around town today

remember john lennon on what would’ve been his 79th birthday by visiting the strawberry fields memorial in central park. >>

7pm: house of yes (bushwick) hosts a halloween edition of their popular amateur burlesque night. free. >>

7:30pm: editor lilly dancyger and select contributors to burn it down: women writing about anger will read and discuss their essays presented in the new collection. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

7:30pm: vimeo staff picks curator meghan oretsky shares her favorite short films by women-identifying creators from her ‘ladies with lenses’ channel, followed by filmmaker q+a. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

7:30pm: nitehawk cinema presents a 40th anniversary 35mm screening of over the edge, followed by a talk with screenwriter tim hunter and actor michael kramer. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $13 general, $12 seniors. >>

7:30pm (+ 11/14, 2/13): friends of mozart opens the season with a program of works by mozart, beethoven, and hoffman performed by pasqualati trio at christ + st. stephen’s episcopal church (uws). free. >>

7:30pm: moon revenge, trouble with kittens, freres lapierre, and so called people play sunnyvale (east williamsburg). $10. >>

7:30-10pm (new time) 4-9pm: enjoy free gelato at the grand opening of the new l’arte del gelato at the oculus at the world trade center. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features derek gaines (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), mark jigarjian (impractical jokers), and diego lopez (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from brittany carney, michael kayne, chris martin, zach brazzo, brian allen mitchell. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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 michael nguyen (asian, not asian), nathan macintosh (colbert), josh comers (conan), neel nanda (kimmel), eman el-husseini (the el-salomons), and emily duke. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): youngmi mayer and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s show includes derek gaines (trutv), gibran saleem (better things), jordan kleine (thrillist), dwayne cullen, and pooja reddy. the corners (bed-stuy), free (with rsvp). >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kat radley (the daily show), matteo lane (colbert), aparna nancherla (comedy central), alingon mitra (conan), mike bobrinskoy (huffpo), and brian higginbottom. hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

11pm: tommy london andband play a david lee roth birthday tribute show at arlene’s grocery (les). $5. >>

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

coming up

10/10 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. blake hobbs playground (east harlem). >>
fear(s) of the dark (peur(s) du noir). bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>
the grudge. dyker beach park. >>

10/10 2-8pm: kendra scott jewelry in soho hosts squeeze the day, a day of breast cancer awareness including on-site education centered around self-exams, a panel discussion with jayne jamison (svp, o, the oprah magazine) and nicole seagriff (president, the pink agenda), complimentary pink lemonade and popsicles, and more. >>

10/10 3pm: the first 50 customers at the oddfellows dumbo location will receive a free imperfect scoop, made with olive oil and ‘ugly’ plums that would’ve otherwise gone to waste. >>

10/10 4pm + 7pm: ghostbusters returns to select theaters in time for the season and the film’s 35th anniversary, with a new bonus intro by the stars and director ivan reitman. various locations and prices. >>

10/10 5-10pm (on view thru 10/16): stephen romano gallery presents ‘no stars,’ a group art exhibition of twin peaks themed works created in collaboration with vocalist rebekah del rio (mulholland drive, twin peaks: the return). proceeds will benefit the phillip c. demars foundation. opening reception tonight. living gallery outpost (east village), free. >>

10/10 6pm: learn how to reconnect to who you are and reinvent your career with some help from career coach david lees. nypl sibl (midtown east), free. >>

10/10 6pm: china institute hosts a screening of all in my family, wu hao’s short documentary chronicling his experience introducing his same-sex partner and their children to his traditional family in china. the screening will be followed by a discussion with wu on lgbtq+ life in china today. china institute (fidi), free. >>

10/10 6-8pm: the drawing center opening reception of fall exhibitions: ‘the pencil is a key: drawings by incarcerated artists,’ ‘open sessions 15: point of departure,’ and ‘edie fake: labyrinth.’ the drawing center (soho). free. >>

sponsored 10/10 6:30pm (5:30pm doors): america’s death penalty problem: an aclu panel: writer/director chinonye chukwu and award-winning actors alfre woodard and aldis hodge will join the aclu’s jeffery robinson for a conversation about the themes portrayed in the sundance-winning film clemency. they will then turn it over to a larger panel of people closest to the issue — activists, lawyers, an exoneree, a journalist — for a conversation about the current state of the death penalty in america. the great hall at the cooper union (east village). free (rsvp). >>

10/10 7pm (thru 10/12): the crown heights film festival brings three nights of independent short films to fivemyles, with free popcorn, free bottled water, and free after parties. fivemyles gallery (crown heights), free admission. >>

10/10 7pm: rothtoberfest: greenpoint’s the diamond celebrates van halen frontman david lee roth’s 65th birthday with fest biers, free bratwurst, and plenty of diamond dave’s music blasting. >>

10/10 7pm-1am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, live body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $10 at the door, $15 line jumper. >>

10/10 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. tonight’s show includes nore davis (conan), eman el-husseini (the el-salomons), carmen christopher (seth meyers), natalie rotter-laitman (reductress), mariah oxley, and rebecca weiser. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

10/10 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

10/10 7pm doors, 8pm show: carrie, pennywise, and other characters take it off at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to stephen king. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

10/10 7:30pm: organizer and author jenny brown discusses her new book, without apology: the abortion struggle now, with the nation contributing editor liza featherstone. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($17.95) required for admission. >>

10/10 7:30pm + 10pm (thursdays thru 10/31): village east cinema gets ready for halloween with its annual hitchcocktober screening series. tonight: north by northwest (1959). $15. >>

10/10 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade pasta ceci and stand-up by rob cantrell (hbo), aparna nancherla (colbert), veronica garza (sirius xm), usama siddiquee, and jordan jenson. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

10/10 8pm (thru 10/12): in reaction to recent mass shootings in america, artist jenny holzer’s ‘vigil’ will project firsthand text accounts of gun violence onto rockefeller center nightly thru saturday. >>

10/10 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by alex fossella (someecards), sally smith-fitch (chris gethard presents), brian higginbottom, logan o’brien, and jhanelle dennis. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

10/10 8:30pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, julia whitehouse, and matt dennie share true stories at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

ticket deals

rsvp for free tickets to an advance imax screening of terminator: dark fate at amc lincoln square 11/1. first come, first served. very limited number available. >>

get tickets to a screening of napoleon dynamite, followed by a conversation with stars jon heder and efren ramirez, at kings theatre 10/15 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $47) >>

get tickets to the boo halloween-themed short play festival at players theatre thru 10/27 for $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at metropolitan pavilion 10/12-13 for $19-29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30-55). >>

get tickets to the new york city air sex championships at the cutting room 10/18 for free-$25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-30). >>

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