Around NYC Today (5/2) Comedians You Should Know, Bryant Park Dance Party


Bryant Park Dance Party, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6pm – 8:30pm

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm

During the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks. This exhibit features highlights of their 3,000 images. Free.

The Philosophy, Prophesy and Physics of the film “Short Circuit,” Caveat – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join Rabbi Dan Ain (Because Jewish), astrophysict David W. Hogg (NYU) and professor Brian Sheppard (Seton Hall Law School) for an in depth review and analysis of John Badham’s 1986 classic “Short Circuit.” This event will include a viewing of certain key scenes for the purpose of deeper explication as well as an interactive and free-wheeling discussion on the religious implications of Artificial Intelligence, the legal ramifications of robot personality and the physical practicality of a story of this nature. $10.



The Dewars, Riley Pinkerton, Field Trip, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

BIG BAND Record Release Show, Good News, Swinging Riot, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Lost Animals, Death By Piano, Push, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Rawhide, Pyrolatrous, Mirror Queen, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

cinema cinema, Irata, Sierra, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Yeah, Baby, Pderi Jerio, STICE, Matt Weisberg, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.



Comedians You Should Know w/ The Reformed Whores (IFC), Emma Willmann (Colbert), Chris Thayer (Comedy Central), Courtney Ferrington (Thug Passion), Loyiso Madinga (Daily Show), and David Drake (Sirius XM). Hosted by Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Gutter Bar – Brooklyn, May 2 (Wed.), 9pm, $5 – $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Maria Heinegg (The Worst Thing podcast), Chris Thayer (Comedy Central’s Adam DeVine’s House Party, in from L.A.), Jared Freid (AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, The JTrain podcast), Chanel Ali (Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Hosted by Emily Winter (Sirius XM), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

A Hot and Bothered Comedy w/ Eddie Gamez (Gotham Coedy Club), April Boddie (Hulu), Laurel Cummings (Lady Laughs Comedy Festival), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Jeff Arcuri (Laughs TV), Ryan Reiss (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Black Cat – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



No Country for Old Men, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Zumba, Hockey Rink in Little Bay Park – Queens, Every Wednesday until July 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.


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