weds thru 10/2 (closed sundays): two sva exhibitions: school of visual arts presents ‘illo comx preview,’ an exhibition showcasing highlights by 125 bfa illustration and bfa comics graduates from the class of 2023 (sva gramercy gallery) and ‘exploded views,’ a joint exhibition of short films, prints, and puppets by 25 students and alumni from bfa 3d animation and visual effects and bfa animation (sva flatiron gallery). free admission.

weds + thurs (8pm): pub choir: everyone is invited to sing at pub choir, where the audience learns to belt out a well-known song in three-part harmony. the bell house (gowanus), $20 adv, $25 day of. >>

weds 6:30pm: spotlight on the east village: ada calhoun, lower east side preservation initiative, east village community coalition, and village preservation: the lower east side preservation initiative, east village community coalition, and village preservation welcome ada calhoun for a discussion of her books st. marks is dead and also a poet: frank o’hara, my father, and me, along with an audience q+a and book signing at p+t knitwear bookstore (les). free admission. >>

weds (sunset): free outdoor movie (weather permitting): everything everywhere all at once at mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>

weds 7pm: a falling-off place: the transformation of lower manhattan: photographer barbara mensch launches her book of images that capture the transformations of lower manhattan from the 1980s to today. powerhouse @ the archway (dumbo), $5 admission includes a store gift certificate. >>

weds 7pm: 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. >>

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 seaton smith (seth meyers), steven rogers (colbert), nathalie norman (don’t tell comedy), molly brenner (good girl comedy), and mark gregory. 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 pedro salinas (hbo), kath barbadoro (comedy central), alussa wolff (cosmopolitan), and julie mitchell (mcsweeney’s). free admission. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by kate willett (colbert), harris alterman (comedy central), michael abber (neighborhood darlings comedy), kyle harris (the new yorker), and vanessa peruda (standup nbc). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free admission. >>

weds 9:30pm (monthly): doctors without boundaries: real-life er doctors andres mallipudi and april body host a comedy show where standups with a tendency towards t.m.i. tell stories about their weirdest diagnoses, and the docs give a detailed breakdown of the history of each condition and what people diagnosed with it should know. audience members can even ask their own embarrassing medical questions via a ‘no co-pay’ question box. caveat (les), $8-13 plus fees with promo code ‘resident’ (reg. $15-20). >>


weds thru 1/7/2024 (closed mondays + tuesdays): dreaming of home exhibition: the leslie-lohman museum of art (soho) opens dreaming of home, a group exhibition curated by gemma rolls-bentley featuring 20 international artists examining varying perceptions of queer and trans domesticity. opening reception 9/6 6-8pm. $10 suggested donation. >>

thurs thru 12/31: fashionable dogs exhibition: opening during nyc’s fashion week, a new exhibition at the american kennel club museum of the dog (midtown east) chronicles how specific breeds of dogs have gone in and out of ‘fashion’ over the last 150 years. $15 general, $10 seniors/students. >>

thurs thru 12/10: art for the millions: american culture and politics in the 1930s exhibition: featuring paintings by georgia o’keeffe, charles sheeler, and stuart davis, prints by elizabeth olds, dox thrash, and riva helfond. photographs by walker evans and dorothea lange. footage of martha graham’s dance frontier, and more, this exhibition explores how artists in the 1930s u.s. expressed political messages and ideologies. the met fifth avenue, pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

thurs thru 9/17: studio sound with suzanne ciani and sarah davachi: the museum of modern art’s inaugural presentation of the studio sound performance series, which champions artists and musicians whose work engages new possibilities for sound and music, will feature suzanne ciani and sarah davachi—two composers of different generations working with innovative music technologies. museum of modern art (midtown), various prices. >>

thurs thru sun: hoboken italian festival: one of the largest italian festivals in the tri-state area, the feast of the madonna dei martiri, returns to hoboken with four days of food, live music, rides, and more, including a procession with an 800-pound statue of the madonna (sat at 2pm) and a fireworks display (sat at 9pm). sinatra drive between 1st + 3rd, free admission. >>

thurs thru sat (7pm): bryant park picnic performances: bryant park’s outdoor performance series continues with american symphony orchestra’s ‘american expressions’ (thurs), new york city opera’s fully staged romeo and juliet (fri), and gaye su akyol with the secret trio (sat). free admission. >>

thurs 11am-6pm: free admission to the u.s. open grounds: spend the day watching the doubles semifinals, junior quarterfinals, the wheelchair championships, and more for free at the u.s. open (flushing meadows – corona park, queens). >>

thurs 6-11pm: dapperq queer fashion week show: queer style digital magazine dapperq presents their eighth annual queer fashion show at brooklyn museum. $16. >>

thurs 7pm, 8:15pm: nerd nite: 18th season kick-off (monthly): nerd is the word at nerd nite nyc, where you’ll hear entertaining and informative presentations on a wide range of subjects. tonight’s topics: researching dating apps, the polyvagal theory, and weird and potentially breakable world records set since september 2021. littlefield (gowanus), $12 for the presentations at 8:15pm, add $4 to play pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

thurs 7pm doors: wood river + kendra mckinley: wood river + kendra mckinley play the sultan room rooftop at the turk’s inn (bushwick). $19.57. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): boyz in the woods comedy: kenice mobley, tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and kofi thomas host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions in between sets by sydney washington (comedy central), calise hawkins (hbo), brittany carney (adult swim), and jim search (upstate understandings). friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an evening of standup by kevin mccaffrey (letterman), kendra cunningham (the broad squad comedy), natalie norman (don’t tell comedy), jon allen, morgan gallo, and danny suggs. the backyard of ba’sik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): prance darty: erik bergstrom brings the prance darty stand-up show to knitting factory at baker falls (east village), with sets by joe pera (adult swim), kate willett (colbert), brittany carney (adult swim), and rojo perez (fallon). $10 adv, $12 door. >>


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