THURS, 9/8: FREE US OPEN, FREE MAKEOVERS + MANIS, ART OPENINGS, + 23 FRI EVENTS

around town today

today: the us open’s community day offers free admission and the chance to check out junior doubles matches, the champions invitational, trick shots, and more. >>

various times: free outdoor movies:
girlhood, columbia university rotunda >>
love and basketball, samuel n. bennerson 2nd playground (uws) >>

5-8pm: meet admissions officers from 225 social impact programs at the new york idealist graduate school fair and learn about requirements and application deadlines for programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and more. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free. >>

5-9pm: urban decay hosts a night of free makeovers and manicures to celebrate the release of it’s new ‘ud xx: 20 years of beauty with an edge vintage vault.’ story (chelsea), free (rsvp required). >>

6pm: mtv vj matt pinfield discusses his new book all these things i’ve done: my insane, improbable rock life with the the bongos’s richard barone. rough trade (williamsburg), 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: jazz-group bellatonic performs standards and modern hits. free. >>

6-8pm (thru 9/17): four artists take over four rooms and turn them into tributes to the history of recorded sound and music at ‘the beat goes on’ art exhibition. opening reception tonight. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

6-9pm: free art openings:
– 6-8pm (thru 10/22): matthew barney: facility of decline at gladstone gallery (chelsea) >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/22): osgemeos ‘silence of the music’ at lehmann maupin gallery (chelsea). >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/1): seven solo exhibitions at sohophoto gallery. >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/8): sol lewitt and liz deschenes at paula cooper gallery (chelsea). >>
– 6-9pm (thru 9/11): ‘the price of photography: shawkan, 1000+ days behind bars’ at bronx documentary center. >>

6-10pm: this week’s brooklyn museum free admission thursday nights programming includes a dapperq new york fashion week queer fashion show, a gallery tour, and access to the exhibitions. >>

6:30pm: historian heather ann thompson sheds light on the civil rights legacy of the 1971 attica prison uprising in her book, blood in the water. she’ll be joined in conversation with dr. khalil gibran muhammad (professor of history, race and public policy at harvard kennedy school + the suzanne young murray professor at the radcliffe institute for advanced study). the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: psychologist, meet psychologist: psychologist adi avivi interviews psychologist kyle arnold about his new book, the divine madness of philip k. dick. jefferson market library (west village), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: are we there yet? the illusion of a post-sexist society. a woman might be our next president, so sexism will finally disappear, right? right? a panel of feminists from essence, jezebel, emily’s list, and more break down what the future may look like for ladies. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

7pm: are our methods of evaluating society leading to discrimination? former wall street quantitative analysis expert cathy o’neil discusses her thoughts on the matter in her new book, weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. barnes + noble 86th + lexington, free. >>

7pm: (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from jessica winter (break in case of emergency, slate features editor), anna noyes (goodnight, beautiful women), and iris smyles (iris has free time, dating tips for the unemployed). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7pm: journalist laura flanders and sarah jaffe discuss necessary trouble: americans in revolt, jaffee’s new book which chronicles times when average citizens became activists, from occupy wall street, #blacklives matter, the $15 minimum wage, and more. the new school (union square), free (rsvp required). >>

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), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the only thing they’ll be exterminating is their clothes at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

sponsored 7:15pm (thru 9/16): get tickets to bears in space, starring game of thrones‘s jack gleeson, at 59e59 theaters for just $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $35). >>

