WEDS, 9/12: HIP HOP ON FILM, THOUGHTS + PRAYERS, + 26 THURS EVENTS

around town today

thru 10/20: wear your adidas or pumas and be ready to battle at film forum’s hip hop on film 1979–1986 festival, a mix of tv shows, documentaries and feature-length films, including beat street, graffiti rock, stations of the elevated, style wars, wild style and more, as well as q+as with filmmakers charlie ahearn, michael holman and others. film forum (south village), $15. >>

thru 9/17: the 13th annual brooklyn book festival, the largest free literary event in nyc, returns with a week of more than 50 ‘bookend’ events, a children’s day saturday, and a festival day and marketplace featuring more than 300 authors and 250 booksellers sunday. tonight’s events include thoreau in new york at old stone house (free), a night of spoken word poetry at la bodega studios (free), literary death match at littlefield ($10), grabbing pussy: karen finley at issue project room ($15), and more. >>

11am-9pm (+ 9/13 9am-9pm): get a complimentary manicure at opi nail polish co’s instagram-ready pop-up. greenwich village atrium, free (rsvp). update: purchase may be required. >>

5:30pm (+ 9/14 5pm): 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. >>

just added: 5:30-8:30pm (on view thru 11/2): opening reception: the un-heroic act: representations of rape in contemporary women’s art in the u.s., including works by artists yoko ono, jenny holzer, suzanne lacy, kara walker, and more. anya and andrew shiva gallery (chelsea), free. >>

6:30pm: the annual circle wind chamber orchestra concert commemorates the 9/11/01 tragedy in new york and the 3/11/11 tsunami disaster in japan. merkin hall (uws), $10. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: a good time for a good cause: put your money where your mouth is to benefit raices at thoughts + prayers: a mandatory assembly comedy show, featuring kristen buckels (comedy central), lacey jeka (reductress), dulcé sloan (trevor noah), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), alison leiby (the opposition with jordan klepper), gary richardson (ifc), will miles (the chris gethard show), and colin quinn (snl). the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:15pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): it’s all shoulda coulda woulda at the take two storytelling show, where guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things could’ve turned out differently. featuring storytellers kelli dunham (freak of nurture), jean le bec (moth slam champ), finn schubert, and tracie osbourne. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5-10 suggested admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

7:30pm: poet and writer eileen myles launches evolution, a new collection of poems, with a reading and discussion followed by a signing and wine reception. greenlight bookstore (fort greene), free admission. >>

7:30pm: vice presents a screening of separated by birth and zero tolerance, followed by discussion with correspondent krishna andavolu, producers rita chan + lindsay van dyke, and bronx defenders managing director for immigration sarah deri oshiro. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

7:30pm: new amsterdam symphony orchestra performs the music of mozart at st. peter’s church (chelsea). $10 general, $5 students/seniors benefits the food pantry. >>

sponsored: 7:30pm (+ 7/13): the new york philharmonic performs there will be blood‘s score to the complete film at lincoln center. tickets from $30, use code twbb45 for select $45 orchestra seats. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: get with the program at the lesbian agenda comedy/variety show, featuring performers liza treyger (comedy central), rebecca vigil (netflix), taylor ortega (hbo), and jessica kirson (fallon). hosted by sophie santos and jess salomon. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers, artists, and performers resurrect material they’ve cut from past works at the dead darlings show. this month’s ‘r-e-s-p-e-c-t’ edition includes cabaret artist champagne jerry, comedian shalewa sharpe, and author/performance artist andrea kleine. hosted by amanda duarte. judson memorial church (greenwich village), $10 suggested donation benefits safe horizon. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: chai and teen play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 door. >>

8pm (monthly): it’s no exaggeration to say that you’ll have fun at the hyperbole! comedy show. tonight’s lineup: joe pera (seth meyers), fareeha khan (decoded), david drake (laughs), and rachel mccartney. 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: seth herzog’s presents comedy at the mailroom, with stand-up by dan st. germain (conan), emmy blotnick (colbert), dave hill (wfmu), and more. mailroom (fidi), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features janelle james (netflix), brendan eyre (conan), josh comers (conan), julia claire (ucb), and noah savage (espn). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm: allman brothers tribute band friends of the brothers, featuring members of the gregg allman band, dickey betts and great southern, jaimoe’s jasssz band, and zen tricksters, performs at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>

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 liza treyger (netflix), nore davis (2 dope queens), danielle perez (kimmel), joe zimmerman (conan), and samantha ruddy (brooklyn magazine‘s ’50 funniest). 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: emmy blotnick (comedy central), kevin iso (comedy central), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), danielle perez (kimmel), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and matty litwack. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from dulcé sloan (trevor noah), mike vecchione (fallon), danielle perez (fallon), alingon mitra (conan), leclerc andre (laughs), and trey galyon. lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: comics of color share the humor in their experiences of prejudice at the profiled comedy show, with proceeds benefiting the aclu. hosted by marcela onyango and lauren clark. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

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sponsored: come with me if you want to live: terminator 2 judgement day! on saturday september 15th, the usual rejects are back and ready to destroy this schwarzenegger classic with a staged reading/parody/drinking game! trivia! audience participation! your $18 ticket gets you 2 free drinks, and a ticket into our awesome raffle. hop into your time-traveling blue sphere (one way ride, no returns!), steal some leather clothes, and destroy some kneecaps…it’s time to change the future. >>

9/13-23: the 92nd annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, festivities, and, of course, food. programming highlights include a cannoli eating competition (9/14 2pm), the grand procession (9/15 2pm), and a meatball eating contest (9/22 1pm). >>

