around town today

thru 6/7: gooooaaaaallls! this year’s kicking + screening soccer film festival goes to 11(th annual). scandinavia house (midtown east), $18. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 6/11): sit onstage at the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre. the spring season continues tonight with piano/percussion team bent duo. bonus: free drink. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

5pm doors, 6pm show: tonight’s central park summerstage concert, one nation under a groove farewell tour: george clinton + parliament funkadelic with galactic fishbone, dumpstaphunk, and miss velvet, is ticketed ($85+), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

6:30pm (tuesdays thru 8/13): take a free outdoor pilates class at riverside park south’s plaza at 66th street. bring your own mat. >>

6:30pm: pulitzer prize-nominated author suketu mehta chats with artist and writer molly crabapple about his new book, this land is our land: an immigrant’s manifesto, at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown). free. >>

6:30pm: prep for your summer romance with a talk on the science of falling in love, presented by psychology professor marisa t. cohen. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $11. >>

6:30pm doors, 8pm show (thru 8/10): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival kicks off its 42nd season with multiple grammy award-winning r+b and soul artist patti labelle. expect long lines. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring chris gethard (the chris gethard show), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), brian parise (john oliver), dana moon (netflix), and lawrence deloach. bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7pm: photographer ira resnick shares recollections of his celebrity photos presented in his new book, the seventies: a photographic journey, in conversation with film/tv critic jeffrey lyons at rizzoli bookstore (flatiron). free admission. >>

7pm: the newfest lgbt film festival and vimeo present a series of queer short documentary and narrative films at cinépolis chelsea. $14. >>

7pm: facs, russian baths, and hubble play saint vitus (greenpoint). $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm: t.s. eliot prize-winning poet ocean vuong presents his first novel, on earth we’re briefly gorgeous, in conversation with author alexander chee (how to write an autobiographical novel) at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30 (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), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): fantastic beasts: the crimes of grindelwald. samuel n. bennerson 2nd playground (lincoln center). >>

8pm (monthly): emmy blotnick (colbert) and matt koff (the daily show writer) host the crown jewels comedy show at the palace. tonight’s show celebrates the release of blotnick’s new album and includes joe firestone (fallon), shane torres (conan), stavros halkias (comedy central), and more. the palace (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm (tuesdays thru 6/25): the 61st annual washington square music festival kicks off the season with a concert featuring music by rossini, brahams, and mozart performed by the festival chamber orchestra and and guests. garibaldi plaza in washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (quarterly): the am i write, ladies? variety show showcases new storytelling, comedy, burlesque, theater, and more by women and gender non-conforming artists. tonight’s theme: ‘internet connection’ (chat rooms, catfishing, tinder, memes, and more). hosted by cassidy graves. the footlight (ridgewood), $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by sal vulcano (impractical jokers), sam jay (snl), matthew broussard (fallon), and rosebud baker (comedy central). 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). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): stand up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf and including guests claudia cogan (last comic standing), jay jurden (nbc), and the el salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by rachel feinstein (netflix), katie hannigan (colbert), fareeha khan (comedy central), eddie della siepe (hulu), ashley brooke roberts (national geographic), and sam evans. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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coming up

sponsored: grab your dancing shoes and join us for an epic battle of the big bands under the stars on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier intrepid as we celebrate the dancing, style and music of the swing era with three of the best big bands in the land on two dance floors (on deck and below), plus dance performances, beginner swing dance lessons, a barbershop quartet, a vintage fashion show, and more! saturday, june 8 at 8pm. tickets are going fast and sells out every year, so buy yours today! >>

6/5 (ongoing): the last section of the original high line, the spur, opens to the public today. 30th street at 10th ave, free admission. >>

6/5-9: the annual astoria park carnival returns to the waterfront area with a view of the rfk bridge. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

6/5-9: in anticipation of the tony awards on saturday, syndicated screens a series of movie musicals, including mama mia, chicago, west side story, little shop of horrors, willy wonka and the chocolate factory, and more. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

