MON, 6/29: MORE FREE ICE CREAM, LEONARD NIMOY TRIBUTE, HIGH ART/LOW ART SHOW

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
jaws (1975), randall’s island. >>
the killers (1946), bryant park. >>

10am-9pm, 7pm: he lived long and prospered. symphony space pays tribute to the life of leonard nimoy with a series of the best star trek spock episodes (10am-8:40pm, free) and a live event with shared memories from his family and friends (7pm, free tickets will be distributed starting at 4pm). >>

11am-5pm (thru 7/5): more free ice cream: grab a free frozen treat from the good humor truck in the west village and the les today, and various locations through the week. >>

6pm doors, 8pm show: the stooges brass band, jamie mclean band, and new orleans swamp donkeys traditional jazz band play brooklyn bowl. free before 7pm, $10 after. >>

6:30pm: author, journalist, and educator w. joseph campbell presents his latest book, 1995: the year the future began, which offers hindsight on the events of that year, including the oklahoma city bombing, the o.j. simpson trial, bill clinton’s affair with monica lewinsky, the mainstreaming of the internet, and more. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): hate mail with mehran khaghani: comedian mehran khaghani and guests share and make fun of hate mail they’ve received at a new monthly show. tonight: chemda khalili (keith and the girl), kyle ploof (last week tonight, the real truth) and josh gondelman (last week tonight). rockwood music hall’s stage 3, $5. >>

7pm: food52 executive editor kristen miglore and co-founder merrill stubbs share recipes and stories from food52 genius recipes: 100 recipes that will change the way you cook. greenlight bookstore, free. >>

7pm: tangerine director sean baker, producer karren karagulian, and several actors from the film chat at apple soho. free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: cave theatre co. presents the june installment of their monthly torchlight series with ‘a [poorly translated] telenovela’, a celebration and reimagination of the popular soap-opera form, awkwardly garbled by google translate. under st. marks, $10. >>

7pm (weekly): the way station’s monday movie series screens explorers (1985). free. >>

7pm: anyone? anyone? bam screens ferris bueller’s day off (1986). $14. >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 8/24): the west village chorale’s summer sings: sing along to haydn and handel 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): wyatt cenac (the daily show) hosts the night train comedy show, with performances by josh gondelman (last week tonight), mark normand (conan, last comic standing), kendra cunningham (fallon, snl), janelle james, and more. littlefield, $8. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and reading series celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s guests: nate fernald (the pete holmes show), matt koff (the daily show, pacific stand up host), aaron glaser (slow dance co-host, ucb), ashley brooke roberts (fresh out co-host), chris lamberth, and marcia belsky. 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: vocalist-comedian eliot glazer (broad city, my parents were awesome) hosts ‘haunting renditions live,’ where comedians and a five-piece orchestra pepper pop songs with singing and commentary. tonight’s show includes guests sasheer zamata (snl) and danny tamberelli (the adventures of pete and pete). the bell house, $12. >>

8:30pm: nerdflix trivia: put your streaming show knowledge to the test at halyard’s. free. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: comics write and perform funny dirty stories on the fly at bryan cook’s competitive erotic fan fiction show. tonight: jared logan, kenny deforest, kara klenk, jim tews, will miles, jake flores, ross parsons and peggy o’leary. union hall, $10. >>

9pm (weekly): huckleberry bar’s free monday night movie screenings pay tribute to summer this month. tonight: weekend at bernie’s (1989). >>

9:30pm: see an opera singer followed by a dirty stand up comedian, a classically trained violinist followed by a storyteller recalling an awkward sexual encounter, and more performance juxtapositions at the high art/low art show. hosted by austin rodrigues. max cellar (east williamsburg), free. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

6/30: free outdoor movie:
bridesmaids (2011), solar one. bonus: free beer! note: online rsvp is full, but we’ve been informed by rooftop films that it’s not required for admission. >>

6/30 4pm: director shan nicholson talks about rubble kings, his documentary about gang culture in new york in the 60s and 70s, at apple soho, free (rsvp required). the film is also screening at bronx documentary center 6/30-7/2 ($5-7 suggested donation). >>

6/30 4:30, 7, 9:30pm (+ 7/1 @ 4:30pm): goonies never say die! bam screens the goonies (1985). $14. >>

