Around NYC Today (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums


Cult Flea Market, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 1pm – 10pm

Join over a dozen of NYC’s most far-out dealers who hocking weird wares that will satisfy even the most offbeat oddball on your Xmas list. Includes a rare cult film screening provided by film archivist/curator Gare B. Noir and Cine Noir at 8pm.

LiVEART.US Holiday Party, Queens Museum, 2pm – 5pm

Performance art group LiVEART.US hosts an afternoon of performances centered around the holiday spirit. Bring a dish or something to drink to share. Free. RSVP.

Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Originally conceived in the 1920s, Soviet sanitoriums afforded workers a place to holiday, courtesy of a state-funded voucher system. At their peak, they were visited by millions of citizens across the USSR every year. A combination of medical institution and spa, the sanatoriums are among the most innovative buildings of their time.

Using specially commissioned photographs by leading photographers of the post-
Soviet territories, and texts by sanatorium expert Maryam Omidi, this book documents over forty sanatoriums and their unconventional treatments. From Armenia to Uzbekistan, it represents the most comprehensive survey to date of this fascinating and previously overlooked Soviet institution. Free. RSVP.

Leela Tours the Boroughs, QED – Queens, 8pm – 10pm

Leela NYC is a theatre festival based on normalizing diversity on stage. Stand-up by Mike Brown, Parody music by Caroline Castro, Short plays by Yani Perez, Yaakov Bressler, Kendra Augustin, Sana Keith. $7.

Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm

Over 150 hand-picked artisans and dealers will be selling one-of-a-kind, rare, and limited edition gift items. Find everything from handmade holiday decoration and fashion, handmade candles, vintage watches and collectibles, art & photography, antique silverware, handmade jewelry, furniture and delicious artisanal foods. Free. RSVP.



The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 5:15pm, $9. Free for members.



Upright Man, Caverns, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Nation of Language, Mons VI, Bay Faction, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Oldsport, Crystal Robots, Pale Moon Gang, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.



Nicki Wright, Chris Daniels, Jeff Scheen, Jeff Arcuri, Beauty Bar – Gramercy Park, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Festival), Wendi Starling (Glamor Puss), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

808s & Cupcakes w/ Khalid A. Rahmaan (Conan), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert), Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), LeClerc Andre (Laughs), Drexler’s – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Not Dead Yet w/ Aparna Nancherla, Rebecca O’Neal, Peter Smith, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $7.



Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, Until Dec. 19, 5:30pm. Free.

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

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

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

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.


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