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Viewing Parties

Here are five screening events to catch this week.

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Rooftop Films: Dangerous Docs
Crown Vic; 8/4 at 8 p.m.; 60 S. 2nd St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Risk and determination is the name of the game at this night of short films, from dudes who compete around the world for the best mustache (Whisker Wars) to a film about Irma Gonzalez, former world champion of women’s professional wrestling. Opening is bluesy singer-songwriter Elle King, who we're pretty sure is in no way dangerous.

Shark Week
Village Pourhouse; through 8/5 (11 a.m.–5 p.m.); 366 W. 46th St, nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-979-2337
It's Shark Week, you guys! And Village Pourhouse is helping you celebrate all that's fit to chomp by giving you something of your own to munch on: food and drink specials like the Pourhouse Burger and fries for $5.95, and $5.00 Shark Bite Shots. For the swimsuit-ready, there will also be a beach viewing party: show up in your bikini best and get a free shot.

An American in Paris
La Gazetta; 8/8 at 8 p.m.; 55 Gansevoort St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-924-5559
Part of the Cinema Italiano screening series at this open-air trattoria, this week's pick is the iconic film starring Gene Kelly as an American painter who is "discovered" by a wealthy heiress in Paris. A tip: It's not on the menu, but you'd be remiss if you didn't inquire about the truffled popcorn, $5, made especially for the event by chef Todd Macdonald.

TV Party: Twin Peaks
The Bell House; 8/9 at 7 p.m.; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
The last installment of the Twin Peaks viewing party (screening the second half of the second season) offers a few treats along with the small-town quirks of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, Sherriff Harry S. Truman, and Co. Themed cocktails like the Red Room and the Leland Palmer are on the menu, as well as a Miss Twin Peaks pageant, backwards-talking contest, and, of course, doughnuts and "damn fine" cups of coffee.

Jurassic Park
McCarren Park; 8/10 at 6 p.m.; Bedford Ave., at N. 12th St., Williamsburg
Dinosaurs take over Williamsburg at this outdoor Summer Screen event featuring the 1993 Steven Spielberg blockbuster. Grab a blanket and some beer, and come early for the opening band, Brooklynite indie-boppers Milagres (formerly the Secret Life of Sofia).


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