thru 10/29: lorna simpson, jenny holzer, christina quarles, and zoe leonard exhibitions: hauser + wirth new york launches a quartet of solo exhibitions this week: lorna simpson 1985 – 92, a survey of early photographic works by the pioneering american artist, will take over all three floors of the gallery’s 69th street location, and jenny holzer’s demented words, christina quarles’s in 24 days tha sun’ll set at 7pm, and zoe leonard’s al río / to the river will share the gallery’s west 22nd street space. free admission. >>

thru 9/30: a species between worlds: john mack’s interactive photography exhibition explores the imbalance between smart-devices and our humanity. skylight modern, (chelsea), free. >>

thru 10/5: jaguar parade: an open air exhibition of jaguar sculptures decorated by artists and celebs pops up in our urban jungle. calling attention to the need for jaguar conservation, the 40 creations will be installed at un plaza, times square, fifth avenue, and other tba locations. >>

thru 9/28 (wednesdays): cinépolis handpicked: cinépolis chelsea highlights classic 70’s flicks with screenings of the godfather, the godfather: part ii, chinatown, and grease for just $5 each. >>

thru sat: free lincoln center presents events: drop by lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws) this week for a concert of selected songs from broadway’s upcoming frida, the musical (wed 8pm), a star-studded spoken word- and music-filled celebration of late author and historian howard zinn (a people’s history of the united states) featuring claire danes, maggie gyllenhaal, margaret odette, peter sarsgaard, and others (fri 7:30pm), and ‘seen, sound, scribe,’ a spoken word and conversation series curated by lincoln center poet-in-residence mahogany l. browne (sat 7:30pm). >>

thru sat: summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this week with benefit concerts by lupe fiasco (wed 7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield, $40+) and azealia banks (thurs 7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield, $30), along with an improvised world and jazz music performance by adam rudolph’s go: organic orchestra (sat 7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield, free). >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
2022 oscar nominated short films – select animation at parklife (gowanus. note: food/drink purchase required.) >>
the goonies at luther gulick park (les) >>

weds 6:30pm: proving ground: the untold story of the six women who programmed the world’s first modern computer: author, documentarian, and law professor kathy kleiman hosts a screening of her award-winning documentary short, the computers: the remarkable story of the eniac programmers, and a discussion of her related new book, proving ground, a chronicle of the six often-overlooked, trailblazing women who programmed the first all-electronic computer during wwii. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium (east village), free. >>

weds 7pm (+ 9/12): rise up nyc concerts: the rise up series brings free concerts to all five boroughs. tonight, the bronx’s orchard beach parking lot hosts a concert by six-time grammy winner gilberto santa rosa. >>

weds 8pm (bi-weekly): endless laughs comedy show: laughs and lager mix at endless life brewing (crown heights), where blair dawson and michael hirsch host an evening of stand-up by naomi karavani (redacted tonight), glennis laroe (buzzfeed), joey dardano (tiktok), liza dye (@betteportergallery), and jordan defilippo. free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by carmen lagala (colbert), tim platt (comedy central), glo butler (glo in the city), patrick hastie, and rahul pandya. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): 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 improvised chatting. tonight’s show at littlefield (gowanus) includes commentary from guests tim barnes (fallon) and gianmarco soresi (comedy central). $20. >>

weds 9:30pm (monthly): doctors without boundaries: real-life er doctors andres mallipudi and aaron bola 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), $7.50 with promo code ‘resident’ (reg. $10-15 adv, $20 door). >>


thurs thru 10/14 (tues 8-9am, thurs 5-6pm, fri 5pm): bryant park birding tours: find feathered friends at the return of bryant park’s fall birding tours, led by nyc audubon’s gabriel willow. free. >>

thurs thru 10/14 (11am-9pm): broadway bites: the seasonal urbanspace broadway bites pop-up outdoor food market returns to midtown’s greeley square square with 16 specialty vendors. >>

thurs thru 9/16 (11am-7pm): french bull sample sale: save up to 75% on colorful home goods and gifts at the french bull sample sale. 161 e 61st st. >>

thurs thru sun: hoboken italian festival: hoboken’s annual feast of the madonna dei martiri returns with local food vendors, live music, a grape stomp contest, a 50/50 raffle, a procession with an 800-pound statue of the madonna, fireworks (sat 9pm), and more. sinatra drive promenade, free admission. >>

thurs thru sat: 10th annual morus film festival: the museum of reclaimed urban space presents a series of films, talks, and activities centered around grassroots efforts to retake local urban space, covering issues like squatter’s rights, eco-friendly transportation, healthcare accessibility, and more. various community gardens of the east village, sliding-scale admission. >>

thurs 3-5pm: star trek day: with a tribute to nichelle nichols, cast interviews, behind-the-scenes set tours, cosplay fashion shows, music and comedy performances, and more, the third annual star trek day—streaming live from la’s skirball cultural center—is sure to knock your spocks off. online, free. >>

thurs 6-11pm: dapperq presents ‘bloom’: after a two-year hiatus, queer style digital magazine dapperq returns to present their seventh annual queer fashion show at brooklyn museum. $16. >>

thurs 7pm (+ 9/15, 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, adanne bookshop presents novelist noué kirwan (long past summer). brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 granite prospect, free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: steinway artists aaron diehl and orrin evans in bryant park: jazz pianists aaron diehl and orrin evans perform an outdoor concert of solos and duets in bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

thurs ​​7:30pm: exposure therapy: musical comedian sami schwaeber is skipping therapy and spilling the beans in front of a live audience at ‘exposure therapy,’ where she’ll sing songs about mental health struggles, sexuality, family, and relationships with the help of standups martin urbano (kimmel), sam morrison (queerotica), and asha ward (vulture). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>

thurs 7:30pm (biweekly): off the record: comics tell it like it is at the off the record comedy show, returning to the nook café and craft beer bar (bushwick) with standup by brittany carney (comedy central), rob christensen (comedy central), mary martin (calmedy), victor tran, and spencer seilo. hosted by ben siy-hian. free. >>

thurs 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): love + basketball at brownsville playground >>

thurs 8pm: mortified: from journals to angsty poetry to home movies, adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts at the mortified storytelling show. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

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 adam mamawala (comedy central), chanel ali (mtv), clare austen-smith, and jack comstock 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: born this way: be a queen at tonight’s lady gaga edition of house of yes’s dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick). free with rsvp, $10 without. >>


morningside lights lantern-building workshop sign-ups: make a unique giant lantern for the 11th annual morningside lights procession (9/24), taking place in person in morningside park for the first time since 2020. this year, participants will shed light on the city’s past, present, and future with homemade creations inspired by the theme ‘the reimagined monument.’ lantern-building workshops are offered from september 17-23rd at miller theatre. no experience necessary. free (rsvp required). >>


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