around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
aladdin, the caton school (flatbush-ditmas park) >>
ant-man, lincoln terrace / arthur s. somers park (crown heights) >>
calle 54, harlem art park >>
lucia di lammermoor, lincoln center plaza (midtown west) >>
paris blues, jane bailey memorial garden (bed-stuy) >>

today’s the 31st, so baskin-robbins offers $1.31 scoops and $3.31 two-scoop sundaes at participating locations. >>

5-10pm (ends today): bryant park’s accordions around the world music series ends the season with a concert featuring six accordion-centric bands performing american roots, klezmer punk, russian, and more. free. >>

6:30pm: animals — they’re just like us! learn about what we have in common at an illustrated lecture by nathan h. lents, professor of molecular biology and director of the biology and cell and molecular biology programs at john jay college and author of not so different: finding human nature in animals. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

7pm: the smith tapes book event + listening party: documentary filmmaker ezra bookstein shares samples from the smith tapes, recordings from cult figure howard smith’s lost library of interviews with rock stars and other iconic figures from 1969 to 1972, including mick jagger, frank zappa, john lennon, andy warhol and more. attendees will be entered to win a cd and box set of the recordings. bookcourt (cobble hill), free. >>

7pm: womanhood with aparna nancherla and jo firestone: comedians aparna nancherla and jo firestone host a live version of their web series where they provide absurdist ‘how-to’ advice on how to get through womanhood. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from phil hanley (seth meyers), emmy blotnick (@midnight), meghan hanley (gotham comedy live), dan st. germain (conan), and atheer yacoub. hosted by josh gondelman (john oliver). $5. >>

7pm: chinatown fair arcade documentary the lost arcade screens at videology (williamsburg), followed by q+a with the filmmakers. $10. >>

7pm (+ 9/4) 6pm: only two more chances to catch brooklyn cyclones baseball games this season, with post-game running of the bases tonight and fireworks on sunday. mcu park (coney island), $10-17. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: chicago the musical celebrates 20 years as the longest-running american musical on broadway with live music and performances from current cast members as well as the original billy flinn, james naughton. central park’s summerstage, free. >>

7:30pm (+ 11/30): emerging + established choreographers of all dance forms showcase new works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $15 general adv, $18 door, $12 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: josh zepps (huffpost live) hosts #wethepeople live, a town-hall style panel show for journalists and comics where guests take on world headlines, then each other. tonight’s guests include corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), myq kaplan (small, dork, and handsome), and james myers. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

8pm: indie chamber pop band flocke plays an album release show at union pool (williamsburg) with gingerlys, wilder maker, and a ballad set from friend roulette. $10. >>

8pm: ny artist collective con template celebrates five years with an art exhibition and multimedia showcase pairing bands with visual artists including oberhofer, zuli, tk the architect, blackjeans, drippy eye projections, michael soft rupp + zach shields, kimberly young sun, jonathan sims, and more. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8-11pm: 12 artists show their scary work at the horror art show. lovecraft bar nyc (east village/alphabet city), $5 donation + 1 drink minimum proceeds benefit a neighborhood homeless shelter. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: sensory speed dating: explore the science of attraction through an interactive evening of sensory exploration with strangers led by two scientists and a comedian. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos admission includes free food and swag. >>

9:45pm (monthly): bushwick’s syndicated screams, er, screens, 1985 cult-classic re-animator for its monthly horror movie night, with trivia and giveaways beforehand. $5. >>

10pm: tinder swiping be damned at do you wanna kiss?, a live dating show where four contestants are matched based on answers to would-you-rather style questions. el cortez (east williamsburg), free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/1 6pm (thursdays thru 9/29): dance, sing and swing at dumbo’s second annual live at the archway series, a weekly cabaret under the manhattan bridge featuring free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes and more. tonight: white wave dance company. free. >>

