FRI, 8/29: UNICYCLE FEST, A KARAOKE PLAY, MJ BETWIXT/BETWEEN, FINAL FRIDAY FIREWORKS

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around town today

7pm: the rubin museum of art screens woody allen’s crimes and misdemeanors (1989), starring martin landau, mia farrow, and allen, and introduced by author patrick mcgrath. free with $10 bar/cafe min.>>

7pm (ends today): the 13th annual seaport music festival concludes with joanna gruesome and big ups. fulton and water streets, free. >>

7pm-1am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, breweries + wineries, vendors, light installations, and mini golf, ping pong + skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s music comes from single mothers, dope body, ed schrader’s music beat 6 vulture sh*t, 2 inch astronaut, no joy, black pus, cousin brian, and flagland. free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the local empire video sketch group screens favorites from their past 100 videos. lpr’s gallery, $5. >>

7:30pm (thru 9/19): dead behind these eyes: a karaoke play takes place in an actual karaoke parlor in the east village, with only 10 seats per performance. $18. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: aaron glaser’s weekly slow dance comedy show at the east village’s niagara feature stand-up from carmen lynch (letterman, comedy central), jena friedman (the daily show), brendan mclaughlin (best week ever), kevin berrey (‘free bacon’ co-host), claudia cogan (last comic standing) and sam morril (conan). no drink minimum. 1/2 off well drinks, margaritas + draught beer happy hour until 8pm. free admission. >>

7:50pm: following a sneak preview of last weekend, director tom williams, production designer amy williams, editor david gray, plus actors zachary booth, joseph cross and alexia rasmussen will be in person for q+a moderated by ira sachs. ifc, $14. >>

8pm (thru 9/1): the free met opera annual summer hd festival returns to lincoln center plaza with screenings of ten productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. tonight: donizetti’s l’elisir d’amore>>

8pm: celebrate the king of pop’s birthday – morbid anatomy museum style – with drinks, karaoke, music videos, and a talk on mj’s afterlife at the michael jackson betwixt/between: illustrated presentation and karaoke birthday party. bonus: sponsored by hendrick’s gin. $20. >>

8pm doors: living days, the great void, and relations play glasslands. $10. >>

8-10pm (ends today): lola star’s dreamland roller rink rises from the ashes at prospect park’s le frak center at lakeside with themed roller disco parties. tonight, the season comes to a close with a moulin rouge theme. $15 admission includes skate rental. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: wasabassco burlesque takes ye back to the time of queens, kings, and foam-rubber swords at the ye olde wasabassco renaissance faire + strypteasse showe. the bell house, $20. >>

9pm: dan wilbur (better book titles, how not to read) and ross hyzer (new yorker) host the two book minimum stand-up comedy show at park slope’s community bookstore with guests joe list (letterman), dave hill (tasteful nudes, this american life), myka fox (keith and the girl, someecards), and jason saenz. free. >>

9pm: the weekly live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features guests murderfist, louis katz (fallon, comedy central), jermaine fowler (comedy central, letterman), pat dixon (best week ever, comedy central), phoebe robinson (blaria co-host, girl code), matt wayne (‘see you in hell’ co-host), and hosts john f. o’donnell (comedy central), ben kronberg (comedy central) and erik bergstrom (the new yorker illustrator). free. >>

9:30pm: improvisers live-dub over episodes of tv comedies likefriends and cheers during ‘live dubbed sitcoms’. hosted by jo firestone (punderdome 3000, tiny comedy club). videology, $5. >>

9:30pm (ends today): it’s the final fireworks friday at coney island of the season! >>

10pm-4am: bushwick’s body actualized center yoga studio hosts ‘booty actualized’, a dance party with djs and live music. $5. >>

10:30pm: controller and strngrs play mercury lounge. $10. >>

11pm: watch a screening of the 1975 classic summer film jaws while enjoying a free narragansett beer, just like the one quint drinks. videology, free admission. >>

11:30pm doors: dance to electronic tracks from underworld, bt, ellen allien and more at #rave: a rave-themed rave. glasslands, $5. >>

midnight: performers put on the annual last day of summer camp extravaganza at ucb. $5. >>

midnight: comedians attempt celebrity impressions they’ve never done before at the ‘first impressions with tom cruise and gary busey show’. performers include arthur meyer (fallon), matt dennie (sh*t/weird sh*t co-host), amber nelson (comedy central), griffin newman and audrey stanfield. ucbeast, $5. >>

midnight: boytoy, las rosas, and threats play baby’s all right. $5. >>

midnight: midnight magic and miami drive play cameo. $15. >>

midnight-ish movies:
the big lebowski @ ifc. $14. >>
blue velvet @ ifc. $14. >>
ghost in the shell @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
science team @ spectacle. $5. >>
se7en @ ifc. $14. >>
nosferatu the vampyre @ nitehawk. $11. >>

1am: tipsy oxcart plays ‘electric, sweaty, bumpin’ balkan music at rockwood music hall’s stage 1. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

thru 8/31: the fifth annual unicycle festival: one-wheeled enthusiasts unite for a 13-mile ride spanning from the brooklyn bridge to coney island (fri), followed by learn-to-ride demos, exhibitions, games, races and more on governors island (sat-sun). >>

thru 9/1: the film society of lincoln center’s ‘james brown: the hardest working man in showbusiness’ series features concert clips and movies (the blues brothers, soul power, when we were kings, more) in which the godfather of soul’s music carries the films forward. bonus: saturday’s screenings include a james brown dance party with free stella beer. $10.>>

thru 9/4: ghostbusters 30th anniversary screenings hit select nyc theaters. various prices. >>

thru 9/4: a new restoration of bernardo bertolucci’s influential 1970 classic, the conformist, screens at film forum. $13. >>

check our website for ongoing events.

sales, deals, freebies

racked rounds up 40 labor day weekend sales>>

get a $15 itunes code for $10. >>

have an archery lesson with equipment rental (three locations) for $25 ($50 value). >>

ticket deals

get one upper promenade ticket to the us open at arthur ashe stadium thru 9/5 for $16.20 (reg. $27). >>

entry to the brooklyn night bazaar: get expedited admission + a drink for $5 ($15 value), or ‘ultimate package’ admission for two + two drinks, five food tastings, and passes for mini-golf or table tennis for $38 ($54.74 value). >>

get tickets to trapped in a room with a zombie in midtown thru 12/31 for $18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $28). >>

take a 90-minute nighttime city lights cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru october for $26 (plus ticket fees, reg $52). >>

get tickets to see michael cera, kieran culkin and tavi gevinson in this is our youth at the cort theatre thru 11/23 for $45-89 (plus ticket fees, reg. $79-135). >>

get free tickets to the affordable art fair at the tunnel 9/26-29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

see a pre-release screening of a thousand times goodnight, followed by in-person q+a with star juliette binoche at amc empire 25 on 10/7 for $16.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $37.49). >>

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