6/30 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 women that rock: betty, the liza colby sound, and gracie and rachel. >>

6/30 5pm bar and dj, 6:30pm band (ends today): tonight’s performance at the free month-long summer sessions outdoor music series, set against the hudson river sunset, includes superhuman happiness and a dj set by torbitt schwartz. waterfront plaza at brookfield place (230 vesey st.). in case of inclement weather, check their website. >>

6/30 6pm doors, 6:30pm dance lesson, 7:30pm live music (thru 7/11): lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance series returns for the season. tonight: cachao’s mambo all stars. $17 admission gets you access to the dance floor and the closest view of the band, but there is usually plenty of room to hear/watch outside for free. >>

6/30 7pm: masanori murakami, the first japanese major leaguer, discusses his experiences in his new biography at b+n 86th st. + lexington ave. free. >>

6/30 7pm: playwright/lgbt activist larry kramer discusses his book, the american people, vol. 1, at mcnally jackson. free. >>

6/30 7pm (ends today): the annual met opera free summer recital series brings outdoor performances to parks in all five boroughs. tonight: clove lakes park, staten island. >>

6/30 7:30pm: hear true stories inspired by an 80s/90s tv clip at the ‘a very special episode’ storytelling show with hosts robin gelfenbien and danny artese. this week’s theme: ‘smart + s*xy’ inspired by the golden girls, with guests michelle buteau, carolyn castiglia, athalie paynting, plus one open mike slot. q.e.d. astoria, $7. >>

6/30 7:30pm (+ 7/14, 7/21, 8/4): the free naumburg orchestral concert series returns to central park’s 1,000-seat naumburg bandshell for the season. tonight: ensemble lpr performs a program of music by mozart, adams, schoenberg, and handler. can’t make it? the event will be livestreamed on wqxr.org. >>

6/30 7:30pm: get a head start on the fourth with astoria’s annual independence day celebration, featuring music by the west point concert band followed by a fireworks display by grucci. astoria park great lawn, free. >>

6/30 8pm (monthly): ’uptown showdown’: two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off against each other about vacation vs staycation, and the audience picks the winner. tonight’s guests: ophira eisenberg (ask me another), hasan minhaj (the daily show), streeter seidell (snl, college humor), jared logan (the meltdown), dan wilbur (how not to read, someecards) and aparna nancherla (conan, last comic standing). symphony space, $15. >>

6/30 8pm (+ 7/7): the 57th annual washington square music festival continues with a concert featuring selections by beethoven and bruch. washington square park, free. >>

thru 10/4: the metropolitan museum of art’s sargent: portraits of artists and friends exhibit brings together 90 of painter john singer sargent’s paintings and drawings of his artistic circle, which included monet, rodin, henry james and others. recommended admission: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

sales, deals, freebies

get three groupons, each good for one 16 oz. jamba juice, for $12 ($20 value). >>

ticket deals

get tickets to the yankees vs the oakland a’s 7/9 and the seattle mariners 7/17 for $16+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $32+).

go on a 90-minute sail aboard the historic 82-foot schooner sheerwater (drink included) 7/1-8/31 for $27 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

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SAT-SUN, 6/27-28: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

10am-7pm: rockaway beach’s 9th annual rockstock and barrels festival returns with 9 bands, surf and skate contests, and an afterparty with more live music. rockaway beach at 90th st., free admission. >>

11am-6pm (ends today): renegade craft fair pop-up: 350 indie-craft makers come to williamsburg’s east river state park (next to smorgasburg) for shopping, workshops, photo booth shenanigans, and more. free admission. >>

11am-6pm (ends today): klm royal dutch airlines opens a pop up shop at nolita’s openhouse gallery with free dutch waffles, cheeses + coffee all day, free heineken (5-6pm), chances to win free flights to amsterdam, photo booths, installations and more. 201 mulberry st., bet. spring + kenmare. >>

11:30am, 2pm: turn something old and used into something new and useful at gowanus ewaste warehouse’s upcycle craft workshops. make ‘plarn’ (thread/yarn made of plastic bags) and crochet and weave it into baskets, bags, and mats (11:30am, free), and turn cassette tapes into wallets (2pm, $5). 469 president st., brooklyn. >>

