around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
amy (2015), nowadays (ridgewood) >>
cinderella (1950) and roman holiday (1953), the oval at stuyvesant town >>
chevalier (2016), socrates sculpture park (lic) >>
lego batman movie (2017), hudson river park’s pier 63 (chelsea). bonus: free popcorn. >>
lost highway (1997), hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea) >>
selena (1997) with pre-screening music by karen rodriguez, mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
the beatles: eight days a week (2016), pier a park (hoboken) >>
the sandlot (1993), prospect park’s long meadow (park slope) >>
the truman show (1998), riverside park south’s pier i (uws) >>
zootopia (2016), metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn) >>

ongoing: something’s brewing in downtown brooklyn. circa brewing company, a new 6,000-square-foot brewery and pizza restaurant, opens at 141 lawrence street today. >>

6pm: get nostalgic for better mta days at the new york transit museum’s camp wanna-catcha-train, an adults-only summer camp-themed party including ‘bug juice’ (craft beer), s’mores, arts + crafts, temporary tattoos, vintage train car tours, and more. $10 with promo code ‘skint5’ (reg. $15) includes a beer. >>

6-9pm (wednesdays thru 8/9): uptown bounce: two neighboring museums host free summer block parties in a joint series between the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio, featuring musical performances, djs, dance lessons, gallery talks, and art workshops, plus free museum admission and extended hours. tonight’s theme: ‘i love the 90s.’ free admission. >>

6:30pm: don’t suffer-rage, learn about it instead at a panel on the history of women’s rights and what’s next for the movement(s), featuring linda sarsour (co-chair of the women’s march), jessa crispin (author, why i am not a feminist), kim phillips-fein (associate professor of american history at nyu) and sarah seidman (historian and curator at the museum of the city of new york). moderated by the new yorker columnist jia tolentino. federal hall (fidi), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): sylvan esso and middle kids play a celebrate brooklyn! benefit show that’s priced out of the skint’s range, but you can still throw down a blanket and listen with others outside the prospect park bandshell’s fenced-off area for free. >>

7pm: author and bloomberg reporter joshua green launches his new book, the devil’s bargain: steve bannon, donald trump and the storming of the presidency, at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

7pm: die another day: renaissance person presents survival tactics for worst case scenarios with er doctor avir mitra, plus a bystander cpr demo and tips on trusty tools to have in a survival situation with destination backcountry adventures founder dave dicerbo. 61 local (cobble hill), $6 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $10). >>

7pm (thru 8/13): re-live the real horror of ‘ghosting’ with unpacking: a ghost story told in the dark, a new play (lit by flashlights in the audience!) that follows a couple who starts seeing the ghosts of their past failed relationships after moving in together. here arts center (south village), $18 thru 7/30 with promo code ‘firstweek’ (reg. $25). >>

7pm: jazz-age band michael arenella and his dreamland orchestra serenade a night of instructor-led swing dancing under the stars. waterside plaza (kips bay), free. >>

7pm (thru 8/13): the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival kicks off a three-week series of free outdoor concerts, parties and family-friendly events with npr music’s ‘turn the tables live,’ a celebration of pioneering women musicians 1964-present. ricki lee jones headlines with a performance of her 1981 album pirates, plus ronnie spector, nona hendryx, lizzo, gaby moreno, alynda segarra, and torres open with covers of some of the greatest songs made by women as picked by npr. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

7-9pm: the competition will be stiff at tonight’s bachelor auction/fundraiser for the gotham knights, nyc’s only gay/inclusive rugby team. the stonewall inn (west village), free admission. >>

7-11pm (thru 7/28): make your presence felt at the marker art-themed ‘meet your marker’ gallery show, featuring artists’ daring new doodles. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): at the take two storytelling show, guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things turned out differently. try to guess the truth with tales by gastor almonte (this is not happening), scott gawlicki (the moth storyslam winner), glenn marla and katie saddlemire at tonight’s podcast release show. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), free ($5 suggested). >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: talks and turntables, a new lecture-series-turned-dance-party gets down and nerdy with a new topic each month. tonight: ‘new york at night.’ magick city (greenpoint), free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: free summerstage show tonight: balletx contemporary ballet company performs to the music of amy winehouse at central park’s rumsey playfield. >>

