around town today

reservations are now open for the annual summer restaurant week (7/22-8/16), with more than 350 restaurants offering prix-fixe dinners for $42 and lunches for $26. >>

thru 7/28: check out 13 new theater works before they premiere at the edinburgh festival fringe in scotland during 59e59 theaters’ annual east to edinburgh festival. 59e59 theaters (ues), $15. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
beasts of the southern wild. raoul wallenberg playground in highbridge park (washington heights). >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. father macris park (staten island). >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. bronx terminal market (concourse village). >>
ralph breaks the internet. stroud playground (crown heights). >>
thor: ragnarok. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
top gun. valentino pier (red hook). >>

just added: 5-7pm (tuesdays thru september): broadway actors and composers give free, outdoor performances at the broadway buskers concert series. tonight: john krause (hadestown) and desi oakley (chicago). hosted by ben cameron. times square market, free. >>

6pm (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. tues: elba ramalho; weds: eyal vilner big band; thurs: típica messiez; fri: maria muldaur; sat: lc kids dance (3pm, free) and harlem renaissance orchestra/lindy hop dance contest (6pm, regular admission). 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. >>

6-8pm (tuesdays thru 9/10): dance the night away with strictly tango nyc dance school’s free tango classes and open milonga in washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

just added: 6pm doors, 7pm show (+ 7/10, 7/16-18): the annual wingate concert series returns with five nights of live r+b, soul, afro-caribbean, and gospel music. tonight: monica + queen naija, bj the chicago kid, and dj funk flex; tomorrow: angie stone + al b. sure, r+b revue hosted by jeff redd, and force md’s + horace brown. wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

8pm: retro pop band deidre + the dark plays a 60’s tv variety show-themed record release show at rockwood music hall’s stage 2 (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

6:30pm: noted book cover designer chip kidd will give a guided tour of the batman exhibits currently on view at the society of illustrators (ues). $15 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

6:30-9pm (tuesdays thru 8/27): sunset salsa: learn the steps then show of your moves at pier 45 (greenwich village). beginner lesson at 6:30pm, open dance 7:30-9pm. free. >>

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: fleur seule. free. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): tommy mcnamara and luke mones host the boardwalk stand-up comedy show, featuring gavin matts (comedy central), ismael loutfi (kimmel), lauren vino (mtvO, corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), and brian allen mitchell (ucb). bonus: $3 beer happy hour 6:45-7:45pm. coney island baby nyc (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

7pm: author kami garcia and artist gabriel picolo present their dc ink graphic novel, teen titans: raven, in conversation with authors meg cabot (the princess diaries, black canary: ignite) and danielle paige (the end of oz, mera: tidebreaker). barnes + noble (union square), priority access with purchase of the book. >>

7pm: open house new york launches the moving city: transportation infrastructures of new york, a yearlong series of tours, talks, and other events designed to deepen public understanding about the future of transportation in nyc. tonight: tom wright, president and ceo of the regional plan association, and sarah m. kaufman, associate director, nyu rudin center for transportation. sva theatre (chelsea), $10 general, free for students. >>

7pm: filmmaker ari aster (hereditary) discusses his new film, midsommar, at a film comment free talk held at the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 8/27): queens theatre and kupferberg center for the arts present the annual live at the gantries summer performance series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: yacouba sissoko. free. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 7/30): the brooklyn botanic garden’s twilight tuesdays series presents six special music and dance events, continuing tonight with trombonist craig harris. included with regular admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: everyone is invited to sing at pub choir, where you’ll learn a three-part harmony in 90 minutes and have your performance immortalized on video. the bell house (gowanus), $12. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: astronomy + physics professor janna levin (how the universe got its spots) hosts the scientific controversies series at red hook’s pioneer works. tonight’s topic: ‘animal consciousness’ with primatologist frans b.m. de waal and dolphin intelligence expert diana reiss. stargazing follows at 9pm. free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm: it’s beer o’clock at secretformula’s music video sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to three hours of music videos from the 80s, 90s, and 00s at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). free admission. >>

8pm: comedians will reveal more than punchlines at comedy ugly, a show where performers will remove an article of clothing between jokes. hosted by alysia hush and marisa riley. easy lover (east williamsburg), free. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by joe zimmerman (conan), patrick schroeder (comedy central), veronica garza (mtv), victoria hoffman (mtv), robbie goodwin (funny or die), david spector (roastmasters), and sam ike. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8:30pm: singer-songwriters joanna schubert and emmerson (of emmerson + her clammy hands) play an intimate show at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm (monthly): allison o’conor invites her comedy friends to perform at the we go way back stand-up show. tonight’s bffs include kendall payne (netflix is a joke), aparna nancherla (corporate), solange azor (yr problematic fave), liza treyger (comedy central), and raul sanchez. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $13 door. >>

