around town today

day drinkers have something to cheer about: the pennsy foodhall (2 penn plaza) is pouring two kegs of free beer until they’re dry. just slide up to the bar and say you’re celebrating national beer lover’s day to get your brew. >>

various times: free outdoor movies:
willy wonka + the chocolate factory and young frankenstein. our wicked lady (east williamsburg) >>
the addams family, poor richard’s playground (east harlem) >>

2pm, 7pm: catch screenings of the neverending story with the featurette ‘reimagine the neverending story’ and a recorded introduction from film critic ben lyons at select movie theaters. $12.50. >>

4pm, 7pm (monthly): mathematician and tipping point math web series creator marc chamberland discusses the surprising importance of the numbers one through nine in his book, single digits: in praise of small numbers at this month’s math encounters lecture. national museum of mathematics (flatiron), free (rsvp recommended). >>

5:30pm (thru 9/10): it’s bodies, not bawdies at an all-female production of shakespeare’s the tempest that utilizes nudity to celebrate free expression and body freedom. prospect park’s music pagoda, free. >>

5:30-7:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/28): bust a move at outdoor dance parties at downtown brooklyn’s willoughby plaza. tonight’s theme: salsa. free. >>

6pm: photographer peter angelo simon launches his new book muhammad ali: fighter’s heaven 1974, which captures the champ just weeks before the famed ‘rumble in the jungle,’ with a signing and conversation with filmmaker d.a. pennebaker and rolling stone deputy photo editor sacha lecca. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: pulitzer prize and national book award-winning historian annette gordon-reed discusses her research on thomas jefferson, the hemings family, and slavery in america in her books, the most blessed of patriarchs: thomas jefferson and the empire of imagination and the hemingses of monticello: an american family. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: culinary historians and married couple jane ziegelman and andrew coe share a square meal, their new book about the food crisis of the great depression and how it transformed america’s culinary culture. james beard foundation executive vice president mitchell davis moderates the discussion that includes tastes of dishes from the era. tenement museum (les). free. >>

6-9pm: j. crew offshoot madewell opens its new meatpacking district store with an evening of music, styling sessions, aura photos, and drinks and bites from bubby’s, ample hills creamery, and milk bar. free. >>

7pm: everything is illuminated and eating animals author jonathan safran foer discusses and signs his new novel, here i am, at barnes + noble union square. purchase of the book required for priority entry. >>

7pm: the hold steady’s franz nicolay recounts tales from his debut book, the humorless ladies of border control: touring the punk underground from belgrade to ulaanbaatar, with writer jason diamond (searching for john hughes). housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (weekly): the sensible show at the annoyance theatre (williamsburg) features comedy from michelle buteau (key + peele), adam newman (comedy central), nore davis, and jason carlos saenz. hosted by chris duffy (you’re the expert). $5. >>

7pm: show up to show up, solo performing artist peter michael marino’s ‘semi-improvised-comedic-anti-social-experiment-solo-show based on the odd-enlightening-crappy life experiences of the audience,’ who also control the direction of the show. under st. marks (east village), $10. >>

7pm (+ 9/10 3:30pm + 7pm): inspired by command and control, eric schlosser’s book examining the flaws in the human and technological systems that have been put in place to prevent nuclear catastrophe, the museum of the moving image (astoria) presents a series of three films that address fears of nuclear annihilation. tonight opens with dr. strangelove, or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, featuring an introduction by schlosser with clips from the new documentary based on his book, and followed by a book signing. $15 admission may be applied toward same-day admission to the museum. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): at the take two storytelling show, guests take a true story and tell two versions—one the way it actually happened, the other where things turn out differently. hosted by elana lancaster and harvey katz. c’mon everybody (bed stuy), $5 suggested admission. >>

sponsored 7:15pm (thru 9/16): get tickets to bears in space, starring game of thrones‘s jack gleeson, at 59e59 theaters for just $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $35). >>

7:30pm: color your face red (with booze) and pages any color (with provided markers, crayons and pencils) at this month’s edition of the coloring club drink and draw extravaganza, an adult coloring club featuring drawings of drag queens, celebrities, 90’s nostalgia and more at berg’n beer hall (crown heights). skint offer: save 40% in advance on admission + coloring book ($10.20, reg. $17) or admission + coloring book + cocktail ($19.20, reg. $32) with promo code ‘skint’. >>

