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Posted: 21 Jul 2014 09:54 AM PDT
around town today

free outdoor movie tonight: >>
iron man 3, coney island (the beach at w. 10th st.)
national lampoon’s vacation, bryant park

6pm: budding mixologists can learn about making bitters from the team at hella bitters. story, free (rsvp). >>

6pm: music video/film director anton corbijn discusses a most wanted man, starring philip seymour hoffman, rachel mcadams, willem dafoe and robin wright. apple soho, free (rsvp). >>

6pm (thru 8/24): the free summerstage city parks concert series brings 100 free music, dance, film, comedy, family and theater performances to 14 parks throughout the five boroughs. tonight: ‘new songs of justice’: a pete seeger tribute featuring amanda palmer (solo acoustic), anti-flag (acoustic), steve earle, and more at central park. >>

6:30pm: ‘virtual ceo’ chris ducker launches his new book, virtual freedom: how to work with virtual staff to buy more time, become more productive, and build your dream business, at wix lounge. free (rsvp). >>

7pm (mondays thru 8/11): books beneath the bridge: independent bookstores curate free outdoor readings with q+a and signings at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect. tonight, powerhouse arena presents joanna rakoff (my salinger year) and emma straub (the vacationers). >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: irish singer/songwriter gavin james, who has opened for marina + the diamonds, ingrid michaelson, and beth orton, plays the slipper room. $15. >>

7:30pm (thru 8/3): the south slope’s gallery players presents a production of shakespeare’s henry v. pay-what-you-will admission tonight (reg. $18 general, $14 seniors). >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 8/18): sing along to mozart’s mass in c minor at the west village chorale’s annual summer sing. musical score provided, and light refreshments will be served. judson memorial church, $15. >>

7:30pm: caveman, icewater and future of what play bowery electric. $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: tonight at the monthly ‘game night’ comedy show: aparna nancherla, ben kronberg, brendan eyre, jake head, brian sturgill and chris nester and hosts kyle ayers + will winner. spike hill, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: union hall bartender therese plaehn hosts ‘the shift’ variety show from behind the bar. expect musicians, trivia games, and interviews with guests bobcat goldthwait, adi ezroni, tim plaehn, and more. $5. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ashok kondabolu (‘dapwell’ of das racist) and josh gondelman (john oliver) guest host wyatt cenac’s weekly night train comedy show with stand-up by kevin avery (totally biased), gina brillon (comedy central), erin judge (last comic standing), josh rabinowitz, jake weisman, and kc arora. littlefield, $8. >>

8pm: halle kiefer and joe stanton host splitsider’s dog and pony show with guests adam newman (comedy central), michelle wolf (seth meyers) and hugh moore. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: eternal summers, little racer, seoul, and wand play baby’s all right. $12. >>

8pm: samsaya, vinyl thief, blkkathy and doppel gang play the school night party at brooklyn bowl. free with rsvp, $7 without. >>

8:30pm: learn about the history of punk from 1967-1982 at brooklyn brainery. $11. >>

9pm (mondays): huckleberry bar’s free monday night movie screenings pay tribute to the original star wars trilogy this month. tonight: episode vi: return of the jedi (1983). >>

9:30pm: clinical trials, the new tarot and huff this play mercury lounge. $10. >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: tonight at the the stand’s frantic! free comedy show: simon amstell (popworld, never mind the buzzcocks), damien lemon (comedy central>), monroe martin (last comic standing), joe list, michael somerville, crystian ramirez, rory albanese, jon rudnitsky, tyler richardson, and host michael kosta. free. >>

thru 7/27: the fourth annual between the seas festival of mediterranean performing arts returns to the wild project with dance, theater, music and more. free-$20. >>

thru 8/15: summer restaurant week: 300 restaurants offer $25 lunches and $38 dinners. >>

check our website for more free outdoor movies and ongoing events.

our next event

The Vegan Cook-Off: Best Balls Competition! 12-15 everyday chefs compete for the title of The Bestest, as voted for by judges and attendees. $250 cash for first place!

Aspiring competitors should check the rules for details on how to apply. But if you just want to be fed and socialize with other veggie folks, tickets for The Vegan Cook-Off are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

The Vegan Cook-Off: Best Balls Competition
Sunday, August 3 at 2pm

coming up

7/22 7:15pm (thru 7/29): go on a 90-minute sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $31.20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $52). >>

7/22 6pm: actress alyssa milano signs copies of the new hacktivist graphic novel at b+n tribeca. >>

7/22 6pm: brooklyn artist amelia marzec hosts the second installment of ‘women in art and technology,’ an evening of presentations,
discussion, and exhibitions at dumbo’s a.i.r. gallery. free (suggested donation). >>

7/22 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/9): neutral milk hotel and circulatory system are playing tonight’s sold out celebrate brooklyn! benefit show at prospect park’s bandshell, but don’t let that stop you from throwing down a blanket and listening to the concert with others outside the fenced-off area for free. >>

7/22 7pm: ‘delve: food + art’ showcases artists, thinkers, and makers who use food as their medium. bonus: reception sponsored by one girl cookies and brooklyn brewery. made in ny media center, $10. >>

7/22 7:30pm (+ 8/5, 12): the free naumburg orchestral concert series returns to central park’s naumburg bandshell for the season. tonight: the knights, who have collaborated with artists including cellist yo-yo ma and violinist itzhak perlman, perform a program of new and classical music by sufjan stevens, stravinsky, bartók, ligeti, and ljova. can’t make it? the event will be livestreamed on wqxr.org. >>

7/22 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: marine biologist and national geographic explorer david gruber recounts his high-tech journeys to the ocean depths in search of biofluorescent creatures at this month’s secret science club. the bell house, free. >>

7/22 8pm: hip-hop artist common signs his new album nobody’s smiling at rough trade. purchase the album starting at 11am to receive a wristband for entry. >>

7/22 8pm: tv trivia options: test your knowledge of the tanner family at full house trivia night at copia (307 e. 53rd st, bet. 1st + 2nd aves), or dunder mifflin at the office trivia night at promenade bar and grill (344 3rd ave @ 26th st). free.

7/22 8pm (thru 8/17): shakespeare in the park returns for the second half its 52st season at central park’s delacorte theater with king lear starring tony + emmy winner john lithgow. score free tickets in-person at the park starting @ 12pm, via online lottery, or at various locations in each borough on specific dates. check their facebook and twitter for weather cancellation notices. >>

sales, deals, freebies

11am-2pm, 4-7pm (+ 7/28): taste of the terminal: select grand central shops and restaurants feature special offers and free tastings in vanderbilt hall. >>

blink fitness opens a bryant park location tomorrow. sign up today for just $1, then only $20-25/month after. >>

st. mark’s bookshop has reopened at a new location- 136 e. 3rd st, bet 1st ave + ave a. >>

get two dozen krispy kreme doughnuts for $8.50 ($16.98 value) >>

take an extra 15% off dental services on groupon with promo code ‘teeth’ >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the governors island music + seafood beach party 9/6 for free-$35 (plus ticket fees, reg. $39-65). >>

get tickets to see chicago and reo speedwagon at the nikon at jones beach theater 8/17 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $54.35) >>

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