12pm doors, 3-9pm show (saturdays thru 9/5): the 18th annual moma ps1 warm up outdoor dj parties kick off the season with pachanga boys (berlin + mexico city), eclair fifi (edinburgh), samantha urbani (nyc/la, performing live), amnesia scanner (performing live) and the black madonna (chicago). $18 adv, $20 dos. >>

12-2pm: learn how to make fake bruises, cuts and other wounds for your next creepy production at a special effects makeup class. q.e.d. astoria, $20. >>

12-5:30pm: rent too damn high for creatives in nyc? learn how you can stay in new york at art f city’s affordable workspace conference at the queens museum. free (rsvp required). >>

12-6pm: bushwick’s fine + raw chocolate factory hosts a waffle brunch party, including vegan options. pay-as-you-go. >>

12-7pm (ends today): watch chefs battle it out, iron chef style, at taste asia, the largest asian food festival in north america and the only live cooking event in times square. events include live music and dance performances, a dumpling-eating contest, and the grand finals of the 7th international chinese culinary competition. free. >>

1:30pm doors, 2pm show: no joy plays a free afternoon how at rough trade. >>

2pm (monthly thru 8/22): feel like willy wonka’s charlie bucket while you take a tour of the liddabit sweets candy-making facility and enjoy complimentary chocolate tastings, candy samples, and a 15% discount on shop purchases. industry city (220 36th st., brooklyn), $15 (advance purchase required, email for reservations). >>

2-6pm (saturdays thru 8/29): union pool’s summer thunder series of backyard band parties continues the season with destruction unit, cheena, beech creeps and dj fantasy man. booze and tacos will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

3-10pm (monthly thru summer): the tiki disco dance party moves to output’s roof for your late afternoon/early evening dance fix. $10 adv (prob $15 at the door). >>

4:30-10pm: gowanus darkroom opens its doors for a member exhibition and print sale, with prices starting at just $3. bonus: free drinks + snacks! free admission. >>

5pm-‘late’ (tuesdays-saturdays): swanky dog, a speakeasy hot dog parlor accessed via an unmarked entrance, pups pops up in chelsea with gourmet savory and sweet dogs (cannoli dog, anyone?) and cocktails. prices tba. >>

6pm (thru 9/7): tonight’s brooklyn cyclones baseball season promo night includes a salute to toy story‘s 20th anniversary and post-game fireworks. $14-17. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm dance lesson, 7:30pm live music (thru 7/11): lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance series returns for the season. tonight: roomful of blues performs the music of doc pomus. $17 admission gets you access to the dance floor and the closest view of the band, but there is usually plenty of room to hear/watch outside for free. >>

6:30-10:30pm: slideluck = slideshow and potluck event featuring the work of 20 artists. potluck starts at 6:30pm, slideshow at 9pm. artists + fleas, free. >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the 37th annual celebrate brooklyn! outdoor performance series at prospect park’s bandshell continues the season with a fats waller dance party with pianist jason moran and butler, bernstein + the hot 9. rain or shine (check their website/facebook/twitter for hazardous weather cancellation notices). free ($3 suggested donation). >>

7pm: free outdoor movie: singin in the rain (1952), rooselvelt island’s firefighters field. >>

7pm (ends today): we love tv takes on the muppet show with a live sketch and musical show at the pit. $10 general, $1 students. >>

7pm doors (monthly): wit’s end and the dorothy parker society’s jazz age soirée features live jazz from the gotham easy. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear highly encouraged. free dance lesson at 8:30pm. flute midtown $15. >>

7-11pm: all are encouraged to take to the story stage at the big lean storytelling party. this month’s theme: ‘call me dragon slayer’ (stories about our bravest hours). bonus: free drinks! flavorpill hq (594 broadway, bet. houston + prince), $8 adv with rsvp, $10 without. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: noir-jazz band silencio performs a tribute to the works of david lynch + angelo badalamenti at knitting factory. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm (ends today): director/choreographer steven reker (people get ready) collaborates with ryan seaton (callers), matt evans (tigue), and eliot krimsky (glass ghost) to form the band open house, who’ll premiere an evening of songs, compositions and performance work at the kitchen. $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

