Around NYC Today (1/17) The Song Show, DED Talks, Identity, What Lies Upstream

THINGS TO DO

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. Free.

The Song Show, The Cobra Club – Brooklyn, 9pm – 11pm

The Song Show is a monthly comedy show based on radio staples from yesteryear. This show’s theme is Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The show features up and coming NYC comedians and closes out with a set by a local band. Featuring comedy by Ramy Youssef (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Mr. Robot), Emmy Blotnick (Head Writer of The President’s Show, upcoming Comedy Central special) Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central special), Musical guest Sultry Pines fka Velo, Hosted by Joe Miciak and Michael Kandel. $5.

DED Talks, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm

From watchers of the immensely popular Ted Talks, comes this new lecture series highlighting the life and ideas of dearly departed celebrities. Featuring Katie Hartman, Joanna Hausmann, Monique Moses, Evan Kaufman, Natasha Vaynblat, Colin O’Brien, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Mark Vigeant, Hosted by Elaine Stritch (Jay Malsky) and Don Pardo (Richie Moriarty). $10.

 

MUSIC

Martin Bisi, Haybaby, Machine Girl, Bonnie Baxter, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

RÉN WITH THE MANE, IYVES, Hannah Sumner, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Narc Twain, Fort Gorgeous, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Deep Space Brooklyn w/ Ali Coleman, François K, Output – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Anna Altman, Bless, Ultrabeauty, Dougie Poole, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9:45pm, $8.

Fire is Motion, Weller, The Human Fly, Noods, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Brendan Sagalow (MTV, New York Comedy Club), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Festival), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Isabel Hagen (New York Comedy Club), special guest Subhah Agarwal (Writer for The Jim Jeffries Show), Black Cat LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Alex Carabaño (New York Comedy Festival), Nathan Habib (Punchline), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another; CBS’s The Late Late Show), Cyrus McQueen Cyrus McQueen (NBC’s Last Comic Standing; AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), Liz Barrett (FOX’s Laughs; AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), Ray Gootz (Caroline’s On Broadway; Game Over Girls), Camille Theobald (NY Comedy Festival; MTV), Hosted by Ben Asher (New York Comedy Festival; Iceland Comedy Festival headliner; Caroline’s), Pacific Standard – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Kung Fu Komedy w/ Emma Willmann (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Alex Pavone (Montreal Just For Laughs festival), Aaron Berg (Comedy Central), and Bryan Yang (Buzzfeed lists), New York Comedy Club – Kips Bay, 7pm, $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Saurin Choksi (FuseTV), Kenice Mobley (Laughs on FOX), Mike Brown (MTV), Matthew Broussard (Conan), Jena Friedman (Daily Show), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Kate Willet (This is Not Happening), Ramy Youseff (Colbert), Kevin Bozeman (Comedy Central), Dave Landau (Last Comic Standing), Mike Lebovitz (Just for Laughs), Katie Hanningan (College Humor), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

What Lies Upstream (2017), Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 2pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Learn Signs from American Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Until March 28, 2018, 10:45am, Free.

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