around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
big trouble in little china, with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
decade of fire. paradise on earth community garden (bronx). >>
doctor strange. walker park (staten island). >>
dumbo. the unisphere at flushing meadows corona park. >>
incredibles 2. maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
la ciénaga. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
life of pi. pier i in riverside park south (uws). >>
moana. cadman plaza park (brooklyn heights). >>
moonstruck. central park. >>
peter rabbit and best in show. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
the last dragon. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. playground 103 ciii (east harlem). >>
woodstock. nowadays (ridgewood). >>

5:30pm (+ 8/16): more than 50 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium players of different musical genres, take over bryant park over four weeks for the annual accordions around the world performance series, concluding with a five-hour festival on 8/16. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6pm (ends today): the annual madison square park music on the green series wraps up with alsarah and the nubatones. beer, wine, and ice cream sandwiches will be available for purchase. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

6-9pm (ends today): the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio‘s annual uptown bounce summer block party series returns with music performances, djs, gallery talks, local food available for purchase, and free gallery admission. 104th st + 5th ave (east harlem), free. >>

6:30pm: economics professors and co-authors brendan o’flaherty and rajiv sethi examine the role stereotypes play in the justice system in a talk on their new book, shadows of doubt: stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice, with postdoctoral fellow at nyu robert f. wagner graduate school of public service morgan c. williams, jr. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: former presidential speechwriters and comedians who like speeches break down their favorite speeches, give behind-the-scenes looks at the drafting process, and lead the audience in crafting their own keynote at west wing writers presents: speakeasy. hosted by chandler dean (mcsweeny’s). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7pm: boston-based author sheila moeschen discusses hilarious women and the power of their humor at a talk on her new book, the league of extraordinarily funny women: 50 trailblazers of comedy. astoria bookshop (astoria), free admission. >>

7pm (thru 10/5): 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: omar, nakhane, and dj wildcat at marcus garvey park. free. >>

7:30pm: sady doyle, journalist and author of dead blondes and bad mothers: monstrosity, patriarchy, and the fear of female power, explores the power of the female dark side with writer talia lavin at books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: it’s ok to come alone to outcast, fareeha khan’s comedy show where performers will share what feeling like an outcast means to them. tonight’s one-year anniversary show features ana fabrega (los espookys), lorelei ramirez (the special without brett davis), usama siddiquee (nbc), eudora peterson (paste magazine), and bryan yang (buzzfeed). union hall (park slope), $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by mary beth barone (comedy central), devon walker (comedy central), nore davis (conan), kenice mobley (2 dope queens), and lev fer. hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: barrie, sedona, and dar disku play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm (+ 8/15): the high line’s ‘out of line’ performance series presents a.r.m.’s queer work, blood fountain. the highline at 30th street, free (rsvp). >>

8pm: comedians from abroad do stand-up and discuss their process of moving to the united states at the aliens of extraordinary ability show. featuring julio torres (los espookys), ophira eisenberg (ask me another), jess fuchs, and pedro gonzalez. hosted by orli matlow (someecards) and felipe torres medina (collegehumor). velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), $8 (a portion of the proceeds will go to raices). >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features khalid rahmaan (conan), adam mamawalla (comedy central), and michael rowland. 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 hari kondabolu (conan), jf harris (comedy central), vanessa peruda (reductress), lea’h sampson, and allison o’conor. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8pm: 10 choreographers and filmmakers present new works at the jump/cut a dance on film festival. threes brewing (gowanus), $10. >>

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 rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), josh comers (conan), luke mones (the breakdown), melissa stokosi (handmaid’s tale: the musical), brittany carney, and derek humphrey. 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 christi chiello (comedy central), chanel ali (girl code), james tison (cumming clean), pedro salinas (laughs), lili michelle (siriusxm), and antonio aguilar. the corners (bed-stuy), free. >>

9pm (+ 9/18): john and scott: former 30 rock cast members scott adsit and john lutz perform improv at ucbt hell’s kitchen. $9 >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: nina daniels (showtime), ramon rivas (comedy central), dc benny (comedy central), tom thakkar (conan), mike lebovitz (hbo), and sonya vai. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

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Written by Lauryn Gaffney, Music and Lyrics by Lauryn Gaffney
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The year is 1853. Four women have sacrificed everything to escape the cruelties of American Slavery in the South and are determined to take agency over their own lives.

