WEDS, 5/15: WATERFRONT FOOD + DRINK SPOTS, SHARON VAN ETTEN, + 26 THURS EVENTS

around town today

psa: where to eat and drink on the water in nyc, as recommended by thrillist. >>

4pm: singer-songwriter sharon van etten discusses her new album, remind me tomorrow, at a taping of the build series. build studios (greenwich village), free (rsvp). >>

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: contra night with brooklyn swing ensemble with alex deis-lauby. 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. >>

6-9pm (on view thru 5/29): new york studio school of drawing, painting and sculpture presents its 2019 mfa thesis exhibition, taking over three floors of the school with the work of 14 graduates. opening reception tonight. new york studio school of drawing, painting and sculpture (greenwich village), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: an objective media – fact or fiction? the social science research council hosts a discussion on america’s long-standing romanticizing of what the media is and how it functions. panel includes karen hunter (siriusxm), kim gallon (founder and director of black press research collective), andie tucher (director of columbia journalism school’s phd program), and kathryn brownell (associate professor at purdue). brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10 general admission, $5 for members. >>

6:30-8pm: all-female boutique bulletin throws a closing party for their williamsburg location with pizza, drinks, and giveaways. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: dig in with deep night with dale, a talk show on the dark art of comedy hosted by ‘mystic’ dale seever (aka james bewley). tonight’s season finale includes comedians griffin newman (the tick), emmy blotnick (colbert), lindsey broad (in the dark), sammus (the new negroes), and theremin music by cornelius loy and movement from 96b dance theatre. the slipper room (les), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

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

7:30pm (monthly): the astronomy on tap discussion series dives deep into space with tonight’s theme ‘captains of the cosmos.’ trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30pm trivia, 8pm movie (wednesdays thru 9/25): parklife bar and taqueria continues its outdoor movie season with a screening of alien (1979), including a round of trivia to kick things off. weather permitting. parklife (gowanus), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by bret raybould (comedy central), ian lara (comedy central), tim dillon (netflix), eman el-husseini (the el-salomons), brian park (ucb), and xazmin garza. hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday-themed variety show every month. tonight’s festivities include performances by drew anderson (mcsweeney’s), julia shiplett (the moth radio hour), sarah smallwood parsons (above average), rachel pegram (full frontal with samantha bee), mike guild (the mr. industry showcase), and drag queen ms. golden delicious. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with readings by poets peter bd (milk and henny), caroline hagood (lunatic speaks), and edgar kunz (tap out), plus novelist evan james (cheer up, mr. widdicombe). hosted by rachel lyon and christopher hermelin. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features dulce sloan (the daily show), kyle ayers (mtv), danny palmer (laughs), and abby feldman (netflix). 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 devon walker (comedy central), wes hazard (jeopardy!), melissa stokoski (bravo), jc coccoli (key and peele), and thiago macklin (roastmasters). hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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 marie faustin (viceland), carmen lagala (colbert), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), nataly aukar, and jeff steinbrunner (comedians you should know). 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: shane torres (conan), jeffrey joseph (netflix), jc coccoli (key and peele), kendall farrell (sirius xm), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and julia johns (someecards). hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

8:30pm doors, 8:45pm show (monthly): the weird but nice stand-up comedy show features hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), gus constantellis (nickelodeon), harris alterman (collegehumor), laura merli (reductress), michael rowland (ucb), and emily walsh. hosted by wendy steiner. halyards (gowanus), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers comedy show, where comedians and actual experts step into the world of the world wide web. tonight’s ‘porn’ theme features christopher trout (‘computer love’), eitan levine (hamiltoe), lux alptraum (faking it), and gabe gonzalez (former porn editor). hosted by mark vigeant. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10:30pm: winter and sound of ceres play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

check our website for a list of more than 40 ongoing events. >>

coming up

5/16-6/1: radiotheatre’s fourth annual edgar allan poe festival returns with 14 classic tales told with an original score and visual and sound effects. st. john’s sanctuary (west village), $12 plus ticket fees here, reg. $24. >>

5/16-20: columbia mfa film students show their work at the 32nd annual columbia university film festival, featuring film screenings, screenplay and teleplay readings, and an awards ceremony. various locations, free-$15. >>

5/16-19: thousands of hirsute men and their admirers take over manhattan with bar crawls, dance parties, performances, a street fair, and more for the 11th annual urban bear fest. various locations, free-$30. >>

