around town today

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thru 6/23 (+ 7/16-8/11): the famed shakespeare in the park season returns to central park’s delacorte theater with outdoor productions of much ado about nothing (5/21-6/23) and coriolanus (7/16-8/11). four ways to get free tickets each day: in-person at the theater in the park (starting at 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater in noho (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via a digital lottery on the todaytix app (before 12pm), and at select distribution points in the five boroughs on specific dates (starting at 12pm). >>

just added: thru 5/23: save up to 70% on designer glasses at the modo eyewear sample sale. 594 broadway, suite 801 (soho). >>

7am-7pm: visit your local participating ihop restaurant to enjoy a $1 short stack of buttermilk pancakes, with all proceeds going to the children of fallen patriots foundation. >>

4pm: director david modigliani (running with beto) will discuss his grassroots political film at separate tapings of the build series. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

5:30pm: stop the bans rally: planned parenthood and partner organizations gather at foley square to speak out about the most recent attacks on roe v. wade. >>

6pm, 7pm, 8pm (most tuesdays thru 9/10): the sweat sessions: take free outdoor fitness classes (yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates and more) at hudson river park’s 14th street park. rsvps become live one week before each class. >>

6pm-2am: decompress at a rooftop wellness and music mini-fest, including sunset yoga, a sound bath, a cacao ceremony, psychedelic talk, astrology readings, music, and more. the williamsburg hotel rooftop (williamsburg), $20 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

6:30pm (tuesdays thru 10/1): take an outdoor sunset yoga class at north brooklyn farms (williamsburg). donation-based (cash only). >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring clark jones (hbo), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), robby slowik (conan), adam friedland, rachel mccartney, and rufat agayev. bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 9/10): be mindful at free sunset meditation sessions, held weekly at socrates sculpture park (lic). >>

7pm: renaissance person presents fix it, a meetup where you can learn apparel mending (bring something to mend) and basic tool selection and use. solas bar (east village), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

7pm: cult filmmaker john waters shares his new book mr. know-it-all: the tarnished wisdom of a filth elder in conversation with vanity fair’s mike sacks. barnes + noble (union square), wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm (+ 5/22): tcm big screen classics presents 30th anniversary screenings of steel magnolias at select theaters. various prices. >>

7:30pm: the editors of humor site little old lady comedy host a live podcast recording with readings and stand-up comedy at greenlight bookstore (prospect lefferts gardens). a wine reception follows. hosted by mary cella. free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: black mayo: comedians janeane garofalo, sal vulcano, shane torres, and dina hashem perform a night of comedy benefiting arts gowanus. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the funny sexy sad literary/storytelling/comedy series presents works that are just that by carolyn busa (side ponytail), lucy cottrell (eat pray judge), gabriel pacheco (reductress), and lily miller. hosted by nate waggoner and melissa rocha. branch ofc. (crown heights), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by emmy blotnick (conan), tim dillon (netflix), clark jones (comedy central), and marie faustin (mtv). hosted by ryan donahue, kate willett, and ismael loutfi. bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-10 (advance purchase required). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by casey james salengo (comedy central), nore davis (conan), randall otis (the daily show), matt goldich (seth meyers), jordan kleine (thrillist), and lizzie martinez (funny or die). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): embrace the nostalgia at the on this day… comedy show, where comedians recall memories from this day in history. featuring julio torres (snl), gastor almonte (comedy central), sharron paul (now this), divya anantharaman (gotham taxidermy), aditi natasha kini (lithub), and adira amram (and the experience). hosted by angel yau and ross brunetti. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10pm (monthly): shake things up at the shake-up, jenny gorelick’s new stand-up comedy show at freehand hotel’s broken shaker rooftop bar (flatiron). featuring charlie bardey, mary beth barone, marie faustin, drew lausch, and usama siddiquee. free admission. >>

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coming up

5/22-6/2: the 12th annual world science festival brings science talks to parks, museums, galleries, and performance venues. various locations and prices (several are free). >>

5/22-28: hi, sailor! fleet week returns to nyc for a 31st year, with the parade of ships (weds 8am-12pm), concerts (thru sun), ship tours (thurs thru mon), and more. various locations, free. >>

5/22 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aquaman. happy warrior playground (uws). >>
indiana jones and the last crusade with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>

5/22 6-7pm dance lesson, 7-8:30pm band (wednesdays thru 6/5, + 6/7): bryant park’s annual themed dance party series returns for after-work outdoor fun. tonight: ‘west coast swing done right’ r+b night with exenia and the transformation. hosted by talia castro-pozo. weather cancelation updates will be posted on the park’s social media channels. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free admission. >>

5/22 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: fashion puh-leeze self-proclaimed sartorialists and comedians anna roisman (hq words) and maya deshmukh (azn pop!) invite their comedian friends and fashion experts to discuss everyday lewks, seasonal trends, and award show styles viewed very far away from the red carpet. tonight’s lineup includes janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), marcy harriell (in the heights), eudora peterson (jezebel), chris burns (betches), and aminah imani (wine before nine). the slipper room (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

5/22 7pm: physician, researcher, and author matt mccarthy discusses his clinical trial testing of a new antibiotic in the fight against lethal bacteria at a talk on his new book, superbugs: the race to stop an epidemic. barnes + noble 82nd + broadway, priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

5/22 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the night train with wyatt cenac comedy show returns for a special littlefield 10th anniversary show, featuring guests david cross (arrested development), seaton smith (mulaney), claudia cogan (last comic standing), and joyelle johnson (seth meyers). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

5/22 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features sarah tollemache (fallon), kenny ortega (chappelle’s show), jay jurden (nbc), emily winter (the new yorker), and gabe dorado (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

5/22 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up from taylor garron (reductress), jessy morner-ritt (the special without brett davis), mic nguyen (asian not asian), kyle gordon, and andrew durso. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

5/22 8pm: ela minus, grace ives, tabby wakes, and dominic sen play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

5/22 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 ryan beck (comedy central), sean donnelly (colbert), samantha ruddy (colbert), erik monical, evan morrison, and lauren vino. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/22 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kenny deforest (colbert), ryan donahue (kimmel), neko white (trutv), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), stacey kulow, and jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

5/22 9pm: funny people share true stories about their real problems at the telling your problems to strangers storytelling and stand-up show. featuring natasha vaynblat, cj hunt, mike brown, atheer yacoub, and ginny leise. hosted by niccolo aeed. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $20 tickets for 30 years old or under to see pulitzer prize-winning fairview at theatre for a new audience thru 6/2 (reg. $90-115). >>

get free tickets to a premiere screening of rocketman at lincoln center’s alice tully hall on wednesday, 5/29. limited number available. >>

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