7:30pm: you always start off with a blanche card at golden girls bingo, featuring screenings of three episodes of the show, bingo games for cheesecake treats and more. costumes encouraged for additional prizes. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast live show. tonight’s installment features speakers matt koff (writer, the daily show), andy christie (author, i wasn’t kidding), mike brown (adult swim) and amy oestreicher (author/speaker/survivor). hosted by kevin allison. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

8pm (monthly): comedy and (real) news collide at fight the feed’s monthly talk series on politics. tonight: a roundtable on memes and their sources. hosted by john hague. legion bar (williamsburg), $5 suggested donation. >>

8pm (monthly): word weavers adam wade, mike kelton, ashley brooke roberts and sean o’brien share stories about ‘coming clean’ at this month’s edition of the nights of our lives storytelling show. hosted by david martin. ucb (chelsea), $7. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features kevin mccaffrey (colbert), stone + stone (last comic standing), mehran khaghani (last comic standing) and caitlin peluffo. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) hosts a free screening of ron howard’s willow (1988). >>

8pm (thru 7/29): afropunk battle of the bands: 16 bands compete for a chance to go to the finals on 8/11 and then on to the annual festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 dos. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): discover funny folks at the comedians you should know show. tonight: matt wayne (comedy central), langston kerman (hbo), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert) and david drake (laughs). hosted by mike lebovitz. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

11pm (monthly): late night writers custom-build a talk show pilot for a new host each month at ucb’s ‘night late.’ this month’s host: late night with seth meyers writer jenny hagel. ucb chelsea, $5. >>

thru 8/5: the 40th asian american international film festival (aaiff) features 11 days of world premiere films, shorts, panel discussions and screenplay readings by and about asians and asian-americans across three manhattan and queens venues. $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

7/27 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
begin again (2013), stuyvesant square north lawn (stuytown) >>
chicago (2002) sing-along (rescheduled from 7/13), pier 95 (midtown west). bonus: free popcorn. >>
dreamgirls (2006), putnam triangle plaza (clinton hill) >>
forrest gump (1994), 28 liberty plaza (fidi). bonus: free popcorn. >>
ghostbusters (1984), morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). bonus: free popcorn. >>
maciste all’inferno (1925) with live score by sexmob and pre-show by reverend billy + the stop shopping choir, prospect park bandshell >>
singin’ in the rain (1952), corlears hook park baseball field (les) >>
the lego movie (2014), brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 harbor view lawn >>
the matrix (1999), tony dapolito recreation center (west village) >>

7/27 12:30pm (thursdays thru 8/10): get a taste of the great white way for free during the annual broadway in bryant park, where cast members from shows perform excerpts outdoors. today: a bronx tale, anastasia: home at last, avenue q, and the imbible. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

7/27 6-8pm (thru 8/27): opening reception and awards night for the new york studio school’s annual alumni exhibition (greenwich village). free. >>

7/27 6-8pm (thru 8/17): carter burden gallery in chelsea opens two exhibitions tonight: anna h. walter’s ‘on the wall,’ plus ’12×12,’ a group show featuring 12×12 works from 50+ artists priced at $200 each. opening reception tonight. carter burden gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

7/27 6-10pm (+ 6/28 11am-7pm): ‘hungry,’ kelsey s. brewer’s art installation featuring jeremy penn, uses performance, sculpture, film, and erotica to explore the feeling of desire for something unattainable. opening reception and performance thursday 6-10pm, exhibition friday 11am-7pm. fat free art (les), free. >>