7:30pm (monthly): performers, writers, and regular folks tell stories about mental health (or the lack thereof) at the talk therapy storytelling + open mic show. anything goes at tonight’s open theme with stories by jen singer and molly cameron, plus open mic slots. hosted by lori baird. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by sam morril (late show), emily galati (conan), jason saenz (gotham comedy live), eman el-husseini, and george gordon. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, featuring performances by caroline rhea (sabrina the teenage witch), adira amram (the experience), nick stevens, and more. hosted by ophira eisenberg + emily flake. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm (thru 9/24): female-driven production company to-by-for productions presents their new york premiere of dipika guha’s new comedic play, mechanics of love. the paradise factory (east village), $15 preview tickets 9/8-11 with promo code ‘skint’, reg. $18. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): you’ll get complimentary homemade pasta at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show. this month’s guests: neel nanda (comedy central), leah bonnema (comedy drop), jordan temple (mtv), jason saenz (gotham comedy live), and subhah agarwal (tru tv). hosted by brian parise and courtney fearrington. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

8pm: (monthly): comedians and storytellers just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from eric silver, andre medrano, caitlin gaspar, and dave warth. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

8pm-3am: get baby out of the corner and onto the dance floor at a dirty dancing-themed party, with music hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, a dance-off, trivia, ‘i carried a watermelon’ frozen margaritas, and more. our wicked lady (east williamsburg), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): liz barrett’s puntastically named grin + barrett comedy show features work by women, lgbtq folk, and even some of those ever-elusive straight men in comedy. tonight’s show includes brendan fitzgibbons (gandhi, is that you?), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), carolyn busa (side ponytail), sydnee washington (warm up comedy), dave arena, danny vega, jonathan mcbride, and gregory joseph. beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

9:30pm: the deuce film series screens a 35mm print of 1974 campy kung-fu flick the 7 brothers (and 1 sister) meet dracula, along with prizes and an after party. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

thru 2/26: new public art alert: david shrigley’s memorial, a 17-foot-tall shopping list engraved on a solid slab of granite, goes on display at central park’s doris c. freedman plaza (fifth avenue at 60th street). >>

thru 10/29: more than 20 shows return for the annual fringenyc encore series at soho playhouse and the huron club. $18+. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/9 various times: free outdoor movies:
abbott and costello meet frankenstein, narrows botanical gardens (bay ridge) >>
open season: scared silly, matthew p. sapolin playground (uws) >>
the blues brothers, mccarren park (williamsburg) >>

9/9 7am-2pm: james beard award-winning chef mike solomonov brings philly’s federal donuts (7-11am, $2-3) and fried chicken sandwiches (11am-2pm, $8) to soho’s chefs club by food + wine. expect lines. >>

9/9 12-3pm: the nypd holds a special parade in lower manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the 122 officers who lost their lives on that day and from related illnesses since then. >>

9/9 12-8pm (last entry at 7pm, thru 9/11): refinery29’s ’29 rooms’ takes over an 80,000-square-foot warehouse with immersive artist installations. 8 ingraham street (bushwick), free. >>

9/9 5pm-2am (fri-sat 5pm-2am, sun-thurs 5pm-1am): brooklyn bazaar, the beloved nighttime hang spot that closed last year, returns to a renovated three-level space in greenpoint with a vendor market, live music, movies, ping pong, mini golf, arcade games, karaoke, food, and four bars. free admission (food and drink passes may be purchased in advance for expedited entry), live shows extra. >>

9/9 6-9pm: free art openings:
– 6-8pm (thru 9/11): ‘antonio lopez: a photo cocktail party’ at leslie+lohman museum of gay and lesbian art’s prince street project (soho). >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/16): ‘coming to power: 25 years of sexually x-plicit art by women’ at maccarone gallery (west village). nsfw >>
– 6-9pm (thru 10/23): ‘the present is the form of all life: the time capsules of ant farm and lst’ at pioneer works (red hook). >>
– 7-10pm: second annual taste makers food and art exhibit. court tree collective (carroll gardens). >>

9/9 6:30pm (thru 10/22): a 50-year retrospective of illustrator ralph steadman, known for his work with author hunter s. thompson, covers three floors of the society of illustrators (ues). opening reception tonight. $15 for the reception (regularly $10 general, $5 students/seniors, free tuesdays + thursdays 5-8pm). >>

