around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
amélie and the city of lost children, (east williamsburg) >>
the angry birds movie, jacob h. schiff playground (harlem) >>

11am-3pm: pressed juicery celebrates its madison square park-area location grand opening with free 16 oz. bottles of cold-pressed juice and small soft-serve freezes. plus, the first 50 folks will score $25 gift cards and $50 sandro paris gift cards. 337 park ave south bet. e 24th + e 25th sts. >>

6pm: comedian negin farsad (the muslims are coming!) shares thoughts on growing up iranian-american and using comedy to combat racism in her memoir, how to make white people laugh. nyu bookstore (greenwich village), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: randy cohen, ethicist emeritus of the new york times, speaks brainpickings.org creator maria popova for a taping of person place thing. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6:30pm (monthly): at the prose bowl, emerging fiction stylists (you could be one of them) go at it in ‘brooklyn’s only semi-competitive, flash fiction, open mic, reading series…that we know of.’ pete’s candy store (williamsburg), $5 suggested donation. >>

7-10pm (thru 9/22): the independent filmmaker project film week offers free public programming in dumbo, including a filmmaker showcase at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 tonight. >>

7:30pm: the magicians series author lev grossman presents his 1997 debut novel warp on the occasion of its re-release. the observer‘s dana schwartz joins. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free. >>

7:30pm: complete ipa: the guide to your favorite craft beer release party: help beer writer josh bernstein celebrate the release of his new suds guide along with unlimited beer and snacks at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). $20 regular admission, $25 admission includes a copy of the book. >>

7:30pm: the 21-member ensemble contemporaneous presents ‘orbit,’ an immersive, multimedia experience with the audience divided into three groups and featuring music by eve beglarian, fjóla evans, janice giteck, nicole lizée, and angélica negrón. saint peter’s church (midtown east), $15 suggested donation. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): explore secrets of the sea floor with deep-sea biologist mercer brugler at this month’s secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the story collider magazine/podcast presents five personal stories about home — from unexpectedly finding science at work in your own family, to leaving home to pursue it — as told by interesting science-y folks. hosted by erin barker and ben lillie (moth storyslam champions). union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): theater/event producers ugly rhino present ‘tinyrhino,’ a theatrical drinking game with six new 10-minute plays. this month’s theme, the ’80s. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:45pm doors, 8pm show: the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a screening of star men followed by q+a with the filmmaker + astronomers, plus stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

8pm (every third tuesday): keep the creative juices (and drinks) flowing at sip-n-scribe, where hosts jenn wehrung (laugh it up, astoria!) and kelly jean fitzsimmons (no, you tell it!) provide writing prompts for you to experiment with. b.y.o. pen and paper. q.e.d. (astoria), $5 suggested donation. >>

8pm (monthly): real-life couples + friends do stand-up sets together at the ‘in stereo: two comics, one stage’ show, hosted by naomi ekperigin (broad city writer, comedy central’s ‘the half hour’) and andy beckerman (the pete holmes show, beginnings). hifi bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (monthly): saurin choksi (white guy talk show) hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by david drake (comedians you should know), blair socci (ladylike), janelle james (@midnight), kc arora (#theunmovers), c.j. toledano (fallon), roy wood, jr (the daily show), and freddy sheffield (the five spot). friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

8pm (weekly): new york distilling company’s distilling room (williamsburg) hosts booze and laughs for the dan + joe + charles show, which includes stand-up from roy wood, jr. (the daily show), may wilkerson (someecards), graham kay (cbc), and more. free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

our next event

Whether you snagged tickets to see Morrissey at Kings Theater or not, we’re here to help you get what you want with a dance party in his honor at Littlefield. DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom of Feeling Gloomy will fill your ears with deep cuts and essentials by Morrissey and The Smiths all night, along with compatriots The Cure, Pulp, David Bowie, and many more. Plus, our hairdresser on fire mini-styling station, the MozTron 3000™ selfie booth, a Moz-off lip-synch contest, and $5-8 themed drink specials! Tickets are just $5 in advance or $8 at the door.

