THURS, 9/3: POPE TICKETS, BRIE + SUDEIKIS, HUMAN CHESS, UNREMEMBERED

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies: >>
il trittico, metropolitan opera’s hd fest @ lincoln center plaza
the spongebob squarepants movie (2004), maria hernandez park (bushwick)

4-6pm (thursdays thru 9/24): human chess: play as your favorite game piece and pray that the stakes aren’t as high as wizard’s chess! riverside park’s soldiers’ + sailors’ monument plaza (riverside drive + w. 89th st.), free. >>

6pm (thursdays thru 9/24): bust a move at free outdoor dance parties at downtown brooklyn’s willoughby plaza. tonight’s theme: salsa. 6pm dance lesson, 7pm party. >>

6-9pm (monthly): art galleries stay open late, a light show is projected on the side of the manhattan bridge, and djs spin under the archway during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

6pm doors, 6:30-10pm party (ends today): lincoln center brings free silent disco parties to all five boroughs. tonight: disco dance at long island city’s hunter’s point point south. dance lesson at 6:30pm, 7:30pm party. credit card or id needed to borrow headphones. >>

6:30pm: bill de blasio: still progressive? a panel of journalists discusses if the mayor is the progressive leader he promised to be. nyu’s jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts (1 washington place), free (rsvp). >>

6:30pm: actors alison brie (community, mad men) + jason sudeikis (snl) and director leslye headland discuss their comedy, sleeping with other people, at apple soho. free (rsvp required). >>

6:30pm, 7:15pm (+ 9/17): perfect your putt with pga pros at bryant park’s putting green. free (rsvp recommended). >>

6:30pm doors: charly bliss and fern mayo play mercury lounge. $12. >>

7pm (+ 10/31): improvisers perform your favorite movies in the style of wes anderson at the pit. $5. >>

7pm (monthly): the new loose comedy show at housing works features aparna nancherla (seth meyers, conan), jermaine fowler (friends of the people, guy code), halle kiefer (friends of the people), neal brennan (co-founder of the chappelle show), and surprise guests. hosted by jo firestone. $10 admission includes a drink. >>

7pm (monthly thru 12/3): adult language school fluent city hosts a screening of the class (entre les murs), winner of the palme d’or at the 2008 cannes film festival, and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. videology, free. >>

7pm: the album release show for new music composer sarah kirkland snider’s unremembered orchestral song cycle includes performances of songs from the album by shara worden (my brightest diamond), an opening set by dm stith + aaron roche, projections by nathaniel bellows, and a q+a session. the dimenna center for classical music, $15. >>

7-10pm: free art opening: taste makers: a food art exhibition @ court tree collective. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: bomb magazine hosts a screening of the safdie brothers’ daddy longlegs (2009), followed by a conversation with the directors and a reception. roulette, $5 adv, $10 door. >>

7:30pm (weekly): jiji lee + patrick clair host the split personality storytelling + character open mic show at williamsburg’s over the eight bar. tonight’s guest: selena coppock (the new rules for blondes, bitchcraft co-host). free. >>

7:30pm: (monthly): andrea shapiro’s ‘saw her stand up there’ all-female comedy show returns to q.e.d. astoria with guests emma willmann (time out’s top 10 funniest women in nyc), natalie wall (awkward sex… and the city), mindy raf (the symptoms of my insanity), angela cobb, camille harris, and missy baker. $5. >>

8pm (monthly): the pacific stand-up comedy show celebrates its one-year anniversary at pacific standard with performances by judah friedlander (30 rock), hasan minhaj (the daily show), aparna nancherla (seth meyers, conan), dan mccoy (the daily show), and doug smith. hosted by matt koff (the daily show writer) and emmy blotnick (@midnight). free. >>

8:30pm: the sweater songs (weezer tribute band) and hundred hounds play brooklyn bowl. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

thru 9/6: one-wheeled enthusiasts unite for the sixth annual unicycle festival’s activities: a central park loop ride (thurs), a ride over the brooklyn bridge to coney island for a stage show (fri), and learn-to-ride demos, exhibitions, games, and more on governors island (sat-sun). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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REGISTRATION CLOSES TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 4

Booze Violin and Booze Guitar classes are a great way for aspiring adult musicians to learn an instrument and meet new people in a fun, casual environment.

