around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
anchorman (2004), flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen) >>
dazed and confused (1993), the william vale (williamsburg) >>
national lampoon’s european vacation (1985), pier 13 (hoboken) >>
straight outta compton (2015), valentino pier (red hook) >>
the iron giant (1999), jane bailey memorial garden (clinton hill) >>
transformers: dark of the moon (2011), seaside wildlife nature park (staten island) >>

7am-7pm: ihop restaurants celebrate its 59th anniversary with 59-cent short stacks of pancakes at participating locations. >>

11am-11pm: mac + cheese purveyor s’mac celebrates its 11th birthday with $1 regular, gluten-free and vegan all-american noshes (reg $6.25) at its east village and murray hill locations. >>

5pm doors (+ 7/19): rapper/producer common kicks off the lowdown hudson music fest, followed by rockers ok go on wednesday. brookfield place waterfront plaza (wtc). free. >>

6-8pm (tuesdays thru 8/22): it may take two to tango, but you can arrive solo and meet a new partner at tango nyc dance school’s tango night in washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): sufjan stevens, bryce dessner (the national), james mcalister, and nico muhly perform their concept album planetarium at a celebrate brooklyn! benefit show that’s priced out of the skint’s range, but you can still throw down a blanket and listen with others outside the prospect park bandshell’s fenced-off area for free. joan as police woman opens. >>

6:30pm (tuesdays thru 8/15): things heat up when the sun goes down at hudson river park’s outdoor sunset salsa dance nights. beginner lesson starts at 6:30pm, dj at 7:15pm. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

7pm: olivia koski and jana grcevich present their vacation guide to the solar system at tonight’s edition of ‘astronomy live’ at the hayden planetarium space theater (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 8/29): queens-based musicians perform near-sunset sets at the live at the gantries summer concert series. tonight: alex cummings ensemble plays straight ahead jazz. gantry plaza state park (lic), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the not quite midnight talk show celebrates its third anniversary with performances and interviews from roy wood, jr. (the daily show), joel kim booster (conan), emily winter (tv land), patti harrison (seriously.tv), and conor delehanty, plus ‘weird al’ stylings by carmen lagala and casey james salengo. hosted by chris calogero and courtney maginnis. littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7:30pm (thru 7/29): the joyce theater’s ballet festival features a range of ballet styles, from neoclassical to contemporary, with choreography by gemma bond, cirio collective, emery lecrone dance, claudia schreier, and amy seiwert’s imagery. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

7:30pm (+ 8/1): naumburg orchestral concert series: the oldest continuous free outdoor western classical music concert series in the world (112 seasons!) returns to central park’s 1,000 seat naumburg bandshell. tonight: orpheus chamber orchestra performs four of bach’s brandenburg concertos and a work by theofanidis. can’t make it? you can listen live to a live broadcast as well. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by ronny chieng (the daily show), sasheer zamata (snl), matt koff (the daily show), eman el husseini, and nasser khan. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the tale storytelling show returns with seasoned stories spun by bill santiago, sean o’brien, and artem yatsunov. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, vice). kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

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7/19 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
arrival (2016), hudson river park’s pier 63 (chelsea). bonus: free popcorn! >>
donnie darko (2001) with pre-show music by sharkmuffin, mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
e.t. the extra-terrestrial (1982), faber pool and park (staten island) >>
fantastic beasts and where to find them (2016), flushing meadows corona park unisphere (corona) >>
finding dory (1998), metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn) >>
finding dory (1998) and spaceballs (1987), the oval at stuyvesant town >>
liberation day (2016), socrates sculpture park (lic) >>
lion (2016), pier a park (hoboken) >>
sing (2016), raoul wallenberg playground (highbridge park) >>
space is the place (1974), hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea) >>
the gleaners and i (2000), nowadays (ridgewood) >>
the man who fell to earth (1976), dobbin st rooftop (greenpoint) >>
the neverending story (1984), prospect park’s long meadow >>
what’s up, doc? (1972), riverside park south’s pier i (uws) >>

