around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
cocktail (1988), flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen) >>
fantastic beasts and where to find them (2016), main park house in cunningham park (fresh meadows) >>
pee-wee’s big adventure (1985), pier 13 (hoboken) >>
snow white and the seven dwarfs (1937), 103rd st community garden (east harlem) >>
the hunger games: catching fire (2013), willowbrook park archery range (staten island) >>
zootopia (2016), valentino pier (red hook) >>

4:30 doors 5:30-8:30pm event: the #getorganizedbk civic festival highlights the work of local activists with performances, testimonials, tabling, and more. prospect park bandshell, free. >>

6pm: mathematician and author coralie colmez revisits mistakes made during historical trials in a discussion of her book coauthored with leila schneps, math on trial: how numbers get used and abused in the courtroom. national museum of mathematics (flatiron), $10. >>

6:30pm: food52 co-founder amanda hesser and impatient foodie founder elettra wiedemann discuss marrying a fast-paced, urban life with slow food ideals. story (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

7pm: guests share tales of being ghosted, ghosting, and other ‘scary’ dating stories at a live recording of the ghosted stories podcast. hosted by chelsea white and erin leafe. the pit (chelsea), $7. >>

7pm: assistant professor of philosophy ben abelson explores how comic books illuminate real world issues about personal identity in a discussion at nowadays (ridgewood). $12. >>

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

8pm: authors reflect on time travel for the one-year anniversary gathering of the final fantasy reading series. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5 suggested donation. >>

8:30pm (monthly): drunken masters, a celebration of the best and worst action flicks, presents a screening and discussion of jet li’s meltdown (1995). knitting factory (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): seth herzog’s sweet comedy show features snl alumni taran killam, vanessa bayer and jon rudnitsky, plus patrick dunn (night tide, jesu christ superstar) and brett davis (the special without brett davis). the slipper room (les), $10. >>

thru 8/20: hip to hip theatre company brings shakespeare’s measure for measure and henry iv, part 1 to a dozen parks throughout the five boroughs, jersey city, and southampton. free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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7/26 (ongoing): something’s brewing in downtown brooklyn. circa brewing company, a new 6,000-square-foot brewery and pizza restaurant, opens at 141 lawrence street today. >>

7/26 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
amy (2015), nowadays (ridgewood) >>
cinderella (1950) and roman holiday (1953), the oval at stuyvesant town >>
chevalier (2016), socrates sculpture park (lic) >>
lego batman movie (2017), hudson river park’s pier 63 (chelsea). bonus: free popcorn. >>
lost highway (1997), hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea) >>
selena (1997) with pre-screening music by karen rodriguez, mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
the beatles: eight days a week (2016), pier a park (hoboken) >>
the sandlot (1993), prospect park’s long meadow (park slope) >>
the truman show (1998), riverside park south’s pier i (uws) >>
zootopia (2016), metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn) >>

7/26 6pm: get nostalgic for better mta days at the new york transit museum’s camp wanna-catcha-train, an adults-only summer camp-themed party including ‘bug juice’ (craft beer), s’mores, arts + crafts, temporary tattoos, vintage train car tours, and more. $10 with promo code ‘skint5’ (reg. $15) includes a beer. >>

7/26 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: ‘i love the 90s.’ free admission. >>

7/26 6:30pm: don’t suffer-rage, learn about it instead at a panel on the history of women’s rights and what’s next for the movement(s), featuring linda sarsour (co-chair of the women’s march), jessa crispin (author, why i am not a feminist), kim phillips-fein (associate professor of american history at nyu) and sarah seidman (historian and curator at the museum of the city of new york). moderated by the new yorker columnist jia tolentino. federal hall (fidi), free (rsvp). >>

7/26 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): sylvan esso and middle kids play 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. >>

7/26 7pm: author and bloomberg reporter joshua green launches his new book, the devil’s bargain: steve bannon, donald trump and the storming of the presidency, at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

7/26 7pm: die another day: renaissance person presents survival tactics for worst case scenarios with er doctor avir mitra, plus a bystander cpr demo and tips on trusty tools to have in a survival situation with destination backcountry adventures founder dave dicerbo. 61 local (cobble hill), $6 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $10). >>

7/26 7pm (thru 8/13): re-live the real horror of ‘ghosting’ with unpacking: a ghost story told in the dark, a new play (lit by flashlights in the audience!) that follows a couple who starts seeing the ghosts of their past failed relationships after moving in together. here arts center (south village), $18 thru 7/30 with promo code ‘firstweek’ (reg. $25). >>

7/26 7pm: jazz-age band michael arenella and his dreamland orchestra serenade a night of instructor-led swing dancing under the stars. waterside plaza (kips bay), free. >>

7/26 7pm (thru 8/13): the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival kicks off a three-week series of free outdoor concerts, parties and family-friendly events with npr music’s ‘turn the tables live,’ a celebration of pioneering women musicians 1964-present. ricki lee jones headlines with a performance of her 1981 album pirates, plus ronnie spector, nona hendryx, lizzo, gaby moreno, alynda segarra, and torres open with covers of some of the greatest songs made by women as picked by npr. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

7/26 7-11pm (thru 7/28): make your presence felt at the marker art-themed ‘meet your marker’ gallery show, featuring artists’ daring new doodles. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free. >>

7/26 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): at the take two storytelling show, guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things turned out differently. try to guess the truth with tales by gastor almonte (this is not happening), scott gawlicki (the moth storyslam winner), glenn marla and katie saddlemire at tonight’s podcast release show. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), free ($5 suggested). >>

7/26 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: talks and turntables, a new lecture-series-turned-dance-party gets down and nerdy with a new topic each month. tonight: ‘new york at night.’ magick city (greenpoint), free. >>

7/26 7pm doors, 8pm show: free summerstage show tonight: balletx contemporary ballet company performs to the music of amy winehouse at central park’s rumsey playfield. >>

7/26 7:30pm: you always start off with a blanche card at golden girls bingo, featuring screenings of three episodes of the show, bingo games for cheesecake treats and more. costumes encouraged for additional prizes. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

7/26 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s installment features speakers matt koff (writer, the daily show), andy christie (author, i wasn’t kidding), mike brown (adult swim) and amy oestreicher (author/speaker/survivor). hosted by kevin allison. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

7/26 8pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, mike kelton, ashley brooke roberts and sean o’brien share stories about ‘coming clean’ at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb (chelsea), $7. >>

7/26 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features kevin mccaffrey (colbert), stone + stone (last comic standing), mehran khaghani (last comic standing) and caitlin peluffo. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

7/26 8pm (weekly): brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of ron howard’s willow (1988). >>

7/26 8pm (thru 7/29): afropunk battle of the bands: 16 bands compete for a chance to go to the finals on 8/11 and then on to the annual festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 dos. >>

7/26 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): discover funny folks at the comedians you should know show. tonight: matt wayne (comedy central), langston kerman (hbo), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert) and david drake (laughs). hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

7/26 11pm (monthly): late night writers custom-build a talk show pilot for a new host each month at ucb’s ‘night late.’ this month’s host: late night with seth meyers writer jenny hagel. ucb chelsea, $5. >>

7/26-8/5: the 40th asian american international film festival (aaiff) features 11 days of world premiere films, shorts, panel discussions and screenplay readings by and about asians and asian-americans across three manhattan and queens venues. $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

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