Tonight in New York City: Watch George Clooney voice Fantastic Mr. Fox on the big screen, attend the opening night gala for the Asian American International Film Festival, or celebrate the life and music of jazz great Miles Davis. By Carly Petrone.
Moth StorySLAM: Cars
Housing Works Bookstore
This month’s Moth StorySLAM is all about everyone’s favorite 4-wheel vehicle: the automobile! Three teams of judges will hear 10 stories but there can only be one winner. Come find out who takes home the prize tonight starting at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8. Make sure to get there early because this show sells out every month.
Asian American International Film Festival: Opening Night Gala
Attend the opening night gala for the Asian American International Film Festival tonight. First, watch a screening of SOLD, the film that sheds light on the brutality of the global crime of child and sex trafficking. Adapted from Patricia McCormick’s globally acclaimed book, this movie seeks to raise pertinent dialogues about this catastrophic issue. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeffrey D. Brown, producer Jane Charles, author Patricia McCormick, and actress Seriah Royin at Asia Society. Tonight’s gala reception includes chef’s tasting tables, an open bar, raffle & silent auction, and a gift bag. Admission is $150 for VIP, $75 for general admission, $65 for students/seniors, $50 members. Event begins at 7 p.m. (6 p.m for VIP).
The Man with the Horn: Music of Miles Davis
Jazz enthusiasts should head over to the 92nd Street Y tonight and check out The Man with the Horn: Music of Miles Davis event happening tonight at 8 p.m. Some of the most brilliant players of jazz today will highlight Davis’ songs such as “My Funny Valentine,” and “Autumn Leaves” just to name a few. Tonight’s musicians include Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Ralph Moore (tenor sax), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Renee Rosnes (piano), Bill Charlap (piano), Peter Washington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums). Tickets are $88.
There are still a few tickets left to see Katy Perry perform live at Barclays Center tonight. The pop superstar will bring her PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR to Brooklyn for two-nights (and you won’t believe the state-of-the-art stage that was created just for her). Hear her “Roar” in front of thousands and sing along to “Dark Horse” at the top of your lungs. Because, it is Katy Perry after all. Check website for ticket prices. Concert starts at 7 p.m.
Syfy Movies with a View: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Watch one of Roald Dahl’s classics hit the big screen tonight during Syfy Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park. George Clooney stars in Fantastic Mr. Fox, the stop-motion animation movie, directed by the always-quirky Wes Anderson. See how his friends, family, and neighbors come to his aid after his thieving ways are threatened by three mean farmers. Screening starts at dusk and admission is free.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.