around town today

thru 6/2: the 12th annual world science festival brings science talks to parks, museums, galleries, and performance venues. various locations and prices (several are free). >>

thru 5/28: hi, sailor! fleet week returns to nyc for a 31st year, with concerts (thru sun), ship tours (thurs thru mon), and more. various locations, free. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aquaman. happy warrior playground (uws). >>
indiana jones and the last crusade with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>

6-7pm dance lesson, 7-8:30pm band (wednesdays thru 6/5, + 6/7): bryant park’s annual themed dance party series returns for after-work outdoor fun. tonight: ‘west coast swing done right’ r+b night with exenia and the transformation. hosted by talia castro-pozo. weather cancelation updates will be posted on the park’s social media channels. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free admission. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: fashion puh-leeze self-proclaimed sartorialists and comedians anna roisman (hq words) and maya deshmukh (azn pop!) invite their comedian friends and fashion experts to discuss everyday lewks, seasonal trends, and award show styles viewed very far away from the red carpet. tonight’s lineup includes janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), marcy harriell (in the heights), eudora peterson (jezebel), chris burns (betches), and aminah imani (wine before nine). the slipper room (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

7pm: physician, researcher, and author matt mccarthy discusses his clinical trial testing of a new antibiotic in the fight against lethal bacteria at a talk on his new book, superbugs: the race to stop an epidemic. barnes + noble 82nd + broadway, priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the night train with wyatt cenac comedy show returns for a special littlefield 10th anniversary show, featuring guests david cross (arrested development), seaton smith (mulaney), claudia cogan (last comic standing), and joyelle johnson (seth meyers). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features sarah tollemache (fallon), kenny ortega (chappelle’s show), jay jurden (nbc), emily winter (the new yorker), and gabe dorado (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 taylor garron (reductress), jessy morner-ritt (the special without brett davis), mic nguyen (asian not asian), kyle gordon, and andrew durso. hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm: ela minus, grace ives, tabby wakes, and dominic sen play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

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 ryan beck (comedy central), sean donnelly (colbert), samantha ruddy (colbert), erik monical, evan morrison, and lauren vino. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: kenny deforest (colbert), ryan donahue (kimmel), neko white (trutv), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), stacey kulow, and jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm: funny people share true stories about their real problems at the telling your problems to strangers storytelling and stand-up show. featuring natasha vaynblat, cj hunt, mike brown, atheer yacoub, and ginny leise. hosted by niccolo aeed. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

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


coming up

sponsored: 5/24-25 at 8pm: after sold out parodies of ghostbusters and road house, the usual rejects are back with hey bub: x-men! join your favorite mutants for a staged reading/parody/drinking game of the first x-men movie and ’90s cartoon mash-up at the chain theater. your $15 ticket gets you 2 free beers and a raffle ticket! >>

5/23-6/9: the 26th annual new york african film festival showcases over fifty classic and contemporary films, with a number of filmmaker discussions, performances, and public talks presented at lincoln center, the brooklyn academy of music, maysles cinema, and the africa center. various prices. >>

5/23 6-10pm: check out more than 50 new and unreleased arcade games created by graduate and undergraduate students at the annual nyu game center end-of-year showcase. 2 metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free (rsvp). >>

5/23 6:30pm (thursdays thru 10/31): take a free outdoor yoga class on the lawn at 74th street in riverside park south (uws). bring your own mat. >>

5/23 6:30pm (thursdays thru 9/26): take a free outdoor yoga classon the elevated boardwalk of the naval cemetery landscape (south east williamsburg). bring your own mat. >>

5/23 6:30-8:30pm (on view thru 6/6): community organization neighbors in action hosts its ninth annual arts to end violence group gallery show at ron taylor gallery (crown heights). opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

5/23 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: provided you don’t encounter too many delays, find out why your train is f*cked at meg pierson and justin williams’s love/hate comedy show about our city’s transit system. this time, they’ll be digging into nj transit and path. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

5/23 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: spring fling bingo: drag queen linda simpson and friends host a special night of bingo in the main space at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). free admission, $10 bingo card is good for the whole night. >>

5/23 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests gail thomas (beavis and butthead), rory scholl (artprov), and jon demastri. bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

5/23 7pm (monthly): one comedian will be pulled from the lineup to chat with host savannah desormeaux about a time they ghosted or were ghosted at the ghost town show. with performers christi chiello (comedy central), fumi abe (mtv), gabby bryan (jiggy with it), stef dag (nostalgia!), and abby govindan (samantha bee). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

5/23 7pm (+ 5/24): the new school’s documentary media studies program presents two evenings of original student documentary shorts for its 13th annual truth be told documentary film festival. a reception follows thursday’s screening. the auditorium at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (union square), free. >>

5/23 7pm: get to know wolfie’s father at an evening of leopold mozart, performed by the st. patrick’s cathedral choir and orchestra on the 300th anniversary of his birth. st. patrick’s cathedral (midtown east), free. >>

5/23 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with caroline doyle (reductress), dru johnston (the new yorker), and taylor kay philips (mcsweeney’s). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), free. >>

5/23 7pm doors, 8pm show: laugh in multiple mediums at the cans comedy show, featuring stand-up and short comedy videos from ronny chieng (the daily show), the lucas brothers (netflix), jordan temple (hidden fences), and more. hosted by tyler fischer. murmrr ballroom (prospect heights), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 dos). >>

5/23 8pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv and storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

5/23 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by anthony devito (colbert), jay jurden (time out ‘comedian to watch’), yoshiko watson (roast battle), derek humphrey, dylan adler, and norlex belma. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/23 8pm (+ 5/24): catch two nights of new performance for a cause at danspace project’s artist-as-curator series, ‘food for thought.’ danspace project (east village), $5 + two cans of food to benefit the momentum project, or $10 with no cans (cash only). >>

5/23 8pm: the dove + the wolf and michele blades play union pool (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

5/23 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment features edith gonzalez, michaela murphy, jon cotrocois, ollie gillett, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

5/23 10pm: hundred watt heart (the roots’ ‘captain’ kirk douglas) performs at baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

5/23 10pm: get your freak on with missy, ciara, janet, and more at tonight’s women of r+b edition of the dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $15 for ‘mesmerizingly inventive’ visual theater: hailing from edinburgh, scotland, tortoise in a nutshell make their american premiere with feral at 59e59 thru 6/9. >>

missed out on yesterday’s rocketman ticket giveaway? here’s another chance for a different preview screening at amc empire on tuesday, 5/28. limited number available. >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 6/30 for $34.80 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58). >>

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