Tonight in New York City: Celebrate Judy Garland and the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, watch Saturday Night Fever in Bryant Park, or have a laugh with the folks from HelloGiggles. By Carly Petrone.
HelloGiggles: So Fancy
Are you a fan of the popular blog HelloGiggles? If you are, make sure to head over to UCBeast tonight because oh so fun seventh grader (and HelloGiggles contributor) Ruby Karp will be hosting a night of standup and storytelling with some seriously funny people. Tonight, Abbi Jacobson (Broad City Girls), Larry Murphy (Bob’s Burgers), Phoebe Robinson (Last Comic Standing), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), and Sean Morrow (HelloGiggles) will hit the stage. Tickets are just $5 and show starts at 8 p.m.
33rd Annual Bloomsday on Broadway: Joyce’s Dubliners at 100
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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s Dubliners tonight during Symphony Space’s 33rd Annual Bloomsday on Broadway event. His short story collection depicts Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. Listen as Cynthia Nixon, Malachy McCourt, Kelli O’Hara, and Colum McCann will read from several of the stories, including the beloved final story, The Dead.” Enjoy songs by soprano Lisa Flanagan while Irish writer Belinda McKeon introduces tonight’s featured guests. Tickets are $25 for general public, $20 for members. Event begins at 7 p.m.
A Night Of A Thousand Judy’s
Kauffman Music Center
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Justin Sayre hosts the fourth annual “Night Of A Thousand Judy’s” tonight at the Merkin Concert Hall. This pride concert will benefit The Ali Forney Center and honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes, and songs from her legendary career. This show will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy performances by Jane Monheit, Sarah Dash, Rory O’Malley, Julia Murney, Erin McKeown, Austin Scarlett, and many other special guests. Tickets range from $30-$100 and show starts at 8 p.m.
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Saturday Night Fever
Enjoy a free movie in Bryant Park tonight. Watch John Travolta in the roll that made him a star, the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. He plays Tony Manero, the guy in white polyester who’s trying to get off the mean streets of Brooklyn. Disco reigns in this movie, with a best-selling soundtrack by the Bee Gees. Lawn opens at 5 p.m. and film begins at sundown.
Ask Me Another
The Bell House
Be a part of a live taping of Ask Me Another tonight at The Bell House. Host Ophira Eisenberg will once again invite studio guests and listeners alike to answer some serious and silly questions. Plus, house musician Jonathan Coulton will provide guitar riffs in between sets. Tonight’s guest is director and producer Doug Liman (The Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity). Taping begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.