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around town today

free outdoor movie tonight: the central park five, dag hammarskjold plaza (midtown east) >>

new classes at brooklyn brainery: 12 dumb things people do with their money - and how to avoid them, gingerbread houses of south park slope walking tour, the past, present, and future of space travel, more >>

4:30pm (+ 6/21, 28): rsvp for free introductory pilates classes for new moms and moms-to be. moon soup (201 e. 56th st, 2nd floor). >>

5-7:30pm: english ska band the english beat play the 5th annual hudson square music and wine festival at the courtyard behind city winery. free. >>

6:30pm: join micro-entrepreneurial platforms etsy, sidetour, and kitchensurfing for an evening exploring the benefits for enterprising users. projective space les (72 allen st), $8. >>

6:30pm: author and cartoonist martha rosenberg discusses her book, born with a junk food deficiency: how flaks, quacks, and hacks pimp the public health, at nypl mid-manhattan, free >>

7pm: doctor who's commander strax (dan starkey) stops by the comic book club podcast recording at fontana's, free >>

7pm (thru 9/1): get your minor league baseball fix for a fraction of the cost of the majors with the brooklyn cyclones. tonight: everyone runs the bases and fireworks after the game. highlights this season include $10 wednesdays, friday fireworks, $1 hot dog nights, and star wars night. $9-16. >>

7pm (thru 8/29): the free summerstage city parks performance series continues with the airborne toxic event featuring the calder quartet and ensemble lpr at central park, plus dana dane and grand puba at betsy head park (brownsville). rain or shine. check website for weather cancellation notices. >>

7pm (+ 6/19): performance artist laurie anderson and friends including steve buscemi perform two evenings of stories and songs as part of the river to river festival. rockefeller park, free. >>

7:30pm: doors: ‘the story collider’ magazine/podcast presents five personal stories on the theme of being lost in science from elna baker (this american life), susannah calahan (brain on fire: my month of madness), dave hill (tasteful nudes), darcy lockman (clinical psychologist) and ben moskowitz (audiovisual preservationist). drom, $10. >>

7:30pm doors: learn what evolving robots can teach us about the history of life and the future of technology from biologist/cognitive scientist john long at tonight's secret science club. the bell house, free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedy meets karaoke at 'the jukebox', where performers riff on a song and then sing it. tonight: a special 80s theme with guests rob sheffield (love is a mix tape, talking to girls about duran duran), joe garden (the onion), erin judge, jon bass, and hosts steve heisler, steve jacobs and margaret lyons. union hall, $5 adv, $8 door. >>

7:30pm: the now ensemble and aaron roche play a free concert at the church of the advent hope >>

8pm (+ 6/25): the wanderlust school of transgressive placemaking presents a four-part discussion series on urban exploring. tonight: 'getting in is the easy part: site-specific experience design'. acme studios, $12 (adv only). >>

8pm: bs your way through a bogus book report in two minutes at jo firestone's (punderdome 3000, bullsh*t history) newest competitive creativity event. an audience vote determines the prize winners for best and worst. park slope's beauty bar, free. >>

8pm: hotsy totsy burlesque pays tribute to showgirls showboys. r bar, $10. >>

8:30pm doors: brooklyn's heliotropes play an album release party at glasslands with support from bad cop and fan-tan. glasslands, $10. >>

9pm: comedian seth herzog's 'sweet' comedy show features the sklar brothers, sara shaefer, joe derosa, more. the slipper room, $7. >>

9pm: norway's vålerenga symfoniorkester reinterpret classic covers from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 90’s using ukulele, tuba, and cello. the way station, $5. >>

9pm (tuesdays this month): austin orchestral indie band mother falcon continues its 'dirty summer' residency at littlefield with guests johnny gandelsman (brooklyn rider, the knights, silk road ensemble) and christina courtin, $10 >>

9pm: guards play a free show at brooklyn bowl (free with rsvp, $5 doors) >>

check our website for a list of free outdoor summer movies and ongoing events

coming up

6/19 7:15am, 9am, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 6:45pm (+ 7/18, 8/15): together, exhale spa and mpia host 'downward days of summer', a series of outdoor yoga classes at the meatpacking district's gansevoort plaza. donations appreciated. >>

6/19 7-9pm (+ 7/24, 8/21): the free, outdoor ¡arriba! community dance parties at the high line start the season with orlando marin, 'the last mambo king of the bronx'. chelsea market passage on the high line at w 16th st. >>

6/19 7pm: ethereal indie-pop singers doe paoro and alexandra stewart play a free show at chez andrè, the standard's 21st-floor penthouse. rsvp required. >>

6/19 7pm (wednesdays thru 8/7): poetic folkie suzanne vega kicks off the annual mad. sq. music series of free outdoor concerts at madison square park >>

6/19 8pm (+ 6/20 @ powerhouse arena): the roots drummer questlove launches his first book, mo' meta blues: the world according to questlove, a memoir that encompasses his life growing up in philly and in music. b+n union square, free. >>

6/19 8pm: canada's austra play free, intimate in-store performance at other music in support of their new album, olympia, which you can stream here >>

6/19 opens: 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. inaugural summer programs include: bamcinemafest (6/19-28), the hitchcock 9 (6/29-7/3) and big screen epics (7/3-25). >>

6/19-8/4: artist paul mccarthy's ws takes over the park avenue armory with 'a massive, fantastical forest of towering trees with grotesque video projections of iconic characters playing out their own fairy tale drama in a replica of his childhood home.' whee!!! $15. >>

sales, deals, freebies

4:30pm (+ 6/21, 28): rsvp for free introductory pilates classes for new moms and moms-to be. moon soup (201 e. 56th st, 2nd floor). >>

5:30-10pm: grab yourself a free small pinkberry at the amsterdam bet. 79th + 80th st location >>

sigur rós's new album kveikur is $6.99 on amazon this week >>

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