WEDS, 5/2: BRYANT PARK DANCE PARTY, BROADWAY BITES, WINGED SELFIES, + 20 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 5/20: bamcinématek presents: a different picture: women filmmakers in the new hollywood era, 1967-1980, a tribute to the women and films that influenced change within and outside the hollywood film industry. the series includes girlfriends (1978), attica (1974), terminal island (1973), bury me an angel (1972), and more. bam (fort greene), $15. >>

thru 6/15 11-9pm: the seasonal urbanspace broadway bites pop-up outdoor food market returns to midtown’s greeley square square with 30 specialty vendors. >>

just added thru 7/22: spread your selfie wings with artist anselm kiefer’s giant outdoor sculpture at rockefeller center. >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): math for democracy: the mathematics of voting redistricting mathematician and educator ben blum-smith shows how math is being used to influence both gerrymandering and fairer elections at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp). >>

5:30pm: meet the batman ninja filmmakers and voice actors at a q+a and signing at kinokuniya bookstore (midtown west). free admission. >>

6-8:30pm (wednesdays thru 6/6, + 6/8): dance to salsa, swing, bachata, bhangra and more with live music at bryant park’s annual dance party series. tonight’s theme: salsa dura. learn the steps 6-7pm and try them out when doug beavers + titanes del trombón take the stage 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): ocean locomotion: bioinspiration from the sea: marine mammal science associate editor and director of the liquid life laboratory at west chester university of pennsylvania frank fish explores how the movements of underwater creatures can inspire new engineering approaches at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

7pm (thru 5/4): comedian george gordon performs a week-long residency at the creek + the cave as he prepares to record his debut album next month. the creek + the cave (lic), free. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. there’s no ‘i’ in tonight’s theme, ‘team,’ with each work featuring more than one writer behind it. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7-10pm (ends today): graduating students give short talks and show videos of their work at the annual sva mfa computer art thesis presentations. tonight: 3d animation. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

sponsored 7:30pm: selected shorts: a night with the paris review: robert sean leonard (house), blythe danner (patrick melrose), colby minifie (jessica jones) and michael emerson (person of interest) present an evening of classic and contemporary fiction from the archives of america’s most popular and influential literary magazine. hosted by author nell freudenberger, with appearances by celebrated writer ottessa moshfegh. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $31+). >>

8pm (monthly): bathrobe-clad carmen lagala, kendall farrell and sam evans howl at the full moon comedy show, a musically-infused comedy show, complete with a marshmallow toast. tonight’s stand up comes from tim barnes (wyatt cenac’s problem areas), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), tom thakkar (conan), steph tolev (mtv), and more. starr bar (bushwick), $5 suggested donation. >>

8pm (biweekly): good times are promised at the you’ll have fun comedy show, thanks to guest performers sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), dan licata (adult swim), mara wiles (hidden america with jonah ray), and peter brieck. hosted by chris calogero, danny stratton, nicki wright and john rosenberger. revision lounge and gallery (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jeff arcuri (colbert), charles mcbee (mtv), brendan fitzgibbons (comedy central), ayanna dookie (trutv), and dean masello. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: bring a friendo to a free screening of no country for old men (2007) at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). >>

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 maria heinegg (the worst thing), chris thayer (adam devine’s house party), jared freid (gotham comedy live), and chanel ali (girl code). hosted by emily winter (sirius xm). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: emma willmann (colbert), chris thayer (comedy central), loyiso mandinga (the daily show), david drake (sirius xm), courtney fearrington (thug passion), and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

9pm (monthly): hear titillating first-person sex stories at the smut slam show, with real-life tales from (s)experienced storytellers and 8-10 open slots. tonight’s theme: ‘new,’ in honor of new host tess henry. under st. marks theatre (east village), $10 admission (free for the first five who sign up to talk). >>

10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand up by crystian ramirez, gianmarco soresi, lillian devane, nina daniels, rebecca o’neal, and jake marshall head. hosted by jeff simmermon (the moth storyslam grandslam winner), gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (siriusxm). flatbush zombie house (prospect-lefferts gardens/flatbush), free. >>

coming up

5/3-6: the annual frieze art fair returns to randall’s island park with almost 200 international contemporary art galleries. as in past years, the frieze ticket price is out of the skint’s range, but there are several lower-priced satellite fairs around nyc that are more affordable, including cultural traffic at the hester street fair (free), salon zürcher at zürcher gallery (free), superfine! in the meatpacking district ($12-17), fridge art fair at nu hotel ($15), and others. >>

5/3-6: get your fill of film at the annual harlem international film festival (amc magic johnson + dwyer cultural center, $11+) and the greenpoint film festival (wythe hotel, $10).

