around town today

following its closure last spring for a full renovation and the addition of a new fourth screen, beloved art house theater film forum reopens today. >>

thru 8/12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. weds: npr music’s turning the tables live: music and conversation with carly rae jepsen, jamila woods, mitski, phoebe bridgers, i’m with her, and ann powers; thurs: okay africa’s mzansi heat + naija beats; fri: peter wolf and super soul banned; sat: la casita and dance theatre of harlem; sun: made in nyc: celebrating the 50th anniversary of the center for traditional music and dance, dj rekha, and yoruba remixed. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

thru 8/4: see what actors do in the shadows at the dark fest, an annual theatre festival-meets-environmental initiative featuring performances lit by alternative means like flashlights and glow-in-the-dark mouth guards. the tank (midtown west), $3-15. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther. unisphere in flushing meadows corona park. >>
coco. pier i (uws). >>
gifted. de witt clinton park (hell’s kitchen). >>
hackers. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
loveling. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
minions and ferris bueller’s day off. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
talladega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
three billboards outside ebbing, missouri. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
west side story with pre-screening music by skyline salsa band. prospect park long meadow north. >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): just math: providing fairness and balance in the courtroom: take part in the momath ‘jury’ and see how your verdict holds up as author and mathematician leila schneps explores what math says about your conclusions at this month’s ‘math encounters’ lecture, held at the national museum of mathematics (flatiron). free (rsvp). >>

5:30pm (+ 8/8, 8/10): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, continuing tonight with grammy-nominated, latin jam-band locos por juana. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6pm (wednesdays thru 8/15): the annual madison square park summer nights music series continues with nyc-based cuban dance band los habaneros. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

6pm, 8pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: tito nieves / bodoma + garifuna culture band (6pm, crotona park) and a.i.m / movement of the people dance company (8pm, central park). free. >>

6-9pm: take a look at what bricworkspace visual artists-in-residence have been up to at the bric open house/open studios, a night of artist open studios, music, performances, art-making, a pop-up portrait studio, holistic activities, gallery talks, and free snacks and refreshments. bric house + 505 state street (fort greene), free admission. >>

6-9pm (ends today): cocomama and dj rimarkable play tonight’s edition of the high line’s annual outdoor ¡arriba! dance party series. on the high line at w 16th st., free. >>

6-9pm (wednesdays thru 8/15): jump around at the uptown bounce, the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio‘s summer block party series featuring music, dance lessons, gallery tours, and local food, plus free museum admission. tonight’s theme: ‘girls who run the world,’ a celebration of female empowerment. the front terraces of both museums, free admission (rsvp required).

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (wednesdays thru 8/22): you’re the chorus at the new york choral society’s summer sing series. tonight: fauré’s requiem. a party with drinks and snacks follows. church of the holy trinity, draesel hall (ues), $15. >>

6:30-9pm (+ 8/8): brooklyn public library’s plaza swing series brings live bands and dance lessons to central library’s plaza (prospect heights). tonight: matt munisteri. free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians get schooled by a real teacher/expert. this month’s lesson is ‘shark class!,’ with american museum of natural history’s conservation biologist dr. joshua drew and ‘students’ bowen yang (las culturistas), chelsea davison (the opposition with jordan klepper) and tim platt (comedy central). hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

7pm: social justice activist and author janet dewart bell discusses her book, lighting the fires of freedom: african american women in the civil rights movement, at book culture on columbus (uws). free. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group as they cut back the calories while keeping the flavor fun with tonight’s theme, ‘lite.’  failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7pm-midnight (on view thru august): view the last decade of diy nyc through the eyes of photographer walter wlodarczyk’s movable installation, ‘there is only one of you,’ opening tonight at secret project robot (bushwick/bed-stuy). free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features seaton smith (conan), kerry coddett (gotham live), james mattern (netflix), raanan hershberg, and jeff cerulli. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (thru 8/4): south brooklyn shakespeare company presents an outdoor production of the winter’s tale at park slope’s old stone house. 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 andy haynes (comedy central), carolyn castiglia (comedy central), sean patton (comedy central), jatty robinson (aka wyatt cenac), and sam taggart (brooklyn magazine‘s 50 funniest comedians). hosted by michael joyce. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: gary gulman (conan), matt wayne (conan), joe pera (colbert), marina franklin (comedy central), raanan hershberg (fox), and mike lebovitz (last comic standing). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5 adv or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from sarah tollemache (colbert), greg stone (the break with michelle wolf), aminah imani (wine before nine), chris scopo (you know what dude?), and mekki leeper (comedy central). hosted by jp mcdade. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

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

coming up

8/2-8/30: roll on over to rock ‘n’ film, a screening series based on david e. james’s book of the same name exploring the history of rock music in cinema. the 24 highlighted films include a hard day’s night, gimme shelter, super fly, viva las vegas, ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars, and more. anthology film archives (east village), $11 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