Classes begin the second week of September, with options for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Our summer sessions had a waiting list, so we recommend registering early!

More info here.

coming up

9/4 various times: free outdoor movies: >>
roméo et juliette, metropolitan opera’s hd fest @ lincoln center plaza
the grand budapest hotel (2014), rockaway beach (on sand at beach 121st street)

9/4 11am-9pm (thru 10/1): the seasonal return of the mad. sq. eats outdoor food market brings 28 vendors, including bar suzette crêperie + bistro, hong kong street cart, jicama, melt ice cream sandwiches, momofuku milk bar, red hook lobster pound, and more. 25th st. @ 5th ave. >>

9/4 1:30-2:30pm (fridays thru 10/9): en garde! after taking a summer break, free group beginner fencing lessons return to bryant park. equipment provided. pre-registration and drop-ins welcome. new location: south side of the fifth avenue terrace @ 41st st. >>

9/4 5-8pm (monthly): the extended first friday hours at the noguchi museum includes an hour-long discussion about a single work of art. a wine and beer cash bar will be available. free admission first fridays (reg $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

9/4 6-7pm (thru 9/6): socrates sculpture park will be the site of three days of immersive dance performances at in sight dance company’s sixth annual suite summer festival. free admission.   >>

9/4 6:15pm (thru 9/30): take a 90-minute sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht for $25.20-31.20 (plus ticket fees, reg. $42-52). >>

9/4 6:30pm (fridays-sundays, thru 9/20): the drilling company brings a re-imagined take on shakespeare’s the taming of the shrew, set in a modern new england fishing village, to bryant park’s upper terrace. free. >>

9/4 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the skint presents a free screening + comedy show for standing room only, an indie web series about two 20-something concert-goers battling fan girls and band dads as they look for the best place to stand. wear your best band or tour t-shirt—real or imaginary—for a chance to win a prize! drink raffle ticket with rsvp. free admission. >>

9/4 7pm doors, 8pm show: get dolled up for the annual dollypalooza: an epic fan tribute to dolly parton, featuring drag, burlesque, live music, performance art, and glitter, plus a post-show dolly dance party. proceeds will benefit dolly parton’s imagination library. littlefield, $15 adv, $20 door. >>

9/4 8pm (thru 9/7): a cast of 200 shares central park’s delacorte theater stage for the public theater’s public works musical adaptation of shakespeare’s the odyssey. score free tickets in-person at the park starting @ 12pm, via online lottery, or at an in-person lottery at the public theater. >>

9/4 8pm (thru 9/18): get tickets to the secret theatre’s one-act play festival for $9 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

9/4 8pm: prince rama, giant claw, darren keen, and macula dog play palisades. $10. >>

9/4 9pm: performers share terrible footage from their early careers at the ’not on my reel’ embarrassing clip show, hosted by jon bershad (mcsweeney’s) and nicole pasquale (kaleidoscope), with guests david ebert (guy code) and betsy kenney (nationals: an amateur adult dance competition). videology, free. >>

9/4-8: bamcinématek presents set it off: la hip hop on film, a seven-film tribute to west coast rap, including boyz n the hood, friday, poetic justice, straight outta compton and more. bam, $14 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

9/4-27 (fridays-sundays): the museum of the moving image’s ‘see it big’ screening series dedicates the month to new york in film. through this weekend: once upon a time in america, taxi driver, the king of comedy, the age of innocence, and do the right thing. $12 general, $9 students/seniors (includes museum admission). >>

ticket deals

sponsored: party with questlove at the all-star bbq, featuring 20 chefs and collaborators on 9/13 in williamsburg. skint readers: get 20% off admission here. >>

the pope’s comin’ to town! enter to win free tickets to the papal procession in central park on friday, 9/25. >>

get tickets to see allegiance, starring george takei (star trek, activist), lea salonga (miss saigon, mulan), and telly leung (godspell, glee), at the longacre theatre 10/6-11/5 for $49+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $79+). >>

get free tickets to the two gentlemen of verona at players theater in the west village thru 9/26 (plus ticket fees, reg. $42). >>

get a one-day pass and gear rental at brooklyn boulders for $19 ($38 value). >>

get tickets to the yankees vs the baltimore orioles (peanuts bobblehead night) 9/9 for $16+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $32+). >>

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PARTY WITH QUESTLOVE AT THE ALL-STAR BBQ IN BROOKLYN!