8-11pm:  depict-o-mat bash: see mini live shows and short puppet films, dance to dj-fueled tunes, and see your own story dispensed by depict-o-mat, a unique storytelling machine that combines a photobooth and improv. standard toykraft, $7 adv, $10 door. >>

8:30pm: city reliquary hosts a series of pizza-centric events to complement the museum’s ‘pizza box chronicles’ exhibition, curated by scott wiener, owner of scott’s pizza tours. tonight: the ‘reel slices film series’ presents dog day afternoon (1975). $10 admission includes a two boots pizza slice, pre-screening trivia, and access to the museum. additional slices ($3) and beer ($4) will be available for purchase. >>

8:45pm doors, 9pm show: there’ll be free beer at the glaser-kaiser permanente comedy show, featuring 30-minute stand-up sets by aaron glaser (slow dance host, ucb) and lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv). hosted by andrew collin. brit pack theater, free admission (email rsvp required). >>

9:30pm: den of geek presents an evening of the lesser known (good and bad) moments in marvel movie and tv history at videology. free. >>

10pm (monthly): comedians perform their darkest, saddest, and most traumatic–but funny–bits at the dark spots comedy show. this month’s theme: ‘illness/disease.’ hosted by shane torres, nate fridson and alison zeidman. the creek + the cave, free. >>

10:30pm: the video massacre show pays tribute to the midnight movie mayhem of the 70s and 80s with a sketch comedy murder mystery and strange + humorous videos from across the country. the annoyance theatre + bar, $5. >>

11pm-4am: dj/producer rich medina spins house, rare groove and garage classics at the new home dance party. c’mon everybody (bed stuy), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sunday

11am-5pm (bi-monthly): the food truck rally returns to prospect park’s grand army plaza with 10+ trucks tab. pay-as-you-go. >>

12-5pm: stoops bed-stuy: bed-stuy homeowners collaborate with local artists to host mini performances and art showcases on their stoops, yards, and sidewalks. free. >>

12-6pm: brooklyn’s annual smith street fun day street fair returns with eight blocks of music, vendors and food. >>

12-6pm (monthly): 15 cruelty-free vendors sell nut cheese, hot dogs, ice cream, skin care products and more at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. spreadhouse (116 suffolk st., bet. delancey + rivington), free admission. >>

12-6pm: the morbid anatomy museum’s summer flea market features vendors selling taxidermy, artful bones, unusual antiques, obscure books, and assorted curiosities. free admission. >>

1pm: pro ultimate frisbee’s new york empire takes on philadelphia phoenix at coney island’s mcu park. $10. >>

2pm (ends today): members of the ny scandia symphony perform a series of free concerts in fort tryon park’s billings lawn. today’s finale is a children’s mini opera. >>

3-6pm: improv for poets and geniuses: no experience is needed to try your hand at this drop-in improv workshop taught by shannon manning. union hall, $10 suggested donation (registration required). >>

4pm (monthly): obsolete cinema’s screening series at freddy’s bar presents over the edge  (1979) and pump up the volume (1990). both on craptastic vhs. plus, trivia + prizes, and happy hour prices until 6pm. free admission. >>

4pm (weekly): the sunday ‘moving pictures’ series at the way station screens weird science (1985). free. >>

4pm doors, 5pm show: a 10th-anniversary screening of mad hot ballroom at united palace includes a reunion of the movie’s students, instructors, and filmmakers, as well as dance instruction and demonstrations by current kids in the dancing classrooms program. free (rsvp). >>

6-12pm: deathmatch by audio: test out your video gaming skills on diy arcade cabinets while bands provide the background music. silent barn (previously held at death by audio, hence the name), $8. >>

6:30pm (monthly thru 8/30): fringe festival hit a brief history of beer is a one hour ‘drinkeractive’ comedy where the audience travels through time to save beer from the mysterious nefarious person who stole it away from us. under st. marks, $9 plus ticket fees here (reg. $18). >>

6:30pm: josh zepps (huffpost live) hosts #wethepeople live, a new interactive panel show about the news, where the audience gets to ask questions and vote for which panelist ‘won’ the news. today’s guests include mychal denzel smith (the nation, feministing), sam seder (the majority report host, msnbc), james west (climate desk), tea hacic (vice, youtuber), natasha lennard (fusion.net) and anthony fisher (reason.com). bonus: $4 drink specials. pine box rock shop, free. >>

