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The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, August 21

August 21, 2014 9:00 AM

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(L-R) Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, at Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's 'Sharknado' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(L-R) Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, at Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy’s ‘Sharknado’ at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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

Members of Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. (Credit: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Members of Comedy Central’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. (Credit: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Gansevoort Plaza

Between Hudson St. and 9th Ave.
New York, NY

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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

(credit: nydistilling.com)

(credit: nydistilling.com)

The Shanty

79 Richardson St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-878-3579

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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

(L-R) Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, at Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's 'Sharknado' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(L-R) Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, at Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy’s ‘Sharknado’ at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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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

(credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

(credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Over the Eight

594 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

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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.

Dark Fest

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(credit: thetanknyc.org)

The Tank

151 W. 46th St.
8th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
212-563-6269

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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.

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