around town today

thru 10/7: the 2019 rehearsal for truth theater festival explores the disappearance of borders between truth and lies with five international performances—three plays, one dance performance, and a behind-the-scenes presentation—along with four special events. bohemian national hall (ues), free admission. >>

3pm: the good place‘s william jackson harper discusses his work on the show’s final season at a taping of the build series. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

5-7pm (ends today): broadway actors and composers give free, outdoor performances at the broadway buskers concert series. tonight: joel waggoner (be more chill) and grace mclean (in the green). hosted by ben cameron. times square market, free. >>

5pm doors, 6pm show: tonight’s summerstage concert with the b-52s, orchestral maneuvers in the dark, and berlin at central park’s rumsey playfield is a benefit ($59.50+), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

6:30pm: restaurateurs wilson tang (nom wah tea parlour), sophia ng tsao (po wing hong food market), and paul eng (fong on) dish on chinatown’s culinary past and continuing evolution at tonight’s latest installment of the mocatalks series at the museum of chinese in america (chinatown). $15 admission includes wine and museum admission. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with sarah pappalardo (reductress co-founder), river clegg (colbert), and claire friedman (snl). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. caveat (les), $10. >>

7pm (+ 9/25 at the schomburg center for research in black culture): influential mc rakim discusses his memoir/writing guide, sweat the technique, in conversation with dj stretch armstrong. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

7pm: at dr. gameshow, hosts jo firestone and manolo moreno play absurd listener-created games with guests and the audience. featuring guest daniel kibblesmith (colbert writer). housing works bookstore cafe (soho), $8. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians carolyn castiglia and shalewa sharpe are laying it down for you at their madame x stand-up show, with performances by brittany carney, chloe hilliard, jon laster, ashley brooke roberts, and bryan yang. madame x (greenwich village), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): can i ask you something? host nadia pinder gets topical and interviews a group of comedians about this month’s theme, ‘sweet dreams, beautiful nightmares.’ 61 local (cobble hill), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: see crystal visions at stevie, the comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks. tonight’s two-year anniversary show features julio torres, chris gethard, megan stalter, eudora peterson, and ryan leach. hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:45pm: the museum of the moving image (astoria) hosts a sneak preview screening of nbc’s sunnyside, with a post-screening discussion with co-creator/executive producer/star kal penn. free (rsvp). >>

8pm: (monthly): the funny sexy sad literary/storytelling/comedy series presents works that are just that by dan wilbur, xazmin garza, elana lancaster, zilla vodnas, and julian goldhagen. hosted by amira pierce, melissa rocha and nate waggoner. branch ofc (crown heights), free. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by caitlin peluffo (colbert), steven rogers (colbert), andy ostroff (conan), tracy mcclendon (siriusxm), guitler raphael, and albert kirchner. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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


What the world needs now is gloom, sweet gloom. It’s depressing out there, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Take those tears to the dance floor and sway to the sorrowful sounds of New Wave, Synth-Pop, Post-Punk, and Brit-Pop with Feeling Gloomy NYC. Back after a year away, NYC’s most sorrowful dance party returns in Brooklyn Bazaar on Friday Sept 27th! Also mourning the party’s 10th year running will be melancholy MCs, DJ William and Nathaniel Gloom, and welcoming back guest DJ Gordon Gloom. 

So join Friday, September 27 upstairs at…
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave
G train to the Greenpoint Station
10p-late; $7-10 cover

coming up

9/25 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
robin hood (2018). washington market park (tribeca). >>
the goonies. parklife (gowanus). >>

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

9/25 6pm: nyu journalism professor and author suketu sehta (this land is our land: an immigrant’s manifesto) and new york times reporter and author jason deparle (a good provider is one who leaves: one family and migration in the 21st century) discuss migration and immigration in 2019 at the nyu journalism institute (east village). free (rsvp). >>

9/25 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: poet and writer eileen myles presents their 2018 collection of poems, evolution, at 192 books (chelsea). free admission. >>

9/25 6:30pm: award-winning filmmakers, producers, and directors discuss what it takes to make documentaries that matter. featuring guest speakers antonio rossi (the inventor), betsy west (rbg), antonino d’ambrosio (frank serpico), blair foster (taxi to the dark side), and moderator cynthia lópez. kumble theatre at liu brooklyn (downtown brooklyn), free (rsvp). >>

9/25 6:30-9:30pm (on view thru  3/8): the bronx museum of the arts hosts henry chalfant: arts vs. transit, 1977 – 1987, an exhibition of the street art photographer’s photos, films and historical ephemera, that also includes life-size subway car prints. opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

9/25 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! never say die at tonight’s goonies edition of pop!: a bingo party, a night of themed bingo games, trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. the venue’s free outdoor screening of the goonies follows. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 gets you a bingo card to use for all games. >>

9/25 7pm: the roxy cinema screens ivan and amos poe’s 1976 new wave and punk documentary the blank generation, followed by q+a with amos. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12. >>

9/25 7pm: the lgbt history project founder august bernadicou will interview writer and co-founder of the gay men’s health project clinic perry brass on 50 years of in-your-face gay liberation at the bureau of general services—queer division (west village). $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). >>

9/25 7:30pm (+ 11/20): 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new, 5-12 minute works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $17-20 general, $15-17 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

9/25 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features monroe martin (comedy central), stone + stone (last comic standing), lou sanders (bbc), christine meehan-berg (ucb), and connor cregan (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

9/25 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 shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), brendan eyre (comedy central), ayanna dookie (nbc), wilfred padua (thrillist), graham kay (colbert), and lane pieschel. hosted by maria heinegg. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/25 9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: ryan donoghue (kimmel), kerry coddett (mtv), tyler fischer (hbo), melissa stokoski (trutv), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and brian bahe. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9/25 10pm: retro musical comedy duo mother’s merkin (emma rogers and sofia dobrushin) premiere a new showcase of genre-bending performers at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free. >>

9/25 10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: grab your swords and come to 59th street! fault line theatre and anna + kitty, inc. present round table at 59e59 theaters. just $15 thru 10/20 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

save up to 50% on tickets to the new york burlesque festival‘s teaser party (9/26), premiere party (9/27), and golden pastie awards (9/29). ticket fees apply.

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/7-10 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-30). >>

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