of eva le gallienne and florida friebus’s adaptation of lewis carroll’s alice in wonderland, where audience members will be cast as alice herself. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

9pm: heartbeat opera, a company that reimagines opera in intimate spaces using elements of drag, performs on the high line at 14th street. free. >>

9:30pm (monthly): writers from the late show with stephen colbert perform improv at ucb (chelsea). $5. >>

9:30pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight: ophira eisenberg (ask me another), liza treyger (horace and pete, chelsea lately), naomi ekperegin (broad city, comedy central), kerry coddett (comedy central), alise morales (ucb, ifc), and becky chicoine (ucb). hosted by improv team darling satan. the pit (flatiron), $5. >>

thru 11/3: french institute alliance française’s (fiaf) 10th annual ‘crossing the line’ fall festival features performances and works from 16 international artists and companies across several venues. free-$30. >>

thru 1/16: the neue galerie opens the season with two new exhibitions: ’klimt and the women of vienna’s golden age’ and ’masterworks from the new galerie new york’. $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, free first fridays 6-8pm. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

our next event

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Whether you snagged tickets to see Morrissey at Kings Theater or not, we’re here to help you get what you want with a dance party in his honor at Littlefield. DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom of Feeling Gloomy will fill your ears with deep cuts and essentials by Morrissey and The Smiths all night, along with compatriots The Cure, Pulp, David Bowie, and many more. Plus, our hairdresser on fire mini-styling station, the MozTron 3000™ selfie booth, a Moz-off lip-synch contest, and $5-8 themed drink specials! Tickets are just $5 in advance or $8 at the door.

Take Me Out Tonight: A Morrissey / The Smiths Dance Party
Saturday, September 24 at 10:30pm
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1302795
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1103963772974389/

coming up

9/23 various times: free outdoor movies:
barbershop: the next cut, breevort playground (bedford-stuyvesant) >>
happy feet, james weldon johnson playground (east harlem) >>
rent, mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>

9/23 9am-5pm (thur 9/27): see the refugee crisis through the eyes of aid workers as you take a doctors without borders guided tour through the forced from home exhibition. battery park city esplanade plaza, free (rsvp recommended, walk-up spots will be made available when rsvp list is full). >>

9/23 10am-5:30pm: get pennywise at the nypl’s science and business library’s financial planning day, offering presentations, classes, workshops and private counseling sessions for every budget. free. >>

9/23 1-2pm: singer adele dazeem idina menzel signs copies of her new cd at barnes + noble fifth ave. purchase the cd from this location starting at 9am to receive a wristband for entry. >>

9/23 6pm: can virtual reality foster global citizenship? global nomads group discusses how vr technology can be an educational tool for cultural exchange, preceded by a ‘vr playground’ where you can experience it for yourself. civic hall (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

9/23 6-9pm: during the frick collection’s college night, the museum opens its doors to undergrad and grad students for free after-hours viewing, live music, gallery talks, and sketching. valid school id required. (reg. $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish sundays 11am-1pm) >>

9/23 6-9pm (+ 9/24 3-9pm): the city’s a grid, so do a square dance at the fifth annual bryant park square dance, featuring live folk and bluegrass music, lasso and dance lessons, cornhole, a photo booth, free cowboy hats, and more. food, beer + wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

9/23 6-10pm: christopher stout gallery presents brian andrew whiteley’s ‘legacy stone’ (aka ‘donald trump tombstone’), which was left in central park in march with the epitaph, ‘made america hate again.’ note: the exhibition will also be on view during bushwick open studios weekend 10/1-2. brooklyn fire proof (bushwick), free. >>

9/23 6-11pm: bqes and betas: sample a new brooklyn quarterly experiment (bqe) beer and play new nyu game center games (betas) at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). bonus: the first 100 folks will receive a bottole of defender ipa. free admission. >>

9/23 7pm (monthly): gather amongst nyc memorabilia for summer stories, a comedic storytelling show in a quirky museum. tonight’s show features tales about going back to school. hosted by kady ruth ashcraft and alise morales. bonus: donation-based drinks. city reliquary (williamsburg), $5. >>

