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free outdoor movies tonight:
the hunger games, roosevelt island's south point park

all solid flippy floppies are just $1 at old navy today (in-store only, limit 5/person) >>

10am-1pm (+ 7/13, 20): bike new york offers up free riding classes for adults and mature teens who want to increase their confidence while cycling in the city. today: randall's island. >>

10:30am-10pm: o canada! on canada day new york, become a canuck for a day and celebrate our northern neighbor with food and cooking demos, trivia with ny1's pat kiernan, a photo op with mounties, a hockey tournament, and more canada fun. central park, free. >>

11am-3pm: get yourself a free fitted bike helmet at fort tyron park's anne loftus playground, courtesy of the dot >>

1pm: watch a series of digitally remastered classic doctor who episodes on a big screen. today: the fifth doctor (peter davison) in the caves of androzani (1984). plus, a costume contest with the winners receiving prizes like a tardis mini fridge or comic con tickets. paley center, free with $10 regular admission. >>

1-8pm: the village voice's 4knots music festival returns to the south street seaport featuring 2 stages of bands with kurt vile + the violators, the men, parquet floors, white lung, the babies, heliotropes, more. rain or shine, free. >>

2pm (saturdays thru 9/28): union pool’s free ‘summer thunder’ concert series continues with endless boogie, t.v. baby, and degreaser. plus, tacos, drink specials, more. >>

3-9pm, (saturdays thru 9/7): ps1's 16th annual warmup outdoor music parties kick off with 'the godfather of techno' juan atkins and djs from london, berlin and osaka. $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm group dance lesson, 7:30-10pm music (thru 7/13): lincoln center's 25th annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance parties continue with an evening of calypso and soca from calypso and rose. bonus: purchase tickets at least one day in advance and get a voucher for $5 off purchases of $15 or more at the hill country barbecue market stand. damrosch park, $17. >>

6pm (thru 8/29): the free summerstage city parks performance series continues with lights, joel plaskett and spirit of the west (part of canada day new york) at central park. rain or shine. check website for weather cancellation notices. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/10): the 35th annual celebrate brooklyn! performance series at prospect park's bandshell continues with os mutantes, javelin, and janka nabay + the bubu gang. rain or shine. free ($3 suggested). check website for weather cancellation notices. >>

7pm doors: jazz age soirée wit’s end's seersucker soirée features music from gordon au + the grand street stompers with tamara korn. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear encouraged. free dance lesson @ 8:30. $12. >>

7:30pm: the stephen petronio dance company performs a restaging of their recent world premiere like lazarus did at st. paul’s chapel. part of the river to river festival. free. >>

8pm doors: rooftop films screens a series of shorts dedicated to unexplored stories in america, following a live performance from life size maps, and followed by a reception at fontana’s with free beer. the roof of the new design high school (les), $13. >>

8pm: the whimsical summer lovin' circus cabaret showcases new + unique talents including contortionists, acrobats, aerial performers and more magical stunts. big sky works, $15. >>

8pm: gold lake and the naked heroes play cameo, $8 >>

8pm (ends today): dallas alt-country band old 97's play their first three albums in their entirety at brooklyn bowl, $15 >>

8:30pm doors: eraas and ritual howls play glasslands, $5-10 >>

12:25am (+ 7/5-6, 8/2-3): titillating film series ‘nitehawk naughties’ kicks off with bad girls go to hell (1965). other films include hardbodies (1984) and wild things (1998). nitehawk, $11. >>

ends today: bamcinématek's annual animation weekend includes award-winning international, experimental, and family-oriented animated films, plus a free art + animation trade show 7/28. $12/program, $40/festival pass. >>


free outdoor movies tonight:
pulp fiction, canal bar
the outsiders, habana outpost

12-5pm: gentlemen and ladies are invited to big apple tweed's bow ties + crumpets spring soirée. enjoy british-inspired treats and gatsby-esque cocktails while dandy wellington and his band provide the jazz soundtrack. prizes for most distinguished chap and ravishing lass, most breath-taking accessory, more. flatbush farms, $15. >>

2-4pm (sundays thru 7/28): the free laughter in the park outdoor comedy series continues at tompkins square park's old bandshell lawn with jordan carlos, missy baker, seaton smith, stuckey + murray and nick vatterott >>

3, 8:30pm (+ 7/2-3): the two-headed calf theater company and the new music ensemble yarn/wire perform you, my mother: a chamber opera in two parts at south street seaport's pier 17. part of the river to river festival. free (rsvp). >>

4pm: gorge yourself at a traditional pig-roast on a spit with chefs jose ramirez-ruiz + john ratliff and even more food. crown victoria, ~$18. >>

5pm: the sunday ‘moving pictures’ screening series at the way station features the lord of the rings: return of the king. free. >>