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Celebrate a day of discovery and indulgence at Taste Talks All-Star BBQ, a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes outdoors at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 13. Expect to mix and mingle with top chefs and their artist/actor/musician chef-collaborators while dining on their brilliant, delicious BBQ creations!

Oh, and did we mention curator Questlove will be spinning live with an original DJ set?

Check out the lineup and grab a ticket today at 20% off just for readers of the skint! Like last year, these tickets won’t last long!

ALL-STAR BBQ LINEUP

Curator QUESTLOVE with original DJ set
George Takei and Telly Lueng | Allegiance show on Broadway
Alex Stupak | Empellón
Heems | Musician
Chef Roblé | Roblé & Co.
Matty Matheson | Parts & Labour, ‘Keep It Canada’ On Munchies/Vice
Allison & Matt Robicelli | Robicelli’s Bakery
Sharon Van Etten | Musician
Jarobi White | Musician & Eats, Rhymes & Life
Justin Smillie | Upland
Damian Higgins (aka Dieselboy) | Dj
Michael Psilakis | MP Taverna
Hugue Dufour | M. Wells
Pierre Thiam | Pierre Thiam Catering
Rob Newton | Nightingale 9, Wilma Jean, Smith Canteen
Russell Jackson | Subculture Dining
Daniel Eddy | Rebelle
Ben Conniff | Luke’s Lobster
Matt Timms | The Takedown
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

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WEDS, 9/2: FINAL FREE SUMMERSTAGE, GEORGE TAKEI, DMC, CENTRAL PARK YOGA

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies: >>
an american tail (1986), tompkins square park (east village)
così fan tutte, metropolitan opera’s hd fest @ lincoln center plaza

4, 6:30pm (monthly): n! benedict gross, former dean of harvard college and leverett professor of mathematics, leads a discussion about factorials, which help model many phenomena in the world around us, from the number of ways an election ballot can be filled out to the probabilities encountered in a game of poker. momath, free. >>

4:30-10pm: rsvp for a chance to win tickets to the lolë white tour, a yoga session with 10,000 yogis all dressed in white in central park. bonus: free yoga mat and gift bag. >>

5-7pm: it’s tricky…to decide what to do tonight. how about this?: meet run-dmc’s darryl mcdaniels, who’ll be signing his new comic book at forbidden planet. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: the final free summerstage concert of the summer features lake street drive and kitty, daisy + lewis at central park. >>

7pm: george takei (star trek, activist), lea salonga (miss saigon, mulan), and telly leung (godspell, glee) chat behind the scenes and give a performance from their new musical allegiance, inspired by takei’s true-life experiences during world war ii. the greene space, $20 admission includes a drink.   >>

7pm; author casey schwartz (in the mind fields: exploring the new science of neuropsychoanalysis) presents some of the convictions, obsessions and struggles of those who dedicate themselves to brain research at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. free. >>

7:30pm: in the future, will robots be designed to help us, or altogether replace us? pulitzer prize-winning new york times reporter john markoff discusses this idea behind his new book, machines of loving grace: the quest for common ground between humans and robots, with steven levy, author and editor-in-chief for the tech hub at medium. greenlight bookstore, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: highway to the danger drunk zone: a drinking game nyc presents a drinking game/live staged reading of top gun at littlefield. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm: learn about some not-so-lucky charms with karen bachmann, professor of jewelry design and art history at pratt institute and fit, as she presents an illustrated lecture exploring the legends and histories of cursed gemstones at the morbid anatomy museum. $8. >>

8pm (weekly): jason chatfield (funny or die) hosts this week’s train wreck stand-up comedy show at the producers club, with guests myq kaplan (comedy central, letterman), zach sherwin (totally biased, the pete holmes show), dean obeidallah (comedy central, siriuxm), regina decicco (gotham comedy live), greg barris (heart of darkness), katie compa, and astra notelling. no drink minimum, free admission. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: there’ll be free pizza at snl comedian sasheer zamata’s pizza party time show at union hall. $10. >>

thru 9/8: film forum screens a new restoration of jules dassin’s heist movie masterpiece and winner of the best director prize at cannes in 1955, rififi. $13. >>

thru 9/15: throughout the 2-week run of his feature-length documentary, the black panthers: vanguard of the revolution, filmmaker stanley nelson hosts talks with black panthers and many other guests. film forum, $13. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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Always wanted to learn an instrument? Or looking to get back into music after a long time away from it?

