WEDS, 7/10: GIGLIO FESTIVAL, TALEFEST, OUTDOOR MOVIES, FREE CONCERTS, + 30 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 8/24:  self-produced short plays compete for cash prizes at the annual lic one-act play festival. the secret theatre (lic), $9 plus ticket fees here (reg. $18 adv, $20 door). >>

thru 7/10-21: the annual giglio festival returns to williamsburg with rides, food vendors, live music, and the traditional group lifting of a five-story, four-ton statue. the area around our lady of mount carmel church (n 8th + havemeyer streets). >>

thru 7/14: hear it all at talefest, an annual storytelling festival celebrating the best of the nyc comedy storytelling scene. the kraine theater (east village), $15. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a tanú (the witness). hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea). >>
o brother, where art thou?. pier i in riverside park south (uws). >>
purple noon. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
ralph breaks the internet. the unisphere at flushing meadows corona park. >>
the amazing catfish (los insólitos peces gato). j. hood wright park (washington heights). >>
the incredibles 2 and jumanji (1995). stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
the warriors with a live-mixed score by dj 2-tone. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
when harry met sally with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>

5pm doors, 6pm 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: ximena sariñana, ile, and nathy peluso. rumsey playfield in central park, free. >>

6pm: the new york academy of medicine hosts a screening of power to heal, a documentary narrated by danny glover about the struggle for the desegregation of american hospitals in the 1960s, followed by q+a with filmmaker barbara berney. the new york academy of medicine (east harlem), free $10 suggested donation). >>

6pm (wednesdays thru 8/14): the annual madison square park music on the green series kicks off the season with ladama. beer, wine, and ice cream sandwiches will be available for purchase. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

6pm (thru 7/13): get into the swing, salsa, rhythm + blues, and disco of things at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing, an outdoor series of retro dance parties with live music. weds: eyal vilner big band; thurs: típica messiez; fri: maria muldaur; sat: lc kids dance (3pm, free) and harlem renaissance orchestra/lindy hop dance contest (6pm, regular admission). dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $18 adv/$22 dos, but there’s usually plenty of room to watch/dance outside the main space for free. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (+ 7/16-18): the annual wingate concert series returns with five nights of live r+b, soul, afro-caribbean, and gospel music. tonight: angie stone + al b. sure, r+b revue hosted by jeff redd, and force md’s + horace brown. wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

6:15pm doors, 7pm show (+ 7/18, 7/30, 8/6): due to repairs, the naumberg orchestral concerts has moved to temple emanu-el (ues) for their 114th annual free summer performance series. tonight: venice baroque orchestra performs music by vivaldi, handel, albinoni, and more. free (tickets required). >>

7pm (+ 7/13-14): the roxy cinema screens a 35mm print of alfred hitchock’s the birds (1963). the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

7pm: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues at coney island’s mcu park with a breast cancer awareness day pink t-shirt giveaway promo. $10. >>

7-11pm: vice and reebok present noisey nights, featuring performances by kari faux, easy life, and jean deaux. bonus: complimentary beer and wine while supplies last. villain (williamsburg), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the vaughns, dot.s, ohnomoon, and cuneiform play the bowery electric (east village). $8 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm: guggenheim fellow in science writing richard panek (the 4% universe) presents his latest book, the trouble with gravity: solving the mystery beneath our feet, in conversation with science writer and editor corey s. powell (science rules). books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

7:30pm (monthly): the biology on tap series brings short science talks and trivia to a bar each month. tonight’s theme: deserts. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30 (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-15 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7:30pm (wednesdays thru 7/31)-31: two dozen dance companies present short works followed by courtyard receptions at triskelion arts’s annual summerfest. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $18 adv, $22 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), jessica henderson (ucb), tessa skara, and ana mccasland. hosted by sophie santos. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features carmen lynch (conan), joe list (conan), leclerc andre (fallon), and will winner (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

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 katie hannigan (colbert), dan licata (adult swim), doug smith (conan), erica spera (tbs comics to watch), and michael joyce. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm (monthly): youngmi mayer and blair dawson host the u up? comedy show, featuring stand up and a half-time storytelling portion where audience members can share an anecdote to compete for a prize from babeland. tonight’s show includes aparna nancherla (corporate), alex english (bet), atheer yacoub (comedy central), andrew casertano (animal planet), andrés govea (ucb), and olga namer (ladies of laughter 2018 winner). the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: liza treyger (netflix), alex english (viceland), xazmin garza (sirius xm), lane pieschel (the fancy show), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and michael harrison (mtv). hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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

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coming up

7/11 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future. sol lain playground (les). >>
hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. soundview park (bronx). >>
incredibles 2. commodore barry park (brooklyn navy yard). >>
pariah. brooklyn bridge park pier 1 (brooklyn heights). >>
rear window stuyvesant square (stuy town). donations welcome/ >>
sister aimee. fort greene park central lawn (fort greene). >>
star wars: a new hope. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>
the devil wears prada. tony dapolito recreation center (greenwich village). >>
the outsiders. clove lakes park (staten island). >>

