around town today

5:30pm (runs thru 9/13): public art alert: icelandic artist steinunn thorarinsdottir’s armors positions three life-sized androgynous figures alongside three suits of armor scanned from the metropolitan museum of art’s collection. the cloisters lawn in fort tryon park, 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: bhangra. learn the steps 6-7pm from the bhangra masala dance company, then show off your new moves to live music performed by rhythm tolee 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

6-10pm: feast upon $5 appetizer and drink deals along harlem’s restaurant row at the frederick douglass boulevard alliance’s seventh annual food and drink boulevard event. rsvp for required wristband. >>

7pm, 8:20pm: be there and be square. nerd nite ends its season with an evening of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on the 1939 superman v wonder man lawsuit, untold stories from iconic music video sets, and what not to do in your online dating profile. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

7pm doors: darkwing, new myths, kino kimono, and shybaby play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10. >>

7:30pm: it’s a good ol’ fashioned riff-off at mystery science theater 3000’s frank conniff’s open riff night, where participants can sign up and riff over clips of awful movies and the best will be joined by the host at the end of the night. tonight’s guest hosts: john fugelsang (tell me everything) and carolina hidalgo (movie sign with the mads). q.e.d. (astoria), $5 to riff, $8 to watch. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘flowers’ edition includes creatives john fugelsang (tell me everything), theda hammel (sondhamm), and greg mania (paper magazine). hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits the family of michelle y. thompson. >>

8pm: #metoo music: comedian, composer and filmmaker lauren maul set recent, infamous apologies from men to music and performs them with some help from female guests. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free. >>

8pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: emmy blotnick (colbert), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), kenice mobley (laughs), tony zaret (the special without brett davis), and noah gardenswartz (comedy central). hosted by stu melton, caroline doyle, and charlie dektar. bonus: win free beer with your trivia smarts. the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features mike finoia (impractical jokers), justin covington (netflix), julia shiplett (crashing), peter revello (ucb), and country music comedy duo reformed whores. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: faux ferocious, honduras, and big bliss play elsewhere (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 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 jo firestone (fallon),  alex english (the rundown with robin thede), sasheer zamata (snl), ben wasserman (mtv), and geoffrey asmus. 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: gastor almonte (comedy central), kat radley (the daily show), sam morril (conan), kerry coddett (mtv), saurin choksi (brown privilege) and matt bachus. hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

9pm (bi-monthly): copycat cover song night hosts a tribute to dolly parton and loretta lynn with bands, djs, and $5 fist city cocktails all night. otto’s shrunken head (east village/alphabet city), free admission. >>

10pm: it’ll be a hot mess drag competition at house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

10pm (weekly): meet your maker at the i’m dead comedy show, returning tonight with stand up by rob haze (fallon), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), calvin s, cato (time out’s ‘queer comics of color to watch’), jhanelle dennis, and usama siddiquee. 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

5/10-14: mfa film student show their work at the 31st annual columbia university film festival, featuring film screenings, screenplay + teleplay readings, and an awards ceremony. various locations, $15. >>

5/10 10am-5pm: meet hundreds of startups + accelerators, see product demos, and even participate in a shark tank open casting call at this year’snew york techday. pier 94, $10. >>

5/10 10am-7pm: plant yourself in brooklyn for brooklyn botanic garden’s annual plant sale, offering the largest selection of plants in the city as well as talks and workshops on caring for plants, herbs, flowers, and more. free with regular garden admission ($15 general, $8 students/seniors), and includes a free return visit coupon. >>

5/10 4pm-2am (ongoing, hours vary thru the season): ridgewood’s nowadays opens its outdoor hang/party space for the season. free admission except for nightime events. >>

5/10 6-8pm: joanne artman gallery presents ‘urban flora,’ an exhibition of works by artists greg miller, penelope gottlieb, and anna kincaide that juxtaposes urban grit with the delicacy of flora. opening reception tonight. joanne artman gallery (chelsea), free. >>

5/10 6-8pm (on view thru 5/6): afa gallery celebrates its 35th anniversary with a group exhibition of more than 20 artists working in illustration and contemporary surrealism. opening reception tonight. afa gallery (soho), free. >>

5/10 6-9:30pm (last of the season): salsa party in a museum: balmir latin dance studio hosts an evening of salsa, beginning with a class led by professional dancers and followed by live music, social dancing, and performances. brooklyn museum’s rubin pavilion (prospect heights), free with suggested museum admission: $16 general, $10 seniors/students. >>

5/10 6:30pm (thursdays thru 10/25): take a free outdoor yoga class as part of riverside park and west harlem piers park’s annual summer on the hudson festival. bring your own mat. riverside park south at w 74th street (uws). >>

5/10 6:30pm doors: women of culture hosts a conversation with patricia russo, executive director of the women’s campaign school at yale university, who’ll be talking with her about her work to increase the number and influence of women in office, as well as how all women can find their voices to lead. wework at 25 broadway (fidi), $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25). >>

5/10 7pm (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from tadzio koelb (trenton makes), elise juska (if we had known), and ben dolnick (the ghost notebooks). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

5/10 7pm: in conjunction with the brooklyn museum’s ‘david bowie is’ exhibition, photographer and director mick rock discusses and screens his music videos created for bowie including ‘john, i’m only dancing,’ the jean genie,’ ‘space oddity,’ and ‘life on mars?,’ as well as a previously unreleased video that’s never been publicly screened. brooklyn museum, $16 tickets include general admission to the museum (does not include admission to the ticketed ‘david bowie is’ exhibition). >>

5/10 7pm: the annual craic festival of new irish film hosts an evening of short lgbtq films, plus a post-show q+a and reception. irish arts center (midtown west), free (rsvp) >>

5/10 7pm: immersive fashion show bare brooklyn is anything but, featuring clothes on diverse models, sensory experiences, screenings, art, and more. image gallery (bushwick/bed-stuy), free (donations welcome). >>

5/10 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. performers tonight include jacqueline novak (how to weep in public), emmy blotnick (the president show), jes tom, leclerc andre (laughs), nadav gavrielov, and sabrina imbler. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

5/10 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), $10. >>

5/10 7pm doors, 8pm show: those colorful costumes will come off at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to the avengers: infinity war. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

5/10 7pm doors, 8pm show: sandbox percussion and house of yes company dancers and aerialists present their second annual ‘group hallucination’ of steve reich’s minimalist ‘drumming,’ complete with live music, video projections, dance, and aerial. house of yes (bushwick), $15. >>

5/10 8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from greg hall, krista komondor, and more. hosted by angela perrone and natalie wall. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

5/10 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by chris duffy (wyatt cenac’s problem areas), dan licata (adult swim), david agyekum, and ross parsons. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/10 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): country music comedy duo reformed whores host a night of comedy and variety at their up n’ coming show. tonight’s show includes performers sean patton (conan), katie hartman (netflix), mark seman (siriusxm), and barry ferns. the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

5/10 10pm: flaunt your regrettable fashion choices at the dirty thursday 90s night dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free >>

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