9pm + 10:30pm: jeremy black (apollo sunshine), chris egan (!!!), dave harrington (darkside), and matt safer (the rapture) will perform a concert of improvised dance music ‘channelling the vibes of the early 80’s new york city punk scene’ at the sultan room (bushwick). $10. >>

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


coming up

7/10-8/24:  self-produced short plays compete for cash prizes at the annual lic one-act play festival. the secret theatre (lic), $9 plus ticket fees here (reg. $18 adv, $20 door). >>

7/10-21: the annual giglio festival returns to williamsburg with rides, food vendors, live music, and the traditional group lifting of a five-story, four-ton statue. the area around our lady of mount carmel church (n 8th + havemeyer streets). >>

7/10-14: hear it all at talefest, an annual storytelling festival celebrating the best of the nyc comedy storytelling scene. the kraine theater (east village), $15. >>

7/10 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a tanú (the witness). hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea). >>
o brother, where art thou?. pier i in riverside park south (uws). >>
purple noon. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
ralph breaks the internet. the unisphere at flushing meadows corona park. >>
the amazing catfish (los insólitos peces gato). j. hood wright park (washington heights). >>
the incredibles 2 and jumanji (1995). stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
the warriors with a live-mixed score by dj 2-tone. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
when harry met sally with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>

7/10 9:30am: nyc celebrates the u.s. women’s national soccer team’s world cup win with a ticker tape parade along the canyon of (s)heroes. >>

7/10 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: dingonek street band and the l train brass band. richard tucker park (uws), free. >>

7/10 5pm doors, 6pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: ximena sariñana, ile, and nathy peluso. rumsey playfield in central park, free. >>

7/10 6pm: the new york academy of medicine hosts a screening of power to heal, a documentary narrated by danny glover about the struggle for the desegregation of american hospitals in the 1960s, followed by q+a with filmmaker barbara berney. the new york academy of medicine (east harlem), free $10 suggested donation). >>

7/10 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/14): the annual madison square park music on the green series kicks off the season with ladama. beer, wine, and ice cream sandwiches will be available for purchase. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

7/10 6:15pm doors, 7pm show (+ 7/18, 7/30, 8/6): due to repairs, the naumberg orchestral concerts has moved to temple emanu-el (ues) for their 114th annual free summer performance series. tonight: venice baroque orchestra performs music by vivaldi, handel, albinoni, and more. free (tickets required). >>

7/10 7pm (+ 7/13-14): the roxy cinema screens a 35mm print of alfred hitchock’s the birds (1963). the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

7/10 7pm: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues at coney island’s mcu park with a breast cancer awareness day pink t-shirt giveaway promo. $10. >>

7/10 7-11pm: vice and reebok present noisey nights, featuring performances by kari faux, easy life, and jean deaux. bonus: complimentary beer and wine while supplies last. villain (williamsburg), free. >>

7/10 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the vaughns, dot.s, ohnomoon, and cuneiform play the bowery electric (east village). $8 adv, $12 dos. >>

7/10 7:30pm: guggenheim fellow in science writing richard panek (the 4% universe) presents his latest book, the trouble with gravity: solving the mystery beneath our feet, in conversation with science writer and editor corey s. powell (science rules). books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7/10 7:30pm (monthly): the biology on tap series brings short science talks and trivia to a bar each month. tonight’s theme: deserts. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7/10 7:30 (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7/10 7:30pm (wednesdays thru 7/31)-31: two dozen dance companies present short works followed by courtyard receptions at triskelion arts’s annual summerfest. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $18 adv, $22 door. >>

7/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), jessica henderson (ucb), tessa skara, and ana mccasland. hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7/10 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features carmen lynch (conan), joe list (conan), leclerc andre (fallon), and will winner (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

7/10 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 katie hannigan (colbert), dan licata (adult swim), doug smith (conan), erica spera (tbs comics to watch), and michael joyce. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

7/10 8:30pm (monthly): youngmi mayer and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s show includes aparna nancherla (corporate), alex english (bet), atheer yacoub (comedy central), andrew casertano (animal planet), andrés govea (ucb), and olga namer (ladies of laughter 2018 winner). the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

7/10 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: liza treyger (netflix), alex english (viceland), xazmin garza (sirius xm), lane pieschel (the fancy show), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and michael harrison (mtv). hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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