TUES, 6/12: FREE MUSEUM MILE FEST, FREE HOT DOGS, FREE CONCERTS IN PARKS, + 17 WEDS EVENTS

around town today

11am-10pm: score yourself a free gourmet hot dog at a dog haus pop-up inside chefs club counter (nolita). >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (ends today): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre wraps up the spring season with violinist olivia de prato and guests performing new virtuosic works. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with tales from bridget o’neill, jackie gordon, marilyn torres, and stephanie summerville, plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by michele carlo. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

6-9pm: 36th annual museum mile festival: walk more than 20 blocks of a car-free fifth avenue while visiting six museums, which are are offering free admission throughout the evening. participating museums include the metropolitan museum of art, the guggenheim, cooper hewitt, the jewish museum, museum of the city of new york, and el museo del barrio. rain or shine. >>

7pm (+ 6/14 at books are magic): young adult fiction double feature: actor and travel writer andrew mccarthy presents his debut ya novel just fly away in conjunction with fellow author adele griffin presenting her book tell me no lies. barnes + noble 86th + lexington, free admission. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade, paula carter, and robin gelfenbien at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

7:30pm (monthly): double down on the hand of comedy, a stand-up and sketch comedy show hosted by claudia cogan (last comic standing). tonight’s performers include emmy blotnick (the president show), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), christian polanco (knockin’ boots), tim girrbach, and cartoonist gabrielle bell (everything is flammable). cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the 90’s are alive at the as if! comedy show, with 90’s themed raffles and trivia between sets by leif enoksen, catherine cohen, napoleon emill, karmen naidoo, and robert dean. hosted by anya volz, claire parker, and blair dawson. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm (+ 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/31): the naumberg orchestral concert series continues a summer tradition that’s been going since 1905, presenting free music concerts in central park. tonight’s season premiere: ensemble lpr performs music by tchaikovsky, debussy, handler, musgrave, and corigliano. can’t make it? you can listen live to a live broadcast on wqxr well. naumburg bandshell (central park), free. >>

8pm (monthly): listen to the writings of rumaan alam (that kind of mother), hala alyan (salt houses), and porochista khakpour (sick) at tonight’s edition of the lic reading series. lic bar (lic), free. >>

8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): black panther. samuel n. bennerson 2nd playground (uws). >>

8pm: the public theater presents a free encore performance of elizabeth swados’ runaways at central park’s delacorte theater. free tickets will be available in-person at the park starting at 12pm, at an in-person lottery at the public theater (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), and via an online lottery. >>

8pm (tuesdays thru 6/26): the 60th annual washington square music festival continues the season with a concert featuring music by debussy, prokofiev, and rota. washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

8pm (thru 6/15 + 6/17): the annual new york philharmonic concerts in the parks series returns for a 53rd season with free performances in each borough followed by a fireworks display. tues: van cortlandt park (bronx); weds: central park (manhattan). >>

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 janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), janelle james (netflix), sarah tollemache (colbert), robert dean (comedy central), and nick mullen. free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by nikki glaser (not safe with nikki glaser), gary gulman (last comic standing), nore davis (comedy central), krystyna hutchinson (guys we f*cked), and carmen lagala (creek bros). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

9pm doors, 9:15pm show: face your recurring high school nightmares head-on by tackling real standardized test questions at the sloshed sats trivia/drinking game/comedy show. hosted by michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

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Here’s your chance to stop feeling frustrated with the state of gun violence in this country and be part of the movement — while also partying.

Party to Protect is back on June 16 with its next fundraiser show. This time they’re raising money for Moms Demand Action, whose efforts help fight for change in gun laws and counterbalance the NRA across the country. 

The show will feature a pop-up tattoo salon where you can get a $40 flash tattoo, plus music from FIELDED, Crazy Pills, Elliot & The Ghost and Alexander F, burlesque from Rhoda Dendron, Mina Minou and Bunny Buxom, and a dance party with DJ Doctor Mister. There will be over $5K in swanky raffle prizes, including passes to Panorama, Tiffany’s jewelry and stuff from local favorites like Kick Axe, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Books Are Magic and many, many more.

100% of the proceeds from the event will go directly to Moms Demand Action.

