Around NYC Today (1/28) Magtag Variety Hour, Secret Speakeasy, Stop ‘N’ Swap

My Hometown: A Show about Home, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Storytellers and comedians talk about their hometown. Lineup includes Pat Wise (Cool Show (Not Lame), Audiosnacks), Nat Towsen (Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, CollegeHumor), Tracy Soren (Teen Vogue, Elite Daily), Rachel Joravsky (That Shit Ray, Damn Lady Laugh), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jeffries Show, MTV). Free. RSVP.

Retro Bits, QED – Queens, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join comedians Brian McGuinness (Playable Characters Podcast) and TJ Del Reno (Unlimited Lives Radio) as they watch the audience play mostly terrible video games with funny commentary. Joined by their merry guild of funny friends. $5.

Magtag Variety Hour, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

join comedian Maggie Lalley as she hosts a ragtag bunch of the silliest stand ups, musicians, improvisors, poets, and storytellers. Lineup includes Sally Ann Hall, Irene Fagan Merrow, Katie Boyle, Courtney Reynolds, Khalid Rahmaan, Ray Gootz.  Improv by CHUCHO. A dance performance from Randall Otis. $7.

West Vilage Stop ‘N’ Swap, Westbeth Community Room – Meatpacking District, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy, The Loft at 177 Prince Street – SoHo, Jan. 28 (Sun), 6pm – 10pm

The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special themed party. Watch
16mm short movie fest, listen to original vinyl records and party! Check for updates. $10.



Leach, Fielder, Twig Twig, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Sean Mcverry, Amira, Edward Korft, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Fruit & Flowers, Lola Pistola (Tour Kickoff), Dances, Sic Tic, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Nelson Bandela, Nappy Nina, Wrex Mason, Jus Lovehall, Tekowa Lakica, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.



Too Soon? Comedy Night, 135 Eldridge Street – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Lion’s Den Comedy w/ Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent, Co-star of TV Land’s ‘Younger’), Jason Scoop (Winner of TBS’s ‘First Impressions w/ Dana Carvey’), Kerry Coddett (Cast member of MTV’s ‘Joking Off,’ The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore), Usama Siddiquee (BET’s ’50 Central’), Chanel Ali (Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac), Hosted by Teresa Sheffield & Kenny Warren, Camaradas El Barrio – Harlem, 9pm, Free, RSVP.


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