around town today

thru 6/10: the annual astoria park carnival returns to the waterfront area with rides, games, and food. astoria park, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thru 6/10: more than 300 bands and 150 speakers come together across 30 brooklyn venues for the annual northside festival. various locations + price >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
101 dalmations. yellowstone park (forest hills). >>
boss baby. de witt clinton park (midtown west). >>
flat is beautiful. hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea). >>
purple rain. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
web series day. crispus attucks playground (clinton hill). >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): from fairy tales to finite elements: how mathematics connects with fiction: mathematician, author, and new york times op-ed writer manil suri explores the use of the same mathematical techniques whether plotting fairy tales or solving engineering problems at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp). >>

6pm (wednesdays thru 8/29): take a free outdoor yoga class at sherman creek park (inwood). mats provided, or byo. >>

6-8:30pm (+ 6/8 5pm): dance to salsa, swing, bachata, bhangra and more with live music at bryant park’s annual dance party series. tonight’s theme: bachata. learn the steps from 6-7pm then show off your new moves to live music performed by wilson daniel and band from 7-8:30pm. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west), free. >>

6-9pm (+ 7/5, 8/1): orlando marin (‘the last mambo king of the bronx’) and his band once again kicks off the high line’s annual outdoor ¡arriba! dance party series. on the high line at w 16th st., free. >>

6:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/26): take a free outdoor yoga class as part of riverside park and west harlem piers park’s annual summer on the hudson festival. all levels welcome. bring your own mat. the plaza at w 66th street in riverside park south. >>

6:30pm (+ 6/7): the annual new york japan cinefest returns with two nights highlighting short films from emerging japanese and japanese-american filmmakers. tonight’s opening program is followed by a reception. asia society (ues), $12 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): primate palate: orangutans, obesity, and human evolution: rutgers university assistant professor of anthropology and human evolutionary studies dr. erin bogel shares her research on how the diet, behavior, and metabolism of our primate cousins can provide insights on human conditions at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening cocktail + conversation series. rescheduled from 3/7. cullman hall of the universe at the american museum of natural history (uws), free admission (rsvp). >>

7pm (wednesdays thru 8/29): take a free outdoor yoga class in astoria park. registration required. >>

7pm: composer and food author mee ysanne shares her experience crushing breast cancer by exploring a wide spectrum of healing, from medical science to reiki, in a conversation with author ruby warrington (material girl, mystical world). the event is open to all genders and also includes an immersive short film screening. tournesol wellness (midtown east), $10 sliding scale admission (10% of proceeds will be donated to 5 under 40). >>

7pm: christopher bonanos, city editor at new york magazine and author of instant: the story of polaroid, gives a picture of gritty mid-century new york and the rise of crime scene photographer arthur ‘weegee’ fellig, in his latest book, flash: the making of weegee the famous. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo), free. >>

7pm (thru 7/10): chelsea repertory lab and the directing workshop present their annual one-act play festival, director’s choice: springfest, featuring seven plays on two bills at shetler theatre 54 (midtown west). $15 suggested donation. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. they’ll be bringing the heat with tonight’s theme, ‘spicy.’  failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7:30pm 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: hearts beat loud, q+a with director brett haley and stars nick offerman, sasha lane and toni collette, and an after party with free drinks. pioneer works (red hook), $16. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: dive into the steamy world of teen heartthrob archie and the rest of the gang through sketch comedy and fan-fiction at riverdale live. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 door. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features jessica kirson (last comic standing), andy haynes (comedy central), patrick schroeder (comedy central), heather peterpack (colbert), ian lara (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: go fondle your sweaters, er… fondue with cheddar, at a screening of wet hot american summer (2001). brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>

8pm: put your choreographed dance moves to good use with australian dance/electronic band confidence man and nyc’s kaviar disco club, tonight at 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 tom thakkar (conan), ryan donahue (kimmel), melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), subhah agarwal (gotham comedy live), and jeff simmermon (this american life). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from myq kaplan (netflix), subhah agarwal (gotham comedy live), brendan fitzgibbons (gandhi, is that you?), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), and wanjiko eke. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9:25pm: wax nostalgic for those summer nights at a grease sing-along. syndicated (bushwick), $4. >>

coming up

sponsored: new york philharmonic tickets from $35: immerse yourself in esa-pekka salonen’s foreign bodies, a multisensory event featuring music, movement, sights, and more. program includes wayne mcgregor’s obsidian tear with boston ballet, music by daníel bjarnason, and violinists pekka kuusisto and simone porter. june 8 at 8:00pm only. >>

