Around NYC Today (11/29) Talib Kweli, Chris Gethard

THINGS TO DO

Central Park Conservancy 21st Annual Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Ave, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with the lighting of a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Free.

Dirty Thursday: Pon De Replay, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

House of Yes celebrates RIHANNA and all her flavor: carribean beats, dancehall, reggae, pop, R&B, trap, and electronic dance magic. Expect musical cameos by Rihanna’s favorite collaborators Sean Paul, JayZ, Kanye, Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, T.I., David Guetta, and more surprises. Free. RSVP.

How To Fail: The Upgrade Podcast Live, The Bell House, 149 7th St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm

We all fail—some of us more than others. So why not get some funny people together to talk about it? The first-ever live edition of Lifehacker’s popular podcast “The Upgrade” will feature comedians Chris Gethard and Akilah Hughes, as well as Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, co-hosts of Gimlet’s “The Nod.” If you’ve ever failed at anything, this is the show for you. $10.

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.

 

MUSIC

Takht Al-Nagham, Lebanese American University New York Headquarters and Academic Center, 211 East 46th St – Midtown, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Casey Jordan Weissbuch, Janitor, Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands, Wreath, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Pom Pom Squad, Octopus, Mau, Jae Luna, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $7 – $10.

Talib Kweli (DJ Set), Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Sack Lunch w/ Matt Koff (Daily Show), Sonia Denis (High Maintenance, After After Party), Emily Winter (The New Yorker, NPR), Sagar Bhatt (McSweeney’s, Stand-up NBC), Saurin Choksi (Facebook Watch/Refinery 29), 61 Local, 61 Bergen St – Brooklyn, Nov. 29 (Thurs.), 8pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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 Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until May 30, 2019, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street in Central Park, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

NYRR Open Run, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, United Nations Ave South, by the parking lot on 111th Street and 55th Ave, Every Thursday until June 6, 2019, 7pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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