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Would you betray the person who loves you for a second chance at life?

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coming up

sponsored: thru 8/19: the 7th annual chain nyc film festival presents independent films and talkbacks in all categories. personal stories. original ideas. new work. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

8/15 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
an american tail . brooklyn bridge park pier 1 (brooklyn heights). >>
black panther. central park. >>
blade runner. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>
dumbo (2019) stuyvesant square (stuytown). >>
green book. cunningham park (fresh meadows). >>
school daze. the lot at brooklyn plaza medical center (fort greene). >>
star wars: return of the jedi. coffey park (red hook). >>
star wars: return of the jedi. father macris park (staten island). >>
incredibles 2. tremont park bronx). >>

8/15 12pm (ends today): the brooklyn academy of music’s 25th annual r+b festival at metrotech brings 10 free outdoor concerts to downtown brooklyn. today’s season finale: van hunt and &more (chill moody + donn t). metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free admission. >>

8/15 12:30pm (ends today): get a sampler of popular shows when cast members perform their biggest hits at the annual broadway in bryant park series. today: mean girls, the phantom of the opera, frankenstein, and tootsie. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/15 5:30pm (+ 8/22): the annual battery park strings-on-hudson concert series returns with string collective leadlights. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

8/15 5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with a family jam featuring konverjdans, followed by music by alsarah + the nubatones, plus art by priscilla fusco. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

8/15 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: nocturama and burning. film at lincoln center (uws), free (rsvp). >>

8/15 6-8pm: opening reception: open sessions 2018-2020: what’s love got to do with it?, an exhibition by 31 artists in the drawing center’s two-year program. the drawing center (soho), free. >>

8/15 6-9pm (monthly thru december): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where nine galleries and art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

8/15 6-9pm (ends today): the summer cocktails at cooper hewitt performance series returns to museum’s terrace and garden, concluding tonight with music by dylan dunlap and dj jennifly. cooper hewitt (ues), $14 adv, $16 door includes museum admission starting at 5pm. >>

8/15 6-10pm (on view thru 8/21): arthur king collective presents a multimedia installation featuring new works by musicians randy randall (no age) and jason lytle (grandaddy). opening reception and live performances tonight. 98 orchard gallery (les), free (rsvp). >>

8/15 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: watched: coming of age under surveillance, katie mitchell’s documentary about increased scrutiny of muslims at brooklyn college in 2017, screens at brooklyn historical society, followed by a talkback moderated by this muslim-american life author moustafa bayoumi. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free. >>

8/15 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): an evening of humorous readings, a show featuring funny folks who write funny things, returns with django gold (colbert), kathleen o’mara (mcsweeney’s), and charu sinha (the rumpus). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. new venue: caveat (les), $10. >>

8/15 7pm doors, 8pm show (ends today): czech center hosts a series of animated films on the rooftop of bohemian national hall (ues). tonight: little from the fish shop (2015). $10. >>

8/15 7:30pm (+ 8/22): tribute band the new york bee gees performs at tonight’s edition of the central astoria waterfront concert series. blankets/chairs encouraged. astoria park great lawn, free. >>

8/15 7:30pm: grammy-nominated blues musician cedric burnside performs at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8/15 7:45pm doors (thru 9/16): the annual rooftop films series continues with desolation center, plus q+a, live music from parlor walls and lee ranaldo, and an after party. new design high school (les) green-wood cemetery, $16. >>

8/15 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by fumi abe (comedy central), jeremyah schur, lindsay lucido, and connor mcnutt. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/15 8:30pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by nimesh patel (snl), drew michael (hbo), kenice mobley (sirius xm), vinay umapathy (the chris gethard show), brian bahe, and brittany carney. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/15 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): it’s all things html-arious at the internet explorers comedy show, where comedians and actual experts step into the world of the world wide web. tonight’s ‘youtube’ theme features carlos maza (vox), kerry flynn (digiday), mike rugnetta (idea channel), and jenn schiffer (glitch). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

ticket deals

score 2-for-1 tickets to more than 20 shows, including book of mormon, dear evan hansen, harry potter and the cursed child, sea wall / a life, and more during the annual fall broadway week. tickets to performances scheduled 9/3-16 go on sale today. >>

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