TUES, 8/4: KEVIN SMITH + MALLRATS, WET HOT AMERICAN TALENT SHOW, ICE CUBE

around town today

free outdoor movies: >>
human resources season 2 preview, solar one (kips bay)
mallrats, plus q+a director kevin smith and co-star jason mewes, and music by dj steve reynolds (party like it’s 1999) (1995), 50 kent ave (williamsburg)
when we were kings (1996), valentino pier (red hook)

5pm doors, 5:30-7:30pm show (tuesdays thru 8/25): the fifth annual hudson square music + wine festival brings free concerts to city winery’s courtyard all summer. tonight, the season continues with brasil summerfest featuring los sebosos postizos. >>

5:15pm (thru 8/31): take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $25.20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $42). >>

5:57pm-midnight: bushwick’s the junxion is transformed into camp firewood for a wet hot american summer talent show, including free beer, arts and crafts, science projects, gournal writing, screenings, and more. costumes mandatory. $5+. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, preservation hall jazz band and letts are playing tonight’s celebrate brooklyn! benefit show at prospect park’s bandshell (sold out), but don’t let that stop you from throwing down a blanket and listening to the concert with others outside the fenced-off area for free. rain or shine (check their website/facebook/twitter for hazardous weather cancellation notices). >>

7pm: while your shrink is on vacation, authors read works to help you avoid a nervous breakdown: susan shapiro (what’s never said), kate walter (looking for a kiss), royal young (fame shark), kevin trebincevic (bosnia list), and neesha arter (controlled). st. mark’s bookshop, free. >>

7, 9, 11pm (thru 8/4): fill up on laughs and biscuits at the empire biscuit comedy festival, featuring performances in the east village’s empire biscuits shop by more than 40 stand-up comedians over 3 nights, including sasheer zamata (snl), christian finnegan (chappelle’s show), michelle wolf (seth meyers) and more. 198 avenue a, $14 adv, $16 door admission includes a ‘premium’ biscuit and a beverage. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: from the producers of mortified, the new hot seat! show aims to show we all have stories to tell, with ‘regular’ people being interviewed by a panel of ‘interrogators’. tonight’s premiere features interrogation from guests adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner, inside amy schumer), lynn weingarten (suicide notes from beautiful girls, the secret sisterhood of heartbreakers), and hosts christina galante (mortified) and john dorcic (mortified). littlefield, $5. >>

7pm (tuesdays thru 8/25: the live at the gantries series brings live music to lic’s gantry plaza state park every week. tonight: radio jarocho perform traditional mexican music. free. >>

7:30pm (monthly): the big quiz thing trivia show begins a residency at qed astoria. $8 adv, $10 door. >>

7:30pm (ends today): the free naumburg orchestral concert series returns to central park’s 1,000-seat naumburg bandshell for the season. tonight: ecco (east coast chamber orchestra) performs a program of music by tchaikovsky, greenstein, von biber, and geminiani/wiancko. can’t make it? the event will be livestreamed on wqxr.org. >>

7:30-10:30pm (ends today): the finger on the pulse bbq blowout series closes out the season with reynard’s chef sean rembold and owner andrew tarlow serve up the food. good co. (10 hope st., williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door admission gets you a plate of food, brooklyn brew, and a shot of jameson. >>

8pm: ice cube and his son o’shea jackson jr., who plays him in the new n.w.a. biopic straight outta compton, discuss the film at apple soho. free (rsvp required). >>

8pm: know your gza from your jay-z? test your knowledge of hip hop trivia at friends and lovers. hosted by donwill. free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): pop culture savants damian bellino and anne rodeman gush over their favorite youtube videos at this month’s ‘so into it: a fanatic variety show’, with guests sasheer zamata (snl), josh sharp + aaron jackson (f*cking identical twins), and liz treyger (chelsea lately, comedy central) . ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm (weekly): there’ll be chances to win drinks at the amazingtown comedy show at chelsea’s bunga’s den. tonight’s guests: mike recine (conan), camille harris (my high school boyfriend was gay), kiley fitzgerald, and david heti. hosted by lukas kaiser (spike tv), sue smith (time out‘s ‘top 10 funniest women in nyc’), john szeluga (super live adventure podcast), and tim duffy. free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): this week’s cake shop comedy show, hosted by jacqueline novak, features stand up by michelle buteau (comedy central), josh gondelman (john oliver), rojo perez, eric schwartau, jason saenz, and louis katz. free. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: bushwick burlesque presents the fourth annual ‘kate bushwick’ kate bush burlesque tribute. bizarre, $7 suggested donation. >>