Take Me Out Tonight: A Morrissey / The Smiths Dance Party
Saturday, September 24 at 10:30pm
622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1302795
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1103963772974389/

coming up

9/21 4-10pm (thru 9/25: 4-10pm wed, 12-10pm thu-sat, 12-9pm sun): more than 50 shipping containers have been repurposed as mini-photography galleries for the fifth annual photoville at brooklyn bridge park. in addition to the exhibitions, there will also be presentations, panels, lectures, workshops, interactive programs, and a food and beer garden run by smorgasburg. new location: brooklyn bridge plaza, free admission. >>

9/21 6pm:  new york supreme court justice diane kiesel gives a talk based on her biography of civil rights pioneer dr. dorothy boulding ferebee, she can bring us home. the new york academy of medicine (east harlem), free (rsvp required). >>

9/21 6-9pm: the architecture + design film festival curates a selection of short films about design and architecture to be shown in 14 soho design showrooms. free (rsvp). >>

9/21 6:30pm: nyu communication professors finn brunton and helen nissenbaum discuss ways to fight living under digital surveillance in their new book, obfuscation: a user’s guide for privacy and protest. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

9/21 6:30pm, baruch performing arts center (kips bay/flatiron) hosts a screening of defiance (2008), which tells the story of the largest armed resistance of jews by jews during world war ii. aron (bielski) bell, the youngest of the bielski partisans at the time, will do a q+a session following the film. free (rsvp required). >>

9/21 7pm: novelist, journalist, and advocate masha hamilton shares her experiences working with syrian refugee women that she collected during interviews in halba, lebanon. the centre for innovation (chelsea), free. >>

9/21 7pm:mychal denzel smith, author of invisible man, got the whole world watching: a young black man’s education, moderates a panel discussion on how do you learn to be a black man in america and the themes in his book. the new school (union square), free. >>

9/21 7pm: john lennon’s immigration lawyer, leon wildes, discusses his new book, john lennon vs. the u.s.a.: the inside story of the most bitterly contested and influential deportation case in united states history. tenement museum (les). free. >>

9/21 7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from josh rabinowitz (comedy central), jo firestone (womanhood, punderdome 3000), dan chamberlain (seeso), janelle james (@midnight), and emily maya mills (key + peele). hosted by evan kaufman (your love, our musical). $5. >>

9/21 7pm: free outdoor movie: under the tuscan sun, asser levy playground (stuyvesant town). >>

9/21 7-9pm: draught some letters (remember those?) to lovers and friends at the pints + postage letter-writing event. postage, stationery, and pens provided. berg’n (crown heights), free admission.
http://www.handwrittenwork.com/handwrittenevents/pints-postage-bergn-with-sesame-letterpress-921 >>

9/21 7:30pm: poet and writer eileen myles, described by npr as ‘sort of like the patti smith of contemporary poetry,’ and who inspired the character played by cherry jones in transparent, presents the paperback launch of her collection i must be living twice at greenlight bookstore (fort greene). free. >>

9/21 7:30pm: play to win drinks, show tickets and cash at a team in training fundraiser edition of the wacky park slope bingo club. union hall (park slope), free admission, $5 to play. >>

9/21 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: there’s no crying in baseball, but there will be drinking… a drinking game nyc presents a live staged reading of a league of their own with cues for audience booze-sipping. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/21 8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features erik bergstrom (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), liza treyger (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), kevin iso (adam devine’s house party), brendan sagalow (joking off), and chris calogero (not quite midnight). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

9/21 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount tales of losing their virginity at the ‘my first time’ show. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

9/21 9pm: regarding ophira: storyteller and host of npr’s ask me another ophira eisenberg spins stories that seasoned improvisers turn into scenes, songs and games. hosted by rory scholl. the pit loft (chelsea), $10. >>

9/21 9:15pm doors: kissing is a crime plays an ep release show at mercury lounge with sean henry. $10. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: save 20% on tickets to the annual taste of gramercy neighborhood, which brings 40 gramercy restaurants including mario batali’s casa mono, tocqueville, il trattoria mulino and the smith on 9/24. >>

get tickets to see robert townsend: living the shuffle at barrow street theatre 9/22-24 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20) >>

reservations are now open to score $50 spa treatments during spring spa week (10/17-23). >>

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