around town today

various times: commemorate september 11 at memorials and ceremonies across new york city. additional events include the annual bargemusic concerts and the circle wind concert.

thru 9/15: 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). >>

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

sponsored: thru 10/20: the teenage wasteland has never been so much twisted fun! wp theater and second stage present fierce and feverish off-broadway comedy, our dear drug lord. use code ‘skint’ for $25 seats during previews and $32.50/$49 seats post-opening (regularly $39-59). >>

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). >>

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. >>

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

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: 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). >>

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). >>

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. >>

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: 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. >>

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. >>

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. >>

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. >>

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. >>

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

coming up

9/12-2/23/2020: the museum of arts and design presents the world of anna sui, a major retrospective of the american fashion designer featuring 75 looks from the designer’s archive from 1991 to 2019. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 6-9pm. >>

9/12-10/12: french institute alliance française’s (fiaf) annual crossing the line festival features works by french, francophone, and american artists across six venues. various prices (several are free). >>

9/12-29: brave new world repertory theatre remounts arthur miller’s a view from the bridge on 100-year-old red hook barge. the waterfront museum (red hook), $25. >>

9/12-22: the 93rd annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, music, and food. programming highlights include the grand procession and cannoli, zeppole, and meatball eating competitions. free admission. >>

9/12-16: film at lincoln center presents two free women: lily tomlin + jane wagner, an 11-film retrospective including the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe, nashville, 9 to 5 and others, as well as a selection of works for television (free), and an in-person discussion with the duo. film at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

9/12-15 + 9/19-22: 90+ repurposed shipping containers turn into art galleries for photoville, a pop-up photography ‘village’ at brooklyn bridge plaza. the annual event includes artists from across the globe, plus talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, and a beer garden. free admission. >>

9/12-15: the woodlawn conservancy revives its celia cruz exhibit, a collection of costumes, wigs, personal photographs, and a documentary video of ‘the queen of salsa.’ outdoor concert sunday at 3pm. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free admission. >>

9/12-13: various times: am new york shares a roundup of bars hosting democratic presidential primary debate watch parties. >>

9/12 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. cpf playground in highbridge park (washington heights). >>
friday night lights. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>

9/12 5:30pm: the united nations association of new york presents a panel on climate migration, featuring experts and activists from louisiana to bangladesh. the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free (rsvp). >>

9/12 6pm: civil liberties lawyer and when at times the mob is swayed author burt neuborne discusses defending our republic with nyu law vice dean rachel barkow and professor adam samaha. nyu school of law (greenwich village), free. >>

9/12 6pm: photographer jon crispin discusses his willard asylum suitcases project, which documented the contents of luggage that patients brought to willard psychiatric center between 1910 and 1965. the sky room at the new school (union square), free. >>

9/12 6:30pm (on view thru 10/13): how to build a house: architectural research in the digital age, an exhibition showcasing the making of the world’s first inhabited building to be digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3d printers, opens with a reception and panel discussion tonight. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium and 41 gallery (east village). free. >>

9/12 7pm (quarterly): hear six local writers read their poetry, fiction, and memoir pieces centered around the theme ‘breaking through’ at tonight’s edition of the eclipsed reading series. hosted by chelsea fonden and jenelle greco. cantina cumbancha (williamsburg), free. >>

9/12 7pm: learn about the science of vaccines at a knowscience talk given by postdoc researcher francesco cambuli at the education lab at columbia university (manhattanville). free (rsvp). >>

9/12 7pm: art history happy hour: the brooklyn museum hosts an evening of entertaining and informative lectures in honor of the special exhibition pierre cardin: future fashion. a cash bar will be available. free admission (rsvp). >>

9/12 7pm: star peter sarsgaard, director/writer michael tyburski, and co-writer ben nabors will do q+a following a screening of the sound of silence at ifc center (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

9/12 7pm: wild, experimental, and unexpected drag performances grace the stage at the mx. nobody pageant. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

9/12 7pm (ends today): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, wraps up the season with a performance by the david schnitter quartet. hudson river park’s pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

9/12 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): your wallet doesn’t need to be full for the runnin’ on empty stand-up comedy show, which features a mix of pros and up-and-comers. tonight’s show includes jes tom (reductress), yedoye travis (comedy central), kendall payne (netflix), andrew casertano, perri gross, and isha patnaik. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

9/12 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

9/12 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): nikki palumbo and taylor ortega host queer tiger beat, a teen magazine-turned-standup comedy show. this month’s ‘issue’ features eva victor (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), kate sisk (ucb), mila myles, and jessica henderson. club cumming (east village), $8. >>

9/12 7pm doors, 8pm show: clothing gets exterminated at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

9/12 7:15pm: bruce lee biographer matthew polly and culture canon’s chief film curator jon hogan will do q+a following a screening of the crow (1994), starring brandon lee, at nitehawk (prospect park). $18. >>

9/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade pasta amatriciana and stand-up by nore davis (conan), daniel simonsen (colbert), adam mamawala (comedy central), karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical), and casey balsham (gotham comedy live). hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

9/12 8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians seaton smith (inside amy schumer), myq kaplan (conan), ginny hogan (the new yorker), laura merli (reductress), marshall finch, and chanel ali. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $7. >>

9/12 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by caitlin peluffo (colbert), steven castillo (snl), julie mitchell (vice), and nick chambers (2 dope queens). hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/12 8pm: den-mate, anna altman, and snakeskin play alphaville (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/12 8pm: remember jones and a 12-piece orchestra perform a back to black 36th birthday celebration of amy winehouse at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $15. >>

9/12 8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, gianmarco soresi, jim o’grady, and more share true stories at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

9/12 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: relate at the tinder tales live show, where host david piccolomini and comedians share tinder horror stories, advice, and play games exploring the world of online dating. caveat (les), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

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