around town today

thru 6/3: the second annual split screens festival celebrates the art and craft of tv with five days of screenings and discussions with directors, producers, showrunners and cast members from programs including the americans, better call saul, snowfall, westworld, younger, and more, plus obsessive panels on the outer limits and twin peaks. ifc center (greenwich village), $15. >>

thru 6/3: the rioult dance ny company celebrates the connection between choreographers and composers with performances of artistic director pascal rioult’s pieces dream suite (tchaikovsky) and les noces (stravinsky), plus the world premiere of an original score by polina nazaykinskaya. the joyce theater (chelsea), $10+. >>

thru 6/6: discover the subversive humor, experiment failures, and unsung heroes of science whose contributions were buried by racism and sexism at caveat’s week-long underground science festival. caveat (les), various prices. >>

6-8:30pm (+ 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: cumbia and vallenato . learn the steps from 6-7pm then show off your new moves to live music performed by gregorio uribe and band from 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

7pm (weekly thru 6/27): mindful pints: sunset yoga on the beach + a pint of beer = bliss. coney island brewery, $5. >>

7pm: drama-desk award-winning artist frank ‘fraver’ verlizzo gives a behind-the-scenes look at the world of broadway advertising and revisits the designs of some of his most iconic theatre posters in a discussion and signing of his book, fraver by design: five decades of theatre poster art from broadway, off-broadway, and beyond. barnes + noble 86th + lexington, free. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party returns with posed one-liners for this month’s the real housewives theme, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. bonus: $5 well drinks all night. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

7pm-2am: the semi-annual pancakes + booze art show returns with works by more than 100 artists, body painting, music, and a free pancake bar. m1-5 lounge (tribeca), $15 at the door, $20 line jumper (cash only). >>

7pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: american animals, live music by tall juan, q+a, and an after party with free corona, kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. the william vale (williamsburg), $16. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: madonna: the videos reimagined: a group of comedians express themselves and recreate madonna’s music videos, however they envision. hosted by steven polletta. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): ghost in the shell (2017). seward park (les). >>

7:30pm:press play backwards, a cross-disciplinary music theatre piece by irish vocalist lauren kinsella in collaboration with austrian pianist elias stemeseder, and inspired by the ancient greeks’ concept of time and the writings of the late irish poet and author john o’donohue, premieres at austrian cultural forum new york (midtown east). free (rsvp). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedy at rose gold (fka cape house) returns with comedians ophira eisenberg (ask me another), anthony devito (comedy central), erica spera (comics to watch), ben wasserman (mtv), and alzo slade (mtv). hosted by caitlin peluffo and emily winter. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

8pm: comedy duo never sad celebrates their first anniversary with a night of never-before-seen comedy videos and shorts, submitted by a variety of comedians and filmmakers. curated and hosted by jed feiman and nehemiah markos (the new yorker, funny or die). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $5. >>

8pm (monthly): hot box comedy is blazing with another night of laughs from yamaneika saunders (comedy central), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), alzo slade (mtv), ian fidance (sirius xm), and rosebud baker (two less lonely girls). hosted by marie faustin (girl code) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). et al. (les), free. >>

8pm: see crystal visions at stevie, a witchy comedy show with a name inspired by stevie nicks. featuring: sasheer zamata (snl), julio torres (snl), anna drezen (snl), larry owens (paid off), kelsey caine (the new york times), and comedy folk duo friends who folk. hosted by drew anderson, marcia belsky and sam taggart. our wicked lady rooftop (bushwick), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features kat radley (the daily show), kate willett (netflix), jono zalay (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), alex babbitt (hbo), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), and taylor clark. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (thru 6/24, + 7/17-8/19): the annual shakespeare in the park season returns to central park’s delacorte theater with outdoor productions of othello (5/29-6/24) starring chukwudi iwuji, heather lind, corey stoll and more, and twelfth night (7/17-8/19) starring ato blankson-wood, nikki m. james, andrew kober, jacob ming-trent, and shaina taub. free tickets are available each day in-person at the theater in the park (starting at 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via a digital lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates (starting at 12pm).

