around town today

thru 6/8: nasty women unite fest: artists of various disciplines and background come together to show support for intersectional feminism, with each night focusing on a different topic. theaterlab (midtown west) and stonestreet studios (flatiron), $15 admission benefits the aclu. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 6/12): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre continues the spring season with spektral quartet performing the new york premieres of works by david fulmer and eliza brown, as well as new music written for the quartet by columbia faculty member george lewis. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

scheduled for 6/6 6-9pm (+ 7/5, 8/1): orlando marin (‘the last mambo king of the bronx’) and his band once again kicks off the high line’s annual outdoor ¡arriba! dance party series. on the high line at w 16th st., free. >>

6:30pm (tuesdays thru 7/25): take a free outdoor pilates class at riverside park south’s plaza at 66th st. bring your own mat. >>

6:30pm: author porochista khakpour discusses her new memoir, sick, which recounts her lifetime of misdiagnoses while battling lyme disease, with poet and writer eileen myles. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 8pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival opens its 41st season with rapper common. expect long lines at the gate. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

7pm (monthly): the new comedy gold show, presented by aimee rose ranger, conor delehanty and danny stratton, makes its debut tonight with emmy blotnick (the president show), martin urbano (kimmel), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), chanel ali (girl code), and sam evans. gold sounds (bushwick), free. >>

7pm (thru 7/29): new york classical theatre brings outdoor productions of shakespeare’s romeo + juliet, with six actors playing all of the parts, to central park (6/5-24), nelson a. rockefeller park (6/27-30), the battery (7/2-15), carl schurz park (7/17-22), and brooklyn bridge park (7/24-25, 7/27-29). free. >>

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 jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about abortion from patients and doctors. hosted by neuroscientist paula croxson and writer erin barker. caveat (les), $12. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm 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 alex english (bet), kendra cunningham (snl), rachael parenta (sketchpod) and emma willmann (colbert). dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): lady bird. st. nicholas park 135 lawn (harlem). >>

8pm (tuesdays thru 6/26): the 60th annual washington square music festival starts the season with a concert featuring music by richard strauss, johann strauss ii, and beethoven. washington square park (greenwich village), free. >>

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 hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), jono zalay (comedy central), catherine cohen (difficult people), and stavros halkias. 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 mark normand (conan), dulce sloan (the daily show), myq kaplan (netflix), frank conniff (mst3k), subhah agarwal (gotham comedy live) and lucas connolly (camouflage comedy). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

8:30pm (monthly): comedian christian finnegan (chappelle’s show) hosts a live taping of the audio spackle podcast with some help from mark douglas (the key of awesome) and more. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

9pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), dewayne perkins (the break with michelle wolf), jen kwok (hbo), aileen clark, and improv group white privilege, black power. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $7. >>


The Klunch’s acclaimed cult comedy “Laura Bush Killed a Guy” comes to NYC for a strictly limited engagement at The Flea Theater!

Laura Bush is an enigma wrapped in another enigma. She’s shy, beautiful, bookish, and in 1963, she blew through a stop sign and killed a guy. It was probably just an accident. Or maybe, just maybe… it was murder.

“Delectably wicked satire. Lisa Hodsoll’s performance is one to relish. Anarchically funny.”
-The Washington Post

“This Laura Bush should not be missed! As portrayed by Lisa Hodsoll, she’s funny, she’s demented, and she’s downright sympathetic.”
–DC Metro Theater Arts

“I haven’t laughed this hard in a play in a long time! Darkly hilarious, and at times deeply touching.”
–DC Theater Scene

Performances begin June 14.

Special offer for skint readers: use code LBSK20 to get $20 tickets to any performance here.

coming up

6/6-10: the annual astoria park carnival returns to the waterfront area with rides, games, and food. astoria park, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

6/6-10: more than 300 bands and 150 speakers come together across 30 brooklyn venues for the annual northside festival. various locations + prices. >>

6/6 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
101 dalmations. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>
boss baby. de witt clinton park (midtown west). >>
flat is beautiful. hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea). >>
purple rain. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
web series day. crispus attucks playground (clinton hill). >>

6/6 7:30-9am (monthly): enjoy art and guided meditation in a serene environment during quiet mornings at the museum of modern art (midtown west). $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>

6/6 8:30am (wednesdays + thursdays thru 9/6): take a free outdoor yoga class at washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (greenwich village). bring your own mat. >>