Booze Violin and Booze Guitar classes are a great way for aspiring adult musicians to learn an instrument and meet new people in a fun, casual environment.

Classes begin the second week of September, with options for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Registration closes Friday, September 4. Our summer sessions had a waiting list, so we recommend registering early!

More info here.

coming up

9/3 various times: free outdoor movies: >>
il trittico, metropolitan opera’s hd fest @ lincoln center plaza
the spongebob squarepants movie (2004), maria hernandez park (bushwick)

9/3 4-6pm (thursdays thru 9/24): human chess: play as your favorite game piece and pray that the stakes aren’t as high as wizard’s chess! riverside park’s soldiers’ + sailors’ monument plaza (riverside drive + w. 89th st.), free. >>

9/3 6-9pm (monthly): art galleries stay open late, a light show is projected on the side of the manhattan bridge, and djs spin under the archway during the dumbo first thursday gallery walk. free. >>

9/3 6pm doors, 6:30-10pm party (ends today): lincoln center brings free silent disco parties to all five boroughs. tonight: disco dance at long island city’s hunter’s point point south. dance lesson at 6:30pm, 7:30pm party. credit card or id needed to borrow headphones. >>

9/3 6:30pm: bill de blasio: still progressive? a panel of journalists discusses if the mayor is the progressive leader he promised to be. nyu’s jerry h. labowitz theatre for the performing arts (1 washington place), free (rsvp). >>

9/3 6:30pm: actors alison brie (community, mad men) + jason sudeikis (snl) and director leslye headland discuss their comedy, sleeping with other people, at apple soho. free (rsvp required). >>

9/3 6:30pm, 7:15pm (+ 9/17): perfect your putt with pga pros at bryant park’s putting green. free (rsvp recommended). >>

9/3 7pm (+ 10/31): improvisers perform your favorite movies in the style of wes anderson at the pit. $5. >>

9/3 7pm (monthly thru 12/3): adult language school fluent city hosts a screening of the class (entre les murs), winner of the palme d’or at the 2008 cannes film festival, and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. videology, free. >>

9/3 7pm: the album release show for new music composer sarah kirkland snider’s unremembered orchestral song cycle includes performances of songs from the album by shara worden (my brightest diamond), an opening set by dm stith + aaron roche, projections by nathaniel bellows, and a q+a session. the dimenna center for classical music, $15. >>

9/3 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: bomb magazine hosts a screening of the safdie brothers’ daddy longlegs (2009), followed by a conversation with the directors and a reception. roulette, $5 adv, $10 door. >>

9/3 8:30pm: the sweater songs (weezer tribute band) and hundred hounds play brooklyn bowl. $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/3-6: one-wheeled enthusiasts unite for the sixth annual unicycle festival’s activities: a central park loop ride (thurs), a ride over the brooklyn bridge to coney island for a stage show (fri), and learn-to-ride demos, exhibitions, games, and more on governors island (sat-sun). >>

sales, deals, freebies

stream new albums from the arcs, dam-funk, diane coffee, and more on npr. >>

ticket deals

get a one-day pass and gear rental at brooklyn boulders for $19 ($38 value). >>

tapped: the ultimate craft beer festival comes to barclay’s center on 10/25 with two three-hour sessions featuring 100+ craft beers, wines, and cider tastings. $29 early bird tickets available thru 9/2 ($39 after, $49 door). >>

get free tickets to phil collins/genesis tribute band against all odds at b.b. king blues club 9/6 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

get tickets to the secret theatre’s one-act play festival 9/4-18 for $9 (plus ticket fees, reg. $18). >>

get tickets to the yankees vs the baltimore orioles (peanuts bobblehead night) 9/9 for $16+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $32+). >>

get a 4-pack of amc gold experience movie tickets, valid at any location nationwide, for $34 (plus ticket fees, reg. $54). >>

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