THURS-FRI, 8/19-20: CELEBRATE BK CONCERTS, THE SANDLOT FROM MEMORY, JAPAN CUTS FEST, AND MORE

thursday

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thurs thru sun: live outdoor music at culture lab: take in some live music at culture club lic at the plaxall gallery, continuing this week with microcave (thurs 7pm), the bass language (fri 6:30pm), zoo berries (fri 8pm), triple blind (sat 5pm), the children’s crusade (theatrical play, sat 7pm), grant swift (sun 5pm), and culture lab crew (sun 7pm). beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

thurs thru sat (various times): celebrate brooklyn! festival: the annual brooklyn outdoor concert series continues at the prospect park bandshell with ‘celebrate biggie:’ performances by busta rhymes, lil’ kim, and more (thurs 6pm), kool keith, tygapaw, and mari world (fri 7:30pm), and lido pimienta, rita indiana, and audry funk (sat 7pm). free. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
akeelah and the bee at brooklyn bridge park >>
black panther at the prospect park long meadow >>
black science fiction cinema night at good life lawn (bushwick) >>
scoob! at crotona park (bronx) >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse at the big park (staten island\) >>
the lion king at st. albans park (jamaica) >>
the sponge bob movie: sponge out of water at harry maze playground (east flatbush) >>
wonder woman 1984 at st. catherine’s park (lenox hill) >>

thurs 6pm: brain food: feed your curiosity with a free public conversation about what happens in our brains when we eat, followed by a cooking demo of avocado black fried rice. presented by columbia university’s center for science and society. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (ends today): new camerata opera’s ‘opera gems’: principal soloists from the new camerata opera will serenade audiences with operatic masterpieces during a free pop-up performance at anita’s way (a pedestrian walk-through near bryant park). free. >>

thurs 7pm (+ 8/27): sunset on the hudson music series: hudson river park brings in-person concerts back to the riverfront, continuing tonight with a performance by high + mighty brass band at clinton cove (hell’s kitchen). free. >>

thurs 7pm (+ 8/24, 8/26): st. ann’s warehouse dock street concerts: get back!: world-class musicians bring live music to brooklyn bridge park during the second iteration of st. ann’s warehouse’s outdoor concert series, continuing with an evening of jazz by the vuyo sotashe quintet. free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): the setup: nat towsen hosts an evening of comedy where each performer’s set runs a little bit longer than the last. tonight’s lineup: gary gulman (the great depresh), taylor garron (reductress), and alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel). caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘matchbook’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by brian gresko with vanessa chan. tonight’s readers: yz chin (edge case), alex mcelroy (the atmospherians), and meredith westgate (the shimmering state). books will be available for purchase through black spring books. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm, 10pm: ryan beck: live album recording: you provide the laugh track as comedian ryan beck (comedy central presents) records his debut album tonight at union hall (park slope). $10. >>

thurs 8pm (biweekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers, with performers myq kaptlan (seth meyers), luke mones (comedy central), maria decotis (hbo women in comedy festival), wendy steiner (refinery29), and foster rhodes. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): the sandlot… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the 1993 coming-of-age comedy using only what they can remember from watching it once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

thurs 8:30pm: bad trip: comedians take a night off from stand-up to share some of the wildest things that have happened to them at bad trip, a storytelling comedy show hosted by joey rinaldi. after each performance, the audience is invited to ask the comedian questions about the story they just heard. tonight’s theme: ‘drinking stories.’ tiny cupboard (bushwick), $2-5. >>

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friday

fri thru 1/9/2022 (closed tues-weds): afterlives: recovering the lost stories of looted art: a new exhibition at the jewish museum traces the complex journeys of nazi-looted paintings, drawings, and jewish ceremonial objects taken before and during world war ii, including works by pierre bonnard, marc chagall, paul cézanne, paul klee, henri matisse, pablo picasso, camille pissarro, and more. the jewish museum (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free on saturdays). >>

fri thru 9/2: japan cuts: festival of new japanese film: north america’s largest festival of contemporary japanese cinema returns for its 15th edition as an online and in-person hybrid event with two weeks of studio and indie films, documentaries, shorts, avant-garde works, and more. japan society (midtown east) and online, various prices. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aladdin at utopia playground (flushing) >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world at the prospect park long meadow >>
godzilla vs. king kong at pelham bay park (bronx) >>
jurassic park at ocean breeze park (staten island) >>
pee-wee’s big adventure at murphy brothers playground (alphabet city) >>

sponsored: fri 12pm: inside the players with a rare look inside edwin booth’s untouched bedroom: join new york adventure club for a rare, private tour inside the players, a private social club facing gramercy park founded in 1888 by renowned shakespearean actor edwin booth. $35. >>

fri 5:30pm doors, 7pm show: bryant park picnic performances: paul taylor dance company and emerge125: the outdoor summer series continues with an evening of live dance performances by paul taylor dance company and emerge125. bryant park (midtown), free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by gus constantellis (netflix), pamela ross (sirius xm), brian bahe (mcsweeney’s), glo butler, and drew tessier. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit amfar). >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: 00s girl power – taylor, katy, miley. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tfriell jokes about where they’re from and how they got to nyc at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by paul elia (conan), abby washuta (buzzfeed), alon elian, rufat agayev, adrian rodney, and marissa riley. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and sun 2pm, 4pm): correspondences: a sculptural performance installation: reflect on questions of being, interdependence, and coexistence when you take in this new work by ximena garnica and shige moriya, where leimay ensemble performers in gas masks are enclosed in transparent chambers partially filled with sand, and attempt to stand up while unpredictable sand eruptions knock them off balance. socrates sculpture park (lic), free. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat 3pm): a nude staging of antigonick: known for their nude, body-positive shakespeare productions, torn out theater company gets back in the buff with a production of anne carson’s adaptation of sophocles’ tragedy. the center at west park (uws), free. >>

fri 8pm: tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show at littlefield (gowanus) features guests sara benincasa, princess weekes, and dan chamberlain. $18. >>

fri + sat 8pm (weekly): stand up à la mode: the comedy show meets ice cream social adds a saturday performance to the mix at ample hills creamery’s gowanus location. note: shows may be held outside on the roof or indoors, depending on the weather. $10 admission includes a free small ice cream. >>

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