9/9 6:30pm: the paper garden records free music series at chelsea market returns with live performances by monograms (solo), the city and horses, and otium, plus giveaways for a crosley radio turntable + vinyl pack. free. >>

9/9 7pm: play new games at the nyu game center incubator’s game night, a chance to sample seven original games and hear about their creation from the developers themselves. free (rsvp). >>

9/9 7pm: musician and writer stephen vesecky leads an ode to kraftwerk, celebrating the german electronic music pioneers with a multimedia presentation on their history, followed by an afterparty featuring kraftwerk-inspired music. morbid anatomy museum (gowanus), $12. >>

9/9 7:15pm (+ 9/11, 15-18, 23): midnight radio show brings shadow puppet theater performances to community gardens and green spaces at dusk. tonight: cooper garden (bed-stuy/bushwick). free. >>

9/9 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: purple rain: prince and contemporaries. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

9/9 7:30pm (thru 9/12): four 9/11 memorial performances of mozart’s requiem will be performed by a 42-piece orchestra, 100 person chorus, and four soloists at locations in manhattan, the bronx, brooklyn, and morristown, nj. free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

9/9 7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): the vincent herring quartet, featuring alto sax virtuoso vincent herring, performs two sets at this month’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15. >>

9/9 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy/variety show, featuring performances by matt wayne (comedy central), christian polanco (mtv), sarah tollemache (adam devine’s house party), julia johns (girl code), ryan schutt, and j.p. mcdade. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a donation jar will be passed around). >>

9/9 9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. hosted by morgan pielli and lynn bixenspan. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/9 10pm: 10 genre-pushing burlesque performers compete to rule coney island for the year at the 14th annual miss coney island pageant. coney island usa, $25 theater seats are sold out, but $10 tickets are available to watch the live simulcast at the freak bar. >>

9/9 10pm: heineken?! f*ck that sh*t! pabst blue ribbon! get a can of dennis hopper’s beer of choice with your ticket at videology’s screening of david lynch’s blue velvet (1986). $13. >>

9/9 midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, moth grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by matt koff (the daily show) and gabe pacheco (story pirates), storytelling by andrew collin (it’s a long story) and cathy harding, and burlesque by le grand chaton + taradise. ucb (east village), $5. >>

9/9 midnight-ish movies:
american pop @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
bad lieutenant @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
invasion of the body snatchers (1978) @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
mad max beyond thunderdome (friday) and xandadu (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
once more with feeling (1978) @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
princess mononoke @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
strawberries need rain (friday) and vintage erotica: anno 20 (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the thing: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
thx 1138 @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>

9/9-16: spend your week laughing instead of spending at the third annual free standup festival, highlighting 15 shows across 3 boroughs. various venues, free admission (a few have 2-drink minimums). >>

9/9-18: it’s only logical. adam nimoy, son of beloved actor leonard nimoy of star trek fame, tells the story of his father’s legacy in the new documentary for the love of spock–fittingly screening in the leonard nimoy thalia theater at symphony space (uws). $14 general, $12 seniors. >>

9/9-1/2: the original manuscript of jane eyre, being shown in the u.s. for the first time, is one of many items on display at the charlotte brontë: an independent will exhibition at the morgan library + museum. celebrating the 200th anniversary of brontë’s birth, the exhibition also includes films, talks, and workshops. $20 general, $13 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: 90210 the musical! get $23 tickets using promo ‘skint’ (35% off reg. price) on performances thru 11/19. >>

get tickets to oysterfest featuring icona pop, plain white ts, clap your hands say yeah, wyclef jean, and nico + vinz at hoboken’s pier a 9/17 for $30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $59.75). >>

take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 10/27 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

take a two-hour twilight cruise aboard nyc’s only tall ship thru 10/9 for $22.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

get tickets to see john oliver, bridget everett, tom segura, and more at funny or die’s oddball comedy + curiosity festival at the nikon at jones beach theater 9/10 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $41.70+). >>

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