9/13-16 (+ 9/20-23): the annual photoville pop-up photography ‘village’ takes over brooklyn bridge plaza with 85 exhibitions in and around 60 repurposed shipping containers. the indoor/outdoor event also includes talks, demos, workshops, tours, and a food + beer garden. brooklyn bridge plaza (dumbo), free admission. >>

9/13 5-8pm: jcat and pleiades gallery showcase 300 artworks by 100 japanese artists for the ‘we’ group exhibition. live painting, music, and free sake tastings tonight. pleiades gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

9/13 6pm (+ 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: bluegrass/hip-hop group gangstagrass, and art by kay gordon. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

9/13 6-8:30pm: fingers crossed for no rain during mixmag and battery park city’s summer session open-air party, featuring music spun by dj spinna, natasha diggs, and tasha blank. wagner park (battery park city), free (rsvp). >>

9/13 6:30pm: romola hodas launches princess of 42nd street: surviving my childhood as the daughter of times square’s king of porn, her memoir about growing up as the daughter of marty hodas, the man who built a times square adult business empire in the 1960s-1980s. actor sam stein, who plays marty on the deuce, will be in attendance. the disco lounge bar at the museum of sex (flatiron), free admission. >>

9/13 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. tonight’s one-year anniversary show features ryan mandelbaum (gizmodo), dina hashem (comedy central), tom thakkar (conan), julia johns (mtv), and jr strauss. hosted by jeopardy! runner-up and scientist raj sivaraman. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

9/13 7pm (ends today): the annual jazz at pier 84 outdoor music series, curated by the jazz foundation of america, concludes for the season with a performance by soul-jazz saxophonist george braith. hudson river park’s pier 84 (midtown west), free. >>

9/13 7pm: anything goes at the best worst talent show, an amateur performance showcase where being bad is good. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

9/13 7pm doors, 8pm show: astronomy + physics professor janna levin (how the universe got its spots) hosts the scientific controversies series at red hook’s pioneer works. tonight’s topic: swarm intelligence with professor simon garnier and dr. corrie moreau. stargazing in the garden will follow. free (rsvp). >>

9/13 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. >>

sponsored 9/13 7:30pm: litprov brings together new voices in literature to read from their latest works, followed by a couple of comedians who act out what they think happens next. tonight: melissa broder (so sad today), joseph fink (welcome to night vale), dave hill (wfmu), and dulcé sloan (the daily show). hosted by rakesh satyal. symphony space (uws), $10 adv with promo code ‘columbia’ (reg. $16). >>

9/13 7:30pm (thru 9/16): the school of visual arts’s annual after school special film + animation fest puts the spotlight on recent work of alumni with a week of free screenings and q+as. tonight: the great showman. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

9/13 7:30pm: fashion designers and dance choreographers collaborated to create dance vignettes inspired by designers’ collections for the stylepointe fashion show. dixon place (les), $20+. >>

9/13 7:30pm (thru 10/13): conceived in the wake of michael brown’s death in 2014, antigone in ferguson fuses a dramatic reading of excerpts from sophocles’ greek tragedy by a rotating cast of actors including samira wiley (the handmaid’s tale), frankie faison (the wire), and paul giamatti (billions) with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, and citizens from ferguson and nyc. harlem stage, free (rsvp). >>

9/13 8pm: enjoy a free pint of the new brooklyn brewery defender ipa and mingle with other pop culture fans at a launch party for the official comic con beer. brooklyn brewery tasting room (williamsburg), free (rsvp). >>

9/13 8pm (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary pasta alongside stand up by jo firestone (fallon), sharron paul (cheap date comedy), david meherje, and kendall farrell. hosted by brian parise and kenice mobley. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

9/13 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by janelle james (netflix), maria wojciechowski (comedywire), luke mones (funny or die), tommy mcnamara (onion sports), and chloe mcgovern (roastmasters). hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/13 8pm: as part of its political punk exhibit, the museum of reclaimed urban space will screen afro-punk, james spooner’s 2003 film that inspired the original afropunk festival. spooner will be in attendance to introduce the film and for a post-screening talk-back. museum of reclaimed urban space (alphabet city/east village), $5 suggested donation. >>

9/13 8pm (thru 9/22): the 10th annual collaborations in dance festival at triskelion arts features 30 dance companies collaborating with artists working in other media including film, sound, costuming, visual art, and more.​ triskelion arts (greenpoint), $18 adv, $22 door. >>

9/13 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by shane torres (conan), clara pluton, val nigro, robert dean, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/13 8pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): tyler fischer hosts the fish bowl comedy show, a new after hours stand up show at gotham market. tonight: sean donnelly (colbert, matthew broussard (comedy central), carolyn castiglia (mtv), alingon mitra (conan), aminah imani (vh1), and leclerc andre (laughs). gotham market (fort greene), $5 with rsvp (reg. $10). >>

9/13 8:30pm: liz barrett’s punnerifically named grin and barrett comedy show returns for a night of stand up by liz miele (gotham live), jim tews (felines of new york), kelsey caine (the new york times), andrew casertano (the roastmasters), jeffrey emerson (lap dance saloon), and more. beauty bar (gramercy/east village), free. >>

9/13 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): double down on the hand of comedy, a stand-up and sketch comedy show hosted by claudia cogan (last comic standing). tonight’s performers include jay jurden, melissa rocha, veronica garza, sagar bhatt, and country music comedy duo reformed whores. cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

9/13 10pm: get lit at the dirty thursday blacklight dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

9/13 10:15pm (+ 9/14 7pm + 10pm): john lydon (aka johnny rotten of the sex pistols) will do q+a or introduce select screenings of tabbery filler’s new public image ltd documentary, the public image is rotten. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

9/13 11pm (thursdays-saturdays thru 9/22): serials @ the flea: watch five ten-minute episodic plays and vote for your favorites to return next week with a new installment. the flea theater (tribeca), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

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