Tonight in New York City: Listen to Jason Mraz perform live, eat your way through Central Park, or watch a screening of Back to the Future on Staten Island. By Carly Petrone.
Jason Mraz is in the middle of his All Five Boroughs Tour and tonight he’ll performs live at the Colden Auditorium at Kupterberg for the Performing Arts in Queens along with Raining Jane, the folksy all girl group from San Diego. Mraz, the two-time Grammy award-winning artist first made pop history with his single, “I’m Yours” back in 2008 when the song went platinum and multi-platinum in more then 20 countries. Now he’s back on tour to promote his latest album called YES!. Come hear what he’s been working on, including collaborating with fellow special guests, Raining Jane. Concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $25-$75.
Tonight, you don’t have to go all the way over to Brooklyn to enjoy Smorgasburg. 30 of the best vendors from the weekly food ?? will set up shop on the SummerStage in Central Park from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Stroll through the park, watch the sunset, sip on a lovely beer or fine wine, listen to music, and grab food from some of your favorite spots like Butter & Scotch, East Coast Poke, and Ramen Burger. Yum!
Book Launch: Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny
Attend the launch of Laurie Penny’s new book, Unspeakable Things, tonight at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn. She will sit down with artist and fellow writer Molly Crabapple to talk about her daring new book, which brings a broad history of revolutionary thought to bear on gender and power politics in the twenty-first century. Learn more tonight starting at 7 p.m.
Skirting the Issues
Museum of the Moving Image
Watch a special screening of Skirting the Issues tonight at the Museum of Moving Image. Barbara Matos, Director of Diversity at CBS will lead a discussion following the screening about the image of Latinas on screen and in society. The short film, directed by Carlos Berrios, is about four Latinas who go out for a night on the town to celebrate six months of working out in the gym. What ensues is a conversation and debate covering issues of ethnicity, body image, self-hatred, and identity. Screening begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12 ($9 for seniors and students).
SI Outdoor Films: Back to the Future
Lemon Creek Park
Relish these last moments of summer by watching an outdoor screening of Back to the Future tonight at Lemon Creek Park on Staten Island. Bring a chair, blankets, friends, and food while watching Marty McFly travel back in time to his parents’ high school days. Please bring a canned or non-perishable food to donate to the Mount Loretto food pantry. Event begins at 6 p.m. and admission is free.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.