6/6 4pm, 7pm (monthly): from fairy tales to finite elements: how mathematics connects with fiction: mathematician, author, and new york times op-ed writer manil suri explores the use of the same mathematical techniques whether plotting fairy tales or solving engineering problems at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp). >>

6/6 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/29): take a free outdoor yoga class at sherman creek park (inwood). mats provided, or byo. >>

6/6 6-8:30pm (+ 6/8 5pm): dance to salsa, swing, bachata, bhangra and more with live music at bryant park’s annual dance party series. tonight’s theme: bachata. learn the steps from 6-7pm then show off your new moves to live music performed by wilson daniel and band from 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

6/6 6-9pm (+ 7/5, 8/1): orlando marin (‘the last mambo king of the bronx’) and his band once again kicks off the high line’s annual outdoor ¡arriba! dance party series. on the high line at w 16th st., free. >>

6/6 6:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/26): take a free outdoor yoga class as part of riverside park and west harlem piers park’s annual summer on the hudson festival. all levels welcome. bring your own mat. the plaza at w 66th street in riverside park south. >>

6/6 6:30pm (+ 6/7): the annual new york japan cinefest returns with two nights highlighting short films from emerging japanese and japanese-american filmmakers. tonight’s opening program is followed by a reception. asia society (ues), $12 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

6/6 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): primate palate: orangutans, obesity, and human evolution: rutgers university assistant professor of anthropology and human evolutionary studies dr. erin bogel shares her research on how the diet, behavior, and metabolism of our primate cousins can provide insights on human conditions at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. rescheduled from 3/7. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

6/6 7pm (wednesdays thru 8/29): take a free outdoor yoga class in astoria park. registration required. >>

6/6 7pm: composer and food author mee ysanne shares her experience crushing breast cancer by exploring a wide spectrum of healing, from medical science to reiki, in a conversation with author ruby warrington (material girl, mystical world). the event is open to all genders and also includes an immersive short film screening. tournesol wellness (midtown east), $10 sliding scale admission (10% of proceeds will be donated to 5 under 40). >>

6/6 7pm: christopher bonanos, city editor at new york magazine and author of instant: the story of polaroid, gives a picture of gritty mid-century new york and the rise of crime scene photographer arthur ‘weegee’ fellig, in his latest book, flash: the making of weegee the famous. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>

6/6 7pm (thru 7/10): chelsea repertory lab and the directing workshop present their annual one-act play festival, director’s choice: springfest, featuring seven plays on two bills at shetler theatre 54 (midtown west). $15 suggested donation. >>

6/6 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. they’ll be bringing the heat with tonight’s theme, ‘spicy.’  failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

6/6 7:30pm 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: hearts beat loud, q+a with director brett haley and stars nick offerman, sasha lane and toni collette, and an after party with free drinks. pioneer works (red hook), $16. >>

6/6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: dive into the steamy world of teen heartthrob archie and the rest of the gang through sketch comedy and fan-fiction at riverdale live. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 door. >>

6/6 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jessica kirson (last comic standing), andy haynes (comedy central), patrick schroeder (comedy central), heather peterpack (colbert), ian lara (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

6/6 8pm: go fondle your sweaters, er… fondue with cheddar, at a screening of wet hot american summer (2001). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

6/6 8pm: put your choreographed dance moves to good use with australian dance/electronic band confidence man and nyc’s kaviar disco club, tonight at elsewhere (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

6/6 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 tom thakkar (conan), ryan donahue (kimmel), melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), subhah agarwal (gotham comedy live), and jeff simmermon (this american life). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

6/6 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from myq kaplan (netflix), subhah agarwal (gotham comedy live), brendan fitzgibbons (gandhi, is that you?), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), and wanjiko eke. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

6/6 9:25pm: wax nostalgic for those summer nights at a grease sing-along. syndicated (bushwick), $4. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $7 for mozart’s coronation mass with grammy award-winning conductor jerry blackstone, the masterwork festival chorus, professional soloists, and the new york city chamber orchestra at carnegie hall 6/18 ($110 value). >>

get tickets to path new music theater’s simulacrum, a combination of opera, dance, and visual wearable technology, at 3ld art + technology center 6/8-10 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets to the popsugar play/ground festival, featuring mindy kaling, kate hudson, tiffany haddish, kayla itsines, alunageorge, and more at pier 94 6/9-10 for $20+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $70). >>

get tickets to the eighth annual short play festival at players theatre in the west village 6/7-10 $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

registration is now open for the annual solstice in times square free outdoor yoga event, with seven times to choose from 7:30am-7:30pm on 6/21. >>

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