Around NYC Today (5/7) Sneak Preview of Boom for Real, Butterboy, Side Ponytail


Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Comics are funny; sure, but how did they get that way? Delve deeply into the past with Q.E.D. comedian Maggie Lalley, as she hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. This month’s lineup features Emma Vernon, Jonathan Van Harlem, Matt Fishman, Felicia Madison, Andrew Steiner, Maddie Fischer, Amamah Sardar, Anna Parator. Hosted by Maggie Lalley. $8.

Learn to Cha Cha Cha, Salsa Salsa Dance Studio – Brooklyn, 9pm – 10pm

Join a brand new beginner Cha-Cha class. No partner necessary. $10.



Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Harpooner, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Snir Yamin, Jool, Coyote, The Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, $5.

Just Blaze, Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Misbehaviour, $$$ Mike, Rebecca Lynn, The Bowery Electric – LES, 10pm, Free.

Varsity, Haybaby, Hypoluxo, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.



Butterboy w/ Solomon Georgio, Kyle Ayers, Ashley Gavin, Lorelei Ramirez, Robert Dean, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Guest Co-Host Josh Sharp, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Tim Platt (Comedy Central, Colbert), Ayo Edebiri (The Rundown, BET, the New Yorker), Justin Herman (Comedy Central), Ian Fidance (Seth Meyers), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Comedy at the Grocery w/ Josh Gondelman, Liza Treyger, Adrienne Lapalluchi, Dulce Sloan, Arlene’s Grocery – LES, 8pm, $5.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Geoffrey Asmus (Just For Laughs). Robby Hoffman (Writer for The Chris Gethard Show), Brad Howe (Splitsider), Sherm Jacobs (Green Comedy Podcast), Frank Nelson (Fingerlakes Comedy Fest), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, May 7 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.



Sneak Preview of Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, Free, RSVP.




Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 9am – 5pm. 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: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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