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free outdoor movie: >>
crazy, stupid, love., south street seaport

1pm-?: the first annual north brooklyn farms harvest carnival features square dancing, hayrides, field day games, a watermelon eating contest, and more. free admission, tickets for games and activities are $10 adv, $12 door. >>

2-6pm (ends today): union pool’s annual summer thunder concert series ends the season with heavy blanket and honey. free. >>

3pm doors, 5pm show (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: fredericks brown, sliver feat. eddie henderson, and dj greg caz. 43-29 crescent street, free admission. >>

3-9pm (+ 9/6): the 17th annual moma ps1 warm up outdoor music parties continue with benji b (london), dām-funk (pasadena), dj marfox (lisbon), tessela (london), dutch e germ (new york), and avalon emerson (berlin). $18 adv, $20 dos. >>

5pm-10pm: empire salon continues its weekly summer jazz party at level r (formerly the empire hotel rooftop) with live music by jason prover + the sneak thievery orchestra, plus burlesque by dangrrr doll, and sexy trivia. no minimum, free admission. >>

7pm: vhs presents: comedians and storytellers show the video-recorded attempts they made at being stars during their adolescence. videology, 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 single mothers, dope body, ed schrader’s music beat 6 vulture sh*t, 2 inch astronaut, no joy, black pus, cousin brian, and flagland. free admission. >>

8pm: the story pirates normally perform family-friendly musical versions of stories written by kids. tonight they do an adults-only show at the drama book shop’s theater. $15 admission includes an open bar.>>

8pm: ian fidance hosts the weekly showcasey jones show + tell and comedy show with performances by andy rocco, lukas kaiser, lynn bixenspan, drew michael and ross parsons. optional: bring something to show + talk about for a chance to win drink tickets, odd prizes, and $25 cash. over the eight, free. >>

8pm: sunflower bean, baked, onwe, and wade play baby’s all right. $8 adv, $10 door. >>

8pm doors: salt cathedral plays an ep release show at glasslands with johnny aries (the drums) and arc waves. $10. >>

8pm-3am: crown heights print shop shoestring press turns into the‘beezy douglas carnivale,’ a carnival-themed concert, comedy and variety show with games and prizes, including a thumb wrestling feats of strength competition. $10 suggested admission. >>

8pm doors: wit’s end and the dorothy parker society’s monthly jazz age soirée features live music from the brooklyn sugar stompers. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear encouraged. free dance lesson @ 8:30pm. flute midtown, $12. >>

8:30pm (saturdays thru 9/13): the coney island film society continues the season with zipper: coney island’s last wild ride. bonus: free popcorn. coney island museum, $6. >>

9pm: there’ll be free beer and wine at the kissel versus kaiser comedy show, featuring 30-minute stand-up sets by lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv, college humor) and ben kissel (last podcast on the left). brit pack theater, free admission (email rsvp required for entry). >>

9:30pm: jaws… entirely from memory: eight performers attempt to recreate the wizard of oz story, based on entirely different adaptations. from memory. with audience-written lines and random sound effects added in. videology, $5. >>

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

10pm: miss coney island vice president lefty lucy presents ‘looney boobs’, a live-action cartoon burlesque show. coney island usa, $15.>>

midnight: fun time ukulele band ukulelien plays rockwood music hall’s stage 1. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

midnight: visuals, milo mcbride and bbodyworkk play cameo. $10. >>


free outdoor movies: >>
rocky horror picture show, canal bar
skyfall, south street seaport
the bodyguard, habana outpost

10am-2pm: the 22nd annual great north river tugboat race and competition comes to pier 84 (@ w. 44th st) with nose to nose pushing, line toss, and spinach-eating contests. free. >>

12-6pm: the 30th annual brazilian day festival takes over little brazil (46th st bet. fifth + madison aves) with live music, dancing, food, and more. >>

1-7pm: the moveshop dance company fundraises for its next production with a sexy bike wash on the brooklyn side of the williamsburg bridge, $5. >>

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

2-9pm: the snapcrackle dance party throws down on a bed-stuy rooftop with dj sets from agent trevor and london’s djdc, and a live performance by phresh203. rsvp for address. $5 (free before 3pm). >>

3-9pm (sundays thru 9/28): 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. >>

5:15pm: 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 (ends today): get your minor league baseball fix for a fraction of the cost of the majors during the brooklyn cyclones season. tonight’s regular season closer against the staten island yankees is fan appreciation day and includes post-game fireworks and everyone gets to runs the bases. $10-16. >>

8pm: experience the nocturnal wildlife that nyc has to offer with an urban park ranger as your guide, and perhaps see some bats, herons, and other creatures. inwood hill park, free. >>

