The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, August 15

August 15, 2014 9:00 AM

The Frick Collection (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Tonight in New York City: Find out what happens when science and improv intersect, go roller skating to your favorite disco tunes, or enjoy a free night at The Frick Collection. By Carly Petrone.

Science Exclamation Point

(credit: Facebook)

(credit: Facebook)

More: NYC’s 5 Best Places & Events For Science Lovers

Do you love science? Do you love improv? Watch the two combine on stage tonight during Science Exclamation Point. In this experiment, real gosh darn scientists (infectious disease epidemiologist Zoe Edelstein and science writer Matthew Hutson) will give short lectures in their fields of study. Then, actors (Lou Gonzalez, Chrissie Gruebel, Brian Urreta, and Megan Venzin) will explore the presented topic in the form of improv comedy. Show starts at 10:30 p.m. and tickets are $5.

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco: Wipe Out Skate Party



More: Brooklyn’s 5 Best Bars Off the Beaten Path

Get ready to lace up your skates! Roll to some of the best Disco you will ever hear during Lola Star’s Saturday Night Fever Skate Party. You’ll get to strike a pose in your bell bottoms or polyester wrap dress while showing off your moves on the roller rink floor. Get ready for some Bee Gee hits and belt out booty shaking beats. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 (includes skate rentals).

Zebra Cake & Friday Night Dancestravaganza

Beauty Bar NYC

More: Best Places To Go Dancing In New York

Spend your Friday night at Beauty Bar. Starting at 8 p.m., Adam Manawala (Funny or Die), Josh Homer (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), and Josh Carter (Collegehumor) host a night of comedy, featuring some pretty hilarious guests. Have a few cocktails (or a manicure) and stick around for the Friday Night Dancestravaganza, which begins at 11 p.m. DJ Omri S. Quire will be spinning everything from soul to new wave so come ready to dance. Party goes until 4 a.m. and admission is free.

Nights at the Frick

The Frick Collection (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Frick Collection (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

More: Best Contemporary Art Galleries In New York

Take part in Nights at the Frick and discover the exhibition Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face. Stroll through the museum for free and get your answers questions about the work of El Greco by guest curator Jeongho Park. There will also be a performance by Celil Refik Kaya, a young guitarist from Mannes College of Music, who will play music evocative of 16th century Spain in the Music Room. Learn more tonight starting at 6 p.m.

Cure’s 6th Birthday Jubilee

(credit: Facebook)

(credit: Facebook)

More: The Best NYC Flea Markets

Celebrate Cure Thrift Shop’s 6th birthday tonight with an open bar, live music by Roosevelt Dime, cocktails, Wink Frozen Desserts, raffles, and, of course, amazing thrift shopping. As always, all proceeds benefit juvenile diabetes research and advocacy through Marjorie’s Fund and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Event goes from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

For the latest on all of the Tri-State’s events and happenings, follow us on Twitter!

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

More From CBS New York

Download Weather App

Watch & Listen LIVE