around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. saratoga park (bed-stuy). >>
coco. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>
justice league. st nicholas north playground (harlem). >>
roadhouse. valentino pier (red hook). >>
the lion king. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
who framed roger rabbit?. paradice palase (bushwick). >>

today’s the 31st of the month, which means baskin-robbins will flaunt its 31 flavors with $1.50 ice cream scoops at participating locations. >>

5pm-1am: cheryl, ‘the dance party that will ruin your life,’ celebrates 10 years with a rooftop party at elsewhere (bushwick). rsvp required. >>

6-9pm: the international studio + curatorial program’s (iscp) summer open house features site-specific performances (6-8:15pm) and open studios of the 35 artists and curators from 24 countries currently in residence (7-9pm). iscp (bushwick), free. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 8/28): kupferberg center for the arts at queens college presents the annual live at the gantries summer performance series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: valerie green/dance entropy contemporary dance ensemble. free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence will perform harry the first, the knave who hath liv’d, a shakespearean retelling of harry potter’s first year at hogwarts, while the audience plays drinking games. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7:30pm: hear about how ‘shark week’ is finally coming out of the shadows as bioethicist dr. elizabeth yuko gives a lecture on periods, according to pop culture. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

7:30pm (ends today): the naumberg orchestral concert series wraps its season of free music concerts in central park with the orchestra of st. luke’s performing works by vivaldi. can’t make it? you can listen live to a live broadcast on wqxr well. naumburg bandshell (central park), free. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the 90’s are alive at the as if! comedy show, with 90’s themed raffles and trivia between sets by chris calogero (vice), kimberly dinaro (reductress), anna suzuki (high maintenance), moss perricone, and ariel elias. hosted by anya volz, claire parker, and blair dawson. rebecca’s bar (bushwick), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedy at rose gold returns with comedians chris gethard (the chris gethard show), anthony p. devito (the break with michelle wolf), kate willett (this is not happening), jordan temple (conan), mary cella (the new york times), mike lasher, and caitlin peluffo. hosted by emily winter. bonus: your first free fat tire beer is on the house. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8pm: worriers, tancred, and oceanator play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + hotdog show, this week including performances by jo firestone (fallon), liza treyger (comedy central), django gold (colbert), lorelei ramirez (vice), and graham kay (cbc). free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by alex brightman (school of rock: the musical), michael kosta (the daily show), mark normand (fallon), jessica kirson (last comic standing), michael kayne (ucb), and special guest michelle wolf (the break with michelle wolf). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

coming up

8/1-12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. weds: npr music’s turning the tables live: music and conversation with carly rae jepsen, jamila woods, mitski, phoebe bridgers, i’m with her, and ann powers; thurs: okay africa’s mzansi heat + naija beats; fri: peter wolf and super soul banned; sat: la casita and dance theatre of harlem; sun: made in nyc: celebrating the 50th anniversary of the center for traditional music and dance, dj rekha, and yoruba remixed. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

8/1-4: see what actors do in the shadows at the dark fest, an annual theatre festival-meets-environmental initiative featuring performances lit by alternative means like flashlights and glow-in-the-dark mouth guards. the tank (midtown west), $3-15. >>

8/1: following its closure last spring for a full renovation and the addition of a new fourth screen, beloved art house theater film forum reopens today. >>

8/1 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther. unisphere in flushing meadows corona park. >>
coco. pier i (uws). >>
gifted. de witt clinton park (hell’s kitchen). >>
hackers. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
loveling. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
minions and ferris bueller’s day off. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
talladega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
three billboards outside ebbing, missouri. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
west side story with pre-screening music by skyline salsa band. prospect park long meadow north. >>

8/1 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. >>

8/1 4pm, 7pm (monthly): just math: providing fairness and balance in the courtroom: take part in the momath ‘jury’ and see how your verdict holds up as author and mathematician leila schneps explores what math says about your conclusions at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp). >>

8/1 5:30pm (+ 8/8, 8/10): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, continuing tonight with grammy-nominated, latin jam-band locos por juana. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/1 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/15): the annual madison square park summer nights music series continues with nyc-based cuban dance band los habaneros. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

8/1 6pm, 8pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: tito nieves / bodoma + garifuna culture band (6pm, crotona park) and a.i.m / movement of the people dance company (8pm, central park). free. >>

8/1 6-9pm: take a look at what bricworkspace visual artists-in-residence have been up to at the bric open house/open studios, a night of artist open studios, music, performances, art-making, a pop-up portrait studio, holistic activities, gallery talks, and free snacks and refreshments. bric house + 505 state street (fort greene), free admission. >>

8/1 6-9pm (ends today): cocomama and dj rimarkable play tonight’s edition of the high line’s annual outdoor ¡arriba! dance party series. on the high line at w 16th st., free. >>

8/1 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: ‘girls who run the world,’ a celebration of female empowerment. the front terraces of both museums, free admission (rsvp required).

8/1 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (wednesdays thru 8/22): you’re the chorus at the new york choral society’s summer sing series. tonight: fauré’s requiem. a party with drinks and snacks follows. church of the holy trinity, draesel hall (ues), $15. >>

8/1 6:30-9pm (+ 8/8): brooklyn public library’s plaza swing series brings live bands and dance lessons to central library’s plaza (prospect heights). tonight: matt munisteri. free. >>

8/1 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians get schooled by a real teacher/expert. this month’s lesson is ‘shark class!,’ with american museum of natural history’s conservation biologist dr. joshua drew and ‘students’ bowen yang (las culturistas), chelsea davison (the opposition with jordan klepper) and tim platt (comedy central). hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

8/1 7pm: social justice activist and author janet dewart bell discusses her book, lighting the fires of freedom: african american women in the civil rights movement, at book culture on columbus (uws). free. >>

8/1 7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group as they cut back the calories while keeping the flavor fun with tonight’s theme, ‘lite.’  failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

8/1 7pm-midnight (on view thru august): view the last decade of diy nyc through the eyes of photographer walter wlodarcyzk’s movable installation, ‘there is only one of you,’ opening tonight at secret project robot (bushwick/bed-stuy). free. >>

8/1 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features seaton smith (conan), kerry coddett (gotham live), james mattern (netflix), raanan hershberg, and jeff cerulli. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8/1 8pm (thru 8/4): south brooklyn shakespeare company presents an outdoor production of the winter’s tale at park slope’s old stone house. free. >>

8/1 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 andy haynes (comedy central), carolyn castiglia (comedy central), sean patton (comedy central), jatty robinson (aka wyatt cenac), and sam taggart (brooklyn magazine‘s 50 funniest comedians). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/1 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: gary gulman (conan), matt wayne (conan), joe pera (colbert), marina franklin (comedy central), raanan hershberg (fox), and mike lebovitz (last comic standing). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

8/1 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from sarah tollemache (colbert), greg stone (the break with michelle wolf), aminah imani (wine before nine), chris scopo (you know what dude?), and mekki leeper (comedy central). hosted by jp mcdade. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

8/1 10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

try your luck getting free tickets to a saturday night live taping via the show’s lottery, open through the end of the month. >>

get tickets to the new york burlesque festival teaser party at public arts 9/27 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20). >>

get tickets for the new york cocktail expo at melrose ballroom in long island city 8/19 for free-$32.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

get tickets to the brooklyn wine fest at the brooklyn expo center 9/29 for $20-39 (plus ticket fees, reg. $60). >>

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