8pm: this week’s ‘if you build it’ comedy show with host kara klenk features stand-up by byron bowers (adam devine’s house party), adrienne iapalucci (letterman, last comic standing), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), alex koll (conan), josh gondelman (john oliver, @modernseinfeld), tony deyo (conan, ferguson), and rob cantrell (comedy central). ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: crocodiles, sisu,and young boys play baby’s all right. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

9:30pm: autodrone plays mercury lounge. $8. >>

10pm: what the funk?! it’s james brown vs. fela as spun by dj spinna and rich medina. srb brooklyn, $15. >>

10pm doors: basement bhangra’s dj rekha’s throws a bollywood disco party at drom. $5 before 11pm, $10 adv. >>

all weekend

11am-6pm (thru 9/1): staten island’s historic richmond town throws their annual county fair, featuring amusement rides, traditional fair food, classic cars, hot dog + pie eating contests, vendors, live music, and more. $16 general, $11 seniors. >>

11am-11pm (thru 9/8): can’t make it to the us open? watch the action on a big screen at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 for free. bonus: the first 500 folks 8/30-9/1 and 9/6-7 get complimentary picnic baskets curated by chefs tom colicchio, thomas keller, and daniel boulud. >>

12-6pm (thru 9/1 + 9/6-7): the 85th annual washington square outdoor art exhibit features work from 200+ artists. free. >>

1, 2:30, 4, 5pm (+ 9/6-7, 13-14): eight short plays inspired by community gardens premiere in four gardens as part of the fourth annual communal spaces festival. the gardens are spread throughout bed-stuy and clinton hill, and all attendees are invited to explore the neighborhoods with the aid of provided maps. free. >>

7:30pm (thru 9/19): dead behind these eyes: a karaoke play takes place in an actual karaoke parlor in the east village, with only 10 seats per performance. $18. >>

8pm (thru 9/1): the free met opera annual summer hd festival returns 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: donizetti’s don pasquale (sat) and massenet’s werther (sun). >>

midnight-ish movies:
the big lebowski @ ifc. $14. (thru mon) >>
blue velvet @ ifc. $14. (thru mon) >>
ghost in the shell @ landmark sunshine. $10. (thru sat) >>
negative pleasure labor day massacre @ spectacle. $5. (sat only) >>
nosferatu the vampyre @ nitehawk. $11. (thru sat) >>
se7en @ ifc. $14. (thru mon) >>

ends sun: the fifth annual unicycle festival: one-wheeled enthusiasts unite for a 13-mile ride spanning from the brooklyn bridge to coney island (fri), followed by learn-to-ride demos, exhibitions, games, races and more on governors island (sat-sun). >>

ends sun: the museum of the moving image’s ‘see it big’ hollywood melodrama screening series ends the summer season with portrait of jennie, brokeback mountain, the color purple and rebel without a cause. free with $12 museum admission. >>

thru 9/1: the liddabit sweets homemade candy company celebrates one year in chelsea market by giving you a free caramel with any purchase (sat), 10% off purchases that include a snack’r bar (sun), and 10% off everything plus a free caramel with any purchase (mon). >>

thru 9/1: the film society of lincoln center’s ‘james brown: the hardest working man in showbusiness’ series features concert clips and movies (the blues brothers, soul power, when we were kings, more) in which the godfather of soul’s music carries the films forward. bonus: saturday’s screenings include a james brown dance party with free stella beer. $10.>>

thru 9/1: last chance for free outdoor pools and public beaches.

thru 9/4: ghostbusters 30th anniversary screenings hit select nyc theaters. various prices. >>

thru 9/4: a new restoration of bernardo bertolucci’s influential 1970 classic, the conformist, screens at film forum. $13. >>

check our website for ongoing events.

sales, deals, freebies

sponsored: register now for cheap, drunken beginner group violin + guitar lessons>>

racked rounds up 40 labor day weekend sales>>

get a $15 itunes code for $10. >>

have an archery lesson with equipment rental (three locations) for $25 ($50 value). >>

ticket deals

get one upper promenade ticket to the us open at arthur ashe stadium thru 9/5 for $16.20 (reg. $27). >>

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 tickets to trapped in a room with a zombie in midtown thru 12/31 for $18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $28). >>

take a 90-minute nighttime city lights cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru october for $26 (plus ticket fees, reg $52). >>

get tickets to see michael cera, kieran culkin and tavi gevinson in this is our youth at the cort theatre thru 11/23 for $45-89 (plus ticket fees, reg. $79-135). >>

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

see a pre-release screening of a thousand times goodnight, followed by in-person q+a with star juliette binoche at amc empire 25 on 10/7 for $16.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $37.49). >>

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