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around town today

free outdoor movies: >>
frozen, south street seaport
umberto d. (italy) + pussy riot: a punk prayer (russia, uk), socrates sculpture park

berg’n, a brooklyn beer hall from the founders of the brooklyn flea and smorgasurg, opens with food from asia dog, mighty quinn’s bbq, pizza moto, and ramen burger. 899 bergen st., bet. classon + franklin aves. >>

6-8pm: artbridge launches ‘urban modulations’, an outdoor exhibition containing nine brooklyn artists’ interpretations of urban interaction and change. bonus: free canoeing and free food from mexicue, milk truck and people’s pops. 363-365 bond street (gowanus), free admission (rsvp). >>

6pm: hear tips on how to launch your career on broadway from working professionals who attended nyc schools. apple soho, free (rsvp required). >>

6-8pm (ends today): enjoy a 5-cent owl’s brew cocktail at bfb on the highline burger restaurant (55 gansevoort st.). >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: comedian liam mceneaney hosts a live recording of his tell your friends! podcast with guests comedian janeane garofalo and musician sarah goldstone. lpr’s gallery, $5. >>

6:30pm: finance expert richard vague warns us about the next economic disaster: why it’s coming and how to avoid it in his new book discussion at new america nyc. free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: historian and author donald l. miller discusses his book,supreme city: how jazz age manhattan gave birth to modern america. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

6:30pm (ends today): the asia society and museum’s ‘waking the green tiger’ film series features four documentaries from the front lines of china’s environmental crisis, followed by filmmaker q+a. free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm (+ baby’s all right 8/28): fenech-soler and loveskills play mercury lounge. $10. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: attend a live taping of ‘ask me another’, npr’s radio show of puzzles, games, and trivia hosted by ophira eisenberg and featuring music by jonathan coulton. tonight’s guest: actor, writer and director john cameron mitchell (hedwig and the angry inch, rabbit hole). the bell house, $15 adv, $20 door. >>

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: sought-after book cover designer peter mendelsund (the girl with the dragon tattoo) discusses his books on art direction, cover and what we see when we read. 192 book, free. >>

7pm (+ 8/31): get your minor league baseball fix for a fraction of the cost of the majors during the brooklyn cyclones season. all tickets to tonight’s game are $10. >>

7-9pm (ends today): the free, outdoor ¡arriba! community dance parties at the high line conclude the season with funky salsa band nu d’lux. chelsea market passage on the high line at w. 16th st. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show:hotsy totsy burlesque presents a mad men tribute show at the slipper room. $10. >>

7:30pm (thru 9/3): my mañana comes, an off-broadway show about busboys struggling to survive on limited income, opens at the peter jay sharp theater. tickets to performances are only $1-5 thru 8/30, $15 8/31-9/3 (with a $7 ‘rest7’ promo code for restaurant workers 8/31), then go up to $35 9/4-20. >>

7:30, 9:30pm (ends today): puppet playlist: puppets act out songs fromsgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band with live-musical accompaniment at the connelly theater. $10 adv, $12 door. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the new weekly caked up comedy show at cake shop in the les features stand-up by matteo lane (comedy central), megan gailey (comedy central’s comics to watch), nate fernald (the pete holmes show), anthony devito, and hosts jordan temple and joel walkowski. no drink minimum, free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: hear stories about mixtapes, music idols, first concerts and more at this month’s ‘how i learned’ series from speakers mike doughty (musician, the book of drugs), beth lisick (everybody into the pool), scott rogowsky (‘running late’ host), cassie j. sneider (fine fine music), lauretta charlton (the awl), and host blaise allysen kearsley. union hall, $6 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm: get behind the bar and learn to master mixology and make drinks with longtime st. regis bartender kwaku nyampong at his new williamsburg bar, kión (568 union ave @ frost st). bonus: all cocktails are $5 (reg. $10). >>