5/16-19: the 14th annual harlem international film festival highlights films from around the world, as well as ones about harlem, made in harlem, or produced or directed by harlem residents. amc magic johnson, dwyer cultural center, $10+. >>

5/16-19: the sixth between the seas festival of mediterranean performing arts returns with four days of dance, theater, and readings from the middle east, balkans, southern europe and nyc. theaterlab (midtown west) $20 general, $15 students. >>

5/16 (ongoing): the new statue of liberty museum opens on liberty island today. the 26,000 square-foot space, which includes the original torch, celebrates the statue of liberty’s history, influence, and legacy in the world. free admission with the purchase of a ferry ticket to liberty and ellis islands ($18 general, $14 seniors). >>

5/16 5-7pm (on view thru 5/25): view works by more than 50 artists at the new york academy of art’s mfa thesis exhibition. new york academy of art (tribeca), free. >>

5/16 6-9pm: 20 emerging and mid-career photographers expose their work to the public at a camera of the month club showcase. 526 w 26th st, suite 1001 (chelsea), free. >>

5/16 6:30pm: seeing in the dark: move through space and play various instruments in darkness at a workshop facilitated by blind pianist and composer ivan dalia. part of the talk back exhibition, which features work by disabled artists and organizers. flux factory (lic), free. >>

5/16 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: pop-punk band charly bliss will do an in-store performance in support of their latest album at rough trade (williamsburg). purchase the album ($14.99-19.99) for admission. >>

5/16 7pm: former editor and cartoonist for the new yorker john donohue presents all the restaurants in new york, a new book of illustrations including everywhere from hot spots to pizza joints, in conversation with eater editor-in-chief amanda kludt. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

5/16 7pm: emmy award-winning documentarian deeyah khan, director of jihad and white right: meeting the enemy, discusses her work and how we can forge a path forward to combat extremism. 9/11 memorial + museum (financial district), free. >>

5/16 7pm: jerry torre, groundskeeper of grey gardens and author of the marble faun, his memoir of life with the beales, and co-writer tony maietta will be in person for a q+a and book signing following a screening of albert and david maysles’s 1976 documentary grey gardens at ifc center (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors (book extra). >>

5/16 7pm: the craic festival of new irish film hosts an evening of award winning lgbtq short films, followed by a queer ireland project panel and a reception. irish arts center (midtown west), free (rsvp) >>

5/16 7pm (thurs, fri, and sat thru 5/25): the drilling company casts shakespeare’s hamlet as a woman in hamlet: princess of denmark, presented for six nights outdoors at bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

5/16 7-9pm: guy hepner contemporary art gallery hosts warhol: from outsider to insider, a closer look at andy warhol’s earlier commercial drawings and famed screen prints. opening reception tonight. guy hepner contemporary art gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

5/16 7-10pm: byob(enjamins) to the $100.00 art show, a one-night-only exhibition of more than 50 artists where everything is on sale for a hundred bucks a pop. judson memorial church (greenwich village). >>

5/16 7:30pm: infinite home author kathleen alcott discusses her new novel, america was hard to find, with the tiger’s wife author téa obreht at books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

5/16 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): mary poppins returns. booker t. washington playground (manhattan valley). >>

5/16 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away and performances of abandoned material. tonight, they celebrate their two-year anniversary (proving they don’t quit everything) with guests shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), rachel kaly (clickhole), rachel pegram (the week of), and chris donahue (the chris gethard show). bonus: you could be chosen to share your own story and get a free drink. hosted by self-proclaimed quitters ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $8 adv, $10 door (10% of the proceeds will be donated to the aclu). >>

5/16 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by sonia denis (netflix), taj osorio (sirius xm), james nichols, andrew durso, and jordan jensen. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

5/16 8pm: ensemble mise-en performs a concert of works by danish composer pelle gudmundsen-holmgreen at scandinavia house (murray hill). $15. >>

5/16 8pm: brooklyn punk band grim streaker plays a record release show at alphaville (bushwick), with support from cold fronts, big bliss, and flexi. $10. >>

5/16 8pm doors, 9pm show: the pink room burlesque presents a twin peaks costume party and burlesque show at bedlam (alphabet city). $15+ adv, $20+ door. >>

5/16 8:30pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by aparna nancherla (corporate), sonia denis (comedy central), ali clayton (standup nbc), zain sherif (adult swim), rufat agayev, and ethan simmons-patterson. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

5/16 10pm: get lit at the dirty thursday blacklight dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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