around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
caddyshack, the william vale (williamsburg) >>
sleepless in seattle, bryant park (midtown west) >>
the lion king, hudson river park’s pier 45 (west village) >>

dc’s &pizza offers free pizza to the first 212 customers at their new manhattan location, plus free pizza for a year for the first 22 who get a tattoo of the ampersand logo. 15 w 28th street (nomad). >>

4-8pm: night at the museums: 15 museums and historic sites in lower manhattan keep their doors open late for free visits, including china institute, fraunces tavern museum, the museum of jewish heritage, the national september 11 memorial museum, the skyscraper museum, and more. >>

6:30pm: broadway artist-activists wilson cruz (rent, my so-called life), frenchie davis (the view upstairs, american idol), and nathan lee graham (priscilla: queen of the desert, zoolander) discuss their current projects at cuny’s the graduate center (midtown east). free (rsvp). >>

7pm: atlas obscura and giphy present a panel discussion on exploring and archiving the deepest corners of the web with internet archive archivist and curator jason scott, new york art resources consortium web archiving fellow coral salomón, and dark web dweller/motherboard staff writer lorenzo franceschi-bicchierai. wallplay’s gallery 151 annex (meatpacking), free. >>

7pm: obsessive sneaker disorder producer sean williams hosts ‘the kickback,’ a night of iconic women’s sneakers, throwback jams, and specialty sneaker-themed cocktails. the living room bar and terrace at w new york downtown (fidi), free-$15. >>

7pm: street artists swoon, maya hayuk, faile, and many others showcase work at the heliotrope foundation silent auction fundraiser. bonus: open beer + wine bar 7-8pm. dobbin st (williamsburg), $10 suggested donation. >>

7pm: the made you look hip-hop film series presents a screening of 8 mile (2002), followed by a q+a with production sound mixer danny michael and film editor jay rabinowitz. hip-hop education center founder martha diaz will introduce. sva theatre (chelsea), $5 (advance purchase required). >>

7pm (thru 9/7): brooklyn cyclones baseball season, a far less expensive option than the majors, begins at coney island’s mcu park tonight. special promo events this year include post-game fireworks fridays, running the bases, and theme nights (marvel super hero day, harry potter night, seinfeldnight, star wars night). $10-18. >>

7pm doors: battles and protomartyr play a free house of vans party (greenpoint). rsvp required. >>

7:30pm: stories of pride: videoout curates an evening of storytelling and digital shorts with speakers eric marcus (making gay history), melissa sklarz (first trans person elected to public office in new york), michelle lopez (aids activist), and cesar francia (lgbtq rights attorney). $15 admission includes a stonewall inn wit beer and benefits the stonewall gives back initiative. brooklyn brewery (williamsburg), $15.   >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast celebrates its seventh anniversary with five personal stories of science and love as told by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by erin barker and nisse greenberg (moth storyslam champions). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts an evening with aparna nancherla (crashing) at the brown privilege comedy show, including performances by noah gardenswartz (comedy central), charles mcbee (mtv), narinder singh (newsweek), and sonia denis (comedy central’s comics to watch). friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (+ 6/27): the 59th annual washington square music festival continues the season with a concert featuring the music of mozart, boccherini, and more. washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (greenwich village), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): new york distilling company’s distilling room (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by brandon wardell (comedy central), ayanna dookie (bet), john wyatt haskell (fallon), and anthony oberbeck (ifc). free. >>

thru 6/25: the 17th annual bicycle film festival returns to nyc with more than 50 films from around the world, including a sunday in hell featuring a live score by blonde redhead’s amedeo + simone pace with jeanann dara + chamber ensemble (wed-thu), plus an art exhibition (fri), a party at hester street fair (sun), and more. various locations and prices. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>


Beat the Heat with BAMcinématek’s Summer Film Series

Film enthusiasts will have plenty to look forward to this summer at BAMcinématek, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics — and three screening series to satisfy genre loyalists.

The “Southern Gothic” series, running June 26 through July 11, explores 16 perverse tales of the macabre from below the Mason-Dixon line, including Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

“Edgar Wright Presents Heist Society,” curated by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, presents 22-films June 27 through July 23 centered on the heist film — including Dog Day Afternoon, Ocean’s Eleven, and Point Break.

Finally, what’s summer without camp? From July 12-18, “Notes on Camp” features Meatballs, Friday the 13th, Wet Hot American Summer, and seven others that will take you back to those days of uncomfortably short shorts and socks pulled up to the knees.

For more information about BAMcinématek click here.

