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around town today

5-7:30pm (tuesdays thru 8/27): dave davies of the kinks kicks off the 5th annual hudson square music and wine festival at the courtyard behind city winery. free. >>

6pm: former congressman barney frank talks about military spending and reducing the federal budget. the new school, free (rsvp recommended). >>

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm pre-show, 8pm 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: bon appétit editor-in-chief adam rapoport. the bell house, $10. >>

6:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ 7/9, 8/6): tribeca cinemas kicks off a free monthly summer cinema series with wet hot american summer >>

7pm: anti-defamation league director abraham foxman and data security law expert christopher wolf discuss their book, viral hate: containing its spread on the internet. b+n 82nd + broadway, free. >>

7pm: former wall street trader turney duff discusses his book the buy side: a wall street trader's tale of spectacular excess at strand books. book purchase of $15 gift card required for admission. >>

7pm: gawker's 'fox mole' joe muto shares stories about working eight years as an associate producer for bill o'reilly in his memoir, an atheist in the foxhole: a liberal's eight-year odyssey inside the heart of the right wing media. book court, free. >>

7pm: superman experts larry tye (superman: the high-flying history of america's most enduring hero) and danny fingeroth (superman on the couch: what superheroes really tell us about ourselves and our society) talk all things about the man of steel at the soho gallery for digital art, $10 >>

7pm: co-authors jeff weiss and evan mcgarvey read passages from their book 2pac vs. biggie: an illustrated history of rap's greatest battle, followed by a panel discussion including hot 97's peter rosenberg and duck-down records ceo dru ha. housing works, free. >>

7pm: writers read, and editors, agents, and publishers judge at the l magazine's literary upstart (final round). spike hill, free. >>

7pm: edison vs. tesla, hearst vs. pulitzer, and more, the society for the advancement of social studies (s.a.s.s.) talk about archrivals of history at public assembly, free >>

7pm (thru 6/7, 6/11-14): join the debate on dance and dancers at the flea theater's 'dance conversations', a free works-in-progress + completed performance and discussion festival. reserve free tickets online. >>

7pm: random acts of undress: burlesque meets improv with the spin of a wheel picking one of six performers, songs, and props. parkside lounge, $7. >>

7pm (ongoing): atriumflix and justfilms free monthly social justice film screening series, preceded by a conversation with the filmmaker. tonight: reel 13's richard peña chats with filmmaker alan berliner, followed first cousin once removed. the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, free. >>

7pm: vic + gab, little children, mikhael paskalev, how sad, joywave, and wet play pianos, $10 >>

7pm (thru 8/29): the free summerstage city parks performance series kicks off at red hook park with flatbush zombies and the underachievers. other events this week include rakim, fuzz, and comedy central live with christela alonzo and mark normand. rain or shine. >>

7:30pm: hooded fang, total slacker, french films, and pow wow! play mercury lounge, $10 >>

8pm (tuesdays this month): the wanderlust school of transgressive placemaking presents a four-part discussion series on urban exploring. tonight: 'broken legs, surveillance cameras and black mold: safety + security off the grid'. acme studios, $12 (adv only). >>

8pm: comedy duo wrestling team (mark bisi + andy beckerman) asks guests about their earliest creative experiences for the 'beginnings' podcast. tonight: joe randazzo, larry livermore, jamie lee, and musical guest brother jt. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm doors: the 'geeking out' show brings together storytellers, writers, and comedians for an evening superfandom over bands, celebrities, and video games. tonight: eliot glazer, brooke van poppelen, steve zimmer, michele carlo, and hosts kerri doherty and nate fernald. union hall, $5. >>

8pm (thru 6/9): rioult dance ny performs two programs at the joyce, $10+ >>

8pm: multimedia album release concert for daniel wohl's corps exquis, featuring transit chamber ensemble, violist/wqxr's q2 music host nadia sirota, new music composer missy mazzoli, and wohl on electronics. roulette, $15. >>

9pm;  the crappy cinema council watches crappy movies and makes fun of them. tonight’s theme: 'jobs', featuring guests dave hill, streeter seidell, jason burke, ross hyzer, rojo perez, erik bergstrom, and hosted by team jim. public assembly, free. >>

9pm (tuesdays this month): austin orchestral indie band mother falcon kicks off its 'dirty summer' residency at littlefield, $10 >>

9:10pm (thru 6/8): director julien temple (joe strummer: the future is unwritten) time-travels through london from the dawn of the 20th century to the 2012 olympics in london: the modern babylon. cinema village, $11. >>

10pm: get your swedish-pop fix at silent drape runners' ‘this party is killing you/pass this on --- robyn gets weird' on the dl's roof deck. free. >>

thru 6/29: the sixth annual ant (all new talent) fest shows off theater, music and comedy obtained through open submissions, from 'night of the living deepwater horizon' and 'my sax life is all fached up' to small dream ada and toys and tiny instruments. $5-15. >>

coming up

6/5 5-10pm: $20 adv gets you all you can drink craft beer cans ($25 day of. $4 each for you slow sippers) at idle hands's 'summer of cans' kick off >>

6/5 6:30pm (thru 8/22): shape up nyc offers a free outdoor fitness classes all summer long: nia on pier 64 (wednesdays starting today) and pilates on pier 46 (thursdays starting 7/11) >>

6/5 6:30pm: second ave. sagas blogger ben kabak sits down with joseph nugent, the interagency liaison between the nypd and nyct, to discuss public transit, safety and security in nyc in the latest installment of 'problem solvers'. new york transit museum, free. >>

6/5 6:30pm doors, 8:15pm show (thru 8/10): the 35th annual celebrate brooklyn! performance series at prospect park's bandshell kicks off with singer/songwriter patty griffin. rain or shine. free ($3 suggested). >>

6/5 7pm: political activist ralph nader discusses his latest book told you so: the big book of weekly columns. b+n union square, free. >>

6/5 7pm: musician and surgeon charles limb learns us on the neuroscience of creativity at this month’s ‘sci cafe’ at amnh, free >>

6/5-6 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian liam mceneaney records his debut live album at union hall with support from guests rob paravonian, janeane garofalo, and myq kaplan. $8. >>

6/5 8pm: the u.s. air guitar championships (qualifying competition) rock like the wind at st. vitus, $10 >>

6/5-8: the deli's best of emerging artists festival (b.e.a.f.) brings 30+ bands including cultfever, modern rivals, st. claire, the stationary set, spirit family reunion, more to three williamsburg venues, $5-15 >>

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