6/5 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dave chappelle’s block party. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
frozen. bulova park in louis c. moser playground (jackson heights). >>
mind-bending shorts. metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn). >>
office space with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>

6/5 4pm + 7pm (monthly): cracking the code: how math was used to decrypt drivers license numbers: university of minnesota duluth professor joe gallian shares how he broke the codes behind drivers license numbers in several states, and how he made use of an important problem-solving technique to do so at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free. >>

6/5 4:30pm, 6pm: the martha graham dance company will host two outdoor performances its 1933 work ‘ekstasis’ amidst the frieze sculptures on display at rockefeller center. free. >>

6/5 6-7pm dance lesson, 7-8:30pm band (+ 6/7): bryant park’s annual themed dance party series returns for after-work outdoor fun. tonight: lgbtq pride dance night with adam bastien and jerome bell from the voice alongside hot to trot dance instructors. 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. >>

6/5 6-9pm (+ 7/3, 8/7): dance on the high line at the elevated space’s annual arriba! dance party series. tonight: orlando marin (‘the last mambo king of the bronx’) and his band. on the high line between 15th + 16th sts, free (rsvp). >>

6/5 6:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/25): take a free outdoor yoga class on the plaza at 66th street in riverside park south (uws). bring your own mat. >>

6/5 6:30pm: crime fiction writer james ellroy (l.a. confidential, the black dahlia) presents his new novel, this storm, at the mysterious bookshop. free admission. >>

6/5 6:30pm (+ 6/6): the annual new york japan cinefest highlights 16 short films by emerging japanese and japanese-american filmmakers over two nights at asia society. opening night’s program is followed by a reception. asia society (ues), $12 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

6/5 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): a bright future for our oceans: marine ecologist jeremy jackson gives a talk on ways to save our oceans at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

6/5 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: queer therapy live: a night of queerness, mental health, and comedy where an lgbtqia+ identified mental health expert speaks about their work, followed by stand-up by queer comedians. hosted by jake cornell. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door admission will benefit the trevor project. >>

6/5 7pm + 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are ready to break out in song with tonight’s musical theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

6/5 7pm + 10pm: house of yes (bushwick) hosts two free pride editions of their popular amateur burlesque (7pm) and hot mess all stars drag competition (10pm).

6/5 7:30pm: oh, archiekins. pop-culture obsessed author micol ostow discusses her latest work, riverdale: get out of town, with bustle.com lifestyle editor and author gabrielle moss (paperback crush) at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

6/5 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 this month’s guest, hello mr. founder ryan fitzgibbon. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

6/5 8pm: let the chips fall where they may at brooklyn theatre club’s broadway-themed bingo. the front bar at knitting factory (williamsburg), free. >>

6/5 8pm: less bitter, more glitter: comedians kendra cunningham and katina corrao give a preview of their upcoming album recording. threes brewing (gowanus), $10. >>

6/5 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features sal vulcano (impractical jokers), dan st. germain (conan), chike robinson (ucb), aimee rose ranger (the ranger zone), and sallie smith-fitch. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

6/5 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from alex song (fallon writer), jordan scott huggins (the daily show), ellory smith (robot chicken), kerri lendo (pbs), matt bachus, and christiana jackson. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/5 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 jo firestone (comedy central), peter revello (comedy central), seaton smith (conan), kenice mobley (siriusxm), kevin lobkovich, and bobby condon. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

6/5 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: dana moon (netflix), jordan temple (comedy central), casey crawford (kimmel), christiana jackson, eddie della siepe, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

6/5 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the adult sex ed show aims to plug the holes in your sex education through a line-up of storytellers, scripted sketches, and exploratory deep dives into sexual topics. for tonight’s ‘new adventures’ theme, expect to learn about sex ed current events, the adventurous sex happening in retirement communities, and the $15b niche sex toy industry. hosted by dani faith leonard. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

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