7pm (thru 8/29): the free summerstage city parks performance series continues with an orchestrated performance of '70's band big star's third album, featuring original band member jody stephens backed by a 20-piece orchestra and guests sharon van etten, kurt vile, marshall crenshaw, pete yorn, mike mills, many more. at central park. rain or shine. check website for weather cancellation notices. >>

7:30pm doors: the secret science club presents ‘flight of the drosophila’ with neuroscientist + geneticist josh dubnau, who learns us on the fruit fry, which shares half our dna. buzz by for a lecture, fly-inspired short films, q+a, and door prizes. the bell house, free. >>

8pm: twin berlin, happy lives, le goons and hippy and dog water play free shows at cakeshop >>

9pm: huey lewis cover band the power of love plays union hall, $10 >>

9pm: small black and heavenly beat play mhow, $15adv, $17 dos >>

all weekend

11:45am: nitehawk screens 1928 silent classic joan of arc, starring louise brooks, with a live score by guizot. $11. >>

rsvp list is full 12-8pm (ends sun): hitting the free shows at the seaport this weekend? be sure to rsvp for the byt open bar happy hours and grab free beer, wine and dark + stormies while you hit up the photo booth and listen to tunes spun by kip from the pains of being pure at heart and mike fisher. topsider bar and cannon's art walk, free. >>

12:15pm: do you like movies about gladiators?' airplane! (1980) screens as part of the 'perfect parodies' series at nitehawk, $11 >>

5pm: ecstatic summer = two nights of eight commissioned new music pieces featuring brass and percussion. an after party with music spun by people get ready at the spin ping pong social club follows. part of the river to river festival. brookfield place winter garden, free. >>

7pm (ends sun): random access theatre company presents outdoor performances of shakespeare's much ado about nothing at brooklyn bridge park's pier 1 granite prospect, free >>

two evenings of nyc cycling history with films, a bike ride to historical framebuilding sites, and talks by cycling historians and collectors about the race scene during the era of the coney island velodrome. city reliquary, free (donations accepted). >>

ends sun: pride weekend! check the official website for events including the rally, march, street fair, parties, lots more. >>

ends sun: the 15th annual del close marathon features 56 hours of non-stop improv shows across seven stages. $30 festival pass (based on seat availability), $10-20/show >>

ends sun: the annual bicycle film festival continues with shorts, full-length features, and after parties. anthology film archives, $11/film, $20/day, $40/pass. >>

ends sun: last chance to catch shakespeare in the park's the comedy of errors, starring jesse tyler ferguson (modern family) and hamish linklater (the new adventures of old christine). love's labour's lost: a new musical, from the creators of bloody bloody andrew jackson begins 7/23. score free tickets in-person at the park starting @ 12pm, via online lottery, or at various locations in each borough on specific dates. check their facebook and twitter for weather cancellation notices. >>

ends sun: actor alec baldwin curates a collection of rock 'n' roll photography including vintage shots of the beatles, rolling stones, bob dylan, more. gallery 151, free. >>

ends sun: you don’t need to be inked to enjoy the sights of the nyc urban tattoo convention. lots of artists + vendors, tattoo contests, more. 233 37th st, brooklyn, $20. >>

ends sun: the museum of the moving image's 'see it big' screening series continues with the tree of life, lost highway and mulholland drive. free with $12 museum admission. >>

ends sun: the deconstructive theatre project's 'the orpheus variations' includes live radio play, storytelling, more. here arts center, $15. >>

ends sun: the indexical experimental music collective celebrates the launch of its first record with three days of concerts at the church of the annunciation (williamsburg), willow place auditorium (brooklyn heights) and littlefield (gowanus). $10-15. >>

thru 7/2: a3 + red lab present chekhov's the seagull at theaterlab, $15 >>

thru 7/3: horsetrade theater group and frigid new york present the minifridge festival, featuring theatrical productions from the winter frigid festival as well as new works. under st. marks, $15. >>

thru 7/3: once a movie palace, the 700-seat bam harvey theater brings films back to the venue for the first time since the 1960s with a new 35-foot-by-19-foot digital screen and digital surround sound. this week: the hitchcock 9, featuring restored versions of the director's silent films with live scores performed by the mont alto motion picture orchestra and pianists stephen horne and steve sterner. $15-25. >>

thru 7/4: 'he has his father's eyes': a new restoration of polanski’s rosemary's baby screens at film forum, $12.50 >>

thru 7/11: the 12th annual new york asian film festival features over 60 films of all genres including premieres and filmmaker + cast appearances. tales from the dark, secret greatly, the challenge of the lady ninja, the fridge, enter the dragon, more. film society of lincoln center, $13. >>

thru 9/2: cool off as nyc's 50+ free outdoor pools are open for the season! be sure to bring your own padlock for the lockers and check the rules before you go. >>

thru 11/8: metal sculptor albert paley's 13 steel works are on display over 16 park avenue blocks between 52nd + 67th streets >>

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