8pm: the monthly ‘nights of our lives’ storytelling show features guests adam wade, jim o’grady, julia wiedeman, john frusciante, and host david martin talking on the theme of ‘bad decisions’. ucb, $5. >>

8pm: the monthly miele sisters’ variety show at the east village’s sidewalk cafe features comedians giulia rozzi, lance weiss and grant lindahl, plus magician noah levine. bonus: free cupcakes. one drink minimum, free admission. >>

8pm: bob hansen hosts this week’s train wreck stand-up comedy showat the producers club with guests nick turner (vh1), aparna nancherla (conan, comedy central), mike vecchione (last comic standing, comedy central), adrienne iapalucci (letterman), tmor, corinne fisher, carlos a. gonzalez, and host katherine williams. no drink minimum, free admission. >>

8pm: magic hat provides some free beer at the ‘dear god, that’s stone cold’s music!’ comedy show at chelsea’s bunga’s den with stand-up by ross parsons, halle kiefer, janelle james, phoebe robinson, and you (open mic slots). hosted by eric silver and joe stanton. free. >>

8pm: the no feelings comedy variety show sets up at the rooftop terrace of central park’s wollman rink with standup from brooklyn wheelan (snl) and wyatt cenac (the daily show), improv from f*ck that sh*t, fire eater r.j. williams, and more. free. >>

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. tonight: verdi’s falstaff>>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: folks relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences at natalie wall’s ‘awkward sex… and the city’ storytelling show. tonight’s one-year anniversary show features nikki glaser (leno, conan, comedy central), michael che (the daily show, letterman), myq kaplan (letterman, comedy central), jen keefe (ucb, the moth), and sexy raffles from babeland. littlefield, $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: the monthly bitches brew comedy show at lucey’s lounge in gowanus features stand-up by tom cowell, christi chiello, lawson leong, eliana horeczko, kelly fastuca, neil charles, and music by ben lerman. hosted by naomi karavani and meghan o’keefe. free. >>

8:30pm: the weekly trashy car/motorcycle flick series cine meccanicascreens repo man (1984) starring harry dean stanton and emilio estevez. free popcorn, $2 bingo for prizes, food available for purchase. lady jay’s, free. >>

9pm: copycat cover song night at ottos shrunken head celebrates seven years and pays tribute to the kinks with live bands, remixes, and $5 destroyer cocktails all night. free admission. >>

9pm: at this month’s ‘the skinny’ with peter degiglio comedy news talk show, a discussion about gmo’s and other agricultural concerns with dr. jessica fanzo of the institute of human nutrition at columbia university, plus a performance by michael birch (barely political, the key of awesome). under st marks theater, $7 if you say ‘corn’ at the door (reg. $10). >>

check our website for ongoing events.

coming up

8/28 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. >>

8/28 7pm (thursdays thru 9/25): bow tie cinemas screens christopher guest’s best in show (2000) as part of its ‘chelsea classics’ series. $8. >>

8/28 7:30pm: molissa fenley dancers perform dance an impossible spaceat this week’s target free thursday at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center. >>

sponsored 8/28 7:30pm (thru 9/14): get $15 tickets for new play, it’s only kickball, stupid, at hartley house. >>

8/28 8pm: wwe trivia showdown! gotham bistro + bar, free. >>

8/28 8pm: critical mass film night at fort greene’s red lantern bicycles. free (rsvp). >>

8/28 8pm: gowanus art + production screens art forgery documentary,art and craft. the green building, $7. >>

8/28 8:30pm: hall and oates tribute band hmfo play brooklyn bowl. $10. >>

8/28 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. >>

8/28 9:30pm: air guitar is for prudes. be a performer or voyeur at the annual air sex world championships. drom, $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

8/28 10pm: dj ceremony spins the hits and deep cuts at ‘a night like this’cure tribute dance party. lpr’s gallery, $5. >>

ticket deals

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). >>

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). >>

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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