7:30pm (+ 9/8): get tickets to the resonant bodies contemporary vocal music festival at roulette for $15 adv with promo code ‘resonant16skint’ (reg. $20 adv, $15 students/seniors, $25 door) >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk ted talks show. tonight’s theme: ‘conspiracies.’ littlefield (gowanus), $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): don’t worry about your social status at the no cool kids comedy show, where hosts rachel coleman and bob gurnett talk about how nerdy they were in high school with help from a lineup of comedians. the three diamond door (bushwick), free. >>

8pm: (weekly): the let’s see, what else? comedy show at poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city) features mike recine (conan), jeffrey joseph (the tonight show), emma willman (siriusxm), dan wilbur (better book titles), and paul lombardo. hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. free. >>

9:30pm doors: valley queen and maybird play mercury lounge. $10. >>

11pm (monthly thru 11/2): adult amateur (or worse) dance teams perform choreographed dances in front of a live audience and comedian judges at nationals: an amateur adult dance competition comedy show. hosted by dara katz and betsy kenney. ucb (chelsea), $5 >>

10:45pm (weekly): the special without brett davis live variety show revels in cable access weirdness at this week’s show, featuring an interactive pokemon pageant with pokemon go pro trainer ivy st. ive and asbury park-based band teenage halloween. mnn studios (hell’s kitchen), free (email rsvp). >>

thru 9/15: the museum of modern art’s from doodles to pixels: over a hundred years of spanish animation retrospective features eight programs of spanish animation spanning from 1908 through today. free with regular museum admission, or $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students without. also free fridays 4-8pm during uniqlo free friday nights. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

9/8 various times: free outdoor movies:
girlhood, columbia university rotunda >>
love and basketball, samuel n. bennerson 2nd playground (uws) >>

9/8 11am doors: the us open’s community day offers free admission and the chance to check out junior doubles matches, the champions invitational, trick shots, and more. >>

9/8 5-8pm: meet admissions officers from 225 social impact programs at the new york idealist graduate school fair and learn about requirements and application deadlines for programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and more. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), free. >>

9/8 5-9pm: urban decay hosts a night of free makeovers and manicures to celebrate the release of it’s new ‘ud xx: 20 years of beauty with an edge vintage vault.’ story (chelsea), free (rsvp required). >>

9/8 6pm: mtv vj matt pinfield discusses his new book all these things i’ve done: my insane, improbable rock life with the the bongos’s richard barone. rough trade (williamsburg), free. >>

9/8 6pm (thursdays thru 9/29): dance, sing and swing at dumbo’s second annual live at the archway series, a weekly cabaret under the manhattan bridge featuring free outdoor musical performances, dj sets, dance classes and more. tonight: jazz-group belllatonic performs standards and modern hits. free. >>

9/8 6-8pm (thru 9/17): four artists take over four rooms and turn them into tributes to the history of recorded sound and music at ‘the beat goes on’ art exhibition. opening reception tonight. sva chelsea gallery, free. >>

9/8 6-9pm: free art openings:
– 6-8pm (thru 10/22): osgemeos ‘silence of the music’ at lehmann maupin gallery (chelsea). >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/1): seven solo exhibitions at sohophoto gallery. >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/8): sol lewitt and liz deschenes at paula cooper gallery (chelsea). >>
– 6-9pm (thru 9/11): ‘the price of photography: shawkan, 1000+ days behind bars’ at bronx documentary center. >>

9/8 6-10pm: this week’s brooklyn museum free admission thursday nights programming includes a dapperq new york fashion week queer fashion show, a gallery tour, and access to the exhibitions. >>

9/8 6:30pm: historian heather ann thompson sheds light on the civil rights legacy of the 1971 attica prison uprising in her book, blood in the water. she’ll be joined in conversation with dr. khalil gibran muhammad (professor of history, race and public policy at harvard kennedy school + the suzanne young murray professor at the radcliffe institute for advanced study). the schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free (rsvp). >>

9/8 6:30pm: psychologist, meet psychologist: psychologist adi avivi interviews psychologist kyle arnold about his new book, the divine madness of philip k. dick. jefferson market library (west village), free. >>

9/8 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: are we there yet? the illusion of a post-sexist society. a woman might be our next president, so sexism will finally disappear, right? right? a panel of feminists from essence, jezebel, emily’s list, and more break down what the future may look like for ladies. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), $10. >>