8/2 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bend it like beckham. brooklyn bridge park (brooklyn heights). >>
ferris bueller’s day off. union square park. >>
justice league. highbridge park (washington heights). >>
marshall. restoration plaza (bed-stuy). >>
the wind journeys / los viajes del viento. queens museum (flushing meadows corona park). >>
when harry met sally. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>

8/2 12pm (+ 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: charleston-based gullah music quintet ranky tanky. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

8/2 12-2pm: celebrate national ice cream sandwich day by getting a free one from ben + jerry’s at sony square nyc (flatiron). >>

8/2 12-6pm (thursdays thru 8/30): round and round: ride the prospect park carousel for free every thursday this month. (reg. $2.50) >>

8/2 12:30pm (thursdays thru 8/16): you don’t need to pay big bucks to see the stars of the stage at broadway in bryant park, an annual series offering free performances by broadway and off-broadway cast members over six weeks. today: aladdin, frozen, and the lion king. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/2 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show (thursdays thru 8/30): the annual museum of modern art summer thursday performance series brings a diverse range of nyc musicians to its sculpture garden. tonight: oshun. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

8/2 6pm (+ 8/3, 8/6-7, 8/9-10): american thymele theatre’s annual new york euripides summer festival presents free outdoor productions of suppliants at john v. lindsay east river park, marcus garvey park, and herbert von king park, plus indoors at columbia university. free. >>

8/2 6pm (thursdays thru 9/20): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s fourth annual live at the archway performance series brings free outdoor musical performances, interactive art, and more to under the manhattan bridge archway in dumbo. tonight: music by haitian-colombian group strings n skins, and art by pasqualina azzarello. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

8/2 6-8:30pm: 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’ (beer), arts + crafts, scavenger hunts, vintage train car tours, and more. $10 with promo code ‘skint5’ (reg. $15) includes a brooklyn brewery beer. >>

8/2 6-9pm (+ 8/9): cocktails at cooper hewitt: the museum’s terrace and garden summer performance series continues with a performance by swedish pop singer-songwriter clara mae. arrive at 5pm if you’d like to also get in an hour of gallery viewing. cooper hewitt (ues), $13 adv, $15 general. >>

8/2 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: author and activist darnell l. moore presents his new memoir, no ashes in the fire: coming of age black and free in america, at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $5. >>

8/2 6:30pm (thurs-sun, thru 8/26): hudson warehouse theater company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s hamlet at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (w 89th st. + riverside drive). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

8/2 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by badbadnotgood and charlotte day wilson. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/2 7pm (ends today): the annual river + blues concert series at robert f. wagner, jr. park wraps the season with seattle-based soul collective delvon lamarr organ trio. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free. >>

8/2 7pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: the movement: messiah, lito kirino, brray, joyce santana, el sosa, and nelly nelz. crotona park (bronx), free. >>

8/2 7-9pm (saturdays 1-5pm, thursdays 4-8pm, thru 9/16): artist wes modes’ ‘a secret history of american river people,’ an exhibition on his traveling, recreated 1940s-era shantyboat, presents oral histories of people who live and work on american rivers. artist reception 8/2 7-9pm. the waterfront museum (red hook), free. >>

8/2 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with guests david guzman (the onion), miranda kronfeld (reductress), mia mercado (the new yorker), and sasha stewart (mcsweeney’s). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. the gallery at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), free. >>

8/2 7:30pm: bargain, the who tribute band, plays astoria park lawn (astoria). free. >>

8/2 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by patrick schroeder (roast battle), dave bergmann, jess lane, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/2 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comedians perform their ideas for pulitzer prize submissions and the audience votes on which will actually get submitted at the pulitzer surprises show. tonight’s guests include catherine cohen, karen chee, zach dilanzo, sebastian dinatale, chrissy shackelford, and actual pulitzer prize-winning journalist jesse eisinger. hosted by eliza cossio (the daily show) and caroline schaper (full frontal with samantha bee). caveat (les), $8 adv, $12 door. >>

ticket deals

try your luck getting free tickets to a saturday night live taping via the show’s lottery, open through the end of the month. >>

get tickets to the annual unfringed festival at the secret theatre (lic) 8/11-9/1 for $9 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to the lost ’80s live tour at the ford amphitheater at the coney island boardwalk, featuring a flock of seagulls, wang chung, naked eyes, the romantics, nu shooz, and more 8/3 for $20-24 (plus ticket fees, reg. $41-54). >>

get tickets for the new york cocktail expo at melrose ballroom in long island city 8/19 for free-$32.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

get tickets to the brooklyn wine fest at the brooklyn expo center 9/29 for $20-39 (plus ticket fees, reg. $60). >>

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