thru 10/31: oktoberfest celebrations: beauty is in the eye of the beer holder during new york city’s annual suds soirées. enjoy ceremonial keg tappings, mug holding competitions, german cuisine, live music, costume contests, and more at events highlighted by 6sqft and time out new york. various prices. >>

thru 10/22: rafael lozano-hemmer: common measures: art and technology unite at media artist rafael lozano-hemmer’s new solo exhibition, a triad of major installations: pulse topology is made up of 3,000 suspended light bulbs, each of which flickers to the heartbeat of a recent visitor; call on water is a ‘fountain work’ with words from octavio paz poems rendered in mid-air in legible water vapor; hormonium is a screen-based work where acronyms of hormones emerge from ocean waves. pace gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

thru sun: savage x fenty sample sale: save on lingerie, lounge, men’s styles, and more at the first ever in-person savage x fenty sample sale. 260 fifth ave (nomad). >>

thru fri: accordions around the world: accordion to our research, bryant park’s annual music festival has returned, featuring accordionists and bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium players from across the globe. the festivities all lead up to friday’s accordion festival, an evening dedicated to accordion music from afghanistan, ukraine, and the u.s./mexico border. free. >>

tues 7:30pm: anvil! 14th anniversary screening with host peter dinklage: peter dinklage hosts a screening of anvil! the story of anvil, a cult classic rockumentary about the ‘80s canadian heavy metal band, followed by q+a with anvil and director sacha gervasi. angelika film center (soho), $18 general, $16 seniors. >>

tues 7:30pm (monthly): absolutely thriving: a comedy show: everyone’s totally ok in every possible way at glennis laroe and molly ruben-long’s standup show, celebrating its first year of thriving with performances by marcia belsky (comedy central), dylan adler (hulu), jay jurden (fallon), and clara olshansky (reductress). union hall (park slope), $12. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): punderdome: pun-masters have a war of the words at tonight’s edition of the beloved pun competition, hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day-of. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): messy queens storytelling show: a lineup of storytellers and comedians share their ‘messiest and most chaotic’ tales at the messy queens storytelling show. hosted by brianna cala and gillian gurganus. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10. >>

tues 8pm: the lesbian agenda: get with the program at the lesbian agendacomedy/variety show, featuring illana glazer (broad city), marcia belsky (comedy central), liza dye (@betteportergallery), jessica henderson (hulu), dave mizzoni (gayme show), and kendall payne (slumber party comedy). hosted by sophie santos. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman and dylan adler. tonight’s show features sam morrison, carl sonnefeld, avital ash, sam oh, mary martin, and ai vi luu. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, kendall farrell, ashley hamilton, and nolawee mengist bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by jared waters (pbs), laura merli (reductress), brandon daniel garner (the hard times), and jordan scott huggins. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>


University Open Air: Fall 2022 Semester

Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, presents a fifth semester of University Open Air (UOA), a series of free classes and workshops taught by immigrant professors, researchers and academics from around the world. University Open Air is a space for these scholars, many of whom cannot practice their professions in the U.S., to share their knowledge and experience with fellow community members, neighbors and friends.

Taking place in the open spaces around Prospect Park’s Boathouse, the University seeks to provide a platform for the talent and wisdom in the life stories of New York’s local immigrants while bringing attention to one of Brooklyn’s greenest public spaces. Classes are offered in a variety of disciplines and while UOA courses aim to equip students with valuable skills, they are non-accredited. Classes are first come first serve and will be capped at 15 participants.

The Fall 2022 Semester takes place from September 8 – 18. See the BPL Presents page at bklynlibrary.org for a full schedule and guidelines.

September 8 – 18
The Boathouse in Prospect Park
Register here

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund.


weds thru 12/31: gustav klimt: gold in motion: klimt-o-maniacs, journey through the opulent world of the viennese art nouveau painter at a new immersive exhibition inaugurating the hall des lumières (tribeca), an arts center in the landmarked beaux-arts building that once housed the emigrant industrial savings bank. the multi-sensory experience features 30-foot-high, glowing animations of klimt imagery mapped to the building’s interior and set to an original soundtrack. $30. >>

weds thru 10/22: cataclysm: the 1972 diane arbus retrospective revisited: to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the artist’s 1972 posthumous retrospective at the museum of modern art, david zwirner and fraenkel gallery have collaborated to recreate the exhibition’s checklist of 113 photographs. david zwirner gallery (chelsea), free admission. >>

weds thru 10/2: little amal walks nyc: walk alongside ‘little amal,’ a 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old syrian refugee girl, as she continues her 5,000-mile global pilgrimage in new york. operated by three performers-–including one on stilts—amal will take part in 55 events across all five boroughs, sharing her message of hope and solidary for displaced people everywhere. free. >>

weds thru 9/20: documentary now…and forever!: ifc center (greenwich village) presents a week of screenings in honor of the upcoming season of documentary now!, the mockumentary series created by fred armisen, bill hader, seth meyers, and rhys thomas that parodies popular documentaries. catch some of the show’s best episodes paired with their inspirations, including the war room, the thin blue line, company: original cast album, and more, plus new season sneak peeks and appearances by some of the filmmakers behind the originals. $17 general, $14 seniors. >>

