Canstruction at Brookfield Place

Around NYC Today (11/8) Canstruction, Yayoi Kusama, House of Vogue

THINGS TO DO

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale, Brownsville Recreation Center  – Brooklyn, 11:30am – 1:30pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which brings productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with a new production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto). RSVP by emailing vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire, Buell Hall – Columbia University, 6pm – 7:30pm

A bilingual French-English reading and discussion with Clayton Eshleman, A. James Arnold, Brent Edwards, Alex Gil, and Rose Réjouis, moderated by Souleymane Bachir Diagne.

House of Vogue, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are an intentional space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Music from DJ MikeQ and DJ Byrell the Great. $10.

 

FILM

I Am Not Your Negro, Teachers College – Columbia University, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

How We Move: Black Dance on Film, Richard Beavers Gallery – Brooklyn, 7:15pm, $8.

Stand By Me, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Textiles, The Big Lonesome, Aaron Waldman, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Kew, Journalism, Holy Tunics, Bodega (solo), Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Love Spread, Indica Moonbeing, Kidaudra, 1272 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Climax Landers, Cave Cricket, Human Host, Soul Worm, Alice Cohen and the Channel 14 Weather Team, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $6.

Toyzanne, Sic Tic, Low Anxiety, Your Dream Coat, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Mad Doctors, Rye Pines, Sun Voyager, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Tica Douglas, Spritzer, Nutshell, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.

Arrows of Love, Daisy Glaze, Moonwalks, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

The Greatest Comedy Show of All Time w/ Stewie Vill (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Carlos Garcia (Baltimore Comedy Festival), Pete Burdette (Dangerfield’s), Mel Forrest (Annoyance Theatre), Shane Morrison (Otto’s Shrunken Head), Carmen Lagala (Lasers in the Jungle), Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown, 7pm, $5.

Wombat: A Comedy Show w/ Maddy Smith, Peter Bandyk, Ben Wasserman, Daniel Simonsen, ReVision Lounge and Gallery – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Erik Bergstrom (Last Comic Standing), Claudia Cogan (Seeso), John Moses (AXS TV), Hosted by Victor Varnado (Jimmy Kimmel), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, 10:45am – 11:30am

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

 

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