around town today

just added: thru 8/12: hop culture presents beers with(out) beards: ‘nyc’s first women-focused beer week,’ with events promoting the accomplishments of women in craft beer. various locations and prices. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bill and ted’s excellent adventure. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
hairspray (1988). valentino pier (red hook). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. baisley pond park (queens). >>
mad max beyond thunderdome paradice palase (bushwick). >>
raiders of the lost ark. bonus: free popcorn. mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>
singin’ in the rain. the plaza at 300 ashland (fort greene). >>
spider-man: homecoming. paradise on earth community garden (bronx). >>
the boxtrolls. highbridge park (washington heights). >>
the mummy (2017). wolf’s pond park (staten island). >>

4pm (ends today): the first 200 folks can score free ice cream (including vegan options) from the dig inn cart set up outside their union square location. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/14): tonight’s bric celebrate brooklyn! festival concert at the prospect park bandshell with jason mraz and brett dennen is a benefit ($55-60, sorry), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

7pm (monthly): the comedy gold show, presented by aimee rose ranger, conor delehanty and danny stratton, returns with tom thakkar (nikki glaser), brian parise (john oliver), rojo perez (conan), brendan eyre (seth meyers), and kenice mobley (2 dope queens). gold sounds (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: maestro khan ‘east meets west’: classical indian music and dance ensemble. free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: test your ability to identify persuasive statements and learn how to spot some of the most common fallacies used in politics, journalism, science, social media and more at fallacy bingo. presented by colab futures and gizmodo. the ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron), free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm: hosts damian bellino and anne rodeman gush over game shows at tonight’s installment of the so into it: fanatic variety show, with guests katina corrao (the daily show), leslie goshko (sideshow goshko), and michael cruz kayne (ucb). ucb east village, $9. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about attraction, from sleepaway camp to sex, by interesting science-y folks and storytellers. hosted by tracy rowland and paula croxson. caveat (les), $12. >>

8pm: musicians perform a tribute to led zeppelin at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

9pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features tim barnes (it’s all true!), adrianna mateo (the metropolitan opera), moujan zolfaghari (vh1), and marcia belsky + melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical) . hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $9. >>

coming up

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8/8-12: the inaugural international puppet fringe festival nyc brings over 40 performances from national and international puppet companies to the les, plus cabarets, films, artist talks, and more. the clemente cultural center (les), free-$15. >>

8/8-12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. weds: sun ra arkestra performing a live score to space is the place, josé james celebrates bill withers, and samora pinderhughes: the transformations suite; fri: west side story reimagined by bobby sanabria multiverse big band; sat: mavis staples and joe henry; also sat: ‘in the name of the earth’ by john luther adams featuring hundreds of singers (note: this is in central park); sun: margo price, lukas nelson + promise of the real. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

8/8-11: believe in your selfie and take all the photos at a deadpool-themed pop-up. industria studio 10 (west village/meatpacking), free. >>

8/8 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
caddyshack. beach 125th street (rockaway beach). >>
cool runnings and singin’ in the rain. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
dr. strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>
fantastic mr. fox. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
space jam with pre-screening music by dj dr. israel. prospect park long meadow north. >>
spirit of the beehive. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
summer wars. pier i (uws). >>
the king and i. greenbelt recreation center (staten island). >>
the king of kong: a fistful of quarters. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
the lego batman movie. vidalia park (bronx). >>
wonder woman. pier 63 (chelsea). >>

8/8 5:30pm (+ 8/10): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, continuing tonight with sudanese-american pop fusion musician sinkane. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/8 6-9pm (+ 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: ‘i love the 90’s.’ the front terraces of both museums, free admission (rsvp required).

8/8 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: charlottesville: one year later: columbia university professor of u.s. history stephanie mccurry and activist brittany packnett consider how we can memorialize that day’s events as well as the heroes underrepresented in public monuments. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $5. >>

8/8 6pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/9, 8/15-16): the annual wingate concert series returns with four nights of r+b, hip-hop, afro-caribbean, and gospel music: johnny gill, vivian green, and after 7 (8/8), estelle, ricky blaze, serani, barrington levy, and alison hinds (8/9), jonathan nelson, vashawn mitchell, william murphy, charles jenkins, and jj hairston (8/15), slick rick, wyclef jean, kool moe dee, and mr. cheeks (8/16). wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

8/8 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (wednesdays thru 8/22): you’re the chorus at the new york choral society’s summer sing series. tonight: beethoven’s 9th symphony finale and mozart’s coronation mass. a party with drinks and snacks follows. church of the holy trinity, draesel hall (ues), $15. >>

8/8 7:30pm (monthly): this month’s ‘hot science!’ installment of the astronomy on tap discussion series explores topics including life among the stars, summer space vacations, touching the sun, and landslides in space. trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

8/8 7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring kate willet (netflix), lucas connolly (comedy central), drew anderson (npr), sarah kennedy (mtv), jaye mcbride (tedx), and glo butler (glo in the city). hosted by sam morrison and jaye mcbride. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $10 gift card required for admission. >>

8/8 8pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: andy haynes (comedy central), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), selena coppock (red oaks), rob haze (fallon), and jesse eigner (giggles n’ cream). hosted by stu melton, caroline doyle, and charlie dektar. bonus: win free beer with your trivia smarts. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

8/8 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sean donnelly (colbert), robby slowik (conan), aminah amani (mtv), and zach mcgovern (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8/8 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: pretty grimm: a fundraiser for the florence project: more than 30 comedians and singers join in an evening of characters, comedy, and live music based on fairy tales, with all proceeds going to the florence project’s efforts with detained immigrants in arizona. presented by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf, the president show) and alexandria iona (ucb). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8/8 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 alison leiby (the president show), casey ley (talk show the game show), carolyn busa (side ponytail), jake head (laughs), and joe fernandez (andy kaufman award finalist). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/8 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: phil hanley (seth meyers), joe fernandez (andy kaufman award finalist), jamie lee (hbo), loyiso madinga (comedy central), aaron weaver (comedy central), and david drake (sirius xm). hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

8/8 9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from shane torres (comedy central), chanel ali (myv), molly austin (trutv), will winner (huffpost), and napoleon emill (funny or die). hosted by luke touma. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

8/8 9pm doors, 10pm show: pole play: pole dancers of all skill levels take a spin at the house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: final chance to see basil twist’s ‘peerless, delightful’ symphonie fantasitque, a one-of-a-kind underwater production of this kaleidoscopic masterwork. must close 9/2! >>

janet jackson, the weeknd, shawn mendes, cardi b, janelle monáe, and john legend play the annual global citizen festival in central park on 9/29. get free tickets by earning points through a series of socially-geared actions. >>

get into the groove at the skint’s annual cruel summer dance party friday 8/10, an all night long dance party set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s, with 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band the engagements, 90s hits spun by party like it’s 1999’s dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secretformula, and 80s + 90s music videos from music video time machine. just $5 in advance with promo code ‘bananarama’ (reg. $10). >>

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