8:30pm: jcc manhattan presents a free rooftop screening of snowboarding doc., the crash reel (2013). >>

thru 8/16: the joyce theater’s ballet festival showcases a range of dance styles from six companies, from neo-classical to contemporary. $10+. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

8/5 free outdoor movies: >>
cinderella (1950), hoboken’s pier a park
cold conflicts: swedish short films (2014/2015), socrates sculpture park (lic)
jurassic park (1993), mccarren park (williamsburg)
moonrise kingdom (2012), riverside park south’s pier i (uws)
pulp fiction (1994), people’s republic of brooklyn (cobble hill)
the hunger games: mockingjay part 1 (2014), hudson river park’s pier 63 (chelsea)
the hunger games: mockingjay part 1 (2014), prospect park’s long meadow north

8/5 12:30pm: bryant park’s ’word for word’ author series continues at the bryant park reading room with comic book artist john romita, jr. discussing the legacy of superman with host david shoemaker (grantland). a signing follows (purchase required). free admission. >>

8/5 2-9pm (+ 12-9pm 8/6): peach and lily hosts a korean beauty products sample sale with skincare items up to 90% off, and makeup items at $5 each (5 for $20). 265 w. 37th street, 17th floor. >>

8/5 4, 6:30pm (monthly): how much is a kajillion? join carnegie mellon math professor and national lead coach of the usa international math olympiad team po-shen loh at tonight’s math encounters lecture, and discover where massive numbers show up in the world of mathematics, and learn a bit about competitive math contests. momath, free (rsvp recommended). >>

8/5 6pm: the film society of lincoln center’s free talks series features filmmakers and actors discussing recent projects. the summer series continues with producer and actress salma hayek, discussing her work on the upcoming animated feature kahlil gibran’s the prophet. free tickets will be available at the elinor bunin munroe film center box office one hour prior to show time. >>

8/5 6-9pm  (wednesdays thru 8/12): the museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio host the second annual uptown bounce summer festival. tonight features operator emz and dj misbehaviour spinning hip-hop, funk and soul on vinyl 45s, plus hip-hop dance lessons, tours, food and drinks, and more. fifth ave at 104th st., free (rsvp required). >>

8/5 7pm: author rachel hills discusses her book the sex myth: the gap between our fantasies and reality, in which she argues against the cultural idea that sex is the most important aspect of our personal identities. chloe angyal, senior columnist for feministing, joins. word bookstore, free. >>

8/5 7:30pm (thru 8/9): the 45th annual lincoln center out of doors festival continues three weeks of free live music, dance, and spoken word in damrosch park with electric guitar quartet dither hosting an evening with lee ranaldo (sonic youth), yo la tengo, mark stewart and matmos. >>

8/5 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (+ 8/12): want to be in the limelight? a few audience members are invited to get on stage and perform small roles and ensemble singing with the brooklyn theater club, whose members hold the lead roles in the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee. muchmore’s, $15 adv, $18 door. >>

8/5-9/6: the scorsese screens film series, occurring in tandem with the scorsese collects gallery exhibition at moma, features 33 movies that illuminate the influences that shaped martin scorsese’s aesthetic. highlights include mean streets, on the waterfront, the red shoes, madame de…, les yeux san visage, scarface and more. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students (free fridays 4-8pm), or free with museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students). >>

sales, deals, freebies

thru 8/9: grand street’s summer restaurant week: 16 williamsburg restaurants between union and bushwick aves offer $7-$10 two-course lunches and/or $18-$30 three-course dinners. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: help nyc throw the world’s biggest block party by registering to volunteer at the 2015 tcs new york city marathon. >>

get tickets to the us open 9/3, 8 or 9 for $27 (reg. $45). >>

take a 90-minute nighttime city lights cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht 8/8-22 for $31.20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $52). >>

get free tickets to the affordable art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 9/10-13 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18) >>

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HELP NYC THROW THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BLOCK PARTY

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Imagine experiencing the fun and excitement of the world’s biggest marathon without having to run 26.2 miles. You can—just register to volunteer at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon!

