Around NYC Today (4/9) Joy and the Good Life, Around the World, Side Ponytail


Around the World – One Acts Set Around the Globe, Theater for the New City – East Village, 8pm – 9:30pm

Theater For the New City presents this one night only special event with one-act plays by Claude Solnik and Craig Pospisil that take you on a trip around the nation and the world. See stories set in Manhattan, New Orleans; Vermont, Aphrodite’s Rock, Cyprus; Rome, Paris and more. Free. RSVP.

Joy and the Good Life: A Community Arts Installation – Opening Reception, Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7pm

This evolving, multimodal arts installation explores individual and communal understandings of joy and the good life. At the opening reception, you will be able to participate in an abstract art workshop. Learn how to use color, line, and shape to convey the affective experience of joy. The resulting watercolor paintings will be displayed on one wall of the gallery, to which subsequent visitors can add their own abstract artworks on this theme. Free. RSVP.



TOMI, Elke, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Royal KhaoZ + The Saturators, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $8 (Mention “Bowling Special” for half off bowling from 6pm to closing).

Welles, Wild Moon, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.



Butterboy Comedy w/ Shane Torres, Matthew Broussard, Julia Claire, Max and Nicky, Carla Rhodes, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Andy Sanford (Conan), Jake Flores (Cumtown), Cara Weinberger (The New Yorker), Raghav Mehta (Bridgetown), Justy Dodge (Caroline’s), Brandon Garner, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

U Up? w/ Tom Thakkar (Conan, SiriusXM’s You Up with Nikki Glaser), Sam Taggart (Brooklyn Mag’s 50 Funniest), Rachel Sennott (HBO, Funny or Die), Usama Siddiquee (BET’s 50 Central, Buzzfeed), Stephen Rubino (Thrillist), The Corners – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Side Ponytail w/ Christian Finnegan (Best Week Ever, Chappelle Show), Marcia Belsky (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical, Headless Women of Hollywood), Luke Mones (Funny or Die), Gordon Baker-Bone (Brooklyn Mag 50 Funniest), Ryan Schutt (2 Dope Queens), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until March 30, 2pm – 3pm, Free.


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