Photo credits: Reservoir Dogs: courtesy of Park Circus, Wet Hot American Summer: courtesy of Universal Pictures, Baby Doll: courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

coming up

6/21 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
electra, my love, hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea) >>
selena, maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
strike a pose, nowadays (ridgewood) >>

6/21 various times: sound off for summer with the 11th annual make music new york, a day-long interactive music festival with more than 1,000 free outdoor concerts and music-making activities across 400 locations, including a drum-off contest with the blue man group, a roving ella fitzgerald piano bar, improv everywhere’s mp3 experiment, and much more. free. >>

6/21-9/4: pray for no clowns at a carnival-themed ice cream pop-up shop from oddfellows ice cream co. inside chefs club counter (nolita), and partake of themed flavors including caramel-popcorn soft serve, cotton candy wrapped vanilla-tangerine swirl, and more. >>

6/21 7:30am-7:30pm: it’ll be mind over madness when you join hundreds of yogis at the annual solstice in times square outdoor yoga class. free (rsvp required). >>

6/21 12pm until supplies run out: get a cool buzz with free vdka 6100 vodka-based ice pops at the williamsburg oddfellows ice cream co. shop, with donations benefiting the central park conservancy. >>

6/21 5-7pm (+ 6/28): new myths and people’s champs play a free outdoor concert at willoughby plaza (downtown brooklyn). >>

6/21 5pm-dusk: socrates sculpture park’s annual summer solstice celebration heralds the longest day of the year with oracle readings, breakdance and bomba performances, a shamanistic summer ritual, face painting, and much more. socrates sculpture park (lic), free. >>

6/21 5pm doors, 6pm show: wax tailor, her, awo, and ala.ni play a free france rocks festival concert at rumsey playfield in central park. >>

6/21 6-8pm (thru 7/20): see climate change through a new lens with environmental fine art photographer diane tuft’s ‘the arctic melt’ exhibition of new work. opening reception tonight. marlborough gallery (midtown west), free. >>

6/21 6pm-midnight: long day, longer night: bushwick’s house of yes hosts a cult-style summer solstice party replete with a high priestess, punk rock ritual, communal incantations and more. free before 8pm, $15 otherwise. >>

6/21 6pm doors, 7pm show: digable planets and natasha diggs play a free summerstage concert at coffey park (red hook). >>

6/21 6:30pm (wednesdays thru 8/9): take a free outdoor fitness class taught by instructors from local neighborhood studios at flatiron south public plaza. today: yoga + barre. >>

6/21 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the daily beast’s noah rothbaum hosts ‘the author’s table,’ a new discussion series featuring different food + spirits writers each month alongside $7 house cocktails and happy hour specials. this month: rafe and geoffrey ‘bart’ bartholomew, the author of two and two: mcsorley’s my dad, and me and a longtime mcsorley’s bartender, respectively. the shanty at ny distilling co. (williamsburg), $5 admission benefits the brooklyn public library. >>

6/21 7:30pm: color with the rainbow at an lgbtq pride edition of the cocktails and coloring club, including an unlimited supply of coloring pages from love is love: a proud coloring book and other books, plus colored pencils and crayons to use. berg’n (crown heights), $5+. >>

6/21 7:30pm: why drink + draw when you can just drink and build a bot that draws for you? open source gallery (south slope), $20 suggested donation includes unlimited drinks and drawbot-making. >>

6/21 7:30pm: nyc10: 10 emerging dance companies showcase their work for up to 10 minutes each and receive feedback and reviews. dixon place (les), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

6/21 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers jessie chaffee (florence in ecstasy), alice sola kim (mcsweeney’s), jacob kaplan (guernica) and pat hipp. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

6/21 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features aparna nancherla (conan), joe pera (adult swim), joe zimmerman (comedy central) and carmen christopher (ifc). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

6/21 8pm: brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of john waters’ cry-baby (1990). >>

6/21 8pm (various dates thru 8/12): the popgun presents rooftop concert series at bushwick’s our wicked lady continues with  holly overton, weeping icon, ritual humor, and crystal shine. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

6/21 8:30pm: the brooklyn gaze, a new series of projection mapped artwork and music, turns the brooklyn public library’s facade into an ‘animated canvas.’ free. >>

6/21 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): discover funny folks at the comedians you should know show. tonight: drennon davis (conan), ashley brooke roberts (mtv), rob haze (last comic standing), billy prinsell (comedy central), dc benny (tall but true), brian parise (pardon the pundit) and more. hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

6/21 8:45pm doors, 9pm show (+ 6/23, 6/28): audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s boozy, participatory production of guys + dolls. muchmore’s (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

6/21 9pm (+ 6/30): two can (and should) play at this game: q.e.d.’s second annual two-prov tournament pits improvs duos against one another in a laugh-inducing competition for prize money and glory. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

6/21 7:30pm (thru 6/29): short attention spans welcome at the the nitehawk shorts festival selects, featuring seven short films from the 2016 nitehawk shorts festival including a feminist horror short and a documentary about the first gay country album. q+a with filmmakers and an after-party in the downstairs bar to follow wednesday’s premiere screening, plus free tater tots all day. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

ticket deals

sponsored carnegie hall tickets for just $7 (all seats)! new york city chamber orchestra and the masterworks festival chorus perform kirke mechem’s songs of the slave and much more 6/24 at 8pm. $40-110 value. >>

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