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free outdoor movies: >>
goldfinger, roosevelt island’s firefighter’s field
the aviator, south street seaport

12-5pm: lawn bocce at governors island: watch 32 teams compete, play on one of the free available courts, or take advantage of free bike rentals. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. colonel’s row, free admission. >>

2pm: young writers aged 6-18 mix with adult poets, artists, and fiction writers for an afternoon of readings at the 10th annual fort greene park summer literary festival. scheduled to read: sapphire, vanessa gabb, danny simmons, angel nafis and willie perdomo. at 4:30pm, the party moves inside to greenlight bookstore for cake, wine, and mingling with the authors. free admission. >>

2pm: drunk history hits brooklyn via the 1st annual battle of brooklyn pub crawl: brooklyn scholar and historian connor gaudet takes you on a boozy 2-mile tour, hopping from site to site (read: bar to bar), recounting events on the battle’s 238th anniversary. colonial garb encouraged, but not required. free admission, pay to drink. >>

2pm: obsolete cinema’s monthly screening series at freddy’s presentssuper mario brothers (1993) and teenage mutant ninja turtles (1990) on craptastic vhs, plus trivia + prizes, and happy hour prices. free admission. >>

2-6pm (+ 8/30): union pool’s annual summer thunder concert seriescontinues with jd samson’s pat dance party featuring honey dijon, w. jeremy, amber valentine, and murray hill. free. >>

2-9pm: hudson river park’s annual blues bbq festival returns for it’s 15th year, pairing grub from delaney barbeque, mighty quinn’s barbecue, and dinosaur bbq with live blues from big sam’s funky nation, shemekia copeland, john németh, samantha fish, and the slide brothers. pier 84 @ w. 44th st., free admission. >>

3pm: get banged at babeland park slope with free bang trims, drinks, and sexy tips. bonus: the first 25 folks get a gift bag. free admission. >>

3-9pm (thurs and sat thru 9/20): long island city’s ‘the lot lic’ music + film series features films on thursdays and music on saturdays. tonight: small black, kevin morby and dj spun. 43-29 crescent street, free admission. >>

3pm doors, 4pm show: issue project room curates an all-day indoor/outdoor concert series at red hook’s pioneer works with metal, noise and experimental electronic music. a reunited liturgy is joined by wreck and reference, white suns, and penny royale. $15 general, $12 students. >>

3 doors, 5pm show, (saturdays thru 9/6): the 17th annual moma ps1 warm up outdoor music parties continue with dj sets by supa dups and willy chin (miami), dubbel dutch (ny), visionist (london) and blazer sound system (ny). $18 adv, $20 dos. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm show: 24 hour film racing gala: in may, filmmakers were challenged to create an original short film (4 minutes max.) in just 24 hours based on a theme (an ultimatum), action (biting into something), and prop assignment (a broom). the best 24 films will be screened tonight at galapagos. $15 adv, $20 door. >>

6pm-4am: art collectives something different and we are raw process present an all-day mini art festival at bushwick’s lot 45 with performances by mattie safer (of the rapture) and wild torus, djs, live painting, and sierra nevada beer tastings (6-9pm). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

6pm doors, 7pm bout: final gotham girls roller derby game of the regular season: bronx gridlock vs. the queens of pain. ccny’s nat holman gymnasium, $19.99 adv, $25 door. >>

7pm: members of empty chairs and guests psychic twin, redfoot, and red wire black wire play a memorial concert for musician peter spear, who committed suicide at 28 earlier this summer. free admission. >>

7pm: queer folk-pop band anna/kate plays an ep release show at rockwood music hall’s stage 3. $8. >>

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 teen, white hinterland, vietnam, bebe panthere, donald cumming, rush midnight, born cages and the teen age. free admission. >>

7:15pm: actor jason bateman leads a q+a following a screening of the one i love at the angelika theater. $14 general, $11 seniors. >>

7:30-10:30pm (+ 10/4, 10/24): look at mars, saturn, and other objects in the night sky with local astronomers and high-powered telescopes atthe intrepid museum’s astronomy nights. activities will take place outdoors on pier 86 and indoors in the museum. free (registration required). >>

7:30pm (+ 9/6, 13): the disastrous tale of vera + linus is an outdoor theatrical experience  with three stories occurring in different public spaces. ‘intimate track’ interactive tickets are $18 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25), ‘panoramic track’ voyeur tickets are $5. >>

7:30pm: the soundtrack storytelling series and the bonnie + maude film podcast present ‘pause the tape’, an evening where six women in broadcasting will tell stories of where cinema and music intersect for them. videology, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: straight to hell (clash tribute) and rockaway bitch (all-female ramones tribute) play at the knitting factory’s joe strummer birthday bash. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm: dude! the annual lebowski fest returns with bowling, costumes, prizes, bands, white russians, movies, and more. lucky strike lanes and the gramercy theatre, $20-30. >>

