The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, September 16

Tonight in New York City: Rock out with Phillip Phillips, watch a hysterical live version of Jurassic Park, or meet actor David Stevens during a sneak peak of his new film. By Carly Petrone.

Phillip Phillips

(credit: Facebook/Phillip Phillips)

(credit: Facebook/Phillip Phillips)

Best Buy Theater

1515 Broadway

New York, NY 10036

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American Idol winner Phillip Phillips performs live at Best Buy Theater tonight. The platinum-selling artist has made quite a name for himself since being crowned the winner back in 2012. Come sing along to his first hits "Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone" and listen to his singles from his latest CD called Behind the Light. Tickets are $45 and concert begins at 8 p.m.

Hold On To Your Butts

(credit: Facebook/Jurassic Park)

(credit: Facebook/Jurassic Park)

Peoples Improv Theater

123 E. 24th St.

New York, NY 10010


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Fans of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park can watch a whole new version of the movie when Kyle Schaefer, Nick Abeel, and foley artist Kelsey Didion perform a live, shot for shot remake of the epic dinosaur film at the Peoples Improv Theatre tonight. Yep, it's happening. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12 at the door, $10 online, $1 for students.

The Guest



BAM Rose Cinema

Peter Jay Sharp Buliding

Brooklyn, NY

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Watch a sneak preview of The Guest tonight at BAM Theater. Actor David Stevens, director Adam Wingard, and writer Simon Barrett will all be in attendance to discuss the thriller, which charts the intertwining lives of an enigmatic soldier and a mourning family. Learn more tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.

Before Central Park: Uncovering the Fort Landscape



Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10029


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Central Park's rugged northern landscapes offer one of the few remaining windows into the original terrain of New York City. The area known as the Fort Landscape includes rocky overlooks where soldiers built fortifications during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Tonight, Steven H. Jaffe (City Museum), Richard W. Hunter (Hunter Associates) and Sara Cedar Miller (Central Park Conservancy) will present new discoveries about its history, spanning the past 200 years. A reception will also follow tonight's lecture. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $25 for general public, $15 for museum and Central Park Conversancy members.

FIAF Open House




22 E. 60th St.

New York, NY 10022


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The French Institute Alliance Francoise is throwing an Open House tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you have ever wanted to learn more about French culture or if you just want to find out what programs are being offered this fall, make sure to stop by. Take advantage of a wine and cheese tasting, beauty and wellness treatments, mini-French classes, and much more. With the organization's Crossing the Line festival in full swing, it's the perfect time to explore what FIAF has to offer. Admission is free.

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