7/19 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/16): the annual madison square park summer nights music series returns with a night of soul and r+b with ural + the pain and jonathan toubin’s soul clap. free. >>

7/19 6pm, 8pm: summerstage shows tonight: tka and dj lucho (6pm, corporal thompson park, free) and pj harvey (8pm, central park, $49.50 benefit show, but you can still throw down a blanket and listen with others outside the fenced-off area for free). >>

7/19 6-8pm (+ 7/21): more than 100 accordionists of different styles perform during the annual accordions around the world music fest. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

7/19 6-9pm (wednesdays thru 8/9): uptown bounce: two neighboring museums host free summer block parties in a joint series between the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio, featuring musical performances, djs, dance lessons, gallery talks, and art workshops, plus free museum admission and extended hours. tonight’s theme: latin beats. free admission. >>

7/19 6:30pm (thru 7/23): geometry meets comedy (…geomedy?) at snl writer julio torres’ multi-media comedy show, in which torres guides us through his favorite shapes, such as a ferrero rocher chocolate that reminds him of melania trump. ucb chelsea (7/19-21 6:30pm) and union hall (7/22-23 8pm), $7-10. >>

7/19 7pm (wednesdays thru 8/2): fix your hump day blues with sunset yoga on the beach + a coney island brew. coney island brewery (coney island), $5 admission includes yoga class + a pint of beer. >>

7/19 7pm: art saves: writer michael robbins launches his new book on the need for art, equipment for living: on poetry and pop music, in conversation with the idiot author elif bautman. community bookstore (park slope), free. >>

7/19 7pm: ‘air’ your grievances about that stuff we breathe during a science-based discussion of how air drives the actions of humanity today, led by caesar’s last breath author sam kean joined by npr science correspondent robert krulwich. strand books (union square), purchase of the signed book ($28) or a $15 gift card required for entry. >>

7/19 7pm: the more things change, the more they stay the same: look back on 40 years of the women’s rights movement with usc history professor marjorie j. spruill, whose book, divided we stand: the battle over women’s rights and family values that polarized american politics, explores the battle that rages on for equality. bryant park reading room (midtown west), free. >>

7/19 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): at the drunk science show, three sloshed comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a panel of real scientists. this month’s consciousness-themed show includes neuroscientist dr. heather berlin (host of pbs’ science goes to the movies), joanna solotaroff (producer, 2 dope queens), django gold (writer, colbert) and carmen christopher (the juice). hosted by joanna rothkopf (jezebel), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

7/19 7pm doors, 8pm show: indie orchestral pop-violin duo gracie and rachel play an album release show with special guest gold child. union pool (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7/19 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. >>

7/19 7:30pm: dr. who was only the beginning: now lady scientists talk addiction, marine ecology and math in an evening celebrating trailblazing women in science. 61 local (cobble hill), $5 suggested donation benefits 500 women scientists nyc. >>

7/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): commutes can’t get in the way of comedy at the uptown downtown comedy show. this month’s guests: mark normand (comedy central), matteo lane (girl code, guy code), jordan rock (netflix’s love), mehran khaghani (last comic standing) and marie faustin (the unofficial expert). hosted by nore davis. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

7/19 8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with writers tobias carroll (vol. 1 brooklyn), joanna valente (sirs + madams), lena valencia (one story), and hafizah geter (the new yorker). hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

7/19 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features melissa villaseñor (snl), alingon mitra (colbert), matteo lane (conan), julia johns (mtv), and courtney fearrington (it’s all happening!). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

7/19 8pm (weekly): brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of francis ford coppola’s apocalypse now (1979). >>

7/19 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): discover funny folks at the comedians you should know show. tonight: michelle wolf (the daily show), petey deabreu (petey’s world), myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome), dave hill (hbo), aaron berg (comedy central) and raanan hershberg (laughs). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

7/19 9pm (monthly): deflower your virgin ears at the ‘my first time’ show, where comedians and storytellers recount tales of their first sexual experiences. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to see earth, wind + fire and chic featuring nile rodgers at madison square garden 8/7 for $15+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $53+). >>

go on a lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht 7/22-23 for free (plus ticket fees, reg. $46) >>

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