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around town today

free outdoor movies tonight>>
broken hearted: twisted, romantic short films, metrotech commons
coraline in 3d, bushwick’s maria hernandez park
despicable me 2, hudson river park’s pier 46
mr. poppers penguins, bay ridge’s narrows botanical garden
the moustache, riverside park’s pier 1
they are we, the bronx’s joyce kilmer park
thor: the dark world, roosevelt island’s southpoint park
vote, it ain’t illegal yet!, prospect park bandshell

3pm: brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 roller rink opens! skate for free on mondays + fridays 3-6pm and sundays 10am-12pm (regular admission is $5-8, skate rental is $6). >>

5-7pm (+ 7/25, 8/8, 8/22): improve your beach volleyball skillz at this free clinic at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6. >>

6pm (fridays thru 8/8): the second annual season of new music in bryant park kicks off on the upper terrace with world time zone and sybarite5. free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm dance lesson, 7:30pm live music (thru 7/12): lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance series returns for the season: tonight: casuarina perform samba music. $17 (there is usually plenty of room to hear/watch the music outside of the dance floor for free). >>

6:30pm: the film society of lincoln center continues the free talks series of filmmakers and actors discussing recent projects. tonight: director mike cahill and actressbrit marling discuss working together on i origins, another earth, and boxers and ballerinas. free tickets will be available one hour prior to show time. >>

7pm: the release party for music critic and author amanda petrusich‘s do not sell at any price: the wild, obsessive hunt for the world’s rarest 78rpm records includes a reading, q+a, signing, and performance by the strung out string band. bonus: drinks will be served. bookcourt, free. >>

7pm: worldhack: an exploration of language and technology = an evening of performances exploring the intersection of language and technology: code poetry, digital literarture, e-lit, devart, more. babycastles, $5. >>

7pm: astrophysicist jackie faherty lectures on the astronomical significance of manhattanhenge, which occurs today and tomorrow. hayden planetarium. $15. >>

7pm (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: ballet hispanico’s bhdos at st. mary’s park. >>

7-9pm (fridays thru 8/29): the 13th annual seaport music festival kicks off with protomartyr and alvvays. upcoming performers include calvin love, las rosas, torres, high highs, and more. 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 titus andronicus, beach slang, slothrust, lost boy?, david wax museum, river city extension, arum rae, and morningsider. free admission. >>

7pm-2am: the living spaces music and art showcase at the silent barn features music by sea oleena, julie byrne, foxes in fiction, small wonder, steve sobs, poppy red, and mister lies (DJ), plus installations by maggie dunlap + india k. $8. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: classical pianist tara kamangar performs selections from her album, east of melancholy: piano music from russia to iran, at lpr. $15. >>

7:30pm: break out the beach attire for a beach blanket bingo-themed ukulele cabaret at jimmy’s no. 43 back room. free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: aaron glaser’s weekly slow dance comedy show at the east village’s niagara feature stand-up from joe zimmerman (comedy central), frank conniff (mst3k), brian mccann (conan), charles gould, eddie brawley and michael joyce. no drink minimum. 1/2 off well drinks + draught beer happy hour until 8pm. free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 7/12): the second annual great american roots stomp at union hall features performances by eight bands, including the alex mallett band, union street preservation society, jumbo brown, seth kessel and the two cent band, and more. $10. >>

8pm (every thurs-sat thru 7/19): the piper theatre company presents a production of bloody bloody andrew jackson outdoors at park slope’s washington park. free. >>

8pm (every thurs-sun thru 7/26): shakespeare in the park(ing) lot: the drilling company performs twelfth night in an actual municipal parking lot on the corner of ludlow and broome streets in the les. free. >>

8pm (every thursday-saturday thru 8/9. previews thru 8/12, opening night 7/17): new light theater project presents the world premiere of picture ourselves in latviaby british playwright ross howard. access theater, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

8pm: half waif, cantina, and nature boy play cameo. $10. >>

8pm: dub thompson, ought, semi femme and modern vices play baby’s all right. $10. >>

8pm (thru 7/15): concerts in the parks: the new york philharmonic performs free outdoor concerts in each borough followed by fireworks in brooklyn, manhattan, and the bronx. tonight: central park in manhattan. >>

8-10pm (fridays thru 8/29): 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’s theme: flashdance. $15 admission includes skate rental. >>

8pm-?: music video historian stephen pitalo’s friday night videos brings classic music videos to midtown’s widndfall lounge with chances to win 80’s swag like buttons, t-shirts, metal trading cards, and more. free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: the launch party for ‘the b-sides nyc sessions’, nyc media’s indie music show premiering 8/7, includes live music by the vandelles, bad buka and screamin’ rebel angels, plus djs hi-fi hillary, purevile and david legs mcdaniel. $8. >>

8:24pm (+ 7/12 8:25pm): manhattanhenge: the sun aligns spectacularly with the nyc street grid. best viewed from the far east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th sts. >>

8:30pm: videology hosts a wet hot american summer screening along with a live 30-second talent show. $8 adv, $10 door. >>

