around town today

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
robin hood (2018). washington market park (tribeca). >>
the goonies. parklife (gowanus). >>

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

6pm: nyu journalism professor and author suketu sehta (this land is our land: an immigrant’s manifesto) and new york times reporter and author jason deparle (a good provider is one who leaves: one family and migration in the 21st century) discuss migration and immigration in 2019 at the nyu journalism institute (east village). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: poet and writer eileen myles presents their 2018 collection of poems, evolution, at 192 books (chelsea). free admission. >>

6:30pm: award-winning filmmakers, producers, and directors discuss what it takes to make documentaries that matter. featuring guest speakers antonio rossi (the inventor), betsy west (rbg), antonino d’ambrosio (frank serpico), blair foster (taxi to the dark side), and moderator cynthia lópez. kumble theatre at liu brooklyn (downtown brooklyn), free (rsvp). >>

6:30-9:30pm (on view thru  3/8): the bronx museum of the arts hosts henry chalfant: art vs. transit, 1977 – 1987, an exhibition of the street art photographer’s photos, films and historical ephemera, that also includes life-size subway car prints. opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

7pm (monthly): b-i-n-g-oh yeah! never say die at tonight’s goonies edition of pop!: a bingo party, a night of themed bingo games, trivia, video clip challenges, and other fun chances to win tacos, drinks, and show tickets. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. the venue’s free outdoor screening of the goonies follows. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 gets you a bingo card to use for all games. >>

7pm: the roxy cinema screens ivan and amos poe’s 1976 new wave and punk documentary the blank generation, followed by q+a with amos. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12. >>

7pm: the lgbt history project founder august bernadicou will interview writer and co-founder of the gay men’s health project clinic perry brass on 50 years of in-your-face gay liberation at the bureau of general services—queer division (west village). $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). >>

7:30pm (+ 11/20): 8 emerging + established choreographers of various dance forms showcase new, 5-12 minute works at the quarterly ‘8 in show’ dance series, curated by sangeeta yesley. dixon place (les), $17-20 general, $15-17 students/seniors/idnyc. >>

8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features monroe martin (comedy central), stone + stone (last comic standing), lou sanders (bbc), christine meehan-berg (ucb), and connor cregan (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 shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), brendan eyre (comedy central), ayanna dookie (nbc), wilfred padua (thrillist), graham kay (colbert), and lane pieschel. hosted by maria heinegg. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9pm (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: ryan donoghue (kimmel), kerry coddett (mtv), tyler fischer (hbo), melissa stokoski (trutv), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), and brian bahe. hosted by david drake. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

10pm: retro musical comedy duo mother’s merkin (emma rogers and sofia dobrushin) premiere a new showcase of genre-bending performers at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free. >>

10pm: get funked at the house of yes funk you dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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

coming up

9/26-11/4: the seasonal death, mourning, and the hereafter in mid-19th century new york exhibition returns to ‘manhattan’s most haunted’ house, merchant’s house museum (noho). included with regular admission ($15 general, $10 students/seniors). >>

9/26-29: 70 international galleries will showcase works from 300 contemporary artists starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general, free hours friday 6-8pm. >>

9/26-29: go on the village trip, the second annual festival of music, poetry readings, writing seminars, and social justice forums celebrating the heritage of greenwich village. various locations and prices, including a free concert with marc ribot, steve earle, and the tall pines in washington square park on saturday. >>

9/26-29: the 17th annual new york burlesque festival takes over seven manhattan and brooklyn venues with 100 international performers, a teaser party, showcases, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony. various venues, free-$35. >>

9/26-28: the school of visual arts presents its annual mfa social documentary film thesis showcase, a preview of documentary shorts and features in-progress by the class of 2019. filmmakers will be present and q+as will follow each screening. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

9/26-28: the ninth annual new york no limits film series screens 19 independent features and shorts over three days at wild project (east village). $13. >>

9/26 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
my little pony. inwood hill park. >>
seventh annual offensive fences film festival. various les community gardens (thru 9/28). >>

9/26 5:30-9:30pm: meet with local wedding pros at the annual touring great bridal expo. new york marriott marquis (midtown west), $10 (bogo with promo code ‘engaged’ for a limited time). >>