8pm: ponyhof, nicholas nicholas, and johnny aries play cameo. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm doors: bodega bay, the veda rays, sw/mm/ng, and napoleon play radio bushwick. $7. >>

8pm doors: ski lodge, rumors, and jack + eliza play glasslands. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: hooray for earth, porches, and grooms play bowery ballroom. $15. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: the strypes and the skins play mhow. $15. >>

8:30pm (saturdays thru 9/13): ghoul a go go pays tribute to the devil’s hand (1962) at the coney island museum. $10. >>

9pm: there’ll be free drinks, beer and snacks at the glaser-kaiser permanente comedy show, featuring stand-up by lukas kaiser (chapelle’s show, spike tv, college humor) and host myka fox (keith + the girl, someecards). brit pack theater, free admission (email rsvp required for entry). >>

9pm: it’s your chance to rhyme at hip hop karaoke. brooklyn bowl, $5 adv or with flyer, $8 otherwise. >>

9pm doors, 10pm show: as if! clueless burlesque at bar matchless. $5.>>

9:30pm: find out if you’re good enough for the goonies screening + trivia at videology. bonus: free drinks for those dressed in character. $4 adv. with promo code ‘truffleshuffle50’ (reg. $8). >>

9:30pm: there’ll be no scrubs at the 90’s hip-hop and r+b sing-along, and also a costume contest, dance-off, prizes, and more. union hall, $10. >>

10pm: ‘what i did for love’: ucb improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories. ucbeast, $10.>>

11:30-4am: cheryl ‘the dance party that will ruin your life’ takes over glasslands. $10. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blue velvet @ ifc. $14. >>
cam2cam @ ifc. $14. >>
woodchipper massacre @ spectacle. $5. >>
the hunger @ nitehawk. $11. >>
natural born killers @ nitehawk. $11. >>
space jam @ landmark sunshine. $10. >>
up in smoke @ ifc. $14. >>


free outdoor movies: >>
purple rain, habana outpost
snatch, canal bar

sponsored: see the world’s top tennis players at the us open’s free open practice day>>

time tba: it’s national waffle day! get a free waffle in exchange for drawing a wafels + dinges space ship. >>

9am-12pm (+ 8/25): the first 200 folks who stop by the asics meatpacking store can exchange their old adult-sized tennis sneakers (any brand) for a free pair of new asics gel-solution slam 2 tennis shoes. 420 w. 14th st. >>

10am-3pm: green-wood commemorates the 238th anniversary of the battle of brooklyn, which was fought on land that’s now part of the cemetery, with revolutionary war re-enactors, a parade, commemorative ceremony, and trolley tours. free. >>

10am-5pm: wellness oriented healers, readers, speakers, and vendors share the keys to a healthy and mindful lifestyle at the awaken fair. flea market betty (87-90 havemeyer st., williamsburg), free. >>

10am-7pm: 100 beetles, busses, dune buggies and other 1950-1970s vw’s hit the annual nyc volkswagen traffic jam car show at governors island’s colonel’s row. free admission. >>

11:30am-6pm: bushwick’s little skips café throws an end of summer block party with live music by the yin yangs, baby acid, a. rex + j. rex, haybaby, hippy, and phill, plus food, facepainting, and games. free admission. >>

12-2pm: pro tennis players john isner and murphy jensen join city parks foundation in welcoming all ages and abilities for a free clinic at central park’s tennis center as a kick-off for the us open championships.>>

12-6pm: the brooklyn loves michael jackson celebration returns after a three-year hiatus to celebrate the king of pop’s birthday with host spike lee and music by dj spinna. bedford stuyvesant’s restoration plaza (1368 fulton st. @ new york ave), free. >>

1-4pm: international go topless day: the annual rally and march for topless equality meets at columbus circle and marches to bryant park and times square. nsfw (obvi). >>

2pm (thru 9/14): symphony space continues a series of classic movies in hd with akira kurosawa’s seven samurai (1954). $7 plus ticket fees here (reg. $14 general, $12 students/seniors). >>

2-5pm: professional artists give an encore marathon reading of dr. maya angelou’s work at riverbank state park’s main stage (145th st. + riverside drive). free. >>

3pm ’til dark (ends today): the you don’t have to settle dj collective (the folks behind ‘head on’ and ‘crazy since da 90s’) concludes a series of free, outdoor, themed dance parties in the back patio of the south slope’s quarter bar. this week’s ‘love boat’ theme is all about disco. >>

