WEDS, 8/8: SPACE IS THE PLACE W/ SUN RA ARKESTRA, PUPPET FRINGE FEST, 11 FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES, + 23 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 8/12: the inaugural international puppet fringe festival nyc brings over 40 performances from national and international puppet companies to the les, plus cabarets, films, artist talks, and more. the clemente cultural center (les), free-$15. >>

thru 8/12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. weds: sun ra arkestra performing a live score to space is the place, josé james celebrates bill withers, and samora pinderhughes: the transformations suite; fri: west side story reimagined by bobby sanabria multiverse big band; sat: mavis staples and joe henry; also sat: ‘in the name of the earth’ by john luther adams featuring hundreds of singers (note: this is in central park); sun: margo price, lukas nelson + promise of the real. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

thru 8/11: believe in your selfie and take all the photos at a deadpool-themed pop-up. industria studio 10 (west village/meatpacking), free. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
caddyshack. beach 125th street (rockaway beach). >>
cool runnings and singin’ in the rain. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
dr. strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>
fantastic mr. fox. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
space jam with pre-screening music by dj dr. israel. prospect park long meadow north. >>
spirit of the beehive. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
summer wars. pier i (uws). >>
the king and i. greenbelt recreation center (staten island). >>
the king of kong: a fistful of quarters. nowadays (ridgewood). >>
the lego batman movie. vidalia park (bronx). >>
wonder woman. pier 63 (chelsea). >>

5:30pm (+ 8/10): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, continuing tonight with sudanese-american pop fusion musician sinkane. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

6-9pm (+ 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: ‘i love the 90’s.’ the front terraces of both museums, free admission (rsvp required).

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: charlottesville: one year later: columbia university professor of u.s. history stephanie mccurry and activist brittany packnett consider how we can memorialize that day’s events as well as the heroes underrepresented in public monuments. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $5. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (+ 8/9, 8/15-16): the annual wingate concert series returns with four nights of r+b, hip-hop, afro-caribbean, and gospel music: johnny gill, vivian green, and after 7 (8/8), estelle, ricky blaze, serani, barrington levy, and alison hinds (8/9), jonathan nelson, vashawn mitchell, william murphy, charles jenkins, and jj hairston (8/15), slick rick, wyclef jean, kool moe dee, and mr. cheeks (8/16). wingate park (prospect-lefferts gardens), free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (wednesdays thru 8/22): you’re the chorus at the new york choral society’s summer sing series. tonight: beethoven’s 9th symphony finale and mozart’s coronation mass. a party with drinks and snacks follows. church of the holy trinity, draesel hall (ues), $15. >>

7:30pm (monthly): this month’s ‘hot science!’ installment of the astronomy on tap discussion series explores topics including life among the stars, summer space vacations, touching the sun, and landslides in space. trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring kate willet (netflix), lucas connolly (comedy central), drew anderson (npr), sarah kennedy (mtv), jaye mcbride (tedx), and glo butler (glo in the city). hosted by sam morrison and jaye mcbride. strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $10 gift card required for admission. >>

8pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: andy haynes (comedy central), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), selena coppock (red oaks), rob haze (fallon), and jesse eigner (giggles n’ cream). hosted by stu melton, caroline doyle, and charlie dektar. bonus: win free beer with your trivia smarts. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sean donnelly (colbert), robby slowik (conan), aminah amani (mtv), and zach mcgovern (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: pretty grimm: a fundraiser for the florence project: more than 30 comedians and singers join in an evening of characters, comedy, and live music based on fairy tales, with all proceeds going to the florence project’s efforts with detained immigrants in arizona. presented by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf, the president show) and alexandria iona (ucb). littlefield (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 alison leiby (the president show), casey ley (talk show the game show), carolyn busa (side ponytail), jake head (laughs), and joe fernandez (andy kaufman award finalist). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: phil hanley (seth meyers), joe fernandez (andy kaufman award finalist), jamie lee (hbo), loyiso madinga (comedy central), aaron weaver (comedy central), and david drake (sirius xm). hosted by mike lebovitz. 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 shane torres (comedy central), chanel ali (myv), molly austin (trutv), will winner (huffpost), and napoleon emill (funny or die). hosted by luke touma. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9pm doors, 10pm show: pole play: pole dancers of all skill levels take a spin at the house of yes (bushwick). free. >>

coming up

sponsored: 8/11 7pm + 10pm: 20th anniversary big lebowski event: parody drinking game! fend off nihilist marmots, teach little larry a lesson, get donny to finally shut up – but under no circumstances do you roll on shabbos! audience participation, trivia, and prizes! 2 free beers with ticket! >>

