Around NYC Today (12/28) Mal Blum, Good Riddance Day, Truth Serum


All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious Comedy Show about Religion, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Want to confess? If not, how about hearing others do it on stage? Join some of New York’s best performers and storytellers for a comedy show about how belief runs deep in everyone’s lives. Folks divulge personal anecdotes about the impact of religion on their lives. This show is not aimed at converting, convincing, or destroying, just relating. Whether it’s positive, negative, or somewhere in between (purgatory?) this is a show for anyone who wants some catharsis in a world where everything you do seems wrong. $10.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Truth Serum, a late night talk show turned podcast, is back for an interactive wild spectacular. There will be guests, prizes, drinking games, and more. With Stand Up by Nicco Aeed and Mamoudou N’Diaye. Sketch Performance by Face for Radio. Hosted by Zoe Yellen. $7.

Good Riddance Day, Broadway between 45th and 46th Street, Dec. 28 (Thurs), 12pm – 1pm

Say goodbye to your unwanted memories of 2017 at the annual Good Riddance Day, which was taken from a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire. Destroy any unpleasant, embarrassing, and downright unwanted memories from the past year – be it a remnant of your ex, a paid medical bill or old study guides for your most onerous class. Registering for this event will automatically enter you in for a chance to win a Google Home speaker. Also, the first 50 people in attendance will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Free. RSVP.



Hamish Kilgour, Shop Talk, War Bubble, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mal Blum & The Blums, Kino Kimino, Hiccup, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Goodfight, Breeder, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

HoneyChrome, Voltron_BLK, OG La Forge, Felix And The Future, The Loud Soft Loud, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Littlefoot, Soft Fangs, Ryan Wu, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Imraan Khan, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 7pm, $10.

2017 Rap Up w/ Mike Nasty, Will Gates, Boston Chery, MMIJ The DJ, Dollar Bin, 94 Wythe Avenue – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.



A Gay Show For All People Holiday Spectacular w/ Cole Escola, Naomi Ekperigin, Liza Treyger, Matt Rogers, Bowen Yang, Blake Daniel, Patti Harrison, Hosted by Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Jeff Scheen (Laughs on FOX), Colin Lewis (Team COCO’s Comics to Watch), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), & Magi Calcagne (ThunderFest!), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

School Days Comedy, Hosted by Aminah Imani and Von Decarlo, The Village Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

King Hippo Comedy Show and Afterparty, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

All Green Comedy w/ May Wilkerson, Crystian Ramirez, Chrisian Polanco, Dara Jemmott, Juannell Riley, Chris Hamilton, 505 East 12th Street – East Village, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.



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

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 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.

‘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.

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

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.


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