Tonight in New York City: Listen to scary stories in the dark, taste some delicious gin-inspired cocktails, or watch a screening of Sharknado 2: The Second One up on the big screen. By Carly Petrone.
Meatpacking Summer Series: UCB
You’re in for a treat tonight because the Meatpacking Summer Series welcomes the talented folks from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater to the Gansevoort Plaza. This improv show will consist of interconnected scenes, characters, and ideas that are completely made up on the spot with no pre-planning or pre-writing. Come find out what happens tonight starting at 6 p.m. Show is free. Please RSVP here. Meatpackingsummer.eventbrite.com
Dorothy Parker Birthday Gin Night Celebration
Celebrate poet and writer Dorothy Parker and Dorothy Parker American Gin tonight at The Shanty, the cozy pub attached to the New York Distilling Company. At this shindig you can get a signed copy of Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide and a special cocktail together. There will be specials, samples of the spirits they distill at the Brooklyn operation, and you can even read your favorite Parker poem out loud. The fun begins at 6 p.m.
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Union Square 14
For one night only you can watch the Sharknado sequel up on the big screen at Union Square 14. Get your ticket for the 8 p.m. screening and enjoy some extra features from Fathom Events and The Asylum. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Sharknado 2: The Second One. Get your chainsaws ready because Fin and April are back as a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished landmarks. Yep, this is happening. Again. Tickets are $12.50.
The Corrigan Show
If you’re one of the lucky 40 people to attend this month’s The Kevin Corrigan Show at Over the Eight, make sure to bring a camera. Tonight’s lineup is pretty epic with Damien Echols, Chuck Klosterman, and Sarah Silverman headlining the show. As usual, the one and only Kevin Corrigan will host tonight’s event. Tickets are free and will be issued at the venue the day of the show (hint, get there early!). Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Head over to The Tank’s Dark Fest tonight and listen to some seriously spooky stories in the dark. Armed with just two flashlights, Nelson Lugo, Emma McMullin, Aaron Wolfe, and Erin Barker will hit the stage to share ghostly stories about the paranormal. Warning: you might walk away with a few less fingernails. But hey, that’s nothing a manicure can’t cure. Event begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $8. Check website to see what other dark-inspired events are happening tonight.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.