around town today

thru 5/6: see new 10-minute plays and vote for your favorite at the new short play festival. the american theatre of actors: john cullum theatre (hell’s kitchen), $20. >>

thru 5/13: all free performances to the shed’s pre-opening programming, which include abra, arca, azealia banks, the d.r.e.a.m. ring dancers, and more, sold out shortly after we posted about them a few weeks ago, but we’ll be on the lookout for any openings. >>

thru 10/31: just in time for the warm weather this week, governors island opens for the season. plan your getaway from the city with free ferry rides thru 5/6, and just $3 round trip after (free weekends before 11:30am). >>

6-9pm (weekly): get footloose and fancy-free at prohibition productions’ rooftop jazz series, kicking off tonight at a 19th floor open-air lounge with live music by the blue vipers of brooklyn. cambria hotel + suites rooftop (chelsea), free admission. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: inside the male brain: toxic masculinity and #metoo: take a deeper look into the cultural, psychological, and sociological forces driving harmful male behavior at a talk with michael kimmel (suny stony brook center for the study of men and masculinities), geraldine downey (columbia psychology professor), and journalist alexis grenell. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $5. >>

6:30pm (tuesdays thru 7/3): take deep breaths while taking in the view at weekly free yoga classes at randall’s island park. bring your own mat. >>

6:30pm: philip ashforth coppola celebrates the release of one track mind: drawing the new york subway, his book of nyc subway drawings that was four decades in the making, with a signing, conversation, and a documentary screening held appropriately at the new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn). $10. >>

7pm: the truth is out there! david duchovny releases his new novel, miss subways at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location starting at 9am. >>

7pm (+ 5/5 6pm): 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade celebrates the release of his second comedy storytelling album, adam wade live at the magnet theater, with launch shows at the kraine theatre (tues, $10) and the magnet theater (sat, $7). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7pm (+ 5/2 5:30pm): get a double dose of batman ninja with the filmmakers and voice actors in person at the nyc premiere at the directors guild of america (tuesday, free with rsvp) and a q+a and signing at kinokuniya bookstore (wednesday, free). >>

7-10pm (+ 5/2): graduating students give short talks and show videos of their work at the annual sva mfa computer art thesis presentations. tuesday: fine art and motion graphics; wednesday: 3d animation. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

7:30pm: cobble hill’s books are magic celebrates its one-year anniversary with the paperback release of pulitzer prize and national book award winner the underground railroad and author colson whitehead and the new yorker staff writer vinson cunningham in conversation. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

7:30pm: producer, musician, designer, and author questlove and conceptual artist hank willis thomas discuss creativity and identity at pratt’s conversations on creativity series. memorial hall auditorium at pratt institute (clinton hill), free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm (tuesdays thru 6/5): the stranger than fiction documentary film and director q+a series continues the spring season with sacha jenkins’ rapture: nas + dave east (2018). ifc center (greenwich village), $17. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): stand up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests justy dodge (gotham live), sharron paul (neurotica), maria heinegg (the worst thing), rob cantrell (comedy central), and george gordon. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, this week including performances by jo firestone (fallon), mike o’brien (snl), solomon georgio (comedy central), rebecca v. o’neal (vice), and yedoye travis. hosted by dan licata (adult swim), joe pera (seth meyers) and charles gould (kimmel). free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): comedian christian finnegan (chappelle’s show) hosts a live taping of the audio spackle podcast with guest craig wedren (shudder to think, wet american summer soundtrack) and some help from mark douglas (the key of awesome) and brandon etheridge (musical director for the school of rock on broadway). q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>


Meet your new summer crush, Parklife, a 4,000 square foot outdoor space located in Gowanus. Grab a pitcher of margaritas or a cocktail for two served in a faux pineapple, enjoy food from Taqueria El Atoradero, and soak up the sunshine. Whether you’re just hanging or catching a pre- or post-show drink at Parklife’s sister venue littlefield, there’s something here for everyone!

