ongoing: paris theater reopens: now with upgrades including dolby atmos sound and 70mm projection capability, midtown’s paris theater reopens with the ‘bigger + louder’ series, running thru 9/24 with a selection of films including 2001: a space odyssey, apocalypse now: final cut, blade runner: final cut, baraka, heat, homecoming: a film by beyoncé, lawrence of arabia, the matrix, top gun, and more. $16 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

fri thru 10/2: neue galerie reopens with reduced admission: following a three-month closing for upgrades, the neue galerie (ues) is offering reduced admission for a limited time, with access to select second-floor galleries featuring the exhibition ‘austrian masterworks from the neue galerie,’ gustav klimt’s portrait of adele bloch-bauer, and more. $8-10 (reg. $12-25). >>

fri thru 9/30: rooftop cinema club: rooftop movie season returns with to the skylawn rooftop bar at embassy suites in midtown. block out the city noise with wireless headphones and sit back in a lounge chair (both provided), and let the show begin. this month’s screenings include a nightmare on elm street, harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone, jaws, the sandlot, american psycho, grease, brown sugar, clueless, pee-wee’s bug adventure, and more. drinks, small bites, and classic movie snacks are available for purchase. $19.95+ admission. >>

fri thru 9/30: rooftop movies series at yotel times square: don a pair of headphones (provided by the venue), and enjoy an outdoor movie on the rooftop terrace of the green room 42 at yotel times square. this month’s selections include encanto, enchanted, mamma mia!, get out, mean girls, psycho, when harry met sally, little shop of horrors, and more. bonus: free popcorn at most screenings. $22. >>

fri thru 9/17: films on film and rabbits series at metrograph: singin’ in the rain, irma vep, cinema paradiso, donnie darko, space jam, fatal attraction, and more. metrograph (les), various prices. >>

fri thru 9/10: brooklyn wildlife summer festival: during this annual summer fest, 150 diverse artists will perform at indoor and outdoor locations across bushwick, east williamsburg, and greenpoint over 10 days. free-$15. >>

fri thru mon: met opera summer hd festival: 2,500 seats fill lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza in front of the met opera house for outdoor screenings of 10 of the company’s live in hd series productions. this weekend: giordano’s fedora (fri 8pm), blanchard + cristofer’s champion (sat 8pm), verdi’s rigoletto (sun 8pm), and puccini’s la bohème (mon 8pm). rain or shine, but will be canceled in the event of thunder, lightning, or high wind. free admission. >>

fri thru sun: house fest at governors island: gov­er­nors island arts brings togeth­er more than two dozen cul­tur­al part­ners for a week­end-long cre­ative cel­e­bra­tion in and around the his­toric for­mer mil­i­tary hous­es of nolan park and colonels row, fea­tur­ing free dance and music per­for­mances, out­door instal­la­tions, inter­ac­tive work­shops, open stu­dios, pan­el dis­cus­sions, and more. free admission. >>

fri 7-9pm: junk craft night: make art out of junk, scraps, and forgotten materials at city reliquary’s junk craft night. at the end of the night, participants will have the opportunity to present their work and swap with each other. supplies will be provided by materials for the arts, and feel free to bring some to share. city reliquary (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): tale storytelling show: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including annie tan, vernon payne, brady dale, and becca kidwell. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): immigrant jam comedy: german-born, nyc-raised comedian and actor lucie pohl (overwatch) celebrates all things cross-cultural, international, and delightfully different during the immigrant jam stand-up show, featuring immigrant and first generation comedians. tonight’s lineup reps china, germany, liberia, nigeria, pakistan, israel, romania, the uk, and yemen with stephen k. amos, naomi karavani, farooq hussain, meka mo, and dr. dee. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): dreamland roller disco: miami vice: roll with it at lola star’s weekly themed outdoor skate party at prospect park. tonight’s theme: 90s hip hop. $25 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:45pm doors (rescheduled from 8/24): rooftop films closing night: rooftop films wraps the season with evening of shorts, plus pre-show live music from tilden, filmmaker q+a, and an after party. green-wood cemetery (brooklyn), $17. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and -hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by kate willet (comedy central), peter revello (comedy central), bridget mcguire (all that good stuff comedy), and chase durousseau. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell, myka fox, and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: dave ross (drunk history), casey james salengo (comedy central), mark little (netflix), natalie norman (don’t tell comedy), and kate strobel. the cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>


NOT MY WEDDING PARTY Dance Party: A wedding reception-themed dance party without all the buying presents // church and junk.

You’re cordially invited to the FIRST NOT MY WEDDING PARTY Dance Party! Because who doesn’t love a wedding reception without all the FUSS?! Leave the fine china and shitty family expectations at the door, because we’re here to boogie and let loose with other hot people on the dance floor.


There will be toasts! There will be balloon arches! There will be cake! There will be a CASH BAR! And more importantly; someone’s grandma doing the The Electric Slide *fingers crossed*

Dress Code? Time to dust off the bridesmaid’s dress that’s been sitting in your closet for six years. Maybe the tux you got divorced in? Or wear what you WISHED you wore to your cousin’s wedding but your mom told you “don’t you think that’s a bit much?”

