around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. van cortlandt park (bronx). >>
bringing up baby. greenbelt recreation center (staten island). >>
coco. grover cleveland park (maspeth). >>
despicable me. col. david marcus playground (midwood). >>
minions. pier 17 (south street seaport). >>
romy and michele’s high school reunion (audience choice winner). mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
the gang’s all here. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
the little mermaid. westervelt community garden (staten island). >>
the passionate thief. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
the secret life of pets and top gun. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>

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. >>

7pm: gothamist rounds up a bunch of places to watch the andrew cuomo and cynthia nixon debate. >>

7pm (monthly thru 9/26): experience sci-fi classics on the big screen – all on 35mm – at village east cinema’s sci-fest. tonight: john carpenter’s the thing (1982). $15. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! pop!: a pop-culture bingo party jumps into the ring with this month’s wwe-themed edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

7pm: baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball promo season continues with a breast cancer awareness pink cyclones trucker cap giveaway promo night a harry potter night. mcu park (coney island), $10 ($25 includes a bobblehead). >>

7:30pm: artist laura anderson barbata and the brooklyn jumbies present: intervention: ocean blues, a performance piece geared toward protecting the oceans that combines stilt dancing, procession, ritual, improvisation, and audience interaction. brooklyn bridge park, main street section, free. >>

7:30pm: drunken masters, a celebration of the best and worst action flicks, presents a screening and discussion of the legend of drunken master (1994). the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30pm (thru 9/3): see larger than life performances during metropolitan opera’s 10th annual summer hd festival, an outdoor screening series held in lincoln center plaza with the opera house in the background. this year’s fest highlights 10 filmed operas from the last seven years, and kicks off with a pre-fest showing of the marx brother’s a night at the opera on friday. lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): jenny’s birthday variety show: comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s subway sweet sixteen video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show every month, and tonight’s shindig of a show includes mary kate doherty (mtv), sam taggart (colbert), dewayne perkins (the break with michelle wolf), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), shantira jackson (50 central), community dance corps, and more. co-hosted by addie weyrich. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): hot box comedy is blazing with another night of laughs from janelle james (netflix), jon laster (gotham comedy live), sam jay (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), and ethan simmons-patterson. hosted by marie faustin (girl code) and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). et al. (les), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features matteo lane (netflix), dave merheje (netflix), grant gordon (comedy central), mary cella (the new york times), and katie boyle (transplants). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: tijuana’s mint field and brooklyn’s no swoon bring shoegaze/dream pop sounds to baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

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 calvin cato (gsn), kara klenk (comedy central), jared logan (james corden), matt mcclowry (gotham comedy live), raanan hershberg (laughs), and lillian devane (risk!). guest hosted by tommy mcnamara (stand by your band). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: dan licata (adult swim), molly austin (comedy central), fumi abe (mtv), dan st. germain (comedy central), mike lebovitz (hbo), and nina daniels (maron). hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from yamaneika saunders (netflix), sarah tollemache (colbert), alexis guerreros (the cooligans), grant gordon (comedy central), julia shiplett (hbo), and kevin saucier. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

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

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coming up

8/30-9/2: bindlestiff family cirkus’s annual nyc unicycle festival returns with four days of one-wheeled fun including group rides from battery park to central park (fri) and over the brooklyn bridge to coney island (sat), and races, competitions, exhibitions, unicycle sports, lessons, and more on governors island (sat-sun). free. >>

8/30 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
autumn sonata. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
avengers: infinity war. parkside playground (prospect lefferts gardens). >>
big (audience choice winner). brooklyn bridge park. >>
the life aquatic with steve zissou. beach 94th street plaza (rockaway beach). >>
the wizard of oz. fdr boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>

8/30 5:30pm (ends today): the annual strings-on-hudson outdoor music series returns to battery park with grammy-winning harlem quartet pairing debussy and schubert with brazilian, cuban, jazz, and ragtime selections. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

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

8/30 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 hip-hop artist jswiss, and art by patricia brace. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

8/30 7pm (monthly): lgbtqia comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase greetings, from queer mountain returns with tonight’s theme ‘should  stay or should i go now,’ featuring guests hafizah geter (the new yorker), gabe gonzalez (mtv), bobby hankinson (kweendom), aldrin valdez (foundational sharing), and erin taylor (pushcart prize nominee). hosted by kyle dacuyan and lorena russi. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

8/30 7pm (ends today): kupferberg center for the arts at queens college presents the annual live at the gantries summer performance series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: the bartlett band with the next generation sound perform the hits from bebop to hip hop. free. >>

8/30 7pm: baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball promo season continues with a tribute to the office featuring an appearance from creed bratton. mcu park (coney island), $12-15 ($30 includes a creed bobblehead). >>

8/30 7:30pm: activism-oriented cuban hip-hop duo krudas cubensi and dominican singer-songwriter carolina camacho perform as part of ‘womxn’s voices of the caribbean’ at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8/30 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): comedy at rose gold returns with comedians janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), rebecca o’neal (netflix), casey balsham (gotham comedy live), and lindsay boling. hosted by emily winter and caitlin peluffo. rose gold cocktail lounge (bushwick), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8/30 8pm (weekly): unplug at airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by matthew broussard (conan), mary cella (comedy central), maria wojciechowski (comedywire), usama siddiquee (50 central), and jeff wesselschmidt. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/30 8pm: cover band atomic funk project has gathered here today to remember the time and pay tribute to prince and michael jackson. bonus: mention ‘bowling special’ for half off bowling all night. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

8/30 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), jarret berenstein, dan pyatetsky, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/30 9:30pm: pink mexico, grlwood, half-wet play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $10. >>

8/30 10pm (monthly): the character assassination series returns with the roast of mister rogers, where comedians will take on the roles of kermit the frog, wee-wee herman, bill nye the science guy, and others to make fun of the beloved tv host, who’ll be portrayed by eli sairs. hosted by raanan hershberg as oscar the grouch. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

8/30 10pm: summer days drifting away… make the most of the season before it comes to an end at the dirty thursday summer lovin’ dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

8/30 10pm doors, 10:30pm show: snl writer and self-proclaimed space prince julio torres performs a night of comedy and other surprises alongside special guests to benefit the aclu’s immigrants’ rights work. the bell house (gowanus), $16. >>

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