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Posted: 18 Jul 2014 09:57 AM PDT
around town today

free outdoor movies tonight: >>
ghostbusters, hudson river park’s pier 46
grand illusion, riverside park’s pier i
kickstarter film festival, fort greene park

6pm (fridays thru 8/8): the second annual season of new music in bryant park continues with the greg osby group and the cassatt string quartet performing on the upper terrace. free. >>

6-9pm: the frick collection opens its doors for free after hours tonight for gallery talks, sketching, music and a performance by new york city ballet principal dancer amar ramasar. free admission (reg $20 or pay-what-you-wish sundays 11am-1pm). >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/9): celebrate brooklyn!, the 36th annual outdoor performance series at prospect park’s bandshell, continues the season with bebel gilberto, vinicius cantuaria and netsayi. rain or shine (check their website/facebook/twitter for hazardous weather cancellation notices). free ($3 suggested donation). >>

6:30pm: freddy’s bar goes to the dogs with the inaugural south slope doggy fashion show. free. >>

7pm (fridays thru 8/22): get fit outdoors with free hip-hop dance aerobics at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 promenade. >>

7pm: aimee herman hosts inspired word’s ‘titillating tongues: nyc erotica in poetry + prose’, featuring ny-based erotic writers plus an open mic where 20 folks can spew their own filthy, naughty words. bonus: free drink for the first 10 who sign up to read. lpr’s gallery, $10. >>

7pm: dana rossi brings her ‘soundtrack series’ to the museum of the moving image for stories about how the dirty dancing soundtrack played a part in the lives of storytellers james bewley (dale radio host) and selena coppock (the new rules for blondes), followed by a screening of the movie. $12 includes admission to the museum’s galleries, which are open until 8pm. >>

7pm (thru 7/19): the march on washington film festival features free films that increase awareness of the events and heroes of the civil rights era, followed by panel discussions. tonight: soundtrack for a revolution (2009) at tribeca cinemas. >>

7pm (thru 7/20): shakespeare at sunset: random access theatre company performs the taming of the shrew at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect against the backdrop of the manhattan skyline. free. >>

7pm (thru 8/3): get your minor league baseball fix for a fraction of the cost of the majors during the brooklyn cyclones season. tonight’s game against the jamestown jammers includes post-game fireworks. $10 here (reg. $12-18). >>

7-9pm (fridays thru 8/29): the 13th annual seaport music festival continues with calvin love and las rosas. fulton and water streets, free. >>

7-11pm: brooklyn grange rooftop farm opens its doors (roof) for the first evening of its ‘turnip the beet rooftop concert series’ with live music by noble kids, adeline hotel, and laila + smitty. $20. >>

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 ceremony, nothing, iron long, bad side, trap them, coliseum, incendiary, white widows pact. free admission. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the adventures of pete + pete’s danny tamberelli hosts the manboobs comedy show at union hall with live + video sketches, stand-up and guests jo firestone (punderdome 3000 host), murderfist, tim de la motte, brett davis and julia johns. $10. >>

7:30pm: stargazing + film: discuss scientific fact vs. fiction and check out the stars, following a screening of gravity at columbia
university’s pupin hall. free. >>

7:30pm: videology screens the northside film festival’s feature and short competition winners. free. >>

7:30pm: spectacle screens ‘from the cloud’, a video program of internet age found footage ‘films’. $5. >>

7:30pm (thru 8/3): the south slope’s gallery players presents a production of shakespeare’s henry v. $18 ($14 seniors),
pay-what-you-will 7/21. >>

7:30pm: walking shapes and mother play mercury lounge. $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: aaron glaser’s weekly slow dance comedy show at the east village’s niagara feature stand-up from luke cunningham (fallon), anthony atamanuik (30 rock), greg barris (‘heart of darkness’ host), amber nelson (comedy central), chris donahue (my damn channel) and clark jones. no drink minimum. 1/2 off well drinks, margaritas + draught beer happy hour until 8pm. free admission. >>

8pm (thru 8/10): pilobolus, a.k.a. the world’s strongest dance company, returns for its annual one-month run at the joyce with three different programs including a work created with magicians penn + teller. $10+. >>

8pm: tacoma narrows play rockwood music halls’ stage ii. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

8pm: wilsen, icewater, jennah bell and keenan o’meara play baby’s all right. $10. >>

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: xanadu. $15 admission includes skate rental. >>

8pm doors, 9pm film: rooftop films continues its 18th season of outdoor screenings with the ny premiere of mateo, plus live music by film subject matthew stoneman, filmmaker q+a, and an after party. in the event of rain, this event will move indoors at the same location. industry city (sunset park), $13. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (+ lpr 7/20): ooioo, lichens and ryan sawyer play rough trade. $18. >>

9pm: the weekly live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club features guests dave hill (tasteful nudes), leah bonnema, matt koff (the daily show), megan koester, steven forrest, dustin wesley and hosts john f. o’donnell (comedy central), ben kronberg (comedy central) and erik bergstrom (the new yorker illustrator). free. >>