5/3-25: the annual red bull music festival returns for a sixth year with concerts, talks, exhibitions, and screenings from the likes of harry belafonte, fever ray, robyn, and more. various locations and prices. >>

5/3-10/28: see early work of stanley kubrick from the period when he was a young photographer for look magazine at the museum of the city of new york’s newest exhibit, through a different lens: stanley kubrick photographs. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $18 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

5/3 12pm: cool down with a free ice cream swirl, courtesy of milk + cream cereal bar’s first anniversary. offer valid for the first 200 vouchers redeemed at their nolita and gansevoort market locations. >>

5/3 6-9pm: try out more than 100 new games and meet their developers at playcrafting’s spring play game expo. bonus: free pizza. microsoft times square, $10-15. >>

5/3 6-9pm (runs thru 6/3): the storefront project hosts an exhibition of meryl meisler’s photographs of the lower east side during the 1970s + 80s. opening reception tonight, artist talk and book signing 5/12, photo walk 5/13. the storefront project (les), free. >>

5/3 6-9pm: 38 emerging and mid-career photographers give their work some exposure at the camera of the month club showcase. 112 waterbury street (williamsburg), free. >>

5/3 6:30pm: learn what’s behind the tag at a talk on the language and style of graffiti writing by urbanist, artist, and design educator sam holleran. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $12. >>

5/3 6:30-8:30pm: see fourth-year students’ work in 3d animation and visual effects at sva’s bfa computer art, computer animation and visual effects portfolio night. sva flatiron gallery, free. >>

5/3 7pm: the red ink reading series, a quarterly literary discussion series that focuses on women writers, delves into the topic of ‘obsession’ with julie buntin (marlena), vanessa mártir (not that bad), jessie chaffee (florence in ecstasy), piper weiss (you all grow up and leave me), and délana r.a. dameron (weary kingdom). hosted by michele filgate. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>

5/3 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the happier hour: philosophy to make your life suck less, a monthly discussion series combining the perks of a bar happy hour with practical philosophy, takes on the topic of ‘creativity’ with philosophy professor and fashion designer gwenda-lin grewal, yale university center for cultural sociology fellow adam valen levinson, and blockchain expert amber baldet. hosted by monica mccarthy. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘happierfamily’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 door). >>

5/3 7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

5/3 7:30pm: one story writers who’ve published their first book in the past year read from their new novels and story collections at greenlight bookstore (fort greene). free. >>

5/3 8pm: pregame for star wars day with a star wars-themed match game/variety show. sidewalk cafe (east village), free admission, one drink or food item minimum requested. >>

5/3 8pm: space, a new queer stand-up comedy show, makes its debut with performances by lorena russi (colbert), jes tom (soojung dreams of fiji), wanjiko eke, and musician/dancer asha griffith. hosted by andrés govea, kendall payne and walter kelly. mad tropical (bushwick), free. >>

5/3 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by devin delliquanti (the daily show), usama siddiquee, charlie kasov, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/3 8pm doors, 9pm show: five music producers will showcase beats from their library and participate in themed rounds at serato’s beat society. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

5/3 8:30pm: liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a night of stand up by sheba mason (comedy central), robert dean (it’s not easy being dean), emily winter (tv land), bryan mckenna, matt schwartzer, and guest host jill weiner (wikifreakz). bonus: girl scout cookies raffle! beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

5/3 11pm (monthly): let comedians school you at the woke af: a mind opening variety show, where guests perform comedy about social issues they’re passionate about. tonight’s lineup features joanna hausmann (bill nye saves the world), jen kwok (hbo), andrew barbato, and improv group poc tourco. hosted by nicole pasquale. ucb east village, $7. >>

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