7/27 6:30pm: 1 minute meal: stories of food and community in new york, filmmaker james boo’s pop-up exhibition at the museum of food and drink lab (williamsburg), opens tonight with a reception including panel discussions, tastings, beer + wine, and a curated selection of films about how new yorkers relate to food. $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

7/27 6:30pm: learn about the inner workings of the american intelligence community at former cia senior analyst melvin a. goodman’s lecture based on his new book, whistleblower at the cia: an insider’s account of the politics of intelligence. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

7/27 6:30pm (thurs-sun, thru 8/20): hudson warehouse theater company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s henry v at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (w 89th st. + riverside drive). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

7/27 6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/31): the museum of modern art’s annual summer thursday performance series in the sculpture garden returns with a focus on artists with a ‘borderless musical vocabulary.’ tonight: ghanaian electro-afrobeat artist jojo abot. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

7/27 7pm (+ 8/3 at powerhouse arena): lamenting a gentrifying city? so is jeremiah moss, who has a release + signing event for his new book, vanishing new york: how a great city lost its soul, based on his popular local blog. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7/27 7pm: save the epa! familiarize yourself with the latest threats to our environment and how to combat them at a discussion with former epa regional administrator judith enck. new york society for ethical culture (upper west side), free (rsvp). >>

7/27 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by leslie goshko. tonight’s guests include thomas pryor (the new york times), jiji lee (reductress), mark pagan (risk!), and drew prochaska (the moth). bonus: a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine) will go to the winner of a trivia challenge. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

7/27 7pm (thursdays-saturdays thru 8/12): free outdoor shakespeare season takes many forms, as evidenced by the drilling company’s adaptation of henry vi, part 3, set in the clemente parking lot (les). free. >>

7/27 7pm (ends today): the annual outdoor river + blues concert series presents blues music from around the world with a view of the hudson. tonight: malian singer and guitarist vieux farka touré. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free. >>

7/27 7pm (thru 8/13): the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival continues a three-week series of free outdoor concerts, parties and family-friendly events with the nosotros festival, featuring music by hurray for the riff raff, las cafeteras, helado negro and xenia rubinos, plus poets felipe luciano, la bruja, and bonafide rojas. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

7/27 7-10pm (thursdays thru 8/3): the queens museum’s annual outdoor passport thursday international dance, music, and film series returns. tonight: north africa, with music + dance by zikrayat and a screening of alexandra sicotte-levesque’s the longest kiss (2013). flushing meadows corona park, free. >>

7/27 7-10pm: independent intersectional zine susie magazine celebrates their inaugural print issue with a pop-up market including vendors, an art exhibition, a panel discussion, and a ‘modern love workshop.’ new women space (east williamsburg), $5-10. >>

7/27 7pm doors, 8pm 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 guests include noah prestwich (clickhole associate editor), josh gondelman (last week tonight), claudia cogan (last comic standing), rob haze (adam devine’s house party), catherine cohen (it’s a guy thing), and chelsea fernando. hosted by yotam tubul and lisa franklin. le poisson rouge’s gallery bar (greenwich village), $3. >>

7/27 9pm: steven tyler’s ipad, an animated series from general interest studio, premieres alongside comedy by mary houlihan, noah garfinkel, and josh gondelman, plus music by miracle sweepstakes. hosted by bob walles. our wicked lady (bushwick), $5 suggested donation benefits the center for reproductive rights. >>

7/27 10pm: freestyle bingo: rappers and comedians freestyle the bingo numbers while you play. hosted by ben kronberg. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 to play, free to watch. >>

7/27-30: let virtual reality become your reality at the taiwan excellence product showcase, where you’re free to check out and try new vr experiences, gaming computers, alternative transportation methods, and more. the second floor of time warner center (columbus circle), free. >>

7/27-30: when the lights go off, darkfest begins. the annual performance festival raises awareness of sustainable ways to do theater tech, with five shows lit using flashlights, glow-in-the-dark objects, and more. the tank (midtown), $10-15. >>

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