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around town today

free outdoor movies: >>
lego movie, nj’s asbury park
monty python and the holy grail (audience choice winner), brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 harbor view lawn
the triplets of belleville, long island city (43-29 crescent street)

free opening receptions:
chelsea international fine art competition exhibition @ agora gallery (chelsea, thru 9/11) >>
michael dotson + irena jurek: ‘the fury of sunsets’ @ zürcher studio (noho, thru 9/28) >>

5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show (ends today): the annual moma nights music series wraps up a season of performances in the sculpture garden with widowspeak. free with $25 museum admission. >>

6pm: 8×8: 8 performers, 8 minutes each. pete’s candy store. free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: storytellers share true, bizarre tales about their lives at leslie goshko’s monthly ‘sideshow goshko’. tonight: ryan britt (new york times), david crabb (bad kid), and gail thomas (funny or die). kgb, free. >>

7pm: learn how to turn basic cafeteria fare into culinary masterpieces with priya krishna’s guidebook, ultimate dining hall hacks. strand books, $15 admission includes a copy of the book. >>

7pm: the weekly ‘lasers in the jungle’ comedy show features stand-up by myq kaplan (letterman, comedy central), max silvestri (‘the big terrific’ host), matt ruby (‘hot soup’ co-host, mtv), maria heinegg (huffington post), and hosts sean crespo, katina corrao and dan wilbur. ucbeast, $5. >>

7pm (thursdays thru 9/25): bow tie cinemas screens christopher guest’sbest in show (2000) as part of its ‘chelsea classics’ series. $8. >>

7-10pm: mingle with like-minded veggie lovers at the monthly vegan drinks mixer/fundraiser. food by miss rachel’s pantry (philly) will be available for purchase, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses will benefit woodstock farm animal sanctuary. fontana’s, free admission.>>

7pm-1am: new myths continues a residency at pianos with support from ragged glory, the suzan, midnight hollow, the britanys, and basic shapes. $8. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: three comedians try to guess what a leading expert studies at chris duffy’s monthly ‘you’re the expert!’ live podcast recording. tonight: myq kaplan (letterman, comedy central), anna drezen (mtvu), and emmy blotnick (best week ever). lpr’s gallery, $10 when you mention the skint at the door (reg $15 adv, $20 door). >>

7:30pm: molissa fenley dancers perform dance an impossible space at this week’s target free thursday at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center. >>

sponsored 7:30pm (thru 9/14): get $15 tickets for new play, it’s only kickball, stupid, at hartley house. >>

7:45pm (+ 9/12-10/4): the midnight radio show brings a shadow puppet theater + fairytale variety show to select gardens and parks in brooklyn. free. >>

7:45pm (thru 9/1): 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. tonight: dvořák’s rusalka>>

8pm: williamsburg’s passenger bar hosts a mug holding competition as part of the us masskrugstemmen championship for a trip to germany. tonight’s winner moves to the semifinals at radegast hall + biergarten on 9/9. free to watch, $12 to compete includes a liter of beer and mug. >>

8pm: wwe trivia showdown! gotham bistro + bar, free. >>

8pm: critical mass film night at fort greene’s red lantern bicycles. free (rsvp). >>

8pm: gowanus art + production screens art forgery documentary, art and craft. the green building, $7. >>

8pm: performer nath ann carrera performs melodramatic story songs as originally sung by dolly parton in ‘i don’t want to throw rice, i want to throw rocks: the early southern gothicism of dolly parton’. the wild project, $15. >>

8pm doors: wild yaks, lazyeyes, sunflower bean, beiju, and the yin yangs play palisades. $5. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: thumpers, sun club, and little racer play rough trade. $15. >>

8:15pm: the weekly ’emily’ show celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s theme is ‘w(h)ine’, with guests joe pera, langston kerman, lukas kaiser, marcia belsky, daniel simonsen, and hosts lizzie martinez, tim racine and emily bogue. want to submit something to the show? bring your 200-word submission with you or email it in advance to: [email protected]. upstairs at 2a, free. >>

8:30pm: the weekly fresh out stand-up comedy show at ucbeast features guests tba. $5. >>

8:30pm (thursdays thru 9/11): grab some free popcorn at the graham’s summer movies series. tonight: american graffiti (1973). free admission. >>

8:30pm: hall and oates tribute band hmfo play brooklyn bowl. $10. >>

9pm: performers act out a ‘lost episode’ of saved by the bell at the pit. $8 adv, $10 door ($1 students). >>

9:30pm: guests share stories on the theme of ‘dicks’ at kevin allison’s monthly risk! live podcast recording. tonight’s speakers: david crabb, rachel rosenthal, tara clancy, danny hatch and caitlin brodnick. the pit, $10. >>

9:30pm: air guitar is for prudes. be a performer or voyeur at the annualair sex world championships. drom, $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

9:30pm (+ 8/29): stars patricia clarkson, judith light, zachary booth, joseph cross and alexia rasmussen will be in person for q+a following a sneak preview of last weekend tonight. tomorrow, director tom williams, production designer amy williams, editor david gray, plus booth, cross and rasmussen will follow the 7:50pm screening with a discussion moderated by ira sachs. ifc, $14. >>

10pm: dj ceremony spins the hits and deep cuts at ‘a night like this’ cure tribute dance party. lpr’s gallery, $5. >>

11pm: fenech-soler, bowmont, and kopps play baby’s all right. $10. >>

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

check our website for ongoing events.

coming up

8/29 7pm (ends today): the 13th annual seaport music festivalconcludes with joanna gruesome and big ups. fulton and water streets, free. >>

8/29 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. >>

8/29 7:30pm (thru 9/19): dead behind these eyes: a karaoke playtakes place in an actual karaoke parlor in the east village, with only 10 seats per performance. $18. >>

8/29 8pm: celebrate the king of pop’s birthday – morbid anatomy museum style – with drinks, karaoke, music videos, and a talk on mj’s afterlife at the michael jackson betwixt/between: illustrated presentation and karaoke birthday party. bonus: sponsored by hendrick’s gin. $20. >>

8/29 8-10pm (ends today): 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, the season comes to a close with a moulin rouge theme. $15 admission includes skate rental. >>

8/29 8pm doors, 9pm show: wasabassco burlesque takes ye back to the time of queens, kings, and foam-rubber swords at the ye olde wasabassco renaissance faire + strypteasse showe. the bell house, $20.. >>

8/29 9:30pm: improvisers live-dub over episodes of tv comedies likefriends and cheers during ‘live dubbed sitcoms’. hosted by jo firestone (punderdome 3000, tiny comedy club). videology, $5. >>

8/29 9:30pm (ends today): it’s the final fireworks friday at coney island of the season! >>

8/29 11pm: watch a screening of the 1975 classic film jaws while enjoying a free narragansett beer, just like the one quinn drinks. videology, free admission. >>

8/29-8/31: 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). >>

8/29-9/4: a new restoration of bernardo bertolucci’s influential 1970 classic, the conformist, screens at film forum. $13. >>

sales, deals, freebies

get a $15 itunes code for $10. >>

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

stream new albums from interpol, blonde redhead, sinkane, and more on npr. >>

ticket deals

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 surreal icelandic rock musical revolution in the elbow of ragnar agnarsson furniture painter at the minetta lane theatre 8/29-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $68.50). >>

get tickets to see michael cera, kieran culkin and tavi gevinson in this is our youth 8/29-9/10 at the cort theatre 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). >>

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

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