Party to Protect Our Lives, for Moms Demand Action
Saturday, June 16 7pm-2am
Littlefield, Brooklyn
Tickets are $10 in advance with promo code “ENOUGH” (reg. $15): https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1704184/tfly
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/390747814739917/

coming up

6/13 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
despicable me 3. st. catherine’s park (lenox hill). >>
the cup. nowadays (ridgewood). >>

6/13 5-10pm: shop high-end vintage and designer pieces while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music and at the same time benefiting the new york city opera at this year’s divas shop for opera event. city opera thrift shop (gramercy), free. >>

6/13 5:30pm (wednesdays thru 8/29): take a free outdoor yoga class at metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn). bring your own mat. >>

6/13 6pm: monuments as history / art / power: a panel of historians, artists, and community activists discusses the controversial removal and historical impact behind central park’s j. marion sims monument, including cuny graduate center professor of art history harriet senie, founder and president of east harlem preservation marina ortiz, and others. martin e. segal theatre at the cuny graduate center (midtown east), free. >>

6/13 6pm (+ 8/28, 9/17): new york city opera visits bryant park to perform hour-long previews of its upcoming productions. tonight: puccini’s madame butterfly. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6/13 6:30pm: rolling stone contributing editor and author anthony decurtis explores the complex life and career of influential alternative rock music icon lou reed in his tribute biography, lou reed: a life. copies will also be available for purchase. the ba’hai center (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

6/13 7pm (monthly): be of one mind at the inaugural same page reading series, a writer’s variety show featuring readings and performances by elissa bassist (the rumpus), precious okoyomon (ajebota), ziwe fumudoh (the rundown with robin thede), krisanne madaus (vanity fair), hafizah geter (the new yorker), and sean speers (paul violi prize in poetry winner). hosted by mickie meinhardt and sarah madges. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free. >>

6/13 7pm (+ 6/21, 6/21, 6/27, 6/29): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series brings six free outdoor concerts to parks in every borough. tonight: an evening of arias and duets at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 harbor lawn. >>

6/13 7-11pm: con artist collective presents their battle royale: summer art slam, where a group of 10 artists will live paint in the space while competing for a month of studio access. gallery party tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free admission. >>

6/13 7:30pm: it’s a good ol’ fashioned riff-off at mystery science theater 3000’s frank conniff’s open riff night, where participants can sign up and riff over clips of awful movies for a chance to go head-to-head with conniff at the end of the night. tonight’s guest co-host: janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer, romy and michele’s high school reunion). q.e.d. (astoria), $5 to riff, $8 to watch. >>

6/13 7:30pm: vice media presents a pair of screenings: ‘printing tomorrow’ + ‘are we alone?’, where correspondents krishna andavolu and taylor wilson will explore the potential of 3d-printing and the possibility of life beyond earth, followed by a talk-back with guests subrata de (vice executive producer), matthew horowitz (vice producer), and janna levin (director of sciences at pioneer works). david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center (uws). free. >>

6/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘daddy’ edition includes lauren duca (teen vogue), joe dator (the new yorker), and diana oh ({my lingerie play}). hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits the ali forney center. >>

6/13 8pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: myq kaplan (netflix), kenny deforest (seth meyers), stavros halkias (adult swim), clare o’kane (the special without brett davis), and sam evans. hosted by stu melton, caroline doyle, and charlie dektar. bonus: win free beer with your trivia smarts. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

6/13 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features dulce sloan (the daily show), alison leiby (comedy central), carmen lagala (creek bros), david tveite (last comic standing), and rohan padhye. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

6/13 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 roy wood jr. (the daily show), daniel simonsen (bbc), shelby taylor (bitches brew), and tyler richardson. hosted by liza treyger (seth meyers). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

6/13 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: matteo lane (comedy central), emma willmann (colbert), yedoye travis (mtv), jeremy pinsly (funny or die), david drake (sirius xm), and sam evans. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

6/13 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from dan st. germain (comedy central), katie hannigan (collegehumor), john moses (gotham comedy live), hannah boone (tbs), jay light (comedy central), and george civeris. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $15 each for 70s cop comedy double bill, police cops and police cops in space, at 59e59 theaters thru 6/20 (reg. $25). >>

get tickets to see simon amstell‘s solo show at theatre 80 thru 6/21 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35.50) >>

get tickets to see styx and joan jett + the blackhearts at long island’s northwell health at jones beach theater 6/29 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $41.25). >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 8/30 for $35+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, thru 10/14 for $20-29 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). >>

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