around town today

thru 8/26: the 26th annual city-wide charlie parker jazz festival returns with concerts by veteran and contemporary performers, plus discussions, a film screening, and more. various locations, free (rsvp required for some events). >>

thru 8/26: pregame for the us open’s return with fan week, a series of free events open to the public, including the qualifying tournament (thru fri), open practices (thru fri), the louis armstrong stadium dedication ceremony with a performance by wynton marsalis and a legends exhibition match (weds 11:30am), the us open experience in manhattan (weds-thurs), legends exhibition matches with john mcenroe, martina navratilova, and more (weds-fri + sun), the doubles showdown (sun 12pm), and more. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
alice in wonderland (1951) with pre-show music by morricone youth. prospect park’s long meadow north. (rescheduled from 7/25) >>
blade runner 2049. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
his girl friday. greenbelt recreation center (staten island). >>
kedi. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
kubo and the two strings and austin powers: international man of mystery. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
mr. gaga with a pre-screening performance by gallim dance company. central park. >>
star wars: the last jedi. concrete plant park (bronx). >>
star wars: the last jedi. the unisphere (flushing meadows corona park). >>
the lords of flatbush. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
this is spinal tap. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
thor: ragnarok. booker t. washington playground (manhattan valley / uws). >>
up. pier i (uws). >>

5:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/12, + 9/14): the annual accordions around the world series brings more than 60 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players to bryant park (midtown west) for weekly concerts, culminating in a five-hour festival on 9/14. free. >>

6pm-2am: mosh it out as atlanta’s monthly punk black event makes its way north for its first brooklyn-based event featuring punk bands, vendors, and more. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $11-15. >>

6-8pm: unwind with a glass of wine and explore the 50 pieces of art from kiki smith’s ‘below the horizon’ exhibition at the museum at eldridge street’s twilight open house. museum at eldridge street (les), free (donations accepted). >>

6-9pm: you can’t eat the creations at the pizza my art pizza-themed group art show, but you can enjoy the free pizza and beer being served up. the general by vans (williamsburg), free admission. >>

6:30pm: author keith o’brien (npr, boston globe) shares the gender barrier-breaking tales of five female airplane racers during the 1920’s and ‘30s in his latest book, fly girls, accompanied by bonnie tiburzi caputo, the first female pilot for a major american commercial airline. nypl mid-manhattan library (midtown), free. >>

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

7pm: author, activist, and tedx speaker virgie tovar delves into fatphobia, sexist notions of fashion, learning to love yourself, and more in a book launch event for you have the right to remain fat. bluestockings bookstore (les), free. >>

sponsored 7pm (+ 8/29): bar thalia sing-along! bring that voice out of the shower and come together to belt out some of the songs we all know and love. tonight’s theme: tv theme songs. bar thalia at symphony space (uws), free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): get your monthly dose of hot feminist takes at the left breast comedy hour, featuring comedians ashley gavin (gotham comedy live), bobbi jeanne misick, abby washuta, jen lap, and more. hosted by kim dinaro and sally ann hall. the lantern (greenwich village), free admission (one item minimum). >>

8pm (monthly): things are mighty fine at the terrific pacific comedy show, with performances by aaron kominos-smith (mtv), farah brook (mtv), dewayne perkins (the break with michelle wolf), shantira jackson (50 central), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), luke null (snl), and alison leiby (the president show). hosted by chelsea davison (madtv) and asher perlman (the opposition with jordan klepper). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features nathan macintosh (conan), alingon mitra (colbert), carmen christopher (ifc), kenny warren (trutv), and katie compa (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 ryan beck (comedy central), hannah dickinson (comedy central), clark jones (crashing), kate willett (netflix), and graham kay (cbc). 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: tim dillon (netflix), claudia cogan (last comic standing), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), drew dunn, xazmin garza, and guitler raphael. hosted by david drake (laughs). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from jo firestone (fallon), anthony devito (comedy central), brendan eyre (seth meyers), jatty robinson (aka wyatt cenac), and liz barrett (grin and barrett comedy). lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

