around town today

thru 5/18: explore virtual worlds, jam to generated sounds, play games, and check out new wearable tech at ‘unfolding,’ this year’s parsons mfa design + technology thesis show. opening reception tues 6-9pm. free. >>

thru 5/19: snap up samples starting at $20 at the nanette lepore moving sale. 225 w 35th st, 6th floor warehouse. >>

11am-7pm (thru 9/17, closed tuesdays):  go for a spin on historic jane’s carousel, which just started summer hours. brooklyn bridge park (dumbo), $2. >>

6pm: elizabeth barlow rogers, initiator of the central park conservancy, intertwines her story with the park’s in her new book, saving central park: a history and a memoir. the corner bookstore (ues), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: utah jazz? comedy group varejao and a panel of guests tackle the seemingly arbitrary world of sports branding. caveat (les), free with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $10 adv, $12 door). >>

7:15pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7:30pm (monthly): the 90’s are alive at the as if! comedy show, with 90’s themed raffles and trivia between sets by joyelle johnson (seth meyers), janelle draper (ifc), max fine (siriusxm), tom delgado, and sarah lazarus. hosted by anya volz, claire parker, and blair dawson. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): geneticist chris mason discusses the nasa twin study that compared the dna of astronaut scott kelly and his twin mark at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by jordan temple (smilf), kate willett (netflix), ricky velez (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (fallon), and moss perricone. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by aasif mandvi (the daily show), adam cayton-holland (those who can’t), sean patton (conan), and more. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

coming up

5/16-18: rally before the race: the brooklyn half-marathon pre-party, open to runners and non-runners alike, features live music, djs, food trucks and vendors, and more. pier 2 field at brooklyn bridge park, free admission. >>

5/16-22: the new york african film festival celebrates its 25th year with 66 films from 25 countries presented at lincoln center, the brooklyn academy of music, and maysles cinema. $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

5/16-27: radiotheatre’s third annual edgar allan poe festival returns with 14 classic tales told with an original score and sound effects. st. john’s sanctuary (west village), $12 plus ticket fees here (save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ – offer good for one transaction per user). >>

5/16 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight’s season opener with british rockers liam gallagher (of oasis) and richard ashcroft (of the verve) is a benefit ($49.50, sorry), but many folks tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

5/16 6pm (monthly thru 9/19): design tour: elevated design:  get an insider’s look at the architecture and global impact of the high line from patrick hazari, director of design and construction. weather permitting. the high line, free (rsvp). >>

5/16 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: tangolandó. learn the steps from 6-7pm then show off your new moves to live music performed by sofia tosello and yuri juárez from 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

5/16 6:30pm: playwrights tarell alvin mccraney (moonlight) and donja r. love (sugar in our wounds) discuss the impact of black queer voices and diverse narratives on theatre and humanity at the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem). free (rsvp). >>

5/16 7-11pm: con artist collective presents their 2018 spring residency showcase, featuring a group exhibition of new work by nine artists. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free admission. >>

5/16 7pm doors, 8pm show (bi-monthly): at the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s astronomy theme features dr. jackie faherty (senior scientist and education manager from the department of astrophysics and education at the american museum of natural history) and comedians myq kaplan (conan), rachel joravsky (reductress), and larry owens (paid off). hosted by joanna rothkopf (jezebel), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/16 7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s season finale includes dolly wells (doll + em, portlandia), joan wasser (joan as police woman), adina verson (mozart in the jungle), courtney fearrington (the new yorker), and emily panic (funny or die). the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

5/16 7:30pm (monthly): #teampluto: this month’s installment of the astronomy on tap discussion series explores the planets, with trivia and presentations on the climates of mars vs venus, the new tess space telescope, and more. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

5/16 7:30pm (monthly): get an earful at the told you so comedy show, featuring stand up by roy wood jr. (the daily show), erik bergstrom (colbert), carmen lagala (full moon comedy show), kelly macfarland (last comic standing), max and nicky weinbach (vintage basement), and more. zinc bar (greenwich village), $5 + a one-drink min. >>

5/16 7:30pm: free outdoor movie: the space between us (2017)  at tecumseh playground (uws). >>

5/16 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers lawrence detlor (saint anne’s review), zefyr lisowski (apogee journal), kyle mccarthy (best american short stories 2017), and bob raymonda (breadcrumbsmag). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

5/16 8pm (monthly): get your monthly dose of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring comedians ginny hogan, christiana jackson, julianna maher, bobbi elfie, and alex kayhart. the lantern (greenwich village), free admission (one item minimum). >>

5/16 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features matt goldich (seth meyers), casey balsham (gotham live), sergio chicon (gotham live), kara klenk (comedy central), and danny delcolle (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

5/16 8pm (monthly): necromancers of the public domain: theater of the apes pluck a long-forgotten book from the shelves of the new york society library and resurrect it as a low-budget variety show. tonight: alice hean patterson’s the spinner family (1903). the tank (midtown west), $15. >>

5/16 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 joe kim booster (conan), cyrus mcqueen (last comic standing), katie hannigan (collegehumor), dave merheje, and charlie bury. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/16 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: liza treyger (comedy central), jo firestone (fallon), tyler fischer (nbc), emily winter (sirius xm), jake head (fox), and kara klenk (mtv). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $15 for ‘absorbingly tense’ (british theatre guide) tremor at 59e59 theaters (reg. $25). >>

get tickets to the annual nyc vegetarian food festival at metropolitan pavilion 5/19-20 for $19 (plus ticket fees, reg. $36). save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ (offer good for one transaction per user). >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 8/30 for $35+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ (offer good for one transaction per user). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, thru 10/14 for $29 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ (offer good for one transaction per user). >>

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