Around NYC Today (3/17) Delightful Festival, Popped Collar Comedy, Pickings


The Delightful Festival, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning – Queens, 6pm – 10pm

Join a celebration of Jamaica’s immigrant population with music food and film. Featuring a performance of Adam Maalouf’s Future Tribe and a screening of Black Friday, a film about the 1993 Bombay blasts.

Straight from Your Heart: 800-Word Essay and Memoir Writing, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum – Queens, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

In this workshop, attendees are invited to explore their pasts and write 800-word memoirs and personal essays about race and immigration. Read texts by writers such as Lee Martin, Richard Rodriguez, and Bhanu Kapil and consider the use of metaphor as a way to access emotional material. The event will be led by NYU Professor Meera Nair. Free. RSVP.




The Amazing Music Mezling, Lady Pills, Whiner, Harry Teardrop, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 10pm, $5 – $8.

Iranian New Year Party w/ SADAF, Aria Rostami, Googoosh Dolls, Kamron Saniee, The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 6pm, $8.

Heck 2 Year Benefit w/ Library, Parts 1+2 (Sweat EQ), Sibling, Deflector, Jjakub, DJsVVEISS, Green Boots, Church, Wall Peeler B2B Reginald, HECK – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Table Talk, Suntitle, Casey Bolles, Fool Heavy, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Nymph, Mira Cook, Vylits, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.



QED Presents w/ Jacob Williams (Colbert), Laurie Kilmartin (Conan), Katie Boyle (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Alex Pavone, George Diaz, Brian Parise, Whitney Clark, Anthony Passaretti, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Vanettta Schofield, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Teen Spirit w/ Melissa Diaz, Chris Hamilton, Paul Bennett, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7pm, $5.



Pickings, Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Same Difference, Camera Ready Kutz – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5.



Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.


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