10pm: the bears are friendly at the bad behavior: we hot queer summer party, a summer camp-themed queer dance party at house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

coming up

8/23-25, 8/30-9/2: barefoot shakespeare company and occupy verona team up for ‘she doth persist,’ a season celebrating feminism and activism. next up: cymbeline. summit rock in central park (near w 83rd st + cpw), free. >>

8/23 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
basketball: a love story. pier 17 (south street seaport). >>
butch cassidy and the sundance kid. hunter’s point south park (lic). >>
coco. wyckoff farmhouse museum (east flatbush). >>
despicable me 3. alfred e. smith playground (two bridges). >>
frozen sing-along. hudson river park’s clinton cove (midtown west). >>
pick of the litter. fort greene park (fort greene). >>
the devil we know. 61 franklin street garden (greenpoint). >>
the goonies. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
the princess bride. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>
wonder woman. brooklyn bridge park. >>

8/23 5-8pm: stay fresh naturally at a natural deodorant workshop, where you’ll learn how to make your own aluminum-free deodorant with a customized scent using simple ingredients. participants will get to take home their creations. earth speaks (brooklyn heights), $20 . >>

8/23 5-8pm (runs thru 8/18): jcat and pleiades gallery showcase 300 artworks by 100 japanese artists for the ‘we’ group exhibition. opening party tonight with free sake tastings and ramune. pleiades gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

8/23 5pm doors, 7pm show: popgun presents event producers celebrate 10 years with an anniversary party including performances by charly bliss, bodega, tomi, photay, and more. elsewhere (east williamsburg), $20-25 for the main spaces, free for the rooftop area. >>

8/23 5:30pm (+ 8/30): the annual strings-on-hudson outdoor music series returns to battery park with a night of beethoven, brahms, mendelssohn, and more performed by ledlights. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

8/23 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show (+ 8/30): the annual museum of modern art summer thursday performance series brings a diverse range of nyc musicians to its sculpture garden. tonight: zenizen. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

8/23 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 cuban fusion band los habaneros, and art by robin kang. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

8/23 6-9pm (on view thru 8/26): opening reception for nyc street photography collective’s second annual members group show at soho photo gallery (tribeca). free. >>

8/23 6:30-8:30pm (on view thru 9/6): parsons presents ‘now,’ the 2018 mfa photography thesis exhibition, featuring photographs, video installations, photographic installation, and printed works. opening reception tonight. sheila c. johnson design center’s arnold and sheila aronson galleries (union square / greenwich village), free. >>

8/23 7pm: baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues with a breast cancer awareness pink cyclones trucker cap giveaway promo night. mcu park (coney island), $12-15. >>

8/23 7-9pm: ‘evening red,’ a summer sunset art party aboard the museum ship lilac, includes films, slideshows, exhibitions, and tours of the lilac’s engine room and bridge. museum ship lilac (hudson river park’s pier 25 in tribeca), free (rsvp). >>

8/23 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 gary richardson (snl), julian williams (ucb), meghan frank, ariel leahty, lindsay boling, and jonah henkle. the gallery bar at le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $3. >>

8/23 7pm doors, 8pm show: comedians with little cooking experience will teach the audience how to do just that as part of the live! from! snackland! show. hosted by ethan beach and josh nasser. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8/23 8pm (monthly): the new vortex of shame comedy show continues its spiral with standup by calvin cato (oxygen), xazmin garcia (siriusxm), todd montesi (crashing), jaye mcbride, and jill weiner. hosted by margaret dodge. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

8/23 8pm (weekly): unplug at airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by martin urbano (kimmel), erik bergstrom (colbert), sonia denis (high maintenance), tony zaret (pacific stand-up), and hannah boone. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rebecca o’neal, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/23 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 hosts an after-hours closing party for the hide + seek installation with music by dj br0nz3_g0dd3ss, a performance by the dynamic diplomats of double dutch, and frozen cocktails, lobster rolls, and desserts available for purchase. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

8/23 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by carmen christopher (the chris gethard show), chris waelti, gideon hambright, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/23 9pm: twilight… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

8/23 10pm: dance to devo, depeche mode, new order, and more at the dirty thursday new wave dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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