around town today

north 3rd street market, a new 15,000-square-foot food hall in williamsburg, soft opens with limited hours and select vendors today. >>

thru 6/3: the 11th annual world science festival takes science out of the lab and brings it to parks, museums, and galleries with events and talks on the cosmic riddle of existence, black holes, searching for alien life, building a better brain, and more. various locations and prices (several free). >>

6pm: comedian and actress retta (parks and recreation) discusses her debut essay collection, so close to being the sh*t, y’all don’t even know), at barnes + noble tribeca. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location. >>

7pm (monthly): see what studying the many wavelengths space objects emit can tell us about the universe at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm: join christian mcbride for a live taping of his siriusxm show and podcast the lowdown: conversations with christian, featuring violinist and bandleader regina carter. the national jazz museum in harlem, $10. >>

8pm (thru 6/24, + 7/17-8/19): the annual shakespeare in the park season returns to central park’s delacorte theater with outdoor productions of othello (5/29-6/24) starring chukwudi iwuji, heather lind, corey stoll and more, and twelfth night (7/17-8/19) starring ato blankson-wood, nikki m. james, andrew kober, jacob ming-trent, and shaina taub. free tickets are available 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 (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via a digital lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates (starting at 12pm).

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 jordan temple (conan), sonia denis (comedy central), annie donley (ifc), whitmer thomas, and nick nemeroff. hosted by dan licata (adult swim), joe pera (seth meyers) and charles gould (kimmel). free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), simon amstell (popworld, never mind the buzzcocks), whitmer thomas, and more. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

8:13pm (+ 5/30 8:12pm): see the sun set in alignment with the manhattan street grid during the twice-annual manhattanhenge celestial event. best viewed from the far east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th sts. >>


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5/30-6/3: the second annual split screens festival celebrates the art and craft of tv with five days of screenings and discussions with directors, producers, showrunners and cast members from programs including the americans, better call saul, snowfall, westworld, younger, and more, plus obsessive panels on the outer limits and twin peaks. ifc center (greenwich village), $15. >>

5/30-6/3: the rioult dance ny company celebrates the connection between choreographers and composers with performances of artistic director pascal rioult’s pieces dream suite (tchaikovsky) and les noces (stravinsky), plus the world premiere of an original score by polina nazaykinskaya. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

5/30-6/6: discover the subversive humor, experiment failures, and unsung heroes of science whose contributions were buried by racism and sexism at caveat’s week-long underground science festival. caveat (les), various prices. >>

5/30 6-8:30pm (+ 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: cumbia and vallenato . learn the steps from 6-7pm then show off your new moves to live music performed by gregorio uribe and band from 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

5/30 7pm (weekly thru 6/27): mindful pints: sunset yoga on the beach + a pint of beer = bliss. coney island brewery, $5. >>

5/30 7pm: drama-desk award-winning artist frank ‘fraver’ verlizzo gives a behind-the-scenes look at the world of broadway advertising and revisits the designs of some of his most iconic theatre posters in a discussion and signing of his book, fraver by design: five decades of theatre poster art from broadway, off-broadway, and beyond. barnes + noble 86th + lexington, free. >>

5/30 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party returns with posed one-liners for this month’s the real housewives theme, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. bonus: $5 well drinks all night. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

5/30 7pm-2am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $15 at the door, $20 line jumper (cash only). >>

5/30 7pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: american animals, live music by tall juan, q+a, and an after party with free corona, kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. the william vale (williamsburg), $16. >>

5/30 7pm doors, 8pm show: madonna: the videos reimagined: a group of comedians express themselves and recreate madonna’s music videos, however they envision. hosted by steven polletta. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/30 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): ghost in the shell (2017). seward park (les). >>

5/30 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedy at rose gold (fka cape house) returns with comedians ophira eisenberg (ask me another), anthony devito (comedy central), erica spera (comics to watch), ben wasserman (mtv), and alzo slade (mtv). hosted by caitlin peluffo and emily winter. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

5/30 8pm: comedy duo never sad celebrates their first anniversary with a night of never-before-seen comedy videos and shorts, submitted by a variety of comedians and filmmakers. curated and hosted by jed feiman and nehemiah markos (the new yorker, funny or die). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $5. >>

5/30 8pm (monthly): hot box comedy is blazing with another night of laughs from yamaneika saunders (comedy central), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), alzo slade (mtv), ian fidance (sirius xm), and rosebud baker (two less lonely girls). hosted by marie faustin (girl code) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). et al. (les), free. >>

5/30 8pm: see crystal visions at stevie, a witchy comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks. featuring: sasheer zamata (snl), julio torres (snl), anna drezen (snl), larry owens (paid off), kelsey caine (the new york times), and comedy folk duo friends who folk. hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart. our wicked lady rooftop (bushwick), free. >>

5/30 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features kat radley (the daily show), kate willett (netflix), jono zalay (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), alex babbitt (hbo), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), and taylor clark. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

5/30 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 hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), adam mamawala (mtv), jono zalay (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), rebecca o’neal (netflix), and taylor clark. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/30 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: mike lawrence (comedy central), andy sandford (conan), dina hashem (conan), ryan donoghue (kimmel), and charles mcbee (gotham comedy live). hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

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