The 5 Best Things To Do In New York Tonight, August 20

August 20, 2014 9:00 AM

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Tonight in New York City: Attend the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, find out what happened when scientists and artist sailed along the coast of Greenland, or watch a screening of Top Gun aboard the Intrepid. By Carly Petrone.

Friends of Single People: BKCF Edition

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(credit: Facebook/The Dave Hill)

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The Brooklyn Comedy Festival continues at Littlefield tonight. Make sure to get your ticket for Friends of Single People the BKCF Edition. Comedians, including Dave Hill, Aparna Nancherla, and Becky Yamamoto will represent single people onstage. Yep, you pretty much don’t want to miss it. Tickets are $7 and show starts at 9 p.m.

Intrepid Summer Movie Series

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The Intrepid Museum

Pier 86
W. 46th St. and 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
212-245-0072

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Enjoy a free feature film under the stars on the flight deck of the Intrepid starting at 7:30 p.m. What’s playing tonight? The perfect aviation film: Top Gun. Watch a young Tom Cruise navigate his way through fighter school while taking on some Russian fighter pilots over international waters. Screening starts at 8:30 p.m. but make sure to get there early to secure your spot.

Owl’s Hour

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(credit: Facebook/Owl’s Nest)

BFB

55 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY

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Got a nickel? Stop by BFB along the highline for a 5-cent cocktail from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Like you need a reason to take in the Hudson River views and enjoy a burger, right? Make a reservation here or just come on by. This special cocktail hour runs every Wednesday through August 27th.

Show Us Your Junk: An Inevitable Show & Tell Night

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Union Hall

702 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-638-4400

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Brooklyn Brainery hosts a night of educational show and tell tonight at Union Hall in Brooklyn. They’ve curated a great lineup of collectors, teachers, history buffs, and storytellers to teach you about the secrets of magic Mormon Temple Garments and other amazing things. There will be prizes and you’ll learn lots about things you probably never cared to know about (we promise). Tickets are $5 and event starts at 8 p.m.

Expedition to the End of the Wrorld

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Film Forum

209 W. Houston St.
New York, NY
212-727-8110

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It’s not every day that you get to watch a film about Danish explorers researching the climate change around northeastern Greenland. Get your ticket to watch the 2014 documentary Expedition to the End of the World, directed by Daniel Dencik. Watch as a three-masted schooner carries a geologist, geographer, geochemist, marine biologist, and a couple of artists through icebergs and across shimmering waters. You won’t believe the sights that they come across. Tickets range from $7.50-$13 and showtimes are at 5 p.m., 7:10 p.m., and 9:20 p.m.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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