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free outdoor movie: >>
e.t. the extra-terrestrial, coney island (the beach at w. 10th st.)rescheduled from 7/14

5pm (thru 9/8): another option for watching the us open: the refinery hotel’s gallery/pop-up bar, the hatbox, screens the games on a projector, serves up fancy cocktails ($12) and challenge guests to rounds of table tennis. free admission. >>

6pm: ucb performers jonathan braylock, jo firestone, laura grey, veronica osorio, and many more do their best characters for you. $5. >>

6:30pm: rooftop exploration meetup organizer leslie adatto gives an illustrated lecture on her new book, 101 nyc rooftops, the only comprehensive guide to nyc rooftop destinations including hotel rooftop bars and restaurants, museums, theaters, green roofs and elevated farms. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 9pm show: purchase a copy of blonde redhead’s new album starting at 11am today to receive two wristbands to the alt rock band’s in-store performance at rough trade. >>

7pm (tuesdays): play classic nes excitebike and mike tyson’s punch out on the roof bar of whole foods brooklyn with ‘our princess is in another castle’ hosts rob blatt (wrestling mania). a beer, wine and food menu (including veggie options) is available. free admission, free to play. >>

7pm-2am: london’s monthly communion club night, created by ben lovett (mumford + sons), kevin jones  (bear’s den) and producer ian grimble, takes over all stages of rockwood music hall with live music by diane birch, crash, sonya kitchell, the david mayfield parade, smoke fairies, more. $16. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 9/3): get your dose of schadenfreude at‘mortified’, a tribute to teen angst artifacts shared by their original authors. littlefield, $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

7:30pm: the wynton marsalis-directed juilliard jazz ensemblepresents ‘the uptown sound: the jazz of harlem’, featuring the music of duke ellington, billy strayhorn, edgar sampson, and more. the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm: members of the roots host the ‘old new york live’ variety show featuring special celebrity guests and emerging talents. union hall the bell house, $10. >>

7:45pm: the miss manhattan non-fiction reading series at niagara features readers rebecca traister (the new republic, big girls don’t cry), josh duboff (vanity fair, the hairpin), jen glantz (all my friends are engaged), joel kim booster (kate and sam are not breaking up), and host elyssa goodman. free. >>

8pm: relive the tragic lives of obsessive mathematicians who changed the world at an illustrated lecture given by baruch college mathematics professor michael carlisle. morbid anatomy museum, $8. >>

8, 10pm: two solid comedy shows at the stand: ‘the business’ with sean patton, kevin barnett, adam conover, and jade catta-preta (8pm, $10 with promo code ‘business’, $15 without), and ‘$5 funnies’ with judah friedlander, sean patton, chris distefano, ari shaffir, dan st. germain, and joe list (10pm, $5). >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: bushwick burlesque and excelsior burlesque present the bird-themed ‘cock of the walk’ pageant at bizarre. free (suggested donation $7-$20). >>

8:30pm doors: desert stars, talsness, louis, and bay uno play glasslands. $10. >>

thru 9/6: take free classes in ballet, creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and more during dancewave’s  open house. rsvp required. >>

thru 9/10: bamcinématek presents a 17-film retrospective on cultural documentarian les blank, including werner herzog eats his shoe, gap-toothed women, the blues accordin’ to lightnin’ hopkins, and more. $14. >>

thru 10/18: new exhibitions at the society of illustrators: ‘spectrum’ (fantasy, science fiction, and horror) and ‘dick dillin – underrated comic genius’. free tuesdays 5-8pm (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

check our website for ongoing events.

coming up

9/3: rent the runway opens its first freestanding store at 16 w. 18th st. >>

9/3 4, 6:30pm: learn about history of mathematics in animation at this month’s free ‘math encounters’ lecture at momath. free (rsvp recommended). >>

9/3 6-9pm: red bull studios hosts a roundtable discussion on the world of of underground and independent radio, with reps from evr, wbai, know wave, viva radio, and more. 220 w. 18th st., free. >>

9/3 6:30pm: de blasio: progressive or not? a panel discusses if mayor de blasio is truly a ‘progressive mayor,’ or if he’s just offering a gentler version of the same old policies. nyu’s jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts (1 washington place), free (rsvp). >>

9/3 7pm: local food authors, chefs and mixologists come together for‘dish’, a monthly evening of storytelling, readings, recipe-swapping and more. tonight: robert simonson (the old-fashioned: the story of the world’s first classic cocktail), tom mylan + michael fusco-straub (the meat hook book) and ava chin (eating wildly: foraging for life, love and the perfect meal). housing works, free. >>

9/3 8-11pm: single and interested in weird, creepy things? meet like-minded folks at morbid anatomy museum’s singles night, where you can play games with historical, anatomical, and medical themes. $15 admission includes an adult beverage. >>

9/3 8:30pm: learn about your legal rights in the real world (police searches, landlord/squatting issues, credit cards, more). brooklyn brainery, $10. >>

sales, deals, freebies

thru 10/3: save up to 90% off designer clothing from erickson beamon, lamb, issa london, gaspari, erin dana, liebeskind, johnny was, and more at showroom seven. >>

ticket deals

admission to the better booze festival, featuring vegetarian alcohol, food pairings, speakers, activities, and dancing at center548 in chelsea 9/20 for $45. ($94.84 value) >>

get 425 passes to 130 yoga, dance, and pilates studios with the american health and fitness alliance yoga passbook for $45 ($89.95 value). >>

get tickets to see the spin doctors at b.b. king blues club 10/19 for $13.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $27.50). >>

get tickets to see a jazz-age interpretation of macbeth at the players theatre in the village 9/5-10/4 for $8.50-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-60). >>

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 9/20-11/16 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

take a cruise up the hudson to bear mountain to visit oktoberfest 9/27-10/26 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

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

thru 9/14: score 2-for-1 broadway week tickets to 21 shows, includingaladdin, cabaret, once, wicked, you can’t take it with you, more. >>

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