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around town today

free outdoor movies tonight: >>
dirty dancing, coney island (the beach at w. 10th st.)
lover come back, bryant park
the wizard of oz, astoria park’s great lawn

10am-6:30pm (+ 10am-4pm 8/12): a 57,600 square-foot section of theaids memorial quilt will be displayed on the parade ground on governors island, with a dedication ceremony to be held at 4:30 pm. >>

12-3pm (or until supplies run out, thru 8/13): the #flavoroftheopen food truck will give out free sample-sized portions of the us open’s food offerings, including lobster rolls, sliders, and more. plus, get a bogo promo code for tickets, and get free swag with social media sharing. today’s location: madison square park (5th ave @ 23rd st.). >>

6pm: social entrepreneur/author miki agrawl tells you how you can do cool sh*t: quit your day job, start your own business and live happily ever after. just don’t tell your boss you’re going. story, free (rsvp). >>

6pm: michigan indie folk rock band the accidentals stop by rockwood music hall’s stage 1. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

7pm (ends today): 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, bookcout presents the sackett street writers’ series workshop with marie-helene bertino, scott cheshire, robin black, courtney elizabeth mauk and julia fierro. >>

7pm: hear stories from 18-time moth story slam winner adam wade and guests zac willette and kate erickson at the monthly ‘the adam wade from new hampshire show’. under st. marks, $5. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 8/14, 21): the bard’s tale is performed as a drinking game at shotspeare’s romeo and juliet. the slipper room, $15.>>

7:30pm (+ 8/18): sing along to mendelssohn’s elijah at the west village chorale’s annual summer sing. musical score provided, and light refreshments will be served. judson memorial church, $15. >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 8/18): the free martin luther king jr. concert series at brooklyn’s wingate field continues with a reggae nightfeaturing gyptian and maxi priest. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: wyatt cenac (the daily show) hosts the weeklynight train comedy show with stand-up by michael che (letterman, the daily show), kevin barnett (guy code, comedy central), jared logan (john oliver, comedy central), kara klenk (‘if you build it’ host), adrienne iapalucci (last comic standing, letterman), and more. littlefield, $8. >>

8pm: the hellogiggles stand-up and storytelling show features jena friedman (daily show), michelle wolf (seth meyers), murf meyer (the chris gethard show), phoebe robinson (broad city), elizabeth entenman, and host ruby karp. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: ifc’s queer|art|film summer of drag series continues with 1976 nyc drag contest documentary, the queen. presented by comedian/drag king murray hill. $14. >>

8pm: haerts, mikky ekko, tei shi, and stone cold fox play this week’s school night party at brooklyn bowl. free with rsvp, $7 without. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the weekly broken comedy show at greenpoint’s bar matchless features stand-up by joe machi, damien lemon, megan gailey and doug smith, and host nimesh patel. free. >>

9pm: tonight’s bi-monthly dive comedy show with hosts giulia rozzi (stripped stories, girl code) and brooke van poppelen (john oliver, ferguson) features stand-up from jared logan, doogie horner, amanda seales, emma willmann, drew michael, lucas connolly, and music by julian velard. freddy’s back room, free. >>

9pm (mondays): huckleberry bar’s free monday night movie screenings pay tribute to the harry potter series this month. tonight: harry potter and the chamber of secrets (2002). >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show: tonight at the the stand’s frantic! free comedy show: adrienne iapalucci, chris gethard, mark normand, crystian ramirez, subhah agarwal, and host michael kosta. free. >>

10pm: princess nokia, regular fantasy and j. albert play baby’s all right. $3. >>

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

coming up

8/12 11am-7pm (ends today): grab a free burger and tater tots from the wahlburgers truck parked at the flatiron pedestrian plaza between 23rd + 24th streets. >>

8/12 5, 6, 7pm: three filmmaker events at apple soho: at 5pm, mad men writer matthew weiner discusses his directorial debut are you here?; at 6pm, the filmmakers of the giver talk about their adaptation of the y.a. novel; and at 7pm, actress jessica alba and director frank miller discuss sin city: a dame to kill for. free (rsvp required). >>

8/12 6:30pm: register by 5pm on 8/11 for a discussion on maximizing your linkedin profile for green careers. dorma design center, free (suggested donation). >>

8/12 6:30pm: photographer john millisenda presents photos of hisfamily life on the lower east side. sixth street community center, free (rsvp). >>

8/12 7pm: meet space scientists, artists and enthusiasts at a speed-meeting event dedicated to the cosmos and cross-disciplinary collaborations between art and science. pacific standard, free. >>

8/12 7:30pm: taste recipes from allison kave’s first prize pies at the greenlight cookbook club’s meeting at greenlight bookstore. free (rsvp).>>

8/12 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the society for the advancement of social studies (s.a.s.s.) pits empress regnant irene of byzantium vs. holy roman emperor charlemagne vs. queen elizabeth i of england in its third annual battle of the badasses where the audience decides the winner. the bedford, free. >>

8/12 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: biochemist + ‘poisonologist’ mandë holford lectures on ‘deadly creatures, amazing medicine’ at this month’s secret science club. the bell house, free. >>

sales, deals, freebies

rsvp for admission for one to the 5th annual kiehl’s liferide event on 8/13 at select kiehl’s locations. >>

get an extra 10% off any local groupon deal with promo code ‘local10’>>

ticket deals

get tickets to see arcade fire at barclays center 8/24 for $30 (reg. $62.15). >>

get tickets to the eastville howdown: beer, bourbon, bacon and bbqat webster hall 8/16 for $22.50-29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $50). >>

attend a tipsy crafts bar event, from acrylic and water-color painting to jewelry making and knitting, 8/17-27 for $24-30 (various locations, plus ticket fees, reg. $60). >>

get free tickets to see the red poppy ladies, china’s first all-female percussion group, performing mulan at the ellen stewart theatre in the east village 8/13-9/7 (plus ticket fees, reg. $48). >>

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