7pm (+ 6/30): the annual met opera free summer recital series brings outdoor performances to parks in all five boroughs. tonight: crotona park, the bronx. >>

7-9:30pm (weekly): videology kicks off a new sunday night trivia series based on a specific tv series or movie, with rounds based on clips, pictures and general knowledge. tonight: arrested development. free. >>

8pm: free outdoor movie: thelma + louise (1991), habana outpost. >>

all weekend

various times (ends sun): nyc pride week wraps things up with the annual march and pridefest (sun) and lots of satellite events and parties (sat + sun). >>

various times (ends sun): soak up the local talent at the harlem arts festival, a three-day-long celebration of music, dance, spoken word, theater, visual art and more in this historically creative neighborhood. marcus garvey park, free. >>

various times (ends sun): the 17th annual del close marathon features 50+ hours of non-stop improv shows across 9 stages. various prices per show, $35 festival pass. >>

various times (ends sun): get free tickets to the bicycle film festival at anthology film archives (plus ticket fees, reg. $12). >>

various times (thru 10/4): the summerstage city parks concert series continues its 30th season of free music, dance, comedy and theater programs with maxi priest, gyptian, bunji garlin + fay-ann lyons and massive b (central park, sat), the nuyorican poets cafe featuring jive poetic and pamela sneed (crotona park, sat), oques grasses, la iaia, sílvia pérez cruz and dj guillamino (central, park, sun), and more. >>

10am-7pm sat + sun (ends sun): what’s the deal with this pop-up? to promote its streaming of seinfeld, hulu has built an interactive replica of jerry’s iconic apartment, where you can make an entrance like kramer, or recreate george’s valentine’s day photoshoot. 451 w. 14th st. (bet. 10th ave + washington st.), free. >>

10am-11pm (ends sun): you don’t need to be inked to enjoy the sights of the annual nyc urban tattoo convention: lots of artists + vendors, tattoo competitions and more. industry city (233 37th st., brooklyn), $20 adv, $25 door. >>

11am-7pm: everybody into the pool!  nyc’s 50+ free outdoor pools open for the season! be sure to bring your own padlock for the lockers and check the rules before you go. >>

11am-9pm sat + sun (thru 9/27): riis park beach bazaar: the folks behind the brooklyn night bazaar take to jacob riis park beach with a summer full of food, drinks, vendors, afternoon concerts and more. this weekend’s live music (1pm start time) comes old gray, milo and clique (sat) and red city, radio, banquets, royal psalms and watermedown (sun). free admission. >>

12-4pm: subway rides didn’t always mean seamless ads and staring at your iphone. take a ride on a subway car of yore this weekend, when the mta will be putting its nostalgia trains—trains that were actually in service from 1927-1965, complete with wicker seats and vintage ads— into service for short-looped rides starting at the brighton beach b/q station. admission is your metro card! >>

12pm-midnight sat, 12pm-11:30pm sun (ends sun): the astoria park carnival returns through the weekend. free admission. >>

thru 7/8: the annual new york asian film festival is back with over 50 films in all genres, from art house to comedy to action, spanning countries and decades. look out for premieres and appearances by filmmakers and stars, including director ringo lam (city on fire). film society of lincoln center, $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

thru 7/9: film forum screens the first major restoration of carol reed’s noir classic, the third man (1949), starring joseph cotten, alida valli and orson welles. $13. >>

thru 10/11: grin like a cheshire cat at alice: 150 years of wonderland, an exhibition of lewis carroll’s original manuscript and never-before-exhibited letters, drawings, and objects sent over from the british library in london. opening talk today at 6:30pm. the morgan library + museum, $18 general, $12 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

sales, deals, freebies

11am-8pm sat, 11am-7pm sun (ends sun): taschen warehouse sale: score 50-75% discounts on slightly damaged and display copies of photography and pop culture books. 107 greene street, bet. prince and spring. >>

ticket deals

go on a breakneck ridge mountain hiking day trip, including transportation and an introduction to mountaineering with a personal guide for $35 ($70 value). >>

get free tickets to the governors club funk n ‘cue at governors island with music by george clinton + parliament funkadelic 7/3 for (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

get tickets to the royal ballet at lincoln center’s david h. koch theater 6/27-28 for $43+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $83+). >>

go on a 90-minute sail aboard the historic 82-foot schooner sheerwater (drink included) 6/28-8/31 for $27 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

take a 90-minute lower manhattan architecture tour aboard a 1920s-style yacht (including a drink) 7/2-30 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

