Monday, Aug. 18
Downtown art gallery LOT 180’s inaugural exhibition looks to the gritty past of 70's and 80's New York City. Check out a collection of Fernando Natalici’s Times Square snaps alongside Robert Herman's 1980s street portrait series "The New Yorkers.” The exhibition also collects Andy Warhol’s album covers designed for Debbie Harry, The Rolling Stones and Diana Ross. Noon to 7 p.m., LOT 180, 52 Kenmare St., Nolita. Free.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Summerstage has teamed up with Disney for a free circus presentation this evening in Harlem. Montreal’s contemporary circus crew THROW2CATCH will appear alongside Loki Circus Theater, which creates innovative movement theater productions using a mixture of circus, physical theater and dance. From 7 p.m. at Marcus Garvey Park at West 122nd St., Harlem. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
The Brooklyn Comedy Festival is underway showcasing both established and up-and-coming performers from every realm of comedy, including sketch, standup and improv. Tonight you can catch a special edition of Comedy at the Grocery, a monthly show at Arlene’s Grocery in Manhattan, which tonight performs at The Brooklyn Brewery. Julian Kiani, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mark Normand, Nikki Glaser, Andrew Mayer and Dan Crohn will be on stage. From 8 p.m., Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St., Williamsburg. Tickets are just $5, and you can RSVP on Facebook.
Thursday, Aug. 21
A new piece of art was recently revealed at the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn by the Public Art Fund. The sculptural and colorful outdoor work, titled “Light Over Time” by Los Angeles-based artist Sam Falls, is on view until May 2015. MetroTech Center, between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn. Free.