9/26 6pm doors: lola kirke, odetta hartman, and cassandra jenkins play the rooftop at elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $15. >>

9/26 6-8pm (on view thru 11/9): fremin gallery presents fancy animal carnival, a follow-up to artist hung yi’s 2016 garment district public exhibition, including additional works from mi ju and maleonn. opening reception tonight (rsvp required to fremin gallery (chelsea), free. >>

9/26 6-8pm: artists ‘bodily react’ to current political and social topics at performance art project homeostasis. viridian artists contemporary art gallery (chelsea), free. >>

9/26 6-9pm (on view thru 10/2): one art space (tribeca) hosts the national association of women artists’s 130th annual members’ exhibition. opening reception and awards ceremony tonight. free. >>

9/26 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: a seat in the classroom: harvard asian-american alumni association president jeannie park, associate professors of sociology margaret chin and van tran, and wnyc education reporter jessica gould discuss education access in the asian-american community as part of the ‘tenement talks’ discussion series at tenement museum (les). free (rsvp). >>

9/26 6:30pm: dream folk-pop band long beard plays a record release show at baby’s all right (williamsburg), with rock solid and nathan bajar. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9/26 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): one comedian will be pulled from the lineup to chat with host savannah desormeaux about a time they ghosted or were ghosted at the ghost town show. tonight’s edition features performers ian fidance (comedy central), karolena theresa (awkward sex and the city), maddy smith (mtv), alysia brown (open flame comedy), and zack signore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

9/26 7pm: the red ink reading series, a quarterly literary discussion series that focuses on women writers, delves into the topic ‘secrets’ with kristen arnett (mostly dead things), angie cruz (dominicana), sion dayson (as a river), briallen hopper (hard to love: essays and confessions), and elisabet velasquez. hosted by michele filgate. books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

9/26 7pm (monthly): storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at sideshow goshko, hosted by award-winning storyteller leslie goshko. tonight’s show includes guests gail thomas (beavis and butthead), bill chambers (ten foot rat cabaret), and meliora dockery (the moth radio hour). bonus: one winner of a trivia challenge will each receive a free bottle of ‘sideshow sauce’ (wine). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

9/26 7-9pm: b.y.o. bag and bucks to the cure thrift shop’s dollar sale, where clothing, shoes, accessories in the downstairs area will be priced $1 for just two hours. cure thrift shop (east village/union square). >>

9/26 7-11pm: vice and noisey present noisey nights, featuring performances by porches, b boys, slaughter beach, dog, and dj chris p. villain (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sponsored: 9/26 7:30pm: uptown showdown: two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off in a battle of wits about which is superior, the eighties or the aughts. tonight’s guests: isabel hagen (just for laughs new face of comedy 2019), dave hill (the goddamn dave hill show), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), gabe pacheco (eat pray judge), jes tom (reductress), and adam wade (winner of 20 slams at the moth). hosted by matthew love. symphony space (uws), $16 with no drink minumum. >>

9/26 7:30pm (monthly): isn’t she funny, a stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup, features maddy smith (mtv), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), melissa diaz, carolyn bergier, and emily duke. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

9/26 8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by hannah boone (adult swim), petey deabreu (comedy central), rob cantrell (hbo), emily winter (nbc), and jake head. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/26 8pm: audience members are cast in small roles alongside the actors at brooklyn theatre club’s immersive reading of my fair lady. the front bar at knitting factory (williamsburg), $16. >>

9/26 8pm: nothing is off-limits at the tampons, tears, and triumphs improv and storytelling show, where women performers openly engage in taboo topics. tonight’s show features special guests from the aclu joining in. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

9/26 8pm: synth-heavy rock trio infinity shred plays an album release show at elsewhere’s zone one (east williamsburg/bushwick). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

9/26 8:30pm (monthly): a lineup of folks who have a way with words share them at the in your own words storytelling show. hosted by rob penty. magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

9/26 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): hear personal stories the tellers never thought they’d share in public at the risk! podcast’s live show. tonight’s installment includes bryan berlin, erin barker, keisha zollar, mike cho, and host kevin allison. caveat (les), $15. >>

9/26 10pm: get lit at the dirty thursday blacklight dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

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