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around town today

free outdoor movies tonight:
les misérables, hoboken's pier a park
oz the great + powerful and life of pi, the oval at stuyvesant town

9am-5pm: check out the first brooklyn eats, a trade show open to the public supporting brooklyn-based food and beverage vendors and manufacturers. 630 flushing ave, free admission. >>

11am-7pm (thru 6/27): wimbledon in the flatiron: stream it all live for free on youtube, or head to broadway bet 23rd + 24th sts to watch it on a large outdoor screen (7am-5pm), play a match on a grass court (7am-7pm, rsvp), and grab some free strawberries and cream >>

5:30pm: united for marriage decision day: rally at the stonewall inn for the upcoming supreme court decisions on marriage equality >>

6pm (+ 7/18): free self defense classes for lgbt adults, various locations >>

6pm: the film society of lincoln center continues the 'summer talks' series of filmmakers and actors discussing recent projects. tonight: filmmaker jem cohen chats with the film society's eugene hernandez about museum hours. free tickets will be available one hour prior to show time. >>

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 tango from leonardo suarez paz's cuartetango and cristian zárate. 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. >>

7pm (weekly thru 8/20): nyc summer sparks classes, a series of free outdoor pop-up classes, begins today: sketching, juggling, origami, beginner banjo, intro to improv, kimchi and sauerkraut making, more. all skill levels welcome. various locations, rsvp required. >>

7pm: just in time for pride week - queer ladies literary speed dating. housing works, $15 admission includes a beer or wine. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: at this month's 'how i learned' speaker series, guests brooke van poppelen, jacob tomsky, brian grosz, kate greathead, eric noah feldman and host blaise allysen kearsley share 'how i learned little things are big'. happy ending, free. >>

7pm (wednesdays thru 8/7): the anat cohen quartet performs at the weekly mad. sq. music series of free outdoor concerts in madison square park >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ugly rhino's tiny rhino = a theatrical drinking game with six new plays in sixty minutes. littlefield, $10 admission includes a beer. >>

7:30pm: 10 emerging dance companies showcase their work for up to 10 minutes each for nyc10 at dixon place. dixon place, $12-15 online, $18 door. >>

8-9pm: pup + people happy hour at fort greene's who's your doggy pet store: free wine (for the people), free dog snacks and freebies, a puppy paris photobooth, plus get a raffle ticket for each $10 spent. free admission. >>

8pm: the society of cogers holds an open forum/debate where anyone can speak for up to five minutes. this month's topics may include: the nsa leaks, wikileaks, the right to privacy, more. bonus: raffle for a free bar tab. professor thom's, free. >>

8pm (thru 8/29): the free summerstage city parks performance series continues with comedy central stars under the stars with host gabriel iglesias and guests adam devine, john mulaney, jeff oss, amy schumer and dan soder at central park. rain or shine. check website for weather cancellation notices. >>

8pm: tainted cabaret, a new monthly burlesque variety show hosted by teddy turnaround and üla überbusen, premiers at the slipper room with guests julie atlas muz, miss cherry delight and legs malone. $15. >>

8:30: the 'running late with scott rogowksy' talk show features guests nathan fielder (nathan for you), tom sharpling (wfmu's the best show), wyatt cenac (the daily show, 'night train'), kyp malone (tv on the radio), john gallagher, jr. (the newsroom), and the gregory brothers (auto-tune the news) performing a short musical based on the life of jeff goldblum. $10 adv with promo code 'marty' (reg $12 adv, $15 door). >>

9pm-late, copycat cover song night pays tribute to devo with live bands, remixes, and $5 pink pussycat cocktails all night. otto’s, free. >>

thru 6/30: the annual bicycle film festival kicks off with a performance from blonde redhead's simon and amedeo pace at hester nights, and continues friday with shorts, full-length features, and after parties. anthology film archives, $11/film, $20/day, $40/pass. >>

thru 8/3: catch 6 theatrical premieres over 6 weeks at the 20th annual ice factory performance season. the new ohio theatre. $15-18. >>

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

coming up

6/27: cool off as 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. >>

6/27 10am: the funeral for actor james gandolfini will be held at the 6,000-capacity cathedral of st. john the divine >>

6/27 12pm (thursdays thru 8/8): bam's annual free outdoor r+b festival at metrotech continues with the stooges brass band. upcoming shows include sheila e., sly and robbie, shuggie otis, more. corner of flatbush + myrtle (downtown brooklyn). >>

6/27 1 + 7pm (+ 7/1-2): third rail projects's dance-theater performance 'roadside attraction' takes place in and around a vintage pop-up camper at brookfield place plaza, free >>

6/27 6pm: williamsburg olive oil shoppe begins a new series of classes to learn you on the good stuff. $20 admission includes a 200ml bottle of olive oil to take home. >>

6/27 7:30pm: the pan asian chamber jazz ensemble performs the music of composer ryuichi sakamoto at the david rubenstein atrium. lincoln center, free >>

sales, deals, freebies

12:30-1:30pm: grab a free ice cream sandwich from the coolhaus truck at 21st st + 5th ave >>

1-6pm: the kelvin natural slush truck celebrates lord kelvin's birthday by giving out free slushes. check twitter for truck location (near 5th ave + 20th st). >>

get $5 tickets to the buggin' out! cicada farewell party at the bell house 7/13 ($10 after 6/27) >>

group deals

discount movie tickets: 2 tickets to the kent theater for $5 ($18 value), 2 tickets + 2 large sodas at indiescreen for $15 ($30 value), 2 tickets + 1 large popcorn + 2 medium sodas at brooklyn heights cinema for $17 ($35 value) >>

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