WEDS, 6/26: DEMOCRATIC DEBATE PARTIES, DRAG RACE BINGO, FREE CONCERTS, + 32 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 8/11: new ohio theatre’s obie award-winning ice factory festival returns for its 26th year with new theater works from seven companies over seven weeks. new ohio theatre (west village), $20 general, $16 students. >>

thru 6/30: a number of nyc landmarks will be lit with the colors of the rainbow flag in honor of worldpride. today: coney island parachute jump, pier 17, one world trade center base (spire on 6/28), and more. >>

thru 6/29: contemporary music collective ensemble mise-en’s annual music festival presents works by 20 composers from around the world selected by a call for scores. various locations, free. >>

thru 6/27: am new york  shares a roundup of bars hosting democratic presidential primary debate watch parties. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
anastasia. manhattan beach parking lot (manhattan beach). >>
smallfoot. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>
stonewall uprising. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
the birdcage. parklife (gowanus). >>
the wall. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
zootopia and to wong foo, thanks for everything! julie newmar. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>

6-10pm (+ 7/31, 8/28): girl social + guy social team up for a big gay roller skate at lefrak center at lakeside prospect park. $20 adv, $25 door admission includes skate rental. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: alvvays, the courtneys, and ellis at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with chucho valdés – jazz batá and dafnis prieto sí o sí quartet. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

7pm (monthly): pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is back for a night of themed bingo games, trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. tonight’s theme: rupaul’s drag race. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. the venue’s free outdoor screening of the birdcage follows. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 to play. >>

7pm: ‘evening red,’ a summer sunset art party aboard the museum ship lilac, includes short films by nine women artists, a solo photo exhibition, and tours of the engine room and bridge. a cash bar with beer and wine will be available. museum ship lilac (hudson river park’s pier 25 in tribeca), free admission (rsvp). >>

7pm: the instruments may be imagined, but the stakes will be real at the brooklyn air guitar championships. st. vitus bar (greenpoint), $5 adv/$10 dos to watch, $15 to compete. >>

7pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with my days of mercy, plus filmmaker q+a, live music by jeanines, and an after party with free drinks. the william vale (williamsburg), $16. >>

7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and a special guest. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7:30pm: 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new, 5-12 minute works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15-18 general, $12-15 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: there will be awkward photos and jokes at prom night, a comedy benefit show for operation prom and planned parenthood. featuring jared freid (the j train), alison leiby (the marvelous ms. maisel writer), and tim dillon (comedy central). hosted by alyssa wolff and noah savage. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with readings by what my mother and i don’t talk about anthology contributors bernice mcfadden, cathi hanauer, lynn steger strong, and sari botton. 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 joe list (conan), charles mcbee (trutv), chloe radcliffe (ucb), and lance pauker (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 ismael loutfi (kimmel), maria heinegg (sirius xm), charlie bardey (vulture), dylan adler, and laura merli. hosted by julia shiplett. 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 christi chiello (comedy central), josh gondelman (last week tonight), chloe radcliffe (tbs comics to watch), guitler raphael, martin urbano (kimmel), and marie wojciechowski. 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: roy wood jr. (the daily show), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), drew michael (hbo), kc aurora (gotham comedy live),david drake (siriusxm), and drew dunn. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9:30pm: gorge on sugary cereals, sip on cereal-infused cocktails, and binge watch cartoons on the big screen at secretformula’s spoons, toons, + booze: after dark edition, where on-stage contests determine which cartoons from the 1940s-2000s are shown. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $18 admission includes an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. >>

10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

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sponsored: 6/29 8pm: after sold out parodies of road house and x-men, the usual rejects are back with pop quiz hotshot: speed! put the pedal to the metal for a staged reading/parody/drinking game of the 1994 keanu reeves/sandra bullock classic. sponsored by blue point brewery. your $15 advance ticket ($20 at the door) gets you 2 beers, a raffle ticket, and a wild ride! >>

6/27-9/11 (thursdays): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. kicking off the 20-film series: cleo from 5 to 7 and the portrait of a lady, plus complimentary popcorn and soda. film at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

6/27-9/8: stay cool at one of the city’s 54 free outdoor pools, which open for the summer season today. >>

6/27-8/17: browse diverse verse at the 27th annual poets house showcase, an exhibit of 3,000 books of poetry published over the previous 18 months. opening reception and reading 6/27 at 6pm. poets house (battery park), free. >>

6/27-7/26: condo new york, an annual collaborative exhibition by 38 art galleries from around the world, takes over 18 manhattan art spaces. preview 6/27-28. free admission. >>

6/27-30: the fourth annual boulevard film festival presents dramatic, comedic, horror, documentary, and music video shorts from local filmmakers. thalia spanish theatre (sunnyside) and sanger hall (lic), $10. >>

