around town today

thru 3/31: in the company of harold prince, a new exhibition at the new york public library for the performing arts (uws), celebrates the broadway producer, director, and collaborator whose resume included west side story, cabaret, sweeney todd, phantom of the opera, and many others with original costumes, set models, archival video, and an open cabaret stage. free. >>

thru 9/22: the school of visual arts’s annual after school special film and animation festival highlights recent work of alumni with a series of free screenings and q+as. highlights include spider-man: into the spider-verse, springsteen on broadway, ralph breaks the internet, halloween, a shorts program, and more. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
moonstruck with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
the little mermaid. white playground (east harlem). >>

various times: art house theater day: head to your local art house for a day of special screenings including robert downey sr.’s putney swope, peter strickland’s in fabric, and more. various locations and prices. >>

2:30-4:30pm (+ 9/25): sample select menu items from grand central food spots for $5 during the annual taste of the dining concourse. >>

6:30pm: architect, artist, and author anthony alofsin examines how frank lloyd wright’s complicated relationship with nyc helped resurrect and inspire his career in a talk on his new biography, wright and new york: the making of america’s architect, in conversation with structural historian and architectural author judith dupré (one world trade center. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building, free. >>

6:30pm doors: becca mancari and frances cone play mercury lounge (les). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7pm: l.a. rockers the paranoyds play an in-store set at rough trade (williamsburg). free. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): at the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s ‘primates’ theme features behavioral ecologist and conservation biologist dr. jenna lawrence (columbia university and the american museum of natural history) and comedians eva victor (reductress), taylor ortega (ucb), and tim platt (the special without brett davis). hosted by joanna rothkopf (last week tonight), shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate), and jordan mendoza (once was pre-med). littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

7:30pm (monthly): the astronomy on tap discussion is showing its school spirit with tonight’s ‘back to school’ edition, featuring columbia university grad students giving talks on space balloons, imaging exoplanets, and searching for pulsars. trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

7:30pm: copycat cover song night presents a tribute to classic disco on the rooftop of our wicked lady (bushwick). $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the hack city comedy show returns with stand-up by alex english (the rundown with robin thede), peter revello (comedy central), chanel ali (girl code), emmy blotnick (conan), and jeffy tran (second city). hosted by fumi abe (mtv) and michael nguyen (someecards). canal street market (soho), free-$10. >>

8pm (monthly): the ditmas lit reading series returns with readings by tyler barton (co-founder of fear no lit), melissa grunow (i don’t belong here), joanne ramos (staff writer for the economist), and kelly tsai (the invisible word). tonight also features work by james anderson via pen america’s break out movement program read by miracle jones. hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush), free. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features nore davis (conan), rosebud baker (comedy central), aminah amani (mtv), and pete bladel (billy on the street). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand-up from dave ross (james corden), lawrence deloach (cbs sports), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), pamela ross (mcsweeney’s), and remy germinario. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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 brittany carney (comedy central), ian fidance (comedy central), julia shiplett (crashing), melissa stokoski (handmaid’s tale: the musical), joe zimmerman (conan), and more. hosted by wilfred padua (comedy central). the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 8:45pm show (monthly): the weird but nice comedy show returns with judah friedlander (30 rock), louis katz (this is not happening), samuel morrison (bravo), savannah desormeaux (ghost town comedy), and alex giampapa (funny or die). hosted by wendy steiner. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free. >>

9pm: adsit + sagher: scott adsit (30 rock, veep) and tami sagher (inside amy schumer, glow) team up for an evening of improv at ucbt hell’s kitchen. $9. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: dulce sloan (the daily show), sarah tollemache (colbert), dave ross (james corden), matteo lane (netflix), brent gill, and jerry tran. hosted by saurin choksi (brown privilege). gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

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9/19-5/10/2020 11am-6pm (thurs-sun): go for a spin on historic jane’s carousel, which starts fall/winter hours today. brooklyn bridge park (dumbo), $2/ride, $20/12. >>

9/19-10/31: lower manhattan cultural council’s arts center at governors island opens to the public with inaugural exhibitions by yto barrada and michael wang, as well as events and participatory program ‘the take care series.’ free admission. >>

9/19-21 + 9/26-28: triskelion arts’s annual collab fest celebrates performance collaborations in their myriad forms. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $18 adv, $22 door. >>

9/19-22: 90+ repurposed shipping containers turn into art galleries for photoville, a pop-up photography ‘village’ at brooklyn bridge plaza. the annual event includes artists from across the globe, plus talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, and a beer garden. free admission. >>

9/19-22: printed matter’s 14th annual ny art book fair at moma ps1 (lic) will host 350 exhibitors from around the world, plus conversations, workshops, performances, and other artist-led programs. opening night preview/party thursday 6-9pm ($20), free for the rest of the fair. >>