9/23 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: madonna vs. janet jackson. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

9/23 8pm (monthly): improvisers live dub over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, this month is ‘sept-trump-er’ with episodes of spin city and the nanny featuring donald trump cameos. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

9/23 8pm: memes and moves collide for dancify that!, an elimination dance battle where choreographers create sequences based on viral videos and a panel of comedic judges award scores. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $16 adv, $20 door. >>

9/23 8pm: boytoy, las rosas, bambara, and fruit and flowers play union pool (williamsburg), $8. >>

9/23 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by jon laster (comic view), mike recine (conan), drew michael (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), ashlee voorsanger, benjy himmelfarb, and maria heinegg. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

9/23 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): free pizza, free comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at the secret loft show’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: mike recine (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), josh gondelman (john oliver, conan), annie lederman (girl code, chelsea lately), seth herzog (fallon), molly austin (vh1), ben kronberg (last comic standing), marisa douenias (louie), lucas connolly (comedy central), petey d’abreu, and country music comedy duo reformed whores. new location: secret loft at 41 varick ave (bushwick), free admission before 9pm, $5 after. >>

sponsored 9/23 9:30pm: sex! with your mom: find out how much you really know about sex stuff at a new adult sex-ed game show with prizes. hosted by natalie wall (awkward sex… and the city). the duplex (west village), $10 adv, $15 door plus a 2-drink minimum. >>

9/23 9:30pm: at wes anderson bingo, spotting the director’s stylistic signatures in a movie could actually win you prizes. tonight, play to win during the grand budapest hotel. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

9/23 9:30pm: secretformula’s ladies of pop sing-along returns with classic music videos by the likes of whitney, madonna, gaga, beyoncé, and many more screened with lyrics for your singin’ enjoyment. added to the fun: a costume contest, dance-off, and themed drinks. genie in a bottle, anyone? union hall (park slope), $10. >>

9/23 midnight (monthly): see miley cyrus and alicia keys (not really) at this month’s the voice-themed cool sh*t/weird sh*t comedy show, where comedians stage an episode of the singing competition show live. hosted by matt dennie and josh sharp. ucb (east village), $5. >>

9/23-25: yarnistas, unite! the annual nyc yarn crawl gives fans of the fiber arts a chance to visit 10 yarn stores, meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, get discounts, and win prizes over three days. >>

9/23-25: glued to your cellular device? try your (phoneless) hand at no text weekend, a weekend challenge to talk instead of text that gives you an added boost (see what we did there?) with the help of comedic talks, panels, and storytelling on ghosting (you know who you are), breakup texts, phubbing, and more. various locations and prices. >>

9/23-25: the party line theater company hosts pop!, a theatrical pub crawl featuring musical storytelling, puppet parties, installations, and more. various venues in bushwick, free. >>

9/23-25: 60 bands bring folk, roots, blues, and more to five indoor and two outdoor stages along the waterfront in dumbo and red hook for the second annual brooklyn americana music festival. scheduled to perform: the chapin sisters, hubby jenkins, luke winslow king, m shanghai string band, pete lanctot and the stray dogs, and many more. the skint is proud to be a media sponsor for this festival. free. >>

9/23-29: plant a seed, watch it grow… or not? learn why 94% of our seed varieties have allegedly disappeared at a screening of documentary seed: the untold story, with q+a by the filmmakers and food activists at select times. cinema village (east village), $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: save 20% on tickets to the annual taste of gramercy neighborhood, which brings 40 gramercy restaurants including mario batali’s casa mono, tocqueville, il trattoria mulino and the smith on 9/24. >>

take a cruise up the hudson river to bear mountain to visit oktoberfest 9/24-11/6 for $32.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $65+). >>

get tickets to the nyc craft coffee festival at villain in williamsburg 10/1 for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $35+) >>

smithsonian magazine’s museum day live! returns for a september edition with free admission to 15 nyc museums on 9/24, including asia society and museum, cooper hewitt, intrepid sea, air + space museum, the morgan library + museum, mount vernon hotel museum + garden, and more. registration admits two. note: several of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>

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