weds thru sun: speech itself by jenny holzer at rockefeller center: renowned text-based conceptual artist jenny holzer commemorates pen america’s century of defending free expression with speech itself, a large-scale installation featuring quotes by 60+ authors projected onto three buildings in rockefeller center. >>

weds 5pm (+ 10/8, 10/29, 11/5): queer history walking tour of the lower east side: trace the queer history of the lower east side back to the 1800s on a walking tour co-created by natalie hill, salonee bhaman, daniel walber, erin reid, jimmy fay, and henry street settlement public historian katie vogel. henry street settlement (les), free-$15. >>

weds 5pm: darren aronofsky and ari handel: monster club: oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and producer darren aronofsky (requiem for a dream, the black swan) and his screenwriting partner ari handel chat about monster club, a middle grade two-book adventure series about a boy who discovers magic ink that brings his monster drawings to life. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission, $19.59 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

weds 6:30pm: the handmaid’s tale season 5 premiere and q+a with ann dowd and bruce miller: the center for fiction (fort greene) hosts a screening of the first two episodes of hulu’s the handmaid’s tale season five, followed by a q+a with actor ann dowd (‘aunt lydia’) and showrunner bruce miller. free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): ghostbusters: afterlife at corlears hook park (les) >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by sean patton (comedy central), brian parise (john oliver), alex ptak (adult swim), rachel mccartney (pbs), and mary martin (calmedy). bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians stewart fullerton (that time of the week), zach pugh (funny or die), ryo hayashi, and michael goode. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm: met opera live in hd: falstaff: brooklyn public library hosts an outdoor screening of met opera’s 2013 production of verdi’s shakespeare-inspired comedy, falstaff, at the central library plaza (prospect heights). free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): 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 (crown heights), with performers mary beth barone (fallon), jordan jensen (sirius xm), keenan steiner (sirius xm), ashlynn salzano (that time of the week), and sam cobb. $5. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by rojo perez (conan), andrew durso (patriot act), veronica garza (mtv), matt nedostup (trutv), and mary martin (calmedy). bonus: free high life beer giveaway from sponsor. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 10pm (weekly)q+a with calvin variety show: comedian calvin cato hosts a new late-night variety talk show featuring guest interviews, games, live music, and stand-up. tonight’s guest: ophira eisenberg (npr). q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>


thurs thru 9/25: the feast of san gennaro: rejoice in la cultura italiana at this 96-year-old annual festival, taking over little italy with food and food eating contests (cannoli, zeppole, pizza, and meatball), live music, dance, and a colorful parade featuring the statue of san gennaro. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

thurs thru sun: momenta festival: the members of momenta string quartet curate four concerts of historic and contemporary chamber music at broadway presbyterian church (washington heights). free (donations are welcome and will benefit music for food). >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
death on the nile at augustus st. gaudens playground (gramercy) >>
soul at clason point park (bronx) >>

thurs 4-8pm (monthly): les gallery nights: go on a self-guided walk of the lower east side, nolita, little italy, and chinatown while checking out the new art on display at 30+ independent art galleries. free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs 7pm: andy borowitz: profiles in ignorance: bestselling author and comedian who has written for the new yorker since 1998 and has been hailed as ‘one of the country’s finest satirists’ by the new york times, andy borowitz (‘the borowitz report’) skewers the downward turn of our politics with a close look at how ignorant leaders are degrading, embarrassing, and endangering our nation. profiles in ignorance is a witty and scathing diagnosis of our country’s political troubles. this lively evening of across-the-aisle absurdity at symphony space features a reading from the book performed by judith ivey (women talking) and a q + a with the audience. in conversation with anna quindlen (one true thing). get a $27 ticket (service charge applies), which includes a copy of the book, by using code ‘andy’ >>

thurs 7pm (+ 9/22): books beneath the bridge: prose tip: find your new favorite author/poet at brooklyn bridge park’s annual series of outdoor readings, q+a sessions, and book signings curated by local indie bookstores. tonight, cafe con libros presents novelist xochitl gonzalez (olga dies dreaming). brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect, free admission. >>

thurs 7pm (monthly): the story collider podcast’s science storytelling show: four professional tale spinners share true, personal stories about times when science shook them up at tonight’s ‘seismic shifts’ edition of the science storytelling show. hosted by tracey segarra and paula croxson. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (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: alison b. hart (the work wife), naheed phiroze patel (mirror made of rain), and sara lippmann (lech). books will be available for purchase through greenlight bookstore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm: kevin geeks out about dinosaurs: comedian kevin maher, guest host amber dextrous, and a lineup of pop-culture aficionados and real scientists give a dino-mite presentation on the (approximately) history of dinosaurs on the ‘big, small, and silver screen.’ nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $16. >>

​​thurs 8pm: landline comedy: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where comedians natasha vaynblat (fallon), sagar bhatt (last comic standing), amanda van nostrand (trutv), dan fitzpatrick, and harris alterman are on tap for a night of laughs. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with vannessa jackson (snl), calvin cato (netflix), claire parker (celebrity memoir book club), kevin o’brien (vice), and joanna briley on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. outdoors at tip-top bar + grill in clinton hill (inside if raining), free admission. >>

thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: britney!: dance ‘till the world ends at tonight’s britney spears-themed edition of house of yes’s dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free with rsvp, $10 without. >>


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