9/19-22: 50 world-touring bands bring folk, bluegrass, jazz and more to seven outdoor and artist-owned and operated indoor establishments in dumbo and red hook for the fifth annual brooklyn americana music festival. opening gala at jalopy theatre thursday ($25), then all shows friday thru sunday are free. the skint is a media sponsor for this festival. >>

9/19-21: the 10th annual making moves dance festival presents 11 emerging and underrepresented choreographers and dance companies from across nyc. opening party with the illustrious blacks thursday. jamaica center for arts and learning, free-$10. >>

9/19 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
american factory. the old american can factory (gowanus). >>
bill and ted’s bogus journey. dyker beach park. >>
dumbo (2019). hamilton fish park (les). >>

9/19 3pm, 6pm: queens public library unveils a cypher in queens, artist sherwin banfield’s nine-foot-tall ‘audio sculptures’ of queens rappers prodigy of mobb deep, phife dawg of a tribe called quest, and jam master jay of run-dmc. unveiling with banfield and video music box creator ralph mcdaniels at 3pm, ceremony with music and spoken word at 6pm. queens public library’s central library (jamaica), free. >>

9/19 6pm: a stain on an all-american brand: writer and historian jonathan michael square will give an illustrated talk on how brooks brothers once benefited from the institution of slavery, followed by a discussion with elizabeth way, assistant curator at the fashion institute of technology. the new york society library (ues), free (rsvp required). >>

9/19 6-8pm (on view thru 10/16): taglialatella galleries presents the art of friends, a solo exhibition of artworks by burton morris inspired by his paintings that were seen hanging in the friends central perk coffee shop. opening reception tonight (rsvp). taglialatella galleries (chelsea), free. >>

9/19 6-8pm: a selection of costumes from the upcoming judy garland movie starring renée zellweger will be on display at the 5th floor of macy’s herald square tonight. >>

9/19 6-9pm (monthly thru december): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where eight galleries and art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

9/19 6:30pm: at-lass. creator joshua jelly-schapiro and journalist julie scelfo discuss the updated city of women map, a map of the nyc subway system that tracks notable women who contributed to the city’s cultural history, at new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn). $5 with promo code ‘mtamap19’ (reg. $15). >>

9/19 6:30pm (+ 10/24, 11/14, 12/12): in conjunction with the exhibition french fashion, women, and the first world war, monthly conversation series ’fashion, anxiety, and society’ explores contemporary questions of gender, labor, justice, and subversion as they relate to fashion. bard graduate center lecture hall (uws), $8 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

9/19 7pm: editors david lehman and major jackson host a night of readings from the best american poetry 2019 anthology at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (greenwich village). free. >>

9/19 7pm: asian-american comic book artists larry hama, jerry ma, and david chun sketch a verbal portrait of the challenges and influences in their careers at tonight’s latest installment of the mocatalks series at the museum of chinese in america (chinatown). $15 admission includes wine and museum admission. >>

9/19 7pm: actor and comedian june diane raphael and writer and former emily’s list chief of staff kate black launch their new book, represent: the woman’s guide to running for office and changing the world, in conversation with democratic congressional candidate and director of vote mama liuba gretchen shirley at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. free admission. >>

9/19 7pm (+ 9/20): to mark the return of george and ira gershwin’s porgy and bess to the metropolitan opera, film at lincoln center presents special screenings of otto preminger’s 1959 film adaptation (thurs, with a pre-screening panel discussion) and vincente minnelli’s an american in paris (fri). walter reade theater (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

9/19 7:30pm: nitehawk cinema presents a screening of punk the capital, a new documentary on the history of punk and hardcore in washington, d.c., followed by q+a with co-creators james june schneider, paul bishow and sam lavine, plus lyle preslar (minor threat), howard wuelfing (nurses), and gary gabriel (the enzymes). nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $18. >>

9/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): clueless… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/19 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: her-icane comedy, an all female-identifying stand-up show benefiting disaster relief, features stand up by ana fabrega, allison o’conor, katie hannigan, and the el-salomons. hosted by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf) and jenny gorelick (jenny’s birthday show). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

9/19 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by daniel simonsen (colbert), jenny zigrino (conan), gabe stoddard, bryan morris, and christiana jackson. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/19 8pm (monthly): inside jokes and obscure references are the star at niche!, a monthly drag show featuring really specific acts. hosted by c’était bontemps and chevy lace. dream baby (east village), $5-10. >>

9/19 8:30pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by aparna nancherla (corporate), rebecca o’neal (2 dope queens), rohan padhye (siriusxm), devon walker (comedy central), and jerry tran (nbc). friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9/19 9pm: the cambridge footlights cross the pond for a night of sketch comedy at ucbt hell’s kitchen. $9. >>

9/19 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: folk-pop comedy duo reformed whores bring their signature act to caveat nyc (les). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

9/19 10pm: get cheeky at the bootylicious destiny’s child/beyoncé-themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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giveaway: enter to win tickets to dan savage’s hump! festival, returning to nyc with 10 years of the very best. (nsfw) >>

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