around town today

thru 8/20: punks, poets, and valley girls: women filmmakers in 1980s america: bam presents a 2-week, 27-feature, 10-short series that surveys works by female filmmakers ranging from the underground to hollywood hits: big, born in flames, desperately seeking susan, the decline of western civilization, twice as nice, valley girl, and more. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

thru 8/11: hop culture’s second annual beers with(out) beards series celebrates women in the craft beer industry with seven events throughout the city. various prices. >>

thru 8/11: the 49th annual lincoln center out of doors festival presents free music, dance, film, and more to damrosch park (uws). weds: jesús carmona: amator and arooj aftab; thurs: okayafrica: gold + soul adekunle gold + the 79th element; fri: mtv + save the music featuring h.e.r. and samm henshaw; sat: americanafest with patty griffin and yola; sun: americanafest with david crosby + friends and anaïs mitchell. arrive early if you’d like to secure a seat in the main area. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. joyce kilmer park (bronx). >>
dumbo and operation dumbo-drop. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
judy moody and the not bummer summer. carroll park (carroll gardens). >>
kubo and the two strings. pier i in riverside park south (uws). >>
stop making sense. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
tootsie. pier 63 (chelsea). >>
teen titans go! to the movies. linden park (east new york). >>
trading places, with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
canceled avengers: infinity war. blake hobbs playground (east harlem). >>
canceled dark ‘toons. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>

1-2pm, 6:30-7:30pm: principal soloists from the new camerata opera will be giving two free pop-up opera performances, including works by verdi, puccini, and mozart, at anita’s way (a pedestrian walk-through near bryant park). free. >>

5:30pm (+ 8/14, + 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 (+ 8/14): the annual madison square park music on the green series continues with camila meza + the nectar orchestra. beer, wine, and ice cream sandwiches will be available for purchase. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

rescheduled to tomorrow: 6-9pm (ends today): dance on the high line for the last time this season at the elevated space’s annual ¡arriba! dance party series. tonight: avenida b and dj bembona. on the high line at 30th st. and 10th ave., free (rsvp). >>

6-9pm (+ 8/14): 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: co-founder of the lowline dan barasch captures the drama of ruined and rescued sites around the world over the last 150 years in a talk on his new book, ruin and redemption in architecture, with untapped cities founder and author michelle young. nypl mid-manhattan library, free. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): guests and listeners compete in puzzles, word games, and trivia at npr’s ask me another, hosted by ophira eisenberg and jonathan coulton. tonight’s live taping includes guest julio torres (snl, los espookys). the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

7pm: hugo award-winning author and music journalist jason heller launches his new book, strange stars: david bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded, an exploration of when music became inspired by sci-fi in the 1970s. powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free. >>

7pm: david tennant doctor who finale ‘the end of time,’ along with a new recorded interview with tennant, screens at select movie theaters in honor of the episode’s 10th anniversary. various prices. >>

7pm + 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group, who are coming to the rescue with tonight’s ‘heroes’ theme. failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7:30pm (monthly): laugh till you’re an ally at here + queer, an all-queer improv show featuring a rotating cast of lgbtqia+ improvisers and tonight’s special guest, eater editorial assistant james park. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

7:30pm (+ 8/10 at st. john’s in the village): aeon music ensemble presents ‘at the edge of song,’ a two-part concert series exploring 20th and 21st century works for voice, violin, viola, and marimba against the backdrop of live improvised visuals. the cell theatre (chelsea), $12 adv, $15 door general, $10 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians share photos, diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number to take jabs at their younger selves at the roast of your 15-year-old self show. hosted by alise morales. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (monthly): queer writers and performers ‘out’ the films that helped them define themselves at the queer film theory 101 show, hosted by veronica garza. house of wax bar at alamo drafthouse (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

8pm: you have the right to remain laughing at minutiae, a stand-up comedy/mock investigative journalism show hosted by kendra cunningham and including a panel of three retired law enforcement officials. threes brewing (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features greg stone (netflix), jim tews (last comic standing), marie faustin (comedy central), jason burke (comedy central), and xazmin garza (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 nore davis (conan), fumi abe (asian, not asian), caitlin peluffo (colbert), asey james salengo (kimmel), mike sheehan, and julia solomon. hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (monthly): a panel of comedians, journalists, and politicians chug two beers on stage and get political at the ‘two beers in’ tipsy political roundtable show. tonight: hosts cody lindquist and charlie todd welcome discussion from dan gurewitch (last week tonight with john oliver writer), jess mcintosh (signal boost), and more. ucb hell’s kitchen, $9. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

coming up

sponsored: 8/10 7:30pm doors: throw on your black suits, grab a big kahuna burger, and join the usual rejects with say what again: pulp fiction, a staged reading/movie parody/drinking game filled with trivia, audience participation, and raffles celebrating the 25th anniversary of quentin tarantino’s masterpiece! part of the chain nyc film festival. your $15 ticket ($20 at the door) gets you 2 free beers and a raffle ticket! >>

