Around NYC Today (11/16) Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit, Talib Kweli, 7 Common


Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit, Albee Square, 5:30pm

Join this tree, menorah, and street lighting ceremony. Performances from DJ Mike Doelo, Brooklyn United Marching Band and Salsa Salsa Dance Studio, It’s Showtime NYC, and DJ Annie Red. Food from Dekalb Market and Katz’s Delicatessen, and hot chocolate from Junior’s. Salsa party at City Point after the event. Free.

7 Common Meal and Talk, Flux Factory – Queens, 7pm – 9pm

Case Studios, an art and research collective in residence at Flux Factory, is investigating and mapping the broad culinary cultures along the route of the 7 Train. The group will host a meal & talk event in the Flux Gallery, with presentations from Gil Lopez (Queens Action Council), Jeff Orlick (Founder of the Momo Crawl) and Ethan Frisch (Burlap & Barrel).

A Drinking Game – The Three Amigos, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm

Actors perform cult classics for a live audience. A new show every month. Each movie comes with a list of buzz words and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks. $10.



Boondock Saints, Hudson Park Library – Greenwich Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

BBC adaptation of Zadie Smith’s NW, Aaron Davis Hall – Harlem, 3pm, Free, RSVP.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. – Preview Screening, Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Black Film Space: Autumn Screening Series, Richard Beavers Gallery – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8.

Malafafone, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Monogold, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Rhyton, Mike Wexler, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5.

Teen Body, Goodfight (record release), Ada Lea, Alena Spangler, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10

Ubetcha, Yr Parents, Ramona, Cat Tatt, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Shattered, Stone Giant, Nilbog, Zr King, Sky Magic, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

GAILA, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

Casper Skulls, Baked, Bueno, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Rojo Lobo (EP release), Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

PAT Party, Amber Valentine, JD Samson, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

Talib Kweli, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.



Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Jared Freid, Matt Koff, Brian Parise, Ester Steinberg & Rohan Padhye, Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

On A Lighter Note Comedy w/ Kendra Cunningham (Last Comic Standing), Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse Comedy Show), Mike Recine (Comedy Central), Christi Chiello (MTV’s Girl Code), Tim Dillon (Just For Laughs), Hosted by Dan Wilbur (Sirius XM, IFC), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Panic Attack Comedy w/ Liz Miele (Gotham Comedy Live), Ben Wasserman (VICE), Andrew Michaan (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Amber Rollo (The Box), Blake Burkhart (Comedians You Should Know), Bar 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Runnin’ on Empty w/ Sasheer Zamata, Matteo Lane, Guilia Rozzi, Chanel Ali, Gabe Gonzalez, Charlie Bradley, Le Poisson Rouge, 8pm, $3.

The Symposium: Acedemic Stand-Up w/ Christina Mastroeni, Roksane Mahmoudi, Tristan Miller, Gianmarco Soresi, Phil Vassari, Shannon Odell, Hosted by Kyle Marian, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm, $7.



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

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

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

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

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Hudson Yards Farmer’s Market, 7 Station Train Entrance (34th St.) in Hudson Park, Every Thursday until Nov. 16, 12pm – 6pm.

Norwegian Christmas Fair, Norwegian Seamen’s Church – Midtown East, Nov. 16 to 19 (Thurs to Sat, 12pm – 8pm; Sun 11am -4pm), Free.

Learn to Double Dutch, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, Every Thursday until Dec. 21, 4pm – 6pm, Free.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.


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