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

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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FRI, 6/26: FREE GOOD HUMOR, SPEAKEASY HOT DOG, TASTE ASIA, SEAFOOD NIGHT MARKET, PRIDE RALLY

around town today

various times: free outdoor movies:
berry gordy’s the last dragon, columbus park (chinatown) >>
paris is burning, prospect park bandshell (brooklyn) >>
zarafa, tompkins square park >>
uncle buck, narrows botanical gardens (bay ridge) >>

all day (+ 7/24): a lower east side laundromat hosts an art show of photos by larry clark, benedict brink, todd jordan and more. 168 elizabeth st. >>

10am-7pm (thru 6/28): what’s the deal with this pop-up? to promote its streaming of seinfeld, hulu has built an interactive replica of jerry’s iconic apartment, where you can make an entrance like kramer, or recreate george’s valentine’s day photoshoot. 451 w. 14th st. (bet. 10th ave + washington st.), free. >>

11am-2pm, 4-8pm: union square greenmarket’s seafood fest: in addition to its traditional market of fresh produce, cheeses and meats, union square hosts a lunch and dinner event that includes live music, a beer/cider/wine garden (4-8pm), and 10 restaurants serving prepared dishes. free admission. pay-as-you-go. >>

11am-6pm: grab a free frozen treat from the good humor truck at union square (fri + sat) and the west village (sun). >>

11am-6pm (thru 6/27): klm royal dutch airlines opens a pop up shop at nolita’s openhouse gallery with free dutch waffles, cheeses + coffee all day, free heineken (5-6pm), chances to win free flights to amsterdam, photo booths, installations and more. 201 mulberry st., bet. spring + kenmare. >>

12-9:30pm (+ 6/27): watch chefs battle it out, iron chef style, at taste asia, the largest asian food festival in north america and the only live cooking event in times square. events include live music and dance performances, a dumpling-eating contest, and the grand finals of the 7th international chinese culinary competition. free. >>

3-11pm (thru 6/28): you don’t need to be inked to enjoy the sights of the annual nyc urban tattoo convention: lots of artists + vendors, tattoo competitions and more. industry city (233 37th st., brooklyn), $20 adv, $25 door. >>

4-11pm (thru 6/28): the astoria park carnival returns through the weekend. free admission. >>

5pm-‘late’ (tuesdays-saturdays): swanky dog, a speakeasy hot dog parlor accessed via an unmarked entrance, pups pops up in chelsea with gourmet savory and sweet dogs (cannoli dog, anyone?) and cocktails. prices tba. >>

6pm (fridays thru 7/10): 12 modern dance companies perform free shows in bryant park. tonight: cornfield dance, carolyn dorfman dance, and renegade performance group. >>

6-9pm: the frick collection opens its doors for free after-hours viewing and programming. (reg. $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, pay-what-you-wish sundays 11am-1pm). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm dance lesson, 7:30pm live music, 10pm after party (thru 7/11): lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance series returns for the season. tonight: orquesta scc and dj geko jones. $17 admission gets you access to the dance floor and the closest view of the band, but there is usually plenty of room to hear/watch outside for free. a silent disco after party starts at 10pm, which is free for ticket holders, $5 for latecomers. >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly thru 7/24): st. paul’s chapel’s neighborhood movie nights series screens back to the future (1985). bonus: free popcorn and soft drinks. free admission. >>

7pm (+ 6/27): we love tv takes on the muppet show with a live sketch and musical show at the pit. $10 general, $1 students. >>

7pm: the museum of the moving image presents a 25th anniversary screening of house party, the 90s new black cinema comedy classic. full force’s bow legged lou, paul anthony, and b fine will appear in person, and producer warrington hudlin will moderate a post-screening discussion. $15. >>

7pm (+ 6/28, 30): the annual met opera free summer recital series brings outdoor performances to parks in all five boroughs. tonight: jackie robinson park, manhattan. >>

7pm: (monthly): the found sound nation concert series at pioneer works features noveller, pinegrove, mobius percussion, and odetta hartman. $10 suggested donation. >>