Plus the host is ordained, fyi. In case anyone gets in a meet cute and wants to seal the deal with a memorable experience…

Friday, September 8
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn
$5 adv, $8 day of (plus service fee)


sat thru mon 12-6pm (+ 9/9-10): 93rd annual washington square outdoor art exhibit: fall show: more than 50 artists and crafters take over the sidewalks around nyu’s greenwich village campus with paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more. university place from east 13th street to west 4th street + schwartz plaza (greenwich village), free admission. >>

sat 4pm: a midsummer night’s dream, unrehearsed: barefoot shakespeare company’s presentation of shakespeare’s a midsummer night’s dream features a cast that had 30 days to learn their lines, but were not allowed to rehearse together. see the bard’s comedy come together (or fall apart) outdoors at central park’s summit rock as a referee calls ‘foul’ on missed cues and flubbed lines, while you join in the fun by betting who’ll forget the most lines. central park’s summit rock (uws), free (tips encouraged). >>

sat 7pm: tom d’s big new york shop: comedian and licensed nyc tour guide tom delgado puts on a variety show about new york where he teaches you about the city, does comedy, gives away prizes, and interviews an influential new yorker. tonight: prizes, and interviews an influential new yorker. tonight: courtney maginnis (comedy central), jason king (showtime), and frank guridy (professor at columbia university, author of the sports revolution). $15 with promo code ‘tomdnyc’ (reg. $20). >>

sat 7pm: movie surfers watch aquamarine: watch along and play trivia and drinking games with comedians lexi notrica and samantha prosser as they dive into a screening of 2006 teen rom-com aquamarine at easy lover (east williamsburg). free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): feel the news with marcela onyango: ‘radical lefty’ and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her comedy variety show. every month’s show features guest comedians and raises funds for direct action projects like mutual aid for people seeking asylum. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>


sun 4pm + 7pm (+ 9/6): they live 35th anniversary screenings: john carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi horror classic, starring roddy piper, keith david, and meg foster, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 5-10pm (4pm doors): summerstage: nyc’s annual summer concert and performance fest returns with 80 free and benefit performances in 13 parks across all five boroughs. tonight, in association with the 27th inffinito brazilian film festival: emicida, goyo, and a screening of amarelo: it’s all for yesterday at rumsey playfield in central park. free admission. >>

sun 7pm (+ 9/11, 9/17): the 14th annual the fire this time festival: providing a platform for early career playwrights of african and african american descent, the fire this time festival presents readings by agyeiwaa asante, marcus scott, and phillip christian smith at the kraine theater (east village). sliding scale admission. >>


mon thru 9/17: broadway week: score a bonafide broadway bargain: 2-for-1 tickets to 20+ broadway shows for performances september 4-17. >>

mon thru 9/9: 10th annual women’s surf film festival: hang 10 at the 10th annual women’s surf film festival, a week-long showcase of women-focused surf films, wellness sessions, panel discussions, and art. rockaway beach surf club and the rockaway hotel, free admission. >>

mon 11am (until ?): west indian day parade: new york carnival week culminates with more than two million revelers flocking to the west indian day parade festivities in crown heights. >>

mon 7pm (monthly thru 12/4): living radio: contemporary radio drama, with a revisionist twist: living radio stages live performances of radio plays that re-imagine current events, with results ranging from wacky to reflective. kraine theater (east village). sliding scale admission. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by petey deabreu (ilana glazer presents), caitlin cook (the writing on the stall), napoleon emill (comedy central), and cansu karabiyik (bbc). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


tues thru 10/31: new voices in french cinema 2023: previously known as ‘burning bright: new french filmmakers,’ the seventh edition of emerging french visual storytellers highlights nine new films and a shorts program. french institute alliance française (ues), free-$16. >>

tues thru 10/13 (tues 8-9am, thurs 5-6pm, fri 5-6pm): bryant park birding tours: spot warblers, tanagers, thrushes, vireos, and more at nyc audobon-led birding tours of bryant park. free. >>

tues 7pm: sex trivia night at greenpoint beer + ale co.: hots and hops: sex educator and coach niki davis-fainbloom hosts a night of challenging and educational sex-related trivia at greenpoint beer + ale co.. winning teams will receive sexy prizes sponsored by babeland. $20 admission includes a drink. >>

tues 7pm: pretty women – a real housewives musical revue: villains edition: join hosts schuyler robinson and bailey swilley for a review filled with musical numbers and bits by performers in-character as your favorite icons of bravo tv. good judy (south slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

tues 7pm doors: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): ri>the walking dead: daryl dixon at industry city courtyard 1/2. >>

tues 8pm: scientific controversies: to mars!: learn about space exploration, biotechnology, and the ethics of designing humans for life off planet earth during a discussion with geneticist, nasa researcher, and author christopher mason (the next 500 years: engineering life to reach new worlds) at tonight’s edition of pioneer works’ scientific controversies series, moderated by barnard astronomy and physics professor and pioneer works director of sciences janna levin. stargazing with the amateur astronomers association will follow the event, and eritrean-ethiopian food will be available from miakina cafe. pioneer works (red hook), free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8pm: dan joe dvd show: dan licata and joe pera (joe pera talks with you) host a weekly comedy show at the bell house (gowanus). tonight: jordan jensen, aaron chen, zach zimmerman, and more. $15. >>


our roundup of 60+ ongoing events and attractions: free shakespeare in parks, free outdoor concerts and performances, night markets, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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– the skint