around town today

10am-6pm (thru 9/14): save up to 80% on sexy underthings at the la perla sample sale. arno’s ballroom (midtown west). >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly thru 12/11): the annual pop-up concert series at columbia university’s miller theatre starts the season with argus quartet performing a program of new music. bonus: free drinks. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

sponsored 6pm: take a $20 introductory class in art, music, dance, and more at the 92y school of the arts open house. >>

6pm (monthly): the new york story exchange storytelling event returns with jamie brickhouse (beavis and butthead), scott gawlicki (moth storyslam champion), phillip giambri (rimes of the ancient mariner), and judith heineman, plus open mic slots for up to five audience members. hosted by barbara aliprantis. cornelia street cafe (west village), $10 admission includes a drink. >>

6:30pm: garlic mania! learn about garlic’s connection to xenophobia, its antimicrobial properties and other potent facts, plus watch a culinary demonstration presented by the masters of social gastronomy (msg) at the institute of culinary education (battery park). $15 admission includes a drink and snack. ticket sales end monday, 9/11. >>

7pm: free outdoor movie screening: cinema paradiso (1989), vesuvio playground (south village). >>

7pm: eight-piece new orleans brass band the soul rebels play battery harris (williamsburg). $10. >>

7pm doors: rough trade (williamsburg) hosts an opening party for punk photographer edward colver’s first nyc exhibition, including a performance from pawns, plus light refreshments and snacks. free. >>

7:30pm: ward regan, nyu professor of history and philosophy, discusses the violence inherent in politics and what exactly is neo about neo-nazism. nowadays (ridgewood),  $12. >>

7:30pm: oscar-nominated conductor and composer david newman examines john williams’s music of star wars in anticipation of the new york philharmonic’s upcoming live  performance screenings. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm: new amsterdam symphony orchestra performs the music of mozart and haydn at st. peter’s church (chelsea). $10 suggested general, $5 seniors/students benefits the food pantry. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the shanty at new york distilling company (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which this week includes performances by sean patton (fallon), whitmer thomas (comedy central), ali macofsky, and shreyas manohar. free. >>

9pm (monthly): whose line is it anyway? meets ted as stand-up comedians improvise ted talks on topics they’ve never heard of before. hosted by ryan stanisz. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

9pm (monthly): comedians give talks on subjects they’ve researched at the homeschooled comedic lecture series. hosted by alison leiby. ucb (east village), $7. >>

thru 9/17: the 12th annual brooklyn book festival returns this weekend, but not before building momentum with a week of more than 60 ‘bookend’ events held in bookstores, theaters, libraries, and open spaces. tonight’s events include literary death match with john leguizamo at the bell house, richard boch (the mudd club) at howl happening, mcsweeney’s issue 50 release party at pete’s candy store, and more. various locations and prices, many are free. >>

thru 9/25: the museum of modern art hosts a mid-career retrospective of films by kelly reichardt, including old joy, wendy and lucy, meek’s cutoff, and more. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/13 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
crooklyn (1994), showing at 5 outdoor parks across the boroughs as well as 11 movie theaters >>
la la land (2016), bartow-pell mansion museum (bronx) >>
tokyo story (1953), dobbin street rooftop terrace (greenpoint) >>

9/13 4-10pm (+ various times thurs-sun thru 9/24): photoville, an annual immersive photography exhibition staged in 55 re-purposed shipping containers, takes over brooklyn bridge plaza with indoor and outdoor displays, talks, workshops, night-time screenings, and a beer garden for those thirsty for more than art. brooklyn bridge plaza (dumbo), free admission. >>

9/13 6:30pm: learn about low-cost next-generation genomic testing including saliva swabs, mobile apps, dna sequencing in the classroom and in space, and more at a talk and cocktail reception at the new york genome center (soho). free (rsvp). >>

9/13 6:30pm: tlc’s tionne ‘t-boz’ watkins discusses and signs her memoir, a sick life: tlc ‘n me: stories from on and off the stage, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location starting at 9am. >>

9/13 6:45pm: as if! amy heckerling’s clueless (1995) screens at videology (williamsburg). bonus: show your ticket for $2 off a drink at the bar afterwards. $12. >>

9/13 7-11pm: two days before it crashes into saturn, say goodbye to cassini at a group art show inspired by the planetary explorer. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free. >>

9/13 7:30pm: actor and author molly ringwald joins her husband panio gianopoulos in conversation at the book launch for gianopoulos’s short story collection, how to get into our house and where to find the money. books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

9/13 7:30pm: the funny/sexy/sad reading series presents works that are, well, you guessed it. hosted by amira pierce and nate waggoner. branch ofc. (crown heights), free. >>

9/13 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk education show. tonight’s unlikely theme: ‘clean living.’ littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

9/13 8pm: the devour hour comedy show returns for another course with free antipasto for all and stand up by casey james salengo (kimmel), jenn welch (what a joke festival), sarah kennedy (reductress), and more. hank’s saloon (boerum hill), free. >>

9/13 8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sarah tollemache (colbert), greg stone (gotham live), aaron berg (comedy central), and yedoye travis. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

9/13 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): get in the loop at the comedians you should know show. tonight: roy wood, jr. (the daily show), bonnie mcfarlane (comedy central), adrienne iapalucci (last comic standing),  mike lebovitz (last comic standing), ian fidance (gotham live), and tyler snodgrass (we still like you). hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9/13 9pm: yas… catch a broad city season premiere party featuring female djs, performances, an open rose bar, free pizza and a braiding station. kinfolk (williamsburg), $5 with rsvp, $10 without. >>

9/13 11pm (monthly): embrace comedy chaos at the unexpectashow, a monthly grab bag of entertainment hosted by jo firestone. tonight: a series of comedy routines based on the premise, ‘what if mermaids lived in ice?’. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: save 20% on the annual taste of gramercy neighborhood food festival, bringing together top nyc restaurants and raffles to irving place 9/16 12-4pm. >>

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