around town today

thru 7/31: dixon place’s hot! festival, the world’s longest-running lgbtq arts festival, returns with theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, and comedy by over 100 artists. dixon place (les), free-$15. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
iron man 3. seaside wildlife nature park (staten island). >>
on the basis of sex. long meadow at prospect park (brooklyn). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. sherman creek park (inwood). >>
the tango lesson with a pre-screening tango lesson + dance. washington square park (greenwich village). >>

10am-7pm: see an original manuscript of the declaration of independence, one of four surviving copies handwritten by thomas jefferson, at the nypl’s stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west). free. >>

6pm (tuesdays-saturdays thru 7/13): 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: joe mcginty + the loser’s lounge; weds: sisterhood of swing seven; thurs: bobby valentín orchestra; fri: joe battaglia + the new york big band; sat: charles turner + uptown swing. 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. >>

6pm: afro-caribbean group ìfé and dance pop band balún play the rooftop at elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $16 adv, $20 dos. >>

6-8pm (on view thru 7/27): works by the 40 winners of soho photo’s 24th annual juried national photography competition will be on display all month. opening reception tonight. soho photo gallery (tribeca), free admission. >>

6:30-9pm (tuesdays thru 7/23: brooklyn public library’s plaza swing series brings live bands and dance lessons to central library’s plaza (prospect heights). tonight: swingtime big band. free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: at an inconvenient talk show, al gore (played by comedian and biochemist rollie williams) takes on the policy, science, and issues behind climate change with guests david wallace-wells (the uninhabitable earth), the lucas brothers (comedy central), and others. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring dina hashem (conan), ahri findling (bravo), subhah agarwal (comedy central), scott chaplain (comedy central) and tim mclaughlin. bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7pm + 7:30pm (tuesdays thru 7/30): the brooklyn botanic garden’s twilight tuesdays series presents six special music and dance events, kicking off tonight with urban bush women. included with regular admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

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 for your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the audience guesses who’s telling fact vs. fiction at the two truths and a lie storytelling show. tonight’s theme: ‘twist my arm: stories about doing something you didn’t wanna do.’ threes brewing (gowanus), $5. >>

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 michael hartney, rachael parenta, glo shantae butler, and nat towsen. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by janeane garofalo (everywhere), liza treyger (netflix), sean patton (comedy central), and subhah agarwal (the jim jeffries show). hosted by ryan donahue, kate willett, and ismael loutfi. bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-10 (advance purchase required). >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by ismael loutfi (kimmel), the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini), rebecca vigil (netflix), maria heinegg (bravo), sam taggart (ifc), peter revello (comedy central), and gideon hambright (jackknife comedy). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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

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coming up

7/4: looking for fourth of july events? we’ve rounded up 20 of ’em here. >>

7/3 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
cielo. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
creed ii. cooper park (east williamsburg). >>
ferris bueller’s day off with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
ghostbusters (1984). fdr boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
hotel transylvania 3 and beetlejuice. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
sgt. stubby: an american hero. vesuvio playground (south village). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. kissena corridor park (flushing). >>
lego movie 2: the second part. thomas greene playground (gowanus). >>

7/3 12-2pm (wednesdays thru 8/28): the lincoln square bid’s lunchtime concert series presents free concerts and restorative yoga sessions every wednesday thru the summer. today: nyc jazz underground and robert anderson jazz band. richard tucker park (uws), free. >>

7/3 6-9pm (+ 8/7): dance on the high line at the elevated space’s annual arriba! dance party series. tonight: ‘ambassadors of cuban folklore’ conjunto guantánamo and dj bembona. on the high line between 15th + 16th sts, free (rsvp). >>

7/3 7pm + 10pm: house of yes (bushwick) hosts two free pre-fourth of july editions of their popular amateur burlesque (7pm) and hot mess all stars drag competition (10pm).

7/3 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features liza treyger (netflix), alingon mitra (colbert), gavin matts (conan), and chris james (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

7/3 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 steven castillo (snl), christi chiello (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), alingon mitra (colbert), and sean patton (comedy central). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

7/3 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: summer sounds of ’79: new wave power pop explosion! four tribute bands will perform four seminal albums from 1979 by blondie, the police, pat benatar, and the cars. arlene’s grocery (les), $10 adv (2 for $15), $15 door. >>

7/3 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: andy sandford (conan), martin urbano (kimmel), aminah imani (viceland), rachel mccartney (pbs), lucas connelly (comedy central), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

7/3 9pm: you wanna free britney dance party? you better work b**ch. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), free. >>

7/3 10pm: iconic dj tony humphries provides the beats at nowadays (ridgewood). $10-15. >>

7/3 10:30pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 1996’s independence day at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

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