Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann Museum of Jewish Heritage; 10am; $10 Using never-before-released Mossad documents, historical records and courtroom recording, this exhibition traces the hard-to-believe defeat of one of Nazi Germany's most well-known leaders. Learn how Israeli Intelligence captured the fugitive in Argentina in 1960 and witness clips from one of the most historically significant criminal trials of all time.
Catacombs by Candlelight Tour Cathedral of St. John the Divine; 11am, 1pm, 3pm; $35 This exclusive tour beneath St. John's Basilica takes you through the storied underground resting places of legendary New Yorkers, including bishops, Civil War generals and more.
Flicks on the Beach: Get Out Coney Island Boardwalk; 6pm; free If you still haven’t completed the obligatory summer task of watching a movie outside, there’s hope for you yet. Get your spook on early with this beachside showing of Jordan Peele’s comedic thriller about a young interracial couple whose first “meet the parents” weekend goes way, way wrong. You’ll think twice about going home with your date after watching this one.
Hill and Bay Trivia Hill and Bay; 7pm; free On Monday nights at this Murray Hill bar, get quizzed on categories like “must-see TV” and “all-time favorite movies.” Assemble a table of four and wear your thinking cap if you want to win $50 toward your bar tab. The August 7 edition invites fans of Game of Thrones to show off their knowledge of Valyrian steel, dragon etymology and Dornish wines.
Magnum Manifesto International Center of Photography Museum 10am; $12–$14 The International Center of Photography presents Magnum Manifesto, a look back at Magnum Photos and the agency’s 70-year influence in the photography industry. Magnum, created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947, will explore the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lens of 75 master photographers and include over two hundred prints as well as books, magazines, videos, and rarely before seen archival documents. This is a must-see for any lover of the lens.
“The Jim Henson Exhibit” Museum of the Moving Image; 10:30am; $15 Can you imagine how grim our world would be without the influence of Jim Henson? For those of us who learned comedy, whimsy and even literacy from Sesame Street and the Muppet franchise, Museum of Moving Image has provided the ultimate treat: a permanent exhibition featuring over 47 Muppet and puppet characters; 27 screens of archival footage from The Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock and beyond, and stories of how the great genius and his architects brought to life some of our favorite characters.
The MOTH StorySLAM Housing Works Bookstore Cafe; 7pm; $10 Everyone in NYC has a story to tell, but how many of us can hop onstage and share it with a room full of strangers (without asking for money)? Think of a tale you’d like to unload, then head to this storytelling throwdown, at which volunteers are drawn at random to share five-minute pieces.
Tits LIVE! Presents Belle Jar The Duplex; 9:30pm; $10–$15 Come celebrate being exactly who you are at this burlesque show where performers confront the damage inflicted by societal norms. On the roster: Black Magic, Regal Mortis, Zaza Zandra, Voodoo Onyx, Matt Knife, Allegra Spread, Sunny Dis Position and Spookey. Be sure to buy some raffle tickets; all raffle proceeds go to the Ali Forney Center, a superb organization supporting LGBT youth.