6/27 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
blackkklansman. wright brothers playground (sugar hill). >>
bohemian rhapsody. tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>
but i’m a cheerleader. the william vale (williamsburg). >>
rebels on pointe. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. burns playground (bronx). >>
west side story. the lot at brooklyn plaza medical center (fort greene). >>
you don’t nomi plus filmmaker q+a, live music, and an after party with free drinks. liberty park (wtc). >>

6/27 10am-4:45pm: for the release of chef and restaurateur marcus samuelsson’s new audible original, our harlem: seven days of cooking, music, and soul at the red rooster, an our harlem food truck and samuelson will be making stops at red rooster in harlem (10:15-11:15am), union square (1:30-2:30pm), and bryant park (3:45-4:45pm) with free samples of featured recipes including mac + greens and obama’s short ribs. >>

6/27 12pm (thursdays thru 8/15): the brooklyn academy of music’s 25th annual r+b festival at metrotech brings 10 free outdoor concerts to downtown brooklyn. today: phony ppl + conya doss. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free admission. >>

6/27 5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with music by avenida b, a family-friendly puppet show by puppetsburg, and art by casey opstad + vadim gershman. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

6/27 6pm: videoout presents its annual speakout, an lgbtq storytelling evening and mixer, at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). $12 admission includes a glass of stonewall inn ipa. >>

6/27 6-10pm: pregame for the fourth of july with independence day celebrations and fireworks at randall’s island park (6-8:30pm), orchard beach in the bronx (7-9:30pm), and astoria park (7-10pm).

6/27 6-8pm (on view thru 7/20): ceres gallery, a feminist, not-for-profit gallery in chelsea, hosts its annual raising women’s voices group exhibition of drawing, painting, prints, sculpture and photography by 25 members. opening reception tonight. free. >>

6/27 6:30pm: kian lam ko’s food talks series at the museum of chinese in america continues with queer michelin-starred chef and author of solo: a modern cookbook for a party of one anita lo, who’ll be discussing her career and whipping up some cauliflower chaat with almonds. museum of chinese in america (chinatown), $15 admission includes food samples, wine, and museum admission. >>

6/27 6:30pm: artist matthew ‘levee’ chavez, creator of the ‘subway therapy’ post-it note project following the 2016 election, comes to the new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn) to discuss his process and what he’s learned by engaging with thousands of people around the world. $5 adv with promo code ‘skintsubway’ admission includes a coney island brewery beer (reg. $15). >>

6/27 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with protoje, jah9, and dj top notch, plus a pre-show yoga on dub class. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/27 7pm: got a way with words? put your spelling smarts to the test at bryant park’s fifth annual spelling bee. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6/27 7pm: reclaiming nyc for cyclists: biking advocates and urban planners meet up to discuss improvements needed for bikers, drivers, and pedestrians to coexist in our growing city. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

6/27 7pm (rescheduled from 6/18): the rise and fall of the sugar king author geoffrey cobb will host a discussion on his book at domino park (williamsburg). free (familiarity with the book is recommended, but not required). >>

6/27 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 brad lawrence (the moth grandslam champion), alexis sottile (chappelle’s show), and adrien behn (risk!). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

6/27 7pm: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: duck down records’ annual bbq featuring black moon and smif-n-wessun at betsy head park (brownsville). free >>

6/27 7-10pm (monthly): mingle with other humane humans at the vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by anthony’s eastside will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit vegan outreach. bonus: $5 well drinks happy hour. solas (east village), free admission. >>

6/27 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. tonight’s show includes myq kaplan (conan), ashley brooke roberts (mtv), felipe di poi (adult swim), usama siddiquee, madeleine olnek, and brittany carney. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

6/27 7:30pm: as part of the france rocks festival, ¿que vola? and koki nakano will perform at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

6/27 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): a league of their own… 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 from watching it once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

6/27 8pm: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians martin urbano (kimmel), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), dina hasem (conan), yedoye travis (colbert), brett davis (ifc), and alicia camden. hosted by jonathan zeller. dsk haus on hanson (fort greene), $7. >>

6/27 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by matthew broussard (conan), madeline smith (sirius xm), gordon baker-bone (gotham comedy live), sam evans, damien holmes, and brian higginbottom. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

6/27 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 includes eman el-husseini, paul peglar, mike cotayo, julie threlkeld, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

6/27 9pm: comedians dish on the ups and downs of living in nyc at the boyz in the woods a stand-up comedy show, featuring martin urbano (kimmel), jordan temple (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), calise hawkins (fallon), maddy smith (wild n’ out), and jordan carlos (#adulting). hosted by tawanda gona, gabe stoddard, and nick chambers. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

6/27 10pm: go gaga at the ‘born this way’ themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

6/27 10pm: jd samson’s pat party preps for pride weekend with beats by analog soul, michael serafini, amber valentine, and more. union pool (williamsburg), free. >>

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