Tonight in New York City: Taste your way through the Battle of the Burger event at South Street Seaport, play a few rounds of Simpsons Trivia at Berry Park, or find out what really goes on inside the minds of comedians at Stage 72. By Carly Petrone.
Slums of Beverly Hills
Before Natasha Lyonne starred in the hit series Orange is the New Black, she starred as Vivian in the 1998 film, Slums of Beverly Hills. Come watch this hilarious movie that is based on director Tamara Jenkins’ autobiographical script. Lyonne plays a young woman who goes through all of the embarrassing emotions of teenage hood in the presence of her two brothers and single father, played by Alan Arkin. It’s all part of Videology’s Strong Female Lead series, which celebrates women in the world of cinema. Stick around for snacks and prizes! Screening starts at 9:30 p.m.
Battle of the Burger
South Street Seaport
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Carnivores unite! Discover NYC’s best burger at Time Out New York’s Battle of the Burger cookoff tonight at South Street Seaport. Taste your way through over a dozen burger competitors and quench your thirst with complimentary beer from sponsor Amstel Light. Find out which is your favorite tonight from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Bitch Seat
Peoples Improv Theater
Comedian Lyssa Mandel can’t wait to hear all about your adolescence. Tonight, during her show The Bitch Seat, storytellers will share their journal entries, poetry, original songs, and art from that oh so awkward time of their lives. Tonight, actress Kim Ramirez will share intensely embarrassing poetry, actor/director Brian Drummy will provide some epic LiveJournal realness, and improviser Darcy Burke will display her genius playwriting abilities for you. Oh, and don’t forget a special mystery guest or two. Tickets are $10 and show starts at 9 p.m.
It’s the first Thursday of the month and that means it’s Simpsons trivia night at Berry Park in Brooklyn. Play three rounds while watching three classic episodes of the beloved animated sitcom on the big screen. Questions will only pertain to the 90’s episodes of the show so make sure to stake out your spot if you think you’ve got what it takes to win. There are prizes to be won! The games begin at 7:30 p.m. and entry is $10 per team (up to 6 players), $5 to play solo.
HA! The Musical
Don’t miss your chance to see HA! The Musical tonight at Stage 72. Enjoy the last performance of this hilarious show, which is a radical musical-comedy-hybrid exploring the good, the bad, the ugly, and the funny life of standup comedians. Find out what goes on behind the curtain and go into the subconscious id of what makes these twisted, tortured, brilliant minds tick. You know it’ll be funny because the cast includes Christian Finnegan, Kevin Farley, Jay Oakerson, Bill Dawes, Casey Balsham, and Sean Pearlman. Tickets are $20 and show starts at 9 p.m.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.