around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
edward scissorhands. albee square (downtown brooklyn). >>
star wars: the last jedi. st. catherine’s park (lenox hill). >>

4-8pm: night at the museums: as part of the river to river festival, 14 lower manhattan museums and historic sites will stay open late for free visits, including china institute, the museum of jewish heritage, the national september 11 memorial + museum, the skyscraper museum, and more. >>

6pm (thru 7/13: tuesdays thru saturdays): get into the swing, salsa, rhythm + blues, and disco of things at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing, an outdoor series of retro dance parties with live music. tonight: vince giordano and the nighthawks; weds: formell y los van van; thurs: discovogue with escort, dj lina, mikeq x qween beat; fri: dr. k’s motown revue; sat: los hacheros. dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $18 adv/$22 dos, but there’s usually plenty of room to watch/dance outside the main space for free. >>

6:30-8:30pm: the center for book arts opens its doors for a free poster printing session ahead of sunday’s pride march. center for book arts (flatiron), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): get an introduction to astronomical gravity, through the orbits in our solar system and beyond, at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring nimesh patel (snl), subhah agarwal (comedy central), billy prisnell (comedy central), maria heinegg (sirius xm), and ryan schutt (gotham comedy live). bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7pm doors: enjoy free beats, bites, and beverages at the human by orientation worldpride nyc concert, featuring performances by normani, betty who, leland and dj timo weiland. brooklyn mirage (east williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: composer and new amsterdam records co-founder/artistic director william brittelle and the grammy-nominated metropolis ensemble present ‘forbidden colors,’ a walk-about concert and listening party featuring performances and installations including experimental jazz, sound-art, hacked theremins, custom built synthesizers, interactive computer music installations, and more. public records (gowanus), $10-15 admission includes a copy of brittelle’s new album. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: welcome the season at camp!, a sonny + cher / donny + marie style variety show featuring music, comedy, and shenanigans. hosted by andrew barbato + jenny gorelick. the slipper room (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘summercamp’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): beloved variety show the talent show is back at it again with this month’s bardo theme, featuring guests ira glass, chris gethard, janeane garofalo, chris santa maria, and sokuzan. hosted by elna baker and kevin townley. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show:  see crystal visions at stevie, the comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks. featuring bowen yang (snl), pat regan (last comic standing), karolena theresa (awkward sex and the city), fareeha khan (reductress), and alex song (asian af). hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (ends today): the 61st annual washington square music festival concludes with a jazz concert featuring music by ramsey lewis, charles mingus, douglass harris, frank lacy, and more performed by frank lacy’s vibe tribe big band. garibaldi plaza in washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns to chelsea music hall with a pre-july 4th edition including guests myq kaplan (comedy central), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), dan soder (billions), chris gethard (the chris gethard show), and more. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $13 adv, $15 door. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

coming up

6/26-8/11: new ohio theatre’s obie award-winning ice factory festival returns for its 26th year with new theater works from seven companies over seven weeks. new ohio theatre (west village), $20 general, $16 students. >>

6/26-30: a number of nyc landmarks will be lit with the colors of the rainbow flag in honor of worldpride. today: coney island parachute jump, pier 17, one world trade center base (spire on 6/28), and more. >>

6/26-29: contemporary music collective ensemble mise-en’s annual music festival presents works by 20 composers from around the world selected by a call for scores. various locations, free. >>

6/26-27: am new york  shares a roundup of bars hosting democratic pesidential primary debate watch parties. >>

6/26 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
anastasia. manhattan beach parking lot (manhattan beach). >>
smallfoot. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>
stonewall uprising. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
the birdcage. parklife (gowanus). >>
the wall. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
zootopia and to wong foo, thanks for everything! julie newmar. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>

6/26 6-10pm (+ 7/31, 8/28): girl social + guy social team up for a big gay roller skate at lefrak center at lakeside prospect park. $20 adv, $25 door admission includes skate rental. >>

6/26 6pm doors, 7pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: alvvays, the courtneys, and ellis at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

6/26 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with chucho valdés – jazz batá and dafnis prieto sí o sí quartet. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/26 7pm (monthly): pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is back for a night of themed bingo games, trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. tonight’s theme: rupaul’s drag race. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. the venue’s free outdoor screening of the birdcage follows. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

6/26 7pm: ‘evening red,’ a summer sunset art party aboard the museum ship lilac, includes short films by nine women artists, a solo photo exhibition, and tours of the engine room and bridge. a cash bar with beer and wine will be available. museum ship lilac (hudson river park’s pier 25 in tribeca), free admission (rsvp). >>

6/26 7pm: the instruments may be imagined, but the stakes will be real at the brooklyn air guitar championships. st. vitus bar (greenpoint), $5 adv/$10 dos to watch, $15 to compete. >>

6/26 7pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with my days of mercy, plus filmmaker q+a, live music by jeanines, and an after party with free drinks. the william vale (williamsburg), $16. >>

6/26 7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and a special guest. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

6/26 7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new, 5-12 minute works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

6/26 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: there will be awkward photos and jokes at prom night, a comedy benefit show for operation prom and planned parenthood. featuring jared freid (the j train), alison leiby (the marvelous ms. maisel writer), and tim dillon (comedy central). hosted by alyssa wolff and noah savage. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

6/26 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with readings by what my mother and i don’t talk about anthology contributors bernice mcfadden, cathi hanauer, lynn steger strong, and sari botton. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

6/26 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features joe list (conan), charles mcbee (trutv), chloe radcliffe (ucb), and lance pauker (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

6/26 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from randall otis (the daily show writer), maria heinegg (sirius xm), charlie bardey (vulture), dylan adler, and laura merli. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/26 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 christi chiello (comedy central), josh gondelman (last week tonight), chloe radcliffe (tbs comics to watch), guitler raphael, martin urbano (kimmel), and marie wojciechowski. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

6/26 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: roy wood jr. (the daily show), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), drew michael (hbo), kc aurora (gotham comedy live),david drake (siriusxm), and drew dunn. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

6/26 9:30pm: gorge on sugary cereals, sip on cereal-infused cocktails, and binge watch cartoons on the big screen at secretformula’s spoons, toons, + booze: after dark edition, where on-stage contests determine which cartoons from the 1940s-2000s are shown. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $18 admission includes an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. >>

6/26 10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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