around town today

sponsored: thru 9/21: here and opera on tap in association with experiments in opera present ‘delightfully nerdy’ high-tech romance, looking at you. save $5 on this immersive techno-noir operatic experience with promo code ‘privacy’ >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. williamsbridge oval park (bronx). >>
the devil wears prada. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
wonder park. harlem art park (harlem). >>

5-7pm (tuesdays thru 9/24): broadway actors and composers give free, outdoor performances at the broadway buskers concert series. tonight: john arthur greene (school of rock, tootsie) and crystal monee hall (rent). hosted by ben cameron. times square market, free. >>

5-8pm: meet admissions advisors from more than 150 universities and colleges while exploring graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, social entrepreneurship, and more at the annual idealist graduate school fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free admission. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (+ 10/29, 11/26, 12/10): sit onstage and enjoy a free drink at the columbia university school of the arts’s pop-up concert series. tonight: pianist stephen gosling performs the music of john zorn. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

6pm doors (ends today): museum of the city of new york hosts a series of outdoor screenings on the terrace. tonight: elia kazan’s on the waterfront (1954) with a pre-screening introduction by author jennifer egan (manhattan beach) and music performed by the josh levine trio. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $15 admission includes a drink. >>

just added: 7pm: prosecuting hate crimes: charlottesville and beyond: leading litigator roberta kaplan and guests discuss the lawsuit representing those injured at the 2017 white nationalist rally in charlottesville, as well as its impact on the fight against white nationalist violence in america. museum of jewish heritage (battery park), free. >>

7pm (monthly thru 12/10): writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. for tonight’s fall season opener, ‘freedoms,’ authors renee simms, virginia hartman, and jess decourcy hinds will read from new work, followed by a moderated roundtable and audience discussion. bonus: free refreshments. lmhq (fidil), free. >>

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 for your favorites. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm: new amsterdam symphony orchestra presents an evening of mozart featuring violinist wendy y. chen  at st. peter’s church (chelsea). suggested donation of $10 general, $5 students/seniors benefits the food pantry. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring ali kolbert (fallon), deanne smith (netflix), paris sashay (comedy central), and lindsay boling (ucb). hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by jo firestone (fallon), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), andy haynes (conan), mike rowland (this week at the comedy cellar), melissa stokoski (trutv), and carly ballerini (cards against humanity). the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


coming up

9/11 various times: commemorate september 11 at memorials and ceremonies across new york city. additional events include the annual 9/11 table of silence project performance, bargemusic concerts, and the circle wind concert.

9/11-15: celebrate icelandic culture during the annual taste of iceland, a multi-day showcase of the nation’s cuisine, music, literature, and film with a variety of events throughout the city. various locations and prices (several are free). >>

9/11-15 various times: the roxy cinema screens true stories and the the last black man in san francisco. the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

9/11 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dazed and confused with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
first man. sol bloom playground (uws). >>

9/11 2:30-4:30pm (fridays thru 9/25): sample select menu items from grand central food spots for $5 during the annual taste of the dining concourse. >>

9/11 6pm: learn career management tips for introverts at a discussion led by career coach win sheffield at nypl sibl (midtown east). free. >>

9/11 6pm, 8pm (ends today): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. tonight’s final showing: cries and whispers (1972) and esther kahn (2000). film at lincoln center (uws), free (rsvp). >>

sponsored: 9/11 6-9pm: preview 92y’s fall class line-up september 11 at the intro to the arts night open house. discover your creative side with an evening of hands-on activities, art, jewelry and ceramics demonstrations, food and wine tastings, music lessons, dance performances and so much more. free (rsvp). >>

9/11 6-10pm: find out what’s lighting a fire under a new generation of farmers at local environmental nonprofit grownyc’s eco hour, a night of drinks, snacks, music, and green conversation. grownyc’s project farmhouse (east village), $10 adv, $15 door (admission includes 2 drinks and a global citizen festival raffle ticket). >>

9/11 6:30pm + 7pm (+ 9/12 7pm + 7:30pm): artist and disability activist carmen papalia presents mobility device on the high line, a collaborative performance in which he replaces the concept of a detection cane with the hungry march band. free. >>

9/11 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: ‘minds and machines,’ with cognitive scientist professor gary marcus (rebooting ai: building artificial intelligence we can trust), mathematician dr. cathy o’neil (weapons of math destruction), and guests. stargazing follows. free (rsvp). >>

sponsored: 9/11 7:30pm (thru 9/14): new york philharmonic performs close encounters of the third kind and psycho in concert. the ultimate ‘surround-sound’ movie event! use promo code ‘soundtrack’ for $50 orchestra seats. >>

9/11 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features matthew broussard (conan), abby rosenquist (roastmasters), tom cassidy (adult swim), and jaron young (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

9/11 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 nate fridson (roastmasters), rebecca o’neal (easy), noah savage (espn), joel walkowski (comedy central), and more. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/11 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 joe zimmerman (conan), chanel ali (girl code), carolyn castiglia (comedy central), bassam shawl, and jordan jensen. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

9/11 10:30pm (monthly): a panel of comedians, journalists, and politicians chug two beers on stage and get political at the ‘two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show. tonight: hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from x mayo (the daily show), evan mcmorris-santoro (vice news), and ana breton (full frontal with samantha bee). ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

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