Swing by for weekly drink specials like 2-for1 draft beer Tuesdays until 9pm and $5 well drink Wednesdays. Come for bingo, trivia, weekend DJs, and other specially curated events like screening parties, World Cup viewing, and more! Plus there’s a year-round curling rink to work up your appetite.

For more info and to check out our calendar, visit www.Parklifebk.com

coming up

5/2-20: bamcinématek presents: a different picture: women filmmakers in the new hollywood era, 1967-1980, a tribute to the women and films that influenced change within and outside the hollywood film industry. the series includes girlfriends (1978), attica (1974), terminal island (1973), bury me an angel (1972), and more. bam (fort greene), $15. >>

5/2-6/15 11-9pm: the seasonal urbanspace broadway bites pop-up outdoor food market returns to midtown’s greeley square square with 30 specialty vendors. >>

5/2 7:30-9am (monthly): enjoy art and guided meditation in a serene environment during quiet mornings at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

5/2 4pm, 7pm (monthly): math for democracy: the mathematics of voting redistricting mathematician and educator ben blum-smith shows how math is being used to influence both gerrymandering and fairer elections at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp). >>

5/2 6-8:30pm (wednesdays thru 6/6, + 6/8): dance to salsa, swing, bachata, bhangra and more with live music at bryant park’s annual dance party series. tonight’s theme: salsa dura. learn the steps 6-7pm and try them out when doug beavers + titanes del trombón take the stage 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

5/2 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): ocean locomotion: bioinspiration from the sea: marine mammal science associate editor and director of the liquid life laboratory at west chester university of pensylvania frank fish explores how the movements of underwater creatures can inspire new engineering approaches at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

5/2 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. there’s no ‘i’ in tonight’s theme, ‘team,’ with each work featuring more than one writer behind it. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

sponsored 5/2 7:30pm: selected shorts: a night with the paris review: robert sean leonard (house), blythe danner (patrick melrose), colby minifie (jessica jones) and michael emerson (person of interest) present an evening of classic and contemporary fiction from the archives of america’s most popular and influential literary magazine. hosted by author nell freudenberger, with appearances by celebrated writer ottessa moshfegh. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $31+). >>

5/2 8pm (monthly): bathrobe-clad carmen lagala, kendall farrell and sam evans howl at the full moon comedy show, a musically-infused comedy show, complete with a marshmallow toast. tonight’s stand up comes from tim barnes (wyatt cenac’s problem areas), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), tom thakkar (conan), steph tolev (mtv), and more. starr bar (bushwick), $5 suggested donation. >>

5/2 8pm (biweekly): good times are promised at the you’ll have fun comedy show, thanks to guest performers sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), dan licata (adult swim), mara wiles (hidden america with jonah ray), and peter brieck. hosted by chris calogero, danny stratton, nicki wright and john rosenberger. revision lounge and gallery (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

5/2 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jeff arcuri (colbert), charles mcbee (mtv), brendan fitzgibbons (comedy central), ayanna dookie (trutv), and dean masello. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

5/2 8pm: bring a friendo to a free screening of no country for old men (2007) at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). >>

5/2 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features maria heinegg (the worst thing), chris thayer (adam devine’s house party), jared freid (gotham comedy live), and chanel ali (girl code). hosted by emily winter (sirius xm). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/2 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: emma willmann (colbert), chris thayer (comedy central), loyiso mandinga (the daily show), david drake (sirius xm), courtney fearrington (thug passion), and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

5/2 9pm (monthly): hear titillating first-person sex stories at the smut slam show, with real-life tales from (s)experienced storytellers and 8-10 open slots. tonight’s theme: ‘new,’ in honor of new host tess henry. under st. marks theatre (east village), $10 admission (free for the first five who sign up to talk). >>

5/2 10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand up by crystian ramirez, gianmarco soresi, lillian devane, nina daniels, rebecca o’neal, and jake marshall head. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (siriusxm). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: enjoy mahler’s seventh symphony at carnegie hall on saturday, may 5 for just $20. offer valid until 11:59pm tonight (tuesday). >>

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