8/8-11: east harlem’s annual giglio festival returns with food vendors, games, music, and the group lifting of a four-ton religious statue. pleasant avenue between 114th + 116th streets (east harlem). >>

8/8 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. washington square park (greenwich village). >>
decade of fire. green acres community garden (bed-stuy). >>
frozen. alley pond park (queens). >>
ghostbusters (1984). union square park north plaza (union square). >>
jaws. hunter’s point south park (lic). >>
star wars: a new hope. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>
star wars: the empire strikes back. detective russel timoshenko soccer field (staten island). >>
the big lebowski. brooklyn bridge park pier 1 (brooklyn heights). >>
the emoji movie. brevoort playground (bed-stuy). >>
wall-e. stuyvesant square (stuytown). >>

8/8 12pm (+ 8/15): the brooklyn academy of music’s 25th annual r+b festival at metrotech brings 10 free outdoor concerts to downtown brooklyn. today: third world. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free admission. >>

8/8 12:30pm (+ 8/15): get a sampler of popular shows when cast members perform their biggest hits at the annual broadway in bryant park series. today: a musical about star wars, beautiful: the carole king musical, oklahoma!, and pretty woman. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

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

8/8 5:30pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with a family jam featuring miss saturn, followed by music by dandy wellington and his band, plus art by benjamin evans. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

8/8 6pm: 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: crumb, phony ppl, and purr at east river park. free. >>

8/8 6pm, 8:30pm (thursdays thru 9/11): in honor of its 50th anniversary, film at lincoln center presents 50th mixtape, a series of free double features. tonight: school daze and sorry to bother you. film at lincoln center (uws), free tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event. >>

8/8 6-9pm (+ 8/15): the summer cocktails at cooper hewitt performance series returns to museum’s terrace and garden, continuing tonight with samora pinderhughes’s the transformations suite, a multidisciplinary project examining the history of resistance in the african diaspora. cooper hewitt (ues), $14 adv, $16 door includes museum admission starting at 5pm. >>

rescheduled from weds: 8/8 6-9pm (ends today): dance on the high line for the last time this season at the elevated space’s annual ¡arriba! dance party series. tonight: avenida b and dj bembona. on the high line at 30th st. and 10th ave., free (rsvp). >>

8/8 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: a history of black hair: brush up on the relationship between hair and african american culture with a discussion featuring hair story: untangling the roots of black hair in america co-authors lori l. tharps and ayana byrd, hair raising: beauty, culture and african american women author noliwe rooks, and yahoo lifestyle beauty editor dana oliver. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

8/8 6:30pm (ends today): jazz and stargazing: the annual jazz at socrates series, presented by the jazz foundation of america, continues with the bertha hope quintet, plus stargazing with students and astronomy faculty from la guardia community college. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

8/8 7pm (ongoing): open house new york launches the moving city: transportation infrastructures of new york, a yearlong series of tours, talks, and other events designed to deepen public understanding about the future of transportation in nyc. tonight: a presentation on ride apps like uber and lyft by meera joshi, former chair of the new york city taxi and limousine commission. lmhq (financial district), $15. >>

8/8 7pm (+ 9/12): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, continues the season with a performance by the carol sudhalter quartet. hudson river park’s pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

8/8 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

8/8 7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 8/15): czech center hosts a series of animated films on the rooftop of bohemian national hall (ues). tonight: alois nebel (2011). $10. >>

8/8 7pm doors, 8pm show (thru 8/10): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with alvin ailey american dance theater’s second company, ailey ii. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/8 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the pasta show, serving up homemade cavatappi and pancetta with basil cream sauce and stand-up by nore davis (conan), tommy pope (last comic standing), shazia mirzi (bbc), michael rowland (comedy central), and christina galston. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $10. >>

8/8 8pm: comedian mary beth barone invites her friends to share their various experiences with f*ckboys through stand-up and storytelling at drag his ass: a f*ckboy treatment program. chelsea music hall (chelsea), $10. >>

8/8 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by david tveite (nbc), kate willett (netflix), zilla vodnas, adam langlois, and chris post. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/8 10pm: express yourself and get into the groove at the madonnarama dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: city farm presents summer series returns to industry city, and we’ve got a limited number of free tickets to check out natalie prass and adeline on 8/9. if you haven’t made it out to this new outdoor concert series, no better time than the present! use promo code ‘skint19’ to score free tickets in advance (reg. $20 adv, $25 dos). >>

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