around town today

thru 10/13: laugh along with funny ladies at the new yorker, an exhibition of the magazine’s cartoonists past and present. panel discussion 7/26. society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 8/12: the momix dance company blend movement and magic at their annual stop at the joyce theater (chelsea). $10+. >>

thru 8/12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. tues: rza: live from the 36th chamber of shaolin; weds: raphael saadiq and tamar-kali; thurs: selena for sanctuary; friday: hal willner’s amarcord nino rota; sat: family day and faramarz aslani; sun: jonathan wilson and lucy dacus. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

thru 7/29: new york classical theatre brings an outdoor production of shakespeare’s romeo + juliet, with six actors playing all of the parts, to brooklyn bridge park. free. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
big hero 6. sherman creek park (inwood). >>
boss baby. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
captain underpants. valentino pier (red hook). >>
captain underpants. franz sigel park (bronx). >>
coco. paradise on earth community garden (bronx). >>
coco. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
fantastic planet. paradice palase (bushwick). >>
justice league. nathan straus playground p.s. 140 (les). >>
star wars: the last jedi. wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens). >>

7pm (monthly): celebrate the anniversary of the first moon walk with a tour of the moon’s landing sites at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm doors (monthly): the final fantasy reading series teams up with the south asian diaspora artists collective for a night of readings, music, and film. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5-7 suggested donation. >>

7pm: lgbtq comics revisit their stories about coming out of the closet at the terms of enqueerment show, featuring danny artese (the moth), pat brown (colbert), david goldberg (time out new york), oscar aydin, chewy may, and margo reiss. hosted by matt mccormick. the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 8/28): kupferberg center for the arts at queens college presents the annual live at the gantries summer concert series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: fdr drive performs classic rock n’ roll hits. free. >>

7pm doors:  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: never goin’ back, q+a, live music by tba, and an after party with free drinks. the william vale (williamsburg), $16. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by sam jay (snl), pete lee (fallon), dan st. germain (conan), and nate craig (gotham comedy live). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

our next event!

Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the skint’s annual 80s + 90s Cruel Summer dance party! On Friday, August 10, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s. Once again, we’ll be taking over both rooms of The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 90s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and 80s + 90s music videos from Music Video Time Machine.

the skint presents:
Cruel Summer: 80s + 90s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, SecretFormula, and Music Video Time Machine

Friday, August 10 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street

Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” here.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/199448740903354/

coming up

7/25-8/4: the 41st asian american international film festival, the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about asians and asian americans, returns with 11 days of screenings, panel discussions and screenplay readings. various locations, $16 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

7/25 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
alice in wonderland (1951) with preshow music by morricone youth. prospect park’s long meadow north. >>
bye bye birdie. greenbelt recreation center (staten island). >>
despicable me 3. tremont park (bronx). >>
ghostbusters and the birdcage. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
love + basketball. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
mulan 2. homecrest playground (gravesend). >>
the lego batman movie. st nicholas playground south (harlem). >>
the young girls of rochefort. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
toy story 3. pier i (uws). >>
trainwreck. pier 17 (south street seaport). >>
wag the dog. nowadays (ridgewood). >>

7/25 5:30pm (wednesdays thru 8/8, + 8/10): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, continuing tonight with ensemble decoda performing selections from ennio morricone’s cinema paradiso film score, rimsky-korsakov’s scheherazade, piazzolla’s libertango, and more. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

7/25 6pm: how do i get paid to be who i am? author and career coach michelle pyram tackles life and how to make money by being your best you. nypl sibl (midtown east), free. >>

7/25 6pm: the newfilmmakers new york screening series presents a night of shorts, two features, and trash empire, a documentary on dumpster diving and providing more nutritious food with less waste. anthology film archives (east village), $7. >>

7/25 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/15): the annual madison square park summer nights music series continues on this season with a performance by ‘indie hindie’ songstress falu. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

7/25 6-8pm (runs thru 8/26): the new york studio school of drawing, painting and sculpture presents ‘x marks the spot,’ its inaugural all-female and female-identifying alumni art show. opening reception tonight. new york studio school (greenwich village), free. >>

7/25 6-8pm (+ 8/22): unwind with a glass of wine and explore the 50 pieces of art from kiki smith’s ‘below the horizon’ exhibition at the museum at eldridge street’s twilight open house. museum at eldridge street (les), free (donations accepted). >>

7/25 6-9pm (runs thru 8/12): the storefront project gallery (les) presents ‘store front: the disappearing face of new york,’ an exhibition of photographs of mom-and-pop stores by karla and james murray. opening reception tonight. free. >>

7/25 6-9pm (wednesdays thru 8/15): jump around at the uptown bounce, the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio‘s summer block party series featuring music, dance lessons, gallery tours, and local food, plus free museum admission. tonight’s theme: ‘rhythm + power,’ a celebration of the cultural infusion of new york salsa and disco. the front terraces of both museums, free admission (rsvp required).

7/25 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): tonight’s bric celebrate brooklyn! festival concert at the prospect park bandshell with courtney barnett, julien baker, and vagabon is a benefit ($39.50-45, sorry), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

7/25 6:30-9pm (wednesdays thru 8/8): brooklyn public library’s plaza swing series brings live bands and dance lessons to central library’s plaza (prospect heights). tonight: ‘the last mambo king of the bronx,’ orlando marin. free. >>

7/25 6:45pm: videology (williamsburg) hosts an advance screening of nico, 1988, susanna nicchiarelli’s interpretation of the famed warhol superstar and velvet underground vocalist as she approaches 50. free (rsvp). >>

7/25 7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘do not enter,’ featuring guests bowen yang (broad city), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), francisco márquez (the offing), jon wan (asian af), and peter donnelly. hosted by micheal foulk, kyle dacuyan, and lorena russi. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7/25 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party makes a rainbow connection with this month’s muppet edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

7/25 7pm (monthly thru 9/26): experience sci-fi classics on the big screen – all on 35mm – at village east cinema’s sci-fest. tonight: the original invasion of the body snatchers (1956).  $15. >>

7/25 7pm: the george gee swing orchestra plays a free concert at waterside plaza (kips bay). >>

7/25 7pm doors, 8pm show: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: alonzo king lines ballet. free. >>

7/25 7:30pm: author and lgbt essayist edmund white (the farewell symphony) reflects on the books and stories that shaped his life in his latest collection of essays, the unpunished vice: a life of reading, in conversation with author michael carroll (little reef). books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7/25 8pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), halle kiefer (vulture), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out!), and matt dennie (ucb) share stories of and relating to fathers at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7/25 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (thru 7/28): afropunk battle of the bands: 16 bands compete for a chance to play the mainstage at august’s festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 dos. >>

7/25 8pm (monthly): hot box comedy is blazing with another night of laughs from leonard ouzts (comedy central), erin jackson (conan), nore davis (mtv), ayo edebiri (the rundown with robin thede), carmen lagala (colbert), and more. hosted by marie faustin (girl code) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). et al. (les), free. >>

7/25 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features joe zimmerman (comedy central), kendra cunningham (gotham live), jordan temple (conan), dina hashem (conan), mara marek, and mike abrusci. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

7/25 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 joyelle johnson (seth meyers), joe pera (adult swim), kerry coddett (wyatt cenac’s problem areas), jim tews (last comic standing), brendan eyre (comedy central), and peter revello. hosted by chloe radcliffe (comics to watch). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

7/25 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: dc benny (comedy central), neel nanda (comedy central), dulce sloan (the daily show), robby slowik (conan), gena gephart (reductress), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

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