around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future. central park. >>
decade of fire. willis avenue community garden (bronx). >>
incredibles 2. bronx terminal market (bronx). >>
the dark crystal. valentino pier (red hook). >>
the outsiders. lemon creek park (staten island). >>
rescheduled to 8/17: poetic justice. st. nicholas park (harlem). >>
rescheduled to 8/17: spider-man: homecoming. moore playground (harlem). >>

7am-2pm: coffee central: 12 coffee merchants will be selling regular cups of coffee for just $1 and flights for $5 at grand central terminal’s vanderbilt hall today. flight proceeds will benefit action against hunger. >>

6:30pm (tuesdays): learn the basics of bike repair and maintenance at time’s up’s series of outdoor bike repair classes, held at carmen’s garden (alphabet city). free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: a lineup of female storytellers, comedians, and historians join forces to share the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history erased) at the nevertheless she existed show. tonight’s theme: whores, sluts, and she-devils. hosted by molly gaebe. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7pm (ongoing): the moving city: transportation infrastructures of new york, open house new york’s yearlong series of tours, talks, and other events designed to deepen public understanding about the future of transportation in nyc, presents a discussion about the impacts of congestion pricing, vision zero, and new technologies with sustainable transportation advocate veronica vanterpool and nyu’s sarah kaufman. lmhq (financial district), $15. >>

7pm: the tiger’s wife author téa obreht presents her new novel, inland, at barnes + noble 86th + lexington. free admission. >>

7pm: pulitzer prize and national book award winner colson whitehead presents his new novel, the nickel boys, at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. free admission. >>

7pm: enjoy chill outdoor vibes and backyard readings from john paul brammer, cara blue adams, scott hess, and angela qian at tonight’s edition of the h.i.p. lit summer series. nowadays (ridgewood), free. >>

7pm: filmmaker richard linklater and producer ginger sledge discuss their new film where’d you go, bernadette, at a film comment free talk held at the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). >>

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: cumbia river band. free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring leanne pittsford (lesbians who tech founder), sydnee washington (comedy central), kate sisk (ucb), and celeste yim (vice). hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns to chelsea music hall with guests chris redd (snl), tone bell (nbc’s fam), drew michael (hbo), giulia rozzi (girl code), and musician julian velard. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $13 adv, $15 door. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by rachel feinstein (netflix), brendan fitzgibbons (alternatino), lisa curry (comedy central), and richard bowen. the graham (east 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 yedoye travis (comedy central), kyle gordon (the truth), francesca d’uva, and brittany carney. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

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


coming up

8/14: score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 20 shows, including book of mormon, dear evan hansen, harry potter and the cursed child, sea wall / a life, and more during the annual fall broadway week. tickets to performances scheduled 9/3-16 go on sale today. >>

8/14 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
big trouble in little china, with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
decade of fire. paradise on earth community garden (bronx). >>
doctor strange. walker park (staten island). >>
dumbo. the unisphere at flushing meadows corona park. >>
incredibles 2. maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
la ciénaga. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
life of pi. pier i in riverside park south (uws). >>
moana. cadman plaza park (brooklyn heights). >>
moonstruck. central park. >>
peter rabbit and best in show. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
the last dragon. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. playground 103 ciii (east harlem). >>
woodstock. nowadays (ridgewood). >>

8/14 5:30pm (+ 8/16): more than 50 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium players of different musical genres, take over bryant park over four weeks for the annual accordions around the world performance series, concluding with a five-hour festival on 8/16. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/14 6pm (ends today): the annual madison square park music on the green series wraps up with alsarah and the nubatones. beer, wine, and ice cream sandwiches will be available for purchase. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

8/14 6-9pm (ends today): the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio‘s annual uptown bounce summer block party series returns with music performances, djs, gallery talks, local food available for purchase, and free gallery admission. 104th st + 5th ave (east harlem), free. >>

8/14 6:30pm: economics professors and co-authors brendan o’flaherty and rajiv sethi examine the role stereotypes play in the justice system in a talk on their new book, shadows of doubt: stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice, with postdoctoral fellow at nyu robert f. wagner graduate school of public service morgan c. williams, jr. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

8/14 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: former presidential speechwriters and comedians who like speeches break down their favorite speeches, give behind-the-scenes looks at the drafting process, and lead the audience in crafting their own keynote at west wing writers presents: speakeasy. hosted by chandler dean (mcsweeny’s). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8/14 7pm: boston-based author sheila moeschen discusses hilarious women and the power of their humor at a talk on her new book, the league of extraordinarily funny women: 50 trailblazers of comedy. astoria bookshop (astoria), free admission. >>

8/14 7pm (thru 10/5): 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: omar, nakhane, and dj wildcat at marcus garvey park. free. >>

8/14 7:30pm: sady doyle, journalist and author of dead blondes and bad mothers: monstrosity, patriarchy, and the fear of female power, explores the power of the female dark side with writer talia lavin at books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

8/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: it’s ok to come alone to outcast, fareeha khan’s comedy show where performers will share what feeling like an outcast means to them. tonight’s one-year anniversary show features ana fabrega (los espookys), lorelei ramirez (the special without brett davis), usama siddiquee (nbc), eudora peterson (paste magazine), and bryan yang (buzzfeed). union hall (park slope), $8. >>

8/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by mary beth barone (comedy central), devon walker (comedy central), nore davis (conan), kenice mobley (2 dope queens), and lev fer. hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free admission. >>

8/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: barrie, sedona, and dar disku play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

8/14 8pm (+ 8/15): the high line’s ‘out of line’ performance series presents a.r.m.’s queer work, blood fountain. the highline at 30th street, free (rsvp). >>

8/14 8pm: comedians from abroad do stand-up and discuss their process of moving to the united states at the aliens of extraordinary ability show. featuring julio torres (los espookys), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), jess fuchs, and pedro gonzalez. hosted by orli matlow (someecards) and felipe torres medina (collegehumor). velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), $8 (a portion of the proceeds will go to raices). >>

8/14 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features khalid rahmaan (conan), adam mamawalla (comedy central), and michael rowland. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8/14 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from hari kondabolu (conan), jf harris (comedy central), vanessa peruda (reductress), lea’h sampson, and allison o’conor. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/14 8pm: 10 choreographers and filmmakers present new works at the jump/cut a dance on film festival. threes brewing (gowanus), $10. >>

8/14 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 rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), josh comers (conan), luke mones (the breakdown), melissa stokosi (handmaid’s tale: the musical), brittany carney, and derek humphrey. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/14 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 christi chiello (comedy central), chanel ali (girl code), james tison (cumming clean), pedro salinas (laughs), lili michelle (siriusxm), and antonio aguilar. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

8/14 9pm (+ 9/18): john and scott: former 30 rock cast members scott adsit and john lutz perform improv at ucbt hell’s kitchen. $9 >>

8/14 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: nina daniels (showtime), ramon rivas (comedy central), dc benny (comedy central), tom thakkar (conan), mike lebovitz (hbo), and sonya vai. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

ticket deals

get tickets for the new york cocktail expo at melrose ballroom in long island city 8/18 for free-$32.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

share Facebook Twitter More...