Tonight in New York City: Watch a screening of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, listen to a plethora of delicious storytelling, or celebrate the fact that we’re only six months away from New Year’s. By Carly Petrone.
Saving Private Ryan
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Head over to the Museum of Jewish Heritage to watch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. Now through August 13th, the Museum will be celebrating the great films by the iconic director. Tonight, watch Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore portray U.S. soldiers who go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. Movie starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are free with suggested donation.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Get ready for a night of scrumptious storytelling and delicious readings by some of today’s hottest chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, food bloggers, and critics. During DISH, you’ll find out what makes a good cocktail from Besty Andrews (executive editor for Saveur Drink), a great dinner from Patrick Martins & Mike Edison (The Carnivore’s Manifesto), while topping it off with perfect dessert options by Catherine Oddenino (Luca & Bosco Fine Crafted Ice Cream). Mouth watering already? Event begins at 7 p.m.
PBQ Presents: Madam Bainbridge’s Compendium of Primo Dong: The Launch Party
The Bell House
Come celebrate the launch of “Pendelous Breasts Quarterly Presents: Madam Bainbridge’s Compendium of Primo Dong (Abridged). Yes, it’s a long title. Check out the humor zine’s second issue featuring writers from The Onion, The Colbert Report, Adult Swim, 30 Rock, Community, Kroll Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The New Yorker, and more. There will be comedy, books, drinks, and all proceeds will got to the New York Cares charity. Nick Turner will host tonight’s event while Joe Pera, Murderfist, Michelle Wolf, and the Cocoon Central Dance team keep you entertained. Tickets are $10 and show starts at 8 pm.
Halfway to New Year’s Eve
Sideshows by the Seashore
It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the year – so why not celebrate it? Head over to Sideshows by the Seashore on Coney Island for a night singing, accordion playing, all around fun. Magician Tanya Solomon will be there to perform acts of wonder along with accordion rocker Corn Mo. Who says sparklers are just for New Year’s? Come show some spirit tonight starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Watch a screening of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly tonight as part of the BAMcinematek series Big Screen Epics. The final installment in Leone’s “man-with-no-name” trilogy, this film cemented Clint Eastwood’s position as the new American gunslinger archetype. Building to one of the greatest showdowns in cinema history, Eastwood pursues a treasure by reluctantly collaborating with a mercenary gunman and another drifter. You can also pay homage to the late great Eli Wallach, who passed away just this past week. Tickets are $14 and screening starts at 7:30 p.m.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.