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 hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), adam mamawala (mtv), jono zalay (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), rebecca o’neal (netflix), and taylor clark. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:12pm: see the sun set in alignment with the manhattan street grid during the twice-annual manhattanhenge celestial event. best viewed from the far east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th sts. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: mike lawrence (comedy central), andy sandford (conan), dina hashem (conan), ryan donoghue (kimmel), and charles mcbee (gotham comedy live). hosted by mike lebovitz (last comic standing). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>


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5/31-6/2: short and sweet: 40 indie films from emerging and established independent filmmakers, ranging from 3-30 mins in length, screen at the new york shorts international film festival. anthology film archives (east village), $15. >>

5/31-6/3: the people’s film festival spotlights independent filmmakers from around the world, with an emphasis on those who utilize new media and technology. various locations in harlem, $14. >>

5/31-6/3: for a limited pop-up run, low-cal ice cream company halo top serves up their new peaches + cream soft serve, swirled inside a croissant-muffin hybrid, with the first 150 guests each day receiving it for free. supermoon bakehouse (les), free admission. >>

5/31-6/17 (thurs-sun): 20 emerging and established playwrights will premiere new plays at the gallery players’ 21st annual black box new play festival. the gallery players (south slope), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

5/31 today’s the 31st of the month, so baskin-robbins will flaunt its 31 flavors with $1.50 ice cream scoops at participating locations. >>

5/31 12-7pm (+ 6/1 11am-7pm): feel like tom hanks at a 30th anniversary pop-up replica of the loft apartment from the film big, where you  can bounce on a trampoline, dance on piano keys, play pinball, and try your luck at a zoltar fortune teller machine with prizes from mattress and furniture company zinus, who is sponsoring the event. home studios (flatiron), free. >>

5/31 5:30-6:45pm (thru 8/30: thurs 5:30-6:45pm, sat + sun 10am-3pm): free kayking season begins at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 dock. >>

5/31 6pm (thru 8/30): take a free outdoor yoga class at the morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). mats provided, or byo. >>

5/31 7pm: author and activist darnell l. moore launches his new memoir, no ashes in the fire: coming of age black and free in america, with an event including discussions, a dance performance, music, and a signing. brooklyn academy of music / fishman space (fort greene), free. >>

5/31 7pm (monthly): video sketch and improv group physically bold brings you a strong dose of comedy at their variety show, tonight featuring guests julio torres (snl), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and michael kayne (ucb). pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

5/31 7pm: composer, music director, and violinist edward w. hardy (off-broadway’s the woodsman) performs original music inspired by the writings of edgar allan poe and l. frank baum, along with other premieres and arrangements. turtle bay music school, free (rsvp). >>

5/31 7pm (monthly thru september): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, starts the season with a performance by percussionist ray mantilla. hudson river park’s pier 84 (midtown west), free. >>

5/31 7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by veggie grub will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit better eating international. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

5/31 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and emily flake (the new yorker) and featuring performances by carole montgomery (comedy central), abbi crutchfield (vh1), jr havlan, and lauren weinstein. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

5/31 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): coco. st. vartan park (murray hill). >>

5/31 8pm: nonprofit esa kicks off a series of diy and mending workshops with bros brews + buttons, which will teach you how to properly sew a button alongside a discussion on gender and sustainable fashion by associate professor of philosophy at fit, daniel benkendorf. bonus: beer provided. the whiskey brooklyn (williamsburg), $15. >>

5/31 8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians jordan temple (conan), emily winter (tv land), daniel simonsen (bbc), and others. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk kaffee (fort greene), $5. >>

5/31 8pm (thru 6/2): catch three nights of new choreography 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). >>

5/31 8pm: navy gangs, poppies, and dan english play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $10. >>

5/31 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by jamie lee (crashing), rebecca o’neal (easy), chris calogero (not quite midnight), and philip markle. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

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