6/7-7/1: interdisciplinary artist nick cave’s installation ‘let go’ creates a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—to which visitors are invited to ‘let go’ while immersed in a multi-colored, 100-foot-long mylar sculpture. park avenue armory (ues), $17 admission to visit the installation, $35 for performances. >>

6/7-13: indie is in at the annual lower east side film festival, a showcase of noteworthy independent films, from a local burlesque documentary to a 10th anniversary screening of nick + norah’s infinite playlist, shorts and more. various locations, $18.50+. >>

6/7 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
close encounters of the third kind. albee square (downtown brooklyn). >>
moonlight. tony dapolito recreation center (west village). >>
three billboards outside ebbing, missouri. corporal john a. seravalli playground (west village). >>

6/7 8am-6pm (+ 6/8-10 10am-6pm): parts of rockaway beach may be closed, so why not enjoy some sandy excitement in manhattan? the annual association of volleyball professionals new york city beach volleyball open returns with players spiking their way to the top. hudson river park’s pier 25 + 26 (tribeca), free. >>

6/7 12pm (thursdays thru 8/9): the brooklyn academy of music’s annual r+b festival at metrotech brings 10 free lunchtime concerts to downtown brooklyn for a 24th year. today: bernard purdie’s all-star shuffle with guests bobbi humphrey and quiana lynell. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

6/7 6pm (+6/8-9, 6/14-17): barefoot shakespeare company and occupy verona team up for ‘she doth persist,’ a season celebrating feminism and activism. first up: all one forest, a new play that explores what happens when famous characters from shakespeare’s plays meet each other outside of their stories. summit rock in central park (near w 83rd st + cpw), free. >>

6/7 6-10pm (monthly): art galleries stay open late (6-8pm) for special events and opening receptions while video art is projected onto the manhattan bridge (7-10pm) during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6/7 6:30pm (thurs-sun thru 7/1): hudson warehouse theater company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s romeo + juliet at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (w 89th st. + riverside drive). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

6/7 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (thursdays thru 7/19): young jazz musicians, singers, and composers from different nordic countries shake things up at scandinavia house’s summer jazz series. tonight: northbound trio. bonus: pre-concert reception with free wine at 6:30pm. scandinavia house (murray hill), $5 adv with promo code ‘jazzlovers’ (reg. $15). >>

6/7 7pm (thursdays thru 8/30): take a free outdoor yoga class at prospect park’s long meadow. all levels welcome. bring your own mat. rsvp required for your first class. >>

6/7 7pm: f*ck! i’m in my twenties creator emma koenig launches moan: anonymous essays on female orgasm, a new collection of women writing on achieving sexual pleasure adapted from her tumblr. mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free. >>

6/7 7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

6/7 7pm (+ 6/14, 6/21): to accompany the acclaimed exhibition, brooklyn museum’s mini david bowie is on film series demonstrates the varied contributions bowie made to cinema. tonight: tony scott’s the hunger (1987). $16-25 admission includes museum general admission (note: does not include admission to the ticketed ‘david bowie is’ exhibition). >>

6/7 7pm (+ 6/8): caution: dancers may appear to walk on water at the fourth annual outdoor hudson river dance festival, featuring acclaimed dance companies showcasing styles ranging from tap to modern and even genderbent ballet. pier 63 at hudson river park (west village), free. >>

6/7 7pm, 8pm (thru 6/10): see an array of dance styles at the 32nd annual performance mix festival, presented by new dance alliance. university settlement (les), $15-20. >>

6/7 7pm-2am: wear your diamonds and pearls to tribute parties celebrating 60 years of prince with dj sets of your favorite prince and prince-related tracks. littlefield in gowanus (7pm-1am, $6) and nowadays in ridgewood (8pm-2am, free).

6/7 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 matteo lane, ana fabrega, gabe gonzalez, darian lusk, nadia pinder, and hann cowger. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

6/7 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (almost weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by chris laker (kimmel), jamie lee (hbo), pedro gonzalez, and dominic fogarty. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer), tony zaret, and tom delgado. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

6/7 8:30pm: uncover the stories behind everything from ancient theft to today’s black market at a lecture on the history of art crime. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $10. >>

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