Why should you help out on November 1? Because it’s lots of fun! Here are some of the opportunities available:

• Start area: Help 50,000 nervous, excited, not-yet-sweaty people get food and fluids and find the right corrals. Score a sweet windbreaker.

• Fluid stations: There’s one at every mile, and you know you love pouring drinks… Also, nab a winter hat.

• Finish area: Help 50,000 ecstatic, exhausted, totally sweaty people get food and fluids and find their families! Feel warm and fuzzy—partially because of that special edition windbreaker!

And when you sign up, get your friends to join you. This year, for the first time ever, every group that checks in 20 volunteers on race day will receive one guaranteed entry to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. If you’re dreaming of hitting the streets next year and crossing “run the five boroughs” off your bucket list, this is a fantastic way to make it happen.

For more information, visit the TCS New York City Marathon website or email volunteers@nyrr.org.

Volunteer registration closes August 31.

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MON, 8/3: GRAND ST RESTAURANT WEEK, SPEED SHRINKING FOR LOVE, CAROL KING MUSICAL

around town today

free outdoor movies: >>
big hero 6 (2014), coney island (the beach at w. 10th st.)
frozen (2013), astoria park great lawn
marathon man (1976), bryant park
the doom generation (1995), crown victoria bar and beer garden (williamsburg)


6pm: georgia’s little country giants play rockwood music hall’s stage 1. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

6pm doors, 7-10pm show (thru 10/4): the summerstage city parks concert series continues its 30th season of free music, dance, comedy and theater programs with beautiful – the carole king musical: songs in concert and scott shea at central park. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm show: the brooklyn historical society hosts a screening and discussion of albert and victor erice’s the spirit of the beehive (1973) and marina fernandez ferri’s short, temblor. free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: learn about the origins of seven of our twenty-six letters that began as images of our bodies. cooper union’s rose auditorium, free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: journalist jacob silverman discusses how our lives are ruined by social media in his book, terms of service: social media and the price of constant connection. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

7pm (mondays thru 8/10): books beneath the bridge: independent bookstores curate free outdoor readings and events at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect. tonight, word bookstore presents an evening with fantasy novelists naomi novik (uprooted) and peter v. brett (the skull throne). >>

7pm: speed shrinking for love: speed shrinking author susan shapiro launches her new novel, what’s never said, at housing works with a line-up of licensed therapists, relationship experts and astrologists to guide you toward better love and career karma. bonus: free wine. free admission. >>

7pm: the kate weare dance company performs unstuck at bric house, followed by a conversation with weare. free. >>

7, 9, 11pm (thru 8/4): fill up on laughs and biscuits at the empire biscuit comedy festival, featuring performances in the east village’s empire biscuits shop by more than 40 stand-up comedians over 3 nights, including sasheer zamata (snl), christian finnegan (chappelle’s show), michelle wolf (seth meyers) and more. 198 avenue a, $14 adv, $16 door admission includes a ‘premium’ biscuit and a beverage. >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 8/24): the west village chorale’s summer sings: sing along to poulenc’s gloria and rutter’s gloria with amateur and experienced singer alike at this annual series. musical score provided, and light refreshments will be served. judson memorial church, $15 general, $10 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): seaton smith guest hosts wyatt cenac’s night train comedy show, with performances by jermaine fowler (guy code, comedy central), brooke van poppelen (hack my life co-host, ferguson), louis katz (comedy central), gary vider (train wreck co-host), miguel dalmau, and guest dj donwill. littlefield, $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (ends today): ‘josh sharp sings! live!’ returns to union hall for 2 nights of gay stories and stand-up, all inside of one long d’angelo song while a live jazz band provides the soundtrack. sunday’s show features jordan klepper (the daily show), liza treyger (comedy central) and jo firestone (punderdome 3000 co-host, wfmu). $8 online, $10 at door. >>

7:45pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series at niagara features readings by mensah demary (salon, the butter), alice hines (the new yorker, new york magazine), jaya saxena (the hairpin, the guardian), and john sherman (slate, buzzfeed). bonus: two-for-one drink specials before 8pm. free admission. >>