9/1 6-9pm (monthly): art galleries stay open late for special events and opening receptions during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. not on the official schedule: photographer zak krevitt’s solo show alpha, beta, omega presents a peek into the human-puppy play fetish community at ray gallery. free. >>

9/1 7pm (monthly): ask a stranger anything you want at the ask roulette show. this month’s lineup includes guests jon ronson (so you’ve been publicly shamed, this american life), heems aka himanshu suri (swet shop boys, das racist), house band eli bolin (sesame street, story pirates), and you (or you can just watch). hosted by jody avirgan (fivethirtyeight, wnyc). housing works bookstore cafe (soho), $8. >>

9/1 7pm: marginalized comedians from all walks of life will gather and share their stories through stand-up, characters, and more at the comedy c*nt collective show, hosted by arti gollapudi. bluestockings bookstore (les), free. >>

9/1 7pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: wim wenders’s alice in the cities (1974). $10. >>

9/1 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers perform your favorite movies in the style of wes anderson at the pit (flatiron). $5. >>

9/1 7:30pm (monthly): andrea shapiro’s ‘saw her stand up there’ all-female comedy show returns to q.e.d. (astoria). starts with an open mic for the first 10 female-identified signups, and ends with sets by v.lince, carolyn bergier, and kara buller, plus a raffle for a $15 gift card to buffalo exchange astoria. $6 for audience members, free for open mic performers with a one-item purchase minimum. >>

9/1 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by adam newman (comedy central), myq kaplan (america’s got talent), michelle buteau (big morning buzz), neel nanda (adam devine’s house party) and charlie pickering (the weekly). hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

9/1 7:45pm (thru 9/5): the metropolitan opera’s eighth annual summer hd festival offers free outdoor screenings of ten of the company’s productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series. tonight: rossini’s la cenerentola. lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

9/1 8pm (monthly): your guess is as good as any at match game nyc, a game-show-turned-bar-affair where participants (i.e. you) compete to match answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with a rotating cast of ‘celebrity’ guests, from burlesque performers to nerdcore hip-hop artists. hosted by tiffany leigh and chris calogero. sidewalk cafe (east village), free admission, one drink or food item minimum. >>

9/1 8pm: feel the harmony of the golden ratio and laugh a bit too at the golden spiral comedy show, featuring jokes by joe pera, amber nelson, chris lamberth, shalewa sharpe, and ophira eisenberg. hosted by katie compa and mindy raf. hifi bar (east village/alphabet city), free. >>

9/1 8pm doors, 9pm show: hockey dad, muuy biien, and sharkmuffun play rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/1 8:20pm: pechakucha, meaning ‘chit chat’ in japanese, is a multi-speaker event hosted by creative people sharing their ideas, projects, photos, or anything else through informal slideshows that feature 20 images for 20 seconds each. brooklyn art library (williamsburg), $16. >>

9/1 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: tuba skinny, an ensemble of street musicians playing everything from clarinet to washboard (and of course, tuba), bring their new orleans sound to jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $10. >>

9/1 9pm (various times thurs-sun thru 9/17): the drilling company’s alfresco shakespeare series returns to bryant park with a production of measure for measure, reimagined as a battle of the sexes set in the south. free. >>

9/1 9pm: plenty of ‘national treasures’ will be exposed at burlesque uncaged: the striptease tribute to nicolas cage. coney island usa, $12. >>

9/1-4: no one’s a third wheel at the seventh annual unicycle festival, where circus pros and beginners alike can ride, learn, and watch competitions in central park, the brooklyn bridge, coney island, and governors island. free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: win a weekend getaway to montreal from our partners – contest ends 9/3! >>

get tickets to the affordable art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 9/29-10/2 for free-$9.75 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to the brew hop 5k run and craft beer festival at randall’s island park 9/18 for $25-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $50-60). >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at the 69th regiment armory 9/17-18 for $15+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $25+) >>

get tickets to see mary-louise parker and denis arndt in heisenberg at the samuel j. friedman theatre 9/20-10/16 for $49+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $70+). >>

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