TUES-THURS, 6/4-6: DINE AROUND DOWNTOWN, TRIBECA FESTIVAL, VIVIAN MAIER, AND MORE

tuesday

pride events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):
brooklyn pride. tues thru 6/15. various prices. >>
gay takeover of little italy: an lgbtq+ comedy show at lunella restaurant. thurs 8pm. $5+. >>
pride at the whitney museum of art. 6/5-30. various prices. >>
pride movie night at talea beer co (cobble hill). 6/6-20. free admission. >>

thru 9/29: vivian maier: unseen work: fotografiska presents the first major retrospective in the united states of street photographer vivian maier (1926-2009). exploring maier’s complete oeuvre from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s, the 200 works in the exhibition include prints, super 8 films, and more. fotografiska (flatiron/gramercy). $19-24 general, $10-18 seniors/students, $10 second sundays of the month. >>

thru 7/30 (tuesdays 12-1pm. no performance 7/2.): summer sounds at manhattan west: manhattan west plaza (midtown west) hosts a series of weekly performances by musicians from around the globe. this month: dendê macêdo and friends, tokala, natu camara, and yasser tejeda. >>

thru 6/8: ars nova’s camp bonfire series: ars nova’s comedy artist makers’ program (camp), a six-month development program for comedy artists, culminates with performances of five new works by eight artists. ars nova theater (hell’s kitchen), name-your-price tickets start at $5. >>

thru sat: 16th annual new york city independent film festival: the nyc indie film fest celebrates indie cinema from nyc and around the world with five days of narrative and documentary film screenings at producers club (theater district). $16.50. >>

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
chronicles of a wandering saint at fort greene park (fort greene) >>
the marvels at hinton park (flushing) >>

tues 11am-2:30pm: dine around downtown community food festival: at this annual outdoor lunchtime event, you can sample signature dishes from 41 lower manhatttan eateries for just $5-9 each. selections include mexican street corn, mini lobster rolls, mini tenderloin sliders, roast beef au jus, sushi tacos, and more. fosun plaza (fidi), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

tues 2-9pm (first tuesdays of the month thru october): vegan night market: the open-air, plant-based cuisine and treats market returns with 18 vendors. central park south at columbus circle, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

tues 7pm: pencils down!: tv-show scribes break out of the writers’ room and test out their newest stand-up material onstage at the pencils down! show. hosted by matt goldich (seth meyers) and matt koff (the daily show), and featuring jay jurden (the problem with jon stewart), rachel feinstein (inside amy schumer), and joon chung (lyla in the loop). caveat (les), $18.76 with promo code ‘pencils’ (reg. $20-24.41). >>

tues 8pm (tuesdays thru 6/25): 66th annual washington square music festival: al fresco concerts return to washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (greenwich village) for four evenings this month. tonight: traditional afro-cuban music by los hacheros. limited seating will be available. lawn chairs welcome. free admission. >>

tues 8-9pm: alanis morissette birthday singalong: celebrate alanis turning the big 5-0 with pianist wendi ip and friends from the loser’s lounge and other fans at sid gold’s piano bar (chelsea). piano karaoke with nicholas connell follows. free admission. >>

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wednesday

weds thru 6/16: tribeca festival: the annual festival returns with a packed schedule of movie and tv shows screenings, music, gaming, immersive programs, and more. various locations and prices. >>

weds thru 6/9: astoria park carnival: the annual astoria park carnival returns to the robert f. kennedy bridge area with rides, games, and food. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

weds 6:30pm: the brownstone boys: for the love of renovating: brownstone boys barry bordelon and jordan slocum celebrate the launch of their book, for the love of renovating: tips, tricks, and inspiration for creating your dream home, at the center for brooklyn history (brooklyn heights). the couple will share their love of historic homes, the research they’ve conducted at cbh for their projects, and more in a conversation moderated by @landmarksofny’s tommy silk. free admission (signed books will be available for purchase). >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: selected shorts: keeping score with meg wolitzer: it’s game on at our final selected shorts of the season! meg wolitzer leads a fun and nostalgic evening at symphony space (uws) celebrating the games we play on boards—scrabble, parcheesi—and the games we play inside our heads—is life a game and am I losing? featuring performances from susie essman (curb your enthusiasm), john hodgman (judge john hodgman), dylan marron (conversations with people who hate me), colby minifie (the boys), and james naughton (and just like that…), plus, a special interactive segment with international poker champion, author, and podcaster maria konnikova (risky business). skint readers can get a $15 ticket with promo code ‘score’ (reg. $38). >>