8pm (monthly): nat towsen’s downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, trivia and giveaways. tonight’s show includes jena friedman (the daily show), dean haspiel (american splendor, bored to death), anthony atamanuik (broad city, 30 rock) and pete lepage (nerdist network). ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm (weekly): expect unexpected results as top improvisers form teams with performers they’ve never worked with before at the kaleidoscope show. bonus: $4 margaritas and free popcorn! hosted by nicole pasquale. the creek and the cave, free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and bad writing contest celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s guests: ryan beck (comedy central), ashley bez (younger), jordan temple (decoded), keith kingbay, and sandy chansamone. hosted by lizzie martinez and tim racine. optional: bring your own awful 150-word submission to read for a chance to win $10. bunga’s den (chelsea), free. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): at frank conniff’s cartoon dump, mst3k‘s conniff hosts a fake kid’s variety/stand-up show as moodsy, a clinically depressed owl. tonight’s guests include ryan donahue, sarah tollemache, david feldman, caroline hidalgo, and kathleen roll. q.e.d. astoria, $5. >>

thru 8/9: grand street’s summer restaurant week: 16 williamsburg restaurants between union and bushwick aves offer $7-$10 two-course lunches and/or $18-$30 three-course dinners. >>

thru 8/29: new brooklyn theater presents free performances of rachel and las meninas at the irondale center. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

8/4 free outdoor movies: >>
human resources season 2 preview, solar one (kips bay)
mallrats, plus q+a director kevin smith and co-star jason mewes, and music by dj steve reynolds (party like it’s 1999) (1995), 50 kent ave (williamsburg)
when we were kings (1996), valentino pier (red hook)

8/4 5pm doors, 5:30-7:30pm show (tuesdays thru 8/25): the fifth annual hudson square music + wine festival brings free concerts to city winery’s courtyard all summer. tonight, the season continues with brasil summerfest featuring los sebosos postizos. >>

8/4 5:15pm (thru 8/31): take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $25.20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $42). >>

8/4 5:57pm-midnight: bushwick’s the junxion is transformed into camp firewood for a wet hot american summer talent show, including free beer, arts and crafts, science projects, gournal writing, screenings, and more. costumes mandatory. $5+. >>

8/4 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, preservation hall jazz band and letts are playing tonight’s celebrate brooklyn! benefit show at prospect park’s bandshell (sold out), but don’t let that stop you from throwing down a blanket and listening to the concert with others outside the fenced-off area for free. rain or shine (check their website/facebook/twitter for hazardous weather cancellation notices). >>

8/4 7pm: while your shrink is on vacation, authors read works to help you avoid a nervous breakdown: susan shapiro (what’s never said), kate walter (looking for a kiss), royal young (fame shark), kevin trebincevic (bosnia list), and neesha arter (controlled). st. mark’s bookshop, free. >>

8/4 7pm doors, 8pm show: from the producers of mortified, the new hot seat! show aims to show we all have stories to tell, with ‘regular’ people being interviewed by a panel of ‘interrogators’. tonight’s premiere features interrogation from guests adam wade (20-time moth storyslam winner, inside amy schumer), lynn weingarten (suicide notes from beautiful girls, the secret sisterhood of heartbreakers), and hosts christina galante (mortified) and john dorcic (mortified). littlefield, $5. >>

8/4 7:30pm (ends today): the free naumburg orchestral concert series returns to central park’s 1,000-seat naumburg bandshell for the season. tonight: ecco (east coast chamber orchestra) performs a program of music by tchaikovsky, greenstein, von biber, and geminiani/wiancko. can’t make it? the event will be livestreamed on wqxr.org. >>

8/4 7:30-10:30pm (ends today): the finger on the pulse bbq blowout series closes out the season with reynard’s chef sean rembold and owner andrew tarlow serve up the food. good co. (10 hope st., williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door admission gets you a plate of food, brooklyn brew, and a shot of jameson. >>

8/4 8pm: ice cube and his son o’shea jackson jr., who plays him in the new n.w.a. biopic straight outta compton, discuss the film at apple soho. free (rsvp required). >>

8/4 8pm doors, 9pm show: bushwick burlesque presents the fourth annual ‘kate bushwick’ kate bush burlesque tribute. bizarre, $7 suggested donation. >>

8/4-16: the joyce theater’s ballet festival showcases a range of dance styles from six companies, from neo-classical to contemporary. $10+. >>

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