9/8 7pm: are our methods of evaluating society leading to discrimination? former wall street quantitative analysis expert cathy o’neil discusses her thoughts on the matter in her new book, weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. barnes + noble 86th + lexington, free. >>

9/8 7pm: (monthly): authors read between their own lines at the behind the book reading series. this month’s words come from jessica winter (break in case of emergency, slate features editor), anna noyes (goodnight, beautiful women), and iris smyles (iris has free time, dating tips for the unemployed). kgb bar (east village), free. >>

9/8 7pm: journalist laura flanders and sarah jaffe discuss necessary trouble: americans in revolt, jaffee’s new book which chronicles times when average citizens became activists, from occupy wall street, #blacklives matter, the $15 minimum wage, and more. the new school (union square), free (rsvp required). >>

9/8 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. >>

9/8 7pm doors, 8pm show: the only thing they’ll be exterminating is their clothes at hotsy totsy’s burlesque tribute to doctor who. the slipper room (les), $10. >>

9/8 7:30pm (monthly): performers, writers, and regular folks tell stories about mental health (or the lack thereof) at the talk therapy storytelling + open mic show. anything goes at tonight’s open theme with stories by jen singer and molly cameron, plus open mic slots. hosted by lori baird. q.e.d. (astoria), $6. >>

9/8 7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by sam morril (late show), emily galati (conan), jason saenz (gotham comedy live), eman el-husseini, and george gordon. hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $5. >>

9/8 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, featuring performances by caroline rhea (sabrina the teenage witch), adira amram (the experience), nick stevens, and more. hosted by ophira eisenberg + emily flake. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/8 7:30pm (thru 9/24): female-driven production company to-by-for productions presents their new york premiere of dipika guha’s new comedic play, mechanics of love. the paradise factory (east village), $15 preview tickets 9/8-11 with promo code ‘skint’, reg. $18. >>

9/8 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): you’ll get complimentary homemade pasta at the it’s all happening! stand-up comedy show. this month’s guests: neel nanda (comedy central), leah bonnema (comedy drop), jordan temple (mtv), jason saenz (gotham comedy live), and subhah agarwal (tru tv). hosted by brian parise and courtney fearrington. frank’s lounge (fort greene), $5. >>

9/8 8pm: (monthly): comedians and storytellers just can’t hold it in at the awkward poop… and the city storytelling show. tonight’s ill-timed tales come from eric silver, andre medrano, caitlin gaspar, and dave warth. bonus: free beer! the creek and the cave (lic), free admission. >>

9/8 8pm-3am: get baby out of the corner and onto the dance floor at a dirty dancing-themed party, with music hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, a dance-off, trivia, ‘i carried a watermelon’ frozen margaritas, and more. our wicked lady (east williamsburg), free. >>

9/8 8:30pm (monthly): liz barrett’s puntastically named grin + barrett comedy show features work by women, lgbtq folk, and even some of those ever-elusive straight men in comedy. tonight’s show includes brendan fitzgibbons (gandhi, is that you?), selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), carolyn busa (side ponytail), sydnee washington (warm up comedy), dave arena, danny vega, jonathan mcbride, and gregory joseph. beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

9/8 9:30pm: the deuce film series screens a 35mm print of 1974 campy kung-fu flick the 7 brothers (and 1 sister) meet dracula, along with prizes and an after party. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $16. >>

9/8-2/26: new public art alert: david shrigley’s memorial, a 17-foot-tall shopping list engraved on a solid slab of granite, goes on display at central park’s doris c. freedman plaza (fifth avenue at 60th street). >>

9/8-10/29: more than 20 shows return for the annual fringenyc encore series at soho playhouse and the huron club. $18+. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: special skint discount for shakesbeer, nyc’s original shakespearean pub crawl 9/10 + 9/17. admission includes four drinks! >>

get tickets to the new york coffee festival at the 69th regiment armory 9/17-18 for $15+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $25+) >>

get tickets to see macdonald’s-themed black sabbath tribute band mac sabbath at gramercy theatre 9/8 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $29). >>

get tickets to see john oliver, bridget everett, tom segura, and more at funny or die’s oddball comedy + curiosity festival at the nikon at jones beach theater 9/10 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $41.70+). >>

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