7, 9pm (thru 6/28): get free tickets to the bicycle film festival at anthology film archives (plus ticket fees, reg. $12). >>

7-9:30pm: unbreakable kimmy schmidt‘s tituss burgess hosts the nyc pride rally, with performances by adore delano, ashanti, steve grand and more at tribeca’s pier 26 (free). other upcoming events include the march and pridefest (sunday), and lots of satellite events and parties. >>

7-10pm: the new york hall of science in flushing meadows stays open after hours for an adults-only evening of mini-golf, giant lego creations, and live music by evvy, charly bliss, grlfrndwrks and avan luna. $15 admission includes free sixpoint beers. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annie o. music series presents an intimate show with chase cohl at the penthouse at the standard hotel. 25 cooper square, free (email rsvp required). >>

7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/9): lola star’s dreamland roller disco returns to prospect park’s le frak center at lakeside through the summer. tonight’s theme: ‘bust a move’ (90’s pop and vintage hip-hop). $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: dolly parton cover band doll parts performs tracks from dolly’s newest album, along with alan lee + the whiskey bumps, two of us, and calcuttabitch. union hall, $8. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the slow dance comedy show at the east village’s niagara features stand-up from liza treyger (comedy central), ashley bez (younger), lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv), joel kim booster, omar shaukat, jakub haczkiewicz and josh rabinowitz.. hosted by aaron glaser and carlos delgado. no drink minimum. 1/2 off well drinks and draught beer happy hour until 8pm. free admission. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): go ahead, swipe right. the tinder live! comedy show picks up on the inherent hilarity of the hook-up app (with plenty of drink specials to lower your inhibitions). hosted by lane moore (the onion, mcsweeny’s), with guests guy branum (chelsea lately), claudia cogan (last comic standing), sara benincasa (agorafabulous!: dispatches from my bedroom), and matt bellassai (buzzfeed). knitting factory, $10 adv, $12 doors. >>

8pm (monthly): tonight at an evening of humorous readings at hifi bar: liz arcury (mcsweeney’s, reductress), anna drezen (reductress, splitsider) and sarah rosenshine (the onion, mcsweeney’s). hosted by brian agler, luke burns, and james folta. free. >>

8pm: holy heretical hysterics! at ‘fake church: improvised religion for difficult times’, an improvised religious service of an improvised religion gets help from the audience. the pit, $10. >>

8pm (ends today): at the cartoon monsoon show, comedians joe rumrill and mary houlihan pay homage to shows like pee-wee’s playhouse and lamb chop’s play-along with original costumed characters, animations, and puppet and human sketches. the annoyance theatre + bar, $8. >>

8pm: the lion king… entirely from memory: eight performers attempt to recreate the story of the lion king from memory. without knowing which role they’ll have until the show. with audience-written lines. and with random sound effects added in. videology, $10. >>

8pm (thru 6/27): director/choreographer steven reker (people get ready) collaborates with ryan seaton (callers), matt evans (tigue), and eliot krimsky (glass ghost) to form the band open house, who’ll premiere an evening of songs, compositions and performance work at the kitchen. $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

8pm: veveritse (10-piece balkan brass band), batala nyc (50+ member all-female afro-brazilian percussion ensemble), fulasto (11-piece latin/funk band), and funkrust brass band (12-member balkan/new orleans/punk band) play the rock shop. hopefully there’ll be enough room for the audience! $10. >>

8-9pm, 11pm-midnight: learn the secrets of the insect world with short films about tiny creatures. bonus: free booze (while supplies last). gene frankel theatre, $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm music, 9pm film (thru summer): rooftop films continues its 19th season of outdoor screenings with sam klemke’s time machine, plus live music by peace arrow, and an after party with free new amsterdam vodka. in the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled. the old american can factory (gowanus). $15. >>

8:30pm (bi-monthly): the bitches brew comedy show features stand-up by lawrence deloach, chelsea hood, sydnee washington, audrey murray, patrick schroeder, brendan eyre and emily winter, plus music by sam zee. hosted by naomi karavani and may wilkerson. new location: halyard’s. free admission. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): free pizza, free comedy, free music and cheap drinks await at the secret loft show’s comedy show + dance party. tonight: tonight: sean donnelly (comedy central), phil hanley (comedy central), guy branam (chelsea lately), jordan carlos (larry wilmore), amber nelson (time out new york’s one to watch), justy dodge (live at gotham), julio torres (comedy central comic to watch), and lucas connolly (comedy central). free admission. >>

