Around NYC Today (11/23) #BlackoutBlackFriday, Drake v Kanye


Drake vs Kanye West Party, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

A night for fans to enjoy music from Drake and Kanye West in a battle royale setting. Dance, shout, and sing word for word. Free. RSVP.

Silent Disco Beer Garden Dance Party, Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave – Queens, 10pm – 3am

This party brings together hundreds of people singing and dancing while 3 live DJs battle for their attention on the main stage. $5 – $15.

#BlackoutBlackFriday, Film Society of Lincoln Center – Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th St, 6pm – 8pm

Launched in 2014, #BlackoutBlackFriday is a call-to-action encouraging individuals to refrain from shopping to protest social and economic injustice in the U.S., and instead engage in cultural activism. This Friday Blackout for Human Rights will partner with The Film Society of Lincoln Center to host a special screening and conversation with filmmaker, producer, director, artist, and musician Terence Nance, creator of the acclaimed HBO series “Random Acts of Flyness”. Nance will be joined in conversation by filmmaker Michèle Stephenson of Rada Film Group. Free. RSVP.

Smorgasburg x VICE Night Market, Villain, 307 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, Nov. 23 (Fri.), 6pm – midnight

Smorgasburg will be serving up delicious food and drinks from carefully curated vendors, plus music and programming from VICE. Vendors include Bona Bona Ice Cream, El Perrito Street Dogs and Mao’s Bao. Featuring live astrology chart readings from Lexi Armstrong (Resident Tarot Reader @ House of Yes) and music by  The Juan MacLean and DJ Wawa. Free. RSVP.

Union Square Holiday Market, South Plaza in Union Square Park, 11am – 8pm

Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year for a unique holiday experience. Free.



Nation of Language, Penthouse Boys, DD Walker, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Roses Grove Band, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Ren Faire Comedy w/ Carmen Christopher(IFC Comedy Cribs, Comedy Central), Derek Gaines (MTV, the Last OG), Steven Markow(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , Paper Magazine, McSweeney’s), Tim Kov (Dollhouse Comedy), Kyle Gordon (Magnet Theater, Brooklyn C, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Yardsale Comedy w/ Devin Bockrath, Anthony Oberbeck, Conner O’Malley, Eudora Peterson, Drennen Quin, Wes Haney, Meaghan Strickland, Andrew Tisher, Union Hall, 702 Union St – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.



Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Nov. 30, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, Every weekday until Nov. 30,  10am – 5:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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