The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, August 22

August 22, 2014 6:07 PM


Tonight in New York City: Meet James Franco at the IFC Center, find out what your favorite ’80s film stars could be up to today, or go roller skating in Prospect Park. By Carly Petrone.

Forty-Six Candles: An Evening of Fiction in Which John Hughes Characters Grow The F*ck Up



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Ever wondered what happened to some of your favorite movie characters from the 1980s? Thankfully, some of New York’s funniest comedians were also curious so they decided to make an entire show about what could have been. Get your tickets to see Forty-Six Candles: An Evening of Fiction in Which John Hughes Characters Grow The F*ck Up. Ferris Bueller is a Goldman Sachs executive and Claire Standish from The Breakfast Club is a dissatisfied mom and divorcee. You get the idea. Watch as Emily Flake, Todd Hanson, Lux Alptraum, Liam McEneaney, and Rupinder Gill give you their interpretations. Joe Garden hosts tonight event, which starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco: Rouge Skate Party



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Get ready to lace up your skates! Roll to some of the best Disco you will ever hear during Lola Star’s Rouge Skate Party. You’ll get to roller skate to some of the best Disco while enjoying best Burlesque and Carnival performances. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Friday night, right? Event begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 (includes skate rentals).

Party Like It’s 1984

Audrina Partidge as '80s Madonna

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If you live for the ‘80s you’ll definitely want to show up for tonight’s Party Like It’s 1984 party at The Bell House. DJ Steve Reynolds will take us back to a different time when people were just learning the phrases “wax on, wax off,” “don’t cross the streams” and “purify herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.” Dress in your ‘80s best and get ready to dance because the fun begins at 9 p.m. in the Frontier Room. Admission is free.

Kink: A Q & A with James Franco



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Hear director Christina Voros and producer James Franco talk about their latest film, Kink, tonight at the IFC Center. Together, they pulled back the curatin on the fetish empire of, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM content. In a world known for exploitative practices, upholds an ironclad set of values to foster an environment that is safe, sane, and consensual. Learn more tonight during a Q&A after the 9:55 p.m. screening of the film. Voros and Franco will also introduce the film during the 12:05 a.m. screening. Tickets range from $9-$14.

The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr.



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In celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Joe Conzo Sr. will discuss and play music of Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Machito, and other great artists from the early 1930’s to the present. Joe Conzo Sr. will also play rare live recordings of Charlie Parker with the Machito Orchestra from his private collection. Want to learn more? Stick around for a Q&A immediately following tonight’s panel discussion. Event begins at 8 p.m.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.