around town today

thru 9/20: save 50-80% on footwear, apparel, and gear at the annual paragon sports warehouse sale. paragon sports (union square). >>

thru 9/12 8pm: things get brassy at the 16th annual font festival of new trumpet music , a week filled with 16 multi-genre concerts covering balkan, electronic, experimental, jazz, latin, and new music in 5 locations from dizzy’s club coca-cola to threes brewing. free – $25. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
91%: a film about guns in america. north brooklyn farms (williamsburg). >>
a wrinkle in time. sheltering arms playground (manhattanville). >>
sex and the city. pier 17 (south street seaport). >>
the lego batman movie. st nicholas playground south (harlem). >>

5:30pm (+ 9/12, 9/14): 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. >>

6pm doors, 8pm show: mirage cinema presents an outdoor screening of dirty dancing, with 360-degree projection, 3d immersive sound, photo booths, an ice cream social, and more. the brooklyn mirage (east williamsburg/bushwick), $14-16. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians get schooled by a real teacher/expert. this month’s topic is ‘trash class,’ with nyc department of sanitation anthropologist-in-residence robin nagle and ‘students’ sebastian conelli, jerah milligan, and natasha vaynblat. hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

7pm: throwing shade co-host erin gibson presents her new essay collection, feminasty: the complicated woman’s guide to surviving the patriarchy without drinking herself to death, at strand bookstore (union square). purchase of a $15 gift card or a signed copy of the book ($26) required for admission. >>

7pm, 9pm (monthly): catch site-specific theater at a local watering hole, courtesy of our bar theater group. tonight’s theme: ‘pop!’ failte irish whiskey bar (kips bay), $10 admission includes a bud light. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): let your word nerd flag fly at the raucous punderdome 3000 pun competition, where you can compete or just cheer on your favorites. hosted by jo and fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7:30pm: author and creep-busting vigilante alexandra tweten will lead a workshop on online dating safety tactics at a release event for her new book, bye felipe: disses, dick pics, and other delights of modern dating, followed by a q+a with kerensa cadenas. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features matt broussard (conan), marina franklin (comedy central), hanna dickinson (comedy central), mike albanese (netflix), and michael rowland (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 brad austin (the new york times), jourdain fisher (50 central), megan gailey (conan), and aviva siegel. 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: brian parise (john oliver), liza treyger (netflix), mike feeney (laughs), calise hawkins (fallon), and mike lebovitz (last comic standing). hosted by jeff steinbrunner. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm (weekly): comedy is served at the too many cooks comedy show, with some help from carmen lynch (colbert), rob cantrell (comedy central), megan gailey (comedy central), joyelle nicole johnson (nbc), ismael loutfi (kimmel), and jake flores (vice). lucky jack’s (les), free. >>

coming up

sponsored: east river bbq boat cruise w/ live music + beer: spend your sunday afternoon cruising down the east river listening to live music while eating bbq and playing outdoor games. one free fat tire beer plus a cash bar. get 30% off with code ‘boat30’ 9/23. >>

9/6-11/14: rsvp for free dr. martens-sponsored shows, including eleanor friedberger, a place to bury strangers, diet cig, and more. >>

9/6 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a poem is a naked person. rockaway beach. >>
justice league. highbridge park. >>
space jam. flynn playground (bronx). >>
the grocer’s son (le fils de l’épicier). columbia university’s low memorial library rotunda (morningside heights). >>

9/6 5-8pm: jcat and pleiades gallery showcase 300 artworks by 100 japanese artists for the ‘we’ group exhibition. opening party tonight with live painting and free sake tastings. pleiades gallery (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

9/6 5:30pm: in advance of the global climate action summit in san francisco, peoples climate movement leads the rise for climate, jobs, and justice rally and march in lower manhattan. meets at castle clinton (battery park). >>

9/6 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: juliette campbell of shanghai mermaid presents music by blues group mary kaye + the boys, swing dancing by nathan + gaby, and art by tanya rynd. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

9/6 6pm: start your fashion week with inclusivity at dapperq’s annual queer runway showcase, pop-up shops, and a happy hour at brooklyn museum’s beaux-arts court. $16 admission includes museum admission. >>

9/6 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: laura mcquade (ceo of planned parenthood nyc), irin carmon (author of notorious rbg), liz krueger (new york state senator), and lynn roberts (cuny school of public health) meet to discuss new york state, reproductive justice, and the midterm elections at brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). $5. >>

9/6 6:30pm: does protest still matter? activist new york author steve jaffe, revolting new york editor don mitchell, and a panel of activists and organizers from black lives matter, el puente, and other groups discuss the recent surge of political action and what impact it’s actually had. moderated by new york progressive action network co-chair traci strickland. the cuny graduate center (midtown east), free. >>

9/6 7pm (thursdays thru 9/27): unleash your knowledge at dog trivia, hosted by puppy bowl referee dan schachner at boris + horton (east village/alphabet city). $10 admission will benefit various dog rescue groups. >>

9/6 7pm (monthly): at the videotale show, performers incorporate a video element into their stories and an improv group creates new scenes inspired by them. hosted by harmon leon (this american life, meet the deplorables). the pit loft (chelsea), $8. >>

9/6 7:30pm (see also 7:30pm at ifc center below): filmmaker/co-writer ethan hawke discusses his latest directorial effort, blaze, with film comment editor amy taubin. the amphitheater at lincoln center’s elinor bunin munroe film center (uws), free (tickets will be distributed at the box office starting one hour prior to the event). >>

9/6 7:30pm (+ 9/7-8 at 7pm): author sybil rosen, director/co-writer ethan hawke, and stars benjamin dickey + charlie sexton will do q+a following select screenings of their film blaze, based on rosen’s book living in the wooden tree: remembering blaze foley. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

9/6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians perform original pop songs and make pop presentations at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show. featuring jo firestone (fallon), cole escola (difficult people), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), matt rogers (las culturistas), lorelei ramirez (adult swim), and more. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/6 8pm (weekly): unplug at airplane mode comedy show, featuring sets by ismael loutfi (kimmel), subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), patrick hastie, tito garza, and pamela ross. hosted by geoffrey asmus, rohan padhye, and raghav mehta. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/6 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the pacific stand-up comedy show returns with performances by andy haynes (comedy central), lucie steiner (hbo), jonathan van halem, and more. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and tony zaret. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

9/6 10pm: flaunt your regrettable fashion choices at the dirty thursday 90s night dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: just $15 for seth panitch’s separate and equal at 59e59 theaters thru 9/12 (reg. $35). >>

get tickets to octfest, featuring music by vince staples, the flaming lips, yo lo tengo, jeff tweedy and more at governors island 9/8-9, for $37.50-70 (plus ticket fees, reg. $75-140). >>

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