8/9-12: east harlem’s annual giglio festival returns with food vendors, rides, games, music, and the group lifting of a four-ton religious statue (sun 1:30pm). pleasant avenue bet 114th + 116th streets. >>

8/9 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther,. commodore barry park (brooklyn navy yard). >>
hairspray. union square park. >>
isle of dogs. matthew p. sapolin playground (uws). >>
labyrinth. bonus: free popcorn. fosun plaza (fidi). >>
mean girls. oculus plaza (fidi, rsvp required). >>
on the road, somewhere / algún lugar. queens museum (flushing meadows corona park). >>
wayne’s world. brooklyn bridge park. >>

8/9 12pm (ends today): the brooklyn academy of music’s annual r+b festival at metrotech comes to an end with electric funk bassist marcus miller. metrotech commons at metrotech center (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

8/9 12:30pm (+ 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: anastasia, avenue q, jersey boys, smokey joe’s café, and summer: the donna summer musical. the lawn at bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

8/9 5:30pm (+ 8/23, 8/30): the annual strings-on-hudson outdoor music series returns to battery park with a night of waltzes, foxtrots, tangos, and more performed by knickerbocker chamber orchestra. belvedere plaza (battery park), free. >>

8/9 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: xenia rubinos. included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

8/9 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 brazilian singer-songwriter tiê, presented by brasil summerfest, and art by steve west. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

8/9 6pm (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: wild style 35th anniversary reunion at the amphitheater with dj funk flex and special guests. east river park, free. >>

8/9 6-9pm (ends today): cocktails at cooper hewitt: the museum’s terrace and garden summer performance series wraps the season with a performance by shouthouse, a contemporary ensemble of musicians and dancers from hip-hop, classical, and jazz backgrounds. arrive at 5pm if you’d like to also get in an hour of gallery viewing. cooper hewitt (ues), $13 adv, $15 general. >>

8/9 6:30pm (ends today): trumpeter joey morant pays tribute to louis armstrong at tonight’s final ‘jazz at socrates’ concert of the season. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

8/9 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the ho-hum becomes hi-larious at the monotony! variety show, where comedians and storytellers entertain you with presentations on subjects typically considered boring. hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

8/9 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/14): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by gary clark jr. and fiona silver. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/9 7pm: civil rights lawyer and activist arjun singh sethi presents his new collection of interviews with recent survivors of bigotry, american hate: survivors speak out. mcnally jackson (nolita), free >>

8/9 7-11pm (on view thru 8/12): con artist collective presents a retrospective of more than 25 long-time collaborators and studio members. gallery party tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free admission. >>

8/9 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), $10. >>

8/9 7pm doors, 8pm show: hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to game of thrones may have less nudity than the actual show, but it will definitely be funnier. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

8/9 7:30pm: presented as part of the mostly mozart festival, the international contemporary ensemble, greg stuart, and members of the walden school young musicians program perform michael pisaro’s immersive 100-person composition a wave and waves at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

8/9 7:30pm: 1940s jazz, swing, and ballroom band fleur seule plays the waterfront concert series at astoria park lawn (astoria). free. >>

8/9 8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from emily johnson, alex koveos, toby nelson, and more. hosted by angela perrone and natalie wall. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

8/9 8pm (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary spaghetti marinara and eggplant parm alongside stand up by joe opio (the daily show), dulcé sloan (conan), kate willett (comedy central), robert dean, and napoleon emill. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

8/9 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: our new president, q+a, and live music by eastern blokhedz. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

8/9 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by brad howe (adult swim), roy wood, jr. (the daily show), tony zaret, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and sagar bhatt (last comic standing). pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8/9 10pm: embrace your inner madonna girl at madonnarama, the latest edition of the dirty thursday dance party that’s all about madge’s style and legacy. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

get into the groove at the skint’s annual cruel summer dance party friday 8/10, an all night long dance party set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s, with 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band the engagements, 90s hits spun by party like it’s 1999’s dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secretformula, and 80s + 90s music videos from music video time machine. just $5 in advance with promo code ‘bananarama’ (reg. $10). >>

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 play nyc video game convention at hammerstein ballroom 8/11-12 for $16.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $33). >>

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). >>

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