around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
ferris bueller’s day off. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
the tango lesson, with a pre-screening tango lesson. washington square park. >>
rescheduled to 9/26 spider-man: homecoming. sol lain playground (les). >>

2-3pm (+ 9/27): sample the offerings of grand central’s restaurants during the second annual taste of the dining concourse, including free samples, menu specials, and deals from doughnut plant, shake shack, shiro of japan, joe coffee, and more. grand central lower level dining concourse (midtown east), free. >>

5pm: ¡viva broadway! the broadway league celebrates hispanic heritage month with an outdoor concert by current and recent broadway stars from hamilton, mean girls, aladdin, the lion king, wicked, and on your feet! the musical – the story of emilio + gloria estefan. duffy square (times square), free. >>

7pm doors (monthly): the poc-centered final fantasy reading series, hosted by joselia hughes + roshan abraham, has one last adventure at friends and lovers (crown heights). $5-7 suggested donation. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the other men need help podcast launches season two with sam dingman (family ghosts), jiji lee (the new york times), alison leiby (the president show), fran tirado (food 4 thot), and  host by mark pagán. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $10. >>

just added: 7pm doors, 8pm show: seth herzog’s long-running sweet comedy show returns with performances by phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), andy blitz (conan), ian fidance (siriusxm), and more. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

7:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), ashley brooke roberts, josh sharp, and kevin doyle share their most adventurous stories at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb east village, $9. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: a late night variety show and a spelling bee collide for we b-e-e spelling. comedians compete against each other and the crowd at this fundraiser/game show/concert, with proceeds benefiting youth education in nyc. hosted by alex greer and ahri findling. special offer for skint readers: free in advance with promo code ‘webeeskint’ (reg. $7 adv, $10 dos). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians mix comedy and heart at the sparkle hour! variety show, hosted by philip ‘sparkle’ markle and featuring jo firestone (fallon), christi chiello (comedy central), sophie zucker (ladies who ranch), carly ciarrocchi (npr), and more. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm: got a gem of a story to tell? molly cameron and sharon spell co-host the gems storytelling show + mic, with danny artese, tracie sparkles, and maybe you! the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + popcorn show, this week including performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), john early (search party), greta titelman (bravo), harris mayersohn (colbert), and joel walkowski (seeso). hosted by dan licata (adult swim) and joe pera (seth meyers). free. >>

coming up

9/26-3/30: ‘voice of my city: jerome robbins and new york,’ a new multimedia exhibition at the new york public library for the performing arts, includes robbins’ diaries, film footage, rare videos of rehearsals, and more that focus on the choreographer’s relationship with the big apple. new york public library for the performing arts (uws), free. >>

9/26 6pm: author and social researcher wednesday martin (primates of park avenue: a memoir) debunks centuries of science and cultural beliefs in her newest book, untrue: why nearly everything we believe about women, lust, and adultery is wrong and how the new science can set us free. the corner bookstore (ues), free. >>

9/26 6-9pm (quarterly): explore 45 neighborhood art spaces during the fall edition of tribeca art+culture night. free (some events charge admission and/or require separate rsvp). >>

9/26 7pm: get your financial life in order with advice and tips from refinery29 work + money director lindsey stanberry, who’ll present her new collection, money diaries: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your finances… and everyone else’s, in conversation with catey hill (moneyish). book culture (lic), free admission. >>

9/26 7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘pass it on,’ featuring guests lauren ashley smith (the rundown with robin these), jeena bloom (guys we f*cked), tarik daniels (i’m from driftwood), and suzanne highland. hosted by lorena russi. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

9/26 7pm (ends today): experience sci-fi classics on the big screen – all on 35mm – at village east cinema’s sci-fest. tonight: the bride of frankenstein (1935). $15. >>

9/26 7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-d’oh! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is headed to springfield for this month’s simpson’s edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

9/26 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. performers tonight include myq kaplan (last comic standing), chanel ali (girl code), philip markle (sparkle hour!), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out!), sherm jacobs, and victoria hoffman. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

9/26 7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

9/26 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: here for the drama presents ’the boat ride from hell,’ a live reading of bravo’s the real housewives of new york‘s recent trip to cartagena, with proceeds benefiting b strong and delivering good’s disaster relief. hosted by writer/comedian ziwe fumudoh. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/26 8pm (monthly): hot box comedy is blazing with another night of laughs from jourdain fisher (bet), julia shiplett (crashing), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and sallyann hall (left breast comedy hour). hosted by marie faustin (girl code) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). et al. (les), free. >>

9/26 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sal vulcano (impractical jokers), adrienne iapalucci (colbert), oscar collazos (siriusxm), kenice mobley (laughs), and wilfred padua. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

9/26 8pm: advance base, gia margaret, and lina tullgren play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/26 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 jo firestone (fallon), matteo lane (netflix), jake head (laugh’s), mike brown (mtv), and deanna ortiz. hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/26 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: judah friedlander (30 rock), clark jones (comedy at the knitting factory), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), kerryn feehan (funny or die), paul hooper (gotham comedy live), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

ticket deals

more than 250 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces will offer tours and talks for the 16th annual open house new york weekend on 10/12-14. while many of the sites can be visited free-of-charge without reservations, 120 require reservations ($5 fee), which are now open. >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/9-11 for free (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>

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