7/11 11am-7pm: today’s 7/11, which means participating 7-eleven locations are once again offering free small slurpees to all. >>

7/11 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: rahsaan patterson. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free admission. >>

7/11 12:30pm (thursdays thru 8/1): get a sampler of popular shows when cast members perform their biggest hits at the annual broadway in bryant park series. today: be more chill, king kong, stomp, and wicked. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

7/11 5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with music by high + mighty brass band and eli paperboy reed, and art curated by the nyc crit club. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

7/11 6pm, 8:45pm (thursdays thru 9/11): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. tonight: two english girls and mulholland dr.. film at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

7/11 6-8pm: see all the art at these free exhibition opening receptions:
on view thru 7/31: the small works show at carter burden gallery (chelsea). >>
on view thru 8/25: 2019 world press photo exhibition at 10 corso como gallery (seaport). >>
on view thru 9/28: umbra: new prints for a dark age at international print center new york (chelsea). >>

7/11 6-9pm (thursdays thru 8/15): the summer cocktails at cooper hewitt performance series returns to museum’s terrace and garden, continuing tonight with contemporary ballet from tom gold dance. cooper hewitt (ues), $14 adv, $16 door includes museum admission starting at 5pm. >>

7/11 6:15pm (thursdays thru 8/1): the annual battery park city river + blues concert series presents four outdoor performances at robert f. wagner, jr. park. tonight: son little. free. >>

7/11 6:30pm (+ 8/8): jazz and stargazing: the annual jazz at socrates series, presented by the jazz foundation of america, continues with the t.k. blue quintet, plus stargazing with students and astronomy faculty from la guardia community college. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

7/11 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s live taping includes guests bowen yang and matt rogers (las culturistas). the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7/11 7pm: learn about the history and astronomy behind the manhattanhenge phenomenon, occurring friday + saturday nights, at a presentation led by astrophysicist jackie faherty at the hayden planetarium (uws). $15 general, $13.50 students/seniors. >>

7/11 7pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show . tonight’s lineup: alingon mitra (conan), jeff arcuri (colbert), courtney maginnis (comedy central), carolyn busa (fox), max fine, and gideon hambright. hosted by stu melton and charlie dektar. dream baby (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

7/11 7pm (thru 7/27: thursdays-saturdays): shakespeare in the parking lot: the drilling company presents an updated production of romeo and juliet, set in 1990s lower east side nyc, in an actual parking lot. the clemente parking lot (les), free. >>

7/11 7pm (+ 7/27, 8/3): the columbia summer winds band performs a series of concerts in parks around nyc. today: washington square park (greenwich village). free. >>

7/11 7pm (+ 8/8, 9/12): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, continues the season with a performance by mike freeman zonavibe, ray mantilla, and jose mangual, jr.. hudson river park’s pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

7/11 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), $12. >>

7/11 7:30pm (+ 7/12 10:10pm): writer-director-star john cameron mitchell will do q+a/introduce select screenings of a new 4k restoration of hedwig and the angry inch at ifc center (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

7/11 7:30pm: singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and spoken word artist celisse henderson performs an evening of bluesy, soulful music at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7/11 7:30pm (thursdays thru 8/15): the swing time big band kicks off this year’s central astoria waterfront concert series. blanket or chairs encouraged. astoria park great lawn, free. >>

7/11 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade rigatoni with lamb ragu and stand-up by dina hashem (conan), devon walker (comedy central), leah bonnema (trutv), mike lebovitz (hbo), and lawrence deloach (caroline’s comedy madness winner). hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

7/11 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: sweethearts of comedy drew anderson and tim platt host an evening of stand-up featuring bowen yang (las culturistas), anna drezen (snl), gary richardson (snl), julia shiplett (comedy central), and max wittert (high maintenance). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7/11 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: brooklyn-based indie band pronoun plays a record release show at rough trade (williamsburg). $13 adv, $15 dos. >>

7/11 8pm (weekly): spend your dog days of summer and beyond at the new web catz comedy show, hosted by anne victoria clark (vulture) and john sartori (ucb), and featuring stand-up by casey james salengo (comedy central), jordan temple (comedy central), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), and savannah desormeaux (ghost town comedy). crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

7/11 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by carmen lagala (colbert), subhah argawal (comedy central), sam morrison (siriusxm), ashlyn salzano, and john baglio. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

7/11 7pm doors, 8pm show: with a wave of a wand, clothing will disappear at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to harry potter. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

7/11 8pm: weird worlds collide at a coney summer sideshow festival, featuring four sideshow troupes plus live music, a freak market, and more. coney island usa, $15. >>

7/11 9pm: (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from seaton smith (fox), emmy blotnick (comedy central), greg stone (netflix), jp mcdade (trutv), dominique gellin (sirius xm), chanel ali (mtv), and robert dean. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

7/11 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: eight comedians and an audience member compete to win the heart of a ‘celebrity single’ through rounds of q+a and with the help of a relationship expert at first impressions: the live 90s dating game show. tonight’s guest: lauren duca (teen vogue). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7/11 10pm: pop-rock duo savoir adore plays an acoustic ep release show at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free. >>

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