WEDS, 5/23: FREE WORKOUTS, SWING PARTY IN BRYANT PARK, FREE MOVIES, + 15 THURS EVENTS

around town today

various times (weather permitting): free outdoor movies:
black theater: the making of a movement (1978). hancock community backyard garden park (bed-stuy). >>
wonder (2017). happy warrior playground (uws). >>

12:30pm: archie comics artist thomas pitilli discusses bringing the riverdale gang to life at a talk/signing at the bryant park reading room (midtown west). free admission. >>

5-7pm: housing works opens a new thrift shop in the upper east side, with drinks and light bites being served at tonight’s grand opening. >>

6pm: do you have a new puppy, or thinking of getting one soon? get schooled at puppy 101, a class covering the basics for new pet parents held at dog-friendly coffee shop boris + horton (east village/alphabet city). free admission. >>

6-8pm (runs thru 7/31): 12 artists share their take on the ideal feminine/the feminine ideal: what it is, does it exist, and more. opening reception tonight. winston wachter fine art (chelsea), free. >>

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: swing. learn the steps from 6-7pm then show off your new moves to live music performed by svetlana and the delancey six from 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

6:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/12): get healthy on the hudson with free outdoor high-intensity interval training classes held at hudson river park’s pier 46 in greenwich village (thru 6/6) and pier 25 in tribeca (6/13-9/12), free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm: discuss the issues and the ways you can join the fight for justice and women’s rights at an evening with emma grey, senior editor at huffpost women and author of a girl’s guide to joining the resistance, hosted by the emerging leaders council of the national council of jewish women new york. council house (uws), free admission. >>

7pm: performance artist laurie anderson revisits more than forty years of her work in a discussion on her latest book, all the things i lost in the flood: essays on pictures, language and code, with critic hilton als (the new yorker). paula cooper gallery (chelsea), free (pre-purchase of the book reserves a seat). >>

7pm (monthly): lit site vol. 1 brooklyn presents the latest installment of their ‘greatest 3-minute stories series,’ ‘most new york,’ featuring 180 second tales by rob spillman, alison kinney, rachel syme, jaya saxena, helena fitzgerald, amanda mull, zack graham, tanaïs, yahdon israel, arielle castillo, and ryan sartor. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (ends today): see fresh takes on real subjects made by graduates of the new school’s documentary media studies program at the 12th annual truth be told documentary festival. the new school (union square), free (rsvp). >>

7pm (monthly): at bamcinématek’s screen epiphanies series, an artistic or cultural figure talks about the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the movie. tonight, professor, author, and former theatre critic margo jefferson presents imitation of life (1959). bam (fort greene), $16. >>

sponsored 7:30pm: kyle macLachlan (twin peaks), joan allen (room), tracee chimo (difficult people), angel desai (jessica jones), and sonia manzano (sesame street) serve up some delicious stories about food with the popular website food52 at the next selected shorts. just $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (plus ticket fees, reg. $31+). >>

8pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), mike kelton (mtv), and neil goldberg (moma) share stories of and relating to mothers at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features liza treyger (comedy central), greg stone (gotham live), carolyn busa (side ponytail), tyler richardson (ucb), and geoff asmus. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: lan party: comedians play video games while the audience is encouraged to shout out directions and advice to win. the creek and the cave (long island city), free. >>

8pm: you’ll find someone true, down in the underground at a screening of labyrinth (1986). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

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 martin urbano jr. (kimmel), janelle james (comedy central), jeffrey joseph (fallon), kelsey caine (the new york times), andrew collin (happy never after), and mike bobrinskoy. hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: shane torres (conan), rebecca o’neil (npr), whitmer thomas (comedy central), daniel simonsen (bbc), jono zalay, and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

10pm: first timers and emerging artists (and maybe even you?) strip down at the house of yes amateur burlesque night. house of yes (bushwick), free (donations accepted for the performers). >>

coming up

5/24 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
roebling’s bridge (2017) + brooklyn bridge 135th anniversary discussion. brooklyn bridge park, harbor view lawn. >>
the house (2017). sara d. roosevelt park (les). >>

5/24 12:30 + 6:30pm (thru 5/26): have a high-flying time at sea (singular extreme actions), elizabeth streb extreme action company’s highly physical show combining dance, stunts, circus, boxing, and rodeo. brookfield place (fidi), free. >>

5/24 4-6pm (thru 5/26): yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, returns to nyc for five free pop-up solo and ensemble concerts in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens. >>

5/24 5-8pm (runs thru 6/16): omnipresence, a group art exhibition examining how authority manifests in everyday infrastructure, opens at the kitchen (chelsea). free admission. >>

5/24 6pm (tuesdays 10am on the upper terrace, thursdays 6pm on the lawn): hundreds of stretching bodies take over bryant park for free outdoor yoga classes. free mats provided, or byo. >>

5/24 6:30pm (thrusdays thru 9/13): get healthy on the hudson with free outdoor yoga classes held at hudson river park’s pier 46 in greenwich village. byo mat. free (rsvp required). >>

5/24 6:30-8:30pm (runs thru 6/7): community organizations save our streets brooklyn and save our streets crown heights host their eighth annual arts to end violence exhibition, opening tonight. ron taylor gallery (crown heights), free. >>

5/24 7pm: screenwriter, film director, and film critic paul schrader (taxi driver, mishima) discusses his new film first reformed, his updated book transcendental style in film, and his work for film comment. the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws). free (tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event). >>

5/24 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 sam dingman, bill chambers, david lawson, and mindy raf. bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

5/24 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian brett davis premieres a new one-man show as his long-suffering character, john gentle, a depressed former adjunct college professor and self-published poet. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/24 8pm (monthly): the tale storytelling show returns with seasoned stories spun by dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), michele carlo (fish out of agua), paul dickinson, and more. hosted by harmon leon (meet the deplorables). the red room at kgb bar (east village), $7. >>

5/24 8pm: #happyperiod benefit concert: #happyperiod, a nonprofit that provides menstrual hygiene products to the homeless and low-income communities, throws a benefit concert with performances by a deer a horse, parlor walls, essi, and weeping python, plus raffles with prizes from local businesses. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10. >>

5/24 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by kunal arora (trutv), caroline doyle, jonathan van halem, and papp johnson. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/24 9pm: mrs. doubtfire… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

5/24 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s installment features speakers dc benny (comedy central), susan kent (the moth), ria spencer, and mary cyn. caveat (les), $15. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: giveaway: we’ve partnered up to give away an incredible package of tickets to this season’s best concerts and festivals, including the panorama fest, the northside fest, belle + sebastian, the decemberists, beach house, and more. enter by 5/31! >>

register to take free dance, fitness and wellness classes at 25 studios during the annual dance week, 6/14-23. >>

sample small batch spirits at the ny indie spirits expo at the penn club 6/11 for $20-45 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65-90). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s largest sailing vessel, clipper city, thru 10/14 for $20-29 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ (offer good for one transaction per user). >>

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 8/30 for $35+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $58+). save an additional $5 thru thursday with promo code ‘skintfive’ (offer good for one transaction per user). >>

get tickets to in the heights at the harlem repertory theatre 8/11-12/15 for $12.50-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>

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