9pm: the debut performance of the lean mean strip machine ‘marauders: a burlesque tale’, draws inspiration from early silent film and features the music of big mean sound machine. the players theatre, $15. >>

9pm: eight-piece dhol n’ brass band red baraat and the raya brass band play brooklyn bowl. $15. >>

9pm doors, 9:15pm show: the late night basement with chris rose comedy/talk show returns to bushwick’s pine box rock shop with guests sasheer zamata (snl), dan st. germain (fallon, conan), michelle wolf (seth meyers) and magician doug mckenzie. bonus: 2-4-1 heavy seas beer. free admission. >>

9:30pm: the rubin museum of art screens woody allen’s sleeper (1973), introduced by psychotherapist maggie robbins. free with $10 bar/cafe min. >>

9:30pm: belt your favorite michael jackson and madonna songs at the king + queen of pop sing-along: costume contests, a vogue-off, themed drinks. union hall, $5 adv with promo code ‘secretformula’, (reg, $10). >>

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

10pm: brown girls burlesque presents ‘drag wild’ at sideshows by the seashore. $15. >>

10pm: ward 6: djs father jeff, jose and wren spin new wave, post-punk, synthpop, goth and industrial in lpr’s gallery. $7. >>

11pm: cymbals and ume play pianos. $10. >>

11:30pm: celestial shore and braeves play the knitting factory’s free friday series. >>

midnight: everyone’s favorite game show! = a live monthly comedy game show in which two comedians and an audience member compete for the chance to win 20 bucks. ucbeast, $5. >>

midnight-ish movies:
a nightmare on elmstreet @ nitehawk. $11. >>
american psycho @ fslc. $10. >>
back to the future @ ifc. $14. >>
magic of the universe @ spectacle. $5. >>
robocop @ ifc. $14. >>
rushmore @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
two-lane blacktop @ nitehawk. $11. >>

thru 7/19: experience new street games and field sports like live-sized pacman and full-contact catan during the annual come out + play festival. dumbo and governors island, free. >>

thru 7/19: the annual summer ‘burlesque blitz’ brings four voluptuously varied performances to the kraine theater. $20. >>

thru 7/20: the intrepid museum’s third annual space + science festival includes nasa displays, presentations, star gazing, appearances by astronauts including buzz aldrin and mike massimino, and more. many events are free. >>

thru 7/20: brooklyn music and art magazine 1.21 gigawatts celebrates its anniversary with the 1.21 gigawatts festival, featuring 60 bands including boytoy, vensaire, chappo, dead stars, field mouse, frankie cosmos, infinity shred, shark?, the teen age, ghost beach, heliotropes, painted zeros, ski lodge, slonk donkerson, team spirit, more. radio bushwick/hot 97.4/secret house show, $8-13/day, $22 pass. >>

thru 7/26: the brasil summerfest brings nine days of brazilian music across nyc. tonight: bebel gilberto at prospect park (see 6pm), free. >>

thru 7/20 + 7/25-27: the noir festival at the tank features new plays, short films, clowning, improv, readings, more. $5-10. >>

thru 7/27: anthology film archives screens a selection of films by james benning and richard linklater, including 11 x 14, north on evers, slacker, dazed and confused, and more. $10. >>

thru 8/7: film forum’s femmes noirs film series features 26 films spotlighting the femmes fatales of classic hollywood film noir, with many double features. tonight and saturday kick off with a double feature of the postman always rings twice + mildred pierce. $13. >>

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

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

coming up

7/21 9am-2pm: free baked by melissa cupcakes. 29 spring street, bet. broadway + mercer. >>

sales, deals, freebies

thru 7/19: score in more ways that one at babeland’s customer appreciation sale: save $20 on purchases of $100+ and $50 off purchases of $200 at the soho, les and park slope locations, plus free beer in the les today and ample hills ice cream saturday. >>

$20-52 to spend on chocolates at xocolatti in soho for $10-26 >>

kindle unlimited: get unlimited access to 600,000 titles for $9.99 month (30-day free trial). >>

serious eats shares its picks for the best ice cream, gelato and soft serve in nyc. >>

brokelyn shares eight brunch spots with unlimited drink specials. >>

the five best places to hike in new york city, according to dnainfo. >>

ticket deals

get tickets to see the yankees for $16-100 (reg. $32-200) and the mets for $9-49 (reg. $17-90). plus ticket fees, various dates. >>

get field box level tickets to the brooklyn cyclones 7/18, 19, or 21 for $10 ($21 value). >>

get two tickets to edible’s good beer festival, which includes beer and food tastings, 7/31 for $59 ($96-139 value). >>

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 a screening of hector and the search for happiness, with actor simon pegg and director peter chelsom in person 7/28 for $10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $37.49). >>

get tickets to the seed: a vegan experience festival 8/9-10 at 82 mercer street for $15 (reg. $32.64). >>

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