weds 7pm (wednesdays thru 6/26): bingo in bryant park: bryant park’s outdoor bingo nights, hosted by comedian andy ross, return to the fountain terrace for four nights this month. free. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): scicafe: programmable biology: at tonight’s edition of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening conversation series, dr. patrick hsu from the arc institute and uc berkeley discusses new programmable genetic engineering systems and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to tackle major questions in genomics. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free (rsvp). >>

weds 7pm: next slide please: a powerpoint comedy show: a lineup of comedians bring laughter to the lecture hall as they deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. hosted by reed kavner. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘projector’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 door). >>

weds 7pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): the watermelon woman at nowadays (ridgewood) >>

thursday

thurs thru sun: new dance alliance’s 38th performance mix festival: nda’s annual festival brings 35 experimental dance and film artists to abrons arts center (les). $18.50. >>

thurs (time tba): reserve free tickets for the shed’s ‘open call’ series: eight artists and collectives will present immersive, multidisciplinary works from drag to dance to poetry at the shed’s next ‘open call’ performance series (6/20-8/17). tickets for june performances will be available starting today, july performances on 6/27, and august performances on 7/18. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aladdin at harlem river park (east harlem) >>
strange world at play area in murray playground (lic) >>

thurs 6pm: underground cinema – the subway on screen: nest stop, the new york transit museum (brooklyn heights), where historian cosmo bjorkenheim will explore the many portrayals of the nyc subway on screen, including productions that filmed scenes at the museum itself. $15. >>

thurs 6-8pm: dumbo first thursday gallery walk: 17 dumbo art galleries will stay open late for opening receptions, special events, and talks. an optional hour-long ‘insiders’ tour at 6pm (rsvp required) will visit and hear from experts at several exhibitions. note: this is the last first thursday event of the season, and will resume in september. free admission. >>

thurs 6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/15): sunset salsa: dance the night away at pier 76, where hudson river park’s annual sunset salsa parties are returning for the summer. all experience levels are welcome, and the event starts with a beginner lesson. free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: the rally reading series: ‘the heart of a march in the body of a reading series’: the rally reading series closes its season by celebrating pride with readings from matt ortile (the groom will keep his name), denny (the new york times), and joseph lezza (i’m never fine). free admission. >>

thurs 7pm (+ fri + 6/14)bryant park picnic performances: contemporary dance: bryant park’s annual series of free outdoor theater, dance, and music performances continues with three evenings of contemporary dance, featuring it’s showtie nyc!, david dorfman dance, a kevin wynn tribute, tap dancers naomi funaki, jared alexander and ayodele casel, and more. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): love, sex, + magic: comedy variety show: comedian jenny gorelick, whose ex is a magician, hosts an evening to make your worries disappear, featuring stand up, burlesque, circus, musical comedy, drag, and of course, magic. with kylie brakeman, dorian debose, marcia belsky, tocarra elise, and jason suran. the mirror bar at arlo williamsburg, $10 admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with ashlynn salzano (that time of the week), brittany cardwell (siriusxm), joon chung (sesame street), tim platt (comedy central), and ben fisher (good news). bonus: $3 pbrs. tip-top bar + grill (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

thurs 8:30pm:pierce’s symstem: frog unlocked: live frog dissection, live lock picking and handcuff escapery, and live comedy presented by pierce campion (adult swim). featuring jack bensinger, rachel coster, and blake andrews. littlefield (gowanus) $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

thurs 9pm: dave piontkowski: 3 kidneys no colon: comedian dave piontkowski previews his solo show at soho playhouse before taking it to the edinburgh fringe festival. 3 kidneys no colon is a work-in-progress, with jokes and stories chronicling his life battling chronic kidney disease and ulcerative colitis. $10 with promo code ‘3knc’ (reg. $15) >>

ongoing

our roundup of 70+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibits, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint