around town today

various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
crooklyn (1994), showing at 5 outdoor parks across the boroughs as well as 11 movie theaters >>
la la land (2016), bartow-pell mansion museum (bronx) >>
tokyo story (1953), dobbin street rooftop terrace (greenpoint) >>
9am-9pm: buy one, get one free drinks at the new panda bubble tea at the turnstyle underground market (uws). >>

4-10pm (+ various times thurs-sun thru 9/24): photoville, an annual immersive photography exhibition staged in 55 re-purposed shipping containers, takes over brooklyn bridge plaza with indoor and outdoor displays, talks, workshops, night-time screenings, and a beer garden for those thirsty for more than art. brooklyn bridge plaza (dumbo), free admission. >>

6:30pm: learn about low-cost next-generation genomic testing including saliva swabs, mobile apps, dna sequencing in the classroom and in space, and more at a talk and cocktail reception at the new york genome center (soho). free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: tlc’s tionne ‘t-boz’ watkins discusses and signs her memoir, a sick life: tlc ‘n me: stories from on and off the stage, at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book at this location starting at 9am. >>

6:45pm: as if! amy heckerling’s clueless (1995) screens at videology (williamsburg). bonus: show your ticket for $2 off a drink at the bar afterwards. $12. >>

7-11pm: two days before it crashes into saturn, say goodbye to cassini at a group art show inspired by the planetary explorer. opening reception tonight. con artist collective + gallery (les), free. >>

7:30pm: actor and author molly ringwald joins her husband panio gianopoulos in conversation at the book launch for gianopoulos’s short story collection, how to get into our house and where to find the money. books are magic (cobble hill), free. >>

7:30pm: the funny/sexy/sad reading series presents works that are, well, you guessed it. hosted by amira pierce and nate waggoner. branch ofc. (crown heights), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk education show. tonight’s unlikely theme: ‘clean living.’ littlefield (gowanus), $8. >>

8pm: the devour hour comedy show returns for another course with free antipasto for all and stand up by casey james salengo (kimmel), jenn welch (what a joke festival), sarah kennedy (reductress), and more. hank’s saloon (boerum hill), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show features sarah tollemache (colbert), greg stone (gotham live), aaron berg (comedy central), and yedoye travis. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): get in the loop at the comedians you should know show. tonight: roy wood, jr. (the daily show), bonnie mcfarlane (comedy central), adrienne iapalucci (last comic standing),  mike lebovitz (last comic standing), ian fidance (gotham live), and tyler snodgrass (we still like you). hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

9pm: yas… catch a broad city season premiere party featuring female djs, performances, an open rose bar, free pizza and a braiding station. kinfolk 94 (williamsburg), $5 with rsvp, $10 without. >>

11pm (monthly): embrace comedy chaos at the unexpectashow, a monthly grab bag of entertainment hosted by jo firestone. tonight: a series of comedy routines based on the premise, ‘what if mermaids lived in ice?’. ucb (chelsea), $5. >>

thru 9/17: the 12th annual brooklyn book festival returns this weekend, but not before building momentum with a week of more than 60 ‘bookend’ events held in bookstores, theaters, libraries, and open spaces. tonight’s events include a virginia woolf reading on the gowanus canal, the liars’ league songbook at kgb’s red room, sweet reads at joyce bakeshop, furry friends at grumpy bert, and more. various locations and prices, many are free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>


Cat people! Prance around at Feline Gloomy, a dance party devoted to cats and cat people from DJs Gordon + Nathaniel Gloom.

Submit your V.I.K. (Very Important Kitty) photos, bring out your most feline features at a whisker face-painting station, do your stray cat strut for the costume contest, and more! DJs Gordon + Nathaniel Gloom will bring out the feline-themed jams alongside their usual mix of gloomwave, post-post-punk, graveyard glam, bedroom synth symphonies + teenage tear-soaked obsessions.

Feline Gloomy: A Dance Party Devoted to Cats and Cat People
Friday, 9/15 11pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
Facebook event page:

coming up

9/14 various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
chocolat (2000), asser levy playground (stuyvesant town) >>
ferris bueller’s day off (1986), hudson park fountains (midtown west) >>
nysferatu: symphony of a century, mineral springs in central park (uws) >>

9/14 1-9pm: nyc designers, manufacturers, and editors share what’s new, what’s next in design at this annual design showcase, featuring a full day of presentations, panel discussions, and book signings. new york design center (murray hill), free (rsvp). >>

9/14 6pm: job seekers: career coach john crant will give tips on how to renovate your resume so you can stand out in your job search. nypl sibl (midtown east), free. >>

9/14 6pm (thursdays thru 9/28): music under the manhattan bridge: dumbo’s third annual live at the archway series continues a season of free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes, interactive art, pop-up galleries, and more. tonight’s program includes music by hot jazz group the hot sardines, a swing dance class, and interactive art by natchie. beer + wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

9/14 6pm: dapperq presents their fourth annual r/evolution queer fashion show, showcasing runway looks from 10 designers and including pop-up shops and a happy hour. brooklyn museum’s beaux-arts court, $10 admission includes museum admission. >>

9/14 6:15pm (various dates thru 4/26): uprising 13/13: explore 13 forms of uprising over 13 seminars sponsored by columbia center for contemporary critical thought. various columbia university locations, free (email rsvp to attend. events will also be livestreamed). >>

9/14 6:30pm: put your palate to work at essex street market’s essex olive + spice house, who’ll be hosting a tasting of 12 infused olive oils and 6 infused vinegars. bonus: free spice samples to take home. essex street market (les), $5. >>

9/14 6:30-8:30pm (thru 9/29): jump into the future of architectural design at ‘a leap into the void,’ an exhibition of work by the cooper union’s master of architecture ii advance design studio graduate students. opening reception tonight. cooper union’s arthur a. houghton jr. gallery (east village), free. >>

9/14 7pm: rapper and chef action bronson discusses his new book, f*ck, that’s delicious: an annotated guide to eating well, with celeb chef mario batali at a launch event and signing at barnes + noble union square. priority seating with purchase of the book. >>

9/14 7pm (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from hannah tinti (the twelve lives of samuel hawley) and victoria redel (before everything). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

9/14 7pm: jim: the james foley story, a 2016 documentary about the american photojournalist who was kidnapped and publicly executed by isis, screens at bronx documentary center with a q+ session led by foley’s mother. $5-10 suggested donation. >>

9/14 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 9/17): accomplished film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni present screenings and behind-the-scenes looks during the school of visual arts’s annual after school special film fest. tonight: doctor strange in 3d, followed by a a+a with visual effects artists jesse flores and paul liaw. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

9/14 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. >>

9/14 7pm doors, 8pm show: clothing gets exterminated at hotsy totsy’s annual burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $15. >>

9/14 7:30pm: you always start off with a blanche card at golden girls bingo, featuring screenings of three episodes of the show, bingo games for cheesecake treats and more. costumes encouraged for additional prizes. q.e.d. (astoria), $8. >>

9/14 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): fill your belly with food and laughs at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show, serving up complimentary homemade vegetarian friendly stuffed shells alongside stand up by janelle james (comedy central), liz miele (comedy central), michael costa (the daily show),  kat radley (the daily show), tanel joachim (gotham comedy live), adam mamawala (mtv), and aminah imani (essence). hosted by brian parise + courtney fearrington. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

9/14 8pm (monthly): storytellers and comedians just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from abby feldman (gringolandia), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), and brett hiker (the cw). hosted by natalie wall and angela perrone. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

9/14 8pm (monthly): drop the ‘mike’: this all-female stand-up comedy show (with one token male) features sets by chloe hilliard (comedy central), liz miele (comedy central), vicky kuperman (sirius xm), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), kristin kirkley, and max cohen. hosted by kendra cunningham (last comic standing). threes brewing outpost (greenpoint), free. >>

9/14 8pm: nas and amy winehouse tribute party: celebrate their music and birthdays at our wicked lady (bushwick). $5 suggested donation benefits the southern poverty law center. >>

9/14 8pm: go undercover, follow the clues, and identify the spy at the interactive confidential cocktail party game. the first to do so gets $100 and a bottle of champagne, but everyone’s a winner with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne served from 8:30-9:30pm. ‘elegant cocktail attire’ required. delilah (les), free (rsvp). >>

9/14 8pm (weekly): bring out your dead to a free screening of monty python and the holy grail (1975) at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). >>

canceled 9/14 8:30pm (monthly): liz barrett’s puntastically named grin + barrett comedy show returns with standup by matteo lane (colbert), alison leiby (the president show), joe devito (comedy central), karen bergreen (jim gaffigan show), lucas connolly (seeso), petey deabreu (comedy at secret loft), dan abraham (keith and the girl), and jill weiner. beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

9/14 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): country music comedy duo reformed whores host a night of comedy and variety at their up n’ coming show. tonight’s performers include jordan temple (hidden fences: the play), maria heinegg (the worst thing), and kevin james doyle (the 30 year old virgin). the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

9/14 9pm: smooth operators and soldiers of love make their way to the sade night nyc third anniversary party at kinfolk 94 (williamsburg). free. >>

9/14 10pm (thru 9/23): star wars the original trilogy.… entirely from memory: 10 performers attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added. the wild project (east village), $10. >>

9/14-17: almost 70 international galleries feature artwork starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free-$10 plus ticket fees in advance here, free friday 6-8pm, $18-20 general/$10 students/seniors otherwise. >>

9/14-24: holy cannoli, the annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, festivities, and so much food. programming highlights include a cannoli eating competition (9/15 2pm), the grand procession with grand marshal chazz palminteri (9/16 2pm), and a meatball eating contest hosted by tony danza (9/23 1pm). >>

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