9pm: there’ll be free drinks at the hp5000 comedy show, featuring guests ben kronberg (comedy central, last comic standing, john early (‘showgasm’ host), justy dodge, shakir standley, and hosts hoff matthews and lukas kaiser. brit pack theater, free admission (email rsvp and password ‘lever2000’ at the door required for entry). >>

9pm-4am: the let’s play house dance party celebrates its fifth birthday at rough trade with tunes from jacques renault, urulu, justin miller, cosmic kids, and more. bonus: free pbr 9-11pm. free admission before midnight with rsvp ($10 after). >>

9pm doors (7/12): blogologues – a sketch comedy show that performs material from the internet word-for-word – opens its brand-new show tonight at the c.o.w. theater. 21a clinton st. (off houston), $12 adv or at the door with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

9:30pm (fridays thru 8/29): reminder: fireworks every friday night at coney island! >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: miss coney island 2014 rita menweep and sarah tops present ‘girl-ligan’s island’, a burly-q tribute to gilligan’s island. sideshows by the seashore, $15. >>

10pm: ‘oscillate wildly’ – monthly smiths/morrisey tribute dance party: dj ceremony spins all things moz as well as britpop and manchester music down in lpr’s gallery. $5 (free with smiths/morrissey attire or tattoo). >>

11pm: the brunch night! talk/variety show with jamie leelo features guests kevin brown (30 rock‘s ‘dot com’) and hoda mahmoodzadegan (founder of molly’s milk truck). the pit, $10 adv, $12 door. >>

11pm: americana singer/songwriter/guitarist/violinist pete lanctot and band play pete’s candy store. free >>

midnight: london drum and bass musician/producer ltj bukem comes to brooklyn bowl with submorphics featuring chrisinta tamayo. hosted by mc t.r.a.c. $15. >>

midnight: prawn and caravela play the knitting factory’s free friday series. >>

thru 7/12 midnight-ish movies: 
death race 2000 @ nitehawk. $11. >> 
inland empire @ nitehawk. $11. >>
my neighbor totoro @ landmark sunshine. $10. >> 
squirm, fslc. $10. >> 
the texas chainsaw massacre @ ifc. $14. >> 
timecop @ ifc. $14. >>

thru 7/12: the 10th annual brooklyn hip-hop festival features performances by raekwon, jay electronica, cj fly, and more, plus panel discussions and parties. various locations, $5+. >>

thru 7/13: pride fest at the tank features performances and discussions surrounding the topics of gender, sexuality and equality, including a queer cabaret, ‘the umbrella diaries’ sex workers storytelling show, and the documentary in my skin. $5-15. >>

thru 7/13: get your goggles and golden timepieces ready for party throwers gemini + scorpio’s second annual steampunk weekend, featuring three days of steampunkery: a one-man musical, the lost circus party, and a secret speakeasy. various locations, $10-25. >>

thru 7/13: the inaugural prospect heights music festival features 31 brooklyn-based bands of all genres performing at branded saloon and the way station. $5 suggested donation. >>

thru 7/20: 28 contemporary japanese films from are screened during the ‘japan cuts’ screening series at japan society. $13. >>

thru 7/20: the 12th annual fresh fruit festival celebrates lgbtq art, film, theater, dance, music and spoken word with 35 events at the wild project, nuyorican poets café, and the leslie-lohman museum of gay + lesbian art. $18. >>

thru 7/27: east to edinburgh festival: catch 15 new shows before they premiere at the edinburgh festival fringe in august. 59e50 theaters, $15-20. >>

thru 8/2: the brick theater hosts the annual game play festival, a theater festival with short plays and experiences inspired by board games and gaming. free opening night preview cabaret tonight, $5-20 others. get discounted tickets to select shows here>>

thru 8/4: moma’s film series ‘lady in the dark’ features 25 crime films from columbia pictures 1932–1957, including i love trouble, gilda, the lady from shanghai, and more. $12 (free fridays 4-8pm, free with $25 museum admission). >>

thru 8/14: bamcinématek presents a 30-film retrospective of filmmaker luis buñuel, including belle de jour, un chien andalou, that obscure object of desire, and more. $14. >>

check our website for our roundup of free outdoor movies, and ongoing events.

sales, deals, freebies

11am-7pm: it’s 7-eleven day… celebrate with a free small slurpee at participating 7-eleven locations. plus, get other free offers thru 7/19 via their app,. >>

thru 7/14: 24 restaurants offer $17.89 and $35.78 lunch and dinner specials during french restaurant week>>

take an extra 10% off a food and drink deal on groupon with promo code ‘eat10’ >>

take a wild-food and ecology tour for two with ‘wildman’ steve brill for $20 ($40 value). >>

seven places where you can drink on the waterfront this summer >>

mountain biking in nyc? yup! >>

ticket deals

take a bus ride to/from woodbury common premium outlets for $20 ($40 value) >>

get tickets to see bullets over broadway, starring zach braff, at the st. james theatre 7/22-8/17 for $36 (reg. $57.50) >>

get tickets to see louis ck and sarah silvereman headline funny or die’s oddball comedy fest at the pnc bank arts center in nj 8/17 for $20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $47.35) >>

get tickets to see the mostly mozart festival orchestra at lincoln center 8/1-16 for $32.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $65). >>

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