9pm (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by jeffrey joseph (comedy central, in living color), joe zimmerman (last comic standing, comedy central), phoebe robinson (seth meyers, blaria), jesse popp (conan, comedy central), jessica delfino (ny funny songs festival founder), amanda baramki (ucb), ashley betz (someecards), and dustin wesley. hosted by erik bergstrom (the new yorker illustrator). free. >>

9:30pm (monthly): your love, our musical: rebecca vigil and evan kaufman interview a couple from the audience about the details of their relationship, then improvise a musical retelling of their story. the pit, $10 general, $1 students. >>

9:30pm (monthly): improvisers live-dub over episodes of tv comedies mama’s family and the carol burnett show during the live dubbed sitcoms show. hosted by jo firestone (punderdome 3000 co-host, wfmu). videology, $5. >>

9:30pm (weekly): the rubin museum of art’s cabaret cinema series screens georges franju’s eyes without a face (1960), introduced by introduced by opera and theater costume designer linda cho and theater director darko tresnjak. $10. >>

9:30pm (monthly): hoff’s horrorfest: comedians hoff matthews and tim duffy perform stand-up, followed by a screening of friday the 13th part 3 in 3d (1982). byob. brit pack, free (rsvp). >>

sponsored11pm doors, 11:45pm show: mr. belding joins the i love the 90s show and the fresh kids of bel-air at le poisson rouge! >>

11pm (bi-monthly): comedyology at videology = a mix of original short film and stand-up comedy with hosts ross parsons and daralyn kelleher. tonight’s guests: jared logan (comedy central), claudia cogan (last comic standing), ben kissel  (last podcast on the left), evan williams, and dan perlman. free admission. >>

11:30pm: fireworks! keep your eyes fixed over the hudson river off pier 60 in chelsea. >>

midnight: it’s ok to be dui (debating under the influence) at drunk debates at union hall. in fact, it’s encouraged! comedian jo firestone hosts, and debaters face off on topics (microwave vs. toaster? red vs. blue?) — the only rule is that winners must guzzle a beer before proceeding to the next round. free admission. >>

thru 6/28: soak up the local talent at the harlem arts festival, a three-day-long celebration of music, dance, spoken word, theater, visual art and more in this historically creative neighborhood. marcus garvey park, free. >>

thru 6/28: the 17th annual del close marathon features 50+ hours of non-stop improv shows across 9 stages. various prices per show, $35 festival pass. >>

thru 7/8: the annual new york asian film festival is back with over 50 films in all genres, from art house to comedy to action, spanning countries and decades. look out for premieres and appearances by filmmakers and stars, including director ringo lam (city on fire). film society of lincoln center, $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

thru 7/9: film forum screens the first major restoration of carol reed’s noir classic, the third man (1949), starring joseph cotten, alida valli and orson welles. $13. >>

thru 10/11: grin like a cheshire cat at alice: 150 years of wonderland, an exhibition of lewis carroll’s original manuscript and never-before-exhibited letters, drawings, and objects sent over from the british library in london. opening talk today at 6:30pm. the morgan library + museum, $18 general, $12 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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sales, deals, freebies

11am—8pm (thru 6/28): taschen warehouse sale: score 50-75% discounts on slightly damaged and display copies of photography and pop culture books. 107 greene street, bet. prince and spring. >>

ticket deals

go on a breakneck ridge mountain hiking day trip, including transportation and an introduction to mountaineering with a personal guide for $35 ($70 value). >>

get free tickets to the governors club funk n ‘cue at governors island with music by george clinton + parliament funkadelic 7/3 for (plus ticket fees, reg. $35). >>

get tickets to the royal ballet at lincoln center’s david h. koch theater 6/27-28 for $43+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $83+). >>

go on a 90-minute sail aboard the historic 82-foot schooner sheerwater (drink included) 6/28-8/31 for $27 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

take a 90-minute lower manhattan architecture tour aboard a 1920s-style yacht (including a drink) 7/2-30 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

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

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