3-9pm (sundays): the weekly mister sunday outdoor dance party with djs justin carter and eamon harkin returns to the courtyard between warehouses in sunset park’s industry city. tacos + booze will be available for purchase. all ages. $10 before 6pm with rsvp, $15 otherwise. >>

4pm-midnight: the weekly daylife dance party goes down at williamsburg’s the woods. bonus: free gelato (while supplies last) and get a free drink ticket with rsvp. free admission. >>

5:15pm (+ 8/31): take a 90-minute lower manhattan architecture tour aboard a 1920’s-style yacht (drink included) for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg $46). >>

6pm: williamsburg’s crown victoria hosts the fourth annual mama o’s super spicy kimchi eating contest (free to watch), which will occur during their regularly scheduled pig roast. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: an array of musicians celebrate international strange music day at spectrum. $15. >>

7pm: the peoples improv theater performers give a dramatized reading of author ian doescher’s william shakespeare’s the empire striketh back, which will include trivia and prizes. $10 adv, $12 door, $1 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: dj/rupture, no lands, and lorna dune play baby’s all right. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm: heather duncan gives an illustrated lecture on 20th century esp research and the search for the soul at the morbid anatomy museum. $8. >>

8pm: this week’s ‘if you build it’ comedy show with host kara klenk features stand-up by sam morrill (comedy central’s ‘comics to watch’), alingon mitra (last comic standing), liza treyger (chelsea lately), matteo lane (adam devine’s house party), alison leiby (the hairpin), evan williams, and emma willmann. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: this month’s macaulay culkin comedy and variety show — which mr. culkin has nothing to do with — is a mini-fest with 20+ comedians performing five-minute sets. performers include jon glaser, dave hill, brooke van poppelen, murderfist, joe pera, budey elliott, joe firestone, and more. shea stadium, $5. >>

8pm (+ 8/25): the witches is a ‘nightmare immersive theatre experience’ that starts as a dinner party until macbeth finds himself in hell, forced by the three witches to relive his story over and over. court tree collective gallery (carroll gardens), $18 >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: unwed sailor and letters to nepal play union hall. $10. >>

8:30pm doors: the everymen, the brooklyn what, butcher’s blind, and designing women play glasslands. $10. >>

10:30pm: la font, swimming, and radical dads play baby’s all right. $5.>>

all weekend

the 10th annual afropunk festival features free performances from sharon jones + the dap-kings, lianne la havas, body count, trash talk, meshell ndegeocello, bad brains, andmany more. commodore barry park (downtown brooklyn), rsvp required. >>

1-6pm: 65 graffiti and street artists took over a historic nyc police station for massive installation, ’21st precinct’. 327 e. 22nd st., bet 1st + 2nd aves. free. >>

6pm sat, 5pm sun (thru 8/31): get your minor league baseball fix for a fraction of the cost of the majors during the brooklyn cyclones season. $10-16. >>

8pm sat, 7:15pm sun: the free met opera annual summer hd festivalreturns 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. this weekend: puccini’s la bohèmeand borodin’s prince igor>>

ends sun: the free summerstage city parks concert series wraps up the season with the 22nd annual charlie parker jazz festival, the seventh annual tropical fest, and a fania records showcase. free. >>

ends sun: 18 teams compete to win a cash prize at the inaugural down under improv festival. under st. marks, $7. >>

ends sun: the annual brooklyn comedy festival continues with an evening of shows at spike hill (free), videology (free), and baby’s all right ($10). >>

thru 8/28: the village’s quad cinema screens good will hunting andgood morning vietnam, starring robin williams. $11 general, $8 seniors.>>

thru 8/28: the ’strange lands: international sci-fi’ series’ at fslc features rare screenings on 35mm, including include cult classics and work by auteurs from 1958-1988. $13. >>

thru 8/31: the annual dark festival at the tank theater features stories, plays, magic, and more that utilize only self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. $15. >>

check our website for ongoing events, including free red hook ferry rides, free outdoor pools + public beaches, and more.

sales, deals, freebies

thru 9/1: barneys warehouse sale>>

ticket deals

take a cruise up the hudson to bear mountain for oktoberfest, hiking, and more 9/13-10/26 for $30 (plus ticket fees, reg $60). >>

get free orchestra tickets to a distinguished concerts internationalperformance at lincoln center’s alice tully hall 11/9 (plus ticket fees, reg. $100). >>

get free tickets to surreal icelandic rock musical revolution in the elbow of ragnar agnarsson furniture painter at the minetta lane theatre 8/22-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $68.50). >>

get tickets to matt + ben, a parody co-written by mindy kaling (the mindy project, the office), at the producer’s club 8/22-24 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg $28). >>

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

go on a guided kayak or hiking day trip with wilderness rocks for $49-64 $(99-129 value). >>

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